Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Steve-O,

  • July 30, 2022

Category: Comedy

Saturday, July 30 at 7PM // Civic Auditorium

JACKASS star, stand-up comedian, and New York Times best-selling author, Steve-O, is bringing The Bucket List Tour to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Saturday, July 30th. Every idea on Steve-O’s bucket list was so ill-advised, he never expected to go through with any of them. Until it was time to prepare for this tour. Not only are the stunts more ridiculous than what you already know Steve-O for, he did them all, and made a multimedia comedy show out of them. Not for kids, or the faint of heart.

FOR ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY – this show contains graphic footage of Sexually Explicit Content, Nudity, Self-Inflicted Violence, & Drug Use

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Dyeing with the Flora around us

  • July 30, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Fine Crafts and Science, nature

10:00 am - 11:30 am

This eco-printing class will be fun and playing with fresh flowers from the Botanical Gardens of Knoxville – feel free to bring flowers from your own garden! This class will be great for creative folks, gardeners, and anyone who loves color and flowers. We ask that you stop and smell the flowers, think about color and then smash them into beautiful silk scarves. In this class, we will go over flower gardening, sustainable foraging, and fun flower facts.

Date: July 30th, 2022
Time: 10a-1p
Cost: $85

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Base Ball "Honor Our Veterans" Day

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

Jul 30
During this special triple-header, we will honor all veterans!

This is a FREE event for the entire family! As always, concessions will be available, and all proceeds will go directly to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House. Make sure to bring your own chair and a shady umbrella or tent.

The Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s. Their goal is to exemplify, to youth and adults alike, the values that are lacking in modern-day athletic programs, and encourage a sense of belonging, regardless of race, gender, religious conviction or physical ability. To learn more about the Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association, visit

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Summer Tree Walk

  • July 30, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

July 30th, 9a
Come find the best shade! Join Board Member & former KBGA staff, Dan Steinhoff, on a guided tour of KBGA’s unique & historic tree collection, this time through the heat of summer!

Find out more and register here.

The Bottom: Books & BBQ with Alchemy Food Lab

  • July 30, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

It’s back and better than ever! Come out to Books & BBQ every Saturday in July at The Bottom.

Bring your appetite for yummy food and get yourself something new to read in the bookstore. The BBQ is courtesy of Alkemy Food Lab, fresh chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers for sale!

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Wendel Werner and the Strange Relationship

  • July 30, 2022

Category: Free event, Fundraisers and Music

Saturday July 30
Saturday November 26
Both concerts start at 7pm
Both concerts are free.

All money raised will go toward the band programs of local Title I middle schools. The concerts are at St. Paul UMC, 4014 Garden Dr. Knoxville, TN 37918. Info: (865) 687-2952

Social Dance Knoxville: July Dance Party

  • July 30, 2022

Category: Dance, movement

At Broadway Academy of Performing Arts and Event Center

Join us for our monthly dance party! The cost is $10 per person. Water and light snacks are provided. A group class is included in admission, and will begin at 6pm. The dancing will start at 7pm and end at 9pm. You do not need a partner or any special shoes to attend this dance!

Parking for Broadway Academy is on the back side of the building on Lamar Street, beside Next Level Brewing Company and across from The Press Room and Central United Methodist Church. If the parking lot is full, street parking is also available.

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center's 30th Anniversary

  • July 30, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Literature, spoken word, writing, Music and Science, nature

First Annual Earthkeeper Award Ceremony
(see Covid protocol below)

We are excited about our 30th Anniversary and Earthkeepers Awards to be held at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church this Saturday, July 30th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

2022 Earthkeeper Award Recipients

Chris Battle
Ralph Hutchison
Marcus Keyes and Glenda Struss-Keyes
Sister Mary Dennis Lentsch
John Nolt

Rhea Carmon (Rhea Sunshine)
Rebecca Castellanos
The Emancipators and friends
Ashley and Matt Bryant Cheney

With heavy hors d'oeuvres and time for connecting and reconnecting with friends

While all are welcomed and encouraged to join us in this celebration, we ask those who are able to make a donation at the door with suggested amounts as follows:

individual - $25 couple -$40 family - $50 student - $15

Please note that Covid protocols for the venue will be observed. The current medium risk level requires indoor masking and refreshments to be served outdoors.

