Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Social Dance Knoxville: Newcomer/Beginner Social Dancing

  • July 26, 2022 — December 27, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

Tuesdays, 6 PM – 6:45 PM
At Broadway Academy of Performing Arts and Event Center

This is a drop-in 45 minute class that covers the basics of partnered social dancing including lead and follow, dance etiquette, basic rhythm, and some basic patterns in Waltz, East Coast Swing,Tango, Rumba, Foxtrot, and Cha Cha. No experience or partner is required. Each class covers one dance and all six dances will be covered every six classes. Dance shoes are not required, Heels are NOT required. The goal of this class is to enable the student to go out and dance socially with confidence. The cost of this class is $20.

https://www.facebook.com/events/5053796671324270/5053815547989049/

Knox Crafts: Door Broom Workshop

  • July 26, 2022

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

Aviary Broom
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
7:00 PM 9:30 PM
Trailhead Beer Market
1317 Island Home Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37920

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.

Ijams Nature Center: Discovery Shark Week Presents Family Fin Fest

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

Warner Bros. Discovery and Discovery Channel are commemorating the iconic annual television event, “Shark Week,” with a fin-tastic, family-friendly community event at Ijams! Admission is FREE, but reservations are required. Bring your lawn chair or beach towel and head to the Visitor Center lawn to help usher in "Shark Week!"

8-9:15 pm
Enjoy kids’ games, shark photo opportunities, face painting, nail painting, and a shark-themed trivia game that will give you the chance to win jawsome prizes such as koozies, candy, foam fin hats, plush sharks, coolers, t-shirts, and beach towels! There will be plenty of stickers and temporary tattoos for kids of all ages, plus giveaways from Freestyle Watches and Knockaround Sunglasses.

9:15-10:30 pm
Get a sneak peek of Dawn of the Monster Mako, a screening of the discovery+ original and exclusive "Shark Week" special!

Food trucks and the Ijams beer garden will be open during this event. Dogs allowed, but must be on a leash at all times.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo After-Hours

Category: Culinary arts, food, Kids, family and Science, nature

Come enjoy our extended After-Hours from 5 PM – 8 PM every Thursday! These evenings are free for members or with a general admission ticket. The Splash Pad is open all day and evening! The carousel and train will also be open and providing free rides! NEW, every After-Hours Thursday we will now have a DJ in the Plaza! Come out and dance to the beats! Each month will feature a special menu and local draft beer.

Thursdays 5-8 PM
Member Admission - Free
General Admission - Free with Zoo Ticket
https://zooknoxville.org/event/zoo-after-hours-2/

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Forever Plaid

Category: Music and Theatre

Update 7/13/22:
Due to complications related to a positive COVID case within the company of FOREVER PLAID, we regret that we are forced to cancel performances on opening night, Friday July 15 and on Saturday, July 16. No more tickets will be sold for those performance dates. Our new opening date will be Thursday, July 21.

Written by Stuart Ross
Musical Arrangements by James Raitt

On the way to their first big gig, tragedy strikes Forever Plaid, a “guy group” specializing in barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Forever Plaid begins when the guys are given the chance to perform from the afterlife. This “Heavenly” smash hit musical is a nostalgic homage to the music of the ‘50s and includes hits such as “Three Coins in the Fountain” and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing”.

GENERAL AUDIENCES

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

Tennessee Stage Co: Knoxville Shakespeare As You Like It

Category: Kids, family, Science, nature and Theatre

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!

www.tennesseestage.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/408141327445375

Tri-Star Arts: Aerial by Mary Laube

  • July 15, 2022 — September 3, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

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/

Ijams Hallway Gallery: ECOTONE: Art from the Museum of Infinite Outcomes

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

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.
http://museumofinfiniteoutcomes.com/

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dynamic Nature: Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Holland

  • July 1, 2022 — August 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

In the Schilling Gallery of Westminster Presbyterian Church from July 1- August 31, 2022.

A native of Virginia, Kathy Holland attended the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking. The following summer she studied with master wood-engraver Blair Hughes-Stanton at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England. Holland has maintained her professional studio practice since graduation, exhibiting drawings, etchings, relief prints, and paintings in juried regional, national, and international competitions and solo shows. Since moving to East Tennessee in 1997, Holland has been an active member of the Art Market Gallery, a longstanding artist-run cooperative gallery of original art and fine craft in Knoxville, TN. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Uruguay. Her home and studio are in Oak Ridge. For additional info, please visit her website: http://www.kathyhollandstudio.com/

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Fountain City Art Center: Art Educator Show

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

On July 1st we will be having a Show Opening Reception for our Regional Emeritus Art Teachers. It's been several years since we've had this group of talented folks exhibit their work. We'd love you to stop in for light snacks and cool water to enjoy the opening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Thanks to Christine Harness and Judy Jorden for spearheading this project!

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

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