Calendar of Events
Saturday, March 4, 2023
EcoLOGICAL Gardening Symposium
Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature
EcoLOGICAL Gardening Symposium
March 4, 2023 from 8:00am-3:30pm
Join fellow gardeners and environmental enthusiasts for a day dedicated to (eco)logical approaches to gardening and home landscaping. Learn from experts and network with others who are passionate about making their home landscape inviting for creatures of all shapes and sizes.
Register at https://utgardens.tennessee.edu/locations/knoxville/special-events-knoxville/ecological-gardening-symposium/
UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, https://utgardens.tennessee.edu/
Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Resurrection - A Journey Tribute
Resurrection - A Journey Tribute comes to Niswonger Performing Arts Center March 4, at 7:30 PM.
Resurrection - A Journey Tribute, considered to be “The Gold Standard” by which all Journey tributes are measured, faithfully recreates the experience of a 1980s Journey concert. This dynamic and compelling band has featured some of Nashville’s hottest musicians, many of whom have performed, written, or recorded with the biggest names in the music industry including Journey and Steve Perry.
Every show is a brilliant reproduction of sights and sounds that captivate and transport audiences to the glorious age of arena rock. Lead singer, Ryan Christopher, delivers the vocal precision, appearance, and stage presence of the legendary Steve Perry.
Fans across the country, including Steve Perry and Journey purists, rave that Resurrection: A Journey Tribute is THE Journey experience!
TICKETS: $25-$35 at https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?method=restoreToken&performance_id=4244167&method=restoreToken
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, TN 37745. Information: 423-638-1679, https://www.npacgreeneville.com
Farragut Community Center: The Shamrock Ball
Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family
The Shamrock Ball, a father-daughter dance, will return to the Farragut Community Center on Saturday, March 4! There are two time slots to choose from: 4-6 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. There will be music, light refreshments, a craft, and a photo.
Tickets are $20 for a couple and $5 for each additional family member. Ticket sales open Wednesday, Jan. 11, and close at noon on Friday, Feb. 24. Purchase tickets at the links below. Advance tickets must be purchased online; tickets will not be sold at the door.
Ticketing information can be found here:
Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37934. Information: 865-966-7057 or www.farragutparksandrec.org/community-center
Mardi Growl Pet Parade & Festival
Category: Festivals, special events and Free event
Calling all pet owners, animal welfare advocates and people searching for a fun family-friendly time! Be part of Knoxville’s biggest pet parade and party on March 4, 2023. The paw-rade starts in the Old City at 11 a.m. and will go through the streets of Downtown Knoxville to World’s Fair Park. Register your pet to participate in the parade, or join the thousands of spectators along the route.
After the parade, walk through the pet festival in World’s Fair Park, where there will be local food trucks, pet-loving vendors, live music, games and more. Bring the whole family and friends – it’ll be a dog-gone good time!
UT School of Music: UT Jazz Festival Concert
Category: Free event and Music
This closing concert with the UT Jazz Big Band is part of the UT Jazz Festival, but is free and open to the public!
March 4 at 3:45 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, https://music.utk.edu/events/
Ijams Nature Center: Paint with an Owl
Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature
Love owls? Join Ijams next Saturday, March 4, from 2-4 p.m. for a one-of-a-kind workshop where you can meet an owl and then paint her picture! Led by Hannah Doss of Mountain Mama's, this class is open to all skill levels and includes all supplies. Learn More and Register online.
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, www.ijams.org
Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour
Category: Festivals, special events
Save the date! Next Saturday, March 4, the Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour is coming back to Knoxville at Thompson Boling Arena. Don't miss your chance to see some of the world's best bull riders at this Knoxville Invitational. The show begins at 7:00PM and tickets start at $30. Visit the Thompson Boling Arena website to get tickets and learn more information.
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Suite 202, Knoxville, TN 37996
Trees Knoxville: Tree Giveaway
Category: Free event and Science, nature
Our annual Tree Giveaway is coming up on Saturday, March 4th, 2023 9am-12pm. You can drop by Earthadelic's parking lot during that time to pick up your FREE tree to green up your yard at 5937 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909
The giveaway is open to residents and businesses of Knoxville and Knox County, who can get up to five free trees for their private property.
