Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Nourish Knoxville: New Harvest Farmers' Market

  • April 22, 2021 — September 30, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Health, wellness

April 22 – September 30, 2021
Thursdays, 3 pm – 6 pm

New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918

The New Harvest Farmers’ Market is an open-air, producer-only farmers’ market located in east Knox County at New Harvest Park. Everything at the NHFM is grown or raised within a 150-mile radius of Knoxville. Products vary by the season, and include fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, cut flowers, edible and ornamental plants, prepared foods, baked goods, crafts, and much more! New Harvest Park also features a splash pad and play area, walking trails, and a covered pavilion for patrons to enjoy.

Bearden High School Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • April 22, 2021 — April 25, 2021

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Live theatre returns to Bearden High School! The BHS Advanced Theatre Performance and Stage Tech classes have been working hard this semester to present our production of William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Presented at the Bearden High School Auditorium, April 22, 23, 24, 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Seating will be limited for each show to ensure our patrons can safely enjoy an evening of live theatre. In order to maintain social distancing, all groups of attendees will be spaced six feet apart from other groups in attendance. Tickets cost $10 and will go on sale April 1 at

A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the woods outside Athens on a summer night. The ensuing hilarity and chaos create an evening filled with love and laughter.

Please note: Event staff, volunteers, and attendees are required to wear masks at all times.

Ancient Lore Village: Tour & Dinner

  • April 22, 2021 — April 25, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food and Fundraisers

Apr 22, 23 & 25, 3 PM


Experience the wonder and merriment of Ancient Lore Village!

Your Village tour guide will share stories of the Ancient Lore Village and all of the characters that live here! You will learn about Bokee and all of the experiences he discovered during his trek.

2:30pm: Ancient Lore Village gate open for arrival
3:00pm: Guided storytelling tour of Ancient Lore Village based on the book, Bokee's Trek
4:30 pm: Happy Hour
6:00pm: Dinner and bonfire at the Fireside Grill

7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony

Category: Music

Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony

Thursday, April 22nd, 7:30 p.m. at Tennessee Theatre

The KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series features the KSO on the stage of the beautiful Tennessee Theatre.

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”)
Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
Ligeti Romanian Concerto

UT Humanities Center: John Hervey Wheeler and the Search for Freedom of Movement

  • April 22, 2021

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

"A Dangerous Age: John Hervey Wheeler and the Search for Freedom of Movement”

Brandon Winford, Associate Professor
UT Department of History

Thursday, April 22, 2021
7:00 P.M.

This talk examines the activism of banker-lawyer John Hervey Wheeler during the modern civil rights movement. As president of Mechanics and Farmers Bank (M&F Bank), located on Durham's "Black Wall Street," Wheeler became North Carolina’s most influential black power broker and among the top civil rights figures in the South. Wheeler recognized that while direct action represented a shift away from strict reliance on legal tactics, ongoing civil disobedience meant that he was in a better position than ever before to fulfill the ideals of New South prosperity through increased involvement in reform and policymaking at the local, state, and national levels.

When is “continuing education” fun? The answer: always -- with our UTHC series “Conversations & Cocktails”! “Conversations & Cocktails” is a free public lecture and discussion series that showcases the original research done by our distinguished UT arts and humanities faculty. Our monthly get-togethers give you the opportunity to hear about fascinating work in the arts and in fields such as philosophy, history, and literature studies.This year our theme is “Breaking Boundaries,” featuring new, groundbreaking work in five different research fields. Presentations are 30-40 minutes long and are designed for the general public. A spirited question-and-answer discussion follows each presentation. While we usually hold our evening meetings at a restaurant in Knoxville, for the health and safety of our campus and community, we will host our spring 2021 Conversations & Cocktails lectures as webinars on Zoom.

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: Trash Run for Earth Day

  • April 22, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host a Trash Run for Earth Day from Albright Grove Brewing Company

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting its spring Trash Run on Thursday, April 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m in celebration of Earth Day. The event will kick off at Albright Grove Brewing, 2924 Sutherland Avenue.

The Trash Run is a non-competitive fun run and litter pickup for runners/walkers of all ages. There is no designated route for the event; rather participants are encouraged to spend an hour running or walking and collecting litter in the area. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will provide maps, gloves, safety vests, and litter-pickers.

After the cleanup, volunteers are invited back to Albright Grove where they will receive their first beer discounted as well as the chance to win prizes. Participants can sign up at

Prizes include: beer and a t-shirt from Albright Grove, a Holly’s Gourmet Market gift card, gift cards from the Runners Market, a t-shirt and a gift card from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, and a gift basket and free drink from Backroads Market. Participants will receive prize entry tickets for each bag of trash they collected during the event.

