Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: A Swingin' Christmas featuring Warren Wolf

Category: Music

At Tennessee Theatre, 604 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, 37902

The hippest concert of the season. Sparkling arrangements of holiday favorites in the style of Ellington, Basie and other jazz greats. Vibraphonist extraordinaire Warren Wolf joins the band this year to help make your season bright!

Information: 865-573-3226, email@knoxjazz.org, http://www.knoxjazz.org/calendar/2021/12/14/a-swingin-christmas-featuring-warren-wolf

Knoxville History Project: Christmas History at Maple Hall

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. at maple Hall, 414 S. Gay Street

At Maple Hall this month we’ll talk some Christmas history, which is full of surprises, but we’ll also be talking about what we have to sell that might be fun to open on Christmas morning. The Knoxville History Project has several books out, some of them fancy enough to wrap, some of them more in the order of stocking stuffers. We’ll be talking about the Historic Bearden book which came out about a year ago, already a Knox Heritage award winner, as well as our East Tennessee Historical Society award-winning Historic Knoxville: The Curious Visitors’ Guide. We’ll have copies of Jack Neely’s longest-ever book, the recent hardback The Old City: A Short History—and several of our small (and inexpensive) paperbacks, including those with stories about Christmases long, long ago, like Holidays and Festivals and A Knoxville Christmas. As well as Laura Still’s very recent book about the Suffrage movement, A Fair Shake, which includes the equivalent of a walking tour of downtown Knoxville as known to the triumphant Suffragists. (We may even have copies of our latest collection, Knoxville Lives III.) Personalized signatures will be handy if you need them. We also have our Knoxville History playing cards. In fact, you may be able to knock out all your Christmas shopping that one evening, and enjoy supper and a few drinks while you’re doing it.

We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, of course, and all the proceeds go to the Knoxville History Project. Our nonprofit board of directors decides what to do with them.

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

Pints for Purpose: Holiday Market

  • December 14, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event, Fundraisers and Kids, family

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 AT 5 PM – 8 PM

The Holidays are quickly approaching, the shopping lists are getting longer, and the desire to give back to those in need is stronger than ever. Pints For Purpose invites you to mark your calendars for our Holiday Market, benefiting Second Harvest at Relix on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021. The Holiday season is a time for giving and we would love to provide you with the opportunity to help us support Second Harvest Food Bank while you shop for your loved ones from some of Knoxville’s favorite local vendors and businesses. Bring the whole family for pictures with Santa!

https://www.facebook.com/events/415827193576909

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
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/exhibition_from_the_basement_annual_art_education_exhibition#.YdMmHWjMLct

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
http://www.oruuc.org/the-art-gallery-at-oruuc

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

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, www.flyinganviltheatre.com. 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, www.riverandrailtheatre.com

Tri-Star Arts: Graft by Edra Soto

  • December 7, 2021 — February 12, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts announces a special exhibition in their gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show, Graft, featuring work by artist Edra Soto of Chicago, Illinois opens on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and will run through Saturday, February 12, 2022. Public receptions will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 4:00- 8:00 pm and Friday, February 4, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm (artist in attendance on February 4).

This exhibition will coincide with the unveiling of a permanent, outdoor sculpture by Edra Soto, Graft Knoxville, in early February 2022 at the UT GATOP Arboretum & Education Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. This site-specific sculpture initiative has been organized and curated by Tri-Star Arts in partnership with the UT Department of Plant Sciences, UT School of Art/ Sculpture Department, UT College of Architecture + Design/ FabLab, Sanders Pace Architecture, Johnson & Galyon Construction, Mallia Engineering Company, and Tennessee Marble Company. Graft Knoxville is in its final stages of production with more information and related public events forthcoming.

The Graft exhibition at the Candoro Marble Building features sculpture and prints by Edra Soto alongside a visual exploration of her design process, including scale models, a real-scale block module, and project renderings by Knoxville-based firm Sanders Pace Architecture.

Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit
The use of masks and social distancing is encouraged.

Follow Tri-Star Arts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
#TRISTARARTS

Holiday at Safety City

  • December 7, 2021 — December 21, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Head out to Safety City for family fun under the Holiday lights during the following public hours:

Evening times:
Dec. 7th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 8th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 9th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 14th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 15th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 16th 4pm-7:30pm

Day times:
Dec. 20th 10am-2pm
Dec. 21st 10am-2pm

165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919

You must have a helmet to ride your scooter or bike and nothing motorized! Contact this number 865-215-7103 for any questions.

https://www.facebook.com/SafetyCityKnoxville/

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Michelle Barillaro

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

On display from December through the end of January.

Michelle Barillaro is an abstract painter based in Knoxville, TN. She works with a wide variety of mediums and enjoys discovering new ways to bring her work to life. https://www.michellebarillaroart.com/about

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

Rala: Castles and Cathedrals by Brian Pittman & Tiny Works

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

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

Rala is excited to announce a First Friday Double Feature show for the months of December and January! We will have a new series of Castles and Cathedrals by local artist and architect Brian Pittman, along with a curated show of tiny artworks from 20 different local and regional artists. The opening reception will be from 6-8 on December 3rd. Both shows will remain on display from December 3rd through the end of January.

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1v7UW8jBz

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

Albright Grove Brewing Co: Exhibition by Jerry's Artarama Staff

  • December 3, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday 12/3 - We are doing our first First Friday art showing here with the staff at Jerry's Artarama Staff Showing! We will be showcasing their work on Friday 12/3 and will have their artwork up all month long! Look forward to seeing you here!

Albright Grove Brewing Company, 2924 Sutherland Ave, KNOXVILLE, TN, 37919
https://www.albrightgrovebrewing.com/

Tue-Wed 4pm - 9pm
Thu-Fri 4pm - 10pm
Sat 2pm - 10pm
Sun 2pm - 8pm

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