Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 14, 2019

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions

  • April 14, 2019 — December 15, 2019

Category: Free event and Music

Every other Sunday! 2-3 PM for beginners and 3-6 PM for all others.

The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association strives to promote and advance traditional bluegrass music through education, outreach and community for all generations. Support and aid other groups which advocate bluegrass music and to foster a multi-generational community to learn and grow musically.

Check https://etnba.org/events for locations.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Docent Tours & Art Activities

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, Kids & family and Lectures

Each Second Sunday of the month at 2pm, docents offer free guided tours of Higher Ground, Currents, and traveling exhibitions to the public with tours available in Spanish as well.

From 1-4pm there are art activities for all ages!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Farragut Tour & Trail Day

  • April 14, 2019

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

On Sunday, April 14, catch a screening of “A History of Concord & Farragut” at Town Hall and tour the Farragut Museum from 1:30-2:30 p.m., then attend an open house at the Campbell Station Inn from 2:30-4 p.m.

There will also be a casual bike ride along the Farragut Dogwood Trail that begins at the Campbell Station Inn and ends at the Echelon Bicycles Beer Garden. Combine these free events with lunch or dinner in one of Farragut’s fine restaurants for a full day of springtime fun!

Browse additional upcoming events, programs, and news at https://www.townoffarragut.org/

Dogwood Arts: Bikes & Blooms

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

Discover new routes on these family friendly bike rides through scenic neighborhoods and on local greenways. Rides are approximately eight miles long and are geared to help you learn how to do your own road rides. Riders must wear helmets and have a basic understanding of on-road riding. Riders should wear comfortable clothing and bring any water or snacks you might need. Free & no pre-registration is required. Ages 8+ recommended.

2019 Bikes & Blooms Scenic Rides
Farragut Trail & Tour Day | More information at www.visitfarragut.org/events

Information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

UT School of Music: UT Middle East Ensemble Spring Concert

Category: Free event and Music

Join UT students, faculty, and Knoxville community members for an evening of lively music and song from the diverse communities of the Middle east!

Sunday, April 14 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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, www.music.utk.edu/events

UT School of Music: UT Small Jazz Ensemble Concert

Category: Free event and Music

Ensemble event;

Sunday, April 21 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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, www.music.utk.edu/events

The Central Collective: Pie Pop Up with Dale's Fried Pies

  • April 14, 2019
  • 10 AM - 1 PM

Category: Culinary arts and Festivals & special events

Join Dale’s Fried Pies for a a pop-up pie shop! Dale will be serving sweet and savory pies and coffee to help you start your Sunday morning. If you’ve been missing seeing Dale’s Fried Pies at farmer’s markets and festivals, this is your chance to grab a pie and say hi!

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590, info@thecentralcollective.com, www.thecentralcollective.com

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Exhibit by Robert H. Thompson and Anita DeAngelis

  • April 13, 2019 — June 12, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, April 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Robert H. Thompson
Robert H. Thompson paints words -- ideas and phrases -- which appear as realistic physical objects existing in landscape settings. The landscape settings are reproductions of paintings by other artists, which Thompson modifies by adding words painted with acrylic paint. (This practice was extensively developed by artist and Chattanooga-area native Wayne White.) Describing the resulting images as "something like illustrated fragments of haiku," Thompson tries to create modestly benign dreamlike (surrealistic) images that might lead viewers to experience modestly benign creative responses as the left sides of their brains (verbal processing) and right sides (visual processing) try to work together to sort things out.

Anita M. DeAngelis
In Repose is a collection of drawings of retired racing greyhounds. While the dogs are known for running at great speeds in short burst upwards of 45 miles per hours, the dogs represented in this work are now adopted into homes and intentionally depicted in a resting state. Greyhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs, and they are the only breed named in the Bible (Proverbs 30:29-31, King James Version). Racing greyhounds are often misunderstood. While their racing lives are greatly scheduled, transitioning from an athlete to a pet is a significant change in lifestyle requiring adjustment to new families and living in a home. They are typically gentle, quiet, and loyal dogs, and most find pet homes upon retirement from the racing industry.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org

Dogwood Arts: Featured Gardens

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

Select properties with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for a short time only. This event is free though a $5 donation on-site is suggested. Comfortable or hiking shoes recommended.

SPRING: April 13th & 14th | 10AM – 5PM
SUMMER: June 1 & 2 | 10AM – 5PM

Celebrate the best that spring in East Tennessee has to offer at the Dogwood Arts Featured Gardens event this weekend - April 13th & 14th. The public can enjoy self-guided tours of two exceptional private gardens this weekend only. Each garden is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features: from an extensive collection of large outdoor sculpture to immaculate European-inspired garden rooms. Website: https://www.dogwoodarts.com/2019-featured-gardens/

Dogwood Arts is honored that these Knoxville residents are sharing their magnificent gardens with the public as we celebrate another blooming spring in East Tennessee.

Dogwood Arts information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

Townsend Artisan Guild: 10th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

Presented by the Townsend Artisan and the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guilds

Explore your creativity, add to your skills and pursue interests in the fiber arts. Twenty-seven new classes this year. The Festival focuses on the “sheep to shawl” concept - transforming fleece into finished goods and art pieces. Vendors offer demonstrations, supplies, tools, handspun and hand dyed yarn, and finished goods. See the fiber on the hoof and foot--llamas, sheep, goats, and angora rabbits.

Class registration is open now. Register to learn basic skills and advanced techniques in classes, ranging from fiber preparation to weaving on multiple types of looms and felting, knitting, and crochet and dyeing with natural dyes. Some classes will be available for registration the days of the Festival.

At Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend Tennessee
www.smokymountainfiberartsfestival.org

UT Opera Theatre Presents: Bizet's Carmen

Category: Music and Theatre

Don Jose is a soldier who falls madly in love with the title character. Her desire to be free leads him down a dark path.

Friday, April 12 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 13 at 2:30pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:30pm

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902

Tickets go on sale in March: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.

Info: https://music.utk.edu/opera/

Gallery 1010: Experimental Type

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception Fri Apr 12, 6-9 PM

Curated by Anna Ambrister & Madison Moody

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Friday – Sunday 12-4pm, Friday 6-9pm. Additional hours by appointment. Info: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/ or utgallery1010@gmail.com

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