Calendar of Events
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
James White's Fort: HearthScares
Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family
The Mysteries, Whispers & Secrets of Old Knoxville
The Ghostly Tour of Downtown Knoxville
Come and join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours which last approximately one and a half hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets.
Stories for 2021
Burnt Flesh & House of Many Eyes; A Glass of Water; Frankenstein; A Cistern Burial; The Haunted Pipe Organ; Death by Fire; Hanging Abner Baker; The Restless Governor
This year’s tours will be on October 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28 & 29
7:00 p.m. each evening
These stories will either be on a walking tour of downtown or told around the fire in the courtyard of the fort. Please check with the fort closer to the date you wish to come to see which one it will be.
Adults $10 Children (6 – 15) $6
James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-525-6514, www.jameswhitefort.org
Bijou Theatre: Samantha Fish
TUESDAY, OCT 19 • 8PM
Anyone who has ever heard Fish's previous albums knows that she has earned a place in the top rank of contemporary blues guitarists and that her voice can wring the soul out of a ballad and belt out a rocker with roof-shaking force. And, rest reassured, those virtues are fully in evidence on Kill or Be Kind
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com
AIA East Tennessee: Design Slam
Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Health, wellness
On Tuesday, October 19, the Design Slam competition returns to Knoxville. The event features friendly competition between local makers, designers, and professionals. The project challenges them to solve a design challenge relating to the redevelopment of Martin Luther King Blvd and is partnered with the Community Collaborative. This competition is a [Knoxville] by Design (KBD) event, hosted by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Richard-Allen Foster, KBD Chair and Past-President of AIA’s East Tennessee chapter is elated to provide community members with this event once again. “Design Slam involves urban planning, which is important to our local development here in Knoxville,” Foster said, “We want locals to see the talent right next door by creating a competition that excites and informs everyone in attendance.”
Those viewing the event will get to experience the excitement of watching a panel of judges review presentations of maker’s final products. There will be a popular vote conducted and trophies will be given out to the winner.
Where: Hi-Wire Brewing (2020 Barber St, Knoxville, TN)
When: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
For more information, visit https://www.knoxbydesign.org/
[Knoxville] by Design (KBD) promotes the importance of architecture and the power of design in creating the places that give shape to our stories, our lives and our communities. KBD is organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of East Tennessee who aims to lead East Tennessee in developing the cities, communities and built environment of the 21st Century. AIA serves as a resource about architecture and as a vehicle for discussing the issues affecting our community today.
UT School of Music: Guest Artist: Kirill Gliadkovsky
Category: Free event and Music
Kirill Gliadkovsky's performances have been met with great enthusiasm by both audiences and music critics in Europe, Russia and North America. He combines his busy concert schedule with teaching at Saddleback College as a Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies.
October 19 at 8 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
Tennessee Artists Association: Monthly Meeting
Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event
The Tennessee Artist's Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the arts in East Tennessee. Masks are encouraged and social distancing will be practiced. Refreshments will be served.
The program will feature a fun night of cartooning with artist Mike Everidge. Everidge, an artist from an early age was initially inspired by his grandmother. Later influences were his Morristown East High art instructor Ruth Breeding, and later, painter Ron Castle. Mike is fluent in a number of mediums and is well known for his cartoons and caricatures.
Monthly programs of TAA include practical art demonstrations, discussions, and opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning techniques, community events and area and regional shows. More on the Tennessee Artist's Association can be found on the web at https://tnartists.org, on Instagram at @tn_artists, and on Facebook at TNArtistsAssociation.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
In Praise of Gray Space / Jovencio de la Paz & Sandra Salaices
October 18 – December 10, 2021
GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/
Discover Columbus' Ship: Tall Ship Pinta
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.
Knoxville Walking Tours: Shadow Side Ghost Tours
Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Lecture, 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 email@example.com or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour today!
Catron Art Gallery: Counter Carpet by Risa Hricovsky
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, https://instagram.com/bad__water, or https://badwater.gallery/
TVUUC exhibition: Shannon Johnson and Elle Colquitt
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'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 OutdoorKnoxville.com, 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. https://www.ellecolquitt.com/
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.
Oct 13 (Member’s Night)
Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org