Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 7, 2019

WDVX: Downtown Jam at Blackhorse Brewery

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Music

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1st & 3rd Sunday of each month

Support for WDVX comes from the Blackhorse Brewery on Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville.. Hosting the new WDVX Downtown Jam.. It’s on Sunday afternoon April 7, beginning at three….. Banjos, fiddles, mandolins and guitars all welcome.. This is a great opportunity to meet new musical friends, learn tunes and jam!!


Blackhorse Brewery Gay Street Pub, 430 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 249-8511 or

WUOT Presents Pat Metheny at the Bijou


Category: Music

SUNDAY, APR 7, 2019, door time is 7:00PM and show time is 8:00PM.

$54.50 and $39.50

Pat Metheny is launching a new playing environment called “Side Eye” for this upcoming season.
Pat explains “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way.”

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

UT School of Music: UT Opera Theatre - Preview with Kevin Class

Category: Free event and Music

A prelude to UT Opera Theatre's upcoming performances of Bizet's "Carmen": UT Opera Theatre Music Director and Conductor Kevin Class will present an informal preview.

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 Public Cinema: Transit by Christian Petzold

  • April 7, 2019
  • 2 PM

Category: Film and Free event

Christian Petzold is among the finest filmmakers working today. A member of the so-called “Berlin School,” a group of German directors who first emerged in the 1990s (including Valeska Grisebach, whose film Western screened at The Public Cinema), Petzold is known for mixing genre conventions with precise political and historical analysis. As a result, his films are somehow both classical and shockingly strange. Petzold’s previous film, Phoenix (2014), earned him a larger audience in the States, including a month-long run at Downtown West.

We’re very pleased to bring Petzold's latest, Transit, to Knoxville for a one-time screening on Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art. It's one of those best-of-the-year movies that you won't want to miss!

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Ijams Nature Center: Mayapple Marketplace 2019

  • April 7, 2019
  • 10 AM - 3 PM

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

April 7, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Spring is on its ways! Though the weather may be a little chilly right now, it’s a great time to start thinking about your gardens for this year!

This fun-filled event will feature plant nurseries, gardening vendors, local handmade wares from artists and crafters, food trucks and more! So whether you need wonderful plants for your yard, unique pieces of art for your home, or just want a great way to spend the afternoon, Ijams Nature Center’s Mayapple Marketplace has something for everyone.

Admission is free.
Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Alice in Wonderland

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Sat Apr 6, 2019 | 2:00PM
Sat Apr 6, 2019 | 5:00PM
Sun Apr 7, 2019 | 2:00PM

When precocious Alice takes a tumble down the rabbit hole, she encounters a wondrous land inhabited by a fantastical menagerie of bizarre characters. Soon she finds herself launched into an upside-down world and a series of encounters beyond her wildest imagination. Revel in her adventures as she takes tea with the Mad Hatter, confronts a condescending caterpillar, and in the croquet match of her life, tries to keep her head against the imperious Queen of Hearts! Don’t be late for this very important date!

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Nelson Ziegler

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

Nelson Ziegler is the Art Market Gallery's featured artist for April - exhibiting both 2D work, (watercolors), and 3D - wood turning.
Please join us for the opening of this exciting exhibit on the First Friday Reception, April 5th, 5:30 - 9 p.m., at the Art Market Gallery.

Nelson Ziegler, of Sevierville, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains, is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor. He has won many awards for both his painting and woodturning, both regionally and nationally. Among them, Gold Medal for watercolor at the American Artists Professional League, Honorable Mention-The Artist’s Magazine annual competition. He was chosen the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage artist of the year in 2016.

He has participated in numerous juried exhibitions in New York including Allied Artists, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists, National Arts Club, Hudson Valley Arts Association, as well as Adirondack National Watercolor Exhibition, Faces of America (a national watercolor portrait show), Academic Artists Association, Springfield Arts League, Springfield, MA, Guild of Boston Artists, Copley Society, Boston, MA, North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA, Tennessee Watercolor Society and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. A member of the National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, The Oil Painters of America and the Northshore Art Association and the American Association of Woodturners. Nelson’s works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the country.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-5265,

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Elle Colquitt

  • April 5, 2019 — April 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception on April 5th featuring local photographer Elle Colquitt beginning at 6 pm. Colquitt is fascinated with reflections and their odd juxtapositions and layered imagery, suggesting that nothing is ever what it appears to be. In her photography series, Reflecting on Knoxville, she challenges the viewer to look closely for hidden components that lie just beneath the surface. Stop by for great art and great coffee!

