Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

O'Connor Singing Seniors: Spring Concerts

  • April 26, 2023 — May 18, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

April 26 St. Joseph’s School 10:00 AM - 1810 Howard Drive (37918)

April 29 Dogwood Arts Festival noon/12:30 - World’s Fair Park/AmphiTheater

May 2 Morning Pointe Asst Living 1:00/1:30 - 9649 Westland Drive (37922)

May 4 Ben Atchley Veterans’ Home 10:00/10:30 - One Veterans Way (37931)

May 7 Friends and Family Concert 1:30/2:00 - 201 3rd Avenue (37917)

May 9 Holston Healthcare&Rehab 1:30/2:00 - 3916 Boyds Bridge Pike (37914)

May 13 Sherrill Hills Retirement Home 1:30/2:00 - 271 Moss Grove Boulevard (37922)

May 18 The O’Connor Center 12:30/1:00

If you have questions, please contact: Linda Tyler (865-919-0846) or

Tennessee Theatre: Ben Folds and a Piano

Category: Music

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2023 | 7:30PM

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Dine & Discover with Althea Murphy-Price

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, panel

April 26, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for a lunchtime discussion of the work of Knoxville artist and University of Tennessee professor Althea Murphy-Price. Contemporary printmaker, Murphy-Price “explores the connection between individuality and assimilation, and their influence on cultural and personal identity.” Q&A to follow the lecture.

Lunch orders can be placed no later than the Friday before the event by contacting DeLena Feliciano at or 865-934-2041. Lunch orders are $12 and include a sandwich or scoop, a side, dessert, and a drink.

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

McClung Museum: Lecture: Renee Ater

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

Join us for a special presentation by art historian, Renee Ater, from Brown Univeristy. Dr. Ater will discuss the work of William Edmondson.

This program is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition, The Sculpture of William Edmondson: Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework, which is on view through May 14th at the McClung Museum.

Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30pm

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 12–4 p.m.

Pretentious Beer Company: Pony Bradshaw

  • April 26, 2023

Category: Music

Wednesday, April 26th at Pretentious Beer Co., 131 South Central Street Knoxville, TN 37902

Ever wish you would've seen Chris Stapleton at Pres Pub before playing arenas? Or Tyler Childers at Barley's before packing theaters? It's too late for that, but it's not too late to see the next guy. Pony Bradshaw has been selling out venues all over the Southeast, and he's stopping by in Knoxville on April 26th at Pretentious Beer Co!

Tickets at

East Tennessee Historical Society: Sam Goes Everywhere - Films Anything!

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Film and History, heritage

Exploring Sam Orleans East Tennessee Films with Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS)

April 26, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.

Sam Orleans opened Knoxville’s first motion picture production studio in 1946. Over the next three decades, his company produced over 100 industrial films, focusing on such subjects as driver's education, agriculture, health, and nuclear power. Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Manager Eric Dawson will offer an overview of Orleans’ life and career, illustrated by clips from films shot in Knoxville, Maryville, and Oak Ridge

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824,

Union Ave Book Club: Monthly Meeting

  • April 26, 2023
  • 6:30PM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Union Ave Book Club monthly meeting will take place on April 26, 2023 at Knox Brew Hub, 421 Union Ave, Knoxville, starting at 6:30.

Everyone is welcomed. You can find more information and join our Facebook group at

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

UT School of Music: Quintasonic Brass

  • April 26, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital

Quintasonic Brass is a touring brass quintet made up of professional brass players from around the United States. Their mission is promote chamber music for brass instruments through creative programming, recording projects, promoting new works, and educational outreach. Its members include Vince DiMartino (International soloist), Jason Dovel (University of Kentucky), Matthew Haislip (Mississippi State University), Alex Van Duuren (University of Tennessee), and Alexander Lapins (University of Tennessee).

April 26, 5:30 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,

Tennessee Artist Association: Rarity Bay Clubhouse Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Tennessee Artists Association has a member art show now at the Rarity Bay Gallery. Please stop in and view these beautiful pieces, now through June 30th.

