Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Central Cinema: LADY ADHD with GRIEFCAT

  • September 12, 2023 — September 13, 2023

Category: Comedy

“LADY ADHD”: Hilarious Observations from a Hyper-Insightful Mind + Cat Ladies, UNITE! “LADY ADHD” leaps from the perpetual-motion mind of comedian, quirky genius, and overall rather loud person, Blaire Postman. Part Stand Up, part Ted Talk, the show is an unexpected, high-energy tour of her neurodivergent brain, her signature flip-chart stand-up comedy pieces, and unexpected clarity she’s received about the world and herself where they overlap. Imagine if all the open tabs on your computer from a weekend of spiraling down Wikipedia rabbit holes were then woven into a cogent and brutally funny theory about the brain, art, Americana, the boxes we try to force ourselves and others into, and the humor and self-appreciation that can help us break free of them.

“LADY ADHD” will be at Central Cinema in Knoxville on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 7PM, preceded by a meet and greet/mini performance at Scruffy’s Cafe on Tuesday, September 12.

This time she’ll be joined by special guest, musical comedy duo, GRIEFCAT. Their hilarious songs – including the viral hit “Revolution! (Poop at Work)” (admired by none other than Questlove & approaching 2 MILLION views on TikTok)– have a unique sound akin to Flight of the Conchords, mixed with a little Dolly Parton and an indie flair. Their music has been featured by ABC News and NPR, and are favorites at venues like the legendary 9:30 Club (Washington, DC), the Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC) & Rockwood Music Hall (NYC).

Questions or requests? Email

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable

  • September 12, 2023

Category: History, heritage and Lecture, panel

September 12—Scott Mingus, Historian & Author, “The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory That Opened the Door to Gettysburg”
October 10—Eric Jacobson, Historian & Author, TBA
November 14—David Goetz, Historian & Author, “Ever the Gray Ghost: Colonel John Singleton Mosby and the Lincoln Conspiracies”
December 12—Jim Ogden, Chief Historian, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP, TBA

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a organization dedicated to remembering and studying the Civil War in East Tennessee. Meetings are held at the Bearden Banquet Hall (5806 Kingston Pike). A dinner buffet is served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11:00 am on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations.

Cost (for those not dining) is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers.

The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:
6:30 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
7:15 p.m. - Roundtable Business
7:30 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion
8:45 p.m. - Adjournment

Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesday with Denin Koch Quartet

  • September 12, 2023

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Bring your kids, lawn chairs, blankets, pets, and friends to enjoy outdoor Knoxville nights, live music, food, fun, and community in Market Square. No Tickets. It's Free!

Jazz Tuesdays – 7-9 PM

Sep 12 - Denin Koch Quartet
Sep 19 - Scott Simmerman & Friends
Sep 26 - Shawn Turner & Pinky Ring

UT School of Music: Guest Artist Recital

  • September 12, 2023
  • 5:30PM

Category: Free event and Music

Guest Artist Recital: Adam Estes and Jeff Heisler; saxophones
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. 1714 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

Livestream and program information can be found at

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,

UT College of Music: Guest Artist Recital: Adam Estes and Jeff Heisler; saxophones

  • September 12, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

Guest Artist recital featuring Adam Estes (University of Mississippi) and Jeff Heisler (Oakland University). Livestream information can be found here.

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall

UT College of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. In-person events that take place in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall or the James R. Cox Auditorium also have livestream options: Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center located at 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, both in the Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935,

Knox County Public Library: Drawing Workshop with Graphic Novelist Jerry Craft

  • September 12, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family

Tuesday, September 12, from 12:30-2:30 pm
At East Tennessee History Center

Come meet Newbery Award-winning graphic novelist, Jerry Craft, and learn how to draw your own comics and graphic novels. Craft’s graphic novel New Kid was the first to win the awards trifecta--a Newbery, a Coretta Scott King Award, and a Kirkus Prize. Free and open to the public. Register at

Presented by the Knox County Public Library, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (CCYAL), and the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

Central Cinema: Knoxville Poetry Slam

  • September 12, 2023
  • 7 PM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a $5 monthly live poetry open mic presented by Lane Shuler and Jonathan “Courageous” Clark, who travel the country performing as I.N.K. Spoken Word.

Bennett: September Craft Show

  • September 8, 2023 — September 30, 2023

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

Including work by Anna Boothe, Ashley Benton, Josh Copus, Eric Pardue, Tommie Rush, Andrew Saftel, Marty McConnaughey, the Estate of Roger Luebke, and many others!

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

103rd Annual Tennessee Valley Fair

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

Get ready for 10 fun-filled, action-packed days full of your fair favorites: concerts, rides, food, competitions, and more! See for all details.

Concert calendar:
Friday, Sept. 8, 8:00 PM
38 Special

Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:00 PM
KC and The Sunshine Band

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8:00 PM
Travis Tritt

Thursday, Sept. 14, 8:00 PM

865-2151-471 or

16th Biennial Carson-Newman Art Faculty Exhibition

  • September 7, 2023 — October 28, 2023

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

Featuring varied works by current faculty: Heather Hartman Folks, Matthew Jessie, Julie L. Rabun, Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, and David Underwood.

Opens Thu Sep 7, 3-5 PM and closes Sat Oct 28, 9:30 AM - 12

The Michael Alvis Art Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985,

Clarence Brown Theatre: Murder on the Orient Express

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

By Agatha Christie
Clarence Brown Theatre
September 6 – 24, 2023

The story you are about to witness is one of romance and tragedy, primal murder, and the urge for revenge! Wax your mustache and hop on board the Orient Express for a ride you won’t soon forget! A snowdrift has halted the train in its tracks…with a killer onboard. Over the next 48 hours, Hercule Poirot must find the villain before he or she strikes again. Back by popular demand!

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Current Works by Mike Berry and Linda Sullivan

  • September 5, 2023 — October 27, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Local-scape is an exhibition of works illustrating the beautiful and poetic places in and around East Tennessee. These places have inspired Berry to use his own personal language of color and composition to create unique works that are created from everyday scenes to become a work of the local-scape. These works fix one's memory onto one particular moment that in turn inspires a thousand interpretations of place or experience through expressive color application. Mike Berry received his M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 1997, and has been managing the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery since 2004. Berry’s artwork has been exhibited regionally, including solo and group exhibitions throughout the southeast during the last 20 years. Berry maintains a studio in Knoxville TN and works with private collectors and corporate businesses on commissioned pieces. Berry also is the official framer for the Beauford Delaney Estate located in Knoxville. Knoxville has been the main subject of Berry’s work for more than a two decades and he has made Knoxville his home since 1999.

Linda Sullivan has a Bachelor of Arts and Math from the University of Evansville (Indiana) and a Master of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University where she focused on glaze chemistry and glaze testing. Her functional pottery has evolved to include interpretations of landscapes through the glazing process. All her glazes are self developed and poured to overlap each other in a painterly way. She especially draws inspiration from the landscapes of the Southwest.

Works will be on view in the Schilling Gallery Monday-Thursday, 9-4; and Friday, 9-noon.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery, 6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
Information: 865-584-3957.

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