Calendar of Events

Friday, March 18, 2022

UT Arboretum Society: Online Plant Sale

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

March 18-April 1st, Plant Pick Up and Onsite Shopping Friday, April 8

Spring is almost here, and it will soon be time to plant your yard. If you want to buy plants to enhance your garden this spring, visit the UT Arboretum Society’s Annual Spring Plant Sale which will be held online with catalog sales from March 18 through April 1st. Plant pickup is on Friday, April 8 and vendors will have some plants available for in person shopping that day at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the UT Arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.

For two weeks online you can browse the selection of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville. The three vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, beautyberry, and a wide variety of native pollinator plants to name just a few. Beginning March 18th at 10 am, log on to to shop and make payment. Online sales will end on April 1st at 5 pm. Payments must be made by credit card online in advance for online purchases. There will be limited sales on site on pickup day but for best selection shop the online sale and then go to visit our vendors to shop onsite after you pick up your order on April 8.

For online orders, you will be provided a link to choose a pick-up time between 9 am and 6 pm on Friday, April 8th at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. You must schedule a pick-up time Friday April 8. We are not able to hold orders for other pickup dates. Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pick-up system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you be directed to designated pick up spots and your order will be brought to your car. If you want to check out the onsite sale you will be able to go up to that location after you pick up your order. This is an amazing opportunity which allows the public to shop from your own home.

Though many of our normal day-to-day activities were curtailed for the past two years, one consistent activity has been working in our yards and enjoying the healing qualities of nature. The UT Arboretum Society is grateful to our vendors for making this opportunity possible.

Oak Ridge Playhouse: The Diary of Anne Frank

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

March 18-27
Tickets are now on sale for this newly revised version of the compelling story of a family in hiding during WWII.

For nearly two years, a young Jewish girl, her parents, and sister hid with another family in a secret attic space, as the Nazis deported the Jews of Holland to their deaths. Anne Frank's luminous spirit shines through in the real-life diary she kept while in seclusion, allowing us to share in the complexities of adolescence - laughing and playing, fighting with her mother, falling in love for the first time - as she comes of age. Transcending the oppressive circumstances and horrors that surround her, she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Her story of resilience continues to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

Seating may become limited due to social distancing requirements, so get your tickets early. Order online today by clicking the button below (or by phone or in person at the Playhouse box office Tuesday-Friday, noon-5:30 PM).

As an added safety measure for our patrons and volunteers, masks will be required at all times while in the building.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Foothills Craft Guild: Foothills Artisan Market

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

March 18, 2022: 12pm-6pm
March 19, 2022: 10am-6pm


Sandra Byrne
Kerry Porche
Rex Redd
Lisa Kurtz

Shereen Franklin
Jim Gentry
Melanie Richards
Leedra Scott
LaDonna Sy
Nancy Wagner

Larry McLain
Autumn Wilkins

Renita Andrews
Sissy Caldwell
Deborah Drake
Janet Edkins
Ilene Kay
Estefania Nance
Chico Osten
Judi Talley

Robert & Dolores Wells

Tina Brunetti
Kathleen Janke (Guest Artist)
Lora Williams

Amy Nelson

Clay Thurston

Richard Dwyer
Gordon Fowler
​Randy & Terry Fritchman
Dan Land
William Nance

The Venue at Lenoir City, 7690 Creekwood Park Blvd, Lenoir City, TN 37772
$6 admission. Free parking, handicap accessible
Foothills Craft Guild: 865-470-0669,

Gallery 1010: Resiliency

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

March 18th from 5-7pm and March 19th from 10am-1pm
An exhibition of nature-inspired funcational ceramics by Bailey Fritz

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five presents Brittany Atterberry

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Music

March 18, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Brittany Atterberry is an African American, female saxophonist, songwriter, and national recording artist with an insatiable love for R&B matched only by her adoration for the idiosyncrasies of Jazz.

