Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Auditions for The Savannah Sipping Society

Category: Auditions, Free event and Theatre

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Director: Jill Bergeron


• Sunday, July 10th @ 3pm at Theatre Knoxville Downtown
• Monday, July 11th @ 7pm at 201 Sherlake Lane, Suite 201

Performance dates are September 2-18

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.

Basic Cast Descriptions*:

Randa Covington: Late 40s. She owns the house, attractive, refined, well-mannered, wound tightly, architect.
Dot Haigler: Late 60s. Former high school French teacher, widow.
Marlafaye Mosley: Late 50s. Texan, a little brusque but fun, divorced.
Jinx Jenkins: Early 50s. Moves around a lot, loads of enthusiasm and energy. Her sister is in memory care.

Randa’s Grandmother: Cameo role.

* Ages are flexible.

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. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Old City Market

  • July 10, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

At the 100 block of West Jackson Avenue!

AUG 14 · SEPT 11 · OCT 9 · NOV 13 · DEC 11


Our artist market is hoping to be as large as ever. We are looking for makers, artists, bakers, and even farmers to share their wonderful creations with the community. The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, and many, many volunteers.

Absolute Match at Asia Café

  • July 10, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

5:30 PM - Absolute Match musical group
Asia Café
1708 Callahan Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Studerbaker John at Bluetick Tavern

  • July 10, 2022

Category: Music

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Bluetick Tavern are pleased to present John Grimaldi, better known by his stage name Studebaker John, an American blues guitarist and harmonica player out of the Chicago.

In 2006 Avanti Records’ Self-Made Man contains nearly 80 minutes of all original steamy blues and smokin’ blues-rock, incorporating Chicago, boogie, swamp, swing, and harmonica blues, all recorded with a live-in- the-studio sound that is true to Studebaker John’s stage performances. As a songwriter and musician, Studebaker John has emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues today. Ahead of the pack, with vision and foresight, creating a new standard and landscape for this music’s future... with John at the wheel, the future is now!

Tickets cost $15 for SMBS members and $20 for the general public. Doors open at 3 pm and music will begin at 4 pm to 7 pm. No advance tickets available.

Watch Studebaker John & the Hawks - Up and Down the Line - Live Video

Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801. Info:

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.

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,

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,

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

  • July 6, 2022 — July 31, 2022

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.

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

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