Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Comedian Jo Koy

  • January 13, 2022

Category: Comedy

Jo Koy
Knoxville Civic Auditorium January 13, 2022

As one of today's premiere stand-up comics Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. The hugely relatable comic pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son.

Koy started 2020 with a bang with four sold out shows and selling over 25,000 tickets at both the Chase Center in San Francisco and The Forum in Los Angeles. He continues selling-out and breaking records at some of the most prestigious venues around the world including Mall of Asia Arena (Manila, PH), Coca[1]Cola Arena (Dubai), ICC Theatre (Sydney, AU), and Radio City Music Hall (New York City).

He was given the prestigious "Stand-Up Comedian Of The Year" award at the 2018 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has had four highly rated and successful comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. In June 2020, the comedian released his first variety special, Jo Koy: In His Elements on Netflix. Koy brings the laughs and beats to Manila, spotlighting local culture in a one-of-a-kind show featuring Filipino American comedians, DJs and B-boys. His 2019 Netflix special, Comin' In Hot, is also streaming world-wide.

In 2019, the comedian reached #1 on the Billboard Charts for his stand-up comedy album, Live From Seattle. Today, the comedian is on the Just Kidding World Tour.

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

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Riley Green

  • January 13, 2022

Category: Music

We are out here - live music tour
With Corey Smith and Mike Ryan

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

The Bottom: Author Talk with Dante Stewart

  • January 13, 2022

Category: Free event, Lecture, discussion, panel, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

We're thrilled to have author Dante Stewart joins us on Jan. 13th for a virtual reading of his newest book, Shoutin' In The Fire. Discussion + Q&A facilitated by Joe Tolbert, founder of Art at the Intersections - RSVP HERE! https://www.thebottomknox.com/events-1/author-talk-with-dante-stewart

Book of the Month: Shoutin' In The Fire
"In Shoutin' in the Fire, Danté Stewart gives breathtaking language to his reckoning with the legacy of white supremacy--both the kind that hangs over our country and the kind that is internalized on a molecular level. Stewart uses his personal experiences as a vehicle to reclaim and reimagine spiritual virtues like rage, resilience, and remembrance--and explores how these virtues might function as a work of love against an unjust, unloving world." - Bookshop.org

Shoutin' In The Fire is our newest Book It At The Bottom subscription pick -- if you're not a part of our subscription program but still wish to get a copy of the book, you can purchase it on our online shop!

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: thebottomknox@gmail.com, 865-444-5915 or https://www.thebottomknox.com/

Ijams Nature Center: Learn Indigo Hand-Dyeing

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Learn to hand-dye using indigo as part of Ijams' Take Action! Gardening Series with CAC Beardsley Community Farm on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. Bring a 100% cotton shirt or bandana and learn basic shibori dyeing styles. All other supplies provided. No shirt? You can purchase a Beardsley shirt and dye that! Learn More and Register
https://www.ijams.org/event-details/take-action-natural-dyeing-with-indigo-at-beardsley-farm

Jan 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Beardsley Farm, 1741 Reynolds St, Knoxville, TN 37921

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Events

  • January 12, 2022 — January 17, 2022

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

More info: www.MLKKnoxville.com
Please make plans to join us in 2022 for another year of celebration and commemoration honoring the life and legacy of the Dream and the Dreamer.

Wednesday, January 12, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
• INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE
Location to be determined
The major opening of the MLK Celebration is traditionally an interfaith prayer service to bring people of our community from all faiths together in worship.

Thursday, January 13
8:30am – 11:30am
• LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM at University of Tennessee, Student Union
A highlight of the MLK Celebration is the annual leadership symposium providing a forum for dialogue and exchange of information about social justice issues.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
• LEADERSHIP/AWARDS LUNCHEON at University of Tennessee, Student Union
The business leadership awards luncheon will bring businesses from all segments of Knoxville together to honor special people who have made a difference in our community and will feature a special Keynote Speaker.

Friday, January 14
7:00pm – 8:30pm • COMMUNITY FORUM – OAK RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL PEACE ALLIANCE at Beck Cultural Exchange Center
An especially important element in the MLK Celebration activities is a Community Forum with our partners of the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance.

Saturday, January 15
• JACK AND JILL ORATORICAL CONTEST, Virtual Event
The MLK Jr. Commemorative Commission Youth Symposium team has again partnered with the Knoxville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America to provide opportunities for students to enhance their oratorical and public speaking skills. The contest is comprised of students from local middle and high schools with the Knox County School district.

Monday, January 17
8:30am (Line-Up)
10:00am – 11:30am
• MEMORIAL MARCH PARADE
The purpose of the parade is to offer the community a visual and audible display in tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Parade route will stretch from Chilhowee Park – Midway Entrance on N. Beaman Street to the Overcoming Believers Church on Harriet Tubman Street.

12:00pm – 2:00pm
• MEMORIAL TRIBUTE SERVICE at Overcoming Believers Church
The MLK Memorial Tribute Service culminates the MLK Memorial Parade and will feature a special Keynote Speaker.

