Calendar of Events
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Oak Ridge Art Center: Selections from the Permanent Collection Exhibition
December 18: Selections from the Permanent Collection Exhibition begins
December 31 closing at 1 PM
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
Bijou Theatre: WDVX presents Marty Stuart
Tennessee Theatre: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Mighty Mud: Slip Transfer: Small Dish
Dec 18, 2021
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Join Amanda as she shares with you her favorite surface decoration method: Slip Transfers. She will walk you through the processes of creating your very own transfers using a slip-trailing bottle and colored slips. Once you create your design and transfer it onto the clay slab that you are provided Amanda will show you how to use a press mold to create a small dish or two. Great for both beginners and intermediate students!
Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Open studio time on Thu 6-9. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com
Ijams Nature Center: Christmas Bird Count
(Ages 18+) Join the fun, century-old winter tradition of the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count at Ijams next Saturday, Dec. 18, from 8 a.m.-noon! During this Ijams Field Day, you’ll help report on the bird species at Ijams and Forks of the River. No prior bird knowledge is required, and each group will have an Ijams staff member to help with identification.
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, www.ijams.org
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 35th Annual Clayton Holiday Concert
The KSO is excited to present the 35th annual Clayton Holiday Concert this December 17-19 at the Civic Auditorium. Hear your KSO perform music from "Frozen," "Home Alone," and more, featuring GO! Contemporary Dance Works, the Knoxville Choral Society, and Webb School of Knoxville Select Ensembles. We hope you'll join us for an exciting performance of holiday hits!
Tickets range from $10-$50 and are on sale now. 865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com
Oak Ridge Playhouse: Levi Kreis: Home for the Holidays
December 17-19, 2021
Back again LIVE for his 7th Annual "Home for the Holidays" concert, Tony Award winner Levi Kreis brings you an intimate evening at the piano on the Playhouse stage, singing your favorite holiday tunes, old and new.
SUITABLE FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
Seating is socially distanced. Masks are required for audience.
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com
214 Magnolia: Holiday Market
Ancient Lore Village: Movie Week
'Tis the season for ho ho holiday movies and we're bringing you some of our Village favorites! You're invited to join us all week long to cozy up to dinner and one of these Christmas classics... better yet, all five of them!
Dec 16, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec 20, Elf
Dec 21, A Christmas Story
Dec 22, A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec 23, It's a Wonderful Life
Flying Anvil Theatre: The Big F.A.T. Holiday Cabaret
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
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
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.
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