Calendar of Events

Friday, May 1, 2020

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours: COVID-19 Program

  • May 1, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Since 2010, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours have created the highest level of enjoyment. With the hard times we are facing as a country, we feel that entertainment IS 100% essential. Getting out of the house, enjoying the outdoors with loved-ones is extremely beneficial to personal health.
With this being said, we have decided to adjust our Tours operation so we can offer service to the public, while also maintaining social distancing requirement.
Public Tours are postponed till social distancing requirements are lifted. (RESCHEDULES will be available once social distancing requirements are lifted.)
Private Tours will be offered for “Households” and social circles. (We have decided to offer these events to individuals who spend time in close proximity of each other.) This is a great solution for slowing the spread of the virus while also offering activities that can bring enjoyment to families in the community.

Information: 865-377-9677 or www.hauntedknoxville.net

Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Virtual Studio

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance, Kids & family and Music

We are here to motivate and train our artists to progress and grow as dancers and musicians. The site includes weekly classes, bonus exercises and materials.

https://www.facebook.com/angelafloydschools

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions

  • May 1, 2020 — December 20, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Jam sessions offered throughout the week at various locations, for beginners and experienced alike! Check https://etnba.org/events for locations and times

The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association strives to promote and advance traditional bluegrass music through education, outreach and community for all generations. Support and aid other groups which advocate bluegrass music and to foster a multi-generational community to learn and grow musically.

Knoxville Asian Festival: Year of the Mouse 5K & 1 Mile Virtual Run

Category: Festivals & special events, Health & wellness and Kids & family

As an athlete, we appreciate the efforts you make to train and your commitment to maintaining a health and fitness routine. And now let’s channel that energy to create the most fun virtual run experience ever!

The race is part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in the United States every May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout United States.

The mission of the Asian Culture Center of TN is to invest in the Greater Knoxville Community and East Tennessee and promote cultural diversity by bringing families together to experience the richness and beauty of a diverse culture. Thus, this 5K race strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle.

https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Knoxville/KnoxAsianFest
Asian Culture Center of TN Web site: http://www.knoxasianfestival.com/

Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 2020

  • May 1, 2020 — August 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Although the installation of this exhibition has been delayed due to COVID-19, works are available now (and are for sale)! Enjoy the 44 works by regional artists, as juried by Jim Scarsella.

https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/airport-22/

Ewing Gallery: BFA Capstone Exhibitions Online

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

The capstone course is a requirement for all BFA Studio Art majors. Students take capstone in the final semester of their BFA degree. During the capstone semester students engage in a self-initiated research project to demonstrate that a graduating senior has learned and can practice the skills and concepts of a chosen concentration.

Alexandria Anderson- 4D Art
Zachary Baione - Painting + Drawing
Maggie Bendy - Painting + Drawing
Ali Bhimani - Printmaking
Elisabeth Dos Santos - Painting + Drawing
Rachel Doub - Sculpture
Shannon Frisco - Sculpture
Nicole Gentry - Painting + Drawing
Hannah Kearns - Painting + Drawing
Michaela Leib - Sculpture
Jody Lynn - Painting + Drawing
Quynh Nguyen - Painting + Drawing
Annie Rock - Painting + Drawing
Juniper Teffeteller - Printmaking
Dannie Trevino - Printmaking
Emma Vieser - Photography & Printmaking
Ceara Wallus - Ceramics

http://art.utk.edu/capstone-2020/

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions Online

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

In order to complete the MFA program, all graduate students are required to present an exhibition or other public presentation of their work during the semester of graduation. Unfortunately, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the class of 2020 was unable to have public exhibitions of their work. This webpage showcases the amazing work that these students made for their thesis exhibitions.
The MFA class of 2020 includes: Jillian Hirsch, Kristina Key, April Marten, Ashlee Mays, Emmett Merrill, Angelina Dee Parrino, Dana Potter, William Rerick, and Marla Sweitzer.

https://art.utk.edu/mfa-2020-exhibitions/

Ijams Nature Center: Mayapple Marketplace online

  • May 1, 2020 — May 24, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Science & nature

