Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Rock It Science at Asia Café

  • July 24, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

5:30 PM - Rock It Science musical group
Asia Café
1708 Callahan Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Auditions for Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

Category: Auditions, Free event and Theatre

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella, “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson
GEDirector: Tom Eubanks

• Saturday, July 23rd @ 1pm at Theatre Knoxville Downtown
• Sunday, July 24th @ 6pm at Theatre Knoxville Downtown
• Potential Callbacks Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m

Tentatively September 5th
Performance dates are October 14-30, 2022

A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.

Available Roles:
Dr. Henry Jekyll – male – 35+
2. Elizabeth Jelkes – female – 25+
3. Gabriel Utterson – male – 35+
Edward Hyde #1
4. Richard Enfield – male – 35+
Edward Hyde #2
Sir Danvers Carew
O. F. Sanderson
5. H. K. Lanyon – male – 35+
Edward Hyde #3
Police Doctor
Surgical Student
6. Poole – female – 25+
Edward Hyde #4
Little Girl
Police Doctor
Surgical Student
The Prostitute

There are also small walk-on roles for:
Old Woman
Hotel Porter
Morgue Orderly
*These may be played by 1 or 2 actors*

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

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.
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
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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)

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,

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!

UT Downtown Gallery: Small Expressions 2022

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

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibition produced by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. and showcasing contemporary small-scale works (not to exceed 15 inches in any direction) using fiber techniques in any media. Small in scale but visually compelling, this exhibit features work that speaks to the intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement. The artists in this exhibit create a big impact through small pieces.

All UT Downtown Gallery events are free and open to the public. Masking is strongly encouraged. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sa 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802,

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 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,

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