March First Friday: A Few Hints

Disclaimer: I make no claim that this is anything approaching a complete list of the many events that spring up on Knoxville’s First Friday. For such a list, check out the CBID’s page —  But, these recommendations may whet your appetite for more or remind you of an event you’ve forgotten. Use the contact form here to let me know of something I may be missing in the categories of music, theatre, or visual art.

UT Downtown Gallery

Open Ended: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson
“With a sense of place and historical research, Kevin Jerome Everson’s films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. The subject matter is the gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans and other people of African descent. The conditions are usually physical, social-economic circumstances or weather. Instead of standard realism he favors a strategy that abstracts everyday actions and statements into theatrical gestures, in which archival footage is re-edited or re-staged, real people perform fictional scenarios based on their own lives and historical observations intermesh with contemporary narratives. The films suggest the relentlessness of everyday life—along with its beauty—but also present oblique metaphors for art-making.”
Friday, March 3, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
106 S. Gay Street

The Emporium Center

On the Balcony: Jose Roberto: The Art of Surrealism
In the Gallery: Abington Arts Depot: Juried Members Exhibition
In the Display Case: New Work by Coral Grace Turner
On the North Wall: “New Beginning” by Joe Bracco
In the Atrium: Steampunk Creations
Music: In the Black Box at 6:00 PM–Pasión Flamenca
In the Gallery 7:00-9:00 PM, Bethany and the Swing Serenade

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street


The Moving Theatre at A1LabArts

The Moving Theatre presents a First Friday gallery exhibition – centered around BEER GIRL, a 10-minute comedy by Walter Wykes, performed at 6:30, 7:30 PM, and 9:00 PM.

“The exhibition features portraits by Cynthia Tipton, sculpture by Creature Seeker Studios and Metal Art from Greg’s Garage, Fashion by Charlotte Couture, and hair and makeup by Chop Shop Hair Studio, in addition to set dressing by The Book Eddy and live music by Wendel Werner!”

23 Emory Pl, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Gallery open 6-10 PM