Calendar of Events

Friday, August 27, 2021

Tennessee Theater: Summer Movie Magic - The Goonies

Category: Film and Kids, family

Summer Movie Magic presented by Denark Construction is a long-standing tradition celebrating our legacy as a movie palace. Moviegoers will travel back in time and see these classics, as they should be: in a historic theater originally built as a movie palace surrounded by other movie-lovers, enjoying some popcorn and a cold drink. This year, we are pulling out all the stops with a lineup of blockbuster hits! And true to tradition, hear the Mighty Wurlitzer organ fill the auditorium with magnificent music prior to the movie. Experience some of your favorite classics on the big screen!

Aug 27, 8 PM and Aug 29, 3 PM: The Goonies

When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure. This film is 1 hour 51 mins and is rated PG.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Suttree Landing Park: Second Bell

  • August 27, 2021 — August 28, 2021

Category: Comedy, Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Festivals, special events and Music

Knoxville’s South Waterfront Celebration | Suttree Landing Park

After co-producing BLANKFest for three years in Knoxville’s Historic Market Square, we decided it was time to take this party to a body of water. So, Second Bell at Suttree Landing Park was born. Much like BLANKFest, Second Bell will highlight the local and regional entertainment communities and we’re making it easy for you.

Our goal is to create an oasis where you can discover your new favorite local band, restaurant, retailer and comedian all in one day, and for next to nothing monetarily. The event will pair Knoxville’s vibrant scene with its newest riverfront park in one of the area’s fastest growing sectors.


Gallery 1010: Two-Second Rule

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Second Year MFA Student Exhibition
Works by Danqi Cai, Delany Bal, Emily Rice, Haley Takahashi, Hanna Seggerman, Noah Lagle, Sarah Bernstein, Sean Heiser, and Zoe Brester-Pennings

The exhibition will open Friday, August 27, 5-7 PM

Masks are required.

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Reception Fri 5-7 PM, Sat 10 AM – 1 PM. Additional hours by appointment. Information:

Bijou Theatre: Erick Baker

Category: Music

FRIDAY, AUG. 27 | 8:00PM

Drawing comparisons to contemporary songwriters like Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, and Ryan Adams, Erick Baker is a true heart on his sleeve troubadour of soulful Americana. His music blends a divergent set of American roots influences – country, rock, folk, soul, and blues – into one seamless sound, delivering a heartfelt dose of music medicine with the power to open wounds and mend them at the same time.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Tennessee Sheiks Sunset Series Concert

Category: Music

Due to COVID Restrictions, capacity is limited. All who plan on attending must obtain tickets/reservations through this site. Please bring your own lawn chair. Tickets are $10.00 per person (GSMHC Members must reserve their spot)

The Tennessee Sheiks (circa 2004) is a band made up of several long time Knoxville musicians, who have graced many stages in numerous groups over the years. The Sheiks music is best described as eclectic acoustic swing: they play jazz standards played (and sung) a la the style of the great Gypsy guitarist Django Rinehardt, as well as original, folk, bluegrass and country tunes.

The Sheiks are:
Nancy Brennan Strange- vocals
Don Cassell- mandolin, dobro, vocals
Don Wood- guitar
Barry 'Po' Hannah- guitar
Ken Wood- percussion
Will Yager- bass

Fri, August 27, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Make plans to join us for the 2021 Concerts! Reservations must be made in advance for all Sunset Series Concerts. Reservations may be made no more that 30 days in advance by clicking on the links.

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,

Ijams' Movies Under the Stars: Mad Max Fury Road

Category: Film and Science, nature

Ijams Nature Center and Central Cinema will welcome back movie lovers to the lawn for the 2021 Movies Under the Stars, presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., starting June 4.

Moviegoers are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch a blend of popular comedies, action, fantasy and horror films on the hill in front of the Ijams Visitor Center throughout the summer and early fall.

