The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (1/15/2016 – 1/24/2017)

Smiley and the Love Dog with John Myers at Kid's Stuff, Visitor Center, Knoxville, November 2016
Smiley and the Love Dog with John Myers at Kid’s Stuff, Visitor Center, Knoxville, November 2016

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Sunday, January 15

  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville, Interview with Virginia Adams of the Smoky Mountains Outdoor Expo, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • Jazz Brunch, Five Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Jazz Brunch with Shifflett’s Jazz Benedict, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Joint book signing with George Bove, author of Little Orange T, and Maria M. Cornelius, author of The Final Season: the Perseverance of Pat Summitt, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • The Sedonas/Lavish Boars/Dylan McDonald and the Avians, Preservation Pub, 8:30 PM
  • Knoxville Ice Bears vs. Huntsville Havoc, 3:00 PM, $9 – $35
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, $15
  • Shiloh Hill, Barley’s, 8:00 PM

Monday, January 16

Tuesday, January 17

  • Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass, Bijou Theatre, 3:00 PM, $75
  • January Big Kids Coloring Club, Ijams, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, $5 BYOB
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM
  • Uncommon Stories: Flannery O’Connor’s Short Fiction, Second of a Four Week Series, Discussion of “A Displaced Person,” led by writer Edward Francisco, McGhee Lawson Library, 6:30 PM, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:15 PM
  • Dweezil Zappa, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $30/$75
  • Benjy Ferree/Roacheaters, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Jonnie Morgan Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
Smiley and the Love Dog with John Myers at Kid’s Stuff, Visitor Center, Knoxville, November 2016

Wednesday, January 18

  • Dine and Discover, KMA Executive Director David Butler, “A Look Ahead,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Noon
  • Downtown Design Review Board, Small Assembly Room, City County Building, 4:00 PM
  • Southern Literature Reading Group discusses The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson, Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM
  • Yoga & Art: The Year of You, Basement Community Art Studio, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, $20 (includes supplies)
  • Tennessee Shines presents Jerry Douglas, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $15/$20 SOLD OUT
  • Evan Burnett Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Comedy Night at Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • MTB Movie Night: Unreal, DreamBikes, 309 N. Central, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Free
  • Cam Duffy Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, January 19

Friday, January 20

Saturday, January 21

Smiley and the Love Dog with John Myers at Kid’s Stuff, Visitor Center, Knoxville, November 2016

Sunday, January 22

Monday, January 23

  • Central Business Improvement District Board Meeting, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • Cornbred/Jimmy and the Jawbones, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, January 24