Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sundress Academy for the Arts: Workshop: Writing With Pop Culture

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Literature & readings

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

The Sundress Academy for the Arts workshop series is proud to present “Writing with Pop Culture,” led by Emily Capettini. This workshop is free and open to the public. Donations for the workshop leader are encouraged via Venmo (Emily-capettini).

From novels to smash-hit musicals, the retelling and reimagining of classic stories like fairy tales has always been popular. But what about modern pop culture? How can a writer engage with television shows, music, or video games in a way that feels original and authentic? This multigenre workshop will focus on the benefits pop culture brings to creative work and will include readings that incorporate pop culture such as Pokémon, Law and Order: SVU, Harry Potter, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, and professional swimmer and aquatic performer Annette Kellerman.

The benefits to engaging with pop culture are, among others, a chance to push back against an uncomfortable or problematic narrative or use familiar characters or narratives to investigate a lived experience or identity. During this workshop, participants will brainstorm 2-3 pop culture characters, celebrities, or narratives they are interested in. We will also discuss what new narrative opportunities these pop culture elements can create in our poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The workshop will conclude with some writing exercises and sharing of work.

Emily Capettini is a queer fiction writer from the Midwest who loves a good ghost story. She is the author of Girl Detectives, a chapbook of flash fiction about Velma Dinkley and Daphne Blake, forthcoming from Porkbelly Press in October 2020 and Thistle (Omnidawn 2015). Her other work can be found most recently in places such as Middle House Review, The Spectacle, Lammergeier, Permafrost, Dream Pop Journal, and Passages North, among others. She is Assistant Editor at Sundress Publications and Assistant Professor of English at Indiana State University, where she teaches literature and creative writing. In her free time, Emily makes nerd-themed crafts and watches too much Doctor Who.

Join us on Zoom using the link http://tiny.utk.edu/sundress.
The password for the event is sundress.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1553887178116203/

Ijams Nature Center: Hummingbird Festival: Celebration of Wings

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family, Lectures & discussions and Science & nature

Even a pandemic can’t stop the migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds! If the hummingbirds are coming through East Tennessee, Ijams Nature Center is going to celebrate them…and all of the winged creatures that make this region so amazing! However, having just one day of festivities with hundreds of people packed in to hear speakers or shop in the marketplace wasn’t wise, so it’s going to be a little different this year: Ijams is celebrating our flying friends ALL MONTH LONG! Please join Ijams for the 2020 Ijams Hummingbird Festival: Celebration of Wings! You'll learn about all your favorite winged creatures, from ruby-throated hummingbirds and other backyard birds to moths, butterflies, bats and more! Space is limited and preregistration is required for every event. Ijams has put safety protocols in place to keep everyone safe. There's something for all ages, so make plans to join in the fun!

Aug. 6
• 10-11 a.m. Nature Nuggets: All About Wings

Aug. 7
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Marvelous Moths w/Kris Light
• 8-9 p.m. Night Program: Bat and Moth Walk and Talk

Aug. 14
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Powerful Pollinators w/Kris Light

Aug. 20
• 9-11 a.m. Little Creatures With Wings
• 9-11 a.m. Hummingbird Hike
• 10-11 a.m. Nature Nuggets: All About Wings

Aug. 21
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Monarch Migration w/Kris Light
• 8-9 p.m. Night Rambles w/Naturalists: Night Flyers
• 9-10 p.m. Family Campfire: Celebration of Wings

Aug. 22 A Day of All Things Wings!
• 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Behind-the-Scenes Bird Banding and Community Science Experience, Animal Encounters and More!
• 8-9 p.m. Night Rambles w/Naturalists: Night Flyers
• 9-10 p.m. Family Campfire: Celebration of Wings

Aug. 27
• 6-8 p.m. Speaker Series: Secrets of Backyard Birds w/Stephen Lyn Bales

NOTE: Programs may change based on COVID requirements issued by the State of Tennessee or City of Knoxville/ Knox County. Learn More and Register: https://www.ijams.org/ijams-hummingbird-festival

Asian Culture Center of TN: Asian Foods Cooking Classes

Category: Classes & workshops and Culinary arts

Become a member & learn how to cook Asian Foods! Purchase Membership Access for $25.

We will send you the invitation to join our zoom cooking class. You can join us with kids and family. We will send you the ingredients lists you need before the class. You can be in your kitchen with your computer. Virtual lessons will take place on Wednesdays in August at 6 PM.

