Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019

BrickUniverse Knoxville LEGO Fan Expo

  • September 21, 2019 — September 22, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Hosted by BrickUniverse and Knoxville Convention Center
At 701 Henley Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
www.brickuniverse.com

Release the builder within at BrickUniverse Knoxville, the ultimate LEGO lover's paradise that will take over the Knoxville Convention Center.

Choose from Saturday or Sunday admission, and experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain. This fun, family-friendly event will have tons of amazing LEGO creations to gawk at, building zones to unleash your creative energy, professional LEGO artists, and vendors selling the latest LEGO sets, mini-figures, and accessories. https://www.facebook.com/events/349051845714212/

IndiaFest Knoxville 2019

  • September 21, 2019
  • 11:00AM-4:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Kids & family

IndiaFest Knoxville 2019
September 21st from 11am - 4pm
World's Fair Park

Experience the Indian culture through food, song, dance, and other organized activities. IndiaFest will include instructed yoga practice, cooking demos, and many other cultural performances and events.

Performance Lawn at World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN
September 21, 2019
11am - 4pm

Come enjoy a fun-filled day of food, activities, and shows while learning about the Indian culture.

For more information please visit https://indiafestknoxville.weebly.com/

UT Gardens: Fall Plant Sale & Rosemary Jubilee

  • September 21, 2019
  • 9:00AM-2:00PM

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events and Science & nature

We're gearing up for another Fabulous Fall Plant Sale! Come shop our unique selection of plants and while you're here enjoy our new herb event, the Rosemary Jubilee. We'll be hosting local craft vendors and holding three unique workshops focusing on rosemary. Now is the time to harvest your rosemary and we'll show you how to use it! Pre-registration is required for the workshops. Follow the links below to sign up today. The Plant Sale and Craft Fair are admission free.

Are you looking for planting and landscaping advice? Garden staff and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help customers with plant suggestions and expert gardening tips.

The public sale will be held from 9am - 2pm on Saturday, September 21 at the UT Gardens in Knoxville. Garden members can shop the preview sale on Friday, September 20 from 4 - 7pm. Memberships may be purchased or renewed during the preview sale or the public sale. In addition to having an early shopping opportunity, garden members receive 10% off their plant sale purchases during the preview or the public sale.

2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996 on the University of Tennessee Campus off Neyland Drive.
https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/default.aspx

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day: Free Admission

  • September 21, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

Free Admission at Participating Museums! Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Area participants include:

American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Knoxville Museum of Art
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Mabry-Hazen House
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Museum of East Tennessee History
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2019/

Jubilee Community Arts: Jeff Barbra, Sarah Pirkle & Griffin Van

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Category: Music

Acoustic Originals & American Roots Music

Sarah Pirkle and Griffin Vann of the band the Naughty Knots team up with singer-songwriter Jeff Barbra for a trio featuring harmony vocals, fiddle, dobro, guitar, original songs, and covers from all over the American roots music catalog. Husband and wife musicians Jeff and Sarah are pleased to share the stage with their good friend Griffin, bringing their living room and campfire jam sessions to the public.

Tickets: $15 (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors)

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/1118485, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, and at the door. For information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org

UT School of Music: UT Bass Day

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Music

Bass Day is open to students, professionals, and all who consider themselves a part of the bass community! The UT Bass Day will feature masterclasses in classical repertoire and more
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
10am

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

What is that Red Room: a Big Camera Photogram Class!

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

Hosted by The Big Camera and A1LabArts
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM
At 23 Emory Pl, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Are you still trying to figure out exactly what Jonathan was doing in the Red Room in Stranger Things? We know and we can show you! Come by A1LabArts between 2-4 PM on Saturday, September 21st, to create your own photogram in our Pop-Up Darkroom! You may make up to three unique pieces of 4x6” art that you will print yourself in our Darkroom!

*We guarantee no mind flayers will be present at the event!

A donation of $5-10 is suggested to cover the cost of materials. An advance ticket MUST be confirmed on Eventbrite at the link on this page so we know the amount of materials to have on hand. You can also walk through WAIT - a thought provoking, installation by Emily Bivens and one of our co-founders, Donna Moore! https://www.facebook.com/events/694472374357561/

UT Arboretum Society: Third Saturday Hike

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

The UT Arboretum Society’s Annual Fall Wildflower Walk will be held September 21 at Haw Ridge Park in Oak Ridge from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This year’s walk will also serve as the Arboretum Society’s monthly Third Saturday Hike.

Kris Light, an expert naturalist, educator and photographer will lead this fun, educational and easy walk. The group will meet at the kiosk by the Soccer Trail in the parking lot off Edgemoor Road at Haw Ridge. Participants may want to bring a camera to take pictures of the wildflowers. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated as you hike. No pets please!

Describing the walk, Light said, “Most people think of springtime as wildflower season, but late summer and fall color the fields and roadsides in gold, purple and white. Come to the fall wildflower walk to learn more about the wildflowers of the fields. “

This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. No registration is required. To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277.

McClung Museum: Family Day: Civil Rights, A Seat at the Table

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

Join us for this free monthly programming featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more.

Take a seat at the table as we continue our discussion of the Civil Rights movement in Knoxville.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Knoxville Children's Theatre: 2020 Season Design & Stage Management Interest Meeting

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Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

Saturday, September 21 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Official opportunity to apply as a designer, assistant, or stage manager for specific productions in the 2020 season.

RSVP: Send an e-mail to jennifer@knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com to confirm your attendance

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Farragut High School: Back-to-School Scholastic Chess Tournament

  • September 21, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

The Farragut High School Mu Alpha Theta Club is hosting a Back to School Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, September 21, starting at 9:30 am. The Scholastic Chess Tournament will be held at Farragut High School at 11237 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. Proceeds will benefit the FHS Mu Alpha Theta Math Club.

Pre-Registration is online at www.reg4chess.com by midnight, September 20 or on-site between 8:30-9:00 am, September 21. Entry fee is $20 and it is paid on-site. Both rated and unrated sections are offered. For more information, call or text 865-951-8057 or email: knoxvillechess@gmail.com

A1LabArts: What is that Red Room: a Big Camera Photogram Class

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you still trying to figure out exactly what Jonathan was doing in the Red Room in Stranger Things? We know and we can show you!*

Come by A1LabArts between 2-4 PM on Saturday, September 21st, to create your own photogram in our Pop-Up Darkroom! You may make up to three unique pieces of 4×6” art that you will print yourself in our Darkroom!

*We guarantee no mind flayers will be present at the event!

A donation of $5-10 is suggested to cover the cost of materials. An advance ticket MUST be confirmed on Eventbrite at the link on this page so we know the amount of materials to have on hand.

You can also walk through WAIT – a thought-provoking, installation by Emily Bivens and one of our co-founders, Donna Moore!
https://www.a1labarts.com/event/what-is-that-red-room-a-big-camera-photogram-class/

A1LABARTS, 23 Emory Place, Knoxville TN 37917
https://www.a1labarts.com/

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