Calendar of Events

Friday, June 8, 2018

Fountain City Art Center: FCAC 13th Annual Open Show


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Reception: June 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM - Free and open to the public.

Exhibit viewing hours: Hours: Tu & Th 9-5, W & F 10-5, 2nd-4th Sa 10-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

Tennessee Valley Players: Into the Woods

Category: Music and Theatre

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM, Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Carousel Theatre, University of Tennessee, 1714 Andy Holt Avenue
(adjacent to the Clarence Brown Theatre)

June 8, 9, 10 - June 15, 16, 17 - June 21, 22, 23, 24
Friday’s, Saturday’s and Thursday - evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m.

The Tennessee Valley Players proudly present “Into the Woods.” James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make. This musical is presented "in the Round" at the Carousel Theatre next to the Clarence Brown Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus. The Tennessee Valley Players is pleased to produce the show in collaboration with the University of Tennessee School of Music. Admission is $20 a ticket and for children 12 years old and younger, $10 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the Tennessee Valley Players’ website with a credit card ahead of time. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office starting 1 hour prior to each show with cash, check, or credit card. Festival seating.

Tennessee Valley Players: 865-584-8173,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Tales Of A 4th-Grade Nothing

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Everyone makes such a fuss about Fudge, Peter Hatcher's little brother. Everyone in New York City! But Fudge goes too far when he swallows Peter's turtle! Based on the popular title by perennial favorite Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling.

The live stage play will be performed June 8 through 24:
Fri., June 8 at 7 PM, Sat., June 9 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., June 10 at 3 PM
Thurs., June 14 at 7 PM, Fri., June 15 at 7 PM, Sat., June 16 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., June 17 at 3 PM,
Thurs., June 21 at 7 PM, Fri., June 22 at 7 PM, Sat., June 23 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., June 24 at 3 PM.

The play is performed by 17 talented young actors, from ages 6 to 14. Zack Allen KCT’s Producing Director, will direct the play. High-school students Konnor Stump (Bearden High), Wheeler Moon (West High), Laura Snyder (Oak Ridge), Charlotte Stark and others will perform the plays technical duties. Sophomore Draven Copeland will be the play’s stage manager. KCT is east Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: Induction Weekend Special Hours

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage and Kids & family

The 2018 Induction will mark the 20th anniversary of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, which held its grand opening and inaugural induction in 1999. When the Class of 2018 is officially inducted in Knoxville, TN on June 9, more than 160 individuals will have been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Special Hours of Operation at the Hall of Fame:
Fri Jun 8, 10 AM - 1 PM
Sat Jun 9, 9 AM - 3 PM
Sun Jun 10, 9 AM - 2 PM

Free admission!

For information regarding the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame or the 2018 Induction Ceremony, please visit or call 865-633-9000.

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • June 8, 2018 — June 10, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Step back over two centuries and visit Knoxville’s founders as you listen to the stories of the settlement of White’s Fort and establishment of the capital of the Southwest Territory at the headwaters of the Tennessee. Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street.

Home of Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni, James Agee, and more. You’ll visit the scenes that inspired them and walk in the footsteps of their characters.
There’s so much to tell that it’s hard to squeeze it into 90 minutes. We’ll give you an overview or tell us what you like and we’ll concentrate on what you’re most interested in. From George Washington Harris and Frances Hodgson Burnett to Cormac McCarthy and Nikki Giovanni, poetry, mysteries, bestsellers, and great movies. There’s plenty to choose from. Want to see all the real locations in Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree? Well, that would take all day, but we can give you some highlights. Just let us know. Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street.

Hanged killers, tragic fires, reanimated corpses, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. It all happened in Knoxville and restless spirits still haunt the city streets.
If you enjoy a chill in the evening, walk with us to Knoxville’s shadow side. The city’s history echoes with the sound of gunfire and restless spirits are rumored to walk the streets. Visit their haunts and shiver as you listen to local legends of scary spooks and supernatural phenomena. Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S. Gay St.

It’s been over 150 years since the battle of Knoxville, one of the most sharply divided cities during the civil war. Occupied by both sides with recruiting offices set up on Gay Street on the same day, Knoxville was home to spies, street fights, and family feuds that outlasted the war. Visit the downtown sites and then get an overview of the battles and fortifications from the observation deck of the Sunsphere. Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street.

The lively entertainment section now known as the Old City wasn’t always so friendly. The neighborhood has a history of dark times and dark deeds, and the remnants aren’t just in the architecture. Formerly known as the Bowery, the district was home to saloons, dance halls, pool rooms, and bars, where famous gunmen, thieves, ladies of the evening, and troublemakers of all kinds bumped elbows with naïve travelers and honest working folk. Life here was violent—and often short. Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S. Gay Street.

Knoxville’s history is colorful and the predominant hue is blood red. Take a walk on the wild side, from the Old City to Gay Street, down to the river and beyond. The now peaceful streets were once the scene of violence and mayhem of all descriptions—family feuds, duels, lynchings, and riots. Telling all the stories might take years, so this tour varies its route and our guide is always finding fresh tales to share. Meet in the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street.

