Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 4, 2012
WDVX Blue Plate Special
Tim and Jodi Harbin
Amber Rubarth &
Fifth on the Floor
Doug Mains and the City Folk
Sarah Lou Richards
The Levee Drivers
Ali Holder &
Daniel Thomas Phillips
Boy Named Banjo
Michael Reno Harrell
Sligo Creek Stompers
12:00 Noon at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 South Gay Street.
A1 LabArts: Agito Youth Art Show
Category: Exhibitions & visual art
A1labarts, in conjunction with Agito, is happy to present "I am unique,” Agito’s first comprehensive youth art show. The show features artwork by youth who have participated in Agito’s youth initiatives. Agito sponsors after school youth initiatives serving the Knox County area where students learn photography, video, creative writing, performance poetry and culinary skills in food prep and service awareness. By offering a foundation in leadership building, workforce development, and art therapy ideologies we empower youth through visual, culinary and cultural media arts. Agito’s initiatives are offered as enhancements to existing after school programs.
Opening reception/art show on Saturday, August 4, 3-5 pm. The event will be held at the Center for Creative Minds, 23 Emory Place, across from the Old Gray Cemetery on Broadway, in Knoxville.
For additional information please contact visit www.agitoinc.org or call Lacresha Mckinney-Dye at 865.237.9748
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Tuna Does Vegas
Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the "third smallest town in Texas" as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows ... but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride! Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, Tuna Does Vegas features the favorite characters from the award-winningGreater Tuna productions with some new characters too!
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $10 plus fees for Thursday & Sunday performances and $15 plus fees for Friday & Saturday performances. Theatre Knoxville Downtown has open seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick up your tickets and claim your seats. TKD reserves the right to seat walk-in patrons during the final 15 minutes prior to showtime. For more information on the show, please call Theatre Knoxville Downtown at (865) 544-1999, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.theatreknoxville.com.
UT Downtown Gallery: Figurative Works on Paper
The UT Downtown Gallery is excited to present an upcoming exhibition from the Permanent Collection of the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture. August’s exhibition will feature figurative works on paper, including watercolors, drawings, photography, and printmaking. Notable works include: portraits by Chuck Close and Alice Neel, prints by Francisco Goya, Leon Golub, Kathe Kollwitz, Keith Haring, Luis Jiminez, and William Hogarth, and photography by Helmut Newton and Walker Evans. Also in the exhibition will be works from the UT School of Art professors, students, and visiting artists, past and present. These artists are, Baldwin Lee, Don Kurka, F. Clark Stewart, Ruth Weisberg, Eleanor Dickinson, Mark Steinmetz, Ruth Weisberg and Joseph Delaney.
Works will be on display August 3 - August 18, 2012, Wednesday through Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays 10am -3pm.
Join us for a First Friday reception; August 3 from 5pm until 9pm, admission is free.
Tennessee Theatre Summer Movie Magic: Casablanca
Friday, August 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m.
Summer Movie Magic: Casablanca
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church: Giant Charity Sale
Charity Sale presented by First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Kim McCurry’s Jazzercise, Smoky Mountain Harmony, Classical Conversations – Monday, Classical Conversations – Tuesday, Thursday Connection Home School Co-Op.
Antiques, Clothing, Electronics, Books, Toys, Linens, Sports Equipment, Estate Items, Furniture, Office Equipment, Tools, Costume Jewelry.
Friday & Saturday, August 3-4, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6900 Nubbin Ridge Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
Art Market Gallery: Recent Works by Patricia Herzog and Francie Entz
August 1-September 2, Art Market Galley of Knoxville is pleased to present an exhibit of recent works by Patricia Herzog of Knoxville and Francie Entz of Loudon.
Patricia Herzog, who holds a MS degree in ceramics from UT, will be exhibiting a collection of her recent clay works, some of which include fused-glass elements. She enjoys experimenting with colorful glazes and textures with an emphasis on whimsical animal imagery and the natural environment. Patricia is a member of several regional craft guilds and has been a studio potter since 1978.
Painter Francie Entz will be exhibiting a collection of her recent works in water media. She says that for her “the process of painting--the journey--is the important thing.” Francie aspires to create work that intrigues, captivates, puzzles and that also pleases both herself and the viewer. Member of both the Knoxville and Tennessee Watercolor Societies, her works have been juried into exhibits throughout the US.
A First Friday Reception for the exhibit is planned for August 3 from 5:30-9 pm with complimentary refreshments and live folk-style music performed by Molly Rochelson.
Member owned and operated by over 60 regional artists, Art Market Gallery is located a 422 South Gay Street in Knoxville next to the Downtown Grill & Brewery. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. For more information, call 865-525-5265, visit artmarketgallery.net
Ijams Nature Center: Happenings August 1 -5
Wednesday , August 1
8 pm ADULT PROGRAM: Happy Hour Full Moon Hike
(Adults Only) Let's become part of the Ijams nightlife! Join us as the sun sets for sangria and light hors d'oeuvres before we head out on the trails. Once outside, we'll use the light of the full moon to explore the park after dark! The fee for this program is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register. Leaders: Sabrina DeVault and Peg Beute.
