Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Tennessee Theatre: Portrait Photography Sessions

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

LIMITED AVAILABILITY OCTOBER 10 AND 11 + NOVEMBER 21 AND 22

While we may be closed during this pandemic, we are offering the rare opportunity to have professional photographs taken inside the Tennessee Theatre with Shawn Poynter Photography. Get a jump on your holiday card photos, commemorate a recent graduation, celebrate an anniversary, or simply take advantage of one of Knoxville's most beautiful buildings to capture your family during 2020, a year we will never forget!

Choose between any occasion and holiday packages and take advantage of the Tennessee as a most gorgeous backdrop for your photographic memories! Take advantage of this rare opportunity at the Tennessee October 10 and 11 and November 21 and 22! Part of your session fee includes a donation to the Theatre during its closure.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200, https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/reserve/photosessions/

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: 11th Annual Open Charity Golf Tournament

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

At The Links at Kahite. The shotgun four-person scramble begins at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee includes a free continental breakfast, unlimited range balls, door prizes, a free beverage cart, a hot pasta buffet with desserts, and free contests for prizes. The entry fee is only $100 dollars. Register your team today! Registrations available at Toqua, Tanasi and Kahite Golf Pro Shops or by contacting MACA.

Info: 423-442-3210 or www.monroearts.com

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: Day of Making Art Come Alive**

Category: Dance, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids & family

Come out to the Kahite Clubhouse and join us for a day of a Day of Making Art Come Alive. Come see dancers from Armfield Dance Studio and Born to Dance entertain us with different styles of dance. Come into the Community Center and enjoy a most creative Arts Show, with art forms ranging from paintings, quilting, wood work, stain glass, gourd art and much more. There are 27 artists showing a wide variety of skills for your enjoyment! Enjoy lunch at the Kahite Pub and visit with friends.

Info: 423-442-3210 or www.monroearts.com

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Tennessee Pottery Festival

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

In its fourth year, the Tennessee Pottery Festival will be held on the grounds of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend on Saturday, October 10th from 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Featuring a selection of the nation’s finest potters, this festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase different styles of pottery and other goods made of clay. Clay Art connoisseurs and novices are invited to enjoy the pieces of art in the historic village at the Heritage Center. This is a perfect time to learn from and discuss different styles and forms of pottery with the expert potters. The Tennessee Pottery Festival is a unique opportunity to find the perfect piece of custom clay art for your home. Whether it is for decoration or function, this festival will have something for everyone at a wide range of price of art as unique as the state of Tennessee.

GSMHC Member and Non-Member Admission - $5
https://www.gsmheritagecenter.org/events/calendar-of-events/

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

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 www.themuseknoxville.org.

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, www.themuseknoxville.org

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 https://www.booknoxville.com/

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

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.
https://www.facebook.com/UTKSOM
https://www.instagram.com/utksom/

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: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/ and www.instagram.com/gallery.1010

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. https://www.facebook.com/events/655883945039831

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.

Rala: October Featured Artist Mike C. Berry

  • October 2, 2020 — November 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Considered a versatile painter who works in vibrant colors, bringing energy and rhythm to each work, Mike C. Berry creates urban compositions that bend and twist the cityscapes that have become his identifiable style. His paintings consist of gestural brushstrokes and pure bright color. He credits the work of Wolf Kahn, Edward Hopper, and Knoxville artist, Joseph Delaney for encouraging his use of color, line and the cityscape as subject matter.

"Urbanscape" is the latest exhibition of small works by the artist. This body of work features the city of Knoxville as the main subject, but also illustrates the energy of our American urban landscape and cultural expressions. This exhibition includes paintings and drawings, as well as prints and notecards of previous works.

On display at RALA, October 2 - November 28, this exhibition can be viewed in person or online at www.shoprala.com

112 W Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Cumberland County Woodturners exhibition

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

“Cumberland County Woodturners” is the special Themed Gallery Exhibit for October.

Cumberland Woodturners is an organization whose goal is to advance the skills of wood turning on a lathe. Their skill levels range from novice to professional, and the organization has a mentoring program to assist others in improving their skills. Members have access to an extensive library of wood turning resources. On the second Saturday of each month, the woodturners present a hands-on workshop.

The changing monthly displays at the PCAC include a wide variety of art mediums: painting, drawings, photography, ceramics, wood creations, glass mosaics, jewelry, fabric creations, card art and much more! The artwork is available for purchase.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

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