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. 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.

First Friday (November 4) at the Emporium Center

It’s November and leaves are falling. However, it’s also comfortably warm, making the conditions for this week’s First Friday gallery crawl practically perfect in every way. The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville, has a number of exhibitions opening for First Friday this week. All continue through November 23. In the Gallery: Abstract…

July 1 First Friday Shows at the Emporium Center

Downtown’s First Friday is always a big day for the Emporium Center; this month’s events are no exception. The First Friday openings of the shows listed below can be viewed from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The Emporium Center is located at 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The shows are hosted by the Arts & Culture…

Big Ears Festival Impressions

I felt a rising tide in downtown Knoxville over the weekend. John Luther Adams’ orchestral journey Become Ocean, which was performed on Day 1 of the Big Ears Festival by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, describes such a thing—the interaction between our existence and the planet’s oceans. Thankfully, that wasn’t it, at least not this time.…