Mardis Gras.... Valentine's.... Just so many fun things happening. Check out our list and have a weekend full of GREAT things. 

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Do: Fat Friday Mardi Gras with Roux Du Bayou! 

When: Friday, February 9th, 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Alive After Five at KMA / 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr. Knoxville 

Led by Paul Gregoire from Dulac, Louisiana, Roux du Bayou plays authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, mardi gras music, and more. Their high energy style has brought them repeated engagements at a variety of venues all across the country, including the annual “Fat Friday Mardi Gras”.  As always, everyone is encouraged to add to the “Big Easy” atmosphere and fun by wearing purple, gold, and/or lime green! 
Food available from Bayou Bay Seafood House.
All tickets sold at the door:
$15 General Admission
$10 with Membership or student ID
Free for ages 17 and under

Photo Courtesy of Alive After Five Facebook Page

Eat: Virgin Bay Wild Alaskan Seafood Tasting

When: Friday, February 9th, 6pm-8pm
Where: The Casual Pint (Farragut) / 143 Brooklyn St. Farragut 

Come taste the delicious catch of Virgin Bay Seafood, a wild Alaskan Seafood company who catches their own salmon. $15 gets you one flight of beer and seafood samples! Samples will consist of smoked salmon dip, and pan seared wild Halibut, Sockeye Salmon, and Alaskan Rockfish. Virgin Bay Seafood will be back at the Casual Pint Farragut on Saturday (Feb. 10th) with flash frozen seafood for purchase.

Photo Courtesy of Virgin Bay Seafood Co. Facebook Page 

Try: Pitch & Grow Garden Prep Party  

When: Saturday, February 10th, 9am-12pm
Where: East TN Permaculture Research Institute / 201 Ogle Ave. Knoxville 

Join in, lend a hand, make new friends, pitch a pile of weeds, and be in on the start of something really cool. The SoKno Karma Farm is hosting this work party to get stuff moving by, … well, moving some stuff.

In addition to a bit of labor, they will be discussing their mission, revealing the proposed layout of their  micro farm using permaculture design principles, and completing the morning with a hardy lunch and the product of their earlier “Brew Ha Ha” workshop on beer making.

Registration encouraged and appreciated.

Photo Courtesy of E TN Permaculture Facebook Page

Buy: Just Listed Duncans Glen Home 

Listed by: Great Life RE
Contact: Great Life RE Agents Eleanor Cippel (865.712.3656) or Kim Bonito (865.441.8770).

Lovely, Open and Very Comfortable, 5 Bedroom Home in Outstanding Location. Stephen Fuller Design Constructed of Real Stucco and Stone in Private Setting. Awesome Features Include, Soaring Two Story Ceiling in Entryway and Great Room, High Ceilings Through Out, Spacious Newly Updated Gourmet Kitchen with High End Appliances with Breakfast Bar and Eat-In Area Surrounded by Windows, Main Level Master, Office/Study with Transom Windows, Formal Dining Room, Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace, Large Decks for Entertaining, Incredible Walkout Basement with High Ceilings, Fireplace, Satellite Kitchen, Guest Room and More.


Family: Parent Child Valentine Cupcakes

When:  Saturday, February 10th, 11am-1pm
Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 817 North Herron Rd. Knoxville 

A great way to spend some time with your little Valentine! The Chef will walk you through the process of mixing batter, baking cupcakes, and decorating using buttercream and fondant. Everyone will go home with their own cupcakes! Great fun for parents and children!


Watch and Listen: KSO Pops - Broadway Romance

When: Saturday, February 10th, 8pm-10pm
Where: Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum/ 500 Howard Baker Ave. Knoxville 

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform Broadway Romance as part of the Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum will conduct the KSO and special guest vocalists Christiane Noll, Rachel York, and Doug LaBrecque in the most romantic moments from Broadway showstoppers including Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, The Music Man, Funny Girl and more. Tickets on sale now and at the door ranging $36-$92.

Photo Courtesy of VisitKnoxville.com

Get To Know: Nina Spilski


Nina Spilski
Affiliate Broker
865.292.8910
[email protected]

Nina is an Affiliate Broker at Great Life RE. She has 25 years of sales experience and many of those were spent with Toyota. She worked in sales, finance, customer relations, and business and development  all over the U.S.  Nina is living her dream now because she turned her passion for real estate into a career and she prides herself in her ability to sell and negoitiate with confidence and success. Let Nina help you today! 


Have a great weekend! Let us know if you give something on our list a try! 

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