Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Spring Tree Walk

  • April 11, 2021

Category: Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Join Board Member & former KBGA staff, Dan Steinhoff, on a guided tour of KBGA’s unique & historic tree collection. This time you’ll be walking through the grounds during Spring’s blooming.

April 11, 2021
Cost: Free for Members, $5 Non-members
Click here to sign up!

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Knox Guitar Box (Podcast)

Category: Free event and Music

Jess Kerber is a singer/songwriter from the Greater New Orleans area. From self-releasing her debut EP entitled, Falling Forward, to being chosen as one of the top ten songwriters to participate in the first Trimble House Songwriting Series in Nashville less than a year later, Jess is putting in as much work and time as possible to be able to continue to form her craft.

Knox Guitar Box (Podcast) 7:00 PM

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!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission: Memorial Service

  • April 11, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

On behalf of the entire Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission we would like to welcome you and invite you to join us for our Upcoming Commemoration. In 2021 we will observe our 39th Annual King Week Celebration. Our 2021 theme, A LEGACY OF RIGHTEOUS PURPOSE: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUALITY - A MUST REALITY, is attributed to the Dream and the Dreamer who affirmed, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars".

Since 1982, the MLK Commission has been organizing a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The weeklong celebration focuses on providing education and leadership training for adults and youth and promotes reconciliation through peaceful conflict resolution. Part of the celebration also includes stories of racial struggles with emphasis on non-violence, equality, and love.

We have a sundry of MLK activities to celebrate the national holiday on Monday, January 18, 2021. We invite you to join us for as many events as your schedule will allow:

Wednesday, January 13 (Via Zoom) - INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - TEACHER IN-SERVICE TRAINING
April 11, 2021 (TBD) - MEMORIAL SERVICE
Sunday, April 17, 2021 (TBD) -YOUTH SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, April 18, 2021 (TBD) - NIGHT OF THE ARTS TIRBUTE/KSO

Amadeus Chamber Ensemble/Knoxville Opera Concert

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

April 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
Information will be updated as it becomes available. Free!

At Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 711 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795,

What’s The Big Idea? Pitch Competition - Virtual Finale Event

  • April 11, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events

April 11 | Virtual Finale Event

5 Companies. 5 Big Ideas. $10,000 on the line.
It’s here! The 13th annual What’s The Big Idea? Pitch Competition
The event you know and love is back! We’re embracing the challenges and curveballs of 2020 to bring you a What’s The Big Idea event like you’ve never seen before. We’re bringing together new mentors, new judges, new sponsorships and partnerships, a new format and elements, and of course – new pitches!

Old City Market

  • April 11, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

APRIL 11 · APRIL 25 · MAY 9 · MAY 23 · JUNE 13 · JUNE 20

Location and dates are subject to change.

The Old City Market transforms the patio of Jackson Terminal into an artist & maker market!

The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, Cor-Tenn, and many, many volunteers.

Ijams Nature Center: Practice Creative Mindfulness

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Science, nature

The Ijams Creative Series is back! Join artist and educator Amelia Gelnett next Sunday, April 11, from 2-3:30 p.m. for Meditate and Create: A Practice in Creative Mindfulness. Amelia will guide you through a series of questions and activities while you let your creativity flow in nature.

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

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Cleanup

Category: Free event and Science, nature

Join us for a Spring Cleanup on Sunday, April 11 from 11am-2pm. Please mark your calendar and join us for at least part of the time. The intent is to care for bushes and flowers, remove weeds, spread mulch, and attend to other things that need attention on the Center grounds. Bring gloves. Contact Pat Hurley if you have questions, 865-567-7695 or

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

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 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

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