Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 24, 2020

UT Gardens: Parent-Child Creative Dance

  • September 24, 2020 — October 22, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Kids & family

Every other THURSDAY AT 4:30 PM EDT – 5:20 PM EDT
Hosted by Kinnect and UT Gardens Knoxville

Move into connection with Parent-Child Creative Movement classes! Safely physically distanced but not socially distanced in the beautiful UT gardens.

These classes are fun for all ages, but are designed to work best for ages 3-6 (all siblings welcome). This is an opportunity for the whole family to explore connection through developmental movement, spatial and rhythmic awareness, sensory motor integration and dancing just for the joy of it! Your child will expand their creative problem solving and physical skills as you add to your playful parenting toolkit. You will relax and have fun as you enjoy getting into your bodies and finding your groove together, exploring co-regulation through expression and movement. Each class includes a mind-body connecting warm up and a fun theme based on the basic elements of movement such as space, time, and force. Best of all is that you won’t even notice that you’re getting exercise and you get some social interaction from a safe distance!
The classes are taught by Angela Hill, a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Parenting Coach with a BFA in Dance Education and over 25 years of experience teaching movement in a variety of settings. She started teaching these classes in 2010 with her first child.

$10 per family - Space is limited, and registration is required to ensure appropriate physical distancing. All proceeds will be shared between UT Gardens and The Women LLC of Knoxville - an organization that funds local Black-owned startups. You’ll get details about where to go and other things to know when you register.

This class is offered rain or shine since we can dance under the pavilion. I will reschedule and offer refunds/make ups in case of dangerous weather (lightning). If you are interested in a zoom option please DM, email or text to join the interest list for a very special (separate) offering! Contact Angela at or 865-255-3834

Find out more about Kinnect at

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Book of Mamaw

Category: Theatre

Long-time Barter Theatre favorite Eugene Wolf brings his one-man show, The Book of Mamaw, to Flying Anvil Theatre’s virtual stage from September 24th through October 5th. The show is full of stories, songs and sketches about growing up in Greeneville, Tennessee, with a surprising spiritual path of love, kindness and compassion.

Wolf’s mamaw was Bernice Rader, a Church of Christ grandmother who recognized Eugene’s love of performing at an early age and guided him on his way. It’s an unorthodox story of a woman who tried to capture Patty Hearst and once advised her grandson that if he was going to make it in show business he’d better, “get a dress and wear it!” Wolf made his television debut on the Cas Walker show thanks to Bernice. Since then, he has had a varied performing career, as a member of the acting company at Barter Theatre for over 21 years, as half of the country duo The Brother Boys (with Ed Snodderly), who have appeared on albums with Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas, as well as solo concerts and films.

Wolf says Bernice was a natural subject for the show. “Mamaw was funny in spite of herself. She’d take me along when she went to sell Avon and make me get up and sing Loretta Lynn songs. I was an eight-year-old singing about my lying, cheating, drinking husband. But I didn’t care. Mamaw sanctioned it, so it was all right.”

Reviewers have called The Book of Mamaw “storytelling at its best.”

Filmed on stage, Flying Anvil is taking another step into their Virtual Mini Season by bringing back The Book of Mamaw, which last appeared on their stage in 2018. General Manager Chris Freeman says the play was the perfect opportunity to try something new. “Since March we’ve been wanting to produce a show on stage again. The Book of Mamaw gives us that chance- it’s intimate enough to feel right in your living room, safe for actors and crew, and we still get to sprinkle in some of that theatre magic we know and love.”

The Book of Mamaw is sponsored by Bill Cherry. It is filmed on stage and will be broadcast from September 24th through October 5th- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. Streaming Passes are available at

AC Entertainment: Bonnaroo Virtual ROO-ALITY

  • September 24, 2020 — September 26, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Bonnaroo has just announced the lineup for Virtual ROO-ALITY, a three-night broadcast starting Thursday, September 24th at 4:30pm CT, free on YouTube.

Watch past sets from the farm featuring Dave Matthews and Friends (2004), Metallica (2008), The White Stripes (2007), Beastie Boys (2009), James Brown (2003), My Morning Jacket (2011), The xx (2017), Alabama Shakes (2015) and many more. In addition to past performances, we'll be airing brand new sets from 35+ artists, including Nathaniel Rateliff, Chromeo, Big Gigantic, Tank and the Bangas and more.

Full schedule coming soon. Click here to subscribe to Bonnaroo's YouTube Channel.

AC Entertainment 507 South Gay Street Suite 1100 Knoxville, TN 37902 USA

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours: Paranormal Adventure Tour (Social Distance Friendly)

  • September 24, 2020 — September 26, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Historic Market Square, Knoxville

Real History | Real Hands-on | Real Investigations | REAL FUN!
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours is a Hands-On Paranormal Adventure that gives the participant the opportunity to Investigate the Historic and Haunted side of Knoxville TN and Special Event Venues.

