Calendar of Events

Friday, April 21, 2023

Museum Of Appalachia: Sheep Shearing Days

  • April 21, 2023 — May 12, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Science, nature

Fridays - April 21, May 5, and May 12, 2023
9 AM - 3 PM

The Museum of Appalachia will welcome the warmth of spring by trimming the winter’s heavy growth of wool from their flock of sheep. Visitors are invited to join the Smithsonian-Affiliate museum in celebration of this pioneer tradition.

Sheep Shearing Days will include demonstrations of shearing, carding, spinning, and weaving the fleece into woven goods, plus real-life examples of some of the many finished products derived from the wool. Family-friendly activities will include sheep herding, Appalachian music, an animal meet & greet, and historic demonstrations like beekeeping, sawmilling, blacksmithing, and more.

Admission includes a tour of the museum farm and village, which contains some three-dozen historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts, working gardens, and farm animals.

Tickets are available for purchase at Admission rates for this event are $8 per child and $10 per adult. The event is free for Museum members.

Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716. Information: 865-494-7680,

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Misery

Category: Theatre

Fri. Apr 21st 2023, 8:00 pm
Sat. Apr 22nd 2023, 8:00 pm
Sun. Apr 23rd 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. Apr 27th 2023, 8:00 pm
Fri. Apr 28th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sat. Apr 29th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sun. Apr 30th 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. May 4th 2023, 8:00 pm
Fri. May 5th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sat. May 6th 2023, 8:00 pm
Sun. May 7th 2023, 3:00 pm

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

Bijou Theatre: UT Opera Theatre Presents: Hansel & Gretel

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

UT Opera Theatre's spring performance is coming up soon! Experience a vivid and mesmerizing vision of Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel at the Bijou Theatre:

Friday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22nd at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23rd at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: Students (18 or younger, or with a valid Student ID): $5
Adults: $30

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

Great Smoky Mountains: Fiber Fair

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

The 2023 Fiber Fair will expect two dozen vendors, several wonderful classes, and demonstrations galore! Admission to the Fair is FREE, but there is a registration fee for the classes.

Gallery 1010: The Museum of Unnatural History

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

New Works in Steel by UTK Sculpture Students

Artists: Emily Anderson, Kaitlyn Anderson, Will Dallery, Misty Ellis, Eliza Frensley, Monica Gardiner, Hannah Langer, Faiza Narsinghani, Dauphin Romersa, Kathryn Slavny, Kylie Sliger, and Angel Vega-Orgi

Instagram handle: @utk_sculpture
Instagram link:

Hours: Friday 5-7 PM (reception), Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Knox County Museum of Education: 7th Annual Sock Hop Fundraiser

  • April 21, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Fundraisers and Music

Fri, Apr 21, 6-9 pm
Knox County Museum of Education Annual Sock Hop and Silent Auction Fund Raiser

The date is set...the place is set...the time is set. Now, we need you to set yourself in motion and boogie on down to Sock Hop VII...Friday Night, April 21, 2023, in the Great Room at the Sarah Simpson Center, 801 Tipton Avenue, Knoxville, 37920. Hop the evening away from 6 pm until 9 pm to golden oldie music provided by Smokin' Bill Rutherford with Pro-Audio DJs and Keyboardist Marc Beecher. Enjoy pizza, a soft drink and desert while you cruise down the Silent Auction table filled with inviting Objects Du Jour. Fund Raiser tickets are only $25.00 per person. Tickets are available at the Museum prior to dance night and also at the door. Pizza meal is only $5.00 per person. Silent Auction prices -- bid into the clouds to help the Museum. Come join us for a fun night and make yourself a proud supporter of KCME.

At Sarah Simpson Professional Development & Technology Center, 801 Tipton Ave. Info: 865-579-8264 x 5

Jubilee Community Arts: Joseph Decosimo

Category: Music

Old-time Fiddle and Banjo
Friday, April 21, 2023 at 8 pm

Chattanooga native Joseph Decosimo has been interested in the fiddle and banjo traditions of Tennessee since childhood. His focus is on the music of the Cumberland Plateau, southeast Tennessee, and western North Carolina. Early on, he sought out the older generation of players in the region. He has performed with Tennessee fiddlers Clyde Davenport, Charlie Acuff, Bob Townsend and Mike Bryant. Joseph has taught and performed at the Augusta Heritage Center, the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend. His latest recording, While You Were Slumbering, was released in November 2022. It takes its title from a regional version of the ballad “Man of Constant Sorrow."

Tickets/reservations available at Eventbrite or at the door 30 minutes prior to show
$20 at the door, $15 General Audience Advance, $14 JCA members, students & seniors 65+

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

Knoxville Botanical Gardens: Hats in Bloom Luncheon

  • April 21, 2023
  • 11:00AM

Category: Fundraisers

On Friday, April 21, 2023, the Knoxville Botanical Garden will host the annual Hats in Bloom luncheon. In 10 years, this has become a “must attend” event with attendance at around 240. A hat is not required, but it’s a great opportunity to wear one!

All Top Hat tickets include the Top Hat Reception with champagne, Bloody Marys and hors d’oeuvres at 11 a.m. followed by a seated luncheon in the Dogwood Center at noon catered by Holly’s Eventful Dining. Patricia Frankum will have her new collection of designer hats for guests to try on and purchase.

Purchase tickets at

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914. Hours: Gardens open daily from sunrise to sunset. Information: 865-862-8717,

Friday Night Live! at The Concourse: Leftfoot Dave & The Magic Hats

  • April 21, 2023

Category: Music

All shows are 6:00-8:30PM (Doors open at 5:00)
Admission: $15 at the Door, and $13.20 in Advance (including service fee) – to order

April 21 – Leftfoot Dave & The Magic Hats with special guest, Bluegill

The Concourse, 4328 N. Broadway Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 851-7818 or

Preservation Pub: Jesse Daniel Edwards

  • April 21, 2023
  • 9:00PM

Category: Music

Jesse Daniel Edwards comes to Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902.
April 21, 2023 at 9:00PM.

Expect high-energy, piano & guitar alt rock marked by virtuosic musicianship; dark and masterful lyrics; incendiary vocals; and a band that crosses nimbly from gritty guitars to pounding piano.

Knoxville Botanical Gardens: Hats in Bloom

  • April 21, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Science, nature

Visit with friends, family and colleagues while sipping champagne and enjoying a seated lunch at the beautiful Knoxville Botanical Garden. Hats in Bloom features milliner Patricia Frankum’s designer hats and lunch by Holly Hambright of Holly’s Eventful Dining. A hat is not required, but it’s a great opportunity to wear one!

$150.00 Includes the Top Hat Reception at 11 am with champagne, Bloody Marys and hors d’oeuvres followed by a seated luncheon at 12 noon. First chance to try on and purchase designer hats from Patricia Frankum’s new collection.

2743 Wimpole Avenue | Knoxville, TN 37914 | p: 865.862.8717

UT Science Forum: Using Microbes to Generate Electricity from Sewage

  • April 21, 2023

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature, Technology and Virtual

Friday, April 21
12 PM via Zoom

Electrochemistry is a widely impactful, but infrequently studied science. In his presentation, Doug Aaron, UT research assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, will discuss some general electrochemical concepts and their applications to everyday devices like batteries along with more exotic opportunities—like generating electricity from wastewater with the aid of microbes.
Join us Friday, April 21 for "Using Microbes to Generate Electricity from Sewage" at noon via Zoom.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email with information about joining the meeting via Zoom.

The UT Science Forum is weekly lecture series presented by the UT College of Arts and Sciences.

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