Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (9/30 – 10/09/2018)

First Annual (official) Park(ing) Day in Knoxville, September 2018
First Annual (official) Park(ing) Day in Knoxville, September 2018

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Sunday, September 30


Monday, October 1


Tuesday, October 2

Brenda Orellana and Brian Gligor, Alias Grace, UT Carousel Theatre, Knoxville, September 2018

Wednesday, October 3


Thursday, October 4

Friday, October 5


Saturday, October 6

First Annual (official) Park(ing) Day in Knoxville, September 2018

Sunday, October 7


Monday, October 8

  • TRPA Conference, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Management Institute, Hosted by Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA), Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown, 8:30 AM (through October 9 at 5:00 PM)
  • Drop-in Figure Drawing Class, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $10
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Dean Owens and the Whiskey Hearts / Doug and Telisha Williams, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • The Ghost Army of WWII | A Brown Bag Lecture with Rick Beyer, East Tennessee History Center, Noon – 1:00 PM
  • Kids In The Arts Fall Camp, Birdhouse Knoxville, 4:00 PM, (daily through October 12), $55 per day / $235 for the week
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show: Friendlytown comedy troupe presents: An Evening with Olivia Grace, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, $5
  • Trixie Mattel – Now With Moving Parts Tour, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, $38 – $153
  • The Harlem River Noise, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, October 9

  • TRPA Conference, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • WordPress Websites 101, UT Conference Center, 9:00 AM – Noon, $139
  • Developing a Major Gifts Program with Jerry Askew, Alliance for Better Nonprofits, Regas Building, 9:00 AM – Noon, $25 – $225
  • BeDazzled! Art Market Gallery, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (through October 14)
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Ample Angst / Greg Horne and Tenzin Chopak, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • DockDogs® 2018 World Championship, Knoxville Convention Center, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $7.33 – $23.16 (through October 13)
  • Improvised Music by Matt Nelson, Pilot Light, 6:00 PM, FREE!
  • Drop The Mic 2018: Benefiting Humane Society of the TN Valley, KS Absher Marketing & Events, 116 S Gay St, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $25
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Wine Tastings In the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $10
  • Treasury Wine Dinner at Oliver Royale, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, $127
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Father John Misty with King Tuff, The Mill & Mine, 8:00 PM, $32 – $35
  • Bahamas, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $19.50
  • 3 Down, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM
  • The Head, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM