Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Ijams Nature Center: Virtual Weed Wrangle

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

(All Ages) From Feb. 27 through March 27, backyards, parks, roadsides, and other green spaces in Knoxville have the potential to be part of Weed Wrangle Knoxville and you'll get to lead the effort because this year's event is VIRTUAL! You can pick your own spot, pick one at Ijams, or sign up for a public workday at Ijams...anything you do will make a difference in protecting the community's native habitats and wildlife!

Ijams will provide weekly digital guides and information to not only help volunteers identify invasive species but also provide unique and fun challenges! Everyone is invited! Individuals, clubs, Scout troops, churches, and other organizations can get outside and improve their own private land or a public space. (NOTE: If choosing a public space, please first get permission from the City or County to conduct invasive removal.)

Learn more:

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920.

The Maker City presents: Show & Share

  • February 27, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event


It's time to get together in a new way! You're invited! Whether you've found a new maker hobby, you've taken the leap toward creating a business, or you're a maker full-time, we want to know YOU! Makers of all types – tinkerers and techies, crafters, performance artists, tastemakers, and everything in between – are invited to show and share their craft.

The Maker City presents this Show & Share night to connect with other makers and give you the opportunity to discuss what you’ve been working on, talk about what you are struggling with, or share what you have accomplished. It is all in a small, virtual group setting. We’ve partnered with Lunchpool to host a fun gathering in a meeting room that’s online + interactive. You’ll be able to meet in small groups and jump from virtual table to table to mix and mingle. Invite your creative pals and meet new makers!

Register here to get the link to Show & Share.

Sat, February 27, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

American Advertising Federation-Knoxville: Virtual Gala

  • February 27, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Saturday February 27th at 7:00 PM

It’s time to party! Well… party virtually. All the entries have been judged by our esteemed panel of advertising professionals from outside our region and they have made their selections. Did you win Gold, silver or bronze this year? This year our awards gala will be virtual for the first time ever. It will also be absolutely free. Details will be coming soon. Make sure that you follow AAF Knoxville on all the social platforms to stay informed. We look forward to seeing you on the 27th even if it’s through a screen.

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Character vs Story: A Simple Approach to Planning Chapter One

Category: Classes & workshops and Literature & readings

Character vs Story: A Simple Approach to Planning Chapter One of Your Next Novel

Many writers worry about where to start their novel. How do you know if the pace is fast enough, or if the reader understands what is going on? It’s possible to end up in a circle of early revision, re-writing chapter two again and again until it feels right. In this workshop, writing teacher Daniel David Wallace will describe his "character-first approach" to beginning a novel or long story and will use examples from Great Expectations, The Age of Innocence, Jack Reacher, and Gideon the Ninth to illustrate the technique. Daniel will also provide an online writing prompt to help you try out the approach and sketch out your next novel.

Daniel Wallace completed his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, where he spent four years researching new ways to teach fiction writing. He is editor-in-chief for Burlesque Press and host of the annual "Escape the Plot Forest" writing conference. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Tampa Review, Air Schooner, and Fiction Writers Review. His online classes have led aspiring and experienced authors alike to call him "the novel whisperer" and the "literary midwife."

Saturday, Feb 27, 10 AM – noon
Register today!

Reduced prices for this online class: $10 students, $20 members, $30 nonmembers. You must register by midnight Thursday, Feb. 25. You will receive an email from our webmaster with the link the morning after registration closes.

East Tennessee Music Collectors Show

  • February 27, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

Come shop for 1000s of rare vinyl LPs and 45s, 78s, plus CDs, music DVDs, memorabilia, and more ... It's the biggest music store in Tennessee-for one day only!

Saturday February 27 and Saturday Sept. 18

*URGENT COVID-19 NOTICE: MASKS will be required of all customers and vendors!
*Based on the state's current restrictions and recommendations. We urge ALL of you to please follow current health dept. guidelines regarding the wearing of masks, and social distancing, etc.

NEW VENUE! HOLIDAY INN-CEDAR BLUFF, 9134 Executive Center Drive, Knoxville
10am-4pm, admission $2 or

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Learn to Knit

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Learn to Knit w/ Jane Peoples – Remote Class
Saturday February 27 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Students will learn remotely in this workshop how to cast on and knit – the two foundational skills needed for knitting! With these 2 skills, students can knit anything – scarves – hats – socks – sweaters. Throughout the workshop, students will have the ability to practice on their own.
The workshop will end with Jane demonstrating the 3rd knitting skill; binding off, brainstorming possible first projects, and Q & A. Jane will contact students with instructions for the workshop. Space is limited to 4 students so sign up early! Workshop leader, Jane Peoples has been knitting for over 20 years. She is passionate about teaching knitting so folks can start their journey into the joy and mystery of knitting. Member Rate: $35 | Non-Member Rate: $45 | Registration deadline: February 20

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854,

Domino Ensemble hosts Six Improv Clinics

  • February 27, 2021

Category: Classes & workshops and Music

Enroll now for the virtual event with international artists! The nominal registration fee is $25 via PayPal

The clinics will take place on February 27th between 10 AM – 6 PM EST via Zoom. Each session will be 1 hour long.

