Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Schubert Death and the Maiden

Category: Music

Chamber Classics Series
Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.
At Bijou Theatre

Knoxville Symphony Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum leads the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra in Mahler’s orchestration of Schubert’s dramatic “Death and the Maiden.” Knoxville Symphony Principal Flute Devan Jaquez makes his Chamber Classics Series debut with Malcolm Arnold’s high-energy Flute Concerto No. 1.

James Fellenbaum, conductor
Devan Jaquez, flute

FLORENCE PRICE: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
MALCOLM ARNOLD: Flute Concerto No. 1
FRANZ SCHUBERT (arr. MAHLER): String Quartet No. 14 (“Death and the Maiden”)

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

The Bottom: Tiny Bookshop Concert Featuring Jorden Albright

  • January 21, 2024
  • 7:00 PM

Category: Music

The Bottom continues its Tiny Bookshop Concert Series with Jorden Albright on January 21 at 7:00PM.

Jorden Albright is a Knoxville-based singer and producer with a musical style affectionately described as "bisexual bedroom pop." While her discography of dreamy synth melodies and ambient vocals largely falls under the electropop umbrella, it features a fusion of genres including house, hip-hop, and indie rock.

Tiny Bookshop Concerts are a series of live performances showcasing local talent in an intimately empowering environment, think Tiny Desk Concert but with even more vibes & tea time.

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Collectively Speaking: Open Mike

  • January 21, 2024

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

It is sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
2nd anniversary featuring Roscoe Burnems and "Eyeambic"

7 PM at Suttree's High Gravity Tavern, 409 S. Gay Street

Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus: Ullr Fest

  • January 20, 2024 — January 21, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Music

Join us for a celebration of all things winter at Barrelhouse Knoxville's Ullr Fest!
Jan 20th and 21st from 12 PM to 6 PM.
Performances by The Crossjack, live from 1 PM to 4 PM on both days.
Til Ragnarok both days 12 PM to 6 PM
Tarot Readings by Lady Moon.
Explore an array of unique vendors
Be enthralled by the vibrant spirit of our Ren faire guests!
We will have food specials featuring our special boar shoulder dish
Plus, don't miss the chance to try our 6 new meads, including Spicy Ginger, Toasted Praline Coffee, Guava, Salted Caramel, Lychee, and Speculoos Cookie.
Complete the mead tasting challenge in 2 days and enter to win a custom axe!
Drawing on Sunday at 5 PM. Let's toast to winter's magic at Ullr Fest!

Tri-Star Arts: One Solitude Speaking by Mandy Cano Villalobos

  • January 19, 2024 — March 30, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

special reception Jan. 19, 2024

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information:

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

1/19 • Family Owl Prowl
1/20 • Winter Birding
1/20 • Nature Nerd Trivia
1/21 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga with Hope Irwin
1/21 • East Tennessee Bluegrass Association Monthly Jam

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,

Hi-Wire Brewing: Book Fair

  • January 16, 2024 — January 23, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

Grab a drink and shop for books at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Book Fair Jan. 16-23. Knox County Friends of the Library provides the books and Hi-Wire will provide the beer! Hi-Wire will donate all book fair proceeds to Friends of the Library.

Located at 2020 Barber Street in South Knoxville, Hi-Wire is a family-friendly taproom that’s open Monday-Wednesday from 3-10 pm, Thursday & Friday from 3 pm-12 am, Saturday from 12 pm-12 am, and Sunday 12-9 pm

Circle Modern Dance: Classes

Category: Classes, workshops and Dance, movement

January 14 - May 19 - Spring Semester classes
July 14 - Aug 18 - Summer Session classes
September 8 - November 24 - Fall Semester classes

OPEN LEVEL BALLET, Sundays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
This ballet class is open to students of all levels of experience and ability. This class will be a comfortable pace for students with some experience in any form of dance. Warm-up exercises will prepare the class for a focus on center work like petit allegro, adagio, turns, and leaps.

OPEN-LEVEL MODERN, Sundays, 2:30 – 4:00 PM EST
This class is open to anyone interested in building their creative and technical capacity as a dancer. No previous experience in dance is required. Class will include a warm-up, modern dance technique exercises, across-the-floor movement, and a short combination.

Improvisation is the spontaneous creation of movement. When you hear a song you like and begin to move to it, you are improvising. This class is open to students of all levels. Improv class helps dancers explore their own personal movement vocabulary and learn to relate with other dancers in the form of free or structured improvisation exercises. This class will also teach important choreographic concepts such as dynamics, use of space, sampling, flocking, and more! Some light contact may be involved depending on vaccination status and student comfort.

Classes are held at the Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts, 2906 Tazewell Pike, #A, Knoxville, TN 37918.

Rarity Bay Art Gallery: Making Our Marks by Judy Lavoie

  • January 14, 2024 — March 30, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Scratchboards and more fine art by Judy Lavoie
Also featuring scratchboards by some of her students.

Opening reception Jan 14, 2-4 PM

Rarity Bay Art Gallery, Community Activity Center, 150 Rarity Bay Pkwy, Vonore, TN

The Bottom: Exhibition by Gary White and Nyasha Madamombe

  • January 13, 2024 — January 31, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join us on Saturday, January 13th for the Exhibition Reception of Gary White and Nyasha Madamombe. Curated by LaKesha Lee, Gary and Nyasha's Sculpture and Painting Exhibition will be on display at The Bottom from January 13th to January 31st. Learn more about both artists and their work at

Gary White's work pays homage to the past while celebrating the present. Histories, lifeways, ancestors, folklore, and tribal traditions all influence his artwork. An interdisciplinary artist, Nyasha Madamombe combines tradition and technology to tell the untold story of the collective African experience. Moving between disciplines allows her to examine and spotlight issues related to collective memory, tradition, the spiritual, and the contemporary.

McClung Museum: Coming into View: Oil Paintings from the Permanent Collection

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is excited to announce the special exhibition, Coming into View: Oil Paintings from the Permanent Collection. The exhibition will feature several artworks never before displayed to the public alongside pieces that have been the focus of recent research.

Aligned with the museum’s newly implemented strategic plan, this exhibition underscores the significance of the museum’s ongoing collaboration with students, the university, and external partners. Coming into View explores three key themes—student research, collaboration, and coursework—providing an insider’s perspective on the research efforts conducted behind the scenes on the museum’s permanent collection.

Featuring both beloved “fan favorites” and previously unseen works, the exhibition spotlights paintings central to coursework, internships, and student research projects at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Beyond a mere display of art, Coming into View demonstrates the integral role of students, faculty, and the campus community in deepening the museum’s understanding of its collections.

The exhibition also provides a peek behind the metaphorical museum curtain into the importance of conservation of the museum’s permanent collection. Learn more about the exhibition and stay up to date with exhibition-related programming by visiting

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 12–4 p.m.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: The Lion in Winter

Category: Theatre

Fri. Jan 12th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Jan 13th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Jan 14th 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. Jan 18th 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. Jan 19th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Jan 20th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Jan 21st 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. Jan 25th 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. Jan 26th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Jan 27th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Jan 28th 2024, 3:00 pm

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “Every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

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