Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Mill and Mine: Manchester Orchestra

  • July 25, 2019
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

Manchester Orchestra comes to the Mill and Mine on Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM).

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley: Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

  • July 25, 2019

Category: Fundraisers

Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – July 25th.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley continues our tradition of honoring the area's finest athletes at the 38th Annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony Thursday, July 25 at the Knoxville Convention Center Ballroom.

Featuring Coach David Cutcliffe as our guest speaker and Bob Kesling as our Master of Ceremonies.

All ticket and auction proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, which serves over 9800 youth and teens at 17 Club locations in Knox, Blount, Loudon and North Anderson Counties.

The 2019 Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame class includes:

Terry Brown (Official)
Walt Chapman (Golf)
Randy Jenkins (Track & Field)
Dr. Chris Jones (Coach)
Kamisha Martin (Track & Field)
David Meske (Coach)
George Sampson (Contributor)
Davis Tarwater (Swimming)
Jody Wright (Coach)

Limited seating available. Purchase tickets for $150 each. For tickets and more information please visit

TAMIS Presents: Fairy Tales

  • July 25, 2019

Category: Film, Free event and Kids & family

Hosted by Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound and Central Cinema
Thursday at 7 PM – 8 PM
Central Cinema, 1205 North Central, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

TAMIS returns to Central Cinema for a free screening of films from our collection, with a focus on fairy and folk tales! Our June screening at Maple Hall featuring the 1946 live action "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," made by amateur filmmaker Mildred Keister Dennis right here in Knoxville, proved to be so popular we've already had requests to show it again. Starring Mildred's daughter Carolyn and children from the Old North Knoxville neighborhood, we've excited to be screening this unique home movie just a few blocks from the Dennis's Glenwood Avenue home, where much of it was filmed!

To supplement "Snow White, we've dug into the vaults to conjure other films with fairy tale themes. You'll see a 1929 home movie based on "Little Red Riding Hood," circa 1930 German cartoons "Sleeping Beauty" and "Puss in Boots," a rare 1939 Puppetoon stop-motion animation film, and F.R. Crawley's stunning 1948 film based on a folk tale from indigenous peoples of Alaska and Canada, "The Loon's Necklace."

The hour-long program starts at 7 p.m. and is FREE!

Friendlytown Presents: Derek Sheen!

  • July 25, 2019

Category: Comedy

Thursday at 8 PM
The Pilot Light, 106 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915

Join us in the Old City for a night of amazing stand up comedy! Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted storyteller, actor and writer. He can be seen regularly, touring with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel! ​

Shane Rhyne explores the bright side of his darkest thoughts with playful, intelligent, autobiographical comedy that turns personal tragedies (and the occasional triumph) into jokes for strangers. Whether he is discussing nervous first steps into second marriage, parenthood for the first time at 50, or his battles against depression and anxiety, Shane reveals that he is a “the glass is only half-shattered” kind of guy willing to celebrate the silver lining and the cloud at the same time.

Tyler Sonnichsen is a stand-up comic and geographer based in Knoxville, TN. You don’t have to know who Night Ranger is to find him funny, but it can’t hurt. He released his second album Modern Life is Awesome (available at in Fall 2018.

hosted by Rowan Young, $5 (cash only bar)

UT School of Music: ICA ClarinetFest® 2019

  • July 24, 2019 — July 28, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, Literature & readings and Music

Workshops, lectures, master classes, and performances; UTK is proud to be the host of the ClarinetFest® from July 24-28, 2019. Presented by the International Clarinet Association, UT, and the artistic team led by Victor Chavez and Gary Sperl, the conference will feature worldclass performances, artists, presentations, masterclasses, competitions, recitals, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, and clarinet vendor exhibits for attendees.

Natalie Haslam Music Center
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,

Ijams Nature Center: National Moth Week

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Honeybees may get the lion’s share of attention as pollinators, but you may be in the dark about another insect doing this important work: The moth. Nature’s often unheralded nighttime pollinators will be in the spotlight July 20-28 during the eighth annual National Moth Week (NMW).

This event invites moth enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to participate in a worldwide citizen science project that literally shines the light on moths, celebrating their beauty, ecological diversity and the critical role they play in the natural world. Since its inception, NMW has inspired thousands of public and private moth-watching and education events in all 50 states and almost 80 countries. Sites have included national parks and monuments, museums and local recreation areas, private backyards and front porches. All you need is a light and somewhere for moths to land.

Anyone can register a public or private event, or can find one in their area by visiting Event registration is free. This year, Ijams Nature Center is getting in on the action with some friendly competition. Ijams will offer two simultaneous citizen science moth programs, one at the Ijams Visitor Center in South Knoxville and one at McFee Park in Farragut. Attendees for both programs will stay up late to attract, capture and identify moths. At the end of the night, they’ll total their catch to see which group identified the most species of moths.

Both Ijams programs are designed for ages 8 and older and take place on Saturday, July 20, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per individual or $10 per family. For more information or to register, visit

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

UT Downtown Gallery: Howard Hull: Paintings 1989-2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Artist Reception: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM and Friday, August 2 from 5-9pm for an First Friday reception.

