Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of At the Ready

Category: Film and Virtual

Home to one of the region's largest law enforcement education programs, students at Horizon High School in El Paso train to become police officers and Border Patrol agents as they discover the realities of their dream jobs may be at odds with the truths and people they hold most dear.

September 26-29, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
https://www.southarts.org/events/ready-2021-09-26

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Few Miles On at Ijams Nature Center

  • September 26, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Music and Science, nature

Sunday, September 26, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

On Sunday, September 26th, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Ijams Nature Center are partnering once again to bring local blues enthusiasts a special event. The concert stars Few Miles On, winner of local 2019 International Blues Challenge, will take place at Ijams Nature Center at 4 pm – 7 pm. Gates open at 3 pm.

Few Miles On is comprised of three veteran musicians from Detroit, Chicago and East Texas, who found each other in East Tennessee. This Blues Rock power trio has developed a signature sound they call “Southern Blues Groove” which features soulful vocals, a dynamic rhythm section and gritty slide guitar. As live performers, they captivate their audience with a tight set off rocking shuffles, emotional ballads, funky grooves and swampy delta blues. Catch their live show and find out why Few Miles On is making new fans every step of the way.

Find out more online: www.fewmilesonband.com, the ‘Few Miles On’ channel on YouTube, check our Facebook and Instagram pages for upcoming show dates and band news and your favorite streaming music service for our most recent album releases.

Tickets cost $10 for SMBS members and $15 for the general public. Doors open at 3 pm and the music will begin at 4 pm. REGISTER HERE on Ijams Website for tickets in advance.
https://www.ijams.org/event-details/special-event-smoky-mountain-blues-society-show-few-miles-on

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Food truck and beer garden will be available for this performance. www.SmokyMountainBlues.org

Farragut Museum: Tom Fine - Admiral Farragut & Civil War

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

“Admiral Farragut and the Civil War on the Waters”

FARRAGUT, TN – The Farragut Museum will host a lecture on Admiral Farragut at 2 p.m on Sunday, Sept. 26. Tom Fine, a retired TVA attorney who has had a life-long interest in military history, will be speaking on Farragut’s early life and his role in the Civil War. The Farragut Museum will open at 1 p.m. for tours. The lecture is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to visit the expanded Admiral Farragut exhibition in the Farragut Museum prior to the lecture.

The Union Navy was one of the North’s major advantages in the Civil War. David Glasgow Farragut was born in west Knox County not far from the Farragut Museum and went to sea with his foster father, David Porter, when he was a young teenager. He served bravely on Porter’s frigate, the Essex, in the War of 1812. He stayed in the U.S. Navy, gaining experience on sea and land duty. He learned to master the technological changes that swept over the world’s navies in the first half of the 19th century, including steam power, rifled cannons firing explosive shells, and ironclads. The Civil War gave Farragut the opportunity to display his planning and leadership skills at New Orleans, the Mississippi River, and Mobile Bay.

The Farragut Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The museum is located inside Farragut Town Hall at 11408 Municipal Center Drive. For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact Julia Barham at 865-218-3377 or museum@townoffarragut.org.

UT Arboretum Society: Online Fall Plant Sale

Category: Fundraisers and Science, nature

Pickup date of Friday, October 15
Shop for new plants in the online catalog September 25-October 8

Fall is always a wonderful time for planting as it gives your plants time to establish great root systems for the spring. Due to continued concerns about Covid-19, the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s Annual Fall Plant Sale will be online with the catalog open from September 25th to October 8th. The pickup date is Friday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.

For two weeks, you can browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery, East Fork Nursery, and Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm. These vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, native shrubs, pollinator plants, and a wide variety of herbs to name just a few! Quantities are limited so we suggest early shopping! Beginning September 25th, log on to https://utas-plant-sale.square.site/ to shop and make payment. The catalog will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 25 and close at 5 p.m., Friday, October 8th. All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales on the pickup day are possible.

On the check-out page you will be given the option to choose a pickup time on Friday, October 15th from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. There are no Saturday pickups at the Fall Plant Sale. UT Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pickup system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you will come to designated pickup spots and your order will be loaded into your car.

This is an amazing opportunity that allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a wonderful selection of plants from four outstanding nurseries all at one online site.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the plant sale, contact mcampani@utk.edu.

HoLa Hora Latina: 21st Annual HoLa Festival

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family and Music

The HoLa Festival 2021 will move to the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park in 2021!

The 2021 HoLa Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday September 25th and 26th!

The fun begins Saturday night at 4pm -10pm with a Fiesta Latina; live music, dancing, draft beer, and food and artisan craft vendors. A fireworks display will begin at 9pm. The celebration continues Sunday afternoon from 11am to 6pm with more live music and performances, homecooked food and cold drinks, crafts, our Parade of Nations, 20+ Hispanic heritage booths and educational children’s activities, and community resources.

Given the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event is subject to changes.

$1 donation required at entry for visitors aged 12+, HoLa members enter for free

Casa HoLa is located on the bottom floor of the Emporium for the Arts at 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902.
www.HoLaHoraLatina.org
www.Facebook.com/HoLaHoraLatina
www.Instagram.com/HoLaHoraLatina
www.Twitter.com/CasaHoLa

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Permanent Collection Exhibition

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/

Schulz Bräu Oktoberfest 2021

  • September 18, 2021 — October 3, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Music

Hosted by Schulz Bräu Brewing Company
Schulz Bräu's 6th Annual Oktoberfest will be from September 18th - October 3rd.

