Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Oak Ridge Art Center: Celestial Phenomena

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

For artists who work in any medium. We invite artists to interpret this theme as they see it—heavenly, outer space or stellar formations, angels, mythic beings, otherworldly imagery or any others.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Dogwood Arts: Southern Skies Music Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Music

Featuring Blues Traveler, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Maggie Rose, The New Respects, Electric Darling, and Tennessee Power & Light

The one-day event will feature seven musical acts across two stages, food trucks, craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails, a Maker Market, and more.

Southern Skies is produced by Dogwood Arts and is the newest addition to their music programming, which includes Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, Open Mic Nights in the Dogwood Gallery, and musical entertainment at the Dogwood Arts Festival. Dogwood Arts is working with Born & Raised Productions, the Knoxville-based music production company behind Sunset on Central, the Outpost, and Silent Disco Knox on this year’s festival. For more information, visit, and follow on Facebook, Twitter @southernskiesfest_, and Instagram @southernskiesfest.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops: A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Category: Music

Knoxville News Sentinel Pops Series
One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Saturday, May 14, 8:00pm

Knoxville Civic Auditorium

A trio of Broadway singers, the Webb School of Knoxville Select Ensembles and the KSO conjure the “misty water-colored memories” created by the legendary Marvin Hamlisch. Reminisce to unforgettable songs from “The Way We Were,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Goodbye Girl” and more.

865-291-3310 or

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Spring Benefit Concert

Category: Music

Please join us for a wonderful night of music as the Knoxville Classical Guitar Community presents Our Spring Concert. Come out to watch and listen to guitarists, composers and the KCG Ensemble!

When: May 14th at 7:00 PM
Please note the concert date has changed from May 7th to May 14th.

Location: The Fountain City Art Center
213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918

Lotus Light Community Center and Fearless Motion: Moving Ground Performance Installation

  • May 14, 2022

Category: Dance, movement, Free event, Health, wellness, Music and Science, nature

Join us in the park for Dance, Art and Music! Saturday, May 14th Noon to 3pm

Fearless Motion and Lotus Light invite you to our center to enjoy a Picnic in the Park. Bring a blanket and spend the afternoon with us!

Moving Ground is a 3-hour dance installation designed to encourage community members to experience embodied freedom. The simple and surreal costumed dancers and musicians will be on sets spread around the Olde Mechanicsville Park. They will be responding to beautifully crafted Koan banners. A Koan is a zen story or saying that inspires awakening. Moving Ground is about exploring a state of meditation. The heart-mind responds to the Koan and informs the unfolding of the art. The dancers are like slow moving sculptures, the mind calms and the body leads. This living music, dance and visual art garden is designed so that the audience is free to walk through it, and fill their senses from all directions. We hope to inspire people to discover their own embodied presence and inherent resilience, through a calm and wondrous experience.

At the end of each hour, audience members will be invited to stroll across the street and explore what else Lotus Light has to offer, and to discuss and reflect on their experience with the other audience members. Two facilitators will hand out conversation cards that relate to the Koan art and initiate small group discussions. There will also be related children’s activities available at the center.

In order to engage and prepare the surrounding neighborhoods for this type of art experience, during the months leading up to the event we will host several workshops, including but not limited to Dance, Koan Meditation, Yoga and Moving Ground as a meditative dance practice. We also plan to offer these workshops to the following communities at their locations: Helen Ross McNabb Children and Youth Center, Emerald Academy, Maynard School, Beaumont Magnet Academy, Beardsley Community Farm, Children of God Ministries and United Way of Greater Knoxville. The purpose of the workshops will be to introduce communities to Lotus Light and prepare them to connect with Moving Ground. Our wish is that participants find joy, fulfillment and a deep sense of their own presence.

In case of rain, the date will be May 21st.

Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo

  • May 14, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

On Saturday, May 14, kids ages 12 and under are invited to the 38th annual Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo at Anchor Park for a morning of fishing and competing for prizes. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for two sessions of fishing from 8-9 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. Registration opens April 1 at

The Town of Farragut will provide worms for bait, and a limited number of fishing poles will be available for use during the event. Poles will be distributed on a first come, first served basis; participants are encouraged to bring their own poles. Participants may also bring their own bait.

Anchor Park is located at 11730 Turkey Creek Road. The fishing rodeo will be held rain or shine; however, in the case of severe inclement weather, check Farragut Parks & Recreation’s social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for updates.

