Calendar of Events

Friday, May 10, 2019

Knoxville Museum of Art: Design by Time

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Knoxville Museum of Art presents this groundbreaking design exhibition which brings together works from the U.S. and abroad that express the notion of the dynamic passage of time in textiles, carpets, ceramics, lighting fixtures, vessels, clocks, and furniture.

The twenty-two studios and designers represented in the exhibition all incorporate markers of time’s passage: seasons and growth cycles, the orbiting sun, chemistry, and physical forces (magnetism, crystallization, and tides). Where the shape and form of most designed objects is intended to communicate their physical presence, the creation of objects that express the dynamic passage of time offers a counterpoint, a visual expression of life itself.

Design by Time is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Spring Concert Series

Category: Kids & family and Music

Acoustic Eidolon
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wild Blue Yonder
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All concerts begin at 7 pm – Rain or shine in the covered amphitheater. Bring your own folding lawn chairs. Coolers and alcohol of any kind are prohibited. Pets are not allowed (Except Service Animals w/ Proper Identification). Concerts are FREE for GSMHC Members and for Children 5 and Under – $10 per person for non-members. Or, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours!

http://www.gsmheritagecenter.org/events/concerts/

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Steel Magnolias

Category: Theatre

Showtimes
Fri May 10, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat May 11, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun May 12, 2019 | 2:00PM
Thu May 16, 2019 | 8:00PM
Fri May 17, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat May 18, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun May 19, 2019 | 2:00PM

There’s always a good time down at Truvy’s beauty shop, where six Southern ladies, each as gentle as a magnolia yet tough as steel, share in the laughter, tragedy, and celebrations of life in their small Louisiana town. Though they may be boldly independent and not always see eye to eye, they still lean on each other through thick and thin. Make an appointment to join these three generations of women as they solidify an enduring bond of friendship and sisterhood.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com

Mabry-Hazen House & Seventy Thirty Creatives: Shakespeare on the Hill

Category: Festivals & special events and Theatre

Seventy Thirty Creatives and Mabry-Hazen House are excited to present one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. With the historic front porch of Mabry-Hazen House as the stage, Shakespeare on the Hill will recount the tale of two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. For centuries, Romeo and Juliet has been the love story by which all other are measured and the first Shakespeare on the Hill puts a historic spin on this classic tragedy.

Set against the backdrop of Mabry-Hazen House, the well-known tragedy of Romeo & Juliet plays out in a new setting. Built in 1858 and seated atop Mabry's hill, the historic house will act as a unique backdrop to this antebellum-era production. While the Bard’s tragic tale remains unaltered, the players will wear historic garments from the mid-nineteenth century.

Three shows will occur:
Friday, May 10th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 11th, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 12th, 2:30 PM

Doors open thirty minutes before curtain. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Light concessions will be available for purchase. For tickets and more information visit www.mabryhazen.com/shakespeare.

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661

Art Guild of Tellico Village: Spring Art Show

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

Members of the Art Guild of Tellico Village (AGTV) will exhibit a new art collection at the Christian Life Center at the Tellico Village Community Church, located at 130 Chota Center in Loudon, TN.

All artists, aspiring artists and art enthusiasts are invited to attend. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be on display—from painting, drawing and photography to sculpture, jewelry, pottery and fabric art. The Art Guild is excited to welcome Knoxville artist Mike Berry as their juror this year.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 10, 5-8 p.m. The exhibit continues on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend. www.tellicoartguild.org

Knoxville Walking Tours

Category: History & heritage

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE CIVIL WAR IN KNOXVILLE
MAY 10, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
A City Divided - 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. Details: Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $25. Children 6-12: $17 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – SHADOW SIDE
MAY 10, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Knoxville Ghosts - 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. Details: Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S. Gay St. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE EARLY YEARS
MAY 11, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Early Years - 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. Details: Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – LITERARY HERITAGE
MAY 11, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:30
Great Writers and Great Books - 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. Details: Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/

Nief-Norf Knoxville Concert Series: Heartless Fools

Category: Free event and Music

Composer, performer, and multimedia artist Jordan Munson comes to Knoxville to delight listeners with his signature expansive blending of chamber-esque references with numerous experimental elements. Seth Colter Walls of The New York Times writes “[Munson’s] pieces merge acoustic melody and electronic rhythm with thrilling purpose.”

