Calendar of Events

Monday, October 1, 2018

Camera Club of Oak Ridge: 70th Photographic Salon

  • October 1, 2018 — November 2, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception and gallery walk, Fri Oct 5, 7-9 PM

The Camera Club of Oak Ridge is presenting the 70th Photographic Salon from October 1 to November 2 on the 2nd Floor of the Goff Building at RSCC. The show will feature images by East Tennessee photographers entered into a juried competition in 9 different categories from Abstracts to Wildlife. The opening reception on October 5 has a gallery walk and light refreshments. We are celebrating 70 years of this community event.

On display at Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave, Oak Ridge - Goff Bldg, 2nd floor. Hours: M-F 7 AM - 10 PM, Sat 8 AM - 5 PM.

Information: http://oakridgecameraclub.org/salon.shtml
Find us on Facebook: “Camera Club of Oak Ridge”

Clayton Center for the Arts: Paintings by Aaron Carroll

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Imaginary Friends, new paintings by Aaron Carroll, will be at Blackberry Farm Gallery at the Clayton Center for the Arts October 1 through 31. The Artist's Recemption will be October 26 at 6:00pm.

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

Lawson McGhee Library: 20 Years of Harry Potter Magic

  • October 1, 2018 — October 29, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

All Month at Halls & Burlington Branch Libraries

Calling all muggles and wizards! The Knox County Public Library celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter magic with an array of special Harry Potter-themed events. Be a part of Camp Hogwarts at Halls or join the muggles at Burlington for some wicked wizardry for all ages the entire month of October.

Camp Hogwarts @ Halls Branch

A History of Magic
Monday, Oct. 1 | 6 PM
Literary discussion and trivia night for adults!

Care of Magical Creatures
Thursday, Oct. 4 | 4 PM
(K & up) Ijams Nature Center will lead a "Magical Creatures" program. Registration required. Call 922-2552.

Creatorspace: Wandmaking 101
Tuesday, Oct. 9 | 4 PM
(10 & up) Introduction to wandmaking. We'll also have snacks. Registration required. Call 922-2552.

Tri-Wizard Trivia Tournament and Costume Ball
Tuesday, Oct. 23 | 6 PM
(10 & up) Wear your most fabulous Halloween regalia! Halloween snacks and prizes will abound.

Harry Potter Lego Club
Saturday, Oct. 27 | 3 PM
(K & up) Harry-themed LEGO play.

Harry Potter Party
Monday, Oct. 29 | 4 PM
(All Ages) Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy crafts and snacks!

Magic for Muggles @ Burlington Branch

Harry Potter Game Night
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 5:30 - 7:45 PM
Join us for a special edition of Burlington Game Night featuring Harry Potter games. Bring your wizard friends!

Harry Potter Adult Coloring
Monday, Oct. 22 | 5:30 - 7:45 PM
You're never too old to color! Burlington has the best coloring books around, from nature to Harry Potter.

Harry Potter Party: 20 Years of Magic
Monday, Oct. 29 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Put on your wizard robes for a Harry Potter extravaganza celebrating 20 years of magic! Prizes awarded for best costumes. For witches & wizards of all ages. To register, call 525-5431.

www.knoxlib.org

Angela Floyd Schools: Community Appreciation Week

  • October 1, 2018 — October 6, 2018

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Kids & family

October 1-6 is Community Appreciation week at Angela Floyd Schools. Free trial dance and music lessons for new and current students. Please call either location to secure your spot!

Angela Floyd Schools: West Location
10845 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.675.9894

Angela Floyd Schools: North Location
6732 Jubilee Center Way
Knoxville, TN 37912
865.947.9894

https://www.angelafloydschools.com/

UT Printshop: Chakaia Booker and Justin Sanz Mono Prints

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Free event

In a pre-conference event that’s free and open to the public, Chakaia Booker and master printer Justin Sanz from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop will be working on a set of mono prints.

Dates: October 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UT Printshop, located in Room 241 of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard.

Since the early 1990s, artist Chakaia Booker has been creating elaborate sculptures made of recycled tires to make statements on human diversity, environmental awareness, globalization, industrialization, and other topics. One of her recycled tire sculptures, titled Renegade, currently stands in Cradle of Country Music Park at the corner of Knoxville’s Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. It was installed during the summer of 2018 as part of the Art in Public Places exhibition hosted by Dogwood Arts.

Now the Knoxville community will have a chance to meet and hear from Booker as she visits Knoxville for the 2018 Mid-South Sculpture Alliance(MSA) conference, being hosted by the UT School of Art. The three-day conference, featuring works by Booker and several other artists, will include a wide array of activities, with talks and lectures which are free and open to the public as well as workshops, demonstrations, and mentoring sessions that require registration and a fee. For more information about the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Conference, including a full event schedule and a map of venues, visit the MSA website. Links available at https://news.utk.edu/2018/09/26/ut-to-host-conference-featuring-internationally-acclaimed-sculptor

Bijou Theatre: Welcome to Night Vale

Category: Literature & readings and Theatre

WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriffs Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Turn on your radio and hide. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. Music by Disparition. Logo by Rob Wilson. A geeky cultural gem - Incredible, spooky, funny, and monumentally charming.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday

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Category: Free event and Music

This special Mighty Musical Monday falls on the same day as the theatre’s opening – October 1 (1928). In addition to celebrating the theatre’s 90th Anniversary, we will also honor Dr. Bill Snyder as he retires as the theatre’s House Organist, a position he has held since 1979. Beckye Thomas, vocalist and former theatre instructor at Central High School, will perform in addition to music by Freddie Brabson on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Freddie will assume the role of House Organist at this event as Dr. Bill Snyder retires. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon. Brown bag lunches and snacks will be available for purchase, or guests may bring their own lunch. Mighty Musical Monday is presented by LHP Capital, LLC.

