Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

UT School of Music: Kaleidos Duo

  • March 7, 2023 — March 9, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Kaleidos Duo: Marisolav Hristov; violin & Vladimir Valjarević; piano

Mozart's Complete Violin Sonatas, Concert 3.
March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Mozart's Complete Violin Sonatas, Concert 4.
March 9 at 7:30 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,

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: The Diva Next Door

Category: Music

At Bijou Theatre, 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, 37902

As anyone who has lived here can attest, K-town is home to more than its fair share of outstanding musicians. We turn the spotlight to our amazing vocalists in this special program, featuring Robinella Bailey, Kayley Farmer, Jeanine Fuller, Evelyn Jack, Kelle Jolly, Cait Lunsford, Stina Nesbit, Alex Stiles, Brent Thompson, and Shawn Turner.

Program to include:

The Bare Necessities - Terry Gilkyson
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Just For A Thrill - Lillian Armstrong and Don Raye
Knocks Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
Papa Loves Mambo - Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, and Bix Reichner
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
I Know You Know - Esperanza Spalding
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know - Al Kooper
The Fool - Robinella Bailey
Paper Plane - Brent Thompson

Information: 865-573-3226,,

Church Street UMC: Majestic Music

  • March 7, 2023
  • 7:30 PM

Category: Free event and Music

The magnificent sounds of the Tennessee Brass Quintet, comprised of Arthur Zanin, trumpet; Katie Johnson-Webb, horn; Alex van Duuren, trombone; and Alexander Lapins, tuba, enhance our worship at Easter and Christmas. In March, hear this stellar group in concert with CSUMC organist Edie Johnson and percussionist Clark Harrel as they perform a wide variety of works for these regal instruments.

900 Henley at Main, Knoxville, TN 37902
865-524-3048 or

Central Cinema: Tiny Stage Comedy Night

  • March 7, 2023

Category: Comedy and Free event

Join us for our FREE monthly live standup engagement, showcasing Knoxville’s best comics courtesy of our friends at Tiny Stage Comedy!

Doors at 7pm, comedy beginning at 7:30pm. Hosted by Mason Guidry.

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-951-2447,

Dogwood Arts: Converge: Coming Together, Embracing Balance

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

Join us at Dogwood Arts during March First Friday for the opening reception featuring work by 25 local immigrant & refugee artists.

• Opening Reception: Friday, March 3rd from 5-8PM
• Gallery Hours: M-F 9AM-5PM

Converge is a multimedia group exhibition that explores the concept of balance. Seemingly opposing forces are really two sides of the same coin and both must be embraced to live fully. As we reckon with light and dark, loss and joy, loneliness and belonging amidst the organized chaos of life, we find ways to deposit beauty into the world through artistic self-expression. Featuring work by 25 local immigrant and refugee artists, the exhibition aims to reveal the beauty of community when many people and cultures come together. The choice of media in the selected artworks varies as much as the artists’ individual stories, experiences, and cultures. Standing side by side, embracing all that life brings, we are weaving a new tapestry together. The exhibition was curated by Jalynn Baker, the Inclusion & Community Outreach Coordinator for Dogwood Arts. Collaborating with several local organizations to assemble this multinational group of artists, we hope viewers will consider how they can embrace the convergence of different people and ideas in their own lives.

Participating Artists: Eugenia Almeida, Maria Elena Mendez Aquino, Reem Arnouk, Ilina Arsova, Kybreiana Barham, Jose and Pepe Calabres, Manuel Carreon, Enrique Cruz, Luiza Francisco, Maria Pedro Francisco, Marina Gulevich, Nidhi Jani, Estefania Jose, Markiian Lukyniuk, Mene Manresa, Eve Andres Martin, Hei Park, Dolores Francisco Pedro, Arely Recimos, Ramirez, Héctor Saldivar, Antoine Seni, Ruchi Singh, R.E. Toledo, Rocio Valenzuela, and SK Yi.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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,

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,,

RED Gallery: Old and New: Works by Carl Gombert

  • March 3, 2023 — April 2, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opens 6:00 to 9:00 PM, runs through March.

RED Gallery, at 130 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN, features local and regional artists. The gallery is located in the historic Jackson Atelier building in Knoxville’s Old City. Gallery owner Robin Easter is proud to provide a unique space for Knoxville to experience and enjoy a broad range of visual arts. To learn more about RED Gallery, email
865-524-0146 |

Awaken Coffee: Photography by Emily McTyre

  • March 3, 2023 — April 2, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Emily McTyre Friday, March 3, from 6-8 pm.

Emily McTyre is an artist, filmmaker, and writer from Maryville, Tennessee. From 2021-2022, Emily studied for an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge, during which she was able to travel across the UK and parts of Europe. This collection of 35mm black and white film spans many miles and seasons. It includes scenes from Nürnberg, Germany, and cities across England: Cambridge, Brighton, Ely, and Glossop. Place is a distinct feature of this collection, as is the photographer's (or viewers’) position in it.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, or

Broadway Studios and Gallery: The GAUDY GOLD FRAME show

  • March 3, 2023 — April 1, 2023

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

March 3rd 2023 “The GAUDY GOLD FRAME show” juried open show…… its back! Anything goes as long as it is in a gaudy gold frame.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: By appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, and

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Members Gallery Exhibit

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

Fun Friday Art Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. Wine and soft drinks will be available. Free & open to the public. Also, browse through “Endless Possibilities,” the AG’s fine arts and craft shop.

The Members Gallery Exhibit for March include a wide variety of art mediums: Painting, drawings, photography, ceramics, wood creations, glass mosaics, jewelry, fabric creations, card art, and much more! Gallery visits challenge thoughts, extend concentration, and inspire new ideas.

The featured artist for the month is Susan Smathers and Bill Hutton.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

Arts & Culture Alliance: Sheila Chesanow: Long Term Parking

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from March 3 – April 1, 2023. A free gathering with the artists will take place on Friday, March 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features live music inside the Emporium by Wendel Werner. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at

When driving down the road in the countryside in Tennessee, it is common to see abandoned beauties on the properties of people who never had the time to keep up with the maintenance of their vehicles. Often, the car will sit for years in the location where it last ran, waiting to be worked on with the potential to somehow wake up and drive happily down the road again. Quietly rusting away is both beautiful and depressing; automotive enthusiasts will be reduced to crying bittersweet tears at the sight of these rusting beauties.

Born and raised in Hackney, Ohio, Sheila Silvus Chesanow first started taking photographs with a Brownie Hawkeye camera as part of a 4H project. She continued to take "snap shots" of family and friends over the next several years. Always interested in art and photography, she took a college level black and white film course and learned to develop her own images. Her love of photography grew, and she studied black and white photography with Terry Lindquist at Fredonia State. During this time her work was exhibited in the gallery of the Stockton, New York, Library and was published in the Best of Photography Annual twice. She purchased her first digital camera in 2015 and began to transfer the knowledge of film photography to digital. In the last few years, she has studied photography at Lee University with Tom Kilpatrick. Chesanow has received numerous awards both locally and nationally, and her photos have been published in books and magazines. She has exhibited in Arts in the Airport, Mayors’ Shows, and at the Emporium Center in Knoxville; the Mayfield Gallery at the E.G. Fisher Public Library, Fullers’ Frame Shop and The Art Center in Athens; Gallery on Main in Sweetwater; Richard Low Evans Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA; and the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. Her work is also in private collections in Japan, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Washington, DC. Chesanow focuses on nature and fine art photography which is reflected in her work.

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (except Fri Mar 17), and Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543.

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