Join us Friday, July 19 from 6-8pm for an artist's reception with Howard Hull. In 1965, Hull began teaching at the UT Knoxville College of Education. During his tenure at UT, Hull’s painting, collages, and sculpture were frequently seen in various competitive Mid-South and one-person invitationals. Hull’s articles have routinely filled the pages of Arts and Activities, Tennessee Education, and School Arts, and his in-depth history of Tennessee WPA post office murals was published in 1996. Before his 1999 retirement, Hull coordinated numerous art educational workshops, curricular projects and extension courses on behalf of his department. Since leaving UT, he continues to be a productive painter and writer.

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

Oak Ridge Art Center: Mixed Media: Seen and Unseen

  • July 13, 2019 — August 21, 2019

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

The exhibition is for artists who work in both two and three–dimensional mixed media from throughout the region. Any work produced with multiple media is eligible. The “seen and unseen” may refer to the subject matter or the layering of techniques.

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Travis Townsend and Felicia Szorad

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

Details TBA

Drown Wood Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Tennessee Stage Company: 29th Season of Shakespeare on the Square

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

July 11 – August 11, Thursday to Sunday, 7:00 PM nightly outdoors on Market Square, downtown Knoxville (free)
2 p.m. matinees Sunday, July 21, Sunday July 28, indoors at Scruffy City Hall ($15)
6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, Blount County Public Library (free)

Featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors

A blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances. Or treat yourself to reserved VIP seating for just $15 per person, including a complimentary bottle of water and local merchant goodie bag. While we perform with no admission charge for general seating, we do appreciate your donations – we’ll pass a basket nightly and suggest a $10 donation per person. We also accept cash or credit cards at the “front of house” table.

July 11, 13, 19, 21, 25, 27, Aug. 2, 4, 8, 10
This famous romantic comedy is set in the Athenian woods on one magical midsummer night. Two young lovers, pursued by rivals for their love, spurned fathers and the angry Duke of Athens find themselves lost in a magical wonderland peopled by the King and Queen of the fairies and their sprite henchmen Robin Goodfellow, known as Puck. All three delight in playing games with mere mortals who chance to enter their woods. Add a group of rowdy tradesmen seeking a secluded spot to rehearse their play for the Duke’s wedding and you have all the ingredients for a wild evening of magic and comedy that could only have come from the glorious imagination of William Shakespeare. “Oh, what fools these mortals be.”

July 12, 14, 18, 20, 26, 28, Aug. 1, 3, 9, 11
One of Shakespeare’s first (and funniest) plays. Two sets of identical twins (!) with the same names (!!) Dromio and Antipholus who were separated as infants, grow up in rival cities. Ephesus and Syracuse, with no knowledge of the others – until the twins from Syracuse pay a visit to Ephesus. Elaborate embarrassments abound as the whole town tries to sort out two Dromios and two Anthipholi. It’s a wild roller coaster ride with mistaken identities, hilarious blunders and slapstick farce around every curve. “I to the world am like a drop of water that in the ocean seeks another drop.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is directed by H. Caitlin Corbitt and The Comedy Of Errors is directed by Jennifer Alldredge.

The Tennessee Stage Company encourages our audiences to spend an evening on the Square: do a little shopping, have a nice dinner, see the play and maybe stop by a pub afterward. All of this and more is available on Market Square nightly. So come early and see the Square! Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280,

Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery: Photography by Ann Allison-Cote

  • July 8, 2019 — August 25, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Photography by Ann Allison-Cote

She takes advantage ot the plant life, rural scenes, landscapes and regional architecture of Knoxville, East TN, Western NC and GA. Frequently she will draw from her artistic background, merging photography and digital art to create a different effect.

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4. Info: (865) 584-3957 or

Corelli Art Studio: Nature Art Camps

  • July 8, 2019 — July 26, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Corelli Art Studio is hosting 3 weeks of Summer Nature Art Camps for 3-11 year olds at the Sustainable Future Center only 10 minutes from Downtown Knoxville. Each July camp runs Monday thru Friday from 9am-12noon. A full week of camp is $150 and individual days are $40 each. We will lead campers in making art projects or experiments to develop their senses of curiosity and creativity. Each camp will focus on how to create art while respecting our relationship with Nature and our environment.

"Striking Science" will be July 8-12th and is perfect for the child always asking why? Come conduct experiments to inspire and build curiosity. Learn while making rainbows, volcanoes, slime and more!

"Sustainability Skills" will be July 15-19th and is for burgeoning environmentalists. It's never too early to learn about saving the Earth! Along the way we will test for pollution and make our own paper, mini greenhouses and worm-composters.

"Representational/Storytelling Art" will be July 22-26th and is all about expressing yourself through channeling different characters. A picture is worth a thousand words! Learn to use art as a tool to communicate from simple drawings to costume making and comic book creating.

To register for camp or view more information, please visit our website -
We hope to see you there!

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