Calendar of Events

Friday, March 15, 2024

Theater 23: As it is in Heaven

  • March 15, 2024 — March 17, 2024

Category: Theatre

"As it is in Heaven" a play produced by Theater 23 which will run Friday and Saturday, March 15th - 16th at 7:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, March 16th and 17th at 2:30 PM at the Old City Performing Arts Center at 111 State Street, Knoxville.

A religious community is changed when a non-believer has an ecstatic experience. The 1830's Shaker society of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, is set in ordered ways. Their once dramatic form of worship has by now developed into routine. The arrival of Fanny upsets the harmony; the Sisters suspect her to be a "winter Shaker," one who suddenly converts when life gets too hard on the farm. Fanny sees angels in the meadow, and soon all the young women are receiving spiritual "gifts" of songs, drawings, ideas and giggles, completely upsetting the community. The leaders question Fanny's intentions and honesty: Is this a resurgence of the original Shaker celebration or something manufactured by Fanny so that she can remain with the Shakers?

Tickets are available at Tickets are available for the play at

Foothills Craft Guild: Artisan Spring Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

Spring Artisan Show at The Venue, 7690 Creekwood Park Boulevard, in Lenoir City on March 15 and 16

Come shop from the members of east Tennessee's oldest craft guild! Pottery, woodworking, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, mixed media, and much much more. Indoor event. Tickets are $5; ages 12 and under are free.

The Venue at Lenoir City is directly accessible off I-75, with plentiful free parking.
Tickets are just $5 and are available at the door.

Jubilee Community Arts: 55th Jubilee Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Music

The 55th Jubilee Festival, A Celebration of Traditional Music, will take place Friday-Saturday March 15-16 at the Laurel Theatre. Lineup:

Friday, March 15
6:00 Epworth Old Harp Singers
7:00 Overmountain Stringband
7:30 Gladson Family Band
8:00 Henry Perry and Jamie Cameron
8:30 Knox County Jug Stompers
9:00 Discontinued Flavor
9:30 Kelle Jolly
10:00 Y'uns Jugband

Saturday, March 16
5:30 UT Appalachian Stringband
6:00 Redd and the Paper Flowers
6:30 The Bearded
7:00 Red Shoes & Rosin
7:30 ETSU Old Time Ramblers
8:00 Kalia Yeagle and Roy Andrade
8:30 Saro Lynch-Thomason
9:00 Vaden Landers
9:30 Mumbillies
10:00 Square Dance w/ Stan Sharp calling

The lovely poster from Pioneer House will be for sale along with donated letterpress items and Jubilee Records CDs. Weekend passes are available online. Daily entry will be $20 at the door. Show is at 8 and doors at 7:30.

For over a half century Jubilee Community Arts has showcased old-time music, ballads, blues, shape-note singing and other regional music in our annual Jubilee Festival. Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets: Information: 865-522-5851,

The Amused Life: When I was Cruel

  • March 15, 2024
  • 7:30 PM

Category: Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art and Theatre

"When I Was Cruel", a performance and visual art exploration of dark feminine energy.
One Night Only: Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM Doors Open & Visual Arts Viewing,
8:00 PM Show Time. At the Emporium Center / Arts & Culture Alliance
100 South Gay Street.

For one night only we use dance and song to explore the concepts of the various directions, choices, personas or ways of life that a woman may inhabit or be...and the realities that often times what is perceived as bad or dark is just perception supported by societal or cultural efforts to shape our narratives. Often times, we are misunderstood or even worse vilified. Tonight we just explore this darker nature of the feminine and hope you see...even if for the first time...that we've always been the beautiful, complex, fallible and infinitely human creatures who are just trying to get through this thing called life. Before the show, during intermission and after the show please explore the art submitted by incredible visual artists from the East Tennessee area (some pieces are available for purchase as indicated on each piece presented).

Tickets at

Bijou Theatre: Jonathan Richman feat. Tommy Larkins

Category: Dance, movement and Music


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

Union Ave Books: Evening of Poetry

  • March 15, 2024

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

We are thrilled to host an Evening of Poetry on March 15th at 6:00 pm in the bookstore.
An Evening of Poetry with “Ade” Anita Johnson, Maggie Rue Hess, and Andrew Dillon

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

Maker Exchange: Taber Gable Trio

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

Tavern Notes: Taber Gable Trio
March 15th | 4-6PM
Join us for weekly live music outside of the Tavern at Maker Exchange. Grab a drink or bite while you enjoy live music from Knoxville’s most talented performers.

710 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Lighthouse Youth Theatre: Mary Poppins

  • March 14, 2024 — March 16, 2024

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

Tickets are available for the following performances:

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM

All performances will be held at The Historic Grove Theatre, 123 Randolph Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Children 3 and under are free (no ticket required).

Gallery 1010: Peripheral Visions

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Works by Grace Sutt

Hours: Reception Thu Mar 14, 5-7 PM and Sat Mar 16, 10 AM – 1 PM

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Dvorak & Tchaikovsky

Category: Music

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series
Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
At Tennessee Theatre

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra welcomes to the stage guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran, Associate Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, to present a program featuring two prominent Romantic-era composers – Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. Dvorak’s hauntingly beautiful Silent Woods and Tchaikovsky’s ornamental Rococo Variations feature cello virtuoso Thomas Mesa, who has been described as “one of the most charismatic, innovative and engaging performers of his generation.”

Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Thomas Mesa, cello

QUINN MASON: A Joyous Trilogy
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

Tomato Head: Three Dames exhibition

  • March 13, 2024 — April 28, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Three Dames are Cheryl Massey, Marcia Shelly, Linda Blair

Tomato Head, 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Maker Exchange: 2nd Annual Mural Workshop Murals

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Mural Workshop: Six new murals are now on display in the Curio at Maker Exchange as a part of the 2nd Annual Mural Workshop hosted by Dogwood Arts and professional muralist Megan Lingerfelt. Six local/regional artists were selected to participate in the workshop — with each one designing and painting an 8x8ft mural over the last two weeks. The murals will remain on display through the end of May 2024.

Participating Artists:
• Dustin Avilla
• Orel Brodt
• Laney Haskell
• Whitney Herrington
• Gared Luquet
• Allison Meriwether

710 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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