Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Suffrage Coalition: A Vote of Her Own
Songs by Candace Corrigan and Janne Henshaw
Book by Candace Corrigan
8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m.
VIP AfterGlo with the Stars immediately following
Purchase your tickets, support the production by buying an ad in the playbill or sponsoring a character, buy tickets to the VIP AfterGlo with the Stars, and more at http://www.avoteofherown.com and https://suffragecoalition.org/.
The title of our new musical "A Vote of Her Own" is a poetic reminder that from 1776, the date of the Declaration of Independence, until 1920, women of the United States did not have "a vote of her own". For 144 years, there were countless campaigns to enable voting rights for women in municipalities, counties, states, and finally through an amendment to the American Constitution, and each of those campaigns has a story. "A Vote of Her Own" is the story of the final campaign to pass a federal amendment to the US Constitution that took place in Tennessee in a very hot summer of 1920. It is a story packed with political intrigue, prejudice against women and comical legislative debates that may seem inexplicable to modern audiences. Opponents to the amendment included women who stoked racial division.
"We now have 35 and a half states. We are down to the last half of the last state. The opposition is here fighting with no scruples, appealing to Negro-phobia and every other cave man prejudice. I have been here for over a month. It is hot, muggy, nasty... no matter what the outcome, I will never remember this last campaign with anything but a shudder."
-Carrie Chapman Catt, National League of Women Voters, president
-A Vote of Her Own Act I Scene VIII
Our script is based on letters, diaries, newspaper accounts and memoirs. Woven throughout are vintage suffrage songs as well as ten original songs written for this production.
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Oak Ridge Summer Sessions Concert
Concerts are open to the public and are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
A.K Bissell Park, Oak Ridge, TN
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
The Summer Sessions concert series features bluegrass and Americana bands from throughout the region. All shows are free to the public and will be held outdoors at the pavilion in A.K. Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge or at the Fort Southwest Point amphitheater in Kingston from 6:00-9:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and your family and friends for a fun, music-filled evening! Local food and beverage trucks will also be on-site. We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Sessions concerts!
Free parking is available on site however, space is limited.
Farragut Food Truck Freedom
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
At Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, 101 North Campbell Station Road, Farragut, TN 37934
The Town of Farragut has reduced their food truck regulations in order to support local/small businesses. Show support & join in on the fun. Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred as long as you contact organizer before Aug 20th. Tickets will get you in to the event but do not include food. Parking is limited, be sure to come early. Proceeds will go to The Kitchen LinK. Any photos or videos taken during this event may be used for marketing purposes.
Adult field day activities: Tug of war, sack race, water balloon war, cornhole, beer pong, and more! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farragut-food-truck-freedom-tickets-381754537097
East Tennessee Historical Society: History Hootenanny
Come visit the East Tennessee History Center on August 20 for our first ever History Hootenanny! A Hootenanny means lots of different things to different folks. Whether it’s an informal gathering with folktales and old timey music or a Gaelic party, to us in East Tennessee, it’s just plain fun.
The History Hootenanny will celebrate all the best aspects of East Tennessee history. At its core is the Museum of East Tennessee History, where the region’s past lives every day. Guests are invited to explore the Museum, taking in the pageantry of the 1982 World’s Fair in the feature exhibition, You Should’ve Been There!; trying your hand at family friendly activities in History Headquarters; and interacting with guest interpreters from local historic houses in the signature exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee; all the while enjoying live music from the Shaw Hollow Boys and Wild Blue Yonder in the Museum’s galleries.
Some of the highlights will include a Local History Authors Showcase featuring authors from Arcadia Publishing and an author panel discussing how to publish. There is also a used book sale with the Friends of the Library, and upstairs there will be a Genealogy Mini-Conference for those who want to research their family history. Screenings of recent acquisitions by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound and walking tours with Laura Still (Knoxville Walking Tours) and Jack Neely (Knoxville History Project) will be a part of the day’s activities. Another highlight will be the History Express, which shuttles passengers to and from several of Knoxville’s Historic House Museums.
All these programs are representative of the component parts of the East Tennessee History Center, which actively works each day to make history relevant throughout the region.
Visit our website for more details at http://easttnhistory.org/historyhootenanny or call 865-215-8824
Fountain City Art Center: Student Show
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
Tennessee Theatre Summer Movie Magic weekend
On Friday nights, movies about some of the best bands of all time will be featured for the Summer of Sound series. Popular Picks will be a staple for Saturday nights. Matinees on Sunday will be all about Family Fun and feature movies that everyone can enjoy. Friday and Saturday night showings will begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to each movie’s start time at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. The full schedule of the Summer Movie Magic series includes:
Summer of Sound
• The Song Remains the Same – Friday, Aug. 19
• Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Saturday, Aug. 20
• The Princess Bride – Sunday, Aug. 21
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 as well as seniors 65 and older. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com
Knox Food Fest
The Knox Food Fest provides both new and well known vendors a chance to showcase their creative and delicious works of art while bringing together Knoxville’s local community.
August 19 – 20
Free Spirit Theatre: Love Letters
August 18-20: Free Spirit Theatre presents a dinner theatre production of LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney. Jubilee Banquet Facility (6700 Jubilee Center Way). See www.freespirittheatre.org for more information.
Knoxville Museum of Art: Radcliffe Bailey: Passages
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, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Joan The Girl of Arc
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, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Rose Center: Cosmic Portals by Cosima
An ART EXHIBITION of oil & watercolor works: www.cosimaaryee.net
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, www.rosecenter.org
Lilienthal Gallery: "Rooms" by Illana Lilienthal
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.