Rock Around the Dock for Autism May 3

The Sixth Annual Rock Around the Dock for Autism is a Margaritaville-style event hosted at The Shrimp Dock Bearden on Friday, May 3 and will include live entertainment; a Cajun shrimp boil; a silent auction; and complimentary wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, side dishes and dessert. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of East Tennessee. The Shrimp Dock Bearden is located at 5210 Kingston Pike. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. 

Knoshville Jewish Food Festival May 5

Knoshville brings together every Jewish organization in the Knoxville and Oak Ridge area in celebration and appreciation of Jewish foods and cuisine. (The event’s name is a play on the Yiddish word “nosh,” which means to snack or nibble.) The event takes place on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center. Foods include bagels and lox (smoked salmon), shakshuka (Middle Eastern spicy baked egg dish), bundt cakes; “black and white” cookies, mandelbrot (it’s like biscotti, but better), potato latkes (pancakes), potato knishes (delicious filling covered with dough and baked or fried), matzah ball soup (dumplings in broth) and challah (Jewish egg bread). The Arnstein Jewish Community Center is located at 6800 Deane Hill Center. For more information, call 690.6343. JewishKnoxville.org

Knoxville Fashion Week May 6–11

Knoxville Fashion Week is an art and fashion event with the ultimate goal of creating buzz and giving a relevant outlet to fashion houses, buyers and culture enthusiasts. KFW connects consumers with products and services that relate to fashion, beauty and luxury while showcasing incredible Knoxville talent and highlighting the rich fashion community that is thriving in Knoxville. KnoxvilleFashionWeek.com

Rhythm ‘N’ Blooms Music Festival May 17–19

Rhythm ‘N’ Blooms is a festival that’s just as much about the city of Knoxville as it is about music. The festival honors the identity and spirit of our rich East Tennessee history while providing a premium listening environment for top-notch musical performances. Knoxville’s story has always been set to music. Rhythm ‘N’ Blooms highlights that soundtrack and celebrates the crossroads of this city’s varied music history by showcasing popular national acts alongside the finest musicians East Tennessee has to offer. The 2019 lineup includes Dawes, Tyler Childers, The Black Lillies, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and My Brightest Diamond. More artists to be announced soon! Weekend and day passes on sale now. With the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop and Historic Old City as the stage, the festival creates a unique theater-like experience set against an urban landscape that is sure to deliver a music festival experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Learn more at RhythmNBloomsFest.com.