Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Knoxville Museum: Fully Awake - Black Mountain College Documentary

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Film, Free event and History, heritage

Exclusive online viewing as an enrichment to the exhibition currently at KMA. View the history, influence, and lasting imprint of the artists, students, and faculty of Black Mountain College. 60-min documentary provided through Vimeo and accessed on any computer, smartphone, or internet-capable device.

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit film "Socks on Fire"

Category: Film and Free event

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: 2020-21 Season

Screening and Q&A with Writer, Director, Producer Bo McGuire.

Free Screening available for 4 days

My name is Bo McGuire. I am the first grandchild of the late, great Evelyn Louise Blanton-Washington of Gadsden, Alabama. Now, even though I conjure her as a great historical figure, y’all don’t know her. Not yet. She is my mama’s mama, my Nanny, and I speak of her as royalty because she is—queen of my heart, my imagination. She was the savior of my young, incredibly queer life in the sometimes cruel geography of rural, working-class Alabama.

Socks on Fire is a lyrical testament to Southern women couched in the battle for my grandmother’s throne. I returned home from New York City to find that my Aunt Sharon, my favorite childhood relative, had locked her gay, drag-queen brother, my Uncle John, out of the family home. As a queer Southerner, who can be both equally protective and skeptical of the South, Aunt Sharon stoked a fire within me to document the place and the people I call home. Through a series of stylized reenactments spun in with family VHS footage, Socks on Fire documents the fluidity of identity, personality, and performance in my hometown among my Mama’s people.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops Series: An American Salute


Category: Music

Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series
Saturday, April 10th, 8:00pm | TICKETS

Tennessee Theatre

“Anyone can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing.” – John Phillip Sousa
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra celebrates America with a patriotic program featuring rousing marches, the moving Armed Forces Salute, and grand finale The Stars & Stripes Forever.

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Cotton + Moss Spring Workshop

  • April 10, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Cotton + Moss is a garden lifestyle brand based in Nashville, TN. This workshop will be designed to help you bring in the warmth, color, and vibrancy of Spring. Stay tuned for more details!

April 10, 2021

Click here to sign up!

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Ana Vidovic in Concert

Category: Music

Ana Vidovic is an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship.See Ana Vidovic, in concert in Knoxville, TN. Come hear beautifully played music performed by an extraordinarily talented guitarist.

St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Knoxville
7:00 PM

UT School of Music: Gala 2021

  • April 10, 2021

Category: Fundraisers and Music

Join the School of Music for a night of live music, fine dining, and lively auctions at Cherokee Country Club.
Cherokee Country Club

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, 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,

Dogwood Arts: Bikes & Blooms

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

Bikes & Blooms is a casual, family-friendly ride through scenic neighborhoods and along relaxing greenways.

Join Two Bikes and Dogwood Arts for a casual bike ride aimed at beginner to intermediate level cyclists. The route will lead through scenic South Knoxville neighborhoods and along relaxing greenways, with a mid-ride break at the Ijams’ wildflower gardens. Riders must wear helmets and be comfortable riding on the road. Riders are encouraged to bring their own water and snacks.

Saturday, April 10th at 10AM
Suttree Landing Park (South Knoxville)
1001 Waterfront Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920
Registration Required

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Ijams Nature Center: Beginning to Bird Spring Songs

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

(Ages 11+) Open your ears and learn the calls and songs of birds during Beginning to Bird: Spring Songs next Saturday, April 10, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. By learning how pick out a song and focus your attention, you'll start building your birdy vocabulary!

Learn More and Register:
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Ijams Nature Center: Take Action! with E-Vehicles

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Take Action! and “plug in” to electric vehicles next Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Knoxville Drive Electric Earth Day event on the Visitor Center plaza! See a variety of vehicles from Tesla, Toyota, Zero Motorcycles and more, and find out why they’re something to get charged up about! This event is presented by Ijams, Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association, Drive Electric Tennessee, and East Tennessee Cleans Fuels Coalition.

Learn More and Register:
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

The Bottom: Just Like Me Story Time

  • April 10, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Literature, reading, writing and Music

DATE: Saturday, April 10th from 11:00am to 12:00pm EST (via Zoom)

SPECIAL GUEST: Vanessa Brantley Newton will be reading her authored & illustrated book, Just Like Me. She will also share some of her special illustrations and engage in Q & A with attendees.

HOST: The Bottom Knox with support from the Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. To learn about The Bottom Knox, visit:

Kelle Jolly, The Tennessee Ukulele Lady, will be kicking us off with a special song and facilitating the story time. For more information or special accommodations: Email

For free registration, please fill out the form, below. You'll be sent a Zoom link the day before the event.

Historic Westwood Open with New Hours

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Westwood Welcomes You Back!

“If we only look for it, we are surrounded by the beautiful always. Cherish it, love it. Take it into your hearts and it will be your very life”. —Adelia Armstrong Lutz

Historic Westwood is pleased to announce that the house and gardens have reopened with the addition of new Saturday hours. Our wonderful docents are looking forward to providing personal tours and sharing all the changes that continue to transform Westwood into a premier historic artist's home, studio and gallery.

Adelia Armstrong Lutz's copy of William-Adolphe Bouguereau's La Tricoteuse (The Little Knitter) has returned to its original location in the studio. Special thanks go to the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection for purchasing the painting and allowing it to be displayed at Westwood once again. William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects. During his life he enjoye significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he embodied the tastes of the American Victorian age and his Gilded Age patrons which included the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Carnegies. His works can be seen at museums such as the the Art Institute of Chicago and the Getty Center.

Tours are at the top of every hour. Please plan to wait on the porch or explore the gardens when not on tour. Exterior restrooms are available.
TUESDAYS at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM
THURSDAYS at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM
SATURDAYS at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM
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Admission: Adults (18+) $10
Free for Children & Knox Heritage Members
Cash is accepted along with all major credit cards.
You may purchase tickets in advance. Simply show the docent your digital receipt:

Please call ahead to book large group tours of 8 or more individuals.

Historic Westwood is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our visitors, staff, and volunteers. We monitor both local and national government agencies and health authorities for updates on ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008,

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