• August 27: Mad Max Fury Road, Action/Adventure – R
• September 17: Wizard of Oz, Fantasy/Musical – G
• October 1: The Shining, Horror/Mystery – R

Doors open at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dark. In the event of inclement weather, movies will be shown under a large tent at the Ijams Homesite, which is a short walk from the Visitor Center.

Tasty meals, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from food trucks and the Ijams beer garden. No coolers or outside alcohol is allowed.

Tickets are $10 per person or $36 for a family four-pack. Space is limited to 250 guests to ensure proper physical distancing. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended; walk-up tickets may not be available due to limited audience size. Dogs get in free, but must be leashed at all times.

Guests will be asked to wear a mask at check-in and in all common areas, but may remove masks once seated on the lawn.

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-577-4717 or

Muse Knoxville: FREE Family Night

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family, Science, nature and Technology

On the fourth Friday of each month from 6 - 8 PM, Muse Knoxville at Chilhowee Park is open FREE to the public.​​​


Masks are required for everyone ages 5 and up. No exceptions.
No more than 3 children per adult may be admitted.
Stay in close proximity to your children at all times.
Shoes are required at all times.
Please be respectful of Museum exhibits, staff, and guests.
The Muse has a set number of guests that can be allowed into the Museum at any one time.
The Muse reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone that poses a threat to the well-being of Museum guests or property.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

"Walking Out of Our Past" 2021 Fundraising Gala benefitting Hand UP For Women

  • August 27, 2021

Category: Fundraisers

Free · The Foundry on the Fair Site
Event by Hand Up For Women

Come be inspired by amazing messages of lives saved and transformed! And, you'll hear great music and have a delicious meal to boot! At the end of the evening, you can become a part of the work at Hand UP For Women!
Contact us at 865-525-9696 or to host a table of 8 or reserve your seat!

Flying Anvil Theatre: Open Casket

Category: Theatre

August 26-29
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

The provocative, spoken-word performance artist Minton Sparks will be taking the stage at Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville presenting her Open Casket show for a live audience August 26-29, 2021. The performance will also mark the debut of new material from her album "Where Humans and Birds Begin."

The Open Casket program revolves around the people in Sparks' life and a review of the characters that make up a rural community. As they say in the south, "We don't hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and give it a sweet tea." She invites you to grab a sweet tea, pull up a chair, set a spell and take a listen.

Minton has not only won over audiences with her show but left a lasting impression with media and applauded performers.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

UT Downtown Gallery: First Year MFA Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

August 25 - 28, 2021
reception: Friday, August 27, 5-8pm

Join us for an exhibition of the work of the UT School of Art MFA class of 2024. We are excited to welcome these students to Rocky Top! Exhibiting students are:

Casey Wolhar - Time-Based Art
Haleigh Eicher - Ceramics
Abby Hedley - Sculpture
Griffin Allman - Painting + Drawing
Landin Eldridge - Painting + Drawing
Saloni Parekh - Painting + Drawing
Megan Wolfkill - Painting + Drawing
Gino Castellanos - Printmaking
Anthony Huang - Printmaking
Chloe Wack - Printmaking

All UT Downtown Gallery events are free and open to the public. Masks are required. Thank you for working to keep our community healthy.

All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2021-2022 Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

August 23 – September 10, 2021

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

McClung Museum: Between the Hand and Sky: The Art of Elizabeth Gould

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

Elizabeth Gould (1804–1840) is best known as the lifelong assistant of her husband John Gould. Together the couple published a series of ornithological texts chronicling thousands of bird species. However, Elizabeth Gould was more than just the assistant to or wife of her husband. Elizabeth’s artistic contributions to ornithology have been chronically underrepresented, though she is responsible for some of the most important illustrations of birds ever published. During her lifetime, she designed and lithographed more than 650 natural history illustrations. This exhibition of more than thirty lithographs and books seeks to bring Elizabeth Gould to the forefront and acknowledge her life’s work and artistic contributions.

The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. As part of the University of Tennessee, we adhere to UTK's COVID19 policies.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144

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