Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Church Street UMC: Univ of Kentucky Men's Chorus

  • March 7, 2024

Category: Free event and Music

Event by Church Street United Methodist Church

Under the direction of Dr. Jefferson Johnson, the University of Kentucky Men's Chorus will perform a concert that is free and open to the public on Thursday, March 7 in the Church Street UMC nave (sanctuary). They will perform Samuel Barber's A Stopwatch and an Ordinance Map for TTBB chorus and 3 timpani and will be joined by Heritage High School and Farragut High School choirs. All are invited to attend; no ticket is required.
913 Henley St, Knoxville

Bijou Theatre: Happy Landing and Connor Kelly & The Time Warp

Category: Music

Thursday, March 7, 7:30PM at the Bijou Theatre.

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

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Writing About Your Hometown with Marilyn Mascaro

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

The Knoxville Writers Guild (KWG) is thrilled to present its March program featuring local author Marilyn Layman Mascaro. The focus of this engaging event is "Writing About Your Hometown," a topic that resonates with writers of all backgrounds.

Marilyn Layman Mascaro, known for her work, including "When the Rivers Flowed: An Ambitious Hillbilly and a Southern Flapper Discover Knoxville, Tennessee," will delve into the art of incorporating hometowns into literary works. Whether from a bustling urban center or a serene rural hamlet, Mascaro contends that hometowns provide a wellspring of rich details for both fiction and nonfiction writers. Intrigued by the idea that the essence of a place can elevate storytelling, Mascaro will guide attendees through the process of enriching their writing by drawing on the specificities of the towns and cities they know best. Her unique perspective, rooted in her exploration of Knoxville, promises to inspire and empower writers in their creative endeavors. Marilyn Layman Mascaro is an accomplished author known for her insightful exploration of Knoxville's cultural tapestry. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, Mascaro's work has resonated with readers, capturing the essence of both major urban areas and intimate rural communities. This captivating event is open to both members and non-members of the Knoxville Writers Guild. It is a free event for the community to begin engaging with authors and begin their own journey with writing. Join us for an enlightening evening as Marilyn Layman Mascaro guides us through the art of writing about our hometowns, unlocking the potential for richer, more evocative storytelling. For more information, contact Rhea Carmon,

At Addison's Bookstore, 126 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Pechakucha 50th Vol. with Silent Disco

  • March 7, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Lecture, panel and Meetup

It's our 50th PechaKucha Night Knoxville and we're celebrating this milestone! We're currently curating a great lineup of presenters to celebrate Knoxville - the makers, the visionaries, the things that make our city stellar. We have a few surprises in store for this anniversary event, but what isn't a secret is that we are doing a Silent Disco immediately after the event! Stick around and shake it with us to celebrate 50 amazing nights of storytelling.

Matthew DeBardelaben, PechaKucha Knoxville
Amber Parker, Ijams Nature Center
Kenneth Herring, River and Rail Theatre
Patrick Hollis, Mabry-Hazen House
Ethan Fulwood, Jubilee Community Arts
Jack Neely, Knoxville History Project
Brandon Pace, Sanders Pace Architecture
Ashley Capps, Big Ears Festival
Warren Dockter, East Tennessee Historical Society
Chris McAdoo, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center

// Doors @ 6:30
// Presentations Start @ 7:20
// Donations support future Pecha Kucha Knoxville Nights
// We encourage you to support a current or past presenter during this time.
// Family-friendly however the content is uncensored.

The Mill and Mine, 227 W Depot, Knoxville, TN 37917

UT Arboretum Society: A Tribute to Lynne McCoy, Wildlife Caregiver Extraordinaire

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

On March 7 th the UT Arboretum Society will honor Lynne McCoy, an East
Tennessee woman who provided rehabilitation to local injured and orphaned
wildlife for 49 years. In a virtual presentation on Thursday, March 7th at 7 pm, join
UT Arboretum Education Programs Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, and
naturalist, artist, and author Stephen Lyn Bales via Zoom for the March First
Thursday Nature Supper Club. Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day so
we chose our March program to honor the contributions of this exceptional
defender of wildlife.

In her half century of dedication to local wildlife, the late Lynne McCoy took over
17,000 animals into her home: hawks, opossums, owls, squirrels, finches,
cardinals, snakes, ducks, groundhogs, cranes, turtles, vultures, whatever needed
her.  She was state and federally permitted to care for all that required safe
shelter until they were able to be released back into the wild. We will look at
many of the animals she protected over the years.

The program is free, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the recording. Register at Please contact Michelle
at for any questions or registration issue.

Dogwood Arts: Synergy Student & Art Educator Exhibition

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

March 6 - 28, 2024: Exhibition Open (Monday - Friday 9AM-6PM)
The Dogwood Arts Synergy Exhibition showcases artwork by gifted K-12 art students alongside their art educators in an exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville! See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in our schools. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude.

A Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts (502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804) on March 28th from 5:30-7:30PM. Awards will be presented at 6:30pm. All artists, families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Hadestown

Category: Dance, movement, Music and Theatre

HADESTOWN includes 8 performances from March 5-10, 2024. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, and the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today … and always. Intertwining two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

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

Tomato Head: Exhibition by Holly Pawlowski

  • March 4, 2024 — April 7, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Solo show featuring 13 works comprised of a mix of original paintings and photography.

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067)

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,

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

Dogwood Arts: Black & Gifted: A Cultural Expression

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

Join us for the #FirstFriday Reception of 'Black & Gifted: A Cultural Expression' curated by Lakesha Lee, in collaboration with The Bottom Knoxville. First Friday (March 1st) 5-8PM

Francis Akosha
Jonathan Adams
Mene Manresa Bodipo
KaReena Goodwin
Jackie Holloway
LaKesha Lee
Jeremy Myles
Layla Moore
Nyasha Madamombe
Gary White

About the Curator: LaKesha Y. Lee is a second-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, the obstacles surrounding intergenerational traumas, racism, and self worth. By creating a positive representation of African Americans, she seeks to create new, positive narratives.

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F | 10AM-5PM
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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