Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Holiday Handcrafters Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and History, heritage

Saturday, Nov 13- Holiday Handcrafters Festival

Details TBA

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044,

Literary Walking Tour: Scenes from Suttree

  • November 13, 2021

Category: Free event and History, heritage

Discover Knoxville's rich history through our Literary Walking Tour series

Join us on select Saturdays this fall as we stroll through the streets of downtown Knoxville as we learn about our rich local history and the literary voices that helped shape our city. Tours are hosted by Laura Still, owner of Knoxville Walking Tours. Each tour is 90 minutes and starts at Lawson McGhee Library. *Knox County Public Library card required.

Scenes from Suttree
Saturday, November 13, 2:00 PM

Historic Ramsey House: Christmas Marketplace

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Please join Historic Ramsey House for a Christmas Market on November 13, 2021, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. At this free holiday craft fair, you'll have the opportunity to shop from over 40 different local vendors! Vintage jewelry, handcrafted wood decor, candles, handmade woven goods, wreaths, pottery, and Christmas decor are just a few of the unique treasures that will be available at this event! Guests are certain to find the perfect gift or home decor item to make your holiday gatherings even more special. Onsite food and entertainment will also be available, as well as local demonstrators. This event is perfect for the whole family!

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Ensemble Schumann

Category: Kids, family and Music

Saturday, November 13, 7:30 PM

Ensemble Schumann is a dazzling, colorful trio of soloists Tom Gallant, oboe; Steve Larson, viola; and Sally Pinkas, piano. The concert is part of our Penny4Arts programming offering FREE attendance for youths 18 and under.

Youth Interest: Live acoustic music. Oboe, viola, and piano trio. Professional music careers. Family friendly. All subscription concerts feature at least one composition by a composer from an underrepresented group, i.e. women and people of color.

Admission: General admission seating. Adult $25. Young Adult (19-29) $10. Veterans are free with ID in recognition of Veterans Day, and tickets are only available at the door. Admission is free for Youths 18 and under. Tickets for Youths and Adults are available at the door, by phone at (865) 483-5569, or at Masks and social distancing are required.

Venues, programs, and artists are subject to change or cancellation depending on health guidelines.

Free admission for chaperones of youth groups of 5 or more. Chaperones must call or email to reserve by 3:00 PM on the Thursday prior to the concert.

At First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN
Website link for more information:
Contact phone: (865) 483-5569

Ijams Nature Center: Explore Ijams Caves

  • November 13, 2021

Category: Science, nature

(Ages 18+) Join Ijams for a Caving Field Day next Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9-11 a.m.! The Ijams caves are typically closed off to the public, but during this special program, you’ll explore the caves, search for the rarely seen Berry cave salamander, learn about rock formations and more! NOTE: This is a strenuous experience that includes squeezing through tight spaces and you will get VERY muddy!

Learn More and Register:

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Ijams Nature Center: Get to Know Backyard Birds

  • November 13, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

(Ages 11+) Migrating birds are gone, so it's the perfect time to learn more about winter birds who make their home here! Join Ijams for a Beginning to Bird program next Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9-11 a.m. to learn about feathered friends in your own backyard, how to care for them during colder months and how you can turn birdwatching into scientific discoveries! Learn More and Register

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Ancient Lore Village: Family Fall Party

  • November 13, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Saturday, November 13th 2021

Get ready to celebrate the crisp air, changing of the leaves, and the annual unveiling of your coziest sweater. Capture your family holiday photo at one of the many photo ops around the village. Fun for the whole family, including gremlin sized pumpkin crafts, fall scavenger hunt, bon fire, oversized yard games, hot apple cider, and more.

Feeling like making a sweet afternoon an even sweeter overnight? All complete with an outdoor bonfire and five-star accommodations, reserve one of our eight dwellings for a stay you’ll never forget.

Cash bar available. Concierge available for Axe-throwing and Archery upgrades.

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434,,

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: English Country Dance and Dessert Tea

Category: Dance, movement, Free event and Music

Presented by the Monroe Area Council for the Arts at the Cora Veal Seniors Center
“Where friends meet to dance, and new friends are made.”
English Country Dance is a style of folk dance preceding Square Dance and a forerunner of modern line dance.

• This program will include an introduction of English Country Dance
• Demonstration
• Participation Dances
• Tea and Dessert

This event will be hosted at the Cora Veal Seniors Center located at 144 College Street, Madisonville, TN
• No Admission -This event is funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission
• Live music- Special Guests – Lark in the Morn Dancers and Musicians
• caller Karan Dotson

TO REGISTER CALL: Rebecca at the MACA Office at 423-442-3210
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Carol Ann Johnson at 423-884-6591

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,,

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:

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