Saturday September 18th
5:00am Doors Open to ticket holders
5:30am Live Music by Sande & Mike of the Knoxville Polka Kings
6:00am Barrel Tapping
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schulz-brau-brewings-6th-annual-oktoberfest-opening-ceremony-tickets-168739198485

9:00am Doors Open to the public
12:00pm UT vs TN Tech
3:30pm Live Music by Smoky Mountain Oompah Band
7:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
8:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Sunday September 19th
10:30am Frühschoppen: Oktoberfest Brunch
11:00am Live Music by Concord Brass
4:25pm Titans vs Seahawks
5:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
8:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Follow these links for each weeks schedule:
Week 1: https://www.facebook.com/events/512740219847677
Week 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/593098608527072
Week 3: https://www.facebook.com/events/206876131292806

Come enjoy authentic German lagers, Bavarian decor, and all the Polka you can stand for this festive time of the year. Dirndls and Lederhosen encouraged!

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's The Aristocats (kids)

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

This production is designed for our youngest children and is a short production to allow for the attention span of our youngest musical lovers. (Ages 1+) This production’s run time is under an hour.

NOTE: We are currently asking all audience members to please wear a mask inside the theatre. Many of our participants are not old enough to be vaccinated. We appreciate your understanding.

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it is up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

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

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Sunshine Boys

Category: Comedy and Theatre

September 16-October 10
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

Two local legends team up for The Sunshine Boys at Flying Anvil Theatre. The classic Neil Simon comedy stars David Dwyer and Steve Dupree as the titular characters: two aging vaudevillians who reunite for one last show. Director Jayne Morgan says audiences familiar with the two actors are in for a surprise. “This is Dave and Steve as you’ve never seen them. They are creating characters very different from their own personalities. It’s been fun to see another side of these two beloved actors and a great challenge for them as well.”

Dwyer and Dupree play “Lewis and Clark,” top-billed vaudevillians for over 40 years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. The show was a hit on Broadway and revived several times with actors such as Dick Van Dyke, Walter Matthau and Danny DeVito.

Morgan says The Sunshine Boys was to be the theatre’s official grand reopening. “Instead, we’re still limiting seating and requiring masks. Plus, we’re joining the other theatres in town in requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid test at the door. Keeping audiences safe is our highest priority.”

Rounding out the cast are Nick Silver, Yolanda Treece, Casey Kain, Ashley Guthrie Baker and Philip Brady. Randy Thompson is stage manager, set design is by Steve Krempasky, Jordan Vera designed lights and Virginia Baldwin is costume designer. Props and set dressing by Jordan McCready.

Tickets for The Sunshine Boys are available at www.flyinganviltheatre.com or on the theatre’s Facebook page. The show opens with a Pay What You Can preview on Thursday, September 16, and runs through Sunday, October 10. (There is a second Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, September 22.) Tickets are $25 and $27, $13 for students.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: September Classes & Workshops

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Smorgasbord Class: “Embossing Metal Jewelry,” with Marcia Everitt, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
“Nuno Felted Cowl” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

FRIDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10, 17, & 24 (three class sessions)
“Yupo Paper, the Next Frontier” with instructor Deanna Magdich, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, & THURSDAY, SEPT. 23 (four class sessions)
“Beginning Watercolor: Bluebirds & Blackberries,” with instructor Sheryl Reeser, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. On Sept. 14, 21, & 23, the sessions will be from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Sept. 16 session will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
“Painterly Painting, the Magic of Nature” with Debbie Toney. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Chain Maille Jewelry: “Spirit of Halloween,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. September’s model is Judi Miller.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
“Felt Jewelry” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
“Beginning Acrylic Pour” with instructor Claudia Kirkpatrick, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
“Felt Clutch” with instructor Cindy Stroud, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Broadway Studios and Gallery: New Works by Broadway Studios Artists

  • September 3, 2021 — November 5, 2021

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

Opening Sept 3rd 6:00-9:00 p.m.
From Sep 4 - Nov 5, enjoy an ongoing 24/7 window display

New Works by Broadway Studios Artists. Chloe Melton, Melinda Adams, William Holbert, Larry Blount, Vincent Drake, Pat O’Neil, Jeremy Logan, Jessica Gregory, Anne Freels, Sam Stapleton, Jes Distad and Nancy Rowland-Engle.

Featuring Paintings, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Corn shuck dolls, herbal products and more!

All visitors are required to wear a mask and maintain distancing guidelines.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, www.BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com and https://www.facebook.com/broadwaystudiosandgallery/

HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit

  • September 3, 2021 — October 15, 2021

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

The Frutos Latinos Contest and Group Exhibit
Opening Fri Sep 3, 5-9 PM at the Emporium

Featuring local Latino/Latinx artists displaying artwork at Casa HoLa that celebrate their cultures and traditions. This event, called Frutos Latinos, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM). Visitors to the gallery can vote for their favorite pieces in person and on-line at this page.

On September 15th, the Frutos Latinos exhibit is moved to the Knoxville Museum of Art to mark the beginning of Hispanic Hertiage Month where it remains until October 15th. On this first day of HHM, HoLa invites members of our organization, city and county officials, corporate sponsors, and recipients of HoLa scholarships to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and the role HoLa has played in promoting Latin American arts and culture within our community. Any HoLa members are welcome to join in this catered event from 5pm-8pm at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

HoLa Hora Latina’s Casa HoLa Art Gallery and Artisan Gift Shop, Bottom floor of the Emporium for the Arts (corner of Gay and Jackson streets in downtown Knoxville), 100 South Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902

Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 15 - Oct 15. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

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