Anna Helms Quartet and the Women in Jazz Jam Festival Reunion

  • May 14, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Music

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022 AT 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Anna Helms Quartet ft. Women in Jazz Jam Festival Reunion
201 Ogle Avenue, Knoxville

Join us For Anna Helms' Going Away Party featuring performances by the Anna Helms Quartet and the Women in Jazz Jam Festival Reunion Band! This is an event for all ages at Sustainable Future Center. Doors Open at 5:30. The Women in Jazz Jam Reunion will perform from 6:00-7:00 featuring some of Knoxville's best women and nonbinary jazz musicians including:
Kelle Jolly
Ayca Yayman
Jeanine Fuller
Kerry Morrison
Francesca Follone
Mary Edwards
Margherita Fava
Kukuly Uriarte
Missc Brown
and more, performing some of your favorite Jazz tunes!

Intermission 7:00-7:30
Anna Helms Quartet will perform 7:30-8:30
One of the Rising Stars in the Knoxville Jazz scene, The Anna Helms Quartet is a group of local Knoxville, TN musicians who met in the University of Tennessee's jazz program. Anna Helms is a saxophonist, composer, and vocalist who has studied with Greg Tardy, Will Boyd, and Donald Brown. They are joined by Faith Harris on drums, Nick Jernigan on bass, and Sam Adams on keys. The quartet plays often at the Bistro at the Bijou and has been featured at events such as the Knoxville Women in Jazz Jam Festival and the Rose Center Music Series

This will be an Outdoor event rain or shine. The event is for all ages. Parking will be at the center with overflow parking at the Boy's and Girl Club. There will be some snacks and drinks available included from the ticket price. We will have a Mexican food truck for a more substantial meal and drinks. We will also have braggot and mead from Aaron and Beborah.

Traveling Library of Infinite Outcomes at Market Square Farmers Market

  • May 14, 2022

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

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Visit our booth as the Market Square Farmers Market kicks off for the its 2022 season!

You’ll be able to participate in the travelling form of our Library of Infinite Outcomes by checking some of our warm-season seeds out of our library! Flowers, herbs, and warm-season vegetables like squash, tomatoes, and beans.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about some of our upcoming workshops and events, explore some of the birdhomes from this spring’s Avifauna, and take home some prints and other souvenirs.

To learn more about the Market Square Farmers’ Market, visit Nourish Knoxville’s website here:

Museum of Infinite Outcomes: AVIFAUNA Install

  • May 14, 2022

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

Second Saturday: VOLUNTEER DAY
Saturday, May 14, 2022
2:00-5:00 PM

Join the Museum the Second Saturday of each month for a community gardening adventure.
This month we will be installing The AVIFAUNA, our annual showcase of human-crafted homes for birds.

Union Avenue Books: Author Event with Luke Manget

  • May 14, 2022

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Literature, reading, writing and Science, nature

Author Luke Manget joins us in Knoxville to discuss his new book "Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia."

Luke Manget is an assistant professor of history at Dalton State College in Dalton, Georgia. He is a contributor to "Southern Communities: Identity, Conflict, and Memory in the Nineteenth-Century American South," edited by Steven E. Nash and Bruce E. Stewart. Learn more

Based on extensive research into the business records of mountain entrepreneurs, country stores, and pharmaceutical companies, "Ginseng Diggers: A History of Root and Herb Gathering in Appalachia" is the first book to unearth the unique relationship between the Appalachian region and the global trade in medicinal plants. Historian Luke Manget expands our understanding of the gathering commons by exploring how and why Appalachia became the nation's premier purveyor of botanical drugs in the late-nineteenth century and how the trade influenced the way residents of the region interacted with each other and the forests around them.

Sat, May 14, 2022, 5:00 PM
Mast General Store Knoxville, 402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Ijams Nature Center: Paddle the River

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

(Ages 16+) Join Ijams for a beautiful morning kayak trip on the Tennessee River and learn about the animals, history and scenery next Saturday, May 14, from 9-11 a.m. Learn More and Register

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Knoxville Jewish Alliance: Fundraiser for Ukraine

  • May 14, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, History, heritage and Music

Sat May 14, 4-7 PM at Potchke Deli, 318 N Gay Street, Suite 103, Knoxville

4-5:30 PM -
souvenir and bake sale
Ukrainian buffet featuring Potchke Deli Borsch
Silent auction for artwork

6-7 PM -
Ukraine through history, culture and poetry
Presentation of Knoxville-based nonprofit organization "Aid to Ukraine"
Live Ukrainian music featuring Knoxville performers

100% of profits will benefit Aid to Ukraine and Come Back Alive
Free parking under the overpass

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