Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: The Raconteurs

  • August 11, 2019
  • 7:30PM

Category: Music

August 11 at 7:30PM The Raconteurs come to Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence & Patrick Keeler are back with the release of their first new music in more than 10 years. The two new songs released by Third Man Records, "Now That You're Gone" featuring Brendan Benson on lead vocals and "Sunday Driver" with Jack White singing lead, are available digitally worldwide today. This release coincides with the delivery of the only physical version of the tracks available on 7" vinyl as part of Third Man's Vault Package #38 celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the bands' acclaimed second album, CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY.Unique companion videos accompany both tracks and, in true Raconteurs fashion, were shot only one week ago and are available for your enjoyment now. "Sunday Driver" was directed by Steven Sebring acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, inventor, and vanguard in artistic 3D imaging and captured at the Sebring Revolution Media Lab in New York City. The video for "Now That You're Gone" was directed by Dikayl Rimmasch (Beyonc, Jay Z, Blondie) and features renowned burlesque performer Gia Genevieve. "The ["Now That You're Gone"] video is a very rock and roll approach to the wide range of emotions a person goes through when dealing with a broken heart. Feelings of being weak, angry, vengeful and ultimately the strength to overcome and 'crash' through it all," says Genevieve. "I had such a lovely time collaborating with such wonderful artists and people."

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Docent Tours & Art Activities

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, Kids & family and Lectures

Each Second Sunday of the month at 2pm, docents offer free guided tours of Higher Ground, Currents, and traveling exhibitions to the public with tours available in Spanish as well.

From 1-4pm there are art activities for all ages!

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

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: International Blues Challenge

  • August 11, 2019
  • 7:00PM

Category: Free event and Music

August 11, 2019 at Open Chord / All Things Music
8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

It's time for The International Blues Challenge, a worldwide search for those Blues Bands and Solo/Duo Blues Acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Blues bands, duos, and solo artists will be challenging other area acts for the chance to compete in Memphis with over 200 bands from around the world!

The show is free. Doors open at 6 PM.
Show starts at 7 PM at Open Chord Music, 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: (865) 281-5874.

More information at Smoky Mountain Blues Society: http://smokymountainblues.org/wp/

The Lyric Theatre Company: Barefoot in the Park

  • August 9, 2019 — August 11, 2019

Category: Culinary arts and Theatre

In Lenoir City at The County Kinfolk Event Center. Play dates and times are as follows:
Friday August 9th at 8:00 pm
Saturday August 10th at 8:00 pm
Sunday August 11th at 2:00 pm

Dining room opens at opens at 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday. Shopping area will be open beginning at 6pm.

Tickets are $20 sold in advance and if you want to enjoy dinner on Friday and Saturday it will be an additional $15 paid in advance with ticket. (Ends August 7th) Plated meal served between 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Meal cost $15 to be purchased at time ticket is purchased. Choice of 3 entrees. Pork, chicken, or meat loaf served with two sides and a drink. No need to chose meal option in advance.

Sunday August 11th Country Kinfolk will be open regular hours with regular Sunday menu. (Restaurant closes at 2pm)
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thelyrictheatrecompany/276525

Knoxville Walking Tours benefiting Knoxville History Project

Category: History & heritage and Kids & family

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE CIVIL WAR IN KNOXVILLE
AUGUST 9, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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 2
AUGUST 9, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – KNOXVILLE’S MUSICAL HISTORY
AUGUST 10, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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
AUGUST 10, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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 – LITERARY HERITAGE
AUGUST 11, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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.
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/

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 www.LtenArt.com. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LynndaTenpennyArt.

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

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)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2289928674655767/
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, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com

Bijou Theatre Art Gallery: Exhibition by Tyty Nkongolo

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

ARTIST OF THE MONTH : TYTY NKONGOLO

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, www.knoxbijou.com

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
https://www.culturehairstudioknox.com/

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, www.theatreknoxville.com

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