Calendar of Events

Friday, July 8, 2022

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Sister Act Jr.

Category: 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 and 6 PM.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of Sister Act Jr.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

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

Tennessee Theatre Summer Movie Magic weekend

Category: Film and Kids, family

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
• Almost Famous – Friday, July 8
• The Last Waltz – Friday, July 29
• A Hard Day’s Night – Friday, Aug. 5
• The Song Remains the Same – Friday, Aug. 19

Popular Picks
• Dirty Dancing – Saturday, July 9
• The Godfather – Saturday, July 30
• The Big Chill – Saturday, Aug. 6
• Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Saturday, Aug. 20

Family Fun
• Space Jam – Sunday, July 10
• The Sandlot – Sunday, July 31
• Mary Poppins – Sunday, Aug. 7
• 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

Town of Farragut: MUSICFEST

  • July 8, 2022 — July 9, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Music

The Town of Farragut and SHOP FARRAGUT are delighted to announce this year’s MUSICFEST at West End presented by THE KNOX FOX Realty Group. It will take place Friday July 8, between 6 and 10 pm and Saturday July 9 from 3 to 10:00pm in the West End Shopping Center parking lot just south of Farragut High School. Farragut merchants and other local vendors will move outside to showcase their products and services to crowds who will enjoy the performances by eight (8) bands showcasing the diversity in our area music scene. Special discounts, attractions and giveaways will highlight the day as patron’s shop, dine or just enjoy the live music under the large festival tent. Attendees can enjoy area food trucks alongside offerings from others area vendors including the West End eateries; Don Delphi’s Pancakes & Restaurant and Clean Eatz. Soft drinks, lemonade, and water will be available. Beer will be provided by Farragut favorite, The Admiral Pub, while wine and other adult beverage offerings will be served with the help of Water Into Wine Bistro. Proper ID is required.

This event is FREE to the public and family friendly with children activities provided. Many local and regional bands will highlight these two days of summer fun!

SCHEDULE of BANDS – FRIDAY NIGHT - JULY 8
6:00 - 7:00...................................................Pale Root
7:30 - 8:30.......................................................Solstice
9:00 - 10:00pm...........................................Jada Blade

SCHDULE OF BANDS - SATURDAY - JULY 9
3:00 - 4:00.................................................Jennifer Daniels
4:30 - 5:30......................................................Vivid Display
6:00 - 7:00.........................................Mystic Rhythm Tribe
7:30 - 8:30.......................................................Mighty Blue
9:00 - 10:00pm......................... Lilly Winwood* and Band

11215 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934
https://visitfarragut.org/event/musicfest-at-west-end/

Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • July 8, 2022 — July 9, 2022

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

Future Book Sales:

• Burlington Branch: July 8-9, 1-5 p.m.
• Howard Pinkston Branch: July 21 and 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Karns Branch: August 4 and 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Powell Branch: September 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Farragut Branch: September 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Fall Sale at Central United Methodist: September 29-October 1 (Members-Only Day September 29), 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

https://www.knoxfriends.org/

Backroads Market: Summer Celebration

  • July 8, 2022 — July 9, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Festivals, special events

It's time to celebrate! 6 years!
Please join us Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th

Fun in-store deals and specials all weekend! Check Instagram for details!

Our friends at Happy Dog Creamery will be here from 11-2 on Saturday!
*514 Walker Street, Knoxville, TN 37919*
https://backroadsmarketknox.com/

Mighty Mud Studios: Friday Night Raku

  • July 8, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Fine Crafts

Jul 08, 2022
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Instructor: Ursula Hall

All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this event. This could be fun for the family, kids love the Raku process; or it could be a great “date night” event. The immediacy of Raku firings allow you to take home a beautiful piece of pottery for your home that night, but these decorative pieces are not food safe.

127 Jennings Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-595-1900
mail@mightymud.com
https://classes.mightymud.com/collections/friday/products/raku-5-00pm-session-july-2022

Friday Night at The Concourse: Soul Connection & Chico Crawford Memorial Jam

  • July 8, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Music

Presented by Bluegill Productions - Friday nights include

July 8 - Soul Connection & Chico Crawford Memorial Jam - join us for an special evening to honor Knoxville R&B legend, Chico Crawford. He would have been playing with the band, Soul Connection, so now they are planning on hosting a Memorial Jam during the second set, with musicians who played with Chico at one time or another. https://www.facebook.com/events/681315369825229

July 15 - The Fine Colombians: A Steely Dan Tribute
July 22 - Hurricane Ruth
July 29 - The Streamliners Swing Orchestra
August 5 - Stacy Mitchhart Band
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 - www.concourseknox.com

Real Good Kitchen: Dinner Market Pop-up with Two Bikes Knoxville

  • July 8, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Music

You're invited July 8th from 5:30-8pm for an evening of great food, music, and free bike repair!

