Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pellissippi State: Exhibition by Derek Aulden White

  • October 27, 2016 — November 11, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A reception to meet the artist will be held from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Derek White, who creates at his Bird On the Wire studio in Knoxville, will exhibit his photography and metalwork. White moved to Knoxville from Alabama in 2012, after having worked in fields as varied as graphic arts, commercial retail design and custom aquatic gardens. One of his sculptures, "Still as Steel," is on permanent display at the entrance to Ijams Nature Center. At his studio, he creates not only photography and metalwork, but soaps, faux bois and other creative products.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30. Information: 865-694-6405,

RB Morris: The Man Who Lives Here is Loony


Category: Theatre

A play taken from the life and works of James Agee. The title comes from an anonymous person who knocked on the door of the building on St. James Place in Brooklyn where Agee was living and where he sometimes kept a goat. The incident was told to Agee's friend Wilder Hobson. The setting of the play is a room in the garret of that Brooklyn building on one night in the mid 20th century. Through the night The Man (Agee) reflects on his life and work, God and humanity, artists, literature and writers, New York and Knoxville, and the current American culture in the Nuclear Age.

Presented at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 PM, Sunday Oct. 30 at 3:00 PM, Thursday November 3 at 7:00 PM and Sunday Nov. 6 at 3:00 PM. All shows $15. Tickets at

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

Fly on the Ford

  • October 27, 2016 — October 30, 2016

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Experience the golden age of aviation, October 27-30, 2016 at the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport. For more information or to book your flight visit or 1 877 952 5395. Advance online $70, child $50 (17 and under), walk up $75.

Grow: A Luncheon Supporting Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville

  • October 27, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

On October 27 join us for an entertaining and informative luncheon benefiting Random Acts of Flowers, featuring TV personality Chris Lambton as guest speaker. From the Bachelorette’s rose ceremony to hosting HGTV’s Going Yard, Chris knows a thing or two about the healing effects of flowers and the transformative impact time spent in a garden can have on an individual’s outlook and overall wellbeing. Whether your
passion is helping others experiencing a health crisis, the creative process of working with cut flowers or cultivating your own garden oasis, you will want to be a part of GROW!
October 27, 11:30-1:00 at the Crowne Plaza, 401 W. Summit Hill Dr., Knoxville.

Contact Jen Sheehan at with questions.

Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health and wellbeing of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness. Founded in 2008, Random Acts of Flowers has
hand-delivered uniquely crafted, recycled flower arrangements, free of charge, to more than 62,000 recipients locally and more than 148,000 recipients nationally since that time. All event proceeds benefit Random Acts of Flowers, a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization.

Joy of Music: Ethan Bortnick in Performance


Category: Fundraisers, Kids, family and Music

Ethan Bortnick has been named one of "Oprah's All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids." Ethan will share his songwriting and singing gifts in Knoxville to support the Joy of Music School and East Tennessee PBS on October 27 at 7:00 PM at the Bijou Theatre. Packed with energy and excitement, the family friendly concert will feature Ethan and his band, a children's choir and local guest artists.

Tickets are $22 for children, $32, $52, and $102 (which includes a meet and greet with Ethan afterward. Purchase tickets at or by calling 865 522 0832.

Joy of Music School: 865-525-6806,

UT School of Art: Artist Lecture with Dana DeGiulio

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

Dana DeGiulio is the School of Art's Fall 2016 Artist-in-Residence.
In A+A 109.

UT School of Art: 1715 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Frailty

  • October 27, 2016

Category: Film and Free event

Doors open: 7:30 PM - Film begins: 8:00 PM
Free and open to the public! BYOB. Weather permitting, we will be showing this outside!

2001, 100 min - Drama / Crime / Thriller - R (Language, Violence) - A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590,,

Blount Mansion's Mysterious Past


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

Come to the Blount Mansion for the spookiest tour of the year. We will be telling ghost stories, local legends and talking about death and mourning customs of the period, Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 9:00 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Refreshments and candy will be provided. Bring a flashlight it will be very dark.

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

Bijou Theatre: Ethan Bortnick

Category: Music


Recognized by Guinness World Records as 'The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline his Own Concert Tour,' Ethan embarked upon his musical career early in life. Now at age 15 he is performing at venues worldwide, with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel and Oprah, where he was named one of 'Oprah's All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids.'

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Clarence Brown Theatre: This is Our Youth

Category: Theatre

Set in Reagan-era New York, the play follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three wayward adolescents on the cusp of adulthood. Shy 19-year-old Warren has stolen $15,000 from his abusive father and turns to his bullying friend Dennis to hide both him and the money. Dennis then hatches a plan to score a major drug deal with the money, as well as to help romance Jessica, the girl Warren pines for. By turns funny, caustic and compassionate, it is a snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world, far less effectual than they could possibly imagine.

This production contains strong language and adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences only.

A Pay What You Wish Preview performance will be held Wednesday, October 26, a talk back with the cast will take place Sunday, November 6 following the 2:00 pm matinee, and an Open Captioned performance is on Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 pm.
Lab Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Young People Concert


Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Oct 26, 9:30 AM
Oct 27, 9:30 AM or 10:45 AM
Oct 28, 9:30 AM

Imaginative programming created for students in third through fifth grades. Presented for 12,000 students annually in two venues. One-hour concerts with music and stories selected for younger ears. Narration and exciting visual elements such as video projections, props, special lighting, costumes and peer guest artists. Audience participation. Highlight: Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Teacher’s Guide and CD of excerpts provided by the KSO for advance student preparation.

At the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Free (But Ticket Required):

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Pigment of Our Imagination: Jewelry Exhibit by Sam Mitchell and Aric Verrastro

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites you to view Pigment of Our Imagination – an exhibition by artists Sam Mitchell and Aric Verrastro. Pigment of Our Imagination showcases an array of mixed-media jewelry pieces created by Mitchell and Verrastro independently and collaboratively. Mitchell's whimsical adornment explores childhood themes through personal memory and new experiences she shares with her son. Verrastro's vibrant work reflects the energy of a city environment and its nightlife.

Sam Mitchell is a maker and educator residing in Iowa City, IA. She received her BFA from James Madison University in 2009 and her MFA in Metal and Jewelry Arts from the University of Iowa in 2014. Mitchell was a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Grant in 2012. Her most recent work has been shown at Sieraad in Amsterdam (2015), AV Gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania (2014) and The Walker Center in Minneapolis, MN (2014). For more information, visit her website at

Aric Verrastro is currently a foundations lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, WI. Verrastro received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University in 2015. Aric was recently selected as a finalist for the 2016 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award. Verrastro’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Milwaukee, WI, Bloomington, IN, New York, NY, Houston, TX, Aspen, CO, Vilnius, Lithuania, Stockholm, Sweden, Munich, Germany and more. For more information, visit his website at

In the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

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