08/05 How to make the Japanese Pizza (Okonomiyaki)
08/12 How to make basic Sushi Roll
08/19 How to make Korean Kimchi
08/26 How to make Oyako donburi (Chicken and egg on rice)

Sign up for Membership online, and we will send you more details! https://www.knoxasianfestival.com/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: August Workshops & events

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Tue Aug 4, 10-12: Smorgasbord of Art: Fiber Art with Sally Neckvatal, $20
Fri Aug 7, 5-7: Opening Reception of the 11th Annual Judged & Juried Fine Arts Show, free
Tue Aug 11, 10-12: Paint Along with Sam Hill (watercolor demo class), $25
Fri Aug 14, 10-12: Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics), free
Tue Aug 18, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting on Zoom
Thu Aug 20, 9-12: Intermediate Alcohol Inks, with Pam Woodhouse, $35
Thu Aug 20, 1-4: Fundamentals of Making Chain Mail Jewelry, with George Gallant, $75
Wed-Fri Aug 26-28, 9-12: Trace Monotype Printmaking with Karen Shaw, $105
Wed Aug 26, 12-2: Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu Aug 27, 1-4: Advanced Alcohol Ink Using Air, with Cindy Howson, $35
Fri Aug 28, 5-7: Paint and Wine with Barb Pelak, $25

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo Camp

Category: Classes & workshops, Kids & family and Science & nature

Two More Week of Zoo Camp!

School was delayed, so why not keep the summer fun going! We've added two more weeks to the Zoo Camp schedule: August 3rd-7th and August 10th-14th. For these two weeks some of the camp sizes will be smaller, so camps may fill quickly.

Zoo day camps are perfect for children who have an interest in animals, science and FUN. Camp activities include animal interactions, games, crafts, fun activities, and excursions through the zoo.

We know you have questions about our COVID-19 protocols to keep our campers safe.

Zoo Knoxville will be following CDC guidelines for daycares and following the guidance of Knox County Health Department. These measures include increased hand washing/sanitizing throughout the day and increased cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces. Classrooms will be disinfected daily and camps will be kept separate from each other. All camp staff and campers will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 each day before being allowed to attend camp.

https://www.zooknoxville.org/experience/zoo-camp/

Circle Modern Dance: Ballet with Klay

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Free event

Join us on Zoom for weekly dance classes to keep our dance community connected.
Hosted by Circle Modern Dance

Every Wednesday at 6 PM

Ballet Zoom Meeting ID: 408 710 110
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/408710110?pwd=bnpXUXFZazJrYjFDdWc5ZGRnelMvdz09

Knoxville Museum of Art: Summer Art Academy online**

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids & family

Summer Art Academy 2020 is moving online! Due to restrictions on group activities related to COVID-19, the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Summer Art Academy will take place online only this year. No classes will be held at the museum. A full menu of fun and educational art activities will be available soon on the KMA’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/KnoxvilleMuseumOfArt, or check www.knoxart.org for updates. Online art activities will be available for no charge.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/kma_events/summer-art-academy-2020/

Jubilee Community Arts: Laurel Theater videos & radio

Category: Classes & workshops, Film, History & heritage and Music

While all public activities at the Laurel have been canceled until further notice including dances, concerts and church services, please enjoy videos on their YouTube channel which include concerts, dance lessons, and more! https://www.youtube.com/user/LaurelTheater/videos

The historic Laurel Theater is a regional, community cultural center dedicated to preserving and presenting the traditional arts of the Southern Appalachians. The Laurel Theater is owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts.

Tune in to 91.9 FM WUOT on Saturdays at 9 PM for "Mountain Jubilee" and 89.9 FM WDVX on Sundays from 5-11 PM for "Sunday Jubilee"!

Flamenco Dance Classes - Beginner & Intermediate

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Kids & family

Spice up your dance routine with flamenco dance classes. Our routines will challenge your coordination and stamina and will help you acquire stage presence. Our classes are geared towards beginners and intermediate dancers. Feel free to come and try it out! Classes are ongoing and drop ins are welcome in the beginner class! Check the website for updates.

Beginner Flamenco classes Wednesdays 5:00 PM
Intermediate/Advanced classes Wednesdays 6:00 PM

The studio is big and spacious!

Pre-registration may be required. All classes are held at the Tennessee Conservatory for Fine Arts 8701 Unicorn Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922. Info: 865-202-0740, landronescu@tds.net, or www.flamencowestknox.com

Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Virtual Studio

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance, Kids & family and Music

We are here to motivate and train our artists to progress and grow as dancers and musicians. The site includes weekly classes, bonus exercises and materials.

https://www.facebook.com/angelafloydschools