Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Mill and Mine: Tech N9ne

  • May 24, 2018
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

TECH N9NE with Krizz Kaliko, Just Juice, Joey Cool, King Iso,
Thursday, May 24, 8:00PM at The Mill and Mine.

One of the fastest rappers out there is making his way to The Mill & Mine this May! Tech N9ne is releasing his TWELFTH album this year. The Kansas City rapper has worked with everyone from E-40 to Freddie Gibbs. Don't miss out!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

UT School of Music: Dawn Dongeun Wohn; violin and Esther Jung-A Park; piano


Category: Free event and Music

Guest artist recital; "Diversity in works by female composers"

A unique program that promotes inclusivity in music and education that, by tradition, is European and male dominated. (Female composers still account for a small portion of music that is being performed today. In fact, they represent only 1.8% of the music that is being performed by major American orchestras.) The composers and their works were chosen to represent a spectrum of cultural and musical styles, ranging from Florence Price, the first successful African-American female composer to living female composers such as Pulitzer Price winning Ellen Taffe Zwilich. Emerging young composers such as Reena Esmail, an Indian-American composer who works in both Western and Hindustani musical idioms, and South Korean composer Jung Sun Kang (who was commissioned to write a piece specifically for this project) will also be featured. Please join us for a program to hear music that is not often performed! Most of these works have been previously unavailable but will be released on an album by the premiere classical music label Delos Records in late 2018.

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, and the Alumni Memorial Building is located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678,

James White's Fort: Annual Membership and Board Meeting


Category: History & heritage

Annual Membership and Board Meeting
Thursday, May 24, 11:30am-1:00pm

We would like to invite Members and Friends of the Fort to join us for a complimentary luncheon (in the courtyard of the Fort) to hear what the Fort has accomplished in the last year and what is being planned for the future. The luncheon is also a great time to meet other members and the Board of Directors for James White's Fort Association.

Please RSVP by calling the Fort at 865-525-6514 or emailing us at

UT Gardens: Joyful Flight: A Hummingbird Exhibit

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Science & nature

The project, inspired by a similar exhibit at Rotary Botanical Garden in Janesville, Wisconsin, is designed to promote community participation and artist collaboration at the UT Gardens, Knoxville, as well as to raise awareness and support for the Gardens. 27 local professional and amateur artists have created unique interpretations of a wooden hummingbird silhouette. The pieces will be displayed throughout the summer of 2018 for Gardens visitors to enjoy. The Hummingbirds will then be sold at a live auction on September 8, 2018 with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

Live the Age of Chivalry at the Tennessee Medieval Faire

  • May 19, 2018 — June 3, 2018

Category: Comedy, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Music

Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to time-travel back to the Middle Ages at the fourth annual Tennessee Medieval Faire. The festival is located in Harriman near I-40 just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. This rugged outdoor festival will spring to life on May 19 and run for three weekends, including Memorial Day. “Our theme this year is Robin Hood, and patrons are invited to Live the Age of Chivalry in the High Middle Ages (circa 1194). Patrons can interact with well-loved characters of Sherwood Forrest, meet Maid Marian, and even get knighted,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager and Entertainment Director.

The festival will include continuous professional family-friendly entertainment. In the tournament arena will be Real Jousting and Warriors’ Chess, where the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his henchmen square off against good Robin and his Merry Men. There will also be interactive comedy shows, puppet shows, Irish and Celtic music, English folk dances, patron costume contests, and costumed street characters. In addition, vendors will be selling medieval crafts, food and beverages, including beer.

The Tennessee Medieval Faire is a family-friendly outdoor festival. Dates are May 19-20, 26-27-28, June 2-3. Hours are 10am-5pm ET. Ticket prices are $17 for ages 13+, $9 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under. Field parking is free. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. For more information, please visit, find the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook, or call 865-376-0319.

Marble Springs: Farmers Market


Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

The Marble Springs Farmer's Market is held Thursdays from 3-6pm, beginning May & continuing weekly through September, depending upon supply. All vendors will be selling fresh, locally-produced products including sauces, seasonal produce, herbs, perennial plants and more (weekly selection will vary).

​Marble Springs: 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-573-5508,

MOVING SALE at Liz-Beth & CO

  • May 15, 2018 — May 27, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Festivals & special events

Fabulous discounts available on assorted pottery, art glass, jewelry, and art prints while supplies last. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a great price on Phyllis Shipley, Cynthia Markert and Jim Gray art prints. Our contact information will remain the same, so give us a call for all your art and framing needs!

Liz-Beth & Co.: 7240 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-691-8129,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2018 Instructor Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Reception date TBA

In the Sandra J. Blain Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Fluorescent Gallery: Group Painting Show

  • May 11, 2018 — May 25, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

This group painting show, titled By Candle Or By Bulb, features a trio of Knoxville-based painters including Eleanor Aldrich, Heather Hartman, and David Wolff. The show continues through May 25.

Fluorescent Gallery, 627 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

Ijams Nature Center: Exhibition by Chuck Cooper


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Science & nature

Stop by Ijams' Hallway Gallery to see May's photography exhibit by Chuck Cooper! His beautiful shots of historic Knoxville and wildlife will inspire you to get outside to see these sights for yourself.

More events at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

The Rose Center: Exhibit by David Underwood

  • May 10, 2018 — May 24, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

David Underwood: Image/Text

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St., Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330,

Knoxville Watercolor Society: Spring Show at ORAC

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 7:00-9:00 PM with a gallery talk at 6:30 PM.

In 1963, the Knoxville Watercolor Society began when the head of the University of Tennessee’s art department, Kermit (Buck) Ewing, invited watercolor artists exhibiting at the university’s McClung Museum to form the nucleus for the organization. The purpose of the organization is to educate the members as well as the community to the understanding of watercolor as a significant art form. Active membership is juried by the members and consists of Knoxville area artists who are currently active in the serious pursuit of aqueous painting and meet regularly to share knowledge and new techniques.

KWS donates a yearly scholarship to a University of Tennessee student majoring in watercolor, maintains membership in local art organizations, and contributes to watercolor awareness by funding awards for the Tennessee Watercolor Society's biennial exhibit and grants for other worthwhile art associations and programs. Additionally, grants have been made to the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Tennessee Resource Center, and the Tennessee Art Association High School Scholarship Program. Recent exhibitions have been held at the University of Tennessee Conference Center, the Oak Ridge Community Art Center, the Art Market at the Candy Factory and the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Members exhibit with the Tennessee Watercolor Society, other state watercolor organizations, the Southern Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA and the American Watercolor Society and consistently win regional, state and national awards. Local watercolor artists interested in joining KWS have the opportunity to apply for active membership each October and submit paintings to be juried by the membership at the November meeting. For more information, please visit

On display at the Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

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