Calendar of Events
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of Not Going Quietly
When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan is diagnosed with ALS and given four years to live, he finds himself in a deep depression, struggling to connect with his newborn son, whose presence reminds him of the future he will miss. But after a chance confrontation with Senator Jeff Flake goes viral, Ady decides to embark on a cross-country tour of America, using his final breaths to fight for healthcare justice. Ultimately, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers a source of hope for the future that transforms his relationship with his son and his belief in what is possible for his family.
October 10-13, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum: Zach Williams
Zach Williams’ powerful and poignant journey spans how a boy with a storybook childhood filled with wonderfully nurturing parents, a strong and supportive grounding in the church, and a warm and loving local community was seduced away by the illusion of rock stardom, and the drug and alcohol excesses that can so often accompany that lifestyle.
These days, the Jonesboro, Arkansas-raised and currently Nashville, Tennessee-based artist is a renewed man. He’s a husband, a father, and has also become one of CCM’s leading artists and songwriters by carving a niche with his singular blend of southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting, which quickly awarded him his first GRAMMY Award® with his debut album, 2017’s Chain Breaker. With two additional GRAMMY nods among numerous other accolades, he now returns to share his boldly vulnerable and hope-filled sophomore album, aptly titled Rescue Story.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Old City Market
Second Sunday of the month, 11 AM - 4 PM
For artists and makers
Transforming Jackson Avenue into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists and creative makers. www.oldcitymarket.org
Sunsphere Sundays: COIN
We're incredibly excited to announce a concert series coming to World's Fair Park every Sunday from 10/10 - 10/31. In partnership with Visit Knoxville and Tennessee Tourism (who made all of this possible!), we're bringing four amazing bands that we're really excited about for a crazy-good price!
Tickets for all of the shows are:
• $10 for general admission
• $30 for VIP
• $60 for pods (up to 8 people)
A portion of those ticket sales will go toward benefiting the Sunsphere Fund!
COIN - OCTOBER 10TH
As part of their nonstop touring schedule in recent years, COIN have taken their unforgettable and intensely communal live performance to major festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo Reading & Leeds and Firefly, in addition to touring with such acts as The 1975 and Young the Giant. In every show, COIN aim to remove the barrier between band and audience, ultimately creating a nearly familial connection with the crowd. "It’s a very special thing for all of us to feel that close to the crowd.”
BUY TICKETS at https://www.bornandraisedknox.com/shows
UT School of Music: Clarinet Studio Performance
The Clarinet Studio will perform solo standard literature, including the works of Messiaen, Finzi, and Stravinsky.
October 10 at 4 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd 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 Civic Music Association: Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: Native Lands Take 2
Date: October 10, 2021
Time: 3 PM
Location: Performing Arts Center Auditorium at Oak Ridge High School, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
With special guest artist Jeff Midkiff, composer and mandolin
The full Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and the combined Oak Ridge Chorus and Roane Choral Society, open ORCMA’s 2021–2022 subscription season with Native Lands, Take 2, on Sunday, October 10, 2021, 3:00 PM at the Performing Arts Center at Oak Ridge High School. The concert features music left behind when the pandemic hit in 2020: Jeff Midkiff’s Mandolin Concerto “From the Blue Ridge;” Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia; and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony no. 3. An additional selection, a fanfare by Kathryn Bostic entitled Portrait of a Peaceful Warrior, rounds out the program.
General admission seating. Adult $25. Young Adult (19-29) $10. Admission is free for youth ages 18 and under. Free admission for chaperones of youth groups of 5 or more. Chaperones must call or email to reserve by 3:00 PM on the Thursday prior to the concert.
Tickets are available at the door, by phone at (865) 483-5569, or at www.ORCMA.org. All ORCMA concerts and activities are created following health and safety protocols that are evaluated regularly. Currently, all concert-goers are required to be masked and practice social distancing. Ushers will assist with seating. Musicians will also be masked and distanced. Venues, programs, and artists subject to change or cancellation depending on health guidelines.
Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo
BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo.
Oct 13 (Member’s Night)
Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: The Haunting of Hill House
by F. Andrew Leslie
October 8-31, 2021
Directed by Sarah Campbell
A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will.”
Led by the learned Dr. Montague, who is conducting research in supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and to draw forth the mysterious powers that it is alleged to possess—powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived therein in the past.