If you missed the RSVP deadline, we'd still love for you to join us!
For more information call 865-497-2753 or email

Ijams Hallway Gallery: COMMA - Natural Elements & Flights of Fancy

  • July 29, 2022 — August 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

In the Ijams Visitor Center

COMMA Art Group presents two exhibitions:
Natural Elements: Artworks inspired by and related to Nature
Flights of Fancy: Artworks celebrating Hummingbirds
Reception: 1-3pm, Saturday, August 13, 2022, following the Hummingbird Festival

COMMA Art Group was founded in 2004 by award-winning former and current art teachers who meet weekly to create plein air artwork. Participating artists are: Phyllis Ball, Nancy Campbell, Gay Nell Gray, Judy Jorden, Cheri Jorgenson, Shelley Mangold, Martha Robbins, Caitlin Seidler, Valerie Sigmon, Carol Vinson, Suzanne Wedekind, Owen Weston, and Jackie Spaulding-Wright.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

KUUMBA Festival

  • July 29, 2022 — July 31, 2022

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Downtown Market Square July 29th
Morningside Park July 30th-31st

The largest cultural heritage and music festival in East Tennessee that celebrates African Culture in Diaspora! Featuring the African World Marketplace!

Hosted by Sista Zock
12:00 noon - 10pm The Kuumba Marketplace will open the day's event with food and merchandise vendors from all over the world. Relish in the cultural spirit of the African Marketplace with traditional crafts, clothing, and foods.
12:30 - 3:00pm - West African Drum and Dance community Circle - everyone is welcome to participate
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Local talent showcase ,open Mic and spoken word
6:00pm - 7:30pm - Kuumba Watoto Dance and Drum Village Extravaganza and Indigenous Vibes. Amazing sounds and movements of traditional West African Drum and dance by artists of all ages.
8:00pm - Live Concert: TBA

12:00pm - 10:00pm - Enjoy the African Market Place with traditional crafts, clothing, and foods.
12:30pm -2:30pm - African Drum and Dance community Circle - everyone is welcome to participate
2:00 - 4:00pm - Live entertainment, Inspirational Movement and Youth empowerment
4:30pm - 6:00pm - Local talent showcase ,open Mic and spoken word
6:00pm - 7:30pm Kuumba Watoto Dance and Drum Village Extravaganza.
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Live Concert - TBA

12:00pm - 10:00pm: Kuumba Marketplace opens. with traditional crafts, clothing, and foods.
12:30pm -2:30pm - African Drum and Dance community Circle - everyone is welcome to participate
4:30pm - 6:00pm - Local talent showcase ,open Mic and spoken word
6:00pm - 7:30pm Kuumba Watoto Dance and Drum Village extravaganza.
8:00pm - 10:00pm Live Music and entertainment

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
• The Last Waltz – Friday, July 29
• A Hard Day’s Night – Friday, Aug. 5
• The Song Remains the Same – Friday, Aug. 19

Popular Picks
• The Godfather – Saturday, July 30
• The Big Chill – Saturday, Aug. 6
• Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Saturday, Aug. 20

Family Fun
• 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,

Mighty Mud Studios: A Surreal Approach to the Human Figure

  • July 29, 2022 — July 31, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Fine Crafts

Workshop Dates: Friday-Sunday 07/29-07/31 @ 6pm to 9pm

Explore the human form in all its intricacies in this 3 day workshop. Fine tune the connection between your eye and hand as you approach figurative clay sculpture anatomically, observing the relationships between muscles and bone, faces and flesh. Whether your goal is to create forms that are more realistic in their dimensions or more surreal, embracing the details of human musculature will empower you to create more dynamic, effective art. Elevate your work with armature, learn how to sculpt weight to add a sense of gravity while effectively countering it. Revel in the details of both craft and the crevices of the human body.

The instructor will discuss how to finish pieces and you will have a piece ready to be bisqued by the end of class.

The instructor will provide a handmade metal and wooden armature that is yours to keep!

Wooden fettling knife, needle tool, rib, and clay will be provided.

Feel free to bring any other tools.

127 Jennings Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917

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