Anchors Aweigh Challenge

  • January 11, 2022 — April 30, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Literature, reading, writing

Ahoy, readers! Mayor Glenn Jacobs is inviting you to set sail on our 2022 reading challenge, Oceans of Possibilities, with a goal to read ONE MILLION HOURS! This year, we've broken our million-hour goal into three nautical challenges. You can participate in any one of the challenges, or all three.

Anchors aweigh! Set sail with us. By reading and logging your hours, you'll be part of Read City's quest to be the best-read community in America. It's more than a feel-good slogan. In an effort to support our schools, we are encouraging our children and their families to make reading a top priority. Currently, only 40% of Knox County students are reading on grade level at the end of third grade. Our community can help.

Got a Beanstack tracker app account? It's simple to join the next challenge--just click on Anchors Aweigh.

Don't have a Beanstack account yet? Also simple. With your library card, you can register for a free account and get started logging.

You can also drop by any library and pick up a navigation map with activities or try out our sailor hat craft.

It's 2022 and time for another reading adventure. I'm excited to set sail on our Anchors Aweigh challenge, and I hope you'll join us. When we read together, we're sending a strong message to our community that we value reading. If you can read with a child, that's even better, but all reading counts. It's easy to be a part of Read City. Just download the Beanstack tracker app or drop by any Knox County Public Library location to pick up a tracker map. Earn great prizes. Read and log 45 hours (that's about 20 minutes a day) to earn sea-worthy prizes! https://www.knoxlib.org/calendar-programs/read-city-oceans-possibilities

Dogwood Arts: Close to Home with Michelle Barillaro and Vickie Bradshaw

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

Exhibition on Display: January 10th - February 25th

"Close to Home" featuring work by Michelle Barillaro & Vickie Bradshaw. Stop by M-F from 10AM-5PM to see the show! 123 W Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. The First Friday reception will be Friday, February 4th from 5-8PM.

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-5PM

About the Artists:
Vickie J Bradshaw is a Southern Appalachian based artist who has been making art for the last thirty years across a variety of mediums. As a teacher at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, she is currently teaching metals classes as well as working with torched fired enamels. She is especially interested in mixed-media art and the functionality of found objects. She received her BFA from Memphis College of Arts.

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.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

UT Student Union Gallery: Encore! Comics Beyond UT

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The artists represented in this exhibit are:
o Paige Braddock (BFA ’85)
o Peter Cotroneo (MFA ’16)
o Brandon McBath (BFA ’16)
o Alex Cline (BFA ’13)
o Mary Climes (MFA ‘21)
o Joel Trussell (BFA ’98)
o Emmy Lingscheit (MFA ’12)
o Guen Montgomery (MFA ’12)
o Marshall Ramsey (HCB ’91)
o Ed Gamble 1971-72
o James Greene (MFA ‘06)
o Danny Wilson (BFA '84)

The Student Union Gallery is located on the first floor of UT's Student Union. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. There is no admission charge.

Clayton Center for the Arts: Minh Hoang Exhibit

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Blackberry Farm Gallery 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN

Art by MC alumnus Minh Hoang ’16. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm. A reception will be held in the gallery on Jan. 28 from 6-8 p.m.

Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville College: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Pentaculum Winter 2022

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

JANUARY 9 – MARCH 4, 2022 | GEOFFREY A. WOLPERT GALLERY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is proud to feature works by this year’s Winter Pentaculum Studio Coordinators; Adam Atkinson, Suzi Banks Baum, Brandon Donahue, Jason Schneider, Max Seinfeld, and Rena Wood. Also included in this exhibition is slide show featuring the work of participating invited artists, and a collection of writers’ short stories, poems, and essays. This colorful exhibition represents the spectrum of work created in a variety of media supported in the studios at here at Arrowmont.

https://www.arrowmont.org/pentaculum-winter_2022/
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, https://www.arrowmont.org

Jacks on Gay Street: Exhibition by Leesa Osburn

  • January 7, 2022 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

133 S Gay St, Unit C, Knoxville, TN 37902
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 to 5pm
Friday 9:00 to 6:pm
Sat-Sun 9:00 to 5pm

The display for the show at Jacks coffee shop will be a variety of work to include: landscapes, animals, and pet portraits.

I paint in water-based oils. The subject matter I choose to paint is a variety of subjects from animals to landscapes to people’s pets. I search copyright free materials for anything new and challenging. Knoxville will be home for my family for almost three years in the Spring. You can see my work at my website on the internet at www.ArtisticEscape.studio.

Leesa Osburn Exhibition at Corks Wine & Spirits

  • January 7, 2022 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

116 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Hours: M-TH 12:00 to 8pm, Fr-Sat 12:00 to 9pm, Sun 1pm to 7pm

The display for the show at Corks will center around different beverage glasses and their contents. Some paintings will have a dramatic background setting while other paintings will show off liquid splashing from within the glass.

Leesa is fairly recently a transplant for the West Coast. Her painting medium is water-based oils. You can see her work at www.ArtisticEscape.studio. Knoxville is quickly becoming home to herself, husband, and two rescue dogs. Leesa is also learning to paint in the Plein Air Style when time and weather permits.

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