July

Thursday, Jul 25th AARP Smart Driver Course AARP Smart Driver Course offerings for 2024 include from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26, in West Knox County Senior Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd, Suite 101. Instructor is Paul Johnson. To register, call 865-788-7805.
Sunday, Jul 28th The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek’s Farmers Market The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek’s Farmers Market is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays through July at The Pinnacle, 11251 Parkside Drive. To become a farmer’s market vendor, reach out to Gabi Walsh of Pinnacle directly at Gwalsh@crawfordsq.com “We are seeking farmers market vendors who sell a variety of products, including dairy, fruits, vegetables, meats and other farm goods.”
Sunday, Jul 28th “Cinderella” Knoxville Children’s Theatre’s upcoming production of  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” directed by student intern Maddy Grace Payne, will be performed at KCT, 109 E. Churchwell Ave., through Sunday, July 28.  Tickets are available on the KCT website, knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

August

Sunday, Aug 4th Tools as Art: Work & Play Exhibition Knoxville Museum of Art announces Tools as Art: Work & Play Exhibition, on view through Aug. 4, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 10. This free event is open to the public with a cash bar. In addition, the museum will host its monthly Soundscapes concert series beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for KMA members and $25 for non-members. For more information about the Knoxville Museum of Art, visit www.knoxart.org.

October

Friday, Oct 25th Knoxville Opera 2024-25 season Knoxville Opera announces what it labels a “sensational 2024-25 season lineup, combining classic operatic masterpieces with modern, innovative performances.” The main stage season will set sail Oct. 25 and Oct. 27 with Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic gem “The Pirates of Penzance” in historic Tennessee Theatre, Gay Street downtown. “Under the energetic stage direction of Dean Anthony and the musical mastery of conductor Joseph Mechavich, audiences can expect a swashbuckling ride filled with humor, romance and lyrical brilliance that the whole family will love.” Step into the romantic streets of 19th-century Paris with Puccini’s “La Bohème.” on Jan. 31 and Feb. 2, 2025. “Once again led by the creative vision of Anthony and conducted by the distinguished Michelle Rofrano, this beloved opera will weave a tale of love, passion and heartbreak amidst the Bohemian lifestyle of struggling artists,” a KO press release stated. “With its soaring melodies and poignant storytelling, you won’t want to miss your chance to experience the enduring power of love and art.” Next spring, May 14 and May 16-18,  experience Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis’  contemporary “comic-rap-scrap-metal-opera, ‘Stuck Elevator’. This unique and impactful theatrical experience, co-produced with Knoxville’s River and Rail Theatre Company, will be directed by Keturah Stickann and conducted by the exceptional Judith Yan.” Visit www.knoxvilleopera.org/for tickets or 865-524-0795.

November

Tuesday, Nov 12th Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Fourth Annual Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent variety show, in partnership with Morning Pointe Senior Living, is introducing some big changes this year, including a lowered age of competition and additional prize money. The 2024 Knoxville show will take place beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in The Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. in downtown Knoxville. Ten local senior acts will compete. This year, the Foundation has lowered the minimum age of contestants from 62 to 60, opening the doors to a wider variety of talent in the Greater Knoxville community. “Seniors Got Talent is open to any talented seniors (not just Morning Pointe campus residents),” a MP press release stated. “Acts have included singers, musicians, dancers, poets, comedians and more.” More changes for this year’s Seniors Got Talent show include an increase in prize winnings. The grand-prize winner will receive $1,000, with $500 going to the second-place winner and $250 awarded to the third-place winner. Online auditions are open now at morningpointefoundation.com/events/seniors-got-talent/, and in-person auditions will take place from Sept. 24 through Oct. 6 at local Morning Pointe Senior Living campuses. Tickets will be $10 and will go on sale in October.