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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.