Calendar of Events
Friday, December 31, 2021
Town of Farragut: New Year's at Noon
Friday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $2 per child; adults are free. Join us for a New Year's celebration at noon! Enjoy dancing, NYE snacks and child-friendly bubbly drinks and while celebrating the new year at an easier time of day. Pre-registration required and can be found here https://townoffarragut.recdesk.com/Community/Program
For more information, contact Special Event and Program Coordinator Brittany Spencer at 865-218-3376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas in the City: New Year's Eve at the Sunsphere
The City of Knoxville will host its 2021 New Year's Eve celebration underneath the Sunsphere in a special tribute to the forthcoming 40th anniversary of the 1982 World's Fair.
New Year's Eve at the Sunsphere, presented by Lowe's, will be held Friday, Dec. 31, at the World's Fair Festival Lawn, bringing together revelers for a night of live music, DJ-mixed tunes, food trucks, fireworks, a laser show and a midnight ball-drop from the Sunsphere.
"The Sunsphere is an iconic structure beloved by locals and recognized by people all over the world," says Kyndra Brewer, Director of the City's Office of Special Events. "It feels right to welcome 2022 on the World's Fair Park, which has been such a great place to safely gather with friends and family, especially during the past two years."
This free, all-ages celebration-sponsored by the Tennessean, WATE, Star 102.1, Awesome 93.1 and Knox Vegas DJs-begins at 9 p.m. Pyro Shows is providing the fireworks show.
No alcohol sales will take place on the park. Attendees are encouraged to incorporate the holiday lights, décor and festivities of downtown into their evening plans.
Free parking after 6 p.m. is available in all City-owned garages, including Locust Street and Market Square, as well as the 11th Street Garage. For a map of available garages and lots, visit DowntownKnox.org/Parking.
For more information on the year's Christmas in the City celebrations, go to www.knoxvilletn.gov/christmas
Born & Raised: Silent Disco
Friday, December 31st in The Old City
At long, like very long, like really really long, last, the Silent Disco returns to Pretentious Beer Co. for New Year's Eve! New Year's is where we pull out all the stops, and we have a ton of great stuff planned for this one. Come say goodbye and good riddance to 2021 and dance your butts off with us.
For anyone who hasn't experienced one of these yet, it's three different DJs playing music on three different channels through everyone's headphones with the listener in control of which channel they listen to. It's kind of a choose your own adventure dance party.
Every one of these Silent Discos that we've ever done at Pretentious has sold out in advance and tickets are very limited for this one, so hop on and make your New Year's Eve plans with us soon!
Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus: New Year's Eve Party with Burlesque Show & Dance
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021 AT 8 PM
FREE Burlesque Show and LATE NIGHT DANCE PARTY!
OPEN UNTIL 2AM!
621 Lamar St Knoxville, TN
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
Exhibition from the Basement: Annual Art Education Exhibition
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
Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Exhibition: Photographs by David Liles
Showing 22 images of Landscapes, Abstracts, and Flowers by David G. Liles
809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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
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
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.
Follow Tri-Star Arts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Awaken Coffee: Featuring Michelle Barillaro
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
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
UT Downtown Gallery: Beyond Costume
December 3, 2021 - January 8, 2022
The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by former University of Tennessee Head of Design for Theatre, Marianne Custer, and Clarence Brown Theatre Head Draper, Kyle Schellinger.
In this exhibit, two artists blur the line between costume craft and art. Their work is born in theatre practice and emerges as sculpture. The impulse to make hats transforms leather into sculptural expressions from nature. The impulse to make historical gowns becomes a sculptural exploration of material and scale.
Join us Friday, December 3 for an opening reception from 5-8pm and stay downtown for the WIVK Christmas Parade. All events are free and open to the public. Masks are required. Thank you for helping keep our community healthy.
Open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown