Calendar of Events

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Oak Ridge Art Center: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Souper Bowl Auction

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

At 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

Renegade Yoga Center: The Fundamentals of Yoga

  • December 17, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Dance, movement and Health, wellness

With Philip Clift

Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM - Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18

This 6-part series of foundation level workshops will cover a variety of yoga-related topics, the first being fundamentals of asana alignment. In each 2.5 hour class, we'll break down sun salutations and standing postures, thoroughly examining their alignment from the perspective of external pose shape and internal subtle energy dynamics. We'll explore several different approaches for each asana, and learn how to effectively modify down (easier) and up (more challenging). Additionally, we'll go over hands-on adjustments for all poses and modifications. Learning to adjust asana is particularly helpful in integrating an of understanding subtle energy dynamics. Each session will close with Yoga Nidra and deep relaxation.

$50 per session
https://renegadeyogacenter.live/pages/upcoming-workshops--events

Renegade Yoga Center, 516 Renford Road • Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 500-7120

Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Chattanooga Ballet's The Nutcracker

Category: Dance, movement, Kids, family and Music

DEC 17 | 7:30 PM

Chattanooga Ballet returns to present The Nutcracker with their professional company, students from Chattanooga Ballet School and dancers from the Greeneville region.

Join Clara, a young girl at her parents’ Christmas party, who is gifted a Nutcracker doll from her godfather, Drosselmeyer. This begins a magical journey from the battlefield with the Rat King, to the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. See the amazing dolls that dance at the party, the mice as they scurry around and the beautiful snow as it flurries around stage. Experience the fun as children dance at the party, the fear as the Nutcracker begins to fall at the hands of the Rat King and the joy of all the sweets gathered to celebrate their young heroine! This is a story of youth and bravery and one the entire family will enjoy. Chattanooga Ballet’s The Nutcracker ... inspiring dreams in all of us!

Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, TN 37745. Information: 423-638-1679, https://www.npacgreeneville.com

Tennessee Theatre: Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet

Category: Dance, movement, Kids, family, Literature, reading, writing and Music

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 • 1 PM & 5PM

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony this Christmas with tickets in your city!

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

Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus: Rebel without a Claus

Category: Music

SATURDAY, DEC 17 | 3PM & 7:30PM at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street

We use our voices, strengths, and individual gifts to create enriching musical experiences; promote inclusion, equality, and empathy; end hostility toward minority populations; and better our world through community partnerships.

Email: info@knoxgmc.org
Phone: (865) 888-6788
https://knoxgmc.org/

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Tales From The Tavern: A Storytelling Experience

Category: Culinary arts, food, History, heritage, Kids, family and Literature, reading, writing

Join us at Marble Springs State Historic Site for an afternoon by the fireplace with some wintertime storytelling on Saturday, December 17th starting at 12 noon until 6 pm. We will have hot cider, hot cocoa, and other refreshments to enjoy by a warm fire. We will also be making popcorn and cranberry garland to take home and decorate with. While you sip on your cocoa, relax as we regale you with wintertime stories and tales!

Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-573-5508, www.marblesprings.net

Kickstand: Chill Holiday Ride

  • December 17, 2022

Category: Health, wellness and Kids, family

Alongside Two Bikes and Bike Walk Knox, Smart Trips is collaborating with Kickstand on a family-friendly bike ride. The ride will take place on Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. at Kickstand's Holston shop.

Bike decorating and free bike safety checks will begin at 3 p.m. Also, there will be snacks and hot drinks offered afterward.

Bikes and helmets will be available to borrow.

https://kickstandknoxville.wixsite.com/kickstand
4630 Holston Dr.

Swing Dance Crash Course

  • December 17, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022 AT 12 PM – 3 PM
www.kellyandmickey.com/swingcrashcourse

Enjoy a three hour Swing Dance Crash Course with Mickey Fortanasce; your three sessions will include:
12-1PM Swing 101
1-2PM Beginner Lindy
2-3PM Beginner Partnered Charleston

Come solo or with a partner! This will be a fundamentals workshop but ALL LEVELS are welcome!
Cost $50/person
To register visit: www.kellyandmickey.com

Location: BAPA: Broadway Academy of Performing Arts & Events Center, 706 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420061191851899/

The Bottom and the UT Department of English: Write It Out

  • December 17, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Literature, reading, writing

Have an interest in writing? Join us for a free monthly writing workshop co-hosted by The Bottom and the UT Department of English!

Dec 17, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

Each month, we will explore a different aspect of writing and spend time developing our writing skills. This event is free and open to the public. Finding Joy: In this workshop, we will use the work of Ross Gay and Lucille Clifton to discuss how poetry can be a vehicle for expressing joy as well as a model for recuperating it.

https://www.thebottomknox.com/events-1/write-it-out-with-the-bottom-and-the-ut-department-of-english-2022-12-17-14-00

Knoxville Museum of Art: Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the country’s most renowned printers-publishers. Founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, Landfall Press played a key role in expanding the geography of the American postwar print renaissance. In the late 1950s and 1960s, new printmaking workshops, including Universal Limited Art Editions, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, and Gemini G.E.L., opened on the East and West Coasts. Jack Lemon helped bring this printmaking revival to the Midwest. He learned lithography at the Kansas City Art Institute, then later established and directed lithography workshops there in 1965 and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1968. He opened Landfall Press in Chicago, effectively creating a new hub for printmaking that attracted artists from around the country.

Landfall Press is known for its outstanding innovation and exacting technical standards. It specializes in lithography but has also produced etchings, woodcuts, books, and multiples that have often redefined what a print can be. As a publisher, Lemon has collaborated with a diverse range of international artists, introducing many of them to the process of printmaking. Landfall operated out of Chicago for thirty-five years and, in 2004, relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where it continues to serve new generations.

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

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 36th Annual Clayton Holiday Concert

Category: Kids, family and Music

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, at 3 p.m.

One of East Tennessee’s favorite holiday traditions takes a Celtic twist this year as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents the 36th Annual Clayton Holiday Concert.

The KSO will be joined by Irish band Four Leaf Peat, Knoxville Pipes & Drums, GO! Contemporary Dance Works, Knoxville Choral Society and the newly established Knoxville Symphony Youth Choir to bring festive Celtic tunes to the stage alongside classic holiday favorites. Highlights include “Bagpipe Christmas Melody,” “Christmas in Killarney,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride.”

“For us, playing with the Knoxville Symphony is a special experience because it allows us to collaborate in our beloved hometown of Knoxville and to share the stage with all the amazing musicians that make up the symphony,” said Chad Beauchaine, fiddler for Four Leaf Peat. “Being on stage with so many great musicians is humbling but also gives us some fresh motivation to keep pressing forward with our own music. We absolutely cannot wait to be a part of the Clayton Holiday Concert with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra!”

Aram Demirjian, conductor
865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com/

Oak Ridge Playhouse: LEVI KREIS: Home for the Holidays 2022

Category: Music

December 16-18, 2022

Back again LIVE for his 8th 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.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, https://www.orplayhouse.com/

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