For the first edition the presenters will be offering a variety topics and approaches to improvisation (in alphabetical order):

Richard Barrett: “NEW INPUTS”. An exploration of ways in which improvisational practices from artistic disciplines such as visual art, theatre and dance can inform and inspire thinking and activity in freely improvised music, particularly in an educational context.

Oğuz Büyükberber: “Generating Pitch Content for Improvisation.”
Tim Feeney: "Bringing the Outside In."
Valeria Mignaco: “Ornamentation in Baroque Music: Introductory Concepts.”
Joo Won Park: “Electronic Music Ensemble Improvisation.”
Ed Sarath: “Improvisation, Soul and Cosmos.”

REGISTRATION fee: $25 for ALL the sessions paid via PayPal to or using the QR code. FILL the Google Form to complete the registration.

Historic Ramsey House: Make your own felted Gnome workshop

Category: Classes & workshops and Fine Crafts

Make your own felted Gnome, Sat. Feb. 27, 10 am-1 pm

Join Historic Ramsey House & Misty Anderson, local needle felter, for a fun workshop to create your very own gnome! No previous felting or sewing experience/skills are necessary to create these sweet little gnomes. This workshop is perfect for felting beginners. During the workshop, you will create one gnome in the color of your choice. Your finished gnome will measure approximately 3 inches tall, depending on how firmly it is felted. All instruction and supplies needed are included with admission. This workshop is appropriate for those 10 years and older.

All proceeds benefit the Blacksmith Shop building project by Eagle Scout candidate, Ethan Anderson. To learn more about the Ethan Anderson Blacksmith Shop Project, please visit,

Cost: $35 (all materials included). Credit card fees apply. Payments with cash or check are available. Call 865-546-0745 to arrange payment. Click here to purchase your tickets:
Class time: 3 hours

*This event will be held inside our Visitor Center. Class size will be limited and COVID safety measures will be in place. Masks are required while indoors. Air sanitizing humidifier by Ionogen with their nontoxic Ionopure sanitizing products will be used during the entire workshop. 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville, 37914

UT Gardens: Gravel Gardening for Low Maintenance Drought-Tolerant Landscapes

  • February 27, 2021

Category: Classes & workshops and Science & nature

Gravel Gardening for Low Maintenance Drought Tolerant Landscapes
Date: February 27, 2021
Time: 10 - 11 am
Cost: $20 members/$25 nonmembers

Join UT Gardens Director Emerita Sue Hamilton for an exploration of her newest garden endeavor. Since 2019 she has been building a gravel garden at her east TN mountain home. This method employs a gravel planting bed, a drought tolerant plant palette and thoughtful plant placement to create a beautiful low maintenance garden. Learn which plants to choose, how to prepare the soil and the benefit of this planting style. Class size will be limited to 15 participants.

2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Good, Necessary Trouble

  • February 27, 2021

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

Starts at 12 PM via Zoom
Rehearsals provided by Knoxville Children's Theatre

Children's Voting Museum of Knoxville, Honoring John Lewis
More info:

The Mill & Mine: Movie Night: Love & Basketball

  • February 27, 2021

Category: Film and Free event

Saturday at 6:30 PM EST – 9 PM EST
Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr 30 min

Movie Night at The Mill & Mine featuring Love & Basketball! We have an indoor set up with a great view of the big screen! Reserve via our Tako Taco Resy link.
Seating starts at 6:30PM
Movie starts at 7:00PM
$5-$8 per person
More info:
Pod sizes range from 2-8 people. Each pod offers your group their own space to hang out, safely distanced from others.
For all pods, check-in at the Tako Taco hostess stand to be seated.
Food and beverage from Tako Taco available for purchase, both by walk-up ordering and by QR code without ever having to leave your spot. For everyone’s safety, masks are required any time you are not in your pod.
If you have any further questions, please send us an email at

Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Science & nature

Experience an unparalleled view of Knoxville during our public cruises! Enjoy a delightful lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise. We offer a range of public cruises for your friends and family on Knoxville’s only luxury yacht! From sunset dinner cruises to sailgates in Big Orange Country, Volunteer Princess Cruises is truly special for any event. Browse through our cruise offerings below to begin your jaunt along Knoxville, Tennessee’s beautiful riverfront!

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