Calendar of Events

Friday, November 4, 2016

Third Annual Scruffy City Comedy Festival

  • November 4, 2016 — November 6, 2016

Category: Comedy

The third annual Scruffy City Comedy Festival will take place November 4, 5 and 6. This year’s festival, like 2014 and 2015, will include a range of performances, including national headliners and the best of our local scene and improv will, once again, be included.

A headliner will be featured each night and they run the gamut of comedy and each have a national reputation.

The festival takes place November 4 through 6 and all venues will be downtown and easily walkable, with Scruffy City Hall being the showcase for headliners, as well as others. In addition to the three headliners, you’ll find another three dozen or so comedians from across the country in addition to the local talent.

Friday’s headliner is Baron Vaughn, who currently stars alongside Lilly Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the Netflix original series Grace and Frankie. He also has been cast as the voice of Tom Servo in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot. This will mark only his second performance in Knoxville, so it’s a rare treat.

November 5 is a real treat, with headliner Aparna Nancherla, who recently recorded a half hour special for Comedy Central, taking center stage. Her latest album, Just Putting It Out There, recently landed in the top spot on Itunes comedy charts. Currently living in New York City, large measures of her humor are about city life and its travails.

Trae Crowder, better known as the “Liberal Redneck” hails from Clay County, Tennessee, but has made Knoxville his home for the last six years. A part-time comedian, he shot to international fame in April when a short video he posted to Facebook and Youtube went viral.

Tickets go on sale today at Scruffy City at $40 for the three day event. Prices rise to $50 the week of the festival. It’s a great chance to see just how good high-quality comedy can be.

Artsclamation! Opening Gala & Art Sale

  • November 4, 2016 — November 5, 2016

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Artsclamation! is a juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. This year’s event will once again be at Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive, with lake views and opportunities for artists to display outside if they so desire. The event begins on the evening of Friday, November 4, with an invitation-only gala preview party offering sumptuous hors d'oeuvres coupled with wine, spirits and eager collectors. The 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. sale on Saturday, November 5 is free and open to the public.

Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a community-owned, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health care to children, adolescents, and adults in East Tennessee. In addition to event sponsorships and preview party ticket sales, a percentage of all artists’ sales will go directly to Peninsula. To learn more about the event, please go to

Art Guild of Tellico Village: Fine Arts Market

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Just in time for holiday or special occasion gift planning, the Art Guild of Tellico Village (AGTV) will feature its member artists in a Fine Arts Market. Eighteen of the AGTV members will be exhibiting and selling their works of art which include original paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolor; prints and notecards of original works; jewelry design; gourd art and lamps; wood turnings; fused glass; painted porcelain; and much more. Customers have the opportunity to meet the artists, ask questions, and purchase affordable one-of-a-kind creations, either for themselves or as a gift.

The Fine Arts Market is scheduled to run for two days and will open on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm at the Chota Recreation Center, Awohili Drive, Loudon, TN. The second day, Saturday, November 5 will open at 9:00 am and close at 3:00 pm.
Refreshments will be available. For customer purchases, the artists will take cash or local checks. Some will take credit cards.

Art Guild of Tellico Village:

The Hive: Fall Flea

  • November 4, 2016 — November 5, 2016
  • 8 AM - 2 PM

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

The Hive & Help You Dwell present the Fall Flea. Shop the eclectic and unique collection we've gathered along the way. Cash & card accepted. Two days to shop.

The Hive, 854 N Central St., Knoxville, Tennessee 37917. Information: (865) 282-2018,

The District Gallery: Thankful Event

  • November 4, 2016 — November 5, 2016
  • Fri. 10:00AM-8:00PM, Sat. 10:00AM-4:00PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

We are thankful for all of our friends who support The District Gallery! And to show our appreciation...for two days on Friday November 4 and Saturday November 5, enjoy 20% off the gallery's new holiday collection of artisan jewelry, craft and gifts. Delight in seasonal gifts and enjoy complimentary gift wrapping all day Friday (10-8) and Saturday (10-4).

Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 10:00AM-5:00PM and Sat. 10:00AM-4:00PM
The District Gallery and Framery
55113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
865 200 4452 or

Knoxville Bar Association's Law Talk Series

  • November 4, 2016 — November 5, 2016
  • 9:00-10:45AM, 11:00AM-12:45

Category: Classes, workshops and Free event

The Knoxville Bar Association's Law Talk series are free educational seminars which offer the community an opportunity to learn more about planning for their own security and that of their family and loved ones. The purpose of this series is not only to educate people but to emphasize how very important it is to plan ahead.

Plan now to attend the LawTalk programs on either Friday, November 4th at the O'Connor Senior Center (611 Winona Street) or on Saturday, November 5th at Fellowship Church (8000 MIddlebrook Pike). Choose to attend one or both courses.

November 4 - O'Connor Senior Center
November 5 - Fellowship Church

Both sessions below are offered each day.

Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Where there's a will - there's a family provided for by a thoughtful loved one. Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, probate options in Tennessee and the
importance of living wills and powers of attorney. This session will also address the planning necessary to assure that in case of legal incapacity, your wishes regarding financial and health care decisions will be followed.

