Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 2, 2023

St John's Episcopal Cathedral - Cathedral Arts: Orison - Compline

  • March 2, 2023

Category: Music

Thursday March 2, 7:30pm
Male chant ensemble Orison return by popular demand for a contemplative service of Compline. This hour of sung prayer blurs the line between service and concert, offering window into the eternal.

Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347,

Bijou Theatre: The Dip

Category: Music


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

Authors Guild of Tennessee: Meeting

  • March 2, 2023

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

The Authors Guild of Tennessee (AGT) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 2 2023 at 11:00 am at the Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. Social time and book exchange begins at 10:30. Published authors are invited to attend. AGT is now accepting applications for associate membership from authors who have written a book but are not yet published. Serious authors only. In the event of inclement weather, check the AGT Website for updates and information:

Real Good Kitchen: Supper Club with Nadas Empanada

  • March 2, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food

Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Our second RGK Supper Club is on the books and this time we’re teaming up with Nadas Empanada. Show your support for the small businesses working in our kitchen and try some Puerto Rican favorites including empanadas made from scratch by Nadas Empanada founder, Jamie! Orders can be picked up at Real Good Kitchen or delivered right to your door through LocoKnoxville.

Real Good Kitchen PBC, 2004 E. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 214-7022 or

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Marcus Carmon on Audio Elements in Writing

Category: Classes, workshops and Literature, spoken word, writing

PODCASTS? AUDIO BOOKS? AUDIO STORIES? How about you writing and reading your work?
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 PM
Addison's Book Store, 126 S. Gay Street, Knoxville

Documentarian, storyteller and audio whiz Marcus Carmon will lead a program about audio elements for writing. Podcasts and audio books have exploded in popularity; learn about adding these elements to your own writing, which can release your work into the world more quickly. Hate the sound of your own voice? He’ll talk about that, too, because he wishes he sounded like Morgan Freeman.

Carmon has produced videos, plays, and internet content for East Tennessee PBS, Blackberry Farms and the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance, among others. He is currently creating an audio documentary about the 120-year history of Knoxville College that includes voice actors to create scenes. He is the reigning Haiku champion for the Knoxville Poetry Slam and has published The Art of Carmon Sense: 101 Haikus. In 2019 he hosted How Stage at Bonnaroo.


UT Arboretum Society: Welcome Back, Spring Wildflowers

Category: Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

Spring is just around the corner – we hope – so join the UT Arboretum Society for the March First Thursday Nature Supper Club as we look at our East Tennessee Spring ephemerals via Zoom on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Join Michelle Campanis, education coordinator at the University of Tennessee Arboretum, and naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales for an overview of these woodland wildflowers and places to see them in East Tennessee.

A walk through the woods along a greenway or path finds a welcome group of old friends, the so-called spring ephemerals starting to rise through the forest floor. But their time is short, their days in the sun brief. The woodland ephemerals are perennials that begin to appear in early March. Look for bloodroot, toothwort, Hepatica, spring beauty, squirrel corn, celandine poppy, twinleaf, Virginia bluebells, Jack-in-the-pulpit, mayapple, trout lily and several species of trillium. They all must grow, bloom and produce seeds quickly before the trees leaf out and cover their home with shade.

The program is free, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the recording. The program is March 2 at 7 p.m. via Zoom or you will be sent a link to watch the recording at your convenience. Closed captions are available. Register at

To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at

UT School of Music: Contemporary Music Festival: Brandon Quarles

  • March 2, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

The Contemporary Music Festival celebrates contemporary music through concerts of new music, workshops, and paper presentations. It welcomes guest performers, scholars, and composers from around the world.

Dr. Brandon Quarles is a teacher and music-maker who believes in the power of interdisciplinary and cross-genre collaborations. A native of Ringgold, GA, Brandon is currently the Lecturer of Saxophone and Allied Areas at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

March 2 at 5:30 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,

Zoo Knoxville: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Science, nature

A Colossal Experience, Millions of Years in the Making

Prepare for a Jurassic exploration at Zoo Knoxville! March 1 through September 4, a pack of prehistoric creatures will be stationed throughout the park. Bring your young paleontologists and discover hidden truths about the era "terrible lizards" walked the earth.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open 9 AM - 4 PM everyday. Information: 865-637-5331,

Fountain City Art Center: Artists’ Garage Sale

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tue-Thu 10 AM – 4 PM throughout March

At Fountain City Art Center. Our patrons share their love of creativity by sharing extra art supplies all through the month of March. Cost of items is by donation! Get a great deal and contribute to the art center with your donation. Our treasures await! 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.

(865) 357-2787 or

Pivot Point Gallery: Silas Reynolds

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Silas Reynolds is a self-taught artist from Morristown, TN, known for his bold and vibrant abstract paintings. He currently resides in Knoxville, TN, where he continues to create his energetic works of art. As a second-generation artist, Silas had a passion for creativity from a very young age and began drawing as a child. It wasn't until his mid-twenties that Silas commenced painting, and he quickly became captivated by the freedom of abstract expressionism, which allowed him to express himself in a unique way. He uses bold colors and shapes over multiple layers to create depth and texture, using acrylic and spray paint as his primary mediums. He draws inspiration from nature, fashion, and design and is influenced by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Alex Brewer. Silas believes that art is open to interpretation and encourages viewers to explore their own personal meanings and connections within his pieces.

Silas will be opening his show in our Guest Gallery this Saturday from 2 to 5pm. Come see his incredible work and hear his story of his work.

Hours: Friday through Sunday 11am to 5pm

Pivot Point Gallery, 15 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-248-0050,

River & Rail Theatre Company: The Mountaintop

Category: History, heritage and Theatre

February 17 - March 5: THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall

What was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. thinking about as he sat on his stiff, polyester-covered bed at the Lorraine Motel on his last night alive? Did he have any idea what was about to happen? What would he have wanted people to know about him? Katori Hall takes a stunning look at all of these questions and fills them in with brilliant imagination in her play THE MOUNTAINTOP. A speech, a storm, a visitation, a vision: how does a hero's journey end?


River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Performances are Thu-Sun; tickets at

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

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