Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Oak Ridge Art Center: The Fabric of Memory

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

Memories are the fabric of our lives. Our experiences are woven together on the warp of time to create a tapestry of meaning: sometimes coming together to form a clear picture in one’s mind; sometimes waiting to be resolved, or unraveling. For some, fabric can hold memories – your grandmother’s quilt, the dress you wore to prom, the baby booties you knit for your first child, even the wine stain on your best tablecloth. Each represents a memory spun into the fabric of one’s life.

Dates: July 9, 2022 – August 19, 2022
Opening Reception: July 9, 2022

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Oak Ridge Library: Fiber Arts Display

  • July 9, 2022 — July 31, 2022

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

Featuring Judie Dysart: Books; Cassie Dickson: Linen Processing; Baskets from the collection of Ken and Kathleen Dalton; Appalachian Center for Craft

Opening Reception: July 9, 2022

Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike; Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Knoxville Opera: Gospel Choir Auditions

Category: Auditions, Free event and Music

Auditions to be held July 9, 10, & 16

Singers interested in auditioning must register in advance here:
Location: Church Of The Savior, 934 Weisgarber Road

Dates and Times: Saturday, July 9
Sunday, July 10
Saturday, July 16
Audition times 4-6:30 pm (8-10 min each)
Singer Requirements: Warm-up - Sing 5-note ascending-descending scale, arpeggios, etc using syllables
Sight read -Sing a short passage of music that is unfamiliar
Sing - Sing an excerpt of any song (singer’s choice)
Audition information can always be found here:

Anyone who is unable to attend for these dates and would like to submit a video recording, please contact the Auditions Coordinator at For more information, interview requests, or media inquiries, please contact Esther Blevins at 865-524-0795 ext. 251 or

Able Trade: Tool Sale!

  • July 9, 2022 — July 10, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

July 9 - July 10

Able Trade is hosting a Tool Sale! We will have multiple booths and vendors selling all sorts of used tools and equipment throughout the shop. If you are interested in having a booth just click on the link to snag your spot. If you are interested in shopping check out the schedule below:

Saturday July 9th from 9am to 12pm Early Bird’s Only! Be the first to shop by purchasing an early bird ticket for only $7!

Saturday July 9th from 12pm to 4pm Open Shopping & Free to everyone!

Sunday July 10th 9am to 3pm Open Shopping & Free to everyone!

Able Trade, 203 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: or

Case Antiques: Summer Auction

  • July 9, 2022 — July 10, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

The Case Summer Auction will take place Saturday, July 9 (9 AM Eastern Time, lots #1-790) and Sunday, July 10 (1 PM Eastern Time, lots #791-1263) at our gallery in Knoxville, TN with live, phone, absentee, and online bidding.

This auction features more than 1,200 lots of Fine Art, Silver, Jewelry, Southern Furniture and Decorative Arts, Historical Items, Mid-Century Modern Design, European and Asian antiques from Southern estates and collections including the estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, GA; the Kentucky collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney; the living estate of William and Fletch Coke, Nashville, TN; the collection of Griff and Dallas Adams, Johnson City, TN; the collection of Dr. Joe Newsom Rawlings, GA; the estate of Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, KY; the estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, TN; property deaccessioned by the Lincoln County Museum, Fayetteville, TN (bequest of Mary Bright Wilson); and the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Foundation.

Our buyer's premium is 20% for live floor bids, phone bids, and absentee bids with cash, check, certified funds, or bank wire transfer (credit card payments incur a 3% convenience fee). For online bids, the buyer's premium is 28% (includes 3% credit card payment convenience fee).

For additional info, terms, and conditions, visit our Bidding Details page.

Ijams Movies Under the Stars: Terror in the Woods!

  • July 9, 2022

Category: Film, Kids, family and Science, nature

Friday the 13th: Part VI + Special Feature + FrightWorks Haunted Trail

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ijams’ partnership with Central Cinema and Knoxville Horror Film Fest!

Grab your favorite blanket or lawn chair and join the film festivities! Doors open at 7 pm and movies begin at dark (~9 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages for purchase. NO COOLERS AND NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PLEASE. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash at all times.

These events are on the Ijams Visitor Center lawn. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Ijams Homesite under the tent. Tickets are $10 per person or $36 for a family four-pack. (Special ticket pricing for Terror in the Woods will include the haunted trail from FrightWorks.) Space is limited per screening. Purchasing tickets ahead of time is highly recommended. Walk-up tickets may not be available.

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or

Tennessee Theatre: Summer Tours

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage


July 9 at 11am
July 23 at 11am
August 6 at 11am

Have you ever wondered how many light bulbs are in each chandelier in the Grand Lobby? How has the seating capacity changed over the years? What event attracted the biggest crowds? Which Broadway show brought 12 semi-trucks full of scenery, sets, and costumes? Learn these details and more about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem.

New this summer, we’ll also be hosting two dates of tours led entirely in Spanish, furthering the Theatre’s goal of being accessible to all communities here in Knoxville.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Base Ball "Member Appreciation" Day

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Jul 9
Enjoy bare-handed, 1864 base ball! Fun for the whole family! Concessions available for purchase. Bring your own chair and shade!

This is a FREE event for the entire family! As always, concessions will be available, and all proceeds will go directly to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House. Make sure to bring your own chair and a shady umbrella or tent.

The Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. Their goal is to exemplify, to youth and adults alike, the values that are lacking in modern-day athletic programs, and encourage a sense of belonging, regardless of race, gender, religious conviction or physical ability. To learn more about the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association, visit

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Historic Ramsey House: Annual Meeting of the Membership

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

The Historic Ramsey House Board of Directors invites you to the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 10:00-11:30 am on the grounds of the Historic Ramsey House.

The meeting will begin with a coffee and pastry reception followed by official business and an address from the President, Adam Alfrey, and Executive Director, Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair. We will review the last year's accomplishments and share exciting projects planned for the next year.

Our special guest, Dr. William E. Hardy, will speak about our Vintage Base Ball program and the history of the two original teams in Knoxville. Afterward, we invite attendees to join us at 12:00 for a Vintage Base Ball match between the Mountain City Club of Chattanooga and the Emmett Machinists of Knoxville. All Ramsey House Members will receive a free combo meal from our concession stand.

We look forward to recognizing our members, and we hope to welcome new Friends of Ramsey House this year!

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Zoo Knoxville: Twilight Tours & Night Safaris

Category: Science, nature

Dare to explore the zoo after dark, next month! July 9th, from 7-10 PM experience your favorite animals calling and crawling in their natural nocturnal state, like you’ve never encountered before! Mark your calendars for the exclusive upcoming opportunity to venture beyond the pedestrian path into the wild.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

Tennessee Theatre: Tours in Spanish

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage


Summer tours are back and this year, we'll be offering a tour led entirely in Spanish! Have you ever wondered how many light bulbs are in each chandelier in the Grand Lobby? How has the seating capacity changed over the years? Learn these details and enjoy an in-depth discovery of the Theatre’s rich history and its performances, past and present. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem. This tour is donation-based and will be offered on July 9 at 1:30pm. Sign up here!

¡Gracias por reservar un tour en el Teatro Tennessee! Su boleto para el tour ayuda a apoyar el Teatro Tennessee y su misión sin fines de lucro. Este tour no tiene una tarifa fija, pero agradecemos cualquier donación que usted pueda proporcionar para ayudar a promover nuestra misión y hacer crecer nuestra programación. ¡Muchas gracias y esperamos verlos detrás de escena en el Teatro Tennessee!

Las capacidades de los tours son limitadas. Recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con la hora programada para el recorrido. Si ninguno de los horarios está disponible, nos pondremos en contacto con usted por correo electrónico para programar otro horario.

Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery: Fiber Artists of Townsend

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

July 9, 10-4 pm

The fiber artists of Townsend will be demonstrating weaving, felting, painting on silk, and thread painting at the Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery on Saturday, July 9. Their work (and that of other local artists) will be on display in the Gallery and the studios will be open. We welcome early arrivals for Convergence and other fiber art enthusiasts. Completed art work, supplies and tools will be available for purchase and the fiber artists will answer any questions on tools and techniques.

The Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery, 7719 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882. Information: 865-448-8018 or

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