Calendar of Events

Friday, April 3, 2020

Art Market Gallery: Works by Lynda Best & Harriet Howell

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

Friday Reception: April 3, 5:30 – 9p.m.

Harriet Howell, Silk Painting
My main focus in silk painting is exploring color, pattern and texture in nature. My goal is to create beautiful, wearable art that enhances and expresses the personality of the wearer. I have always loved textiles, and painting on silk is a fun and challenging medium with which to explore ideas and new adventures. Ultimately, I hope the wearer of my work also shares the adventure.

I have a BFA from the University of Tennessee and worked as a graphic designer for 20 years. I now paint full time on both paper and silk. I work primarily in plein aire or abstract painting in water media and pastel. Some of my silk dyes are derived from plants in my yard and some are commercially produced. In whatever medium I use, the imagery is always based on the natural world.

Lynda Best, Acrylic Painting
I was born in Wichita, Kansas and because my father worked for Boeing and the Apollo program, I moved around the Southern United States during my childhood. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. Even as a junior high student, I had an art studio in my daddy’s garage and taught art to children in the elementary grades. I sold my paintings to my teachers and I knew that I had a special talent in how I “saw” the world. I remember riding in the backseat of the car finding hidden images in the trees along the road as we drove by. Nature is a magnet for me to understanding myself. As I grew older, I developed a style showing the "frozen moment" we perceive when we look at anything in nature. For me, everything in nature is moving energy. That is a part of my spirituality. The spirit is found and often rediscovered in nature. This connection nourishes my being! The mountain seasons inspire changes in water, flowers, and the spirit. Nature's transforming power can be most directly witnessed in the growth cycle of the flowers and the seasonal changes in water levels in our streams and rivers. I use acrylic in a modern impressionistic style with entrancing outlines and colors that act to "freeze" the movement of the shape while capturing a moment in the continual change on display in our beautiful Tennessee.

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

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Of Good Stock

Category: Theatre


SHOW TIMES: Thu: 8:00 pm, Fri: 8:00 pm, Sat: 8:00 pm, Sun: 3:00 pm

by Melissa Ross
When legendary novelist Mick Stockton died, he left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books, and a whole lot of issues.

Years later, the men in their lives struggle to be a part of this elusive family’s legacy. It’s not always easy keeping up with the hurricane of the whip-smart and sharp-tongued Stockton Sisters. Especially during a weekend filled with dramatic confrontations and surprising confessions. But good scotch helps.

A raw, poignant, and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of family.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Gallery 1010: The END! Curated by Ashlee Mays

  • April 3, 2020 — April 5, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception: April 3, 6-9pm


It is getting so very hot outside. The power has been out for about a week now... and there is something oozing up from the sewer vents. The END! brought to you by Mary Climes, Murry Klumps, Mark Klines, Marie Slimes, and their friends pick it up from here:

Through the McClung's Visions of the End, we see a Medieval fantasy of the Apocalypse that reminds us of how long we have been dreaming of the final straw. Gallery 1010 follows this through with a contemporary response to our last days on this planet. Fields of corn and porn encapsulate our final narrative from the artist, printmaker, and cartoonist Mary Climes.

Gallery 1010 is Tennessee's only student run gallery, providing a rare experience for students to have full control over their exhibitions. Climes is a current graduate student in the nationally ranked printmaking program here at the University of Tennessee and the show is curated by the director of Gallery 1010, Ashlee Mays, who is also a UTK graduate student. As an additional treat, The END! will also feature a curated portfolio exchange from contemporary artists across the country. This portfolio plays off of early devotional prints, 14-15th century European woodblocks that give both a snapshot of public and private matters of devotion.

Please note that this exhibition features work with adult themes, and discretion is advised.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4 PM, Fri 6-9 PM. Additional hours by appointment. Information:

17th annual Marco Symposium: Visions of the End**

  • April 3, 2020 — April 4, 2020

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

The 17th annual Marco Symposium will explore the theme of Apocalypse. During the course of two days, eleven leading scholars of international reputation will discuss medieval and Renaissance responses to the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos. Completed around 100 C.E., John’s Book of Revelation anticipates a final judgment by analyzing such foreboding precursors as terrifying beasts and natural disasters. Recoiling from frightful threats and aspiring for eternal salvation, medieval and Renaissance writers and artists balanced fears about the final days with promises of renewal.

This year’s Symposium is presented in conjunction with the Visions of the End museum exhibition at McClung Museum of Art.

