Friday, July 26

What: Beauty Hunters Free All-Women Boot Camp
Where: Victor Ashe Park
When: 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Melodi's Take: Bikini season may be coming to a close, but that's never an excuse not to get outside and exercise. The Beauty Hunters group is a community-based fitness program that aims to provide women in the Knoxville area with a free boot camp hoping to instill "self- esteem, confidence and strength to women of all ages, sizes, race and abilities," according to their website. If you're looking for some motiva- tion, Beauty Hunters is a great place to start. Visit them online at for more information.

What: Summer Movie Magic Series: 'Rear Window' Where: Tennessee Theatre
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $8
Melodi's Take: Attention film fanatics: Alfred Hitchcock is on the silver screen again. Hitchcock's 1954 classic staring James Stewart as Jeff and Grace Kelly as Lisa is a film that will forever be remembered for its intense rising action and its thrilling mystery plot that never fails to disappoint. Not only is the Tennessee Theatre great for live concerts, the venue also hosts the Summer Movie Magic Series for a cheap yet classy date opportunity during the summer months.

Saturday, July 27

What: Belly Dance for Beginners
Where: Alexia's School of Middle Eastern Dance (10541 Kingston Pike)
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Price: $12
Melodi's Take: Ever feel like you're a fish out of water on the dance floor? Take initia tive to rock that body into
some Shakira-like moves with this special event. Alexia's School of Middle Eastern dance specializes in hip gyrations that will have you owning the dance floor. The class is sure to have your hips lying within the hour. For more information, call 865- 898-2126.

Sunday, July 28

What: Thornton Dial: 'Thoughts on Paper' Where: Knoxville Museum of Art
When: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Price: Free
Melodi's Take: Free admission to a museum is already a dream, so why not enjoy art work from a renowned artist as well? Thornton Dial, originally from Alabama, has been praised by critics from Time and the New York Times for having art that is so original, it cannot be defined by artistic categories. If you can't make it out to KMA this weekend, no worries, this exhibition will be on display until Aug. 25.