Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons


Category: Music

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season.

The KSO's October Masterworks performances feature Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons, with violinist Giora Schmidt as soloist.

Violinist Giora Schmidt has appeared with many prominent symphony orchestras around the globe including Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, National Arts Centre, Toronto, Vancouver and the Israel Philharmonic. Committed to education and sharing his passion for music, Giora regularly seeks out new ways of reaching young violinists and music lovers around the world through technology and social media. Giora was the First Prize winner of the Philadelphia Orchestra's Greenfield Competition in 2000, the recipient of a 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and in 2005 won the Classical Recording Foundation's Samuel Sanders Award. From 2004-2006 he was chosen to be a Starling Fellow where he taught as Itzhak Perlman’s assistant at The Juilliard School.

Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310,

Marble City Opera: Gallantry and La Divina

Category: Music and Theatre

Marble City Opera will present two American comic operas; La Divina by Thomas Pasatieri, and Gallantry, a soap-opera, opera by Douglas Moore. Performances will be presented at 8:00 pm. Marble City Opera is excited to welcome Scruffy City Orchestra’s conductor, Ace Edeward back to the Marble City Opera stage. Marble City Opera just celebrated their third birthday and is excited to continue to bring accessible opera performances to new venues, and audiences in Knoxville.

Gallantry by Douglass Moore is a parody of a soap-opera. Complete with doctors, a love triangle, suspense, and sung commercial interruptions. Directed by Kathryn Frady. La Divina by Thomas Pasatieri is about the farewell performance of a stellar but aging diva, whose assistant and manager are not displeased to see an end to the confusion constantly created by the prima donna’s temperament and “star complex.” It’s funny and heartfelt. Co-Directed by James Marvel and Kathryn Frady.

Tickets can be purchased online at General admission is $20, and student admission is $10.

At the Emporium Center, 100 S Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Contact: Kathryn Frady Marvel, General & Artistic Director,, (646) 217-1580

Clayton Center for the Arts: Once

Category: Music and Theatre

ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, will play the Clayton Center for the Arts for one night only, October 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $39.50 to $62.50 and are available at or by calling 865-981-8590.

ONCE, was named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards and ran for more than 1,100 performances on Broadway. ONCE features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), and direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch.

ONCE is the celebrated musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, ONCE is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty... and unforgettable in every way. The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Bijou Theatre: Henry Rollins

Category: Music

Henry Rollins returns this fall to Knoxville for an indescribable night. "Rollins is many things," says the Washington Post, "diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker."

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

Jubilee Community Arts: Knoxville Square Dance


Category: Dance, movement and Music

Jubilee Community Arts presents Knoxville Square Dance with live old-time music by The Hellgramites, calling by Stan Sharp, Ruth Simmons and Leo Collins.
Thursday, October 13
Thursday, November 10
Thursday, December 8

The Knoxville Square Dance is back on second Thursdays at the Laurel! No experience or partner is necessary and the atmosphere is casual. (No taps, please.)

8:00 pm at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916-2016

Admission: $7 ($5 for students & JCA members)

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UT School of Art: Visiting Artist Ashley Lyon – Lecture

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

A&A Rm 109

Ashley Lyon uses clay and photography to create a dialectical relationship among space, viewer, image and form. She meticulously builds all the components of her work, addressing many levels of realism in attempt to transcend traditional figuration.

Lyon received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Washington in Seattle and MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been awarded residencies at the Bemis Foundation, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the European Ceramic WorkCentre. She received an Elizabeth Greensheild Grant in 2011 and was a Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramics at Alfred University. She is co-director of the Belfry, an artist-run exhibition venue in Hornell, NY.

UT School of Art: 1715 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Riverhill Gateway Neighborhood Association Celebration

  • October 13, 2016
  • 5:00-6:00PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Free event

The RiverHill Gateway Neighborhood Association is hosting a ribbon cutting and party to celebrate the installation of the beautiful art sculpture and neighborhood sign created by artist Derek White (

This is a celebration of GRATITUDE to all the remarkable city departments, local businesses, non-profits, and residents who worked together to make this possible.

October 13th, 5:00-6:00PM at 200 East Hill Avenue.

The celebration will include:
Ribbon Cutting and gifting of the art sculpture to the city of Knoxville
Music by the “Dirty Dougs”
light refreshments.

