Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ijams Nature Center: 7th Annual Terror in the Woods

Category: Festivals & special events, Film and Science & nature

IT’S BACK!!! Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville Horror Film Fest and FrightWorks Haunted House are teaming up to make your nightmares come true as we turn the forest at Ijams into a terrifying journey into darkness with our seventh annual Terror in the Woods.

Join us to experience the nightmares that you won’t soon forget! We’ll be showing Nightmare on Elm St. 1 & 3. Frightworks will bring the horror from the screen to life with their haunted trail. Doors open at 7pm. Movies and haunted trail begin at dark. (approx. 9pm) Food trucks and beer garden will be open for this event. No outside coolers or alcohol allowed. Dogs are allowed at the event as long as they are on a leash and well behaved. Movies are rated R. Parental discretion is advised.

LOCATION: Front lawn at the Visitor Center– don’t forget your blankets or lawn chairs for this event. In case of inclement weather, movie will be moved indoors. COST: Tickets are $15 per person.

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

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

  • July 27, 2019

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Music

JULY 27TH, 2019 in World's Fair Park.
SUMMERTIME IS BEER AND BBQ TIME! See the NEW & IMPROVED WORLD’S FAIR PARK….at Marble’s City’s 3rd Annual Celebration of Pork and Whiskey!

Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by - Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It's two great days of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon.
What's Cooking...

All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
Unlimited Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixins’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low. BBQ is ala carte.

Back For More! The Shrine of Swine!The Shrine features pulled pork – right from the source. Pork Worship at its finest…..with several pigs each day.
Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South.

We’re all experts at cornhole by now – so now get ready to enjoy our new game area – the Cochon Carnival with fun activities to keep everyone challenged.
Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage.
Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and more!

Tickets and more at http://www.beerandbourbon.com/knoxville-tn/show

Historic Ramsey House: Jane Austen Regency Tea

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Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and History & heritage

Don your best Regency-inspired period dress for a Jane Austen inspired Regency Tea! An afternoon tea will be served, as well as Jane Austen readings, tea blending, dressing a Regency man & more! Regency dress encouraged, but not required! Reservations required. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket link below or by calling 865-546-0745. To reserve your seat: https://squareup.com/store/historic-ramsey-house Ticket Price: $30 ($25 members)

Saturday, July 27th @ 2:00-4:00pm

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Civil Strife Presents: Knoxville Arts Show

  • July 27, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Music

Saturday at 8 PM – 12 AM
Birdhouse Knoxville, 800 N 4th Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Civil Strife presents a Knoxville Arts Show at Birdhouse Knoxville in the heart of Fourth and Gill!

Come see the artwork of Brynne Carlisle! The doors open at 8 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Guests 21 and older can bring their own alcohol (please bring an I.D. ... there is not a bar or alcohol for sale in the venue). It will be $3 to enter and cash only at the door. We will also have live entertainment! Ryan Meeker will be our opening act at 8:30 p.m. followed by Sydney Buckner Music at 9:30 p.m. and Selsnar Sounds will be our finishing the show starting at 10:45 p.m.

Don't miss this amazing event! Tell your friends and come out to support the local art community in Knoxville! https://www.facebook.com/events/595285520939138/

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/

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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