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6 Around Town

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - It's the first Friday of the month so that means there's a lot going on around Knoxville. See what kind of shows and events the city and surrounding area has to offer this weekend with our weekly 6 Around Town selections. 

All weekend

Rhythm N' Blooms Festival

The Knoxville music festival has been going on since 2010 and is back one again to give the city it's unique mix of popular national acts alongside local musicians. The lineup includes Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, Paul Thorn's Mission, Temple Fireworks Revival featuring the McCrary Sisters, The War & Treaty, Dori Freeman, Luthi and more. It will take place throughout the Old City. To buy tickets or learn more about the festival visit http://www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com/

Motown the Musical

From Friday to Sunday, the Theatre will play host to five shows of Broadway's Motown the Musical. It chronicles the Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records who paved the way for many iconic careers like Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and many more. Tickets range from $44-$84 and can be purchased online at www.tennesseetheatre.com, by calling our box office at 865-684-1200 or by visiting the box office on Clinch Avenue during regular business hours.


First Friday

First Friday is a community initiative that fills Market Square and Old City with all kinds of live music, artist galleries, displays and other cultural events like it does every first Friday of a new month. Downtown anchors include The Art Market, The Emporium and the downtown Visitors Center, home of the WDVX Blue Plate Special and many more. For more information visit the page on visitknoxville.com.

Knoxville Dancing with the Stars charity cycling class

WATE's very own Laura Halm will is participating in the Knoxville Dancing with the Stars and is hosting an exercise class to raise money for charity. She will be hosting a charity ride at TurboSpinCycling on Friday, April 6 at 5:30. You can sign up for the class by going to www.turbospincycling.com. The class is free of charge to sign up but requires a $25 donation upon class check-in. 


Book Fest

Book Fest, held at Founders Park at Campbell Station, is an annual event sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council. It features book signings by local authors, storytelling, art activities, cookie decorating, face painting, music, refreshments and performances by Bright Star Touring Theatre. The event is free of charge and will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/communityevents, email ParksandRecInfo@townoffarragut.org or call 966-7057.

Little Oaks Academy Superhero 5k & mile fun run

The third annual Superhero 5k and mile fun run supports a local non-profit early education center. Runners, walkers and families are encouraged to dress as their favorite superheroes and run or walk to support Little Oaks Academy. Registration is $30 for participants ages 13 and up, $20 for ages 9-12 and $15 for children under 9. The event begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Tyson Park. All proceeds will benefit the Little Oaks Academy. To register or learn more about the event, visit runsignup.com/Race/TN/Knoxville/LittleOaksSuperhero5K. 

Family Fun Day: Science Fair

The University of Tennessee's McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture will host an event filled with activities, crafts, tours and more. The science fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. and is family-friendly. All materials will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary.


Beginners’ Photography All-Day Spring Workshop

This is an in-depth, all-day workshop designed to give beginning photographers a lot of individualized, hands-on instruction with a strong focus on having fun the whole day. The workshop is for people who have just gotten a camera or who have had a camera and want to learn the basics. It is $125 and is presented by Colby McLemore of Colby's Photography. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at  503 W Clinch Ave #101. For more information visit the event's official page on the Colby's Photography site.

Second Sunday Docent Tours

The Knoxville Museum of Art hosts Second Sunday Docent Tours to showcase many of the unique exhibits on display. Tours in English are held at 2pm, tours in Spanish are held at 3pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Angela Thomas at 865.934.2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.

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