Calendar of Events
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Knoxville Museum of Art: Virtual Cocktails & Conversation with Nick DeFord
September 28, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc-6urDMrH9LvmJpwzirDeZfQr7-YZ7NZ
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Artist Nick DeFord leads an insightful conversation inspired by his experience working in collage, using text, memorabilia, cartography, embroidery, and other elements “altered to examine the relationship of identity, space, and place.” DeFord is the program director and instructor at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. His talk relates to the current KMA exhibition Under Construction: Collage Art from The Mint Museum.
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of At the Ready
Home to one of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.
September 26-29, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
UT Arboretum Society: Online Fall Plant Sale
Pickup date of Friday, October 15
Shop for new plants in the online catalog September 25-October 8
Fall is always a wonderful time for planting as it gives your plants time to establish great root systems for the spring. Due to continued concerns about Covid-19, the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s Annual Fall Plant Sale will be online with the catalog open from September 25th to October 8th. The pickup date is Friday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.
For two weeks, you can browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery, East Fork Nursery, and Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm. These vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, native shrubs, pollinator plants, and a wide variety of herbs to name just a few! Quantities are limited so we suggest early shopping! Beginning September 25th, log on to https://utas-plant-sale.square.site/ to shop and make payment. The catalog will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25 and close at 5 p.m., Friday, October 8th. All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales on the pickup day are possible.
On the check-out page you will be given the option to choose a pickup time on Friday, October 15th from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. There are no Saturday pickups at the Fall Plant Sale. UT Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pickup system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you will come to designated pickup spots and your order will be loaded into your car.
This is an amazing opportunity that allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a wonderful selection of plants from four outstanding nurseries all at one online site.
Fountain City Art Center: Open Show - Autumn
All media - including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, jewelry, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media—will be featured!
Show opening, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 24th, with presentation of awards at 7 PM.
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tuesday 12:30pm – 3:30pm; Wednesday 9:30am – 4:30pm; Thursday 9:30am – 4:30pm, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Permanent Collection Exhibition
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/
Schulz Bräu Oktoberfest 2021
Hosted by Schulz Bräu Brewing Company
Schulz Bräu's 6th Annual Oktoberfest will be from September 18th - October 3rd.
Saturday September 18th
5:00am Doors Open to ticket holders
5:30am Live Music by Sande & Mike of the Knoxville Polka Kings
6:00am Barrel Tapping
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schulz-brau-brewings-6th-annual-oktoberfest-opening-ceremony-tickets-168739198485
9:00am Doors Open to the public
12:00pm UT vs TN Tech
3:30pm Live Music by Smoky Mountain Oompah Band
7:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
8:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen
Sunday September 19th
10:30am Frühschoppen: Oktoberfest Brunch
11:00am Live Music by Concord Brass
4:25pm Titans vs Seahawks
5:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
8:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen
Follow these links for each weeks schedule:
Week 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/512740219847677
Week 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/593098608527072
Week 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/206876131292806
Come enjoy authentic German lagers, Bavarian decor, and all the Polka you can stand for this festive time of the year. Dirndls and Lederhosen encouraged!
Flying Anvil Theatre: The Sunshine Boys
September 16-October 10
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00
Two local legends team up for The Sunshine Boys at Flying Anvil Theatre. The classic Neil Simon comedy stars David Dwyer and Steve Dupree as the titular characters: two aging vaudevillians who reunite for one last show. Director Jayne Morgan says audiences familiar with the two actors are in for a surprise. “This is Dave and Steve as you’ve never seen them. They are creating characters very different from their own personalities. It’s been fun to see another side of these two beloved actors and a great challenge for them as well.”
Dwyer and Dupree play “Lewis and Clark,” top-billed vaudevillians for over 40 years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. The show was a hit on Broadway and revived several times with actors such as Dick Van Dyke, Walter Matthau and Danny DeVito.
Morgan says The Sunshine Boys was to be the theatre’s official grand reopening. “Instead, we’re still limiting seating and requiring masks. Plus, we’re joining the other theatres in town in requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid test at the door. Keeping audiences safe is our highest priority.”
Rounding out the cast are Nick Silver, Yolanda Treece, Casey Kain, Ashley Guthrie Baker and Philip Brady. Randy Thompson is stage manager, set design is by Steve Krempasky, Jordan Vera designed lights and Virginia Baldwin is costume designer. Props and set dressing by Jordan McCready.
Tickets for The Sunshine Boys are available at www.flyinganviltheatre.com or on the theatre’s Facebook page. The show opens with a Pay What You Can preview on Thursday, September 16, and runs through Sunday, October 10. (There is a second Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, September 22.) Tickets are $25 and $27, $13 for students.
