Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Tennessee Theatre: Whose Live Anyway

Category: Comedy


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

Union Ave. Books: Book Launch for Carolyn Beidler

  • March 28, 2023
  • 7:00PM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Author & recovery advocate Caroline Beidler will be in conversation with Rebekah Foster and Ashlee Crouse on March 28, 2023 at 7 pm at Author & recovery advocate Caroline Beidler will be in conversation with Rebekah Foster and Ashlee Crouse on March 28, 2023 at 7 pm at Union Ave. Books, 517 Union Av., Knoxville, 37902.

Tickets for this event are free, but registrants will be given the option to donate at checkout. All proceeds will be given to Susannah's House to support their mission of giving every family the second chance they deserve.

Light refreshments will be provided.
We hope to see you there!

Tickets for this event are free, but registrants will be given the option to donate at checkout. All proceeds will be given to Susannah's House to support their mission of giving every family the second chance they deserve.

Light refreshments will be provided and we hope to see you there!

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

UT School of Music: Spring Choral Concert II

  • March 28, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

This choral concert will feature the Men's and Women's Chorales and contemporary a cappella ensembles!

March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
James R. Cox Auditorium
Alumni Memorial Building

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,

East Tennessee History Museum: PastPort Launch Party

  • March 28, 2023
  • 10:00-11:30AM

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Join us for the PastPort Launch Party on March 28, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the East Tennessee History Center.

PastPort info page:
Launch Party event:

The Historic House Museums of Knoxville (HHMK) and the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) are proud to introduce the PastPort: Your Key to the History of Knoxville, Tennessee. The PastPort gives purchasers admission for a regular tour at the current seven members of HHMK as well as the Museum of East Tennessee History. Great for Knoxville staycationers and tourists, your journey through Knoxville's past takes you from the late 18th century frontier of the Southwest Territory and the founding of Tennessee, through the Antebellum and Civil War eras, into the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, and beyond.

Historic Homes of Knoxville:

Knoxville Songcraft with Travis Tench

  • March 28, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops and Music

At The Central Collective

Come put to words to music and connect with other creatives as we delve into the process of songwriting. This workshop is open to all levels—from beginners and non-musicians to seasoned songwriters. We’ll help you add to your proverbial toolboxes, hone the skills to finish songs, and practice habits that lead to better storytelling. Workshop will be held every last Tuesday of the month and each session will focus on one particular aspect of songwriting that we’ll dissect and practice together in a safe creative environment, checking The Critic at the door. Knoxville Songcraft is organized by Travis Tench, guitarist and lead singer of the band Tinca Tinca and producer at Oak Hill Audio.

BYOBeverages at 6pm for shmoozing hour: bring any ideas, songs in progress, or questions that might help you in your creative journey. Workshop from 7-9pm. Bring pen and paper/notebook. Instrument optional.

Location: Central Collective, 923 N Central Street, 37917
Social hour: 6pm
Workshop: 7-9pm
Cost: $20 (at the door or via venmo @Travis-Tench)

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Shawn Holt and the Teardrops

  • March 28, 2023
  • 6:00PM

Category: Music

On Sunday, April 16th, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Bluetick Tavern will be pleased to present Shawn Holt and the Teardrops.

Tickets cost $20 for SMBS members and $25 for the general public. Doors open at 5 pm and the performance will run from 6 pm – 9 pm. Sorry, no advance tickets are available.

Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801.

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,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Kolaj Magazine's Mythical Landscape: Secrets of the Vale

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

Opening Reception SUNDAY MARCH 19, 2:30 PM – 4 PM

During this reception, Ric Kasini Kadour will present a Curator's Talk. In addition to any artists in attendance, we will be joined by artists in the Folklore & Collage Residency taking place that week at the museum. If you plan to attend the opening event, please RSVP to Christopher Byrne at After the opening, we invite you to join us and the residency artists at Marble City Market for dinner and/or drinks at 6pm.

Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. The publication explores collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Critical reviews and essays are cut and pasted with artist profiles, event highlights, and articles on techniques and materials. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini.

“The peaceful valley,” wrote William Wilson in 1904, “appears to have had a peculiar attraction for beings supernatural; and for generations its bosky glens and leafy braes have been the reputed haunt of ghosts, fairies, witches, and other beings of an uncanny kind. This sweet, pastoral vale in its nine miles course can boast of scenery unequaled in its quiet beauty, possessing in its woods and waters, its hazelly glens and green-clad hills, everything that can contribute to the making of the finest landscape, while to increase the charm it abounds in the most romantic tales of byegone days.” Sanquhar is a village on the River Nith, up from Dumfries, down from Glasgow, a former Royal Burgh, home to the world’s oldest working post office and the oldest curling society. The Crichton Family ruled the land from the time of Robert the Bruce until they threw such a lavish party for James VI and I in 1617 that they went bankrupt. A monument in town is dedicated to Covenanters who fought against government interference in religious affairs. A forge on Crawick Water made shovels and other tools. A carpet factory boasted fifty-four working looms at the height of production. Saint Bride’s Church, the Tolbooth, sheep grazing the fields, the castle ruins, rabbits in Queensberry Square. What stories does this mythical landscape hold? “Mythical Landscape: Secrets of the Vale” is an exhibition by an international group of artists, all of whom traveled to Sanquhar to investigate a sense of place and make artwork that speaks to the rich history and folklore of the region. Artworks reference stories from the past (true or otherwise) and consider the history of the region. Many of the works were shown at MERZ Gallery during Sanquhar’s Festival of Folklore, 22-25 September 2022. The artwork will be the subject of a film by David Rushton and used to illustrate a forthcoming, abridged version of William Wilson’s 1904 book, Folk Lore and Genealogies of Uppermost Nithsdale.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101,

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,

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,

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