Calendar of Events

Friday, August 12, 2022

Knoxville Museum of Art: Radcliffe Bailey: Passages

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

OPENING RECEPTION Fri Aug 12, 5:30-7:30pm

Working primarily between the mediums of sculpture and painting, noted contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) incorporates found objects and photographs into richly layered and textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration, and collective memory. The artist incorporates a multitude of mediums in a variety of works inspired by his interest in diasporic histories and notions of identity and displacement. Several works reference turbulent voyages at sea, recalling the lives lost in Middle Passage, while others celebrate the unifying power of music and the legendary jazz musicians who pushed the limitations of western tradition through their radical compositions.

The exhibition is organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art in conjunction with Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Joan The Girl of Arc

Category: History, heritage, 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 PM.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of Joan The Girl of Arc by Darrah Cloud. This play is based on the life of Saint Joan of Arc.

When Joan, a peasant girl, hears a voice while tending sheep one day, she can’t believe what—and whom—she’s hearing. But the voice is joined by others who claim they are saints and ask her to go to war for France. Now she must convince her father, her friends and her priest that she is telling the truth. But no one believes her. Finally, she sets out on her own, determined to be believed, and proves her visions to the leader of the French army.

The play is performed by 12 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 18.

The show is directed by KCT’s Academy Director Emily Helton.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families. This show is eligible for Penny4Arts!

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

Town of Farragut: 6th Annual DOG DAZE

  • August 12, 2022 — August 14, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

DOG DAZE VI @ Village Green Shopping Center is presented by the Angie Cody Real Estate Team. This will be a 3 Day Festival of fun, food, shopping and competition! SHOP FARRAGUT and the Town of Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs ( and Ricki’s Pet Depot ( to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition by DOCK DOGS INTERNATIONAL ( The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot.

Smoky Mountain DockDogs is the local club that will be supporting this event. Winners of this weekend’s events will move on towards the World Championships in October as seen on ESPN. 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 400 jumps with 150 competitors. Smoky Mountain DockDogs will also conduct a silent auction which will benefit the B.A.A.R.K. foundation. This is an organization that helps the DockDogs community in their time of need.

THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IS FREE! There will be over 3 dozen vendors, food trucks and adult beverages.

Ijams Movies Under the Stars: Shawshank Redemption

Category: Film, Kids, family and Science, nature

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ijams’ partnership with Central Cinema and Knoxville Horror Film Fest!

Grab your favorite blanket or lawn chair and join the film festivities! Doors open at 7 pm and movies begin at dark (~9 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages for purchase. NO COOLERS AND NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PLEASE. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash at all times.

These events are on the Ijams Visitor Center lawn. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Ijams Homesite under the tent. Tickets are $10 per person or $36 for a family four-pack. Space is limited per screening. Purchasing tickets ahead of time is highly recommended. Walk-up tickets may not be available.

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or

Friday Night at The Concourse: "Pardi Gras!" with Roux Du Bayou Cajun Band

  • August 12, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement and Music

Presented by Bluegill Productions - Friday nights include

August 12 - "Pardi Gras!" with Roux Du Bayou Cajun Band

Doors open for these summer shows at 5:30PM, and the shows start at 6:30. Limited seating available.

F.A.T.S. BBQ will be serving food. Tickets for all shows except August 5 are $13.20 in Advance (including service fee) and $15 at the Door. Tickets for Stacy Mitchhart Band on August 5 are $17.44 (including service fee) in Advance and $20 at the Door. For Advance tickets -

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Music

AUGUST 12, 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Admission Price: Members FREE/Non-members $20
Once a month, the KMA is transformed, as the world-class art museum becomes a center of entertainment, a melding of art, music, and nightlife.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101,

Let Her Speak & Free Women Waltzing Club: Summer Songwriter Soiree

  • August 12, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

At Pretentious Beer Co, 131 South Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Let Her Speak & Free Women Waltzing Club are partnering on a very special evening of song and story. Our city is FILLED with talented women making a living sharing their music.

This event will be on the back patio of Pretentious Beer Co. - a perfect setting to enjoy the last days of summer. Free snacks will be provided by members of Real Good Kitchen (while supplies last) and attendees can purchase drinks from Pretentious Beer Co.

We are featuring three singer/songwriters:
Haley Labelle
Shayla McDaniel
Melanie Lafoy

This event is FREE - so bring friends and enjoy an evening of local entertainment!

Rose Center: Cosmic Portals by Cosima

  • August 7, 2022 — September 2, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An ART EXHIBITION of oil & watercolor works:

Reception on Sun Aug 7, 2-4 PM
Join us in the Edith Davis Gallery for a fun afternoon of art, mingling and light refreshments

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St, Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330,

Nourish Knoxville: National Farmers Market Week

  • August 7, 2022 — August 13, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Health, wellness and Science, nature

August 7 - 13, 2022 is National Farmers Market Week! In celebration, Nourish Knoxville is hosting multiple events throughout the week to celebrate the impact of our local farmers’ markets. Join us!

• Vote for us to win America's Favorite Farmers' Market in the American Farmland Trust’s national competition! Be sure to cast your vote for the Market Square Farmers’ Market or New Harvest Farmers’ Market as your favorite market in the country and help us win $5,000 to help further our mission!
• Grab your friends and head to Printshop Beer Co. every Tuesday during the month of August! Printshop Beer Co. will be donating $1 of every tasty craft beer sold on Tuesdays back to Nourish Knoxville. No better way to celebrate it not being Monday.

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 2920 SUTHERLAND AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
The Boocherie, created by the successful kombucha entrepreneurs at Frog Juice, is Knoxville’s first sober bar. Adults can enjoy an eclectic and cozy bar atmosphere minus the triggers of alcohol with a menu including mocktails, honey sodas, and kombucha. The Boocherie will be donating $1 of every pint to Nourish Knoxville and will be partnering with private chef Stephanie Shershaw to provide a locally-inspired brunch for guests from 12 – 2 pm, $12 a person. Join the Facebook event here!

