Calendar of Events

Friday, April 9, 2021

Knoxville Children’s Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit

Category: Kids, family, Literature, reading, writing and Theatre

The play will be performed Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets will be limited for each performance and each group or family will be distanced from each other. Masks are required inside the theatre at all times. Ionopure air sanitizers are used throughout the theatre.

"There are two ways to be real," the Skin Horse says. "The first is when you are real to one special child, and the second is when you are real to the world." More than anything he wants to be a real rabbit—real to the world. One night the Toy Fairy offers him his chance, but he must leave with her immediately. The boy, who is ill with scarlet fever, will die without him. Will the Velveteen Rabbit go with the Toy Fairy, or will his love for the boy cause him to turn his back on the thing he wants most? If he stays, what will happen to him? Margery Williams' beloved tale is faithfully told and carefully expanded for the stage.

KCT Student Director Eric Magee will direct the production.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Waiting for Godot

Category: Theatre

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
directed by Sarah Campbell

Tired of waiting for live theater at TKD to return? The wait is over!

Apr 9th 2021, 8:00 PM
Apr 10th 2021, 8:00 PM
Apr 11th 2021, 3:00 PM
Apr 16th 2021, 8:00 PM
Apr 17th 2021, 8:00 PM
Apr 18th 2021, 3:00 PM


Theatre Knoxville Downtown
800 S. Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

WDVX: Live from Home with Malcolm Holcombe

Category: Music


WDVX is keeping the Real Live Music going from wherever you are with WDVX Live From Home and our Spring Series. Each ticket purchased issues an email that gives you the link to the concert.
+ If you have a smart TV where you can open your email, you can bring the concert up this way to your TV.
+ Open the email on a device that can “cast” its signal to your TV for HD viewing.
+ Use an HDMI cord to join your computer to your TV. Enjoy!

Your tickets to the show will show up as an email within two hours of the show. Thanks in advance for your support of these artists and WDVX. Tickets on sale:

Gallery 1010: Beauty & Bite

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Works by Alaina Jidal Lockhart

Opening receptions via Zoom, Fri 6-9 PM. Link on the website.

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

Knoxville Coliseum: Travis Tritt

  • April 9, 2021

Category: Music

More than 25-years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, he continues to sell-out shows, top sales charts and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. On the heels of sold-out shows throughout his solo acoustic tour and amid a heavy tour schedule that takes Tritt and his band across the country to play for packed out crowds, the Southern-rock influenced Country artist topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for multiple weeks.

A Marietta, GA native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Love Of A Woman,” and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” His twenty-five year career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

Nief-Norf 1:1 Virtual Concert

Category: Free event and Music

These scores are freshly inked. Be the first to hear here...

Friday, April 9 - Stream the concert at

Join Nief-Norf for this virtual concert featuring music written by the nnSF 2020 Composition Fellows - Azariah Felton (Perth, Australia), Huijuan Ling (Durham, North Carolina), Alex Shanafelt (Tampa, Florida), Jimmy Levi (Northfield, Minnesota), and Lawton Hall (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

We're delighted to bring you interviews with the composers and new music performed by Nief-Norf musicians: saxophonist Allison Adams, percussionist Eric Willie, bass flutist Lisa Cella, and cellist Ashley Walters.

Plus, don't forget to say "hi" in the live chat!

Over the years, contributions from our audiences have helped us grow into one of the most ambitious and “avant-leaning” new music organizations in the nation. Through your support and attention, we've been able to continue bringing you brand new scores and performances throughout 2020 and 2021. You've helped us support a community of composers and performers during a very challenging time!

Our 1:1 Virtual Concert is completely FREE to watch. We will also happily accept your donations here to keep the music going.

UT Science Form: Robotic Surgery – Why Operate the Hard Way?

  • April 9, 2021

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

Robotic Surgery – Why Operate the Hard Way?
Melissa Phillips, associate professor of general surgery at UT Medical Center, will present “Robotic Surgery – Why Operate the Hard Way?” Friday, April 9 via Zoom.

Minimally invasive surgery offers many advantages, including shorter recovery and lower complication rates. In her presentation, Professor Phillips will focus on the details of robotic minimally invasive surgical techniques with videos and the benefit that this offers to patients undergoing surgery.

Dial-In Information

The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, April 9 from noon to 1 p.m.

Register Here

Please note, registration is required for the webinar. Once approved, you will receive a link to view the webinar. All registrations must be submitted by 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 9 to be approved.

Friday, April 9 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

214 Magnolia: Uncovered by Melissa Everett

  • April 9, 2021

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

Melissa has reconstructed old quilts into beautiful jackets and other wearables

Opening April 9th, 5-8

214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Friday 5-8, Saturday 12-5, and by appointment, via IG button, during the week: 865-337-7106 or

Clarence Brown Theatre: Airness 2021

Category: Music and Theatre

On Demand: April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17

By Chelsea Marcantel

“In a word, dazzling…”

Prepare to have your face melted by Shreddy Eddy, Golden Thunder and the reigning champ, D Vicious, at the National Air Guitar competition! Nina, a real guitar player, enters the competition thinking it will be a cinch to take the championship. She soon discovers she has a lot to learn. A tribute to good friends, killer rock classics, and the joy of letting go.

Broadway On Demand purchase and viewing:

UT students will receive an email to their UT email address on April 1st with the promo code to obtain their free ticket to view Airness on Broadway On Demand.

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 3

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present the first group of three MFA Thesis Exhibitions. In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work. These exhibitions take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the Ewing Gallery.

April 8 – 15, 2020
Erin Wohletz
Quynh Nguyen
Kate Clark

The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Knoxville Museum: Museum Tours (unguided)

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Small groups of 35 people or less may make a reservation for an unguided group visit during museum hours - admission is always free.

Current hours: Wed-Sun 1-5 PM
Special arrangements may be made for school groups between 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Ask for one chaperone for every 15 students. More info:

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: April Classes & Workshops

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

In the Art Studio, class size and/or open studio gathering size is limited. All people inside the PCAC building should wear face masks and practice social distancing!

Open Studio – Come enjoy our studio space. The studio may be used every day during operating hours when no other class or event is scheduled. Members and guests are both welcome, $5

Smorgasbord Class: “Mobius Flower Earrings,” with George Gallant. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.

Paint Along with Sam Hill, watercolor demonstration class, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for AG members or $25 for guests. Students should bring their own watercolor supplies. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 9.

“Chain Maille Jewelry, the Ripples Bracelet,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including a $25 materials fee) is $55 for members or $60 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 2, maximum is 6.

“Watercolor 101, for Beginners,” with Vera Bogle. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including $5 materials fee) is $35 for members or $40 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, and maximum is 8.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 (in person at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and also on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting: 9:30 a.m. In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.

Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.

“Wire-Wrapped Natural Stones and Shells,” with Susan Smathers. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including $5 materials fee) is $35 for members or $40 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.

Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. Cost is $5 model fee.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

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