Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Knoxville Walking Tours – Shadow Side 2 Ghost Tour

  • October 21, 2017 — October 31, 2017
  • 7:30-9 PM

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

At Downtown Grind Coffee Shop

October 21, 27, & 31 at 7:30-9 PM

Old City Ghosts – The lively entertainment section now known as the Old City wasn’t always so friendly. The neighborhood has a history of dark times and dark deeds, and the remnants aren’t just in the architecture. Formerly known as the Bowery, the district was home to saloons, dance halls, pool rooms, and bars, where famous gunmen, thieves, ladies of the evening, and troublemakers of all kinds bumped elbows with naïve travelers and honest working folk. Life here was violent—and often short.

Tour lasts approx. 90 minutes and will meet in front of Downtown Grind Coffee Shop. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 (Group Rates Available). Visit http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/gunslingers-html/ or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour now!

A portion of the proceeds will go towards funding the Knoxville History Project, the city’s only historical organization solely devoted to researching and promoting the history of Knoxville. Learn more at www.knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Ijams Nature Center: Mother Nature's Day Out

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Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

(Ages 3-5) It's Mother's Day Out...with a twist! Mother NATURE'S Day Out at Ijams gives your kids a chance to enjoy a safe, fun outdoor experience while you enjoy some time to yourself! Kids will go on leaf scavenger hunts, make leaf art and take easy nature discovery walks from
9 a.m.-noon. Register online for Oct. 21 and/or Oct. 26, or call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110.

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. 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, www.ijams.org

Tennessee Theatre: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Category: Dance, Film and Music

PLEASE NOTE: While we encourage everyone to bring props and have a fabulous time, certain items will not be allowed. APPROVED props are as follows: newspapers, water pistols (no larger than the palm of your hand), flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, toilet paper, neoprene toast, party hat, bell, cards, hot dogs - neoprene only, prunes - neoprene only. The following items will NOT be approved: rice, candles, confetti, glitter, real food items such as toast, hot dogs, and prunes. Please respect our historic theater and refrain from throwing anything at the screen.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Jubilee Community Arts: Bryan Bowers

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Category: Music

Autoharp

From his rather unglamorous beginning as a street singer, Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter. Born in Yorktown, Virginia, Bryan Bowers was raised in New Bohemia near Petersburg of the Civil War’s Battle Of The Crater fame. As a child, Bowers would tag along with the field workers and gandy dancers and learned to sing old call-and-answer songs. He took up music seriously in the 1960s learning guitar and later autoharp after relocating to Seattle. In 1993, Bryan was the first living member inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame to stand only with Maybelle Carter, Kilby Snow, and Sara Carter. His critically acclaimed recordings include The View From Home, Home, Home On the Road, By Heart, Friend For Life, For You and Bristlecone Pine.

Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/1118485, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, and at the door. At the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org.

UT Gardens: Bewitching Beasts

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

Bewitching Beasts on October 21, 12 pm - 2 pm at UT Gardens!
Bats, raccoons, owls, possums, flying squirrels, and other nocturnal "beasts" come alive at night while we are sleeping. Join us in the Garden for Bewitching Beasts – your chance to learn about and perhaps get to view some of these elusive animals and insects! Children and their parents are invited to dress up in costumes, enjoy food-free trick or treating, and take part in arts and crafts, raffles, and demonstrations throughout the garden. The event is designed to avoid the feared sugar rush and allow those with food allergies to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities. Prepare to be Bewitched!
Cost: $6 per child (12 and under)

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

UT Arboretum Society: Fall Plant Sale

  • October 21, 2017
  • 9:00AM-2:00PM

Category: Free event, Fundraisers and Science & nature

The UT Arboretum Society’s Fall Plant Sale will be held Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the U.T. Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge.

Fall is the ideal time to add plants to your landscape. Beaver Creek Nursery, East Fork Nursery, Riverdale Nursery, Sunlight Gardens, as well as the UT Arboretum Society’s members and friends, will be offering a variety of high quality plants at this sale.

Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted for payment.

Brad Greenwood Designs with his copper garden ornaments and steel features for the home yard will be a returning vendor.

Dr. Will Witte, the Society’s “Answer Man,” will be there to answer all of your plant questions.

For refreshments, Dano’s Hot Dogs will be back with his popular dogs, burgers and lemonade.

Proceeds from this sale and other Society events go to support and secure the future of the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge.

For more information on the Fall Plant Sale, call 865-482-6656.

