Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Venue at Lenoir City: Steven McQuilkin Exhibition

  • April 25, 2019 — July 10, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Featuring recent works by local artist Steven McQuilkin

Address: 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd, Lenoir City, TN 37772
Viewing hours: Tue-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM

Central High School Musical Theatre: Once on this Island

  • April 25, 2019 — April 28, 2019

Category: Theatre

Central High School Musical Theatre presents Once On This Island, a love story set on an island in the Caribbean but complicated by the two different worlds that exist between the rich and the poor on the island. The peasants pray constantly to the Gods of the Island who control water, earth, love, and death. Ti'Moune has dreams of living a life beyond the world of the peasants and makes a bargain with the gods to prove love is stronger than death. In her journey, she brings together the two worlds of the island and proves that love is the strongest force of all.

Central High School, 5321 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN.
Performances April 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 and April 28 at 2:30
Tickets: Adults $10, Students $7, children 9 and under free

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Spring Choral Concert

Category: Free event and Music

A year's worth of music classes, rehearsals and even a study-abroad opportunity will be on display next week at Pellissippi State Community College's Spring Choral Concert.

The annual concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college's Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

The event is free.

"This concert is the culmination of our year and features a video presentation of our spring break tour to Italy," said Associate Professor Peggy Hinkle, music program coordinator for Pellissippi State.

Fifty students in Pellissippi State Concert Chorale and Pellissippi State Variations will perform a wide variety of selections, from the traditional Appalachian spiritual "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" to "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, from Mozart to Paul Simon.

Both choirs are led by Pellissippi State Choral Director Meagan L. Humphreys and accompanied by Hinkle on piano.

At Pellissippi State, we’re all about providing opportunities to all. The Arts at Pellissippi State — through free and inexpensive theatre and musical productions, art exhibits and faculty lectures — ensures everyone can experience the transformative power of the arts. All events take place on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Pellissippi State Community College: CGT Design Showcase

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The last graduating class of students in Pellissippi State Community College's Communication Graphics Technology concentration will present their final portfolios 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art on the college's Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

The CGT Student Design Showcase is free and open to the public.

Students will exhibit examples of their best work, along with self-promotional items produced specifically for the showcase. This is the final project before these students graduate in May with an Associate of Applied Science degree.

This is also Pellissippi State's final CGT Student Design Showcase, as the college no longer offers a degree in CGT. Pellissippi State now offers an Associate of Applied Science in Media Technologies with a Design for Web and Print concentration.

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,

UT School of Music: VolOpera Program

Category: Free event, Music and Theatre

Ensemble event; a mini version of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with the Chamber Orchestra conducted by Logan Campbell.

Thursday, April 25 at 8:00pm 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,

John T. O'Connor Senior Center: ART Showcase

  • April 25, 2019
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The public is invited to attend this exhibition featuring the work of local senior crocheters, knitters, painters, photographers, quilters & woodcarvers. In partnership with Knoxville High.

At John T. O'Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St, Knoxville 37917.

O'Connor Center: Annual Art Showcase & Reception

  • April 25, 2019
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

This year's annual Art Showcase & Reception features the various "art" groups here at the Center. We're expanding it a bit this year to include work from several other art classes (knitting, camera club, crocheting, woodcarvers, etc.) so it should be easy for everyone to find something to enjoy!

(865) 523-1135
O'Connor Center, 611 Winona Street, Knoxville TN 37917

Meet the Makers: J. Stark

  • April 25, 2019

Category: Fine Crafts and Free event

Thursday at 5 PM – 7 PM
Felding Co, 5508 Kingston Pike Suite 150, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Come by Felding Co to chat with the founders of J. Stark, Erik Holmberg and Jess Nicoles. J. Stark makes all their bags and wallets in Charleston, SC. We are proud to carry their fine goods at Felding and excited to have them in the shop showcasing many items we don't usually have available. Blackberry Farm Brewery will be providing free pints. Many bags from their line will be for sale that evening. All are welcome.

Latin Dance Social at Blue Slip Winery & Bistro

  • April 25, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops and Dance

Hosted by Joe Walker and Blue Slip Winery & Bistro
Thursday at 6 PM – 9 PM
Blue Slip Winery & Bistro, 300 W Depot Ave NW, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Thursday April 25th we will be having our 2nd evening social. Get ready for some food, wine, and dancing all under one roof! Venue Includes:
- Wine Tasting
- Full Service Bar & Soft Drinks
- FREE On-Site Parking
- 2,000 sq ft ballroom floor
- Bistro Restaurant (NOTE: closes at 7PM. Be sure to include extra time before or after class if you would like to purchase food.)

Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission: $15 (includes dance lesson)

• 6:00pm-6:30pm Intermediate Bachata Lesson by Joe Walker
• 6:30pm-9:00pm Dance Social (Will be playing best mix of SALSA, BACHATA, ZOUK, AND MORE)

Gate will be open. Just drive on in and find a spot in the parking lot!

Baker Distinguished Lecture Series: Senator Bob Corker

  • April 25, 2019
  • 4:30-5:30 PM

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

Please join the Howard Baker Center in welcoming Senator Bob Corker for the Baker Distinguished Lecture Series. The Baker Distinguished Lecture Series (BDLS) was established in 2012 to recognize the contributions of notable individuals and promote the values of Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., whose longstanding commitment to honorable public service has made an indelible mark on US history. The BDLS serves as a biannual forum in which guest speakers of national prominence are invited to speak on matters relevant in today’s society.

Bob Corker is a successful businessman, former United States Senator, and was previously named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. Corker represented Tennesseans in the Senate from 2007-2018, where he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was an active member of the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Budget Committee. He was Tennessee’s commissioner of finance and mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the Senate, but he spent most of his life in business. It’s that results-driven businessman’s perspective that allowed him to make a mark during his Senate tenure and become a national and global thought leader on fiscal, financial, and foreign policy issues. Corker graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a degree in Industrial Management. He and his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth, call Chattanooga home.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage on White Avenue at no charge by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event.

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

Clarence Brown Theatre: The Madwoman of Chaillot

Category: Theatre

By Jean Giraudoux. Translated by Laurence Senelick.
CBT Mainstage

Starring Carol Mayo Jenkins

A group of corrupt oil men want to drill right under the streets of Paris. But Countess Aurelia and her band of eccentric followers are having none of it! a treasure of French poetic satire since its premiere in 1945, the characters, the absurdities, and the political commentary seem just as relevant today.

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,

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

  • April 24, 2019 — April 27, 2019

Category: Science & nature

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
In t​he Great Smoky Mountains National Park
April 24-27 2019

For much more information and registration please visit

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