Friday, September 26, 2008

What to do this week

There's a lot of stuff that's going to be going on in the coming week here in K-town. Check out the offerings:

  • The HoLa Festival at Market Square, Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. It's a festival to showcase Hispanic culture, traditions and heritage. There will be food, music and children's activities. More information at the Hora Hora Latina website. FYI: There's NO farmers market this weekend.
  • The 8th Annual Neighborhood Bike Ride, starts at Market Square, Saturday, 10 a.m. The annual bike ride visits North Knox, including Emory Place, Fourth & Gill, Edgewood Park, Fairmont & Emoriland and Oakwood/Lincoln Park neighborhoods among others.
  • Scootin' Around Knoxville, Market Square, Sunday, 1-5 p.m. You can learn more about scooters at Scooter School. New scooters from local businesses will be on display. If you've got a scooter, you can ride in the Scooter Scavenger Hunt. (Anyone got one I can borrow?)
  • The Big Read, Wednesday, noon-1 p.m. This is an initiative by the National Endowment for the Arts to make reading a larger part of American culture once again. The Big Read will offer community discussions about a particular book, and this year it's John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. Knox County kicks off its Big Read during Wednesday's farmers market. Local important people will be there, the Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble will perform and the first 75 people will receive a free copy of the book.

Don't forget that next Friday is First Friday and the Movies on the Town selection will be Napolean Dynomite.

Anything I'm missing that should be included? Let me know in the comment section and I'll update the post.