Knox Fringe April Meet Up Recap

Boston McCown and Knox Comedy hosted this meeting at Barley’s on April 27, 2017. After a round of introductions from all attendees and the welcoming of newcomers, the discussion began with a list of upcoming comedy shows.

ITEMS OF DISCUSSION

Upcoming Shows & Events
  • Monthly Comedy Shows
    • First Thursday – Pretentious Beer
    • First Friday – Saw Works
    • First Saturday – Sevierville Casual Pint
  • Lip Sync Battle
    • April 29 at Kristtophers
  • The Ooh Ooh Revue
    • May 5 at Modern Studio – starts at 10:30
    • May 6 at Swifty’s in Oak Ridge, hosted by Danny Winston
    • May 13 at 5pm at Cycle Stop
    • May 13, 9pm – Benefit for Lance Adams at The Grove Theatre in Oak Ridge
    • May 18 at Cocoa Moon – Tickled
    • May 19 at Red Piano Lounge – That’s What She Said
  • Salomé Cabaret
    • Geekgasm 3, May 13 at Edge Knox
    • May 12 – Chair Dance class with Drag Show following
    • June 10 – Grease & Grease 2 show – need ladies for Girl of All Seasons
    • June 17 – Taste the Rainbow at Scruffy City Hall as part of PrideFest
  • Gay Men’s Chorus
    • May 20 at the Bijou
  • Clam Slam
    • May 20 at Kristtophers
  • Biscuit Festival
    • May 20 in downtown Knoxville
  • Dirty Dolls
    • May 19 at Edge Knox
  • Knox Fringe at Kentucky Splash
    • Memorial Day May 28
March Follow Up
  • Stitch and Bitch was a success!
    • Modern Studio willing to open the space to Knox Fringe on every 4th Sunday during the craft fair
    • Anne Atomic will gauge interest in a sewing class during next month’s Stitch & Bitch
    • Twila is willing to open her space to a class of less than 10
  • Officer Election Survey
    • Open until May 3
  • Second Bell Festival
  • Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival
  • Appalachian Puppet Parade
    • May 21
    • Contact Cattywampus Puppet Council for info
    • Creature Seekers wants to make big puppet for the parade
  • Knox PrideFest
    • Salomé will be walking if anyone wants to join
    • Flyers will be sent out on May 18
  • Street Team
    • Headed by Pan d’Orable
    • Pop Up Performances, Sandwich board, etc.
New Business
  • Free rehearsal spaces?
    • Jeff at the Edge might be open
    • Emporium – Dance Studio & Community Room – contact Caitlin
    • BAPA is $20 an hour
    • Talk to John Camp about help negotiating spaces
    • Would like people to walk in the parade for Knox Fringe

ACTION/FOCUS ITEMS

At the end of the meeting, action and focus items were set for next month.

  • Pan d’Orable is putting together info about sport-based recreation. Flag football, softball, and kickball are available.He will gauge interest in the KFARTS group.
  • Fringe Arts Field Day – there are a few places to rent by many are booked for the next year. Perhaps we could book for next spring? Might be a 2018 activity.
  • Lock-in during the winter in Norris multipurpose space.
  • Officer Elections – voting is active until end of the month. Officers will be announced at May meeting

Our next meet-up is hosted by The Satanic Mechanics, May 16 at Pho 99.

The Weekly Fringe: April 24-30

There is always a bit of fringe happening in our scruffy little city and we want to make it easy for you to find the fringe in your community. Here is a curated list of events happening this week. For more events, visit knoxfringe.com.


Knox Fringe April Meetup
April 27, 7pm at Barley’s

Calling all fringe arts performers! Join us for our 4th get together to discuss the local Fringe Arts scene and continue efforts for collaboration, cross promotion, and community. April’s meeting will be hosted by Boston McCown and members of Knox Comedy at Barley’s (in the upstairs private room)! For more information, visit knoxfringe.com.


