Thursday, May 16, 2019

Flying Anvil Theatre is performing a romantic play called ‘Mary’s Wedding’ that runs from May 10 to May 19.

Knoxville's free Concerts on the Square live music series on Market Square runs through the end of August with Jazz performances on Tuesdays and variety shows on Thursdays.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concludes its Masterwork series with a concert called, ‘An American in Paris.’ Showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre.

Edgewood Park’s Third Thursday concert series begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Ray Pineda and Natalie Lawson will be kicking off the summer series. Don’t forget your lawn chairs.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday is Bike to Work Day.  If you pedal to Market Square on your way to work, you’ll be rewarded with coffee and doughnuts from Status Dough between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.

The Oak Ridge Playhouse is performing the southern classic, ‘Steel Magnolias’ May 10 – May 19. Tickets range from $18 to $24.

Spend your evening shopping local vendors and shops in historic downtown Clinton for Market Night on Friday.  The vendors will be set up from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival brings two days of food, music, and fun to downtown Sevierville. Admission to the festival, that’s open Friday and Saturday, is free.

Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival will take over The Old City Friday through Sunday with national and regional musical acts. There are still one-day passes available for Saturday and Sunday. This year’s festival includes a free street fair.

The ninth annual PAWS Among the Blooms is Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Stanely’s Greenhouse in South Knoxville. There will be live music, a silent auction, and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $25 and benefit Knox PAWS (Placing Animals With Seniors).

Theatre Knoxville Downtown is performing Jerome Bixby’s ‘The Man From Earth’ May 17 through June 2nd.

The historic Blount Mansion is celebrating Statehood Day with a Garden Party on Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a cocktail supper, live music, and a silent auction. Tickets are $125.

The Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five concert series continues Friday with Boys’ Night Out. General Admission tickets are $15.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Knox County Public Library’s Festival of Reading is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at World’s Fair Park.  Meet local children’s authors, performers and some of your favorite storybook characters. The festival is free and kicks off the library’s summer reading program.

The 25th annual Iris Festival is Saturday and Sunday in Greeneville, Tennessee.  There’ll be food vendors, live entertainment, a woodcarvers show, and more throughout the weekend.

The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games is this weekend at Maryville College.  There will be various competitions to celebrate Scottish culture like stone throwing, battle ax,  caber toss and more.  Saturday and Sunday are packed with activities.

Tour De Blount is a 78-mile bike ride known for its six-mile climb dubbed, ‘the wall.’ Riders will be greeted by bell-ringers and cheerers when they reach the top. The event is on Saturday.

Light up the night during the Glow Trot 5K on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. in Maryville. The rave-style race raises money for mission work in Haiti.

The Knoxville Scale Modelers Association is showing off their elaborate scale models of armor, aircraft, ships, trucks, and more during the 37th Annual Smoky Mountain Model-Con on Saturday at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Wartburg, Tennessee. There’ll be a BBQ cook-off, wine tasting, quilt show, and more.

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.

UT Arboretum Society’s monthly Third Saturday Hike is this weekend in Oak Ridge. The May hike is one of the official hikes of the 2019 Covenant Health Dogwood Arts Patch Program.

Cheer on WBIR’s Katie Inman and other local celebrities as they compete in Horse Haven of Tennessee’s Dancing with the Horses event on Saturday at 6 p.m. The event supports Horse Haven’s mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing abused and neglected horses.

Tillery’s Hustle for Hope 5K is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Victor Ashe Park. The event raises money for Lighthouse Family Retreat, an organization who helps families living through childhood cancer by creating environments on seaside retreats where they can rest.

Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus presents ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’ on Saturday at the Bijou Theatre. Saturday’s performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $21 to $23.

Marble Springs State Historic Site is hosting its Bonny Kate Community Ice Cream Social on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be old -fashioned games, living history demonstrations, and ice cream for purchase.

The historic Ramsey House’s Antique and Garden Show is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for the day.

It’s the beginning of an entire week dedicated to craft beer. Knoxville Craft Beer Week begins Saturday and runs through May 26. Local breweries will be brewing up special release beers throughout the week.

Ijams Nature Center’s Fairy Festival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Children can join the Fairy Patrol to help protect the habitats at Ijams and pass through the fairies’ fun magical challenges leading to the secret fairy village. Tickets are $8 to $20.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is performing a free family-friendly concert on the Greenbelt in Maryville on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged for Picnic in the Park.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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.

Open Streets Knoxville turns neighborhoods into block parties. On Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sutherland Avenue from North Bellemeade Avenue to Division Street will be closed to car traffic.

The Knoxville Track Club’s six-pack beer run series comes to an end this weekend with a Sunday afternoon run at Abridged Beer Company. Registration costs $20.

Enjoy an afternoon tea at Historic Westwood on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets to ‘Springtime Tea at Historic Westwood’ cost $40.

Make a trip to Seven Islands State Birding Park for a unique experience on Sunday. Help Master Bander Mark Armstrong band birds as they embark on their spring migration. Children under the age of 16 can participate for free. For adults, it costs $10.