Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 16, 2022

7th Tennessee Medieval Faire: Auditions for Street Characters

  • July 16, 2022 — July 22, 2022

Category: Auditions, Comedy, Free event, Music, Theatre and Virtual

Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to participate in the 7th Tennessee Medieval Faire in Harriman. The festival is seeking costumed street characters and period-related vendors to recreate the early Middle Ages (circa 500) in a theatrical way. The theme is “Live the Age of Chivalry,” performed by interactive characters from the legend of King Arthur.

For those interested in participating as street characters, video auditions will be held by scheduled appointment from July 16-22. Auditioners are asked fill out the audition form, email a recent selfie, and schedule a time to audition. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing, speak in a British and/or Scottish accent, and read a script. Having theatrical experience and an outgoing and friendly disposition are helpful. Agile adults are preferred, but mature and talented minors will also be considered. Audition information can be found at https://tmfaire.com/auditions/.

The Tennessee Medieval Faire is an outdoor themed entertainment-oriented interactive family-friendly festival. Dates are October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 2022. Hours are 11am-6pm ET. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. For more information, please visit www.TMFaire.com, follow the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.

Dr. Broadway Educational Session at East Tennessee Historical Society

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

Do you want to learn more about ANASTASIA? Join us at the East Tennessee History Center on Saturday, July 16, at 5pm for an in-depth look at the hit musical with theatre historian Dr. Broadway!
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/broadway-at-the-tennessee/dr-broadway

A ticket to the performance is not required for attendance at this educational session which is free and open to the public. No advance sign-ups are required.

Dr. Broadway provides an overview of the 2021-22 Broadway at the Tennessee season. Whether you've already purchased a season subscription, are waiting to purchase single tickets, or are just interested in Broadway, learn more about the shows coming to the Tennessee stage this season! This recorded session is led by Dr. Broadway and the shows covered include Come From Away, Mean Girls, Rent, Summer, Hairspray, and Anastasia. Dr. Broadway (Kristin Stultz Pressley) is a Musical Theatre Historian – and one of Broadway’s biggest fans. A passionate and energetic presenter, Pressley has taught theatre at every level – from pre-school to university. She earned her graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky (Master of Arts in Theatre, 2005) and the University of Georgia (Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre, 2011) and subsequently taught Theatre courses at Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC) and Furman University (Greenville, SC).

Town of Farragut: Lawn Chair Concert Series

  • July 16, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

7/16/22
5:00PM - 9:00PM

Founders Park at Campbell Station
405 N Campbell Station Road
Farragut, TN 37934

Each year the Town of Farragut hosts a series of FREE concerts produced by MamaJam Productions for the public at Founders Park on Campbell Station Road.

https://visitfarragut.org/event/lawn-chair-concert-series/

Oak Ridge Summer Sessions Concert

  • July 16, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Concerts are open to the public and are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

SATURDAY, JULY 16
A.K Bissell Park, Oak Ridge, TN
Jim Lauderdale
The Alex Leach Band

The Summer Sessions concert series features bluegrass and Americana bands from throughout the region. All shows are free to the public and will be held outdoors at the pavilion in A.K. Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge or at the Fort Southwest Point amphitheater in Kingston from 6:00-9:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and your family and friends for a fun, music-filled evening! Local food and beverage trucks will also be on-site. We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Sessions concerts!

Free parking is available on site however, space is limited.
https://www.thesummersessions.com/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Annual Golf Tournament

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

The beautiful Heatherhurst Golf Course (421 Stonehenge Dr, Fairfield Glade, TN) will host the Art Guild of Fairfield Glade 19th Annual Tournament on Friday, July 16 with a shotgun tee-off starting at 7:40 am. More than 20 foursomes have already signed up to participate in this fun event which includes enjoy a delicious luncheon catered by Willow Catering, and a fun and lively silent auction. Please contact the Art Center at 931-707-7249 to check on any remaining available team spaces if you wish to golf in this tournament.

Even if you are not golfing in the tournament, we invite you visit the Fairfield Glade Center (128 Stonehenge Drive) to check out and bid on a wide variety of items, ranging from trips and massages, workouts, gift baskets, golf items, fine art and craft, antiques, and so much more. Cash, check and charge are accepted and it is open to the public.

The golf tournament is an important fund raising event for the Art Guild. Since it was founded in the early 1970s, at the same time Fairfield Glade was being developed, the Art Guild has offered the community a way to teach, learn and inspire new and experienced artists in a wide range of mediums. As a non-profit organization that is entirely run by volunteers, they have outreaches to school age children, high school senior art events and scholarship program, and teaching classes at local senior centers. Although they are supported in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, they rely on the generosity of the entire community to ensure they can offer enriching art opportunities to local residents and visitors throughout the year.

The Art Guild building, which is called The Plateau Creative Arts Center, is located at 421 Lakeview Drive, between the Druid Hills Golf Course and the library. They encourage you to visit often, and hopefully join this wonderful organization. In addition, to teaching art in the spacious, modern Studio, The Plateau Creative Arts Center has a beautiful Gallery that changes over each month, a wonderful and peaceful Sculpture Garden and Walking Trail, and an enchanting fine art and craft shop, Endless Possibilities.

The Art Guild wishes to thank the many generous sponsors of holes for this tournament as well as the terrific items they have contributed to the silent auction.

