Calendar of Events

Friday, October 8, 2021

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: The Haunting of Hill House

Category: Theatre

by F. Andrew Leslie
October 8-31, 2021
Directed by Sarah Campbell

A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will.”

Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess—powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past.

The play was adapted from the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops: Aretha: A Tribute

Category: Music

Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series
Aretha: A Tribute

Friday, October 8, 2021, 8:00pm

Tennessee Theatre

Broadway star Capathia Jenkins joins the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for a high-energy tribute to the “Queen of Soul.” Featuring solid gold Aretha Franklin hits including “Respect,” “Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” and “Think.”

865-291-3310 or

Legacy Luncheon for the Parks

  • October 8, 2021

Category: Fundraisers

Mark your calendars for the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks along the beautiful Tennessee River at UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm on Friday, October 8th at 11:30am.

Guest speakers Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray will share their incredible story of friendship, hope, faith, and community discovered on their 500-mile trek in Spain on the Camino de Santiago trail –500 miles, two best friends and one wheelchair. Luncheon guests will hear the firsthand stories from their best-selling book and award-winning documentary “I’ll Push You”.

The Luncheon is the annual fundraising event for Legacy Parks and draws 1,000 civic, business, and recreation leaders.

Legacy Parks Foundation: 900 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915. Info: 865-525-2585,

Bijou Theatre: WDVX present Darrell Scott

Category: Music

FRIDAY, OCT 8 • 7:30PM

Knoxville music fans will get one chance this fall to catch award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott when he returns to the Bijou with his Electrifying Trio this October! This newly formed trio consists of Bryn Davies, a long-time collaborator with Darrell, on bass and Jeff Sipe on drums. Jeff Sipe brings a new and exciting interpretation to Darrell’s music. Sipe, who lives in Brevard is known to many as a founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit and has toured with Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, and Trey Anastasio. The great R.B Morris opens! Come enjoy a truly unique night!

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

Central Filling Station: Okinawaamericana

  • October 8, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

They are coming back to EAST TN from Okinawa Japan to pray World Peace. They would like to donate Cherry Blossom at The International Friendship Bell Park in Oak Ridge & Play music on Oct 8.

”Okinawa Americana would like to donate Sakura cherry blossom trees because the bright pink sakura flower petals have become a symbol of peace, blossoming in places that were once battlefields that have seen the demise of so many people. The cherry blossom – or Sakura, represents a time of renewal and optimism.”

Music Concert will be at Central Filing station at 7PM -9PM on Oct 8th.

Drive-In at the Midway: Raya and the Last Dragon!

  • October 8, 2021

Category: Film, Free event and Kids, family

The City of Knoxville and Knox County Public Library have teamed up again to bring free outdoor movies to the Midway at Chilhowee Park this fall. The lineup was decided by a public vote. No tickets or reservations are required this year. The grounds open at 6 p.m., and the movies will start at 7:30 p.m. The first few rows will be reserved for moviegoers who want to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie. Designated spots will still be available for guests to drive in and park. Popcorn and concessions such as hot dogs, nachos, doughnuts, and hot cocoa will be available. (Moviegoers can also bring in their own food and drinks; no alcohol or grills are allowed.) The Friends of the Library will distribute free bags of books while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to practice COVID-19 safety measures.

October 1 - "The Karate Kid" (PG, 2010)
October 8 - "Raya and the Last Dragon!" (PG, 2021)
October 15 - no movie, open weekend
October 22 - "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13, 2017)
October 29 - "Coco" (PG, 2017)

The origin story behind Drive-In at the Midway is, pre-pandemic, that Movies on Market Square entertained families. Drive-In at the Midway is the ingenious modification that allows everyone to stay safe and in their vehicular “bubble” while still getting to sample KCPL’s great collection of DVDs. For more information, please visit

UT Science Forum: Averting Environmental Collapse

  • October 8, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

Christina Ergas, assistant professor in the UT Department of Sociology, will present "Averting Environmental Collapse: Building Toward True Sustainability," Friday, Oct. 8 at noon via Zoom.

As major environmental crises loom, one possible way forward is a type of development that turns the focus from monetary gain to social and ecological regeneration and transformation. In her presentation, Professor Ergas will share findings from her latest research on two alternative, community-scale, socioecological models of development that prioritize social and ecological efficiency and subsume economic rationality towards those ends: a grassroots urban ecovillage in the US Pacific Northwest and a government-subsidized, but cooperatively run, urban farm in Havana, Cuba. The research is the basis for her latest book, Surviving Collapse: Building Community Toward Radical Sustainability.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the meeting.

