Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Tennessee Theatre: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

Category: Music

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES (TOURING)
TUESDAY, NOV 09, AT 7:30PM

Since the 1980s, the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, RAIN has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to The Beatles with the ultimate goal of delivering a perfect note for note performance. All the music is performed live, with no pre-recorded tapes or sequences. They approach The Beatles music with the same respect a classical musician treats classical music. They worked hard for many years, studying each song, each note, movement and nuance...both vocally and musically. Today, they have a repertoire of over 200 Beatle songs. The members of RAIN are extraordinarily talented musicians in their own right and this becomes more evident with each show they do. RAIN audiences experience their own personal journey back to a time when Peace and Love was everyones mantra

This event had previously been set for 3/13/21 show date but was postponed. New Show Date is now Tue Nov 9 2021 at 7:30pm. Original Tickets will be honored at the door.

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

East Tennessee Historical Society: The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

A Pictorial History of the Names on the Wall, Their Service, and Their Sacrifice
In person & online
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.)
Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom
Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the program to watch this on Facebook Live.
https://www.easttnhistory.org/events/east-tennessee-veterans-memorial

On the northern edge of World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, 32 striking granite pylons stand as a monument to the tradition of military service in East Tennessee. Dr. John B. Romeiser and Jack McCall, Jr., will explore the creation and significance of the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, as well as the research behind and writing of the award-winning book The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial: A Pictorial History of the Names on the Wall, Their Service, and Their Sacrifice. The book and presentation will provide a window into the work done on the project, as well as the lives and courageous actions of the more than 6,200 men and women whose names are inscribed on the sobering markers.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

This program is one in a series of hybrid Brown Bag programs and lectures sponsored by the Albers Family Foundation in memory of Harriet Z. Albers. The East Tennessee Historical Society is privileged to share regional history with our members and the public.

Dr. John B. Romeiser is professor emeritus of French and Francophone studies at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of Beachhead Don: Reporting the War from the European Theater, 1942–1945 and the editor of Combat Reporter: Don Whitehead’s World War II Diary and Memoirs.

Jack H. McCall, Jr., is an attorney and author who recently retired from Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville. A former Army officer, he edited Pacific Time on Target: Memoirs of a Marine Artillery Officer, 1943–1945, and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Military History, MHQ: Military History Quarterly, American Journal of International Law, and Foreign Affairs.

Knoxville History Project: History Happy Hour: Snapshot - Rare Glimpses of Knoxville

Category: Free event and History, heritage

Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Maple Hall, 414 S. Gay Street

Our next History Happy Hour at Maple Hall will be utterly unpredictable, maybe even to us. We’ll be showing a miscellaneous array of historical photographs, some of them only recently come to light through our Knoxville Shoebox or seldom seen on McClung Historical Collection’s digital collection. We’ll ask you if you can help identify places and people in them. We’re pretty sure some of them will surprise you.

Free program. Drinks and bar food available for purchase.

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org

UT School of Music: Volunteer Brass Quintet

  • November 9, 2021

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Supported by famed recording artist Jim Self, The Volunteer Brass Quintet is an endowed student ensemble of the School of Music comprised of the highest achieving students in the brass area. The recital presents both standard literature written for brass quintet as well as arrangements, including works by Bach, Filas, and Arnold. The Volunteer Brass Quintet is currently coached and directed by Dr. Alex van Duuren, Assistant Professor of Trombone.

November 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Livestream info: https://music.utk.edu/events/live.php

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, www.music.utk.edu/events

UT School of Music: Chamber Music Showcase

  • November 9, 2021

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Graduate and Undergraduate students perform the chamber music works that they have studied throughout the semester.

November 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Livestream info: https://music.utk.edu/events/live.php

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, www.music.utk.edu/events

Tennessee Environmental Council: Eco Challenge

  • November 8, 2021 — December 8, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Science, nature

Participate in Tennessee Environmental Council's Eco Challenge for a chance to win!

Until December 8th, you can get points for doing many of the sustainable actions you take on a normal basis and by pushing yourself to level up. Tennessee Environmental Council is hosting an exciting challenge from now until December 8th. Earn points for planting a native plant, calling up junk mail senders, refilling with KnoxFill (wink, wink), and so much more!

