Calendar of Events

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fountain City Art Center: Just Imagine


Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Annual FCAC Theme Show, “Just Imagine,” open to all artists in all media. Opening reception Fri Jan 20, 6:30-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Local artists have entered watercolors, jewelry, oil paintings, mixed media, mosaic tableaux, and hand-made books, each entry judged on the basis of how well the artwork illustrates the theme.

Exhibit viewing hours: Tu, Th 9-5; W, F 10-5; Sat 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs

  • January 20, 2017 — February 5, 2017

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The hilarious play by Linda Daugherty has been a hit at children's theatres all across the country, since its premiere in 2000. Three classic fairy tales ("The Three Little Pigs," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff") begin in their usual fashion, but along the way, the characters break a breaking point! The pigs wonder what life would be like if the Wolf weren't always at their door, th billy goats can't face one more trespasser, and Papa Bear has had enough of that meddlesome little girl! The three trios join forces to rewrite their stories, just as audiences are inspired to conquer their fears by taking control of their own destinies. A smash hit comedy, first created by Dallas Children's Theatre!

Friday 1/20 at 7 PM, Saturday 1/21 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sunday 1/22 at 3 PM
Thursday 1/26 at 7 PM, Friday 1/27 at 7 PM, Saturday 1/28 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sunday 1/29 at 3 PM
Thursday 2/2 at 7 PM, Friday 2/3 at 7 PM, Saturday 2/4 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sunday 2/5 at 3 PM

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Jubilee Community Arts: RB Morris


Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Music

RB Morris with Greg Horne & Daniel Kimbro

RB Morris is a poet and songwriter, solo performer and band leader, and a sometimes playwright and actor from Knoxville, Tennessee. He has published books of poetry including Early Fires (Iris Press), Keeping The Bees Employed, and The Mockingbird Poems (Rich Mountain Bound), and music albums including Spies Lies and Burning Eyes, and his most recent solo project Rich Mountain Bound. He wrote and acted in The Man Who Lives Here Is Looney, a one-man play taken from the life and work of James Agee, and was instrumental in founding a park dedicated to Agee in Knoxville. Morris served as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at The University of Tennessee from 2004-2008, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2009. He currently lives in Knoxville with his wife and daughter.

Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through, 800-838-3006 ext 1, by mail, and at the door. At the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851,

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!

On January 20th the Hardin Valley Thunder will be joining us at Pellissippi State Community College for the second WDVX Blue Plate Special Road Show! The show starts at noon and it's FREE. Meet us there or listen live!

Info: 865-544-1029,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Music

January 20 - The Tommie John Band and Crawdaddy Jones

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,

Ijams Nature Center: Something's in the Woods Film Screening

  • January 20, 2017

Category: Film and Science, nature

Join Ijams January 20 at 7 p.m. for a special screening of Something’s In The Woods by local film maker Will Allman. You'll have the chance to meet Allman and many of the film's actors. The film is rated R, so parental discretion is advised. We will have food trucks and a beer garden at this event. Tickets are $8 at the door with a portion of proceeds benefitting Ijams. Check out event page on Facebook.

More events at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

Tellico Community Church: Dallas Brass

  • January 20, 2017
  • 7:00PM

Category: Music

Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Dallas Brass brings their unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion to Tellico Community Church. the Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7:00PM. Tickets $10.
130 Chota Center
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 865.458.1516

Farragut Museum: Exhibition by Bonnie Anders

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Town of Farragut Arts Council presents painter Bonnie Anders as the featured artist for March. Located in Farragut Town Hall, the exhibit includes scenes from Anders' travels with her husband. She took up painting after retiring from teaching middle school 15 years ago. Her love for color inspired her to purchase paint and brushes, and she was "hooked" after her first project - a still life of a bowl of vegetables on her kitchen table.

Farragut Museum, 11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934. Hours: M-F 8 AM - 5 PM. Information: 865-966-7057,

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius Violin Concerto


Category: Music

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-2017 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 81st season.

The KSO's January Masterworks concerts ring in the new year with the fabulous Violin Concerto by Sibelius, featuring soloist Bella Hristova.

Violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and recording artist. Her talent has been recently recognized with a prestigious 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, given to outstanding instrumentalists and based on excellence alone. Born in Pleven, Bulgaria in 1985 to Russian and Bulgarian parents, Ms. Hristova began violin studies at the age of six. In 2003, she entered The Curtis Institute of Music, where she worked with Ida Kavafian and studied chamber music with Steven Tenenbom. She received her Artist Diploma at Indiana University in 2010. Recent highlights include the 2013 late spring release of her newest recording, Bella Unaccompanied, (A.W. Tonegold Records) a CD of works for solo violin. Appearances included performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, at the Young Concert Artists Gala Concert at Alice Tully Hall, with the Mississippi Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, and at Seoul National University. As a result of winning the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Ms. Hristova made a critically acclaimed concert tour of New Zealand, and a similarly acclaimed CD of solo violin works by the Belgian virtuoso Charles de Bériot (Naxos).

Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310,

What a Joke: Knoxville

  • January 19, 2017 — January 20, 2017

Category: Comedy and Festivals, special events

A stand-up comedy festival taking place in more than two dozen cities across the country on Inauguration Weekend, including here in Knoxville. 40 comics are gathering in Knoxville to stand up for civil liberties and to take an oath to make you laugh.

WHAT A JOKE is not an affiliated entity with the ACLU. We are an independent entity donating proceeds. At the Pilot Light, Pretentious Beer Co., The Central Collective, Holly's Corner, Ironwood Studios, and Modern Studio.

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Views of the Big Nothing

  • January 16, 2017 — February 3, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to "Views of the Big Nothing," a free art exhibit at the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery. "Views of the Big Nothing" features painted works by Brandon Smith joined by physical ropes and metaphorical sculptural works by Travis Townsend.

A reception to meet the artists takes place 3-5 p.m., Jan. 17.

The exhibit is free. Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30. Information: 865-694-6405,

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,

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