Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Gallery 1010: Give-and-Take, Works by Hanna Seggerman

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

Hanna Seggerman is a second year MFA candidate in sculpture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her first solo exhibition "Give-and-Take" will be on view at Gallery 1010.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday October 28, 2021 from 5-7pm and open public hours will also be held on Sunday October 31, 2021 from 10-1pm. "Give and Take" includes the debut of "The I love... Series", a collection of a few hundred graphite drawings of daily love notes written to her partner throughout the duration of his deployment alongside a selection of her most current body of corresponding sculptures and paintings.

Free and open to the public
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Mabry-Hazen House: A Victorian Séance Experience

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Science, nature

As the evenings grow darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It is a time when ghost stories, dark tales, and mysterious happenings rise up to help us understand death and the unexplained. Along with the historic house museum and family history, Mabry-Hazen House also preserves this darker history of Americans' experiences with death, burial, and Spiritualism. For the third year, Mabry-Hazen House will exhibit those macabre, yet fascinating cultural moments during their immersive Victorian Séance Experience.

From 6:30pm-10:30pm on October 28-30, 2021, Mabry Hazen House will host A Victorian Séance Experience inside the front parlors of the 1858 historic house. Under the guidance of a Victorian medium, the séances will reenact a nineteenth century Spiritualist seance filled with “mysterious and startling wonders.” Joining their Victorian host, sitters will judge historic “demonstrations” of mediumship. Relying on primary sources from the nineteenth century, these sessions recreate a Victorian séance and give you an immersive experience to investigate them. Whether true manifestations of spirits or clever parlor tricks, sitters at the séances will experience this eerie, yet ubiquitous aspect of 19th century American life.

Séances occur every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 pm and last session beginning at 10:30pm. Guests select a specific date and time to reserve a seat at the table. Each session is limited to 6 guests, it is strongly recommended tickets be purchased in advance, and all sitters must be 10 or older. Tickets are $20 per person and $15 for children (ages 12-16). A private session for up to 6 sitters may be reserved for $100. Sitters should arrive at least 15 minutes before their reservation. Service fees apply for online purchases. Payments with cash or check are available. Call 865-522-8661 to arrange payment.

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

Free Spirit Theatre Company: Love, Loss and What I Wore

  • October 28, 2021 — October 30, 2021

Category: Comedy and Theatre

Upcoming live theatrical production

This play is a funny and touching portrayal of women's memories of their families, friends, and others in their lives through the lens of the clothes in their closets.

The play is being produced by Free Spirit Theatre Company, and will run from Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 28th - 30th at 7:30 PM at the Jubilee Event Center located at 6700 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville, TN 37912.

Tickets are available at For more information contact

The Mill & Mine: Cherub

  • October 28, 2021

Category: Music

Thursday, Oct 28

Electro-indie favorites Cherub bring their genre-defying anthems back to Knoxville just in time to kick off Halloween weekend early at The Mill & Mine! With a live show that is bouncing with energy, Cherub dances their way into the hearts of audiences from the first falsetto hook, until the very last delay filters out. Join us!

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

Bijou Theatre: Switchfoot

Category: Music

SURPRISE! Uplifting and outstanding rock outfit Switchfoot returns to Knoxville in just TWO WEEKS on Thursday, October 28 for a special night at the Bijou!

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

UT Humanities Center Conversations & Cocktails: Gentrification

  • October 28, 2021

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Gentrification”
Jessi Grieser, Associate Professor, UT Department of English

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.

Gentrification is happening in cities across the United States and around the world. While it is often understood in terms of urban renewal or the development of new resources, such understandings can obscure the real ways gentrification impacts local residents. Drawing on ten years of research in a historically Black neighborhood in Washington, D.C., Professor Grieser’s talk will show the strategies existing Black residents use to oppose gentrification, and in turn, to lay claim to their neighborhood as Black Space.

When is “continuing education” fun? The answer: always -- with our UTHC series “Conversations & Cocktails”! “Conversations & Cocktails” is a free public lecture and discussion series that showcases the original research of our distinguished UT arts and humanities faculty. Our monthly get-togethers give you the opportunity to hear about fascinating work in the arts and in such fields as philosophy, history, and literature studies. Presentations are 30-40 minutes long and are designed for the general public. A spirited question-and-answer discussion follows each presentation. Hosted on Zoom. Questions at or 865-974-4222

Muse Knoxville: Muse After Dark: Costumes & Cocktails

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Science, nature and Technology

21+ fundraiser
October 28 | 6-9pm
Let's get spooky and boo-sy with this fundraiser full of drinks, trivia, a costume contest, food truck and more!

Each ticket includes your first drink! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event.

All proceeds from this event go toward helping us create Muse for All - so we can provide programming for all kids regardless of economic, social, or physical barriers.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Trunk or Treat on the UT Campus

  • October 28, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Trunk or Treat Headline: Join UTK’s NRHH for Spook-tacular fall activities, food, and Trunk or Treating for the whole family!

The National Residence Hall Honorary of The University of Tennessee is proud to announce the return of Trunk or Treat! Trunk or Treat brings the community together with our car trunks full of candy, right in time for the Halloween holiday. Come bring the family for fall games, catered Petro's chili, fall food/sweets, and festive pumpkin painting!

When: October 28th. 2021 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Circle Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Turn onto Volunteer Blvd. from Cumberland Ave. Continue straight through two traffic lights and turn right at the third light onto Lake Loudon Blvd. Take the first left into Lot C-8 (uncovered) or the second left into the G4 Parking Garage (covered).

Trunk or Treat Activities:
On-campus residence hall associations and student organizations have come together to provide the Knoxville community a safe and fun place to trick or treat this year. These organizations will have vehicles decorated for attendees to visit and receive nut-free candy. Dress in your scariest or prettiest costume, because we sure will be!

National Residence Hall Honorary is dedicated to showcasing the exemplary contributions made within our residence hall community as well as giving back to the community as a whole. A gallery of our residence hall associations will be parked in the university’s iconic Circle Park, trunks open and ready to pass out candy.
If you would like more information about this event, please contact or 865-974-8742.


Knoxville Entrepreneur Center LiftOff Online - Virtual Info Session

  • October 28, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events, Free event and Virtual

What do you do at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center? What programs and classes is KEC offering? How do I get involved with the mentoring program?

We'll answer these questions and more at our LiftOff Online Info Sessions!

These info sessions are focused on getting to know you and your business, and how KEC can help you achieve your business goals. And since these are group sessions, you might even meet a fellow entrepreneur to network and connect with!

Once you RSVP to the info session, you'll receive the necessary Zoom information to get logged into the virtual call. We will be recording the session, and plan to send it out to anyone that has RSVPed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Central Collective: Good Sport Night

  • October 28, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events

Our FIRST group Good Sport Night since 2019!
Location: OFFSITE - This event will be off-site at a location in South Knoxville (about 15 minutes from downtown). Location will be emailed to ticket holders by 4pm on October 28.
Food and Drink: Snacks included! Cash bar.
Dress Code: Dress for outdoors. Close toed shoes.
Physical Activity: Medium
Good Sport Level: 2/5

Covid Safety: This event will primarily take place outdoors, with inside space available for those who are comfortable. Please do not purchase tickets for this event unless you are vaccinated for COVID 19. If you have special circumstances that prevent you from getting vaccinated please reach out.

More Info!
Calling all Good Sports! Here’s the deal: You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, glass blowing, pizza making, trapeze lessons, an underground arcade, and a miniature horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.

We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, don't hesitate to give us a shout! Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

UT School of Music: Guest Recital: Hsiang Tu, piano

  • October 28, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

Hsiang Tu, Assistant Professor of Piano at Virginia Tech, will present an all-Ravel recital featuring some of the composer's most beloved and well-known works for piano.

October 28 at 8 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Livestream info:

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
*For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678,

Knoxville Area Urban League: Equal Opportunity Awards Gala

  • October 28, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

10.28.21 | Knoxville Convention Center

The Gala is our most significant fundraising event of the year. More importantly, it affords us the opportunity to celebrate our Volunteer of the Year, Minority Business, Corporate Leadership and Whitney M. Young Jr. Lifetime Achievement award winners.

And, the evening is always a celebration to remember, with good food and fellowship and top-flight music provided by acts such as Jeffrey Osborne, The Whispers, The Spinners, The Temptations, The O’Jays, En Vogue, Boney James, Morris Day & The Time, James “JT” Taylor, formerly the voice of Kool & The Gang, and Tower of Power!

The Gala also provides an excellent opportunity for networking with top area business professionals, and an investment in a corporate table is a good investment for local businesses.

The Equal Opportunity Awards Gala is a lot of fun, and we hope to see you there! Held the fourth Thursday of October each year, the gala is a must-do business event.

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