The Weekly Fringe: May 29-June 4

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 Knoxville events happening this week. For more events, visit knoxfringe.com.


The Ooh Ooh Revue presents Film Buffs
Friday, June 2, 9pm at Modern Studio

The Ooh Ooh Revue plays around with some iconic movie moments & songs and brings all new material never before seen on their First Friday stage. Will you see your favorite movie represented? Come see! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.oohx2.com.


OUTSpoken Revue
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 7pm
at Clarence Brown Lab Theatre

OUTSpoken is a fourth-year program from the Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA). Through a series of workshops culminating in a staged reading, OUTSpoken hopes to foster a dialogue between the LGBTQ+ community and others. Part of this process includes showcasing those poems, narratives, performances, and creative works of a wide range of individuals, including those whose experiences demonstrate intersectional issues. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Full Disclosure Comedy Improv Workshop
Sunday, June 4, 7pm at Modern Studio

Full Disclosure Comedy is proud to present their first ever workshop at Modern Studio! Come on out and learn about the basics of improv comedy. Everyone is welcome – no matter how much improv experience you have (or don’t have). You can learn how to get more laughs, meet some new people, and maybe even become a more convincing liar! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


Also This Week

Friendlytown
Monday, May 29, 7:30 pm at The Pilot Light

Open Door Comedy
Wednesday, May 31, 8 pm at Scruffy City Hall

First Friday Comedy
Friday, June 2, 7 pm at Saw Works Brewing Company


COMING UP

Pint Sized Opera
Thursday, June 8, 7pm at Saw Works Brewing Company

Salomé Cabaret’s Burlesque Tribute to Grease & Grease 2
Saturday, June 10, 11pm at Edge Knox

Waiting for Godot
Thursday-Sunday, June 15-18 at Modern Studio

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: May 22-28

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 Knoxville events happening this week. For more events, visit knoxfringe.com.


Knox Fringe May Meetup
Tuesday, May 23, 7pm at Pho 99

Calling all fringe arts performers! Join us for our fifth get together to discuss the local fringe arts scene and continue efforts for collaboration, cross promotion, and community. May’s meeting will be hosted by The Satanic Mechanics Rocky Horror Shadow Cast at Pho 99! Invite your friends and bring your ideas. All disciplines are welcome! Magical things are happening and we want YOU to be involved! For more information, visit knoxfringe.com.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday-Sunday, May 26-28 at Various Locations

Seventy Thirty Creatives launches their inaugural full stage production with a city-wide, Memorial weekend tour of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can catch this enchanted comedy on Friday, May 26 in Market Square, Saturday, May 27 at Modern Studio, and Sunday, May 28 at Ijams Nature Center. For more information, visit Seventy Thirty Creatives on Facebook.


Friendlytown Goes to Court!
Monday, May 22, 7:30pm at The Pilot Light

The citizen-comics of Friendlytown will be standing as defendants on the most heinous misdemeanors and they will have to plead their cases. THEN, the audience/jury (aka YOU) gets to decide who goes free and who has to serve time or pay a fine. These punks are going to learn their lessons! Be there, tell your friends, decide the future of our citizens! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


COMING UP

The Ooh Ooh Revue: Film Buffs
Friday, June 2, 9pm at Modern Studio

OUTSpoken Revue
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 7pm at Clarence Brown Lab Theatre

Salomé Cabaret’s Burlesque Tribute to Grease & Grease 2
Saturday, June 10, 11pm at Edge Knox

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: May 15-21

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.


the Stronger
Thursday & Friday, May 18-19, 8pm
at Holly’s Gourmets Market

Marble City Opera presents the Stronger by Hugo Weisgall, adapted from Stindberg’s one-act play the Stronger. Two actresses, Estelle and Lisa, meet by chance in a quiet uptown bar. It is revealed that the two women, once close friends, are now apparent romantic rivals. There will be a special dinner menu available for the occasion; dinner is not included in the ticket price. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit marblecityopera.com.


The Ooh Ooh Revue presents That’s What She Said
Friday, May 19, 8pm at The Red Piano Lounge

OOHx2 returns to The Red Piano Lounge for an ALL NEW show of live music cabaret and burlesque featuring Jeanine Fuller & Sam Adams. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit oohx2.com.


The 5th Woman Live
Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 7pm
at Modern Studio

The 5th Woman is a collective of spoken word artists who write to radicalize the souls of women in all of their diverse expressions of femininity. Don’t miss this live compilation of work that harmonizes the power of song with the presence of poetry. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thefifthwoman.com.


Clam Slam: Fanta-She
Saturday, May 20, 11pm at Kristtophers

Spend a Saturday with the magical creatures of Clam Slam! Knoxville’s first female-centric drag experience is back for their second show, featuring a cast of drag kings, lady queens, and variations in between. Featuring male illusionist and gender bender Spikey Van Dykey! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sirensantina.com.


The Appalachian Puppet Pageant
Sunday, May 21, 2pm, Magnolia Ave

Join the Cattywampus Puppet Council for Knoxville’s first ever giant puppet parade! The Appalachian Puppet Pageant will kick off this spring’s Open Streets in East Knoxville and parade the entire 1.2 mile route along Magnolia Ave, from N. Chestnut St to Randolph St. Free and open to all! For more information and to register, visit cattywampuspuppetcouncil.com.


