Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Thrill the World Knoxville 2021

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events and Free event

Globally synchronized dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
Have you ever wanted to dress up as a zombie and dance to Thriller? Well, here's your chance! Join us for the 12th Annual Thrill the World Knoxville event in Market Square.
Learn the Dance! Thrill the World!
Choreography dance class times and location will be announced later in the year. In the meantime, feel free to begin learning the choreography here:

Pretentious Beer Co.: Will Hoge

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Music

We are so excited to have the one and only Will Hoge coming to Pretentious Beer Co. on Saturday, October 30th! This is a special intimate solo performance that is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all the Hogies out there.
Pretentious Beer Co., 131 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Clayton Center for the Arts: The Warren Brothers

Category: Music

10/30/21 • 7:30pm

The Warren Brothers are an American songwriting duo. They have written hits for Tim McGraw (“If You’re Reading This”, “Felt Good on My Lips”, “Highway Don’t Care”, “Thought About You”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), Keith Urban (“Little Bit of Everything”), Faith Hill (“The Lucky One”), Martina McBride (“Anyway”, “Wrong Baby Wrong”), Dierks Bentley (“Feel That Fire”), Jerrod Niemann (“Drink To That All Night”), Jason Aldean (“Lights Come On”, “We Back”), Blake Shelton (“Every Time I Hear That Song”), Chris Young (“Sober Saturday Night”) and more.

They’ve had their songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington and many other A-list country artists. In addition, the brothers have also written songs for rock bands including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

UT Gardens: Bewitching Beasts: Scary to Lose

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: $8 members/$10 nonmembers

Please note: Tickets are only required for children
Join us as we celebrate Earth's diversity and learn about endangered plants and animals. It would be scary to lose special creatures like koalas and gorillas, but that is what could happen if each of us do not take action to help planet Earth. Come to our event ready to learn, have fun, and show off your best costume. Every family that has at least one child in costume will be eligible for an enter-to-win prize in which a name will be drawn at random to award the prize. This program will be held outdoors rain or shine. It is for children ages 10 and younger. Pre-registration is required.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

Ancient Lore Village: Family Fall Party

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday, October 30th 2021

Get ready to celebrate the crisp air, changing of the leaves, and the annual unveiling of your coziest sweater. Capture your family holiday photo at one of the many photo ops around the village. Fun for the whole family, including gremlin sized pumpkin crafts, fall scavenger hunt, bon fire, oversized yard games, hot apple cider, and more.

Feeling like making a sweet afternoon an even sweeter overnight? All complete with an outdoor bonfire and five-star accommodations, reserve one of our eight dwellings for a stay you’ll never forget.

Cash bar available. Concierge available for Axe-throwing and Archery upgrades.

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

Knoxville Urban Family Festival

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Join YWCA and several other community organizations for the Knoxville Urban Family Festival on Saturday, October 30th in the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. This fun-filled festival includes live performances and activities that the whole family will enjoy, including trunk-or-treating! Be sure to come in costume. We look forward to seeing you there!
*Face masks will be required to enter the Jacob Building. *

Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park, 3301 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville

Ijams Nature Center: DIY Skincare Workshop

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Love natural beauty products? Create your own using herbs and common household items! Join MoonMaid Botanicals and Ijams for a DIY Herbal Skincare Workshop, part of the Ijams Creative Series, next Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn how easy it is! You’ll leave with goodies and some great holiday gift ideas! Learn More and Register:

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

A Dancer's Place Fall Festival

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 AT 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Join A Dancer’s Place as we celebrate sweater weather and autumn fun the way we know best-- Dance!!

Come by Campbell Station Inn Park (corner of Campbell Station and Kingston Pike) on the morning of Saturday, October 30th to enjoy dance performance, movement workshops, live music, costume contests, and cozy brunch food served by Farm-to-Griddle Crepes.

The Fall Festival schedule is as follows:
9:30 am Performance #1
10:45 am Movement Workshop
11:00 am Performance #2
12:30 pm Costume Contest

Both performances are the same, so swing by for whichever one you want, and BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR or picnic blanket for comfortable viewing

Some exciting prizes will be awarded to the costume contest winners!

Come see what our students have been working on this semester and learn some new moves yourself!

At A Dancer’s Place, it is our mission to provide students of all ages with high quality instruction and a solid foundation in ballet in order to promote success in all areas of dance. Our class offerings range from ballet, jazz, and modern to tap, flamenco, and musical theater.

Marco Institute's 20th Anniversary Fête

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events

At UT Gardens Knoxville
Event by UT Gardens Knoxville, University of Tennessee Department of English and The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Marco Institute is 20 years old this year! Join us for an anniversary gathering to celebrate the flourishing medieval and Renaissance studies community at UT. All are invited to join in the celebration! We'll provide drinks and snacks. For pandemic safety, we'll meet outdoors at UT Gardens' McIlwaine Friendship Pavilion.

Old Sevier Halloween Crawl

  • October 30, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Free event


Old Sevier is back with another fun street wide event. Alliance, Hi Wire, South Coast Pizza, Simpl, Southside Garage, Landing House, Trailhead, and Printshop are the participating businesses this year! Each stop will have food or drink specials, special events, and other fun activities for all. This is an all ages event and there is no fee for entry. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and show some love to the Old Sevier community.

Passport & Prizes
Participants PICK UP PASSPORTS AT SOUTHSIDE GARAGE that can be stamped at each location they visit. ONE PASSPORT PER PERSON. You cannot pick up passports for other people and you must be present at each stop purchasing good or beverage to earn a stamp. By visiting 6 of 8 locations you enter to win a prize package! Leave your passport at your final stop with contact information.

Street parking available around Sevier Avenue and overflow parking located underneath James White Parkway

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, spoken word, 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,

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