Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Momentum Dance Lab: Spring Yard Art

Category: Dance, movement and Fundraisers

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Sunday, April 24, 2022 (rain date)
Live! In Your Yard

We will bring a short show to your yard to perform for you and your family or a small group of friends. Our dancers will arrive, perform, and leave during your chosen half hour time slot, and you don’t even have to get dressed for the theater! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the event.

Rose Center: Spring Thyme with the Appalachian Renaissance Faire

  • April 23, 2022 — April 24, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

April 23-24
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

A weekend of Spring Revels, including two stages of music, arts & craft vendors, a live human chess match, knights on horseback, a Maypole, great food, gorgeous costumes, and of course the Duchess will be visiting Rose Castle.

Come join us in celebrating the Renaissance in Tennessee's beautiful Appalachian region! We are offering interactive art, entertainment, theater, arts & crafts, and live music highlighting the historical and fantasy elements of the renaissance era. We're beginning the festivities of the weekend with a Renaissance Noble Banquet fit for a King! Members of the aristocracy spent their time in tournaments, hunting, feasting, and playing games such as chess, all in a sumptuous and visually captivating environment. Courtiers were served the finest food and drink, while musical entertainment further enhanced the social theater. Throughout the weekend you can enjoy a live chess match, the May Pole Celebration, Renaissance themed dance classes for all ages, archery, scrumptious foods, a treasure trove, various children's activities and high tea will be served on Sunday afternoon!

Ticket Information: Children 12 and under are FREE.
Adults admission is $10/day pass, $15/weekend pass.

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St., Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330,

Historic Loudon Theatre: The Deltas

  • April 23, 2022 — April 24, 2022

Category: Music

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Under 14 .. Free Admission (Accompanied by Adult)

The Deltas were voted one of Knoxville’s Best Rock Bands. They are a 12 piece Oak Ridge based blues, rock, R&B and soul band playing music from the 60’s – 80’s by such artists as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Eddie Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Martha and the Vandellas, Amy Winehouse and the Doobie Brothers.

Historic Loudon Theatre: 320 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774. Information: 865-458-9020,

Bijou Theatre: Penny & Sparrow

Category: Music


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

Talahi Plant Sale at Lakeshore Park

  • April 23, 2022

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

Talahi Plant Sale at Lakeshore Park hosted by the Knoxville Garden Club and Garden Study Club. We are both non-profit groups that use this event to raise money for grants given back to the Knoxville community. Our event runs from 9 am to 2 pm at Lakeshore Park’s Marble Hall Pavillion.

Tennessee Theatre: Black Jacket Symphony: The Police's Synchronicity

Category: Music

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 | 8:00PM

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

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Saying the Unsayable in Poetry workshop

Category: Classes, workshops and Literature, reading, writing

WORKSHOP: Stellasue Lee offers an April IN-PERSON workshop, "Saying the Unsayable in Poetry," Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM-Noon.

Explaining the unexplainable is something of a magic act and showing up to a blank page with an unfettered mind takes some doing. In this process, things happen that are always a surprise. This kind of writing is about reaching into the mid-section and exposing what lies within. One of the oldest methods of self-exploration and expression, the method leads the writer to understand their inner core and how life works. Writers are empowered to change the course of their thinking. What is put down on paper lives.

Stellasue Lee guides new students to find someplace in their house where something can be locked up. She tells them, “Go there, seize your critic by the scruff of the neck, toss it in, lock it up, and never let it out. It will complain, whine, threaten and wheedle you to let it out. Don’t!” She writes from her experience, and she teaches people how to become authentic, finding their own voice.

Stellasue Lee was a founding editor of RATTLE, a poetry journal, and is now editor Emerita. Two of her books have been entrants for the Pulitzer Prize, and her New & Selected Works, Queen of Jacks, is now available. She won the grand prize of Poetry to Aide Humanity in 2013 by Al Falah in Malaysia. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. from Honolulu University and works privately with students who are dedicated to learning how to write. Her students reside all over the U.S. She wants all to know she was born in the year of the dragon.

All KWG Workshops are $50 for non-members, $30 for members and $15 for student members. Pre-registration, especially via the website, is strongly encouraged and closes at midnight on the Thursday prior to the event. Walk-ins are welcome but there will be a $10 surcharge. Save money and help your presenters plan more effective programs by pre-registering. Check payments must be received by one week before the workshop (Knoxville Writers Guild. P.O. Box 10326 Knoxville TN 37939-0326).

