The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (1/24 – 2/2/2016)



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Sunday, January 24

  • Jazz Brunch @ 5 Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Shifflett and Hannah (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Live Jazz, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Making an Herbal Cold/Flu Medicine Kit, The Central Collective, 923 N. Central, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, $35
  • Gordon Gibson reads from and signs Southern Witness: Unitarians and Universalists in the Civil Rights Era, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM
  • World Premiere Presentation: House Rules, Southern Railway Station, 3:00 PM, $15
  • Rabbit Hole,” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, $13
  • Sara Crewe: A Little Princess, Knoxville Children’s Theater, 3:00 PM, $12
  • Lost Fiddle String Band, Clancy’s Tavern, 7:00 PM
  • Upstairs Underground Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Jon Whitlock Trio, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Moon Taxi, Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $28
  • Papadosio Act II, The International, 10:00 PM, $20 – $30

Monday, January 25

  • Yoga at the KMA, Andrea Cartwright Instructor, 11:00 AM – Noon, $10/$12
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Grace Pettis and Brian Pounds / JD Simo, Vistor Center, Noon, Free
  • CBID Board Meeting, 17 Market Square, 5:30 PM
  • Scenic By-Pass presented by QED, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Pay What You Like
  • Monday Movie Madness, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • The Jacobs Ferry Stragglers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, January 26

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: J.W. Teller / Red Shoes & Rosin, Vistor Center, Noon, Free
  • East Tennessee Meeting Professionals, UT Conference Center, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $15
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Robert Earl Keen, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $32
  • Einstein Simplified, Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Knoxville Jazz Orchestra with Regina Carter, Square Room, 8:00 PM, $25
  • The Reigns Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • The Hooten Hallers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM



Wednesday, January 27

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Victor Krummenacher / aloof, he lies, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Q Series Woodwind Quartet concert, Square Room, Noon, $15/$20 (includes lunch)
  • Pints and Poses, Beer and Yoga, Hops and Hollers, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, $5 Suggested Donation for Instructor
  • Tennessee Shines presents Dylan LeBlanc, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $10
  • Hunter Smith Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Scruffy Science Cinepub 6000, View “Cosmos: War of the Planets” w/ a panel of comedians, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Guster, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $28
  • John-Michael Bond (comedy), Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Izzy and the Catastrophics/Appalachian Surf Team, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, January 28

  • KSO Very Young People’s Concerts: Let’s tell a story!, Tennessee Theatre, 9:30 AM, $8 per student, 1 adult free per 10 students
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Cary Morin / Throwing Plates, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Public Hearing on Kat’s Proposed Trolley Route Changes, Main Assembly RM. City/County Bldg., 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • The Knoxville 7 Exhibition Preview Party, Knoxville Museum of Art, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Six O’Clock Swerve with Wayne Bledsoe presents Knox County Jug Stompers, Scruffy City Hall, 6:00 PM, $5
  • Build Your Own Headboard Class, Smoky Mountain Vintage Lumber, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (two consecutive Thursdays), $400
  • The Annual Burns Supper, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 6:00 PM, $40
  • Waynestock, Jonathan Sexton/The Jank/Handsome and the Humbles/Hellaphant, Benefits Knoxville Girls Rock Camp, Relix Theatre, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, $5
  • Sara Crewe: A Little Princess, Knoxville Children’s Theater, 7:00 PM, $12
  • Mostly True Stories, V. III, A Story Telling Show, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Rebelution, The International, 9:00 PM, $23 – $40
  • A Live One (Phish Tribute), Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM, $3
  • Throwing Plates, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Scott H. Biram, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, January 29

Saturday, January 30



Sunday, January 31

Monday, February 1

Tuesday, February 2

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Christiane & The Strays / Cranston Dean, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Ice Bears vs. Mississippi River Kings, Civic Coliseum, 7:00 PM, $8 – $34
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Bldg., 7:00 PM
  • Movies at Pilot Light: “The Royal Road,” Earl Grae” and Others, 7:30 – 10:30, Free
  • Einstein Simplified, Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Lost Fiddle String Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM