Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Shows

  • January 8, 2022 — March 26, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in Knoxville, TN! At The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Each admission includes our fantastic full dinner, murder mystery entertainment, wait staff gratuity, prize package for Top Sleuth, and much more! Cash bar and ATM available throughout the event. Click a show date below to see pricing and get tickets!

Our Knoxville, TN murder mystery shows are geared toward adults! Some mild content, loud noises, and adult humor will be present. Teenagers ages 15+ with adult supervision are permitted; no infants, toddlers, or young children are allowed to attend.

Please note, some menu offerings may change without notice due to supply chain issues that are beyond our control.

At Hilton Knoxville, 501 West Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

Tickets starting at only $59.99.*

Saturday January 8th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday January 22nd @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday February 5th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday February 12th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday February 26th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday March 12th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday March 19th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday March 26th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More dates coming... check back soon!

The Dinner Detective - Knoxville, TN - (866) 496-0535

Nourish Knoxville's Winter Farmer's Market

  • January 8, 2022 — March 26, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Every Saturday
10 am – 2 pm

The 2022 Nourish Knoxville Winter Farmers’ Market will be held outdoors on historic Market Square in the heart of Downtown Knoxville.

The Winter Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market with everything grown or made by the vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more!

Rain or shine. Follow along on Instagram.

Tennessee Theatre: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Category: Music


Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Farragut Health & Wellness Expo

  • January 8, 2022

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

Shop Farragut in partnership with the Town of Farragut will host the second FARRAGUT HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO presented by Turkey Creek Medical Center/Tennova. Featuring over 2 dozen local businesses who specialize in the care of the human body, mind and spirit! They provide products and services for your comfort and well-being in support of a healthy lifestyle.

The Expo will take place on Saturday January 8, between 10 am and 3 pm in the Farragut Community Center located at 239 Jamestowne Blvd. just north of Village Green Shopping Center and Planet Fitness on Campbell Station Road.

SouthEast Bank and Angie Cody Realty Group support the Expo as Platinum Level Sponsors. MLILY Mattress is a Silver Level and Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union is a Community Sponsor.

Patrons can visit booths from a wide variety of services and retail. Here are a few that are committed to date; for example, ACTFAST-CPR, Inc., specializes in CPR training and other emergency techniques. Beltone Hearing Center will conduct hearing tests. American Home Pro will show new safe-aging items and technologies for your home. Other committed vendors include the University of Tennessee Medical Center Advanced Orthopaedic Center & Bariatric Program, plus Arbonne International/GoHealtyTN, Cool Sports, Root Journey, Clean Eatz, Blue Ridge Yoga, The Smoky Rose Boutique, Select Physical Therapy, Optimal Health, Garde Bien Spa and Salon, OsteoStrong of Farragut, and Cory Gerlach with Edward Jones Financials will even discuss your financial well-being.

This special event is free to the public. Parking is available at the Community Center and close by at Village Green Shopping Center.

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Needle Felting

  • January 8, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Fine Crafts

Learn a new skill!

1-Day Workshop
Saturday, January 8
Instructor: Katherine Wagner
Registration Deadline: January 5th

In this class students will learn the process of needle felting by creating a small bird of their choice. This is an entry level class on needle felting, no experience necessary.

Ijams Nature Center: Ijams Primal Playground Workday

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Come out and "play" with the Ijams Natural Resource Team Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You'll help remove woody invasive plants along Pink Marble Trail and the Ijams Primal Playground to open up the view to the lake. Learn More and Register

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

Jacks on Gay Street: Exhibition by Leesa Osburn

  • January 7, 2022 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

133 S Gay St, Unit C, Knoxville, TN 37902
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 to 5pm
Friday 9:00 to 6:pm
Sat-Sun 9:00 to 5pm

The display for the show at Jacks coffee shop will be a variety of work to include: landscapes, animals, and pet portraits.

