The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (3/26 – 4/4/2017)

Matana Roberts, Square Room, Big Ears, Knoxville, March 2017

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Sunday, March 26

  • Big Ears, Many Artists, Various Downtown Venues, 9:45 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville with guest Tom Cervone, Executive Director of Dogwood Arts, 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
  • The Nearly Final, Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister,” Theatre Knoxville, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, $15
  • ACT-UP: Film & TV Acting w/Mike Stanley, A1 Studio Arts, 23 Emory Place, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, $15
  • Funny Ears Fringe Festival, Preservation Pub, 6:00 PM – Midnight
  • The Brockefellers, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Prog Night: Funny Ears Fringe Festival, Scruffy City Hall, 8:30 PM – Midnight
  • Acid Reigns, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, FREE

Monday, March 27

  • CBID Board Meeting, 17 Market Square, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Nik Carman / Evan Taylor Jones, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Writers in the Library – Maria James-Thiaw & Bobby C. Rogers, Hodges Library Auditorium, 7:00 PM
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Bijou Theatre, 7:00 PM, SOLD OUT
  • Friendlytown comedy show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM
  • Local Natives with Little Scream, The Mill and Mine, 8:00 PM, $25 – $28
  • Elvin Taylor Jones, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • The Blueprint, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, March 28

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Andy Ferrell / Charlie Hager, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • City Council Meeting, Large Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM
  • “Books Sandwiched In” Book Discussion: Kindred by Octavia Butler, East Tennessee History Center, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, FREE
  • Movie Premiere: “That’s What Friends Are For,” O’Connor Senior Center, 7:00 PM
  • Adventure Class II (Birds of Prey), Bar Marley, 7:30 PM
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs Knoxville Ice Bears, Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 7:05 PM, $9 – $35
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Andy Ferrell, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Barnyard Stompers, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • World Cup Qualifier: USMNT vs Panama, Hops and Hollers, 10:00 PM
Claire Chase, The Standard, Big Ears, Knoxville, March 2017

Wednesday, March 29

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: The Marcus King Band / Barefoot Movement, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Dine & Discover: “Virtual Views” with Stephen Wicks, KMA Curator, Knoxville Museum of Art, Noon – 1:00 PM
  • Happy Healthy Smart Symposium – Public Session, East Tennessee History Center, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Josh King Trio, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tennessee Shines presents Ian Thomas And The Band Of Drifters, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM, $7 – $10
  • Burgundy vs Bordeaux Dinner, Old City Wine Bar, 7:00 PM, $50
  • “Top Girls” Preview, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Marcus King Band, The Concourse at The International, 8:00 PM, $10 – $13
  • Comedy Night at Scruffy, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Stoop Kids, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, March 30

Friday, March 31

Saturday, April 1

Wilco, Tennessee Theatre, Big Ears, Knoxville, March 2017

Sunday, April 2

Monday, April 3

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony, Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman St, 10:00 AM – Noon
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Anne E DeChant, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Mighty Musical Monday with Kathryn Frady Marvel, Noon, FREE
  • Friendlytown comedy show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM
  • Jay Bragg Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • 9th Street Stompers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, April 4

  • Drop-In Figure Drawing, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $10
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Spooky Fox / Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Public Arts Committee, Knoxville Museum of Art, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • 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
  • Lady Parts- Shifting!, DreamBikes, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, FREE
  • “Top Girls,” Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Richard Thompson with Joan Shelley, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $29-$45
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Mark Eitzel With Howe Gelb, Pilot Light, 8:30 PM, $15
  • The Danberrys, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Paul McKenna & Andrew Finn Magill, Preservation Pub, 10:00 pm