Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday in Old Sevier

  • October 25, 2020

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids & family

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

  • October 25, 2020

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

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!

Oct 25
Nov 22
Dec 27

Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915

Old City Market: Mini Market

  • October 25, 2020
  • 11 AM - 4 PM

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


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

Performance and Fundraiser for Furloughed Knoxville Symphony Musicians

  • October 25, 2020

Category: Fundraisers and Music

Musicians from the KSO give performances of Bach, Nash, Mozart and more at the idyllic Slovenian Consulate to support furloughed musicians.

COVID-19 Alert: There will be no restrooms due to pandemic safety concerns. We ask that you wear a mask and socially distance for the length of the concert.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Musicians of the Knoxville Symphony furlough relief fund. If you can't attend, there are still ways you can help!

See your KSO musicians perform again here in Knoxville on Sunday, October 25th at 2pm at the beautiful Slovenian Consulate. Featuring Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin and more, this outdoor program will benefit KSO musicians during their furlough and support them during this difficult period of time. Thank you for your support and for wearing a mask, remaining socially distanced, and coming out to enjoy this wonderful program!

In order to prevent the risk of crowds, our concept is for attendees to wander informally through the Slovenian Consulate's beautiful gardens and concurrent performance spaces as they see fit. Each ensemble will be in an area where there is plenty of space for audience members to socially distance as they watch. Don't feel the need to sit and watch an entire piece; this is a choose your own outdoor adventure concert! We ask all attendees to wear masks and maintain a 6 ft distance from musicians and other guests.

Tickets for a recorded stream of the concert will be sold as an add-on when you select "Tickets" to purchase.

Performing Musicians:
Claire Chenette, Principal Oboe
William Shaub, Concertmaster
I-Pei Lin, Violin
Rachel Loseke, Violin
Audrey Pride, Violin
Eunsoon Lee Corliss, Assistant Principal Viola
Andy Bryenton, Principal Cello
Sean Donovan, Horn
Kelsey Bentley, Horn
Jeffrey Whaley, Principal Horn
Alex Pride, Trumpet
Sam Chen, Principal Trombone

The program:
Nash: Bluebird Animato
Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin
Poulenc: Sonata for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone
Mozart: Horn Duo

Sun, October 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Slovenian Consulate in Knoxville, 4801 Westover Terrace, Knoxville, TN 37914

Lox Salon: Clothing Swap and Shop

  • October 25, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events

Sunday at 12 PM EDT – 5 PM EDT

Tickets · $10 via Eventbrite

It's time for our Fall clothing swap! Join us this year with a Covid twist at our semi-annual event.

Drop off pre-laundered clothes during normal business hours prior to the event & our Loxstars will sort everything for an easy shopping experience on Sunday.

You must wear a mask to the event and gloves will be provided at the door.

$10 ticket price gets you a swag bag filled with free goodies and something to store your new clothes in!

Only 10 ppl are allowed in at a time and we will be limiting shopping to 30 minutes. Please leave kids and non shoppers at home.

Along with all the awesome clothes from local fashionistas, this year we also have makers in the house so bring your wallet to shop for vintage home goods, pottery, jewelry & accessories!

Lastly, & just as exciting...a massage therapist will be providing (fully sanitized) chair massages at $1/min at the end of your shopping experience. Reserve your spot soon as this is a ticket only event!

Tennessee Theatre: Behind the Scenes Tours

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Kids & family

We’ve added more tour dates in November and December, and a few October dates are still available. We’ve also added a Family Tour, which is great for kids and adults alike, but has added elements to spark awe in children and includes activity and coloring sheets for them to take home to remember their visit and what they will learn. Join us for a behind the scenes tour and learn details about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public, and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem.

Once a tour reaches capacity, it will no longer appear in the list of available dates.

