The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (4/3 – 4/12/2016)

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If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go to every time – if you invite me before I post.

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Sunday, April 3

Monday, April 4

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: T. Batton/The High Beams, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • UT Sex Week Sessions, UT Campus Locations, 12:20 PM  – 9:00 PM, Free and Open to the General Public
  • Four Square for Kids, Play Four Square and Raise Money to Prevent Child Abuse, Central Flats and Taps, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Paint Nite, Drink and Paint, Scruffy City Hall, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Nikky Finney, Poetry Reading, Hodges Library Auditorium, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Bark/Big Bad Oven/Greater Pyrenees, Pilot Light, 9:30 PM, $5
  • The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Black Market Research, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, April 5

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Alex Culbreth/Sweet Lillies, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • UT Sex Week Sessions, UT Campus Locations, 12:40 PM – 9:00 PM, Free and Open to the General Public
  • Cocktails and Conversations with Curt Brock of the Appalachian Center for the Arts, Knoxville Museum of Art, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Public Cinema, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM
  • The Book of Mormon, Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $47 – $87
  • The Open Hand,” World Premiere, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, $12/$15
  • Einstein Simplified, Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Roots of a Rebellion, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Matt A. Foster, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • The Verns/Trishes/David Dalton/Persona La Ave., Pilot Light, 10:00 PM

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Wednesday, April 6

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Anne E. DeChant, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Jazz Lunch Series presents, “Mike Baggetta plays Patsy Cline,” Square Room, Noon, $15
  • Design Slam, Teams try to quickly solve an Urban Design Problem (I will be celebrity judge), Square Room, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Free (Cash Bar)
  • Pints and Poses, Beer and Yoga, Hops and Hollers, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $5 Suggested Donation for Instructor
  • Tennessee Shines presents Big Country’s Empty Bottle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM, $10
  • The Book of Mormon, Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $47 – $87
  • The Open Hand,” World Premiere, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, $12/$15
  • Andy Mineo, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $25/$40
  • Knox Horror Film Festival, Scruffy City Hall 8:00 PM
  • Deborah Crooks Duo, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, April 7

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Deborah Crooks, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Candlelight Yoga, Restorative Yoga with Leslie Ellingburg, Central Collective, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, $15
  • 6 O’Clock Swerve with Wayne Bledsoe presents Reagan Boggs, Scruffy City Hall, 6:00 PM, $5
  • Author Robert Morgan (“Gap Creek” and many more), Bijou Theatre, 7:00 PM, Free (but registration required)
  • Writing for Improv,” James Newport/Paul Simmons, Knoxville Writer’s Guild, Central United Methodist, 7:00 PM, $2 Donation requested
  • Annie, Jr.: The Musical, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 7:00 PM, $12
  • The Book of Mormon, Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $47 – $87
  • The Open Hand,” World Premiere, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, $12/$15
  • Scruffy City Showcase presents “Shakin’ the Blooms,” with Sweet Years/The Band Piano, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Rhythm n Blooms Kick-off Party, Bear Medicine/Count this Penny, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $6
  • Riff Raff, The International, 9:00 PM, $20 – $200
  • Twiddle, Concourse at the International, 9:00 PM, $10
  • Three Star Revival, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, April 8

Saturday, April 9

  • Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk, Market Square, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Color Me Rad 5K, Outside the Knoxville Coliseum, 9:00 AM, $45/$50
  • Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk, UT Gardens, 9:00 AM
  • Bikes and Blooms, Southbound, Downtown and Around, 10:00 AM
  • Kidstuff with Sean McCollough presents Billy Jonas, Visitor Center, 10:00 AM Free
  • The Hive Flea, Flea Market w/ Vintage Furniture and Decor, The Hive (854 N. Central), 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Mid-Century Modern Lecture and Driving Tour, Historic Westwood, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Free
  • Flower Crown Workshop, Learn lots of flower hair techniques and make your own flower crown, Aveda, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Rhythm N Blooms, A Million Americana Artists (numbers provided are approximate), Old City, 11:15 AM – 1:30 AM, $75 Weekend Pass/$150 VIP
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: John Byrne/Eli Fox, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Annie, Jr.: The Musical, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 1:00 PM, $12
  • Jim Haskell reads from and signs copies of Two Tents: Twenty-one Years of Discovery on the Appalachian Trail, Union Ave. Books, 2:00 PM, Free
  • The Book of Mormon, Tennessee Theatre, 2:00 PM, $47 – $87
  • Daraja Music Initiative, Fundraiser, Scruffy City Hall Loggia, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Annie, Jr.: The Musical, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 5:00 PM, $12
  • The Open Hand,” World Premiere, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, $12/$15
  • The Book of Mormon, Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $47 – $87
  • Robin Trower, Bijou, 8:00 PM, $40
  • A Man Called Bruce, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops, “The Music of Led Zeppelin,” Civic Auditorium, 8:00 PM, $38 – $94
  • Scruffy City Showcase presents “Shakin’ the Blooms,” with Tree Tops/TBD, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Acid Mother’s Temple/Mounds, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Burnin’ Hermans, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

