Calendar of Events
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Momentum Dance Lab: Yard Art
This event will occur on the weekend of April 24th and 25th. Time slots range from 10am-7pm. The last day to reserve a slot is Wednesday, April 21st at midnight.
Where: In order to participate, performance locations must be within Knox County. If you live more than 30 minutes away from Downtown Knoxville please note that when you reserve your time slot, so we can do our best to accommodate all our hosts.
Cost: This is a fundraiser and payment will be accepted upon arrival. Payment options include Venmo, Paypal, Credit/Debit Card, and Exact Cash. All performances will include four pieces and a talk back. Cost for the performance is $50. Be aware that as this is a prominent fundraiser for us, we will ask for donations from audience members. The performance fee is set, but anything above that is optional. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Momentum Dance Lab is continuing fundraising efforts with a second installment of YARD ART! Imagine a few highly trained beautiful dancers performing in your own back (or front!) yard for you and your family or a small group of friends. We’re ready to come to bring to you a few pieces, performed by some of our most highly skilled dancers, and you don’t even have to get dressed for the theater! Our dancers will arrive, perform, and leave during your chosen half hour time slot. They’ll be able to stay about an extra five minutes after the performance to answer questions about dance or MDL in particular, and for you to browse and order MDL logo’d merchandise. The dancers will need to travel to their next drop in performance site in a timely manner, so they sadly will have to stick to their schedule. This is guaranteed to be great fun!
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Crochet Your Own Slippers
Crochet Your Own Slippers with Valerie Russell
Saturday, April 24 | 12 PM – 4 PM
In this class, students will learn how to crochet their own house slippers! Students will need the following: 2 colors of yarn, a 4.5-millimeter crochet hook, and the base knowledge of how to chain in crochet. The instructor will supply the patterns and provide hands-on help and troubleshooting.
Space is limited to 8 students to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings are required.
Member Rate: $45 | Non-Member Rate: $55
Registration deadline: April 17
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net
Knoxville Museum of Art: Artists on Location Art Show & Sale
The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2021 – an art show and sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art the evening of Saturday, April 24 from 5:30-9pm. Reservations will be required, check www.knoxart.org for details. Artists on Location 2021 promotes the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community and provides both new and seasoned collectors a rare opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee.
From Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, talented artists selected through a careful, juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area. The public is invited to watch AOL’s artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings. The artists’ specific locations will be published on the KMA website, www.knoxart.org prior to the event and will be followed on the KMA Guild’s Instagram page @artistsonlocation.
This annual art show and sale will be held Saturday, April 24 and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect. Proceeds of the sale will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Painting in open air or plein-air became popular in the mid-19th century with artists of the French Impressionist movement seeking to paint light and its ephemeral qualities. The practice of painting on location increased in popularity with the development of transportable paint tubes and box easels.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/kma_events/artists-on-location-2021/
The Mill & Mine: 80's Spring Fling Drag Brunch
Sunday, April 24 • 11am & 2pm • On Sale Friday
You're invited to our '80s themed Spring Fling Drag Brunch! This show will feature performances by a totally hella talented cast including Hannah VonStevens, Aurora Starz, Daphne Gloss, Yazmine Nicole and Mercedes Alexander!
It's going to be a gnarly Spring Fling! Wear your most bodacious 80’s attire, enjoy a radical Drag Show that is sure to gag you with a spoon, and take a tubular photo at our photo booth! There’s even a rumor a Spring Fling King & Queen will be crowned!
Food is included in your ticket price, stay tuned for more menu details. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar and via our low-contact QR code system!
Ijams Nature Center: Have a Field Day with Edible Plants
(Ages 18+) Nature is pretty, and sometimes it’s tasty too! Learn what's good and how to find it at Ijams Field Day: Wild Spring Edibles next Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. You'll leave with new plant ID skills, foraging techniques and more! Learn More and Register: https://www.ijams.org/calendar-of-events
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
The Bottom: Writing for Children Workshop
More children’s books are needed that are by and about people from historically underrepresented groups. If you are a Black, Indigenous or other Person of Color (BIPOC), LGBT+ person, or a person with a disability, authors Julia Watts and Liz Garcia invite you to join a FREE virtual 90-minute workshop Saturday, April 24th from 11:00am-12:30pm EST, on how to get started writing for children. You will learn about expectations for various types of children’s books (picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels), and will engage in a few fun creative writing activities. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask Julia and Liz questions, and you’ll receive a list of resources that can provide additional information and support.