• HUGE variety of dinner options, food, and drink from RGK vendors
• 7 NEW members will be sharing their food with us
• Gluten-free & vegan options will be available
• Two Bikes will be offering free bicycle repairs for everyone
• Live music provided by Shayla McDaniel

BIKE DRIVE FOR TWO BIKES!
Each donation helps Two Bikes create workforce development opportunities for local youth, offer free bike repairs in underserved communities, and give away bikes for free! Drop off your used bike at the kitchen and we will take care of the rest!

Bike Drop-off Details:
9am-4pm on July 5th-8th at Real Good Kitchen
2004 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

ABOUT TWO BIKES
Two Bikes is a local non-profit that is is dedicated to expanding bicycling in Knoxville through various projects like free bicycle repair events, education, affordable bicycles, paid youth workforce development programs, and more. They pledge to give away half of their bikes for free.
RSVP & Invite a Friend! https://www.facebook.com/events/1190817695063457/

Ijams Hallway Gallery: ECOTONE: Art from the Museum of Infinite Outcomes

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Visit the Ijams Hallway Gallery in July to view the ECOTONE collection of art from collaborators of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes. These artists practice historic craft methods in conversation with contemporary ecology to create their artwork that will make you think about the relationships between humans and the natural world.
http://museumofinfiniteoutcomes.com/

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dynamic Nature: Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Holland

  • July 1, 2022 — August 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

In the Schilling Gallery of Westminster Presbyterian Church from July 1- August 31, 2022.

A native of Virginia, Kathy Holland attended the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking. The following summer she studied with master wood-engraver Blair Hughes-Stanton at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England. Holland has maintained her professional studio practice since graduation, exhibiting drawings, etchings, relief prints, and paintings in juried regional, national, and international competitions and solo shows. Since moving to East Tennessee in 1997, Holland has been an active member of the Art Market Gallery, a longstanding artist-run cooperative gallery of original art and fine craft in Knoxville, TN. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Uruguay. Her home and studio are in Oak Ridge. For additional info, please visit her website: http://www.kathyhollandstudio.com/

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Fountain City Art Center: Art Educator Show

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

On July 1st we will be having a Show Opening Reception for our Regional Emeritus Art Teachers. It's been several years since we've had this group of talented folks exhibit their work. We'd love you to stop in for light snacks and cool water to enjoy the opening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Thanks to Christine Harness and Judy Jorden for spearheading this project!

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

Art Market Gallery: Fiber Artist Showcase

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

First Friday Reception: July 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Featured artists: Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art; Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art; Harriet Howell. Fiber Art; Carol Pritcher, Weaving

Elle Colquitt, Fiber Art
Elle Colquitt has been working as a professional fiber artist since the early 1970's. For over a decade, Elle designed art quilts and self-published patterns/books through her company, The Picket Fence, exhibiting at International Quilt Festivals and trade shows across the country. Teaching workshops included PBS, HGTV and many hands-on workshops. Currently, she is enjoying the challenge of designing fiber vessels. The wide variety of texture and pattern of her fabrics create designs that impersonate other materials; her work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture. Each unique vessel features distinctive trims and embellishments.

Elaine Fronczek, Felted Art
The fiber arts were an avocation for me for over 50 years. In 2008 I learned to wet felt wool fibers at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I have since expanded into incorporating other fibers such as silk in both wet and needle felting. My creations are both functional and whimsical.

zHarriet Howell, Fiber Art
Harriet Howell has been a working artist for over 40 years and works in a variety of media. The prevailing theme throughout her work is her use of color to express the energy, emotion and atmosphere of the subject. Her purpose is to engage the viewer and entice them into a world beyond what they see. Harriet enjoys painting both in the studio for her abstract work, and on location for her more realistic work. The abstract work focuses on color, shape and texture to express emotional and spiritual themes. In her landscape work, she uses these same elements to express the unique qualities of a particular subject on a particular day. In her wearable art pieces, Harriet hopes her work will make the wearer feel the joy and pleasure of wearing something beautiful.

Carol Pritcher, Weaving
Carol is a fiber artist who has been weaving for over 40 years and is also a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. She weaves mostly one of a kind pieces of clothing, but also rugs, placemats and wall hangings.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

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