Calendar of Events
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Pretentious Beer Co.: Will Hoge
We are so excited to have the one and only Will Hoge coming to Pretentious Beer Co. on Saturday, October 30th! This is a special intimate solo performance that is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all the Hogies out there.
Pretentious Beer Co., 131 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Clayton Center for the Arts: The Warren Brothers
10/30/21 • 7:30pm
The Warren Brothers are an American songwriting duo. They have written hits for Tim McGraw (“If You’re Reading This”, “Felt Good on My Lips”, “Highway Don’t Care”, “Thought About You”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), Keith Urban (“Little Bit of Everything”), Faith Hill (“The Lucky One”), Martina McBride (“Anyway”, “Wrong Baby Wrong”), Dierks Bentley (“Feel That Fire”), Jerrod Niemann (“Drink To That All Night”), Jason Aldean (“Lights Come On”, “We Back”), Blake Shelton (“Every Time I Hear That Song”), Chris Young (“Sober Saturday Night”) and more.
They’ve had their songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington and many other A-list country artists. In addition, the brothers have also written songs for rock bands including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls.
Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com
UT Gardens: Bewitching Beasts: Scary to Lose
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Cost: $8 members/$10 nonmembers
Please note: Tickets are only required for children
Join us as we celebrate Earth's diversity and learn about endangered plants and animals. It would be scary to lose special creatures like koalas and gorillas, but that is what could happen if each of us do not take action to help planet Earth. Come to our event ready to learn, have fun, and show off your best costume. Every family that has at least one child in costume will be eligible for an enter-to-win prize in which a name will be drawn at random to award the prize. This program will be held outdoors rain or shine. It is for children ages 10 and younger. Pre-registration is required.
UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu
Ancient Lore Village: Family Fall Party
FAMILY FALL PARTY
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday, October 30th 2021
Get ready to celebrate the crisp air, changing of the leaves, and the annual unveiling of your coziest sweater. Capture your family holiday photo at one of the many photo ops around the village. Fun for the whole family, including gremlin sized pumpkin crafts, fall scavenger hunt, bon fire, oversized yard games, hot apple cider, and more.
Feeling like making a sweet afternoon an even sweeter overnight? All complete with an outdoor bonfire and five-star accommodations, reserve one of our eight dwellings for a stay you’ll never forget.
Cash bar available. Concierge available for Axe-throwing and Archery upgrades.
Tennessee Watercolor Society: Exhibition at KMA
The Tennessee Watercolor Society celebrates 50 years of educating, elevating and encouraging watercolor artists in this exhibit of extraordinary works. https://tnws.org/
Join us at the reception on Fri Oct 29, 5-7 PM to view the unique paintings and meet exhibiting artists, many of whom are top award winners. Featuring watermedia paintings of East TN artists!
Due to the recent rapid local spread of COVID-19, masks are now required for all museum visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are asked to check in HERE before their arrival to ensure that maximum capacity is not exceeded. Admission is ALWAYS FREE!
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Scarlet Letter
The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne has committed an inexcusable crime and has confounded her prosecutors by refusing to name her partner in sin. But the man who allows her to protect him suffers more from pangs of conscience than he would have from public humiliation. The climax shows the timeless truth that compassion and understanding are forever more powerful than vengeance and cruelty.
The play is performed by twenty talented young actors from ages 10 to 18. Hester will be played by KCT veteran Maddy Grace Payne, with Arthur Dimmesdale played by Henry Lubke.
The show is directed by Artistic Director Steve Sherman, with assistance by student intern Alyssa Vogt. The play is designed by young student designers from ages 12 to 16. Our lighting designer for this production is Harper Miller. Providing our scenic design are co-designers Tanner White and Alex Montgomery with assistance from Maggie Clower. Charlotte Chrimes and Lauren Norton will design and build the costumes for this production with assistance from Evie Braude. The properties master is Samantha Owens with assistance from Braelyn Read and Caroline Alley. The play’s stage manager is Lydia Baxter.
KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Historic Ramsey House: The Spirits Within
As generations come and go through Ramsey House, some stories and tales of spirits linger. Who is the woman in the window, the man in the uniform, and the child playing hide-and-go-seek? On this special candlelit tour (which lasts about 30 minutes), learn all about the spirits that still roam the rooms and grounds of Historic Ramsey House. Before and after your tour, enjoy s’mores and refreshments around a warm bonfire.
