Calendar of Events

Friday, October 22, 2021

Arrowmont: Meet the Artists Online Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

October 22 – November 8, 2021

Meet The Artists 2021 Online Auction opens Friday, October 22 at 5:00 pm ET. The auction is open until Monday, November 8. 2021 at 3:00 pm ET.

Preview the auction items at and visit to register and bid.

The Katharine Slowburn Experience: A Night at the Doll Factory

Category: Festivals, special events

Friday & Saturday October 22-23, 9 & 11pm, Sunday, October 24, 6 & 8pm

“A Night at the Doll Factory” is a chilling immersive theatrical event from The Katharine Slowburn Experience. Over the course of an hour, attendees tour an abandoned doll factory, never knowing when the left-behind dolls may pop out for a dance, scare, or both. Never fear, tour guide Mary Jane Payne, sole survivor of the 2001 Doll Factory Massacre will safely guide you through the factory … that is, if the dolls let you leave!

Attendees must be 21+. Each tour is limited to 20 brave souls.

COVID-19 Protocols: We require that all guests wear masks for safety - COVID, cobwebs and clown dolls, oh my! Hardhats also available (and sanitized) for those wanting extra protection against things that go bump in the night.

At The Midtown District, 4432-A Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN
Ticket Link:

Knoxville Kerbela Shriners Circus

  • October 22, 2021 — October 24, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

2021 Shrine Circus, October 22nd-24th at Thompson-Boling Arena

The Kerbela Shriner Circus is held every year in October at Thompson-Boling Arena*. Kerbela Shriners and Hamid Circus work together to provide 5 great performances with lots of excitement and tons of fun. Every year we see new awe inspiring feats of agility on the floor and in the air…not to mention all of the great activities before the shows and during intermission halfway through each performance. There is fun for all ages, from 1 to 100!

Don’t miss the fun this year. We are already planning and preparing for October’s circus. Mark your calendar and make your plans. Bring your kids, your grand-kids, parents and grandparents! We have something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you in October.

Thompson-Boling Arena, 600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-0953
Kerbela Shriners: (865) 573-1901 or

FRIDAY 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SATURDAY 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Knoxville College Homecoming

  • October 22, 2021 — October 24, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

The annual Knoxville College Homecoming held every October continues to bring together alumni and support the Knoxville community. Even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Knoxville College remains committed to alumni, holding a virtual homecoming in 2020 and returning to campus for the 2021 celebration from October 21 through October 24.

In honor of the Knoxville College homecoming celebration, Beck will share stories of groups, students, and events at Knoxville College throughout October's weekly Black history newsletters.

Gallery 1010: "While We Sleep", Artwork by Trinity Buehring

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

This exhibition is a colorful attribute to the modes of categorization that take place within the subconscious mind. The artist is presenting a series of large, multimedia paintings that explore the concept of "likeness" through a collaging method that lends itself to the process of relating the disjointed.

Free event open to the public, no registration required. The dates and times for viewing are as follows:

Friday, October 22nd, 2021, 5-7pm
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, 10-1pm
Sunday, by appointment through:

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Dean Dillon

Category: Music

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 22, 2021, because the Heritage Center will have a special guest that you simply will not want to miss as East Tennessee native and member-elect of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Dean Dillon, will perform live and in-person on the Heritage Center stage.

Dean has written some of the most iconic songs in country music history, such as "Tennessee Whiskey," which was a hit for David Allan Coe, George Jones, and most recently, Chris Stapleton. His song "Unwound" helped launch the career of George Strait, and tunes such as "The Chair" and "Oceanfront Property" have helped to make Strait the most successful artist in country music history with 44 number-one hits on the Billboard charts.

This special event allows guests to go behind the music with Dean Dillon. In his “One Man Show,” Dean will sing and perform his greatest hits and other songs while telling the story of how and why they happened to become hits for the Legends! "There’s a lot of my heart and soul in my songs. One on one with the audience gives me a chance to share that,” says Dean.

Dean is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020. The 2020 Class of Inductees includes Dean, Marty Stuart, and Hank Williams, Jr.

