Calendar of Events

Friday, April 16, 2021

WDVX: Live from Home with The Alex Leach Band

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:

Pellissippi State: Love and Information

Category: Free event and Theatre

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

This performance will be available during these three days only and requires a free ticket to enjoy.

Featuring a cast of 15 actors playing over 100 different characters, "Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill is a play of many moments — fragments — of peoples’ lives as they pursue the desire for love and the subsequent need for information often connected to that love.

In a series of seven segments of seven scenes, plus more than a score of random moments, we see characters searching to make sense of the world and their place in it. They struggle with what they know, what they wished they knew, what they don’t know and what they wished they didn’t know.

"Love and Information" takes us on a nonlinear journey of the fears, hopes and desires we all experience as we go about our daily lives in this crazy world.

Jubilee Community Arts: Jay Clark

Category: Free event and Music

Jay Clark and the Tennessee Tree Beavers
Blount County songwriter Jay Clark and his band, the Tennessee Tree Beavers (Greg Horne, Daniel Kimbro, & Cory Kimbro). Jay will be debuting “Kingston,” a song co-written by Jay and Daniel along with a Kingston coal ash worker that is fighting for his life as a result of cleaning up the largest industrial spill in U.S. history. Jay and the Beavers, along with a few special guests, will present a musical documentary that tells the story of the coal ash spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant and the heroic efforts of the workers that cleaned up the toxic mess. Many of the Kingston coal ash workers have died. Many more are sick and dying. Jay dedicates this show to them and their families.

Streaming on Facebook • free

The Laurel Theater is located on the corner of 16th and Laurel Avenue in the historic Fort Sanders neighborhood of Knoxville near the UT campus. For additional information or photos call Brent Cantrell or Toby Koosman at (865) 522-5851 or email

Gallery 1010: By a Thread

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Works by Brianna Mckamey

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:

Mabry-Hazen House: Dinner in the Dogwoods

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and History, heritage

Celebrate one of the nature’s great performances and enjoy a multi-course dinner outdoors on the grounds around Mabry-Hazen House! On Friday, April 16, 2021 from 6-9pm, the museum will host our second annual Dinner in the Dogwoods in partnership with Sister South Fine Food. Guests will be treated to a cocktail hour in our historic dogwood grove followed by a three-course dinner on the grounds of Mabry-Hazen House.

A stop on the Dogwood Trail, Mabry-Hazen House conserves over 80 flowering dogwood trees, and their flowery blooms will be in full force, adorning Mabry’s Hill in an array of whites, pinks, and greens. The site is also a level 1 arboretum, conserving 32 species of trees including ancient southern magnolias, oaks, and maples.

Like always, we are taking safety at our event seriously. We have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff:
• Tables will be set-up outdoors and spaced to allow for physical distancing between groups.
• Each group will have their own personal table. Seating is available at each table for up to 8 guests. Tickets must be purchased together to reserve table.
• Masks/face coverings are required when not at table.

Sister South Fine Foods is operated by chef/owner Jessica Hammonds. She offered one of the earliest Community Supported Agriculture programs in Knoxville, sold Certified Naturally Grown produce at local farmers’ markets, and today, Sister South Fine Foods aims to educate the community about the ease and beauty of eating locally and seasonally.

Tickets are $60 per person, and includes hors d'oeuvres, multi-course dinner, table wine, and cocktails. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available by request. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House and our mission.

In case of rain, dinner will be rescheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021. Refunds will be made available if unable to attend.

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Virtual Town Hall Meeting - Men of Austin-East

  • April 16, 2021

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2021 @ 4PM

We are in pursuit of Racial Justice. Our community and specifically, our local high school, Austin-East Magnet High School, located at 2800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, has been traumatized by violence. We know that systemic racism manifest itself in many areas including crime in our community; we must end the violence. We need to hear from AE alumni on this topic. We need to hear their voice speak to the community, teachers, administrators, students and allies. These alumni are doing amazing things. They have wisdom for this moment.

In March, during Women’s History Month, we heard from the Ladies of AE, and it was dynamic. Now, we want to hear from the men.

Please mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Friday, April 16 at 4P (eastern) for this important and critical discussion. Like the women, these are amazing men who will leave an impactful legacy in our history.

Tennessee Stage Company: Transisters by Jay Huling

Category: Free event and Theatre

Sign up for viewing shows online for free (donations are encouraged):

4/16 at 7:30 PM Eastern - TRANSISTERS by Jay Huling
A guy tries to impress an old friend with a robot girlfriend -- hijinks ensue when she malfunctions.

Josh Brandon
Cat Glidwell
Greg Helton
Noah McBrayer Jones
Nina Lucy Locke
Leslie Marberry
Christina Scott Sayer
David Silverthorn

Steven Trigg

For more information on Tennessee Stage Company and our New Play Festival:

UT Science Forum: Baby Talk in the NICU

  • April 16, 2021

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

Friday, April 16, 12 PM via Zoom

Kathy Newnam, UT assistant professor of nursing, and Jessica Hay, UT associate professor of psychology, will present “Baby Talk in the NICU” Friday, April 16 via Zoom.

Infants born preterm are at a critical stage of auditory development in a less-than-optimal environment. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a high-tech but low-touch environment where directed infant speech is sporadic and at times absent. Great disparities exist for those infants whose parents rarely visit. Previous research suggests that the quantity and quality of speech that infants hear is positively correlated with their future language proficiency.

Professors Newnam and Hay will discuss their research, which centers around the hypothesis that parental engagement through directed language is a low-risk, readily available intervention that can be used to reduce stress in the preterm infant and lead to improved brain development.

The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, April 16 from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the Zoom presentation.

New Orleans Opera: Menotti’s The Medium with Kathryn Frady

  • April 16, 2021

Category: Music and Theatre

Kathryn Frady, Executive Artistic Director of Marble City Opera (Knoxville), recently returned to Knoxville from singing the role of Mrs. Nolan in Menotti's The Medium with New Orleans Opera. The opera will be streamed online Friday, April 16th at 7:30 CST.

Knoxville's favorite stage director, James Marvel directed.

Ijams Hallway Gallery Presents: Lori Paul

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Lori Paul is an East Tennessee mixed media artist who works with found and recycled items, mostly stones and bits of nature to make her wonderful, whimsical creations. See her work in the Ijams Hallway Gallery in April!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Zoo Knoxville: Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus OPEN

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

We’ve opened our new Clayton Family Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Campus.

We Dare You to Enter! The new, state-of-the-art Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Campus is ready for you! Come explore 12,000 square feet of rare, venomous, beautiful and mysterious snakes, tortoises, frogs, and Cuban crocs. You might see Joe the sloth overhead, too!

The ARC is our commitment to animal conservation, where we will protect 85 species—38 of which are endangered. We can’t wait for you to experience this and help our mission of saving animals from extinction.


Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

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.

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