Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Old City Market

  • May 12, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

Held on the 100 Block of West Jackson Ave. 2nd Sunday of every month

Our artist market is ever growing, ever changing, and we want to make sure you have a wonderful market experience with us at the Old City Market. We feature makers, artists, bakers, and even farmers to share their wonderful creations with the community.

Please follow our Instagram @oldcityknoxmarket for continued updates

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Art Activity & Docent Tours

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

Second Sunday Art Activity; Free! Children in grades K-6 are invited to drop in between 1-4 p.m. for a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher.

Second Sunday Docent Tour; Free! Join the KMA to learn from a trained docent about the KMA collection and exhibitions on view. The tour is 2-3 p.m.; arrive by 1:55 p.m. to join the tour.

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.

SWINGBOOTY with Brent Thompson: Jazz at Ijams

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Kids, family, Meetup and Music

Event by JAZZ in the PARK and Ijams Nature Center

It's Mother's Day…bring Mom! Pack a picnic blanket (or lawn chair) and enjoy an afternoon of live hot jazz, dancing, flow arts, live art, and international cuisine. Spinners, jugglers, and dancers welcome. Bring a picnic if you like (coolers and outside alcohol not allowed; beer available on site). Brent Thompson w/ The Jazz Pioneers will play at 4:00 PM. SWINGBOOTY hits the stage at 5:15 PM. Entrance: $10.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Joanna Connor Band

  • May 12, 2024
  • 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Category: Music

On Sunday, May 12th, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Bluetick Tavern will be pleased to present Joanna Connor Band.

Tickets cost $20 for SMBS members and $25 for the general public. Doors open at 4 pm and the performance will run from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801

Oak Ridge Art Center: David Underwood: Gravitational Waves

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A new solo exhibition of mixed-media, image-text artworks

Opening with a public reception, Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1pm to 5pm

Also showing work by Jennifer Simon in an adjacent gallery

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Oak Ridge Art Center: Jennifer Zialcita-Simon - Collage Artwork

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A new solo exhibition of collage artwork
Instagram @burdenhill_tribe

Opening with a public reception, Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1pm to 5pm

Also showing work by David Underwood in an adjacent gallery

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Dogwood Arts: Open Rose Gardens

Category: Free event and Science, nature



No tickets or pre-registration required. Stroll through open rose gardens presented by members of the Tennessee Rose Society. This event is free to attend and tours are self-guided. You are invited to get out of the car and walk around each property.

513 Altamira Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
World travel created a lifelong love of roses for these property owners. Their garden is home to over 300 roses including hybrid teas, floribundas, climbers, David Austin English Roses and easy-care shrub roses.

706 Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37934
Brenrose Garden is a secret rose garden with companion plants; enter a backyard oasis thru the arch covered with ‘Iceburg’ roses and clematis.

123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Category: Music and Theatre

Oak Ridge Playhouse closes out its eighty-first season of shows in technicolor with an exciting revamp of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s beloved masterpiece, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

From dreams to destiny, this is the extraordinary story of Joseph. Witness his meteoric rise from favored son to betrayed brother, from prisoner to right-hand man. Blessed with prophetic dreams and one very colorful garment, experience Joseph’s dazzling journey like you’ve never seen before.

With funky choreography, mesmerizing disco sounds, and hypnotic tales told through nightclub glitterati, this new spin celebrates the 1970’s in all its groovy glory. The infectious melodies of iconic hits like ‘Any Dream Will Do’, ‘Close Every Door’, and ‘Go, Go, Go Joseph’ thump into the late-night hours.

JOSEPH… has seen several different Broadway & West End revivals, national tours, even a film, but in this version by visionary director Reggie Law, the story peaks in the late seventies at the height of Studio 54. Bringing a new twist to a classic tale, this is a theatrical experience that invites audiences to let loose, have fun, and dance the night away.

Leading the live orchestra is musical director Braxton Chase Kiser. Purchase online at, or by calling the Box Office at (865) 482-4877, Tuesday – Friday, noon – 5:00 p.m.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Townsend Artisan Guild: Exhibit, Demonstrations and Sale

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

May 10-12, 9am - 4:30pm
Townsend Visitor Center
7906 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend

Townsend Artisan Guild Gallery and Studios
7719 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend and on Facebook

Members of the Townsend Artisan Guild are sharing more of their work! Original art—clay sculptures, fiber art and wearables, fused glass, painting, photography, pottery, and more. The Gallery and Studios will also be open displaying the creative work of twenty artists. Artists will be demonstrating their techniques and explain their inspirations. Stop by and enjoy the art and visit with us!

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

5/10 • Ijams Field Day: Reptiles and Amphibians
5/11 • Early Morning Birding: Spring Migration
5/11 • Early Morning Paddle
5/11 • Pond Exploration
5/12 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga
5/12 • Jazz at Ijams

And more!

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,

Schulz Brau: Maifest

  • May 10, 2024 — May 12, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Maifest is our official spring festival at SB! Started in 2022, we keep a great line up of events for the three-day festival. Expect a farmer's market, spring festival, and mini-Oktoberfest all in one!
This Event is Rain-or-Shine!

Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare on the Hill - Much Ado About Nothing

Category: Science, nature and Theatre

Spring is here and so is Shakespeare On the Hill – our spring collaboration with the Mabry-Hazen House. This year’s play will be our longtime favorite Much Ado About Nothing playing in the glorious springtime from May 9 – 19, outdoors at the Mabry-Hazen House. We had such a gloriously good time with our first two Mabry-Hazen collaborations, Kings and Crowns in 2022 and Richard II in 2023 and we are so looking forward to presenting our favorite comedy.

This most perfect romantic comedy centers on Shakespeare's wittiest lovers, Beatrice and Benedick: two people determined to avoid the foolishness of love at all costs. Verbal sparks between these two light the fire for some of Shakespeare's best writing. Along the way, we meet young lovers, chaos-causing villains, and Shakespeare's answer to the Three Stooges: Dogberry and The Watch. Of course, like all good comedies, everyone ends up with their Happily Ever After -- more or less. "But for which of my good parts did you first suffer love for me?"

Our 2024 Knoxville Shakespeare on the Hill production will be produced at the gazebo on the grounds near the Julia Meek Guest House. We will have some chairs available, but you are encouraged to bring your own outdoor chair.

Thursday, May 9 7:30 pm
Friday, May 10 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 11 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 12 2:30 pm

Thursday, May 16 7:30 pm
Friday, May 17 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 19 2:30 pm

Doors open thirty minutes before the show, with the show beginning promptly at 7:30.
Individual Tickets: $15.00

Group Rate of 4 Tickets: $50.00

Neighborhood Resident Ticket: $10 with proof of 37915 or 37916 zip code, to be purchased at the Mabry-Hazen House Office or at the door of the event.

All Children Under 6 Are Free

We will honor Penny for the Arts, covering children up to age 15. For more information, visit

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