Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 14, 2021

The WordPlayers and River & Rail Theatre Companies: All Together Now!

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

All Together Now! is a musical revue featuring songs from popular Broadway shows. It’s being presented all over the world to help bring theatres out of the pandemic. Performances are Sunday, Nov. 14 @ 2:30 PM and Monday, Nov. 15 @ 7:30 PM at the Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St., Knoxville. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oldcitypac.com or www.wordplayers.org. For more information, call 865-539-2490.

The WordPlayers has assembled an excellent cast of local, musical theatre artists to perform the revue for the benefit of WordPlayers and River and Rail Theatre Companies. The revue will feature music from both familiar and new musicals including Mary Poppins, Rent, Come From Away, Frozen, Songs for a New World, and Once on This Island.

All Together Now! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) www.mtishows.com. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test required. For more information about The WordPlayers, please see wordplayers.org. Information about River and Rail Theatre Company may be found at riverandrailtheatre.com.


Jeni Lamm, Managing Director
The WordPlayers, 865-539-2490
PO Box 50451, Knoxville, TN 37950
Website: wordplayers.org
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 50th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner

Category: Fundraisers

Sunday | November 14
Join us for our 50th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner at the Museum of Appalachia! More details on how to get your ticket(s) to be shared soon!

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854, www.appalachianarts.net

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: Bigfoot Blast 5K Obstacle Trail Run

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Health, wellness

Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley – Anderson County Clubs

Date/Time: Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. Packet pickup from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Race Day Registration available but your shirt size will not be guaranteed.

Location: Windrock Park Campground, 555 Windrock Park Lane, Oliver Springs, TN 37840. When you reach the campground, follow the signs to the race area.

Course Description: Windrock Park's 5th annual 5K obstacle walk/run, are challenging trails with rolling hills and a beautiful mountain view. This trail consists of gravel, dirt and rock. Obstacles will consist of tires, climbing and mud. Will there be a Bigfoot sighting? You know it! Maybe a few...

Registration and Fees: 5k Cost: $40.00 with a $3.00 Registration Fee, day of event $45.
https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/OliverSprings/BigfootBlast5K

Historic Southern Railway Station: Fall Market

  • November 14, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

SUNDAY AT 12 PM – 6 PM
Event by Blue Slip Winery & Bistro and Historic Southern Railway Station

The Fall Market will be on November 14, 2021, from 12-6PM, and offers local vendors from across the greater and more local Knoxville area. The first annual Fall Market will display some of Knoxville’s best homemade goods, free on-site parking, shopping for the holiday season, and is open for the public of all ages and free of charge. Outside our vendors will include:

• Maelee’s Boutique
• Possum Thrifter
• Oglewood Avenue
• Udder Joy Farms
• The Bead Chick
• K Lockmiller Art
• Party With Pickles Face Painting
• BFW Handmade
• Effortless Beauty
• Lulu Liquor Cakes
• Waffleygood Food Truck

Then step inside for a wine tasting at Blue Slip Winery, Knoxville’s first winery, and enjoy tastings from Tennessee’s finest or enjoy a drink from our full bar. This event will be pet-friendly and have activities for the kids that include face painting and balloon art.

https://www.facebook.com/events/398675658306054

Community Fiber Art Installation

  • November 14, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

SUNDAY AT 12 PM – 6 PM
Free · 1520 North Central Street

Event by Macrame Momma

We are tying up a community made fiber art installation and we need your help!

We are tying up a community made art installation at French Fried Vintage, Sunday, Nov 14th (12-6) and need some volunteers to help us wrap their fence!!

Participants who give 1+ hours of volunteering will receive a FREE Macrame Plant Hanger Kit.

No experience is necessary and we’ll teach you all the knots you need to know!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1435167206867144

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, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Thanksgiving Play

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, www.flyinganviltheatre.com. 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: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

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

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Roger Hankins and Jennifer Lindsay

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

NOVEMBER Featured Artists
Roger Hankins – Oil Painting
Jennifer Lindsay – Beaded Jewelry

First Friday Reception: November 5, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Roger Hankins, Oil Painter
Roger Hankins, born in Shreveport, LA, after World War II, is the sixth generation of family in Greene County, TN. He trained as an architect at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and graduated with honors in 1970. His architectural experiences included teaching at the School of Architecture, working in New York City, and partnering design build construction and private consulting. Good design brought within designated budgets were his goal and trademark. In the mid 1990’s Roger turned his attention to fine crafts, where he once again excelled in design and building. His architectural birdhouses were exhibited and sought after by collectors attending fine art and craft shows nationwide, including The Smithsonian Craft Show. His work was accepted into the highly regarded Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Pursuing his love of oil painting, he took private classes under a noted local artist and returned to university to earn a minor in fine art. Roger’s distinctive brush work and compositional excellence make his oil painting highly sought to grace the walls of homes and businesses through out the region.

Jennifer Lindsay, Beaded Jewelry
Artist Jennifer Lindsay fashions unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using various beading techniques and imported seed beads, focal beads, semi-precious stones or crystals. She says that she gets her inspiration “from everywhere-architecture, gardens and historical customs.”

Closed on Thanksgiving Day; open Mondays in November.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

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