Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Outpost: Upcoming Shows

  • November 1, 2018 — March 30, 2019

Category: Music

Coming to Happy Holler this November, it'll be open for just five months, so we're going to put as much awesome stuff in there as we can before it's gone forever! You can read more about how this came about in this article in the Knoxville News Sentinel as well as this article in Inside Of Knoxville.

With the new venue, we are already off and running announcing shows. We already have tickets on sale for our first five shows plus, you can register (for free) to come to our grand opening event!
• firekid on Thursday, November 1st
• Strung Like a Horse on Friday, November 2nd
• Hardcastle on Saturday, November 3rd
• Free Grand Opening Event With Music From Jubal on Friday, November 9th
• William Wild on Friday, November 16th
• Vacation Manor on Thursday, November 29th

And more! Open through March 2019 at 109 W. Anderson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

The Art Market Gallery: Recent Work by Suzanne Jack and Nelson Ziegler


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

Recent works by Suzanne Jack and Nelson Ziegler will be featured throughout November at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the artists, including complimentary refreshments and live music performed by Cat's Away, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on November 2nd, during Downtown Knoxville's monthly First Friday Art Walk.

The show will highlight woodturned platters, bowls and other 3-D forms by Nelson Ziegler, as well as a new series of paintings by Suzanne Jack focussed on the urban Knoxville landscape and viewing the Sunsphere from a variety of vantage points. After Jake Butcher brought the World's Fair to Knoxville in 1982, the Sunsphere remains as a celebration of world culture in harmony.

Owned and operated by more than 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery, at 422 South Gay St., is a few doors away from Mast General store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on First Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, and parking in the abutting garage and on the street is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call 865-525-5265, or visit or

Zoo Knoxville: 70 Cent Admission

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

To celebrate their 70th anniversary as part of the Knoxville community, Zoo Knoxville will be offering 70 cent admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope or pet supplies for Young-Williams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Knox County’s Office on Aging PAWS program Nov. 1-30, 2018.

General zoo admission tickets for ages four and up are 70 cents each and parking is free Nov. 1-30, 2018, with a donated item for each ticket. To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for guests, a limited number of tickets are available for each day, and advance online purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased online at

The donations help local non-profit organizations Mission of Hope, Young-Williams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Knox County Office on Aging’s Knox PAWS program.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

Marble City Opera: The Nero Monologues

Category: Music and Theatre

November 1, 2, & 4, at 8:00 PM.

Nero - Sarah Toth
Directed by: Marya Barry
Performed in collaboration with Inner Voices String Quartet

“The Nero Monologues” is a one woman pastiche opera created and performed by international soprano and writer, Sarah Toth. Combining multiple elements to create an immersive audience experience, the show journeys the inner workings of the notorious Roman emperor during his final hours. Poetry by Geoffrey Lehmann is both spoken and set to music with a score by Peter James Learn and the new material is contrasted with existing pieces by Monteverdi, Handel, and Copeland among others. The resulting work explores themes of abandonment, abuse, passion, sexual identity, love, and power and comes together to paint a portrait of a damaged man; equal parts crazed artist and idealistic ruler. Inner Voices String Quartet collaborates to bring this story to life.

Tickets $30 adults, $15 students.

At Candoro Arts & Heritage Center, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920.

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Fundraiser Pottery Sale for the family of Bill Lee

  • November 1, 2018 — November 3, 2018

Category: Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Hosted by Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts
714 South Gay Street Suite 100, Knoxville

"Bill Lee dealt with a few challenges even from childhood, but I don’t know if those challenges hindered him or gave him the very art which defined him. He had a mild form of autism which made early communication difficult and made the woods a much more comfortable place to be. A Virginia gentleman, he also spent time on the seashore and from that time on, he collected sea shells that he was completely fascinated with. All of those forms of nature show up in his clay. He loved fishing and hiking all of his life especially with his son Jonathan. Bill could be fixated on the forms that he saw in a gurgling brook. Both of them were also sci-fi enthusiasts, loving otherworldly images. Bilbo Baggins would have been very comfortable in Bill Lee’s studio at Vestal Elementary School.

Bill has a fine art degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, where he worked in sculpting, influenced by the work of Henry Moore and Constantin Brancusi of the 1930s and 40s. Bill had not yet thought about clay; he worked in stone and wood. He went for his Master’s degree at UT and that’s where he was introduced to clay.

