September will exit with music, festivals

Betsy PickleArts 865

It’s the last weekend of the month and the first weekend of autumn, which leaves us with at least two questions: What happened to September, and why is it still …

First Friday overflowing with options

Betsy PickleArts 865

August’s First Friday promises so many options, it’s going to be hard to plan your evening. Music, theatre, visual arts – pick your pleasure, but don’t be afraid to mix …

It’s Shakespeare time in Tennessee!

Betsy PickleArts 865

It’s a weekend of firsts and lasts on the local theater scene.
Tonight launches the Tennessee Stage Company’s 29th season of Shakespeare on the Square with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The …

Wave the flag with the KSO

Betsy PickleArts 865

Possibly the biggest – and loudest – concert of the year will be tonight’s free Knoxville Symphony Orchestra show at the Festival on the Fourth on the Performance Lawn at …

Let there be (Girls) Rock!

Betsy PickleArts 865

Local stars will align tonight at Girls Rock! for Girls Rock Camp at the Central Collective, 923 N. Central St.
The show starts at 7:15 p.m. with Cece Coakley, followed by …

‘Almost, Maine’ is absurdist realism

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In Theatre Knoxville Downtown’s current play, “Almost, Maine,” playwright John Cariani manages to capture the poignancy, ridiculousness and more than a little absurdity that often comes with falling in and …