Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (6/2 – 6/11/2024)

Jaws, Arman, Tools as Art: Work and Play, Knoxville Museum of Art, May 2024 (Photo by Luke Frazier)
Archer Paper, Kern’s Food Hall, Knoxville, May 2024

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(Planner provided weekly by contributing writer Scott McNutt)

Sunday, June 2 

 

Monday, June 3 

  • 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: Soda, 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 Exhibition by Kalil White, The Bottom, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Mon-Fri 
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Josh Merritt, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • Mighty Musical Monday featuring House Organist Freddie Brabson on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, Tennessee Theatre, noon, FREE!
  • WATeR’s Riverfront Garden Tour at Suttree Landing Park, 1:00 pm / 2:30 pm, RSVP
  • Monday Nerd Night w/ DND Pickup Games, Crafty Brwery Emory Place, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (through Feb 10, 2025)
  • Open Mic Night, Barrelhouse Knoxville, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (weekly through Jan 27, 2025)
  • Stretch & Strengthen, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (weekly through Dec 30), $10 – $12, RSVP
  • Showing: In a Violent Nature / In a Violent Nature, Central Cinema, 6:20 pm / 8:00 pm, $7 – $12
  • JUNE 2024 Adult Dance Classes, The Amused Life Studio, 1400 N. 6th Avenue, B1, 6:30 pm, RSVP for price
  • Yoga – Mindfulness at the Birdhouse Knoxville, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (weekly through Dec 23), starting at $15
  • June neighborhood meeting, Cansler Family YMCA, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Carter Beucher Group, 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
  • Emo Monday w/ Grady Milligan, 421 Union Ave, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Full Service, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm

 

Tuesday, June 4 

  • Minimizing Human Error, UT Conference Center Building, Factory Lab, 600 Henley St, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (continues June 5), $994 – $1,134, 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)
  • 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: Cigar Box Serenaders, 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)
  • KMA Book Club Discussing “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” Knoxville Museum of Art, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, FREE!
  • Kick-off to Summer! Big Fun Tuesdays at Mead’s Quarry, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, FREE! But RSVP
  • Free Investor Meetup, South Coast Pizza, 6:30 pm
  • Summer Teas Tasting & Workshop, The Spice & Tea Exchange of Knoxville, 522 S. Gay Street, 6:30 pm, $30
  • Weekly Old Time Jam With Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, FREE!
  • Girls’ Night In 4 Michelle Byrd Blakely’s Daughter, Bliss Home – Market Square, 7:00 pm, $20 donation
  • Concerts on the Square with Mark Boling Trio, Market Square, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Weekly Ping Pong Tournament, Hi-Wire Brewing Knoxville, 7:00 pm
  • Showing: Tiny Stage Comedy Presents Comedy Night, Central Cinema, 7:30 pm, FREE!
  • Weekly Open Mic Hosted by Brownman at The Pirate Tavern, 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm (through Dec 17)
  • Wage Worker with The Macks and Podunk, The Pilot Light, 8:00 pm, $10
  • Einstein Simplified – Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Cigar Box Serenaders, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm
  • Showing: In a Violent Nature, Central Cinema, 9:30 pm, $7 – $12
Jaws, Arman, Tools as Art: Work and Play, Knoxville Museum of Art, May 2024 (Photo by Luke Frazier)

Wednesday, June 5 

  • Kid A’Riffic Fun in the Park, Baxter Ave Park & Fire Station #3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, hosted by Nourish Knoxville, Market Square, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Hanne Kah, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • Fly-Tying Night, Maple Hall, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, FREE!
  • GRID Knoxville 3rd Year Anniversary – Come Build your Investment Dream Team, Kern’s Food Hall, 6:00 pm
  • Fly Tying Night, Maple Hall, 414 South Gay St, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Screen on the Green at Kern’s Food Hall, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, FREE! But RSVP
  • 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
  • Xul Monthly First Wednesday Tournament, 213 E 5th Ave NE, 6:30 pm – 10:15, RSVP
  • Open Mic Night with Cullen Kehoe, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (weekly through Nov 6, 2024)
  • Knox Pride Presents: Craft Night @ Barrelhouse, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, $20
  • Good Vibes Wednesdays: Presented in Partnership with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wed Night Hop, Laurel Theater, 7:15 pm – 11:00 pm, $5
  • Showing: In a Violent Nature, Central Cinema, 8:00 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
  • Cigar Box Serenaders @Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm

 

