Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable Speaker

  • June 12, 2018
  • 6:30 PM

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

History has not been kind to Confederate General Braxton Bragg. His reputation, sullied during the Civil War, has suffered ever since. The most-hated man of the Confederacy was blamed for lost battles and branded as a chief cause of Confederate defeat. Considered a tyrant who callously executed his own soldiers, often for seemingly trivial causes, he was the victim of many a false story. Rather than causing Rebel defeat, Bragg was actually the most able commander of the Army of Tennessee, but he worked under a wide variety of problems typical of most high-ranking Southern commanders. Many of his colleagues and soldiers continued to believe in his leadership despite the many controversies surrounding his troubled Civil War career.

Come join us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, as Dr. Earl Hess breaks away from the prevailing historiography to portray Bragg in a more balanced way, as a man with unusual talent that was recognized by many including his chief supporter, Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a organization dedicated to remembering and studying the Civil War in East Tennessee. Meetings of the KCWRT are held at the Bearden Banquet Hall (5806 Kingston Pike). A dinner buffet is served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15.00 for members and $17.00 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11:00 am on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations. Roundtable business is conducted at approximately 7:15 p.m.

A guest speaker, normally an author, educator, or historian of national prominence in his or her field, speaks for approximately one hour, on some aspect of the American Civil War. Additional information about this month's speaker can be found in the current issue of The Scout's Report. This address is followed by a brief question and discussion period. Cost (for those not dining) is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers.

The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:
6:30 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
7:15 p.m. - Roundtable Business
7:30 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion
8:45 p.m. - Adjournment

https://kcwrtorg.wordpress.com/

Adult Swim On The Green at World's Fair Park

  • June 12, 2018
  • 6 PM

Category: Comedy, Festivals & special events and Film

Adult Swim is kicking off the summer in style with Adult Swim On The Green, a jam-packed carnival tour featuring games, prizes, food, exclusive merchandise and more! Get ready to dive into the ultimate fan experience that is sure to brighten your summer. Lounge under the stars and watch a free promotional screening of “Things You May Have Never Seen,” a glimpse of upcoming Adult Swim shows and never-before-seen episodes and pilots.

WHERE: World's Fair Park - Performance Lawn
963 Worlds Fair Park Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37916
Doors open at 6pm, feature presentation begins at 8:30pm

New this year, comedian Zack Fox will be on hand to serve up jokes to the masses, guests can enjoy the new beer and wine garden and test their luck with plenty of games to win exclusive Adult Swim freebies. Whatever your desire, Adult Swim On The Green is sure to deliver all that and more!

Guests must be 18 years +. Admission is included with a confirmed with purchase of a concessions voucher good towards 1 free popcorn and soda. Or get upgraded with the On The Green Package that includes unlimited popcorn, exclusive giveaways, and a free chair rental. For more information, visit adultswimpresents.com.

Active Knox: Creating Quality Mixed-Use Places

  • June 12, 2018
  • 6 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

6 PM - 8 PM at Knoxville City Government Engineering, 3131 Morris Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37921

You are invited to a free public event. Active Knox - Healthy Communities By Design presents Creating Quality Mixed-Use Places. Hear from a nationally recognized developer, Ben Crenshaw.

Ben Crenshaw is senior vice president over design at Southen Land Company. He has vast experience creating quality mixed-use communities with affordable housing components. Ben is certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) and is registered in Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Colorado. Ben brings more than 20 years of experience to his position, including work recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Land Institute.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/ActiveKnoxCrenshawPublic

8th Annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

The Nief-Norf Summer Festival (nnSF) is an interdisciplinary summer music festival, bringing together dozens of performers, composers, and scholars to collaborate on the performance, creation, and discussion of contemporary music. The nnSF offers an immersive think-tank environment in the state-of-the-art Natalie L. Haslam Music Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and presents 7-8 concerts of modern music, aiming to encourage both appreciation for live music and support for contemporary art.

The Nief-Norf Summer Festival features full-time, faculty-led workshops in performance, composition, and music technology lasting the duration of the festival. In addition, each year the nnSF hosts two international calls for projects: the first, a Call for Papers for a weekend-long Research Summit on contemporary music, and the second, a Call for Scores competition for composers. These projects bring some of our generation's brightest and most promising composers and scholars to the festival for interaction with the fellows, the faculty, and the Knoxville community.

For more information, go to http://www.niefnorf.org/festival-overview.

