Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tennessee Theatre: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Category: Festivals, special events, Film, Music and Theatre

IT'S BACK! Knoxville's favorite cult-classic experience returns this October! Give yourself over to absolute pleasure and join us for Mighty Wurlitzer performances, costume contests, a live shadowcast and more!

At the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

University of Tennessee Arboretum Society Moonlight Hike

  • October 15, 2016
  • 7:30PM

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society presents a “Moonlight Hike” on Saturday, October 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Please note that this event is limited to ages 10 and above.
Join the group as they walk Arboretum trails by the light of the silvery moon. The program will begin at the Visitors Center near the parking lot at 7:30 p.m. The two mile round trip hike will be led by experienced volunteers.

There will be a full moon on October 15. Moonrise will begin at 7:02 p.m. that evening, so the moon will have risen above the trees by the time the program has concluded.
Participants will listen for owls and other night creatures as they journey through the woods. There will be a telescope available for anyone who wants a closer look at the night sky. Maybe the “Man in the Moon” will be seen.

Light refreshments will be served. Bring a flashlight if desired. Wear sturdy shoes with good support as the trail surface can be uneven with roots and rocks. Long pants and bug repellent are also recommended.

A suggested $5 donation per car will help the Arboretum Society support the Arboretum.

The hike will be cancelled in the event of rain or very cloudy skies. Check our Facebook page for a cancellation notice, which will be posted by 5:30 p.m. Call the Arboretum office during regular hours at 483-3571 with questions.

To learn more about this lecture or the UT Arboretum Society, go to For more information on the program, call 483-3571.

Fountain City Art Center: FCAC Annual Members’ Show


Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception on Fri Oct 14, 6:30-8:00 PM. Free and open to the public.

Exhibit viewing hours: Tu, Th 9-5; W, F 10-5; Sat 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Earth and Sky

Category: Theatre

By Douglas Post, directed by Doug James. EARTH AND SKY is a poetic thriller about a would-be poet and part-time librarian named Sara McKeon whose lover of ten weeks, David Ames, is found dead one hot August morning in the city of Chicago. It appears that David, owner and manager of an expensive art-deco restaurant, may have been involved in several illicit activities including kidnapping, rape and murder. Unable to believe that the man she gave her heart to was a killer, and outraged that the police seem to have closed the book on the case, Sara begins her own investigation of the crime and is led deeper and deeper through the urban labyrinth into the contemporary underworld.

As the detective story moves forward in time, scenes from the love affair take us back to the moment when Sara and David first met. Finally the plots converge, and Sara finds herself face to face with the person who murdered her beloved.

Winner of the L. Arnold Weissberger Playwriting Competition sponsored by New Dramatists, this play received its world premiere at Second Stage in New York City. This exciting thriller examines the seedy urban underworld where murder leads to an indistinct demarcation between law enforcement and law infringement.

"Douglas Posts' EARTH AND SKY is a case of film noir on stage. The devious U-turns in the plot continue past the evening of this taut new thriller."
— NY Times

"…it is thoroughly engrossing, holding you fast for about 100 intermissionless minutes…a genuine cop thriller, with devious plot turns, tough, corner-of-the-mouth, Chandler/Hammett-style dialogue, and enough surprises to startle rabbits out of holes let alone hats."
— NY Post

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 North Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Wine and Canvas Knoxville: October events

  • October 11, 2016 — October 29, 2016

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

Sunset Sunsphere - Tue, 10/11/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Water 2 Wine Bistro - 607 N Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934

Red Moonrise - Wed, 10/12/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Hurricane Grill & Wings - 319 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934

You Choose - Haunted House or Spooky Tree - Tue, 10/18/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Gibby's Dining & Drinks (inside Holiday Inn) - 9134 Executive Park Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923

Celebration Time in Tennessee - Wed, 10/19/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Quaker Steak and Lube - Sevierville - 1431 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

Paint Yourself as a Zombie - Thu, 10/20/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Original Copper Cellar - 1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

Family Day - Pumpkin Patch - Sat, 10/22/2016, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Flapjack's Pancake Cabin - 603 E. Emory Rd., Powell, TN 37849 - $20

American Cancer Society **Give from the Heart with Art** Pink Hope - You choose your colors!! - Sun, 10/23/2016, 3:00 - 6:00 PM -
Swifty's Atomic Bar and Grill - Oak Ridge - 119 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Starry Night Over a Mountain Lake - Mon, 10/24/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Barley's - Maryville - 128 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801

Cornucopia - Tue, 10/25/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Stir Fry Cafe - 7240 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Celebrate Halloween - Monster Madness! Fri, 10/28/2016, 5:00 - 11:00 PM - Books-A-Million - 8507 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 - $10

Family Day - Pumpkin Patch - Sat, 10/29/2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Camp Rivers Landing - Pigeon Forge - 304 Day Springs Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 - $20

$35 per session (unless otherwise noted). Wine & Canvas: Knoxville, TN, 865-356-9179,

Ewing Gallery and UT Collecge of Architecture and Design: Lecture and Video Projects by Liam Young

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, panel

In collaboration with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, October’s exhibition will be a presentation of video projects by Liam Young. Liam will be lecturing Monday, October 10, at 5:30PM in room 109, McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building.