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Sunday, April 10

  • Jazz Brunch @ 5 Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Bikes and Blooms, Northbound from Downtown, 10:00 AM
  • Shifflett and Hannah (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Live Jazz, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Hands Across the Water 5K, UT Circle Park, 1:00 PM
  • Rhythm N Blooms, A Million Americana Artists (numbers provided are approximate), Old City, 1:30 PM – 11:30 PM, $75 Weekend Pass/$150 VIP
  • Second Sunday Docent Tour (English), Knoxville Museum of Art, 2:00 PM
  • Second Sunday Docent Tour (Spanish), Knoxville Museum of Art, 3:00 PM
  • The Book of Mormon, Tennessee Theatre, 2:00 PM, $47 – $87
  • The Open Hand,” World Premiere, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 2:00 PM, $12/$15
  • Annie, Jr.: The Musical, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 3:00 PM, $12
  • The Book of Mormon, Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $47 – $87
  • Upstairs Underground Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Scruffy City Showcase presents “Shakin’ the Blooms,” with Maps Need Reading/Portals/Unaka Prong, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Calabash, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, April 11

Tuesday, April 12

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Sarah Potenza/Lew Card, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Ready, Set, Unite! Walk for Child Abuse Prevention 2016, Market Square, 2:30 PM
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room City County Bldg, 7:00 PM
  • The Open Hand,” World Premiere, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, $12/$15
  • Einstein Simplified, Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Glenn Jones/Joseph Allred, Pilot Light, 8:00 PM, $7
  • The Empty Pockets, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • The 9th Street Stompers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Tannahill Weavers, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM, $10

Comments

  1. Opening Day for the New Harvest Park Farmers’ Market is April 14. We will have farm fresh produce, meats, pastured eggs, honey, baked goods, body products, crafts and more. Located at New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Ln, Behind the East Knoxville Target.

  2. Concert of Strings, with Jim Davis & Friends at Church St. United Methodist Church
    Thursday, April 7
    7:30 pm
    Free

  3. M. Janice Mitchell says:

    A new orchestra is in town! Scruffy City Orchestra will be presenting their inaugural concert on Friday, April 8th at 7:30 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church on Main Street in Knoxville. Forty-eight musicians from all walks of life will perform music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elgar, Beethoven, an arrangement of Greensleeves, and Verdi. Scruffy City Orchestra is under the batons of Matthew Wilkinson and Ace Edewards. Tickets are $5 and a reception for the audience and musicians will be held immediately following the concert.

    • KnoxvilleUrbanGuy says:

      Sounds like a great thing about which someone might contact a local writer to gauge interest in an article. Just sayin’.

  4. Kat O'B says:

    Here is a visiting author event:
    Rita Williams-Garcia Book Talk and Signing
    Award-Winning author, Rita Williams-Garcia will be sharing book selections and signing her books.
    Date: Mon, 04/04/2016 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Location: UT Alumni Memorial Building, Room 32
    Free event! See CCYAL website for more info.

  5. KSO’s Concertmaster Series, “Gabriel Lefkowitz and Friends,” at KMA on Wednesday and Thursday, 4/6 and 4/7, at 7 pm. Featured work: Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 (w. Lefkowitz, Gordon Tsai, Katherine Gawne, and Andy Bryenton)

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