Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Schulz Bräu Brewing Company: Stammtisch - Start a Conversation

  • April 27, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

https://www.facebook.com/events/262716942627322/

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM
Recurring monthly, last Wednesday of every month, Stammtisch is a German conversation group!

What to Expect: Sprichst du Deutsch? Would you like to practice your German? Join us monthly at the Stammtisch - a friendly get-together to practice your German language skills over authentic beer and food. All levels from beginner to native speakers are welcome! No need to be fluent, just come and practice what you know. *Please locate group by "Stammtisch" Reserved Sign placed on a taproom table - Prost!
Hosted by: Susie Morgan

The Bird and the Book: Songs and Stories with Sam Lewis

  • April 27, 2022

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Music

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.

Singer/songwriter Sam Lewis has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern Townes Van Zandt”. Although he’s often identified with some form of Southern soul (some have even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis’ style is, in fact, a mix of many genres. He’s achieved what most musicians spend s lifetime working towards — that is, a place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary. A decade of touring has found him captivating audiences all around the world with songs and stories that are bound together with the banter drawn from his own personal perspective, It exemplifies the personable approach he’s developed from performing in numerous music halls, clubs, theaters, festivals, music cruises and even an occasional living room. His latest album, recorded in tandem with Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro follows Solo, an all acoustic album featuring new songs as well as reimagining previously released songs. While each of Lewis’ album has a distinct sound, they all circle back to one universal theme, that is, as Sam says, the fact that “we are all trying to get somewhere — all running from something or toward something; we’re all in it together, though.” Check out his “The Only One” from his SOLO album https://youtu.be/XIhmmCntBmE

Phone (865) 984-4847 or go to their website: https://southlandbooksandcafe.com/the-bird-and-the-book

Once again, the event will offer an opportunity to 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. It’s an event not to be missed!

The Bird and the Book, 1509 E Broadway Ave, Maryville. 865-984-4847 or https://southlandbooksandcafe.com/the-bird-and-the-book

The Mill & Mine: Spoon

  • April 27, 2022

Category: Music

SPOON with MARGARET GLASPY
Wednesday, April 27

Celebrating the release of their newest album, Spoon is making their return to Knoxville for a night full of experimental rock! After nearly a decade of recording across the United States, Spoon returned to their hometown of Austin to record Lucifer On The Sofa. The band considers it to be their purest rock n' roll record to date. We can't wait to see what they have in store!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: https://themillandmine.com

Bijou Theatre: Shannon and the Clams

Category: Music

SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
PRESENTED BY PILOT LIGHT
Wednesday, April 27 | 7:30PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: Brown Bag Lecture with Jack Neely & Paul James

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

Downtown Knoxville - Book Talk
In person & online
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 12:00pm
http://easttnhistory.org/events/downtown-knoxville-book-talk

Jack Neely and Paul James with the Knoxville History Project will discuss their latest book, Downtown Knoxville highlighting the visual history of the city’s iconic downtown core through 180 photographs, maps and illustration, many from the McClung Historical Collection and other local sources. The book features well-known classics that you will be familiar with as well as numerous photographs that are rarely seen, and as far as we know, have never been previously published. From the postcolonial years through the Civil War and onward to Knoxville’s emergence as an industrial city, downtown is where everything happened, the setting of the city’s most memorable stories and legends.

Jack Neely: Writer and researcher Jack Neely is a longtime journalist whose award-winning column, “Secret History,” appeared in Metro Pulse for more than 20 years. He’s author of numerous books about Knoxville’s distinctive history, including, recently, The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace, Market Square: The History of the Most Democratic Place on Earth, and Knoxville, Tennessee: This Obscure Prismatic City. His work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Tennessee Library Association, the American Institute of Architects, and the University of Tennessee’s History Department. Since 2014 he has served as the executive director of the Knoxville History Project.

