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VOL. 45 | NO. 24 | Friday, June 11, 2021

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Free Family Fun. The Knoxville Office of Special Events and Parks and Recreation is hosting free Kid A’ Riffic Fun in the Park in eight city parks this summer, the next being World’s Fair Park, World’s Fair Park Drive, June 16. Families are invited to participate in crafts, games and other activities on Wednesdays in June and July, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. No registration is required. Information. Other opportunities:

June 23: Lakeshore Park, 6410 Northshore Drive

June 30: Ashley Nicole Dream Playground, 620 Winona St

July 7: Holston River Park, 3300 Holston Hills Rd

July 14: Adair Park, 1807 Adair Dr

July 21: West Hills Park, 7624 Sheffield Dr

July 28: World’s Fair Park

THROUGH OCT. 1

Ijams Movies Under the Stars

Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema will welcome back movie lovers to the lawn for its outdoor movie series, presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Moviegoers are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Doors open at 7 p.m., and movies begin at dark. In the event of inclement weather, movies will be shown under a large tent at the Ijams Homesite, a short walk from the Visitor Center. Meals, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from food trucks and the Ijams beer garden. No coolers or outside alcohol is allowed. $10 per person or $36 for a family four-pack. Space is limited to 250 guests. Advance purchases recommended. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Guests will be asked to wear a mask at check-in and in all common areas, but may remove masks once seated on the lawn. 2915 Island Home Avenue. Information

Schedule:

June 18: Jurassic Park, Sci-Fi/Adventure – PG-13

July 2: Predator, Action/Sci-Fi – R

Aug. 13: Beetlejuice, Comedy/Fantasy – PG

Aug. 27: Mad Max Fury Road, Action/Adventure – R

Sept. 17: Wizard of Oz, Fantasy/Musical – G

Oct. 1: The Shining, Horror/Mystery – R

THURSDAY, JUNE 17

History lunch

The Knoxville History Project will hold a virtual luncheon featuring its annual Historian of the Year award ceremony. Noon-1 p.m. Additional information to come. Information

Cancer benefit concert

Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will hold an outdoor concert and provide hope to friends and neighbors with cancer. Cruz Contreras with Dave Eggar and a Dirty Guv’nahs Trio will perform at socially distanced events. Tickets can be purchased online. Seating is limited with individual seats and pods for groups of two to six people. 7-9:30 p.m. $75. The Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park, 954 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

Good Vibrations

Cancer Support Community East Tennessee will hold an outdoor concert and provide hope to friends and neighbors with cancer. Cruz Contreras with Dave Eggar and a Dirty Guv’nahs Trio will perform at socially distanced events. Tickets can be purchased online. Seating is limited with individual seats and pods for groups of two to six people. Contact Katherine Chyka at KChyka@CancerSupportET.org or call for additional information. Attire is casual or business casual. 7-9:30 p.m. $75. The Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park, 954 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

KMA Summer Kickoff Party

The museum will host a party to benefit its operations and educational programs. The event features heavy hors d’oeuvres by Holly’s Eventful Catering and live music from The Atlanta Showstoppers party band. Dressy casual attire. 7-11 p.m. $125 per person. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

MLK Parade and Juneteenth

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Parade, in partnership with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s Juneteenth Celebration, will hold the MLK Parade. The route will begin at Chilhowee Park, 3300 E. Magnolia Avenue, and run through Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and end at Dr. Walter Hardy Park. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and step-off will start at 10 a.m. The Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s annual Juneteenth Celebration will kick off in the park following the parade. Dr. Walter Hardy Park, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Knoxville. Information

Bridles & Blue Jeans

The 15th annual fundraiser will raise money to benefit the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), which provides positive horse-related experiences for people with disabilities or other special challenges. For sponsorship information or to donate auction items, please contact Shawn Snyder at development@rideatstar.org. More information to come. Shangri-la Therapeutic Academy of Riding, 11800 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. Information

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

City’s Virtual Business Breakfast

The City of Knoxville will host the event via Zoom for companies to learn about upcoming business opportunities with the City of Knoxville for the next 12-18 months. The event is free and open to all businesses. 8:30-11 a.m. Registration required. Information

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’

The Flying Anvil Theatre will hold its first in-person show for 2021 with the performance of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” with Carol Mayo Jenkins, Laura Beth Wells, Nancy Duckles, Eileen Conway and Jayne Morgan. The show is a joint fundraiser for Flying Anvil and Positively Living & Choice Health Network. The play, written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, features monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memories. The opener is June 23 with additional 7:30 p.m. shows June 24-26 and a 2 p.m. show Sunday, June 27. Flying Anvil Theatre will sell a reduced number of tickets to space out seating and use enhanced cleaning procedures. Masks are required when not eating or drinking. Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information

THURSDAY, JUNE 24

Doctors vs. Lawyers Trivia Night

InterFaith Health Clinic has partnered with Summit Medical Group and Wages Wilson Wealth Management for the fourth annual Doctors vs. Lawyers Trivia Night, which will bring together the medical and legal communities in healthy competition to raise money to provide health care for the underserved. The event, which includes dinner, drinks and trivia, features teams of 10 that can play in-person at The Press Room or virtually at home. Registration is available online. For additional information, contact Aaron Price at aprice@interfaithhealthclinic.org. 6:30 p.m. $75 per ticket or team of 10 $750. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, JUNE 25

Game On Against Cancer

Thompson Cancer Survival Center hosts the event, the proceeds of which support Thompson Cares, a fund that assists cancer patients in financial need with basic living expenses. The event includes the chance to play on home gaming equipment, live music, food, beverages, silent auction and the opportunity to challenge local celebrities and media personalities in games. Ticket price includes admission, unlimited free play, one celebrity match (additional matches available for $10 each), food and a beer/wine token. $50. The Wakefield Corporation, 10646 Dutchtown Road, Knoxville. Information

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

Mardi Growl

The event invites dogs and their human companions to gather on the performance lawn at World’s Fair Park to benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. Now in its 14th year, the event is presented by Merchants of Beer and will feature a new venue and new events, including a pet show contest and party that is a safely distanced replacement for the traditional pet parade. The pet show contest starts at noon and will include seven fun categories for dogs. Register at mardigrowl.org/register. Registration $15, $20 day of event. Participants should plan to arrive at 10 a.m. Registered dogs are eligible for swag bag. Young-Williams will offer microchipping and rabies vaccines during Mardi Growl for $10. After Mardi Party at 3 p.m. New this year is the Mardi Growler Brew Tour. Register at mardigrowl.org/mardigrowler/ for $25 per person for a bag of goodies, including a special edition growler. Information

June 2021-May 2022

Art in Public Places: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

This world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, Zoo Knoxville, The Muse Children’s Museum, ORNL Federal Credit Union branches, and Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. The 2020-21 exhibition will be replaced in mid-June with an exciting new selection of public art.

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