Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo After-Hours

Category: Culinary arts, food, Kids, family and Science, nature

Come enjoy our extended After-Hours from 5 PM – 8 PM every Thursday! These evenings are free for members or with a general admission ticket. The Splash Pad is open all day and evening! The carousel and train will also be open and providing free rides! NEW, every After-Hours Thursday we will now have a DJ in the Plaza! Come out and dance to the beats! Each month will feature a special menu and local draft beer.

Thursdays 5-8 PM
Member Admission - Free
General Admission - Free with Zoo Ticket
https://zooknoxville.org/event/zoo-after-hours-2/

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Forever Plaid

Category: Music and Theatre

Update 7/13/22:
Due to complications related to a positive COVID case within the company of FOREVER PLAID, we regret that we are forced to cancel performances on opening night, Friday July 15 and on Saturday, July 16. No more tickets will be sold for those performance dates. Our new opening date will be Thursday, July 21.

Written by Stuart Ross
Musical Arrangements by James Raitt

On the way to their first big gig, tragedy strikes Forever Plaid, a “guy group” specializing in barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Forever Plaid begins when the guys are given the chance to perform from the afterlife. This “Heavenly” smash hit musical is a nostalgic homage to the music of the ‘50s and includes hits such as “Three Coins in the Fountain” and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing”.

GENERAL AUDIENCES

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, https://www.orplayhouse.com/

Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • July 21, 2022 — July 23, 2022

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

Future Book Sales:

• 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/

Concerts on the Square: Variety Thursday with K-Town Music

  • July 21, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Bring your kids, lawn chairs, blankets, pets, and friends to enjoy outdoor Knoxville nights, live music, food, fun, and community in Market Square. The City of Knoxville provides these free Concerts on the Square all summer long.

Variety Thursdays – Every 3rd Thursday at 7 pm
Features a broad spectrum of musical genres.

July 21 - K-Town Music
August 18 - Mike Snodgrass Band
September 15 - Dirty Grass Soul

To stay updated on bands and any cancellations due to weather, visit the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page. No Tickets. It's Free! https://www.downtownknoxville.org/featured/concerts/

Knox Crafts: Cyanotype Jewelry Workshop

  • July 21, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

The Big Camera
Thursday, July 21, 2022
7:00 PM 9:30 PM
Knox Brew Hub
421 Union Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37902

All of our craft workshops are taught by local artists in locally owned businesses. You can find more information and social media posts for each of the events on our Instagram/Facebook page or www.KnoxCrafts.com.

Knoxville History Project: Destination: Knoxville!

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

A history of Vacationing in the Queen City of the Appalachians
Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

In the thick of summer, when we’re all traveling or daydreaming about travel, we’re also coming out in public and noticing that there are suddenly a lot more hotels in downtown Knoxville, and more in the works. Has Knoxville somehow become a vacation destination? And was it always?

Jack Neely will talk about the history of Knoxville as a tourist attraction, going all the way back to the 1790s, when some French nobles, anxious to save their heads from the guillotine, stopped at Knoxville on their Grand Tour of America; the era of Civil War tourism of the late 19th century–and what awed Sartre and Corbusier when they visited in the 1940s. We’ve got pictures of all that, too, including postcards. Then we’ll try to figure out who’s filling all those hotels today, and whether our history has something to do with it. We may even mention the 40th anniversary of a certain World’s Fair one more time.


When it opened in the late 1920s, the Andrew Johnson Hotel on Gay Street provided accommodation to visitors who were here in the region to explore the much talked-about Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which unofficially opened around 1930. Courtesy of Lib Cooper Knoxville Postcard Collection/KHP.

You can register for this Zoom through our Events Page: Events - Knoxville History Project

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Teens Night Out with Club Blue

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

Join us Thursday, July 21st from 5:30 – 8:30pm at our Regal Teen Center at 967 Irwin Street for our Teens Night Out presented by Axle Logistics. This is a great opportunity to meet and learn more about our Club members. Enjoy fun activities like a dance party, basketball, crafts, field events, and more.
https://bgctnv.org/events/teens-night-out-with-club-blue/

East Tennessee Historical Society: TN History for Kids Summer Road Show Knoxville

Category: Classes, workshops, History, heritage and Kids, family

THFK Summer Road Show Knoxville will be THURSDAY, July 21, at the East Tennessee Historical Society, at 601 South Gay Street, in Knoxville. We will meet at 9 a.m. (Eastern), and the theme of the event will be Tennessee in the 1790s. Presenters will include Bill Carey and Lisa Oakley, education coordinator of the East Tennessee Historical Society.

We will also do guided tours of the Blount Mansion and White’s Fort!

The program will last all day and feature a focus on Tennessee social studies standards.

Registration is $40 for each event – an amount that covers lunch and any tickets that would otherwise have to be purchased. Teachers who attend will receive a certificate showing 6 hours of professional development. Attendance is limited.

https://www.facebook.com/events/373963378110893/

Register here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenW7ORPZ1wbi-PUrGdlCInPYRB7DduihZjXwzs7mw_euEA_Q/viewform

Tennessee Stage Co: Knoxville Shakespeare As You Like It

Category: Kids, family, Science, nature and Theatre

Thu-Sun at 7:30 PM at Ijams Nature Center
Camp chairs recommended

Join us at Ijams Nature Center July 20th through August 7th for Knoxville Shakespeare's "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare, directed by Allison Crye. Love triangles (that's kind of like an octagon), forests, and fools! We look forward to seeing you soon. Keep an eye out for notifications for when you can get your hands on some tickets!

www.tennesseestage.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/408141327445375

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.

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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