Calendar of Events
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Tennessee Stage Co: Knoxville Shakespeare As You Like It
Thu-Sun at 7:30 PM at Ijams Nature Center
Camp chairs recommended
Join us at Ijams Nature Center July 20th through August 7th for Knoxville Shakespeare's "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare, directed by Allison Crye. Love triangles (that's kind of like an octagon), forests, and fools! We look forward to seeing you soon. Keep an eye out for notifications for when you can get your hands on some tickets!
Knox Crafts: Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
7:00 PM 9:30 PM
Pretentious Beer Co
131 South Central Street Knoxville, TN, 37902
All of our craft workshops are taught by local artists in locally owned businesses. You can find more information and social media posts for each of the events on our Instagram/Facebook page or www.KnoxCrafts.com.
The Bird & The Book: Songs and Stories with The Waymores
Songs and Stories from the Bird and the Book, 1509 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN its ongoing series of concerts and conversations with another free show at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20th with special guests The Waymores. As always, this event offers an opportunity not only to share an intimate listening experience with the artists performing their songs in stripped down settings, but also to learn about the craft and creativity that goes into their music and performance.
Think "The Actor's Studio," but geared to musicians.
American Songwriter described the husband and wife Atlanta-based duo Willie Heath Neal and Kira Annalise as bringing to mind a rebooted incarnation of Conway and Loretta, Porter and Dolly, and Johnny and June... sharing instead songs flush with aptitude and appeal... It's an unapologetic approach that Waylon, Willie, and Johnny helped pioneer early on and would likely approve of even now." In fact, The Waymores play authentic country music with an Americana flourish, combining elements of folk, blues and Honky Tonk into an instantly recognizable sound. Willie Heath Neal's husky baritone and the warm alto of Kira Annalise complement each other perfectly. Their lush harmonies, and down home lyrics reflect an easy-going sense of humor that makes every crowd feel like a room full of old friends.
The singing, songwriting and guitar-playing duo met 14 years ago at a bar in their home state of Georgia. "We were singing covers in a freewheeling ensemble called the No Count Palookas," Annalise recalled. "We both had touring bands, which can stretch you financially. After years of struggling, we finally decided to collaborate and play locally, as a duo, resulting in two exceptional albums. Check out one of their videos: https://youtu.be/I1sO410iGFI
The Bird and the Book is one of Maryville's newest venues for all kinds of entertainment. With a bar and food service, it's the ideal place to gather with family and friends to enjoy an evening of informal entertainment. It's located at 1509 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN, below Southland Books and Cafe.
Phone (865) 984-4847 or go to their website: https://southlandbooksandcafe.com/the-bird-and-the-book
Lee Zimmerman is the host for Songs and Stories from the Bird and the Book, which will take place the first Wednesday of every month from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Old City Neighborhood Social
Category: Festivals, special events
7th Tennessee Medieval Faire: Auditions for Street Characters
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.
Tri-Star Arts: Aerial by Mary Laube
Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce the next exhibition in their main gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show, Aerial, featuring recent work by artist Mary Laube of Knoxville, Tennessee opens Friday, July 15, 2022 and will run through Saturday, September 3, 2022. This show also features a new music video with the Warp Whistle Project (Mary Laube + Paul Schuette).
A public reception will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm (artist in attendance). Laube will participate in a Q&A conversation with Brian R. Jobe (Director, Tri-Star Arts) prior to the reception on Friday, September 2 at 3:30pm in the main gallery.
Mary Laube (born Seoul, Korea, 1985) is Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her MFA (2012) from The University of Iowa, and her BFA (2009) from Illinois State University. Past exhibitions include Ortega y Gasset Projects (NYC), VCU Qatar (Doha), Monaco (St Louis), The Spring Break Art Show (NYC), and Coop Gallery (Nashville). Artist residencies include Yaddo, Wassaic Project, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Stiwdeo Maelor in Corris, Wales. Past publications include Art Maze Mag, Maake Magazine, and New American Paintings. In 2019, Mary received the Contemporary Visual Art Bronze Award from AHL Foundation. She is a co-founder of the Warp Whistle Project, a collaborative duo with composer Paul Schuette. Together, they make work that merges kinetic stage sets with music performance.
Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit
Handweavers Guild of America: Convergence®
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.
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.
River & Rail Theatre Company: Auditions for 2022-2023 season
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
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
Performances: April 13-23
Fun Home, the musical
Rehearsals Begin: May 1
Performances: June 2-18
UT Downtown Gallery: Small Expressions 2022
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
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
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
Ijams Hallway Gallery: ECOTONE: Art from the Museum of Infinite Outcomes
Visit the Ijams Hallway Gallery in July to view the ECOTONE collection of art from collaborators of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes. These artists practice historic craft methods in conversation with contemporary ecology to create their artwork that will make you think about the relationships between humans and the natural world.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org