Calendar of Events

Friday, September 18, 2020

UT Gardens: Friday Fun Day: Virtual Bewitching Beasts

  • September 18, 2020 — October 31, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Date: October 31, 2020
Cost: $8 per child or 4 children for $24

Bewitching Beasts is going virtual! We will still do all the fun crafts and learn about bewitching beasts all while being in the comfort of our own homes. This year we are focusing on some of our favorite creatures and can’t wait to share them with you. Participants will pre-register and then pick up a kit from the gardens. Then on Halloween we will send you links to several videos to watch that will show you how to make each craft and give you information about interesting living things. Additionally, from Friday through Sunday, you will be able to visit the gardens to take pictures by various signs and photo spots. Send us your pictures by 4pm on Sunday to receive a prize. Don’t forget to be in costume for all of your pictures!

This program is sponsored by Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center, and University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union. Kits can be purchased either individually for $8 or for a set of 4 for $24.

Dogwood Arts: Mask-Produced: Virtual Exhibition & Auction

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Proceeds to benefit local artists through the Grace Fund (www.knoxalliance.com/grace)

Introducing Mask-Produced, a virtual exhibition and auction of ‘mask-related’ artworks created by a talented array of local and regional artists. 29 pieces were created for the exhibition using a variety of materials including metal, leather, Swarovski Crystals, denim, animal bones, fabric, paint, glass, and more. Proceeds from the auction will provide critical funding to the Greater Knoxville GRACE Fund, a resource for individual local arts and culture workers seeking financial assistance to meet basic needs.

As masks are becoming the new normal across the globe, artists are coming up with innovative designs and imaginative possibilities to elevate the everyday face covering. Mask-Produced explores both the protective and artistic potential of masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Browse the Exhibition & Auction at https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/dogwood-arts-mask-produced-14692

Bid ONLINE September 18th - October 9th
• Online bidding is now open and will close on Friday, October 9th at 11:59PM
• The auction offers something for everyone with prices starting at $30

Participating Artists: Mike Berry, Ryan Blair, Jason Brown, Antuco Chicaiza, Bill Cook Jr., Marianna Custer, Nick Deford, Melissa Everett, Marcia Goldenstein, Marcus Hall, Richard Jolley, Kelle Jolley, Callie Konane Rickards, Dale Mackey, Beth Meadows, Erica Mendoza, Sarah Moore & Lindsay Mcgeehon, Kyle Schellinger, Sarah Shebaro, Jered Sprecher, Lacey Sutton, Lauren Wagner, and Bryan Wilkerson.

More info: 865.637.4561

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Fall Sunset Series

Category: Kids & family and Music

Sept 18 – Tennessee Sheiks
Sept 25 – Early Morning String Dusters
Oct 2 - Jerry Butler Band

All concerts begin at 7 pm – Rain or shine in the covered amphitheater. Bring your own folding lawn chairs. Coolers and alcohol of any kind are prohibited. Pets are not allowed (Except Service Animals w/ Proper Identification). Concerts are FREE for GSMHC Members and for Children 5 and Under – $10 per person for non-members. Or, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours!

http://www.gsmheritagecenter.org/events/concerts/

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Tennessee Theatre: Stars on Stage Auction

Category: Fundraisers

THE TENNESSEE THEATRE’S ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW LIVE! BID NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 1 AT MIDNIGHT!

Under normal circumstances, the Tennessee Theatre would be welcoming you in person for our Stars on Stage gala. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going virtual this year, including our auction. This year's event will feature Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, with the stream beginning at 8/7 central on Thursday, October 1 on Vimeo.

This auction features many unique items and experiences, such as a Virtual Meet & Greets with Broadway cast and crew members including Kurt Crowley of HAMILTON, private movie screenings in the Theatre, beautiful artwork, private photo shoots in the Theatre, and much more. The auction will remain open until October 1 at midnight, following the streaming concert. If you are the winning bidder, you will be notified by email and Tennessee Theatre staff will contact you the following day to coordinate pick up or delivery and payment. Happy bidding! https://www.32auctions.com/tennesseetheatre

Bijou Theatre: Sustainability Auction

Category: Fundraisers

"PADDLE UP" TO PROTECT THE BIJOU! THROUGH SUNDAY 9/27

With hundreds of events canceled due to the pandemic, this historic non-profit theatre needs your help!

That’s why it’s time to reveal the Bijou Theatre Sustainability Auction: where we're raising essential funds to keep this historic landmark stable throughout our temporary closure.

We are incredibly grateful to our Auction Partners, who have generously donated items and experiences to preserve this beloved theatre and make this auction possible. We also pulled out some rare treasures from the Bijou Memorabilia Archives, and you'll see some very special and unique Bijou experiences that wouldn't be possible in "normal times." There is something for everyone!

Your bid helps ensure that we re-open our doors and share the Bijou's magic again soon! Simply click on the button below to view available items and place your bids when ready.

