Calendar of Events
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Nourish Knoxville: Market Square Farmers' Market
COVID-19 UPDATE: the Market Square Farmers’ Market will be temporarily relocated to Mary Costa Plaza by the Civic Coliseum. While at Mary Costa, our hours on both Wednesday and Saturday will be 9 am – 1 pm, with the 9 am – 10 am reserved for at-risk shoppers. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more details about the COVID-19 safety protocols in place at our markets.
Dates and Hours:
May 2 – November 21, 2020
Wednesdays/Saturdays 9 AM - 1 PM
December 5, 12, & 19, 2020
Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm
The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more.
Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Commedian John Crist
Commedian John Crist comes to Knoxville Civic Coliseum May 2, 2020.
Crist is one of today's fastest-rising stand-up comics, with more than 1 billion video views online, more than 4 million social media followers and sold-out shows from coast to coast. Widely known for viral videos like "Millennial International," "Honest Football Coach" and "Lady with a Bible Verse For Every Situation", Crist has seen tremendous success on the road and has shared the stage with comedy legends like Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Meyers, Larry the Cable Guy, Trevor Noah, Dana Carvey, Adam Carolla, Chris D'Elia, Anjelah Johnson, Tim Hawkins, and Louie Anderson.
Crist will also release his first book, "Untag Me: The Subtle Art of Appearing Better Than You Really Are" through Penguin Random House books on March 3, 2020.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com.
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours: COVID-19 Program
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
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.
East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions
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
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.
Asian Culture Center of TN Web site: http://www.knoxasianfestival.com/
Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 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.
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
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.
Ijams Nature Center: Mayapple Marketplace online
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.
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
Oak Ridge Playhouse: Driving Miss Daisy
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
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].
Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St. Knoxville, TN 37902