Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Auditions for All in the Timing

Category: Auditions, Free event and Theatre

by David Ives
Directed by Greg Congleton
Performances: Sep 13-29, 2019
Rehearsals: begin Aug 14

Audition Times
• Sat, Aug 3, 2:00-4:00 pm
• Sun, Aug 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
• Mon, Aug 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
• Sat, Aug 10, 2:00-4:00 pm
• Sun, Aug 1, 7:00-9:00 pm
Available Roles
• Multiple male and female roles of varied ages. Actors may be cast in multiple roles as appropriate, since the play consists of 6 one-acts. NOTE: Some roles require considerable movement and flexibility. [see web site for details]
Audition Requirements
• No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
• A headshot and resume are helpful but not required.
• Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for Aug-Sep.

Auditions will be held at the theater. Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Second Harvest of East Tennessee: Music Feeds Concert Series

  • August 3, 2019

Category: Fundraisers and Music

Music Feeds is BACK for its second year! Music Feeds will consist of six shows, starting in June and ending in October, at the Tennessee Amphitheater in World’s Fair Park.

The concert series benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank will include the following acts:
 Saturday, Aug. 3: Shining Star (Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band)
 Friday, Aug. 30: Steve Earle & the Dukes
 Friday, Oct. 4: Scott Miller & the Commonwealth

AND we have an exciting addition this year: the Sweet P’s experience! Come enjoy dinner and drinks before each show (gates open at 5:30) by upgrading your Music Feeds tickets to include the Sweet P’s Experience! The Sweet P’s Experience includes BBQ, ribs, brisket, Creole favorites and season specialties, complimentary nonalcoholic beverages, a private cash bar and a private bathroom (that’s right– no walking to the bathrooms). When purchasing your Music Feeds tickets, be sure to add the Sweet P’s Experience for $30, BUT you have to act fast, only 150 Sweet P’s Experiences will be sold for each show!

Tickets are on sale NOW at

UT Arboretum Society: 4th Annual Butterfly Festival

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

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present its fourth annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium and surrounding grounds, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. The charge is $5 per carload. This is a change from previous years. The gate will be open at 9:30 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine.

Co-sponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, the event which drew hundreds of area participants in 2018, is designed for children and adults of all ages. Ample parking is in designated areas of the UT Arboretum adjacent to the event. The day’s highlight will be the release of 300 butterflies promptly at 12:00 p.m., noon. Please plan enough time for arrival and parking before the release. It is suggested that butterflies be purchased early in the day due to limited supply, on a first come first serve basis. Children are invited to help release the monarch butterflies, which will be offered at a cost of $10 per butterfly to cover costs. Cash or credit cards will be accepted. For the safety of all, the use of butterfly nets at this event is strictly prohibited.

Three speakers will give presentations in the air-conditioned UT Arboretum Auditorium. From 10:00 – 10:45, Stephen Lyn Bales, retired senior naturalist at Ijams Nature Center will present, “From Egg to Migration: The Natural History of the Monarch Butterfly.” At 10:45 until 11:15, Dr. Bill Klingeman, professor of Plant Sciences at UT will discuss “Pollinators in Our Landscape.” For children and adults, at 11:15-11:45, Dr. Shirley Raines will present, “Butterfly, You are Free.”

Children of all ages will enjoy experiencing UT Insect Zoo, a travelling exhibit of insects. The goal of the Insect Zoo is to have fun while sharing knowledge of insects with others to help them appreciate the important role of insects in our environment. The Insect Zoo showcases preserved and live insects and arachnids (scorpion, tarantula, etc.) found in Tennessee and throughout the world. Two butterfly viewing tents will be open for a closer look at monarchs and other native butterflies.

The festival will feature six local artisans and one native plant vendor, Lori McAllister of Tennessee Naturescapes ( from Clinton. Lori will be bringing a large selection of locally sourced nectar and larval plants for butterflies and other pollinators. While supplies last, McAllister will give away one free pollinator plant (Joe Pye weed) per family with a child.

Food vendors include Dano’s Hotdogs, featuring hotdogs, hamburgers and lemonade. Mediterranean Delight will offer Middle Eastern fare and LB&S Snowballs will offer over 40 flavors of the refreshing icy treats. Sliders and fries will be offered by Forks on the Road Food Truck. Please bring refillable water bottles. Dulcimer music will be played by UT graduate student Allen McBride.

Children’s craft activities will be available at a cost of $1 ticket per activity or $5 for six tickets. These include face painting and tattoos, decorating cookies, making picture frames, decorating butterfly magnets and more. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277 or

The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint: Will Hoge

  • August 3, 2019

Category: Music

ACM, CMA, and Grammy-nominated artist, Will Hoge, will be bringing his energetic show featuring new music and chart-topping hits to play The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville, TN Saturday, August 3, 2019. Fans can expect a high energy show with some brand-new Hoge songs like "Gilded Walls" and "Middle of America," as well as popular fan favorites like, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." Show is at 6pm and tickets start at $15.

The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801.
For additional information visit

YWCA: "Fresh Start" Back to School Event

  • August 3, 2019

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

Free Haircuts and Styles for the Whole Family!

YWCA is pleased to partner with Queens of Knoxville and Turnin' Headz Beauty and Fashion for the "Fresh Start" back-to-school-event on Saturday, August 3, at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center,124 S Cruze St, Knoxville, TN 37915. Free haircuts and styles for the whole family will be offered!