Also This Week

Open Door Comedy
Wednesday, May 17, 8 pm at Scruffy City Hall

Casual Comedy
Thursday, May 18, 8 pm at The Casual Pint-Hardin Valley

Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus: We Are Family
Saturday, May 20, 8 pm at Bijou Theatre


COMING UP

Intro to Aerials Class
Begins Monday, May 22, 8pm at Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio

Knox Fringe May Meetup
Tuesday, May 23, 7pm at Pho 99

Seventy Thirty Creatives’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday-Sunday, May 26-28 at Various Locations

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: May 8-14

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.


Geekgasm 3 by Salomé Cabaret
Saturday, May 13, 11pm at Edge Knox

Join Salomé Cabaret for an annual tradition three years in the making as we celebrate your favorite fandom through the art of burlesque. It’s Geekgasm 3: Yet Another Nerdlesque Experience! This year’s special guest is Deb au Nare! Come see what ignites when the Blank Magazine’s two-time winners of the Knoxville’s Finest Readers Poll for “Best Burlesque” combine forces with one of the country’s brightest stars! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit salomecabaret.com.


Tiger Lily Theatre’s A Night of Shorts
May 11-14 at Modern Studio

Tiger Lily Theatre is proud to present their 2017 production of Night of Shorts! This one of a kind performance features several short scenes combined to make a full-length production. All works are original, and have never been produced. ONE WEEKEND ONLY! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Facebook event page.


Every Brilliant Thing
May 11-21 at Emerald Academy

EVERY BRILLIANT THING is a charming, brave, and often hilarious look at life in the shadow of depression. Hoping to save his mother from her struggles, a 7-year-old boy begins a list of all the things in life worth sticking around for. Presented by River & Rail Theatre Company. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit riverandrailtheatre.com.


Vestival 2017
Saturday, May 13, 11am
at the Candoro Marble Building

It’s that time of year again for your favorite little festival in the South Knoxville neighborhood of Vestal! The 17th Annual VESTIVAL on the grounds of the historic Candoro Marble Building! RAIN OR SHINE! Featuring performances from Dragonfly Aerial Arts, Sandsation Dancers, and Cattywampus Puppet Council. Brought to you by Candoro Arts & Heritage Center. For more information, visit candoronarble.org.


The Flora and Fauna Staged Reading
Monday, May 8, 7:30am
at Clarence Brown Lab Theatre

Yellow Rose Productions presents a Staged Reading of “The Flora and Fauna”, a new play by Alyson Mead and 1st 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 on the competition, visit yellowroseproductions.org.


Also This Week

Knoxville Poetry Slam
Tuesday, May 9, 8 pm at Open Chord

Rachele Ribera Workshops
May 10-12 at Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness

Elephant Pheasant Open Mic Poetry
Thursday, May 11, 8 pm at Scruffy City Hall

Take a Seat: Basic Chair Dance
Saturday, May 13, 1 pm at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts


COMING UP

That’s What She Said: The Ooh Ooh Revue
Friday, May 19, 8pm at The Red Piano Lounge

Clam Slam: Fanta-She
Saturday, May 20, 11pm at Kristtophers

Seventy Thirty Creatives’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 26-28 at Various Locations

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: May 1-7

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.


Burlesque 101
Thursday, May 4, 7pm
at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts

Burlesque 101 is an eight-session series of classes designed for beginning burlesquers and starting strip-teasers. Whether your goal is public performance or private provocation, Burlesque 101 will arm you with the tools you need for devastating disrobing. The class series is co-taught by Salomé Cabaret cast members Kisa von Teasa, Siren Santina, Tiger Tangerine, and Delinda d’Rabbit. Class format varies by topic, and includes movement, lecture, and demonstration. For more information and to secure your spot, visit salomecabaret.com.


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

It’s the OOHX2 signature show…2ND CHANCES/1ST CONFESSIONS
Acts either Get Redemption or Acts force us to Confess our Guilty Pleasures for your Amusement…which will it be? For more information or to purchase tickets, visit oohx2.com.


Moonshine Staged Reading
May 1, 7:30pm at Modern Studio

Yellow Rose Productions will present a Staged Reading of “Moonshine”, a new play by Liz Appel and 2nd 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.


Also This Week

Good Hair: The Movie
Saturday, May 6, 9 pm at Modern Studio

Knox Generation Poetry Slam
Monday, May 1, 6:30 pm at Awaken Coffee

Friendlytown
Monday, May 1, 7:30 pm at The Pilot Light

Einstein Simplified
Tuesday, May 2, 8:15 pm at Scruffy City Hall

Pretentious Comedy: Fray Forde
Thursday, May 4, 8 pm at Pretentious Beer Co.


COMING UP

Tiger Lily Theatre’s A Night of Shorts
Thursday – Sunday, May 11-14 at Modern Studio

Geekgasm 3 by Salomé Cabaret
Saturday, May 13, 11pm at Edge Knox

The Appalachian Puppet Pageant
Sunday, May 21, 2 pm, Magnolia Avenue

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.