Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of Duty Free

Category: Film and Virtual

After a 75-year-old immigrant mother gets fired without cause from her lifelong job as a hotel housekeeper, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the economic insecurity shaping not only her future, but that of an entire generation.

November 7-10, 2021: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

Pretentious Beer Co.: Southern Culture on the Skids

  • November 7, 2021

Category: Music

Sunday, November 7th at Pretentious Beer Co.

Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years. The band’s musical journey has taken them from all-night NC house parties to late night network talk shows, and from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at NC Correctional Facilities. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Info about this show:
• Doors open at 7:30pm
• Music starts at 8pm
• This is an all ages show
• Standing Room Only
• Tickets are $18 in advance / $20 day of show
• In the event that this show is rescheduled to to COVID, every ticket will be refunded in full upon the ticket buyer's request.

The League of Scruffy Photographers + Observing Knoxville: A Conversation with Tamara Reynolds

  • November 7, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, panel

In conjunction with The Arts & Culture Alliance and a Bailey Opportunity Grant

2-5 pm at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

The following is excerpted from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation:

Tamara Reynolds “weave[s] into [her] compelling images a sense of urgency, so that what might have begun as a private inquiry could assume broader significance in our current moment. This is an exceedingly difficult thing to do, and I am in awe whenever I encounter a body of work that seems to open up new paths towards understanding the world around us.”
— Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

Tamara Reynolds is a documentary photographer whose unflinching eye considers what it means to be human in today’s society. In particular, her work focuses on the lives of those who are usually unseen. Reynolds’ photobook The Drake will be published by Dewi Lewis in 2021. The work — portraits, still lifes and streetscapes that document the lives of people existing just above survival on one square block around a motel in Nashville, Tennessee — has received numerous honors, including the prestigious Santa Fe Center 2018 Project Launch Grant, the 2019
Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant and a 2020 Puffin Grant. Reynolds was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has lived there all her life.

Marble City Opera: Diving for Pearls

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Music

At UT Botanical Gardens
Contact: Kayla Beard (865) 490-6034
Attire: Cocktail
Information link:

Join us at the Botanical Gardens for an evening of hors d'oeuvres and entertainment to help support MCO's season.

Social Media links: FB:
IN: @MarbleCityOpera
TW: @MarbleCityOpera

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Intro to Broom Making Workshop

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

Tickets · $50 - $60

Join us at Marble Springs State Historic Site on Sunday, November 7th from 10AM-1pm for a special Introduction to Broom Making Workshop. Students will make a primitive cobweb broom in the traditional style. This lightweight narrow broom is great for reaching all the places cobwebs can be found- Great for sweeping the ceiling too. These brooms are functional but make great decorative items and great gifts! In this workshop we will learn the basic weaving techniques used to make a broom, with natural broomcorn (sorghum tassels) No experience is required for this project. All materials provided! Everyone will go home with at least one completed cobweb broom.

Our instructor is Dustin Cecil, owner of Broomtown, which provides amazing handmade brooms,sweepers, and cleaners! Check out his Etsy store here:

Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-712-9076,

Masskus Productions: David Wilcox

  • November 7, 2021

Category: Music

MASSKUS PRODUCTIONS proudly announcing Folk Music Favorite - David Wilcox

MASSKUS Productions is proud to present Cleveland-born and Asheville native David Wilcox at Knoxville’s finest Listening Room, THE OPEN CHORD. He will perform on Sunday November 7, on a special matinee performance beginning at 4pm.

David is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.

Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth.

Considered a 'songwriter's songwriter', his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.

Reflecting on well over 20 years of record-making and touring extensively around the US and world, Wilcox says, “Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night. It’s way beyond where I am, but it shows where I’m going. I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I’m grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me.”

Tickets are $26.50 and available on-line at
or by stopping by THE OPEN CHORD, ALL THINGS MUSIC STORE located at 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.

More information at and

Davis YMCA Annual Fall Festival

  • November 7, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

The Davis Y Annual Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, November 7th, from 2-5 pm. This is an exciting event for everyone in the community. There will be carnival games, a giant slide, foam pit, cake walk, hot dogs and drinks. Mark your calendars and we will see you there!

12133 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Meet the Artists

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

NOVEMBER 7, 2021

It’s time to get back together for the best art party of the season! Janet Harper invites you for a fun evening with good friends, delicious dinner, and extraordinary art. Talk with artists in person; take home your next masterpiece. Join us for Meet The Artists 2021.

Cocktail Reception begins at 5:30 pm followed by live auction and dinner.

Harper Audi
9735 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

For tickets and sponsorship information contact Gabrielle Barnhart,, 865-436-5860 x 28.

Sunday Social Market No. 1 by Honeymouth and Kaizen

  • November 7, 2021

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

Honeymouth and Kaizen are teaming up for a market on the patio behind their building!
Sunday, November 7th from 11-5
A market for local artists & makers

UT School of Music: Guest Recital: Alberto Almarza, flute

  • November 7, 2021

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

To conclude the Vols Flute Fest, special visitor Alberto Almarza will present a guest recital that is open to the public.

November 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Livestream info:

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,

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,,

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Roger Hankins and Jennifer Lindsay

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

NOVEMBER Featured Artists
Roger Hankins – Oil Painting
Jennifer Lindsay – Beaded Jewelry

First Friday Reception: November 5, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Roger Hankins, Oil Painter
Roger Hankins, born in Shreveport, LA, after World War II, is the sixth generation of family in Greene County, TN. He trained as an architect at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated with honors in 1970. His architectural experiences included teaching at the School of Architecture, working in New York City, and partnering design build construction and private consulting. Good design brought within designated budgets were his goal and trademark. In the mid 1990’s Roger turned his attention to fine crafts, where he once again excelled in design and building. His architectural birdhouses were exhibited and sought after by collectors attending fine art and craft shows nationwide, including The Smithsonian Craft Show. His work was accepted into the highly regarded Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Pursuing his love of oil painting, he took private classes under a noted local artist and returned to university to earn a minor in fine art. Roger’s distinctive brush work and compositional excellence make his oil painting highly sought to grace the walls of homes and businesses through out the region.

Jennifer Lindsay, Beaded Jewelry
Artist Jennifer Lindsay fashions unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using various beading techniques and imported seed beads, focal beads, semi-precious stones or crystals. She says that she gets her inspiration “from everywhere-architecture, gardens and historical customs.”

Closed on Thanksgiving Day; open Mondays in November.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

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