Circle Modern Dance: Layer by Layer
April 27-29 at Modern Studio

Layer by Layer honors Circle Modern Dance’s past 26 years while looking forward to many more years of dancing. Throughout the evening, CMD core dancers and guest performers will explore vulnerability, love, and loss. Dances include works from core dancers Amelia Breed, Kat Milligan, Callie Minnich, Darby O’Connor and Sarah Whitaker, as well as the debut of a performance piece set by Kim Matibag, a co-founder of CMD. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit circlemoderndance.com.


Harvested Staged Reading
April 24, 7:30pm at Modern Studio

Yellow Rose Productions will present a Staged Reading of “Harvested”, a new play by Donna Kennedy and 3rd Place Winner of the 2016 Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded in 2015 by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted. For more information, visit yellowroseproductions.com.


Friendlytown
April 24, 7:30pm at The Pilot Light

Our team of scientists at the Friendlytown Ecological Terrestrial League of International Field Experts (FETLIFE) have informed the City Council that our ecosystem is in danger! The only way to stabilize it is to get rid of ONE (exactly 1) species. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Full Disclosure Comedy
April 26, 8pm at Open Chord

Come on out and watch Full Disclosure Comedy perform some long-form improv at the Open Chord! Prepare for May flowers by watering your mouth-garden with some beer. Did that sentence weird you out too? For more information, visit the website.


Wham Bam Glitter Glam Show
April 20, 10pm at Kristtophers

The Wham Bam Glitter Glam Show is a traveling burlesque and variety show involving a wide range of style, sensuality, and humor. Featuring Salomé Cabaret’s Delinda d’Rabbit, the show is hosted by Fancy Feast, and consists of Evelyn DeVere, Porcelain, and Tiger Bay. With each performer comes a unique flavor of striptease, from slow and sensual to energetic and side-splitting! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


COMING UP

The Ooh Ooh Revue: 2nd Chances/1st Confessions
May 5, 9:30 pm, Modern Studio

River & Rail Theatre Company presents Every Brilliant Thing
May 11-21, Emerald Academy

Salomé Cabaret’s Geekgasm 3
May 13, 11 pm, Edge Knox

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: April 17-23

There is always a bit of fringe happening in our scruffy little city and we want to make it easy for you to find the fringe in your community. Here is a curated list of events happening this week. For more events, visit knoxfringe.com.


Tickled! A Show to Fondle Your Funny Bone
April 20, 7:45pm at Cocoa Moon

Every third Thursday of the month get TICKLED! Talented stand-up comedians and tempting neo-burlesque artists join forces up to make you laugh and feel a bit teased and well…tickled! This month, all performers are donating their entertainment for the benefit of TEAM ROO. Local lovely Amber Roose is donating her kidney to help her sister who’s been struggling with kidney disease for 4 years. Her sister lives in St. Louis and Roo will be flying there to provide the gift of life. Help to make a difference in someone’s life and welcome in your Friday with this fun show.


Knox Fringe’s Stitch and Bitch
April 23, 12pm at Modern Studio

Are you a fringe artist having costuming pains? Just wanna show off your awesome skills, and help your fellow community? Stitch and Bitch is here to assist! Open to all! Bring us your rhinestones and bras, your dress longing for a zipper, your pants yearning to be let out…


Rossini Festival
April 22, Downtown Knoxville

Combining a vibrant International Street Fair with world class opera performances, art and craft exhibitions, and a wide variety of other events, the Rossini Festival transforms much of downtown Knoxville into a colorful International festival. The festival features five stages with a range of entertainment options, an upscale artisan’s market, and the smells and tastes of wonderful foods and beverages. Including performances from Circle Modern Dance and Momentum Dance Lab.


Puppet Work Build Parties
April 19, 3:30pm and April 23, 2pm
at The Birdhouse

These two work build parties are to build a Birdhouse-related puppet that you would like to see in the Knoxville Puppet Parade. We’re already poised to build a giant puppet which will need many hands and collaboration to complete. Come on down to lend one or two of those hands AND to find out what (or who?!) it could be.


