Calendar of Events
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Jubilee Community Arts: Mountain Jubilee with Paul Campbell
Longtime radio host Paul Campbell presents this program of concert highlights and additional releases from artists who perform at the Laurel Theater, a historic, decommissioned church owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts and located in Knoxville’s Fort Sanders neighborhood. It’s like an extra helping of all your favorite mountain sounds.
For more upcoming events see www.jubileearts.org
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: A Gun on the Table
Written by Knoxville playwright Margy Ragsdale
Directed by Sarah Campbell
LIVE performances streaming on YouTube
RESCHEDULED & Extra Performance Added!
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 20, 7:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Run time: 15 min. See it once, or see it many times!
No tickets needed (Donations encouraged)
Enjoy live theater from the comfort and safety of your own computer or mobile device.
Viewing link posted on our web site and Facebook page.
UT Arboretum Society: Virtual Butterfly Festival
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 19th for the Fifth Annual UT Arboretum Society Butterfly Festival. Activities will go live online at 10:00 a.m.
In accordance with University of Tennessee guidelines for COVID-19 precautions, this year’s festival will be presented online. Co-sponsored by the UT Institute of Agriculture, this event has become one of the most popular events annually with over 2,000 people attending in 2019. This will be a different festival than in the past, but we are excited to bring you some great online options.
A release of over 200 Painted Lady butterflies and educational talks will be among the activities available online. Speakers will be naturalist Kris Light who will be speaking on, “The Magnificent Migration of the Monarch Butterflies to Mexico!” and area naturalist and author Stephen Lyn Bales on, “The Miracle of Metamorphosis.”
More details on how to participate in the Festival including local craft vendors offerings will be forthcoming through local media and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UTArboretum/.
The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of ten outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.
Knoxville Writers' Guild: How to write a Sex Scene (without sounding like a pervert)
You’ve wondered, you’ve worried. You’ve avoided the whole idea and left a big hole in your manuscript. Learn with award-winning writer Julia Watts, the author of over a dozen novels for adult and young adult readers. Her young adult novel Finding H.F. won the 2002 Lambda Literary Award in the Children's/Young Adult category, and her 2018 young adult novel Quiver was an Indie Awards finalist, a VOYA Perfect 10 Award winner, and a Southeastern Independent Booksellers' Association Okra Pick. Julia is a member of the East Tennessee Writers' Hall of Fame and recently won the Tennessee Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Award. She lives in Knoxville and is currently pursuing a PhD in Children's/Young Adult Literature at UT.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 AM – noon
Reduced prices for this online class: $10 students, $20 members, $30 nonmembers.
Register today! https://knoxvillewritersguild.org/events/sept2020workshop/
Mabry-Hazen House: Fall Clean-up Day
As summer bids farewell, it's time to clean up its "mess." This summer was hot but the flora on Mabry's Hill still was prolific so the site needs a healthy trim before fall and winter set. And with over 7 acres of green space there is plenty of space to spread out and safely social distant!
Mabry-Hazen will hold a fall cleaning day on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Only have 2 hours? No worries, all are welcome to come and go as they please.
Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, dead tree removal, garden bed weed removal, and general grounds cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, shears, shovels, tarps, pruners, trowels, and similar yard and garden tools.
Water and refreshments will be provided. Free t-shirts for those participating (certain sizes are limited)!
UT Gardens: Friday Fun Day: Virtual Bewitching Beasts
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
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
Tennessee Theatre: Stars on Stage Auction
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
"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!
UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series
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
Gallery 1010: Carpet Bombing
2020 Knoxville Film Festival
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”.