Friday, June 14, 2019

The Concert on the Commons outdoor music series will fill your Friday Night with live music at the Norris Commons. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The music begins at 7 p.m. The weekly series runs through July 26.

The Knoxville Children’s Theatre is performing James & The Giant Peach May 31 through June 16. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under.

The Tennessee Valley Players are performing ‘Mamma Mia’ June 6 to June 16. Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults.

The Wings of Wonder butterfly exhibit is open now at the University of Tennessee Gardens. 25 local professional and amateur artists spent the past month putting their creative spin on large wooden butterfly silhouettes that are on display around the garden.

Enjoy a movie under the open sky during Ijams Nature Center’s ‘Movies Under the Stars’ event. Friday, at 7 p.m., you can watch ‘Ernest Goes to Camp.’ Tickets are $8 per person or $25 for a family.

Knox Pride’s Art Out in the City is Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Jackson Terminal. There will be more than 100 live and silent auction pieces. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Make a trip to Fred Miller Park in Morristown on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a free Kids Fun Fair.  There’ll be giant inflatables, watermelon, photo booth and more.

Newport’s annual Popcorn Sutton Jam runs Friday through Sunday at the Cock County A & I Fairgrounds. The annual festival pays tribute to the famous moonshiner, Popcorn Sutton, with food music, vendors, and more.

Take a tour inside professionally designed condos at the new Regas Square Condominiums during the 2019 Knoxville Symphony League ShowHouse season. The 2019 ShowHouse season runs June 12 through June 30, and guests can tour the space Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Day passes are $20. You can purchase a season pass for $30.

You can watch the musical ‘Finding Neverland’ at the Tennessee Theatre this weekend. The traveling performance that’s based on the Academy Award-winning movie has showtimes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $44.

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series returns to the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek. Friday at 6:30 p.m., enjoy an evening of food trucks, games, and live music.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is open for the season. Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ijams Nature Center hosts its weekly Creature Feature on Saturday at 10 a.m. It’s always a surprise to see what animal ambassador shows up.

Every Saturday, you can enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Stardust Marina in Anderson County. The weekly music series is called Sundown Saturdays and lasts from May 25 to Sept. 7.

The Lavender Festival is marking its 21st year of celebrating health, herbs, the environment, and lavender. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, you can shop from a variety of vendors in Historic Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. There will be live music, demonstrations, and presentations throughout the day.

For the second year in a row, ORNL Federal Credit Union is hosting a free summer music series. Bring your lawn chairs to A.K. Bissel Park in Oak Ridge on Saturday at 6 p.m. to hear the Jim Lauderdale Band, Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle.

The Blount County Public Library is hosting a sensory showing of ‘The Iron Giant.’ On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., kids can watch the movie with moderate lighting, LEGOS, and crafts to make for an inviting environment.

The Cove Lake 5K  takes runners on a course of paved trails through the woods and along the lakeshore in Caryville. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Cove Lake State Park on Saturday.

East10Drift is hosting drivers for their homecoming event at Chilhowee Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It costs $10 to watch the drivers, browse through the car show, take a ride-along, and listen to live music.

The L.E.A.P 5K and one-mile fun run is Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. The race benefits the Knoxville Ladies of Charity and their community emergency assistance programs. The race course takes runners down Neyland Drive near downtown Knoxville.

The City of Oak Ridge outdoor pool is hosting a ‘Flick N Float’ on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The movie, Aquaman, will be playing poolside on a large inflatable screen. Tickets are $5.

Show off your facial hair during Knoxvillains 2019. It costs $20 to compete in a variety of categories from natural beards to full beard freestyle.  The fun starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Schulz Brau. The event benefits the East Tennessee Autism Society.

Karns Branch Library is hosting a used book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Lawn Chair Concert Series is back for another summer of live music. Head to Founders Park at Campbell Station at 6:30 p.m. to hear Kelsi Walker, Matt Campbell, Pale Root and Roger Alan Wade, and the BAHF Orchestra.

Travel back in time to 1864 and cheer on your favorite vintage baseball teams at the historic Ramsey House. It’s free to watch the games that start at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting the annual Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival honors the contributions made by women of Southern Appalachia.

The FitBox Knox is hosting a community workout to raise money for a child with autism education. It costs $25 to participate in the class that begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Lakeshore Park is a perfect picnic destination, and Saturday marks the first Summer Picnic event.  Local chefs and restaurants will be preparing gourmet picnic baskets that you can purchase or bring your own.

Take a Kitten Pilates class at The Long Run on Saturday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20, and adoptable kittens will wander around throughout the class.

The 10th annual Channon and Chris Memorial Ride is Saturday at Shepherds RC. This year, there will be a concert following the ride. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich will be in town signing books at Barnes & Noble on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Celebrate Father’s day with free admission to Zoo Knoxville for all dads on Sunday.

Sit back and listen to live bluegrass music at the Lenoir Museum at Norris Dam State Park every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Bluegrass Jam runs April 7 through October 27.