Open Door Comedy
April 19, 8pm at Scruffy City Hall

This week Open Door Comedy welcomes Patrick Cunningham! A big part of the Huntsville, AL scene, Patrick has performed on the Broken Record Comedy Show, been a huge part of the Clockwork Comedy and Epic Comedy Hour. Also, a great dude with a swell album. The Open Door Comedy Show is a Scruffy City Comedy production and is hosted by Boston McCown.


COMING UP

“Harvested Staged Reading
April 24, 7:30 pm, Modern Studio

Circle Modern Dance: Layer by Layer
April 27-29, Modern Studio

The Ooh Ooh Revue’s 2nd Chances/1st Confessions
May 5, 9:30 pm, Modern Studio

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: April 10-16

There is always a bit of fringe happening in our scruffy little city and we want to make it easy for you to find the fringe in your community. Here is a curated list of events happening this week.


Salome Cabaret Burlesque Revue with Flame Cynders

Salomé Cabaret Burlesque Review: Flame Cynders
April 15, 11pm at Edge Knox

Join Salomé Cabaret for a fiery hot burlesque revue with Atlanta’s Flame Cynders! The starlet that would one day become Flame Cynders began her journey into performance at the tender age of four, studying classical ballet, tap and jazz dance. Her love of movement coupled with years of vocal training afforded her many opportunities to perform throughout the world and to gather a strong sense of style all her own. She has taught her burlesque classes internationally, has run the Fishnet Follies School of Burlesque in Los Angeles, and is the Co-Creative Director of the Atlanta School of Burlesque in Atlanta. In Los Angeles, she Produced, Art Directed, and contributed to costume design and construction for many of sold out shows of the Fishnet Follies Burlesque Revue, for which she continues to serve as Emeritus Art Director. Flame Cynders aspires to help every woman portray strength, self-reliance, confidence and power through sensual movement; to break free of judgement and create a safe place to explore the more feminine side of dance. Burning up stages all around the world, it’s Flame Cynders! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit salomecabaret.com.

Crystal Compositions with Flame Cynders
April 15, 11pm at Edge Knox

In this class, students will learn how to create gorgeous rhinestone patterns that add sparkle and shine to their costumes. Flame Cynders will exhibit her personal costume collection, displaying her favorite rhinestone patterns, and demonstrate the creation of patterns utilizing the design of the base garment material and/or from various resources and references. She will also teach tips and tricks for creating the same mirrored pattern over and over. Students are welcome to bring their own bras, appliqués, or materials for discussion in class. For more information and to sign up, visit the event page.


Cattywampus Puppet Council Art Show

Cattywampus Puppet Council Art Show
April 14, 6pm at the Birdhouse

This show features original artwork from the creators of the Cattywampus Puppet Council. See the puppets and creations up close and sneak a peek at some of the new characters that will be appearing in the Appalachian Puppet Pageant. Stop by and learn more about the Puppet Council and the many ways to participate in the pageant. For more information, visit cattywampuspuppetcouncil.com.


COMING UP

Tickled! A Show to Fondle your Funny Bone!
April 20, 7:45 pm, Cocoa Moon

Knox Fringe’s Stitch and Bitch
April 23, 12 pm, Modern Studio

“Harvested” Staged Reading
April 24, 7:30 pm, Modern Studio

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: April 3-9

There is always a bit of fringe happening in our scruffy little city and we want to make it easy for you to find the fringe in your community. Here is a curated list of events happening this week.


LUXE Weekend, April 7-8

The 2nd Annual Women-Powered Performance Art LUXE Weekend highlights women who are living Lush, Unapologetically and Extraordinarily through the mediums of dance, poetry, song and burlesque! In celebration of women living with power, passion, and artistry, this 2-day event has much to offer. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit oohx2.com.

A-muse-d: Inspired Burlesque Showcase
April 7, 9pm at Cocoa Moon

The Friday night aMUSEd Burlesque Showcase features performances in the historical art form of burlesque. Each performer will dazzle you with a performance dedicated to a woman or women who has inspired them or served as a muse in their life. These fabulous women will leave you inspired to live your own LUXE life!