Join Ijams for its annual spring celebration, the Mayapple Marketplace, as we take this event online to support our amazing plant nurseries, artists and crafters, garden vendors and more. Due to COVID-19, we will not be having an in person event this year, but we still want to show our support for our community vendors by promoting their websites on this event page. Please take the time to check out their works and wares and purchase through them directly during this time.
https://www.facebook.com/events/840362003043131/?active_tab=discussion

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Cathedral Concert Series: Scruffy City Orchestra

  • May 1, 2020
  • 8 PM

Category: Free event and Music

Featuring the winners of the 2020 Concerto Competition! More information TBD.

The Scruffy City Orchestra, Knoxville’s “other orchestra”, is a composed of volunteer musicians from around the area. Under the direction of Dr. Ace Edewards, Scruffy City Orchestra is dedicated excellence in performance of some of the most challenging repertoire for symphonic orchestra.

The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 711 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919

The Cathedral Concert Series is dedicated to providing the community with free low-cost opportunities to experience local, regional, national, and international sacred and classical music ensembles in the effort to support the Arts and foster appreciation for Sacred Music in East Tennessee. https://shcathedral.org/cathedral-concert-series/

Dolly Fest**

  • May 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids & family and Music

There is an exciting new event coming to the Old City!

After the success of Rala's Dolly Art Contest in April of 2019, the folks at Rala began to talk about how they could expand this idea into a full blown Dolly event. Save the date! May 1st - First Friday.

The vision for this festival is to create a way to bring people down to the Old City and into the unique and diverse businesses our community has to offer. Along with celebrating Dolly with art, music, history, food and fun the event will also be raising money for Imagination Library.

Draft Schedule:
Evening? - Awaken Coffee - Dolly Karaoke
TBD - Yoga 865 - Yoga to Dolly Music
TBD - ACF - Banjo player + Dolly themed jewelry
7:00pm - Rala - Dolly Art Contest Winner Announcement
8:30pm - Sheer Inspiration Dolly Tribute Pole Performance
9:00pm - Pretentious + Born & Raised - Dolly Beer and Concert
TBD - Pretentious Glass - Dolly Themed make and takes or blown glass?
TBD - Laz Gallery - Live painting of Dolly

Saturday:
TBD - Yoga 865 - Yoga to Dolly Music
TBD - ACF - Banjo player + Dolly themed jewelry
Afternoon? - Sheer Inspiration Dolly Tribute Pole Performance
TBD - Pretentious Glass - Dolly Themed make and takes or blown glass?
1:00 - Knoxville History Project - Walking Tour with Jack Neely
TBD - Laz Gallery - Live painting of Dolly
Rala - Dolly Art Show on Display for the entire month of May

Dolly Fest Social Media Handles:
Instagram: @knoxdollyfest
Facebook: Knoxville Dolly Festival

Old City Association: info@oldcityknoxville.org

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Driving Miss Daisy

Category: Theatre

Showtimes
Fri Apr 24, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sat Apr 25, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sun Apr 26, 2020 | 2:00PM
Thu Apr 30, 2020 | 8:00PM
Fri May 1, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sat May 2, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sun May 3, 2020 | 2:00PM

Daisy Wertham has just demolished another car and now the wealthy, sharp-tongued widow must rely on the services of a chauffeur. She immediately disregards her new black driver, Hoke, with disdain and he, in turn, is not impressed with her patronizing tone. Despite their mutual differences, over time they grow ever closer and more dependent on each other than either ever imagined.

FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com

River & Rail Theatre Co: Sweat

Category: Theatre

Celebrating our first season in the new "Old City Performing Arts Center" in downtown Knoxville's Old City! Our 2019-2020 inaugural season will include three productions: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby [December 11-22, 2019], Constellations [March 4-15, 2020], and Sweat [April 22-May 3, 2020].

Details TBA

Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St. Knoxville, TN 37902
https://www.riverandrailtheatre.com/
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/buy-tickets-launch-a-season-river-rail-theatre#/

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