Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dogwood Arts: Featured Gardens Re-Open


Category: Festivals & special events and Science & nature

Two Magnificent Gardens Re-Open!

JUNE 3 & 4 and JUNE 10 &11
Saturday :: 10:00-5:00 | Sunday :: Noon-5:00

Thanks to April showers, we will reopen two of our featured gardens this June!

On June 3 & 4, we will open GATOP garden, a beautiful 10 acre garden in East Knoxville off Riverside Drive. This is an amazing property which is archived with the Smithsonian Institute and features an extensive sculpture collection.

On June 10 & 11, we will open Savage garden, a garden in the middle of Fountain City. After many years of extensive restoration, Savage Garden is once again the kind of magical place envisioned by Arthur Savage a hundred years ago. This garden is located at 3237 Garden Drive. Dogwood Arts' Featured Gardens are sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union.

This event is free though a $5 donation on-site is suggested.

For a list of featured gardens please visit Dogwood Arts Festival: 865-637-4561

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: 2017 Induction Ceremony

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame honors its 19th group of inductees, the Class of 2017! Join us at the historic Tennessee Theatre as six legends of the game: Sally Bell, Christine Grant, Rick Insell, Louise O'Neal, Sheryl Swoopes, and Kara Wolters enter the Hall of Fame.

Tickets on sale at Tennessee Theatre box office!

At the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN. Info:, 865-633-9000

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: Free Admission Day & Autograph Session

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and History & heritage

In conjunction with the induction of its 19th group of inductees, the Class of 2017!

Free to the public! The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will host three book signings this year during our 2017 Induction Ceremony on June 10. Tammy Moore Harrison daughter of Orwell Moore, Susie Gardner head coach at Mercer University, and Maria M. Cornelius will be signing their books from 10 AM - 12 PM on June 10 at the Hall of Fame. Call 865-633-9000 to reserve a copy of their books for the signing.

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Dr, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-633-9000,

Bijou Theatre: Henry Cho

Category: Comedy

Henry‘s TV and film credits include appearances on NBC‘s The Tonight Show, CBS‘s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC‘s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC‘s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms.

Henry‘s one hour Comedy Central Special, ”What‘s That Clickin Noise?“ is currently running and he can also be heard on Sirrus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. He‘s also a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry.

Some of Henry‘s film credits include Universal‘s McHale‘s Navy with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer; Say It Isn‘t So with Heather Graham and Sally Field; and Material Girls with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston produced by Madonna.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Ijams Nature Center: Movies Under the Stars


Category: Film and Kids & family

Save the date for Movies under the Stars at Ijams Nature Center.
June 10, Terror in the Woods - The Descent

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,

East Tennessee Technology Access Center: A Night in Old Havana 2017

  • June 10, 2017
  • 6:30 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

A Night in Old Havana is an evening of music, dance, food, and games that harkens back to the heyday of Havana nightlife. The event includes dance demonstrations, casino games, and a silent auction full of great prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit the East Tennessee Technology Access Center whose mission is to provide assistive technology to people with disabilities in order to help them live more independent and fulfilling lives. Tickets:

The Foundry, 747 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-219-0130,

Knox Heritage: Preservation Network

  • June 10, 2017
  • 10 AM

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

Free & Open to the Public.

Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008,

WDVX: Kidstuff Live with Bill Crosby and the Pet Snail Band


Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Join host Sean McCollough for Kidstuff Live, WDVX’s free show for kids and the kid at heart. June 10th at 10 am, Sean’s special guest is Bill Crosby and the Pet Snail Band.

Grab your adult and come down to the Knoxville Visitor Center for Kidstuff Live, or listen on your radio and online at

865-544-1029 or for more information. WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

The Central Collective: Father's Day Pop-Up Shop

  • June 10, 2017
  • 12-5 PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us the Saturday before Father's Day for a pop-up shop full of stuff dads and dudes will love. There will be someone every man will love: hand-blown glasses, grooming products for guys, handmade knives, posters, cigars, wood goods, and more.

Vendors include:
Arcadian Grooming
Amanda Humphries Pottery
Feral Giant cards and prints
Gritty Knives
Mid Mod Collective
Native Maps
Park City Cigar
Pretentious Glass
Striped Light Letterpress
Woodtones Designs Custom Furniture
And more!

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN 37917

Families in the Creek Event

  • June 10, 2017

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

Knox County Stormwater partners with The Water Quality Forum to provide the public a unique opportunity to learn about and help improve water quality in local creeks, called “Families in the Creek”. Similar to the Kids in the Creek program, participants will learn how to determine if a creek is healthy by conducting a range of fascinating aquatic and streamside assessments led by trained water resource professionals. Among the many activities, adults and youth alike will suit up in waders to identify the diversity of fish present. Waders will be provided but please bring old shoes that can get wet and muddy to go over the wader booties. Community members will be invited to register, with a limit of 25 participants ages 9 and up to ensure a quality experience for all. Lunch and t-shirt will be provided.

Registration Info & Details:
• Saturday, June 10th, 8am – 12noon
• All Participants must PRE-REGISTER!! To Register: Contact Kellie at the UT-TN Water Resources Center:
o (865) 974-2151
• Location: Ten Mile Creek off of North Gallaher View Road
• Age Limits: Must be 9 & up. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult
• Wear clothes & shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
• If you have dietary restrictions, please bring a bag lunch.

Fountain City Art Center: Fountain City Art Guild Spring Show and Sale


Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Also showing - Student Show: Watercolors by the students of Mary Baumgartner

Opening reception on Fri Jun 9, 6:30-8:00 PM. Free and open to the public.

Exhibit viewing hours: Tu, Th 9-5; W, F 10-5; Sat 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Sleeping Beauty

  • June 9, 2017 — June 25, 2017

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present “Sleeping Beauty & the Seven Sisters,” based on the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

The play will be performed June 9 - 25, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM. KCT reboots the classic story amidst the color and pageantry of France. The happy life of Briar-Rose is interrupted by a curse from one of the Seven Wise Sisters of Fountainbleau, sending the girl into a deep sleep. Can an ancient wizard and a young soldier come to her rescue with some magic of their own?
The play is performed by 14 talented young actors, from ages 8 to 14.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

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