I paint in water-based oils. The subject matter I choose to paint is a variety of subjects from animals to landscapes to people’s pets. I search copyright free materials for anything new and challenging. Knoxville will be home for my family for almost three years in the Spring. You can see my work at my website on the internet at

Leesa Osburn Exhibition at Corks Wine & Spirits

  • January 7, 2022 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

116 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Hours: M-TH 12:00 to 8pm, Fr-Sat 12:00 to 9pm, Sun 1pm to 7pm

The display for the show at Corks will center around different beverage glasses and their contents. Some paintings will have a dramatic background setting while other paintings will show off liquid splashing from within the glass.

Leesa is fairly recently a transplant for the West Coast. Her painting medium is water-based oils. You can see her work at Knoxville is quickly becoming home to herself, husband, and two rescue dogs. Leesa is also learning to paint in the Plein Air Style when time and weather permits.

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Kathryn Clark

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Kathryn Clark is an avid photographer whose particular interest in the past few years has been mushrooms. She finds them camping, hiking, kayaking or just in her own backyard. See all the beautiful varieties she has captured in Ijams Hallway Gallery during the month of January.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717,

Museum of Appalachia: Winter Wednesdays

  • January 5, 2022 — February 23, 2022

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

Half-price adult admission every Wed in Jan & Feb!

Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716 (16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit 122, then one mile east). Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: 865-494-7680,

WDVX: Blue Plate Special & The Big Plate

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

No BPS will occur Jan 25-29 - please come back Feb 1 for more great music!

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey, Monday through Thursday at the Knoxville Visitor Center. On Fridays WDVX takes the Blue Plate Special to Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria for “The Big Plate”, then back to the Visitor Center on Saturday with your host Evie Andrus.

It’s always free to join in, so please don’t be shy. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Just like at your favorite meat n’ three, the WDVX Blue Plate Special® is served up piping hot. This fresh and free daily helping of live music during the lunchtime hour that features performers from all over the world and right here in Knoxville has put WDVX on the map as East Tennessee’s Own community supported radio.

Previous performing artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Nickel Creek, Red Stick Ramblers, Rodney Crowell, String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Claire Lynch Band, Brett Dennen, Tommy Emmanuel, Uncle Earl, The Infamous Stringdusters, the Jerry Douglas Band, Joan Osborne, John Oats, Mary Gauthier, Darrell Scott, and many many more! There’s plenty of great music to go around!

Free 2-hour visitor parking located next door to the Knoxville Visitor Center. One Vision Plaza, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-544-1029,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Empty Columns Are a Place to Dream

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

JANUARY 04, 2022 - FEBRUARY 19, 2022
An Exhibition of International Collage Artists
Monuments are ubiquitous on the landscape. Common and omnipresent, they blend into the background and go unnoticed until someone points them out. In recent years, monuments have become flashpoints of cultural controversy. It wasn’t that these monuments weren’t being seen, it’s that some people in the community weren’t hearing what others in the community were saying about them.

In 1747, a sandstone column was erected in the center of Birr, County Offaly, Ireland and topped with a statue of the Duke of Cumberland who just the year before brutally defeated the Scots at Culloden. The column and its statue was an act of imperialism, a message to the Irish people that a similar fate awaited them should they, too, resist English rule. In 1915, Birr Town Council voted to remove the statue. The Council’s action came during a period when the people of Ireland were asserting their independence from England. The column has stood empty ever since.

In 2021, at the invitation of the citizens of Birr, curator Ric Kasini Kadour invited eighteen collage artists from eleven countries to use an image by Robert French (1841-1917), The Square, Parsonstown, from the Lawrence Photograph Collection to imagine a monument that speaks to a world where all people enjoy safety, security, well-being, and dignity on their own terms. The collage prints debuted during the 53rd Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival, where the project was recognized with a National Heritage Award.

The exhibition of these works in the American South changes the context of the project from one rooted in British imperialism to an opportunity to reflect upon the role monuments can play in historical revisionism, in particular as we work to undo the legacy of slavery and the use of Confederate monuments to distort history and intimidate the descendants of enslaved people. That important civic conversation has focused on whether monuments should stay or be removed. We hope this exhibition invites a different conversation: What role do we want monuments to play in our community? What shared ideas or collective memories do we want future generations to celebrate? And ultimately, how can we build communities where all people enjoy safety, security, well-being, and dignity on their own terms.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, closed Mondays. Information: 865-525-6101,

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