Calendar of Events

Friday, July 26, 2019

Flying Anvil Theatre: Side by Side

  • July 26, 2019 — August 18, 2019

Category: Music and Theatre

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a new generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com

Free Spirit Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Category: Theatre

Free Spirit Theatre presents a dinner theatre production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

July 26-28 at Jubilee Banquet Facility, 6700 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville 37912.

Tickets available through www.freespirittheatre.org

Free Spirit Theatre provides the Knoxville community with innovative and provocative theatre productions from the global canon as well as experimental and original works. Our mission is to explore the boundaries of theatre and push the envelope for social awareness, change, tolerance, and enlightenment.

Knoxville Walking Tours benefiting Knoxville History Project

Category: History & heritage

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE CIVIL WAR IN KNOXVILLE
JULY 26, 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. 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
JULY 26, 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. 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 – KNOXVILLE’S MUSICAL HISTORY
JULY 27, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM - From Tribal to Techno - Knoxville’s story has always been set to music, from the time when the poetic rhythms of the native Cherokee tribes still echoed in the hills and the ballads of the Scots-Irish settlers were sung around campfires on the riverbanks. Immigrants from all over the world brought new instruments and tunes to enliven the song and East Tennessee became known as a home to musicians of every genre, whether classical, jazz, R&B, rock-n-roll, Americana, or the avant-garde sounds of ska, techno, and whatever’s unveiled at this year’s Big Ears Festival. Meet in the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 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 – SHADOW SIDE 2
JULY 27, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM - OLD CITY GHOSTS - 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. 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/

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - "Hurricane" Ruth Band with Scott Holt

Category: Dance and Music

Alive After Five is a unique live music series that takes place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, and free parking. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries. Admission is $15 for general and $10 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free.

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: Summer Concert Series

Category: Kids & family and Music

Pistol Creek Catch of the Day - Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Upcoming:
Jerry Butler Band - Aug 2 @ 7:00 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

Mighty Mud: Wine & Wheel

  • July 26, 2019
  • 6 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

Instructor: Ellie Kotsianas

What a better way to spend your Friday night than drinking wine and hand throwing your own ceramic wine cup or rocks glass! Join Ellie Kotsianas for a messy night out with your friends or a fun date. We encourage you to bring any beverage that you like, along with any food or snack. All materials will be provided. During the class you will get a hands on experience in throwing your cups and choosing your glaze colors.

** Due to state regulations, we are no longer allowed to provide and serve alcoholic beverages to a ticketed event. PLEASE, bring and enjoy whatever beverages you choose… we will provide the drinking vessel… and please drink responsibly.

$45.00 - All Materials Provided

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, www.mightymudclay.com

Knoxville Barristers: Summer Party - Fiesta on Central

  • July 26, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

Friday at 6 PM – 9 PM
The Central Collective, 923 N Central St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Come join the Barristers for an evening filled with camaraderie and fun! The Annual Barristers Summer Party, Fiesta on Central will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at The Central Collective, located at 4923 N. Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. The food will be catered by Holly's Eventful Dining/Gourmet's Market & Cafe.The cost is $20 per person before July 12, after that date prices will increase to $25 per person. The price includes taco/fajita bar, soft drinks, beer & wine. Summer Law Clerks and guests are welcome. The Summer Party is a great chance to network and mingle with a diverse group of lawyers and law students.
https://www.facebook.com/events/562966327570567/

UT School of Music: ICA ClarinetFest® 2019

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

Workshops, lectures, master classes, and performances; UTK is proud to be the host of the ClarinetFest® from July 24-28, 2019. Presented by the International Clarinet Association, UT, and the artistic team led by Victor Chavez and Gary Sperl, the conference will feature worldclass performances, artists, presentations, masterclasses, competitions, recitals, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, and clarinet vendor exhibits for attendees.

Natalie Haslam Music Center
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events

Ijams Nature Center: National Moth Week

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Honeybees may get the lion’s share of attention as pollinators, but you may be in the dark about another insect doing this important work: The moth. Nature’s often unheralded nighttime pollinators will be in the spotlight July 20-28 during the eighth annual National Moth Week (NMW).

This event invites moth enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to participate in a worldwide citizen science project that literally shines the light on moths, celebrating their beauty, ecological diversity and the critical role they play in the natural world. Since its inception, NMW has inspired thousands of public and private moth-watching and education events in all 50 states and almost 80 countries. Sites have included national parks and monuments, museums and local recreation areas, private backyards and front porches. All you need is a light and somewhere for moths to land.

Anyone can register a public or private event, or can find one in their area by visiting www.nationalmothweek.org. Event registration is free. This year, Ijams Nature Center is getting in on the action with some friendly competition. Ijams will offer two simultaneous citizen science moth programs, one at the Ijams Visitor Center in South Knoxville and one at McFee Park in Farragut. Attendees for both programs will stay up late to attract, capture and identify moths. At the end of the night, they’ll total their catch to see which group identified the most species of moths.

Both Ijams programs are designed for ages 8 and older and take place on Saturday, July 20, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per individual or $10 per family. For more information or to register, visit https://ijams.org/events/.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

UT Downtown Gallery: Howard Hull: Paintings 1989-2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Artist Reception: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM and Friday, August 2 from 5-9pm for an First Friday reception.

Join us Friday, July 19 from 6-8pm for an artist's reception with Howard Hull. In 1965, Hull began teaching at the UT Knoxville College of Education. During his tenure at UT, Hull’s painting, collages, and sculpture were frequently seen in various competitive Mid-South and one-person invitationals. Hull’s articles have routinely filled the pages of Arts and Activities, Tennessee Education, and School Arts, and his in-depth history of Tennessee WPA post office murals was published in 1996. Before his 1999 retirement, Hull coordinated numerous art educational workshops, curricular projects and extension courses on behalf of his department. Since leaving UT, he continues to be a productive painter and writer.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

Oak Ridge Art Center: Mixed Media: Seen and Unseen

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

The exhibition is for artists who work in both two and three–dimensional mixed media from throughout the region. Any work produced with multiple media is eligible. The “seen and unseen” may refer to the subject matter or the layering of techniques.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Travis Townsend and Felicia Szorad

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

Details TBA

Drown Wood Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org

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