Here’s a list of what to do this weekend: a Jan Lynch photo retrospective, the Tim Lee 3’s rockin’ happy hour, a Victorian home tour, Brewers’ Jam, Open Streets, and much more! Visit the Knoxville Mercury online calendar or pick up this week’s issue for a full list of the weekend’s offerings.
If being a Byzantine Catholic priest from Knoxville wasn’t incongruous enough, Jan Lynch was also a gay photographer who was often called Knoxville’s version of Robert Mapplethorpe. His work included portraits, floral studies, drag queens, architecture, celebrities, gay rights marches, politicians, statuary, and street scenes—all interspersed with the glorious nudes that made him famous. Now, 20 years after his death from AIDS, a new retrospective of his work provides a perfect opportunity for Knoxville to reassess his life and his career as an artist. An opening reception will be held from 5-10 p.m. (Read Ed White’s cover story on Lynch here.)
Every Friday in October, Tim and Susan Lee are hosting an early rock ’n’ roll party at Pilot Light. The schedule includes the TL3, the Greg Horne Band, and R.B. Morris (Oct. 7); North Carolina shitkickers Amigo, the mysterious Roacheaters, and TL3 spinoff Bark (Oct. 14); and Bark, Karl Mountain and a guitar/drums team-up of White Gregg bandmates Eric Lee and Jason Boardman (Oct. 21). On the final night, the Tim Lee 3 celebrates the release of its latest album, Tin, Man—and the band’s 10th anniversary—with the Kevin Abernathy Band, Caps, and Brandy Zdan (Oct. 28).
Knoxville Brewers’ Jam
World’s Fair Park • 1-6 p.m. • $20-$100
It’s the 20th edition of East Tennessee’s biggest craft-beer blowout, with more than 30 local, regional, and national breweries offering samples of their best suds and music by Jeff Barbra, Sarah Pirkle, and Griffin Cavender; Handsome and the Humbles, Kelsey’s Woods; and Davis Mitchell’s New Power Soul, a tribute to Prince. Proceeds benefit Community Shares.
Boo! at the Zoo
Zoo Knoxville • 5:30-8 p.m. • $9
This popular family-friendly Halloween celebration—with trick-or-treating, entertainment, food, and music for kids and their parents—kicked off earlier this week and runs through Oct. 23.
Pollard Technology Conference Center (Oak Ridge) • 7:30 p.m. • $25
The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association kicks off its 2016-17 chamber music series with a concert by the Chicago quartet Fandango, specialists in the music of Eastern Europe, Spain, and Latin America.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
KTC CrossKnox 15K
Morningside Park • 8 a.m. • $25-$30
The Knoxville Track Club’s annual point-to-point 9.3-mile tour of the city’s greenway system runs from Morningside Park in East Knoxville, along the Tennessee River, and through Tyson Park and Bearden.
Open Streets Knoxville
Bearden • 2-6 p.m. • Free
After two successful events in North Knoxville, the city and its partners take on the challenge of promoting pedestrianism in West Knoxville—Open Streets will close off parts of Sutherland Avenue, Mohican Drive, and Homberg Place in the heart of Bearden to automobile traffic for four hours on what promises to be a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon.
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