Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Chamber Classics Series: Mozart and Ginastera

Category: Music

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at 2:30 p.m.
Bijou Theatre

W.A. MOZART: Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”)
CAROLINE SHAW: The Mountain That Loved a Bird
ALBERTO GINASTERA: Variaciones concertantes

Aram Demirjian, conductor
865-291-3310 or

Seven Islands State Birding Park: Annual Riverboat Fundraiser

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Science, nature

Join the Friends of Seven Islands for Brunch on the 3rd Annual Riverboat Cruise Fundraiser!
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Boarding: 11:30 A.M. Cruise: Noon to 2 P.M.

The Star of Knoxville Riverboat, 300 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

You’ll enjoy a delicious brunch as J.R. Shute, Co-Director of Conservation Fisheries, Inc., shares their plan to reintroduce two rare fish back into the lower French Broad River. Afterwards, you can stroll the Upper Deck to bird watch and enjoy the scenic French Broad River.

Adult Ticket – $80 Child (3-12) – $50 Children Under 5 are free

All Proceeds Benefit Seven Islands State Birding Park

Amadeus Chamber Ensemble

  • September 25, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

September 25, 5:30 PM
Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919

Come enjoy a concert of some of Mozart’s greatest religious works presented by the fabulous Amadeus Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Maestro Howard Skinner. The program includes the Coronation Mass (K. 317) and Regina Coeli (K. 108). Abigail Santos Villalobos, who scored a triumph in Knoxville Opera’s 2022 production of Mefistofele, is the featured soloist. ACE’s orchestra is led by concertmaster Miroslav Hristov, international violin soloist.

Admission is free for all, but online reservations are required at

For further information, send an email to

Union Ave Books: Featuring Susan O'Dell Underwood, Julia Watts, & Marianne Worthington

  • September 25, 2022

Category: Free event and Literature, reading, writing

Whether you enjoy poetry or prose, this event is for you! Join us as Susan O'Dell Underwood, Julia Watts, and Marianne Worthington read from their newest titles. This event will take place on September 25, 2022 at 2 pm at Union Ave Books.

Please reserve your free spot here.

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

Dancers Studio and Ignite: Children in the Arts

Category: Dance, movement and Kids, family

Our new dance company, Ignite!, is dancing up a storm all over Knoxville.

Bring your family to the Tennessee Amphitheater for a special performance that celebrates the unique stories of our children and youth! Performances will include dancing, singing, rapping, classical music, and much more! Performances begin at 2:30 pm, and concessions will be available for purchase at intermission.

Children in the Arts "The Arts Tell My Story" is a part of the Penny4Arts Program that allows every child in Knox and surrounding counties an opportunity to attend arts and cultural events/activities at the maximum cost of ONE PENNY when accompanied by a paying adult ($7).

KnoxCrafts: Terrarium Building

  • September 25, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Sunday Sept. 25th - 5pm
Terrarium Building
Maple Hall

Dig in with us at Maple Hall with Plush Moon Terrarium CO to DIY your own take home ecosystem

Come enjoy some crafts and drafts at Maple Hall on Sunday, September 25th at 5pm for a DIY Terrarium Workshop with guest artist, Kiana Jones of Plush Moon Terrarium CO. Kiana will teach participants all the fundamentals needed to create your own glass enclosed miniature ecosystem. All materials and plants will be provided as well as your choice of eco-friendly, reclaimed glassware to build your terrarium! Fun add ons will also be available for purchase to make your terrarium even more customized!

Sundress Academy for the Arts: September Reading Series

Category: Free event and Literature, reading, writing

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to announce the guests for the September installment of our reading series. This event will take place on September 25th, 2022 from 1-3PM at Pretentious Beer Co.

Quincy Scott Jones is the author of two books of poetry: The T-Bone Series (Whirlwind Press, 2009) and How to Kill Yourself Instead of Your Children (C&R Press, 2021). He’s a Cave Canem fellow and a VONA alum whose work has appeared in the African American Review, The North American Review, the Bellingham Review, Love Jawns: A Mixtape, and The Feminist Wire. With Nina Sharma he co-curates Blackshop, a column that thinks about allyship between BIPOC artists. His graphic narrative, >BlackNerd<, is in the works.

Gale Thompson is the author of Helen or My Hunger (YesYes Books, 2020), Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015), and two chapbooks. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House Online, jubilat, and Mississippi Review, among others. A winner of the 2022 Poetry Society of America’s Emily Dickinson Award, Gale has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She is co-host of the arts advice podcast Now That We’re Friends. She lives in the mountains of North Georgia, where she directs the Creative Writing program at Young Harris College.