Address: 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Also check us out at www.artguildfairfieldglade.org and www.facebook.com/ArtGuildatFFG.

Open Arts Knox: Multi Media Melting Pot Mixer

  • July 16, 2022

Category: Free event

7-9 PM at The Birdhouse, 800 N. Fourth Ave

A gathering to discuss outreach, space and visions for the Knoxville Art Scene.
https://www.facebook.com/birdhouse.knoxville/

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Sounds of Knoxville

Category: Kids, family and Music

A summer event for the whole family! Join us for The Sounds of Knoxville, a night of barbershop-style a cappella.

Hear beautiful music from K-Town Sound, Smokyland Sound, Masquerade Quartet and more. We'd love to see you there! https://www.flyinganviltheatre.com/tickets

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com. Facebook and Instagram @flyinganviltheatre

Knoxville People's Assembly: The Voters Speak

  • July 16, 2022
  • 10 AM - 12 PM

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

An assembly on voter priorities, participation, registration, and activation in our community at Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Community Center, 124 S. Cruze St, Knoxville. Sponsored by Voter Turnout Coalition, American Muslim Advisory Council, Voter Education Fund, People Power Institute, and Black Voters Matter Fund

Ijams Nature Center: Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash

Category: Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

(All ages) Celebrate the music of this beloved American icon on Saturday, July 16, from 5-10 p.m. on the Ijams Visitor Center lawn. Enjoy a five-hour musical lineup of songs written by Dylan and performed by Knoxville-area artists in their own styles. Featured artists this year include Jay Clark, Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle, The Tennessee Sheiks, The Bearded, Y’uns Jug Band, Michael Crawley and Wendel Werner.
Proceeds benefit Real Knoxville Music and Ijams! Learn More and Register

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or https://www.ijams.org

Townsend Artisan Guild: Art on the Porch

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Literature, reading, writing

July 16, 10-4pm
Members of the Townsend Artisan Guild are sharing more of their work! The Gallery will be expanded to include Art on the Porch as well as the creative work of twenty-five artists who are displaying in the Gallery. The studios will also be open. Artists will be available to demonstrate their techniques and explain their thought processes. The demonstrators will be:

Lois Alexander--painting with pastels
Michaelanne Collins—mixed media fish
Annamaria Gundlach—sculpting with clay
Bill Shinn—screening bear bags

Stop by and enjoy the art and visit with us.

The Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery, 7719 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882. Information: 865-448-8018 or www.townsendartisanguild.org and on Facebook

Tri-Star Arts: Aerial by Mary Laube

  • July 15, 2022 — September 3, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce the next exhibition in their main gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show, Aerial, featuring recent work by artist Mary Laube of Knoxville, Tennessee opens Friday, July 15, 2022 and will run through Saturday, September 3, 2022. This show also features a new music video with the Warp Whistle Project (Mary Laube + Paul Schuette).

A public reception will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm (artist in attendance). Laube will participate in a Q&A conversation with Brian R. Jobe (Director, Tri-Star Arts) prior to the reception on Friday, September 2 at 3:30pm in the main gallery.

Mary Laube (born Seoul, Korea, 1985) is Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her MFA (2012) from The University of Iowa, and her BFA (2009) from Illinois State University. Past exhibitions include Ortega y Gasset Projects (NYC), VCU Qatar (Doha), Monaco (St Louis), The Spring Break Art Show (NYC), and Coop Gallery (Nashville). Artist residencies include Yaddo, Wassaic Project, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Stiwdeo Maelor in Corris, Wales. Past publications include Art Maze Mag, Maake Magazine, and New American Paintings. In 2019, Mary received the Contemporary Visual Art Bronze Award from AHL Foundation. She is a co-founder of the Warp Whistle Project, a collaborative duo with composer Paul Schuette. Together, they make work that merges kinetic stage sets with music performance.

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Handweavers Guild of America: Convergence®

  • July 15, 2022 — July 21, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Lecture, discussion, panel

The Handweavers Guild of America 2022 is bringing their international fiber art biennial conference, Convergence®, to Knoxville July 15-21, 2022, to the Knoxville Convention Center. HGA is an international association created to encourage excellence, inspire creativity, and preserve fiber arts traditions through education and community. They invite weavers, spinners, dyers, basket makers, and all fiber art enthusiasts to join their guild.

Marketplace & Demonstrations
July 15-18, 2022 hours vary
Shop for fiber art supplies and original handcrafted goods while enjoying demonstrations. Exhibitors showcase a wide array of yarns, books, and equipment, including specialty items usually only available online. Demonstrations, lectures and activities will take place on the stage in the Marketplace between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. A Silent Auction is open during Marketplace on the many fiber goodies HGA has collected. All proceeds benefit HGA’s Fiber Trust.

Special Events & Classes
Attend Juror's Talks, Panel discussions, and more: https://weavespindye.org/special-events/
Note: Many classes are offered, but you must be an HGA member.

Admission Fees
A $10 Day Pass, which may be purchased in advance or onsite, grants admission to the Marketplace and the Art Exhibits for the day the pass is purchased. Most Special Events are also included.

Free admission is available to all active and retired military with their military ID and all college students with their current college ID.

The full weekend Convergence® Value Package (CVP) is $235.

Convergence® website
https://weavespindye.org/convergence/

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