Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Knoxville Choral Society: Appalachian Tales and Tunes

  • November 20, 2016 — November 21, 2016

Category: Music

Sunday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre - There will be a pre-concert talk at 5:20 P.M.

Monday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Tellico Village Community Church (tickets at the door)

This concert pays tribute to our life in the mountains. The program is comprised of musical pieces, including Nelly Bly, Light of a Clear Blue Morning, Old Joe Clark and Cindy. The singing is interwoven with the masterful storytelling of Bill Landry and Charles Maynard. Traditional instrumental music is provided by the Trinity Boys.

Knoxville Choral Society: 865-312-2440, www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org

Bijou Theatre: WIMZ presents Steve Vai

Category: Music

Virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer Steve Vai returns to the Bijou for the 25th Anniversary of Passion and Warfare.

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

Carson-Newman University: Benefit Celebration With Ricky Skaggs

  • November 20, 2016
  • 7:30PM

Category: Fundraisers

On Thursday, November 20, celebrate an evening of Appalachian food and music while benefiting Carson-Newman University with award winning American Country and Bluegrass singer, musician, and songwriter, RICKY SKAGGS.

Enjoy Appalachian cuisine from local chefs while Ricky and his band, Kentucky Thunder, perform a full concert set with special guest Carson Peters, a 12 year old fiddle player who has appeared on The Tonight Show and the Grand Ole Opry.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Ricky Skaggs Student Scholarship and the Women of Vision at Carson-Newman University.

Thursday, November 10, 7:30PM
This is a general admission, family friendly, non-alcoholic event. Any patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by guardian. For more information please visit http://www.cn.edu/.

Carson-Newman University is a Christian liberal arts University located in Jefferson City, TN.

UT School of Music: Smoky Mountain Community Flute Day

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  • November 20, 2016

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel and Music

This event is designed to encourage and inform all area students from middle school, high school, college, adult amateurs and area band directors to join the UT Flute Studio for a day of lectures, master classes, demonstrations, flute choirs and concerts.
NHMC, All rooms , 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

Oak Ridge Art Center: The Art of the Crèche IV

  • November 19, 2016 — January 9, 2017

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

Folk Art Nativities from Around the World, from of a private collection of nativities, hand crafted crèche in a myriad of techniques and materials by folk artists from many countries.

Holiday Reception: Sunday, December 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a hands-on "make and take" for artists of all ages.

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

East Tennessee History Center: Rock of Ages

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and History, heritage

The public opening of the exhibition begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18, with light refreshments and remarks. Following the exhibition opening will be a special showing of “Quarry Project—Tennessee,” an exterior projection by artists Kate Katomski and Judd Mulkerin at 7:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

East Tennessee marble is prized the world over. Rock of Ages: East Tennessee’s Marble Industry, a new exhibition by the East Tennessee Historical Society, offers a first-time look into the industry that launched the rock’s fame and crowned Knoxville as the Marble City.

The marble industry was once an important sector of East Tennessee’s economy. By the mid- 1850s, East Tennessee marble from Knox County had been chosen for the interiors of the Tennessee State Capitol and marble from Hawkins County was being installed inside the new House and Senate wings of the United States Capitol. In the decades that followed, East Tennessee’s varicolored marble was sought by architects and patrons for the interiors of a variety of public buildings: state capitol buildings, courthouses, city halls. Tennessee marble would soon also be ordered for high traffic railroad terminal flooring across the United States and Canada. The exhibition includes more than two dozen artifacts and numerous photographs and illustrations representative of Tennessee’s unique marble story.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org

East Tennessee History Center: A Man and His Bike

Category: Exhibitions, visual art

A special exhibit at the Museum of East Tennessee History will remember the legendary life and legacy of Waymon Earl Terrell (1950-2015). Earl was well known to the Powell community, where he was regularly seen riding his bicycle and pulling a cart along the busy thoroughfares of Clinton Highway and Emory Road, his dogs often accompanying him. At his passing in December 2015, he left the legacy of a simple life, kindness, and decency. The display features Earl’s amazingly inventive bicycle and cart, whirligig, and a memorial sculpture, and will be on view in the lobby of the East Tennessee History Center through January 2. The public is invited to bring personal care items, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, paper towels, dish soaps, disinfectant sprays, to be donated to Knoxville Pays It Forward in Earl’s honor, and in return will receive one free museum admission per item. Knoxville Pays It Forward is a local non-profit that helps low income families, the homeless, the disadvantaged, and senior citizens in times of need.

