Calendar of Events

Friday, July 22, 2022

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Suite Surrender

Category: Theatre

By Michael McKeever and directed by Barry Wallace

Fri. Jul 22nd 2022, 8:00 pm
Sat. Jul 23rd 2022, 8:00 pm
Sun. Jul 24th 2022, 3:00 pm
Thu. Jul 28th 2022, 8:00 pm
Fri. Jul 29th 2022, 8:00 pm
Sat. Jul 30th 2022, 8:00 pm
Sun. Jul 31st 2022, 3:00 pm
Thu. Aug 4th 2022, 8:00 pm
Fri. Aug 5th 2022, 8:00 pm
Sat. Aug 6th 2022, 8:00 pm
Sun. Aug 7th 2022, 3:00 pm

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

The WordPlayers: Hello, Dolly!

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

Friday, July 22 | 7:30PM
Saturday, July 23 | 2:30PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, July 24 | 2:30PM

The WordPlayers presents: Hello, Dolly! - one of Broadway's most enduring and delightful musical comedies filled with charisma and heart. Tickets range from $21.50 to $30 and may be purchased online at or at the door prior to performances.

Based on the uproarious comedy, The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, Hello Dolly! tells the story of widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi, who connects, meddles, and negotiates everyone's perfect match. Everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. The show celebrates the golden age of the American musical and is suitable for the whole family.

At the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

For more information, please see or call 865-539-2490.
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The Katharine Slowburn Experience: Rituals in Existing: dance meditations on life

  • July 22, 2022 — July 24, 2022

Category: Dance, movement

Dates: July 22-23 @8pm, July 24 @2pm

How do we know when it's time to stand in our power or when it's time to surrender? When do we laugh and lose ourselves in pleasure? When do we seek justice in the face of betrayal? How do we find and make meaning in this life?

"Rituals in Existing" explores these questions of existence through dance. Each dance, based on a meditation on life, explores the agony and ecstasy of being alive. Filled with meaningful moments, bold energy, and uproarious interactions, "Rituals in Existing" will leave you with a new way of exploring your own life.

"Rituals in Existing" is an in-the-round performance (audiences seated in a circle around the performance space) and is open to audiences 13+. Seating is limited and guaranteed to all advance ticketholders.

Ticketing link:
At BAPA: Broadway Academy of Performing Arts (706 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917)

Tennessee Theatre: 1964: The Tribute

Category: Music


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

Friday Night at The Concourse: Hurricane Ruth

  • July 22, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Music

Presented by Bluegill Productions - Friday nights include

July 22 - Hurricane Ruth
Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a vocal powerhouse with a style all her own, blending the blues with rock and soul. Hurricane Ruth earned her name because no one believed that such a large sound could come out of such a small woman! She is old school, real and raw. Her vocals are deeply rooted in the blues, but make no mistake she can rock the house! She is cut from the same cloth as Big Mama Thornton, Janis Joplin, and Tina Turner. A captivating performer, Hurricane Ruth will grab your attention from note one and never let you go.

Ruth has performed with John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Willie Dixon, Taj Mahal, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Sam & Dave, Fenton Robinson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bruce Katz, Mike Zito, and more.

The great Willie Dixon once told Ruth "You're the only hurricane I can appreciate."

Doors open for this event at 5:30PM, and the show begins at 6:30. Tickets are $13.20 in Advance (including service fee) and $15 at the Door. For Advance tickets -

July 29 - The Streamliners Swing Orchestra
August 5 - Stacy Mitchhart Band
August 12 - "Pardi Gras!" with Roux Du Bayou Cajun Band

Young Professionals of Knoxville: Summer Soirée: Scruffy City Prom

  • July 22, 2022

Category: Dance, movement and Festivals, special events

Ever wanted to go to an adult prom? What about a fun night out partying in the coolest structure in Knoxville dressed in your coolest 80's attire? That's right, let's party like we're back in 1982 and the Worlds Fair is happening.

Come join us for a fun evening in the Sunsphere to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Knoxville's World Fair, YPK's 15th Anniversary and network with other Young Professionals.

Alcoholic beverages and h'or devours are included with your ticket.
Dress code is either your best 80's formal-ish attire or Business formal.
Parking: There are several lots, decks and street parking nearby.

During the event our Community Outreach committee has decided to support our local schools leading up to the new school year with a School Supply drive. Feel free to bring cash donations or school supplies with you that evening (items of need are folders, crayons, paper, pencils, etc.)

This event is open to both members and non-members. Invite a friend, and get ready for an evening of fun and celebration!

Friday, July 22, 7:00-11:00 PM at the Sunsphere!event-register/2022/7/22/summer-soiree

Ancient Lore Village: Wine Tasting Dinner

  • July 22, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food

Cedar Bluff Wine and Spirits is partnering with Ancient Lore Village for a special evening of culinary creations paired with some of our favorite wines for summer! Your evening includes dinner in the Village Gardens with a presentation of four featured wines. Gather your friends together for a magical summer evening.

6:30 pm – Gates Open + Tour the Village
7:15 pm – Dinner + Wine Tasting Presentation complete with tasting notes
8:30 pm – Event Concludes

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-200-2434,

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

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

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”.


Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • July 21, 2022 — July 23, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, 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.

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!

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

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, follow the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.

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