Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Tennessee Theatre: Summer Movie Magic - North by Northwest

Category: Film and Kids & family

There’s something for everyone in the 21st Summer Movie Magic lineup! Movie-goers will travel back in time and see these classics, as they should be: in a historic theater surrounded by other movie-lovers, enjoying some popcorn and a cold drink. Come experience some of your favorite classics on the big screen! Prior to each screening, hear the Mighty Wurlitzer organ fill the auditorium with magnificent music by House Organist Freddie Brabson.

Saturday Night Fever August 16 • 8pm
Unforgiven August 23 • 8pm

North by Northwest August 4 • 3pm
Singin’ In The Rain August 18 • 3pm
The Iron Giant August 25 • 3pm

Tickets can be purchasedat the Tennessee Theatre box office, or by phone at 865-684-1200. The ticket price for each movie is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for children under 12 and seniors 65 and over; and a six-entry punch card is $45.00 for adults and $36.00 for children and seniors.

604 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville:

Mighty Mud: Bagels and Bowls!

  • August 4, 2019
  • 9 AM

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

Instructor: Anais Lux

Join Anais Lux and Mighty Mud Studios for a Sunday morning of wheel thrown pottery and a light breakfast of bagels, spreads, and coffee. Great for first-timers, learn to make functional pottery pieces such as mugs, bowls and cups. All students will have two finished pieces to pick up two weeks after class. Gluten-free toast will be provided in lieu of bagels for gluten-free students.

$50.00 - All Materials Provided, Coffee & Tea 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,

Nourish Knoxville: Tomato Jam Fundraiser

  • August 4, 2019
  • 12:30-3:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Tickets are on sale now for our 3rd annual Tomato Jam: a drinks competition featuring Knoxville's best bartenders and East Tennessee's finest tomatoes! This fundraiser for Nourish Knoxville challenges local bartenders to create a cocktail using local tomatoes and compete for the titles of Audience Favorite and Judges' Favorite. Don't miss this unique event, August 4th at the Mill and Mine, 12:30-3pm.

Nourish Knoxville: 865-805-8687,

A brunch bar and coffee will be provided by local producers. Join us for yard games, cocktails, delicious food, and local vendors! Follow along for updates on our Facebook event ( and get your tickets today here!

11:30am - VIP Admission ($75)
12:30am - General Admission ($40, or $15 for no cocktails)
3pm - Winners Announced

Nourish Knoxville: 865-805-8687,

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Observes Sequoyah Remembrance Day

Category: Dance, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore will observe Sequoyah Remembrance Day Sunday, Aug. 4, 12:30-4 p.m. with free admission to the museum. Sequoyah died in August of 1843, we do not know what day he died so we’ve chosen the first Sunday in August to remember Sequoyah and his life.

Participating in this celebration is The Warrior Dancers of Ani-Kituhwa who are the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians official ambassadors, and the Cherokee Friends who are cultural ambassadors for the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Learn about Cherokee’s in the Civil War and corn husk doll making demonstrations.

“This is a day to remember the man who gave the Cherokee people their own written language,” said Charlie Rhodarmer, museum manager/director. “In 5,000 years of human civilization, Sequoyah is the only person, not literate in any language, who created a written language for his people.”

Sequoyah was born circa 1776 in the village of Tuskegee, near modern day Vonore. He spent most of his life in the Overhill Cherokee area, where he began creating a Cherokee writing system. After 12 years of work, Sequoyah finished the Syllabary in 1821 while living in Willstown, Ala. The Cherokee Nation adopted the Syllabary and within two years most of the Cherokee people had become literate in their own language. After living a brief time in Arkansas, Sequoyah moved to the Indian Territory, known today as Oklahoma. In 1842 Sequoyah volunteered to go with other Cherokees to find a group of Cherokees that had left the Overhill area during the American Revolution and had headed toward Texas or Mexico. Sequoyah died on this trip in August 1843. There are several stories about how Sequoyah died and it is not known where he is buried.

“We invite people to visit the museum on Sunday and learn more about Sequoyah’s fascinating life and experience modern Cherokee culture,” said Rhodarmer. The museum is located on Highway 360 in Vonore, about one mile from the Highway 411 intersection. For more information, call (423) 884-6246.

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,

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,

Bijou Theatre Art Gallery: Exhibition by Tyty Nkongolo

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event


Join us Friday, August 2 from 6pm-8pm for our official First Friday Gallery Opening featuring artist is Tyty Nkongolo. His work will feature painting on canvas, along with African hand-made crafts.

Tyty Nkongolo has painted all of his life. He was born April 05, 1978 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. He went to the Academy of Arts for 6 years, graduating in Arts and Crafts, Paintings option. He left Africa in January of 2017 and is happily married and the father of 2 children. He is an acrylic artist whose paintings are inspired by the women of Africa, and the African landscape. He also paints some abstract work, along with various cartoons.

This event is free and open to the public, and from 6pm-8pm!

His work will up for the whole month of August - it’s available to view during shows.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-522-0832,

Culture Hair Studio: Exhibition by Elle Colquitt

  • August 2, 2019 — August 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opens Fri Aug 2, 6-9
Come enjoy and unique prospective of window reflection images with us!
On display throughout the month during salon hours.

Culture Hair Studio
115 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Doublewide, Texas

Category: Comedy and Theatre

By Jones, Hope & Wooten and directed by Joseph Johnson

The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas – four doublewides and a shed – are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. But odd assortment of friends, enemies and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they – and their way of life – have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by ‘the big guys.’ The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where audiences double over with laughter!

“This show has audiences laughing so hard, you can probably hear them outside the theatre!”
– Murry’s Dinner Playhouse

“You will howl with laughter at these characters. So leave your troubles at home. Because in Doublewide Texas, they’ve got enough for everybody!”
– Bay Review

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

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