Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Q Series

Category: Culinary arts, food and Music

Wednesday, November 10th, 12:00pm
This concert features a one-hour performance by the KSO Principal String Quartet and the KSO Principal Woodwind Quintet and tickets include boxed lunch.

Metro Chabacano
Principal String Quartet

Italian Serenade
Principal String Quartet

String Quartet #1 in G minor
1. Romance: Andante Expressivo
2. Scherzo: Allegro
Principal String Quartet

La Nouvelle Ourleans
Principal Woodwind Quintet

Quinteto Sinfonico
I. Giocoso
II. Misterioso
III. Luminous
Principal Woodwind Quintet

Lunch Menu (catered by Holly’s)
Texas Red Chili Over Baked Potato w/ Shredded Cheese & Sour Cream on top

Elks Lodge

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents the KSO Q Series at The Elks Lodge in West Knoxville for classical music Wednesdays! This concert features a one-hour performance by the KSO Principal String Quartet and the KSO Principal Woodwind Quintet and tickets include lunch.

865-291-3310 or

Tennessee Theatre: Watchhouse

Category: Music

NOVEMBER 10 | 7:30PM

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

UT Humanities Center Public Books Circle: The Verge.

  • November 10, 2021

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

Wednesday, November 10

Robert Bast, Associate Professor of History

The Verge. Reformation, Renaissance and the Forty Years that Shook the World, 1490-1530
by Patrick Wymant

Would you like to attend a terrific book discussion led by a UT expert without leaving your home? Students, faculty, and members of the public are all welcome. With the support of Union Avenue Books, an independent bookstore, we will help you to keep reading and learning at all stages and walks of life. Hosted via Zoom. Our UT faculty read widely and deeply - Join us to hear an expert in the field talk about the major ideas of a text that you have read, and engage in an enlightening discussion! How it works:
+ Check the discussion schedule below to find a book that you really want to read and discuss with others (we hope you choose them all!)
+ Register for the book discussion meeting by clicking on the registration link (you'll be sent a confirmation email with your own unique link to the discussion)
+ Buy a copy of the book (Union Ave Books in downtown Knoxville will be happy to handle your order)
+ Read, enjoy, and join the book discussion online on the date of the event!

Questions at or 865-974-4222 or

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Bob Dylan

  • November 10, 2021

Category: Music

Bob Dylan

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Behind the Blue Doors Tour

  • November 10, 2021

Category: Free event

Interested in learning more about Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley? Join us for a Behind the Blue Doors Tour at our Regal Teen Center Club, 967 Irwin Street, Knoxville.

Upcoming Tour dates:

Wednesday, November 10 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 18 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 16 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Purchase tickets online at

Museum of Appalachia: Unveiling of The Mountaineers' Sacrifice & Renewal

  • November 10, 2021

Category: History, heritage

Museum of Appalachia to unveil new exhibit on November 10

The Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, will soon unveil a newly restored Arnwine Cabin as part of a new exhibit about the construction of TVA’s Norris Dam and the people that were forced to relocate from the region in which the dam was built. The exhibit is titled “The Mountaineers’ Sacrifice & Renewal.”

The exhibit features historic photographs and an animated map of the region before-and-after the construction of Norris Dam, highlighting the locations of homes, farms, churches, and schools that now sit at the bottom of Norris Lake. But, the centerpiece of this exhibit is the Arnwine Cabin, a home that was once noted as the smallest structure on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1800 on the banks of the Clinch River in Liberty Hill, the construction of the Norris Dam necessitated the deconstruction and relocation of the Arnwine Cabin. Such a home is a prime example of primitive Appalachian life before the construction of Norris Dam.

“This exhibit is a testament to the diligent and industrious people that built this incredible dam, and also to the sacrifice of a people who left their lives behind for the promise of progress,” says Museum President Elaine Meyer. “We’re elated to be able to share this story with visitors from around the world.”

In the fall of 1933, during the height of the Great Depression, the Tennessee Valley Authority embarked on its first major project, the construction of the Norris Dam. This engineering phenomenon took several years and thousands of workers, ultimately providing flood control and electric power to an entire region.

Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716 (16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit 122, then one mile east). Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9 AM - 5 PM. Information: 865-494-7680,

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
- 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

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.

Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Schilling Gallery
6500 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN
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

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,

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:

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