Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable: May Program

  • May 14, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, History, heritage and Lecture, panel

May 14– Chris Kolakowski, Historian & Author, “This Army Does Not Retreat: The Battle of Stones River & it Place in the Civil War”

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable is a organization dedicated to remembering and studying the Civil War in East Tennessee. Meetings are held a Buddy's Banquet Hall (5806 Kingston Pike). A dinner buffet is served at 7 p.m. Cost is $15.00 for members and $17.00 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11 a.m. on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations.

A guest speaker, normally an author, educator, or historian of national prominence in his or her field, speaks for approximately one hour, on some aspect of the American Civil War. This address is followed by a brief question and discussion period. Cost (for those not dining) is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for nonmembers.

The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:
7:00 p.m. - Buffet Dinner
7:45 p.m. - Roundtable Business
8:00 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion
9:15 p.m. - Adjournment

Bijou Theatre: Cory Henry

Category: Music

Cory Henry, Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 PM, at the Bijou Theatre.

Cory Henry is a Grammy Award Winning Artist, Composer, Producer, Multi-instrumentalist, all around keyboard master, and is the future of music!

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

Knoxville History Project: Maple Hall: East Tennessee Marble, with Dr. Susan Knowles

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, panel

Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hall at 414 S. Gay Street

At our monthly event, we’ll welcome marble-industry authority Dr. Susan Knowles back to town. She’ll share much of what she has learned about the unusual stone used in major buildings in Washington, New York, and several other cities, including ours. For half a century or so, Tennessee’s unique stone earned Knoxville a national reputation as The Marble City. Susan organized the impressive marble exhibit at the Museum of East Tennessee History several years ago. Now retired, she was long associated with the Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation.

Free program. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559,

Vine on the Block

  • May 14, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

5-7 PM
Vine Middle Magnet School is hosting a community night! There will be a DJ, food, games and fun. They will also be highlighting the work of local artists/craftsmen. The Bottom will also be there selling books!
Children 12 & under must have an adult/guardian with them.
Info: 865-607-0627

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 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,

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.

Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesday

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Join us on Market Square, located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, for free concerts during the summer of 2024! Concerts on the Square presented by Comcast will feature a variety of Jazz music on Tuesdays in May, June & September from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and a variety of music genres on the Third Thursdays in the months of May-September.

May 7 - Joe Wilaniskis Quintet
May 14 - Greg Tardy Quintet
May 21 - Taber Gable Trio
May 28 - Sam Adams
June 4 - Mark Boling Trio
June 11 - Ken Brown Quartet
June 18 - Vance Thompson Quartet
June 25 - Larry Vincent Quartet
September 3 - Matt Nelson Trio
September 10
September 17
September 24

Free parking is available in all City owned garages after 6pm. Market Square Garage, Locust Street Garage, State Street Garage, and Langley Garage are the closest to Market Square.

Stay informed about the bands performing and any weather-related cancellations by checking the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page at

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

Art Market Gallery: Vincent Drake and Julie Boisseau-Craig

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

First Friday Reception: May 3rd, 5:30 - 9 pm

Vincent Drake was born in 1976 in Udon Thani, Thailand to a Thai mother and American father and spent his formative years in a working class neighborhood in southeast Los Angeles. He attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied Fine Art Painting. Drake's art can be seen as an exploration of society's struggle with the individual and our human nature. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Canada. He currently finds himself home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Drake is inspired by the absurdity of modern American society; the irrational ideals we're convinced to accept, the relentless marketing and propaganda, the tribalism, disgust, perverted romanticism and violence that has become characteristic of us. In his art, Drake is unconcerned with beauty or idealization. He is interested in investigating our culture's influence on our identities and the confusion, panic, and suffering that results. His subjects are people; sometimes we as individuals, sometimes us as a group. They are part mechanical construction, part hallucination; both comical and uncomfortable; suffering, confused, and trapped by their emptiness and proselytized ambitions.

Artist Julie Fawn Boisseau-Craig works in glass and porcelain, but also utilizes metals and wood as necessary to create her sculptural pieces. Julie designs and creates many functional and wearable works at Wild Pony Studio, her personal studio in Rockford, Tennessee, and does hot shop glass works at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, North Carolina. Boisseau-Craig has shown nationally and participated in many workshops and demonstrations. Her work directly responds to the contradictions of life. Julie received her Master of Fine Arts degree in December of 2012, after which, she taught at Western Carolina University and still teaches at Southwestern Community College in North Carolina. Julie is currently the Chapter Representative of the East Chapter of Tennessee Craft as well as a board member. Julie is also the President on the board of the Art Market Gallery in Knoxville, in addition to being an exhibiting artist at the gallery. Julie also concentrates on her studio work, art shows across the country, and teaching workshops.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

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