Knox Area Weekend To Do List, August 13-15, 2021

What a great weekend we have in-store!  Check out this edition of the Great Life RE Weekend To Do List! So much to do, to try, to eat, to buy, and more!

Do: Movies Under The Stars - Beetlejuice

When: Friday, August 13th, 7pm-11pm 

Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville   


Join Ijams and Central Cinema for the afterlife comedy that showcases the ghost with the most- Beetlejuice, part of 2021's Movies Under the Stars, presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.!

Rated PG, Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy directed by Tim Burton, that revolves around a recently deceased couple who become ghosts that haunt their former home, and an obnoxious and sneaky poltergeist named Beetlejuice from the Netherworld tries to scare away the new inhabitants.
Doors open at 7 pm; movie begins at dark (~9 pm). Food trucks and the Ijams beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages available for purchase. NO COOLERS AND NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PLEASE. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash at all times. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. 

This event is on the Visitor Center lawn. 

Tickets are $10 per person or $36 for a family four-pack. Space is limited to 500 people per movie night. Purchasing tickets ahead of time is highly recommended. Walk-up tickets may not be available. 
Movies Under the Stars is sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Cruze Farm Dairy, Defy Explanation Pop-Up Kitchen and Craft Bakery, B97.5, 94.3 Jack FM, and 103.5 WIMZ.

Eat & Drink: Date Night Hand Crafted Burgers and Bourbon

When: Friday, August 13th, 6pm-9pm
Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 817 N Herron Rd. Knoxville 

Do you love a great burger and bourbon? How about some hand crafted sides to go with it? Then this date night class is definitely for you! You will start by grinding some fresh choice cuts of beef like sirloin, brisket, tenderloin, chuck, and short rib, season it to perfection, and form it into beautiful burgers. The Chef will walk you through the preparation of some delicious sides, fresh baked Hawaiian rolls, and toppings to compliment our burgers. Then off to the grill where you will cook up the burgers to juicy perfection. best of all you will sit down for an epic burger meal while sipping on some premium selections of bourbon! Price is for two adults ages 21 plus.

The Menu:

  • Fresh Hand Ground Beef Burgers
  • Homemade Brioche Buns
  • Assorted Topping Bar, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles, Peppers
  • Assorted Cheese, Goat Cheese, Blue Cheese, Sharp Cheddar
  • Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
  • Bourbon Tasting (5 selections)
  • The Ultimate Manhattan
  • Smoked Bourbon Old Fashioned
Instructor: Chef John Alunni
Demonstration/Hands On
For class cancellation policy please go to:

 Photo Courtesy of The Cutting Edge Classroom

Try: Try Scuba Diving

When: Saturday, August 14th, 10am-1pm

Where: Ski Scuba Center / 2543 Sutherland Ave. Knoxville           

 Try scuba diving! It's your chance to discover unknown worlds, make new friends, and enjoy a unique passion. There's nothing like it. Diving is much easier than you might think! Be ready to enjoy the new challenge and dive into a new world. 

Ski Scuba Center offers full-service beginner and advanced training, their many classes are taught in an engaging, fun environment. With an emphasis on safety and knowledge, students of Ski/Scuba Center will feel confident that they have the information to dive safely, to make smart decisions, and allow them to have the best time possible.

Photo Courtesy of Ski/Scuba Center

Buy: Maryville City on over an Acre

Listed by: Megan Branam, eXp Realty (865)686-2087 and Leslie Henry, eXp Realty (865)368-9836

This meticiously maintained, practically brand-new craftsman beauty sits on over an acre in Maryville City! You will be in awe as you step inside! Stunning cathedral ceilings and the floor to ceiling beautifully appointed gas fireplace await! The generous main-floor master bedroom boosts of an intricately designed tray ceiling, leading into the private en-suite master bath complete with spacious shower and soaker tub. This perfect floor plan also offers a master closet connection from the bath to the convenience of the laundry room, 2 additional well-appointed bedrooms offering a full bath between on the opposing side of the main level as well! Upstairs you'll find the enormous bonus room offering an additional bedroom, plenty of storage, and another full bath.

Family: Fun with Farragut's Fleet

When: Saturday, August 14th, 9am-11am

Where: Mayor Bob Leonard Park / 301 N Watt Rd. Farragut 

Kids have the opportunity to see, touch and climb on trucks and equipment used by the Town of Farragut and local rescue and construction organizations at this free event! This year's participants include Farragut Public Works Department, Smyrna Ready Mix, Rural Metro, Waste Connections of Tennessee, the Knox County Sheriff Office and more! Children's ID Kits will be provided by HIS Security and Snacks are provided by Farragut Parks & Recreation.

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Watch & Listen: Tangled in Blues @ Historic Loudon Theater

When: Friday, August 13th, 7pm-10pm 

Where: Historic Loudon Theater / 320 Grove St, Loudon    

Blues you can use. Tangled in Blues brings you Chicago, Texas, West Coast Blues and beyond. Historic Loudon Theater. BYOB and your own grub. Perfect combination for a great evening. Bring your dancing shoes! 

Tickets: $20 at the door with $3 off for SMBS members.

Photo Courtesy of Tangled in Blues Facebook Page

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