Calendar of Events

Friday, October 28, 2016

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Haunting of Hill House

  • October 28, 2016 — November 13, 2016

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “The Haunting of Hill House” a live theatre version of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, especially adapted for young people, ages 11 and older, and families. The play will be performed October 28 through November 13, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sundays at 3 PM. (There is no 5 PM performance on Oct. 29.)

Three strangers volunteer to accompany Dr. John Montague in an investigation of Hill House, a mysterious mansion with a reputation for being haunted. While the four are there, supernatural events drives them to the edge of sanity and pushes one toward a terrible end. The novel was a 1959 Finalist for the National Book Award, and Stephen King calls the book “one of the finest terror novels.” Jackson is widely known to teenage readers for her macabre short story “The Lottery.”

The play is performed by 10 talented young actors, from ages 14 to 18.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

Pellissippi State: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Category: History & heritage, Music and Theatre

A satirical emo rock musical and dramatized retelling of the controversial presidency of Andrew Jackson. "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," written by Michael Friedman, discusses the role of populism in the actions of America's seventh president and draws parallels to today's political climate. The play is for mature audiences and is not suitable for children. There are clear parallels to this year's election cycle -- from the themes of populism and its political consequences to elections that feature the establishment versus the outsider. The play broaches topics like the 1830 Indian Removal Act and Jackson's debated marriage to his wife, Rachel.

Performance dates and times are 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5, and 2 p.m., Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. The performance on Sunday, Oct. 30, will be followed by a panel discussion on the play's themes. The panel will feature Wingerter; University of Tennessee professor Daniel M. Feller, caretaker of the Jackson papers, and a representative of the Cherokee Nation. The performance will feature guest musical director Michael Shirtz, a jazz musician and composer and faculty member at Terra State Community College in Ohio.

Tickets are $14 for adults or $12 for seniors or students. Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information/tickets: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Fort Dickerson Park: Civil War Living History Days

  • October 28, 2016 — October 30, 2016

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Kids & family

At Fort Dickerson Park, 3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW, Knoxville, TN 37920.
9 AM - 4 PM each day.

James White's Fort: HearthScares Ball

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Spooky surprises await you at the 6th Annual HearthScares Ball! The Fort will be transformed into a scary landmark for an evening of dancing. Come dressed in your most impressive costume! The event includes dancing, frightening finger foods, silent auction, costume contest, and other Halloween hi-jinks! Proceeds benefit preservation at James White’s Fort. With catering by Rothchild Catering, music by Second Opinion, and many other Halloween hi-jinks, this event is sure to be SPOOKtacular!

Must be 21 or over to attend. Reservations required. $75.00 per person: https://www.jameswhitesfort.org/event/6th-annual-hearthscares-ball/

James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514, www.jameswhitefort.org

Clayton Center for the Arts: Pianist Robin Spielberg

Category: Music

Robin Spielberg is one of America’s most beloved pianist/composers. A prolific composer, Spielberg has seventeen recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world. Her newest recording is Another Time, Another Place, is a recording of original piano solos that the composer says “explore the mysteries of time.” Ms. Spielberg is a Steinway Artist, which is recognized by Steinway & Sons as a special relationship between the company and artists.

Ms. Spielberg will be in residency at the Clayton Center and will perform Outreach Activities (TBD) during October 26-28.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com

Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse: Schoolhouse Adventure

  • October 28, 2016
  • 5:00-7:00PM

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is happy to announce our fall program, Schoolhouse Adventures. On Friday October 28th from 5PM to 7PM. Dr. Gail Palmer will be our guest for Schoolhouse Adventures. She has produced a large body of work on the Great Smoky Mountains.... Her books share a native's look at the mountain people, a captivating and entertaining model for communicating local history through storytelling. Dr. Palmer will talk about her book "Mountain Medicine Women" and sign her books.
Reservations are requested. To reserve your seat at our table call the schoolhouse at 865-983-1550. Cost $10 per person, $15 per couple. Members cost $6 per person and $10 per couple. Dinner will be served at 6pm.
Sam Houston Schoolhouse is located at 3659 Old Sam Houston School Road, Maryville, Tennessee.

