Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Bottom: Jars of Clay by Stephen Phillips

  • March 2, 2024 — March 31, 2024
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us on the second Saturday in March for the exhibition reception for 'Jars of Clay' by Stephen Phillips! Stephen Phillips has always been intrigued by the arts whether music, dance, or visual arts. His start in ceramics can be linked back to his childhood as a kid who found enjoyment in the mixing of earth with water.

On display through March 31

Artist Statement: In my recent work, I have been exploring the juxtaposition of textures and colors. I use underglazes as the base color and gloss glazes to give a differentiation between the textures and appearances provided by both glazes.

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Ijams Nature Center Gallery: FairyTales Reimagined

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring dioramas and various other forms of art by Stacy Monday

Artist reception/meet & greet on March 2nd from 2 pm - 4 pm with snacks and beverages!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Duo Mantar

  • March 2, 2024

Category: Music

Please join us for a wonderful night of music as Knoxville Classical Guitar presents Duo Mantar in Concert. Please consider staying for a social with refreshments after the concert.

Duo Mantar is comprised of two virtuosos, American classical guitarist, Adam Levin, and Israeli Mandolinist, Jacob Reuven. They are described as “visceral and imaginative” and “transcendental and exuberant,” respectively. This novel pairing is rare in the chamber music world, however, the two plucked instruments are complimentary and are natural extensions of one another. Levin and Reuven began playing together in 2017 and share a passion for Israeli Music, Hebrew, and Jewish songs. Both are committed to expanding the repertoire available for mandolin and guitar by actively commissioning today’s most sought after composers. In June 2021, they released Music from the Promised Land on the Naxos Label. It charted number one on the Billboard Traditional Classical Albums Chart. They have toured Israel, Spain, and across the United States. Upcoming projects include the commission, study, premiere, and recording of several double concerti by some of Israel’s most respected composers: Avner Dorman, Ziv Cojocaru, and Ittai Rosenbaum.

Where: The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923
When: Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 PM
Tickets available at

Knoxville Museum of Art: L’Amour du Vin Wine Auction & Dinner

Category: Culinary arts, food and Fundraisers

The finest food and wine event in Tennessee, the wine auction and dinner partners with Relais and Chateaux property Blackberry Farm to create a spectacular evening to remember. In its 21st year L’Amour du Vin has become one of Knoxville’s most eagerly-anticipated events.

March 2, 2024
All funds raised benefit the KMA

For questions and information about L’Amour du Vin sponsorships, please contact Taylor Broyles at 865.444.5486 or

Farragut Community Center: Shamrock Ball 2024

  • March 2, 2024
  • 4-6 PM or 7-9 PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

The Shamrock Ball, a father-daughter dance, will return to the Farragut Community Center on Saturday, March 2! There are two time slots to choose from: 4-6 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. There will be music, light refreshments, a craft and photos.

Tickets are $25 for a couple and $5 for each additional family member. Ticket sales open Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 8 a.m., and close at noon on Friday, Feb. 23. Advance tickets must be purchased online; tickets will not be sold at the door.
Tickets at:

Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37934. Information: 865-966-7057 or

Tennessee Theatre: Steve Trevino

Category: Comedy


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

Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio: Sparkles & Sequins Gala

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Health, wellness and Music

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
At Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio, 509A Dutch Valley Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918

Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio was founded by 6 local aerial performers in 2010. They sought to bring elements of the circus to Knoxville & have been performing & teaching in the community ever since. The mission of the organization is to promote aerial & circus arts through education & community involvement. We are committed to improving the lives of those in the Knoxville community, without regard to finances, age, fitness level, race, class, gender orientation, or physical ability. We value diversity & work to create it in our student population & performers. We believe the circus arts have room for everyone.

Studies have shown circus arts can improve mind, body, & spirit. We create spaces where each student is celebrated for their uniqueness & can express their creativity. We share these benefits with adults & youth – under-served youth in particular – through our community-outreach programs, tuition scholarships, children's circus camps / classes, & our annual Circus Extravaganza. Additionally, as part of our mission, we sponsor the creation of new multidisciplinary opportunities & shows in the Knoxville community & beyond. Dragonfly brings circus performance to new heights for the benefit of the entire community.