Basic Tours are offered on Tuesdays at 11AM.
Tuesday, October 27 at 11am
Tuesday, November 10 at 11am

Deluxe Tours are offered on Saturdays at 11AM and 1PM.
Saturday, October 24 at 11am
Saturday, October 24 at 1pm
Saturday, November 7 at 11am
Saturday, November 7 at 1pm
Saturday, November 28 at 11am
Tuesday, December 1 at 11am
Saturday, December 5 at 11am
Saturday, December 5 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 8 at 11am
Saturday, December 12 at 11am
Saturday, December 12 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 15 at 11am
Saturday, December 19 at 11am
Saturday, December 19 at 1pm
Monday, December 28 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 29 at 1pm
Wednesday, December 30 at 1pm

Family Tours are offered select weekdays at 11AM, especially during school breaks.
Monday, December 28 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 29 at 1pm
Wednesday, December 30 at 1pm

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200

Central Cinema Returns with POSSESSOR and KHFF Tennessee Terrors

  • October 23, 2020 — December 31, 2020

Category: Film

We've watched a few great new releases slip by us in recent months, so we jumped at the opportunity to include Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor in this year's horror film fest, and have decided to take the plunge back into business in order to share the acclaimed thriller with Knoxville audiences at large, starting Friday October 23.

As you may be able to guess, this wasn't an easy decision. We put a lot of work and hope into June's trial re-opening, only to have our plans dashed by skyrocketing COVID diagnoses. Things are, of course, not much better now. But the show must eventually go on, so we're going to take things week by week (usually with just one showing per day) and go from there! We hope that some of you will come out, but as always we respect and support individual health decisions that may keep you away. We want you safe.

The bulk of next weekend will be dedicated to Knoxville Horror Film Fest programming, but we will be offering general public screenings of Possessor at 9pm on Friday (10/23) and 7pm on Saturday (10/24). We plan to hold Possessor over through Halloween weekend, dates/showtimes TBA.

For anyone interested in local film productions, we'll also be offering a general public screening of this year's Knoxville Horror Film Fest "Tennessee Terrors" regional film block at 7pm on Friday. This hourlong program features the short films Crones Haulin' Bones, Secret Shed, The Lion's Den, Timekeeper, The Nice House, The Getaway, The Gift and That Kind of Friend.

Safety note: Facemasks are required at Central Cinema when not actively eating or drinking, and our capacity remains limited to 35% to facilitate proper distancing.

We also continue to offer and encourage private rentals, including discounted rates for films in current release at Central Cinema.

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

Artsclamation! Fine Art Sale

  • October 23, 2020 — November 30, 2020

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

2020 Artsclamation Fine Art Sale To Be Held Virtually
Knoxville Artsclamation!, the annual fine art sale that supports behavioral health care services at Peninsula, is going virtual! This important fundraiser, which also serves to increase awareness of mental health issues in East Tennessee, has raised almost $1 million since its beginning in 2002 to support critical programs and care for patients and families served by Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center.

Traditionally held as an in-person two-day event in late October, Artsclamation! 2020 will host a secure, online store at from Oct. 23 to Nov. 30 where shoppers can view and purchase art from the convenience of their smart phone, tablet or computer. More than 2,000 original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, as well as jewelry, glasswork and sculpture are available from 46 professional artists and Peninsula client artists Other items for sale include calendars, posters and prints featuring participating artists’ work.

Additionally, in its online format, the fine art sale is extended through to Nov. 30, which will allow more time for patrons to browse and select special gifts for the holiday shopping season. Event staff will coordinate pickup of artwork from the event’s climate-controlled warehouse and delivery to patrons, ensuring the artwork arrives in pristine condition. No-contact delivery options are also available.

“This decision to go virtual was made out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of our artists, donors and community during this challenging time,” said Patrick Birmingham, Covenant Health’s vice president of philanthropy and government relations. “We have designed a plan that still allows art patrons to experience the uniqueness of Artsclamation!, while remaining safe from close indoor contact.”

Sarah Pollock uses oil paints to create landscapes and cityscapes that reflect her journey throughout the country. She is a former color stylist for Walt Disney Feature Animation and now works as a professional artist in East Tennessee. Sarah paints in oils, often working outdoors, to capture the many beautiful landscapes around her home. Pollock’s featured piece for Artsclamation! 2020 is titled “Autumn Blaze” and portrays the Middle Prong of the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains at the turn of fall. All proceeds from the sale of this featured piece will go directly to Peninsula.

One in four people in East Tennessee suffer from a mental health illness. However, there is a significant gap in funding for programs to serve these individuals compared to other diseases and diagnoses. Artsclamation! is Peninsula’s only fundraiser and helps to fill some of the gaps left in those funding sources. Proceeds in past years have funded garden courtyards for adult patients, vans for transporting clients in outpatient programs, play areas for hospitalized children, therapeutic games and activity supplies.

