Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (5/12 – 5/21/2024)

Chismoso, 131 South Gay Street, Knoxville, May 2024
The Kennedy, 430 S. Gay St, May 2024

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(Planner provided weekly by contributing writer Scott McNutt)

Sunday, May 12

 

Monday, May 13 

  • Mural Exhibition, Maker Exchange, 6:30 am – 11:00 pm, (Mon-Sat, 6:30 am – 11:00 pm / Sun, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm), through May 24
  • Lyndsey Ullom, Awaken Coffee, 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Mon-Fri (Sat, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm / Sun, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • Amber Purdy Exhibit, Awaken Coffee, 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Mon-Fri (Sat, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm / Sun, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • May Exhibitions, the Emporium Center, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
  • 2024 Epiphone Student Guitar Design Contest, Dogwood Arts, 123 W Jackson Ave, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri
  • Todd Ethridge Photo Exhibit, Birdhouse Knoxville, 9:00 am – midnight, Mon – Sun
  • Power Players: Connect & Learn, 418 S Gay St Ste 204, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, FREE! But RSVP
  • Stephanie Villagran, HoLa Hora Latina, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, M-F / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Sat
  • Ame Houston Exhibit, Hummingbird South, 3726 Sevier Heights Rd, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Mon-Fri / Sun, noon – 8:00 pm
  • Ode to Black Women by Kalil White Exhibition, The Bottom, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Mon-Fri 
  • Carry The Load’s Memorial May Campaign, Knoxville National Cemetery, 39 Tyson St, 11:15 am – noon, RSVP
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Anna May / Mo Stroemel, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • Exhibit by Cassie Krause, Printshop Beer Co., 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tue-Thu (noon – 9:00 pm, Fri-Sat / noon – 5:00 pm, Sun)
  • Parade Open Studio Days, St. James Episcopal Church of Knoxville, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Monday Capoeira Fundo da Mata, Sustainable Future Center, 5:30 pm, $5
  • Stretch & Strengthen, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm weekly through Dec 30), $10 – $12, RSVP
  • Showing: Double Feature: Le Samourai / Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Central Cinema, 6:20 pm / 8:30 pm, $7 – $20
  • Yoga – Mindfulness at the Birdhouse Knoxville, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (weekly through Dec 23), starting at $15
  • All Over the Page – “A Most Tolerant Little Town: The Explosive Beginning of School Desegregation,” Lawson-McGhee Public Library, 6:30 pm
  • UT Jazz Jam hosted by Sam Adams, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Out Series: Improvised Music Sets, The Pilot Light, 7:00 pm, FREE!
  • Daisy by The WordPlayers, The Square Room, 7:00 pm, FREE! but donations welcome
  • An Evening with Erik Larson, Bijou Theatre, 7:00 pm, $30
  • West Coast Swing at Double S Wine Bar, 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm, $10
  • Knoxville Contra Dance, Laurel Theater, 8:00 pm, $5 – $10
  • Joseph Allred with The Electric Nature, The Pilot Light, 9:00 pm, $10
  • Ashton Brown and the Natural Heat, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm

 

Tuesday, May 14 

Chismoso, 131 South Gay Street, Knoxville, May 2024

Wednesday, May 15 

  • America’s Seed Fund 2024 Road Tour: Southeast, UT Conference Center, 7:15 am – 5:00 pm, FREE! But RSVP
  • Chamber Briefing Breakfast, Knoxville Chamber, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, FREE! But RSVP
  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, hosted by Nourish Knoxville, Market Square, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Art Source 2024, UT Downtown Gallery, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Wed-Fri, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm / Sat, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, through May 17)
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: TBD, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • The Biggs Machine: Politics in Polk County, Tennessee, 601 S Gay St, noon, FREE! But RSVP
  • PLMP Business Social Networking sponsored by Bello Business Solutions at Yee-Haw Brewing Co – Patio, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Intro to Hand-building Ceramics with Athena’z Alchemy 777, The Bottom, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, free or pay what you can
  • Pints with Patriots Veterans Social, Printshop Beer, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Stag & Doe May Speed Dating Party! 414 South Gay St, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, $31.16, RSVP
  • Showing: “Final Frame” UT Senior Showcase, Central Cinema, 6:00 pm, FREE!
  • Night at the Museum II, Mabry-Hazen House, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, $10 – $13
  • Dog Walk with Woof Gang by SBRET, Crafty Brewery – Emory Place, 6:30 pm
  • Weekly Crafty Grenade Race, Crafty Brewery – Emory Place, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Long-Table Dinner with Tarik’s North African, Zero/Zero Wine Bar, North Central St, 6:30 pm, $54.48, RSVP
  • Open Mic Night with Cullen Kehoe, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (weekly through Nov 6, 2024)
  • WDVX Summer Nights: Songs From the Road Band / Tim O’Brien Band
  • Yee Haw Brewing Co, 7:00 pm
  • FILM FEST KNOX Monthly Film Series – A Perfect Day for Caribou, Regal Riviera stadium 8, 7:00 pm, FREE!
  • The Ghost Inside Wash It Away Spring Tour, The Mill & Mine, 7:00 pm, $36.51
  • Wed Night Hop, Laurel Theater, 7:15 pm – 11:00 pm, $5
  • James Ilgenfritz, The Pilot Light, 8:00 pm, $10
  • Showing: Le Samourai, Central Cinema, 8:30 pm, $7 – $12
  • SPRINGBOARD open mic comedy night, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, FREE!
  • Silent Disco, Bernadette’s Rooftop, 9:00 pm
  • Marigold Thieves with The Worn Out Soles @Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm

