Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 6, 2021

The Bottom: Strips & Strangs: String Quilting Workshops with Gary White

  • November 6, 2021 — November 20, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Fine Crafts and History, heritage

A three weekend course designed for beginners & experts alike. We'll explore the history of string quilts, the importance of quilting within the African American/Southern experience, and will create our own unique string quilt blocks that will be assembled in a culminating community quilting bee!

Nov 6, 13 or 20, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Knoxville, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA

Workshop leader Gary White, a native of Nashville, received his Bachelors of Fine Arts at Watkins College of Art and Design in 2011 and is currently pursuing his MFA at UTK. His works have been included in solo shows and group exhibitions throughout the country, and are inspired by the rich complex history of the American South, from the perspective of a multi-ethnic southern experience. A category of which he has termed the “Other”. His work pays homage to the past and celebrates the present. He gathers inspiration from histories, life ways, Ancestors, tribal traditions, folklore, and religious practices to create hybrid archetypes.

The workshop will not only allow your creativity to blossom, but will also strengthen the goal of the Bottom Knoxville in Building community and in maintaining and holding Cultural space. A community Quilting Bee (quilting the quilt together) will take place after the individual blocks have been pieced together.

Participants will:
-Create Eight 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 blocks using strips of fabric to complete each block.
-Learn the history and cultural importance of the string quilt piecing technique.
-Be able to continue making string quilt blocks independently, thus carrying on the tradition of string quilts into the 21 st century.

Bijou Theatre: Leanne Morgan

Category: Comedy

Fri 8 PM, Sat at 3 PM and 8 PM

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

Sustainable Future Center: Makers Market

  • November 6, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Free · 201 Ogle Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, United States

Join us for the first Saturday of the month, March through December 2021. These events are a lot of fun, and we look forward to seeing you!

This event is free to the public, swing by and shop local! We keep a current list of upcoming vendors on our website.

If you would like to be a vendor:

Appalachian Mountain Bike Club: 12th Annual Fall Festival

  • November 6, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Join us at Baker Creek Preserve in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness for the 12th Annual Fall Festival!!! Hosted by AMBC and presented by Audi Knoxville. Hop over the the website and catch up on all the event details!

Tennessee Folklore Society Past Meetings Year 2: Online Sampler

  • November 6, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel, Music and Virtual

Once again, the Tennessee Folklore Society has cancelled its annual meeting for 2021 due to Covid-19, and in its place the Society is posting online a group of recordings from sessions at previous annual meetings. “Past Meetings, Year 2: Another TFS Online Sampler” will roll out November 6 beginning at 10 am CDT on our Facebook and Youtube pages linked from our home page

Like last year’s program, the 2021 project includes videos by Martin Fisher of meeting presentations in recent years. It also features audio recordings from even earlier years which have been located in the Charles Wolfe collection at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music. During this era outstanding Tennessee traditional musicians often played and sang at Society meetings, and three of these performances have been edited by Fisher for this year’s project. The Society invites interested public to join its members in enjoying this year’s online program:

“Jamboree Time: Remembering Radio in East Tennessee” (film by Bradley Hanson, 2015)

“African-American String Music in the Roberts Family of Overton County” (Denis Kiely, 2018)

“The Day of the Dead Alive and Well in Middle Tennessee” (Patricia Gaitley, 2018)

“Cockfighting in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina: An Interpretation from Oral History” (Charles Gunter, 1978)

“Curly Fox: Fiddler” (1981)

“Linnie Johnson: Unaccompanied Ballad Singer” (1981 & 1984)

“Bud Garrett: Bluesman” (1981)

Canvas Can Do Miracles Annual Fundraiser & Exhibition

  • November 6, 2021
  • 3-9 PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Fundraisers

We have been working hard all summer to display all the creative pieces that will be displayed and sold that day. If you would like to support the Canvas Can Do Miracles but are unable to attend, please consider donating towards our event!

Canvas Can Do Miracles Art Gallery & Event Center, East Knoxville’s new and exciting special event venue, 1218 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville TN 37917

865-382-3599 or

The Union County Opry: Balsam Range

  • November 6, 2021

Category: Music

The Union County Opry, proudly welcoming Balsam Range, November 6th, 7:00p.m. Union County High School Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at or by calling 865-556-4255.

The Union County Opry is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization comprised by local citizens to provide a place once a month to enjoy bluegrass, country, gospel, and comedy acts and shows performed by both local artists and touring professional artists. All events are family friendly and alcohol free. With support, goals of a new theater/music complex with museum and dining, and broadcasting will be possible. Union County Opry is happy to provide scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in music.

UT School of Music: Faculty Recital: Dr. Maria Fernanda Castillo, flute

  • November 6, 2021

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

To conclude the Vols Flute Fest, UT School of Music Assistant Professor of Flute Maria Fernanda Castillo will present a public recital.

Livestream info:

November 6 at 5:30 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,

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Local Competition for the International Blues Challenge

  • November 6, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Music

Update 10/28: IBC on November 6 is CANCELLED
The International Blues Challenge, scheduled for November 6 in Maryville, will not be taking place.

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will still proudly send Bonfire Blue to represent us at the IBC in Memphis in January 2022. We regret that we will not be able to offer you a live IBC show this year. If you would like to support our local musicians by contributing to travel costs, please send checks to PO Box 52925 Knoxville 37950

Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare Out Loud, The Winter's Tale

Category: Comedy, Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing and Virtual

The Tennessee Stage Company will present our second installment of Shakespeare Out Loud Virtual Programming this November on Zoom, with select performances simulcast on Facebook Live. These performances are free to sign up for, although donations are welcome.

November 6th, 2021
The Winter’s Tale
Pre-Show 7 pm EST
Showtime: 7:30 pm EST
Join our international cast as they tackle one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays”—with elements of tragedy and intrigue, followed by comedy and romance, rounded off with a healthy dose of magical realism, The Winter’s Tale has something for everyone. This show will be broadcast on Facebook Live from the Zoom Webinar presentation. Register to join the Zoom webinar, where you can chat with other audience members and some members of the artistic team during the performance.

Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280,

McClung Museum: Family Fun Day: Birding Explorers!

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Come celebrate the work of Elizabeth Gould at our next Family Fun Day! We are partnering with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology for exciting activities, mini-presentations, gallery explorations and more.

The program will run from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, November 6. Registration is required and space is limited.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144

Bennett: Holiday Open House

  • November 6, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us in welcoming the holiday season! Holiday cocktails from the Pour Truck
Artists in the gallery from 12-3 (Marga McBride & Scott Duce)
and Jewelry Trunk Show by Petra Class
PLUS parking lot vendors!

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bennett: 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

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