Elizabeth Clary, BSN, RN, MHA, vice president of behavioral health for Peninsula, noted how the community’s support of this year’s virtual art sale will help Peninsula meet a public health need, which because of the impact of COVID-19, has become even more critical.

“Peninsula relies heavily on proceeds from Artsclamation!,” she says. “We are good stewards of every dollar that is spent to provide care and treatment for those that need us. Funds from this event assist Peninsula with therapeutic spaces and activities for our patients that would otherwise not be an option.”

Peninsula has helped thousands of people recover from disorders and dependencies to lead healthy, productive lives. Peninsula provides inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents and adults in Knox and nearby counties, including individual and group therapy, specialized programs and peer support groups. Behavioral care is also provided at Parkwest Medical Center for senior adults with co-existing psychiatric and medical conditions. Peninsula is the region’s most comprehensive provider of mental health services; its outpatient centers serve more than 15,000 people annually, while the inpatient hospital treats more than 5,000 patients per

Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2020

  • October 23, 2020 — October 25, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Film

Screenings at the Parkway Drive-In in Maryville

The twelfth annual Knoxville Horror Film Fest was already set to be a great time for 80s horror connoisseurs with Saturday night's 35th anniversary double feature of Return Of The Living Dead and Demons, and now we're doubling down on Friday night with Sam Raimi's horror-comedy watershed Evil Dead 2 and the cult slasher Pieces!

All four films (along with this year's Grindhouse Grind-out filmmaking contest, selected short films and an indie horror premiere to be announced on Monday) will screen at Maryville's Parkway Drive-In, with additional film programming & events held at Central Cinema and Maryville's Southland Books. An increasingly limited number of standard ($60) and deluxe ($90) weekend passes are available now at FilmFreeway, and standalone drive-in passes will be available soon... so stay tuned and we'll see you there!

Gallery 1010: Pastoral Fertility & Love

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Works by Nichole Schappert
Reception Oct 23 via Zoom
Open hours by appointment only on the weekends.

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

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2020

  • October 22, 2020 — November 28, 2020

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

2020 Juror: Kim Winkle, Executive Director of the Appalachian Center for Craft at Smithfield, TN and Professor of Art at Tennessee Tech University’s School of Art, Craft, and Design

Open Show 2020 is the Art Center’s annual juried exhibition. That means that many were entered, but only a few were chosen to be shown. Only 100 of 292 entered remain with the exhibition. Through the generosity of our donors, awards totaled over $3,000 and is one of the main reasons Open Show has become so highly competitive.

Gallery Talk - Round One:
Gallery Talk - Round Two:

Closed Thanksgiving Day. Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

The Plot Summit: Escape the Plot Forest

  • October 22, 2020 — October 25, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Literature & readings

The Plot Summit: Escape the Plot Forest is a free conference for fiction writers which will take place virtually on October 22-25, 2020.

During the four-day conference, attendees will learn how to stay confident while writing a first draft, build mystery, develop characters, structure a story around revelations, and earn their ending. On the final day, speakers will explain how to build an audience and market your book.

Attendees will have access to 20 live sessions, including: “Learn 7 Essential Keys to Planning Your Novel: Story Preparation for Pantsers,” a guided hands-on brainstorming and writing exercise session; “Getting the First Chapter Right—Let’s Talk About Scene and Structure,” a simplified approach to starting your book; and “Suspense and Intrigue,” during which writers will learn simple rules for creating page-turners that keep readers engaged in every scene.

Creator Daniel David Wallace has curated a list of presenters comprised of authors in various fiction genres, such as fiction writer April Davila, middle-grade fiction writer M. Shelley Coates, romance writer Kris Kennedy, and science fiction and fantasy book author Michael La Ronn, along with academic and professional writing instructors, and a panel of small press fiction editors including Meagan Cass, Samantha Edmonds, and Saba Syed Razvi.

Free registration includes full workshop attendance and replay access for 24 hours. Registrants can also purchase a Plot Pass for $67 for unlimited replay access, bonus content, and access to upcoming masterclasses. Sign up now using this link for a chance to win a FREE all-access pass to this week's conference!

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