 

Thursday, May 16 

 

Friday, May 17

 

Saturday, May 18

Adeem the Artist, Blue Plate Special, Knoxville Visitor Center, May 2024 (Photo by Luke Frazier)

Sunday, May 19 

 

Monday, May 20 

  • Mural Exhibition, Maker Exchange, 6:30 am – 11:00 pm, (Mon-Sat, 6:30 am – 11:00 pm / Sun, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm), through May 24
  • Amber Purdy Exhibit, Awaken Coffee, 7:30 am – 8:00 pm Mon-Fri (Sat, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm / Sun, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • May Exhibitions, the Emporium Center, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
  • 2024 Epiphone Student Guitar Design Contest, Dogwood Arts, 123 W Jackson Ave, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri
  • Todd Ethridge Photo Exhibit, Birdhouse Knoxville, 9:00 am – midnight, Mon – Sun
  • Stephanie Villagran, HoLa Hora Latina, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, M-F / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Sat
  • Little History Lessons: State Symbols, East Tennessee History Center, 10:30 am, free – $10
  • Ame Houston Exhibit, Hummingbird South, 3726 Sevier Heights Rd, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Mon-Fri / Sun, noon – 8:00 pm
  • Ode to Black Women by Kalil White Exhibition, The Bottom, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Mon-Fri 
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Merrill Miller, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • KKQ Book Club May Meeting, Union Ave Books, 6:00 pm
  • Zoom Maker Meet-In: Make AI Work For You, presented by The Maker Market, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, FREE! but RSVP
  • Stretch & Strengthen, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (weekly through Dec 30), $10 – $12, RSVP
  • Suttree – Knoxville Classics Book Club, Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus, 6:00 pm
  • Showing: I Saw the TV Glow / I Saw the TV Glow, Central Cinema, 6:30 / 8:45 pm, $7 – $12
  • Yoga – Mindfulness at the Birdhouse Knoxville, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (weekly through Dec 23), starting at $15
  • A Printshop + Seoul Brothers Beer Dinner, 1532 Island Home Ave, 6:30 pm, $7- – $90, RSVP
  • Braden Jones Trio, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Out Series: Improvised Music Sets, The Pilot Light, 7:00 pm
  • Marigold Thieves, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm, $3
  • Ayca & Joey Acoustic Rock @ The Kennedy (Old Blackhorse Brewery on Gay St.), 430 S Gay St, 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

 

Tuesday, May 21 

  • Coming Into View Exhibit, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tue-Sat, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm / Sun, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, through Dec 8)
  • Weekly Preschool Story Thyme, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, RSVP
  • RAM Free Telehealth Clinic, Care Cuts of Knoxville, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Vincent Drake and Julie Boisseau-Craig, Art Market Gallery, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Tue-Sat) / 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Sun)
  • “Pottery From Somewhere Else Entirely” by Micheal Arpino, Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Tue-Sat) / 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dusk by Shahnaz Lighari / Extended Materiality, Tri-Star Arts, Candoro Marble Building, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tue-Sat), FREE!
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Stephanie Lambring / Michael Jones, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • Exhibit by Cassie Krause, Printshop Beer Co., 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tue-Thu (noon – 9:00 pm, Fri-Sat / noon – 5:00 pm, Sun)
  • Disaster Preparedness: Preparing for the Best Outcomes During the Worst Situations, East Tennessee History Center, 1:00 pm
  • Home Builders Brew Tour, Pretentious Beer Co, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, RSVP
  • Let Her Invest | Women Building Wealth Meet-up, Aught Co-working Downtown, 520 West Summit Hill Dr, #Suite 601, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, FREE! But RSVP
  • Workshop: Caring for Family Heirlooms, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S Gay St, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, FREE!
  • Knox Pride Life Skills Presents: Home Buying & Selling, Knox Pride, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, FREE!
  • East Tennessee Pinball @ Suttree’s, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, $3
  • Weekly Old Time Jam With Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, FREE!
  • Showing: I Saw the TV Glow / I Saw the TV Glow, Central Cinema, 6:30 / 8:45 pm, $7 – $12
  • In This Moment: THE GODMODE TOUR, Tennessee Theatre, 6:30 pm, $50 – $80
  • Concerts on the Square with Taber Gable Trio, Market Square, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Weekly Open Mic Hosted by Brownman at The Pirate Tavern, 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm (through Dec 17)
  • TERMINATor with ;3s, The Pilot Light, 8:00 pm, $10
  • Einstein Simplified – Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm
  • The Whiskey Charmers, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm