Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery Exhibition

  • October 16, 2016 — December 8, 2016

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Art exhibit by Thomas Riesing and Koichi Yamamoto

Opening reception November 18 from 5 to 8:00 p.m.; artists’ talks at 6:30 p.m.

Thomas Riesing: These artworks, produced from 2007 to the present, utilize drawing not only to develop ideas before and during the painting process, but also as independent works of art. The drawing materials include graphite, silver point, and ballpoint pen. Riesing prefers sketching with ballpoint because of its fluidity and its unique ways of developing relative densities and layers of information. The graphite drawings allow for erasing and reduction, while the silver point drawings require a more deliberate, subtle approach to image and surface development. The places represented include East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains, the Pocono Mountains and Delaware River Gap, and the forests along the coast of Oregon. Riesing responds to the light and space between and beyond the persistent verticality of the trees.

Koichi Yamamoto: Layers of line and folds within the sediment provide a sense of connection in Yamamoto’s crafted illusion of landscape. The significance of each moment, a fraction of time, is not lost in the grand scale of the completed work. Removing copper from the plate surface, he begins to cultivate a specific landscape. Multiple prints from multiple plates provide maps of the excavation, each image a record of past events. Using these samples, he discovers a significant composition. In contrast, the monotype is transparent; there are no interruptions in form as it appears. It is a seemingly tangible moment and like tectonic plates, it is dynamic and in constant motion.

Free and open to the public. Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org

Union Avenue Books: Book signings & readings

  • October 16, 2016 — October 19, 2016
  • 6 PM

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

Sunday, October 16th at 2 pm Book signing with children’s authorAlan Gratz reading from his latest novel, Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War 11

Monday, October 17th at 6 pm Book signing and discussion with Cynthia Graubart author of Chicken: a SAVOR THE SOUTH Cookbook

Tuesday, October 18th at 6 pm “Book Club Night” with Random House reps, Toni and Jess, presenting new, upcoming, and popular titles for the season.

Wednesday, October 19th at 6 pm The Southern Writers Book Group discusses Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Blues Cruise

  • October 16, 2016

Category: Music

Come join the Smoky Mountain Blues Society as they present some of the best known regional Blues Music artists performing on specialty cruises on the Tennessee River. From April through October, blues lovers will convene to celebrate this truly American art-form during a 3 hour Sunday afternoon cruise on the Star of Knoxville Tennessee Riverboat. The Riverboat is located just one-half mile east of Neyland Stadium at 300 Neyland Drive next to Calhoun's. It starts boarding at 3pm for a 4-7pm cruise each month.

10/16 - The Blues Sessions featuring Jon Mason and Warren Pineda

Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website (http://tnriverboat.com/blues-cruises-2/) and by calling (865) 525-7827. Tickets are just $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Each voyage will also have a limited food menu and full bar available. More information at www.smokymountainblues.org.

Smoky Mountain Blues Society Blues Cruise

  • October 16, 2016
  • Boarding 3PM, cruise 4-7PM

Category: Music

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society CRUISE SERIES 4pm BLUES CRUISE aboard the The Star of Knoxville at the Tennessee Riverboat Company continues through the next six months with some wonderful national and local acts.

10/16 – The Blues Sessions featuring Jon Mason and Warren Pineda

Tickets are available at tnriverboat.com/blues-cruises-2/and by calling (865) 525-7827.

Tickets are just $16 in advance and $20 at the door. (Use your current SMBS Membership and receive a $3.00 discount on every ticket in your order). Boarding 3:00pm, Cruise 4:00-7:00pm. Each voyage will also have a limited food menu and full bar available. More information at www.smokymountainblues.org.

Tennessee Theatre: Ben Rector

Category: Music

Ben Rector returns to Knoxville after selling out the Tennessee Theatre last fall!