A variety of native trees species are available: Red Oak (Bare Root), Mulberry (Bare Root), Yellow Poplar (Bare Root), Shumard Oak (1 gal), Northern Red Oak (1 gal), Red Bud (1 gal), Red Maple (1 gal), & Dogwood (1 gal).
For more information please visit https://www.treesknoxville.org/
Union Ave Books: Author Event with Frank X. Walker
Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing
Union Ave Books is proud to invite Frank X. Walker to our store on March 4, 2023.
Mr. Walker will be reading his book, A IS FOR AFFRILACHIA, at 12 pm, with a Meet & Greet following immediately until 3 pm.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frank X Walker, the first African American writer to be named Kentucky Poet Laureate, is an artist, writer, and educator who has published eleven collections of poetry, including Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York, Updated Edition; Masked Man, Black: Pandemic & Protest Poems; and Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, which was awarded an NAACP Image Award and the Black Caucus American Library Association Honor Award. The recipient of the 35th Annual Lillian Smith Book Award and the Thomas D. Clark Award for Literary Excellence, he is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.
Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com
HoLa Hora Latina: Astrid Galindo Artistic Scholarship & Competition
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family
Participating students ages 15 - 21 will showcase their artwork and the community will vote to determine the winners during March First Friday.
HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org
Art Market Gallery: Lynda Best and Sherrie Wilson
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
March Featured Artists
First Friday Reception: March 3rd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Lynda Best, Painting
Lynda developed her own style for showing the frozen moment - “That moment when time stops, when we are a witness to nature and it fills us with a sense of wonder and awe.” Our spirit is found and often rediscovered in nature and it is this spiritual connection that nourishes and inspires her art. Lynda captures this “moment” with acrylic paint in a modern impressionistic style using entrancing outlines and colors to “freeze” that continual, ever changing movement of nature.
Sherrie Wilson, Fiber
A 4th generation fiber artist, Sherrie created couture clothing, art quilts, and watercolors before discovering SAORI weaving in 2015. She was immediately enthralled by the philosophy of self- expression without the need to conform. SAORI’s four directives inform her work: “Consider the difference between man and machine; See with eyes that shine; Be bold and fearless; Share freely within the group.”. Sherrie often uses found items, hand spun wool and wool locks in her work as well as traditional weaving yarn.
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery
UT Downtown Gallery: Lonnie Holley
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Film, Fine Crafts and Free event
Opening Reception: Friday, Mar 3, 2023, 5-9pm
Lonnie Holley’s life and work read as a narrative retelling of Black American history—the residual effects of the Jim Crow era, the triumphs of the Civil Rights movement, and the struggles with false narratives around class mobility and race. Holley’s multidisciplinary practice seeks to educate viewers as a means of remedying the historical amnesia surrounding these topics. Rooting himself in the events of the past, the artist moves into the future—presenting synesthetic, multimedia work that visually engages its viewers with unique found objects and intricate motifs to subsequently inform on topics such as inequity and history as memory. Known throughout the art world for his found-object sculptures, paintings, and installations, Lonnie Holley gained a new audience when he started releasing and performing his music during the 2010s.
The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent works on paper, sculpture, paintings, and short films. Throughout the exhibition, we will be screening I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, I Went A Little Too Far (Mistreating Love), and I Woke Up… This exhibition is in collaboration with Knoxville's Big Ears Music Festival, where Holley will be performing at the end of March. The UT Downtown Gallery is proud to be a free Big Ears Festival venue.
Lonnie Holley (b. Birmingham, AL, 1950) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; among many others. Holley’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions including at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX (2022); Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (2017); Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; Charleston, SC (2015); Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL (2004), and many more. Holley has been the subject of several documentary films, and his own directed short film I snuck off the slave ship premiered at Sundance in 2018.
UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sa 10-3 with special hours during Big Ears. Information: 865-673-0802, https://downtown.utk.edu