The events include the use of Paranormal Investigation Tools and is Host by Famed Paranormal Historian and Master Teacher in the Paranormal Field, J-Adam Smith

Reserve Tickets at:
SPECIAL HISTORY ~ Learn about Knoxville’s Spanish Flu
The Spirits lingering around, could be connected to the 1919 epidemic. (This information will be available upon request)

Centro Hispano: Latino Awards Gala

  • September 24, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

We look forward to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with you! The decision to move online was carefully made in order to reduce in-person contact as we usually have over 500 people celebrating with nuestra comunidad.

Felicitaciones to our 2020 Latino Awards honorees!

Best Latino Restaurant: Juana Soto, Owner of El Girasol Restaurant & Tienda
Latino Leader: Melvin Colón, Park West Church Pastor of Care
Latino Ally: Catholic Charities of East Tennessee
Special Recognition: Liliana Burbano, Knox County Public Health Planner

The gala will feature an awards ceremony, a multi-day silent auction, entertainment, a virtual happy hour networking event and even some delicious at-home recipes!

The Virtual Gala is Centro Hispano’s main fundraising effort to support our vision of every Latino and Latina in East Tennessee thriving culturally, educationally and economically through our programming in workforce development, youth and family engagement and community resources. This year, our work has increased and adapted as we have continued normal programming virtually and created new content to educate our community as to how they can stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

100% of sponsorship contributions allow us to continue providing our essential programming.

¡Nos vemos en septiembre!
Centro Hispano de East Tennessee

Union Ave Books: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle w/ Silas House

  • September 24, 2020

Category: Free event, Lectures & discussions and Literature & readings

Union Ave Books and Choice Health Network Harm Reduction welcome debut novelist Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle to present her book EVEN AS WE BREATHE. Annette will be joined in conversation by Silas House, author of SOUTHERNMOST. This free virtual event takes place on September 24TH @ 7pm on Zoom, send an RSVP to to attend. Please include the the title of the book EVEN AS WE BREATHE in the subject line. We will send the zoom link the day of the event.

Purchase the book here:

More info here:

To learn more about how Choice Health Network Harm Reduction provides compassionate care to empower, promote and inspire wellness, visit

This is a part of an ongoing series & partnership "APPALACHIAN STORYTELLING AS HARM REDUCTION"

Harm reduction is a social justice philosophy that is about meeting people where they are at and reducing the negative consequences of policies and cultural constructs as well as individual actions. While this philosophy was created by and for people who use drugs, it is applicable to broader social issues and populations who face discrimination. Storytelling through fiction and non-fiction creates spaces in which to reduce harms, especially those associated with stigma and antipathy. We see the immediate need of harm reduction and storytelling in Appalachia, and so we have brought together many writers, scholars, and activists working to meet people where they are in this region.

UT College of Arts & Sciences: Why, When, and How Implicit Bias Matters

  • September 24, 2020

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions


Online Event
Implicit bias has lost conceptual clarity as it has become a buzz term in today’s discourse. The relevance of implicit bias to current events has also been called into question in the context of increased awareness of more blatant forms of racism. In his presentation, Michael Olson, professor of psychology, will clarify and situate the concept of implicit bias within a dual-process social cognitive framework. In doing so, he will discuss how it forms and changes, affects perceptions, judgments, and behavior (including intentional acts of discrimination), and how its impacts can be mitigated in interpersonal and organizational contexts. Registration is required in advance at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link and password. This presentation is part of the College Conversations: Allyship & Antiracism series hosted by the UT College of Arts & Sciences. Learn more at

Art Market Gallery: Jury for New Members

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

Art Market Gallery of Knoxville Seeks Artists for Membership

Art Market Gallery is accepting art applications in 2D and 3D media; please choose only one medium for jury submission. Applicants may submit work in: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, natural materials, mixed media, sculpture, paper arts, jewelry, painting/drawing, printmaking, computer generated art, and photography. It must be the original work of the artist and should be representative of the quality and nature that they wish to exhibit at the Gallery. You are encouraged to visit the Gallery to see the quality/presentation of the art exhibited. Gather your application documents, the $30 Jury Fee (Check preferred), and four artwork pieces in a single medium. Deliver all Sep 22-26, 11 AM – 5:30 PM. Jurying will take place on Sep 27 with results mailed on Sep 28. A panel of six active members of the Art Market Gallery will evaluate your work in each of four categories: technical skill, design, artistic style, and presentation. Consideration will also be given to the current needs of the Gallery. The jury will look for art that will complement but not duplicate our current artists’ work. Again, you are encouraged to visit the gallery to consider how your work would augment the Gallery.

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 (

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

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

Category: Fundraisers


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!

Bijou Theatre: Sustainability Auction

Category: Fundraisers


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!

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