Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Buy Local: Celebrating Knoxville's Music & Musicians

Category: Music

At Bijou Theatre, 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, 37902

Ktown has long been home to fabulous musicians, and we’ve added a few new faces over the past year. We’ll celebrate homegrown and transplants alike in this one-of-a-kind concert featuring new music and performances by Donald Brown, Mark Boling, Eric Reed, Jack Roben, Kenny Brown, Jon Hamar, Taber Gable, Bill Swann, Sam Adams, Larry Vincent and Kelle Jolly.

Information: 865-573-3226,,

Tennessee Theatre: JOHNNYSWIM

Category: Music

TUESDAY, OCT. 12 | 8:00PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

AIA East Tennessee: Trivia Night

  • October 12, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

Test your pop-culture & architectural knowledge at [Knoxville] by Design’s public trivia night

On Tuesday, October 12, Knoxville locals are invited to attend trivia night at Central Flats and Taps. A competition on pop-culture and architectural knowledge offers the opportunity for the top three teams to win trophies created by Derek White of Bird on the Wire Studios. The Trivia Night is a [Knoxville] by Design (KBD) event, hosted by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Entry is $10 per person and proceeds will support the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) chapter.

According to Richard-Allen Foster, KBD Chair and Past-President of AIA’s East Tennessee chapter, the event will “be lighthearted and engaging for anyone who comes.”

“A fun way to discuss architecture and a drink is the perfect way to end the day,” said Foster. “The proceeds being used will support the UTK NOMAS chapter, which is near and dear to our hearts.”

Where: Central Flats and Taps (1204 N Central St, Knoxville, TN)
Cost: $10
For more information, visit

Knoxville History Project: An Air-Conditioned Tour of UT Campus

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

Tues. October 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hall, 414 S. Gay Street

On the Second Tuesday of the Month, come join us at Maple Hall for an Air-Conditioned Tour of UT Campus. Jack Neely, who has made a habit of giving several actual tours of his alma mater’s peninsular campus, often involving traffic and hill climbs in blazing heat, will tell all the same stories and show the same images in a slide-show format, for the convenience of those who prefer dinner and a glass of beer or wine with their educational tours.

Free program. Drinks and bar food available for purchase.

Information: 865-300-4559,

Maryville College Tartan Band

Category: Free event and Music

The Clayton Center for the Arts – Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre
October 12, 2021 7:00 PM

Maryville College Tartan Band, Off Kilter, and Lads & Lassies present their 2021 Fall performance. Free!

UT School of Music: Aria Night

  • October 12, 2021

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

This ensemble event features arias performed by VolOpera, UT's undergraduate opera student organization.

Masks are required for all in-person events. This event can also be livestreamed.

Tuesday, October 12 at 6:00pm

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Muse Knoxville: Fall Break Follies

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family, Science, nature and Technology

Fall break is unbeLEAFably fun at Muse Knoxville! Visitors can experience extra autumn activities, included in admission.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Fall Break Printmaking Workshop

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Kids, family

October 11, 2021 - October 15, 2021
Ages 10-12

The Knoxville Museum of Art is offering a one-week printmaking course which will introduce the student artist to several printmaking methods including relief prints, collagraphs with aluminum tape, monotypes and transfers with gelli plates. Some bookmaking and collage will be included. A special treat will be a field trip to the University of Tennessee College of Art Printmaking Department.

Fee for the workshop: Members $230/Non-members $250

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Scholarships available. For more information call 865.523.6349 or e-mail

Due to the spread of COVID-19, masks are required for visitors and workshop attendees.

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of Not Going Quietly

Category: Film and Virtual

When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given four years to live, he finds himself in a deep depression, struggling to connect with his newborn son, whose presence reminds him of the future he will miss. But after a chance confrontation with Senator Jeff Flake goes viral, Ady decides to embark on a cross-country tour of America, using his final breaths to fight for healthcare justice. Ultimately, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers a source of hope for the future that transforms his relationship with his son and his belief in what is possible for his family.

October 10-13, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

TVUUC exhibition: Shannon Johnson and Elle Colquitt

  • October 9, 2021 — December 8, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public

Reception Friday, October 22, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists' talks at 6:30 pm.

Shannon Johnson
Shannon Johnson's work is inspired by nature and the creative process. Her paintings are a balance between harmony and contrast, simplicity and accumulation, and stillness and motion. Johnson studied at the University of Tennessee and received a BA in studio art. She taught high school art for 20 years. She exhibits her work at First Friday events and art shows in a variety of locations around Knoxville and regularly on Instagram (@shannondeanajohnson) and Facebook (Shannon Deana Johnson Art). She is represented by dk Gallery in Marietta, GA.

Elle Colquitt: Discovering the Unusual in the Usual
Photographer Elle Colquitt searches for the artistry that can be found within the layered imagery of window reflections. The surrealism within the reflection creates a double exposure illusion. This altered reality of abstract images produces a unique mix of forms and colors. Colquitt is content manager for, where her images showcase the beautiful naturescapes around East Tennessee. She is a member of the Art Market Gallery, Professional Photographers of East Tennessee, Arts & Culture Alliance, Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers, and the League of Scruffy Photographers.

Gallery hours: 10-4 Monday, 10-3 Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo.

BOO Dates:
Oct 9-10
Oct 13 (Member’s Night)
Oct 14-17
Oct 21-24

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

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,

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