Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Knoxville Walking Tours: Shadow Side Ghost Tours

  • October 14, 2021 — October 31, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

While an early evening stroll through Old Gray will be quite interesting, it may not entirely satisfy your need for a good spooky story this October, but we know where you can find some! Book a ghost tour with Laura Still at Knoxville Walking Tours. There are three different tours to choose from, each with true tales of the spirits that haunt the streets and buildings of Knoxville.

Shadow Side Ghost Tours - Brave souls who enjoy a chill can join us for a trip into Knoxville's shadow side. The city's history of blood-stained streets echoing with gunfire is full of restless spirits. Visit their haunts and hear local legends of ghostly apparitions. Details & Tickets

Shadow Side Two: Ghosts of the Old City - Red Summer, drunken brawls, hot lead, and blood on the tracks. Knoxville's Old City used to be known as the bowery, where victims of murderous brawls, deadly shoot-outs, and horrific train crashes haunt the old buildings and back alleys along with the ghost of a musician who hasn't quite faded away. Details & Tickets

Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours - Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel. Details & Tickets

E-Mail tours@knoxvillewalkingtours.com or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour today!

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: Charlie Mars

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, Music and Science, nature

October 14 @ 6PM
Tsali Notch Vineyard, 162 Harrison Rd. Madisonville

Eat, Drink, and Relax to the sound of Charlie Mars while enjoying the beautiful mountain views from Tsali Notch Vineyard!

Mississippi-born singer/songwriter Charlie Mars is a country- and folk-inflected pop artist blessed with a warm vocal croon and a knack for crafting poignant, earthy songs. Born in 1974 in Laurel, Mississippi, Mars grew up listening to various styles of pop/rock, from Michael Jackson to the Violent Femmes.

While enjoying this unique outdoor concert enjoy wine tastings at Tsali Notch’s Tasting room or purchase a bottle to enjoy during the show. Bring your own blankets or chairs! Food vendor on site. No coolers allowed.
Tickets are available at http://monroearts.com/ or at the MACA Office 423-442-3210

Friends of Music and the Arts: Cello Recital with D. Scot Williams

  • October 14, 2021
  • 7:30 PM

Category: Free event and Music

Featuring music of Bach, Crumb and Cronin

Friends of Music and the Arts is dedicated to providing a variety of performance offerings appropriate to Church of the Ascension's sacred space. Bring a friend and join us for a time of relaxation and enjoyment!

http://www.knoxvilleascension.org/foma/
(865) 588-0589
800 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Catron Art Gallery: Counter Carpet by Risa Hricovsky

  • October 13, 2021 — December 1, 2021

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

Exhibit featuring works by Risa Hricovsky

Artist’s Talk at 11 a.m., Nov. 9 Catron Gallery

Risa Hricovsky is a post-discipline installation artist. Her work pushes the existing boundaries between painting and sculpture, and between art, design and craft. Risa’s artworks punctuate space through pattern, color and her use of the multiple. She received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a post-bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. Risa has exhibited nationally and internationally and she has attended many prestigious residencies. She is an assistant professor of art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate.

Walters State Morristown Campus
500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, TN 37813

bad water: Angelique Heidler's show Piselli

  • October 13, 2021 — November 19, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Attraction and repulsion, innocence and violence, obsession and indifference; in her new body of work, Paris-born artist Angelique Heidler investigates the paradoxical dualities embedded within mainstream depictions of both femininity and romance. In her signature style of adorning the painted canvas with personal objects and images through collage and sublimation printing techniques, Heidler brings together these contrasting forces, highlighting their hybridity through a series of playful compositions.

Touching on themes of childlike fantasy, consumption, and indulgence, Heidler’s wide scope of aesthetic reference speaks to the highly nuanced construction of gender and the self through late-captialism’s endless horizon of media representation and branded products. The exhibition’s title, Piselli, represents Heidler’s tongue-in-cheek humour well, simultaneously referring to the Italian word for green peas as well as children’s slang for male genitalia.

BAD WATER, 320 E. Churchwell Ave, Knoxville, TN. Open during receptions & by appointment. Info: writetobadwater@gmail.com, https://instagram.com/bad__water, or https://badwater.gallery/

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, www.themuseknoxville.org

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
9am-4pm

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 rmartin@knoxart.org.

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

https://knoxart.org/kma_events/fall-break-printmaking-workshop/

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

https://www.zooknoxville.org/event/boo-at-the-zoo-2/

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

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, www.theatreknoxville.com

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, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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

www.CraftsmenFair.com
www.facebook.com/gatlinburgcraftsmensfair
www.instagram.com/gcfinthesmokies/
www.youtube.com/c/gatlinburgcraftsmensfair/
www.gatlinburg-attractions.com/attraction/gatlinburg-craftsmens-fair/

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 wordplayers.org or at the door. For more information, see wordplayers.org 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.

Website: www.wordplayers.org
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

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