Calendar of Events

Friday, October 15, 2021

Discover Columbus' Ship: Tall Ship Pinta

  • October 15, 2021 — October 31, 2021

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

At Calhoun's On The River
400 Neyland Dr
Knoxville, TN 37902

NOTICE: At this time only Tall Ship Pinta will be touring.
New prices listed below are for one ship until further notice.

Welcome to Sanger Ships LLC and our two Columbus replica ships - our original Niña, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and our newer Pinta.

Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
https://ninapinta.org/schedule.html

Knoxville Botanical Garden: WeDigBio2021

  • October 15, 2021 — October 16, 2021

Category: Free event, Science, nature and Virtual

Dr. Budke of the UTK Herbarium, who has given our Mysterious Moss seminar over the years, has shared a really special upcoming opportunity:

WeDigBio2021, next Friday and Saturday
Scientists from the University of Tennessee and around the world need your help! Join us in transcribing scientific label data from our collections using online and computer tools. WeDigBio Events will be held online daily from Friday, October 15th–Saturday, October 16th.

You will be part of a worldwide effort to digitize centuries of data about life on Earth. The GLOBAL Bryophyte & Lichen Team will focus on mosses and lichens collected around the world over the past 150+ years, housed at the University of Tennessee Herbarium in Knoxville and in five partner institutions across the country. Participants will have an opportunity to meet scientists and join in behind-the-scenes tours and talks about the significance of the scientific collections!

WeDigBio is ideal for teens aged 15+ and adults.

Details for both days:
• A Zoom link will be emailed the day before each session starts.
• Check-in will start at 11:30am ET.
• Each virtual event will begin at 12:00pm until 3:00pm ET.
o Talks and behind-the-scenes tours will be scattered throughout.

To register for this virtual event, please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdB277cza-XLHELE25a2s6s_QnvePfSthOTggFXkW-4N94ZFw/viewform
Thank you everyone for considering participating in this event!

Bijou Theatre: Bill Prine & The Prine Time Band

Category: Music

BILLY PRINE & THE PRINE TIME BAND PRESENT THE SONGS OF JOHN PRINE
FRIDAY, OCT. 15 | 8:00PM

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

Tennessee Theatre: Chicago

Category: Music

CHICAGO
FRIDAY, OCT. 15 | 8:00PM

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

The Mill & Mine: Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Tribute

  • October 15, 2021

Category: Music

RUMOURS
FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE
Friday, Oct 15 | 8PM

We're thrilled to announce that Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute returns to Knoxville with their stage scorching renditions of Fleetwood Mac favorites this October! Fans from across the nation claim that Rumours is the band to see if you are looking for an authentic recreation of live Fleetwood Mac shows.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: http://themillandmine.com

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Darren Knight

  • October 15, 2021

Category: Comedy

Bang Productions presents Darren Knight's Southern Momma An Em Comedy Show featuring Comedians Red Squirrel and Gary Cargal with DJ Slim McGraw. Show is produced by John Edmonds Kozma.

Darren Knight, aka Southern Momma from Munford, Alabama, is the fastest rising comedian in American history. In just a few short months, he has cultivated a massive online presence, accumulating over a half a billion views across multiple social media platforms. Darren takes his persona to the stage, selling out theatres and casinos nationwide. He's been compared to Jeff Foxworthy, as the next star of redneck comedy.

Dee Jay Slim McGraw bred on music that’s slow roasted and deep fried like his Southern roots! Slim McGraw has opened for Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Dylan Scott, and shared the stage with The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Nelly, Flo Rida among others. When in Nashville you can find him on Broadway playing at Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Bar, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge and Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House. Back home in Charlotte, the non-stop DJ is a resident at Whisky River owned by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He recently was honored to perform at Dale Jr’s retirement party with Kid Rock, Cole Swindell & Billy Currington.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

UT Gardens: Learn How to Become a Master Gardener

  • October 15, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Science, nature and Virtual

Friday, October 15, 2021
10-11am
RSVP required: cthomp55@tnstate.edu or 865-215-4593

Attend a free live Zoom presentation by UT-TSU Extension - Knox County Master Gardener Coordinator Rylan Thompson and learn how to become a Master Gardener Volunteer!

You will hear about volunteering in community gardens and projects, meet volunteers already involved in the program, and learn how to participate in upcoming training classes led by horticultural specialists.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

Marble City Opera: Behind the Scenes

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

Thursday, Oct 15 at 6pm

Join Executive Director, Kathryn Frady for our Behind the Scenes Interview with mezzo-soprano & creator of Lily, Audrey Babcock and stage director, James Marvel.

Tune in on www.Youtube.com/MarbleCityOpera

Social Media links: FB: facebook.com/MarbleCityOpera
IN: @MarbleCityOpera
TW: @MarbleCityOpera

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!

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

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