Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Oak Ridge Art Center: Carl Gombert: Big Heads and The Real Me

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Both exhibitions feature beautifully rendered, larger than life portraits. The Real Me, has a real twist. The concept is fascinating and a real eye-opener. Come join us for the opening reception on March 25 from 7 to 9 PM to meet Mr. Gombert, or any day during the exhibition. A gallery talk will precede the opening at 6:30 PM.

At Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Seraph Brass Quintet

Category: Kids, family, Lecture, panel and Music

Sat Mar 25, 7:30 PM with pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge

In partnership with First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, ORCMA presents the Seraph Brass, Quintet, a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Youth and adult attendees are offered the opportunity to ask questions of the ensemble and interact in an informal setting during the 7:00 PM pre-concert talk, free with ticket.

Adult $25; Young Adult (ages 19-29) $10. Chaperones receive free admission with 5 attending youths 18 or younger.

Youth and Adult tickets are available at the door, online, or by phone.

Open to students outside of Knox County: YES
Advanced reservations required: NO
For more information, please contact: Lisa Muci Eckhoff, 865-483-5569 or

Knoxville Symphony League: Symphony Ball

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Music

Mark your calendars for March 25, 2023, as the Knoxville Symphony League (KSL) proudly presents its 2023 Symphony Ball: Appalachian Spring. The KSL is thrilled to bring an elegant springtime evening to the The Quarry Venue, 2320 Keller Bend Road, Knoxville, TN 37922 with extravagant florals provided by the Town & Country Garden Club.

Enjoy cocktails (including a unique specialty drink created just for this event!), dinner, dancing, and a live auction to benefit the KSO. Live music will be provided by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra along with featured mandolinist Jeff Midkiff performing selections from his concerto “From the Blue Ridge.”

Information: 865-291-3310 or

The 5th Woman and Shoe Game Too: Ladies Night Poetry Slam

  • March 25, 2023

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Its time to see what the ladies can do! Celebrate Women's History Month with a poetry slam focused on the feminine. Grab your girls and come celebrate womanness. There are cash prizes for 1st and 2nd Place totaling $500. Don't miss this chance to get some coin and have a good time.

Hosted by Rhea Carmon, The 5th Woman and Shoe Game Too

$20 advance, $40 VIP

At the Emporium Center, 100 S Gay Street, Knoxville

Adkins Rollman Gallery: Springtime in the Smokies

  • March 25, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Saturday March 25, 2023
Noon-4:00 pm

Please join John Adkins and Charlotte Rollman for a spring exhibition opening in their new studio and gallery space. John paints representationally using oils and also teaches his original methods. Charlotte’s acrylic and watercolor paintings are influenced by expressive color. Together their display includes spring wildflowers and vistas of Cades Cove, as well as, a celebration of the Smoky Mountains.

At 600 Glades Road #9, Gatlinburg. Information: 865-325-1078

Union Ave Books: Meet & Greet with Rob Schriver

  • March 25, 2023

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

Co-author and professor Rob Schriver will be signing copies of Mama Said: A Daughter's Escape from the Alamo Christian Foundation and chatting with folks from 11 pm - 1 pm on March 25!

Come by to grab your copy and browse.

About the Authors:
Christhiaon Coie was born in Los Angeles, August 2, 1950. She is the daughter of Sol and Susan Lipowitz. In her early years she sang hymns for her mother as a guest in churches as well as backup vocals with record producers. Later she would sing on her own with studios and her own band.

Rob Schriver develops training curriculum for the Oak Ridge National Lab. He is also a freelance writer and editor for the University of Tennessee Press. He teaches night classes for Pellissippi State Community College.

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

Pivot Point Gallery: Robert Felker

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring his Saints Series

Opens Sat Mar 25, 1-4 PM
Details TBA

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

Ijams Nature Center: Big Night Hike

  • March 25, 2023

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

(Ages 10+) It's salamander season! Join a naturalist and explore the evening trails in search of salamanders, frogs and other amphibians that are waking up from their sleepy winter state.

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,

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Ethel Beck Society Brunch

  • March 25, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and History, heritage

10 AM - 12 PM

The Ethel Beck Society is a brunch devoted to honoring the rich heritage and legacy of African American Women. All women are welcome - Let's celebrate together!

The Ethel Beck Brunch is an annual event. Due to COVID19, the last EBS Brunch was held in 2019. We are excited to once again host the return of this wonderful event.

We will celebrate and honor, posthumously, our 2023 EBS Woman of the Year, Ms. Paula King Booker. We will be joined by the daughter of Ms. Booker, Imani Mfalme, an advocate for social justice. The Paula King Booker legacy lives on.

This event will also feature a conversation with Dr. Kim Brooks, obstetrician/ gynecologist, minister and author.

Guests will be treated to a wonderful brunch with mimosas, entertainment, and a special EBS gift.

Guests are encouraged to dress classy brunch with a touch of yellow.

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461,

The Bottom: Spring Art & Book Swap

  • March 25, 2023
  • 12-5 PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

Back by popular demand, this time with an artsy twist. Bring in new or gently used books & art pieces in need of a new home and find new-to-you books and artwork to take with you. This event is a great way to refresh your bookshelf! All books are welcome, and anything leftover at the end of the day will be donated.

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Social Dance Knoxville: March Dance Party

  • March 25, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 AT 6 PM – 9 PM
At Broadway Academy of Performing Arts and Event Center

We're hosting our monthly dance party on Saturday, March 25th! The cost is $10 per person. Water and light snacks are provided. A group class is included in admission, and will begin at 6pm. The dancing will start at 7pm and end at 9pm. You do not need a partner or any special shoes to attend this dance!
Parking for Broadway Academy is on the back side of the building on Lamar Street, beside Next Level Brewing Company and across from The Press Room and Central United Methodist Church. If the parking lot is full, street parking is also available.

Jubilee Community Arts: 54th Jubilee Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Music

For over a half century Jubilee Community Arts has showcased old-time music, ballads, blues, shape-note singing and other regional music in our annual Jubilee Festival. This year will be the first in person festival since the extended 50th anniversary celebration in February 2019. Two full nights of music performances, basement jams and the annual Epworth Old Harp Singing.

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, March 24
6:30 Epworth Old Harp Singers
7:00 Lone Mountain Drifters
7:30 Gladson Family Band
8:00 Nancy Brennan Strange
8:30 Rustic Loafers
9:00 Tennessee Stifflegs
9:30 Knox County Jug Stompers
10:00 Y'uns Jugband

Saturday, March 25
6:30 Matt Morelock
7:00 John Alvis & Friends
7:30 Evan Carawan
8:00 Trenton Caruthers
8:30 Eleanor Bright, George Bright & Laura Walker
9:00 Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
9:30 Kelle Jolly
10:00 The Mumbillies

Sunday, March 26
12-4 pm Annual Epworth Old Harp Singing

Tickets/reservations available at Eventbrite or at the door 30 minutes prior to show
Friday and Saturday each evening $20 at the door, $15 General Audience Advance, $14 JCA members, students & seniors 65+ (no charge for Sunday singing)

The Jubilee Festival is part of the Penny4Arts Program — with the advance purchase of one adult ticket through our regular ticket outlets up to three children’s tickets may be purchased for a penny each. Penny tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance through the JCA office at (865) 522-5851

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets and information: 865-522-5851,

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