Happy bidding, and thank you for your vital support! Shop the auction now!
https://bijoutheatre.rallyup.com/bijou-auction

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • September 18, 2020 — September 24, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

We're back for the third edition of our Virtual Concert Series! Today, we have new flute faculty Maria Fernanda Castillo performing El Bachiano by Raimundo Pineda.

To view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwvkh-P51Ow

These videos will also be available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
https://www.facebook.com/UTKSOM
https://www.instagram.com/utksom/

Gallery 1010: Carpet Bombing

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

An experience by Nuveen Barwari
Reception Sep 18 via Zoom
Open hours by appointment only on the weekends.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/ and www.instagram.com/gallery.1010

2020 Knoxville Film Festival

  • September 18, 2020 — September 20, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Film and Free event

IN 2020, THE KNOXVILLE FILM FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE SHORT FILMS MADE IN TENNESSEE OR BY A TENNESSEE-BASED FILMMAKER.

FILMS WILL INCLUDE NARRATIVE FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES AND MUSIC VIDEOS.

IN ADDITION TO FILM SCREENINGS, WE WILL FEATURE INDUSTRY-RELATED WORKSHOPS.

AT THE END OF THE FESTIVAL, WE WILL HAVE AN ONLINE AWARDS CEREMONY.

THIS YEAR’S ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE TO ANY AND ALL WHO WISH TO “ATTEND”.

http://www.knoxfilmfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/693850827877523/

Mabry-Hazen House: Savoring Suffrage: Women’s Celebration Suffrage Dinner

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and History & heritage

UPDATE 09/10/20: this event has been rescheduled to Fri Sep 18. Updates below:

Friday, September 18, 2020 from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mabry-Hazen House invites you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment with a historic dinner inspired by recipes written by suffragists. Drawing on historic suffragist cookbooks, period recipes, and locally-sourced ingredients, Mabry-Hazen House and Chef Jessica Hammond of Sister South Fine Foods have partnered to craft a four course dinner that exhibits the tastes and history of the women’s suffragist movement. This dinner blends a unique eating with learning for a tasteful historic evening. Leveraging their domestic roles, women peppered the cookbooks with propaganda for the fight to get the right to vote. Each course was directly inspired by recipes from suffragist cookbooks first published from 1886 until ratification in 1920. And each course will be used to tell the history of the women’s suffrage movement through food. Patrick Hollis, Executive Director, will guide diners to important people, places, events, and foods of the Great Cause between each course to how “good cooking and sure voting went hand in hand”

Mabry-Hazen House is committed to making this event as safe as possible for all involved. Dinner will occur outside and tables spaced to allow for six feet distance between groups. Masks are required to be worn whenever you are not seated at your table. Each group will have an individual table and tables are limited to 8 people. Guests are encouraged to follow the 5 Core Actions to keep those around them healthy and Mabry-Hazen House open.

Tickets are $75 and seating is limited. Wine will be provided, but guests are encouraged to BYOB. Seating is limited. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting www.mabryhazen.com/suffragedinner. In case of rain, the dinner will be rescheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020.

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661.

East Tennessee Preservation Conference

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

The East Tennessee Preservation Conference has become a cherished event for those who love history, historic sites, and learning about preservation methods.

Join preservation professionals, architects, planners, tourism professionals, government and community leaders, economic developers, real estate professionals and others who have found that advanced knowledge of historic preservation principles and practices has value.

September 18 | 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: Wherever You Are (Virtual via ZOOM)
Keynote Speaker: Ethiel Garlington, Historic Macon Foundation

$25 | AIA CEC Approved | REGISTER at http://knoxheritage.org/etpa/conference/

PARK(ing)DAY Knoxville: Urban Transformation on a Microscale

  • September 18, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

PARK(ing) Day is an international event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks or parklets. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of public space in communities around the world.

In response to social distancing and other requirements, we have opted to forgo the traditional PARK(ing) Day event this year in favor of a completely virtual event. What does that mean? Just wait and see, rest assured that it will be something you haven't seen before.

We've gone VIRTUAL! You don't want to miss this one. Stay tuned to see what teams are up to this year.
https://www.parkingdayknox.com/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iGvZZfMNiBlxy5feDS9GaJHA0VQ53KZz/view

UT Gardens Knoxville: Growing Lettuce Indoors

  • September 18, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, Health & wellness and Science & nature

FRIDAY AT 12:30 PM EDT – 1 PM EDT

This class will explore different lettuce cultivars and how to grow them. We will look at ways to grow lettuce outside and also indoors. This class will focus on growing lettuce in soil, but we will briefly touch on the subject of hydroponics. Resources for purchasing seeds and other items needed for growing lettuce successfully will be provided to class participants.
Instructor: Derrick Stowell

This class will be held via Zoom. Participants will receive a meeting link upon registration.
Register here: https://utgardens.wildapricot.org/event-3925517

This class is offered free of charge. Donations to the UT Gardens are always appreciated. To donate: http://tiny.utk.edu/supportUTG

https://www.facebook.com/events/2817031475197432/

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