Liam Young is a speculative architect who, in his own words, “operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures”. With his London-based design think tank, Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, he explores the future implications of emerging urban developments. Named by Blueprint magazine as one of 25 people who will change architecture and design, Young uses fiction and film to discuss probable futures.

Liam’s exhibition will open to the public on Monday, October 10th and will be on display at the Gallery through October 30th. Operating Hours: MTWF: 10am - 5pm, TR: 10am - 7pm, SUN: 1-4pm
This exhibition is free and open to the public.Operating Hours: MTWF: 10am - 5pm, TR: 10am - 7pm, SUN: 1-4pm
This exhibition is free and open to the public
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2016

  • October 7, 2016 — November 5, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Open Show 2016, Juried exhibition by regional artists, through November 5th.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

The District Gallery & Framery: "Mask" by Nan Jacobsohn

  • October 7, 2016 — October 29, 2016

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

The District Gallery is pleased to present Mask by sculptor Nan Jacobsohn. In her second showing at the gallery, Jacobsohn evokes the primal in her latest collection of striking animal masks. Exploring sculpture in its most original form, Jacobsohn’s work gives way to endless possibilities, both tactile and sacred, ancient yet contemporary. The use of masks for ritual and ceremonial purposes has been a human practice since antiquity, intimately linked with animal iconography. From the ancient cave paintings in France to the monumental totem images of the Northwest, artists have attributed to their fellow creatures powers and qualities both natural and magical. “I consider them, perhaps, guardian spirits,” Jacobsohn says. Working in ceramic and mixed media, Jacobsohn expresses the distinctive features of each creature with textural and stylistic elements, and captures the essence of their spirit. “I love the fact that you connect directly with the clay with your hands, and it responds almost like a living thing,” says Jacobsohn. With their primal power incarnated in clay, her masks are brought alive.

Please join us Friday, October 7 from 5-8 p.m. for an artist’s reception.

The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452,

UT Downtown Gallery: UT Collects Ceramics

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

UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present, “UT Collects Ceramics,” a collection of work from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection as well as from private collections of professors and staff. Reception is October 7 from 5-9PM and is free and open to the public.

Free admission! UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sat 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802,

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Jan Lynch Retrospective

  • October 7, 2016 — October 29, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art

Broadway Studios And Gallery presents Jan Lynch "A Retrospective" from in memorial of the 20th anniversary of his death. Jan Lynch, who died from AIDS in 1996, was a prolific photographer from the 1980's till the mid 1990's. He was raised and worked mostly in Knoxville.

Opening reception will be held on First Friday October 7th from 5-10pm. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is on premises.

Closing reception will be held Friday, October 28th from 5-9ish with a print sale and silent auction

His work has been seen worldwide through various means and publications that primarily feature LGBTQ communities and interests. Lynch has been compared to Robert Mapplethorpe who was another gay photographer from his era. But Lynch's work is Southern and Appalachian in nature which only Knoxville could provide. Much of his work is based on the sensuality of the male form in the outdoors in wide variety of locales around the Fort Sanders and UT area. He also made photographs that depicted demonstrations, the community at large and celebrities that were related to LGBTQ community.

This event is open to the general public yet a separate room will be designated for the "mature" work. This event is supported by many people including Ed White, official archivist, biographer, and close friend of Lynch and Tim Hinkle, owner of many original prints who has graciously allowed us to use. This exhibit is also sponsored by Hope Center which provides, at no charge, caring support and assistance to all individuals and families living with HIV. Donations will be taken at the door and select prints will be sold with all proceeds going to the Hope Center.

Broadway Studios And Gallery retail store is open Thursday through Saturday from 11am-7pm. Exhibit is free to the public. Broadway Studios And Gallery is located at 1127 N Broadway NE, Knoxville, TN 37917 and is one block south of WATE television studios in Greystone Mansion across the street from KBrew Coffee House. For information: Cynthia Tipton: 865-851-2824,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: It's Only a Play

Category: Theatre

It’s opening night of Broadway’s newest play, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party at her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a collection of theatre insiders (including the excitable playwright, the unstable director, and the pill-popping leading lady) await the reviews. Toss in an acerbic theatre critic and an insecure TV actor, and you have a hilarious recipe for the narcissism, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre.

Fri Oct 7, 2016 | 8:00PM
Sat Oct 8, 2016 | 8:00PM
Sun Oct 9, 2016 | 2:00PM
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 8:00PM
Fri Oct 14, 2016 | 8:00PM
Sat Oct 15, 2016 | 8:00PM
Sun Oct 16, 2016 | 2:00PM

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

Encore Theatrical Company: Rock of Ages

  • October 7, 2016 — October 16, 2016

Category: Music and Theatre

Save the date for Encore Theatrical Company's upcoming production of “Rock of Ages”
scheduled for October 7-16.
Set in L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, “Rock of Ages” tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. “Rock of Ages” takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!

“Rock of Ages” is a rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and many more. This 5 time Tony nominated musical features 28 classic rock tunes including "Don't Stop Believin" "We Built This City," "Here I Go Again," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "I Wanna Know What Love Is" and many more!

Performances are scheduled for October 7-16 at Walters State Community College, located at 500 S. Davy Crockett Parkway in Morristown. For more information, please visit or call 423-318-8331.

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