Calendar of Events
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Knoxville Botanical Garden: Beeswax Candle Making
Get your fill of fall vibes with our beeswax candle making workshop. Come ready to partner up and select a favorite seasonal scent while sipping on hot cider.
We’ll be focusing on the art of making scented beeswax pillar candles by hand pouring each one. We’ll chat about best practices and tips like cleaning beeswax & choosing the best wicks. Creating pillar candles is no easy feat, but we’ll help walk you through how to perfect getting smooth edges & balancing scents. While the candles cool we’ll heat up some hot cider with fresh orange peel & spices for a festive happy hour.
October 17, 2021
Cost: $20 Members, $25 Non-members, $20 Neighbors
Click here to sign up! http://knoxgarden.org/classes-events/workshops/
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Foreigner
With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Streams of FOREIGNER’s hits are approaching 10 million per week.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Sunsphere Sundays: Dawes
We're incredibly excited to announce a concert series coming to World's Fair Park every Sunday from 10/10 - 10/31. In partnership with Visit Knoxville and Tennessee Tourism (who made all of this possible!), we're bringing four amazing bands that we're really excited about for a crazy-good price!
Tickets for all of the shows are:
• $10 for general admission
• $30 for VIP
• $60 for pods (up to 8 people)
A portion of those ticket sales will go toward benefiting the Sunsphere Fund!
DAWES - OCTOBER 17TH
From the first downbeat, Good Luck With Whatever, the seventh studio Album by the Los Angeles based rock band Dawes, sets a tone all its own. The album unfurls with the crunchy chordal cadence of what could only be Goldsmith’s guitar. As the band quickly hop their way aboard this rhythmic rail car, we find ourselves thinking “Hey, these guys are pretty good. I’m so glad you dragged me to see some live music!” — “Still Feel Like A Kid” serves as a reminder that we all love a good filet, but there’s no shame in still ordering off the kids menu from time to time. You can hear the eye contact in the room, you can see the lyrics as they fly from Goldsmith’s mouth straight into your ears, you’ll find yourself singing along to a song you’re hearing for the first time. It’s fresh, it’s raw, it’s a four tiered seafood tower of all American ear candy. Think “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m A Toys R Us Kid” meets “I Wanna Be Sedated”.
BUY TICKETS at https://www.bornandraisedknox.com/shows
Old Gray Cemetery: Spirits of Old Gray
Knoxville History Project is once again participating with Old Gray Cemetery’s annual fundraiser, leading free personal tours of the 171-year-old memorial gardens. This burial place for several thousand Knoxvillians, many of them from the unpredictable Victorian era, is also an officially sanctioned arboretum, and a constantly surprising place; even if you’ve been there 100 times, you always notice something new.
SUNDAY, October 17, 2021
4:00 - 7:00 PM (rain or shine)
Entrance Fee: $5 for 10 yrs and up
The Spirits of Old Gray will combine the spirits of those being reenacted along with beer, wine and food at your cost. We will also provide walking tours for those interested. Pay upon entry with cash or credit card. No reservation required.
Carriage rides postponed until further noticed. Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, spirits, and some amazing stories! Parking for this event will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Volunteer Ministry Center, and neighboring parking lots.
Learn more at https://oldgraycemetery.org/spirits-of-old-gray
543 N Broadway St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917, United States
Knoxville Walking Tours: Shadow Side Ghost Tours
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 email@example.com or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour today!
Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo
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.
Oct 13 (Member’s Night)
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
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
Ewing Gallery: Grant Gibson
A registered architect and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant Gibson is committed to creating culturally relevant work. Desiring close and lasting relationships, he seeks to work with collaborators and clients equally committed to a more progressive future. He has oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to large civic planning initiatives. Prior to the founding of CAMESgibson, his most notable professional work was the development of Wabash Valley’s Urbanscape Furniture and the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and realizing UN Studio’s design of the Burnham Centennial Pavilion. (All of which was done as a member of Garofalo Architects.)
Gibson graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has prior degrees from Purdue University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology.
