Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Bearden High School Theatre Dept: Scenes from Metamorphoses

  • April 21, 2022 — April 24, 2022

Category: Theatre

The Bearden High School Theatre Department will present Scenes from Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman for their 2022 spring production. Metamorphoses will play Thursday, April 21, Friday, April 22, Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 PM. Matinee performances will play on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 PM.

There will be limited on-stage seating for approximately 150 patrons per show. Tickets will be $15 and can be purchased in April.

Based on the legendary tales of Ovid, Metamorphoses mixes elements of music, play and dance to tell a tale of universal transformation through Greek mythology. The Tony award-winning script has been hailed for its ability to mix ancient tragedy and pathos with contemporary language, humor and thought.

Live music composed by BHS senior, Eli Adkin accompanies the storytelling. The play is set in and around a pool of water, a symbol of reflection and transformation. The play is directed by Katie Alley.

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Knoxville Cheese Festival

  • April 21, 2022 — April 23, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Join us for our second annual Knoxville Cheese Fest! Back for a second year, and formerly known as Come to Cheezus, this weekend-long event offers opportunities to sample local, domestic and international cheeses and learn from the experts about how to pair cheeses with other foods, ciders, beers and wines. World Cheese Judge Michael Landis is back with his expertise to help guide you through pairings and learn where you can purchase the cheese for yourself.

Check out the Facebook event, and the Simpletix site for details and tickets!

TAPestry Event Space at Barrelhouse
621 Lamar Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37917

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Cycle of Life: World Premiere

Category: Music

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre

Aram Demirjian, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

Join us for a momentous evening as we present the world premiere of Michael Schachter's "Cycle of Life" violin concerto. Inspired by Richard Jolley's Cycle of Life glass and steel installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art, the KSO and KMA co-commissioned concerto features your Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Aram Demirjian, and Grammy-nominated violinist Tessa Lark. Be the first to hear this concerto as stunning visuals are displayed above the stage.

MICHAEL SCHACHTER Violin Concerto: Cycle of Life (KSO commission; World Premiere)

865-291-3310 or

Mill and Mine: Houndmouth

  • April 21, 2022

Category: Music

Thursday, April 21

Folksy alternative-blues band Houndmouth returns to Knoxville in April! Houndmouth just released their 4th album 'Good For You,' and we can’t wait to hear it live!

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

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Modest Mouse

  • April 21, 2022

Category: Music

Thursday, April 21, at 8 PM // Civic Auditorium

Modest Mouse will require fans to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative test within 72 hours of the show.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Pellissippi State: Spring Bluegrass Concert

Category: Free event and Music

Thursday, Apr. 21, 7 p.m.
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Free, no ticket required

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Loudon County Wine & Cheese Event

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Kids, family

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Historic Loudon Theatre
6 – 9pm

Entertainment by Mt. LeConte Jug Band. Cheese by Sweetwater Valley Farms. Wine provided by Constellation Wine. Purchase Tickets for $30 each online at

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:
Thursday, April 21
Tuesday, May 3
Wednesday, May 11
Thursday, May 19

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YMCA of East TN: South Side Y Night

  • April 21, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Fundraisers

GATHER FOR GOOD: A night of fun, drinks, and food for the Y's Annual Campaign
April 21st, 3pm-close
South Knoxville, Sevier Ave.

The South Side's businesses on Sevier Avenue are one of Knoxville's hidden gems and just a 5-7 minute drive from our Downtown YMCA and Cansler YMCA.
• Purchase a wristband for $10 for drink deals at 6 South Side businesses, including Hi-Wire Brewing, our host location. 100% of wristband sales benefit our Y's Annual Campaign.
• Invite your friends or hang with Y friends while you explore and support businesses on the South Side of the River.
• All locations are family-friendly, pet-friendly, and feature indoor/outdoor space and seating.
• Register in advance to help us plan, or purchase a wristband the night-of.

Participating Businesses & Deals:
• Hi-Wire Brewing (Host Business): 50% off your tab
• All Other Businesses: $1 off your first beverage
o Alliance Brewing Company
o Printshop Beer Co.
o South Side Garage (featuring Oakwood BBQ Food Truck)
o Trailhead Beer Market
o South Coast Pizza

The Maker City: Maker Meet-in: Branding Breakdown

  • April 21, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Fine Crafts, Free event and Virtual

Thu Apr 21, 6-7 PM (online)

Free! Maker Meet-ins are online workshops designed to provide makers, small business owners, and the community with education, connection, and inspiration. We tackle topics related to maker businesses, navigating the next set of pivots, or learning new skills through short expert-led workshops. All Meet-ins are free and open for anyone to attend. This Maker Meet-in will cover branding: what it is and how to to bring your business’ brand to life. Topics covered will include: What a brand is and why it’s important for your business. Tips on how to develop and shape your image. Resources to help you stay on brand. Growing pains and solutions. The success of your brand – being consistent and flexible. Deanne Topping has been heralded as an innovator. Her leadership roles spanning 25+ years have cultivated a skill set that harmoniously combines precise efficiency and jaw dropping creativity. Recognized in the industry as a creative pioneer, everyone traveling through East Tennessee that stops anywhere in the area is influenced by her ideas. Billboards, signs, product packaging and point of sale merchandising design at local, e-commerce and international retailers have exposed millions to her creative influence. Due to Deanne’s expertise and long term consultative experience, a once small garage startup retaining her for branding, advertising and product development is now selling their products across US and Canada. Deanne prides herself with the many struggling businesses that she has refreshed by implementing cohesive business identities and designing aggressive advertising campaigns.

Knoxville History Project: Architecture of the 1982 World's Fair

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

History Happy Hour on Zoom at 6 PM

As a second episode in our series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Knoxville’s 1982 World’s Fair, we’ll take a close look at the architecture of the fair—both the obvious, like the Sunsphere (and its surprising personal association with another world’s fair 49 years earlier), and the Tennessee Amphitheatre (which could be considered an international monument of modern design)—but also the part of the fair that surprised architecture critics, the use of good historic buildings on the site, notably the L&N station, the Candy Factory, and the Foundry, all part of what was once Knoxville’s most vigorous industrial valley, now part of a unique mix of architecture unlike any other neighborhood in the world.

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Ijams Nature Center and East TN Bluegrass Association: Pickin' on Nature

Category: Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

Join Ijams and East Tennessee Bluegrass Association for the kick-off of Pickin' on Nature presented by Boyd's Jig and Reel next Thursday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m.! Kick back on the Visitor Center lawn or dance to tunes by Brand New Box of Matches and The Tenos! Learn More and Buy Tickets

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-5; grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

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