Earl Terrell could fix anything. Although he chose to live a solitary life, he was a well-recognized and accepted member of the community. Most days he could be seen along the highways looking for trash and other items from which he could earn money to buy food and supplies. His home was crafted of tarps, sticks, and scraps of metal that he had fashioned with homemade tools and scavenged parts. He was originally from Kentucky, served in the United States Marine Corps, and by his own word, had a master’s degree in economics before coming to Knoxville.

Kristin Brown was a long-time friend of Earl and tended to him as his health began to fail. Realizing the community’s interest in Terrell, Brown launched a Facebook page to accommodate people’s well wishes, and soon there were 3,300 followers. After his death, the page helped raise money for his burial. His bicycle was on display when he was laid to rest. The bike has been donated to the permanent collection of the East Tennessee Historical Society.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Sunday is Community Day at the museum and admission is FREE to all. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org

Foothills Craft Guild: 50th Annual Fine Craft Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Kids, family

Imagine being surrounded by the handmade work of over 140 fine craft artisans! Designated as a TOP 20 EVENT by the Southeast Tourism Society for the second year in a row, the 50th annual Fine Craft Show is presented by the Foothills Craft Guild, the oldest nonprofit artisan guild in Tennessee.

Hours are Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, November 20, 10 AM - 4 PM at the historic Jacob Building in Knoxville’s Chilhowee Park.

Participants have been juried into the Foothills Craft Guild according to the highest standards for quality workmanship… woodwork, pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, metalwork, sculpture, basketry, and more! It's a great time to shop for unique gifts representing Tennessee at ALL PRICE RANGES and support your local fine craft artisans! Enjoy a free Make It & Take It Crafts booth for all ages, daily demonstrations of artisans making their crafts, and an Authors’ Corner where local favorites will be personally autographing books.

Admission is Adults $8, Seniors 65+ and military $7, Children 6-12 $4, Children 5 and under Free. www.foothillscraftguild.org.

Lyric Theatre Company: Proof

  • November 17, 2016 — November 20, 2016

Category: Theatre

"Proof" is a 2000 play by the American playwright David Auburn. The play premiered Off-Broadway in May 2000, and transferred to Broadway in October 2000. The play won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.

Tickets: $13.00 online or $15.00 at downtown merchants and at the box office prior to performances.
November 17-19 at 8 PM and November 20 at 2 PM

Lyric Theatre: 320 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774. Information: 865-458-9020, http://www.lyrictheatrecompany.org/tickets.html

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

The Tomato Head: Exhibition by Denise Stewart-Sanabria

  • November 7, 2016 — January 2, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Altar-nate: Contemporary Altars of Misappropriated Mythology

Tomato Head Market Square/ Nov.7-Dec.4
Tomato Head West/ Dec. 5- Jan 2

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Ewing Gallery: The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception: Monday, November 14th, 6:30 - 8pm. The artist will be present.

The View Out His Window (and in his mind’s eye): Photographs by Jeffery Becton
Jeffery Becton is a photographer and image-maker who lives on Deer Isle, a rocky and forested island off the coast of Maine. Becton makes work, in part, about his surroundings. The extraordinary sweeping coastal views that are such a part of daily life when one lives by the sea are often incorporated into his images. Equally critical is internal life, both the space inside the home (and the comfort and protection it provides from northern New England’s inclement weather), and the introspective and contemplative space that enlivens one’s imagination, which is no doubt encouraged in this stunning and remote location. The exhibition is curated by Bates Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME) Director Dan Mills.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Ewing Gallery Hours: M-W and Fri: 10-5, Thu 10-7, Sun 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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