Born and raised in Ohio, Brittany began her journey as a clarinet player at age 10. Her mother exposed her to industries finest contemporary artists like Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, and Kenny G’s smooth sounds on Cleveland’s 107.3 the Wave radio station. In high school, she began playing the saxophone and later pursued a degree in Music Therapy at Cleveland State University.

Aside from performing on the saxophone, Brittany Atterberry cultivated a fulfilling internship at Metro Health Hospital, presenting music therapy to patients in need. Her dynamic skill set as a Music Therapist and exhilarating Saxophonist, allowed her to share her passion for music in multiple facets. While there, she traveled the floors of the Intensive Care Unit, helping sick patients through musical healing. Brittany played piano and guitar while singing, to help patients/clients accomplish non-musical goals.

Cleveland is the home of some of the finest musicians in the United States, and she’s one of them. Brittany Atterberry has sat in with top bands in the city and studied under expert musicians. Brittany’s talent has allowed her to travel to many cities including LA, where she’s attended the NAMM conference annually and performed with many industry-leading musicians such as Paul Taylor, Derek Brown, Darren Rahn, and Riley Richards. While her list of performances has amassed a great following, some of her most notable performances were with, David Adkins (known to the world as “Sinbad”), Lin Roundtree, and many others. Brittany has earned several endorsements of products she proudly represents.

Non-Members: $20
Members: $15
Members with AA5 pass: FREE
Kids under 12: FREE

-Doors open at 5:30 pm.
-Music begins at 6:30 pm.
-Cash bar. Free popcorn!
-The KMA Gift Shop is open to guests until 6:00 pm and offers a variety of exciting and unique gifts for everyone.
-Street level galleries remain open until 8:00 pm and attendees can view the beautiful exhibitions on display.
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,

UT School of Music: Duo Montagnard

  • March 18, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

March 18, 6 PM
Location: UT Powell Recital Hall, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. In-person events that take place in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, or the James R. Cox Auditorium, also have livestream options. So if you're not able to be with us in-person for those events, you can still join:

*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,

Muse Knoxville: Once Upon a Muse: A Storytelling Series

Category: History, heritage, Kids, family, Literature, reading, writing, Science, nature and Technology

Muse Knoxville is kicking off a new event called "Once Upon a Muse: A Storytelling Series". All stories will be kid friendly and the museum floor will be open for play throughout the event. Regular admission will be charged for the general public, but Muse members can join for free.

Part 2 of our Series: Friday, March 18th 5-7pm featuring Denise Dean with East TN Freedom Schools.

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Party of Five

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

In a year like no other, Arrowmont's 2021-2022 Artists-in-Residents lived and worked together in the intimate environment of shared housing and adjoining studios. Their 11-month residency culminates in a group exhibition, now on display in the Sandra J. Blain Galleries at Arrowmont.

Please join Elizabeth Belz, Horacio Casillas, Kyle Cottier, Naomi David Russo, and Lena Schmid at the closing reception for their exhibition, "Party of Five." The reception is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
May 13, 2022, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sandra J. Blain Galleries
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Flying Anvil Theatre: LOOT

Category: Comedy and Theatre

Flying Anvil Theatre presents the dark comedy Loot, by Joe Orton

This outrageous farce combines a bank heist, a murder, and one very mobile corpse in a show that takes nothing seriously, not even death. The show is sponsored by Bill Cherry and directed by Artistic Director Jayne Morgan.

Joe Orton’s gleefully anarchic satire of British hypocrisy caused a scandal when it premiered in 1965. Loot concerns the events surrounding the death and subsequent burial of the McLeavy family matriarch. A bank robbery has been committed by her son Hal and his friend/sometime boyfriend, Dennis; they need to find somewhere to stash the stolen money and decide her coffin is the best place to put it. This means that they need to find somewhere else to hide the body, and her corpse is dragged around the stage throughout the play. Mrs. McLeavy’s corpse is hidden in a cupboard, her former nurse, Fay proposes marriage to the newly widowed Mr. McLeavy and Inspector Truscott arrives on the hunt for the money while claiming to be from the City Water Board. As the preparations for the funeral proceed, Dennis professes love for Fay. Mr. McLeavy is savaged by a crazed Afghan hound and Truscott discovers he can’t pin a crime on anyone. Bribes are negotiated and everyone agrees that “We must keep up appearances”.

