Calendar of Events

Friday, March 22, 2024

Tennessee Artists Association: Spring Exhibition at KMA

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featured artists are Melinda Adams, Sandra Ange, Sarazen An Yin, Linda Blair, Glenda Bowles, Betty Bullen, Deb Cikovic, Lil Clinard, Stephanie Cobb, Aleex Conner, Michele Croslin, Michelene Deisher, Kira Evans, William Holbert, Lynn Flowers, Jan Cole, Suzanne Jack, Kathleen Janke, Carol Robin King, Andreas Koschan, Merry Koschan, David Liles, Cheryl Massey, Sylvia Milanez, Alessandra Page, Holly Pawlowski, Buddy Person, Cosimo Risolvo, Kaylie Roy, Mary Ruden, Marcia Shelly, Allan Sibley, Judy Sinclair, Roberta Smashey, Joe Tate, Cynthia Tipton, JeAnne Triplett, Janet Weaver, and Caroline West.

TAA is the oldest member supported arts organization in Tennessee, and is dedicated to promoting the arts in East Tennessee. Monthly programs of TAA include practical art demonstrations, discussions, and opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning, community and shows. More on TAA can be found on the web at or on Instagram at @tn_artists, and on Facebook at TNArtistsAssociation. The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates East Tennessee’s rich, diverse visual culture and its connections to the wider currents of world art. Find more about the KMA and its’ events and shows at

In the Kramer Gallery, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101,

Square Ramp: Pop-Up

  • March 22, 2024 — March 24, 2024

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

During Big Ears weekend, Square Ramp is doing a curated Pop-up of locally handmade goods.

-Friday and Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-6.
-310 W. Jackson Ave, near Sweet P's BBQ and the Standard

Appalachian Ballet Company: Cinderella

Category: Dance, movement and Kids, family

Clayton Center for the Arts, Ronald & Lynda Nutt Theatre
March 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 23, 2:00 pm - 3:30pm

Cinderella, a classic fairy tale ballet, will be presented by Appalachian Ballet Company. This romantic and light-hearted three act ballet tells the triumphant story of a young girl who finds love at a dazzling ball. The awkwardly funny stepsisters along with the glorious elegance of the Fairy Godmother and her Season Fairies help create a spectacular production for the enjoyment of the entire family. Cinderella is a ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev and is one of the most popular and melodious compositions. (The production will run approximately one and a half hours).

Cinderella will be danced by Laura Morton La Russa and dancing the role of the Prince will be James La Russa. This husband and wife team will bring the romance to life.

865-981-8590 or

Friends of the Library: Used Book Sale

  • March 22, 2024 — March 23, 2024

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Most books $2 or less! Proceeds benefit Knox County Public Library

Upcoming Sales
Farragut Branch: March 22-23, 10:00-5:00
Karns Branch: April 13, 10:00-5:00
Sequoyah Branch: April 27, 10:00-5:00
Halls Branch: May 3-4, 10:00-5:00
Bearden Branch: May 10-11, 10:00-5:00
Children’s Festival of Reading at World’s Fair Park: May 18, 10:00-3:00

Woodstream Hardwoods: 35th Annual March Madness Open House

  • March 22, 2024 — March 23, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

This event promises live music, refreshments, wood prizes, free woodworking classes, tree seedling giveaways, and sales of their fine wood products.

For inquiries or more information about their products and initiatives, contact Jim McNutt at or call (865) 237-0291.
3636 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919

Gallery 1010: thus spoke the mudpuppy

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A series of interactive sound-sculptures by Kai Mote

Hours: Reception Fri Mar 22, 5-7 PM and Sat Mar 23, 10 AM – 1 PM

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

Muse Knoxville: Free Family Night

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Science, nature and Technology

Join us the 4th Friday of every month from 5-7PM when Muse Knoxville at Chilhowee Park offers the public a FREE evening of play at our museum. These nights are all about community, so be sure to invite your family and friends!

Stay in close proximity to your children at all times.
Muse Knoxville has a set number of guests that can be allowed into the museum at any one time.
Please be respectful of museum exhibits, staff, and guests.
Shoes are required at all times.
Muse Knoxville reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone that poses a threat to the well-being of museum guests or property.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Pretentious Beer Co: JK Johns, The Forgettables, and Ben Bannister

  • March 22, 2024

Category: Music

Join us for an evening of music from JK Johns, The Forgettables and Ben Bannister at Pretentious Beer Co., 131 South Central Street Knoxville, on Friday, March 22.

We are thrilled to have a night of amazing songwriting from three Knoxville natives some of whom you may recognize. JK Johns aka Josh Johnson (Elenowen), The Forgettables aka Parke Cottrell (Colony House), and Ben Bannister. It's gonna be a good one at Pretentious on March 22nd!

Tickets at:

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

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

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