September 2012 First Friday (and the weekend): What to Do!

It appears that First Friday in the city will remain warm, but a cold front will assert itself by Saturday ushering in the temperatures that make you want to reach out and embrace east Tennessee. It’s a good thing, because there will be more to do downtown than any  human could possibly cover. Let’s start making plans!


Friday, September 7

  • Kenny Owens and Annabelle’s Curse: WDVX Blue Plate Special, 12:00 Noon
  • Annabelle’s Curse: Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM
  • Music Therapy: Time Warp Tea Room, 1209 Central, 8:00 PM
  • Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego: Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM
  • Mountain Soul: Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 9:00 PM
  • Sunshine Station: Morelock Music, 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 8

  • Chelie Rose with Shiny and the Spoon: WDVX Blue Plate Special, 12:00 Noon
  • The Hunter Deacon Trio: Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM
  • Christabel and the Jons/Hotshot Freight Train: Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM ($5)
Sunday, September 9
  • Star of Knoxville Blues Cruise: Blue Mother Tupelo, 2:00 – 6:00 PM ($18)
  • Angel Street (Play): Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:PM ($10-$15)
  • The Jojax with Spencer’s Blues Explosion: Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM



Friday, September 7

  • Nothing Too Fancy (435 Union Avneue): Grand Opening 11:00 – 9:00
  • Emporium Arts and Culture Alliance of East Tennessee (100 S. Gay): “Looking at the Dark” by Alex Merchant, 5:00 – 9:00
  • UT Downtown Gallery (106 S. Gay Street): The Legacy of Rev. James Randolph Denton (Music by Aubrey Baker), 5:00 – 9:00
  • Art Market Gallery(422 S. Gay St.): Artwork by Mary Ann Valvoda and Jen Hamilton, 5:30 – 9:00
  • Liquor Tasting and Artist Showcase with Carline Farris: Sapphire, 6:00 – 8:00
  • First Friday Anniversary Party: Gallery 133, 6:00 – 9:00
  • Bliss Home (29 Market Square): Artwork by Beth Meadows, 6:00 – 9:00
  • 2 Many Pixels Gallery (130 W. Jackson Ave.): Wildlife Photography by Jimmy Chiarella, 6:00 – 9:30
  • Movies on Market Square: Footloose, 6:30 PM
  • Mardi Gras Parade: (Sponsored by Knox Heritage) 7:15 Starts at Union and Locust, east on Union, through Market Square to Gay Street and on to the 100 Block
  • Drum Circle: Krutch Park, 7:30 PM (with a little Circle Modern Dance, djembe and oud)
  • Angel Street (Play): Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 8:00 ($10 – $15)
  • Birdhouses for The Birdhouse: Morelock Music, 9:00 – 11:00 PM (Local Artists auction funky birdhouses)

Saturday, September 8

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Ride Smart Bike Class (Intro to riding on the road): Gay Street 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Kid’s Story Time with Caryn Schafer: Union Avenue Books, 11:00 AM
  • Tom Jester author of “Popcorn Sutton” speaks about the book and the man: Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM
  • Angel Street (Play): Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 8:00 PM ($10 – $15)

Sunday, September 9

  • Sunday Funday: Central Flats and Taps, 11:00AM – 1:00 AM, 10% of all sales go to Friends of Literacy

Oh, I heard there’s some sort of football game on Saturday, but I never could find very much information. Anybody know anything? Have a great weekend, everbody.

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