Calendar of Events

Friday, September 16, 2022

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Friends of Arrowmont Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Extended through Oct 31

You can support Arrowmont through the Friends of Arrowmont Online Auction. This month-long auction presents unique arts and crafts by artists in the Arrowmont community. Each piece of art was created by a working professional artist who is showing their support of Arrowmont. Bring home one or more of the fabulous pieces of handcrafted artwork. Auction proceeds benefit Arrowmont and help ensure arts and crafts education is possible for people who otherwise might not be able to participate in a workshop.

Look for new artwork added to the auction each week and bid often to secure your favorite pieces. Thank you for supporting Arrowmont!

The auction closes at 3:00 pm ET on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Items will be awarded to the highest bidder. Winners will be contacted after the auction closes. If you have any questions please contact Deborah Sosower, 865-436-5860 x 29,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Romeo & Juliet

Category: Kids, family, Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

production brings this classic play to life on stage for teens to better understand and appreciate the writing of William Shakespeare. After all Shakespeare’s works were meant to be performed and not just read.

Adapted especially for middle and high school students and one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet is the story of an age-old vendetta between two powerful families (the Montagues and the Capulets) that erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the County Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished.

The play is performed by twenty seven talented young actors from ages 10 to 17.

This show is directed by KCT Artistic Director Steve Sherman with student Assistant Director, Ava Bradshaw.

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,

UT Gardens: Online Auction of our Bee Art Exhibits

  • September 16, 2022 — September 27, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fundraisers and Virtual

Friday, September 16 thru Tuesday, September 27

Over 80 artists of all ages put their creativity on full display to participate in our Annual Art in the Garden program this year! All summer you've had the opportunity to view them on display in the Gardens, and soon you'll be able to bid on your favorites! Each of the adults' and kids' art pieces will be available to the highest bidder on our online auction site.
The link to the bidding site will be on our website. Bidding will close at 5pm on Tuesday, September 27. Winning bidders will be contacted after the close of the auction and can schedule a time to pick up their art during our Fall Plant Sale. Payment will be made at the time of pickup.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

Silk Painter's International Festival

  • September 16, 2022 — September 24, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

At Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg

Attend workshops from top Instructors, take in the Art Exhibits or come for the Fashion Show (September 21, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.) - Reception and Sale after the show.

The Fine Art Show has returned for 2022 to the Sandra J. Blain Exhibition Galleries at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. This art show will feature the best in SPIN members' artwork including professionals, new artists, and MSPs (Master Silk Painters).

The Maker City Summit

  • September 16, 2022 — September 18, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Festivals, special events

Mark your calendars! TheMaker City Summit is returning for our 7th annual maker business conference this fall. This year's Summit will be two full days and bigger than ever.

Keep an eye out for lineup and tickets coming soon!

Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • September 16, 2022 — September 17, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Future Book Sales:

• Farragut Branch: September 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Fall Sale at Central United Methodist: September 29-October 1 (Members-Only Day September 29), 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Gallery 1010: A Token for Keep: Works on Paper by Emma Loy

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Works by Emma Loy

Show statement: A show exploring the immaterial path of heirlooms and antique objects passed down through generations of women within a lineage.

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Reception Fri 5-7 PM, Sat 10 AM – 1 PM, or by appointment. Information:

Lenoir City: Movies in the Park

  • September 16, 2022

Category: Film, Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

Our Movies in the Park series offers a free, outdoor movie night each month beginning in May and running through September. This season's movie themes include family, children and comedies. Pack some snacks, grab a blanket or chair, and come watch a movie with us! All movie ratings are posted with the title. Movies begin at dusk.

Location: Lenoir City Park
6707 City Park Dr, Lenoir City, TN 37772

River Breeze Event Center: Town Mountain

  • September 16, 2022

Category: Music

w/ Larry Keel Experience
Friday September 16. Doors at 7pm

Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, Town Mountain is the sum of all its vast and intricate influences — this bastion of alt-country rebellion and honky-tonk attitude pushed through the hardscrabble Southern Appalachian lens of its origin. “For us, it’s all about the interaction between the audience and the band — doing whatever we can onstage to facilitate that two-way street of energy and emotion,” says mandolinist Phil Barker. “Whether it’s a danceable groove or a particular lyric in a song, we’re projecting what we’re going through in our daily lives, and we feel that other people can attest to that, as well — it’s all about making that connection.”

River Breeze Event Center: 6110 Asheville Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37924. Information: (865) 584-9740 or

Mabry-Hazen House: 30th Anniversary Garden Party

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, History, heritage and Music

2022 marks the thirtieth year of the Mabry-Hazen House being open to the public, and we're planning to celebrate!

Join us Friday, September 16, 2022 from 6pm to 9pm for cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres from Sister South Fine Foods, live music from the Old City Buskers, and the conclusion of our Silent Auction! Many wonderful Knoxville businesses and artists have donated items and tickets for the auction, which will begin online on September 6, 2022. We will be opening the auction for the public to view items a few days before it begins.

The Garden Party will be a dressy casual event, and attendees are free to come and go as they please. The historic house museum will be open for self-guided tours. Tickets will each include one voucher for a signature cocktail designed and mixed by a local distillery, with extra drink tickets available for sale.

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Katt Williams

  • September 16, 2022

Category: Comedy

Fri • Sep 16 • 8:00 PM

Micah "Katt" Williams is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He played Money Mike in Friday After Next, had a stint on Wild 'n Out, portrayed Bobby Shaw in My Wife and Kids, provided the voice of A Pimp Named Slickback in The Boondocks and Seamus in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, and portrayed Lord Have Mercy in Norbit. In 2008, he voiced himself in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV.

Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Broom Making Workshop

Category: Classes, workshops, Fine Crafts and History, heritage

Join us at Marble Springs on September 16th from 12 to 3 pm for a very special broom-making workshop! Students will make a primitive cobweb broom in the traditional style. This lightweight narrow broom is great for reaching all the places cobwebs can be found; great for sweeping the ceiling too. These brooms are functional but make great decorative items and great gifts! In this workshop, we will learn the basic weaving techniques used to make a broom, with natural broomcorn (sorghum) No experience is required for this project. Everyone will go home with at least one completed cobweb broom (most make two). Ticketing is limited so be sure to order tickets through Eventbrite to save your spot. Ticket pricing is $50 for Members and $60 for Nonmembers.

Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-573-5508,

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