Paul James: Originally from England, Paul has lived in Knoxville since 1999. He previously worked for Cooperative for Assistance & Relief Everywhere (CARE) in Atlanta and New York. Before that he worked for the University of Derby in the United Kingdom. He lives in Rocky Hill with wife Meredith. Paul James has served as the Director of Publishing and Development for the Knoxville History Project since 2017. He manages KHP’s fundraising, photographic research, KHP’s digital collection, and serves as editor and occasional writer for KHP’s publications, which to date includes 12 books with renowned historian and author Jack Neely. Previously, Paul worked for Ijams Nature Center from 2000-2016, serving as Executive Director for 12 years.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org

Sundress Academy for the Arts: April Reading Series

Category: Free event, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to announce the guests for the April installment of our virtual reading series. This event will take place on April 27, 2022 from 7-8PM, on Zoom. Participants can access the event at https://tiny.utk.edu/sundress (password: safta).

Margo Berdeshevsky NYC born, writes in Paris. Her books include: “Before The Drought,”/Glass- Lyre-Press/ finalist-National-Poetry-Series. Forthcoming: “It Is Still Beautiful To Hear The Heart Beat,”/ Salmon-Poetry, + “Kneel Said the Night ( a hybrid book in half-notes,)”/ Sundress- Publications. Author as well of: “Between Soul & Stone” + “But a Passage in Wilderness” /Sheep-Meadow-Press, + “Beautiful Soon Enough,”/ FC2/recipient of 1st Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Award. Other honors include Robert H. Winner Award from Poetry Society of America. Recently published online in Scoundrel Time, The Night Heron Barks, +Plume. For more info, kindly see her website: http://margoberdeshevsky.com

Ali Black is a writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize for her poem "Kinsman." Her work has appeared in december, jubilat, Literary Hub, The Offing, and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, If It Heals At All was selected by Jaki Shelton Green for the New Voices series at Jacar Press and it was named a finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Award. Her book can be purchased at: https://www.macsbacks.com/if-it-heals-all

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez won the 2021 Washington Prize for her manuscript, The Loneliest Whale Blues, to be published in 2022 by The Word Works. Her first book, The Way of All Flux (New Rivers Press, 2012) won the MVP Prize. She has a micro-chapbook, A Glimpse of Birds over O'odham Land (Rinky Dink Press, 2021). She is a Kundiman fellow, a Pushcart nominee, and a Best of the Net 2018 finalist. She grew up in Hawaii and now lives in Tempe, Arizona, on the traditional homeland of the Akimel O'odham. Find her manuscript, The Loneliest Whale Blues, here: https://wordworksbooks.org/product/the-loneliest-whale-blues/

Our community partner for April is The Knoxville Black Doula Collection. The Knoxville Black Doula Collective’s mission is to enlighten, educate and empower women during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. Their goal is to create a safe space that will provide support to all women with a targeted emphasis on African American women. To learn more about The Knoxville Black Doula Collection, please visit their page at facebook.com/KnoxvilleBlackDoulaCollective

www.sundressacademyforthearts.com

Bike Walk Knoxville: Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Driver Training - Public Class

  • April 27, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Health, wellness and Kids, family

Bike Walk Knoxville is thrilled to be hosting a public class of our Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Driver Training program! The training will take place on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and will be hosted at the West Side YMCA. Our program covers everything drivers need to know about sharing the road with cyclists and pedestrians, and is a great opportunity to learn more about how you can help make our streets safer for everyone. Registration is limited and will close at 2 pm the day of the event, so make sure to reserve your ticket!

