Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/6 – 8/15/2017)

Urban Girl Enjoys the World's Fair Park Fountains, Knoxville, August 2017
Urban Girl Enjoys the World’s Fair Park Fountains, Knoxville, August 2017

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Sunday, August 6

Monday, August 7

  • Body-Positive Workout w/ MOXIE, proceeds benefit Modern Studio Community Space, Modern Studio, 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM / 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM (through August 11), $5 – $25
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Tim Fast / Soggy Po Boys, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Mighty Musical Monday with  Dr. Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson and special guest, K-Town Sound, Tennessee Theatre, Noon, Free
  • 2nd Annual East Tennessee PBS KIDS Day, Rita’s Italian Ice Market Square, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Free
  • Fall Wardrobe Series: Sewing Skirts, Modern Studio, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, August 7, 14 & 21, $150
  • Will Carter with Ryan Sheley, The Parlor at Maple Hall, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Free
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • Pareidelic, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Soggy Po Boys, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, August 8

Urban Girl Feeds the Giraffe, Zoo Knoxville, August 2017

Wednesday, August 9

Thursday, August 10

Friday, August 11

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Michael Reno Harrell, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Alive After Five presents The Streamliners, KMA, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $10 – $15
  • Shakespeare on the Square presents “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” Market Square, 7:00 PM, Free – $15
  • “Titanic,” Tennessee Theatre, 7:00 PM, $7 – $9
  • Secret Showgirl Workshops: Charm the Chair, Modern Studio, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $20 – $30
  • Will Carter and Trisha Gene Brady with With Eli Fox, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $21.50
  • Tamgucci presents Summer Distortion, vol.2: The Verns, Tha Ave, Dee Smiff, GHSTFCV, Notty Taylor, Errybody Jones, Tyriove Shahmir, Thelo-Que, Vkamea, Cherokee Ghost, Pilot Light, 8:00 PM, $5
  • Buddy Honeycutt Trio, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • “The Big Lebowski,” The Concourse at The International, 9:30 PM, Free
  • Badlands, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Great Peacock & The High Divers, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM
  • New Town, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Matt Haeck, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 10:00 PM, Free

Saturday, August 12

Urban Girl Makes Chocolate with Mr. Brad, Knoxville Chocolate Company, Knoxville, August 2017

Sunday, August 13

Monday, August 14

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Switchback / Megan Golden, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show / Height, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM / 9:00 PM, Free / $5
  • Something Like Seduction, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, August 15

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Matt Minchew & Heavy Water / Rachel Solomon, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Adeem the Artist, The Parlor at Maple Hall, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Jazz on the Square featuring the Marble City 5, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • New Pornographers with Ought, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $28
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Ben Stalets / Community Center, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM / 10:00 PM