Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions Group 1

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

MFA Thesis Exhibitions
April 5 – 12, 2022
Reception: Friday, April 8, 5-8pm

Amalia Mermingas, Tasha Lewis, Muriel Condon, and Nichole Schappert

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-T-F 10-5, W-R 10-7:30, Su 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200,

McClung Museum: Museum Sprouts

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Infants in strollers, babies in carriers, wiggly toddlers, and caregivers are invited to join museum educators for a short gallery tour with related activities and take-home crafts. This is a free program, but advanced registration is required.

Target age for children: infants to 4 year olds.Woman with small child and stroller

Special Note on COVID-19
Masks are now required in all indoor public spaces on campus. Per CDC guidelines, children under two years are exempt from this requirement. Museum staff will follow these guidelines closely. Join us in our effort to keep our little visitors safe!

Tuesday, April 5

Contact Callie Bennett, assistant museum educator, with any questions at or 865-974-3662. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144,

Tinca Tinca: Songwriter Open Mic at Next Level

  • April 5, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

At Next Level Brewing Company, 700 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

Knoxville songwriters, musicians, and singers--come play a song! Come try out your new songs and creative works-in-progress, connect with other Knoxville creatives, and enjoy a tasty brew from Next Level Brewing. As a bonus, anyone who performs has a chance to win the "lottery tip jar," at the end of the night!

Signups start at 6pm. Open mic from 7-9pm. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 15, Apr 5, Apr 19, May 3, May 17, Jun 7

Hosted by Travis Tench of Tinca Tinca:

As a bonus, anyone who performs has a chance to win the "lottery tip jar," at the end of the night!

Bijou Theatre: Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester

Category: Comedy

Tuesday, April 5 | 6:30PM

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

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Behind the Blue Doors Tour

Category: Free event and Kids, family

Interested in learning more about Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley? Join us for a Behind the Blue Doors Tour at our Regal Teen Center Club, 967 Irwin Street, Knoxville.

Upcoming Tour dates | 4–5pm:
• April 5
• April 13

RSVP to Information:

Tennessee Wind Symphony In Concert with Joseph Hermann

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

One of the nation's finest community bands presents a free concert inside the historic Tennessee Theatre Tuesday night April 5. Featuring the works of Robert Jager, William Schumann, Vittorio Giannini, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more, there will be something for everyone! Legendary conductor Joseph Hermann will join Dr. John Culvahouse and Dr. Wayne Dorothy on the podium. John Becker of WBIR-TV will be master of ceremonies. See you there!

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The Tennessee Wind Symphony is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded fully by donations, membership dues, and sponsors. To donate to the nonprofit:

UT School of Music: Guest Artist: Hungarian Trombone Collective

  • April 5, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Hungarian Trombone Collective members Zoltan Kiss (Mnozil Brass) and Zsolt Zsabo (Western Carolina University) join the UTK School of Music for a shared recital of works for trombone.

April 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935,

Ijams Nature Center: Ten Minute Play Festival

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Kids, family, Science, nature and Theatre

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022 AT 6:30 PM

Once again Company West is ready to help you usher in spring with live THEATRE! From the actors that brought you Peter and the Starcatcher last year, Company West is back again at Ijams and is now presenting a night of the "Ten Minute Play Festival". Ranging from the classics to comedy and even a little sci-fi, there is definitely something for everyone.

Show time 6:30pm- Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets: $5 students/ $7 adults.

The show will be held outside on the lawn outside the Visitor Center, so please bring chairs/blankets and prepare for the fun! There will be a food truck present for all of your dining needs!

Central Cinema: Tiny Stage Comedy Night

  • April 5, 2022

Category: Comedy and Free event

Join us for our FREE monthly live standup engagement, showcasing Knoxville’s best comics courtesy of our friends at Tiny Stage Comedy!

Doors at 7pm, comedy beginning at 7:30pm hosted by Mason Guidry!

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-951-2447,

Rhea Carmon celebrates National Poetry Month

  • April 4, 2022 — April 30, 2022

Category: Free event, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

During April, I will be doing a short reading every Monday at 7pm. I will also be issuing a writing challenge every day for NatPoWritMo.

Award-winning wordsmith Rhea Carmon is a force that weaves passion, purpose, and power into poetry. She is a teacher, mentor, motivational poet, and inspiration to all that come in contact with her. Rhea's life lessons and stories create space for conversation and understanding. She will motivate and inspire students and adults to be the best form of themselves on a daily basis. She is the City of Knoxville's Poet Laureate.

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: The Orchids Awards

  • April 3, 2022 — April 30, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION! The Orchids Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art since 1979. Throughout the month of April, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards online via our Facebook page. Awards will be presented to winners in six different categories: New Architecture, Redesign/Reuse, Outdoor Space, Community Space, Public Art, and Regreening.

Join us in celebrating the architects, artist, developers and community members that are beautifying our dynamic city.

Stay tuned for information to support Keep Knoxville Beautiful Mural Fund, which will support Knoxville's next murals. Four generous sponsors will match your individual donations. Help us reach our goal of $9,500!

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of The Neutral Ground

Category: Film and Virtual

The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

April 3-6, 2022: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

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