Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Clayton Center for the Arts: The Play That Goes Wrong

Category: Comedy and Theatre

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! As a result, called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. Because there is an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!

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

The Joy of Music School: Dining for Joy

Category: Culinary arts, Fundraisers and Music

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
$45 per person, ticket includes dinner from a selection of food trucks.

Proceeds benefit the Joy of Music School, a nonprofit organization providing free music lessons and instruments to financially disadvantaged, at-risk children and teens.

Join music lovers for a tasty and toe-tapping event to experience jazz at its very best! Ticket includes dinner from a local selection of food trucks! Gregory Tardy, an internationally treasured saxophonist, mulit-reedist, composer, band leader, music professor, and colossal talent will hold forth with his bona fide blossoming sound. Very special guest, Taber Gable, Joy of Music School graduate, and highly touted international touring jazz pianist and recording artist, will join Mr. Tardy on the stage. Other musicians include Robert Linton on bass and Griffen Photoglou on drums. Music will include songs by Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and choice standards. And, hey, if we’re good they’ll roll out some original compositions. Expect jazz at its best as you dine for joy and drink in the vibe.
Bring friends. Celebrate music, food, and joy! Come as you are. Cash bar. Want to dance? Roll up your pants!

Joy of Music School, 1209 Euclid Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921. Information: 865-525-6806,

Random Acts of Flowers: Flowers After Hours

  • March 10, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops

Pot o' Gold - March 10th
May the luck of the Irish be with you while we make St. Patrick's Day arrangements featuring clover green vases and a rainbow's worth of beautiful flowers!
Ticket price includes container, flowers, and instruction on floral arranging.
Coffee, water, and light appetizers will be provided. BYOB for participants 21 and over.

Tickets at:

McClung Museum: When Did Vesuvius Explode

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

When Did Vesuvius Explode?
Presented by Pedar Foss, Professor of Classical Studies, DePauw University on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm, McClung Museum.

It has long been held, on the basis of a letter of Pliny the Younger, that Mt. Vesuvius erupted on 24 August, AD 79. But after excavators began to work at the sites of Herculaneum at Pompeii, some scholars expressed doubts, suggesting a date later in the autumn of that year. Debate has increased with recent paleo-environmental research and the find of an inscription last year. Scholars have divided over a topic that might appear trivial—after all, most archaeological sites never enjoy such a precise date. But it is an excellent case study for testing our methods of historical and archaeological research, and Dr. Foss will lift the lid on those methods.

As part of a book project (Pliny and the Destruction of Vesuvius, Routledge 2021), IDr. Foss has collated, for the first time, every manuscript and printed edition of Pliny’s Letters 6.16 and 6.20, in order to track and analyze the literary tradition of the date through its surviving evidence. He has also compiled a reconstruction of the pre-eruption landscape and coastline, and collected all recent volcanological and archaeological research about the event. Having made a multidisciplinary reconstruction of what happened over the two terrifying days of the eruption, Dr. Foss now offers an answer to the question of when Vesuvius exploded.

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,

The WordPlayers: 3rd Annual Revue

Category: Fundraisers and Music

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at Jewelry Television’s Timothy B. Matthews Theater, 9600 Parkside Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922

The WordPlayers’ 3rd Annual Revue features popular songs from stage and screen performed by some of the area’s best musical talent! Directed by Leann Dickson and Tomi Robb with musical direction by Rhonda Mayfield. Choreographed by Leann Dickson and Brady Moldrup.

This event is a benefit for our production of Footloose to be produced at The Bijou Theatre, July 17-19, 2020. For more information please see or call 865-539-2490.

ADMISSION: Adults: $35 minimum donation per person, Ages 21 & under: $15

United Way Young Leader's Society: The Seventh Annual Great Conversation

  • March 10, 2020
  • 5:30PM

Category: Festivals & special events

Join the United Way’s Young Leaders' Society for our favorite event to share dinner, drinks, and great conversation with some of Knoxville's most influential leaders at
The Great Conversation, Tuesday, Match 10th, 5:30PM at The Press Room.

This year, the Great Conversation will include a professional clothing drive! Bring in professional clothes/shoes/accessories that you no longer use, and we'll distribute them to programs and individuals in our community.
Pick one conversation and you will be surprised with one more!
Conversations are first come first served.
Ticket price includes access to the event, 2 drink tickets, dinner and dessert. More drink tickets will be available for purchase at $6/piece.


