Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Zoo Knoxville: Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus OPEN

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

We’ve opened our new Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus.

We Dare You to Enter! The new, state-of-the-art Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Campus is ready for you! Come explore 12,000 square feet of rare, venomous, beautiful and mysterious snakes, tortoises, frogs, and Cuban crocs. You might see Joe the sloth overhead, too!

The ARC is our commitment to animal conservation, where we will protect 85 species—38 of which are endangered. We can’t wait for you to experience this and help our mission of saving animals from extinction.


Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

HoLa Hora Latina: Life in Times of COVID Group Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Join us for a group exhibition reflecting on "Life in Times of COVID" on First Friday April 2nd, 5pm-8pm, at Casa HoLa! Artworks by a group of local and Latin American artists will be displayed at the gallery throughout the month of April from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and online at our website,, beginning April 6th.

During our First Friday event guests may meet the artists, order a delicious tamale TO-GO, collect a free art activity for children to do at home, browse the Casa HoLa artisan shop, and enjoy the new exhibits presented by the Arts and Culture Alliance.

Both Casa HoLa and the Emporium for the Arts take great care to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our guests by requiring all visitors to wear a mask, limiting the number of persons inside the building, prohibiting the consumption of food and beverages inside, providing ample hand sanitizing stations, and increasing cleaning measures.

HoLa Hora Latina is located inside of the Emporium for the Arts at 100 S. Gay St. Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-335-3358 or

Central Cinema: Virtual Programming

  • April 1, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Film and Kids, family

A slew of distributors have shown support for defunct independent cinemas with groundbreaking “virtual engagements” that directly benefit us directly, so take a look at what’s “showing” this week! More info:

Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood. Central Cinema's single auditorium features top-notch digital projection and 96 seats.

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, (865) 951-2447,