Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (7/29 – 8/7/2018)

Night in the City, Knoxville, 4th of July

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Sunday, July 29

  • Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt, Downtown Knoxville, daily (through July 31)
  • Knoxcentric: Musician David Owens performs and discusses his work and career, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • STEAMcon, Hosted by Ask A Scientist, Knoxville Convention Center, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, FREE!
  • Family Friendly Yoga, Candoro Marble, 11:00 AM – Noon, $5 – $10
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Jazz Brunch with Jake’s Jazz Hollandaise, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Brunch, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Noon – 3:00 PM
  • Tomato Jam Drinks Competition to benefit Nourish Knoxville, The Mill & Mine, Noon, $40
  • Poetry reading with Helen Lewis, author of a new collection, The Nature of Things: Poems of Flora and Protest; poets Pam Beaver and Mary Thom Adams will also read from their works, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM
  • Summer Movie Magic presented by Denark Construction: The Sandlot, Tennessee Theatre, 2:00 PM, $7 – $9
  • Hive Home Decor Swap, The Hive, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, $10
  • Knoxville Zine share! Birdhouse Knoxville, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, FREE!
  • Scruffy City Film Festival, Various Downtown Venues, 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • The Fantasticks, Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Pints for Purpose: Ijams Nature Center Fundraiser, Crafty Bastard Brewery, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 3:00 PM / 7:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • knoxville summer art showcase, Hosted by Thomas O’Connor, Birdhouse Knoxville, 6:00 PM
  • The Tennessee Stage Company’s Shakespeare on the Square: Henry IV, Part One, Historic Market Square, 7:00 PM, FREE! ($10 Recommended Donation) / $15 VIP Ticket (with shade!)
  • Gwen Hughes at Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • The Brockefellers, Barley’s Taproom, 8:00 PM
  • Cam Duffy Moore hosts Improv Jam, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

 

Monday, July 30

  • Summer Art Camps! The Basement Community Art Studio, 9:00 AM – Noon (Monday – Friday, except the Reggio-Inspired Camp, which runs Wednesday – Friday, through August 3), Reggio Camp $95 / Other Camps $165
  • Summer Art Academy, Knoxville Museum of Art, 9:00 AM – Noon (Monday – Friday through August 3), $100 – $115
  • Bill Lee Tennessee Town Hall, Historic Southern Railway, 11:00 AM – Noon
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Tim Fast / Sierra Farrell, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Summer Open Art Sessions, The Basement Community Art Studio, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Monday – Friday through August 2), $10 suggested donation
  • Spendentag: Love Kitchen, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, 3:00 PM – Midnight
  • Falafel with James Mackler & Ed Nelson! Yassin’s Falafel House, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Introduction to Argentine Tango, The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, FREE! but donations welcome
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show: Friendlytown Needs a New Flag!, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Karaojokē, Pour Taproom, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Monday Open Jam and Karaoke (Sing / Play / Pics with Full the Band), Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Summer Concert Series featuring Will Carter with Evelyn Jack, Maple Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, FREE admission!
  • Mike Baggetta, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM
  • Greye, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Fun at Zoo Knoxville, June 2018

Tuesday, July 31

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Circa 62 / David Easterling, Visitor Center,  Noon, FREE!
  • Unite for a Pint to benefit United Way of Greater Knoxville at The Casual Pint Downtown, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Local Lore at the Fort: 1790 – 1810, James White Fort, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Wine Tastings In the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $10
  • Summer Sip + Stitch: A Hand Embroidery Workshop, Hosted by Stitchin’ Ain’t Easy, The Hive, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, $35
  • Every Tuesday @7 Art Play Classes at Bar Marley, 7:00 PM, FREE!
  • The Mailboxes & Brit Lit at The Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, $10
  • 25th Hour screening, Hosted by NoKno Cinematheque, The Central Collective, 7:30 PM – 10:15 PM
  • Concerts on the Square: Jazz by Greg Tardy, Historic Market Square, Bill Lyons Pavilion, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, FREE!
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Climbing for Beers, Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Deltaphonic / Shaw Davis & the Black Ties, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM / 11:30 PM
  • The Old Five and Dimers, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM

 

Wednesday, August 1

 

Thursday, August 2

Friday, August 3

 

