Calendar of Events
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Blount Mansion: Halloween Evening Tours
Oct. 23, 29, 30, and 31
Details coming soon!
Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375, www.blountmansion.org
Arrowmont: Meet the Artists Online Auction
October 22 – November 8, 2021
Meet The Artists 2021 Online Auction opens Friday, October 22 at 5:00 pm ET. The auction is open until Monday, November 8. 2021 at 3:00 pm ET.
Preview the auction items at https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/events/meet-the-artists/ and visit https://airauctioneer.com/mta2021 to register and bid.
Boyd's Jig & Reel: Music Jam Sessions
OLD TIME JAM, TUESDAYS AT 6.30PM, HOSTED BY SARAH PIRKLE
This strings only* session is the sound of the Appalachian legacy that richly indwells the soul and soil of Knoxville. The musicians sit together and pick and strum familiar tunes on fiddles, guitars, and bass. We play Old Time fiddle tunes mostly, everyone jams at once and there are no breaks. Open to all lovers and players of music. We welcome dancers but please no tap shoes, as it can interfere with the session. No need to build up the courage to join in, just grab an instrument off the wall and take a seat.
*No percussion instruments please.
IRISH SESSION, 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAYS AT 7.15PM
From the low central valleys to the high coastal mountains, music fills the pubs of Ireland. Guitar, harp, bodhran, flute, accordion, and dulcimer are the celtic sounds of old that combine to create a traditional and lively atmosphere every other Thursday night. Musicians play to enjoy and to preserve the cultural heritage that the Scots-Irish brought to America generations ago. Come and listen or join in! (Thanks Jason for the video!)
SCOTTISH SESSION, 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS AT 7.15PM
A proud tradition, Scots love nothing more than music and drink. The drink is strong and the music is steeped in the history of the green highlands and rocky cliffs. Whether lyrics or no lyrics, every song tells a story. The hills of East Tennessee are a home away from home for this style. Pull up a chair to listen or play along every other Thursday night.
BLUEGRASS JAM, FIRST AND FOURTH SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 3 P.M., HOSTED BY PERRY COOPER
It’s true that Bluegrass has roots in traditional English, Scottish, and Irish ballads and dance tunes. That’s why the Bluegrass Jam Session is a great fit for the Jig and Reel crowd. Come listen to acoustic string instruments as one or more instruments take their turn playing melody and improvising around it. As one instrument plays melody, the others will perform accompaniment. It’s an improvised jam session for all you pickers and grinners out there.
CELTIC JAM FOR BEGINNERS, SECOND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 3 P.M., HOSTED BY TIM WORMAN
This session is your chance to enjoy traditional Celtic tunes at a slower pace. Learn as you play alongside host Tim Worman. He is there to guide the group of beginners as they take in the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe. Let yourself get swept up in years of living tradition and hear songs that celebrate life by the sea. All are welcome to Celtic Jam for Beginners. Don’t be afraid to join in on the fun!
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE, THIRD SUNDAYS AT 3PM, HOSTED BY CYNTHIA WEST
Dancing is just as important as the music in the Scottish tradition, and upbeat rhythms make for great foot-stomping. Those that are more experienced can even present a well-practiced jig or reel! Whether you are watching or dancing, 3rd Sundays at Boyd’s are overflowing with energy and fun.
*Jams/Sessions are currently limited to the number of players, so you must contact the session leader in advance if you are interested in playing. If you need assistance reaching them, you can email us at email@example.com, and we can connect you.*
101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902, www.jigandreel.com, Phone: (865) 247-7066
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space
In Praise of Gray Space / Jovencio de la Paz & Sandra Salaices
October 18 – December 10, 2021
GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/galleries/exhibition-schedule/
Discover Columbus' Ship: Tall Ship Pinta
At Calhoun's On The River
400 Neyland Dr
Knoxville, TN 37902
NOTICE: At this time only Tall Ship Pinta will be touring.
New prices listed below are for one ship until further notice.
