Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Knox County Public Library: Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding

  • December 4, 2016
  • 2 PM

Category: Film, Free event and Lecture, panel

Bollywood returns to Knoxville. Knox County Public Library is pleased to present the third film in its series celebrating movies from India. The public is invited to watch Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. The 2001 film and recipient of the Golden Lion award, is a comedy-drama set in New Delhi and focuses on a father’s expensive preparation for his daughter’s wedding and the chaos that ensues. This film will have an introduction by Viren Lalka of Namaste, Welcome to India. Note that the film is rated R and minors will need to be accompanied by an adult. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a brief discussion.

Previous films shown in the series include Mira Nair’s: Salaam Bombay! (1988) and Gandhi (1982) directed by Richard Attenborough.

For more information, contact Mary Pom Claiborne at or (865) 215-8767.

Church Street United Methodist Church: Advent Crafts Festival

  • December 4, 2016

Category: Music

More info TBA! Featuring a performance by the Kinder Choir.

Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-524-3048,

St. John's Cathedral: Stile Antico Choir

  • December 4, 2016

Category: Music

Sunday, December 4, St. John's Cathedral presents Stile Antico, a 12-voice choir from the UK.

413 W. Cumberland Ave. (at the corner with Walnut)
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865.525.7347

Church Street United Methodist Church: Christmas at Church Street

  • December 4, 2016
  • 8:30 and 11:00AM

Category: Kids, family and Music

Christmas at Church Street
Sunday, December 4 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Music of Advent and Christmas led by the Church Street Children’s and Youth Choirs

Church Street United Methodist Church
900 Henley at Main, Knoxville, TN 37902

Friends of Music and the Arts: Candlelight Service of Advent Lessons and Carols

  • December 4, 2016
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Free event and Music

Featuring Choirs of the Ascension.

Church of the Ascension, 800 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-588-0589,

UT School of Music: Holiday Musicale

  • December 4, 2016
  • 5 PM

Category: Fundraisers and Music

A casual, festive evening of traditional holiday music hosted by the UT School of Music Board of Advisors. Food and drinks are included in ticket price. Tickets are $75 per person in advance. All funds raised go toward student scholarships. Purchase tickets by contacting Tracy Viles at 865-974-7547 or by mailing your RSVP form. (Invitations will be mailed in early November.)

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Ijams Nature Center: 4th Annual Holiday Marketplace

  • December 4, 2016
  • 12-5 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us on December 4th from 12:00pm-5pm for a flurry of fun and shopping at our 4th Annual Holiday Marketplace. We will have tons of local artists, crafters, and designers as well as local food, a beer garden, and more to add to all the festivities of the day. The holidays are the perfect time of year to support local and shop local. There will be a huge variety of wares from beautiful jewelry, all natural body products, glass, pottery, apparel, and so much more… all handmade with love!

More events at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices and restrooms is open M-Sat 9-5 and Sun 11-5. Information: 865-577-4717,

Winter Solstice Sacred Circle Dance

  • December 4, 2016
  • 7:00PM

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Winter Solstice Sacred Circle Dance
Sunday, December 4, 7:00pm
At the Square Dance Center, 828 Tulip Avenue, Knoxville
Sponsored by East Tennessee Sacred Circle Dance

The Winter Solstice has been celebrated by cultures around the world for thousands of years. Sacred Circle Dances are traditional, seasonal dances from a wide variety of cultures and peoples. They range in mood from light and silly to deep and powerful. All dances are taught and no partner or experience are necessary. You are invited to wear white and bring a candle for the center of the circle. Medieval refreshments will be served at the intermission!
Cost: $5/person or $10/family

For more information, contact Kevin Meyer at (865) 406-6452 or

Union Avenue Books: Book Signing & Talk

  • December 4, 2016
  • 2 PM

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

Book signing and talk with William C. McDonald III author of The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault

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

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church: Annual Holiday Craft Fair

  • December 4, 2016
  • 9 AM - 4 PM

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

The public is invited to this well anticipated community craft fair event with roots dating back several decades. Featured will be work of some of the region’s finest artisans who will no doubt provide a source of inspiration and a place of diversity for those "one of a kind" gifts on one's gift giving list. Available for selection will be articles comprised of glass, clay, wood, quilts and other hand sewn items, paintings and photographs.

For over 50 years ORUUC has been a supporter of arts and crafts including painting, textiles, pottery, and music. Many of its members and friends have been artists, teachers, and proponents of a culture that strongly embraces all art forms. Part of the proceeds will support several ORUUC youth programs.

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike (near traffic light #2), Oak Ridge, TN. Information: (865) 483-6761,

Stile Antico: A Wondrous Mystery

  • December 4, 2016
  • 7:30 PM

Category: Music

Stile Antico is firmly established as one of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Working without a conductor, its twelve members have thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony. The ensemble’s Christmas programme is a delightful mixture of the formal and the informal, of sophisticated polyphony and folk-like dances. Alongside a glorious, richly scored Christmas mass by the Flemish composer Clemens non Papa, Stile Antico performs traditional old-German carols and motets, many of them still familiar today. Amongst the highlights are Eccard’s infectiously joyful Übers Gebirg Maria geht and Praetorius’ double-choir Magnificat, which includes the carols In dulci jubilo and Josef lieber, Josef mein. Based on the same Josef lieber melody, and neatly joining the two strands of the programme, is Resonet in laudibus by the Flemish-born, German-resident master Orlandus Lassus. An irresistibly festive performance. Visit

At St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902.

Oak Ridge Winter Farmers Market

  • December 3, 2016 — February 25, 2017

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event and Science, nature

With a variety of local holiday and winter farmers' markets there are so many opportunities to continue eating seasonally, shopping locally, and supporting your local farmers, local artisans, and local craft producers. Grow Oak Ridge will open their new Oak Ridge Winter Farmers Market at St. Mary's School in Anderson County. With a bounty of local farms and producers in attendance, folks in Anderson County and the surrounding areas will have an indoor market to shop every Saturday, 10 AM - 1 PM (closed Dec. 24th & 31st).

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