You are invited to an artist's reception on Sunday April 23rd from 2-4 pm for an artist's reception. Meet and greet the artist behind each masterpiece.

The Gallery in Rarity Bay is located in the Community Activity Center (CAC) at 150 Rarity Bay Blvd., Vonore, TN, which is the second building on the right as you approach the gates. CAC hours: 9 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday except Tuesday when it is open 9 AM - 1 PM. Call ahead 423-884-3800 to confirm there isn't an activity in the room at the time you want to visit.

TVUUC: Exhibition by LaKesha Lee and Sam Stapleton

  • April 21, 2023 — June 7, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public
When: Reception Friday, April 21, 2023, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Artists’ talks at 6:30 p.m.

Layered Barriers by LaKesha Y. Lee
“Layered Barriers” addresses the obstacles blacks faced in the past and what African Americans still encounter today due to the color of their skin. These images, created in mixed media collage on paper, evoke the fear and lack of self-worth many African Americans experience today. Lee says, “When someone looks at my work, I want them to feel the figure’s essence without knowing the person’s identity. I want to ask the question, ‘Do we have to know someone’s identity to sympathize or show respect?’”

LaKesha Y. Lee is a first-year MFA student in Painting and Drawing at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2019, she received her Bachelor of Fine Art from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since then, she has been in many group exhibitions throughout the south. Lee uses her work to provide a positive outlook on black identity within the black community and to create new, positive narratives.

Hidden Dimensions by Sam Stapleton
Stapleton has photographed flowers for more than a decade, always searching for new aspects or insight. This exhibit uses the power of digital processing to reimagine original portraits.

Sam Stapleton’s photographic journey began with the purchase of his first 35mm SLR in 1974. He learned his craft through workshops, professional magazine assignments with his author wife and lots of hands-on practice and experimentation. He says, “Most important, I study the work of other photographic artists, always asking myself ‘what are they doing,’ ‘why are they doing it this way’ and ‘how can I learn from this.’”

Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday, 9:00-1:00 Sunday
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Pellissippi State: Radio Noir "The Attitude Caper"

  • April 20, 2023 — April 30, 2023

Category: Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing, Theatre and Virtual

Necessity is the mother of invention, and renovations to a performing arts space has led to a collaboration between two different groups of students. Pellissippi State Community College presents Radio Noir: “The Attitude Caper,” a radio play available through April 30 on the college’s YouTube channel. The play stars Theatre Arts students, but was recorded, edited and mixed by Audio Production Engineering students.

Recording a radio play was a creative solution to not having use of the college’s Clayton Performing Arts Center, which is undergoing renovations.

Theatre Arts students and faculty teamed up with students and faculty from Audio Production Engineering to record the performance of Radio Noir: “The Attitude Caper,” a 75-year-old script by Dashiell Hammett, author of classic hard-boiled detective novels like “The Maltese Falcon” and “The Thin Man.” The story features detective Sam Spade, made famous by Humphrey Bogart in the 1941 film version of “The Maltese Falcon.”

After the recording, Audio Production Engineering students brought the performances to life with sound effects and a musical score. Audiences can access the radio play, which is closed captioned, through the college’s YouTube channel.

Clarence Brown Theatre: HAIR

Category: Music and Theatre

The Clarence Brown Theatre will close its 2022/2023 Season with the Grammy and Tony-award winning “Hair,” April 19 – May 7. UT Faculty/Staff receive 15% off ticket prices. UT Students previews and Tuesday night performances for FREE and the rest of the performances for $5, excluding Opening Night. The production contains adult content. Tickets at:

A celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change, “Hair” defined one generation and continues to inspire today. The first great rock musical, it has some of the most rousing and soulful songs ever written for the stage, including "Let the Sunshine In," "Good Morning Starshine," "Aquarius," and the infectious title song, "Hair."

The Pay What You Can performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, April 19th. Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place Sunday, April 23rd after the 2:00 pm matinee. A Talk Back will take place Sunday, April 30th following the matinee. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 pm.

Free and convenient parking is available in the Upper Parking of McClung Tower Garage (G2) on Volunteer Boulevard. Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

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