400 Winston Road, Knoxville, TN 37909
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bicyclepedestrian-friendly-driver-training-public-class-registration-298693509327

Ijams Nature Center: SoKno Social to Benefit Ijams

Category: Culinary arts, food and Fundraisers

Eat Tacos...Help Nature! SoKno Taco Cantina and Crafty Bastard Brewery are teaming up for a SoKno Social benefiting Ijams! On Wednesday, April 27, SoKno Taco will donate 10% of every sale to Ijams from open to close! And if you order a Crafty Bastard brew anytime between now and April 27 at 7 p.m., you'll be entered to win a great prize at 7! Ijams will have a booth from 5-7:30, so come out and enjoy spring with your favorite nature center. Can't come? Make a donation of $10 and you'll help Ijams continue to educate and inspire people to protect the planet!

https://www.ijams.org/event-details/fundraiser-sokno-social-benefiting-ijams-1

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-5; grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Sundress Academy for the Arts: April Reading Series

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to announce the guests for the April installment of our virtual reading series. This event will take place on April 27, 2022 from 7-8PM, on Zoom. Participants can access the event at https://tiny.utk.edu/sundress (password: safta).

Margo Berdeshevsky NYC born, writes in Paris. Her books include: “Before The Drought,”/Glass- Lyre-Press/ finalist-National-Poetry-Series. Forthcoming: “It Is Still Beautiful To Hear The Heart Beat,”/ Salmon-Poetry, + “Kneel Said the Night ( a hybrid book in half-notes,)”/ Sundress- Publications. Author as well of: “Between Soul & Stone” + “But a Passage in Wilderness” /Sheep-Meadow-Press, + “Beautiful Soon Enough,”/ FC2/recipient of 1st Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Award. Other honors include Robert H. Winner Award from Poetry Society of America. Recently published online in Scoundrel Time, The Night Heron Barks, +Plume. For more info, kindly see her website: http://margoberdeshevsky.com

Ali Black is a writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize for her poem "Kinsman." Her work has appeared in december, jubilat, Literary Hub, The Offing, and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, If It Heals At All was selected by Jaki Shelton Green for the New Voices series at Jacar Press and it was named a finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Award. Her book can be purchased at: https://www.macsbacks.com/if-it-heals-all

Sharon Suzuki-Martinez won the 2021 Washington Prize for her manuscript, The Loneliest Whale Blues, to be published in 2022 by The Word Works. Her first book, The Way of All Flux (New Rivers Press, 2012) won the MVP Prize. She has a micro-chapbook, A Glimpse of Birds over O'odham Land (Rinky Dink Press, 2021). She is a Kundiman fellow, a Pushcart nominee, and a Best of the Net 2018 finalist. She grew up in Hawaii and now lives in Tempe, Arizona, on the traditional homeland of the Akimel O'odham. Find her manuscript, The Loneliest Whale Blues, here: https://wordworksbooks.org/product/the-loneliest-whale-blues/

Our community partner for April is The Knoxville Black Doula Collection. The Knoxville Black Doula Collective’s mission is to enlighten, educate and empower women during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. Their goal is to create a safe space that will provide support to all women with a targeted emphasis on African American women.

To learn more about The Knoxville Black Doula Collection, please visit their page at www.facebook.com/KnoxvilleBlackDoulaCollective

Web: www.sundressacademyforthearts.com
Facebook: SundressAcademyfortheArts
Email: safta@sundresspublications.com
Twitter: @SundressPub

UT School of Music: Trombone Studio Recital

  • April 27, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

The UTK Trombone Studio presents a varied program of works written for trombone and trombone ensembles.

April 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935, https://music.utk.edu/events/

Knoxville Opera: Opera Story Time

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Literature, reading, writing, Music and Virtual

Wed Apr 27, 5:30 PM live stream on YouTube
"The Dog Who Sang at the Opera", read by Jason Hardy, Executive Director
Email your children's questions in ahead of time to marketing@knoxvilleopera.com

Join us for a live Q&A session after the reading!
www.youtube.com/c/knoxvilleopera

Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795, www.knoxvilleopera.com

Three Rivers String Quartet at Knoxville Museum of Art

Category: Free event and Music

WEDNESDAY AT 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Free: reserve tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/three-rivers-string-quartet-tickets-311268872577

Music for Seniors Free Daytime Concert Series April event!
Join us for a delightful morning of music.
Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Our April concert features the talented and lovely foursome, Three Rivers String Quartet, performing a program of music that is sure to please. You will be treated to light classical favorites, folk tunes and some new music too.

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

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