Dennis and Hal are portrayed by Malik Baines and Eric Walker with Kara Van Veghel as the nurse, Fay. Greg Congleton and Jacques Durand are Mr. McLeavy and Truscott. Tim Coleman plays Meadows and Lisa Silverman plays the physically demanding role of the Corpse. (Van Veghel and Durand were last seen in Flying Anvil’s beloved Christmas show, Scrooge in Rouge.)

The show opens with a Pay What You Can preview on Thursday, March 17 and runs through Sunday, April 3. Tickets are $27 and $28, $13 for students. Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

Ijams Nature Center: Nature Preschool/Play Club Open Houses

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

Ijams Nature Center will host in-person and virtual open houses for families interested in fall 2022 enrollment for the full-time Ijams Nature Preschool and part-time Ijams Nature Play Club.

Virtual open houses are March 17, and April 28 from 6-7 p.m. Virtual events will take place via Zoom.

In-person open houses are March 20, and May 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ijams Miller Education Building, 2915 Island Home Ave. In-person events will follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing masks inside the building, to ensure everyone stays safe.

More information and registration is available on the Ijams Calendar of Events at

Fall classes start Monday, Aug. 8. The Ijams Nature Preschool meets Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and focuses on child-led, age-appropriate, experiential learning. Children ages 3-5 spend more than 50% of their time outdoors.

The Ijams Nature Play Club follows the same model, but is 100% outdoors. There are two, two-day sessions, Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Both sessions meet from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Ijams Nature Preschool and Play Club programs blend traditional education standards with the opportunity to learn about and explore the natural world. Children spend the majority of their time outdoors, where they learn through play, discovery and inquiry. Activities focus on sensory experiences with live animals, natural objects, artifacts and art materials. The programs encourage curiosity, cognitive growth and motor skills through unstructured, child-led outdoor adventures. Children build problem-solving, math and engineering skills through hands-on experiences, and cultivate social skills through group play and opportunities for cooperative learning.

For more information about the Ijams Nature Preschool and Ijams Nature Play Club, visit or Additional questions may be directed to Abby Branstetter at 865-679-5491, or via email at or

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Michelle Cann Plays Tchaikovsky

Category: Music

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre

“This was the first Tchaikovsky piece I ever heard and I thought it the greatest ever, but it rather mystified some of our local scribes, who could not have dreamed how many times they have to hear it in the future.” --American composer George Chadwick, who attended the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto

Aram Demirjian, conductor
Michelle Cann, piano

The KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series features the KSO on the stage of the beautiful Tennessee Theatre.

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

865-291-3310 or

Pellissippi State: Hunter Stamps and Jessica Wilson: Ceramics

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

Pellissippi State Community College’s art gallery shifts its focus from fabric to sculpture as the Arts at Pellissippi State presents Hunter Stamps and Jessica Wilson: Ceramics.

The works of these two artists will be on display through April 1 in the Bagwell Center for Media Art Gallery on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. The gallery is free and open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Hunter Stamps is an artist and associate professor of Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Kentucky. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in Bloomington and creates mixed media sculptures incorporating ceramics, fabricated metal, molds, encaustics, rubbers and resins. Stamps’ work has been exhibited in more than 100 juried, invitational and solo exhibitions in galleries across the nation as well as in China, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Spain. His work also has been published in Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Monthly and other scholarly journals.

Jessica Wilson is an assistant professor of Ceramics at Tennessee Tech University. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and has served as a studio technician at The Penland School for Crafts, The Brambleton Center, The Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Main Line Arts Center. Wilson completed residencies at both Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts and St. Petersburg Clay Company and has had her work included in more than 50 exhibits across the nation.

Information: 865-694-6405,

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