Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Art of Planetary Science Exhibition

  • October 21, 2018 — October 25, 2018

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

Featuring space and science-themed artwork at The Art of Planetary Science, a special exhibition at the American Astronomical Society's 2018 Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting, from October 21-25 in Knoxville, TN. This scientific conference will be attended by hundreds of planetary scientists and astronomers from all over the world! The exhibition will serve as a space to reflect on the beauty and elegance of our universe, and our role in discovery and exploration. It will also serve as a bridge to the surrounding art community, providing a window into local culture and perspectives.

The Art of Planetary Science is an annual art exhibition hosted by the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, with smaller satellite shows held at conferences and other events across the US. Information and photos from past shows can be found at the website below.

Information: www.lpl.arizona.edu/art (click TAPS@DPS). Inquiries can be directed art@lpl.arizona.edu.
At the Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-522-5669, www.kccsmg.com

Cruising with The Smoky Mountain Blues Society

  • October 21, 2018
  • 4:00-7:00PM

Category: Music

Blues Lovers, Be sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets early for these special super fun SUNDAY CRUISES featuring Regional and International Touring Bands on the "Star of Knoxville":

Blues Cruise 7 with Peter Karp - Oct. 21
Accolades aside, Karp is a storyteller who also is an assertive singer, an insightful songwriter, a spellbinding performer, and a searing slide guitarist with significant keyboard skills. Ever the multi-tasker, Karp bounces between several instruments, handling electric resonator slide guitar, acoustic guitar — as well as harmonica and piano. Each track driven home with his soulful voice and original songwriting style. On this record, having spent the past year tirelessly playing ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base in Europe and the US The Peter Karp Band continues to carve out his own unique niche, with a sound born in the swamps of New Jersey and the trailer parks in southern Alabama.

ALL 2018 CRUISES are 4 to 7pm! Boarding begins at 3pm. SMBS Members get a $3 discount,...(enough for your first beer).

CALL THE RIVERBOAT early at 865-525-7827 and reserve your ticket today – or online at http://tnriverboat.com/blues-cruises-2/. Full bar & limited food menu available. Smoking permitted on the upper deck. The Cruise Series helps fund our Blues In The Schools (BITS) Area Programs.
Smoky Mountain Blues Society: http://smokymountainblues.org/wp/

Tennessee Theatre: Blues Traveler

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Category: Music

Blues Traveler -- John Popper (lead vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Brendan Hill(drums), and Ben Wilson (keyboard) -- have a proven reputation for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring. With a total of twelve studio albums -- four gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum -- they have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, and played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Their hit "Run-Around" is the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, and earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The group’s most recent release, Blow Up The Moon, was its first collaborative album. Keeping an open-minded perspective on making music, the unique and successful process enlisted a range of artists across the musical spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop.

Keyboardist Ben Wilson says, “Time to load up the gear and get the BT party bus rolling! We are pumped to be back on the road and rocking out for all the BT fans out there!”

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

Bijou Theatre: The Oh Hellos

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Category: Music

THE OH HELLOS WITH SAMANTHA CRAIN come to Knoxville's Bijou Theatre on Sunday, October 21. Doors open at 7:00pm and showtime is 8:00pm.

The Oh Hellos began in a cluttered bedroom, where siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath (born and raised in southern Texas) recorded their self-titled EP in 2011.
Their influences range from Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens to The Middle East and the Muppets, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock.

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

Tennessee Wind Symphony: Concert

Category: Free event and Music

The Tennessee Wind Symphony, in coordination with the Diocese of Knoxville Music Commission and the Cathedral Concert Series, will be performing a Free Concert in the Cathedral.

The Tennessee Wind Symphony, one of America’s most prestigious symphonic concert bands, performing some of the most glorious sacred music from its’ repertoire. The TWS, a 70+ member symphonic concert band under the direction of Dr. John Culvahouse, has performed in Washington, DC, London, England, and at Carnegie Hall, New York, and has received numerous awards and acclamations including the 2007-2008 Joh Philip Sousa Foundations Sudler Silver Scroll, North America’s most prestigious award for community concert bands. The Tennessee Wind Symphony is dedicated to excellence in symphonic band performance and to providing quality band music to the people of East Tennessee.

