Calendar of Events

Friday, November 12, 2021

2021 Christmas Fair at Knoxville Expo Center

  • November 12, 2021 — November 14, 2021

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

The 39th annual Christmas event - craft fair, arts, gifts, and more!
Fri 2-8 PM, Sat 10 AM - 8 PM, Sun 12-5 PM

A Christmas Shoppers Paradise!

Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville
Info: 865-687-3976

UT Opera Theatre: Mozart's The Magic Flute

Category: Music and Theatre

UT Opera Theatre presents The Magic Flute

Friday, November 12th at 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 13th at 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 14th at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for youth under 18 and students with any valid school ID.

For tickets, please call 865-684-1200 ext. 2, or visit the Tennessee Theatre Box Office. Doors open one hour before the show.

Please note that per Bijou policy, proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within the last 72 hours will be required for attendance. The Bijou Theatre also reserves the right to ask patrons to mask.

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

Swingbooty at Boyd’s Jig & Reel

  • November 12, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

GENRE: Gypsy Jazz

Date of show: Friday, November 12, 9:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Venue: Brickyard, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 101 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Entrance: Free
Ages: 21 plus

Come enjoy an evening of gypsy jazz in the Old City and sample a selection of over 950 whiskies! Jig & Reel is also famous for its beef and chicken pies. A great venue to take in the upbeat jazz of Swingbooty featuring a seven piece all-star band.


Thompson Boling Arena: Eric Church

  • November 12, 2021

Category: Music

It’s time to Gather Again! Catch 360° of Eric Church LIVE in the round at Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday, November 12 at 8 PM.

Though not required for entry to Thompson-Boling Arena or movement throughout the seating bowl, facial coverings are encouraged for arena patrons.

All ages must have a ticket! There is a 6 ticket limit for this event. All tickets will be on a delivery delay.

Thompson Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN. Info/tickets: Concerts & Special Events - or (865) 656-4444. Athletic Events - or (865) 656-1200.

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Summit: Cleaner, Greener, Connected

  • November 12, 2021

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Lecture, panel and Science, nature

Doors open at 8:00am and the presentations begin at 8:30am. Light refreshments will be provided. Masks are required and attendees must follow COVID protocols in place at the UT Conference Center.

The KKB Summit: Cleaner, Greener, Connected, will showcase the environmental and sustainable efforts in Knoxville working to improve our mobility. The goal of this event is not only to highlight the positive efforts occurring in our community but also to stimulate awareness of long-term initiatives.

The summit will focus on how electric vehicles, public transportation, and outdoor places improve our community's health and mobility.

This event is free and open to the public, attendees must reserve a seat ahead of time. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and follow any COVID policies of the conference center.

Event Timeline:
8:00 AM- Doors Open
8:30 AM- Welcome and Introductions
8:45 AM- Knoxville Regional TPO's 2045 Mobility Plan
9:45 AM- Panel Discussion: Electrification and Public Transportation (TVA, KUB, and KAT)
10:45 AM- Panel Discussion: Outdoor Places and Public Health (AMBC, UT, and City of Knoxville Parks & Rec)
11:45 AM- Closing Remarks and Networking

Jubilee Community Arts: Virtual concert with Kelle Jolly

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Jubilee Community Arts presents a virtual concert with Kelle Jolly premiering on Friday, November 12 at 8 pm on Facebook & Youtube. (rescheduled from Nov 5)

Originally from South Carolina, Kelle and her saxophonist husband Will Boyd make their home in Knox County. Kelle's music influences include Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, and her repertoire includes early regional women blues and sacred singers, among them Knoxvillians Leola Manning and Ida Cox. Kelle is host of "Jazz Jam with Kelle Jolly" on WUOT.

There is no charge for this event but tips are encouraged!

The mission of Jubilee Community Arts is to promote, preserve and present the performing arts of the Southern region and to nurture the cultural milieu responsible for the birth and evolution of these and related art forms.

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851,

Scruffy City Orchestra: Fall Concert

  • November 12, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

Led again by conductor Ace Edewards, the Scruffy City Orchestra returns for the 2021 fall season with “A Fantasy, a Discovery and a Premiere”. The concert will feature the 2020 Adult Concerto Competition Winner Mason Crowder performing the violin solo for Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 (Introduction, Movements. I & II) by Max Bruch. Also on the program are the premiere performance of A Kingdom Where Nobody Dies by local composer William Wright as well as pieces by Strauss Jr. and Sr. The program will be crowned by a full performance of Symphony No.4, Op. 110 by Ferdinand Ries.

When: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville
Admission: Free (donations welcome)
Web Site:

UT Science Forum: What Lies Below

  • November 12, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature, Technology and Virtual

Colleen Iverson, an ecosystem ecologist with the Climate Change Science Institute at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “What Lies Below: A multi-biome perspective” Friday, November 12 at noon via Zoom.
The world is changing. Over the next several decades, ecosystems will respond to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, warming, and increasingly variable precipitation patterns, in addition to weather that’s just plain ‘weird’. In order to understand and model current and future ecosystem responses to atmospheric and climatic change, ecologists are seeking a more holistic view of ecosystem processes. Iverson will explain how scientists are linking plant characteristics with biogeochemical cycling of carbon, water, and nutrients and reveal that some of the least understood processes remain hidden in the ground beneath our feet.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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The UT Science Forum is weekly lecture series presented by the UT College of Arts and Sciences.

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Thanksgiving Play

  • November 11, 2021 — November 28, 2021

Category: Comedy and Theatre

November 11-28
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, Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Disney On Ice

  • November 11, 2021 — November 14, 2021

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:

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

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