Events going on in Knoxville this weekend


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee –

Thusday

Watch the Lady Vols take on Texas A&M at the Thompson Boiling Arena on Thursday! The game starts at 6.30 p.m. and you can purchase tickets online. It’s important to remember that Thompson Boiling has a clear bag policy in place.

Friday

Have you ever wanted to go hiking at night? You will have a chance on Friday! Explore Ijams Nature Center in a new light, or perhaps without light. Ijams Night Hikes takes you on the trails to experience the night using all of your senses. Each walk includes nighttime games and activities as well as an exploration of nocturnal creatures. The hike runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Tickets are $ 10 and you can purchase them on the Ijams website.

The Arts and Culture Alliance is presenting five new exhibitions at the Center Emporium in downtown Knoxville from Friday through January 30. There is a free reception with the artists on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The reception will feature music by Ms. Texas Senior America 2012 Lille Madison. Most of the works will be for sale and will be available for purchase until the exhibition closes by visiting in person or online.

The 38th Annual Cabin Fever Auto and Motorcycle Show begins Friday at the Knoxville Expo Center. This show has been held annually in January since 1984 and hosts the best street rods, vintage cars and drag cars from the South East and beyond! There will be a variety of vendors, an indoor swap meeting, and a car corral. The show starts Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. The show will also take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday

Do you want to be a unicorn? Do you like to run? The perfect event for you is taking place this weekend. The “I Just Want To Be A Unicorn” Half Marathon and 5K starts Saturday at 8:15 am. You can register for the race here. Make sure to wear unicorn material!

Saturday marks the first winter farmer’s market of the year! Every Saturday from January 8 to March 26, vendors will line up in the market place to sell you local products! Products vary seasonally and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, crafts and more. The market will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday

Experience the first Japanese New Year celebration in the Knoxville area. The East Tennessee History Center will celebrate the Japanese New Year from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., allowing guests to experience a traditional ceremony of green tea, Kendama, calligraphy, and other Japanese cultures. Harpist Masayho Ishigure will perform traditional Japanese music, as well as traditional music for flute and guitar.

Sunday will be the last day to experience the 6th Annual Eastern Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art. This exhibition celebrates talented middle and high school students by presenting their works in a professional art museum environment.


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