Kids in the Arts Summer Camp

  • June 11, 2018 — June 22, 2018

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance, Exhibitions & visual art, Kids & family, Music and Science & nature

For ages 5-12. Dates: June 11-15, June 18-22, July 16-20, July 23-27, daily 9 AM – 4 PM at the Birdhouse, 800 N. 4th Avenue. We offer a kids camp, usually a week long, typically for ages 5-14. We tailor the lessons to multiple ages by working together in whole-group instruction or by splitting up into smaller groups to maximize learning. We spend the day together creating art through various art forms like music, improv games, visual art and dance. We meet-up at the end of the day and share our experiences in a cool down meditative share time. Our mission is to promote cooperation and the love of learning through art, craft and creativity! Through exploration of self we will find common ground in each other. Cost is $235 or $55 per day. https://kidsinthearts.weebly.com/ or karlalanhess@gmail.com

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Concert Series

  • June 11, 2018 — June 22, 2018

Category: Music

Join Us for Two Weeks of Acoustic Concerts at Clayton Center Nutt Theater, Maryville College, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. June 11-15 and June 18-22 - Tickets $18
Special Contra Dance, Emily Abel Calling, Wednesday June 13 - Only $8

Any and Every Night is Fantastic! Entertainers From Around the World. Each year during the weeks of Kamp we have an internationally star studded concert series. This series is each night Monday through Friday. Each and every night is brilliant. Monday night could be your favorite night, so don't wait till Friday. Concerts begin at 7:00 PM with our Kamper Open Mic followed by the other Stars of the Night.

Monday, June 11: Cathy Fink, Finn Magill, Keith Yoder, Annie Savage, Donnie and Debbie Barbra
Tuesday, June 12: Rick Thum, Rachel Eddy, Aaron O'Rourke, Steve Kilby, Steve Baughman
Wednesday, June 13: Contra Dance with Emily Abel and the Kamp All Star Band 7:30 PM - Learning and Understanding Contra Dance 8 PM Dance Begins
Thursday, June 14: Richard Smith, Pat Kirtley, Evie Ladin, Carl Jones, Robin Kessinger, Josh Goforth
Friday, June 15: Marcy Marxer, Erynn Marshall, Steve Kaufman and Leftover Friends

Monday, June 18: Barbara Lamb, Jordan Ramsey, Phil Leadbetter, David Benedict, Dan Boner, Keith Yoder, Donnie and Debbie Barbra, Rob Bulkley
Tuesday, June 19: Gary Davis, Bill Evans, Jimmy Heffernan, Radim Zenkl, Andy Hatfield, Nate Lee, Annie Savage
Wednesday, June 20: Clive Carroll, Don Stiernberg, Stacy Phillips, Mark Cosgrove, Kent Knorr, Steve Roy, Ned Luberecki
Thursday, June 21: Eddie Adcock, Jerry Salley, Grant Gordy, Emory Lester, Kathy Chiavola, Annie Staninec, Roberto Dalla Vecchia
Friday, June 22: Russ Barenberg, Becky Buller, Steve Kaufman with The Kamp Leftover Friends

http://www.flatpik.com/kamp-concert-series or 865-982-3808

Knoxville Food Tours Schedule

  • June 11, 2018 — June 17, 2018

Category: Culinary arts and Festivals & special events

Book a fun day out for yourself or celebrate Father’s Day with someone special this week!

Monday 1:30-4:00pm Gay St./Market Square
Tuesday 1:30-4:00pm Gay St./Market Square
Wednesday - Book a custom private tour for your group!
Thursday - Book a custom private tour for your group!
Friday 10:00am-12:30pm Old City Brunch
Friday 1:30-4:00pm Gay St./Market Sq Special $69!
Saturday 3:30-6:30pm Underground Supper Club
Sunday 11:00am-1:30pm Old North Knoxville Brunch
Sunday 2:30-5:00pm Lost Restaurants of Knoxville

Purchase tickets and see more info about the tours on the Calendar on our Public Tours/Buy Tickets page at www.knoxvillefoodtours.com.

Smart Trips: Try Transit Week

  • June 11, 2018 — June 16, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events

Try Transit Week is June 11-16. KAT will have various events to celebrate. Anyone who takes the bus or trolley that week and logs it on the Smart Trips app or web site will be entered into a special prize drawing! Check out the Smart Trips Facebook page for a listing of events.

https://www.facebook.com/knoxsmarttrips/

Fountain City Art Center: FCAC 13th Annual Open Show

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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, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Sanctuary Vegan Cafe: Photographs by Aubrey Langley

  • June 7, 2018 — August 1, 2018
  • Opening Reception June 7, 6PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Sanctuary Vegan Café will open a new exhibition of photographs by Aubrey Langley on Thursday, June 7 at 6:00pm. The event will include a reception and brief presentation by the photographer. The event is free and open to the public. (Show runs through August 1)

Aubrey Langley is 25 years old and has autism. Her condition has caused her a lot of anxiety and at times, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, for instance, making eye contact with humans is a big challenge. Fortunately, early on, Langley discovered the healing power of animals. She surrounds herself with dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, birds, rats, hamsters and more through her work at a veterinarian clinic and volunteering at the Gentle Barn Tennessee, a farm animal sanctuary.
Photography has been a passion of Langley’s all her life. When she was very young, she loved to line up her stuffed animals on a bench and take photos of them with a little disposable camera. Today, she uses much more sophisticated equipment and hopes to make photography her career.