The Muse Knoxville: STEAM Carnival Family Fun Day

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids & family, Music and Science & nature

Help us cap off the TN Steam Festival with a family-freindly carnival at The Muse! Be inspired at this event with immersive activities, play and fun! Activities include a magic show, live music, science demos, arts and crafts, special characters and more!
FREE! http://themuseknoxville.org/steam-carnival

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org

Knoxville Center for the Deaf Festival

  • October 21, 2017

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

It's here! KCD's 40th Festival is October 21 at 3731 Martin Mill Pike, 37920. If you are attending we need you to register at https://kcd.ticketbud.com/knoxville-center-of-the-deaf-s-40th-year-celebration-festival. We want to make sure we have enough lunch!

Schedule of events:
11am - registration opens
noon - lunch and chili cook-off contest tasting starts
1pm - Proclamations read by Mayor Tim Burchett and ADA Coordinator with the city of Knoxville
TBA - UT/BAMA game on the tv!
Dunk Tank! Who do you want to dunk??
Games, activities, crafts and prizes for the kids
Trunk or Treat - volunteer for this and you will have all day to decorate your car!
6pm -Costume contest for adult and kids - PRIZES!!
6pm - Trunk or Treat will begin right after the judging
There will be a prize for the best dressed car!

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Wood at bwood@kcdtn.org or vp 865-622-2333 or voice 865-579-0832, or www.facebook.com.
Please spread the word and share with your friends! This will be an amazing time to celebrate with KCD!!

Knoxville Walking Tours – Musical History

  • October 21, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

At Knoxville Visitor Center

Knoxville’s story has always been set to music, from the time when the poetic rhythms of the native Cherokee tribes still echoed in the hills and the ballads of the Scots-Irish settlers were sung around campfires on the riverbanks. Immigrants from all over the world brought new instruments and tunes to enliven the song and East Tennessee became known as a home to musicians of every genre, whether classical, jazz, R&B, rock-n-roll, Americana, or the avant-garde sounds of ska, techno, and whatever’s unveiled at this year’s Big Ears Festival.

Tour lasts approx. 90 minutes and we will meet in the Knoxville Visitor Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 (Group Rates Available). Visit http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/gunslingers-html/ or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour now!

A portion of the proceeds will go towards funding the Knoxville History Project, the city’s only historical organization solely devoted to researching and promoting the history of Knoxville. Learn more at www.knoxvillehistoryproject.org

BreastStrokes Knoxville: Silent Auction & Art Sale

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

2017 BreastStrokes Knox Art Auction and Fundraising Event

At Hexagon Brewing Co., 1002 Dutch Valley Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918

It's here! It's here! We're thrilled to invite you to join us for our annual Auction for Artwork and Fundraising Event - this year, at the Hexagon Brewing Co!

$10 gets you in to bid on matted, framed photographs from Paint Days to help us raise healing money for local women whose lives are impacted by cancer. ALL of the photographs taken at our Painting Days will be printed, matted and available for purchase, so come find yours - or just come enjoy the incredible artwork.

Can't join us on October 21? We will miss you, but we do have 50 images from previous years already posted at Hexagon and available for purchase now. Stop by to browse, purchase, or pick out your favorite ahead of this year's auction. https://www.facebook.com/events/178171766090371

Knoxville Walking Tours – Shadow Side Ghost Tour

  • October 20, 2017 — October 30, 2017
  • 7:30-9 PM

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

At Downtown Grind Coffee Shop
Oct 20, 28 & 30, 7:30-9 PM

Hanged killers, tragic fires, reanimated corpses, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. It all happened in Knoxville and restless spirits still haunt the city streets. If you enjoy a chill in the evening, walk with us to Knoxville’s shadow side. The city’s history echoes with the sound of gunfire and restless spirits are rumored to walk the streets. Visit their haunts and shiver as you listen to local legends of scary spooks and supernatural phenomena.

Tour lasts approx. 90 minutes and we will meet in front of Downtown Grind Coffee Shop. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 (Group Rates Available). Visit http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/gunslingers-html/ or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour now!

A portion of the proceeds will go towards funding the Knoxville History Project, the city’s only historical organization solely devoted to researching and promoting the history of Knoxville. Learn more at www.knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Pellissippi State: Stupid F#*%ing Bird

Category: Theatre

October 20-21 and 27-28, 7:30 p.m.
October 22 and 29, 2 p.m.

In this irreverent, contemporary and funny remix of Anton Checkhov’s “The Seagull,” Aaron
Posner stages a battle between young and old, past and present and the true meaning of life. With original songs by James Sugg, Stupid F#*%ing Bird, winner of the 2014 Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical, will inspire your own pursuit of happiness. Get tickets at: www.pstcc.edu/arts/theatre

In the Clayton Performing Arts Center. Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

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