Thursday, May 31
8 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club. 16-$20.
A lot of Southern comedians who try to mine "redneck humor" mostly cause a lot of cringing among actual Southerners. But Reep just aims to tell it like it is rather than exaggerate stereotypes.
Friday, June 1
Land Trust Day
6-8 p.m., Mast General Store.
This Foothills Land Conservancy fund-raiser accentuates the importance of land trusts for conservation. Stephen Lyn Bales will speak about the ivory-billed woodpecker; the event continues all day Saturday with conservancy representatives answering your questions.
Saturday, June 2
100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville Annual Gala
6 p.m, Crowne Plaza Hotel. $60.
The civic group honors Knoxville College at this annual benefit, which raises money for scholarships.
Sunday, June 3
Circle Modern Dance
8 p.m, Relix Variety Theatre. $12 - $15.
CMD's annual spring performance: Spectre.
Monday, June 4
County Commission Vote on Budget
5 p.m., Main Assembly Room, City County Building. Free.
County Commission will vote on Mayor Tim Burchett's proposed budget. But the big debate centers on Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre's request for a $35 budget increase vs. Burchett's insistence that property taxes must never be raised. Should be a long one.