Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (5/19 – 5/28/2024)

Grace Bowers and the Hodge Podge, Dogwood Arts' Southern Skies Music and Whiskey Festival, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, May 2024
St. Lucille’s Cajun Kitchen, 8 Emory Place, Knoxville, May 2024

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(Planner provided weekly by contributing writer Scott McNutt)

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
  • Beginning to Intermediate Photoshop, The Emporium Center, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (daily through May 22), $349, RSVP
  • 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!
  • Craft Beer Week with Crafty B*stard, 6 Emory Place, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Tue – Thu / 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Fri / 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat)
  • Monday Nerd Night w/ DND Pickup Games, 6 Emory Place, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (through Feb 10, 2025)
  • KKQ Book Club May Meeting, Union Ave Books, 6:00 pm
  • Open Mic Night, Barrelhouse Knoxville, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (weekly through Jan 27, 2025)
  • 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
  • GKAISA Officials Training, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 6:00 pm
  • Suttree – Knoxville Classics Book Club, Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus, 6:00 pm
  • Online Maker Meet-In: Make AI Work For You by The Maker City, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, RSVP
  • 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
  • West Coast Swing at Double S Wine Bar, 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm, $5 – $15
  • 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!
  • Beginner Gardener Class, 1741 Reynolds St, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, FREE! But rSVP
  • Disaster Preparedness: Preparing for the Best Outcomes During the Worst Situations, East Tennessee History Center, 1:00 pm
  • 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)
  • 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
  • MUSIC BINGO: 90’s/00’s Edition, 421 Union Ave, 7:00 pm
  • Weekly Ping Pong Tournament, Hi-Wire Brewing Knoxville, 7:00 pm
  • Weekly Open Mic Hosted by Brownman at The Pirate Tavern, 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm (through Dec 17)
  • ;3 with Dozibrion, Limpid Hoax and Plague House, 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
  • Redd and the Paper Flowers @ The Kennedy, 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
Old Crow Medicine Show, Dogwood Arts’ Southern Skies Music and Whiskey Festival, World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, May 2024

Wednesday, May 22 

 

Thursday, May 23 

 

Friday, May 24

 

Saturday, May 25

Grace Bowers and the Hodge Podge, Dogwood Arts’ Southern Skies Music and Whiskey Festival, World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, May 2024

 

 Sunday, May 26

 

Monday, May 27 

  • 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
  • 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 
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Stella Prince / Bum Monk, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • 6th Annual Knoxville Memorial Ryde, Alex Haley Statue, noon – 6:00 pm
  • 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)
  • Memorial Day Celebration, Craft Axe3 Throwing – Downtown, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Open Mic Night, Barrelhouse Knoxville, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (weekly through Jan 27, 2025)
  • Monday Nerd Night w/ DND Pickup Games, 6 Emory Place, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (through Feb 10, 2025)
  • 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: I Saw the TV Glow, Central Cinema, 6:15 pm, $7 – $12
  • Yoga – Mindfulness at the Birdhouse Knoxville, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (weekly through Dec 23), starting at $15
  • Parker Bakkall, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Out Series: Improvised Music Sets, The Pilot Light, 7:00 pm, FREE!
  • Knoxville Contra Dance, Laurel Theater, 8:00 pm, $5 – $10
  • Knox Box: The Eras Tour! Benefiting The Joy of Music School, Knox Box Karaoke, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Showing: O.V.A. Extreme Anime Series, Central Cinema, 8:30 pm, $5
  • Joseph Allred with The Electric Nature, The Pilot Light, 9:00 pm, $10
  • TBA, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm

 

Tuesday, May 28 

  • Volunteer Orientation by Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1501 Washington Ave, 8:30 am – 9:30 am, RSVP
  • 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)
  • Knoxville Career Fair, Marriott Knoxville Downtown, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, RSVP
  • Weekly Preschool Story Thyme, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, RSVP
  • 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: Tyler Tisdale / Sahara Moon, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • Mini Tarot Readings w/East S.M., New Moon Rising Gifts and Goods, noon – 4:00 pm, from $5
  • 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)
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Financial Empowerment Class, Knoxville Area Urban League, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, FREE! but RSVP
  • Knox Pride Presents Life Skills Class: Podcast Production 101, Knox Pride, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, FREE!
  • Showing: I Saw the TV Glow, Central Cinema, 6:15 pm, $7 – $12
  • DnD at Hi-Wire Brewing, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, $20, RSVP
  • Weekly Old Time Jam With Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Concerts on the Square with Sam Adams, Market Square, 7:00 pm
  • Weekly Open Mic Hosted by Brownman at The Pirate Tavern, 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm (through Dec 17)
  • Weekly: Einstein Simplified – Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Showing: Skate Video Night, Central Cinema, 8:30 pm, $5
  • TBA, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm
  • Redd and the Paper Flowers @ The Kennedy, 10:00 pm – 1:00 am