Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Clarence Brown Theatre: Men On Boats

Category: Comedy and Theatre

In the CBT Lab Theatre

No men. No boats. All adventure! In this true(ish) retelling of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition, a one-armed captain and a crew of loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place following the March 19 following the matinee. A Talk Back will take place Sunday, March 26th following the matinee. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm.

Ashlee Latimer (Director) is a writer, producer, and director focused on creating work that supports and celebrates young people of all ages.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

Marble City Opera: The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace

Category: Music and Theatre

Marble City Opera will produce 3 American operas for their 2022-2023 season. The season’s focus is strong women, and each opera will be performed in English.

By: Kamala Sankaram & Rob Handel

This opera, composed in 2019, follows Ada, Countess of Lovelace and Lord Byron's daughter, who has been asked to help Charles Babbage with his work on the Difference Engine. She struggles between her work in mathematics and upholding her reputation as a wife, mother, and public figure. This is the first opera by a contemporary female composer to be produced in Knoxville, TN, and the production is led by a female creative team.

Theresa Kesser, soprano as “Ada Byron Lovelace”
Ben Werley, tenor as “William King-Noel”
Daniel Spiotta, baritone as “Charles Babbage”
Kathryn Grumley, soprano as “Harriet Beecher Stowe”
Kayla Beard, soprano as “A Nanny”
Joel Brown, baritone as “A Butler”

Stage Director: Sierra Hammond
Conducted by: Amy Wilson
*Performed with orchestra

Venue: Old City Performing Arts Center

For the latest updates visit:
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Tennessee Theatre: Buddy Guy

Category: Music

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023 | 7:30PM

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

Knoxville History Project: History Happy Hour: South Knoxville History

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Virtual

Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

And once again, our monthly Zoom is landing on the same week as our monthly bowling-alley night. We’ll have to do something about that. But on March 16, we’re planning a Zoom all about South Knoxville, sharing what we know about the subject of our biggest project of 2023, with some striking pictures you probably haven’t seen—and asking you to share what you know.

Free program. Register at

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559,

Centro Hispano: Happy Hour

  • March 16, 2023

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

By Centro Hispano de East Tennessee
At Crafty Bastard Brewery - Downtown
6 Emory Place Knoxville, TN 37917

Hola Hola! Centro Hispano's Happy Hours are back! Please join us and bring a friend to gather, chat, and enjoy a nice drink together on March 16th from 4:30-8:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the professional Latino community, network, and have a great time! Thank you, Crafty Bastard Brewing, for hosting! Be sure to tell the bartender you're with our party and a portion of your purchase will be donated to benefit our programs at Centro! For more information about Centro Hispano and our mission, check out our website and subscribe to our newsletter. Free!

We hope to see you there!

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Melanie Fetterolf

  • March 15, 2023 — April 2, 2023

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

Come to Ijams during the month of March to view Melanie Fetterolf's collection, which features watercolor, acrylic and 3-D metal mesh works. The beautiful colors of nature are her inspiration for these creations!

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,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2022-2023 Artists in Residence Exhibition

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

Details TBA

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: 50th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition

  • March 12, 2023 — July 30, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, History, heritage and Kids, family

CMOR @ 50: Past, Present, Future
in the Imagination Gallery

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge with this special exhibition that features historical photos, objects from the Museum’s collection, and a chance to think about what the Museum means to our community. This exhibition is curated by Mary Klages, CMOR’s Gallery Coordinator, with assistance from Caitlynn Fine, the Museum’s Collections Assistant.

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: T-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4. Information: 865-482-1074,

Bennett: DUO - Italian Furniture & Art

  • March 11, 2023 — April 1, 2023

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

Includes work by Scott Duce, Franco Cimitan, Brad Aldridge, Michael Underwood & others

Champagne Saturday - March 11, 11-4

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

Piecing Together History: A look at the Ramsey House Quilt Collection

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and History, heritage

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Historic Ramsey House during March for a special look at our quilt collection! "Piecing Together History: A look at the Ramsey House Quilt Collection" will highlight some of our rarely displayed collection pieces that showcase a rich and vibrant textile history! Throughout the month, we will have several different workshops and lectures happening, so be sure to mark your calendars!

The Historic Ramsey House’s permanent collection is home to more than 50 historic quilts and other textiles dating from the early 1800's to the mid 1900's. From the Pickle Dish to the Rose and Bud, these beautiful works of art, help to tell the story of East Tennessee families, from all walks of life, one stitch at a time. Our ongoing effort to protect and store the collection is integral to ensuring its survival for future generations.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Things My Mother Taught Me

Category: Theatre

By Katherine DiSavino
Director: Windie Wilson

Thu-Sat at 7:30 PM, Sun at 3 PM

Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen?

This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: God of Carnage

Category: Comedy and Theatre

by Yasmina Reza

The TONY® Award-winning comedy of manners that lacks manners. After a playground scuffle between eleven-year-old boys leaves one with missing teeth, two sets of Brooklyn parents meet to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses (and the rum flows) tensions emerge. The couples' gloves come off, and the evening degenerates into childish chaos.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

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