March 10 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Press Room | 730 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Auditions for Twelve Angry Jurors**


Category: Auditions, Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) will hold auditions on Tuesday, March 10 for the upcoming live stage adaptation of “Twelve Angry Jurors.” The play will be performed May 1st through the 17th: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

A 19-year-old man stands trial for the fatal stabbing of his father, and 12 jurors are charged to deliver a life or death verdict. What begins as the seemingly easy deliberation of an open and shut case becomes a close, personal, and sometimes rage-fueled battle. With tempers flaring each juror reveals both character and agenda as testimony is re-examined, murder is re-enacted, and justice itself stands trial before 12 angry jurors.

Auditions are by appointment only. Auditionees may choose from the following appointment times: 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. Six auditionees will be seen at each appointment time; a maximum of 42 auditionees will be seen. There are 13 available roles, including excellent roles for both boys and girls. The minimum age to audition is 12 years old, and the maximum age is 18. There are at least two roles for actors making their KCT debuts.

Auditionees should prepare a SHORT (one-minute) monologue from a play or novel. The monologue should feature a theatrical level of volume and expression. The play’s genre is dramatic realism. Choose an appropriate monologue with large theatrical ranges, preferably from a published play. No songs or poems. Monologues will be evaluated on volume, clearness of diction, depth of emotional expression, and comic timing or dramatic depth of emotion. Ability of physical transformation is a major plus.

You will find some helpful tips for your audition by visiting our website:

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

KnoxWorx Job and Career Fair**

  • March 10, 2020
  • 9 AM - 12 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

The annual KnoxWorx Job Fair boasts over 50 employers, 100's of jobs and a free training to help you prepare for the fair.

KnoxWorx, a program of the Knoxville Leadership Foundation, is hosting a FREE Job Fair on March 10, 2020 at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church (9132 Kingston Pike). Employers and HR representatives will be available to discuss open job opportunities and potential careers.

Why should you attend?
FREE "Career Consulting" the day of the event. HR Executives with years of experience will be available for one-on-one coaching sessions to help job seekers with their career search.
50+ Employers looking for the right candidate to fill 100's of positions
Opportunities range from entry level to management level in dozens of industries
For more information about the KnoxWorx program, visit us online at

Register online

Carpetbag Theatre: Last Call - New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project**

Category: Festivals & special events and Theatre

Did you go to Dyke bars in the 70's, 80's or 90's? Do you have a story about Knoxville Lesbian or Gay Bars? Join us for a Dyke Bar Story Circle with guest artists from Last Call: The New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project. As dyke and lesbian bars continue to close all over the U.S, our collective of next generation Queer artists, archivists and activists have come together to ask: Where have all the bars gone? And why were these bar spaces important to our community?

Last Call contact info:

Carpetbag Theatre at Fourth United Presbyterian Church, 1323 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-544-0447,

Kara Lockmiller Exhibition

  • March 6, 2020 — March 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

At Culture Hair Studio, 115 South Gay Street


Rala: March First Friday Artist

  • March 6, 2020 — March 31, 2020
  • 6:00-9:00PM Opening Reception

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

The March First Friday Artist at Rala will be Megan Wright of Thistle & Rope.
The opening will be March 6th from 6PM-9PM and the show will be up through the end of March.

Megan Wright of Thistle & Rope is a macrame artist based in Knoxville, TN. She combines traditional macrame techniques with modern lines to create contemporary fiber art pieces. She has been a lifelong creative, pursuing various mediums before falling in love with the organic and tactile nature of fiber art. Recently she's been exploring incorporating dried flowers, hand dyed silk, and other elements into her hangings to add texture and dimension. Please join us for a show opening and to meet the artist.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Market Gallery: Works by Ed Lewis & Pam Salyer

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

First Friday Reception: March 6, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Pam Salyer, Mixed Media
The infinite variances in color, texture and pattern of the natural world fascinate me, and I attempt to interpret and convey the relationship between these elements through mixed media collage. My latest series of work focuses on what we see when we look into flowing rivers and rocky streams, probing beneath the surface, freezing a moment in time. I build each collage with acrylic paint, paper and acrylic gels, layer by layer, creating new ways to consider the textures and colors of the natural world around us. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and materials, always striving to push the boundaries of my art practice. Pamela is a Knoxville-based mixed media artist (

Ed Lewis, Segmented Wood Turning
Ed Lewis mainly focuses on laminated and segmented wood turning. He states, “In combining different wood this way, the endless possibilities of design and color are achieved. I seldom use any dyes or stains, relying on the natural wood colors and grain to show through. I enjoy building of the complex blanks, as much as the turning of the final shape. Though my work is designed to be decorative, most of which can be used functionally.” Ed is a woodturner, located in Seymour, TN (

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,

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