Admission is Free. All are welcome. Tennessee Wind Symphony: http://www.tnwindsymphony.org/

UT School of Music: Songs from Scandinavia

Category: Free event and Music

Songs from Scandinavia
Faculty and guest artist recital; UT's Katie Johnson-Webb and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh pianist Kirstin Ihde will perform works for horn and piano from Scandinavian composers.
Natalie Haslam Music Center
1pm

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd 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, www.music.utk.edu/events

UT School of Music: UT Symphony Orchestra

Category: Free event and Music

UT Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating the anniversaries of Rossini, Debussy, and Bernstein.
Alumni Memorial Building
4pm

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd 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, www.music.utk.edu/events

UT School of Music: Kevin Class; piano

Category: Free event and Music

Kevin Class; piano
Faculty recital; featuring Schubert's "Valses Nobles & Sonata in A Minor, D. 537," Schumann's "Faschingsschwank aus Wien," and Liszt's "Annees de Pelerinage II, and more.
Natalie Haslam Music Center
8pm

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd 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, www.music.utk.edu/events

Farragut Museum: Weekend Tours

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

Visit the Farragut Museum from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month to experience our special weekend tours.

Oct. 21 - Hands-on tour featuring a selection of artifacts in each gallery that visitors can touch and see up close
Nov. 18 - Take home a basket craft in honor of Thanksgiving.
Dec. 16 - Book signing by local authors. Don't miss your chance to pick up last-minute gifts at the Farragut Museum Gift Shop, which will host a special holiday sale.

The Farragut Museum, located at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934. Hours: M-F 10-4:30. Information: 865-966-7057, www.townoffarragut.org/museum

UT Gardens: Howloween

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

Cost: Free to attend; fee for parade participants

The UT Gardens Knoxville is pleased to present our fifth annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo, a fun Halloween-themed event sponsored by the UT Gardens Knoxville and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Catering to dogs and dog lovers, this event will promote the invaluable resource of the UT Gardens and the College of Veterinary Medicine as well as many other dog-related nonprofits and businesses in the Knoxville area.

This fun event with a spooky twist will include a judged costume parade with prizes, an expo of educational booths, pet businesses, and rescue groups, food trucks and more. We will be hosting a pet food drive to benefit Young Williams Animal Center. This event will be held rain or shine.

Pre-registration for parade participants is requested. The fee for those who pre-register will be $10 per costume entry (a costume entry may include multiple dogs, so long as they will be judged together in the same category). Pre-registration will be available through Thursday, October 18. Registration will be available on the day of the event; the fee for day-of registration will be $15 per costume entry. The first 150 parade entries (whether pre-registered or onsite) will receive a doggy swag bag!

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/default.aspx

River & Rail Theatre Company: Long Table Dinner Benefit

Category: Culinary arts and Fundraisers

Knoxville's Long Table Dinner Benefitting River & Rail Theatre Company's New Home: The Old City Performing Arts Center

Join us on October 21st at the Old City Long Table Dinner! Enjoy 5+ courses of food prepared by Old City chefs Jeff Carter of the Crown & Goose, Jeffrey DeAlejandro of OliBea, Jesse Newmister of Tako Taco, and Paul Sellas of Rebel Kitchen! Cocktails by Post Modern Spirits, beer pairing from Pretentious Beer Co., wine pairings from Old City Wine Bar, and coffee from Vienna Coffee at the Regas Building! Live entertainment provided by Boyd's Jig & Reel!

This year The Long Table Dinner is raising money for River & Rail's Old City Performing Arts Center. If you haven't heard about our new performing arts center yet, we are currently fundraising to transform a beautiful old warehouse (formerly Cor-Tenn) into a 350 seat performing arts space. We are incredibly honored that The Long Table Dinner has chosen to support us, and we hope you'll be able to be a part of this lovely and delicious evening.

Tickets to the dinner ($125) are available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3616512

River & Rail Theatre Company, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com

Dogwood Arts: Fall Featured Garden

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

Dogwood Arts is honored that Dr. Solomon is opening his private garden to share with the public for our Fall Featured Garden event! Experience the fall foliage in one of Knoxville's most exceptional gardens. Bring the whole family and join us for a self-guided tour on Sunday, October 21st from 10AM-5PM.

Included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens, GATOP [God’s Answer To Our Prayers] features hundreds of botanical specimens, water features, outdoor sculptures and more!

This event is free though a $5 cash donation on-site is suggested. Register using the ticket link below to receive updates and more information as the event gets closer! You can also donate via the ticket link instead of bringing cash to the event.

DR. ALAN SOLOMON, 2705 Riverside Drive, Knoxville TN 37914

This garden includes an extensive collection of conifers and hollies, wildflower displays, perennials, and ground covers, as well as numerous water features and large marble outcroppings. Complimenting this unusual garden are stainless-steel, iron, bronze, and stone sculptures. The site features one of Knoxville’s oldest marble quarries.

Read more about this garden at https://www.knoxtntoday.com/hidden-east-knox-garden-blooms-history/

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

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