Thursday, June 6 

  • Influencing for Impact – A Strategic Approach to Influencer Engagement, Blount Mansion, 8:00 am – 9:30 am, $15 – $35, RSVP
  • Blue Plate Special: Carrie Morrison / Jay Gavin, Visit Knoxville, noon – 1:00 pm, FREE!
  • Shrimp Boil 2024 by Knoxville Chamber, The Foundry at World’s Fair Park, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, $40 – $60, RSVP
  • Good Vibrations with Cruz Contreras benefiting Cancer Support Community East Tennessee, Yee-Haw Brewing, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Bendy B*stards Yinyasa, Crafty Brewery – Baker Creek, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (weekly through June 27), $10 – $12
  • Weekly FCP Thirsty Thursday Group Road Ride, F.C. Pedaler Bike Shop, 6:00 pm
  • Weekly Pedal for Alzheimer’s Thursday Night Group Ride! Meet at Suttree’s Landing, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Band-Backed Wren at Central Flats & Taps, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • 90.3 WUTK Presents: Handsome And The Humbles / Mic Harrison And The High Score / Jbird’s Allstars featuring Kevin Abernathy, Jay Clark, EmiSunshine, The High Score, Andy Pirkle, Robinella, Rev. J. Mikhael Smith, Chance Stanley, Barley’s Knoxville, 6:00 pm / 8:00 pm / 9:30 pm, $10
  • Showing: In a Violent Nature, Central Cinema, 6:20 pm, $7 – $12
  • Belly Dance: Fan Prop Workshop, Knoxville Arts Center, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (weekly through June 27), $75, RSVP
  • Weekly Residency: Frog & Toad’s Dixie Quartet, The Speakeasy at the Barrel Room, Yee-Haw Brewing Co., 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • The Doctor & The Devils, Old City Performing Arts Center, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, $40 – $50, RSVP
  • Scottish Session, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 7:15 pm, FREE!
  • Bailemos Bachata Thursdays! The Double S Wine Bar, 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm, $5 – $10
  • Stuck with Way Below and Good Vibes Only, The Pilot Light, 8:00 pm, $10
  • Silent Disco at LunaVerse, 8:00 pm
  • Red Solo Cup Night, Wagon Wheel, 8:00 pm
  • Showing: Martial Arts Theatre, Central Cinema, 8:30, $5
  • Phenomenal Fireflies, Ijams Nature Center, 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm, SOLD OUT!
  • Listen Up, Knoxville! Singer Songwriter Night, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 pm
  • Fish Out of Water, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm
  • Transcendental Drag with DJ Stylez, Bernadette’s, 9:00 pm

 

Friday, June 7

 

Saturday, June 8

Ship of Tools, Richard Bronk, Tools as Art: Work and Play, Knoxville Museum of Art, May 2024 (Photo by Luke Frazier)

Sunday, June 9

 

Monday, June 10 

  • Cevet Jones 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)
  • June Exhibitions, the Emporium Center, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
  • Menagerie by Gared Luquet, Dogwood Arts, 123 W Jackson Ave, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri
  • Lauren Lazarus Exhibit, Birdhouse Knoxville, 9:00 am – midnight, Mon – Sun
  • Ivy Reid, “Sanctuary,” 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  Kalil White, The Bottom, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Mon-Fri 
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Bubbles Brown / George Ducas, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • Monday Nerd Night w/ DND Pickup Games, Crafty Brewery Emory Place, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm (through Feb 10, 2025)
  • Embroidery: Stitches Sampler, Knoxville Arts Center, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, $50, RSVP
  • Monday Capoeira Fundo da Mata, Sustainable Future Center, 5:30 pm, $5
  • Open Mic Night, Barrelhouse Knoxville, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (weekly through Jan 27, 2025)
  • Stretch & Strengthen, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm weekly through Dec 30), $10 – $12, RSVP
  • Yoga – Mindfulness at the Birdhouse Knoxville, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (weekly through Dec 23), starting at $15
  • All Over the Page – “Destiny of the Republic,” Lawson-McGhee Library, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Nia Brown, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Out Series: Improvised Music Sets, The Pilot Light, 7:00 pm, FREE!
  • The WordPlayers: Staged Reading of The Sunset Limited, The Square Room, 7:00 pm
  • Writers ‘Round Knoxville – Hosted at Barley’s, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Knoxville Contra Dance, Laurel Theater, 8:00 pm, $5 – $10
  • Showing: In a Violent Nature, Central Cinema, 8:30 pm, $7 – $12
  • TBA, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm

 

Tuesday, June 11 

  • 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, Steps House, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Carole Stoiber and Lynn Straka, Art Market Gallery, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Tue-Sat) / 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Sun)
  • 2024 Dolly Art Contest, 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: C4 / Sun Child, Visit Knoxville, noon, FREE!
  • Exhibit by J Gervin, Printshop Beer Co., 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tue-Thu (noon – 9:00 pm, Fri-Sat / noon – 5:00 pm, Sun)
  • Turkish and Japanese Marbling, Knoxville Arts Center, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, $40, RSVP
  • AFP June 2024 Social at Knox Brew Hub, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, FREE! But RSVP
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Knoxville History Project: Nelda Hill on Knoxville Jazz, Maple Hall, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, FREE!
  • Massalino Wine Dinner, Osteria Stella, 6:00 pm, $149, RSVP 
  • Knox Pride Presents: Pride Month Knox County Commission District 9 Forum, Knox Pride, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, FREE!
  • Weekly Old Time Jam With Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Showing: Knoxville Poetry Slam – June Open Mic, Central Cinema, 6:45 pm, $5 – $10
  • Concerts on the Square with Ken Brown Quartet, Market Square, 7:00 pm
  • Beetlejuice: The Musical, Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 pm, $62 – $117
  • Weekly Open Mic Hosted by Brownman at The Pirate Tavern, 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm (through Dec 17)
  • Matchess (Feat Haley Fohr and Lula Asplund), The Pilot Light, 8:00 pm, $10
  • Weekly: Einstein Simplified – Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm
  • TBA, Preservation Pub, 9:00 pm