Ewing Gallery: Grant Gibson

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A registered architect and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant Gibson is committed to creating culturally relevant work. Desiring close and lasting relationships, he seeks to work with collaborators and clients equally committed to a more progressive future. He has oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to large civic planning initiatives. Prior to the founding of CAMESgibson, his most notable professional work was the development of Wabash Valley’s Urbanscape Furniture and the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and realizing UN Studio’s design of the Burnham Centennial Pavilion. (All of which was done as a member of Garofalo Architects.)

Gibson graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has prior degrees from Purdue University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology.

Engaging the full spectrum of the discipline of architecture, Grant gives equal weight to writing, exhibiting, and teaching. A clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Grant teaches design and building technology courses.

Initiated in 2009 and incorporated a few years later, CAMESgibson, Inc. is not envisioned as a conventional architectural firm or practice. Founded by registered architect and educator Grant Gibson and the fictitious T.E. Cames, the office is best understood as a sustained architectural performance carried out with similar convictions to those held by Gibson’s late mentor, Doug Garofalo. Like (the now defunct) Garofalo Architects was, CAMESgibson is a cultural endeavor that challenges some and enables others to make the world a better place.

The Ewing Gallery is open M-F 10am - 5pm, Thursday evenings until 7:30pm, and Sundays from 1-4pm. Masks are required. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

  • October 7, 2021 — October 24, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Kids, family and Music

Filling the 150,000 square feet of downtown’s Gatlinburg Convention Center, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair hosts Artisans and Craftsmen from all over the nation. Two hundred booths with unique and one-of-a-kind handmade products, are beautifully displayed, as these skilled craftspeople demonstrate their talents. Each participant is subject to a rigorous jury process to ensure the uniqueness and quality of their respective products. All items represented are handmade and of utmost quality-and without duplication. Look for exceptional pottery pieces, molded leather, copper art, local candy makers, and many more unique items.

There is something for everyone at the Fair. The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair and Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries provide a free Kid’s Corner during our July fair, with a selection of DIY crafts for our youngest visitors to take home with them. Also be sure to stop by one or all of our daily music shows included with the price of admission. Check out the stage and enjoy contemporary country, bluegrass, and your favorite gospel tunes at 12 and 3 daily.

Concessions are available for sale through the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Oct 7-24, daily 10 AM - 5 PM

The WordPlayers: Big Mama's Kitchen

Category: Theatre

Discover Big Mama’s “magic.” Re-discover the healing power of the performing arts after our Covid-induced hiatus. Performances are on Oct. 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 7:30 PM and Oct. 10 & 17 @ 2:30 PM at Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd., Knoxville. Tickets are $15-$20 except for Thursdays which are Pay What You Wish. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. For more information, see or call 865-539-2490.

Big Mama’s kitchen was special, no question — but when Albert and Bethany move into her house to keep the memory of Big Mama alive, they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. This delightful farce introduces us to the wonder of Big Mama, hungry locals who aren’t ready to let go, and the grandson who must find a way to rekindle Big Mama’s loving spirit without letting everything fall apart in the process.

The WordPlayers is a 501(c)3 company of Christian theatre artists. Other programming includes The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Pellissippi State Community College in December.

Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: October Classes & Workshops

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

Tue Oct 5, 10-12: “Conquering Your Camera’s Manual” with Jack Retterer, $30
Thu Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9-12: “Mosaic on Stone” with instructor Manny Marti, $185
Fri Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-12: “Learn the Art of Stained Glass” with instructor Sara Senft, $160
Sat Oct 9, 1-4: “Leaf Pendant & Earrings” with instructor Susan Smathers, $50
Tue Oct 12, 10-12: “Paint Along with Sam Hill” Watercolor Demonstration Class, $35
Tue Oct 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting followed by New Member Orientation with Linda Patrick at 11
Wed Oct 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Oct 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry: “Harvest Bracelet” with George Gallant, $70
Wed Oct 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu-Fri Oct 28-29, 1-4: “Monoprints” with instructor Karen Shaw, $85

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

WDVX: Fall Fund Drive

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music

Thank you for being a loyal WDVX listener! As a loyal listener of WDVX, here are some ways to show us some love during the Fund Drive:

Tell a friend: We all have that one friend who has never listened to WDVX. Tell them how much the music you hear on WDVX means to you. Tell them about your favorite specialty programs and hosts and how having local, community radio enriches the life of a community.

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We look forward to hearing from you and thanks so much for all of your support!

Help us continue our mission to create and provide content to promote the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region by entertaining and educating audiences globally with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under-represented arts, and emerging and local talent.

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