Calendar of Events

Friday, August 30, 2019

Mast General Store Promenade Sale

  • August 30, 2019 — September 2, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

Mast General Store, 402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, 865-546-1336
Promenade Sale in Knoxville
August 30-September 2

Bargains Galore Just Outside Our Back Door!
Join us for fun and bargains on our back porch. All items are 50% off the suggested retail prices and will include apparel, footwear, accessories, and home decor. Here's what you'll find:

50% OFF Women's Clothing from:
• Columbia
• Kühl
• Patagonia
• Royal Robbins

50% OFF Men's Clothing from:
• Columbia
• Kühl
• Patagonia
• Royal Robbins

50% OFF Kids' Clothing from:
• Sypder

50% OFF Footwear from:
• Børn (W's)
• Merrell (M's & W's)
• Bionica (W's)

50% OFF Accessories from:
• Mountainsmith

50% OFF Home Decor & Accessories from:
• Accents de Ville

Hours:
• Friday, August 30 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Saturday, August 31 - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Sunday, September 1 - Noon - 6 p.m.
• Monday, September 2 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Parking:
There are several parking lots near the store, including the Promenade Deck and the State Street Garage. You'll also find on-street parking (don't forget to feed the meters) and additional spaces in the Market Square Garage.

www.mastgeneralstore.com

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Summer Clothing Sale

Category: Festivals & special events

25% off Summer Clothing
https://www.gwiktn.org/upcomingsales

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: 865-588-8567

Knoxville Walking Tours benefiting Knoxville History Project

Category: History & heritage and Kids & family

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – THE EARLY YEARS
AUGUST 30, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Step back over two centuries and visit Knoxville’s founders as you listen to the stories of the settlement of White’s Fort and establishment of the capital of the Southwest Territory at the headwaters of the Tennessee.
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

KNOXVILLE WALKING TOURS – SHADOW SIDE
AUGUST 30, 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 – THE CIVIL WAR IN KNOXVILLE
AUGUST 31, 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 3: SIDE STREET SHADOWS
AUGUST 31, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel.
Meet on the porch of the The French Market Crêperie, 412 W Clinch Ave. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $15. Children 6-12: $10 (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/

Spark: Golf Tournament

  • August 30, 2019

Category: Fundraisers

August 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Three Ridges Golf Course, 6101 Wise Springs Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918

Registration & breakfast: 8 a.m.
Shotgun: 9 a.m.
Tournament fees include green fees and cart, goody bag, prizes, hole-in-one contest, breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks. All sponsors, including in-kind, are invited to join golfers and guests for lunch and drinks following the tournament, starting at about 1:30 p.m.

https://www.sparktn.org/event/golf-tournament/

Spark Center, 116 Childress Street, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-219-0130, www.sparktn.org

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - "Pardi Gras" with Roux Du Bayou

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

Second Harvest of East Tennessee: Music Feeds Concert Series

  • August 30, 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:
 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 www.knoxvilletickets.com/musicfeeds.

https://secondharvestetn.org/blog-post/music-feeds-is-back-for-its-second-year

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Tall Tales of Tennessee

Category: Festivals & special events and Literature & readings

TALL TALES OF TENNESSEE: AN EVENING OF STORYTELLING
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We invite you to join us on Friday, August 30th for evening of Storytelling. Featuring Hannah Harvey, Elizabeth Rose, and Charles Maynard beginning at 6PM. Tickets are $10 (free for GSMHC members) and will be available for purchase the evening of the event. Please bring your folding chair and spend the evening with some of our area’s most beloved storytellers.

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

Clarence Brown Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet

Category: Music and Theatre

by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, CBT Mainstage

There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ going on at the Clarence Brown Theatre when the Tony Award winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet” takes the mainstage August 28, 2019 to September 22, 2019!

A Pay What You Can Preview performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, August 28 with proceeds from these tickets benefitting The Joy of Music School. A pre-show reception for Clarence Brown Theatre Society members will take place prior to the Opening Night performance on August 30. A Behind the Scenes Sunday event focusing on what it takes to make the music happen on stage will take place following the September 1 matinee performance. An Actor Talk Back will take place Sunday, September 8 following the matinee performance. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 pm. An additional “Broadway at the Keys” performance featuring Levi Kreis will take place September 23rd at 7:30 pm.

