Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cancer Support Community: Celebrating the Art of Survivorship: Fall Luncheon + Silent Auction

  • October 16, 2019
  • 11:00AM

Category: Fundraisers and Health & wellness

2019 Celebrating the Art of Survivorship: Fall Luncheon + Silent Auction!
This year’s event is on October 16, 2019 at the Foundry on the Fair Site. The silent auction begins at 11:00 am & lunch will be served at 12:00 pm

Luncheon Speaker & Performer: John McCutcheon.
Lung cancer survivor, John McCutcheon, has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His 30 recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including 7 Grammy nominations.

His apprenticeship to many of the legendary figures of Appalachian music imbedded a love of not only home-made music, but a sense of community and rootedness. The result is music…whether traditional or from his huge catalog of original songs…with the profound mark of place, family, and strength. People of every generation and background seem to feel at home when John McCutcheon takes the stage.

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The Central Collective: Pumpkin Carving Party!

  • October 16, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
The Central Collective, 923 N Central St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

$20 ticket cost includes pumpkin, carving tools, and light refreshments (BYOB)

Get in the fall spirit with some good old fashioned pumpkin carving. We'll supply your pumpkin and tools, carving templates and inspiration, a Halloween movie, and seasonal snacks. And the best part— we’ll clean up all the pumpkin gunk when you’re done! All the best parts of pumpkin carving with none of the hassle.

Centro Hispano de East Tennessee: Hispano Happy Hour

  • October 16, 2019
  • 4:30-8:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Are you looking for your next bilingual hire? Do you want to meet new amigos? Come to our next Centro Happy Hour on Wednesday, October 16th, from 4:30-8 PM at the Bistro at the Bijou, 807 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville Delivery Van Unveiling and Celebration

  • October 16, 2019
  • 2:30-4:30PM

Category: Festivals & special events

Thanks to the huge outpouring of support this summer from friends like you,
we reached our goal on the fund drive for the new Knoxville delivery van.
Now, we want to show it off before it starts making deliveries in our community!

Wednesday, October 16th - 2:30 to 4:30pm
RAF Knoxville Workshop - 3500 Workman Rd. 101B
Enjoy some light nibbles, a reminder of why we do what we do,
and a big thank you while we celebrate our new ride!

No RSVP necessary

Knoxville AAF: Big Wigs Awards

  • October 16, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

Big Wigs - awards night for community superstars to recognizer their outstanding work in the advertising industry!

Big Wigs is designed for your favorite behind-the-scenes people in the advertising, communications, and marketing industry. Scores of these people work hard to help produce exceptional advertising and communications, so AAF-Knoxville creates this award show to recognize those who aren’t recognized by other awards.

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Relix Variety, 1208 North Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917

Lady Bosses of Knoxville: Photography and Videography

  • October 16, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Lectures

Wednesday at 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Maple Hall, 414 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Lady Bosses of Knoxville is back for October! Founded by Hannah Houser, this monthly event features lunch and a roundtable discussion with women leading the charge in all things K-Town: from the creative sphere and the professional world, to building your brand, local activism, and more. October’s lunch will focus on women in the fields of photo and video — join us! Tickets are on sale now!
With Erin McCall, Jasmine Newton, and Lauren Fyfe

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Exhibit by Knoxville Photography Collective

  • October 13, 2019 — December 11, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, October 18, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Organized in 2001, the Knoxville Photography Collective is a group of photographers who meet monthly to share images, technical information, encouragement, and inspiration. Members Katharine Emlen, Tony Hayzen, Owen Weston, Wayne Setser, David Bryant, Robert Minick, and Brian McDaniel each have distinctive styles and perspectives. Hayzen, for instance, is passionate about landscapes and wildlife photography, whereas Weston looks for hidden images in the commonplace.

Gallery hours: 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Thursday and 10 AM – 1 PM, Sunday
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919,

Flying Anvil Theatre: Hand to God

  • October 11, 2019 — October 27, 2019

Category: Theatre

HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. Adult language.

“The fearsome critter [Tyrone], who takes possession of a troubled teenager’s left arm in Robert Askins’ darkly delightful play really inspires goose bumps as he unleashes a reign of terror…But he’s also flat-out hilarious, spewing forth acid comedy that will turn those goose bumps into guffaws.” —The New York Times. “Furiously funny…Askins’ most impressive talent is his ability to make us laugh while juggling those big themes that make life so terrifying: death, depression, alcoholism, sexual guilt, emotional repression, religious hypocrisy and the eternal battle between your good puppet and your bad puppet.” —Variety. “HAND TO GOD is so ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing. Ah, hurts so good.” —New York Daily News.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309,

Three Rivers Rambler: All Hallow's Eve Special

  • October 11, 2019 — October 27, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Hop aboard the Three Rivers Rambler train for the All Hallows' Eve Special! Enjoy a 2-hour trip out to the Forks of the River and take part in an exciting audio story experience along the way! All passengers are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume! Boarding begins 20 minutes before departure at the Three Rivers Depot located at 2560 University Commons Way.

Appropriate for Ghosts & Ghouls of all ages. All fall trains are scheduled to be Diesel.

October 11, 2019 to October 27, 2019
All Hallow's Eve Special Schedule:
October 11th - 1:13pm and 5:15pm
October 13th - 1:13pm and 4:30pm
October 18th - 5:13pm
October 19th - 1:13pm and 4:30pm
October 20th - 1:13pm and 4:30pm
October 25th - 5:13pm
October 27th - 1:13pm and 4:30pm

Adults $28.50, Seniors $27.50, Kids (ages 3-12) $16.00, Toddlers (1-2) $7.50, and Infants are Free
Three Rivers Rambler
2560 University Commons Way
Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 524-9411 Ext.123,

Pellissippi State: Stacey Heil Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A Maryville-based graphic designer creates playful images that combine different media.

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,

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2019

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

Our annual juried exhibition! Details TBA

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

The District Gallery: Barry Spann: Vaulted Space

  • October 4, 2019 — November 16, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Following his 2017 exhibit Twenty-One Still Lifes, Barry Spann returns with a compelling new body of work that playfully explores inner and outer spaces, and the realms in between. We invite you to experience a very special evening featuring a bold new installation singular to this exhibit.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 4 from 6-9 p.m. Meet the artist and enjoy live music & refreshments. The gallery will be transformed for a bold new installation singular to this exhibit. This is a dressy-casual First Friday event that is free & open to the public.

The District Gallery & Framery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 200-4452 or
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5:30, Saturday 10-4

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