Pellissippi State: James Agee Conference

  • March 2, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family, Literature, spoken word, writing, Meetup and Music

Pellissippi State Community College’s annual literature conference returns! The James Agee Conference for Arts and Literature will be held Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the college’s Strawberry Plains Campus, 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters will focus on poetry, creative nonfiction, young adult fiction, rare book collecting and musical performance. The day will end with a book signing with the authors and an open mic for any attendees who want to read their own work.

“We always feature talents in our region, and we are pushing out to see a different view,” said conference founder Charles Dodd White, an author and professor of English at Pellissippi State. “This is the first year we’ve had a young adult fiction writer, and our creative nonfiction presenter, Arwen Donahue, not only writes but illustrates her books, which adds a mixed media voice to the conference.”

Also new this year is a session on rare book collecting with Micah McCrotty, who will bring some of his finds. White created the James Agee Conference in fall 2016 to give Pellissippi State students an opportunity to attend a scholarly conference while also celebrating the literature, culture and arts of Appalachia. The conference transitioned into an online-only reading series in 2021 and 2022 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference organizers request that participants register beforehand. To see the list of presenters and the schedule, and to register, visit

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Masterclass with Guitarist Adam Levin

  • March 2, 2024

Category: Classes, workshops and Music

Learn from a master of the guitar! Adam Levin will offer a masterclass on the morning of his concert with Duo Mantar.

When: 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2024
Where: LeGrand Music Studios. 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.

Players: $75 per class participant. Spectators: $15 to audit the class.

17th annual Mardi Growl pet parade and festival

  • March 2, 2024
  • 11 AM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Kids, family and Meetup

Calling all pet owners, animal welfare advocates, and people searching for a fun family-friendly time!

Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to the 17th annual Mardi Growl pet parade and festival, presented by Merchants of Beer. Knoxville’s favorite pet parade and party – on March 2, 2024. Our famous pet parade will kick off in the Old City at 11 a.m. and travel on foot to World’s Fair Park.

Register your pet for the parade (, or join the thousands of spectators along the route. After the parade, let the good times roll at our pet festival with nearly 100 pet-loving vendors, food trucks, live music, games, and more. Save the date and bring the whole family down for a dog-gone good time. Mardi Growl is one of our favorite traditions and benefits the more than 11,000 pets that need Young-Williams Animal Center’s care each year. Show off your creativity and your pet’s personality by competing in costume contests, shop from local vendors, and celebrate our shared love for pets.

Lilienthal Gallery: Photorealism by Yigal Ozeri

  • March 1, 2024 — June 1, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

May 3, 5-8 PM
Come enjoy several new works from Yigal Ozeri, utilizing AI technology to create the compositions. Photorealism as a genre pushes the line between technology and fine art.

Photorealist, Smithsonian-collected artist, Yigal Ozeri, portrays both sensual fantasy and hyper detailed reality in his photorealistic paintings. His oeuvre is characterized by two distinct styles: ethereal portraiture of women existing in nature “without malice” and a realist perspective of America through a regional lens. Originally an abstract painter, Ozeri took on the helm of realism through early inspiration by Spanish Baroque painters like Diego Velázquez.

Lilienthal Gallery at 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN

UT Downtown Gallery: Y'all Don't Hear Me: The Black Appalachia, An Ode to Nikki

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Openings Mar 1, 5-9 PM and Apr 5, 5-9 PM

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Dogwood Arts and the Big Ears Festival and curated by Kreneshia Whiteside-McGee.

“The exhibition title was inspired by my late grandfather, Floyd Whiteside, a retired pastor from Muscle Shoals, Alabama who resided in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He would often use the phrase in his sermons when the spirit was moving or when he wanted to make sure the congregation was keeping up. While preparing for the exhibition and thinking of home, his words kept ringing in my ear. “Y’all Don’t Hear Me” is a statement by someone who feels disregarded, and to me, that resonates with the Black Appalachian community. You don’t hear us because you’re not listening; you’re not listening because you don’t know we exist. I want to amplify our narrative and remind people that there are quality artists creating in the mountains." – Kreneshia Whiteside-McGee

Exhibiting Artists: Kamau Bostic, Nikki Giovanni, Inez Gratten, Genesis The Greykid, Mikael Owunna, Travis Prince, Justin Rocha, RaMell Ross, Jessica Scott-Felder, Moses Sumney, Raymond Thompson Jr.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay Street. Hours: W-F: 11am - 6pm, Sat: 10am - 3p. The UT Downtown Gallery will have extended hours of operation during the Big Ears Festival weekend (March 21-24) Thu-Sat 12-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm
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