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | 1532 ISLAND HOME AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37920
Are you a Nourish Knoxville super fan? Do you want to create a one-of-a-kind Nourish Knoxville t-shirt? Come out and dye your own Nourish Knoxville t-shirt with us at Printshop Beer Co. - register here! Each registration includes a 100% organic cotton tee with Nourish Knoxville logo, plastic gloves, and the option to tie-dye or vat-dye in a variety of colors with expert Melissa Everett Textiles!

Don’t want to tie-dye but want to hang out? Come on out, no registration necessary! The brewery will be open as usual, and $1 from each beer purchased throughout the evening will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. PLUS - Stolen Streetlights will also be joining us, selling their locally made craft sausage using pasture raised pork!

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | MARKET SQUARE
Don’t forget to visit our midweek Market Square Farmers' Market (Yes! The Market Square Farmers' Market happens on Wednesdays, too!) to pick up all sorts of local goodies from 30+ vendors! Shopping local is a great way to celebrate National Farmers' Market Week by helping support our local growers and producers who make our farmers' markets possible!

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | 2924 SUTHERLAND AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
Have you ever wondered just what the Nourish Knoxville staff and board are up to? Drop in to Albright Grove to have a beer and chat! Our friendly board and staff love talking to folks and sharing why Nourish Knoxville is important to us. Plus, $1 of every beer will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. Come try their delicious craft beer inspired by the beautiful wilderness of East Tennessee.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 4775 NEW HARVEST LN, KNOXVILLE, TN 37918
Be sure to visit our small but mighty New Harvest Farmers' Market just off Washington Pike near the East Town Target! Not only can you shop with 10+ local vendors BUT you can also participate in our Nourish Moves program and receive $3 in Produce Bucks to spend at the market! PLUS take part in fun activities for the whole family lead by our special guests from KORE!

Head out to either Crafty Bastard location where $1 of every beer will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. This artisanal, small-batch brewery has deep roots in our community with beers that run from very traditional to highly experimental. Drinking local craft beer has never been better for the community (or tasted so good)!

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | MARKET SQUARE
Finish off the week by visiting our flagship Saturday market. With over 100 food and craft vendors, you’re sure to find a little something for everyone! Bring the whole family and participate in Nourish Kids where kids can try a sample of fresh, local produce, engage in a free activity, and get $5 in Produce Bucks to spend at the market!


Lilienthal Gallery: "Rooms" by Illana Lilienthal

  • August 5, 2022 — October 23, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

First Friday August 5th

“Rooms,” will be a solo show presenting a breadth of work by Ilana Lilienthal. A “room” is a space we create in order to be in, that we design to evoke certain feelings and emotions. When we create space, the goal is to influence both ourselves and others around us. In a conversation with a “room” we live or work in, there is a dance between forms, colors, and objects – creating a distinct energy field. This show encompasses three rooms, each inspired by a different palette. Red, Black & White, and Amber, each representing a color field working as a unique spiritual, psychological, and emotional experience.

23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917

A1LabArts: Small & Mighty Art Gallery

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday, August 5
4pm - 7pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.

Come see the new "Small & Mighty" art gallery A1LabArts created inside Scruffy's Cafe. A1's show will be displayed through September 27. Scruffy's Cafe will receive a 20% commission on all art sold. Artists may also use this gallery for future shows, beginning in October.

At 5:30 pm, Talisa Cantrell, a Scruffy's Cafe co-owner, will cut the ribbon on the new gallery.

All First Friday guests will receive free access into the cat room after signing a waiver. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale.

1015 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

Dogwood Arts: Carl Gombert - Two Sides

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The #FirstFriday reception will take place Friday, August 5th from 5-8PM at 123 W. Jackson Avenue in the Historic Old City.

Exhibition on Display: August 5th - September 16th
Regular Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-5PM

Carl Gombert was born in Brimfield, Ohio in 1959. He started taking painting lessons at the age of 14 with money he earned delivering newspapers. He earned a BFA in Drawing from the University of Akron and an MFA in Painting from Kent State University. He worked as a stagehand before pursuing a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at Texas Tech University. He has exhibited widely and his work is in numerous public and corporate collections. Since 1993 has taught painting, drawing and art history at Maryville College in Tennessee.

"There are two sides to my work. I am committed to the techniques of large scale, unflinching realism. But I also am strongly compelled by the mathematical complexities and opportunity for play in decorative, patterned works. For years I was torn between the two sides, vacillating between them in a fool’s game of trying to guess what work was best suited for which venue, and trying to decide which was my “true” practice. I am old enough now to know that both are authentic parts of my voice. I love pattern, I love decoration, and I love sparkle. I also love to draw. For years I have wrestled with the false expectation that artists must be unfailingly committed to a single consistent path.

I think of the realistic images as plausible fictions. They use the techniques of realism to create impossibly large or artificially colored portraits “as if” those sitters actually exist.

The hand-stamped works, on the other hand, rely on radial structure and repetition to explore complexity arising from the application of simple rules. Taking the forms of mandalas and quilts, they attempt to balance opposites, relying equally on dark and light and on positive and negative shapes. Although they appear highly planned, the work results from a largely improvisational approach. Combinations of images are not generally selected beforehand; rather the images begin in the center and evolve intuitively as they grow larger. The interaction of smaller pop culture icons and images allows for endless free association and for exploring multiple chains of connection between the parts, while at the same time coalescing into larger complex patterns. In this little world there is symmetry and balance and order, but neither rhyme nor reason." -Carl Gombert

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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