Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pellissippi State: Spring Bluegrass Concert

  • March 31, 2020
  • 7 PM

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,

UT School of Music: Itzhak Perlman

  • March 31, 2020

Category: Music


Here is your opportunity to be the first to purchase tickets to see world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman perform at the historic Tennessee Theatre, presented by the UT School of Music and the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School.

This performance will be the capstone of the Knoxville Violins of Hope (VOH) experience. VOH holds great meaning for Mr. Perlman; at the age of 8, he was given his first violin by Moshe Weinstein, the father of the founder of VOH.

All net proceeds from this concert will support student scholarships at the University of Tennessee School of Music and the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Carpenters Elementary School: Night with the Arts

  • March 31, 2020
  • 4:30-8:00PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Night with the Arts will be from 4:30pm-8pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Carpenters Elementary School in Blount County. The last hour is a community benefit concert with a performance by Young Fables.

The library is having a book fair, Guidance will be doing a Harvest Food Drive, Music will have a concert by Young Fables from 7pm-8pm, PE will have multiple physical activities going on, Art will have several artists demonstrating, there will be several food trucks here and we will have a silent auction which directly benefits the Related Arts Teachers.

Please consider joining us for our second annual event. We have an amazing group of students and their families at Carpenters Elementary and are very excited about the possibilities in this event for this year and the coming years .

Carpenters Elementary School, 915 Huffstetler Rd, Maryville, TN 37803.
Carpenters Elementary School phone 865-980-1490

Union Avenue Books: Virtual Book Events - Taylor Brown**

  • March 31, 2020
  • 3 PM

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

We are all pivoting and changing and growing during these times of social isolation. Lot's of exciting opportunities to engage with authors from the comfort of your own home. Introducing... VIRTUAL BOOK EVENTS.

Join us in a test to bring authors to your living room. Our first author is Taylor Brown. If you've already been binge watching THE TIGER KING on Netflix, then you'll love hearing Brown's take on Big Cat/Exotic farms in the South through the lens of his new novel. Retired racehorse jockey and Vietnam veteran Anse Caulfield rescues exotic big cats, elephants, and other creatures for Little Eden, a wildlife sanctuary near the abandoned ruins of a failed development on the Georgia coast. But when Anse’s prized lion escapes, he becomes obsessed with replacing her—even if the means of rescue aren’t exactly legal.

Pride of Eden is Taylor Brown's brilliant fever dream of a novel: set on the eroding edge of civilization, rooted in dramatic events linked not only with each character’s past, but to the prehistory of America, where great creatures roamed the continent and continue to inhabit our collective imagination.

RSVP by Monday, March 31st at Noon: send an email to (please include TAYLOR BROWN in the subject line)

Link to Pre-order Book / Event Details:

Attendance is limited to 100 people.

If you elect to attend, we will email you on Tuesday morning the link to attend this virtual event followed by the password you will need to enter, plus the link to purchase Taylor’s books. You can also go ahead and order any of Taylor's books below. Happy Quarantine Reading!

TN-China Network: COVID-19 Online Panel Discussion**

  • March 31, 2020
  • 8:30 AM CST

Category: Free event and Lecture, panel

An information session/discussion on COVID-19 with experts in public health, virology, business and industry.

Following our mission to educate and connect people and resources across Tennessee and China, we bring you another information session with updates on COVID-19. Thank you to our event partners University of Memphis Confucius Institute and Intermodal Freight Transport Institute, and Memphis World Trade Club.

TN-China Network invites you to attend an online panel discussion regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, March 31 at 8:30am CT. Join our panelists from a variety of medical, business, and academic perspectives. Please RSVP here:

For more information, please contact

Central Cinema: Virtual Programming

Category: Festivals, special events and Film

Did you know that one of the things you can do to help us survive this mess is... watch movies at home? In the short time since we closed our doors, a slew of distributors have shown support for defunct independent cinemas with groundbreaking "virtual engagements" that directly benefit us directly... so take a look at what's showing "at" Central Cinema this week!

Now Playing

Online Premiere: Flirting With Azrael
Based on John Tod Baker's 2015 concept album, Flirting with Azrael: A Psychedelic Rock Musical is a film about Rabi Xaler, a woman abused and tormented by her alcoholic and adulterous husband, JD.

Oscilloscope Laboratories presents Saint Frances
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O'Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams).

Fantastic Fungi
Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom.

Kino Lorber presents Bacurau
A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead.

Opening Saturday, March 28
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Film Movement presents Zombi Child
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields.

Historic Westwood: Open Gardens**

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

While Historic Westwood is closed for tours through April 30th, spring has come to the gardens which remain open to the public. The daffodils in "Mickey's Cutting Garden" are beautiful right now and wonderful volunteers from Ossoli Circle have been sprucing up "Adelia's Shade Garden".

Bring a book and sit on one of the benches or in one of the front porch rocking chairs or simply walk-through on your way to the Third Creek Greenway. Please remember to keep an appropriate social distance from others while enjoying the grounds.

Free parking next door at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike.

Clarence Brown Theatre: Airness

Category: Theatre

This production as been postponed until further notice.

By Chelsea Marcantel

“In a word, dazzling … the most talked-about production of this year’s Humana Festival.”

Prepare to have your face melted by Shreddy Eddy, Golden Thunder and the reigning champ, D Vicious, at the National Air Guitar competition! Nina, a real guitar player, enters the competition thinking it will be a cinch to take the championship. She soon discovers she has a lot to learn. A tribute to good friends, killer rock classics, and the joy of letting go.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

UT School of Art: Small Works online by School of Art Faculty

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Small Works by UTK School of Art Faculty

Small Works features a selection of small works by faculty members in the School of Art. Participating faculty members include Joshua Bienko, Emily Bivens, Sally Brogden, Jason Brown, Rubens Ghenov, John C. Kelley, Mary Laube, Paul Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Frank Martin, Althea Murphy-Price, John Powers, Jered Sprecher, and Koichi Yamamoto.

Pellissippi State: Annual Studio Art Juried Exhibition

  • March 23, 2020 — April 10, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event


Some of the best and brightest Pellissippi State student artists will show how they’re mastering their medium in this juried exhibition.

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,

Fountain City Art Center: FCAC Student Show**

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family

Reception: March 13, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

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

The Emporium Center: Victoria Phillips: A Place Within

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, March 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities

A Place Within was created from a state of contemplation and exploration. It is an extension of the processes and ideas of previous works. In these paintings, I examine how each layer interacts with the next. There is a sense of sublime expression as I investigate the human condition. The frailties and hardships of humanity are reflected in the disruptive processes, as I reference the sublime spiritual aspects through the washes of pigments and the synergy found within the hues. Many of the paintings from this collection were created in Skopelos, Greece. The mountainous landscapes paired with the endless ocean views created an atmosphere of divine inspiration. The beauty and simplicity of the island are reflected in the mystical landscapes in this collection as the disruptive qualities allude to the universal human condition. Through exploring the transcendental qualities found in my processes and metaphorical connections, I aim to delineate a sense of hope while providing an environment that is conducive for a visceral experience.

Victoria Phillips graduated with a BA in Visual Arts in 2013 from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She earned her MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. She has been involved in numerous exhibitions throughout the U.S. as her private collectors continue to grow domestically and abroad. Phillips completed an artist in residency in Skopelos, Greece in 2019, giving her the opportunity to exhibit internationally. She resides in Atlanta, GA where she has a studio at Mutiny Artwrx. She is a part time Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University and a full time Visual Arts Educator. For more information, visit, follow her on Instagram @victoria_rose_phillips, or find her on Facebook at

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or

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