Be advised that the Hill Avenue Bridge is closed to vehicle traffic but open to
Parking is available at Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Riverhill Gateway Neighborhood Association: 865 414 1752.

Wine and Canvas Knoxville: October events

  • October 11, 2016 — October 29, 2016

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

Sunset Sunsphere - Tue, 10/11/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Water 2 Wine Bistro - 607 N Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934

Red Moonrise - Wed, 10/12/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Hurricane Grill & Wings - 319 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934

You Choose - Haunted House or Spooky Tree - Tue, 10/18/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Gibby's Dining & Drinks (inside Holiday Inn) - 9134 Executive Park Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923

Celebration Time in Tennessee - Wed, 10/19/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Quaker Steak and Lube - Sevierville - 1431 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

Paint Yourself as a Zombie - Thu, 10/20/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Original Copper Cellar - 1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

Family Day - Pumpkin Patch - Sat, 10/22/2016, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Flapjack's Pancake Cabin - 603 E. Emory Rd., Powell, TN 37849 - $20

American Cancer Society **Give from the Heart with Art** Pink Hope - You choose your colors!! - Sun, 10/23/2016, 3:00 - 6:00 PM -
Swifty's Atomic Bar and Grill - Oak Ridge - 119 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Starry Night Over a Mountain Lake - Mon, 10/24/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Barley's - Maryville - 128 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801

Cornucopia - Tue, 10/25/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Stir Fry Cafe - 7240 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Celebrate Halloween - Monster Madness! Fri, 10/28/2016, 5:00 - 11:00 PM - Books-A-Million - 8507 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 - $10

Family Day - Pumpkin Patch - Sat, 10/29/2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Camp Rivers Landing - Pigeon Forge - 304 Day Springs Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 - $20

$35 per session (unless otherwise noted). Wine & Canvas: Knoxville, TN, 865-356-9179,

Ewing Gallery and UT Collecge of Architecture and Design: Lecture and Video Projects by Liam Young

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

In collaboration with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, October’s exhibition will be a presentation of video projects by Liam Young. Liam will be lecturing Monday, October 10, at 5:30PM in room 109, McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building.

Liam Young is a speculative architect who, in his own words, “operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures”. With his London-based design think tank, Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, he explores the future implications of emerging urban developments. Named by Blueprint magazine as one of 25 people who will change architecture and design, Young uses fiction and film to discuss probable futures.

Liam’s exhibition will open to the public on Monday, October 10th and will be on display at the Gallery through October 30th. Operating Hours: MTWF: 10am - 5pm, TR: 10am - 7pm, SUN: 1-4pm
This exhibition is free and open to the public.Operating Hours: MTWF: 10am - 5pm, TR: 10am - 7pm, SUN: 1-4pm
This exhibition is free and open to the public
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2016

  • October 7, 2016 — November 5, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Open Show 2016, Juried exhibition by regional artists, through November 5th.

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

The District Gallery & Framery: "Mask" by Nan Jacobsohn

  • October 7, 2016 — October 29, 2016

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

The District Gallery is pleased to present Mask by sculptor Nan Jacobsohn. In her second showing at the gallery, Jacobsohn evokes the primal in her latest collection of striking animal masks. Exploring sculpture in its most original form, Jacobsohn’s work gives way to endless possibilities, both tactile and sacred, ancient yet contemporary. The use of masks for ritual and ceremonial purposes has been a human practice since antiquity, intimately linked with animal iconography. From the ancient cave paintings in France to the monumental totem images of the Northwest, artists have attributed to their fellow creatures powers and qualities both natural and magical. “I consider them, perhaps, guardian spirits,” Jacobsohn says. Working in ceramic and mixed media, Jacobsohn expresses the distinctive features of each creature with textural and stylistic elements, and captures the essence of their spirit. “I love the fact that you connect directly with the clay with your hands, and it responds almost like a living thing,” says Jacobsohn. With their primal power incarnated in clay, her masks are brought alive.

Please join us Friday, October 7 from 5-8 p.m. for an artist’s reception.

The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452,

UT Downtown Gallery: UT Collects Ceramics

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

UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present, “UT Collects Ceramics,” a collection of work from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection as well as from private collections of professors and staff. Reception is October 7 from 5-9PM and is free and open to the public.

Free admission! UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sat 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802,

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