Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (1/7 – 1/16/2017)

Riviera Theatre Today
Riviera Theatre Today (Photo by Oren Yarbrough)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go to every time – if you invite me before I write the post.

If you see an event I’ve missed and you’d like to plug, please comment below. I am no longer able to add to the list events about which I was not informed in advance – it’s just gotten too big, and that’s a good thing. Staying true to the scope of the blog, I’ll only list downtown or near-downtown events. Any number of venues outside of downtown have some great events, but I have to draw a line somewhere. If you want to add those in a comment, that’s fine. Please “Friend” me (Alan Sims) on Facebook and invite me to your events. Look over to the right of this post and not only “friend” me, but “like” Inside of Knoxville. Subscribe (also to the right) to make sure you catch all the posts.

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Sunday, January 7


Monday, January 8


Tuesday, January 9

Black Lillies New Years Eve Show, Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, 2017

Wednesday, January 10

  • Visit Knoxville Board Meeting, Visitor Center, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Preschool Art Club, The Basement Community Art Studio, 9:30 AM, $85 per mo. for one day a week (additional day $40)
  • January Luncheon: Branding the Maker City Hosted by American Marketing Association Knoxville, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, $10 – $35
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Wendel Werner / Katy Free, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Taking It to the Streets Luncheon Hosted by Compassion Coalition, Regas Building, Noon – 1:00 PM, FREE
  • Tennessee Shines Presents Four Leaf Pete, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $7 – $10
  • Terrapin Quartet, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • KSO Concertmaster Series, Knoxville Museum of Art, 7:00 PM, $25
  • Comedy Night at Scruffy, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Cam Duffy Moore Hosts Improv Night, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Thursday, January 11

Friday, January 12

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Pam Taylor, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Alive After Five Presents Mighty Blue and Mike & Doug, Knoxville Museum of Art, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $10 – $15
  • Raku Firing, Mighty Mud, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $35
  • Community Forum for 2018 King Week Celebration – Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • “Moon Over Buffalo,” Theatre Central Downtown, 8:00 PM, $15
  • Pulp Friction Duo, Pour Taproom,  8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Haynes / Deacon / Hamar, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Jason Perry Band and Folk Soul Revival, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM – Midnight
  • Doctor Hollywood & Psychonaut – Ready for the Floor, The Concourse at The International, 9:00 PM, FREE
  • All The Locals / Cosmic Shift, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM / 11:30 PM
  • West King String Band, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 10:00 PM, FREE
  • Fitter: Happier – Local Musicians’ Tribute to Radiohead, Barley’s, 10:00 PM


Saturday, January 13

Black Lillies New Years Eve Show, Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, 2017

Sunday, January 14


Monday, January 15


Tuesday, January 16

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Tarrant / Dom Wier, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Kid’s Clay! The Basement Community Art Studio, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Tuesdays through February 13, $100
  • Writing with PTSD and Art Therapy Hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance, The Emporium Center, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, $5 – $63
  • Yoga Tuesday at Vintage, Etc with Heather, Vintage, Etc Market, 1401 McCalla Ave SE, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays through January 30
  • Sewing 101: Winter Edition, Modern Studio, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM each Tuesday through January, $150
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • CODE CO-OP | Knoxville, Awaken Coffee, 6:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Ice Bears Away Game Watch Party, The Crown and Goose, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Jack Nolan Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Paul Lee Kupfer Barley’s, 10:00 PM