Calendar of Events

Monday, April 1, 2019

Dogwood Arts: Art In Public Places

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Dogwood Arts Art In Public Places - Temporary Sculpture Exhibition

An exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures in downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, Zoo Knoxville, and Oak Ridge. The annual rotating installation is one of many Dogwood Arts programs focused on providing access to the arts for everyone, promoting awareness of the strong visual arts community thriving in our region, and creating a vibrant and inspiring environment for residents and visitors to experience.

Sculpture installation will take place March 22-23, 2019.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Knoxville Opera Guild: Monday Night Opera Dinners

Category: Culinary arts and Music

The next Monday Night Opera will be on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a fun twist on our usual opera entertainment!

Based on the popular Texaco Opera Quiz from the fabled Texaco Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts, Maestro Brian Salesky will try to stump a panel of local opera experts AND the audience! Filled with great humor and surprises, this is a fun way to experience the wonderful world of opera!

Come and enjoy both the fun and the food at Holly’s Gourmets Market & Cafe at 5107 Kingston Pike!

Make plans now to attend this special Monday Night Opera event on the evening of April 1st at Holly's Gourmets Market & Cafe!

Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, March 27, so get your tickets now!
For reservations, please call (865) 524-0795 Ext. 1 or visit

UT College of Architecture and Design: Guest Lecturer Nate Imai

  • April 1, 2019
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Free event and Lectures

The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host internationally renowned guest lecturers in its public lecture series during the 2018–19 school year.

April 1: Nate Imai from the UT College of Architecture and Design, funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture fund

Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building, at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For 44 years, UT’s College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lectures, the Governor’s Chair Lecture Series, and General Shale Lectures to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community.

CONTACT: Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401,;

UT School of Music: Spring Tuba Thing 1: Ensembles

Category: Free event and Music

The UT Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and the East Tennessee Tubaband present a varied concert.

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall

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,

The WordPlayers: Tennessee Tunes Through Time

Category: Music and Theatre

The WordPlayers presents Tennessee Tunes Through Time on Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Jewelry Television’s Timothy B. Matthews Theatre, 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville.

This music revue takes us on an enjoyable ride with classic tunes from Tennessee that made a huge mark on music in America. The show will include different styles of music for each of the grand divisions of the State; East TN: Bluegrass; Middle TN: Country; West TN: Jazz/Blues. There will be give-aways during the evening of amazing jewelry items from JTV’s Gemstore.

Tennessee Tunes Through Time is a benefit event. Admission is $35 minimum donation for adults and $15 for ages 21 and under. Donations may be made online, by mail, or at the door. For more information please see or call 865-539-2490.

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday with Variations Ensemble


Category: Free event and Music

DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AM - This is a free event.

Enjoy Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances by Freddie Brabson and special guest, Variations Ensemble. Variations is a select vocal ensemble from Pellissippi State Community College specializing in choral chamber music and advanced choral repertoire in a variety of styles. The group is comprised of both music majors and non-music majors alike. Variations performs regularly on campus, throughout the Knoxville community, and around the world in concert halls, cathedrals, and schools. In recent years, Variations has toured in Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Peru, including memorable performances at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna and the Czech Museum of Music in Prague. Brown bag lunches consisting of a sandwich, chips, and a dessert may be purchased in the lobby for $5.00 while supplies last. Soft drinks, bottled water, popcorn, and candy will also be available for purchase. Mighty Musical Monday is presented by Legacy Housing Foundation.

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

The Glowing Body: Karma Month

  • March 31, 2019 — April 30, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

It is time again for our annual KARMA month! In April, nearly ALL of our weekly classes will be donation-based. This is our effort to make a positive impact in the community, and showcase what we do year round at The Glowing Body.

Join us for a Karma Kick-Off party on Sunday, March 31st, featuring TreeTop Coffee Shop, with 10% of their sales going to Harmony Family Center. There will be chair massage by GB therapists, light snacks, merchandise/class pass giveaways, and our usual Sunday Karma classes!

Please tell family, friends, co-workers, neighbors. and anyone else who will listen about Karma Month at Glowing Body!

