Calendar of Events

Monday, April 6, 2020

McClung Museum: Visions of the End Exhibition

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Visions of the End explores the Apocalypse through captivating artworks inspired by the writings of John of Patmos, who wrote the Book of Revelation around 100 C.E.

The exhibition features twenty-six pieces of medieval and Renaissance art from some of the country’s finest collecting institutions, including the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Glencairn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Walters Art Museum, offering visitors a rare chance to explore medieval and Renaissance art of the Apocalypse in works never before displayed in Tennessee.

Recoiling from frightful threats and aspiring for eternal salvation, medieval and Renaissance artists produced carvings, metalwork, woodcuts, stained glass windows, and illuminated manuscripts that matched fears about the final days with promises of renewal.

In coordination with the exhibition, UT’s College of Arts and Sciences has organized a comprehensive “apocalypse semester” that includes specialized courses, lectures, and events for community members. The interdisciplinary nature of Visions of the End and its many collaborative events reflects how apocalypse has historically been understood.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Knoxville History Project: Upcoming Events & Knoxville Walking Tours

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Literature & readings

Knoxville Walking Tours
For tour descriptions and to purchase tickets, visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Roane Choral Society: Rehearsals

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Music

Roane Choral Society meets Monday evenings, September through mid-May, in the Choir Room (O-128) at the east end of the O'Brien Building on the Roane State Community College, Harriman Campus. New members are always welcome.

Director Brenda Luggie

Regular rehearsals begin on Monday, September 9 at 7 p.m. Email info.roanechoralsociety@gmail.com for more information. http://www.roanechoralsociety.org/

Friendlytown Comedy Show

  • September 2, 2019 — December 30, 2020

Category: Comedy

Mondays at 7:30 PM
At the Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

Friendlytown is a weekly experimental comedy show that happens every Monday at 7:30 PM at the Pilot Light (106 E. Jackson Ave, Knoxville). Every week, the Friendlytown City Council gathers to address an issue of burning importance to the wonderful little community. Also, we give local stand-up comedians some time up front to work on their latest hot takes. You can follow Friendlytown on Facebook for the latest updates and show announcements, or to get in touch with the City Council leadership there if you’d like to perform.

Hosted by Sean Simoneau, $8 (cash only)
http://www.facebook.com/friendlytownknoxville

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions

  • April 14, 2019 — December 20, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Jam sessions offered throughout the week at various locations, for beginners and experienced alike! Check https://etnba.org/events for locations and times

The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association strives to promote and advance traditional bluegrass music through education, outreach and community for all generations. Support and aid other groups which advocate bluegrass music and to foster a multi-generational community to learn and grow musically.

Union Ave Books: Upcoming Events

  • January 1, 2018 — December 31, 2020

Category: Free event, Literature & readings and Music

Upcoming events:

For more information on all our events, visit our website. Free and open to the public. UNION AVE BOOKS, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com

Pilot Light: FRIENDLYTOWN Comedy Show

  • September 25, 2017 — December 31, 2020

Category: Comedy

Mondays at the Pilot Light!

106 E Jackson Ave - Knoxville, TN 37915
http://www.thepilotlight.com/cgi-bin/calendar.pl

WDVX: Blue Plate Special

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Category: Free event and Music

Just like at your favorite meat n’ three, the WDVX Blue Plate Special® is served up piping hot. This fresh and free daily helping of live music during the lunchtime hour that features performers from all over the world and right here in Knoxville has put WDVX on the map as East Tennessee’s Own community supported radio.

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey Monday through Friday and Doug Lauderdale on Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. It’s always free to join in so please don’t be shy. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Previous performing artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Nickel Creek, Red Stick Ramblers, Rodney Crowell, String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Claire Lynch Band, Brett Dennen, Tommy Emmanuel, Uncle Earl, The Infamous Stringdusters, the Jerry Douglas Band, Joan Osborne, John Oats, Mary Gauthier, Darrell Scott, and many many more! There’s plenty of great music to go around! http://wdvx.com/program/blue-plate-special/

Free 2-hour visitor parking located next door to the Knoxville Visitor Center. One Vision Plaza, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-544-1029, http://www.wdvx.com

The Muse Knoxville: Muse Monday - STEAM Sprouts

Category: Kids & family, Literature & readings and Science & nature

Free with admission! STEAM Sprouts is an awesome weekly experience for preschoolers! Join us on Mondays at 10am, for a story and a STEAM-centered activity! From Fairy Tale Engineering to bunny rabbit crafts, we'll do it all!

Note: We do NOT schedule large school groups during this time.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, http://themuseknoxville.org/calendar

The Muse Knoxville: Mess Makers

Category: Kids & family, Literature & readings and Science & nature

Mess Makers is a new program at The Muse Knoxville for our littlest makers! Preschoolers (ages 6mos-5yrs) and their grownups can join us to explore a sensory art experience. We will bring the art making down to the floor for our littlest artists to be able to fully access the activity. Each month the program will change to offer new art materials and sensory experiences. Kids are encouraged to get messy, so please dress for a mess!

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, http://themuseknoxville.org/calendar

Knoxville Contra Dancers at the Laurel Theater

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Category: Dance and Music

Contra dancing to live acoustic music. No experience or partner required. Dances are held every Monday night at 8:00 PM. Call: 865-599-9621.

At the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org.

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