Calendar of Events

Friday, October 15, 2021

Knoxville Botanical Garden: WeDigBio2021

  • October 15, 2021 — October 16, 2021

Category: Free event, Science, nature and Virtual

Dr. Budke of the UTK Herbarium, who has given our Mysterious Moss seminar over the years, has shared a really special upcoming opportunity:

WeDigBio2021, next Friday and Saturday
Scientists from the University of Tennessee and around the world need your help! Join us in transcribing scientific label data from our collections using online and computer tools. WeDigBio Events will be held online daily from Friday, October 15th–Saturday, October 16th.

You will be part of a worldwide effort to digitize centuries of data about life on Earth. The GLOBAL Bryophyte & Lichen Team will focus on mosses and lichens collected around the world over the past 150+ years, housed at the University of Tennessee Herbarium in Knoxville and in five partner institutions across the country. Participants will have an opportunity to meet scientists and join in behind-the-scenes tours and talks about the significance of the scientific collections!

WeDigBio is ideal for teens aged 15+ and adults.

Details for both days:
• A Zoom link will be emailed the day before each session starts.
• Check-in will start at 11:30am ET.
• Each virtual event will begin at 12:00pm until 3:00pm ET.
o Talks and behind-the-scenes tours will be scattered throughout.

To register for this virtual event, please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdB277cza-XLHELE25a2s6s_QnvePfSthOTggFXkW-4N94ZFw/viewform
Thank you everyone for considering participating in this event!

Bijou Theatre: Bill Prine & The Prine Time Band

Category: Music

BILLY PRINE & THE PRINE TIME BAND PRESENT THE SONGS OF JOHN PRINE
FRIDAY, OCT. 15 | 8:00PM

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

Tennessee Theatre: Chicago

Category: Music

CHICAGO
FRIDAY, OCT. 15 | 8:00PM

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

The Mill & Mine: Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Tribute

  • October 15, 2021

Category: Music

RUMOURS
FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE
Friday, Oct 15 | 8PM

We're thrilled to announce that Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute returns to Knoxville with their stage scorching renditions of Fleetwood Mac favorites this October! Fans from across the nation claim that Rumours is the band to see if you are looking for an authentic recreation of live Fleetwood Mac shows.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: http://themillandmine.com

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Darren Knight

  • October 15, 2021

Category: Comedy

Bang Productions presents Darren Knight's Southern Momma An Em Comedy Show featuring Comedians Red Squirrel and Gary Cargal with DJ Slim McGraw. Show is produced by John Edmonds Kozma.

Darren Knight, aka Southern Momma from Munford, Alabama, is the fastest rising comedian in American history. In just a few short months, he has cultivated a massive online presence, accumulating over a half a billion views across multiple social media platforms. Darren takes his persona to the stage, selling out theatres and casinos nationwide. He's been compared to Jeff Foxworthy, as the next star of redneck comedy.

Dee Jay Slim McGraw bred on music that’s slow roasted and deep fried like his Southern roots! Slim McGraw has opened for Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Dylan Scott, and shared the stage with The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Nelly, Flo Rida among others. When in Nashville you can find him on Broadway playing at Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Bar, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge and Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House. Back home in Charlotte, the non-stop DJ is a resident at Whisky River owned by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He recently was honored to perform at Dale Jr’s retirement party with Kid Rock, Cole Swindell & Billy Currington.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

UT Gardens: Learn How to Become a Master Gardener

  • October 15, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Science, nature and Virtual

Friday, October 15, 2021
10-11am
RSVP required: cthomp55@tnstate.edu or 865-215-4593

Attend a free live Zoom presentation by UT-TSU Extension - Knox County Master Gardener Coordinator Rylan Thompson and learn how to become a Master Gardener Volunteer!

You will hear about volunteering in community gardens and projects, meet volunteers already involved in the program, and learn how to participate in upcoming training classes led by horticultural specialists.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

Marble City Opera: Behind the Scenes

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel, Music and Virtual

Thursday, Oct 15 at 6pm

Join Executive Director, Kathryn Frady for our Behind the Scenes Interview with mezzo-soprano & creator of Lily, Audrey Babcock and stage director, James Marvel.

Tune in on www.Youtube.com/MarbleCityOpera

Social Media links: FB: facebook.com/MarbleCityOpera
IN: @MarbleCityOpera
TW: @MarbleCityOpera

Knoxville Walking Tours: Shadow Side Ghost Tours

  • October 14, 2021 — October 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

While an early evening stroll through Old Gray will be quite interesting, it may not entirely satisfy your need for a good spooky story this October, but we know where you can find some! Book a ghost tour with Laura Still at Knoxville Walking Tours. There are three different tours to choose from, each with true tales of the spirits that haunt the streets and buildings of Knoxville.

Shadow Side Ghost Tours - Brave souls who enjoy a chill can join us for a trip into Knoxville's shadow side. The city's history of blood-stained streets echoing with gunfire is full of restless spirits. Visit their haunts and hear local legends of ghostly apparitions. Details & Tickets

Shadow Side Two: Ghosts of the Old City - Red Summer, drunken brawls, hot lead, and blood on the tracks. Knoxville's Old City used to be known as the bowery, where victims of murderous brawls, deadly shoot-outs, and horrific train crashes haunt the old buildings and back alleys along with the ghost of a musician who hasn't quite faded away. Details & Tickets

Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours - Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel. Details & Tickets

E-Mail tours@knoxvillewalkingtours.com or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour today!

Muse Knoxville: Fall Break Follies

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family, Science, nature and Technology

Fall break is unbeLEAFably fun at Muse Knoxville! Visitors can experience extra autumn activities, included in admission.

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Fall Break Printmaking Workshop

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Kids, family

October 11, 2021 - October 15, 2021
Ages 10-12
9am-4pm

The Knoxville Museum of Art is offering a one-week printmaking course which will introduce the student artist to several printmaking methods including relief prints, collagraphs with aluminum tape, monotypes and transfers with gelli plates. Some bookmaking and collage will be included. A special treat will be a field trip to the University of Tennessee College of Art Printmaking Department.

Fee for the workshop: Members $230/Non-members $250

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Scholarships available. For more information call 865.523.6349 or e-mail rmartin@knoxart.org.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, masks are required for visitors and workshop attendees.

https://knoxart.org/kma_events/fall-break-printmaking-workshop/

Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo.

BOO Dates:
Oct 9-10
Oct 13 (Member’s Night)
Oct 14-17
Oct 21-24

https://www.zooknoxville.org/event/boo-at-the-zoo-2/

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

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: The Haunting of Hill House

Category: Theatre

by F. Andrew Leslie
October 8-31, 2021
Directed by Sarah Campbell

A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will.”

Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess—powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past.

The play was adapted from the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com

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