Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Suffrage Coalition: A Vote of Her Own

Category: History, heritage, Music and Theatre

Songs by Candace Corrigan and Janne Henshaw
Book by Candace Corrigan
https://www.avoteofherown.com/index.html

8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m.
VIP AfterGlo with the Stars immediately following

Purchase your tickets, support the production by buying an ad in the playbill or sponsoring a character, buy tickets to the VIP AfterGlo with the Stars, and more at http://www.avoteofherown.com and https://suffragecoalition.org/.

The title of our new musical "A Vote of Her Own" is a poetic reminder that from 1776, the date of the Declaration of Independence, until 1920, women of the United States did not have "a vote of her own". For 144 years, there were countless campaigns to enable voting rights for women in municipalities, counties, states, and finally through an amendment to the American Constitution, and each of those campaigns has a story. "A Vote of Her Own" is the story of the final campaign to pass a federal amendment to the US Constitution that took place in Tennessee in a very hot summer of 1920. It is a story packed with political intrigue, prejudice against women and comical legislative debates that may seem inexplicable to modern audiences. Opponents to the amendment included women who stoked racial division.

"We now have 35 and a half states. We are down to the last half of the last state. The opposition is here fighting with no scruples, appealing to Negro-phobia and every other cave man prejudice. I have been here for over a month. It is hot, muggy, nasty... no matter what the outcome, I will never remember this last campaign with anything but a shudder."

-Carrie Chapman Catt, National League of Women Voters, president
-A Vote of Her Own Act I Scene VIII

Our script is based on letters, diaries, newspaper accounts and memoirs. Woven throughout are vintage suffrage songs as well as ten original songs written for this production.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/

Oak Ridge Summer Sessions Concert

  • August 20, 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, AUGUST 20
A.K Bissell Park, Oak Ridge, TN
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
Barnstar!

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/

Farragut Food Truck Freedom

  • August 20, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Health, wellness

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
At Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, 101 North Campbell Station Road, Farragut, TN 37934

The Town of Farragut has reduced their food truck regulations in order to support local/small businesses. Show support & join in on the fun. Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred as long as you contact organizer before Aug 20th. Tickets will get you in to the event but do not include food. Parking is limited, be sure to come early. Proceeds will go to The Kitchen LinK. Any photos or videos taken during this event may be used for marketing purposes.

Adult field day activities: Tug of war, sack race, water balloon war, cornhole, beer pong, and more! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farragut-food-truck-freedom-tickets-381754537097

East Tennessee Historical Society: History Hootenanny

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

Come visit the East Tennessee History Center on August 20 for our first ever History Hootenanny! A Hootenanny means lots of different things to different folks. Whether it’s an informal gathering with folktales and old timey music or a Gaelic party, to us in East Tennessee, it’s just plain fun.

The History Hootenanny will celebrate all the best aspects of East Tennessee history. At its core is the Museum of East Tennessee History, where the region’s past lives every day. Guests are invited to explore the Museum, taking in the pageantry of the 1982 World’s Fair in the feature exhibition, You Should’ve Been There!; trying your hand at family friendly activities in History Headquarters; and interacting with guest interpreters from local historic houses in the signature exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee; all the while enjoying live music from the Shaw Hollow Boys and Wild Blue Yonder in the Museum’s galleries.

Some of the highlights will include a Local History Authors Showcase featuring authors from Arcadia Publishing and an author panel discussing how to publish. There is also a used book sale with the Friends of the Library, and upstairs there will be a Genealogy Mini-Conference for those who want to research their family history. Screenings of recent acquisitions by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound and walking tours with Laura Still (Knoxville Walking Tours) and Jack Neely (Knoxville History Project) will be a part of the day’s activities. Another highlight will be the History Express, which shuttles passengers to and from several of Knoxville’s Historic House Museums.

All these programs are representative of the component parts of the East Tennessee History Center, which actively works each day to make history relevant throughout the region.

Visit our website for more details at http://easttnhistory.org/historyhootenanny or call 865-215-8824

Appalachian Ballet Company: Company Auditions

Category: Auditions and Dance, movement

APPALACHIAN BALLET COMPANY will hold company auditions on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the company’s home studio - Van Metre School of Dance, 215 West Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801. Dancers will participate in a ballet class with a panel of qualified judges.