Workshops for Every Body
April 8, 10am at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts

Saturday morning’s Women-Powered Workshops are open to EVERY BODY! With classes for everything from Ballet for All to Costuming on a Budget, there is something for every LUXE woman. For a complete list of workshops and pricing, visit oohx2.com.

LUXE Showcase
April 8, 7pm at Modern Studio

The Saturday night grand event, LUXE 2017: Lush, Unapologetic and Extraordinary!, is full of entertainment and inspiration that positively challenge the norms of society and our minds. A diverse and varied extravaganza of powerful and beautiful women will lead you on a journey towards a more open vision of acceptance, beauty and understanding.


Secret City Cyphers
April 5, 8pm at Open Chord

Secret City Cyphers is Knoxville’s premier Open Mic-style event that allows emcees, poets, singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, visual artists, and others to not only have a place to showcase their talent, but a place to network with other artists, and build their fan base. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.


Open Door Comedy
April 5, 8pm at Scruffy City Hall

Open Door Comedy is the spawn of the Upstairs Underground Comedy Show, a comedy open mic taking place in the heart of Knoxville on the mainstage of Scruffy City Hall in historic downtown Market Square. There is no cover and an amazing selection of drinks on tap! The Open Door Comedy Show is a Scruffy City Comedy production and is hosted by Boston McCown.
 

COMING UP

Salomé Cabaret Burlesque Revue with Flame Cynders
April 15, 11 pm, Edge Knox

Knox Fringe’s Stitch and Bitch
April 23, 12 pm, Modern Studio

Circle Modern Dance: Layer by Layer
April 27, 7 pm, Modern Studio

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

Knox Fringe March Meet Up Recap

Marble City Performance Company hosted this meeting at Barley’s on March 30, 2017. After a round of introductions from all attendees and the welcoming of newcomers, the discussion began with a list of upcoming fringe shows.

