Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Cancer Support Community East Tennessee: Celebrating the Art of Survivorship

  • October 27, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fundraisers and Virtual

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 11am-1pm | The Foundry on the Fair

Our biggest fundraiser of the year
Tickets $100 (includes access to the 1-hour online program & the virtual silent auction)

Purchase your ticket today:
• buy online
• purchase over the phone (865) 546-4661 or by emailing RHarold@CancerSupportET.org

Gather with friends, watch the live stream program, and participate in our virtual silent auction from your home or office. Help us raise funds needed to provide free programing to those in our community impacted by cancer. When we come together with compassion and kindness, hope and healing prevail.

This year's event features:
• live music from Redd, Americana-folk group from Knoxville and 2021 American Idol participant
• a virtual silent auction featuring unique items from local businesses and artists (check out a sneak peek here)

https://www.cancersupportet.org/fl21/

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Kevin Gates

  • October 27, 2021

Category: Music

(Civic Coliseum October 27, 2021)

Kevin Gates transformed into one of the most impactful and inimitable rappers in the game by simply being Kevin Gates. Nearly 15 years into an unbelievable career, he doesn’t chase trends. He doesn’t censor himself. He doesn’t hold back. Instead, he speaks his mind and fulfills every promise. It’s why the Baton Rouge, LA native has racked up 6 billion streams, 6 billion views, and dozens of multiplatinum, platinum, and gold certifications. It’s why he’s logged four Top 5 entries on the Billboard Top 200 in addition to seven Top 5 entries on both the Top Rap Albums Chart and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Charts. It’s why he’s sold out successive headline tours, delivered show-stopping sets at Rolling Loud and JMBLYA, and ignited arenas with Cardi B. It’s why he’s received various high-profile award nominations. It’s why he’s reached rarified air, emerging as second best-selling hip-hop artist of 2016 only behind Drake. It’s why he’s also spawned countless think pieces. Among those, Pitchfork described 2019’s gold-certified I’m Him as “another showcase for the Baton Rouge rapper’s fully formed and gloriously weird personality” and praised, “The hooks are magnificent, his most boisterous and fine-tuned since Islah.” As always, he doesn’t compromise on 2021’s Only The Generals Part II [Breadwinners Association/Atlantic Records] and more music on the horizon. He’s only gotten better at being Kevin Gates.

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

Tennessee Theatre: L.O.L. Surprise Live!

Category: Dance, movement, Kids, family, Music and Theatre

L.O.L. SURPRISE LIVE! CALLING ALL B.B'S

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 | 6:00PM

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

Zoo Knoxville: Trivia Night

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Come attend one of a kind Trivia Night at Zoo Knoxville! This is the ONLY Trivia Night we will have in 2021. It will feature an incredible interactive animal show prior to the Trivia, a picnic buffet, and custom trivia crafted and facilitated by Knoxville’s best, the Trivia Guys.

Trivia Night and the accompanying animal show will all take place in our large event tent. The remainder of the Zoo will not be accessible for the evening.

Schedule:
• 5:30 PM – Food Service Starts
• 6:00 PM – Animal Show
• 6:30 PM – Trivia
• 8:30 PM – Estimated end

Buffet will include:
• Quarter Pound Angus Beef Patties, All Beef Hotdogs, Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers & Honey Molasses BBQ Chicken Breast all served with soft potato rolls, sliced American cheese, sliced red onion, green leaf lettuce, sliced beefsteak tomatoes, dill pickle slices.
• Watermelon, House Made Kettle Chips, Old Fashioned Potato Salad
• House Made Cookies, Brownie Bites
• Tea and Lemonade
• Cash bar available with beer, wine, White Claw seltzers, and a specialty cocktail.

https://www.zooknoxville.org/event/trivia-night/

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

Let Her Speak: Witchery History & Hocus Pocus

  • October 27, 2021

Category: Film, Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

Are you fascinated by the history of witches? Is your favorite Halloween movie Hocus Pocus?

Then we have the PERFECT night for you!

Get cozy in the backyard of Likewise Coffee with your favorite blanket and friends while we enjoy a night of learning, laughing, and lounging. Beginning with a witchy history talk + Q&A session from Dr. Maria Stehle, a professor at the University of Tennessee. We will learn about the myth, reality, and representation of witches throughout history. Following Dr. Stehle's talk, it's time for everyone's favorite three witches - The Sanderson Sisters!

There will be food trucks on site (being announced soon) as well as cider and cookies while you enjoy the movie! Registered attendees will need to pay for anything purchased from the food trucks, but the event along with cider and cookies are FREE.

