Calendar of Events

Friday, October 29, 2021

Tennessee Watercolor Society: Exhibition at KMA

  • October 29, 2021 — December 12, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Tennessee Watercolor Society celebrates 50 years of educating, elevating and encouraging watercolor artists in this exhibit of extraordinary works.

Join us at the reception on Fri Oct 29, 5-7 PM to view the unique paintings and meet exhibiting artists, many of whom are top award winners. Featuring watermedia paintings of East TN artists!

Due to the recent rapid local spread of COVID-19, masks are now required for all museum visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors are asked to check in HERE before their arrival to ensure that maximum capacity is not exceeded. Admission is ALWAYS FREE!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Scarlet Letter

Category: Kids, family, Literature, reading, writing and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne has committed an inexcusable crime and has confounded her prosecutors by refusing to name her partner in sin. But the man who allows her to protect him suffers more from pangs of conscience than he would have from public humiliation. The climax shows the timeless truth that compassion and understanding are forever more powerful than vengeance and cruelty.

The play is performed by twenty talented young actors from ages 10 to 18. Hester will be played by KCT veteran Maddy Grace Payne, with Arthur Dimmesdale played by Henry Lubke.

The show is directed by Artistic Director Steve Sherman, with assistance by student intern Alyssa Vogt. The play is designed by young student designers from ages 12 to 16. Our lighting designer for this production is Harper Miller. Providing our scenic design are co-designers Tanner White and Alex Montgomery with assistance from Maggie Clower. Charlotte Chrimes and Lauren Norton will design and build the costumes for this production with assistance from Evie Braude. The properties master is Samantha Owens with assistance from Braelyn Read and Caroline Alley. The play’s stage manager is Lydia Baxter.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Historic Ramsey House: The Spirits Within

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

As generations come and go through Ramsey House, some stories and tales of spirits linger. Who is the woman in the window, the man in the uniform, and the child playing hide-and-go-seek? On this special candlelit tour (which lasts about 30 minutes), learn all about the spirits that still roam the rooms and grounds of Historic Ramsey House. Before and after your tour, enjoy s’mores and refreshments around a warm bonfire.

Tickets are $12 per person (kids 12 and under are free). We are only allowing one (1) household/group (up to 9) per tour at this time. We HIGHLY recommend that visitors reserve your tour in advance, either online or by calling ahead of time. One (1) ticket represents a reservation for your entire household/group. Please note that this is just to reserve your time. Payment will be taken upon arrival.

*Each tour lasts about 30 minutes

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Marble City Opera: Lily; her life, his music

Category: Music, Theatre and Virtual

“Lily; her life, his music” created by: Audrey Babcock
October 29 & 30 at 7:30 PM
***Regional Premiere***

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock returns to Knoxville (she previously sung the title role in Knoxville Opera’s 2015 production of Carmen) to perform the one-woman opera she created. “Lily” is a bold new theatrical multimedia production featuring the music of Kurt Weill. It follows the fictional cabaret singer Lily Weiss as she claws her way through the cabarets of Berlin, to the brothels of Paris, and finally on a ship bound for America.

Marble City Opera’s production will be the first, outside of the New York City premiere and will be directed by James Marvel and accompanied by Ray Fellman.

At Flying Anvil Theater, 1300 Rocky Hill Rd., Knoxville, TN 37919
Cost: In-person: $40 (in-person seating will be limited so that social distancing can be observed-also includes online access)
Streaming: $30 (Unlimited available-a link will be emailed to patrons 15 minutes prior to the performance so they can view the performance online)

For the latest updates visit:
Social Media links: FB:
IN: @MarbleCityOpera
TW: @MarbleCityOpera

Tennessee Theatre: Alton Brown Live – Beyond The Eats

Category: Culinary arts, food

Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced “Alton Brown Live – Beyond The Eats” ( will visit the Tennessee Theatre on Oct. 29. Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show – with his “Edible Inevitable Tour” and “Eat Your Science,” which played in over 200 cities with more than 350,000 fans in attendance.

Tickets are available exclusively at for the Oct. 29 show, and prices range from $42-$133. The Tennessee Theatre box office is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, so sales will only be online and not by phone or at the box office. For information on Tennessee Theatre COVID-19 policies and procedures, please visit

Brown says fans can expect “more cooking, more comedy, more music and more potentially dangerous science stuff.” Critics and fans have raved about the interactive components of Brown’s shows. He warns “Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if I call for volunteers… think twice.”

Brown has a knack for mixing together science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. “Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.”

Alton Brown has been on the Food Network for over 20 years and is best known as the creator, writer and host of Good Eats, Good Eats: Reloaded, and Good Eats: The Return. He also hosted Cutthroat Kitchen and served as the culinary commentator on Iron Chef America. There are two James Beard awards with Brown’s name on them in a drawer in his office, and somewhere in the world there’s a coveted Peabody awarded for Good Eats that was stolen out of his car back in 2013. In his spare time, he’s working on his ninth book on food and cooking.

