Calendar of Events

Friday, October 9, 2020

Muse Knoxville Re-Opens

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts, Kids & family, Science & nature and Technology

Muse Knoxville Reopens to Public
Knoxville’s children's museum opens doors to visitors for weekend and fall break hours

After being closed for seven months, Knoxville’s children’s museum has reopened for visitors, with exciting new exhibits and ways to play. The museum has taken precautions to ensure the health and safety of their guests. Visitors reserve their playtime in two hour time slots using the online platform, Bookeo. All guests ages 5 and up are required to wear masks and are encouraged to follow safe distancing practices. Muse Knoxville has placed Ionopure air sanitizers throughout the museum, and will also conduct temperature screenings and shoe sanitizing for all guests and employees.

“Our team has worked very hard to reopen safely for children and the adults that love them,” said Ellie Kittrell, executive director of Muse Knoxville. “Play is critical to early childhood development and we can’t wait to share all our new ways to play!.” During their closure, the museum has added two new exhibit areas, and reimagined old favorites for an enhanced play experience.

Muse Knoxville will expand their hours of operation during Oct. 12-16, in accordance with Knox County Schools’ fall break schedule. To view the most updated list of hours, visitors can visit

Muse Knoxville is a non-profit children’s science museum located in Chilhowee Park with a mission to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences. We exist to serve East Tennessee by bringing hands-on, inquiry-based programming to children ages 6 months to 12 years old. In 2019, Muse Knoxville served over 200,000 individuals throughout 24 East Tennessee counties.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Drive-in Movies at the Midway at Chilhowee Park

  • October 9, 2020 — October 30, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Film, Free event and Kids & family

The silver screen is coming to Chilhowee Park. Drive-In at the Midway is free, but reservations are required.

Knox County Public Library is pleased to partner with the City of Knoxville to present Drive-In at the Midway, sponsored by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. This fall, the silver screen is coming to the Midway at Chilhowee Park for three great nights: October 9, 16, & 30.

Since 2004, the Library has been showing outdoor movies on Market Square to showcase its vast collection of music and movies. This year, due to COVID-19, we're making some changes. A drive-in is the perfect way to enjoy a great fall evening with the family, and the Midway at Chilhowee Park is the perfect location with room for 100+ cars.

How to make reservations
Once we've established the line up from the public vote, we'll open reservations on October 2. You'll need one ticket per vehicle for admission.

Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

So Much Fun It's Scary!

Zoo Knoxville is waiting to show you and your little ghosties, goblins, villains and heroes a fierce and fabulous time this October. BOO! at the Zoo is back with fun new features and some old favorites, too. Enjoy the slightly scary sights and sounds of the Baba Yaga haunted forest and zoo trails, special lighting effects that will cast a spell on you and giant inflatables.

Come prepared to trick or treat your way through the night! As always, Zoo Knoxville is a safe place for family fun and while this year will be a little different we are happy to continue Knoxville's favorite Halloween tradition.

Annual pass holders get a special preview (and $1 off each ticket) on October 8, followed by three weekends of creepy, silly, just-a-little-scary fun, Oct. 9-11, 15-18. and 22-25. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., so get there early and don’t miss a minute!

Buy Tickets

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331,

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • October 9, 2020 — October 15, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Join us every Friday for a new edition of our Virtual Concert and Lecture Series!

These videos are available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Gallery 1010: Chronicle of Mountain and Sea

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Works by Amalia Memingas
Reception Oct 9 via Zoom
Open hours by appointment only on the weekends.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: and

214 Magnolia: Flea Festival 2020

  • October 9, 2020 — October 10, 2020

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

Fri Oct 9 & Sat Oct 10, 12-7 PM

You don't want to miss this carefully curated sale of antiques, vintage finds, unique art, hand made goods & more.

214 W Magnolia.

Jubilee Community Arts: Greg Horne

Category: Free event and Music

Old-time & Songwriting

Friday, October 9 8 pm @ Laurel Theater on Facebook

Greg has lived most of his life in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, participating in its rich indie rock, Appalachian and Americana music scenes. When not performing solo or fronting the Greg Horne Band, he is a sought-after multi-instrumentalist on guitar, fiddle, pedal steel and mandolin. His long partnerships with artists like R.B. Morris, Jay Clark, the Bearded, Tim Lee, Daniel Kimbro and Wild Ponies have been enjoyed by audiences in Tennessee and around the nation.

