Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Pellissippi State: Live Radio Plays

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Literature & readings and Theatre

Support Pellissippi State's Theatre and Audio Production Engineering students by tuning in to live broadcasts of two radio plays later this month. Theatre companies across the country have had to get creative during the coronavirus pandemic, performing plays over video communication platforms or in open outdoor spaces. But when brainstorming how Pellissippi State Community College could give its Theatre students the experience they need while still adhering to social distancing protocols, Professor Charles R. Miller didn't look to the future of theatre. He looked to the past.

Pellissippi State will present a double feature of two short radio plays -- "The Lone Ranger Redux" and the science fiction piece "Think Like a Dinosaur" -- at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.

The plays will be performed back-to-back by Pellissippi State students, broadcast live on the College's YouTube channel and recorded for later listening by Pellissippi State's Audio Production Engineering faculty and students. There is no fee to listen.

"The Lone Ranger Redux" is one of the original radio broadcasts of "The Lone Ranger" from 1933, with some updating by Miller and his Theatre students. The second radio play, "Think Like a Dinosaur," is based on the award-winning science fiction novelette by James Patrick Kelly, set in the far future and centering on alien technology and alien races.

To tune in to "The Lone Ranger Redux" and "Think Like a Dinosaur" live, visit www.youtube.com/PellissippiState at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, or 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.

Clayton Center for the Arts: Go Now!, Moody Blues tribute band

Category: Music

Live Streamed from the Harlequin Theatre in London, Go Now!, Moody Blues tribute band will stream with multiple cameras so you feel you are right there. Don’t miss this global event! Be sure to use the Clayton Center for the Arts purchase link on the Go Now! website.

A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF THE MOODY BLUES
Gordon Marshall was the drummer with The Moody Blues for over 25 years. He has put together an amazing group of musicians and formed the band GO NOW!, a tribute to the music of The Moody Blues, Mick Wilson, the lead singer of the band, was the lead singer with 10cc for over 20 years. They are joined on stage by Patrick Duffin, Ryan Farmery and Nick Kendall, and together recreate the magical music we all know, including Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, and so many more. For the past four years they have performed all over the UK, selling out theatres and making many return appearances. Last year they made their first venture into the USA and sold out everywhere they went. The Moody Blues are inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Known for hits such as “Knights in White Satin”, “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Go Now”, they have sold over 70 million albums.

https://www.claytonartscenter.com/event/gonow-moody-blues-tribute/?instance_id=8689

Knoxville Opera: FREE Afternoon of Opera at Ijams

Category: Free event, Kids & family, Music and Science & nature

On Oct 17, 1:30 pm Knoxville Opera will return to Ijams Nature Center to perform a free concert. The program will feature popular selections from Broadway, film, 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. Admission 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-another-afternoon-of-opera-at-ijams

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 media interviews with artists, please contact Esther Blevins at eblevins@knoxvilleopera.com
For media interviews with Ijams staff, please contact Sarah Brobst at sbrobst@ijams.org.

865-524-0795 or www.knoxvilleopera.com

Sustainable Future Center: Nature Journaling

  • October 17, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Health & wellness, Kids & family and Science & nature

Saturday, October 17th 10am-12pm

"The pleasure and value of every walk or journey we take may be doubled to us by carefully noting down the impressions it makes upon us.”
—John Burroughs

Great activity for kids and adults! Nature journaling is a relaxing, meditative experience that
will deepen your connection with the natural world. Throughout history, many of our most notable naturalists and scientific discoveries were inspired by observations recorded in journals. In this class, we will do some fun activities and learn prompts that will improve your observation skills and inspire your journaling. You don't have to be an artist, you just need to be curious about the world around you! Bring a notebook with blank pages, pencil, and colored pencils (optional). This program is recommended for ages 8 through adult. LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS

Visitor safety is our top priority. For health and safety reasons, we are limiting the number of participants. We will also be practicing social distancing during this program. We ask that everyone bring a mask in case there are times that we are unable to social distance.

Class Instructor: Clare Park Dattilo
Clare Dattilo is a Park Ranger at Seven Islands State Birding Park. She is also a teacher at Knox Forest School and has worked as a Naturalist at Ijams Nature Center and an Interpretive Ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park. She is a certified Southern Appalachian Naturalist through the Tremont Institute and has been nature journaling for many years. Clare is passionate about sharing her love of the natural world with others through teaching.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-journaling-tickets-118787884761

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: October online classes

  • October 16, 2020 — October 30, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Clay: Hanging Air Plant Holders
$10, Friday, October 16, Link Released at 9 am
20-30 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 14th at noon
Have you always wondered what people do with Air Plants? Well wonder no more! In these two short on-line demos Amanda will show you, first, how to make several designs of hanging planters from clay and decorate them. You will bring them back to be fired, glazed and fired again. After you pick them up you will receive materials to embellish and hang them as well as the link to show you how. No clay experience needed and all materials are included in the cost of this fun on-line project! Participants will need to have access to a computer and be able to pick-up and drop-off tools and materials.

