Calendar of Events
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Able Trade: Witchy Cobweb Broom Making Class
Category: Classes, workshops
Witchy Cobweb Brooms Class, Two night class, October 20-21, 6:00-8:00PM.
Heather Ashworth is teaching another broom making class! It's that spooky time of year and nothing says October better than a sister pair of witchy cobweb brooms.
Heather Ashworth has been in the woodworking world for the past 20+ years and teaching for nearly 10 years. She is a wood studio technician at Arrowmont School of the Arts and has many skills to share.
Students will make two cobweb brooms in this TWO NIGHT CLASS, October 20 & 21st 6pm - 8pm just in time for All Hallows Eve! There is a $30 material fee to be paid at the time of class, which includes everything you need for the two brooms.
Class will be held at Able Trade, 203 W Jackson Ave, Knoxvile, TN 37902. https://weareabletrade.com/
UT School of Music: Octubafest Concerts
Studio recitals; enjoy exciting and beautiful music for solo euphonium and tuba performed by students of Alexander Lapins.
Masks are required for in-person attendance. These events can also be livestreamed.
Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00pm - Concert No. 2
Thursday, October 21 at 6:00pm - Concert No. 3
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: The Price is Right Live!
Category: Festivals, special events
“WANT TO PLAY? NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 United States and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico & Quebec), 18 years or older. Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play. To register for chance to be a contestant, visit registration area at or near the venue box office 3 hours prior to show time. For complete rules & regulations, including eligibility requirements, visit or call the box office. To enter theater to watch show, a ticket purchase is required. Sponsored by Good Games Live, Inc. Void where prohibited. Price is Right Live™/© 2019 FremantleMedia. All Rights Reserved.”
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
McClung Museum: UT Fulbright Scholar, Gabriel Macedo
Research Showcase | "Opening the eyes of the beholder: Paradigm shifts in science on the importance of female animals in evolution and biodiversity"
Join us for a presentation from UT Fulbright Scholar, Gabriel Macedo.
Studies of animal communication signals have traditionally focused on males. In ornithology, for example, melodious songs and bright plumage colors that birds use to attract mates and defend territories have been more extensively studied in males than in females. However, there is growing evidence that both females and males use competitive traits to access and defend resources, broadening perspectives on how the diversity of animal signals and species have evolved. This talk will give an historical overview on how the ways that scientists have perceived the natural world introduced biases in our understanding of the importance of female animals in evolution. Contributions from women scientists were pivotal to overturn these biases and to develop comprehensive approaches to address important questions in biodiversity science.
This research come from the Derryberry Lab. It is being presented by the McClung Museum as a companion to the exhibition "Between the Hand and Sky: The Art of Elizabeth Gould" through a partnership with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30pm
Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Auditorium
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996
James White's Fort: HearthScares
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
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space
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
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
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
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
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.
TVUUC exhibition: Shannon Johnson and Elle Colquitt
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
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