Please register by July 31 by calling or texting "FRESH" to 865-410-8329.

Interested in volunteering your time as a barber / hair professional? Contact Kathy Mack, Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center, at 865-546-0651 if you are interested in lending your skills.

Bacon at the Bear Fundraiser

  • August 3, 2019
  • 5:00-9:00PM

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art and Fundraisers

Bacon at the Bear - Saturday, August 3, 5-9pm

The Dancing Bear in Townsend is hosting the Bacon at the Bear fundraiser for New Hope, Blount County's Children's Advocacy Center, which provides services to Blount County children who have been abused or traumatized. Guests who contribute $150 will have access to vendors representing the Arts, local farmers and cheese makers, wine and bourbon tasting, and a food tasting from creations by 13 regional chefs. The food will be farm-to-table featuring Benton's Bacon and Appalachian roots. There will also be a live auction and music by Humble Bob & the Engineers.

Townsend Artisan Guild artists will be displaying their work and providing demonstrations at the " Bacon at the Bear" on Saturday, August 3, 5-9pm. Our art will include fiber arts, painting, photography, jewelry, and more around an "Appalachian" theme including traditional arts and plants, animals, and scenery.
Information about Townsend Artisan Guild: The Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery, 7719 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882. Hours: Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. Information: 865-448-8018

Information about Bacon at the Bear at

KIN - Knoxville Internationals Network: Community Back to School Picnic

  • August 3, 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Free event and Kids & family

Bring a dish to share! There will be games for the children, food, and fellowship!
At the Knox County Association of Baptists, 7709 Westland Drive.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s 10th annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show on Friday, August 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC), 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade.

Participants can view the show entries and watch the presentations of ribbons and cash awards to the winning artists.

First National Bank of Tennessee is once again sponsoring the Art Guild’s Judged and Juried Fine Art Show. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winners. An assortment of hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at this free opening reception event.

The Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show will feature all genres of art, and these items will be on display at the PCAC from August 2 through September 4. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For further information about the 10th annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show, visit the Art Guild’s website:, the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC), or call 931-707-7249.

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Mary Saylor and Lynnda Tenpenny

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

August Featured Artists - First Friday Reception: August 2, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Mary Saylor has been fascinated by all sorts of artistic endeavors from her childhood and was raised by parents who themselves were creative individuals. Mary obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University with a minor in Sculpture and over the years, she has dabbled in various creative outlets including drawing, quilting, painting, woodcarving and clay, but recently has focused on paper mache sculptures. Mary has a profound love and appreciation of all animals, great and small, and this devotion is clearly seen in her whimsical, humorous animal sculptures. She thoroughly enjoys the process of creating each and every piece and hopes they bring nearly as much happiness and joy to everyone who views them.

Bio: Lynnda Tenpenny is an award-winning artist, a native East Tennessean, and a UT grad. She is a member of the Art Market Gallery and Foothills Craft Guild, and has served on boards of both and as President of both. Lynnda has art in several regional collections, including Park West Hospital, UT Hospital, Women’s Contemporary Health, and others.

Statement: I love paint, papers, patterns, colors, and layers; I love experimenting with various materials to com-bine these elements into something fun and interesting. The glimpses of things “hidden” under previous layers or partially visible letters and numbers lets the viewer create their own story. We recently moved to a house (and new studio) where we see the most beautiful sunsets every evening. Apparently I never saw sunsets before!! I’ve tried to incorporate the delicate colors and nuances of the clouds into my work; it’s a goal in progress and as with all art, it’s evolving. Lynnda Tenpenny Facebook:

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,

Rala: August First Friday with Jon Pemberton

  • August 2, 2019 — September 1, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opens August 2nd 6-9PM (Will be on display the entire month)
Please join us for the show openings and to meet the artist!

Jon Pemberton is a Special Education teacher, and during the summers he creates his pop-art paintings. He went to art school in Denver, where he first felt free to explore his love of materials, process, and color.

"Every piece is special to me in some way. The subject matter of each piece is something that I enjoy to a point where it has become a part of who I am. Regardless of the seriousness, or lack there of, of these pieces, they represent aspects of myself that I take very seriously. I nerd out to Miyazaki movies, such as Spirited Away. I got into reading as a kid through comic books. Now, I teach reading to students, still using comic books to spark interest. The Stan Lee piece is special to me because of that. What can I say about Beyoncé. She is the queen. I mean, have you heard Formation? It is a perfect song. Long live the queen."

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Kimberlee Rose Smith

  • August 2, 2019 — September 1, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host artist Kimberlee Rose Smith for First Friday, Aug. 2 from 6-9 pm.

Kimberlee Rose Smith is a local artist who seeks to bring hope, joy, and peace by reflecting the beauty around us.

She explains her inspiration, “Anytime I go outside, I see a consistent yet ever-changing work of art- the sky. I’m also inspired by the natural beauty of water. My paintings reflect the majestic, mysterious, and vast open sky and open water. I hope my paintings encourage the viewer to appreciate the beauty of creation always surrounding us.”

Awaken Coffee is a live music venue, espresso bar, craft beer & wine bar and organic restaurant in the heart of downtown. Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Broadway Studios and Gallery: The Tuesday Painters and The Poetry of Nature

  • August 2, 2019 — August 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening August 2nd 5:00-9:00

Join us for First Friday and our Grand Reopening! Featuring paintings by plein air artists The Tuesday Painters and photography by Katharine Emlen.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676,

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