The Sanctuary Vegan Café art program invites visual artists and
photographers from the east Tennessee region to showcase their work with
themes reflecting healthy plant-based diets, animal liberation, environmental
awareness, positive inspirations, and peace and love for all sentient beings.

Each new exhibition runs for two months. The next “call for artists” for the
year 2019 will be in November.

Sanctuary Vegan Café is located at 151 N. Seven Oaks Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922.

Morristown-Hamblen Library: Exhibition by Chris Smith

  • June 7, 2018 — July 31, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Chris Smith is showing his paintings and photography at the Morristown Hamblen Library through July 31.

Everyone studies history in school. The importance of history is essential to modern living. It not only tells us where we’ve been, or where we are now, but where we are going. Smith feels that the same theory applies to art. His artwork is an exploration of our past, “an echo in time” to better relate to our present and help shape the future of art. Smith’s story begins at the age of 5 in Dallas, Texas, where his jealousy of his brothers’ abilities to draw led him to pick up the pencil. In time, this need to draw grew as well as the need to create. At 7, he had surpassed his brothers’ abilities but was still insecure of his own. As a child his parents moved a lot, which made forming relationships difficult. Drawing helped some in opening up. However, the insecurities were still there. He took art class through 7th and 8th grade, which was the only formal art schooling he received. Chris dropped out of school in 9th grade and immediately got into the work force. Married at age of 21, Smith started family life and his passion for art began to get buried and lost in the shuffle. Many years later, and after the marriage failed, Smith returned to his art.

Smith says, “I found a spark of inspiration in the most unlikely way. Playing a game on my phone, I met a woman that captured my heart and sparked my passions for art once more.” he said. This rekindling quickly became an inferno that led to painting and living in Tennessee. Oils, acrylics, newspaper, plaster, pens, and color pencils have been used in Smith’s artwork that now exceeds 100 pieces. “This solo exhibition represents some of my best works over the course of what is now the end of my first year painting,” he said. “My artwork has been influenced by many of art’s most notable masters - Monet, Picasso, Pollock, Bacon, Klee and most notably Van Gogh. I feel that the key to finding art’s future is found in its past. I hope that like the pages of history books, my art not only speaks to its viewers but it moves them to forge its future.”

All artwork is available for sale unless labeled NFS. Prints are available for sale per request. Commissioned work is also welcomed and must be scheduled. If you would like more information, contact Chris Smith at 423-714-6738 or 423-714-6708 or contact Smith_Art_Studio@Yahoo.com. The Morristown-Hamblen Library hosts ongoing exhibits of Morristown Art Association members with the exhibits changing every two months. For information about the Morristown Art Association, visit www.morristownart.org; the current exhibit or to purchase the art, please contact the artist; or call the Morristown-Hamblen Library at 423-586-6410.

Tomato Head: Exhibition by Ocean Starr Cline

  • June 4, 2018 — August 6, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The first thing to know about Ocean Starr Cline is that that is her given name. The second important thing to know is that, despite the invariable interest that her name excites, she’s not much concerned with what others think. In fact, it’s an essential part of how she lives:

“My parents had me in San Francisco, named me, and immediately moved me to Clay County, Alabama where everybody was Jeremy, Jason, Sarah and Amanda. I fit in like a purple giraffe on the farm. I complained bitterly about my name for years and years and I was going to change it when I got old enough, but, by that point, I had gotten used to it – because there’s always somebody who’s going to stare or has a comment. It really fortified me to be able to put any kind of art on the wall. Some people are going to like it some people are not. And I just don’t care.”

But Cline’s life and art is very much about caring for other people though not in an intrusive or interfering way. Cline’s paintings evince a sense of that magic – although she often works in a similar palate, her paintings each carry a unique voice, you might even detect an aura. Her approach to art leaves her open to whatever magic or inspiration comes to her in the moment.

Starr Cline’s exhibit will be on view at the downtown Knoxville Tomato Head on Market Square from June 4th through July 1st. Her exhibit will move to the West Knoxville Tomato Head from July 3rd through August 6th. http://thetomatohead.com/ocean-starr-cline/

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

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