Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: English Country Dance Classes

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

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.
• No partner needed
• Each dance is taught with a walk-through, having the music played to understand the pace of the dance, and called.
• Dance patterns are prompted throughout by the caller Karan Dotson.

You must pre-register!
• Classes will be held at the Cora Veal Seniors Center located at 144 College Street, Madisonville, TN
• Classes from 12-1 PM on Thursday, November 18th, December 9th & 16th
• Classes are free of charge and are funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission

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

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique”

Category: Music

Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Theatre

“During my journey I had the idea for another symphony, this time with a programme, but such a programme that will remain an enigma to everyone – let them guess.” --Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovksy

James Fellenbaum, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano

The KSO Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series features the KSO on the stage of the beautiful Tennessee Theatre.

DOSIA McKAY Watercolors (World Premiere)
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 20 in f-sharp minor
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

865-291-3310 or

Knoxville Classical Guitar: The Park Brothers in Concert

  • November 18, 2021

Category: Music

Join us for a night of wonderful music as Knoxville Classical Guitar presents The Park Brothers in concert on November 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM.

Location: Holston Hills Country Club 5200 Holston Hills Rd, Knoxville, TN 37914

Masks required. Cash bar onsite.

Originally starting as a duo on the piano, the Park Brothers transformed into a duo on two guitars. Both Alex and Wesley Park started their music education on the piano at an early age, then began their guitar studies in their teen years. As they both studied classical guitar at Pepperdine University under Christopher Parkening, who is celebrated as one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar, they came together as a guitar duo. The brothers enjoy collaborating and working together, as they complement each other with a natural synergy of sounds.

The Park Brothers have performed together as far away as Heidelberg, Germany and Hermagor, Austria. They have participated in masterclasses from Christopher Parkening, Angel Romero, Andrew York, Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, Jubilant Sykes, and Meng Su. In the 2014 Pacific Guitar Competition in Monrovia, CA, they placed as a finalist in the chamber mixed division category.

UT Humanities Center Conversations & Cocktails: Emily Bivens

  • November 18, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Lecture, panel and Virtual

"The Space Between: Animate/Inanimate, Alive/Dead, Animal/Human"
Emily Bivens, Professor, UT School of Art
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.

This lecture features Professor Bivens's original artwork, created from video, animation, sound, and sculpture, and explores documents that pose a quandary about our relationship to the natural world, and, on another level, our relationship to ourselves. By investigating natural phenomena, like the calcium-rich diet of opossums or the homing ability of pigeons, or such historical documents as George Washington's Rules of Civility or Darwin's travel journals, Professor Bivens’ projects pose questions about lived political, social, or psychological spaces situated in-between" and at boundaries.Those questions include the distrust of women in power, the long-lasting effects of invisible labor, and the effect of being rendered mute or put into a category of unrepresentability. Who lives in "the between," and how can art help us to ask, and to answer?

When is “continuing education” fun? The answer: always -- with our UTHC series “Conversations & Cocktails”! “Conversations & Cocktails” is a free public lecture and discussion series that showcases the original research of our distinguished UT arts and humanities faculty. Our monthly get-togethers give you the opportunity to hear about fascinating work in the arts and in such fields as philosophy, history, and literature studies. Presentations are 30-40 minutes long and are designed for the general public. A spirited question-and-answer discussion follows each presentation. Hosted on Zoom. Questions at or 865-974-4222

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

  • November 18, 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:

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

Maker Meet-in: Instagram Reels

  • November 18, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Virtual

Thu Nov 18, 6-7 PM
Presented by The Maker City, free1 Going to let you in on a little secret… No one knows what they are doing with Reels. It’s a learn as you go resource and the best advice is to simply have fun with it! Laugh at yourself as you make take #891 of that voiceover or accidently delete those perfectly synced images to the music. We’ve ALL been there. Reels are a micro-video format and Instagram's response to the surging popularity of TikTok. No, they are not for all audiences, but they are also not just for Generation Z either. Join us as we talk through a few ways for maker’s to utilize Reels and a few quick how to’s to ease the learning curve. Halee Sprinkle’s 15+ years of business and marketing experience has led to many opportunities to integrate her skillsets with small businesses & nonprofit organizations and their marketing needs. Her experience in creating and executing impactful, creative marketing campaigns and her desire for work-life balance led her to open her own marketing consultation business in Fall of 2017, Czech Yourself Marketing. She now provides counsel and direction to fellow business leaders for them to bridge the gap between marketing strategy and execution.

