Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Catfish Cooley & Donnie Baker's Nitro Comedy Tour

  • March 14, 2021

Category: Comedy

Catfish Cooley & Donnie Baker's Nitro Comedy Tour comes to Knoxville Civic Auditorium on March 14, 2021 (rescheduled)

Comedian Catfish Cooley brings high energy comedy to his southern following with a punch. Don't judge a book by its cover — he's not just a guy drinking hot sauce and chugging whiskey, he's a real storyteller with a positive message. He has over 3 million fans on multiple social media platforms. Catfish Cooley's Nitro Comedy Tour entertains these fans all over the country and he was featured on Tosh.O. He's been compared to Larry the Cable Guy and the happiest redneck SOB you ever did meet!

Donnie Baker known best for his CRAZY videos and phone calls on the nationally syndicated "Bob and Tom Show," Donnie Baker has amassed over a million followers online! Donnie has performed live comedy shows in almost every state since 2005. Whether he's saying "Shut Up Randy," Or "So's your wife Mitchell," Donnie Baker will always say it right to your face...in cursive, because in his world it's State Law!

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Knox Guitar Box (Podcast)

Category: Free event and Music

Larry Long
Lawrence Long, affectionately know by all as Larry, created Knoxville Guitar Society in 1971 and has served East Tennessee for decades as a champion of classical guitar, a prolific composer, and a highly successful private teacher of classical and finger style guitar in the region. His legacy continues to grow as his published guitar music is being performed globally and former students enjoy a lifetime of music making.

Guitarist, Educator and Composer, Founder of KCG: Knoxville, TN
Knox Guitar Box (Podcast) 7:00 PM, Sunday, 3/14/2021
https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com/events

Knox Guitar Box is a monthly guitar-focused podcast sharing conversations and performances with music professionals, students, composers, and educators. Knox Guitar Box's host is Knoxville Classical Guitar's Executive Director, Andy LeGrand. Check out our guests on our Events page!

https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com/podcast

Ijams Nature Center: Annual Seed Swap

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

Sunday at 11 AM EDT – 2 PM EDT

Join us for the annual seed swap at Ijams Nature Center on March 14, 2021 as we celebrate the beginnings of spring and get ready to get our gardens growing.

Seed swaps are a fun way to meet other gardeners in the area, learn tips and tricks about your favorite plants, and learn about what crops and natives to grow that you know will do well in the area. Bring any seeds left from your garden last season, cuttings from your overgrown plants, or extra plants that you wish to give to a good home and take some new seeds home to plant this year.

This event is free, and you can come anytime between 11-2pm. Event will take place outside of the Visitor Center. Masks are required when you are near the seed tables.

This event is also a part of the 2021 Ijams Take Action! Series. Learn more about Take Action! Big and Small Ways You Can Save the Planet

https://www.facebook.com/events/2584617118498410

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

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!

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

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

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

214 Magnolia: Exhibition by Michelle Barillaro

  • March 5, 2021 — March 27, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

We have a new show starting this week at 214 magnolia, Michelle Barillaro. This show will run through the whole month of March. Opens First Friday, March 5.

Friday 5-8, Saturday 12-5. By appointment, via IG button, during the week
https://www.instagram.com/214magnolia/

214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. 865-337-7106 or https://www.214magnolia.com/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: March Classes & Workshops

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

Tue Mar 2, 10-12: Smorgasbord Class: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Debbie Toney. $20
Fri Mar 5, 5-7: Fun Friday Art Reception celebrating Debbie Toney
Tue Mar 16, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting
Thu Mar 18, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry class, “Pleasingly Purple Bracelet,” with George Gallant, $55 + $20

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

UT School of Art: Viscosity: Women of Print

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An exhibition featuring work by 25 contemporary women printmakers, opens Monday, March 1, in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery.

The theme of viscosity, flexibility, and fluidity of ink used in printmaking serves as the organizing principle for the portfolio. Dynamic viscosity, by definition, is the sheer stress and sheer rate of a fluid material. The push and pull of ink under pressure can result in the pulling of a perfect film of color and texture. However, the wrong body of ink can result in tearing, push, or saltiness of the color field and render the print an unsuccessful. Constant trial and error of different additives to the ink body can and will be made. It is only after failure, success, and time, do printers, begin to understand how the ink body will react under the pressure of the printing press.

The exhibition encompasses a variety of printmaking media, and includes work by alumnae Ericka Walker (MFA ‘10), associate professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art University and Deb Chaney (BFA ‘01) a Tamarind Master Printer based in Brooklyn, New York and Paris, France.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Art + Architecture Building outside the print shop, room 241. The exhibition is on view through Friday, April 30.

Art and Architecture Building, Outside of room 241
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/viscosity_women_of_print#.YDPza-hKjct

Ijams Nature Center: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Ijams Take Action!: Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet is back, and it’s bigger than ever! Throughout 2021, you’ll find workshops, recycling events, and more to help you make a difference in the world.

March 1-31
Help Creatures Great and Small: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event
Licensed wildlife rehabilitators work 24/7 to help injured or orphaned animals heal, grow and hopefully be released back into the wild. Help them accomplish this important work during this collection event!

https://www.ijams.org/wildlife-rehab-collection

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

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