Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Clayton Center for the Arts: Maryville College Choir

Category: Music

Maryville College Choir brings their annual homecoming concert to the Clayton Center. $5 Tickets are General admission.

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

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Gary Allen

  • March 28, 2019
  • 7:30PM

Category: Music

Hear Gary Allen at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Thursday, March 28, at 7:30PM.

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Allan re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, the label home for the entirety of his twenty-year career. He is currently finishing up work for his upcoming EMI Nashville release. His last album, SET YOU FREE, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row), and produced his fifth #1 country radio chart topper with "Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain." The California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 7 million albums, been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums, and been certified gold five times. Allan has five #1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit and amassed over 270 million total streams. He's described as "dark and dreamy" in Entertainment Weekly, "soulful and rough around the edges" in Playboy and deemed a "maverick" by Rolling Stone. He sells out venues as a headliner from NY to LA, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine.

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

Let Her Speak - 2019 Women's Summit

  • March 28, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

by Knoxville Entrepreneur Center

Every woman has a story and every story is worth telling. Let Her Speak is a gathering to encourage women to share their life experiences. Every woman is invited to come to the table and make her voice heard. This half-day event will have a roundtable setting with opportunities to listen, learn, and grow from other women and to share your experiences, goals, and vision for the future of our community. The Summit is meant to facilitate deeper conversations and identify actions we can take within the community to inspire change and build a stronger support system for women in business - whether they work for a company or are starting their own business.

Morning coffee and pastries will be provided as well as lunch. During the event, we will also have a showcase of work from local women makers.

***Tickets are limited to allow each attendee the opportunity to share her story.***
Doors open at 8:30am

Keynote Speaker: Berta Medina - Escape Your Comfort Zone - Expand Your Influence - Thrive Through Generosity
Booth Andrews & Charlene Izere - Weaving Play Into the Fabric of How You Live Your Life
More to be announced soon!

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM at The Hive, 854 North Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917

The Central Collective: Good Sport Night

  • March 28, 2019
  • 6:30-9:30PM

Category: Festivals & special events

Good Sport Night at The Central Collective, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30 PM.



Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: glass blowing, a walking tour of North Knoxville, trapeze lessons, pizza making with A Dopo Pizza, nude figure drawing, a yacht ride down the Tennessee river, and a miniature horse petting zoo (to name a few). These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.

We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Alcohol: Beverages Included
Food: Light Refreshments
Dress Code: Casual Cocktail Party Attire (Optional)
Physical Activity: Medium/low
Good Sport Level: 2/5

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590,,

UT Arboretum Society: Talk by Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization

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

The UT Arboretum Society will sponsor a talk by the Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) on Thursday, March 28 at the UT Arboretum Auditorium, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

John Byrd, principal investigator with CRESO and Fred Holtzclaw are retired high school biology teachers. After spending 12 summers transporting junior high and high school students to remote places in the Southeastern United States to visit unique ecosystems, they decided it was time to turn in their chauffeur hats and set-up a research facility in their own community of Anderson County, TN. In 1989, the Department of Energy partnered with Anderson County and Oak Ridge Schools to develop an education/field research program known as the Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO). John will document the evolution of this 30-year program along with the upsides (and a few downsides) of student research and conservation efforts. It will also be an opportunity for participants to become more familiar with some of the unique flora and fauna found at the Arboretum and surrounding landscapes.

Byrd and Holtzclaw found that a key motivator behind CRESO was the heartfelt desire to introduce young people to local wildlife, which continues to be a constant source of joy, questions, and discovery on an almost daily basis for its founders. They sincerely thank the many students and CRESO staff members that contributed to the fun and serendipity associated with doing science.

This is a free program sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society and no advance registration is required. For more information contact: or 865-483-7277.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre: Auditions for James And The Giant Peach

Category: Auditions, Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Thursday, March 28 for the upcoming stage production of “James And The Giant Peach,” based on the classic novel by Roald Dahl. James Henry Trotter lives with his cruel aunts Spiker and Sponge until one fateful day when the barren, old peach tree in their yard produces a single peach that grows to nearly the size of a house. When James takes a closer look at the enormous fruit, he discovers a tunnel that leads him to the peach pit where he meets a rag-tag band of human-sized, talking invertebrates: an old green grasshopper, a centipede, an earthworm, a spider, a ladybug, a glowworm, and a silkworm. These bugs become James’ companions on an adventure that will take them over land and sea! As they travel James learns important lessons about courage, friendship, and seagulls.

