First Friday, October 7 – Downtown Hometour – And More

It’s hard to believe another First Friday has rolled around. It seems like the last one was just here – except that the last one featured very hot weather and this one promises to be very nice, indeed. Come early and plan to stay late.
I’ll hit some of the highlights of the weekend to come and I’ll look for you when I’m out and about.


2 Many Pixels – An exhibition of Heather McClintock’s photographs entitled “The Innocent: Casualties of the Civil War in Northern Uganda” will be featured at the West Jackson Workshops inside 2 Many Pixels photo gallery. Her photographs illustrate the dire circumstances inside Uganda. She will also be signing her new book and all proceeds go to charities inside Uganda.

The Art Market Gallery at 422 S. Gay will feature the found-object sculpture of Morgan Fitch and the photography of Bob Conliffe. Morgan is a neighbor of mine and his sculptures are always fascinating. Go by and check it out.

Blueslip Winery will have it all going on from 5 to 9 with a bake sale, poster sale, art sale and wine tasting. Proceeds there go to Habitat for Humanity.

The Emporium will feature a collection of seven regional artists including Lisa W. Ellis (Photography), Betsy Hobkirk (Oil and Mixed Media), Gloria Nelson (Oil), Olga Noes (Acrylics), Dennis Sabo (Photography), Jesse Sisken (Photography) and Regina Turner (Acrylics).

The Knoxville Museum of Art will host Jenna (Jefferson) and Her Cool Friends playing their excellent blues from 5:30 to 8:00. Wine and food are available for purchase and the Knoxville Writer’s Guild’s new anthology will be available there with a photograph by Cynthia Markert gracing the cover. Upstairs is free and downstairs is one of the best deals in the city.

Market Square:
6:00 Wall Street Protesters expand to a small southern city near you.
7:00 Bring your dog dressed for a Volunteer Fashion Show
8:00 Movies on the Square features “Clue.”

The Oliver Hotel will feature food, wine and paintings by Andriy Halashyn from Costa Rica and photography by Andrew Stephen Cebulka, as well as vintage photos from the McClung collection.

Daryl Scott plays the Square Room at 8:00.
The Black Cadillacs: 10:00 Preservation Pub


Market Square Farmer’s Market: 9:00 to 2:00 – Come get those fresh vegetables (and great art and crafts) while you can.

The Civil Wars: 8:00 PM in the Bijou.

Angel and the Lovers (featuring Angel Martinez): 9:00 Preservation Pub


City People Downtown Homes Tour: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You have to attend this. It is just too fascinating. Homes all over the center city are featured and you get to meet the occupants, snoop through their home and ask them any question you want! Of course, you’ll move down here after you do this a time or two, but that’s a good thing. Tickets are $10 advance (Bliss and Abode) through Saturday. Sunday tickets are $15.
I’m tired, already. Watch for me out and about with Urban Woman and Urban Toddler. Please come up and introduce yourself. That’s what we do in this little city. Happy Weekend, everybody.

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