Please note the times to attend: 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm will be dancers ages 10 and 11 (Registration for first group begins at noon); 1:45 pm until 2:45 pm ages 12 and 14 will audition and 3:00 pm until 4:15 pm dancers ages 15 and up will audition. Dancers ages 12 and up should be prepared to dance en pointe. The audition fee is $20.

Artistic Director, Amy Morton Vaughn is searching for dancers with solid classical training, good musicality, engaging acting skills and a desire to dance. In September, the company’s 51st season begins with a contemporary show and dinner Blue Jeans & Ballet, “What the World Needs Now” with dinner catered by Copper Cellar. The Nutcracker will be presented in Knoxville and Maryville in early December with a school matinee presented as well. ABC’s spring production will be full-length Peter Pan planned for Saturday, April 1, 2023, (one night only) a school matinee will be held Friday, March 31, 2023, for selected Blount County Schools. The Senior level of the ballet company will also perform in Montgomery, Alabama in April. The ballet company is the proud Resident Dance Company for The Clayton Center for the Arts. Season tickets are now on sale through the Clayton Center Box office.

For more information visit www.Appalachianballet.com or call 865-982-8463.

Knox Crafts TN: DIY Acrylic Earrings Workshop

  • August 20, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Fine Crafts

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 AT 5 PM
At French Fried Vintage
Tickets · $35
www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-acrylic-earrings-workshop-tickets-391722300947

Craft your own set of acrylic earrings with mix and match components, customizable details, and a discount on in store shopping!

Chloe from Owltopus will be leading the step by step workshop at French Fried Vintage on Saturday, August 20th.
Earrings are all light weight, weighing less than an ounce a pair. All metal is stainless steel hypoallergenic for sensitive ears. Inclusivity is what we strive for when it comes to accessories. Styles will be offered in a colorful array so you can go boho neutral to 80s rainbow disco.

Clip on backings will be available to fit all ears!

All pieces are digitally designed in home by OWLTOPUS. Laser cut & engraved in home. All on sourced materials from other small USA businesses. https://www.facebook.com/events/1763967033952675/

Art Market Gallery: All Critters Great and Small

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

A Retrospective show celebrating our Artists Past and Present
With a Special Tribute Honoring Hugh Bailey

Hugh Bailey, a potter specializing in whimsical “critters”, was an original member of the Gallery, which was established in 1982 (40 years ago).

Reception & Live Music: August 20th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Fountain City Art Center: Student Show

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

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

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 Song Remains the Same – Friday, Aug. 19

Popular Picks
• Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Saturday, Aug. 20

Family Fun
• 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, www.tennesseetheatre.com

Knoxville Tattoo Convention

  • August 19, 2022 — August 21, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Festivals, special events

The 10th annual Knoxville Tattoo Convention will take place at The Worlds Fair Exhibition Hall on August 19-21, 2022. KTC was founded by tattoo artist Danny Fugate in 2010, who has garnered recognition on the national and international level. He and the crew at Ambition Tattoo, some of Knoxville's best, are set on bringing the best tattooing experience possible to the greater Knoxville area.

The KTC will be held at The Worlds Fair Exhibition Halll. Easily accessible to Historic Downtown Knoxville, The Old City, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Knoxville Museum of Art, the Sunsphere and much more all within walking distance! We have over 150 Artists from all over the country attending this huge event. That means everyone will have a chance to get tattooed and pierced by some of the best in the industry, as well as the up-and-coming artists. View a complete list of attending artists, under the artists tab on our website. Attendees will also enjoy sideshows, burlesque performances, human suspension, tattoo contests, Body jewelry, unique vendors, and media coverage from various industry magazines. This 3-day live tattooing extravaganza will be something you will not want to miss! Face coverings are NOT required.

www.knoxvilletattooconvention.com

Knox Food Fest

  • August 19, 2022 — August 20, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Kids, family

The Knox Food Fest provides both new and well known vendors a chance to showcase their creative and delicious works of art while bringing together Knoxville’s local community.

August 19 – 20
https://knoxfoodfest.com

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Open Ensembles

Category: Free event and Music

Come play music with us on August 18th! If you play guitar or ukulele, consider joining the fun! Participation in the KCG ensemble is open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome. The Knoxville Classical Guitar Ensemble will meet weekly at 7 PM at the Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Road, in Knoxville.

For more information, contact Andy LeGrand at info@knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com

Information: 865-686-2067, https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com

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