Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 7, 2024

HoLa Hora Latina: Stephanie Villagran

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Our featured First Friday artist this week is Stephanie Villagran. Through an exploration of personal and cultural identity, Stephanie channels the vibrant tapestry of her Latin American heritage, religious influences, and vivid dreams into evocative works of art. The exhibit will remain at Casa HoLa Gallery for the rest of the month.

The exhibit will be available starting April 5th from 5 PM – 9 PM and will remain at Casa HoLa Gallery for the rest of the month.
Info: 865.335.3358 or
HoLa Hora Latina’s Casa HoLa Art Gallery and Artisan Gift Shop
Bottom floor of the Emporium for the Arts (corner of Gay and Jackson streets in downtown Knoxville)

100 South Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Babe, The Sheep Pig

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Babe wants to fit in on the farm but also wants to achieve a better destiny for himself. Babe and the other piglets of the litter have been separated from their parents. Babe is sent to Farmer Hogget’s property, where the farm is abuzz with activity. There are sheep, roosters, dogs, turkeys, cats, and other animals around, and all of them seem to have a job, or “purpose” as Babe puts it. Except Babe. Farmer Hogget’s wife, however, has a purpose in mind for Babe: Christmas dinner!

With the help of a motherly sheep-dog named Fly, Babe may just achieve the goal of finding a new purpose. As the Grand Champion Sheep Dog Trials grow nearer, Babe dreams of being something no animal has ever been: a Sheep-Pig. Babe’s hard work and spirit of cooperation have touched readers’ hearts around the world, having been translated into over fifteen languages and adapted into an Oscar-winning film.

Performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Pellissippi State & The WordPlayers: King Lear

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The WordPlayers and Pellissippi State Theatre Dept. will present Shakespeare’s KING LEAR on April 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30 PM and April 7 and 14 at 2:30 PM. The play, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s masterpiece, will be presented on the main campus of Pellissippi State Community College in the Clayton Performing Arts Center (CPAC), 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. Tickets range from $15 to $25 and reserved seats are available at . Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, please call The WordPlayers at 865.539.2490 or visit

Widely regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy and one of the masterpieces in the English language, KING LEAR explores domestic, political, and spiritual themes which transcend time and culture. The story of dysfunctional families dealing with aging parents and toxic sibling rivalry is as old as the Bible and as contemporary as some of our own stories. Political turmoil caused by poor leadership and callous ambition spans much of human history and holds its own in current events. To what extent supernatural powers shape the human condition is an ever-present question. What does it take for us to finally see and acknowledge truth? Which way does madness lie? Which way redemption? There are lessons to be learned. May they not come too late.

The approximate length of the show is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including intermission, and is suitable for ages 13 and up.

The WordPlayers, 865-539-2490,
Facebook: The WordPlayers, Twitter: @wordplayers, Instagram: wordplayers

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Schulz Brau Brewing: Ritterfest

  • April 5, 2024 — April 14, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event and Meetup

Ritterfest (a German Knight's Festival) is our newest festival at SB! Started in 2023, we've curated an amazing line-up of events & entertainment for Ritterfest #2. Expect battling knights, medieval merchants, minstrels of music, and more in a perfect medieval setting! NO REQUIRED TICKET OR ADMISSION CHARGE
This Event is Rain-or-Shine

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD includes eight performances from April 2-7, 2024. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60 Minutes). New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) – has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).

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

TennGreen Land Conservancy: 4th Annual Hikeathon

  • April 1, 2024 — April 30, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

TennGreen Land Conservancy's fourth annual Hike-a-Thon is taking place during the entire month of April 2024.

The month-long fundraising and adventure competition supports the protection of Tennessee's lands and waters and encourages people of all ages and abilities to get outside for the chance to win awesome prizes. While this event benefits Tennessee nature, participants can adventure and compete from anywhere in the world.

Compete by hiking, paddling, trail running, climbing, mountain biking, or photography with a team or by yourself!

Proceeds from the Hike-a-Thon benefit TennGreen Land Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit and the oldest accredited statewide land conservancy in Tennessee.

Registration is free and opens on March 1 at
Questions? Email

Dogwood Arts: Open Trails

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

Since 1955, Dogwood Arts has hosted Knoxville’s favorite springtime celebration. What started as a neighborhood beautification project, has blossomed into a year-round celebration of our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. With the month of April quickly approaching, Dogwood Arts is gearing up to do it all again with events and programs for the entire community to enjoy.

Knoxville’s historic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 90 miles in 13 neighborhoods throughout the city. The Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites are open April 1-30th and visitors are invited to drive, walk, or bike the Trails as they take in the natural scenic beauty of East Tennessee in the springtime. Open Gardens and Camera Sites are open 10AM-6PM daily.

Visitors can find Trailhead addresses, trail maps, and a list of Open Gardens, Camera Sites, and Walking Trails online at Printed Trail Guides are available at Visit Knoxville, all ORNL Federal Credit Union Branches, and the Dogwood Arts office [123 W. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902]. Info: 865-637-4561

UT School of Art: Griffin Allman, Saloni Parekh

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

MFA Thesis Exhibitions - Group 2
In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7pm
Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture

Griffin Allman - I Remember Everything
I Remember Everything is an exhibition of paintings and drawings that utilize elements of both painterly and geometric abstraction, collage, color and gesture to investigate the ways in which the act of making is connected to memory, reinvention, place, and control.

Saloni Parekh - Anarth
This exhibition explores the intricacies of the term 'god,' recognizing historical, mnemonic, and emotional significance, embracing endless possibilities and a continual quest for understanding. Anarth addresses consistencies and inconsistencies within religion that contribute to societal divisions in an effort to generate a new visual vocabulary for what god could be.
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-T-F 10-5, W-R 10-7:30, Su 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200,

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,

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,

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.

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