Calendar of Events

Friday, January 13, 2017

Bijou Theatre: Steep Canyon Rangers

Category: Music

GRAMMY® Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers brings their dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance to the Bijou.

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

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Bonus: Cyrus Chestnut

Category: Music

Cyrus Chestnut is quite simply one of the most dynamic pianists of his generation. The son of a church choir director and church organist, Chestnut combines deep-seated gospel roots, impeccable jazz artistry and fun-loving showmanship into an irresistible concoction that has been thrilling audiences worldwide for more than three decades. The list of artists he has worked with includes Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Kathleen Battle, Terrence Blanchard and many others. A sure-fire great evening for anyone who enjoys live music! NOTE: This is a solo piano performance and does not include the KJO big band.

At The Square Room, 4 Market Square, Knoxville, TN, 37902. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226,

WDVX: Blue Plate Special - On The Road


Category: Free event and Music

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is going on the road this winter due to remodeling at our Knoxville Visitor Center location. Come out for a heapin' helping of real live music Friday, January 13th to The Open Chord for the South Carolina Broadcasters and The Lonetones. It's at noon, it's free, it's the really special Blue Plate Special Road Show at the Open Chord, 8502 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, catch the broadcast or webcast at

Info: 865-544-1029,

Mighty Mud: Raku Firing

  • January 13, 2017

Category: Classes, workshops and Fine Crafts

January 13th @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $30.00 or groupon

All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this event. This is a fun family event (kids love the Raku process) Or it could be a great "date night". Plus, you will be taking home a hand-crafted piece of art to decorate your home that you helped create! Bring your own beverage or snack for the wait time in the middle while your pieces are firing. Please contact us with any questions you may have. You can by tickets on the website or call us with Groupon Reservations.

Mighty Mud | 865-595-1900 | |

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Music

January 13 - The Streamliners Swing Orchestra

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,

Great Smoky Mountains Outdoor Expo

  • January 13, 2017

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

The Great Smoky Mountains Outdoor Expo is an all outdoors show featuring activities, entertainment, destinations, products and Non-Profits from a wide variety of outdoor related businesses. EVERYTHING OUTDOORS, from camping and fishing, hunting and hiking, kayaking and biking, 4 wheeling, and more will all be at the Expo!

River Sports Outfitters and Gage Models & Talent Agency are sponsoring Fashion Shows both days at 1:30pm. River Sports Outfitters will be showcasing their outerwear and the latest in their high tech gear offerings, as well as exhibiting kayaks, paddle boards, Yeti and a treasure trove of various gear.

Raised At Full Draw is a Non-Profit organization that is directed toward those interested in learning more about archery hunting. They are bringing an interactive 3D Archery exhibit that can be enjoyed by anyone at any skill level. A climbing corner will be erected to test your skills or inspire a brand new passion! Jack Pine Lumberjacks will be demonstrating their time honored craft throughout the weekend.

The Fly Fishing Museum of Southern Appalachia, Ijams Nature Center, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will all be in attendance to introduce their offerings to the public and to educate everyone on the importance of conserving our natural resources and wildlife.

The Great Smoky Mountains Outdoor Expo will be held at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, located at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Show hours are Saturday, 10am-6pm & Sunday, 10am-4pm. Tickets are $12 at the door, kids 12 and under are FREE.

Ken Moody Productions’ mission is to get families outdoors enjoying nature and being good stewards of the environment. To learn more follow us on Facebook at, visit us at, or call us at 865.414.6801.

Ewing Gallery: Common Lineage: The Bensons

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Since 2005 Lee Benson, professor of sculpture and ceramics at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee has worked with his wife Betty, and later their four children, Zach, Aaron, Mary, and Sarah to make sculpture and public works. They work mainly in mixed media, the earth, stone, timber, wood, clay and 24k gold producing large-scale architectural forms as well as figurative, narrative monoliths. Residing across the country, they maintain five studios.

The Bensons have produced works from New York City to Australia and have had wide public recognition. They have also recently developed a relationship with Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity International to use materials used in their sculptures to be repurposed into homes throughout the community.


