Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Walk the Knox St. Patrick's Parade route

  • March 13, 2021 — March 20, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Although there will not be a traditional Knox St. Patrick's Parade in 2021, during the week of March 13 - 20, the traditional parade route (Church to Gay and Gay to Jackson viaduct) will be lined with green bows on lampposts. The community will be encouraged to come Downtown and walk the parade route anytime during the week!

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops Series: A Celtic Celebration with Four Leaf Peat

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Category: Music

Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series
Saturday, March 13th, 8:00pm

Tennessee Theatre

“I just know that whenever I hear good Irish music, it’s like I’m falling in love all over again.” – Four Leaf Peat’s Chad Beauchaine
Rediscover the magic and music of the Emerald Isle as Aram Demirjian and the KSO strings welcome Tennessee’s premier traditional Irish band, Four Leaf Peat. https://knoxvillesymphony.com/concert/a-celtic-celebration-with-four-leaf-peat/

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Make a Bangle Bracelet

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

Make a Bangle Bracelet with Valerie Russell
Saturday March 13 | 12 PM – 4 PM

In this beginner's class students will learn how to make a bangle bracelet using super duos, 4 millimeter bicones, and seed beads. No Experience Required. Space is limited to 8 students to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings are required. Member Rate: $45 | Non-Member Rate: $55 Materials Fee (paid to instructor): $10 | Registration deadline: March 6 | Space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings are required.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Spring Family Day

Category: Classes, workshops, Fine Crafts and Kids, family

Experience a fun day of creativity at Arrowmont's Spring Family Day, March 13, 2021. Create artwork and memories to last a lifetime when you register for a class this spring. Space is still available - don't wait to reserve a spot with your child, family or friends.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunches included.

Community Classes are open to all skill levels. All workshop materials are provided, and included in your registration. Registration is open by phone at 865-436-5860. See full class details and instructor bios at www.arrowmont.org/classes.

ABC’S OF BANNERS · GRACIE HERBERT · ADULT & CHILDREN AGE 5-7
SPRINGTIME PLANTERS · KELLY SULLIVAN · ADULT & CHILDREN 8-12
STAMPED JEWELRY · LYNN STRAKA · ADULT & CHILDREN 12-18
SHAKER BASKET · HEATHER ASHWORTH · ADULT & CHILDREN 12-18

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: FREE Admission Day for Our Neighbors

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Kids, family and Science, nature

In furtherance of our mission to "preserve, interpret, and share" the traditions and culture of our area, we are providing these free admission opportunities to fill the gap for area schools who have missed out on field trip experiences they would have had in a normal, non-COVID year. It also coincides with our 15th Anniversary!

For all those who have missed out on their visits to the Heritage Center, we want to provide you with a chance to spend time with us. Safety concerns still exist, and for that reason, we will continue to abide by CDC and state safety guidance. And unfortunately, we won't have the hands-on activities we typically would have for a field trip. However, we want you to enjoy the galleries and historic village just the same and at no charge.

And for those of you who don't have school-age children, we want you to visit with us as well. Maybe you haven't been to the Center in years, or perhaps you're new to the area and have never seen the Center at all. This is your chance!

We encourage everyone to find their specific county and date on the calendar and make plans to be with us. Simply bring a valid photo ID with address on the day of your visit, and you and your household can enjoy free admission into the galleries and historic village. We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Saturday, March 13: Loudon and Knox Counties, TN
Saturday, March 27: Monroe, Sevier, and Cocke Counties, TN
Saturday, April 10: All Neighboring Counties in Western North Carolina

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center places the highest priority on the health and well-being of their guests, employees, and volunteers. For this reason, the Heritage Center will enforce the following guidelines:

Social distancing of at least six feet while on the property (indoors or outdoors) is necessary. The Heritage Center is following CDC guidelines and requiring masks for ages 2 and up. All guests and employees must wear masks while indoors. Masks will not be provided but will be available for purchase at the gift shop. Reduced capacities will be allowed in common areas such as the gift shop. Hand sanitizer stations will also be available.

The Heritage Center will continue to closely monitor CDC guidelines as well as any state-issued orders pertaining to COVID-19. If changes are deemed necessary, the Heritage Center will broadcast alerts via website, social media, and email/telephone when possible.

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

UT Gardens: Spring Flowering Tree & Shrub Walk

  • March 13, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Time: 9 - 11am (Eastern)
Cost: $20 Garden member/ $25 nonmember

Come enjoy the Gardens in early Spring with this tree and shrub walk! Taught by Volunteer Coordinator and Horticulturist Alice Clark, you will learn to identify various trees and shrubs that are blooming in the UT Gardens. Join us for a fun day of plant identification.
https://secure.touchnet.com/C21610_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2218&SINGLESTORE=true

Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk

  • March 12, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at www.visitfarragut.org/plan-a-visit-farragut.

