Calendar of Events
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Old City Market: Mini Market
SHOP THE OLD CITY MARKET! AT JACKSON TERMINAL
2ND AND 4TH SUNDAYS
11AM TO 4PM
The Old City Market transforms the patio of Jackson Terminal into an artist & maker market!
The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, Cor-Tenn, and many, many volunteers.
Information: 865-806-1960 or http://oldcityknoxville.org/market/
Sunday in Old Sevier
Join us for "Sunday in Old Sevier" each last Sunday of every month from 3pm to 6pm! Each merchant has something different going on; vendors with crafts and unique gifts, special events, and more! See you south of the river!
Change Center: Youth Skate Night
Every 4th Sunday of the month is a FREE Skate Night for Middle and High School students! Sponsored by All Souls, Overcoming Believers, and Cedar Springs Presbyterian! We welcome and encourage youth groups to attend!
Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
Marble Springs State Historic Site: Sevier Days
Come join us at Marble Springs State Historic Site to celebrate Sevier Days 2020, commemorating the 275th birthday of Tennessee’s first governor, John Sevier, on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 from 12 PM-4:30 PM.
Enjoy living history demonstrations, local craft vendors, a scavenger hunt, hiking trails, historic cabins, and more! This event will be free and open to the public. Face masks will be required to attend the event. Proper Social Distancing when possible is advised. To ensure a safe visit to Marble Springs, the event will be open-house style where visitors can explore and interact with reenactors at their leisure. There will be no guided tours.
Sevier Days 2020 will include vendors with local goods, treats, and trinkets for all to enjoy. Open a window to the past with living historians, historic crafts, and a local militia with an interactive hands-on experience. Be sure to meet with Governor John Sevier and Bonny Kate as they open their home to you. There will be family fun for all ages.
Marble Springs is the historic home of Governor John Sevier, Tennessee’s first governor, as well as a certified arboretum and wildlife sanctuary that plays host to hiking trails, guided tours, geocaches, workshops, and other historical and educational activities. Sevier Days 2020 will be the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with and explore thirty-six acres of historic land, buildings, and a taste of 18th century Tennessee life.
1220 W Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Knoxville Opera: Free-Admission Concert at Ijams
On Sep 27, 2:30 pm Knoxville Opera will perform a free concert at the Ijams Nature Center located at 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. The program will feature popular selections from Broadway, movies, operetta, and opera. The concert will be hosted by Knoxville Opera’s Artistic Director Brian Salesky, who will accompany beloved Knoxville singers soprano Jacquie Brecheen and tenor Wayd Odle.
Attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to 50 socially-distanced guests seated on the lawn in front of the Pavilion located near the front entrance of the Visitor Center. All attendees must reserve a ticket online in order to attend. Tickets may be reserved on the Ijams website: https://www.ijams.org/event-details/special-event-an-afternoon-of-opera-at-ijams
Due to limited seating, those who are unable to attend after making a reservation are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to release their tickets to the waitlist.
Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and sit on the lawn. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase in the Ijams Visitor Center. In the event of rain at performance time, the event may be postponed to a later date. For further information, please contact Sarah Brobst at email@example.com. For media interviews with artists, please contact Esther Blevins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Union Ave Books: Ernest Freeberg
Union Ave Books welcomes Ernest Freeberg to present his newest book A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES. This free virtual event takes place on September 27th @ 2pm (Eastern) on Zoom, send an RSVP to RSVP@unionavebooks.com to attend. Please include the the title of the book A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES in the subject line. We will send the zoom link the day of the event.
Pre-order A TRAITOR TO HIS SPECIES here: https://unionavebooks.indielite.org/book/9780465093861
Infinite Light Center: Knoxville's Metaphysical Meetup - The Gaia Connection
Sunday at 1 PM EDT – 3 PM EDT
This month Knoxville's Metaphysical Meetup we welcome Theresa Richardson who will be leading the discussion on "The Gaia Connection: How to Strengthen Your Energetic Relationship to the Land".
Explore the energy of the earth. Work with the elements to help Nature upgrade the energy of local plants, animals and other creatures, including people.
