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.

The Weekly Fringe: Mar 27-Apr 2

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.


Knox Fringe March Meetup
March 30, 7pm at Barley’s

Calling all fringe arts performers! Join us for our third get-together to discuss the local fringe arts scene and continue efforts for collaboration, cross promotion, and community. March’s meeting will be hosted by members of Marble City Performance Company at Barley’s! We will be electing officers to the Knox Fringe board at this meetup. Come prepared to campaign for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer! Invite your friends and bring your ideas. Magical things are happening and we want YOU to be involved! For more information, visit knoxfringe.com.


Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Knoxville
April 1, 8pm at Modern Studio

5 Poets vs. 5 Emcees in a FRIENDLY head-to-head “battle”! Featuring nationally touring poet & founder of The 5th Woman, Rhea Sunshine! Hosted by internationally award-winning poet & comedian Queen Sheba (as seen on Verses & Flow, 106 & Park, Apollo Theater and as the nine-year host of Famous 4th Sundays in Atlanta) leads #TeamPoetry against the guest Captain of the selected Memphis emcees on #TeamHipHop. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.


April Boobs Day!
April 1, 9pm at Kristtophers

Come join us for a night of dancing beauties, fun games, prizes and more! This Marble City Performance Company show will benefit Young William’s Animal Shelter! Bring in a bag of food for a cat or dog and receive 1 raffle ticket per bag. VIP’s get 5 raffle tickets up front and one ticket per bag of food. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.


Renew: A Pole Dance Soiree
April 2, 8pm at The International

Gather with us and celebrate our unique brand of performance art. Our specialty performance features jaw-dropping flips, twists, and stilettos in the flyest stage show in East Tennessee. Brought to you by Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness, Knoxville’s premiere Pole Dance Studio, and under the direction of Natasha Fine: Owner, Choreographer, and Judge. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.


COMING UP

Knox Generation Poetry Slam
April 3, 6:30 pm, Awaken Coffee

LUXE Weekend
April 7-8, Various Locations

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

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: March 20-26

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.


Find Your Fringe! Knox Fringe Open House
March 23 at Modern Studio

Hey Knoxville! Come join us for Knox Fringe’s first meet, mix and mingle and find your fringe! The Knoxville fringe arts community is here to help you find the right fondness for the freak, fan, or fabulousness inside you. Whether you’re into puppetry, burlesque, spoken word, theatre, cabaret, dance, drag or anything in between, we want to get to know you! Come and see the fringe benefits of our artistic community. For more information, visit knoxfringe.com.


Big Ears 2017 Spoken Word Expo
March 23-25 at Jackson Terminal

The 2nd annual, 3-day event features some of Poetry Slam’s finest champions and a few local legends who have gained world-wide recognition for their work with words, as well as the Big Ears debut of Knox Generation, a spoken-word mentoring program for Knoxville teens. Thursday and Friday feature Open Mic nights and Saturday features Knoxville Poetry Slam legend Julia Nance, 3-Time Slam Champion El’Ja Bowens, and the Poetry Slam qualifier for The 5th Woman 2017 Slam Team. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page.


Set The Night To Music
March 25-26 at The Red Piano Lounge

One night only and always a new show! OOHX2 PRODUCTIONS presents OOH Set the Night to Music: Live Music Cabaret and Burlesque, a showcase featuring all live music! With Jeanine Fuller on vocals and Sam Adams on piano. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit oohoohrevue.com.


Flicker & Wow
March 26 at Knoxville Museum of Art

The Public Cinema hosts this collection of experimental short films as part of the Big Ears Festival. These avant-garde films are curated from film festivals the world over. For a full schedule and more information, visit publiccinema.org.


Coming Up

Knox Fringe March Meetup
March 30, 7 pm, Barley’s

April Boobs Day
April 1, Kristtophers

LUXE Weekend
April 7-8, Various Locations

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: March 13-19

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.


La Traviata
March 16-18 at the Historic Westwood Mansion

Come be a part of La Traviata as never before. In this onsite production of Verdi’s masterpiece the audience will become a part of the show as guests and onlookers into Violetta’s public and private world. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit marblecityopera.com.


Tickled! A Show to Fondle Your Funny Bone!
March 16 at Cocoa Moon

Talented Stand-Up Comedians and Tempting Neo-Burlesque Artists join forces up to make you laugh and feel a bit teased and well…tickled! An early show for the end of the week and a great way to welcome in your Friday! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit oohoohrevue.com.


Modern Studio Grand Opening
March 18 at Modern Studio

Come see the beautiful space, meet the amazing team, and party hard at the Modern Studio Grand Opening. At 6:00, a very special announcement will be made about what’s to come at our space. Enjoy beverages & food from local food trucks & breweries, followed by a sampling of local performing arts groups (INCLUDING LOTS OF KNOX FRINGE ARTISTS!) and Sound Graffiti to round out the party. For more information, visit modernstudio.org.


On The Fringe: A Local Showcase
March 18 at The International

Join Salomé Cabaret for a celebration of the local fringe arts community! Enjoy your favorite Salomé Cabaret cast members, as well as special guests from throughout the area! Come see what magic happens when the city’s best and brightest variety entertainers unite! It’s sure to be a showcase you won’t soon forget! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit salomecabaret.com.


Coming Up

Find Your Fringe: Knox Fringe Open House
March 23, 7:30 pm, Modern Studio

Set the Night to Music
March 25-26, Red Piano Lounge

Knox Fringe March Meetup
March 30, 7 pm, Barley’s

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.

The Weekly Fringe: March 6-12

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.


The 6th Annual Circus Extravaganza: Adventures in Neverland
March 10-12 at the Clayton Center for Performing Arts at Pellissippi State

Adventures in Neverland has all the familiar characters you would expect in a Peter Pan story: Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, pirates and lost girls. But this story is set in a circus called Neverland complete with antics on stilts, trapeze and fabrics, juggling, trampoline, cyr wheel, bungee and more. With Dragonfly Aerial Arts and One World Circus, this extravaganza is a fundraiser for Dragonfly’s Community Outreach Circus Classes. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit dragonflyaerialartsstudio.com.


Women in Jazz Jam Festival 2017
March 10-12 at various locations

The Women in Jazz Jam Festival uncovers the stories of women in all aspects of the jazz genre, throughout the jazz community. The festival consists of performances by women jazz musicians from Knoxville community, East Tennessee region and the country. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit womeninjazzjamfestival.com.


Coming Up This Month

Modern Studio Grand Opening
March 18, 5 pm, Modern Studio

On The Fringe: A Local Showcase presented by Salomé Cabaret
March 18, 11 pm, The International

Find Your Fringe: Knox Fringe Open House
March 23, 7:30 pm, Modern Studio

Visit the Knox Fringe Event Calendar for more information.