Glowing Body, 711 Irwin Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-545-4088,

Oak Ridge Art Center: Then and Now: Traditional to Contemporary Quilts

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception on March 30, 7 to 9 pm, gallery talk at 6:30 pm

By Members of the Norris Ritzy Thimbles and the Oak Ridge Bits & Pieces Quilt Guilds

In the Arts community a discussion of art versus craft is a long running diatribe. Is it art? Is it craft? I cannot tell you the number of times I have heard, “If an object is functional it CANNOT be art, it is JUST craft!” What? Are you kidding? !! Is there a difference? Design is design, beauty is beauty? Meaningful is even better. I finally heard an adage I could get behind, “If it is functional, it is a higher form of art.” What could be better than having a piece of work that is not only beautiful or meaningful AND have it be functional? Quilts have long exemplified this approach to arts & crafts. Since the Gees Bend quilters won the respect of the arts world several years ago, many have looked at these familiar and often overlooked designs with fresh eyes and...Voila! Art where there once was home craft! March 23 through May 11, 2019 the Art Center will host a wonderful collection of quilts both created by and/or collected by the members of two of our regional quilt guilds—the Ritzy Thimbles of Norris and the Bits & Pieces of Oak Ridge. I would like to stress the “created by and/or collected by” aspect of this show, for not only will there be work by these talented artists, but work that so snared their attention that it made them want to possess the pieces. While I realize many will be family pieces (I would so love to have one of the quilts my Grandmother or Mother made) there will also be pieces that fascinated the artists. As we do in many of our themed exhibitions, we have asked the artists to share with us their rationale for choosing to produce or collect the pieces that they are showing. In this way we can all learn a little bit about what these artisans are seeing in the work and, perhaps, the hallmarks of what they find special in each work. Seeing the creations through the eyes of those who revere it will undoubtedly teach us all something very interesting about those special techniques, styles, and patterns that comprise each piece. In addition, I think we could learn much about the tradition the work was born of and, for the contemporary work, how it breaks with tradition and creates something new. For years as quilters bring their work into Open Show, we have been fascinated with their recounting of how they took a traditional pattern or idea and transformed it by changing sizes, shapes or color patterns into a design that was far from the original idea. As interesting, were the stories of how the artists developed the idea that lead to the patterning they utilized. Perhaps because the quilt artists were used to using patterns and often utilize a repeating idea, they were very aware of how the idea formed, how it evolved into the current composition, and were able to articulate it. We think “Then and Now” will prove to be very interesting as these creatives share their process with us.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Friends of the Library: Annual Used Book Sales

  • March 30, 2019 — April 2, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Literature & readings

Friends of the Knox County Public Library Annual Used Book Sale. Thousands of carefully selected used books and much more for sale at amazingly low prices.
Saturday, March 30, through Tuesday, April 2,
The Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park, 3301 East Magnolia Avenue,
Knoxville, 37914 (easy access with ample free parking!)

Sale Hours and Special Days
Saturday, March 30: Members-Only Day, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
(Join Friends or renew your membership now or at the door on the day of the sale!)
Sunday, March 31: Open to the public, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, April 1: Half-Price Day! Open to the public, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
($5 Bag Sale for teachers and librarians from 4–6 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 2: Bag Sale Day! Open to the public, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
($5/bag of books; bags will be provided.)

Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, checks (over $5), and all US-issued and most internationally issued magstripe or chip cards bearing a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, or UnionPay logo.

The Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park is part of an 81-acre, multi-use venue owned by the City of Knoxville. It is located blocks away from interstate access, a hop from the Knoxville Zoo, and minutes from downtown Knoxville. Ample free parking, including handicap parking, is available.
Visit the Chilhowee Park web page to view a map of the park, and enter 3301 East Magnolia Avenue in your smartphone or navigation system for driving directions.

Ordinary is Extraordinary

  • March 29, 2019 — April 26, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Come explore the ordinary transforming through different styles and media of art. Opening reception Fri Mar 29, 4-6 PM

Carson Newman University Library, 1st floor
1646 Russel Ave, Jefferson City
M-F 8:30-4:30, Sat 10-5 and Sun 2-midnight - public hours

Curated by Jessica Borchert -

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,

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