Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Membership Campaign Show

  • October 31, 2021
  • 3:00PM

Category: Music

Sunday, October 31, with Andy T. Band at Bluetick Tavern, 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801. Doors open at 3:00PM, show begins at 4:00PM.

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: http://smokymountainblues.org/

Sunsphere Sundays: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

  • October 31, 2021

Category: Music

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!

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES - HALLOWEEN SHOW!
The singer of the Birmingham, Alabama–based rock and roll soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones was born and raised in America’s Deep South, a place where social consciousness can still take a backseat to unsavory traditions and where a family’s expectations sometimes supersede all else. Despite the fierce familial love, he enjoyed and constantly gave back while growing up—especially to his father and grandfather—from an early age Janeway realized that the way he thought about the world was a little different from those around him, and he began to seek an outlet from which to share what was in his heart and on his mind. Blessed with a powerful voice, a magnetism for connecting with people, and a gift for making music, he traded in a career in ministry to start his own band.

BUY TICKETS at https://www.bornandraisedknox.com/shows

Church Street UMC: Portions of Requiem by Faure

  • October 31, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

Each year, Church Street offers a series of presentations by a diverse collection of musical storytellers.

Requiem by Faure
The Parish Adult Choir will share portions of Requiem by Gabriel Faure in celebration of All Saints’ Day on Sunday, October 31 at 8:30 and 11 am in the Church Street Nave

900 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902
https://www.churchstreetumc.org/music/

Ancient Lore Village: Halloween Costume Party

  • October 31, 2021

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events and Music

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
5:00pm to 9:00pm Sunday, October 31th 2021

Join us at the Village for a Halloween Costume Party. There will be dancing, games, a costume contest.

Cash bar available. Concierge available for Axe-throwing and Archery upgrades.

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434, info@ancientlorevillage.com, https://ancientlorevillage.com

Tennessee Watercolor Society: Exhibition at KMA

  • October 29, 2021 — December 12, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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

Category: Kids, family, Literature, reading, writing and Theatre

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

Gallery 1010: Give-and-Take, Works by Hanna Seggerman

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

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.

https://www.hannaseggerman.com

Free and open to the public
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.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

Blount Mansion: Halloween Evening Tours

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Oct. 23, 29, 30, and 31
Details coming soon!

Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375, www.blountmansion.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!

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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