At the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com

McClung Museum: Can You Dig It? Archaeology and Fossil Day

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Category: Free event, History & heritage and Kids & family

In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, and the Archaeological Institute of America, East Tennessee Society, are hosting Can You Dig It? at the Museum. A number of activities for children, including games, demonstrations, and take home crafts related to archaeology and fossils, will be available. Visitors can also bring artifacts, rocks, and fossils for identification by experts. Archaeologists, paleontologists, and geologists will be on hand to talk with visitors about their work, and present displays about their research around the world. All activities are free and open to the public!

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

UT School of Music: Emi Kagawa; piano

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Category: Free event and Music

Guest Artist recital - Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, and the Alumni Memorial Building is located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events

Mabry-Hazen House: Lineage and Legacy

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage and Theatre

Mabry-Hazen House will host its third annual Lineage and Legacy event. A special celebration of one of Knoxville’s first families, the event will center on remembering the family’s impact both past and present. Join us for a one-act play written by Becky Brewer and Douglas McDaniel and performed by the Tennessee Stage Company. The play will follow the events that led to the famous Oct. 19th, 1882 gunfight that left the lifeless bodies of Joseph A. Mabry II, Joseph A. Mabry III, and Thomas O’Conner sprawled out on Gay Street.

Additionally, the event will serve as the annual meeting of the membership. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and tours of the historic home. Please join us as we recognize family descendants and our supporting members. The event is free and open to the public. The one-act play is supported by a matching grant provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Please RSVP by October 12th, 2016, by calling 865-522-8661 or email mabryhazenhouse@gmail.com. Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: www.mabryhazen.com

Lincoln Park Community Festival

  • October 16, 2016
  • 1-7 PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Music

This community celebration will be held at the recreation grounds of Lincoln Park United Methodist Church at 3120 Pershing Street in North Knoxville. The festival will feature music from Red Shoes & Rosin, The Lost Fiddle String Band, Bark, the Fox Family plus community organizations and food vendors on site from 1-6PM. Presented by WDVX, Blank News, The Parlor and Lincoln Park United Methodist Church.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1633532340272349/

Mabry-Hazen House: Lineage & Legacy Event

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Category: Free event, History & heritage and Theatre

Mabry-Hazen House will host its third annual Lineage and Legacy event on Sunday, October 16th, 2016, from 2pm – 4pm. A special celebration of one of Knoxville's first families, the event will center on remembering the family's impact both past and present. Join us for a one-act play written by Becky Brewer and Douglas McDaniel and performed by the Tennessee Stage Company. The play will follow the events that led to the famous Oct. 19th, 1882 gunfight that left the lifeless bodies of Joseph A. Mabry II, Joseph A. Mabry III, and Thomas O'Conner sprawled out on Gay Street.

Additionally, the event will serve as the annual meeting of the membership. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and tours of the historic home. Please join us as we recognize family descendants and our supporting members. The event is free and open to the public. The one-act play is supported by a matching grant provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Please RSVP by October 12th, 2016, by calling 865- 522-8661 or email mabryhazenhouse@gmail.com.
Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661, www.mabryhazen.com

Knoxville Academy of Medicine: “Be the Drama” – FashionDrama 2016

  • October 16, 2016
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Music

Fashion Sponsors: Janice Ann’s, M.S. McClellan, Diana Warner, elle Boutique

The Kelle Jolly/Will Boyd Project will perform as part of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance's 63rd annual FashionDrama. In addition to live music, this black-tie optional event will feature a live runway show with looks provided by local fashion vendors as well as a friendly poker tournament. KAMA is a non-profit organization established in partnership with Knoxville Academy of Medicine to promote health education programs that impact the welfare of our community and to encourage friendships among its membership. The organization supports a number of local initiatives including SAVE: Stop America's Violence Everywhere, HEALTHLINE: Community Health Television, and the Medication Safety Initiative.

At Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr. http://www.knoxvillemedicine.org/event/be-the-drama-fashiondrama-2016/
For more information or questions call Susan Brown: 384-8274 or Jennifer Ollis: 207-4696

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

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