As most of us know, this year marks the 15th anniversary of the Heritage Center. As a "thank you" to our members for their amazing support, the Center will be offering member tickets at just $15 each, while non-member tickets will be $25 each. Ticket purchases may be handled over the phone or online by clicking on this link: TICKETS. All tickets are general admission, and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Food, soft drinks, and beer will be available for purchase at the Concessions Area before and during the show.

Show Time: 7:00 p.m.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044,

The Mill & Mine: Blue October

  • October 22, 2021

Category: Music

Friday, Oct 22

Unstoppable alt-rock outfit Blue October returns to Knoxville in October! They have earned a reputation for being remarkably dynamic, consistently delivering anthemic songs filled with rousing melodies and precision playing. And with their latest release, the members are even more in synch than ever! Come enjoy it!

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

Bijou Theatre: Scott Miller

Category: Music


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

AIA East Tennessee: Knox Bricks and Brews

  • October 22, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

Friday, October 22
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
@ The Square Room
$30 per person or two tickets for $50. Registration form here!

Sponsored by General Shale, East Tennessee Masonry Association,
Southeast Concrete Masonry Association, and Johnson Architecture

Allied Partners: Beyond a Brick

Join us for a one night only pop-up Brick Bar. Drink, chat, and play with LEGO in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere. For those that like a little competition, LEGO builds can be entered for judging in one of several fun categories for a nominal entry fee. Drinks and snacks included in the ticket price. Registration will be limited to 60 people. The event will adhere to any current Knox County regulations for dining and bar establishments.

East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Momentum Dance Lab: The Premier Pumpkin Performance

Category: Dance, movement

Friday, October 22, 2021 | 6:30-8:30pm
Immanuel Church Community Center
10613 Dogwood Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931

Momentum Dance Lab is excited to announce a new family-friendly annual event. The PUMPKIN PREMIER PERFORMANCE is our upcoming fall fundraiser, but there will be so much more than just a performance! There will indeed be premier screenings of new digital works created by the company, but the evening will also include live music, games, arts and crafts, sweet treats, dancing for everyone, great company, and more! We hope to see you there with family and friends!

COST: Adults - $20, Children under 18 - $5
Tickets will be available at the door. We accept Cash, Check, Credit Cards, PayPal, and Venmo.

Each ticket holder that purchases in advance will receive a FREE pumpkin to paint. Click the button below to purchase tickets now!

The link will take you to our PayPal donation page. Please include the number and type of ticket(s) you are purchasing, and present confirmation email at the door.

**This will be a large gathering. Mask are recommended unless eating or drinking.**

Drive-In at the Midway: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

  • October 22, 2021

Category: Film, Free event and Kids, family

The City of Knoxville and Knox County Public Library have teamed up again to bring free outdoor movies to the Midway at Chilhowee Park this fall. The lineup was decided by a public vote. No tickets or reservations are required this year. The grounds open at 6 p.m., and the movies will start at 7:30 p.m. The first few rows will be reserved for moviegoers who want to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the movie. Designated spots will still be available for guests to drive in and park. Popcorn and concessions such as hot dogs, nachos, doughnuts, and hot cocoa will be available. (Moviegoers can also bring in their own food and drinks; no alcohol or grills are allowed.) The Friends of the Library will distribute free bags of books while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to practice COVID-19 safety measures.

October 1 - "The Karate Kid" (PG, 2010)
October 8 - "Raya and the Last Dragon!" (PG, 2021)
October 15 - no movie, open weekend
October 22 - "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (PG-13, 2017)
October 29 - "Coco" (PG, 2017)

The origin story behind Drive-In at the Midway is, pre-pandemic, that Movies on Market Square entertained families. Drive-In at the Midway is the ingenious modification that allows everyone to stay safe and in their vehicular “bubble” while still getting to sample KCPL’s great collection of DVDs. For more information, please visit

Ancient Lore Village: Outdoor Movie - Hocus Pocus

  • October 22, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food and Film

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday, October 22th 2021

“It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus”... literally! Well, that and a delicious dinner by the fire. Join us at Ancient Lore Village for an outdoor screening of “Hocus Pocus”, everyone’s favorite early-’90’s witchy film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

Feel like waking up and shouting, “Oh, look, another glorious morning!” We thought so. Make plans to stay overnight after the movie in one of our eight dwellings!

Cash bar, including spooky, spell-worthy Halloween cocktails, available.

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434,,

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