Calendar of Events
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Flying Anvil Theatre: The Thanksgiving Play
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00
Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scramble to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. The play is directed by David Ratliff, who previously directed two of Flying Anvil’s original Zoom plays in 2020. He says the show, written by a member of the Lakota nation, is topical, thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny, but also connects with the history of this area. ““Here in East Tennessee, we’re surrounded by Native American place names, because this was Yuchi, Muskogee Creek, and Cherokee land. But we hardly take note of it. This play offers us a chance to see this holiday in a new way while also poking fun at the worst parts of our own best intentions.”
The cast of local actors includes Mitch Moore, Celeste Pelletier, David Hutto and Amber Collins Crane. Edina Bobreck is the costume designer, Jordan Vera designs lighting with set by Jax Wright and props by Jordan McCready. Randy Thompson is stage manager.
The Thanksgiving Play continues Flying Anvil’s commitment to reopening safely. The theatre requires everyone to show a vaccination card or negative Covid test and wear masks within the space. In addition, only 60 seats are sold for each performance, so audience members can distance themselves within the theatre.
There is a Pay What You Can preview on November 10 and shows Thursday through Sunday through Nov 28.
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre
Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Disney On Ice
Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Music
November 11-14, 2021
Share every enchanting moment as your favorite Disney stories come to life! Sail along with Moana on her high-seas adventure and dance with Woody, Buzz and all the Toy Story friends. Feel inspired when love wins in Frozen and dreams come true for the Disney Princesses. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever!
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Pechakucha Volume 41
Category: Festivals, special events and Lecture, panel
Live at The Mill and Mine
Nov 11, 2021
Presentations Begin 7:20pm
Come to get inspired, learn something new, and celebrate the folks doing amazing things in Knoxville. Mark your calendars, RSVP to the Facebook event, and help us spread the word!
// Please remember to check The Mill and Mine's COVID guidelines prior to the event and plan accordingly.
// We encourage you to support a current or past presenter during this time.
// This event is family-friendly, however the content is uncensored.
Mabry-Hazen House: Evelyn's Birthday Party / Annual Meeting
Category: Festivals, special events
On November 11th from 6pm - 8pm the Mabry-Hazen House will host a birthday party for Evelyn Hazen, as well as hold our Annual Meeting. This is a calling of our Membership! All Members get into this event for free. Tickets for non-members are $5.
As the year winds down and the days get short, we all look forward to reasons for a joyful gathering. We will celebrate Evelyn with wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and cake! Our Annual Meeting is a way for our Members to hear what we've been up to this year, as well as our plans for next year. We hope to see you there!
Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661, www.mabryhazen.com
Museum of Appalachia: Free Admission for Veterans
Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage
Veterans will receive FREE museum admission on Thursday, November 11th
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. Information: 865-494-7680, www.museumofappalachia.org
UT School of Music: Guest Recital: Sean Hawthorne, cello
Category: Free event, Music and Virtual
Sean Hawthorne has gained international recognition for his achievements as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist and educator. He was appointed as the assistant professor of cello at East Tennessee State University in 2018.
November 11 at 8 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
Knoxville Classical Guitar: Guitar and Ukulele Ensembles
Category: Free event and Music
We will begin both a children's and adult guitar and ukulele ensemble this month! Both ensembles will be fun and full of diverse music.
Please join us for a brief meeting Thursday 11/11 at 7:30 PM online via Zoom or in-person at the Fountain City Art Center if you'd like to play with us. Our goal is to have two ensembles; one for children, ages 9 - 12 (parents, please join us), and another for youth and adults, ages 13 - 99. All skill levels are welcome!
Questions: (865) 686-2067
In-Person: 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918
Online: Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 825 8804 1251
Knoxville Classical Guitar: Open Mic Night
Category: Free event and Music
KCG's next Open Mic Night will be Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 6:30 PM. We invite you to join us at LeGrand Music Studios in Fountain City.
Sign up for Open Mic Night - 11/11/2021
Fountain City Art Center is located at 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.
Information: https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com/ or email@example.com
Veteran’s Day Parade on Gay Street
Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music
10:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Who: University of Tennessee Army ROTC Color Guard, seven area high school bands, vintage military vehicles, representatives of the Armed Forces, local businesses and organizations.
Korean War veteran Everett Leroy Prough, 93, will serve as Grand Marshal for Knoxville's Veterans Day Parade in downtown Knoxville on Thursday, Nov. 11.
The parade will step off at 10:45 a.m. from the eastbound lanes of Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, proceed west on Church Avenue and turn north on Gay Street.
At 11 a.m., the parade will halt for a brief ceremony at the reviewing stand located near Mast General Store. The Christian Academy of Knoxville choir will perform the National Anthem, followed by a prayer and a performance of "Taps." To conclude the ceremony, a group of approximately 40 Air Force recruits will take the oath of enlistment.
The parade will continue down Gay Street to its end at E. Magnolia Avenue.
Downtown residents and visitors should be aware of road closures and on-street parking affected by the parade.
Lanes of Howard Baker Jr. Avenue will close to traffic at 8:30 a.m. Gay Street between Church and Magnolia will close to on-street parking, including metered parking on the viaduct, at 8 a.m. and close to traffic at 10:40 a.m. Market Street and Union Avenue will close to parking and traffic at 9 a.m. Streets will reopen to parking and traffic after the parade's conclusion at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The parade-organized by the American Legion with support from the City of Knoxville-will be broadcast live on WATE Channel 6 and streamed on WBIR.com with highlights broadcast on WBIR Channel 10's noon show.
City of Knoxville, Office of Special Events
McClung Museum: Ornithological Art & Ecology since Audubon lecture
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Virtual
November 11th, 7:30PM
Lecture | "The Avian Imagination: Ornithological Art and Ecology since Audubon"
In this presentation, Dr. Alan Braddock explores the important ecological insights of bird artists from John James Audubon to the present. The presentation will highlight works of art from the exhibition Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment, which Braddock co-curated with the Princeton University Art Museum in 2018-19, along with other examples.
The McClung Museum is pleased to present Braddock in conjuction with the temporary exhibtion, Between the Hand and Sky. Collaborators include UT's School of Art and the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
Tennessee Environmental Council: Eco Challenge
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
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.