Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sustainable Future Center: Prep Your Fall Garden

  • August 16, 2020

Category: Free event, Health & wellness and Science & nature

Start prepping your fall garden now!

Learn how to prepare your garden for fall, including preparing and amending the soil, choosing what to plant and where, info on seeds and starts, mulching and seasonal maintenance.

Join Brittany Shultz, SFC Garden Manager, who has a lifetime of permaculture experience and more gardening wisdom than her years would show.

Sun, August 16, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
Free!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prep-your-fall-garden-q-a-with-brittany-tickets-114757175802

Motus Knoxville Triathlon at Ijams Nature Center

Category: Festivals & special events, Health & wellness and Science & nature

Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 8 AM – 12 PM

At Ijams, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

The Motus Triathlon Series moves to Knoxville, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting triathlons on the circuit.

Only two miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. Motus Knoxville will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel.

Swim - .75 Miles
Bike - 15.4 Miles
Run - 4.6 Miles

https://www.facebook.com/events/422230022064746/

Mighty Mud: Bagels And Bowls

  • August 16, 2020
  • 9:30-11:30 AM

Category: Classes & workshops 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 with one month after class. Gluten-free bagels will be available for gluten-free attendees. Coffee provided.

$55

Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-595-1900, https://mightymud.com/workshops/

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Holes

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Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Details TBA

The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Farragut Business Alliance: Dog Daze IV

  • August 14, 2020 — August 16, 2020

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

DOG DAZE IV @ Village Green Shopping Center, will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition, Friday August 14 through Sunday the 16th. SHOP FARRAGUT and Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs (http://www.smokymountaindockdogs.com/) & Ricki's Pet Depot (http://rickispetdepot.com/ ) to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition by DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL (http://dockdogs.com/). The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Stein Mart and Planet Fitness, Friday August 14 through Sunday the 16th.

Smoky Mountain DockDogs is the local club that will be supporting this event. Club President Kaye Noble states; "Since the onset of the Covid Virus, many of our DockDog competitions have been cancelled. So, we are excited to host this event which has just been awarded "WILDCARD" status. As a wildcard, competitors will receive bonus points and the opportunity to go to the world championships in October. We expect teams from across the country to compete for those valuable points." Competitors love coming to the Dog Daze at Village Green event because of the atmosphere of the crowd, the local food trucks, and the level of competition this event brings. There will be over 300 jumps with 150 competitors. This event is one of the last national events in the South East so it has become very popular with the competitors. Smoky Mountain DockDogs will also conduct a silent auction which will benefit the B.A.A.R.K. foundation. B.A.A.R.K. is an organization that helps the DockDogs community in their time of need.

DockDogs® was established in 2000; its first event was at the ESPN 2000 Great Outdoor Games competition. This competition will attract dog owners from across the Southeast. Last year there were over 30 competitors and more than 5000 visitors during the sophomore effort of this soon to be annual Farragut event. Registrants will be able to gain qualifying points towards attendance at the World Championships in October. If you have never witnessed this – expect the unexpected! Learn more at http://www.dockdogs.com. First Utility District is a major sponsor supplying over 27,000 gallons of fresh Tennessee River water to fill the pool for the weekend.

The festivities will start on Friday afternoon with local dogs taking a "Pooch Plunge!" Area dog owners will have the opportunity to have their 'puppy' try a Dock-Dive! K9 Center of East Tennessee has underwritten The Plunge activity which will allow non-competitors to try the DockDog experience free of charge. Between 4 and 7pm, members of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs Club will assist area pet lovers with their introduction to the sport. Actual competitions will commence on Saturday at 9am and competition registrations have SOLD OUT.
Between qualifying rounds, spectators can shop the Village Green shopping center, visit the many merchant booths on-site, mingle with pet food suppliers, plus get food & drink at the Festival Tent while visiting many pet related vendor booths, local merchant showcases and displays.

THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IS FREE!

The final rounds of competition and award presentations will take place late Sunday afternoon.

http://www.moretoknoxville.com/admin/events/add

Gallery 1010: "The Space In-Between", New Work by Alyssa Coffin

  • August 7, 2020 — August 17, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Gallery 1010
August 7th-17th
Schedule a viewing: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20334332
www.alyssacoffinart.com

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/

Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare Off the Square

Category: Free event, Kids & family, Science & nature and Theatre

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 6 - 23
ADMISSION IS FREE AS ALWAYS

A funny thing happened on the way to Shakespeare On The Square’s Thirtieth Anniversary Season – we cancelled it! But we heard so often and so longingly from so many people “but it isn’t summer in Knoxville without Shakespeare” that we came up with an alternate plan.