The play was adapted from the novel by Shirley Jackson.
Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com
Ewing Gallery: Grant Gibson
A registered architect and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc., Grant Gibson is committed to creating culturally relevant work. Desiring close and lasting relationships, he seeks to work with collaborators and clients equally committed to a more progressive future. He has oversaw the design and construction of a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family housing developments to small art installations to large civic planning initiatives. Prior to the founding of CAMESgibson, his most notable professional work was the development of Wabash Valley’s Urbanscape Furniture and the Sanders Residence in Jefferson City, MO and realizing UN Studio’s design of the Burnham Centennial Pavilion. (All of which was done as a member of Garofalo Architects.)
Gibson graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has prior degrees from Purdue University in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology.
Engaging the full spectrum of the discipline of architecture, Grant gives equal weight to writing, exhibiting, and teaching. A clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Grant teaches design and building technology courses.
Initiated in 2009 and incorporated a few years later, CAMESgibson, Inc. is not envisioned as a conventional architectural firm or practice. Founded by registered architect and educator Grant Gibson and the fictitious T.E. Cames, the office is best understood as a sustained architectural performance carried out with similar convictions to those held by Gibson’s late mentor, Doug Garofalo. Like (the now defunct) Garofalo Architects was, CAMESgibson is a cultural endeavor that challenges some and enables others to make the world a better place.
The Ewing Gallery is open M-F 10am - 5pm, Thursday evenings until 7:30pm, and Sundays from 1-4pm. Masks are required. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Filling the 150,000 square feet of downtown’s Gatlinburg Convention Center, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair hosts Artisans and Craftsmen from all over the nation. Two hundred booths with unique and one-of-a-kind handmade products, are beautifully displayed, as these skilled craftspeople demonstrate their talents. Each participant is subject to a rigorous jury process to ensure the uniqueness and quality of their respective products. All items represented are handmade and of utmost quality-and without duplication. Look for exceptional pottery pieces, molded leather, copper art, local candy makers, and many more unique items.
There is something for everyone at the Fair. The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair and Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries provide a free Kid’s Corner during our July fair, with a selection of DIY crafts for our youngest visitors to take home with them. Also be sure to stop by one or all of our daily music shows included with the price of admission. Check out the stage and enjoy contemporary country, bluegrass, and your favorite gospel tunes at 12 and 3 daily.
Concessions are available for sale through the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Oct 7-24, daily 10 AM - 5 PM
The WordPlayers: Big Mama's Kitchen
Discover Big Mama’s “magic.” Re-discover the healing power of the performing arts after our Covid-induced hiatus. Performances are on Oct. 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 7:30 PM and Oct. 10 & 17 @ 2:30 PM at Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd., Knoxville. Tickets are $15-$20 except for Thursdays which are Pay What You Wish. Tickets may be purchased online at wordplayers.org or at the door. For more information, see wordplayers.org or call 865-539-2490.
Big Mama’s kitchen was special, no question — but when Albert and Bethany move into her house to keep the memory of Big Mama alive, they have no idea what they’re getting themselves into. This delightful farce introduces us to the wonder of Big Mama, hungry locals who aren’t ready to let go, and the grandson who must find a way to rekindle Big Mama’s loving spirit without letting everything fall apart in the process.
The WordPlayers is a 501(c)3 company of Christian theatre artists. Other programming includes The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Pellissippi State Community College in December.
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: October Classes & Workshops
Tue Oct 5, 10-12: “Conquering Your Camera’s Manual” with Jack Retterer, $30
Thu Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28, 9-12: “Mosaic on Stone” with instructor Manny Marti, $185
Fri Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-12: “Learn the Art of Stained Glass” with instructor Sara Senft, $160
Sat Oct 9, 1-4: “Leaf Pendant & Earrings” with instructor Susan Smathers, $50
Tue Oct 12, 10-12: “Paint Along with Sam Hill” Watercolor Demonstration Class, $35
Tue Oct 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting followed by New Member Orientation with Linda Patrick at 11
Wed Oct 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Oct 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry: “Harvest Bracelet” with George Gallant, $70
Wed Oct 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu-Fri Oct 28-29, 1-4: “Monoprints” with instructor Karen Shaw, $85
Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or www.artguildfairfieldglade.net