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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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