Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Student Art Show

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

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be conducting a Student Art Show on Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. The Student Art Show will feature artwork recently created by students in the 6-week AACC Homeschool Club. Light refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public. The Student Art Show will be on exhibit until March 31.

Location: Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716. For questions call 865-494-9854.

Appalachian Arts mission is promoting creativity! We offer education and mentoring in art and craft, studios to explore and develop skills, and a retail market for qualified artists. Our vision is to be a center of excellence for artistic expression serving the creative needs of the Appalachian community.

Clarence Brown Theatre: Anon(ymous)

Category: Theatre

By Naomi Iizuka
The Lab Theatre
March 21 – 30, 2024

How do you create a home when your homeland no longer exists? Separated from his mother while fleeing their war-torn country, a young refugee called Anon journeys throughout the United States. On his quest to find home and family, he dodges those who would entrap him, finds unexpected friendship, and experiences supernatural help from a goddess. A modern retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

Big Ears Festival

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Lecture, panel, Literature, spoken word, writing and Music

Enjoy more than 100 performances that cross all boundaries, as well as discussions, workshops, installations, and surprise collaborations, unfolding over more than a dozen venues across walkable and historic downtown Knoxville.

The expansive and diverse lineup features the legendary Herbie Hancock, creative pioneer Laurie Anderson, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winner Rhiannon Giddens, and guitar wizard Marc Ribot. In addition, trailblazing hip-hop trio Digable Planets, indie luminaries such as Kurt Vile and Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker, plus over 150 additional performances, discussions, panels, and films will unfold across four days in 12+ venues nestled throughout historic downtown Knoxville. T

UT Downtown Gallery: Curator Talk with Kreneshia Whiteside-McGee

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, panel

Kreneshia began curating in 2015 as a university senior. Since graduating she has served as Chief Curator of the Association for Visual Arts (4 years) and works with entities and artists throughout the nation and abroad. One of her most recent projects involved working with the A plus A Gallery in Venice, Italy where she collaborated with other curators and artists from across the globe. Aside from exhibitions, Kren works directly with individual artists Audrey Schilt, the New York artist/fashion illustrator and retired Creative Director of Collection, VP of Ralph Lauren, as well as the Forbes recognized poet/fine artist, Genesis The Greykid.

Y'all Don't Hear Me is presented in collaboration with Dogwood Arts and the Big Ears Festival.

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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Sundress Academy: Big Ears Special Reading

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to announce the guests for the March instalment of our reading series, poets Joey Gould and Lenna Mendoza. Join us on Thursday, March 21st at South Press Coffee, 3715 Chapman Hwy, from 6:00-8:00 PM for a reading followed by an open mic hosted by Shlagha Borah.

Joey Gould, whose poetry explores faith, grief, longing, birds, & human connection, is the SAFTA Spring 24 writer in residence. They wrote The Acute Avian Heart (2019, Lily Poetry Review) & Penitent > Arbiter (2022, Lily Poetry Review), while their recent work has appeared in Meow Meow Pow Pow, Miniskirt Magazine, & beestung. They also serve as Poetry Editor for Drunk Monkeys. They have aided in the planning & execution of both the Massachusetts & New York City Poetry Festivals, while also performing as Izzy Hexxam in the Boston cast of Poetry Society of New York’s Poetry Brothel. Joey writes on location at cool-sounding places like Skunk's Misery, Mount Desert, and Half Moon Beach.

Lenna Mendoza is a poet from Texas. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Foglifter, Salamander, Four Way Review, and Salt Hill Journal. She currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where she is an MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi.

Sundress Academy for the Arts:, Facebook: SundressAcademyfortheArts,, Twitter: @SundressPub

Knoxville History Project: A Tour of Irish Town

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

Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

On Zoom, before St. Patrick’s Day week is completely over, we’ll offer a show about old Irish Town, the all-but-vanished immigrant section of Knoxville. We’ll describe exactly what (and when) Irish Town was, and show the one building that may have survived—as we also talk about several notable Irish immigrants, like the three first Catholic mayors of Knoxville, and the retired saloonkeeper who spearheaded the construction of St. Mary’s Hospital, the first Catholic hospital in East Tennessee.

Kindly sponsored by Charles Jones.

Urban Forest Master Plan: Implementation Kickoff Event

  • March 21, 2024

Category: Free event, Meetup and Science, nature

The Urban Forest Master Plan Implementation Kickoff Event is this month! After a year of gaining community input, the Urban Forest Master Plan is at! Click the link below to read the Master Plan and its supporting documents.

Now that the plan is out, we are excited to introduce you to the Implementation Team, and tell you how we're getting things accomplished. Join us at the Kickoff Event on Thursday, March 21 at 9am for more information AND coffee + donuts! Held at Dr. Walter Hardy Park, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave

Historic Ramsey House: Local Voices with Jan Loveday-Dickens

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Literature, spoken word, writing

Local Voices: Author Talks at the Historic Ramsey House is set to launch on March 21, inviting the community to embark on a literary journey through the captivating works of local authors. This year-long event, hosted by Historic Ramsey House, will spotlight a different author each month, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to explore the diverse talents shaping the region's literary landscape.

The first talk takes place on March 21 and will feature Knoxville author Jan Loveday-Dickens and her book, "Forgotten in the Fork." Loveday-Dickens will share insights into her writing process, offering attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration behind her captivating narratives.

Each month, attendees can expect engaging presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions with featured authors, providing an enriching experience for writers and book lovers of all ages. For event details and the schedule of featured authors, please visit the Ramsey House website. Admission to all events is free, and the entire community is invited to join in celebrating the power of storytelling.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Art Guild of Tellico Village: Meeting with Marianne Woodside

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Lecture, panel and Meetup

Photography: Evolution of Ideas
Art Guild Meeting at the Yacht Club top floor 10 AM; Coffee at 9:45

Join us as Marianne Woodside shares her photographs, each illustrative of specific subjects, techniques, and creative contexts of her photography. She will introduce topics that include photographing glass, manipulating images, and capturing images during travel. She will also discuss learning in a workshop setting, establishing a body of work (e.g., home place, wildlife, and birds), and establishing partnerships.
Marianne is known for her use of color and light, and her emphasis on creative approaches to digital photography. Embedded throughout the presentation will be themes of surprise, joy, creativity, and learning as Marianne traces the evolution of her work from its beginning to the present date. Read her bio here:


Yee-Haw Brewing: Tuesday Family Nights

  • March 19, 2024 — July 30, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Film, Free event and Kids, family

Back to back family movies on the jumbotron beginning at 6pm, inflatable games for the kids in the grove pit, and a relaxing night out for the entire family every Tuesday from 6-9 PM.

We have games and toys for the kids to play with and climb all night while parents can come relax and enjoy free entertainment for the family! Movies range from some classics like "Honey, I shrunk the Kids" and "Aladdin" to recent hits like "Encanto" and "Inside Out."

745 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN
(865) 210-8862

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2023-2024 Artist in Residence 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,

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions

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

March 18 – 24, 2024
Work by Megan Wolfkill, Chloe Wack, Gino Castellanos, and Anthony Huang

Location: The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Times: M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm, Thur: 10am - 7:30pm, Sun: 1-4pm
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