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10 About Town: February 17-19

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17

Selected as  one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for 2012, the Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show is the largest House and Garden Show in East Tennessee for those interested in energy efficient, cost saving products and services, and home and gardening enthusiasts! Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission for adults is $10 per day, 65+ years is $8 per day, 6-12 years is $5 per day, and children under 6 has no charge. It's all happening at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Tune Junkies with Flea Market Hustlers will perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The free broadcast begins at noon at the Knoxville Visitor Center.

The UT Baseball squad gets started over at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Northern Illinois will be the season's first opponent. First pitch is scheduled for 4 pm.

The Knoxville Civic Auditorium welcomes, "Disney's Phineas and Ferb - The Best LIVE Tour Ever!" Tickets range from $20 to $50. Visit www.knoxvilletickets.com for more information. Show time is set for 6:30.

The Knoxville Ice Bears play host to the Mississippi RiverKings at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The Knoxville Zoo Mobile and 'Einstein' will be in attendance to entertain the kids! Puck drops at 7:30.

Advance Auto Parts presents Monster Jam at the Thompson-Boling Arena. All the big trucks like Grave Digger, El Torro Loco,  Bounty Hunter, will be on hand. Tickets range from $25 to $7 (children), and can be purchased at www.knoxvilletickets.com Things are set to begin at 7:30.

The "Fuddy Meers" continues at the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee. It's a farce about language disorder, a foul-mouthed teenage son, and other oddities, from the playwright of Rabbit Hole. Show time is set for 7:30 pm.

Oak Ridge Playhouse continues their performance of  Brighton Beach Memoirs. Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy. The poignant and funny memoir captures the life of a struggling pre-war Jewish family living in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn home. Tickets are $20 for the 8 pm show.

Tickets to the Erick Baker show at the Bijou are sold out! There is no word of another show in the near future, so maybe you can pick up a tickets on the street.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18

The Knoxville Museum of Art is showcasing their newest exhibit "Liquid Light: Watercolors from the KMA Collection". This exhibition showcases recently acquired watercolors by East Tennessee artists. Admission to the KMA is free. The KMA is open from 10 am to 5 pm.

The University of Tennessee Men's/Women's Swimming Team continues in the SEC Championship on campus. The prelims begin at 10 am, finished up by the finals at 5:30 pm. You can read about more information at www.utsports.com.

Historic Cherokee Caverns invites you to "Warm Up in the Cave". The one day only event runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $7 per person over the age of six. Visit www.cherokeecaverns.com for more information and directions.

The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge will host its annual "International Festival" from 10 am to 4 pm. Come and enjoy entertainment, culture, crafts, and food for the whole family from around the world. Visit www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org for more information and admission prices.

There are two more performances of Disney's Phineas and Ferb LIVE! Show times are 11 am and 3 pm at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at all Tickets Unlimited locations.

Judson Claiborne and Tennessee Joltwagon will perform on the Saturday edition of the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The free radio performance begins at noon at the corner of Summit Hill and Gay Street.

Ijams Nature Center invites you to WalkAbout: Shorebirds. It's a not-so-far-afield carpool trip to Rankin Bottoms at the junction of the French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers about 40 miles east of Knoxville. Several species of seasonal shorebird always a possibility. Free to members, $5 for non-members. Please call (865) 577-4717 to register.

The UT Baseball home-stand continues at 1 pm. Northern Illinois is here for the weekend. Tickets range from $7 to $4.

Head out and enjoy as the Ice Bears take on the Huntsville Havoc. The night will be highlighted by the Miss Ice Bear pageant.  As always, puck drops at 7:30.

Advance Auto Parts presents Monster Jam at the Thompson-Boling Arena. All the big trucks like Grave Digger, El Torro Loco,  Bounty Hunter, will be on hand. Tickets range from $25 to $7 (children), and can be purchased at www.knoxvilletickets.com Things are set to begin at 7:30.

Gary Gulman will be performing his set at Side Splitters Comedy Club in west Knoxville. Tickets are $12 at the door for both his 7:45 and 10:15 show. This live show has been "Rated R" (mild).

The Clayton Center for the Arts presents Cozy Winter Nights with Ensemble Swing. The Ensemble Swing Time is a 16 piece big band from Knoxville, TN that specializes in classic big band swing and features original arrangements made famous by Glenn Miller, Harry James, the Dorsey Brothers and other great bands from the Swing Era. Tickets are available at www.claytonartscenter.com. Things should get going at 8 pm.

Robinella will perform at Brackins Blues Club in downtown Maryville. For more information and directions, visit www.brackinsbar.com. The music should get going around 9 pm.

Jenna and The Accidentals will headline the evening at Preservation Pub in Market Square. House of the Rising Funk will begin the evening at 10 pm down in the Smokeasy. There will be a $5 cover-charge at the door.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19

The Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show is the largest House and Garden Show in East Tennessee for those interested in energy efficient, cost saving products and services, and home and gardening enthusiasts! It finishes up 11 am to 5 pm. Admission for adults is $10 per day, 65+ years is $8 per day, 6-12 years is $5 per day, and children under 6 has no charge. It's all happening at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Tune Junkie Weekend will be hanging out at Boyd's Jig and Reel from 11 am to 4 pm. Head on down to the Old City and enjoy some tunes and macaroni pie.

The UT Baseball team winds down their series with the Northern Illinois Huskies at 1 pm. Kids 12 and under get in for free!

Enjoy an eclectic mix of music as talented musicians Bill Synder, Wendel Werner, Liz Peterson, Maggie Longmire, Don Cassell, Freddie Brabson, and the Kuumba Kan Unity Drummers with Obayana Ajanaku gather to entertain guests with jazz, original compositions, coffee house tunes, and West African tribal drumming during the second annual "Sweets and Sounds of K-Town" hosted by WBIR's Robin Wilhoit. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and children age 5 and under are free. It all goes down at 4th United Presbyterian Church at 1323 N. Broadway. Show starts at 2 pm.

Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience at The Valarium. Tickets are $20 at the door for this 18 and up show. Music should get going at 8 pm.

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