Citizens 90-plus invited to a free birthday party at the Tennessee Theatre that is also 90-years old. This Thursday, Oct. 11, those 90-years or older this year are welcome to join the celebration of the 90th birthday of the Tennessee Theatre. Honorees and two guests will be treated to lunch, birthday cake, and music from the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Attendees will also have an opportunity to share their experiences of visiting the theatre over the past 90 years. Admission is free by reservation and a first-come basis as space allows. Register at, www.tennesseetheatre.com/birthday, or call Kelly Hider at 865-684-1200, ext. 150.
DELIGHTFUL MOVEMENT SOUL LINE-DANCING CLASSES: Mondays & Thursdays at City of Knoxville, 3131 Morris Ave.; Tuesdays at New Hope, 2504 Cecil Ave; and Tuesdays at MLK Center, 209 Franklin St. Alcoa, TN. All classes are 6:30-8 p.m. and cost $3 per person per class except the Thursday morning Senior Class, 10:30-11:30 am at MLK Center in Alcoa
Boo at the Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, October 13 – 29, 5:30-8PM. For more information go to their websitehttps://www.zooknoxville.org/event/boo-at-the-zoo/.
International Food Festival, World’s Fair Park, October 13, 11 am -5 pm. Admission is free, activities for children require a $5 armband, and tickets can be purchased for foods. For more information call (865) 525-3399.
Oktoberfest in the Old City, Old City, 283 E Jackson Ave, October 13, 2 – 8 pm, Price: $10 advance, $15 day of purchase, kids under 10 free. http://oldcityknoxville.org/oktoberfest/.
MEET ME IN HARLEM WITH CATHERINE RUSSELL, 8-10 pm, Tues, Oct. 16 at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Acclaimed vocalist, Catherine Russell will take the audience on a trip back to Harlem, New York in the 1920s and 30s. A time when folks dress to the nines and swing danced the night away to the music of jazz giants like Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong.
Fall Festival, Knoxville Botanical Garden, 2743 Wimpole Avenue, October 28, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Free. For more information, call (865) 862-8717 or go to http://knoxgarden.org/calendar/9th-annual-fall-festival/.
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOOD DAYS, Sept. 28 -29, University of Tennessee Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Dr. An event for those who enjoy history, culture, and food. This culinary, cultural event will feature local acclaimed chefs and presenters from across the region. Attendees will be educated on preservation, fermentation, wild edibles. Smoky Mountain history and culinary traditions, and cooking techniques passed through a long line of ancestors and heritage will be shared. Visit greatsmokymountainfooddays.com. Student tickets can be purchased by contacting Ann Fairhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOUIE BLUIE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, Sat., Sept. 29 at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, TN. Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong (1909-2003), was an internationally acclaimed string band musician who grew up in LaFollette, TN in the 1920s and became an internationally acclaimed string band musicians, and one of the nation’s finest string band musicians, as well as artist, storyteller, and writer. The festival includes a children’s fun zone, performers, a juried artisan village, judged art and quilt show, a food court and an acoustic music jam session open to all players. Artisans, vendors, and performers and volunteers can apply online at louiebluie.org by Aug. 31st. Admission is free; a $5 per person or $10 per family donation that will support the Campbell Culture Coalition. Confirm your attendance on the facebook page.
Monthly First Friday Events
The Motley Crew Luncheon, 11:30-1 pm., at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville, is the unofficial kick-off to First Friday events in the evening. This is a relaxed, diverse, social, and networking opportunity for retired and working professionals. Lunch is from the Crowne Plaza lunch buffet. Motley Crew participants get a special rate that includes beverage, dessert, and free parking. Attendees run the gamut of home-based to corporate business executives, neighborhood associations, to political representatives, those retired from public service, in public service and running for an office. Whether you are retired, still working, or just want to enjoy lunch with former and current movers and shakers this is the place to be for lunch on first Friday’s. The Motley Crew is hosted by Hubert Smith, a who’s who in the Knoxville community that knows something about most things going on in the city of Knoxville.
Visit Knoxville listing: https://www.visitknoxville.com/events/first-friday-knoxville/
Knoxville Museum of Art Calendar: http://www.knoxart.org/events/index.html
Clarence Brown Theatre: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/
Bijou Calendar: https://knoxbijou.org/events/
Ijams Nature Center Calendar: http://ijams.org/events/
Knoxville Coliseum Calendar: http://www.knoxvillecoliseum.com/events/
The Muse Knoxville Calendar: http://www.themuseknoxville.org/calendar
Knoxville City Moms Blog: https://knoxville.citymomsblog.com/free-and-inexpensive-indoor-activities-for-kids/
Knox County Public Library Calendar & Programs: http://www.knoxlib.org/calendar-programs
More to Knoxville: http://www.moretoknoxville.com/events/search