First Friday Extras
First Friday Extras
Eventually, everyone seems to funnel toward the 100 Block, where the concentration of galleries is greatest. They come in from the bars, perhaps hoping to find enough stimulation to complement a good buzz. Maybe they’re just walking off a hearty Friday dinner. Maybe art finally has a voice that’s loud enough to reach all of Knoxville.
It’s expanding once again, to the corner of Henley and Hill Ave., at the Mary Boyce Temple House next door to Lord Lindseys. This will be the first exhibition for Cradle , one of Knoxville’s newest and most exciting art collectives. Deek Hoi will be playing, and Brian Pittman will be there. You probably know him as the Cathedral-guy who got citywide attention for his immaculate conception, an intricate gothic cathedral that graced the boarded-up windows of Wall Avenue until last week. Come see Katherine Metz , Sarah Grace , Brandon Rogers , Carrie Walker and Ian Bray . All of them are primo artists in their mediums.
But if you don’t like mixing your wine with art, head over to Volunteer Landing. Forty-five dollars ($35 if you got tickets in advance) will get you access to tons of food and about 50 different wines at the aptly named Wine on the Water , which will begin at 6 p.m. We recommend drinking the Clean Slate Riesling . Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit www.wineonthewater.com .
There’s no telling how big First Friday will get. It may never be Neylandian in scope, but it’s growing each month.
There are still plenty of people who haven’t seen it yet.
Friday, Oct. 6 : Dating is expensive, and money doesn’t grow on trees, dammit. Fool your sweetheart into thinking s/he’s worth it by going to hear pianist Takako Hayase at 6 p.m. at UT’s Music Hall. Then, walk over to the Lab Theatre at 8 p.m. for Brilliant Traces . Both shows are free. We won’t tell if you don’t.
Continue your freeloading at First Friday downtown. Drink the wine samples; pretend you’re looking at the art. After you’re good ‘n sauced, stumble to Davinci’s Pizza in the Old City for the best damn foldable slice of heaven that you’re ever going to put in your mouth. The pearly gates are open until 4 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7 : Get out of bed, lazyhead; it’s going to be a rockin’ and rollin’ day, beginning with the 6th Annual Neighborhood Bike Ride (North by Northwest) at 9 a.m. in Market Square. Be there or be—never mind.
Films, art, and music. The Good Ol’ Boys and A Coupla Brothahs (including The Rockwells , Science O’Mega and Cold Hands ) have more creativity than ought to be right. What are Sweet Southern Pixels to do? Throw a party at the Long Branch in honor of all that talent, that’s what. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. No RSVP required.
Sunday, Oct. 8 : Sweet Jesus , some people just can’t help being perfect! RobinElla will play tonight at 8 p.m. at Barley’s. Amen.
Monday, Oct. 9 : Welcome to the Jungle. We’ve got fun and Jack Hannah . Did you know Axl was talking about the Tennessee Theatre? Neither did we. Hannah and animal friends (you included) gather at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 10 : After you get past all the stuff that makes me interesting, I’m pretty boring.
Wednesday, Oct. 11 : Can you handle the PBR-infused , R.B. Morris -obsessed Pilot Light crowd? We can. Fortune favors the brave. We’ll see you there at 10 p.m.