How to Participate:
- Register on their website at https://www.tectn.org/ecochallenge.html
- Report your action items to earn points. The more actions you take, the more chances you have to win some of their awesome prizes!
- Check the leaderboard and tune in on December 10 (and keep an eye on your email) to see if you won!

AIDS Memorial Quilt: UT campus-wide Display

  • November 8, 2021 — December 3, 2021

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

Join the Pride Center and our several hosting locations for a cross-campus, month-long public display of eight blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

See below for the list of display sites and relevant visitation information (dates and hours per location coming soon!):

Ewing Gallery in A&A (1715 Volunteer Blvd)
Student Union Gallery (1502 Cumberland Ave)
McClung Museum Lobby (1327 Circle Park)
The fourth and fifth floors of Bailey Education Complex (1122 Volunteer Blvd)
College of Veterinary Medicine (2407 River Drive)

Parking information can be found online. Free parking is available in Circle Park throughout the day, and free parking is available in staff lots (including the lots by Neyland Stadium and the Clarence Brown Theater) after 4pm.

For more general information on the quilt, check out www.aidsmemorial.org.
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/aids_memorial_quilt_campus-wide_display#.YYAhJZ7MLct

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Exhibition by Larry Cole

  • November 7, 2021 — December 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A native of Tennessee, Larry studied art and business at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In his early studio work at UT, Larry drew inspiration from the painting techniques of his nationally-known professors C. Kermit Ewing and Carl Sublett. Their influence helped to develop Larry's abstract expressionist approach to his real-world subjects. Larry subsequently chose a career in banking but maintained a life-long interest in painting.

After a 33-year career and earning an MBA, Larry retired to pursue painting. He eventually opened a studio and gallery in the Bearden Arts District near downtown Knoxville which he owned for several years. He currently works from his new studio on his property in West Knoxville where he continues to explore varying painting techniques and subjects.

Larry's works have been showcased in solo and group exhibits in the Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga areas. His works continue to gain ever-increasing recognition as he accelerates participation in events throughout the Southeast. In addition to public exhibitions and engagements, he enjoys the patronage of a number of devoted private and corporate collectors.

https://www.colestudioart.com

Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Schilling Gallery
6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN
865-584-3957
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 4PM
Please call to confirm availability of access to display

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
https://www.southarts.org/events/duty-free-2021-11-07-0

Dogwood Arts: Voices of Appalachia Exhibition by Brian Melton

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

Join us on First Friday from 5-8PM for the Opening Reception of "Voices of Appalachia and Selected Works" by Brian Melton. The exhibition offers a true glimpse into the heart of this region through the hands of someone who calls it home. Portraits of Appalachian icons like the legendary coach Pat Summitt, the Heartland Series’ Bill Landry, John Henry, Sequoyah, and Davy Crockett hang alongside tropes like the old-timer, volunteer, midwife, coal miner, longhunter, fiddler, farmer, pastor, and teacher.

The exhibition includes 15 wall-mounted cottonwood bark sculptures alongside several large-scale free-standing sculptures, woodblock prints, and a recreation of Melton’s studio.

Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-5PM
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

Tri-Star Arts: Emotional Architecture

  • November 5, 2021 — December 11, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts announces a new exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Emotional Architecture, composed of 5 new paintings by Zahar Vaks (Brooklyn, NY) opens on Friday, November 5, and will run through Saturday, December 11, 2021. This site-specific exhibition has been installed within the unusual architectural space of a steep wooden stairwell. A public reception will be held on Friday, November 5 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with the artist in attendance.

These exhibitions will be open to the public alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building (located in the Vestal neighborhood of Knoxville). The use of masks and social distancing is encouraged.

Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: People’s Choice Art Show

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

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s annual People’s Choice Art Show. This free event will take place on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at the Art Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade. All in attendance can view a wide variety of show entries and cast their ballots for their favorite artworks. If unable to attend the reception, the public can come during regular hours between November 6 through the 25 to vote. Atlas Real Estate of Crossville, Tennessee is sponsoring this event.
Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served during the November 5th opening reception. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Cash prizes will be awarded to first through fifth place winners at the awards ceremony on December 3, 2021. The popular tradition of handmade award ribbons will continue, thanks to a committee of talented Art Guild artists who create the ribbons. Each ribbon will be a treasured small piece of art for the winning artists.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

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