Information about Alton Brown or the Beyond The Eats tour can be found on Facebook: /altonbrown; Twitter: @altonbrown; Instagram: @altonbrown; or use the tour hashtag #AltonBrownLive. Those with an appetite for more Alton Brown can find additional show and ticketing information at

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

The Mill & Mine: Lukas Nelson

  • October 29, 2021

Category: Music

Friday, Oct 29

Balancing his work as front man of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real with their steady gig as Neil Young's studio and touring band — and of course, the never-ending road alongside his father in Willie Nelson & Family — Lukas has sharpened the edges of his singular sound, one that nods to his influences while pushing forward into uncharted territory! Straddling rock, country, soul, folk and R&B, the band’s original sound is coming to Knoxville this October. Join us!

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

Town of Farragut: Freaky Friday Fright Nite

  • October 29, 2021

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

The 25th annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite takes place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park. Children ages 12 and under are invited to "trick or treat" on the walking trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and provide games with prizes and cookie decorating.

This is a free event, but participants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children who are being served by area hospitals.

Collection stations will be located next to the cookie decorating area off the main parking lot on Watt Road and next to the entrance from the Harrison Lane parking lot. Suggested donations include individually wrapped snacks (crackers, nuts, granola bars, chips), small pudding/applesauce/jello cups, air freshener sprays, Lysol or any disinfectant sprays, 8.5x11 copy paper, postage stamps, packing tape, Sharpie markers, LED light bulbs, LED 25 watt small-base candelabra bulbs, individual packets of coffee creamer and sugar, disposable coffee cups, dishwasher detergent, pump-style hand soap, and gift cards (Walmart, Target, Food City, Kroger, Lowe's, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, gas stations, phone cards). Cash donations are always gratefully accepted - no gift is too small to make a big difference! Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville at

For the first time, Kona Ice and the Hot Dog Hut will be on location with snacks for purchase. They will accept cash and all major credit cards, but not Apple Pay.

For more information about Freaky Friday, contact Brittany Spencer at or 218-3378. The event will be held rain or shine; however, in the case of severe inclement weather, check Farragut Parks & Rec on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the status of the event.

Drive-In at the Midway: Coco

  • October 29, 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

Thompson Boling Arena: The Avett Brothers

  • October 29, 2021

Category: Music

OCTOBER 29, 2021 - 8:00 PM

Though not required for entry to Thompson-Boling Arena or movement throughout the seating bowl, facial coverings are encouraged for arena patrons.

There is a ticket limit of 8. All tickets will be digital for this event.

Thompson Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN. Info/tickets: Concerts & Special Events - or (865) 656-4444. Athletic Events - or (865) 656-1200.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Club Blue Halloween Party

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

(Adults only – you do not have to be a Club Blue Member to attend)

Knox Box @ 522 S Gay St (Basement)
October 29th – Doors open at 8pm

Advanced tickets can purchased for $10 (includes 1 free drink ticket) until 12pm on October 29th
Tickets can be purchased at the door $15 (includes 1 free drink ticket)
Club Blue members will get an extra free drink ticket
100% of ticket purchases and a percentage of drinks served will be donated back to BGCTNV-Club Blue
Costumes are highly encouraged

Purchase tickets online at

Jubilee Community Arts: Virtual concert with Sarah Pirkle

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Jubilee Community Arts presents a virtual concert with Sarah Pirkle premiering on Friday, October 29 at 8 pm on Facebook & Youtube.

East Tennessee native Sarah Pirkle is a multi-instrumentalist, music instructor, and songwriter. She has one album of recorded music on her own, Walking Tall Thru High Weeds, a trio project with the Naughty Knots, 12 Songs in the Pan, and 4 albums of almost exclusively original music recorded with her husband Jeff Barbra, Dog Year, Barb Hollow Sessions, Family Singing, and Sweet Creation.

Sarah’s original songs have been recorded by several performing artists all over the world. Her most covered song “Prayer for My Friends," co-written with Jeff Barbra, has been arranged in styles ranging from traditional bluegrass to R&B to Renaissance.

In 2021 Sarah received a South Arts Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowship and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.

Sarah finds writing inspiration in the natural world, the beauty and history of East Tennessee, and the character of the people who live there.

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851,

Seven Islands State Birding Park: YMCA Birding Walk

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Lecture, discussion, panel and Science, nature

8:30 am- 11:30am

Meet at: Bluebird Barn
Price: Free but donations accepted

We will walk 2-3 miles over easy to moderate terrain to search for some of the 200+ species of birds that have been seen at Seven Islands. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. You may bring your own binoculars, or we will have some available for you to borrow. Register:

Park Ranger Clare Dattilo
Phone: 865-407-8335

PHONE: 865-407-8335
ADDRESS: 2809 Kelly Lane Kodak, TN 37764

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