You know, it seems like every month or so there comes a week or a weekend when everything is going on. This weekend is one of ’em. If you live in Knoxville or Maryville, or even if you’re just passing through, here’s a quick list of some of the events or opportunities that are on our radar that we suspect you might enjoy.
Friday, June 4th
- It’s First Friday in Knoxville, which means doors are swung open throughout downtown, with galleries offering new exhibits and shops extending their hours. It’s a rolling, walking, strolling night on the town. It’s also the last night to see the current exhibit at The Tomato Head, titled, “Watercolors by Kelly Coffey, Mixed-Media & Works On Paper by Diana Rogers.” After tonight, the show will be moving to Maryville.
- In Maryville, The Clayton Center for the Arts is hosting its Friday Night Live Music Series, featuring Barry Roseman & Friends. Good tunes=good times.
- The First Annual International Biscuit Festival gets underway. This event has risen faster than a cathead biscuit. See the web site for all the fixins.
- Start the day with a quick cooking lesson from Mahasti on WBIR as she demonstrates how to use some of the season’s best ingredients—fresh berries (available from the Market Square Farmer’s Market)—in a mini-cheesecake. The show usually airs around 8:15am and the recipe will be posted to the Tomato Head site later in the day. That is, if we can tear away from all the other stuff that is happening this afternoon.
- Market Square Farmer’s Market will be in full swing and offering some of those fresh berries Mahasti uses in The Tomato Head’s cheesecake recipe.
- Julie Bernal’s exhibit of acrylic paintings, “Nature In Color” is available for viewing in the Knoxville restaurant.
- Smoky Mountain Blast featuring Scott Miller and the Commonwealth and Mic Harrison and the High Score at the World’s Fair Park (11:30am-9:30pm).
- The First Annual International Biscuit Festival will be in full swing. Events are happening throughout the day, so check the full listing.
- Where we’ll be…at IjamsFest! This event celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ijams Nature Center begins at 3pm and will be featuring music, outdoor fun, art and food. Tomato Head will be selling vegetarian burritos on site. Good eats in the great outdoors.
Sunday, June 6th
- “Watercolors by Kelly Coffey, Mixed-Media & Works On Paper by Diana Rogers,” takes to the walls of the Maryville Tomato Head. Come enjoy brunch while you take in the art for June.
- Green thumbs unite for a good cause at the Community Nourishment Garden at Tyson Park. You can volunteer a little time in the dirt or spend the whole day, either way you’ll be helping provide a nourishing greenspace for folks who need it most. The event starts at 10:30 in Tyson Park.
Hope to see you and some of these fine events around town!