Tours last approximately 90 minutes. For the above tours: Adults: $15. Children 6-12: $10 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit *Proceeds from these tours help to support the Knoxville History Project.

Secret City Festival

  • June 8, 2018 — June 9, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Kids & family

June 8 and 9 At A.K. Bissell Park in Oak Ridge!
The Annual Secret City Festival has fast become one of the major summer events in Tennessee. The two-day festival combines music, food, antique and crafts vendors plus World War II re-enactments, activities for children, and evening concerts.

By popular demand, the Festival added a juried INSIDE show several years ago sponsored by the Oak Ridge Art Center, "Tennessee Creates." In addition there will be instructors demonstrating their technique throughout each day, talking with the public, and answering questions.

More information about the festival can be found at

Knox Pride: Next 2 Nothing Swimwear/Underwear Fashion Show

  • June 8, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events

The Concourse, 940 Blackstock Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37921

Is it getting hot? It's KnoxPride's 10th annual "NEXT 2 NOTHING FASHION SHOW." We've got beautiful girls & gorgeous guys ready to work the runway in well....Next 2 Nothing. With over 100 pieces of tastefully provocative underwear & swimwear, this will be the largest Next2Nothing in KnoxPride history!

Join us at the Concourse ~ Doors open at 7:30 PM!

After the show, you have the chance to purchase the items from each of the models!

$10 cover at the door or get your tickets in advance online. You do not want to miss this event!

The Suffrage Coalition: Reception with author Elaine Weiss

  • June 8, 2018
  • 6 PM

Category: History & heritage and Literature & readings

Reception: A reception is scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center to honor “those who persisted and sacrificed to win the vote for women.” Elaine Weiss, author of newly released The Woman’s Hour, will be present at the reception to sign copies of her book. The public can purchase tickets for the reception online at

More information is available online at or by contacting Wanda Sobieski at

A public unveiling of Knoxville’s second woman suffrage monument is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018 by the Suffrage Coalition. The new Burn Memorial will commemorate the historic vote of state legislator Harry Burn, and the important role of his mother, Febb, in winning the right to vote for American women.

The Suffrage Coalition is co-ordinated by local attorney Wanda Sobieski and is responsible for the development of the Burn Memorial, as well as the Tennessee Woman’s Suffrage Memorial. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, the Suffrage Coalition is a 501c(3) nonprofit group and a special project of the East Tennessee Foundation. The Coalition works to locate, preserve, and educate regarding the history of women’s suffrage, especially in the state of Tennessee. More information about the Suffrage Coalition is available at and on FaceBook at Suffrage Coalition.

Mighty Mud: Raku Workshop

  • June 8, 2018

Category: Classes & workshops

Raku pottery workshop on June 8 at Mighty Mud.
All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this event. This could be fun for the family, kids love the Raku process; or it could be a great “date night” event. The immediacy of Raku firings allow you to take home a beautiful piece of pottery for your home that night, but these decorative pieces are not food safe.
Instructor: Megan Schefter
$35.00 All Materials Provided.

June 8 at 6:00PM.
Mighty Mud, 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Open studio time on Thu 6-9. Information: 865-595-1900,

Holler! Performing Arts Center: Andy Pratt's "Further Disruption"

  • June 8, 2018
  • 8 PM

Category: Music

Andy Pratt is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter & jazz artist. He has toured across the country as both a leader and sideman. In 2017, Pratt toured the U.S. and Canada in support of his debut “Horizon Disrupted.” He can be found playing guitar & singing most nights throughout the city & Midwest region. Pratt is often a featured guest with the Joe Policastro Trio & appears on the group’s 2016 sophomore release, “Pops.” He has also recorded with singer-songwriter Adam James Sorensen & appears on his debut “Midwest” album.

$15 a the door or purchase tickets in advance online.

Holler! Performing Arts Center, 109 W Anderson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-776-2295,

These Old Buildings Farm To Table Event

  • June 8, 2018
  • 7 PM

Category: Culinary arts and History & heritage

Hosted by Abbey Fields Farm, at Patricia Nash Designs, 1132 N. Sixth Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

These Old Buildings will be held at the Patricia Nash Building on Friday, June 8th. Tickets are $65, with 50 seats available. Food will be prepared by our featured Chef Jeffrey Dealejandro from Oli Bea of Knoxville.

During the event, you will gain a glimpse of what Park City and the surrounding community used to be like and stories from the old Standard Knitting Mill will be shared over dinner. A panel of former mill workers will be present to share their rich knowledge of its history and stories.

An Evening of Dance

  • June 8, 2018
  • 7 PM

Category: Dance and Kids & family

Featuring work by Amelia Breed, Harper Addison, Rose Attea & Semaj Johnson

At 34 Market Square (above Earthbound). $12 adults, $8 for 18 & under
Ages 5 & under are free. Cash only at the door.


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