Welcome to Sanger Ships LLC and our two Columbus replica ships - our original Niña, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and our newer Pinta.
Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
Knoxville Walking Tours: Shadow Side Ghost Tours
While an early evening stroll through Old Gray will be quite interesting, it may not entirely satisfy your need for a good spooky story this October, but we know where you can find some! Book a ghost tour with Laura Still at Knoxville Walking Tours. There are three different tours to choose from, each with true tales of the spirits that haunt the streets and buildings of Knoxville.
Shadow Side Ghost Tours - Brave souls who enjoy a chill can join us for a trip into Knoxville's shadow side. The city's history of blood-stained streets echoing with gunfire is full of restless spirits. Visit their haunts and hear local legends of ghostly apparitions. Details & Tickets
Shadow Side Two: Ghosts of the Old City - Red Summer, drunken brawls, hot lead, and blood on the tracks. Knoxville's Old City used to be known as the bowery, where victims of murderous brawls, deadly shoot-outs, and horrific train crashes haunt the old buildings and back alleys along with the ghost of a musician who hasn't quite faded away. Details & Tickets
Side Street Shadows Ghost Tours - Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel. Details & Tickets
E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-309-4522 to book your tour today!
Catron Art Gallery: Counter Carpet by Risa Hricovsky
Exhibit featuring works by Risa Hricovsky
Artist’s Talk at 11 a.m., Nov. 9 Catron Gallery
Risa Hricovsky is a post-discipline installation artist. Her work pushes the existing boundaries between painting and sculpture, and between art, design and craft. Risa’s artworks punctuate space through pattern, color and her use of the multiple. She received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a post-bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. Risa has exhibited nationally and internationally and she has attended many prestigious residencies. She is an assistant professor of art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate.
Walters State Morristown Campus
500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, TN 37813
bad water: Angelique Heidler's show Piselli
Attraction and repulsion, innocence and violence, obsession and indifference; in her new body of work, Paris-born artist Angelique Heidler investigates the paradoxical dualities embedded within mainstream depictions of both femininity and romance. In her signature style of adorning the painted canvas with personal objects and images through collage and sublimation printing techniques, Heidler brings together these contrasting forces, highlighting their hybridity through a series of playful compositions.
Touching on themes of childlike fantasy, consumption, and indulgence, Heidler’s wide scope of aesthetic reference speaks to the highly nuanced construction of gender and the self through late-captialism’s endless horizon of media representation and branded products. The exhibition’s title, Piselli, represents Heidler’s tongue-in-cheek humour well, simultaneously referring to the Italian word for green peas as well as children’s slang for male genitalia.
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
Leesa Osburn Exhibition at Stir Fry Café
Stir Fry Café West Hills, 7240 Kingston Pike #128, Knoxville, TN 37919
Bio: My family moved from Las Vegas, Nevada in 2019 to Knoxville to enjoy the four season change of climate. I have a BA from UNLV and enjoy the ability to paint around the East Tennessee area. Mostly I paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, and pet portraits. I belong to Fountain City Art Guild, Tennessee Artist Association, and Tuesday Painters, a Plein Air Group. To see examples of my work, please see website: www.ArtisticEscape.studio
RED Gallery: Voodoo Rocket by Kevin Bradley
New work from the Voodoo Rocket - Institute of Advanced Typographic Research
We will be open every Friday and a few other dates to be determined (check Social Media).
If you stop by the office of Robin Easter next door, they can provide access during the M-F 9-5 work hours, or after hours by appointment.
132 W Jackson Ave | Knoxville TN 37902 | www.robineaster.com
Rala: Work by Tim Hooper
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 6 – 8 PM
We are excited to announce Mr. Hooper Art as our First Friday artist for the months of October and November! Tim Hooper is a self-trained painter based in Nashville, who takes inspiration from cartoon art, folk art, and pop surrealism. All paintings are one of a kind originals.
Please join us for the show opening. Mr. Hooper's work will be on display October 1st through November 28th.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are requiring that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!
@mrhooperart on Instagram
Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com. Instagram: @ShopRala