Legal Protection for the Elderly, the Disabled and their Caregivers
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
We'll discuss the following topics: The latest news in government benefits programs and how those programs may/may not pay for long term care; how seniors can/cannot get money and other assets to family members; and mental capacity/dementia issues.

At each location, local lawyers will present information and answer questions from the audience.

The more information people have about these topics, the better they will be able to plan and implement decisions for their own circumstances and the care of their loved ones.

FREE LawTalk Series
November 4 & 5
Register at .​ or call 522-6522

Program Partners:

East Tennessee Personal Care Services

Alzheimer's Tennessee

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Meet the Artists

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

Benefiting Arrowmont’s educational programs, “Meet the Artist” is a special event featuring art by top regional artists and craftspeople. Be the envy of your friends – enjoy the work and company of great artists and fine food. Take home a glorious painting, exquisite piece of pottery, lovely hand-dyed scarf, or choose a dinner with elegant wines. Other auction items include cases of wine, exciting getaways, events with Arrowmont artists and many other desirable items.

Meet the Artist will be held on November 4, 2016 at Harper Audi located at 9735 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37922. Reception and silent auction begin at 6 pm. Dinner and live auction begin at 7:15 pm. Reserve a table or purchase individual tickets - $150 per ticket or $1,500 per table. Reservations by table – bring eight guests and enjoy a bottle of champagne and signage at your private table.

Featured Artists:Elizabeth Barton, Warren Carpenter, Alan Carter, Tina Curry, Dick Ensing, Stan Fronczek, Marcia Goldenstein, Bill Griffith, Janet Harper, Stan & Chris Johnson, Edwin Kalke, Jerry Laffer, Peggy Leland, Whitney Leland, Lisa Naples, Lindsay Pichaske, Todd Pletcher, Tom Riesing, Tommie Rush, Margaret Scanlan, Greg Schramek, Carol Shinn, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Lana Wilson and Margit Worsham.

For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Fran Day by email at or call 865-436-5860 x32.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Music

November 4 – Stacy Mitchhart Band

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,

The Mill & Mine: SoMo

  • November 4, 2016
  • 8 PM

Category: Music

Hot off the release of his third solo release, and new single First R&B up-and-comer Joseph Anthony Somers-Morales, best known as SoMo, returns to Knoxville on his newly announced Less Stress More Love Tour this November! He worked his way up from a YouTuber making Drake covers — which garnered over 200 million views — to being signed to Republic Records and landing his singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

Tennessee Theatre: STS9

Category: Music

Innovators of livetronica STS9 are coming to town this November. Originating from Georgia, since 1998 this 5-piece project has been crafting their sound using rock instrumentation paired with electronic technique. With 11 albums and countless tours behind them, STS9 has proven themselves to be not only industrious, but inspiring.

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

Bijou Theatre: Paul Thorn

Category: Music

Mississippi singer-songwriter Paul Thorn returns to the U.S. Cellular Stage this fall!

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

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Fall Home Tour


Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

The Guild of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is proud to announce the sixth annual Fall Home Tour to be held on November 4, 2016. The three homes showcased on this year's tour represent a variety of architectural styles and décor, along with spectacular views that round out the possibilities found in the Townsend area.

The Little River Railroad House
Set on the banks of the Little River just upstream from the swinging bridge, the "Little River Railroad Station House" offers convenience, beautiful river views, and the soothing sounds of water flowing over rocks steps from the home. The house features interior exposed wood framing, a large stacked stone fire place, four bedrooms and four full baths on the ground floor, a loft with a half bath, a porch all the way around the house, with the river side screened, a balcony on the front, a deck on the river side, and stacked stone features at the front and rear entrances. All the stone came from fence rows in Dry Valley. The heart pine floors and fireplace mantle were cut onsite from columns and beams removed from a 125 year old mill in southern Alabama. The floors have no stain and are the natural color of the wood. It is a great place to relax and enjoy life on the peaceful side of the Smokies.

The Lindgren Home
From the river to the ridge, the Lindgren home, "Hawk's Nest," is mountain living at its best. Soaring ceilings, walls of glass and magnificent views have made the dreams of two Florida transplants a reality. Indoor and outdoor living spaces are designed to bring Nature to the front door. Dual level screened porches and a lower level designed for relaxation and recreation are key elements. On early morning walks, passersby can enjoy the sounds of the baby grand piano wafting on the breeze.

The "Mountain 6" Home
Tucked away on a cul-de-sac in Laurel Valley is "Mountain 6," a home that is full of hidden surprises. After a 37 year military career and 17 relocations, the Jim and Carol Campbell have created a space filled with the art and soul of two avid collectors. The lower level is a true baseball "museum," featuring thousands of items representing teams too numerous to mention. It is a feast for the senses for any baseball fan. A spacious studio provides an inspirational space for the creation of many of the home's original artworks. , antiques, and some outstanding modern pieces round out the experience. A fabulous view of Rich Mountain creates a focal point for the back porch and deck.

Tickets are on sale now for $75 per person.
To reserve your time, call the GSMHC at 865-448-0044
Monday-Friday, 9AM - 5PM.
Tickets are limited. Make your reservation early!

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM. Information: 865-448-0044,

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