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…

Film Series Adds Even More to the 2016 Big Ears Festival

The choices at the Big Ears Festival this year are truly mind-boggling–there is so much to see, listen to, and experience, that it is impossible to take in everything. Case in point is the film series that has grown this year thanks to a collaboration between the festival and The Public Cinema. Of special note…

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…

No Joke: Public Cinema Series Continues At KMA on April 1

The 2015 Big Ears Festival that just wrapped up had a satisfying film component to it, often creating the need for making agonizing choices of what to catch and when among so many options . Thankfully, there are those who want to make art cinema a regular occurrence in the downtown area–the Public Cinema series at…