Thursday, August 2
1 pm FAMILY PROGRAM: Ijams Children's Story Time
Join Ijams volunteer Lynn Keffer as she reads Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Melanie Watt, published in 2008. In addition to the book, Lynn will also lead kids in a fun craft. Free, but a donation would be nice. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.
Friday, August 3,
10 am FAMILY PROGRAM: Nature Fun Station
Join us for this terrific new program at Ijams Nature Center! Look for the Nature Fun Station sign to find a fun outdoor learning activity. Whether, we are catching bugs in the meadow or planting flowers in the garden, visitors can join us for a variety of outdoor discoveries. Follow the sign to fun! FREE. No registration required.
6 pm FAMILY PROGRAM: Evening Canoe Cruise: Search for jellyfish!
Enjoy the evening summer breezes as you cruise around the lake at Mead's Quarry. This fun and relaxed outing includes an enjoyable tour of the lake with Ijams' naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales as he searches for freshwater jellyfish. Plus there will be a boxed dinner that we'll enjoy lakeside. The fee for this program and meal are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 119 to register. Leader: Stephen Lyn Bales
Saturday, August 4
10:30 am FAMILY PROGRAM: Turtles and Snakes are Great!
(Ages 5 and up) Join naturalist Kara Remington at Smart Toys & Books for a presentation on reptiles. Participants will learn more about these interesting critters through stories, crafts and even a visit from one of our scaly friends. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call Smart Toys at 691-1154. For more information, click: Smart Toys: Knoxville
11 am ADULT PROGRAM: Autumn in August!
(Ages 12 and up) Peg picked a peck of perfect pumpkins! This wacky weather has filled our pumpkin patch with dozens of pumpkins in August. Come taste some fun pumpkin recipes and even take home a pumpkin of your own! The fee for this program is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register. Leader: Peg Beute
2 pm WILDLIFE PROGRAM: Animal Program
Have you met all the animals that call the Ijams Visitor Center home? If not, be sure to stop by every Saturday for a chance to get nose-to-beak with some of our resident furred and feathered ambassadors. Free to members, $2 for non-members. No registration required.
Sunday, August 5
2 pm WILDLIFE PROGRAM: Show-and-Tell Sundays
Have you met all the animals that call the Ijams Visitor Center home? If not, be sure to stop by every Sunday at 2 pm and 4 pm for a chance to get nose-to-beak with some of our resident furred and feathered ambassadors. You can also learn the secrets of the exhibit hall with our museum curator every Sunday at 3 pm to peek into the world of the Ijams exhibits. Both of these programs are free to members, $2 for non-members. No registration required.
International Fine Arts Academy: West African Dance & Aerobic Class
African Dance class will consist of African dances styles, techniques, songs, and culture. Classes are designed to educate, motivate, and inspire you about the positive awareness of African Cultural Dance as a Whole. Class will consist of a mild warm-up of stretching, cardiovascular endurance, and developing footwork/body mechanics.
SUMMER/FALL 2012 SCHEDULE
Tuesdays 6:00PM-7:00PM at the Broadway Performing Arts Ctr. 706 Broadway Street
July 31 - September 25, Cost: $10 Adults $5 Children
Saturdays 3:00PM-4:30PM at The Glowing Body, 711 Irwin Street, Knoxville, TN 37917
Aug. 4 - September 25, Cost: Donations (Karma Series)
FOR MORE INFO: Takia Faniyi Phone:(865)455-0772
WDVX Blue Plate Special
Rich Del Grosso
John Del Toro Richardson
The Living Trees
Drew Gibson Band
Hillary Reynolds Band
Black Water Mojo
Tova Rinah and Molly Parden
Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons
Tim and Jodi Harbin
12:00 noon, Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, 37902
Fountain City Art Center: Works by Suzanne Jack and Mary Secrist
Also featuring Student Exhibit: “Watercolors by the Students of Mary Secrist”
Reception: July 20, 6:30-8:00 PM
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9AM-5PM; Wednesday & Friday, 10AM-5PM; Saturday, 9AM-1PM. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartctr.com
Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center: The Comedy Experiment
'The Comedy Experiment' is back on July 19, 2012! Join us for live sketch comedy, audience-inspired improv and stand-up comedian Tom Allen.
Catch us at the Creative Arts Co-op Visual & Performing Arts Center, 426 Ruritan Road, Harriman.
The show begins at 8pm.
Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Must be 18 or older.
Call the Creative Arts Co-op at 865/765-1129 or visit www.creativeartsco-op.com