Tickets are $12 per person (kids 12 and under are free). We are only allowing one (1) household/group (up to 9) per tour at this time. We HIGHLY recommend that visitors reserve your tour in advance, either online or by calling ahead of time. One (1) ticket represents a reservation for your entire household/group. Please note that this is just to reserve your time. Payment will be taken upon arrival.
*Each tour lasts about 30 minutes
Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org
Marble City Opera: Lily; her life, his music
“Lily; her life, his music” created by: Audrey Babcock
October 29 & 30 at 7:30 PM
Celebrated mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock returns to Knoxville (she previously sung the title role in Knoxville Opera’s 2015 production of Carmen) to perform the one-woman opera she created. “Lily” is a bold new theatrical multimedia production featuring the music of Kurt Weill. It follows the fictional cabaret singer Lily Weiss as she claws her way through the cabarets of Berlin, to the brothels of Paris, and finally on a ship bound for America.
Marble City Opera’s production will be the first, outside of the New York City premiere and will be directed by James Marvel and accompanied by Ray Fellman.
At Flying Anvil Theater, 1300 Rocky Hill Rd., Knoxville, TN 37919
Cost: In-person: $40 (in-person seating will be limited so that social distancing can be observed-also includes online access)
Streaming: $30 (Unlimited available-a link will be emailed to patrons 15 minutes prior to the performance so they can view the performance online)
For the latest updates visit: www.MarbleCityOpera.com
Social Media links: FB: facebook.com/MarbleCityOpera
Gallery 1010: Give-and-Take, Works by Hanna Seggerman
Hanna Seggerman is a second year MFA candidate in sculpture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her first solo exhibition "Give-and-Take" will be on view at Gallery 1010.
The opening reception will take place on Thursday October 28, 2021 from 5-7pm and open public hours will also be held on Sunday October 31, 2021 from 10-1pm. "Give and Take" includes the debut of "The I love... Series", a collection of a few hundred graphite drawings of daily love notes written to her partner throughout the duration of his deployment alongside a selection of her most current body of corresponding sculptures and paintings.
Free and open to the public
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/
Mabry-Hazen House: A Victorian Séance Experience
As the evenings grow darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It is a time when ghost stories, dark tales, and mysterious happenings rise up to help us understand death and the unexplained. Along with the historic house museum and family history, Mabry-Hazen House also preserves this darker history of Americans' experiences with death, burial, and Spiritualism. For the third year, Mabry-Hazen House will exhibit those macabre, yet fascinating cultural moments during their immersive Victorian Séance Experience.
From 6:30pm-10:30pm on October 28-30, 2021, Mabry Hazen House will host A Victorian Séance Experience inside the front parlors of the 1858 historic house. Under the guidance of a Victorian medium, the séances will reenact a nineteenth century Spiritualist seance filled with “mysterious and startling wonders.” Joining their Victorian host, sitters will judge historic “demonstrations” of mediumship. Relying on primary sources from the nineteenth century, these sessions recreate a Victorian séance and give you an immersive experience to investigate them. Whether true manifestations of spirits or clever parlor tricks, sitters at the séances will experience this eerie, yet ubiquitous aspect of 19th century American life.
Séances occur every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 pm and last session beginning at 10:30pm. Guests select a specific date and time to reserve a seat at the table. Each session is limited to 6 guests, it is strongly recommended tickets be purchased in advance, and all sitters must be 10 or older. Tickets are $20 per person and $15 for children (ages 12-16). A private session for up to 6 sitters may be reserved for $100. Sitters should arrive at least 15 minutes before their reservation. Service fees apply for online purchases. Payments with cash or check are available. Call 865-522-8661 to arrange payment.
Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661, www.mabryhazen.com
Free Spirit Theatre Company: Love, Loss and What I Wore
Upcoming live theatrical production
This play is a funny and touching portrayal of women's memories of their families, friends, and others in their lives through the lens of the clothes in their closets.
The play is being produced by Free Spirit Theatre Company, and will run from Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 28th - 30th at 7:30 PM at the Jubilee Event Center located at 6700 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville, TN 37912.
Arts in the Airport
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.