Theresa Richardson is an intuitive healer and conscious channel. Her greatest joy is to assist others in evolving and aligning with the soul. Theresa has been studying and teaching New Age Metaphysics for over 30 years; including working with the Earth energy in her personal practice and ceremony. She believes that connecting with the Earth is just as important as connecting with the heavens and is happy to share what she has learned. Theresa is one of the founders of the Infinite light Center where Knoxville's Metaphysical Meetup is held. You can learn more about her and her work here: http://theresarichardson.com.
Please remember to RSVP if you plan on attending and please remember to bring a cash "love donation" to pay for the room. Blessings and Namaste!
Pour Taproom: Paint Party!
SUNDAY AT 6 PM EDT
Hosted by Painting with a Twist (121 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN) and Pour Taproom (Knoxville, TN)
Paint pARTy at Pour! Get your paint on with our new wood boards! Perfect decor for Autumn! Don’t want to paint, come join us for a drink and say hello! Please mask up!
UT Arboretum Society: Online Plant Sale
Fall is always a wonderful time for planting as it gives your plants time to establish great root systems for the spring. If you want to buy plants to enhance your garden this fall, but want to avoid crowds, visit the UT Arboretum Society’s Annual Fall Plant Sale which will be held online only from September 25th to October 10th. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.
For two weeks, you can browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville. The three vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including dogwoods, unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, milkweed, beauty berry, and a wide variety of pollinator plants to name just a few! Quantities are limited so we suggest early shopping! Beginning September 25th, log on to https://utas-plant-sale.square.site/ to shop and make payment. All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales on the pick-up days are possible.
Upon ordering, you will be provided a link to choose a pick-up time on either Friday, October 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pick-up system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you will come to designated pick up spots and your order will be brought to your car.
This is an amazing opportunity which allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a wonderful selection of plants from three outstanding nurseries all at one online site. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the plant sale, contact email@example.com.
Oak Ridge Playhouse: Alabama Story
Virtual productions are now the reality in theatre. At least for the foreseeable future. With that in mind, we have the goal of providing you - our patrons - with as similar an experience as you could get if we were all gathered in the Paul Ebert Auditorium at the Playhouse.
As a result, we're putting together our first fully realized stage production while maintaining safety precautions related to COVID-19. You're still going to get a full-blown show. Scenery, costumes, lighting, the works. But streamed in your home.
The show must go on, as they say. So, join us for our first virtual play, ALABAMA STORY, as we strive to continue to provide you with top notch entertainment.
Streaming online select dates: September 25-October 4
The passions of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 Montgomery are enflamed when a gentle children’s picture book about the marriage of two bunny rabbits finds its way into the public consciousness, just as the Civil Rights movement is flowering. Simultaneously, another story of childhood friends – an African-American man and a white woman, reunited in adulthood that same year – provides a private counterpoint to the public events swirling in the state capital. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s storyteller inhabit an unforgettable Deep South of the imagination brimming with humor, heart, and humanity.
TICKETS GO ON SALE September 7
Oak Ridge Playhouse - Po Box 5705, Oak Ridge, TN, (865) 482-9999
Bliss Fest Kundalini Yoga & Healing Arts
Kundalini Yoga is a Celebration of Spirit
The 5th annual Bliss Fest (formerly "Kundalini Rising Yoga Fest) will take place at Buckeye Farm in Lenoir City, TN, just 10 minutes outside of Knoxville.
The Bliss Fest brings community together to practice Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in nature. In order to thrive and persevere through these tumultuous times, we need to step away from our day to day and create a new way of living, a new paradigm of peace on earth. Now is the time, to awaken our group consciousness and to pool our energies and intentions to uplift ourselves, our community and our planet.
Led by teachers in the 3HO and IKYTA traditions, this specially curated and intimate yoga festival is family friendly and features gifted practitioners, master healing artists, musicians and a focus on cleansing and bringing the community together in health, joy, and celebration.
Featuring Legacy Kundalini Teacher Rai Kaur Khalsa and Kirtan musician, Harnam
For more information and registration: www.BlissYogaFest.com