The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (9/11 – 9/20/2016)

Shakespeare on the Square, Market Square, Knoxville, Summer 2016
Musicians will Travel, Knoxville, Summer 2016
Musicians will Travel, Knoxville, Summer 2016

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Sunday, September 11

  • 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, In front of the City County Bldg., 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville, Radio show on WUTK, 90.3 FM (and streamed here) , 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (podcasts posted later in the week)
  • Remembrance Ride, World’s Fair Park, 10:00 AM
  • Jazz Brunch @ 5 Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Shifflett’s Jazz Benedict, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Live Jazz, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Second Sunday Art Activity Day, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Violet,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 2:00 PM, $15 – $32
  • Second Sunday Docent Tour, Knoxville Museum of Art, 2:00 PM (English), 3:00 PM (Spanish)
  • “[Title of Show],” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, $15
  • The Guys,” Special Performance at the Emporium (presented by Theatre Knoxville Downtown), 3:00 PM, Free (But Reservations Encouraged and Donations Accepted)
  • Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memoir, East Tennessee History Center, 3:00 PM
  • Rooftop Yoga, Yogi Cheryl Maslar, The Central Collective, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, $10
  • Knoxville Remembers, 9/11 Commemoration, Civic Auditorium, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • The Guys,” Special Performance at the Emporium (presented by Theatre Knoxville Downtown), 7:00 PM, Free (But Reservations Encouraged and Donations Accepted)
  • Upstairs Underground Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Pale Root, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Julia Lucille, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, September 12

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Sissy Brown/Sam Morrow, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Music Scene Social, The Concourse at the International, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Downtown Knox Residents’ Meeting, Mayor Rogero is Featured, 17 Market Square, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Pint of Science Knoxville, Downtown Casual Pint, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • On the Mic with Mike, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM
  • Friendlytown Comedy Troupe, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • Jimmy and the Jawbones/Lawrence Trailor, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Sam Morrow, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, September 13

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Cameron Sutphin/Jay Clark, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Pea Pickin’ s at Sugar Mama’s, 5:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room City County Bldg, 6:00 PM
  • Hands-on Gluten-Free Italian Dinner, The Central Collective, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Violet,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15 – $26
  • Einstein Simplified, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
Shakespeare on the Square, Market Square, Knoxville, Summer 2016
Shakespeare on the Square, Market Square, Knoxville, Summer 2016

Wednesday, September 14

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Dave Eggar/Miss Tess, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • “Early History of WNOX Radio,” East Tennessee History Center Brown Bag Lecture with Julian Burke, Noon, Free
  • Pinwheels for Peace, Basement Community Art Studio, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, $15
  • Tennessee Shines presents Joan Shelley with Maiden Radio, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Daniel Ryan Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • The Karate Kid screening, The Central Collective, 7:30 – 10:15, Free (BYOB)
  • Violet,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15 – $26
  • Public Cinema with Werner Herzog’s, “Lo and Behold,” Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Stop Light Observations, The Concourse at the International, 9:00 PM, $8
  • Cam Duffy Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, September 15

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Waydown Wanderers/Mick McAuley, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Chamber Schmooz-a-Palooza, Civic Coliseum, 4:00 PM, Free with Registration
  • Food Truck Park, Southern Railway Station, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Six O’Clock Swerve with Wayne Bledsoe presents The Blueprint, Barley’s, 6:00 PM, $5
  • Mick McAuley at Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Free
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Masterworks: Russian Passion, Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $13 – $88
  • Violet,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15 – $26
  • “[Title of Show],” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 8:00 PM, $15
  • Wild Reeds, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $8
  • God Is An Astronaut, The Concourse at the International, 9:00 PM, $13
  • Charles Walker Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • The Grand Shell Game, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, September 16

Saturday, September 17

  • Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival: Classes and Workshops, Broadway Academy of Performing Arts, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, $20/$55/$100
  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Premier League Weekend 5, Five Games on Five Screens, Hops and Hollers, 10:00 AM
  • Knox Lit Exchange, Poetry/Prose Writing Workshop for high school students, The Central Collective, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Free
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Benjamin Jacob Rupe/Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • UT vs Ohio, Neyland Stadium, Noon
  • Workshop: Share Well & Sell, Author Lisa Soland, Central United Methodist Church, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, $20/$24/$40
  • March Against Monsanto, Krutch Park Extension, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “[Title of Show],” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 8:00 PM, $15
  • New Power Soul – Prince Tribute, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Ascend, The Concourse at the International, 9:00 PM
  • The Chuck Mullican Jazz Bonanza, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Way Sneaky Eddie, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Darsombra, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5
  • Knox County Jug Stompers, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM
Terina Gillette Painting, Emporium, Knoxville, August 2016
Terina Gillette Painting, Emporium, Knoxville, August 2016

Sunday, September 18

  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville, Radio show on WUTK, 90.3 FM (and streamed here) , 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (podcasts posted later in the week)
  • Jazz Brunch @ 5 Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Premier League Weekend 5, Tottenham vs Sunderland, Hops and Hollers, 11:30 AM
  • Shifflett’s Jazz Benedict, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Live Jazz, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Design Time, UT College of Architecture, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Melanie Hutsell reads from and signs The Dead Shall Rise, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM
  • Sundress Reading Series Presents Charles Dodd White, Sybil Baker, and Randon Billings Noble, Bar Marley, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Free
  • Violet,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 2:00 PM, $15 – $32
  • Sunday Savasana, Yoga with Leslie Ellingburg, The Central Collective, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, $15
  • “[Title of Show],” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, $15
  • Upstairs Underground Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Lost Fiddle String Band, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Cole/Chiffon/Meth Dad/Persona La Ave, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $6
  • Radio Birds, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, September 19

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Famous October/Chris Stalcup and the Grange, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Maker City Summit, The Mill and Mine, Noon – 9:00 PM, Free (But Must Register)
  • Friendlytown Comedy Troupe, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • Max and Iggor Cavalera, The Concourse at the International, 8:00 PM, $20
  • The Paper Crowns, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, September 20

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: The Currys/Ben Stalets, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Living Well with mindfulness meditation, Four Week Series With Claudio Barrientos of the Mindful Center, Church Street United Methodist, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, $150 Suggested Donation
  • KnoxDevs Quarterly Meetup, Relix Theater, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Free (But Tickets Required)
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Pop Evil, The Concourse at the International, 7:00 PM, $17
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Einstein Simplified, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Fort Defiance, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Robbie Fulks, Barley’s, 10:00 PM