Rowan Young was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. You can find her performing at venues all over the US. Rowan co-founded Tiny Stage Comedy, through which she produces several successful shows. She placed second in the Funniest Comedian in the Heartland competition in 2019, was the 2020 Plano Comedy Festival roast champion, and was named Knoxville’s Finest Comedian by Blank magazine in 2021 and 2022. Rowan has opened for comics like Dusty Slay, Billy Wayne Davis, and Shane Torres.

Ryan Dunaway is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist out of Knoxville, TN. He plays with various groups in styles ranging from folk and bluegrass to jazz. His songwriting uses elements from these different genres with a longing yet bright acoustic sound.

In the final week of July, Appalachia experienced record rainfall which caused immense flooding throughout the region. One of the areas most heavily impacted was eastern Kentucky, which received over 8 inches of rain from July 27th to the 28th, when the governor declared a state of emergency. The downpour resulted in widespread property damage, leaving many without electricity or running water, and caused several deaths. In the wake of this tragedy, the community has organized to support one another in the rebuilding efforts.

Our community partner for the month of September, the Hindman Settlement School was damaged in the floods, and as they rebuild their facilities they are also serving as a hub for community support and recovery. They provided safe, dry accommodations and hot meals to people who lost their homes, and they continue to distribute food, water, and other vital supplies throughout the community. When you donate to the Hindman Settlement School, you are donating to rebuilding a vital community space that provides safety, resources, and comfort in times of need.
Donate to support at:

Old Sevier September Market

  • September 25, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

Join us at HI WIRE BREWING for our September market! Captain Ed's Vinyl Voyage will be spinning records while you're sipping beverages and perusing wares from over 30 vendors. From foods to fine art, clothing to candles, and plants to pottery, there is so much to check out! See you there!

*Dogs are allowed on leash*

SoKno Sourdough
Gridwerk Trading Co.
The Plant Trolley
Foraged Farms
black roses boutique
Knox girl soap
Wild Sky Tie Dye
southern oak lavender farm
Three of Wands Wellness LLC
Fräuleinwunder Bakery
Riverbend Candle Co
The Wired Alchemist
Bead Chick Jewelry
Felicia's Crafty Adventures
Soothsayer Teahouse and Apothecary
LuckyGirl Eleven
Em.Burge Pottery
Beastie and Bone
The Sunbird Home
Maple Avenue Gifts
Propagation of Creation
Treats & Chill
Memoirs Coffee Roasters
MoonGlade Naturals
cal’s Cosmic Cauldron
Yum Yum's Patisserie
Grim Pottery
Archie Liggett Jewelry
Esther Sitver Artwork
Keoke Coffee Bar

River & Rail Theatre Company: The Little Prince

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

September 23 - October 9: THE LITTLE PRINCE by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar

In River & Rail Theatre Co.'s first-ever Theatre for Young Audiences production, we get to bring one of our favorite children's stories to life. When a world-weary aviator finds themself stranded in a strange new world, the friendship and guidance of a small child enables them to shed what is not useful and pay attention to the life and beauty before their eyes. The Little Prince takes on an imaginative and playful perspective, reminding us all what it is like to look at the world through children's eyes again. "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."

River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Hollywood, Nebraska

Category: Theatre

by Kenneth Jones

In the panhandle of Nebraska, two actresses of a certain age are returning to their dying hometown. Jane’s in from L.A. to check up on her ailing mother. Andrea’s back from New York to bury her father. Can childhood friends overcome past hurts to find hope in a place they thought they left behind? Fall in love with a hilarious, heartfelt, hopeful premiere of a new American comedy about small towns, big dreams and the power of coming home.


Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Ewing Gallery: Relatives by Chris Cornelius

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A new exhibition featuring architectural work by Chris Cornelius of studio:indigenous opens in the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture Wednesday, September 21. This exhibition, organized by UT’s College of Architecture + Design, will run through October 21.

Click to read an interview with Chris Cornelius.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Zoo Knoxville: Monarch Tagging

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

Butterfly Foray and Monarch Tagging at Seven Islands State Birding Park

Enjoy the wonder and beauty of flying flowers as we search the park for monarchs and other butterflies. To help scientists understand the monarch migration, we’ll put tracking tags on the monarchs we’re able to catch. Kids of all ages are welcome. We’ll start at 1:00pm with a brief explanation of the monarch migration and its importance. We’ll take a short hike (1-2 miles) through the park to find butterflies and tag as many monarchs as we can. Butterfly nets will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it. Please note that monarch populations and migration patterns vary. On any day we could see many, few or none. No matter how many we see, we’ll learn about why monarchs and other butterflies are fascinating, their importance and how we can help them. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended.

Location: Seven Islands State Birding Park
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee: $8 per person
Ages: All

Advance registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

2022 dates:
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18
Saturday, September 24
Sunday, September 25
Saturday, October 1
Sunday, October 2
Saturday, October 8
Sunday, October 9
Saturday, October 15
Sunday, October 16

Ticket sales close 24 hours before the start of the program.

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