Oct. 1, 2018 at 12:00pm
(Doors open at 11:30 AM)
This is a free event.

For more information, contact the Tennessee Theatre's Clinch Avenue Box Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or Saturday 10am-2pm at 865-684-1200.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

UT College of Architecture and Design: Guest Lecturer Ronald Rael

  • October 1, 2018
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Free event and Lectures

The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host internationally renowned guest lecturers in its public lecture series during the 2018–19 school year.

October 1: Ronald Rael from the University of California, Berkeley, funded by the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments

Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building, at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For 44 years, UT’s College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lectures, the Governor’s Chair Lecture Series, and General Shale Lectures to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community.

CONTACT: Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu); https://news.utk.edu/2018/09/17/college-of-architecture-and-design-announces-2018-19-lecture-series

Oak Ridge Art Center: 5th Annual Open Show 2018

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

Opening reception Sep 29, 7-9 PM with gallery talk at 6:30 PM and awards at 7 PM

Open Show is the Art Center's annual juried mixed media exhibition focusing on exceptional work being produced in our area. Anyone may enter. There are no size, media, or geographic limitations - it is open to all artists of all media.

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

Tennessee Theatre: 90 Days for 90 Years celebration!

Category: Dance, Festivals & special events, Film, Fundraisers and Music

WE’RE CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF EVERLASTING MEMORIES AND SPECIAL MOMENTS! We are proud to be Knoxville’s Grand Entertainment Palace and the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. We connect people with incredible artists at concerts, feature great classical works performed by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Knoxville Opera, invite audiences to be transcended by the magic of a touring Broadway show or to be wowed by the human body in dance performance, and foster the love of film, our original art form as we began as a movie palace on October 1, 1928.

To mark our 90th anniversary, we have planned a 90-day celebration beginning September 29, 2018. We want YOU to join in the fun! There will be a 90-Year Speakeasy recalling the era when the Tennessee first opened, a 90-Year Anniversary Gala Concert featuring Alison Krauss, free community events, behind-the-scenes tours, commemorative merchandise, and other special anniversary activities. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for exclusive giveaways, historical tidbits, pop-up events, and other surprises during our #90daysfor90years celebration.

Opening weekend events include:
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 - THE 90 YEAR SPEAKEASY
Party Prohibition-style with a nod to the Roaring Twenties, when the Tennessee Theatre first opened. The 90-Year Speakeasy event includes dancing, themed cocktails and more surprises at the majestic downtown theatre. https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/event/690465/the-90-year-speakeasy/

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 - THE 90 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA FEATURING ALISON KRAUSS
Beloved bluegrass musician Alison Krauss returns to the Knoxville stage for the 90th Anniversary Gala. In addition to recognizing the theatre’s past 90 years, the event will raise funds for the nonprofit’s ongoing preservation and free community events.

MONDAY, OCT. 1 - MIGHTY MUSICAL MONDAY
The Tennessee Theatre’s free monthly daytime event, featuring Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances, coincides with the theatre’s actual 90th anniversary date. In addition to celebrating the theatre’s opening in 1928, this very special Mighty Musical Monday also will honor Dr. Bill Snyder as he retires as the theatre’s House Organist, a position he has held since 1979. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the event starts at noon. Brown bag lunches and snacks will be available for purchase, or guests may bring their own lunch.

MONDAY, OCT. 1 - A 1928 NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
A 1928 Night at the Movies will feature a lineup of on screen entertainment typical of the Theatre's early years as a movie palace. Enjoy a vintage cartoon, a timely newsreel, a comedy short, a Wurlitzer organ performance and a screening of a vintage film from the 1920s. The program begins at 7:30pm and admission is free, but you are welcome to bring 60 cents as a symbolic purchase of a 1928 opening-day ticket.

And more! SUNDAY, OCT. 7 & MONDAY, OCT. 8 - BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS
THURSDAY, OCT. 11 - BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON
SATURDAY, OCT. 20 - COSTUMES AND CLASSIC CARTOONS OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, NOV. 3 - OPEN HOUSE

Details at https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/90years

Clarence Brown Theatre: Alias Grace

Category: Theatre

Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Blackmer. Carousel Theatre

Ontario, Canada in 1859. Serving a life sentence for murders committed fifteen years ago, Grace Marks says she has no memory of the killings. A doctor investigating psychological trauma in amnesiacs tries to unlock the details and truth from Grace’s memory, but the path is painful and shocking. Is Grace an innocent victim? Is she mad? Or is she a scheming murderess?

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com

Pellissippi State: American Miniature by Nancy Daly and Kim Llerena

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

See the United States in a different light at "American Miniature," an art exhibit that combines souvenirs collected on cross-country trips with brightly colored backdrops used to provoke a sense of place.

The collaborative project between artists Nancy Daly and Kim Llerena will be on display Sept. 17-Oct. 5 at Pellissippi State Community College's Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery on the college's Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with an opening reception with the artists planned for 3-5 p.m. Sept. 17. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

"Travel often involves lofty, idealized preconceptions about a place; once visited, the site becomes real, solid, grounded," said Daly. "Upon leaving, a mass-produced knick-knack becomes personal, a means of transferring part of that place into your home and making it your own."

These knick-knacks, collected on numerous road trips through 47 states, have been photographed for "American Miniature" against a solid-color background that recalls, sometimes abstractly, their original context -- a commemorative plate from the site of the movie "Field of Dreams" sits against a corn-yellow backdrop, for example. Employing the visual language of product photography, these large format images re-contextualize the cheap souvenirs as aspirational objects, monuments of travel and tourism. "Ultimately, these souvenirs, like photographs, are more about a personal memory than about a place itself," said Llerena. "The place becomes merely a backdrop."

Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

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