Featured Speakers:
Richard Emmerson (Florida State University) – keynote speaker
Laura Ackerman-Smoller (University of Rochester)
Robert Bast (UT, Knoxville)
Kathryne Beebe (University of North Texas)
Jennifer Feltman (University of Alabama)
Mayte Green-Mercado (Rutgers University-Newark)
Jennifer Jahner (Cal Tech)
Benjamin Saltzman (University of Chicago)
Stephen Shoemaker (University of Oregon)
Brett Whalen (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Roger Wieck (The Morgan Museum)

*Detailed program forthcoming at

The Marco Symposium is free and open to the public. There is no official registration required, but it would help us to know that you are planning to come so that we can get a better head count and can print you a name tag, and for planning catering needs. Please email our Program Coordinator, Dr. Katie Hodges-Kluck, at

UT Arboretum Society: 53rd Spring Plant Sale**

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


The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s 53rd Spring Plant Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th. The public sale will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UT Arboretum at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (Hwy. 62) in Oak Ridge. The Society’s “Members Only” sale will be on Friday evening, April 3rd from 5-7 p.m. Society memberships or membership renewals may be purchased at that time for this “early bird” shopping opportunity. By joining UTAS on Friday night, people can enjoy the membership benefit of having the first pick of our beautiful selection of plants, some of which sell out that evening. Checks, cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Tennessee Naturescapes from Clinton, Riverdale Nursery from Knoxville and East Fork Nursery from Sevierville will be offering a large and varied selection of shrubs, trees, native plants, perennials, annuals and edibles. Each vendor will also have up to five headliner plants, which are especially beautiful plants that are well adapted to our Tennessee climate. Three of the 15 headliner plants will be Virginia Bluebells (Tennessee Naturescapes), Flame Azaleas (East Fork Nursery), and Peonies like ‘Cora Louise’ (Riverdale Nursery). Additionally, Society members will be offering an assortment of donated plants.

Brad Greenwood Designs will be returning with his botanically themed home & garden treasures, including copper garden ornaments and steel features for the home and yard. Kathy Fahey will be selling her concrete birdbaths and butterfly drinking fountains. Dano’s Hot Dogs from Lenoir City will be offering an expanded sausage and sandwich menu along with his famous lemonade.

Retired University of Tennessee horticulture professor Dr. Will Witte, the “Answer Man,” will be on site to answer your plant questions.

Celebrating 55 years in 2020, this program is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. To learn more about the Plant Sale or the Arboretum Society, go to For more information, call 865-483-7277 or

Clayton Center for the Arts: The Choir of Man US Tour

Category: Dance, Music and Theatre


A choir in a pub?! The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals hits the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub and combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. Even more, the multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sing everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. As a result, it’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever attend! CHEERS!

Also winner of the best overall Pick of the Fringe award at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival, the world’s second largest annual arts festival with over 1200 acts, THE CHOIR OF MAN is a runaway hit!

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

Allie Colleen In Performance at The Open Chord

  • April 3, 2020
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

MASSKUS PRODUCTIONS proudly announcing New Country sensation, Singer/Songwriter ALLIE COLLEEN with special guest ELI FOX in a special West Knoxville Concerton Friday, April 3!

Allie Colleen is a Belmont University graduate from Owasso, Oklahoma with a style that is truly her own. She will appear at THE OPEN CHORD, (8502 KINGSTON PIKE, KNOXVILLE, TN) on Friday April 3rd, performing with special guest Eli Fox beginning at 8:00 pm. The OPEN CHORD is known as one of the finest listening rooms in East Tennessee and is proud to host this unique offering by MASSKUS Productions.

Ms. Colleen is no stranger to the music industry. Garth Brooks' youngest daughter isn't relying on her famous surname to make it as a country singer. Instead, the 22-year-old pays homage to her Grandmother Colleen Carroll who was an accomplished singer, and despite a stint as one of her dad's backup singers, she's strategically done her own thing and paid her dues without riding the coattails of Dad or her stepmother, Trisha Yearwood.

A passion for singing and songwriting since a young age has garnered her a reputation of being a notable songwriter with an iconic-sounding voice. Her impeccably strong voice with hints of timeless tradition accents her Americana Voice. The room never fails to silence as Allie Colleen begins to sing about the layers of love and heartbreak that have shaped her. Some of her newest songs bring witty lyrics and a connection to the song unlike most today.

Tickets are $29.50 and available on-line at or by stopping by THE OPEN CHORD, ALL THINGS MUSIC STORE located at 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.
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Central Cinema: Virtual Programming

  • April 1, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Film and Kids & family

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” this week! More info:

Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood. Central Cinema's single auditorium features top-notch digital projection and 96 seats.

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, (865) 951-2447,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 70th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year

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

Featuring Alex Foster

Reception: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 5-7pm, free and open to the public

Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gallery hours: M-R 8:30-5, Fri 8:30-4, Saturdays call ahead. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

The Katharine Slowburn Experience: Virtual Contemporary Jazz**

  • April 1, 2020 — April 3, 2020

Category: Dance, Free event and Kids & family

LIVE on our Facebook Page

Join Katharine Slowburn for a Facebook Live dance class from her living room to yours! In these classes, we'll celebrate our breath and bodies through movement, expression, and community. We'll laugh and release and be in community.

All are welcome to participate! I am offering this for FREE but ask that if your income has not been affected by coronavirus that you please donate $12 (regular cost of an hour class) to a local organization that could use a boost during this time.

Wed & Fri, 12-1 PM

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.

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