If you loved “Always, Patsy Cline,” “Honky Tonk Angels,” and “Lost Highway,” you don’t want to miss this Tony Award winning musical based on actual events! It’s December 4, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash hold an impromptu jam session at Sam Phillips’ Sun Record Studios. “No doubt you will enjoy the music as you see familiar characters come to life, however you will not see impersonators but a cast of great musicians recreating the time, the music, and one day in American musical history. They are spirited, passionate and filled with youthful optimistic energy as they fight and find individual successes at the beginning of their careers,” said director Kate Buckley.

Free and convenient parking is available in the McClung Tower Garage on Volunteer Boulevard.
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Whistler & Company: The Etching Revival

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Whistler & Company includes nearly a dozen works by Whistler accompanied by more than 50 etchings by some of his most accomplished American and European contemporaries. Whistler’s gritty images of the River Thames, views of Venice, and Parisian scenes are among works featured in the exhibition. Other artists who participated in the etching revival include Francis Seymour Haden, James McBey, Edwin Edwards, David Young Cameron, Muirhead Bone, Mortimer Menpes, Charles Meryon, Maxime Lalanne, Joseph Pennell, and Frank Duveneck, among others.

Although best known for innovative paintings such as Arrangements in Gray and Black No. 1 (popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother”), Whistler was a talented printmaker. The exhibition Whistler & Company examines the artist’s influential role in the etching revival of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This revival took hold in France, England and the United States. Artists set out to reestablish etching—the art of incising lines with an etching needle into a thin copper plate which was then inked and pressed into paper with the help of a printing press to create impressions—as an art form that could stand on its own. Inspired by Rembrandt, and the old masters, practitioners created remarkable original and expressive compositions that gained popularity with refined collectors and the broader public.

The legacy of expatriate American artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler (Lowell, Massachusetts 1834-1903 London) was far-reaching, and his sphere of influence included early 20th-century East Tennessee. The Nicholson Art League, for instance, Knoxville’s leading art group of the period, dedicated its entire December 1, 1911 program to Whistler. Led by noted impressionist Catherine Wiley, the gathering featured presentations including “Whistler’s Influence on American Art,” and Whistler, His Life and Work.”

All of the works in in the exhibition are drawn from the Reading Public Museum’s permanent collection of works on paper, which numbers more than 10,000. Whistler & Company: The Etching Revival is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

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

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Blithe Spirit

Category: Theatre

Showtimes
Fri Aug 23, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat Aug 24, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun Aug 25, 2019 | 2:00PM
Thu Aug 29, 2019 | 8:00PM
Fri Aug 30, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat Aug 31, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun Sep 1, 2019 | 2:00PM

A skeptical novelist invites an eccentric psychic medium to his placid country home as research for his latest book and is surprised to find that a séance summons the spirit of his long-dead first wife. Now that she is back, she’s not going away and soon poor Charles has more on his hands than he ever bargained for.

FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com

Farragut Museum: Timeless Toys

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

A new Farragut Museum exhibit featuring toys belonging to current and past volunteers, as well as items from the Museum's permanent collection, will open to the public on Friday, Aug. 16. "Timeless Toys" will remain open through the end of the year.

Friends of the Museum are invited to a sneak preview of the exhibit from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. New Friends can sign up during the event.

The Farragut Museum is committed to preserving the heritage of its East Tennessee Community and features a remarkable collection of artifacts from the area, including an extensive collection of the personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first Admiral of the U.S. Navy and hero of the Civil War. Housed in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, the Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and offers free admission. For more information, visit townoffarragut.org/museum or contact Historic Resources Coordinator Julia Barham at jbarham@townoffarragut.org.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Robin Hood & His Merry Men

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Category: Kids & family and Theatre

ROBIN HOOD & HIS MERRY MEN
August 16 - September 1

The Sheriff of Nottingham will stop at nothing to see Prince John ascend to the English throne. But Little John, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian team up with the daring Robin Hood to see justice return to London.

Performances are typically Thursday-Sunday, and tickets are $12 per Adult, $10 per child. Reservations are strongly recommended. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more by making advance reservations by phone. Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

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