Knox History Project: Sultana!

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

Thursday, April 22 at 6:00 pm on Zoom

The following week we’ll welcome guest speaker Norman Shaw, who will tell a story of America’s worst nautical disaster, and explain why Knoxville has the country’s most-impressive monument to the tragic explosion of the Sultana—which occurred 156 years ago this month. It’s a bizarre story, remarkably little known, with a strong connection to East Tennessee, though the Sultana’s 1,100-plus victims died 400 miles away. Shaw is a founder of Knoxville’s Civil War Round Table and of the Association of Sultana Descendants and Friends, and probably the region’s foremost authority on the disaster.

Register for these online programs at:

Ijams Nature Center: FREE Earth Day Chat Gives You a Bird's Eye View

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

FREE Earth Day Chat Gives You a Bird's Eye View April 22

(All Ages) Celebrate Earth Day and learn how birds help us understand the planet at a FREE Virtual Naturalist Chat next Thursday, April 22, from 5-6 p.m. Bird watching is fun and easy, AND you can learn a lot about your own backyard...and habitats thousands of miles away from these feathered friends!

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

Ijams Nature Center: Nature Preschool/Play Club In-Person Open Houses

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

Ijams Nature Center will host in-person open houses for families interested in learning more about the full-time Ijams Nature Preschool and the new part-time Ijams Nature Play Club.

In-person open houses are Thursday, April 22, from 10 a.m-12 p.m. and Thursday, May 20, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Ijams Miller Education Building, 2915 Island Home Ave. The events will follow COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure everyone stays safe.

Classes start Monday, Aug. 9. The Ijams Nature Preschool meets Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and focuses on child-led, age-appropriate, experiential learning. Children ages 3-5 spend more than 50% of their time outdoors.
The new Ijams Nature Play Club follows the same model for ages 3-5, but is 100% outdoors. Classes have been held on Mondays and Wednesdays, but will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for the 2021-2022 academic year. Both programs blend traditional education standards with the opportunity to learn about and explore the natural world. Children spend the majority of their time outdoors, where they learn through play, discovery and inquiry. Activities focus on sensory experiences with live animals, natural objects, artifacts and art materials.

The programs encourage curiosity, cognitive growth and motor skills through unstructured, child-led outdoor adventures. Children build problem-solving, math and engineering skills through hands-on experiences, and cultivate social skills through group play and opportunities for cooperative learning.

For more information about the Ijams Nature Preschool and Ijams Nature Play Club, visit or Questions and requests for private tours should be directed to Administrator Leslee Moore at 865-679-5491 or

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

UT College of Law: Critical Conversation on Race

  • April 22, 2021
  • 12 PM

Category: Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

We have decided to shift the topic for the next Critical Conversation on Race in response to the death of a black child at Austin East High School this week and the shootings involving black youth in East Knoxville over the past few months.

We will focus our last Critical Conversation of the semester on Race, Children, & Police in Knox County Schools. The session will amplify the voices of community members who participated in the Legal Clinic’s Racial Justice Listening Project and will highlight the difficult issues associated with police in schools and the school-to-prison pipeline.

We hope this Critical Conversation on Race will help us frame the events of this week in a larger context of racial injustice and how lawyers can collaborate with community members to be part of a solution.

Please join us for this conversation on Thursday, April 22 at noon on zoom:

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association: Earth Day Storytelling Concert

  • April 22, 2021
  • 7 pm

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

Held on Zoom - FREE

Thu Apr 22, 7 PM
Featuring Rev. Jean Davidson, Jennifer Alldredge, and Janice Brooks-Headrick

Voices Out Loud: East Tennessee LGBTQ History Project: Queer History Club

  • April 22, 2021

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Lecture, discussion, panel

Queer History Club
Free · Online Event

Event by Voices Out Loud: East Tennessee LGBTQ History Project

Interested in Knoxville's LGBTQ+ history? Want a way to connect with the community and stay safe from Covid? Have stories you want to share about people, places, and events in Knoxville's past? Join the Queer History Club for Throwback Thursdays!

On the second Thursday of each month, Donna (librarian and co-director of the project) will share an interesting queer artifact and the story behind it. Then we'll open the room for discussion. On the 4th Thursday of each month we will discuss one of the project's oral histories. Listen to the interview ahead of time and then share and learn from your community.

April 22 we will be discussing Ali's interview:

The oral histories are located here for reading/listening:

Please register to help us keep our space secure:

Please contact us with any ways that we can make these more accessible to those with disabilities.

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