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

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.


“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.

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