Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 11, 2022

TVUUC: Works by the TVUUC Art Gallery Committee

  • December 11, 2022 — February 7, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, January 13, 2023, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday, 9:00-1:00 Sunday. Closed: December 23–December 30.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

The TVUUC Art Gallery Committee’s mission is to support the programming and outreach of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church through the presentation of high quality and diverse works of visual arts. The committee consists of members and friends of the church, who manage exhibits in the gallery spaces and consult on other art-related matters in the building. There is no minimum or maximum number of members. There are two co-chairs, responsible for soliciting and judging artwork, making sure that hangings and receptions are well attended, and keeping everyone well informed. There are six exhibits of approximately two months each per year. There may be an artist in each of the two gallery spaces or there may be one artist in the combined gallery, and there may be group shows, by area art organizations or by the committee itself. Exhibiting artists come from within a 250-mile radius. The gallery program is self-funded through donations. In existence since before this building and gallery existed, the TVUUC gallery is both an enhancement for the interior activities of the church and an effective element of outreach, well respected in the area art community.

Current members of the art gallery committee:

Athanasios Bayiates, Ann Birdwell, Betty Bumgarner, Joy Fels, Diane Fox, Faye Joyce, Roger Kroll, Trevor Lord, Beauvais Lyons, Kate McCullough, Roy McCullough, Cindy Moffett, Ken Moffett, Diana Ritter, Kathy Seely, Sylvia Smith, Jenny Snead, Terri Swaggerty, Bobbie Crews Thurston, Clay Thurston, and Karen Worthy.

Old City Market

  • December 11, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

At the 100 block of West Jackson Avenue!

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Our artist market is hoping to be as large as ever. We are looking for makers, artists, bakers, and even farmers to share their wonderful creations with the community. The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, and many, many volunteers.

Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra: Concert in Athens

Category: Kids, family and Music

Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra performs a matinee concert to usher in the Holiday season on Sunday December 11, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Athens City Middle School Auditorium, 200 Keith Ln, Athens, TN 37303.

This performance will be the chamber orchestra’s first Athens appearance as a full symphony in more than five years. The program will include classical repertoire and Holiday favorites under the direction of Maestro Aram Demirjian. Individual tickets start at $18 for students and $27 for adults.

More information about this and all programs of AACA is available at or over the phone at 423-745-8781.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Art Activity & Docent Tours

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Kids, family and Lecture, panel

Bring your children in grades K-6 to the KMA for Second Sunday Art Activity Day. Children will do a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher. FREE and open to the public! 1-4 PM

Join us for a Docent Guided Tour on the second Sunday of every month at 2pm!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Cocomelon

  • December 11, 2022

Category: Dance, movement, Kids, family, Music and Theatre

Join JJ and his family in this unique interactive, unforgettable live musical adventure as they embark on a toe tapping, fun-filled, surprise journey in this Broadway style production.

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

Historic Ramsey House: Christmas Wreath Workshop

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

1:00pm - 3:00pm & 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us at Historic Ramsey House for one of our wonderful annual wreath workshop. First class starts at 1:00pm, and the second at 4:00pm. This is one that many people make a traditional part of their holiday season. Make it a family affair, a friend’s day, or just come and enjoy the benefits of a gorgeous natural greens wreath on your own. Our very special head wreath maker, Julia Shiflett, will be joined by Connie Wallace, Lis Shiflett, and more to help provide all the fixings as well as holiday treats. You need to bring a small pair of had held garden shears and garden gloves.

Cost of the class is $40 ($35 for HRH Members). Click here to register!

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Honeymouth & Kaizen: Sunday Social

  • December 11, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Health, wellness

Join us for our Sunday Social! We're taking over Kaizen's beautiful patio with covered and uncovered spaces showcasing local makers + artists!


Honeymouth & Kaizen's Patio, 125 and 127 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902
11 AM - 4 PM

Old City Chili Cook-Off

  • December 11, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Pub crawl with MOB, Pretentious Beer, Jig & Reel, POMO
3-7 PM

Each location will have multiple chilis for tasting. Just $10 buys you a wristband to taste all of the competing chili and vote for your favorite! Some of your favorite local watering holes are hosting, so plan to stay for a beverage as you visit each spot!

Buy a Wristband!

Open MIC Event Celebrating Black Womanhood: Joy & Healing

  • December 11, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Literature, spoken word, writing and Music

Sunday, December 11
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
At CommonPlace Coffee – 6000 Chapman Highway

Please join us for this event led by The Sister Circle! This event is open to the public to come and celebrate the voices and stories of Black women in our community, specifically around women’s health and motherhood – stories of both joy and healing. We will have coffee, tea, and refreshments.

If you would like to participate in sharing a poem, story, song, or other spoken word related to our theme as part of the open mic event, please include that in your registration. Thank you and hope to see you there!

For more information, please call the Regional Perinatal Program at 865-305-9300.

Church Street UMC: Music of Advent & Christmas

  • December 11, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Sunday, December 11, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Parish Youth and Children’s Choirs

900 Henley at Main, Knoxville, TN 37902
865-524-3048 or

Ijams Nature Center: Open House

  • December 11, 2022

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

Join Ijams Nature Center for an Open House Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1-3 pm! There’s something for everyone! You’ll meet animal ambassadors, go on a guided nature walk, and learn about all the wonderful things happening at Ijams Nature Center (and how you can get involved). Plus kids’ activities, light refreshments, a special sale in the gift shop, and more!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus: Warren Miller "Daymaker" film

  • December 11, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Film and Science, nature

Attention all ski bums, the newest Warren Miller film is getting screened at Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus in Knoxville, on December 11, 2022. This is the only screening in East Tennessee, so do not miss the opportunity to see one of legendary ski film director Warren Miller's newest creation. There will be two screenings, 3:30pm and 6:30pm.

Tickets are $15 and each purchase comes with a Weekday lift ticket to Cataloochee Ski Area! Enjoy a hot mulled cider during the film and keep the mug, an exclusive also from Cataloochee Ski Area.

From Warren Miller Entertainment: "This fall, join us for the annual celebration of winter with Warren Miller’s 73rd annual ski and snowboard film, Daymaker. Come along as Warren Miller takes you on a journey to peaks so high, that they’ll replace the mountains in your mind with ones that free your mind. From British Columbia to the throne of Greece’s Olympus mountains, Alaska and beyond. Join Karl Fostvedt, Michelle Parker, Katie Burrell, Jonny Moseley and more out on the hill and you can’t really have a bad day. Get ready for the global kickoff to winter with Warren Miller’s Daymaker."
621 Lamar Street, Knoxville, TN, United States, Tennessee

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