Calendar of Events

Friday, September 15, 2023

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

“Sleeping Beauty,” adapted by KCT Founder Zack Allen, is based on the timeless fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Allen’s adaptation reboots the classic story amidst the color and pageantry of Baroque era France. The happy life of Briar-Rose is interrupted by a curse from one of the Seven Wise Sisters of Fountainbleau, sending the girl into a deep sleep. Can an ancient wizard and a young soldier come to her rescue with some magic of their own?

Performed Thu-Sun at various times:

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Gallery 1010: What Remains: Found Objects arranged by Susie Feinberg

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception: Friday September 15 5-7 pm and open Saturday, September 16 10 am-1 pm

Collage and Assemblage of found objects

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 113 (temporary), Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Bijou Theatre: Zoso - the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Category: Music


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

Mill and Mine: Colony House

  • September 15, 2023

Category: Music

Colony House, September 15 at The Mill and Mine.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

Real Good Kitchen Summer Supper Club with Potchke

  • September 15, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food and Meetup

September 15
Time TBA

We're thrilled to collaborate with Potchke on our upcoming summer Supper Club series! The team at Potchke are graciously hosting us in their restaurant for some summer-time pop-ups -- so that you can come in from the heat and enjoy a meal from one of our members (or maybe a collaboration among several). You can also pre-order and take your meal to go! Stay tuned for menu details. Newsletter subscribers will be the first to know!

PARK(ing) Day 2023

  • September 15, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

PARK(ing) Day returns to Knoxville on Friday, September 15th, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! This annual event is an opportunity for Knoxville residents and businesses to display their creativity, building pop-up parks in curbside parking spaces along Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville.

Initially started in San Francisco in 2005, PARK(ing) Day is an annual event in which residents and businesses re-think the use of public space by converting metered on-street parking spaces into temporary parks. Since its inception, the event has spread to cities around the world and takes place on the third Friday of September. We hope to see you on Gay Street for a walk in the "park!"

Yee Haw Knoxville: Cruz Contreras

  • September 15, 2023
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

Cruz Contreras will be at Yee Haw Knoxville, 745 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917, on Friday, September 15th at 8:00PM.

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer Cruz Contreras has impacted Americana music worldwide and is coming to Yee Haw Knoxville to celebrate the highly anticipated release of his debut solo record, 'Cosmico'! Enjoy an evening with Cruz and his band featuring Samuel Quinn, Ben McLaughlin, and Jake Smith.

Tickets at

Friends of the Knox County Library: Author Lauren Groff

  • September 15, 2023
  • 7:00PM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Author Lauren Groff to speak at East Tennesse History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 on September 15 at 7:00PM.

Friends of the Library is excited to partner with Union Ave Books to bring Lauren Groff, three-time National Book Award finalist and celebrated author of Matrix and Fates and Furies, to Knoxville.

On Friday, September 15, Groff will present her newest book The Vaster Wilds, answer questions, and sign books. The event will start at 7:00 pm at the East Tennessee History Center. The Vaster Wilds is about a spirited girl who escapes her life as a servant in colonial Jamestown, taking nothing with her as she tries to survive alone in the wilderness.

Tickets for the event are $35 and include a copy of The Vaster Wilds. Tickets are available at

Friends of the Knox County Public Library: 865-215-8775 or

Little River Art & Frame: Brian McDaniel Photography

  • September 15, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday September 15, 2023 5-8 PM
Little River Art, 4313 Papermill Drive

We're celebrating our great home town with the sights, sounds and tastes of K town. Join us as we immerse ourselves in all things Knoxville, focusing on the photographic art of Brian McDaniel. Brian's 20+ years worth of created images include a pictorial celebration of Knoxville, encapsulating the parts of this city that so many know and love. The evening's entertainment is Third Creek Revival, a home-grown band whose original roots music gives voice to life and love in K town. We'll have an Asian Fusion food truck on hand, local beer and some 'down home' sweets.

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Tree Walk & Talk

Category: Science, nature

Exploring Nature's Beauty: Tree Walk & Talk at Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, in Collaboration with UT Extension and FarmSouth, Friday, September 15th from 1 to 3 pm.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of trees as Marble Springs State Historic Site proudly presents a captivating guided arboretum tour. This event promises an insightful exploration of native tree species and their significance in our natural landscape.

Led by the distinguished Lee Rumble, renowned UT Extension Agent and ISA Certified Arborist, attendees will embark on a leisurely walk through the serene grounds of Marble Springs. From identifying different tree species to understanding effective tree health maintenance, participants will gain a deeper appreciation for these majestic beings. Additionally, insights into managing pests and diseases that can impact trees will be shared during this engaging event.

To ensure utmost comfort and enjoyment, attendees are advised to don sturdy outdoor shoes, with covered toes and heels recommended for navigating the terrain effortlessly.

This event is the result of a collaborative endeavor between Marble Springs State Historic Site, UT Extension, and FarmSouth. By coming together, these organizations are committed to fostering a stronger connection between the community and the natural world, while preserving local heritage.

Spaces for this enlightening arboretum tour are limited. Reserve your spot now for free on Eventbrite to guarantee your participation in this exceptional opportunity to explore the wonders of nature and deepen your understanding of the beauty that surrounds us.

For more information about the event and to secure your spot, visit the Eventbrite page:

Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-712-9076,

Blue Ridge Yoga: Yoga at the McClung Museum

Category: Health, wellness and History, heritage

Friday, September 15, 2023
5-7 PM
Yoga for a cause! Join us for a unique event of yoga, education, and the arts at the University of Tennessee's acclaimed McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture! We will gather in the McClung Museum for a self-reflective yoga class followed by a tour of the museum's galleries and temporary exhibits. Currently the museum is featuring the work of Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson with the exhibit " In Conversation" which explores the relationship of science, identity, agency, and representation in photography while also considering the lasting legacy and stereotypes created by historical images of Indigenous peoples in North America. All proceeds will be donated to the McClung Museum which provides critical funding for its exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs.

Donation of $35 per person. Please sign up online as space is limited. Class from 5pm-6pm followed by a tour of the museum

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,

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