EVENTS

Upcoming

  • Yum Yum's Patisserie Pop Up
    Sat, Jan 29
    Knoxville
    Yum Yum's Patisserie Pop Up
    Stop by The Bottom to pick up sweets & treats by local business Yum Yum's Patisserie!
  • Author Talk with Rhea Carmon
    Sat, Jan 29
    The Bottom
    Join Knoxville's poet laureate on Saturday 1/29 for an author talk at The Bottom!
  • Envision 2022 with Yantami
    Sun, Jan 30
    The Bottom
    Visualization is one of the most popular and effective mind workouts that you can do - join Yantami on Sunday, Jan 30th, 2022 to mix, mingle and create your own vision board!

Event Calendar

Past Events

  • Spruce Ups At The Bottom
    Spruce Ups At The Bottom
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom
    Jul 10, 2021, 9:00 AM
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us this month in cleaning, organizing & refreshing our new building. We’ll be continuously raising funds & offering ways to volunteer & get involved, like Saturday Spruce Ups!
  • UT Medical's Sister Circle at The Bottom
    UT Medical's Sister Circle at The Bottom
    The Bottom
    Jan 16, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    UT Medical Center is bringing their Sister Circle to The Bottom this Sunday 1/16! This inaugural meeting provides a space for women of color to share and discuss maternal/child health in Knoxville.
  • Author Talk with Dante Stewart
    Author Talk with Dante Stewart
    Virtual Event
    Jan 13, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Thrilled to have author Dante Stewart joins us for a virtual reading of his newest book, Shoutin' In The Fire. Discussion + Q&A facilitated by Joe Tolbert, founder of Art at the Intersections!
  • Imani (Faith): New Year's Alter
    Imani (Faith): New Year's Alter
    The Bottom
    Jan 01, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us in sharing intention, vision & faith - bring something to add to the community alter!
  • Kuumba (Creativity): Black Creatives Meetup Karaoke Edition
    Kuumba (Creativity): Black Creatives Meetup Karaoke Edition
    The Bottom
    Dec 31, 9:00 PM – Jan 01, 12:00 AM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us for a lil Karaoke & lots of great vibes - wear your new year's best!
  • Nia (Purpose): Happy Hour
    Nia (Purpose): Happy Hour
    The Bottom
    Dec 30, 2021, 4:00 PM – Dec 31, 2021, 6:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Stop by to chat, see our new space & enjoy a FREE cup of CHAI TEA!
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): Ujamaa Market
    Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): Ujamaa Market
    The Bottom
    Dec 29, 2021, 11:00 AM – Dec 30, 2021, 6:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Local maker & artist pop-up market, stop by & support local vendors 8am-6pm! Lunch provided by Hood Palate: 11am-2pm
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): Gun Safety With Pop Tenn
    Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): Gun Safety With Pop Tenn
    The Bottom
    Dec 28, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join Protect Our People Tennessee (POP Tenn) for a community gun safety workshop.
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): Sip 'n Sew
    Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): Sip 'n Sew
    The Bottom
    Dec 27, 2021, 5:00 PM – Dec 28, 2021, 7:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Make a garment, make a friend & sip something!
  • Umoja (Unity): Brown Girl's Brunch
    Umoja (Unity): Brown Girl's Brunch
    The Bottom
    Dec 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Kicking Kwanzaa off with a Shrimp 'N Grits Brunch!
  • Cookie Decorating With Nelly!
    Cookie Decorating With Nelly!
    The Bottom
    Dec 18, 2021, 10:00 AM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Nelly of Sweet Nelly's Cupcakes & Cookies is hosting cookie decorating at The Bottom - bring your children by to decorate freshly baked holiday cookies!
  • Pop Up At Mate Market
    Pop Up At Mate Market
    Ironwood Studios
    Dec 17, 2021, 5:00 PM
    Ironwood Studios, 119 Jennings Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    The Bottom's popping up at Mate Market, catch us with books & merch perfect for gift giving this holiday season!
  • Crystal Wilkinson Author Talk: Perfect Black
    Crystal Wilkinson Author Talk: Perfect Black
    The Bottom
    Dec 11, 2021, 6:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us in conversation with this amazing storyteller! In Perfect Black, Crystal Wilkinson combines a deep love for her rural roots with a passion for language and storytelling in this compelling collection of poetry and prose.
  • Storytime With Santa
    Storytime With Santa
    The Bottom
    Dec 04, 2021, 9:30 AM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Shante Swain is bringing a very special guest to The Bottom! Join us Sat. December 4th at 9:30am & 11:30am for Storytime with Santa - this event is free to the public, RSVP preferred but not required. Treat bags will be provided!
  • Strips & Strangs: String Quilting Workshops with Gary White
    Strips & Strangs: String Quilting Workshops with Gary White
    Knoxville
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Nov 20, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Knoxville, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    A three weekend course designed for beginners & experts alike. We'll explore the history of string quilts, the importance of quilting within the African American/Southern experience, and will create our own unique string quilt blocks that will be assembled in a culminating community quilting bee!
  • Thinking with Sylvia Wynter: "What does it mean to be a Human Being?” A Reading Series
    Thinking with Sylvia Wynter: "What does it mean to be a Human Being?” A Reading Series
    The Bottom
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Nov 04, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us for a 4-week series & reading group exploring Colonialism, Racism, and achieving another world beyond Man and whiteness. Led by Dr. David Kline, Dept. of Religious Studies at UTK
  • GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!
    GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!
    The Bottom
    Oct 09, 2021, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us on Saturday Oct. 9th as we welcome everyone into our new space, there’s something special planned for every member of your family & friend group to enjoy — an all day celebration from 10am-7pm!
  • Pop Up at SEEED's Unity In The Community Fish Fry & Art Fest
    Pop Up at SEEED's Unity In The Community Fish Fry & Art Fest
    Knoxville
    Sep 18, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Knoxville, 1617 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915, USA
    Come shop our new books, new merch & more!
  • Brian Broome Author Talk
    Brian Broome Author Talk
    Zoom Event
    Jul 22, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Event
    So excited to join author, poet & screenwriter Brian Broome in conversation with columnist & book review editor Tony Norman this Thursday! You don’t wanna miss it, we’ll also be discussing Broome’s latest work & June’s book of the month, Punch Me Up To The Gods