Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Art in The Park

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

The Plateau Creative Arts Center welcomes some of the finest artists in Cumberland County to this 9th Annual Community Outreach event, held on the grounds of the Art Center right next to Druid Hills Golf Course.

Sponsored by the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, you’ll be able to engage all of your senses as you browse and select art, craft, and food serenaded by live music all day. Plan to join the fun Saturday, June 11, 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, June 12, 10 am to 3 pm.

Booths will be set up inside the Art Center and outside around the beautiful facility. Endless Possibilities, the retail shop inside the Art Center will be open the same hours. There will be beautiful art and gifts from Art Guild members as well as many others from the community, including Natural Affinity Soaps, Denisca Mann, Natural Solution Products, Big B Far, Monica Hackett’s Honey Products, Carol Branson’s Fresh Bakery, and Byron Lyon’s Kettle Corn.

There will also be exceptional food both days with delicious menu items offered by Country Dogs and The Pot.

To take a break from the shopping and eating, you can enjoy a stroll around the sculpture garden or sit and enjoy terrific music. On Saturday, listen to “Music by Kenny P”, 9 am - 11 am, “We Remember, Noon - 2 pm, Hollerback, 3 pm to 5pm. On Sunday, listen to the sounds of Solow, 10:00 am to Noon, and Memory Road, 1 pm to 3 pm.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Zoo Knoxville: Adult Zoo Camp

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events and Science, nature

We’ve heard parents exclaim for years that they wish they could go to Zoo Camp, so we did a thing! Zoo Knoxville’s first ever Zoo Camp for adults is now on the calendar. Join us for a Saturday and Sunday of behind-the-scenes tours, up-close animal encounters, animal enrichment, and citizen science.

Saturday and Sunday
9:00am – 4:00pm each day
Registration closes Wednesday, June 8th.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, https://www.zooknoxville.org/experience/adult-zoo-camp/

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Auditions for Suite Surrender

Category: Auditions, Free event and Theatre

Suite Surrender
by Michael McKeever
Director: Barry Wallace

AUDITION TIMES
• Saturday, June 11th @ 1pm
• Sunday, June 12th @ 7pm

REHEARSAL START DATE
June 15th

SUMMARY
It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
A headshot and resume are recommended but not required.
Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for the next 3 months.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown
800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: 865-544-1999
www.theatreknoxville.com

Museum of Infinite Outcomes: Dyeing with the Flora Around Us

  • June 11, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Science, nature

Saturday, June 11, 2022
1:00-4:00 PM
Eco printing class will be fun and playing with fresh flowers from the Botanical Gardens of Knoxville – feel free to bring flowers from your own garden! This class will be great for creative folks, gardeners, and anyone who loves color and flowers. We ask that you stop and smell the flowers, think about color and then smash them into beautiful silk scarves. In this class, we will go over flower gardening, sustainable foraging, and fun flower facts.

http://museumofinfiniteoutcomes.com/workshop-calendar-and-volunteer-days

Terra Madre: Summer Pottery Market

  • June 11, 2022

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

11 AM - 5 PM at Lakeshore Park at the Marble Hall
5930 Lyons View Pike

This sale will feature a wide variety of handmade pottery and clay art by 18 Terra Madre members including Elaine Barnes, Donna Beshore, Emily Burgess, Pat Clapsaddle, Amy Evans, Lynn Fisher, Anna Maria Gundlach, LeJean Hardin, Lynne Johnson, Ellie Kotsianas-Christner, Hiromi Kuniyasu, Lisa Kurtz, Karen Kyte, LeAnn Lewis, Patty Lewis, Seiko Maeda, Sandra McEntire and Debbie Whelan.

Terra Madre is a juried group of women clay artists that was founded in the year 2000 by female ceramic artists in East Tennessee. Their mission is to support each other in their clay work, to advance the appreciation of ceramics in East TN and to encourage each other in the pursuit of their dreams as artists and as women. Terra Madre members are affiliated with many juried and professional arts organizations. Collectively, the group exhibits in 2-3 shows annually and individually their work has been exhibited all over the country and can be found in galleries, shops, juried fine craft shows and fairs, as well as in many private art collections. For more information about Terra Madre shows see the group on Facebook@Terra Madre: Women in Clay or on their website at www.Terramadrewomeninclay.com

heers to Clean Water: Paddle Off and Clean-Up

  • June 11, 2022

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

JOIN US FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL CHEERS TO CLEAN WATER CELEBRATION AND CLEAN- UP ON JUNE 11TH, 2022, BENEFITING THE WATER QUALITY FORUM! THIS YEAR, WE ARE HEADED BACK TO THE SOUTH WATERFRONT AT SUTTREE LANDING PARK FOR THE 2022 TENNESSEE RIVER PADDLE-OFF TO CELEBRATE THE AMAZING RESOURCE WE HAVE IN OUR BACKYARDS, THE TENNESSEE RIVER!

PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING A KAYAK, CANOE, OR PADDLE BOARD AND TAKE PART IN A COMPETITIVE RACE, OR JOIN FORCES WITH THE THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE WASTE AND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OFFICE, IJAMS NATURE CENTER RIVER KEEPER, AND OTHER PARTNERS TO CLEAN-UP THE RIVER!

IF YOU NEED A BOAT PLEASE LET US KNOW ON YOUR REGISTRATION – IF YOU ARE RACING- IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH THE CLEAN-UP PORTION WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF BOATS FOR FREE, TO RESERVE A BOAT YOU CAN EMAIL PROGRAMS@WATERQUALITYFORUM.ORG AND WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE A WATER CRAFT FOR YOU THE DAY OF AT SUTTREE LANDING PARK.

FOLLOWING THE FLOAT IS A CELEBRATION IN THE NAME OF CLEAN WATER AT THE PARK FEATURING LOCAL BREWS, WHERE THE BEER WILL BE FLOWING, YARD GAMES, LOCAL WATER EXPERTS, MUSIC – GREY RIDGE RAMBLERS, AND THERE WILL BE A CHANCE TO TAKE HOME SOME SWAG.

WITH FULL REGISTRATION, PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE ENTRY TO THE CELEBRATION, RACE ENTRY, ONE WATERPROOF CELL PHONE BAG, ONE 16OZ STEEL CUP, AND 2 DRINK TICKETS. RACE ONLY AND KIDS 12 & UNDER RACE REGISTRANTS RECEIVE ENTRY TO THE CELEBRATION AND RACE ENTRY, AND ONE WATERPROOF CELL PHONE BAG. CELEBRATION ONLY REGISTRANTS RECEIVE ENTRY TO THE CELEBRATION PORTION. CELEBRATION + BREWS REGISTRANTS RECEIVE, ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT, ONE 16OZ STEEL CUP, AND 2 DRINK TICKETS. THOSE WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEAN-UP ON THE RIVER AS PART OF THIS EVENT RECEIVE FREE ENTRY TO THE CELEBRATION AND FREE RENTAL OF A WATER CRAFT AS SUPPLIES LAST (BEST TO EMAIL AHEAD OF TIME).

https://waterqualityforum.org/cheers-to-clean-water-paddle-off/

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: 2022 Induction Weekend

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

June 10-11: 2022 Induction Weekend in Knoxville, TN

The 2022 Induction will mark the 23rd Class of Inductees to be honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, which held its grand opening and inaugural induction in 1999. The Class of 2022 will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, receiving their coveted Eastman Trophy and Baron Championship Induction Ring.

The members of the Class of 2022 are: Debbie Antonelli (Contributor), Alice "Cookie" Barron (Veteran Player), Doug Bruno (Coach), Becky Hammon (Player), DeLisha Milton-Jones (Player), Paul Sanderford (Coach), Bob Schneider (Coach) and Penny Taylor (International Player).

In addition to the announcement of the Class of 2022, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its recipient for the "Trailblazers of the Game" award. The 2022 “Trailblazer of the Game” recipient is Title IX. As Title IX enters its 50th anniversary, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors voted to give the award typically designated for teams and organizations to the Title IX legislation that afforded the opportunity for many female athletes to blaze their own trails. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Trustees Chair Carol Stiff stated “Without Title IX, our past and future inductees and trailblazers would not have had the opportunity to blaze those trails. It is only fitting that we honor Title IX as it has impacted so many female athletes not only in women’s basketball but in all sports”. Title IX will join eleven other teams and organizations that are recognized as “Trailblazers of the Game” by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

The ceremony takes place on Sat Jun 11 at 6 PM at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/womens-basketball-hall-of-fame-induction-knoxville-tennessee-06-11-2022/event/1B005C38BD335BB7

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Dr, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-633-9000, www.wbhof.com

Tennessee Valley Players: Musical “Something Rotten”

Category: Music and Theatre

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing, Tony-award winning musical farce, “Something Rotten!” Annual summer collaboration with the Tennessee Valley Players and the University of Tennessee School of Music Choral Area returns after a two-year hiatus!

At Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus - 1714 Andy Holt Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916

Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 3 PM

Don't miss this hilarious show by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years". Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine. Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences... in the beginning of the first act! It's become clear that "nothing's as amazing as a musical!"

TICKETS: Purchase at the box office - as early as 45 minutes prior to the show or online
Prices: Adults and children 12+: $25
Children (under 12): $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/something-rotten-tickets-326866114347

Nief-Norf Summer Festival

Category: Festivals, special events and Music

Nief-Norf Summer Festival will take place from June 5-19, 2022 at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Approximately 50 performance, composition, and music technology performance fellows will gather in an immersive think-tank environment during Nief-Norf Summer Festival. They will participate in 20+ events including concerts, lectures, masterclasses, and group hangs; engage in networking and in-depth collaboration; and work with our guest artists and composers.

We are thrilled to welcome guest artists Mark Applebaum (composition/improvisation/piano) in residence for Week 1 and Pamela Z (composition/technology/voice) in residence for Week 2, in addition to our all-star faculty line-up!

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 7:30-9:30PM | Opening Concert
Friday, June 10, 2022, 7:30-9:30PM | Mark Applebaum & Nief-Norf Composition-Fellows: Theme in Search of Variations Concert
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 7:30-9:30PM | Music of Mark Applebaum

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 7:30-9:30PM | NNSF22 Composition Fellows' Concert #1
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 7:30-9:30PM | NNSF22 Composition Fellows' Concert #2
Friday, June 17, 2022, 7:30-9:30PM | Music of Pamela Z
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 3-5:30PM | Final NNSF22 Concert

Concert tickets are $10 (students) and $15 (general); VIP festival passes are $60 (students) and $90 (general). All tickets and passes are available at the door, and will be available on the Nief-Norf ticket website.

Artistic Director Andrew Bliss and Managing Director Abby Fisher lead a stellar faculty for the 2022 Nief-Norf Summer Festival, including: Erin Rogers (Composition Director); Mark Applebaum (Guest Artist); Pamela Z (Guest Artist); Allison Adams (Saxophone & Woodwinds); Maria Castillo (Flute); Claire Chenette (Oboe & Woodwinds); Andrea Lodge (Piano); Jordan Munson (Music Technology); Kendall Williams (Steel Pan and Percussion); and Ashley Walters (Cello).

https://www.niefnorf.org/

Tennessee Artists Association: Exhibition at Ijams Nature Center

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception will be June 4th, 6 – 8pm in conjunction with a Bluegrass Band performance.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Tennessee Artists Association: 865-675-2285, www.tnartists.org

Bennett: Carl Sublett - The Golden Years

  • June 4, 2022 — June 25, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Champagne opening June 4, 11 AM - 4 PM

Bennett is proud to present a retrospective of Carl Sublett’s work post-retirement from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Carl Sublett was a Knoxville local who divided his time between Knoxville and his home in Maine; much of his work is influenced by the landscapes of Eastern Tennessee and Maine. Carl is best known for his landscape paintings and abstract works; his dark color palettes evoke a sense of nostalgia and draws the viewer in with the essences of his works.

Carl Sublett studied at Western Kentucky State College before joining the US Army in 1941. He was stationed in Italy, and after the end of the war Carl enrolled at the University Study Center in Florence, Italy. By 1954 Carl had returned to the United States and was living in Knoxville with his wife and their two children. Carl became a founding member of The Knoxville Seven, a prolific art group, and began teaching painting at UT Knoxville in 1966 until his retirement in 1982. Bennett has been representing Carl and his work since the 1980s. Carl’s influences came from a wide range of sources, most notably his expansive collection of art books and magazines, the work of Marsden Hartley, and his contemporary, Andrew Wyeth.

For more information contact claras@bennettgalleries.com or roberts@bennettgalleries.com. Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

Bistro at the Bijou: Live Jazz

  • June 3, 2022 — December 31, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

Mon music is from 7-9pm
Fri/Sat music is from 8-10:30pm
Schedule: https://www.thebistroatthebijou.com/speakeasy.html

11/4-Nous Trois
11/5-Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego

11/7-UT Jazz Jam hosted by Margherita Fava
11/11-Kenneth Brown
11/12-Will Boyd Group

11/14-Terry Washington Quartet
11/18-Margherita Fava Trio
11/19-Mark Boling Trio Life

11/21-Carter Beucher
11/25-The Stuffy Turkey Band
11/26-Harold Nagge/Alan Wyatt

11/28-Michael Price

The Bistro at the Bijou, 807 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 544-0537

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