Wednesday, October 27 | 6 - 9pm
Likewise Coffee
1209 East Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-her-speak-presents-witchery-history-hocus-pocus-tickets-181938782797

Pellissippi State Libraries: Appalachia Speaks symposium

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

Chris Green, director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, will headline Pellissippi State Community College’s inaugural Appalachia Speaks symposium later this month.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, on Zoom. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81250720397

This program is sponsored by the Pellissippi State Libraries as part of the Appalachian Heritage Project, which is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Project offers quarterly programming and scheduled exhibits that support the enhancement of the Appalachian Collection, currently housed in the Hardin Valley Campus library. The Collection will move to the new Strawberry Plains Campus library when it opens in fall 2022.

“The Libraries are proud to host Dr. Chris Green for our inaugural Appalachian Heritage Program fall speaker series,” said Mary Ellen Spencer, Dean of Library Services. “I’m excited that his talk will dovetail so well with the College’s efforts to create a sense of social belonging for our students, faculty, and staff. We’re also excited to feature members of our own Pellissippi State faculty, Candice Dendy and Patty Ireland. I hope those who attend will come away with a real sense of pride about living in this special region.”

Green's talk will focus on “Discovering and Weaving Stories of Self and Place in Our Changing World.” Green is author of “The Social Life of Poetry: Appalachia, Race, and Radical Modernism” and several books of poems and has edited “Coal: A Poetry Anthology.” For the last three decades, he has dedicated his work to helping Appalachians create and circulate their stories via creative writing, documentaries, music, children’s books and other mediums.

“When someone asks (as they often do), ‘Where are you from?’ they are also hoping that eventually you’ll tell your story and how you came to be where you are,” Green said. “Just as each of us embodies the stories of the places and people we’ve known, so each place we go is made up of everyone’s stories who have been there (even those whose stories aren’t being told). “When we begin to understand how our stories and the stories of a place evolve and intertwine, we call that living history and we call that change,” he added. “When we begin to feel those stories combining in our bones, we call that belonging.”

Green’s presentation will explore three examples of how that process of belonging happens and how college students, faculty and staff can be involved. A panel discussion with Candice Dendy and Patricia Ireland, both associate professors of English at Pellissippi State, will follow Green’s presentation.

For more information about the Appalachia Speaks Symposium or the Appalachian Heritage Project, contact Strawberry Plains Campus Librarian Allison McKittrick at almckittrick@pstcc.edu.

Arts in the Airport

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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 April 2022.

www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport

Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Free Week of Lessons

Category: Classes, workshops, Dance, movement, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Come join the fun with this COMPLIMENTARY WEEK OF DANCE AND MUSIC LESSONS!

Angela Floyd Schools is hosting their annual Community Appreciation Week and you are invited. New to AFS? Come see why over 8300 families have chosen us since 1997 for their performing arts education. Ages 2 - adults can try any class this week for FREE! You must register for a TRIAL to secure your spot at www.angelafloydschools.com.

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AFS West 865-675-9894 | AFS North 865-947-9894

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of And So I Stayed

Category: Film and Virtual

And So I Stayed is an award-winning documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. These women paid a steep price with long prison sentences, lost time with loved ones, and painful memories. Activist and formerly incarcerated survivor Kim Dadou Brown, who met her wife while incarcerated, is a driving force in the passage of New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA), a new law meant to prevent survivors from receiving harsh prison sentences for their acts of survival. Nikki Addimando, a mother of two young children, suffered the consequences when a judge didn’t follow the law’s guidelines. Tanisha Davis, a single mother who was ripped away from her son in 2013, is hopeful the new law is her way out of a harsh prison sentence.

October 24-27, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
https://www.southarts.org/events/and-so-i-stayed-2021-10-24-0

James White's Fort: HearthScares

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

The Mysteries, Whispers & Secrets of Old Knoxville
The Ghostly Tour of Downtown Knoxville
Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours which last approximately one and a half hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets.

Stories for 2021
Burnt Flesh & House of Many Eyes; A Glass of Water; Frankenstein; A Cistern Burial; The Haunted Pipe Organ; Death by Fire; Hanging Abner Baker; The Restless Governor

This year’s tours will be on October 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28 & 29
7:00 p.m. each evening

These stories will either be on a walking tour of downtown or told around the fire in the courtyard of the fort. Please check with the fort closer to the date you wish to come to see which one it will be.

Admission
Adults $10 Children (6 – 15) $6

James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514, www.jameswhitefort.org

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space

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

In Praise of Gray Space / Jovencio de la Paz & Sandra Salaices
October 18 – December 10, 2021

GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/

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!

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