Instead of our usual season on Market Square we are going to the wide open space at Ijams Nature Center where there is a wonderful sloping hillside where an audience can watch the play while maintaining social distancing.

Keeping in mind size restrictions and safe practices we are presenting a very special five actor Much Ado About Nothing in which each actor will play three roles! It will be a highly stylized modern dress production in which our five actors will change characters mid scene and carry on conversations with themselves!

This production is being presented in collaboration with 70/30 Creative.

Much Ado About Nothing opens on Thursday, August 6, at the pavilion outside the visitors center at Ijams Nature Center. It continues through Aug. 23, a three week run rather than out usual five week run.

Admission is free. A donation basket will be passed with a $ 10.00 suggested donation. To help maintain audience size restrictions Ijams Nature Center, the Tennessee Stage Company and 70/30 creative ask that reservations be made prior to attending at www.ijams.org/Shakespeare.

Ijams Nature Center 2915 Island Home Avenue 37920
865-546-4280 or tennesseestage@comcast.net

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: August Workshops & events

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Tue Aug 4, 10-12: Smorgasbord of Art: Fiber Art with Sally Neckvatal, $20
Fri Aug 7, 5-7: Opening Reception of the 11th Annual Judged & Juried Fine Arts Show, free
Tue Aug 11, 10-12: Paint Along with Sam Hill (watercolor demo class), $25
Fri Aug 14, 10-12: Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics), free
Tue Aug 18, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting on Zoom
Thu Aug 20, 9-12: Intermediate Alcohol Inks, with Pam Woodhouse, $35
Thu Aug 20, 1-4: Fundamentals of Making Chain Mail Jewelry, with George Gallant, $75
Wed-Fri Aug 26-28, 9-12: Trace Monotype Printmaking with Karen Shaw, $105
Wed Aug 26, 12-2: Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu Aug 27, 1-4: Advanced Alcohol Ink Using Air, with Cindy Howson, $35
Fri Aug 28, 5-7: Paint and Wine with Barb Pelak, $25

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Circle Modern Dance: Modern with Jeny

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Free event

Join us on Zoom for weekly dance classes to keep our dance community connected.
Hosted by Circle Modern Dance

Every Sunday at 2 PM

Modern Zoom Meeting ID: 531 923 780
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/531923780?pwd=clA1RU9BRHFWUDdWWFJqUnhhWTQ3UT09

East Tennessee Historical Society: Black & White, Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

Black & White, Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era featuring the stories of African American artists Beauford Delaney, Joseph Delaney, and Ruth Cobb Brice, with contributions by guest historian Robert J. Booker. The exhibition, which opened February 20, 2020, right before the Museum closed, has now been extended to provide visitors’ access to this important part of East Tennessee’s past.

The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) desires all to stay healthy and with our re-opening we continue to work to help curb the spread of the highly contagious disease that is COVID-19. ETHS is following the guidelines within the Tennessee Pledge and has modified the Museum of East Tennessee History’s visitor experience. We ask that all museum visitors support our community’s health by observing these guidelines:
· Wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times (masks are available on site)
· Make regular use of the hand sanitizing stations located throughout the building
· Stay at least six feet away from anyone not in your household
· Follow one-way path markers
· Stay at home if you are sick

The Museum will close one hour early each day for enhanced cleaning. The hours, which are updated on our website are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Certain Museum features have also been modified to increase visitor safety. Examples are interactive exhibitions have been turned off, and seating has been removed to provide additional room for physical distancing.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org

Urban Bar & Corner Cafe: Works by Jessica Newman

  • July 28, 2020 — August 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Jessica Newman is based in Maryville. Her work has been displayed at Urban Bar Corner Cafe for the past several months!

www.Reptilequeen.threadless.com
https://www.facebook.com/jessicanewmanoriginalart/

109 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Museum of Art: Virtual Cocktails & Conversation with Mary Campbell

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures & discussions

A virtual lecture with UT Associate Professor of American Art History Mary Campbell

“I WILL NOT BE MOVED”
An exploration of the works related to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks in the exhibition Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door. Professor Campbell entertains the idea of Parks as a type of self-portrait of Delaney and a way for him to express his inner thoughts.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101

https://knoxart.org/kma_events/virtual-cocktails-conversation-with-professor-mary-campbell/

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