Free online event (artist tips encouraged!)

For more upcoming events see

Big Ears: Streaming The Bad Plus live from The Bijou

Category: Music

The Bad Plus — the innovative and virtuosic jazz trio comprised of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Orrin Evans, and drummer Dave King — will perform a live concert streamed from the historic Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN, on Friday, October 9 at 8pm eastern. This performance marks their first performance together since the pandemic shut down live events.

The stream will be hosted on Tickets are $15 (plus service charges) in advance; you'll also have the option to bundle your ticket with the band's most recent release, Activate Infinity, on either vinyl or CD. For those unable to watch the initial stream, it will be replayed afterwards for 48 hours or so, until Sunday, Oct 11 at 12 midnight (note: tickets may only be purchased, however, before or during the initial broadcast).

Tickets for the Bad Plus stream are available HERE.

A1LabArts Members' Exhibit: Mail in Art

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Fundraisers

Reception on Friday, October 9th 6-9 pm at A1LabArts
Original 5x7 (or so!) pieces for Sale!
* Masks Required; Entry Limited to 10 People at a Time *

A1LabArts @ the Center for Creative Minds, 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

Burnout to Balance: A Conversation with Booth Andrews

  • October 9, 2020

Category: Free event, Health & wellness and Lectures & discussions

The Commission for Women and the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism proudly present speaker, consultant, and strategic coach Booth Andrews. Booth will lead a presentation on burnout awareness and prevention. Participants will learn how to recognize signs of burnout as well as techniques for restoring emotional and mental well-being.

Register for this session.

Friday, October 9 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual Event

Additional info:

WDVX: Fall Fund Drive

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Music

Thank you for being a loyal WDVX listener! As a loyal listener of WDVX, here are some ways to show us some love during the Fund Drive:

Tell a friend: We all have that one friend who has never listened to WDVX. Tell them how much the music you hear on WDVX means to you. Tell them about your favorite specialty programs and hosts and how having local, community radio enriches the life of a community.

Spread the love: Head over to Facebook or Twitter and let us know why YOU support WDVX by using the hashtag #supportWDVX #EastTennesseesOwnWDVX #RealLiveMusic. Share our posts when you see them.

Make a gift: Make a gift to help further support the station you love that will go straight back into programming. You can do so at

Become a WDVX Sustainer: Support WDVX with a monthly donation. Sustainers help the station by allowing us to have a monthly flow of income that really does pay the bills and keep us on the air. You can become a sustaining supporter here.

We look forward to hearing from you and thanks so much for all of your support!

Help us continue our mission to create and provide content to promote the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region by entertaining and educating audiences globally with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under-represented arts, and emerging and local talent.

Knoxville Barristers: Clean Out Your Closet

  • October 5, 2020 — October 19, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events

Make room in your closet and help others at the same time! Seeking professional clothing and coats for individuals in need in Knoxville. Women's clothing will be donated to the YWCA and Connect Ministries Career Closet. Men's clothing will be donated to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). This 2020 Drive combines the annual KBA Barristers Professional Clothing Drive and the annual Coats for the Cold Drive.

Items needed are slacks & skirts, suits, blouses & shirts, dresses, ties, dress shoes, coats, jackets, parkas, rain coats, dusters. Please do not donate clothing wit holes, stains or rips. No undergarments, swimsuits, or intimate apparel.

Donation locations:

Gay Street - First TN Plaza (lobby) and BB&T Building (lobby)

Main Street - City County Building (3rd & 6th floor)
US Federal Courthouse
Bank of America Bldg (lobby)

Law Schools - LMU, UT

West Knoxville - Baker Donelson office (265 Brookview Centre Way, #600)

Questions: Charles or Meagan at 865-637-0203

The Knoxville Barristers are lawyers who are members of the Knoxville Bar Association and who are under 36 years of age or who have been practicing law less than five years. Probably no other local bar association and group of young attorneys work harder or have a more diverse list of public service opportunities than those right here in Knoxville. While providing valuable and appreciated public service, these young lawyers have fun enjoying each other and enjoying serving others.

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