Knoxville Writers’ Guild: Meetings take place at Central United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 201 E. Third Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Botanical Cocktails: Spring Edition

  • April 23, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Culinary arts, food and Science, nature

April 23rd, 3p

Join your Bartending Friends from PostModern Spirits for a spirited journey into the Spring Garden. Learn how to develop the flavors from our spring bounty of East Tennessee botanicals and make seasonally appropriate cocktails for all occasions. During the class we will sample three distinct cocktails and explore the flavor impact provided by the spring garden.

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914. Hours: Gardens open daily from dawn to dusk. Information: 865-862-8717,

Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare's Wake - Raise a Glass

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

Tennessee Stage Company announces their season, along with BIG NEWS about ou rFlagship program "Shakespeare on the Square" at the free event,
"Shakespeare’s Wake- Raise a Glass"! Join Tennessee Stage Company at Hi-Wire Brewing in South Knoxville on Saturday, April 23rd, as we announce our upcoming season and some big changes coming to our 32-year running, flagship program, Knoxville's own "Shakespeare on the Square". Our celebration of Shakespeare life (with his death and birth happening on the same day) will kick off at 3:30 with our special announcement taking place at 4:23 pm. Delivered by Tom Parkhill, Tennessee Stage's Executive Artistic Director, this presentation will include information about upcoming productions, the future of our Outdoor Shakespeare Festival, and important updates to for our patrons.

“Shakespeare’s Wake” is an open event and does not require RSVP or an entrance fee, but donations are graciously accepted. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of all Hi-Wire Brewing’s taproom has to offer. There will be games, free swag, and exclusive swag available to those who donate. For those who wish to support the event but either cannot or do not want to attend in person, we will be live streaming the event on our Facebook page and Instagram TV.

COST: Free to Attend
2020 Barber St., Knoxville, TN

3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Special Announcement: 4:23 pm

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Blount Mansion: Bluegrass, BBQ, Bourbon, & Beer at the Blounts’

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

4:30-9pm, Saturday, April 23rd

Join your friends and neighbors at the Birthplace of Tennessee for mouthwatering barbeque, toe-tapping bluegrass, smooth bourbon, and ice-cold craft beer! Featuring the Foothills Bluegrass Band (with Gary Davis, Jodi and Tim Harbin, and Keith Yoder), craft brews from Balter Beerworks, Dead End BBQ, plus Sazerac Rye, Piedra Azul 100% Blue Agave, Wheatley Vodka, Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and Cane Run Estate Original Rum. Tickets are $30 per adult, $15 per child when purchased in advance. Add $5 per person for day-of-event purchases at the gate. Click here for tickets: or call (865) 525-2375 to order by phone.
Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375,

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: Benefit Lecture by Dr. William "Bill" Bass

  • April 23, 2022

Category: Fundraisers, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

“Deadly Explosion at an Illegal Fireworks Factory”

Dr. William “Bill” Bass will present a lecture benefitting the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm. Radio and TV personality Frank Murphy will serve as emcee.

Thirty-nine years ago, a massive explosion rocked Benton, Tennessee. The explosion destroyed a barn disguised as a fishing bait farm. It had been operating as one of the largest illegal fireworks factories in the country. Dismembered bodies flew through the air, creating a challenge for Dr. Bill Bass and his team to recover and identify the victims.

In this presentation, Dr. Bass will discuss the science behind his identification of the bodies, and he will take questions from the audience.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Food will be available for purchase from Mucho Gusto, a food truck specializing in International cuisine with a Hispanic flair to burgers, pizza, and hotdogs.

At 461 W. Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Tickets are $125 per person (plus a small processing fee) and on sale at:
No refunds unless event is cancelled by CMOR.

The Concourse: SWINGBOOTY with MysticFlow

  • April 23, 2022

Category: Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art and Music

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Live Swing Jazz! Seven-piece Manouche band and a BIG dance floor for you to kick it. Lots of seating. Performing with SWINGBOOTY is MysticFlow, a flow troupe spinning and juggling LED clubs, hoops, staffs, and poi. Come dance and enjoy the music, the visuals, and the open, friendly vibes of a SWINGBOOTY show. Bring your friends and make new ones. Party with us at the new Concourse! Food & full bar. All ages. No COVID requirements. $7 cover at door.

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The Concourse, 4328 N. Broadway Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917. Information/tickets: 865-851-7818,

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