This event is co-sponsored by The Bottom and UTK's Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL). To learn more about The Bottom, please visit https://www.thebottomknox.com. To learn more about the CCYAL, visit https://ccyal.utk.edu/.
From the Ground Up Yoga and Brunch
Join us for a 45 minute, outdoor yoga class with Kimberly Lomonaco and delicious brunch by OliBea, benefiting Century Harvest Farms Foundation's From the Ground Up Program.
Saturday, April 24th at 10:00am - 12:30pm at Knox City Farm in the Old City
Century Harvest Farm provides a safe, sober, and supportive work training program called From The Ground Up, a 40 day program which provides classes related to employment, wellness, and life skills. The goal is to ensure participants are equipped with the skills to gain full-time, living-wage, sustainable jobs in the career field of their choosing upon graduation.
Ticket Price: $45
What is Included in the Ticket:
• 45 minute all levels yoga class with Kim Lomonaco
• Brunch served on site by OliBea
• Unique setting in a locally managed, community urban garden space
• 2 non-alcoholic mocktails (this is a sober event)
• Education on how Knox City Gardens and Century Harvest Farm Foundation creates impact in the community
Few spots remain, but stay tuned for additional dates in the coming months.
Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Arts Festival
World's Fair Park, 525 Henley St, Knoxville
FRIDAY, APRIL 23: 10AM-7PM*
*10AM-12PM reserved for the elderly and immunocompromised
SATURDAY, APRIL 24: 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 25: 10AM-5PM
We've been working closely with the City of Knoxville and following Knox County Health Department guidelines to bring this celebrated springtime event back to downtown while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved.
We're moving the festival to the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park and showcasing 75 art vendors working in mixed media, pottery, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more. The Dogwood Arts Festival provides an important opportunity for professional artists to sell their work––an opportunity that was sorely missed last year due to the pandemic.
The event will also feature live music from local favorites on two small stages, take-home art activities for kids, and a concession area with food vendors, beer, wine, and cocktails provided by Sugarlands Distilling Company.
Greater in size than two football fields, the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park provides ample space for attendees and vendors to safely social distance. There is a strict capacity limit and guests will be required to reserve a free ticket online prior to the event. Tickets are available in two-hour increments and there will be a designated period on Friday morning for elderly and immunocompromised attendees. Reserve your ticket at the link below!
Masks are required for all patrons over the age of 12 and must remain on unless guests are seated in the concession area. Staff, volunteers, and artists will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms each day before entering the event. https://www.dogwoodarts.com/dogwoodartsfestival
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
WDVX: Live from Home with Tim O'Brien
BEGINNING APRIL 23 THROUGH APRIL 25
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: https://wdvx.com/watch/
Bearden High School Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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 www.beardentheatre.com.
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
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
Arts in the Airport
For the past twelve years, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) have partnered to present a biannual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and will be displayed through October 2021. View works at https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/airport-24/.
Exhibiting artists include: Gabrielle Barnhart, Lynda Best, Meredith Boatman, Orel Brodt, Jan Burleson, Nancy S. Campbell, Tina Curry, Barbara Enloe, Casey Field, Brian Horais, David Johnson, Judy Kelley Jorden, Anne Kinggard, Judy Lavoie, Peggy Kretchmar Leland, Ilana Lilienthal, Bill Long, Ling Lu, Siobhan McAuley, Steven McQuilkin, Brian Melton, Amalia Fotini Mermingas, Allen Monsarrat, Chico Osten, Amber Patty, Carrie Pendergrass, Mera Ragsdale, Ted Richards, Adam Rowe, Mary Ruden, Pamela Salyer, Gayla D. Seale, Renee C. Suich, W. James Taylor, Marilyn Avery Turner, Gena Tussey, Rick Whitehead, Carl Whitten, Marcy Wielfaert, Anne Wilkerson, and Marianne Woodside.