Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Tennessee Artists Association: Exhibition at The Frothy Monkey

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

The Frothy Monkey is currently exhibiting artworks from the Tennessee Artist’s Association’s show of “Take Care of One Another” from May through July at the Frothy Monkey, 419, S. Gay St. Knoxville, TN 37902.

The Frothy Monkey is the perfect stop for coffee, conversation and community. The restaurant serves breakfast through dinner, and loves it when a coffee chat turns into a lunch or dinner date. The Frothy Monkey seeks to provide a safe and welcoming environment that can nourish guests and build community relationships.

Tennessee Artists Association; A great place to learn and grow as an artist. 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.

Mill & Mine: Treaty Oak Revival

  • May 8, 2024 — May 9, 2024
  • 8:00 PM

Category: Music

Treaty Oak Revival, Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) and Thursday, May 9, 8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) at The Mill & Mine.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

WDVX: Tennessee Shines

Category: Music

WDVX Presents Tennessee Shines Live at the Bijou Theatre, Wednesday, May 8, at
7:00 PM at the Bijou Theatre.

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

Professional Photographers of East TN: Emotive Photography and Gels

  • May 8, 2024

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

With speaker Kevin Kaiser
Topic: Photography that evokes emotion
At Pellissippi State Community College, J.L. Goins Administration Building - Room 151A, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville
6:00-8:30 pm

This monthly meeting is free to attend!

Professional Photographers of East Tennessee is an organization that supports the education and growth of local photographers and their businesses. We have free monthly classes as well as other offerings!

The Station: Songs & Stories with Lee Zimmerman

  • May 8, 2024

Category: Music

The Station is once again proud to have music journalist, author and Daily Times entertainment editor Lee Zimmerman's "Songs & Stories" event twice a month on Wednesday night at 7pm. It will be a RSVP (via registration link) festival seating event, with a suggested $15 per person donation at the door. It features a fun interactive show and interview with notable artists (much like the Actor's Studio TV show).

Upcoming shows:
• Wed 5/8 Songs & Stories ft. Rees Shad
• Wed 5/29 Songs & Stories ft. The HawtThorns
• Wed 6/12 Songs & Stories ft. Amelia White
• Wed 6/26 Songs & Stories ft. Thomm Jutz & Eric Brace

WHAT TO BRING: Cash for artist merch, BYOB or drink of choice with small cooler is fine if you're over 21.

4206 Miser Station Road, Louisville TN 37777

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Maryville Community Concert

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Enjoy a free evening concert in Maryville’s Theatre in the Park featuring your Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum. Picnic blankets, lawn chairs, food, and drinks are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.

CHARLES GOUNOD: Symphony No. 1, Mvt. I
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4, Mvts. II & III
EDWARD ELGAR: Chanson de Nuit
GABRIEL FAURE: Masques et Bergamasques, Mvt. III
RICHARD ROGERS: Selections from The Sound of Music
GEORGE COHAN (arr. TYZIK): Give My Regards to George
GEORGE GERSHWIN (arr. SAYRE): Gershwin in Concert
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: Liberty Bell March

In cases of light rain, the concert will take place as scheduled. In cases of cold temperatures or thunderstorms, the concert will be cancelled.

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra: Concerts at Ijams

Category: Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

See the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra perform at Ijams Nature Center (two sets) and will be joined by guest guitarist Denin Slage-Koch!

Wednesday, May 8, 6-8 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920
NEW parking fee at Ijams for non-members: $5.00 (performance is free)

The Ijams concession area and beer garden will be open for your snack needs. No coolers or outside alcohol, please. Dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash.

More information at:

Sundress Academy for the Arts: Mapping & Memory - Poetic Cartographies

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing and Virtual

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present “Mapping & Memory: Poetic Cartographies,” a workshop led by Kenzie Allen on May 8th, 2024, from 6:00-7:30 PM EST. This event will be held over Zoom. Participants can access the event at (password: safta).

How does a poem teach us to read its map? How can memory allow us to swiftly navigate through vast terrains of time and space within the span of a poem? In this generative workshop inspired by Indigenous and extracanonical methods of mapmaking and storytelling, we’ll chart the literary cartographies of authors like Craig Santos Perez, Richard Siken, Pattiann Rogers, and more, to uncover new possibilities for using context-aware forms and patterns in books and individual poems.

Through a series of writing exercises, we’ll use memory, cultural inheritances, and geographic imagination to develop new markers and map legends toward making and expanding our own poetic landscapes. Participants should expect to finish the class having generated the start of several new poems, and with new ideas in hand for approaching poetry in both reading and writing.

While there is no fee to participate in this workshop, those who are able and appreciative may make donations directly to Kenzie Allen via PayPal. Her PayPal is @getkenzieallen.

Kenzie Allen, author of Cloud Missives (Tin House, 2024), is a Haudenosaunee poet and multimodal artist. A finalist for the national Poetry Series, she is the recipient of the James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poets, a 92NY Discovery Prize, and the 49th Parallel Poetry Award.

Tennessee Theatre: Stomp

Category: Dance, movement, Music and Theatre

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Exhibition by Curt Imerman and Cheri Jorgensen

  • May 6, 2024 — June 24, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Pen, Ink and Colored Pencil drawings of weathered barns throughout the Midwest, Kentucky and Tennessee by Curt Imerman

“Blessed are the Meek” and “Animal Spirits” : Wildlife drawings by Cheri Jorgensen

Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-1. Information: (865) 584-3957 or

Knoxville Museum of Art: Tools as Art: Work and Play

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Drawn from the remarkable collection of John Hechinger, a hardware store magnate, and art collector, the 68 featured works in the exhibition present images of the most familiar tools as extraordinary works of art. Encompassing photographs, paintings, works on paper, and sculptures, the exhibition celebrates the value of labor and honors the creativity of builders, artists, hobbyists, and self-reliant DIYers. Featured artists include Colleen Barry, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Maria Porges, James Surls, and Wayne Thiebaud.

The renowned art collection of the late hardware magnate John Hechinger exemplifies this practical and artistic universality. Over his long career, Hechinger devoted much of his energy, playfulness, and passion to this collection, seeking out works from numerous genres and artists of many backgrounds, all of them bound by a common theme: the democracy of the tool. In Work and Play, curator Sarah Tanguy explores interlocking principles: tools as icons of labor; labor as a component of creativity; creativity as a form of play; and the art of tools as the most incisive expression of their interrelatedness. This exhibition celebrates the virtues inherent in the art of the tool and highlights the astounding breadth of the Hechinger Collection by illuminating this unique, but ubiquitous, idiom.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Rala: First Friday with Michael Arpino

  • May 3, 2024 — June 30, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join us for the opening of “Pottery From Somewhere Else Entirely” by Michael Arpino on May 3rd from 6-8 pm.

Arpino's unique pieces are each a statement of individuality!

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 11-6, Fri 11-8, Sun 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, or

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