Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Bijou Theatre: Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Category: Music


MARCH 23-25 | 8PM

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

Friends of the Knox County Public Library: Spring Used Book Sale

  • March 23, 2023 — March 25, 2023
  • 10AM-5PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Literature, spoken word, writing

Mark your calendar for our Spring Used Book Sale, March 23-25 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Avenue in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood. Members of Friends can shop during Members Preview Day on the 23rd from 3-7 pm. The sale will open to the public on March 24, with March 25 designated as half-price day. Sale hours on the 24th and 25th will be from 10 am-5 pm.

Friends of the Knox County Public Library: 865-215-8775 or

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Appalachian Journeys

Category: Music

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series
Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 24, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre

AARON COPLAND: Appalachian Spring: Suite
featuring Knoxville Choral Society

Rachel Grimes
Aram Demirjian, conductor
865-291-3310 or

Mabry-Hazen House: Rated R for Risqué: Courtship, Romance, and Intimacy in the Hazen Household

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Special Tour Series
Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24, 2023 from 7pm-8:30pm

A heart doesn't play by rules, but romantic love has its own rules and demands! The who, what, when, and how are molded by context and complexities of time and place and are always subject to change. Join Mabry-Hazen House for "Rated R for Risqué: Courtship, Romance, and Intimacy in the Hazen Household" to learn about the act and attitudes around love at the historic house museum.

Wine and light refreshments will be available. Tour starts at 7:00pm and will last about 85 minutes. Tickets are $15 per person and pre-purchasing is encouraged as tickets at the door are not guaranteed. Space is limited to seventeen visitors. Visitors must be 18 or older and/or 16 or older with a parent or guardian older than 21 years.

This program will discuss topics such as sexual trauma and harassment and could be triggering for those sensitive to such issues.

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661 or

UT Humanities Center: A Sense of Indigenous Place at UT

  • March 23, 2023

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

7 PM Eastern via Zoom: Register for the link at

On March 23, Lisa King, an associate professor of English at UT, will give a public talk titled, "A Sense of Indigenous Place at UT."

Landmarks like Ayres Hall or Neyland Stadium are considered the defining features of UT’s Knoxville campus, but they aren’t actually the oldest or the even the most important sites with stories to tell. The Indigenous mound on the UT agricultural campus rarely receives the attention it deserves. UT faculty and staff are now working with Tribal Nations to tell the stories of the mound and this land, centering Indigenous perspectives for the first time. This talk will discuss some of those stories, as well as preview the McClung Museum’s forthcoming exhibition dedicated to the mound and indigenous culture in East Tennessee.

About the Speaker:
Lisa King is an associate professor of rhetoric, writing, and linguistics in the Department of English at UT. Her work is interdisciplinary, based on cultural rhetorics with an emphasis in contemporary Native American/Indigenous rhetorics. She is co-editor of Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story: Teaching American Indian Rhetorics, and author of Legible Sovereignties: Rhetoric, Representations, and Native American Museums. Her current projects include a co-edited collection with Andrea Riley Mukavetz, titled Decolonial Possibilities: Indigenously-Rooted Practices in Rhetoric and Writing, and an upcoming exhibition at McClung Museum tentatively titled “A Sense of Indigenous Place.”

About the Series:
Conversations & Cocktails is a free public lecture series hosted by the UT Humanities Center, which showcases the original research of our distinguished University of Tennessee arts and humanities faculty. Our monthly talks give you the opportunity to hear about fascinating and groundbreaking work in the arts and in fields such as philosophy, history, and literary studies. Presentations are 30-40 minutes long and are designed for the general public. A spirited question-and-answer discussion follows each presentation.

865-974-4222 or

Knox Heritage: Preservation Network

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

Join Knox Heritage and Local Lore for a walking tour of Maplehurst Park.

Maplehurst Park was originally a large estate (Maplehurst) owned by prominent businessman Edward J Sanford (1831 – 1902). Sanford was a local manufacturing magnate and financier. He led companies including Sanford, Chamberlain, and Albers; druggists; Mechanics’ National Bank; Knoxville Woolen Mills; and the Coal Creek Mining and Manufacturing Company. Maplehurst Park was developed during the early twentieth century as one of the last downtown neighborhoods in Knoxville. By 1909, lots begin to be divided and sold for development with the peak of development happening during the 1920s.

Admission is free, but please RSVP by Monday, March 20th. We will meet at the corner of W. Hill Avenue & Maplehurst Court.

Phone: (865) 523-8008. At 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Boundless: Artists in the Archives with Maggie Longmire

  • March 23, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Americana singer/songwriter Maggie Longmire will perform at the John C. Hodges Library on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Her appearance — part of the UT Libraries’ program Boundless: Artists in the Archives — will feature the first public performance of original songs inspired by materials held in UT Libraries’ Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives.

Longmire spent her early childhood in LaFollette, Tennessee, and has strong family roots in Campbell County. Her songwriting reflects those roots. Seeking inspiration in our archives, she chose to explore life in East Tennessee coal country around the turn of the 20th century — especially women’s roles in mining communities.

Longmire has been a long-standing voice in the local music scene. In the 1970s, she joined the Lonesome Coyotes, whom many Knoxvillians will remember from their frequent performances at the 1982 World’s Fair. Her passion for songwriting, though, emerged when she took a break from performing. Her first CD of original songs, Teachers and Travelers, was followed by Granddaughters — An American Opera, a collaboration with her brother, John Longmire, which tells the story of her mother’s life in Campbell County in the early 1900s.

Longmire returned to live performance in the early 2000s with the reformed Lonesome Coyotes, the acoustic group Free Soil Farm, and numerous duos and partnerships. In 2017 she released her third album, Baby It’s Time, co-produced with Daniel Kimbro and featuring some of Knoxville’s finest musicians. Most recently she has used her creative writing to address environmental concerns, hoping to spark action on climate change through her music and activism. Her presentation on March 23 will be the fifth event in the Boundless series, which has included performances by Black Atticus, Marcel Holman, RB Morris, and Count This Penny.

Venue Details: John C. Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium, 1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996

Mill & Mine: Kameron Marlowe: We were Cowboys Tour

  • March 23, 2023
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

Kameron Marlowe: We were Cowboys Tour
Thu Mar 23 2023
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) at The Mill & Mine

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

Trees Knoxville: Spring Tree Walk

  • March 23, 2023

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

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Meet at the UT Botanical Gardens entrance (2518 Jacob Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996).

This month's walk is hosted by Joe Cope, a City of Knoxville Urban Forestry employee and ISA Certified Arborist. He will be leading a discussion over native versus non-native tree species.

For any questions, email

Register at

UT School of Music: Clarinet Studio Recital

  • March 23, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Join us for an evening of DEI and traditional repertoire performed by the UTK Clarinet Studio!

March 23 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,

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions

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

Reception: Friday, March 24, 5-7pm

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Art and Architecture Building, Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture: A+A 115
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Cattywampus Puppet Council: Big Ears Parade - Open Studio Days

  • March 19, 2023 — March 27, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Kids, family

At West Jackson Armature

Sunday, March 19th~2-6pm: Giant Flag Making
Monday, March 20th~4-7pm: Parade Art Workday
Sunday, March 26th~2-6pm: Kids & Family Make n’ Take
Monday, March 27th~4-7pm: Parade Art Workday

We’ll be hosting maker space at the Cattywampus Clubhouse during the days leading up to the Big Ears Festival for community members to help us work on big puppets for the parade, as well as make their own art to carry. We’ll have cardboard, paint, and some additional supplies available for making giant cardboard flats, flags, and noisemakers. Feel free to bring your own projects already in process. All ages are welcome! Masks are encouraged.

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