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre
Knox County Public Library: Outdoor Storytimes
Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce the return of Outdoor Storytimes this fall. This September and October, the fun continues outdoors with stories, rhymes, music, and movement. The weekly programs range from Baby Bookworms to pajama events in the evening. Families are welcome to bring a blanket and/or chairs to comfortably enjoy the program. In the event of inclement weather, the Storytime will be canceled or rescheduled. They will not be moved indoors.
Bearden Branch: Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)
Burlington Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)
• Family Storytime Kickoff at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10
• Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays (Sept. 13 through Oct. 25)
• Ready, Set, K! Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 14 through Oct. 26)
• Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 15 through Oct. 27)
• Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays (Sept. 16 through Oct. 28)
Howard Pinkston Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8 through Oct. 27)
Karns Branch: Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19)
North Knoxville Branch: Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20)
• Baby Bookworms at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8- Oct 27)
• Toddler/Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 1- Oct 27)
• Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (Sept. 8- Oct 27)
• Preschool Storytimes at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays (Sept.3 - Oct 29)
• Pajamarama Storytime at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7
Sequoyah Branch: Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays (Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21)
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: September Classes & Workshops
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Smorgasbord Class: “Embossing Metal Jewelry,” with Marcia Everitt, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
“Nuno Felted Cowl” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10, 17, & 24 (three class sessions)
“Yupo Paper, the Next Frontier” with instructor Deanna Magdich, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, & THURSDAY, SEPT. 23 (four class sessions)
“Beginning Watercolor: Bluebirds & Blackberries,” with instructor Sheryl Reeser, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. On Sept. 14, 21, & 23, the sessions will be from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Sept. 16 session will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
“Painterly Painting, the Magic of Nature” with Debbie Toney. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Chain Maille Jewelry: “Spirit of Halloween,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. September’s model is Judi Miller.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
“Felt Jewelry” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
“Beginning Acrylic Pour” with instructor Claudia Kirkpatrick, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
“Felt Clutch” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or www.artguildfairfieldglade.net
Jazz on the Square
Knoxville Nights. Live Jazz. Community.
Every Tuesday Night in September
September 7, 14, 21, and 28
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Bring your lawn chairs and blanket to enjoy these outdoor, family-friendly nights of live jazz, fun, and community in Market Square. The City of Knoxville provides this free concert series every Tuesday night in September. Prior to the show, enjoy dinner on Market Square or your favorite downtown restaurant, browse the local shops, and explore the neighborhood. Pets are welcome.
Sept 7: Jack Roben Trio
Sept 14: Don Hough Octet
Sept. 21: Greg Tardy Quartet
Sept. 28: Greg Tardy Quartet
There are over 5,500 spaces free in municipal garages after 6pm on weeknights and all weekend. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...it's free all year. Find a spot and come enjoy the fun!
To stay updated on any cancellations due to weather, visit the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page.
No Tickets. It's Free! https://www.downtownknoxville.org/featured/jazz-on-the-square/
Broadway Studios and Gallery: New Works by Broadway Studios Artists
Opening Sept 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m.
From Sep 4 - Nov 5, enjoy an ongoing 24/7 window display
New Works by Broadway Studios Artists. Chloe Melton, Melinda Adams, William Holbert, Larry Blount, Vincent Drake, Pat O’Neil, Jeremy Logan, Jessica Gregory, Anne Freels, Sam Stapleton, Jes Distad and Nancy Rowland-Engle.
Featuring Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Corn shuck dolls, herbal products and more!
All visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain distancing guidelines.
Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com and https://www.facebook.com/broadwaystudiosandgallery/
HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit
The Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit
Opening Fri Sep 3, 5-9 PM at the Emporium
Featuring local Latino/Latinx artists displaying artwork at Casa HoLa that celebrate their cultures and traditions. This event, called Frutos Latinos, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Visitors to the gallery can vote for their favorite pieces in person and on-line at this page.
On September 15th, the Frutos Latinos exhibit is moved to the Knoxville Museum of Art to mark the beginning of Hispanic Hertiage Month where it remains until October 15th. On this first day of HHM, HoLa invites members of our organization, city and county officials, corporate sponsors, and recipients of HoLa scholarships to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and the role HoLa has played in promoting Latin American arts and culture within our community. Any HoLa members are welcome to join in this catered event from 5pm-8pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art.
HoLa Hora Latina’s Casa HoLa Art Gallery and Artisan Gift Shop, Bottom floor of the Emporium for the Arts (corner of Gay and Jackson streets in downtown Knoxville), 100 South Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902
Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 15 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org