ITEMS OF DISCUSSION

Upcoming Shows & Events
  • April Boobs Day
    • Presented by Marble City Performance Company
    • April 1, show at 10pm at Kristtophers
    • Regular tickets: $5, VIP tickets: $10
  • LUXE Weekend
    • April 7 at Cocoa Moon
    • April 8 at Modern Studio
  • Salomé Cabaret with Flame Cynders
    • April 15th at Edge Knox
    • Rhinestoning class – April 15, $20
    • Flame Cynders has supply kits for $15 each
    • Look for upcoming Facebook event for more details
  • Knox Comedy
    • April 6 at Pretentious Beer, featuring Asheville, NC comics
    • First Friday on April 7 at Sawworks, with headliner Scott Eason
  • The Ooh Ooh Revue presents Tickled
    • Casting one boylesquer and one burlesquer
    • Brattie von Beaverhausen is taking over as producer of this show
  • Stitch & Bitch
    • April 23 at Modern Studio
    • Anne Atomic will offer sewing help for a nominal fee
    • This event takes place during Modern Studio’s monthly Craft Fair
  • Tiger Lily Theatre’s Night of Shorts
    • Look for upcoming information on this event
  • Rhythm & Blooms Midnight Burlesque Show
    • At The Pilot Light at midnight
  • Kristtophers Upcoming Events
    • Produced by Matt Killingsworth
    • Featuring burlesque, drag, hyperdrag and more
January & February Follow Up
  • Knox Fringe Showcase was successful
    • Does anyone want to host another one? Maybe for second half of the year?
    • The raffle to benefit Knox Fringe made $110.
  • Knox Fringe Open House was held March 23 at Modern Studio
    • Plans for a future open house? Who would be interested in running? Tabled for a later date.
    • Table Decorating Contest Winners
      • 3rd place: Rose Lady
      • 2nd place: Salomé Cabaret
      • 1st place: Marble City Performance Company
  • KnoxFringe.com Blog
    • Reach out to Keri McClain if you would like to write a post
    • Blog post ideas:
      • Artist interviews & Performer spotlights
      • Show reviews – perhaps we should have an anonymous reviewer?
      • “How to” content with regional spin
    • Blog Meet Up will be next weekend
  • Community Room/Workshop Space/Salon Review
    • Salomé Cabaret is available to give feedback – reach out ahead of time
    • Edge Knox is available at 6:30
  • Sporting Event
    • Pan d’Orable is working on details and will present next month
    • May or June could be a good time for this
  • Press Release
    • Caitlin will email Samantha Brown with the release
  • Video and Photo Opportunities
    • Videographer is available on October 7, time TBD at Modern Studio
    • Jamie would like to photograph 3-4 from each troupe at the top of the Market Square parking garage – reach out to her if interested and she will start a thread in KFARTS group
  • Street Team
    • Headed by Pan d’Orable
    • Crowd-funding for a flyer to show all community events
    • Perhaps a company could back it and take half of the flyer and the other half for the community
Board Member/Officer Election
  • Descriptions of officer roles:
    • President: Public representation, decision maker
    • Vice President: Social media, website, representation
    • Secretary: Note-taking, information disbursment
    • Treasurer: money handling
    • Floating Board Member: revolving roles, annually selected
  • Nominations and Interested Parties:
    • John Camp – President
    • Betty Bupkiss – Vice President
    • Caitlin Corbitt – Floating Member
    • Kali Charisma – Treasurer
    • Ebony Delight – Public Relations
    • Keri McClain – nominated by Siren Santina
    • Brattie von Beaverhausen – Floating Member
    • Violet Frietque – Happy Helper
    • Rhoda Dairyheir – Vice President
    • Skyler Suller – Floating Member, Treasurer
  • Siren Santina will build online survey for voting
  • Election done before next meeting, survey will be open for two weeks
New Business
  • Demona LeFright is offering audio & video help
  • Stella Stems of Marble City Performance Company had a medical emergency and MCPC would like to do a Fringetastic support show for Baby Sagen. Look for upcoming details from MCPC.
    • Passion Pillows will send card
    • Salomé will do raffle for Stella at their show on the 15th
    • Possible raffle at April Boobs Day
  • Smoky Mountain Burlesque Festival
    • Applications now open for performers, discounted until April 1 and open until May 15
    • Volunteer and Instructor applications will go live later
  • Second Bell Fest
    • Mushroom Warehouse will hold a Fringe Arts Showcase, open all day
    • Late night Burlesque and Vaudeville show
    • Auditions will be on a Wednesday for duets, solos, group acts, etc. in all disciplines (poetry, burlesque, stand-up, etc). For info, email info@salomecabaret.com.
  • Appalachian Puppet Pageant
    • May 21 from 2-5pm as part of the Open Streets Project
    • Handmade and large puppets are great, happy to take smaller ensembles but would love larger ones
    • Eric and Sam Brown to make large puppet for Knox Fringe
  • Knox PrideFest 2017
    • June 17 After Pride show with Salomé Cabaret at Scruffy City Hall
    • Would like people to walk in the parade for Knox Fringe
  • Salomé Cabaret Burlesque Academy
    • Born This Way Body Arts will sponsor two students for the full set of classes
    • Follow Born This Way and Salomé Cabaret on Facebook for more info

ACTION/FOCUS ITEMS

At the end of the meeting, action and focus items were set for next month.

  • Keri McClain will schedule a meetup for people interested in blogging for the website. Looking for computer resources for the meeting. Suggested places were Pellissippi, Knox Makers, Dunkin Donuts on Chapman Hwy. Siren and Caitlin can bring their laptops.
  • Floyd Gondola and Siren Santina are interested in doing a Burlesque History class. Senior Extended Learning through UTK might be interested next month
  • Board Member/Officer Elections will happen by next meeting.
  • Suggestion to vote to elect a board of directors at the next meeting.

Our next meet-up is hosted by Boston McCown and Knox Comedy, date and venue TBD. May meet-up is hosted by The Satanic Mechanics on May 18.