Clay: Make-A-Mug
$12, Friday, October 16, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 14th
KAFCC brings our most popular one-day workshop to the internet! If you have ever wanted to make your own ceramic mug but do not want to throw on the potter’s wheel, or if you just want to brush up on your handbuilding skills, then this class is for you! No clay experience is needed to join in the fun! You’ll design and make your mug with the help of a recorded demo by Amanda Humphreys. We provide the clay, tools and instruction needed to complete one mug at home. Students will need to be able to pick-up and drop-off tools, have access to a computer and be willing to have fun! KAFCC Staff will fire and glaze the mugs and participants will be notified for pick-up upon completion.

PaperMaking (Home Edition)
$12, Friday, October 23, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Emily Webb
Registration Deadline: October 21st at noon
Learn how to make handmade paper from the comfort of your own home! We'll provide paper pulp, paper-making equipment, and an online demo. You'll just need things like extra scraps of paper, seeds, and flowers to make the paper your own, plus access to something absorbent, like old towels or felt, and some heavy objects for the drying process. This fun and easy way to make paper yields some really unique and great results! Participants will need to have access to a computer to watch the demo, and be able to pick-up and drop-off materials.

Clay: Leaf Trays
$20, Friday, October 23, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 21st at noon
Fall is the perfect time to make this beautiful leaf tray with all of the fallen leaves. In the online version of this class you can do it right at your kitchen table. Join Amanda as she shows you how to create trays using a press mold to create the shape of your tray. You will also learn how to press the leaves into the clay and apply slip to accentuate their beauty and shape. These techniques will lead to a beautiful finished tray in the end, great to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. All materials are provided and KAFCC staff will glaze and fire the pieces for you. Participants will need to have access to a computer to watch the demo, and be able to pick-up and drop-off materials.

Clay: Hedwig Windchime
$15, Friday, October 30, Link released at 9am
30-40 minute recorded demo
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: October 28th
Okay Potter Fans, you asked for an adult Harry Potter class so here you go! Make your very own Hedwig windchime! Amanda will give you a tutorial on how to make Hedwig out of clay complete with letter chimes. Pick your Hogwarts House colors to decorate your scarf with underglaze! All materials included in this price! KAFCC Staff will glaze and provide string to assemble your chime. Participants will need to have access to a computer and be able to pick-up and drop-off tools and materials.

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, 1127 Broadway Suite B, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-523-1401, www.knoxvilletn.gov/kafcc

Register: https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov/CourseActivities.aspx?id=11&cat=3

Gallery 1010: Headspace, Homebody

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Work by Zoe Evans & Emma Vieser
Reception Oct 16 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

James White's Fort: HearthScares Tours & Fireside Stories

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Literature & readings

Tour Dates: October 20 & 27
Fireside Stories Dates: October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30

COVID-19 policies will be followed

Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours, which last approximately two hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The tour will be about one and a half miles in length. All tours begin and end at James White’s Fort located at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive. Ample free parking is available for tour participants at the Fort. Tours will depart promptly at 7:00pm each evening. Please plan to arrive between 6:30-6:45pm for check in. Each tour will end with a marshmallow roast around the fires at the Fort.

NEW THIS YEAR! Come and hear some of Knoxville’s scariest stories. The fireside chat, which last approximately two hours each, will cover some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. Ample free parking is available for participants at the Fort. The Fireside stories will begin promptly at 7:00 pm each evening. Please plan to arrive between 6:30-6:45 pm for check-in.

For both events, admission for Adults 16 and over will be $10.00 and $6.00 for children ages 6–15. Reservations are requested for large groups of 12 or more.

205 E. Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. 865-525-6514 or https://www.jameswhitesfort.org/hearthscares-tours-2020/

Presidential & Federal/State General Election Early Voting

  • October 14, 2020 — October 29, 2020

Presidential & Federal/State General Election
November 3, 2020
EARLY VOTING: October 14-29
https://www.knoxcounty.org/election/

The Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

October 13th Class (Learning Series - The Camera) 6PM-8PM - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

October 17th Workshop (Cyanotype Prints) 11AM-2PM - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. A materials fee of $40 is due at or before the event. This class is limited to 5* participants.

October 20th Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

October 21st (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

Our mission at the Knoxville Community Darkroom is to educate and provide facilities for our community to experience traditional film processes. The darkroom is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

https://www.facebook.com/knoxdarkroom/events and http://www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

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

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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