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.

Performances To Catch: Dec. 12-18

The 2016 Holiday season is in full swing and so are performances by major arts organizations in Knoxville. Check out the City of Knoxville’s site for ongoing events and installations. Continuing Performances: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby: An Original Folk Musical River & Rail Theatre Company Wednesday, December 14, thru Saturday, December…

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…

KnoxTacular Coming March 5 to Benefit the Knoxville Mercury

The Knoxville Mercury began its independent life last March with truly spectacular support from both Knoxville citizens and from those who admire, respect, and demand independent journalism. However, the business arrangement under which the Mercury operates—a not-for-profit publication supported by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in our case the Knoxville History Project—requires support quite different than a…

Stuff To Do This Weekend, December 4-6

There are a lot of things to do in downtown Knoxville and adjacent areas this weekend. Here is my subjective list of some music, theatre, and art things you may want to partake of. For a more exhaustive schedule, check out the Calendar in the Knoxville Mercury. Friday, December 4 • First Friday in Downtown…

Performances this Week: December 1-6

And the holiday season arrives! Thankfully, there is an ever-growing number of events to satisfy your December needs. ————— Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol continues through December 20. Clarence Brown Theatre, $10 – $26, Information and tickets The Santaland Diaries continues through Sunday, December 20 at CBT’s Carousel Theatre Information and tickets ————— Tuesday, December…

The Knoxville Mercury Launches

Knoxville’s new alt-weekly, the Knoxville Mercury, has finally arrived! You can find an issue in racks in retail stores, restaurants, and street racks around Knoxville. More distribution rack locations are coming. Please support local, independent journalism by picking up a copy and patronizing the advertisers. In this inaugural issue, you will find my first column with…

Circle Modern Dance Hosts Open House on Sunday

Circle Modern Dance will be hosting their 3rd annual open house at the Emporium Annex Studio, 100 S. Gay St., on Sunday, January 11.  The event begins at 1:00 pm with food, beverage and conversation. A sampling of classes offered by the organization in 2015 will begin at 1:30 pm with the Brazilian martial art…