Common Lineage: The Bensons will close at 3PM on Friday, February 10.

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,

Wine and Canvas Knoxville: Upcoming events

  • January 10, 2017 — December 31, 2017

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

With the love of art and entertainment it's no wonder that a bottle or two of wine would get involved to create Wine and Canvas! Awesome local artists, great customer service and beautiful surroundings make for an amazing experience that you don't find anywhere else. Sipping your favorite wine or cocktail, letting your inner artist out to create a masterpiece and maybe breaking into song throughout the night is what we have planned for you! Leave your cares at the door and dive in to the paint party! Best part - you take your artwork with you and leave the clean up behind! Local artists in each city inspire and Instruct Wine and Canvas customers step-by-step to create their finished masterpiece. Each location hosts many events monthly with a different featured painting each night. With our step-by-step instruction method customers without a stroke of painting experience are at ease.

Upcoming events:

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

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Works by Mike Naney & Eun-Sook Kim

  • January 8, 2017 — February 26, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery presents photography by Mike Naney and pottery and wood cuts by Eun-Sook Kim.

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 9-4. Info: (865) 584-3957 or

Dogwood Arts: Glass Guys

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

First Friday at Dogwood Arts with a reception on January 6 - GLASS GUYS :: Dogwood Arts will feature artworks created by the talented Glass Guys who call Knoxville and our East Tennessee region home. Featured artists include: Richard Jolley, Matthew Cummings, Matt Salley, Johnny Glass, Thomas Spake, Everett Hirche, Tyler Olson, David Wiss, Samuel Meketon, Curt Brock + More.

Dogwood Arts' First Friday events and exhibitions highlight our 18 unique programs and support the creativity of local and regional artists. Our doors are open, and we welcome you to join us as we showcase and celebrate artists and art lovers at our new office located at 123 W. Jackson Ave in Downtown Knoxville’s Historic Old City.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Viewing Hours (10-5) M-F. 865-637-4560,

Tori Mason Shoes: Exhibition of The Alley Cat Series

  • January 6, 2017 — January 29, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art

Tori Mason Shoes is pleased to present The Alley Cat Series, by Knoxville photographer, Marianne "Ziggie" Ziegler, for January's First Friday! Tori Mason Shoes, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, January 8th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary treats from Wild Love Bakehouse will be provided and Ziggie's art will be featured for the month of January.

Growing up on the south fork of Long Island, NY, Ziggie spent a lot of her time star gazing on beaches before she discovered her love for backstage theater. She majored in Stage Management and Technical Direction at North Carolina School of the Arts before making the journey over the mountains to wind up in Knoxville, TN. She has been a Knoxville resident now for 14 years.
Photography has always been a passion in her life, but never considered utilizing it as an artistic release till she drifted away from the stage. She has shown works at 8 Shooters Studio before finding her current themed outlet. The Alley Cat series started over three years ago and has since been shown at Wells Fargo formerly on Gay St, Urban Bar, Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen, The Bearden Beer Market, The Red Piano Lounge, Sugar Mamas, Preservation Pub, Crafty Bastard, Ijams Nature Center, Central Flats and Taps, and Broadway Studios and Gallery. She is an avid wanderer and promoter of downtown Knoxville, and promoter of local businesses; always seeking 'the next shot'. Within the last couple years, she has been given the wonderful opportunity of now having both her loves of artistic output in her life; in photography, and finding a home again in the theater. She currently keeps very busy shooting, framing, and loading in touring performances for the Knoxville Stagehands Local Union 197. Artist's Website:

Info: 865.394.6951

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Opportunity Knocks – The Door Show

  • January 6, 2017 — January 28, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art

"Opportunity Knocks" is the result of an open call art competition in which all participants create a work of art on a full size wooden door. The show will be juried for cash prizes. This show promotes recycling, re-purposing & reusing. This is expected to be a very creative display of local artists ability!

Opening night with refreshments is Friday (First Friday), January 6th, 5-9 PM. Cash prizes and winner will be awarded at 6pm.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Thurs-Sat, 11-7. Information: 865-556-8676,

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