Engaging the full spectrum of the discipline of architecture, Grant gives equal weight to writing, exhibiting, and teaching. A clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Grant teaches design and building technology courses.
Initiated in 2009 and incorporated a few years later, CAMESgibson, Inc. is not envisioned as a conventional architectural firm or practice. Founded by registered architect and educator Grant Gibson and the fictitious T.E. Cames, the office is best understood as a sustained architectural performance carried out with similar convictions to those held by Gibson’s late mentor, Doug Garofalo. Like (the now defunct) Garofalo Architects was, CAMESgibson is a cultural endeavor that challenges some and enables others to make the world a better place.
The Ewing Gallery is open M-F 10am - 5pm, Thursday evenings until 7:30pm, and Sundays from 1-4pm. Masks are required. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Filling the 150,000 square feet of downtown’s Gatlinburg Convention Center, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair hosts Artisans and Craftsmen from all over the nation. Two hundred booths with unique and one-of-a-kind handmade products, are beautifully displayed, as these skilled craftspeople demonstrate their talents. Each participant is subject to a rigorous jury process to ensure the uniqueness and quality of their respective products. All items represented are handmade and of utmost quality-and without duplication. Look for exceptional pottery pieces, molded leather, copper art, local candy makers, and many more unique items.
There is something for everyone at the Fair. The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair and Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries provide a free Kid’s Corner during our July fair, with a selection of DIY crafts for our youngest visitors to take home with them. Also be sure to stop by one or all of our daily music shows included with the price of admission. Check out the stage and enjoy contemporary country, bluegrass, and your favorite gospel tunes at 12 and 3 daily.
Concessions are available for sale through the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Oct 7-24, daily 10 AM - 5 PM
The WordPlayers: Big Mama's Kitchen
Discover Big Mama’s “magic.” Re-discover the healing power of the performing arts after our Covid-induced hiatus. Performances are on Oct. 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 7:30 PM and Oct. 10 & 17 @ 2:30 PM at Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd., Knoxville. Tickets are $15-$20 except for Thursdays which are Pay What You Wish. Tickets may be purchased online at wordplayers.org or at the door. For more information, see wordplayers.org or call 865-539-2490.
Big Mama’s kitchen was special, no question — but when Albert and Bethany move into her house to keep the memory of Big Mama alive, they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. This delightful farce introduces us to the wonder of Big Mama, hungry locals who aren’t ready to let go, and the grandson who must find a way to rekindle Big Mama’s loving spirit without letting everything fall apart in the process.
The WordPlayers is a 501(c)3 company of Christian theatre artists. Other programming includes The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Pellissippi State Community College in December.
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: October Classes & Workshops
Tue Oct 5, 10-12: “Conquering Your Camera’s Manual” with Jack Retterer, $30
Thu Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9-12: “Mosaic on Stone” with instructor Manny Marti, $185
Fri Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-12: “Learn the Art of Stained Glass” with instructor Sara Senft, $160
Sat Oct 9, 1-4: “Leaf Pendant & Earrings” with instructor Susan Smathers, $50
Tue Oct 12, 10-12: “Paint Along with Sam Hill” Watercolor Demonstration Class, $35
Tue Oct 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting followed by New Member Orientation with Linda Patrick at 11
Wed Oct 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Oct 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry: “Harvest Bracelet” with George Gallant, $70
Wed Oct 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu-Fri Oct 28-29, 1-4: “Monoprints” with instructor Karen Shaw, $85
Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or www.artguildfairfieldglade.net
Leesa Osburn Exhibition at Stir Fry Café
Stir Fry Café West Hills, 7240 Kingston Pike #128, Knoxville, TN 37919
Bio: My family moved from Las Vegas, Nevada in 2019 to Knoxville to enjoy the four season change of climate. I have a BA from UNLV and enjoy the ability to paint around the East Tennessee area. Mostly I paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, and pet portraits. I belong to Fountain City Art Guild, Tennessee Artist Association, and Tuesday Painters, a Plein Air Group. To see examples of my work, please see website: www.ArtisticEscape.studio