The free concert begins at 7pm. Munson will present a series of works from his recent collection Heartless Fools. Referencing new classical, jazz, and industrial electronic musical styles, the concert will highlight the multiplicity of Munson's influences. The evening will feature members of the new music collective Nief-Norf in performance alongside the composer. Knoxville Concert Series: Heartless Fools celebrates what Nief-Norf loves best: brand new, avant-leaning, contemporary chamber music.

Supported by a generous grant from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Munson traveled to Iceland in 2018 to develop this body of work at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavík's famed recording facility. When asked about the title of this collection of works, Munson responded, “I would not necessarily say this music is political, but the title is certainly in response to current politics. It refers to two characters. The first is working through shock and grief as they awake to the realities of this world, and is trying to make sense of it all. The other, fueled by an imagined loss of cultural identity, is full of a rage that causes them to do inhumane things. This shows up in the music as a struggle between order and chaos, peace and aggression, contemplation and impatience. The works constantly push and pull—both internally and with one another.”

Listeners can expect to hear an evening of music that is quite eclectic and full of clashes, variations, and sonic discoveries along the way. The Icelandic landscape was an important source of conceptual and musical inspiration. Munson uses timid music boxes and muted pianos that give way to overdriven electronic bass tones as one example of his reaction to that landscape. While at times romantic and serene, the terrain can quickly turn rugged and uncompromising. The duality of the music leads the listener’s imagination to just such a physical environment.

At University of Tennessee School of Music, 117 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

http://www.niefnorf.org/20182019-season/

Scruffy City Orchestra: Spring Concert: Brahms, Borodin and Budding Stars!

  • May 10, 2019
  • 8 PM

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Scruffy City Orchestra announces its 2019 Spring Concert: Brahms, Borodin and Budding Stars!
Led by Ace Edewards and featuring 2019 Concerto Competition Winners Ellie Smith (Youth Category) performing her cello solo Élégie by Gabriel Fauré, and Kristin Barrett (Adult Category) performing her violin solo of the first movement of the Symphonie espagnole by Édouard Lalo

When: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8 PM

Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville
Admission: Free (donations welcome)
https://www.scruffycityorchestra.com

Bijou Theatre: Preacher Lawson

Category: Comedy

Preacher Lawson is an American comedian. He is known for being a finalist on the 12th season of America's Got Talent.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

WDVX: Secret City Radio Show with Robinella

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Category: Music

East Tennessee’s Own WDVX and ORNL Federal Credit Union Present The Secret City Radio Show on Friday night May 10, 7:00PM, at the new American Museum of Science and Energy on Main Street in Downtown Oak Ridge. Featuring live music from Robinella and her band and much more…

Friday, May 10, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

American Museum of Science and Energy
115 East Main Street
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-city-radio-show-with-robinella-tickets-60430184308
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029, www.wdvx.com.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Kick-Off to Summer

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Category: Culinary arts, Dance, Fundraisers and Music

Featuring party band The Atlanta Showstoppers
Cocktail buffet and dancing, $125/person

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, www.knoxart.org

The central Collective: EXIT -> Exist

  • May 10, 2019
  • 6:00-9:00PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The Central Collective Second Friday Art Reception: EXIT -> Exist
Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:00-9:00 PM.

About the Artists: Belle is a sober coach, Mr. Belle is an artist. They are Canadians living in Paris. She has a Masters degree in Creative Writing, and has been interviewed by the media (including BBC). He is a French-Canadian artist (who didn't speak a word of English when they met). Now they both don’t drink. Now he paints Exit paintings. www.artsober.com

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590, info@thecentralcollective.com, www.thecentralcollective.com

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