Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Exhibition from the Basement: Annual Art Education Exhibition

  • December 9, 2021 — January 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Please join us for our Annual Art Education Exhibition featuring the work of our graduate students!

Congratulations to all of the art education students involved for such fantastic artwork and a job well done!

This is a culminative project for our Visual Culture and Critical Pedagogy course.

Every year, art education graduate students create a body of artwork as part of their graduate coursework and display the work through an art exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display at the Cookie Aytes Elliott Art Education Gallery in Bailey Education Complex, Room 105, and will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm from December 9th - January 31st.

Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, Room 105
1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Knoxville Museum of Art: Holiday Homes Tour 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Festivals, special events

December 09, 2021 - December 11, 2021

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Holiday Homes Tour 2021
Must be a current KMA member by October 10, 2021 to be eligible for an invitation.

Day Tour & Luncheon
Friday, December 10
$125 per ticket

The Virtual Tour (six homes unique to the virtual tour)
Thursday, December 9 – Saturday, December 11
$60 per ticket

Day Tour & Virtual Tour

To check the status of your membership contact Maggie Meyers at For other questions or to inquire about sponsorship, contact Carla May Paré at

Tennessee Theatre: Midland - The Last Resort Tour

Category: Music


Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Holiday Concert (Benefit)

  • December 9, 2021

Category: Music

Location: The Fountain City Art Center
213 Hotel Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918

Arrowmont: Souper Bowl XVIII

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

December 9, 2021 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Arrowmont Dining Hall

Arrowmont invites you to join the community on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in the Arrowmont Dining Hall for the 18th year of Souper Bowl - benefiting United Way of Sevier County. $35 for homemade soup, bread and cookies and a hand-made bowl to keep.

Buy your tickets today! Call Arrowmont at 865-436-5860 to purchase your tickets
Learn more online at

Ijams Nature Center: Nature Preschool Open House

  • December 9, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Science, nature and Virtual

(Families with children ages 3-5) Follow me to an Ijams Nature Preschool Open House! Looking for a full-time preschool in 2022? Start your child’s educational journey in a place that fosters curiosity, nurtures social and emotional learning, and develops critical thinking skills in nature! Learn more VIA ZOOM next Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6-7 p.m.

Looking for a part-time preschool program? Ijams has that too, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will add Mondays and Wednesdays starting January 2022!

Learn More and Register for an Open House

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

Ijams Nature Center: Winter Wreath-Making

  • December 9, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Learn to make your own holiday wreath using natural materials with CAC Beardsley Community Farm as part of Ijams' 2021 Take Action! Series next Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6-8 p.m. This class will be held at the farm and includes all supplies. Learn More and Register

Shoe Game & RheaSunshine: Collectively Speaking

  • December 9, 2021
  • 7 PM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

This event with be hosted by Knoxville's Poet Laureate RheaSunshine. Our Headliner for this event will be Taria "the Realest" Person from Nashville, TN. Since we're "Collectively Speaking" be prepared to grab the open mic to share some of your favorite writings or poems. You will be encouraged and supported by Poetry lovers from the area. Seating is limited so get your tickets today!

Pilot Light: Christmas Rhapsody - A Comedy Show

  • December 9, 2021

Category: Comedy

Thursday, December 9, 2021 — 8:00 pm

Progressively Better Productions presents a special comedy Christmas show featuring the divine comedy of:

Lady Jesus the Drag King of Kings
Clinton Ricks
Drew Harper
and Krampus! (brought to life by the talented Sean Simoneau)

Pilot Light, 106 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Exhibition: Photographs by David Liles

  • December 8, 2021 — January 20, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Showing 22 images of Landscapes, Abstracts, and Flowers by David G. Liles

809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 483-6761
Hours: M-F 9-4 and Sun 10-12:30

The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church hosts art exhibitions in the central corridor hall of the church. This not-for-profit gallery programs approximately six exhibitions per year, showcasing regional artists working in a wide variety of styles, media, and genres.

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Big F.A.T. Holiday Cabaret

  • December 8, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Comedy, Music and Theatre

December 8-31
Wed-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

It’s back! Our wacky original musical arrives just in time to alleviate your holiday stress. From the world’s worst living Christmas tree to a jazzed-up Hanukkah and a distinctly East Tennessee rendition of A Christmas Carol, this musical romp has something for everyone! Featuring new material and old favorites, with a special New Year’s Eve performance. Good for anyone who loves (or secretly hates) the holidays. Good for most everyone.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

River & Rail Theatre Company: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby

Category: Theatre

THE UNUSUAL TALE OF MARY & JOSEPH’S BABY – meant for the virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing alike, this musical dares to take the nativity story at its word with whimsy, humor, and humanity. There really was a pregnant virgin. There really are shepherds and angels and foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men). There’s a ratty extra room/stable at the inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator whose menacing shadow hangs over everything. And obviously, it’s a comedy. When people engage this over-told story on a sincere human level, it bursts with imagination and wonder.

Previews: Dec. 8-9
Performances: Dec. 10-12; Dec. 15-19; Dec. 21-23

River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727,

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