Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Flying Anvil Theatre: HIR

  • October 4, 2018 — October 21, 2018

Category: Theatre

By Taylor Mac (corrected dates are Oct 4-21)

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his Mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, Mom’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s brazenly funny and stunning comedy, annihilating the past doesn't always free you from it. The playwright was recently awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant . . . after seeing this play, you’ll know why.
*The show has mature language/subject matter & not suitable for children.

October 5 through 21, Wed through Sat at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
One pay-what-you-can preview on October 4 at 7:30 pm.

TICKET PRICES: Wed, Thu, & Sun $22 ($16 for students); Fri & Sat $24 ($16 for students)
Get your tickets now! or you can call our box office at 865-357-1309.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information:

Haka Event and Pou Uira Drum Seminar

  • October 4, 2018 — October 7, 2018

Category: Classes, workshops


Pou Uira Drum Seminar
An Intensive Retreat
This event begins on Friday at 9am and continues until Sunday at 4pm.

For more details about costs and accommodations for the seminar or info about the bodywork and healing sessions, please contact Gypsy Hands at 865-522-5829
GYPSY HANDS HEALING ARTS 707 North Central Street, Knoxville, TN, 37917, United States (865) 522-5829

2018 Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) Conference

Category: Classes, workshops and Festivals, special events

UT to Host Conference Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor

Since the early 1990s, artist Chakaia Booker has been creating elaborate sculptures made of recycled tires to make statements on human diversity, environmental awareness, globalization, industrialization, and other topics. One of her recycled tire sculptures, titled Renegade, currently stands in Cradle of Country Music Park at the corner of Knoxville’s Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. It was installed during the summer of 2018 as part of the Art in Public Places exhibition hosted by Dogwood Arts.

Now the Knoxville community will have a chance to meet and hear from Booker as she visits Knoxville for the 2018 Mid-South Sculpture Alliance(MSA) conference, being hosted by the UT School of Art.

In a pre-conference event that’s free and open to the public, Booker and master printer Justin Sanz from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop will be working on a set of mono prints October 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UT Printshop, located in Room 241 of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard.

Booker’s keynote address during the conference will begin at 3 p.m. on October 5 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Following her talk, an opening reception for Booker will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the UT Downtown Gallery, 106 South Gay Street. Both events are free and open to the public.

Booker’s solo exhibition will be on display at the Downtown Gallery Oct. 4–27.

The three-day conference, featuring works by Booker and several other artists, will include a wide array of activities, with talks and lectures which are free and open to the public as well as workshops, demonstrations, and mentoring sessions that require registration and a fee.

Held in conjunction with the conference will be the UT Alumni Sculpture Exhibition at Ewing Gallery, curated by UT alumnus and artist Bill FitzGibbons. In 2010, FitzGibbons was honored by the university with the Outstanding Alumni Award. The exhibition, which opens September 16 and runs through October 7, will feature sculptures by 25 other alumni of the UT Sculpture program.

For more information about the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Conference, including a full event schedule and a map of venues, visit the MSA website. Links available at

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Old Dominion

  • October 4, 2018
  • 7:30PM

Category: Music

Old Dominion comes to Knoxville on October 4 at 7:30PM at Knoxville Civic Auditorium!

Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n' roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound.

Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung, and drummer Whit Sellers.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Knoxville Writers' Guild: KWG Contest Winners

Category: Literature, reading, writing

KWG's monthly meeting includes KWG Contest Winners and Do's and Don'ts of Writing Contests

At Central United Methodist Church in 4th and Gill (201 East Third Avenue). You do not have to be a Guild member to attend; we do appreciate a two dollar minimum donation at the door. Information:

Cancer Care Community: Lighten Up

  • October 4, 2018
  • 6-7:30 PM

Category: Free event and Literature, reading, writing

“Lighten Up”: Poems of humor and praise, even in times of stress and struggle. City of Knoxville Poet Laureate Marilyn Kallet performs light-hearted poems and helps the group to compose an ode or two. Open to anyone who has been impacted by cancer.

2230 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville 37919. Contact: Kathleen Williams (865) 546-4661

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: KSO UnStaged: FLOW!


Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events and Music

Join us for KSO UnStaged: FLOW!
Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mill & Mine, 227 W Depot Ave.

Relax and flow to the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra while you are guided through instructor-led breathing and stretching exercises. This unique music-centric event includes three sets of various types of yoga with ensembles of KSO musicians playing live music.

Tickets $30/person. All yoga levels welcome!

Instructors from Real Hot Yoga, The Glowing Body, and Breezeway Yoga will guide you through three sets. Attendees should bring their own mats. Food and drink will be available.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 865-291-3310,

Pellissippi State: Faculty Recital

Category: Free event and Music

All music performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

UT Gardens: Beer in the Garden

  • October 4, 2018
  • 5-8 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Science, nature

Cost: $30 for UT Gardens members; $35 for non-members; $10 for designated driver (no alcohol)
Embrace the autumn season with a delicious sampling of locally brewed beer! Come enjoy tastings from some of the area's top breweries while enjoying live music, freshly grilled brats and all beef hot dogs in the beautiful setting of the UT Gardens. Event will occur rain or shine. Pre-registration is required. 21 AND OLDER ONLY
Popular local bluegrass-Americana band Wild Blue Yonder will be playing.
Participating Breweries: Abridged Beer, Alliance, Hexagon Brewing, Printshop Beer, and Round 6.

Pre-registration is required:

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

East Tennessee Technology Access Center: Art for ETTAC

  • October 4, 2018
  • 6:30-9 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music

At Bird on the Wire Studios, 1300 McCalla Avenue, Knoxville. East Tennessee Technology Access Center is excited to announce that we will be changing the name of our organization beginning in October 2018. Our mission to provide assistive technology for people with disabilities remains as important as ever, but our new name will reflect a renewed spirit of innovation and creativity. With the help of City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, we will reveal ETTAC's new identity at our "Art for ETTAC" event. You are cordially invited to join us for this silent auction art fundraiser featuring artists from all over East Tennessee. This lovely evening will include music, food, and drinks at the beautiful Bird on the Wire Studios. All proceeds from the evening will support our mission and ETTAC programming. Please register or RSVP at

Camera Club of Oak Ridge: 70th Photographic Salon

  • October 1, 2018 — November 2, 2018

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception and gallery walk, Fri Oct 5, 7-9 PM

The Camera Club of Oak Ridge is presenting the 70th Photographic Salon from October 1 to November 2 on the 2nd Floor of the Goff Building at RSCC. The show will feature images by East Tennessee photographers entered into a juried competition in 9 different categories from Abstracts to Wildlife. The opening reception on October 5 has a gallery walk and light refreshments. We are celebrating 70 years of this community event.

On display at Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave, Oak Ridge - Goff Bldg, 2nd floor. Hours: M-F 7 AM - 10 PM, Sat 8 AM - 5 PM.

Find us on Facebook: “Camera Club of Oak Ridge”

Clayton Center for the Arts: Paintings by Aaron Carroll


Category: Exhibitions, visual art

Imaginary Friends, new paintings by Aaron Carroll, will be at Blackberry Farm Gallery at the Clayton Center for the Arts October 1 through 31. The Artist's Recemption will be October 26 at 6:00pm.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

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