Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Come From Away

Category: Dance, movement, Music and Theatre

Tuesday, December 21 • 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 22 • 7:30pm
Thursday, December 23 • 2pm
Thursday, December 23 • 8pm
Saturday, December 25 • 7pm
Sunday, December 26 • 1:30pm
Sunday, December 26 • 7pm

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/broadway-at-the-tennessee/2021-2022-season/

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

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Josh Turner

  • December 21, 2021

Category: Music

Josh Turner
( December 21, 2021)

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

Tennessee Theatre: Come From Away Educator's Night

Category: Festivals, special events, Music and Theatre

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21 • 5:30PM
JOIN US FOR AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THIS INSPIRING MUSICAL
We are proud to recognize the hard work of educators and are excited to support them through learning opportunities. This session includes a pre-show dinner, presentation, and discussion with Dr. Broadway about the show, and a discounted ticket ($28 including fees) for teachers and educational staff. Educators do not have to purchase tickets or attend the show in order to attend the pre-show event. Spaces are limited, so reserve yours today!

https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/education/educators-night/

Come From Away is playing at the Tennessee Theatre December 21-26 for 7 performances!
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

UT Gardens: Holiday Floral Arrangement Workshop

  • December 21, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Date: December 21, 2021
Time: 5-7pm
Cost: $45 members/$55 non-members

Would you like to learn how to make a lovely Christmas or holiday floral arrangement to spruce up your home for the holidays? If so, this is the workshop for you! We will make an arrangement perfect for the season and will share tips and tricks with you to use when you make arrangements on your own. This class will be in person, so grab a friend for a fun night out making a beautiful arrangement to take home!
https://secure.touchnet.com/C21610_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2529&SINGLESTORE=true

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

Make Music Knoxville: Carol Cart

  • December 21, 2021

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2021 AT 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Along Gay Street (Knoxville)

Make Music Knoxville and our partners at KISS Caboose, Real Knoxville Music and Panyard are proud to present Carol Cart, a rolling evening of fun coming to downtown Knoxville this December 21st! Get into the Christmas spirit and join our mobile band as we serenade the community with the familiar holiday classics and new Knoxville-themed singalongs written especially for the occasion. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7pm!

Come kick off your holiday season with us this Winter Solstice! Join the cart as we spread cheer throughout downtown Knoxville--- it’s fun for the whole family and it’s coming to you for free this December 21st! Bring an instrument or just come sing and be part of the merriment!

Details and route coming soon, RSVP today to updates and to learn how you can get involved!
Special thanks to our partners at KISS Caboose : https://kisscaboose.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/186502593616890

Oak Ridge Art Center: Selections from the Permanent Collection Exhibition

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

December 18: Selections from the Permanent Collection Exhibition begins

Holiday Closings:
December 24—26—Closed
December 31 closing at 1 PM
January 1—Closed

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

Ancient Lore Village: Movie Week

  • December 16, 2021 — December 23, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Film and Kids, family

'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

https://ancientlorevillage.com/events/

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434, info@ancientlorevillage.com, https://ancientlorevillage.com

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

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