Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Oak Ridge Playhouse: Junie B. Jones is not a Crook
by Allison Gregory
It’s quite simple. Junie B. was born in the month of June, so she goes by Junie. She doesn’t like her middle name, Beatrice, so it’s just B. She wears a ribbon in her hair, and glasses on her nose. At almost six years old, Junie B. is in kindergarten - room nine. But most importantly, Junie B. has a big problem, and it’s one she intends to do something about!
This heartfelt children’s play follows Junie B. Jones as she tracks down the thief who stole her favorite, furry mittens. While investigating, she stumbles upon a very colorful pen on the ground and decides to keep it for herself, because finders keepers, losers weepers! Besides, there is a handsome new boy at school that she is looking to impress. That is, as long as she can keep her friends Grace and Lucille away from him! Teaching classic themes of friendship, honesty and growing up, this tale is full of laughs and lessons to learn.
Based on the best-selling, children’s book-series by Barbara Park, JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK has been adapted by Allison Gregory to combine two of Park’s beloved books, bringing her innocent stories to the stage. But is Junie B. innocent or just misunderstood? Decide for yourself as she gets herself in and out of trouble, navigating the ups and downs of school and adolescence. This play is a wonderful reminder of just how fantastical a child’s mind can be. Chloe Ellis can be seen playing Junie B. and she agrees that, ‘there are so many sides to her and she has such a big imagination!’
JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK runs for three performances only! FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-4877, https://www.orplayhouse.com/
The Mill & Mine: Snail Mail
Saturday, August 27 | 8PM
The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: http://themillandmine.com
Tennessee Theatre: Little River Band
Town of Farragut: Lawn Chair Concert Series
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Founders Park at Campbell Station
405 N Campbell Station Road
Farragut, TN 37934
Each year the Town of Farragut hosts a series of FREE concerts produced by MamaJam Productions for the public at Founders Park on Campbell Station Road.
Mill & Mine: Snail Mail
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)
The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or https://themillandmine.com
Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Base Ball
Join us for the final match of the season! The two local teams face off in one final showdown!
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 http://tennesseevintagebaseball.com/
Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org
Knoxville Botanical Garden: Canning 101
August 27th, 10a
There is nothing like fresh produce from a summer garden. Join us as we learn from Vivian Williams about ways to keep that rich flavor in the kitchen even after the garden begins winter hibernation! Come ready for a hands on canning demonstration in our Carriage House kitchen. Not only will you leave with your own freshly canned produce, but with the energy and confidence to grow and prepare your own fresh foods at home!
Born & Raised Productions: Sunset on Central
At Yee Haw Brewing, Central Filling Station, Schulz Bräu, Hops & Holler, and Corner Lounge
We're so excited to announce that Sunset on Central will return this year for the first time since 2019! We hope you're ready to discover a lot of amazing bands from right here in Knoxville and around the southeast. This is one of our favorite events that we do, and we're going even bigger this year by adding a fifth stage.
All told, we'll have over 30 artists perform on five stages on Saturday, August 27th, and it's all FREE.
Bijou Theatre: The Gatlin Brothers
THE GATLIN BROTHERS
Saturday, August 27 | 8PM
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Asian Culture Center of TN: Asian Film Festival
At Central Cinema on August 27. We will show
1. The documentary Far East Deep South that zoomed in on the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and its profound impact on generations. It’s an eye opening film!
2. Taiwan Documentary "Pakadavai" which you can learn about Taiwan tribes.
3. Rashomon Rashomon was the first Japanese film to receive a significant international reception
4. Memories of Murder is a 2003 South Korean crime thriller film co-written and directed by Bong Joon-ho.
5. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary of Studio Ghibli.
Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation: Ukrainian Benefit Gala
Humanitarian aid to Ukraine
6 PM at Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Dogwood Center, 2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN
Social hour combine with a viewing and silent auction of Ukrainian paintings
Roman Lystvak, http://www.lystvak.com
Nataliya Pinchuk, http://www.natalipinchukart.com
Liubomyr Yakymchuk, instagram at liubomyryakymchuk.
Miroslav Duzinkevych, http://www.duzinkevuch.com
6:30 - 6:45 pm General remarks by Dr. Pienkowski, president of sponsoring MMP Foundation Victor Ashe, former American Ambassador to Poland
Roman Lystvak, a Ukrainian artist, from Lviv
6:45 -7:30 pm Performance of Ukrainian music by professional musicians from East Tennessee; and, faculty and students from the UT School of Music organized by Professor Miroslav Hristov
7:30 - 9:00 pm Ukrainian dinner
Catering by Roses Catering authenticated by Olena Korotych
$150 per ticket: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/mmpfoundation or call 865-584-4112
All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auctions will be directly transferred to Doctors without Borders Charitable Organization, earmarked for humanitarian support of Ukraine. www.pienkow.com
Knoxville Museum of Art: Family Fun Day
Saturday, August 27
KMA’s Family Fun Day will celebrate the art of Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) in conjunction with the exhibition Passages (August 12-November 6, 2022). Bailey works primarily in sculpture and incorporates found objects and photographs, bringing together stories of his own family’s journey through history, ancestry, migration, and memory. Join us for hands-on art projects inspired by the artist accompanied by music, storytelling, and a variety of family entertainment. Free and open to the public!
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.