Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Singing from the New Harp of Columbia

  • November 13, 2016
  • 6:30-8:00PM

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Music

Join in singing traditional four part, seven shape note music from the New Harp of Columbia at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916-2016.
Sunday evening, Nov. 13, 6:30-8:00PM.

Free and open to everyone: no experience needed. Loaner books provided.

McClung Museum: Family Fun Day: A Soldier's Day


Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Join us for free a free Family Fun Day featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more. This month we will tour the museum’s Civil War exhibition with curator Joan Markel focusing on a soldier’s experience of the war. All materials will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary.

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Docent Tours & Family Fun


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

Each Second Sunday of the month at 2pm, docents offer free guided tours of Higher Ground, Currents, and traveling exhibitions to the public. In order to reach a broader audience the KMA offers Spanish speaking tours once a month at 3pm.

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,

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum: Native American History Month Free Lecture


Category: Free event, History, heritage and Literature, spoken word, writing

Join us at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum as we celebrate Native American Month with a free lecture presentation featuring Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians enrolled member, Sonny Ledford. He will be lecturing on Cherokee culture. Sonny Ledford is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a cultural ambassador for the Eastern Band and has traveled extensively participating in historical Cherokee programs all over the southeast coast and Midwest, including Colonial Williamsburg. He is one of the original members of the Ani-Kituwah warriors for the past 14 years. He worked at the Cherokee Historical Association for 22 years. Currently Sonny works for the Museum of Cherokee Indian.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, 576 Hwy 360, Vonore, TN 37885. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5. Information: 423-884-6246,

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church: Craft Fair

  • November 12, 2016 — November 13, 2016

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

After all weekend masses November 12 (6 - 8 pm) and 13 (8 am - 2 pm), the decorated church hall of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in downtown Knoxville will be filled with local and visiting vendors with jewelry and gifts, beautiful baskets as well as home baked goodies for the holiday season.

414 W Vine Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Kiln Opening and Sale at Peter Rose Pottery

  • November 12, 2016 — November 13, 2016
  • Sat. 10:00AM-5:00PM, Sun. 12:00-5:00PM

Category: Fine Crafts

I'd like to invite you and your friends to come out to my fall kiln opening and pottery sale on Saturday, November 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 13th from noon to 5 p.m.

We had a great firing this year and I've filled the kiln with a huge variety of handcrafted pots and animal sculptures just waiting inside to be discovered. I'll start unloading the kiln at 10 a.m. on Saturday - come out and see for yourself. It will be a great opportunity to do some early holiday shopping.

Kiln Opening Dates:
Saturday, November 12th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 13th, noon to 5 p.m.

My studio and kiln are located at 6319 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918.

Take I-40 East or West to I-640. Take Exit 6 off I-640, north on Broadway and follow the signs to "Tazewell Pike." Turn right on Tazewell Pike at the first traffic light (by Pratt's Country Store). I am 6 miles away on Tazewell Pike, the first driveway on the left past Atkins Road.

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Knoxville Expo Center: The 2016 Christmas Fair

  • November 11, 2016 — November 13, 2016

Category: Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

Save the date for the 2016 Christmas Fair at the Knoxville Expo Center, November 11-12-13. There will be a craft fair, arts, gifts and more! It's a Christmas shoppers paradise!

Friday, November 11, 2PM-8PM, Saturday, November 12, 10AM-8PM and Sunday, November 13, 12PM-5PM. Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway (Merchants Drive exit of I 75).

UT School of Music Opera Theatre: Monteverdi's Ulysses

  • November 10, 2016 — November 13, 2016
  • 8 PM

Category: Music and Theatre

Directed by James Marvel and conducted by Kevin Class.

11/10/2016 at 8:00 PM
11/11/2016 at 8:00 PM
11/13/2016 at 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth 18 and under For parking details, visit

At Carousel Theatre, next to Clarence Brown Theatre on UT Campus. Info: 865-974-5678, Tickets: 865-974-5161

Bearden High School Theatre Department: Les Miserables

  • November 10, 2016 — November 13, 2016
  • Nov. 10-12, 7:30PM, Nov. 13, 2:30PM

Category: Theatre

Bearden High School Theatre Department presents the eight-time Tony award-winning musical masterpiece, Les Misérables, which tells Victor Hugo’s tale of the struggle between justice and mercy in the unforgiving world set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France. The magnificent score features classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master of the House" and many more!

Performances are November 10-12 at 7:30 PM and November 13 at 2:30 PM.
Reserved Tickets: $15 ~ Available at Bearden High, noon - 2PM weekdays
General Admission: $12 Adults & $10 Students ~ Available at or at the door.
BEARDEN HIGH is located at 8352 Kingston Pike (behind Cheddar’s restaurant)

Zoo Knoxville: Dollar Days with $1 Admission

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

Zoo Knoxville will be offering $1 admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item or pet food Nov. 10-13, 2016, during their Dollar Days event. During the Dollar Days event, general zoo admission tickets for ages four and up are $1 each and parking is free. To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for Dollar Days guests, a limited number of tickets are available for each day, and advance online purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased online at beginning at noon on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

Dollar Days attendees should also bring a non-perishable food item or bagged or canned dog or cat food donation in addition to each ticket to help other local non-profit organizations Mission of Hope, Young-Williams Animal Center, and Knox County Office on Aging’s Knox PAWS program. Dollar Days tickets are valid only for the date printed on the ticket and no rain checks will be offered for this special event. Tickets will not be sold at the zoo’s ticket window on the days of the event. Dollar Days will take place rain or shine. Limit six tickets per order.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

Clayton Center for the Arts: "Momma's Dead"


Category: Theatre

"Momma's Dead"
On Sale Now!
November 9-13, 2016
Mike Everett and David Dwyer are at it again! This time with a new comedy "Momma's Dead." Written by Mike Everett and directed by David Dwyer. Continue to follow the tale of MurRuth and SurLou as they discover a family secret after the death of a loved one. There is love, death, greed, a funeral and all the madcap fun begins as Mike Everett takes Blount County on another adventure through the past.

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

Wine and Canvas Knoxville: November events

  • November 8, 2016 — November 28, 2016

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

Painted Skies - Tue, 11/8/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Swifty's Atomic Bar and Grill - 119 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 - $35
Rocky Top - Wed, 11/9/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Hurricane Grill & Wings - 319 Lovell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934 - $35
Black Wind - Fri, 11/11/2016, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - Mimi's Cafe - 10945 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922 - $35
Fall Barn - Tue, 11/15/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Gibby's Dining & Drinks (inside Holiday Inn) - 9134 Executive Park Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923 - $35
A Walk in the Woods - Wed, 11/16/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Green Meadow Country Club - 1700 Louisville Rd., Alcoa, TN 37701 - $35
Golden Mushroom - Thu, 11/17/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Original Copper Cellar - 1807 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916 - $35
Old Fashioned Christmas - Fri, 11/18/2016, 7:00 - 10:00 PM - TGIFriday's - Pigeon Forge - 2794 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 - $35
Red Ornament - Family Day - Sat, 11/19/2016, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Flapjack's Pancake Cabin - 603 E. Emory Rd., Powell, TN 37849 - $20
First Snow - Give from the Heart Fundraiser - Mon, 11/28/2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM - Barley's - 128 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801 - $35

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

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