Opening Fri Apr 5, 6-9 PM

Regular business hours are: M-Th 7am-9pm, F 7am-10pm, Sat. 8am-10pm, Sun 1:30pm-8pm

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Rala: Dolly Parton exhibition

  • April 5, 2019 — April 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Come by Rala on Friday, April 5th, from 6PM-9PM for the show opening. Contest awards will be announced at 7 PM. The show will feature original paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other visual handmade art centered around Dolly, her spirit, and her legacy in Tennessee. If you can't make it on Friday, no worries. The show will be up through the rest of the month.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala


  • April 5, 2019 — April 28, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

BAD WATER presents Catherine Richards: A THOUSAND FUTURES.

In A THOUSAND FUTURES, shape is the vocabulary that builds into a writing system. Uninhibitedly pulling from a multitude of cultural strata in a study of how meaning and language is formed, Richards assembles a new linguistic structure by placing these references on the same hierarchical plane. The viewer is presented with a language that can be seen and felt, but does not seek to be linearly read or understood. Free from narrative, the gallery becomes an interpretive space, where meaning is perceived in the cultivated charge of each shape, in the moment of fracture from their cultural referent, rather than their particular legibility. Language is broken down and reconstructed, flattened and stretched, remaining fluid and free from the designation of time. The circle is a sun, but also an opening in a tantric painting, a roundabout in an urban city, a aerial view of a column in a plan. A tear drop turned horizontally becomes a mouth from Egyptian hieroglyphics, or an Eye of Providence from Christian iconography. Through change in scale, repetition, proximity and grouping, the shapes act conversationally, speechifying each other, allowing for meaning to emerge in their private chatter.

Animated by intuitive arrangement, design and play intertwine in material and spatial relationships. Constructed utilizing digital fabrication, the wood forms are sealed with a vibrant yellow vinyl, recalling the aesthetics of product display, accessory, adornment. Like a hoop earring hooked on an earlobe, a large fan fastens between two vertical structures; circles nestle into the corners of two beams; a small arch is hugged by a weighty vertical plank. Embedded into the walls of the gallery, the bright shapes adapt, becoming playful patterns woven in a fabric. The space becomes a tapestry.

Catherine Richards (Cleveland, OH) received a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at The University of Cincinnati. Recent exhibitions and performances include Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH), Carl Solway Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) and 21c Museum Hotel (Cincinnati, OH). Her work expands the understanding of architecture at multiple scales —including discrete objects, jewelry, textile, sculpture, video and installations. Richards’ work has been featured on and in ArtPrize.

BAD WATER is an artist-run gallery set in a once vacant backyard structure located in Knoxville, Tennessee | behind 320 E. Churchwell Ave. Hours: opening receptions & by appointment., @bad__water,

UT Downtown Gallery: Tommy Kha

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening April First Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30pm for an Artist Lecture
Art + Architecture Building room 109, UT Campus

Tommy Kha is a photographer based between Brooklyn, NY, and his hometown, Memphis, TN. He is a recipient of the En Foco Photography Fellowship, the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award, and a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward emerging photographer, as well as a former artist-in-residence at Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, Fountainhead, and Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. In December 2015, Kha published his first monograph, A Real Imitation, through Aint-Bad.

He was the cover of Vice Magazine’s 2017 Photography Issue. He occasionally performs, writes, and appears in some films, including Laurie Simmons’ feature, My Art. Kha holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University.

See more work by Tommy Kha:

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802,

Post Modern Spirits: Exhibition by Carole Quin

  • April 5, 2019 — April 27, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception April 5
Second reception April 27, 3-5 PM coinciding with Dogwood Arts

Time to celebrate with new Spring themed art & new Spring themed cocktails ~ swing by the tasting room for local painter Carole Quin’s exhibit “Spring in Appalachia” & grab a cocktail from our NEW Spring menu! Support #localart #drinklocal

205 West Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
(865) 437-3190 or

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