Calendar of Events

Friday, March 26, 2021

UT Gardens: Spring Plant Sale

  • March 26, 2021 — April 5, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

UT Gardens, Knoxville will be holding their upcoming Spring Plant Sale online again this year. Current Gardens members will get the opportunity to shop early on March 26, and will also receive their 10% on their purchase. If you aren't currently a member, you can join now in order to receive the preview sale link when we send it out. If you are a member affiliated with either Crossville or Jackson, please contact Beth at and ask to be included in the member sale preview email.

The sale will be open to the public from March 29 through April 5, and we will hold a contact-free curbside pickup on April 9 and 10.

Member Pre-Sale - opens March 26
Public Sale - March 29-April 5
Pickup will be scheduled for - April 9 - 10
2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville

Drive-in Movies at the Midway at Chilhowee Park

  • March 26, 2021 — April 1, 2021

Category: Film, Free event and Kids, family

Drive-In at the Midway returns to Chilhowee Park this spring!

Together with the City of Knoxville, we are excited to present two free drive-in screenings at the Midway in Chilhowee Park this spring. Mark your calendars:

Lineup Announced and Registration Opens: March 10, 2021

Spring Screenings: March 26 & April 1, 2021

WDVX: Live from Home with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Category: Music

Friday, March 26, 7pm

Join WDVX “Live From Home” featuring artists from their home settings, studio and more. This is a series of shows that support musicians and WDVX. Tickets for WDVX’s initial spring Live from Home show featuring Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, March 26th at 7pm, are on sale now through our website:

Big Ears: Streaming Lonnie Holley's Knoxville Sessions

Category: Festivals, special events and Music

From The Mill & Mine and Southern Railroad Depot
Streaming: March 26 thru April 1

Big Ears captured Lonnie Holley's Knoxville sessions for a series of streaming films. This new 70-minute show — the second coming out of those sessions — has Lonnie making music with an expert ensemble of collaborators outdoors at the Southern Railroad Depot and inside at The Mill & Mine.

Musicians who participated in these sessions, supporting Lonnie, include cellists Ben Sollee and Dave Eggar, guitarists Christopher Paul Stelling and Phil Faconti, drummer Jordon Ellis, and fiddler Evie Andrus.

Ticket Options:
$10 | Livestream Ticket
$25 | Meet & Greet + Livestream Ticket

Gallery 1010: Loop

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Works by Ashley Ekstrum

Opening receptions via Zoom, Fri 6-9 PM. Link on the website.
It can also be viewed by appointment between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Exhibition hours by appointment only. Information:

Mill & Mine Movie Night: Jurassic Park

  • March 26, 2021
  • 6:30-9:00PM

Category: Film and Kids, family

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Movie Night at The Mill & Mine featuring Jurassic Park! We have an indoor set up with a great view of the big screen! Reserve via our Tako Taco Resy link below. Select either "Movie Lounge" or "Movie Table". Other dining options do offer viewing of the movie.

Seating starts at 6:30PM
Movie starts at 7:00PM
$5-$8 per person
More info:
Pod sizes range from 2-8 people. Each pod offers your group their own space to hang out, safely distanced from others.

For all pods, check-in at the Tako Taco hostess stand to be seated.

Food and beverage from Tako Taco available for purchase, both by walk-up ordering and by QR code without ever having to leave your spot. For everyone’s safety, masks are required any time you are not in your pod.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

The Songwriters' Exchange: Tracy Bonham

  • March 26, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Music

Fri, March 26th at 4-5 PM
Free! Livestreaming from Brooklyn, NY
This is an online showcase: Artery showcases are usually intimate in-person gatherings in people’s homes. While we are all physical distancing, our community will be sharing experiences together over live-streams. Your support of local artists is critical and much appreciated at this difficult time.

Join Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for a very special edition of The Songwriter's Exchange! There will be live performance, intimate conversation & an open mic style workshop with Tracy.

What is the new Songwriters' Exchange series?

It's an intimate event to explore the art of songwriting. You will experience live performance and in-depth conversations with musicians on their songwriting process. Hosted by Nicholas Horner of NYC's iconic Porch Stomp — an annual event celebrating traditional and contemporary folk music.

This event will be taking place in Bramble — a new platform for virtual gatherings happening in Artery that offers a more natural way to connect online. | IG

UT Science Forum: Going to Pieces: Catastrophic Collisions in the Early Solar System

  • March 26, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Science, nature

Friday, March 26, 12 PM via Zoom

Nicholas Dygert, the Larry and Dawn Taylor Assistant Professor of Planetary Geosciences in the UT Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will present “Going to Pieces: Catastrophic Collisions in the Early Solar System”.

Meteorites recovered on Earth originate from at least three parent bodies located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. In his presentation, Professor Dygert will discuss how the application of a novel geochemical technique to ordinary chondrites – the most abundant class of meteorites – revealed that they were rapidly cooled from temperatures of about 1,000°C shortly after the Solar System formed. The only plausible mechanism for producing such rapid cooling is catastrophic fragmentation of their parent asteroids after collisional events, suggesting such collisions were frequent in the young Solar System.

The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, March 26 from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the Zoom presentation.

Asian Culture Center of TN: Persona non Grata film

Category: Film, Free event and History, heritage

Chiune Sugihara man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Join the Nashville Film Festival and the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville for a free screening of Persona non Grata, a film celebrating the life of Chiune Sugihara. Before the screening, enjoy in-depth discussion from experts which provides historical and emotional context to the film. This screening will be available from March 25-3, and is available for anyone to screen for free on their home computer or smart device. Registration is required to access this free film screening.

WDVX: Spring Fund Drive

Category: Fundraisers and Music

March 24th - 28th
We can't do what we do without you! Check out the 'thank you' gifts. We've brought back the classic WDVX license plate along with a new T-shirt and cap! Please consider a financial donation to keep the good music going at WDVX!

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

March 22nd 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.

March 24th 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.

March 27th (Learning Series - The Print) 2PM-4PM - 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.

See additional details and sign up at

Fountain City Art Center: Open Photography Show

  • March 19, 2021 — April 21, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

March 19 – April 21, 2021
Featuring a variety of photography by local artists! Juried for awards by Clay Thurston.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

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