Farragut Community Center: Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego

  • November 18, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

The Music for Seniors Knoxville November concert is 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Farragut Community Center. This free daytime concert series will feature Knoxville-based Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m.

The performance will feature “hot jazz” inspired by the music of legendary French Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, and jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli. Attendees will enjoy swing standards, ballads, bossa novas, waltzes and Latin songs in uniquely arranged styles.

Music for Seniors connects area musicians with older adults through live and interactive music programs designed to engage, entertain and educate seniors and enrich the lives of all participants.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.

Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37934. Information: 865-966-7057 or

Bijou Theatre: Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent

Category: Festivals, special events, Music and Theatre


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

Knoxville History Project: History Happy Hour: Gone – The Passenger Pigeon

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Virtual

History Happy Hour: Gone – The Passenger Pigeon and Knoxville’s Connections to a Lost Species
Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

Before the beginning of the 20th century, Americans, particularly in the east, witnessed enormous flocks of wild pigeons, later known as passenger pigeons. Sometimes there were so many birds that they eclipsed the sun.

In Knoxville, just after the Civil War, you could enjoy passenger pigeons on toast at a restaurant on Gay Street. Or join a shooting party across the river to see how many pigeons you could bag. By 1914 the passenger pigeon became extinct. How could a bird that thrived in such numbers disappear from the skies?

And who in Knoxville was thinking about the loss of America’s wildlife?

KHP’s Paul James will delve into the history of the passenger pigeon through the lens of Knoxville. Plus, as the long-lost ivory-billed woodpecker was recently added to the officially extinct bird list, he’ll also look at two especially interesting Knoxvillians who most likely were the last to see that majestic woodpecker in the Louisiana swamps.

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559,

Ijams & Beardsley Farm: Pies Workshop

  • November 18, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Culinary arts, food

Nov 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Beardsley Farm, 1741 Reynolds St, Knoxville, TN 37921, USA

Ijams is proud to partner with CAC Beardsley Community Farm as part of Ijams' 2021 Take Action! series to present a Beardsley Bakes Pies Workshop on November 18 from 6-8pm. The amazingly talented Beardsley team will demonstrate how to make the perfect pie crust and fillings using fruit from the farm just in time for the holiday season. The class will include a tutorial and slices of fresh pie!

This workshop will happen at Beardsley Farm (1741 Reynolds St, Knoxville, TN 37921) and the cost of the workshop is $30 per person. You must purchase a ticket ahead of time in order to reserve your spot in this workshop. Masks will be required for indoor workshops.

Ewing Gallery: WORKFORCE

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

November 15 - December 7, 2021

The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present the art of staff members working in the Art + Architecture Building. Join us Monday, November 15 - 4:30 - 7pm for a reception for WORKFORCE, an exhibition of staff members working in the Art + Architecture Building. Exhibiting staff are: Mike C. Berry, Eric Cagley, Elysia Mann, Baxter Stults, Emory White, Ronda Wright, Whitney Caruthers, Casey Fletcher, Jeremy Hammond, Anders Van Harpen Nienstaedt, and Stephanie Phillips. Individually wrapped refreshments will be provided.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

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Little River Art & Frame: Open House

  • November 15, 2021 — November 19, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

November 15-19
10AM to 6 PM
Fine Art + Fine Refreshments

Come over to the Little River Gallery for our Fall Open House! Meet our team of Artists and Artisans, enjoy some fine refreshments, and peruse our gallery space and workshop!

We have special buys for the holiday season, including limited angel prints, fall bird collages, and more!

*Due to public health concerns we're having open house ALL WEEK so you can come and go and avoid the crowd. Bring your mask and your party shoes!

Little River Art & Frame, 4313 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Info: (865) 200-8448,

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