Calendar of Events

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fountain City Art Center: FCAC Annual Members’ Show

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening reception on Fri Oct 14, 6:30-8:00 PM. Free and open to the public.

Exhibit viewing hours: Tu, Th 9-5; W, F 10-5; Sat 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787, http://www.fountaincityartcenter.com/

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Earth and Sky

Category: Theatre

By Douglas Post, directed by Doug James. EARTH AND SKY is a poetic thriller about a would-be poet and part-time librarian named Sara McKeon whose lover of ten weeks, David Ames, is found dead one hot August morning in the city of Chicago. It appears that David, owner and manager of an expensive art-deco restaurant, may have been involved in several illicit activities including kidnapping, rape and murder. Unable to believe that the man she gave her heart to was a killer, and outraged that the police seem to have closed the book on the case, Sara begins her own investigation of the crime and is led deeper and deeper through the urban labyrinth into the contemporary underworld.

As the detective story moves forward in time, scenes from the love affair take us back to the moment when Sara and David first met. Finally the plots converge, and Sara finds herself face to face with the person who murdered her beloved.

Winner of the L. Arnold Weissberger Playwriting Competition sponsored by New Dramatists, this play received its world premiere at Second Stage in New York City. This exciting thriller examines the seedy urban underworld where murder leads to an indistinct demarcation between law enforcement and law infringement.

"Douglas Posts' EARTH AND SKY is a case of film noir on stage. The devious U-turns in the plot continue past the evening of this taut new thriller."
— NY Times

"…it is thoroughly engrossing, holding you fast for about 100 intermissionless minutes…a genuine cop thriller, with devious plot turns, tough, corner-of-the-mouth, Chandler/Hammett-style dialogue, and enough surprises to startle rabbits out of holes let alone hats."
— NY Post

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 North Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com

Historic Ramsey House: Building a Legacy with Dave Ramsey

Category: Culinary arts, Fundraisers, History & heritage and Lectures

Dave Ramsey will be the keynote speaker for a benefit dinner to support Historic Ramsey House. The event will open at 6:30pm for a meet and greet with Dave. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available for your enjoyment. Dinner seating at 7:30 with our guest speaker, an evening of dancing to follow. Tickets are $100 per plate with all proceeds going to Historic Ramsey House so that they may continue their mission to preserve, educate and interpret the Historic Home and the exceptional family that occupied it and contributed so much to early Knoxville and East Tennessee. More information to come.

At Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Bijou Theatre: Paula Poundstone

Category: Comedy

Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone returns to the Bijou this fall! Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! where she holds the record for game losses. "The others cheat," she says magnanimously, "you wouldn't think NPR would put up with that. "Paula tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. Writes Nick Zaino with the Boston Globe: "You know she’s a great comic the way you know any fine performer when you see one -- there's a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she's so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.” Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval received by less artful comics. "With the exception of that one time," Paula claims.

The talents of this brilliant humorist extend beyond standup comedy, but stop short of yodeling. In 2016 Paula voiced the character "Forgetter Paula" in Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award winning animated feature film, INSIDE OUT. In June 2016, her first double-live CD, "NORTH BY NORTHWEST: PAULA POUNDSTONE LIVE!" (HighBridge) debuted at #1 on both Amazon’s “Hot New Releases – Non Fiction” and “Comedy CD” lists, and charted on Billboard’s Comedy Albums. The CD was recorded at performances at the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI and the Aladdin Theatre in Portland, OR. Says Paula, “It’s a joyous romp through a field of cheeseheads and hipsters.” Paula is also an author. Her second hardcover book (Algonquin Books), will debut on May 9, 2017. An avid reader, Paula is a staunch supporter of our nation's libraries and in 2006 the American Library Association invited her to become the national spokesperson for United for Libraries, a post she holds to this day. United for Libraries is a grass roots support group with members across the country who raise much needed funds for their local libraries. In July this year, Paula appeared on the hit television drama, MAJOR CRIMES. She has also done commentaries for CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

Paula has never been one to brag, "except," she says, "when I'm alone," but since this is her bio, and we are supposed to tell you something about her, over the years Paula has amassed a list of accolades and awards that stretch the length of a great big tall guy's rm. In 1992 she became the first woman to share the stage with the President and host the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner, a role not until then offered to a woman in its seventy-two year history. Only four other women have followed in her pioneering footsteps. That same year, she rocked the comedy establishment when her HBO special, CATS, COPS AND STUFF won the Cable ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy Special -- the first woman to ever receive that award. Her second special for HBO, PAULA POUNDSTONE GOES TO HARVARD was the first time the elite university allowed their name to be used in the title of a television show. Paula is included in Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time – comments Paula: "Especially meaningful because lots of other Neanderthals were overlooked.” -- and she won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic -- Paula: "They ran out of people to give it to." She has guested on late night talk shows, several television specials, and Garrison Keillor's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. Still, Paula considers her greatest achievement being a Mom of 3 children. She lives in Santa Monica where she also has 2 dogs, 14 cats, and one ant left from her ant farm.

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Music

October 14 – “AA5 23rd Anniversary” with The BlairXperience

Alive After Five is a unique live music series that takes place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, and free parking. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries. Admission is $15 for general and $10 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Hosts the Rocky Top Pickin’ Party

  • October 14, 2016
  • 6-10 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Fundraisers and Music

Join Keep Knoxville Beautiful at the historic Mabry-Hazen House for a unique musical event. The Rocky Top Pickin’ Party will feature the musical talents of The Bearded, the Hardin Valley Thunder, and you—all under an East Tennessee full moon and close to the heart of downtown Knoxville. All musicians are invited to play. This family-friendly and low-waste fundraiser for Keep Knoxville Beautiful is unlike any other in Knoxville; in between sets, pickers of all levels will form breakout sessions around the grounds. Everyone is invited, but musicians with an instrument pay only $5 to enter. General advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door, and all tickets include 4 free beers/beverages. Barbeque and tacos will be available from the Rollin’ Smoke and Captain Muchachos food trucks.

Promote a cleaner, greener, more beautiful Knoxville by joining Keep Knoxville Beautiful for a relaxing fall evening of music, pickin', food, and friends. For tickets visit www.KeepKnoxvilleBeautiful.org.

Mighty Mud: Raku Firing

  • October 14, 2016
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

Fee: $30.00. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this event. This is a fun family event (kids love the Raku process) Or it could be a great “date night”. Plus, you will be taking home a hand-crafted piece of art to decorate your home that you helped create! Bring your own beverage or snack for the wait time in the middle while your pieces are firing. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Mighty Mud, 1300 McCalla Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com

Gypsy Hands: Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, Lecture and Book Signing

  • October 14, 2016
  • 6:15PM

Category: Lectures

Heal your mind at Gypsy Hands.
Dr. Mona Lisa will present a lecture at Gypsy Hands followed by a book signing on Friday, October 14. The lecture is at 6:15; book signing at 7:30PM. Cost is $25.

Listen to Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz as she discussed how medicines are just one approach to healing the mind; nutritional supplements give us another important way to support mind-body health; and affirmations, as well as various forms of therapy, can restore us to balance by changing the way we think.

For more information contact Gypsy Hands at 865 522 5829 or info@gypsyhands.com.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons

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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, www.knoxvillesymphony.com

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 www.marblecityopera.com. 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, KathrynM@marblecityopera.com, (646) 217-1580

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, http://www.wineandcanvas.com/knoxville-tn.html

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

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures

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, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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