Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 4, 2021

John C. Hodges Library: Exhibition by Kara Lockmiller

  • November 4, 2021 — February 4, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event
I am a chromesthete which means I see a vast array of real colors in my mind when I listen to music. I like to think of it as my own personal light show. My goal for each portrait is to let you glimpse music and musicians the way I do. There is a kinship between color and music – both can say what words can not.

I paint in shadowed hues using the grisaille technique. After sketching out my musician in a grayscale underpainting, I add opaque and translucent acrylic colors according to what I see when I listen to their music. They come together like puzzle pieces on my canvas. I DO NOT use editing software or trace my portraits. They are hand drawn according to their highlights and shadows.

I began painting for others in 2017 as an outlet to share all the mesmerizing colors I see. While I can remember the lyrics to almost any song I’ve ever heard, I am most fascinated by the people who pen them.

My 10+ years as a journalist and graphic artist left me with a great understanding of design principles as they relate to color.

I think Wassily Kandinsky said it best: “Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting and … stop thinking. Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to walk about into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?”

John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996

Knoxville Choral Society: “Together” Fall Concerts

  • November 4, 2021 — November 5, 2021

Category: Music

Thursday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. Tellico Village Community Church

Friday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. Central Bearden Baptist Church

Tennessee Theatre: Kip Moore

Category: Music


Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Bijou Theatre: Gaelic Storm

Category: Music


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

The Mill & Mine: Starset

  • November 4, 2021

Category: Music

Thursday, Nov 4 • 8:00PM

Visionary media collective STARSET have carved out a unique path as part cinematic rock band, part conceptual storytellers, weaving an intricate narrative through multimedia and redefining the concept of a truly immersive entertainment experience. They've made a mission to take fans on a journey through music, video, AR-integrated performances, a Marvel graphic novel, and online experiences, blurring the lines of science, fact, and fiction.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

UT Arboretum Society: Let's Get Ducky for Winter

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Literature, spoken word, writing, Science, nature and Virtual

Join the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society for our First Thursday Nature Supper Club on Thursday, November 4th, 7:00 p.m. EDT to learn about our over-wintering waterfowl. With all of our many lakes, East Tennessee attracts an array of waterfowl that are only here during the colder months.

You provide your own stay-at-home supper, and we provide the nature as local naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales will entertain and teach us via Zoom. In this program you’ll learn about a bevy of birds like coots, grebes, gadwalls, buffleheads, mergansers, redheads, little ruddies and many more fun dabblers and divers that can be found floating on our wintertime waters.

Please register for this free Zoom Program at This program will be recorded, and closed captioning is available. Please contact Michelle Campanis at with any questions or registration issues.

To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at

In accordance with the University of Tennessee guidelines for COVID-19 precautions, programs are currently being presented online. Though the UT Arboretum Society’s educational programs are not on-site activities, the UT Arboretum Society is pleased to bring the public some great online options. To learn more about the Arboretum Society or for questions on this program, go to

UT School of Music: Song Soirée, presented by VolOpera

  • November 4, 2021

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Presenting this semester's themed art song recital by VolOpera, the University of Tennessee's undergraduate opera workshop student organization.

Livestream info:

November 4 at 6 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
*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,

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Discovering Your Characters

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing and Virtual

Free. Register at for Zoom link
When: Thursday, Nov. 4, 7-8 pm

Author and playwright Thomas Atkinson shares how he finds characters (or they find him), and how to make quirky characters from the fringes of society more fully realized. He’ll discuss the genesis of characters from his novel TIKI MAN and the evolution of minor character Tampon John from joke to supporting cast.

Thomas M. Atkinson is a writer and playwright from southern Ohio. His fiction and drama have received numerous awards, including five Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards and a Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival winning short play, Dancing Turtle. His second novel, Tiki Man, will be published by Regal House Publishing fall of 2021. His short stories have been anthologized in the US, UK, and Ireland, and have appeared in The Sun, December, Southern Indiana Review, North American Review, Tampa Review, Madison Review, Fifth Wednesday, Indiana Review and others. Strobe Life was his first novel.

Central Filling Station: Art Club

  • November 4, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Kids, family

Change up your Thursday routine and check out Art Club at CFS! We've arranged a graffiti spray paint workshop, an art show featuring various local artists, and a coloring contest for the kids!
The workshop with local mural artist, Shaun Ridge, will be free to attend, but we are asking for a $5 donation to try your hand at spray painting with professional paint.

Featured artists:
Madi Trout
Adam Akin
Summer Small
Adam Puckett
Kaley Martinez

This event is designed for creative and non-creative people alike to enjoy art from working class members of our community as well as learn a thing or two about different artists' techniques.
There will be some prizes for the kids coloring contest, and, as always, a full line-up of delicious food trucks and plenty of awesome beverages available at the bar! Hope to see you all there!

The 5th Woman 2021

  • November 4, 2021

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Virtual

Get your digital tickets today!

The 2021 5th Woman Cohort will present their work on November 12 at 8pm. Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive the link to attend. Come ready to be blown away by the poetry of Jazmin Witherspoon, Chloe McMurray, Elisha Brewer and Aneja Rateiri.

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Ingress/Egress, an A1Labarts Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

On display in the indoor art hallway (just past the lobby as you enter the visitor’s center).

From November 19th-28th , you can walk the Universal trail to view an outdoor art exhibition as well.

Reception to celebrate both indoor & outdoor portions of the show will be held on Sunday, Nov 21st
at Ijams Nature Center from 3-5 pm

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Carson-Newman University: 15th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

  • October 30, 2021 — December 1, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Homecoming Reception: Saturday, October 30, 9:30 AM - 12 PM

New and recent artwork in a variety of media by our current C-N Art Department faculty members: Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman Folks, Gretchen Long, Julie Rabun, and David Underwood.

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985,

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