Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Mill & Mine: Nothing More - Spirits

  • September 20, 2023

Category: Music

Wed Sep 20 2023
6:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)
Ages 18+
Advance Price: $36.75 + fees / Day of Show Price: $40.25+ fees
Spirits 2023 VIP Meet & Greet Package: $137.50 + fees
One general admission ticket with early entry
Includes meet & greet and photos with the band.
Enjoy entry into the venue with crowd free merch shopping
Augmented reality Spirits pin with exclusive VIP laminate, lanyard, Spirits type card set, and commemorative box
Autographed poster

*This is a standing room only venue.* ADA accomodations are available.
This event is 18+ (Under 18 permitted with parent or legal guardian).

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

ETHS Brown Bag Lecture Series: Western Heights: History Reborn

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

Western Heights: History Reborn
Brown Bag Lecture,
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The program is presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society and is and free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch.

The Beaumont and Western Heights neighborhoods hold a special artistic heritage, communicated through their histories of Knoxville’s working classes, and as they echo the area’s continued connection to the liberal arts. The area played childhood muse and inspiration to such famous international figures as Frances Hodgson Burnett, David Madden and Clarence Brown. Beaumont is French for “lovely hill,” a perfect name for the often-overlooked hillside community with picturesque views of downtown. Following the Civil War and Gen. James Longstreet’s ill-fated siege of Fort Sanders during the Civil War, an area formally known as Flag Pole Hill within the community served as the location of the family home of Burnett, a British-born author.

In 1939, the Knoxville Housing Authority directed a federal initiative to subsidize construction of low-rent housing in the Beaumont area. The 244-unit complex, named Western Heights, was more than subsidized living. It included new housing, splash pad, baseball diamond, library, teen club, WPA Adult Education School, Red Cross classes and a Sunday School. The first families moved into Western Heights in 1940, and it is the oldest still-standing affordable housing community in Knoxville. The nearby major employers included Brookside Weaving Mills, Dempster Brothers Machinery and Southern Railway, all of which needed a working-class population which led the area to be almost entirely residential since it was developed.

The Western Heights and Beaumont neighborhoods are strategically located 1.5 miles from downtown, but disinvestment, concentrated poverty and residential and commercial vacancies have kept the neighborhood from realizing its potential.

KCDC’s Transforming Western initiative is underway to revitalize the Western Heights housing site and the surrounding neighborhood following a comprehensive, 14-month planning process. The process culminated with KCDC receiving a $40 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to help fund neighborhood transformation through additional affordable housing along with economic and educational opportunities and community-wide amenities. Join us to learn more about the history of the site and how that history will inform and shape the upcoming transformation.

About the Presenters:
Ben Bentley: Executive Director and CEO, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation and Marisa Moazen: Vice President of Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation.

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,

Pellissippi State: Todos Somos Familia (We Are All Family)

  • September 17, 2023 — October 24, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Film, Free event, History, heritage, Kids, family and Music

Family festivals, musical performances and guest speakers are among the events Pellissippi State Community College has planned for Hispanic Heritage Month – and all are free and open to the public. Themed “Todos Somos Familia” (We Are All Family), Hispanic Heritage Month at the college will celebrate the rich and beautiful complexity of Latino and Hispanic culture at Pellissippi State as well as recognize the importance of the contributions of Latino and Hispanic culture to the local community and the world.

Keynote speakers Karen Ocon-Mora, community schools site coordinator for Knox County, and Megan Barolet-Fogarty, director of youth and family engagement for Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, will kick off the month’s festivities Tuesday, Sept. 19, with an address on “Familia: Relationships and Resilience in Latino Culture.” The event will be held 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, and livestreamed on Zoom.

Families have two opportunities to come out to Pellissippi State for festivals including games, activities, food and a screening of the film “Encanto” at sunset: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus and again 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, on Pellissippi State’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike

And don’t miss a lively performance by Knoxville’s own Latin jazz band Candela on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Hardin Valley Campus Courtyard. Candela will play 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

For a full list of Pellissippi State’s activities planned for Hispanic Heritage Month, including concerts and lectures, visit To request accommodations for any campus event, call 865.694.6411 or email

Schulz Brau: Oktoberfest

  • September 16, 2023 — October 8, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Willkommen to Schulz Brau! Oktoberfest is our biggest festival of the year here at our Brewery and Biergarten! Meticulous planning goes into creating this special 3-week celebration of Bavarian culture. We proudly follow Munich traditions to offer our guests an authentic and fun experience. Prost!

Public Event, No Ticket Required
*Ticket Required to Attend Opening Tap Ceremony from 5-9AM on Sep 16

Clarence Brown Lab Theatre: Cato by Joseph Addison

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Theatre

A collaboration between the Clarence Brown, the Institute of American Civics, the departments of English, Classics, History, and Theatre at UT, and the international research group the R/18 Collective.

Cato is the play Washington staged at Valley Forge after that 1777-78 winter. It is set in north Africa in 46 BCE, as Cato braces for the invasion of Caesar and imperial Rome. It's about how a republic slips into empire and becomes vulnerable to dictators. The play raises key questions for our time about the nature of citizenship and the challenges of keeping democratic institutions healthy.

Sep 16, 19, 20 & 21 at 7 PM and Sep 17 at 2:30 PM
Each performance will run for about 1:15, after which there will be a brief panel consideration of one of the key questions listed here, followed by a time for the audience to talk to each other about that question. We hope it will model the kinds of conversations we need to have to find our way forward in these times.

Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance:
The conversation after is a chance to bring our community together around issues that matter to all of us.

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,

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.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: National Juried Exhibition

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Pienkow Art Gallery: RETRoSPECT with UTK Printmaking Faculty & Staff

  • September 1, 2023 — February 23, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

RECEPTION: Friday September 8th, 5-7pm

“RETRoSPECT” surveys recent and past works by UT Printmaking faculty members Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price and Koichi Yamamoto, as well as 2D Printmaking Technician Elysia Mann. Included in the exhibition are both traditional print processes, from engravings and intaglios, to screenprints and lithographs, as well as experimental uses of print media. The UT Printmaking program is consistent ranked among the top graduate programs in the United States. It has a long-standing exchange program with the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and is a project of the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation. For more information on the UTK Printmaking Program, see:

Pienkow Art Gallery, 7417 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5 and Sat 8-11

Lilienthal Gallery: Metamorphosis

  • September 1, 2023 — November 26, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening Night, September 1, First Friday, 5 - 8pm

Please join us for the unveiling of our new exhibition, Metamorphosis, which features creations suspended on the precipice of blossoming—encapsulating hibernation, transformation, and rebirth. At 6:00 pm, Hungarian artist Eszter Bornemisza will give a gallery talk about her mixed media fiber works. Dress Code: Exquisite Autumn Colors with Gold Accessories

Metamorphosis is a familiar occurrence in nature, as the changing seasons bring leaves from vibrant greens to the subdued, regal hues of ochre, amber, and earth tones. Nature evolves silently before one's eyes, a constant process of metamorphosis. Like a breath held in anticipation, the moment before transition is pregnant with possibility and quiet vitality. The very change itself holds an extraordinary power– energetic hope and new life. These works, made with raw materials, are suspended on the precipice of blossoming, encapsulating hibernation, transformation, and rebirth.

Eszter Bornemisza
Alke Reeh
Martha Rieger

Lilienthal Gallery, 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-200-4401,

1 of 3