Calendar of Events

Monday, April 22, 2024

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Assoc.: Spring Concert

Category: Music

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association is proud to present its spring concert at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S Gay St., on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. This performance will also feature the graduating seniors in the KSYOA.

Tickets can be purchased online,, or at the door for $5 (NO CASH – card or check ONLY). Students K-12 are free. Guests who purchased tickets online will check in at the lobby.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 865-291-3310,

Momentum Dance Lab: Auditions

Category: Auditions, Dance, movement and Free event

We will be holding auditions for new company members on Monday, April 22nd. Auditions will be held from 7-8:30 and will follow a normal class flow, including warm-up, technique exercises, and company choreography. More details to follow on our social media and website.

Knoxville Jazz Workshop: Final Performance of the Season

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

When: Monday, April 22, 7-9 pm
Where: Bistro by the Bijou
No ticket required!

Enjoy the final performance of the Knoxville Jazz Workshop, followed by jam session.

The mission of the Knoxville Jazz Workshop is to inspire, educate and enable the next generation of jazz musicians in East Tennessee. The workshops provide a hands-on learning environment for students at all stages of their musical journey focusing on the fundamental elements of jazz music. Thank you for supporting Knoxville's talented jazz musicians!

Union Ave Books: Funny Story Midnight Release Party

  • April 22, 2024

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Meetup

We are excited to celebrate the release of Emily Henry's new book, Funny Story! This event will take place on Monday, April 22nd from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am at Union Ave Books.

There are two ticket options for entrance to the event: the Book Bundle Ticket and the Event Ticket.

The Event Ticket includes free food and drink, games, Funny Story swag, and 15% off in-store purchases made during the event (excluding Funny Story).

The Book Bundle Ticket includes everything in the Event Ticket PLUS a signed, hardcover copy of Funny Story. Funny Story will be unavailable for purchase until after 12am EST.

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

UT College of Music: UT Chamber Percussion Ensemble

  • April 22, 2024

Category: Free event and Music

The UT Chamber Percussion Ensemble performs a concert of contemporary works for percussion ensemble, directed by Professor Kevin Zetina.

Monday, April 22 at 5:30pm

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: 'Art'

Category: Theatre

A translation of a French-language play, Art is set in Paris and revolves around a discussion between three friends–Serge, Marc and Yvan. When Serge buys a large and very expensive painting for 200,000 francs. However, the canvas is completely white with just a few white lines. While Serge is very proud of his latest painting, the reaction of his friends does not mirror his own sentiments. Marc responds with shock and anger, labeling it as a “piece of white sh#t”. But does he dislike the painting, or Serge’s independent thought?

In turn, Yvan acts as the peacemaker, trying to mediate the hostility between his friends. While he laughs about the ridiculous nature of the painting with Marc, he also reassures Serge that he likes the white canvas. However, his attempts at brokering peace fail and Serge and Marc’s anger is redirected him. As the discussion moves from the theoretical to the personal, the three friends are forced to ask questions not only about the nature of art, but about the nature of friendship. As they attack each other about their various personal failures, Serge, Marc, and Yvan risk ruining their friendship forever.

Fri. Apr 19th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Apr 20th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Apr 21st 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. Apr 25th 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. Apr 26th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Apr 27th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Apr 28th 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. May 2nd 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. May 3rd 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. May 4th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. May 5th 2024, 3:00 pm

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

4/19 • Forest Bathing Workshop
4/19 • Pickin' on Nature: 18strings and Blue Ridge Gathering
4/20 • Early Morning Birding: Spring Migration
4/20 • Spring Fungi ID: Beginners Workshop
4/20 • H.A.L.T Dog Adoption Event at Ijams
4/21 • ETNBA Monthly Bluegrass Jam
4/21 • Fleurish: A Sustainable Fashion Event and Fundraiser
4/22 • Nature Nerd Hike
4/24 • Becoming a Community Scientist
4/25 • Nature Nerd Trivia
4/26 • Big Night Hike- Bioblitz Edition

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,

Clarence Brown Theatre: Kinky Boots

Category: Music and Theatre

Kinky Boots
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Clarence Brown Theatre
April 17 – May 5, 2024

A Tony-winning Broadway sensation packed with fun and a kick of pure joy! Looking to save the family shoe business, Charlie turns to his new friend Lola -- a cabaret performer and drag queen-- who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan… giving the factory and its hard-working family a sparkling new future.

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

Clayton Center: Maryville College Senior Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Gallery Exhibit: Maryville College Senior Show, at the Clayton Center for the Arts, Blackberry Farm & William “Ed” Harmon Gallery. Featuring art by Maryville College senior art and design majors. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

UT School of Art: Landin Eldridge, Abby Hedley, and Casey Wolhar

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

MFA Thesis Exhibitions - Group 3
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.

Exhibiting students are Landin Eldridge, Abby Hedley, and Casey Wolhar
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April 15 - 22, 2023
Reception: Friday, April 19, 5-7pm
Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture

Landin Eldridge
Prove It.

Prove It. is an installation of large and small-scale autobiographical drawings centered around the desire to be understood, heard, and loved. I take images and memories that hold significance (A photo of a class pet, a Valentine’s Day card from my mom, a voice recording from a friend) and translate them into ink, gouache, colored pencil, and pen. Certain moments are repeated throughout the room, allowing narrative to peek through dense visual information.

Casey Wolhar
A Held Breath

This installation features a combination of large and small scale videos surrounded by glittering kitsch materials. The exhibition addresses the uncomfortable process of claiming space for yourself by putting the fragmented body on display. The audience is then asked to search for comfort within the presented unease.

Abigail Rose Hedley

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,

TVUUC Gallery: Works by Pamela Salyer and Jack Retterer

  • April 12, 2024 — June 5, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Reception Friday, April 12, 2024, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Free and open to the public, Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday and 9:00-1:00 Sunday

Pamela Salyer: A View Through the Trees

This series uses mixed media (acrylic, collage, photo transfer) to explore the relationship between bare trees and their surroundings—how a tree, a group of trees, or even just a few branches, can change our perspective on the world around us. Pamela Salyer studied with UK’s Open College of the Arts and was juried in as a member of the Art Gallery in 2017. She has been part of many juried exhibits in the Knoxville area, including the Arts & Culture Alliance National Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Arts in the Airport, and The District Gallery’s “The Big Tiny Show.”

Jack Retterer

Jack Retterer says his goal as an artist is simple: “Use photography to help others experience and understand life more deeply and more completely by making it easier to ‘stop and smell the roses.’” He maximizes the emotional impact in his photography to increase the viewer’s awareness. Retterer is a fine art photographer, teacher and poet. His American Impressionist style photography and large canvas prints have been displayed at the Art Market Gallery, the Arts & Culture Alliance, Arts at the Airport, and many other locations in East Tennessee. He is an active member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee.

Fountain City Art Center: Members Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring a variety of media by local artists.
Reception: Fri Apr 12, 6:30-8 PM with awards at 7 PM

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

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