Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bijou Theatre: An Evening with Dweezil Zappa

Category: Music


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

Blount Mansion: Constitution Day Lecture

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions

On Tuesday, September 17th, Blount Mansion, home of Constitution signer William Blount, will offer our community two opportunities to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Chief U.S. District Judge Pamela L. Reeves will be the featured speaker at our annual Dr. Paul H. Bergeron Constitution Day Lecture on Tuesday evening, September 17th. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light reception in Blount Mansion, followed by Judge Reeve's presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Visitors Center. Judge Reeves' lecture will be titled "The U.S. Constitution--the Birthplace of the American Justice System." Both the reception and lecture are free and open to the public.

Blount Mansion’s annual lecture series honors Dr. Paul H. Bergeron, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Tennessee and longtime Blount Mansion Association board member.

Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375,

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit: Same God film

Category: Film

Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall

In 2015 a black, female professor at a prominent Christian college wore a hijab and said that Christians and Muslims worship the Same God. The firestorm that followed exposed the rifts among evangelicals over race, Islam, religious freedom...and Donald Trump.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Pellissippi State: Tom Lundberg and the Prime Time Octet

Category: Free event and Music

All music performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Imagination Library of Knox County: Seeds of Imagination

  • September 17, 2019
  • 11:30AM-1:00PM

Category: Fundraisers

Seeds of Imagination is a luncheon and silent auction to benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County.
Please join the Advisory Board of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County on Tuesday, September 17, at 11:30 at Cherokee Country Club as we honor Jinx Stapleton Watson for her outstanding work in the field of early literacy.

Enjoy a seated lunch and silent auction to benefit Imagination Library of Knox County. Tickets available now at
Tickets are $125 per person.

Sept. 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Cherokee Country Club
5138 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
For more information, contact Danielle Velez, (link sends e-mail), (865) 215-8784.

Blount Mansion: Citizenship Ceremony

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and History & heritage

On September 17th, 1787, William Blount and 38 other men made history when they affixed their names to the United States Constitution, our nation's founding document. On September 17th, 2019, forty other individuals will make history in another sense when they raise their right hands to become new United States citizens.

At 10:00 that morning, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas A. Varlan will administer the oath of citizenship to forty new American citizens. The ceremony, which will take place beneath a tent in front of our Visitors Center, will include music by the Central High School "Bobcat Company" Choir and presentation of colors by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Color Guard. A light reception hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution will follow. Please note that our parking lot will be closed during the ceremony at the request of the Federal Court. Participants are requested to park in the Dwight Kessel Garage across Hill Avenue from Blount Mansion. This event is sponsored by the City of Knoxville's Office of Special Events.

Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375,

Pellissippi State: Jane Reeves and Jess Courtney Exhibition

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

Photography by Jane Reeves and sculpture by Jessica Courtney, artists who serve as K-12 art teachers in Southern Indiana, are featured in the newest exhibit at Pellissippi State Community College.

Reception with the artists 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Gallery. Free and open to the public.

"Our visual arts teachers in K-12 education are on the front lines introducing our children to a better understanding of our immense visual culture," said Pellissippi State Associate Professor Herb Rieth, who knows both artists and invited them to show their work at the college. "K-12 arts and design teachers work long hours, with ever-diminishing resources, to bring their knowledge and talent to very diverse populations. They are often underrepresented in showing their work because they frequently do not have time to work on their own artistic output. Pellissippi State's Visual Art faculty value the work these individuals do in the community and want others to see their powerful work."

Reeves has chosen to exhibit a body of work exploring family and questioning home as a refuge. The collection has been in juried exhibitions in San Diego; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Louisville, Kentucky. These pieces are among the sculpture Jessica Courtney has on display at Pellissippi State, artifacts of successes and failures in her studio practice. Courtney has been working in precious metals since 2007 and began exploring the capabilities of 3D rapid prototyping in 2009.

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,

Carson-Newman University: 14th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

  • September 13, 2019 — October 26, 2019

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

New and recent artwork in a variety of media by our current C-N Art Department faculty members: Amy Jo Adamovich, Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman Folks, Julie Rabun, Stephanie Harris Trevor and David Underwood.

Opening reception: Thu Sep 12, 3-5 PM
Homecoming reception: Sat Oct 26, 10 AM - 2 PM

Closed for Fall Break, Oct 17-20

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & S. College Streets, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985,

Fountain City Art Center: Open Show "Red"

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Theme: Red

Presentation of awards, 7 PM, will be made at the opening reception, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 13. Friends and family of the artists are encouraged to attend!

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

Knoxville Walking Tours to benefit Knoxville History Project

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions

For tour descrpitions and to purchase tickets, visit

9/13/19 - The Early Years at 10:30 am & Shadow Side Ghost Tour at 8:00 pm
9/14/19 - Side Street Shadows Ghost Tour at 8:00 pm
9/15/19 - The Civil War in Knoxville at 4:30pm
9/18/19 - Gunslingers at 2:00pm
9/20/19 - The Civil War in Knoxville at 10:30am & Shadow Side 2: Old City Ghosts at 8:00pm
9/21/19 - Side Street Shodows Ghost Tour at 8:00pm
9/22/19 - Knoxville's Musical History at 2:30pm & Literary Heritage at 5:00pm

For more information on upcoming events for Knoxville History Project, visit

Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery: Artwork by Knoxville Miniature Society and Art Group 21

  • September 12, 2019 — October 27, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 4PM, Friday 9 AM to noon
6500 Northshore Drive, 865-584-3957 or

HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos exhibition

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

A unique exhibition by HoLa Hora Latina member artists celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - one exhibition, two venues!

Opening Fri Sep 6, 5-9 PM at the Emporium

Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 18 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101,

Information: 865-335-3358,

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