Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Episcopal Church of the Ascension: Celtic Worship

  • July 17, 2022

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

Celtic Worship in Ascension is an opportunity to reconnect with God through a quiet and meditative liturgy. Participants are invited to breathe with the Spirit, to ponder the things of God, and be centered in heart, soul, mind, and spirit.

July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-588-0589, https://www.knoxvilleascension.org/celtic

Spiritus Knox: An Afternoon & Evening of Blessing

  • July 17, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Health, wellness

Date: Sunday, July 17 from 1-8pm
Location: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Cost: $75 includes dinner / *scholarships are available / no refunds

This retreat will be an opportunity to ground in the Celtic Tradition through spiritual practice and meditations on the book Anam Cara by John O’Donohue. There will be meditations on Celtic Wisdom woven with time to be still/meditate, reflect/ journal, walk. Part of the retreat will consist of attending Ascension’s monthly Celtic Service from 5-6:30 that evening. We’ll flow through the service and then break bread together over dinner. Ending our day with discussion about the day’s experience and a final meditation to close the day.

*We do not want cost to prohibit anyone from attending that wants to participate. To inquire about scholarships, please contact Caroline. caroline@knoxvilleascension.org

https://www.spiritusknox.com/retreats

Ijams Nature Center: Jam Out to Bluegrass

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

(All ages) Join Ijams and East Tennessee Bluegrass Association next Sunday, July 17, 3-6 p.m. for a FREE monthly bluegrass jam presented by Boyd's Jig & Reel at Mead's Quarry! All skill levels are welcome. Learn More and Register

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or https://www.ijams.org

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Blues Cruise with Tangled in Blues

  • July 17, 2022

Category: Music and Science, nature

Tangled in Blues returns to the Tennessee Riverboat on Sunday, July 17th at 4-7pm.

Tangled In Blues started as the acoustic guitar duo of Jaimie Cameron and Michael James, both Mighty Blue members. Michael has also played with Rollin' n Tumblin', Groove Junction, and Jameson Rising. Jaimie had a 20 year career with Slow Blind Hill with several original CD releases under his belt. He also plays with Soul Connection and Phil and The Phat Notes. The two soon expanded into a trio with the addition of Dick Quilia, a longtime Knoxville area Bluesman, on Harp. Dick has played with notable bands such as Jobe and BluesVoice. After playing some coffee houses and happy hour gigs, they longed for a full band sound.

Meet Michael Jordan on guitar/vocals and Jeff Hauschildt on drums. Michael Jordan has played with some highly respected bands since the 80’s. The Michael Brothers Band, The Delta Flyers, The Jordan Project (w/Sara Jordan), Northshore, Private Stock, Jenna & Her Cool Friends, Leftfoot Dave and The Magic Hats to name a few! Jeff played with Jamie’s band and appeared on his CD’s. He is also a member of the Minnesota Drummers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Together these veteran Bluesmen bring you some tasty, original tunes mixed with some classic covers, that traverse the Blues genre. Chicago, Texas, West Coast, Jump and beyond! They’ve also just finished recording their debut CD with a release date slated for late Summer. Be sure to catch their exciting show!

Check out one of Tangled in Blues Live Videos here:
https://youtu.be/CcxysJdFd84

Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, (tnriverboat.com) and by calling (865) 525-7827. Tickets are just $20 for members who order in advance and $25 for non-members.

SMBS Members may now order discount tickets online with promo code. Please check your email for SMBS promo code sent separately.

Boarding begins at 3 pm. Each voyage will also have full bar and limited food menu available onboard to buy.
Check us out on the web https://smokymountainblues.org/ or on Facebook.

7th Tennessee Medieval Faire: Auditions for Street Characters

  • July 16, 2022 — July 22, 2022

Category: Auditions, Comedy, Free event, Music, Theatre and Virtual

Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to participate in the 7th Tennessee Medieval Faire in Harriman. The festival is seeking costumed street characters and period-related vendors to recreate the early Middle Ages (circa 500) in a theatrical way. The theme is “Live the Age of Chivalry,” performed by interactive characters from the legend of King Arthur.

For those interested in participating as street characters, video auditions will be held by scheduled appointment from July 16-22. Auditioners are asked fill out the audition form, email a recent selfie, and schedule a time to audition. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing, speak in a British and/or Scottish accent, and read a script. Having theatrical experience and an outgoing and friendly disposition are helpful. Agile adults are preferred, but mature and talented minors will also be considered. Audition information can be found at https://tmfaire.com/auditions/.