Jubilee Community Arts: Roux du Bayou

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Category: Music

Cajun Dance Music - Accordionist Paul Gregoire from the town of Dulac in South Louisiana leads this Nashville based band Roux du Bayou, always a treat for Cajun dance enthusiasts. On guitar and vocals is South Louisiana native Wade Bernard; Jerry Prevost on drums and rounding out the group on fiddle, lead guitar and trumpet, from Nashville, Jimmy Clark.

Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/1118485, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, by mail, and at the door. At the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org.

Ballet Gloria: Trunk or Treat

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  • October 28, 2016
  • 5:00-8:00PM

Category: Dance, Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Ballet Gloria will be co-hosting a Trunk or Treat event with The Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts on Friday, October 28. The event will be at TCFA located at 2906-A Tazewell Pike. There will be a free Trunk or Treat event/scavenger hunt for all the kids. In addition, there will be hot dogs, chips, & drinks for sale; games; a bake sale; and performances by various members of Ballet Gloria. This is a great way to get new friends involved with Ballet Gloria and TCFA! The activities will take place from 5:00-8:00! Wear a costume-a prize will be given out for best costume!

www.balletgloria.org or 865 689 8525

Mad4MidMod

  • October 28, 2016
  • 5-7 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Are you mad about Modernism and Mid-Century design? Then join us for this casual and free meetup of architectural aficionados who share a passion for mid-20th century design. Together we'll plan some future tours of local gems and find out what else you'd like to see and do. We'll even provide refreshing beverages and savory snacks, but feel free to bring your own period-inspired apps to share. We hope to see you at Mid Mod Collective (1617 N. Central) on October 28th!

Mid Mod Collective, 1617 N. Central, Knoxville. Free! https://www.facebook.com/events/862461973888813/

Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse: Schoolhouse Adventure

  • October 28, 2016
  • 5:00-7:00PM

Category: History & heritage

The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse is happy to announce our second Schoolhouse Adventure will be on Friday, October 28th from 5PM to 7PM. Dr. Gail Palmer will be our guest. She has produced a large body of work on the Great Smoky Mountains. Her books share a native's look at the mountain people, a captivating and entertaining model for communicating local history through storytelling. Dr. Palmer will talk about her book "Mountain Medicine Women" and sign her books.

Reservations are requested for this event. To reserve your seat at our table call the schoolhouse at 865-983-1550. Cost $10 per person, $15 per couple. Dinner will be available at 6pm, a donation of $5 for each meal is suggested.

Sam Houston Schoolhouse is located at 3659 Old Sam Houston School Road, Maryville, Tennessee.

2nd Annual Southern Railway Station Fall Festival

  • October 28, 2016
  • 6:00-9:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Join the fun at the 2nd Annual Southern Railway Station Fall Festival, October 28th,
6:00-9:00PM. There will be funnel cakes and other seasonal treats, a costume contest, inflatables, a fire truck and police officers!

300 West Depot Ave. For more information please visit www.southernstationtn.com or call 865 249 7808.

Breaststrokes Knoxville Auction for Artwork

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Fundraisers

It's here! It's here! We're thrilled to invite you to join us for our annual Auction for Artwork - this year, at the Sunsphere! Bid on 50 matted, framed photographs from Painting Days to help us raise money for local women whose lives are impacted by cancer. We had hundreds of participants this year, so picking 50 to feature was no easy task! Good news is that ALL of the photographs taken at our Painting Days will be printed, matted and available for purchase, so come find yours - or just come enjoy the incredible artwork and the views from the 8th floor of Knoxville's Sunsphere with us. You know we always love to see you!!

AUCTION SILENT BIDDING ENDS AT 8PM SHARP. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT 8 TO WIN! DOORS OPEN AT 6, PARTY GOES TILL 10

Our friends at Wild Love, Luxe Catering and Magpies are partnering up to provide food for the evening (♥♥ thanks y'all!!!♥♥), and we will have a cash bar available. It's Halloween weekend, so wear a costume if you like! See this link https://www.smore.com/dz7mb for our full event flyer with additional information about parking, etc.

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