It’s been a while since I detailed some of the happenings in the city. This weekend is First Friday along with Waynestock and some other events, so it seemed like a good time to put some things out there you might find interesting.
Friday, February 1: (for more 1st Friday details see my friend Steven’s site: http://knoxvillefirstfriday.com/
3:00 – 8:00 Pioneer House and Belle Tower Sterling Silver Trunk Show, 413 S. Gay Street
5:00 – 8:00 Ely Building Open House, Wine from Server Kevin Grimac, see Melinda Grimac (realtor and friend) and tell her you saw this mentioned on Stuck Inside of Knoxville, for purchase info go here
5:00 – 8:00 Creativity Central, Children’s Art, 13 Emory Place *New Venue*
5:30 – 9:00 Art Gallery, Featured artists Kory Kiker (wood) and Katie White (porcelain)
6:00 – 9:00 Bliss Home, Phil Savage (Knoxville Photography)
6:00 – 8:00 Chantel’s First Jewelry Showcase, Sapphire
6:00 – 9:00 First Friday at Nostalgia on McCalla – Chilli, Loaded Potato Soup, Drinks at downtown’s newest antique shop, 1401 McCalla Avenue (It’s the same road as Jackson Street – just go about five blocks past Barley’s, headed east
6:00 – 8:00 Pixelettes, Photography Show and Sale by M. Gunnar Quist, Preservation Pub Speakeasy
6:00 – 9:00 Gallery 133 features several artists in the Preservation Pub Annex (with a DJ) and at Cook Loft (722 S. Gay)
6:00 – 9:00 2 Many Pixels, 130 W. Jackson St. – Best of 2012 Photography (this will be very good)
8:00 Music Therapy – Danny Gammon and Friends gather at the Time Warp Tea Room in Happy Holler for laid back music
7:00 – 1:00 AM – Waynestock – $5 gets in you in and goes to support Community School of the Arts, The performers include Black Atticus, Kevin Abernathy, Con Hunley with Mic Harrison and the High Score, The Rockwells, The Mutations and Yak Strangler. Each will play about a forty-five minute set at Relix Theater 1208 N. Central Street.
Saturday, February 2:
Pioneer House and Belle Tower Sterling Silver Trunk Show, 413 S. Gay Street
2:00 Union Avenue Books (517 Union Ave.), Carole Ann Borges reads and signs her new book Dreamseeker’s Daughter
7:00 PM – 1:00 AM – Waynestock - $5 gets in you in and goes to support Community School of the Arts, The performers include Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Dor L’ Dor, Johnny Astro and the Big Bang, Guy Marshall and Sam Quinn
8:00 – L.A.I.T.H. and Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet at the Preservation Pub Speakeasy
That’s what I’ve got. I suppose Sunday is recovery day. I’m going to try to hit several of these events, but if you love music Waynestock is a must see. Search the sidebar for blogs about Waynestock from the previous two years. It’s a great way to get a sampling of several local bands in one easy smoke-free night (or two). I also plan to be at the 2:00 book reading at Union Avenue Books. Carole Borges is my friend and her story of growing up on a boat with a dream-stricken father is one of the most interesting growing-up stories I’ve ever heard. She’s been begged for many years by myself and others to get this story on paper. Come out and see her.
Otherwise, stay safe and warm and we’ll catch up on the otherside.