Saturday, August 4

  • Yoga at Vienna Coffee, The Regas Building, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, $5
  • NPC Knox Classic, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 8:30 AM / 5:00 PM, $25
  • Pro Bono Knox County Saturday Bar, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, 607 W Summit Hill Dr, 9:00 AM – Noon
  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, Historic Market Square, Market Street, Union Ave, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Pre-audition workshop for the upcoming production of MacBeth, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 10:oom AM – Noon (email Dennis@knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com to register)
  • Digital Success for Women Wanting To Pursue Their Passions, The Hive, 10:00 AM – Noon, $36.34
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Sean K Preston & the Loaded Pistols / Clarence Bucaro, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Succulent Summer & Make a Gratitude Garden: First Friday + Sat, Hosted by Jane George, The Gratitude Bar, 111 N Central St, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, please RSVP
  • Community Ride, DreamBikes – Knoxville, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Hard Knox Roller Girls Double Header, Knoxville Convention Center, 5:00 PM, $5 – $15
  • The Tennessee Stage Company’s Shakespeare on the Square: Henry IV, Part One, Historic Market Square, 7:00 PM, FREE! ($10 Recommended Donation) / $15 VIP Ticket (with shade!)
  • Iconoclasts: A Women-Powered Performing Arts Show for ALL Ages, Holler Performing Arts Center, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $5 – $10
  • Chillbillies, Calhoun’s on the River, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Summer Saturday Nights: Ben Shuster, Hops and Hollers, 7:00 PM
  • The Fantasticks, Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 8:00 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Keith Brown Trio, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Rewind, The Concourse, 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM, $5
  • Smooth Sailor, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Cozmo Jam / Greco, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM / 11:30 PM
  • Wendel Werner, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 10:00 PM, FREE!
  • Down Town Claxton at South Bound in The Old City, 106 S Central St, 10:30 PM – 2:30 AM

Curtis Glover Art at Beaumont Magnet School, Knoxville, July 2018

Sunday, August 5

  • Knoxcentric: Aaron Snukals of Second Harvest discusses the organization and their concert series in the World’s Fair Park, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • Family Friendly Yoga, Candoro Marble, 11:00 AM – Noon, $5 – $10
  • The Pink Bride Wedding Show, Knoxville Convention Center, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $12 – $15
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Jazz Brunch with Jake’s Jazz Hollandaise, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • The Tennessee Stage Company’s Shakespeare on the Square Indoor Matinee: Henry IV, Part One, Scruffy City Hall, 2:00 PM, $15
  • The Fantasticks, Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Fratelli Branca Masterclass, The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel, 531 Henley St, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • First Sunday Celtic Jam for Beginners, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Fan Day, Hosted by VolNavy.com, Calhoun’s on the River, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Miss Club XYZ 2018, Club XYZ, 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM, $5
  • Faun Fables with David Webb’s Burning Bush, Pilot Light, 8:00 PM, $6
  • Bark & Stevie Tombstone, Barley’s Taproom, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, $5
  • Caroline Says – Jessica Risker (Solo), Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM  

 

Monday, August 6

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Eli Cook / Lacy Green, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Mighty Musical Monday with Dr. Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson and special guest, Rare Aire, Tennessee Theatre, Noon, FREE!
  • Mitchel Evan, Pour Taproom, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Summer Concert Series featuring Will Carter with Ashley Campbell, Maple Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, FREE admission!
  • Monday Open Jam and Karaoke (Sing / Play / Pics with Full the Band), Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • The Coppertones, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM

 

Tuesday, August 7

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Mitchel Evan / Sherman Ewing, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Wine Tastings In the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $10
  • Claiming your Power and Love By Healing Your Chakras, Hosted by Roving Band of Healers, 428 E Scott Ave, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, $30 per class / $175 for the 7-class series
  • LAITY Worship Nights, The Central Collective, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Every Tuesday @7 Art Play Classes at Bar Marley, 7:00 PM, FREE!
  • An evening with Vince Vawter, who will discuss his new book, Copyboy, East Tennessee History Center, 7:00 PM, FREE!
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Concerts on the Square: Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet, Historic Market Square, Bill Lyons Pavilion, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, FREE!
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Climbing for Beers, Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • The Love Language with Moon Racer, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $10
  • Step Sisters, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Pale Root, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM

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