The Tennessee Medieval Faire is an outdoor themed entertainment-oriented interactive family-friendly festival. Dates are October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 2022. Hours are 11am-6pm ET. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. For more information, please visit www.TMFaire.com, follow the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.

Handweavers Guild of America: Convergence®

  • July 15, 2022 — July 21, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Lecture, discussion, panel

The Handweavers Guild of America 2022 is bringing their international fiber art biennial conference, Convergence®, to Knoxville July 15-21, 2022, to the Knoxville Convention Center. HGA is an international association created to encourage excellence, inspire creativity, and preserve fiber arts traditions through education and community. They invite weavers, spinners, dyers, basket makers, and all fiber art enthusiasts to join their guild.

Marketplace & Demonstrations
July 15-18, 2022 hours vary
Shop for fiber art supplies and original handcrafted goods while enjoying demonstrations. Exhibitors showcase a wide array of yarns, books, and equipment, including specialty items usually only available online. Demonstrations, lectures and activities will take place on the stage in the Marketplace between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. A Silent Auction is open during Marketplace on the many fiber goodies HGA has collected. All proceeds benefit HGA’s Fiber Trust.

Special Events & Classes
Attend Juror's Talks, Panel discussions, and more: https://weavespindye.org/special-events/
Note: Many classes are offered, but you must be an HGA member.

Admission Fees
A $10 Day Pass, which may be purchased in advance or onsite, grants admission to the Marketplace and the Art Exhibits for the day the pass is purchased. Most Special Events are also included.

Free admission is available to all active and retired military with their military ID and all college students with their current college ID.

The full weekend Convergence® Value Package (CVP) is $235.

Convergence® website
https://weavespindye.org/convergence/

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Anastasia

Category: Music and Virtual

Anastasia - July 15-17 (5 performances)

Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/broadway-at-the-tennessee/2021-2022-season/

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

River & Rail Theatre Company: Auditions for 2022-2023 season

Category: Auditions, Theatre and Virtual

Auditions are Now OPEN for THE LITTLE PRINCE and All of the Shows in River & Rail Theatre Co.'s 2022-2023 Season! https://riverandrailtheatre.com/auditions/

The Little Prince
Written by Rick Cummins & John Scoullar
AUDITION DEADLINE – 07/21/2022
Rehearsals Begin: Aug 15
Performances: Sept 23 – Oct 9

The Wolves
Written by Sarah DeLappe
AUDITION DEADLINE – 10/07/2022
Rehearsals Begin: Oct 21
Performances: Dec 2-18

The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby – Concert Performance
Music and Lyrics by Don Chaffer
Rehearsals Begin: Dec 5
Performances: Dec 21-23

The Mountain Top
Written by Katori Hall
Rehearsals Begin: Jan 16
Performances: Feb 17-March 5

White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
Rehearsals: N/A
Performances: April 13-23

Fun Home, the musical
Rehearsals Begin: May 1
Performances: June 2-18

UT Downtown Gallery: Small Expressions 2022

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

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. and showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media. Small in scale but visually compelling, this exhibit features work that speaks to the intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement. The artists in this exhibit create a big impact through small pieces.

All UT Downtown Gallery events are free and open to the public. Masking is strongly encouraged. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sa 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802, https://downtown.utk.edu

Oak Ridge Art Center: The Fabric of Memory

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

Memories are the fabric of our lives. Our experiences are woven together on the warp of time to create a tapestry of meaning: sometimes coming together to form a clear picture in one’s mind; sometimes waiting to be resolved, or unraveling. For some, fabric can hold memories – your grandmother’s quilt, the dress you wore to prom, the baby booties you knit for your first child, even the wine stain on your best tablecloth. Each represents a memory spun into the fabric of one’s life.

Dates: July 9, 2022 – August 19, 2022
Opening Reception: July 9, 2022

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

Oak Ridge Library: Fiber Arts Display

  • July 9, 2022 — July 31, 2022

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

Featuring Judie Dysart: Books; Cassie Dickson: Linen Processing; Baskets from the collection of Ken and Kathleen Dalton; Appalachian Center for Craft

Opening Reception: July 9, 2022

Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike; Oak Ridge, Tennessee
https://weavespindye.org/exhibits-and-awards/

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Sister Act Jr.

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 and 6 PM.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of Sister Act Jr.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

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

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