The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. (Keep in mind that the Farragut Museum is currently open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.)

Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.

865.966.7057 or www.townoffarragut.org

Marble City Opera: Royal Flush by Frank Pesci

Category: Music and Theatre

4 performances at Tennessee Amphitheatre-Worlds Fair Park, 900 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
Online only: $30, In-person: $40 (in person seating will be LIMITED based on up-to-date city COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing-also includes online access)
Tickets: www.marblecityopera.com/tickets

Double Cast (each singer will sing 2 out of 4 performances)
Sarah Clementine Mire/Ryan Colbert as “Rosie”
Kayla Beard/Jacquie Brecheen as “CeeCee”
Tori Franklin/Whitney Myers as “Frankie”
Ashlee King/Jenna Weaver as “Annie”
Sarah Klopfenstein/Aubrey Odle as “Delores”

Directed by: Kathryn Frady
Accompanied by: Brandon Coffer (piano)
Duration: Approximately 1 hour

In the world premiere of Frank Pesci’s “Royal Flush” four sisters (either by blood or common experience) size each other up over one hand of Poker. The fifth - their "Mother" - manages the proceedings, calls the game, and calmly deals. With each card, one of the four sisters reflects on the hand they are dealt - both in the game and in their lives - and, in the process, reveals their "tell." The stubbornness and competitiveness of the four sisters push them all to advance terrible hands while the dealer quietly assembles a Royal Flush. As they try to exploit each other's "tells," the nature of their relationships comes to light in a hilarious and heartwarming fashion.

www.MarbleCityOpera.com/Events
www.Facebook.com/MarbleCityOpera

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Jack A. Gress

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Jack Gress is a familiar face to Ijams visitors thanks to his former work with the Natural Resource Management team, but did you know he also is a Knoxville-based artist specializing in event coverage, street, nature and mountain bike photography? See his wonderful work in March!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org

Tri-Star Arts: Solo Exhibition by Althea Murphy-Price

  • March 9, 2021 — May 8, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition in their new gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show featuring works by artist Althea Murphy-Price (Knoxville, TN) will open on Tuesday, March 9, and run through Saturday, May 8, 2021. A closing reception will be held on the evening of Friday, May 7 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Althea Murphy-Price uses deception, desire, and ornamentation to form questions on the topics of truth, fascination, and attraction — often using manufactured hair (both synthetic and human) to exercise its role as embellishment and as a signifier of racial identity. In this work, hair functions as both subject and material and represents both assimilation and individuality. This body of her work consists of a variety of approaches to printmaking and sculpture to create works that are inspired by surface and texture. Her lithographic work is made to capture the realistic appearance of hair while screen-printed elements suggest object-like forms. Most recently, Murphy-Price has created 3D printed forms suggestive of wearable hair accessories.

This exhibition will be open to the public, alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building, regularly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm going forward. Masks and social distancing (6 feet apart) is required. The gallery occupancy is limited to a maximum of 10 persons at a time.

In addition to the exhibition, five Knoxville-based artists have moved into the Tri-Star Arts studios at Candoro and begun their work. The studio artists are Jing Qin, Risa Hricovsky, Casey Fletcher, Jillian Hirsch, and Rachel Sevier Dallery.

Built in 1923, the Candoro Marble Building originally served as the offices and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company. The Aslan Foundation has just completed a restoration of the building. In partnership with the Aslan Foundation, Tri-Star Arts oversees programming at the site.

Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

East Tennessee Children's Hospital & KARM: Rescue & Reimagine Auction

  • March 8, 2021 — March 15, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

The Best Reimagined Auction will take place following the competition from March 8-15.

Diamonds in the rough can always be mined at KARM Stores. The challenge, of course, is finding them. Competitors in Rescue & Reimagine are asked to do just that. The challenge is to reimagine, refurbish, or reinvent the item they've purchased in hopes of taking home the TOP PRIZE! Individual and corporate participants will compete to see who will create the best reimagined piece and/or will be our top fundraiser. The top ten Best Reimagined items will be auctioned off to raise additional funds for East Tennessee Children's Hospital and KARM. All proceeds benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital and Knox Area Rescue Ministries to further their important missions across our community. Through your creativity and support, our organizations can continue to help make a difference in the lives of local men, women and children in need. We can't do it without you! https://knoxarearescueministries.salsalabs.org/rescueandreimagine/index.html

Art Market Gallery: Sheltering in Place

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

Art created while quarantined

First Friday reception on Mar 5, with artists' talk 5-7 PM

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM, Sun 1-6 PM.
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

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