The audition will take place: Thursday, March 28, 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
KCT 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Six auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditionees will be seen. There are at least 14 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls. The minimum age to audition is 8 years old, and the maximum age is 18. Auditionees should prepare a SHORT (one-minute) monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should feature a theatrical level of volume and expression.

The play’s genre is adventure/comedy drama. Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play. No songs or poems. Monologues will be evaluated on memorization, volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing or dramatic depth of emotion. Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.
Auditonees should bring their calendars. All actors will be asked to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule. The director will make every attempt to work around conflicts, whenever possible. Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, April 14 and continue through Thursday, May 30. Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Actors should expect to attend most rehearsals. Orientation on April 14 and tech rehearsals on May 23, 26, 28, 29 & 30 are mandatory. Actors must also be available for all 14 regular performances: May 31 through June 16, Thursdays through Sundays.

Find some helpful tips at AUDITION TIPS:

To make an audition appointment: visit REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION:

Website submissions only for audition appointments. No calls for appointments, please. Due to time restrictions, auditionees without an appointment will not be seen.

The Joy of Music School: Dining for Joy

Category: Culinary arts and Fundraisers

Take in an evening of delicious food and drink, brilliant music, and pure inspiration. It's Dining for Joy! Wine and dine with friends. Win generous door prizes. Enjoy the music of Will Carter and Friends, playing Americana and captivating eclectic sounds. (Some secret surprise guests, whose names we cannot reveal, are expected)

Sample a brief Joy of Music School student performance. Dine on exquisite fare provided by Holly's. Cash Bar available. Door prize drawings throughout the evening! $40 per person. Includes delicious buffet-style fare, iced tea. Cash bar. You will also receive a door-prize entry.

You are supporting Knoxville's Joy of Music School, a nonprofit organization providing free music lessons and instruments to hundreds of area disadvantaged, at-risk children and teens. Over 100 volunteer teacher/mentors make it possible. Get Tickets:

At Holly's Gourmet's Market and Cafe, 5107 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Exploring the Black Travel Movement and Beyond

  • March 28, 2019

Category: Free event and Lectures

We have a great opportunity to join in a workshop this Thursday, March 28 with Dr. Alana Dillette, visiting scholar (San Diego State University), Dr. Stefanie Benjamin, Associate Professor University of Tennessee Hospitality/Tourism and Chelsea Carpenter. They will be sharing information on how The Black Travel Movement is impacting the tourism industry. They will brainstorm ways to help you and your company unpack what diversity means and how this effects hospitality & tourism.

RSVP today to

March 28, 2019, 3-4:30 pm

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue

Snacks will be provided. You are encouraged to bring industry/tourism friends.

Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association, info 865-342-9133 or

Pellissippi State Community College: Annual Juried 
Student Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Work by Pellissippi State Studio Art students

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405,

Clarence Brown Theatre: The REAL Inspector Hound

Category: Theatre

By Tom Stoppard. Lab Theatre

Attending the premiere of a new murder mystery, two feuding theatre critics soon find themselves inside the play-within-a-play and implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Burls & Baskets

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

"Burls and Baskets", curated by Kari Woolsey & Everett Hoffman

Burls and Baskets is an exhibition curated by two of Arrowmont’s current Artists-In-Residence Kari Woolsey and Everett Hoffman. The show was conceived as a way to activate the newly renovated Jerry Drown Wood Gallery and highlight the unique and diverse work in Arrowmont’s permanent collection. Traditional baskets like the White Oak Basket by Lydia Whaley (Aunt Liddy) highlight the history of the school and its cornerstone to Gatlinburg history; while contemporary baskets like John Garret’s Flora’s Slipper Basket with its neon colors and alternative materials draw attention to the current work being made on the same campus almost 100 years later. The exhibition simultaneously features a wide range of wood sculptures and turned bowls donated by Jerry Drown for which the gallery is named. Wooden blows like Liam’ O’Neil’s Bowl made from bog oak is complimented by the unique use of laminated wood in Purple Shadows created by Virginia Dodson. The exhibition underscores the deep traditions that Arrowmont is founded on and looks forward to how contemporary artist are building upon that tradition.

GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Ewing Gallery: MFA Exhibitions

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Featuring the culminating work of our graduating class, on display March 25-April 2 at the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture.

Reception: 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 29

The first set of shows feature Rachel Sevier (Ceramics), Holly Kelly (Sculpture), Katie Gentner (Painting + Drawing), and Mengmeng Shang (Time-Based Art).

M:10-5 | T: 10-5 | W: 10-5 | TR: 10-7:30 | F: 10-5 | SUN: 1-4

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

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