Bill and his wife traveled to art shows and craft shows in many areas where he sold his clay and she sold her jewelry at retail. But in more recent years, Bill stocked several stores with his clay as travel became harder for him to do. You could have seen his clay at: Arrowcraft, or Cliffdwellers’ Gallery in Gatlinburg, Parkway Craft Center in Blowing Rock, NC, The Guild Gallery in Asheville, NC, Knoxville Soap and Candle in Knoxville, or his Etsy store online. Bill often did workshops where he taught his craft with stories and humor. From autism to a story-teller! You came a long way Bill Lee Clay Artist! Bill left this earth on the first day of Autumn, Sept 22, 2018. We are having this fundraiser to benefit Bill’s family and keep his memory alive. Please take a piece of Bill’s clay to brighten your home and enjoy the work of Bill Lee Clay Artist."

Written by Bobbi Lee, friend.

Momentum Dance Lab: Annual Fall Concert

Category: Dance and Kids & family

7 PM each night at The Square Room, 4 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902

Join Momentum Dance Lab for our annual fall performance. Parallel will be a full length presentation of modern dance with work from award winning choreographers and dancers. Knoxville's favorite venue, The Square Room, will provide an intimate environment for this family friendly show. Very welcomed guest pieces from Ballet Gloria and Riversong Dance Studio.

Event features a cash bar and silent auction!

Purchase advance tickets until Monday, October 29: $13 General Admission, $10 Senior/Student.
(Seniors age 60 and up, Students with college ID)

Tickets at the door and online: $15 General Admission, $12 Senior/Student. (Seniors age 60 and up, Students with college ID)

As we are collaborators with Penny for the Arts, all children under 14 come for 1 cent. Tickets on sale now!


Knoxville Writers' Guild: The Art of Our Struggles

Category: Literature & readings

KWG's monthly meeting includes The Art of Our Struggles, with Cory Hodge and Taria Person

Novelist and musician Corey Hodges teams with poet and spoken-word artist Taria Person to create a mesmerizing evening of rhythm, visual art, language, and movement and then join us for some penship (writers' fellowship) at the micro brew-pub, the Crafty Bastard, directly across Central Avenue from Central United Methodist Church.

At Central United Methodist Church in 4th and Gill (201 East Third Avenue). You do not have to be a Guild member to attend; we do appreciate a two dollar minimum donation at the door. Information:

UT School of Music: Michale Sells; lecture

  • November 1, 2018

Category: Free event, Lectures and Music

Michale Sells; lecture
Guest lecture; Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem."

Thursday, November 1 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Natalie Haslam Music Center, G25

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678,

UT School of Music: VolOpera Aria Night

  • November 1, 2018

Category: Free event and Music

Ensemble event; arias performed by VolOpera, UT's undergraduate opera student organization

Thursday, November 1 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678,

Bijou Theatre: David Cross "Oh Come On"

Category: Comedy

I am still beyond aroused to continue to get back out on the road to keep on bringing my very special, artisanal small batch hand crafted, 100% organic jokes & jibberings to a venue near you,” Cross stated some more. “These jokes remain kid tested and mother approved so please keep bringing the whole family!”The David Cross Oh Come On tour is David’s first full tour since his 2016, Making America Great Again tour, which toured throughout North America and Europe, producing the Netflix special of the same name and the Grammy nominated CD, AmericaGreat.Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award nominee, Cross has a voice role in the Netflix animated film, Next Gen, which premiered on September 7, and he had a voice role in this summer’s hit Boots Riley film, Sorry To Bother You. He stars in the 5th season of the hit Netflix series, Arrested Development, which premiered on May 29, and he can be seen in a recurring role in the 2nd season of the Amazon series, Goliath, which premiered on June 15.In January, Cross was part of the ensemble cast alongside Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, and he created and directed the U.K. TV series, Bliss, which premiered on Sky TV in February 2018 and is now available on Britbox in the US. Cross’ long list of TV credits includes three hour-long stand-up specials; the IFC series’, Todd Margaret, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; the Netflix series, With Bob and David, and the HBO series, Mr. Show with Bob and David; the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; and the Netflix and FOX series’, Arrested Development.On the big screen, Cross wrote and directed the independent film, Hits, which premiered at Sundance and is streaming on Netflix, and he has appeared in the independent features, Kill Your Darlings alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy Its a Disaster, opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera. Other film credits include Abel, Year One, Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman, Men in Black and Men in Black II, Ghost World, Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pitch Perfect 2, I’m Not There, and provided his vocal talents for several animated films, including “Megamind,” the Kung Fu Panda franchise and Curious George.

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

Knox Heritage: East Tennessee Preservation Awards


Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

On November 1, Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (its regional preservation program) will recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and projects contributing to historic preservation efforts within our sixteen county region. Formerly known as the Fantastic 15 Awards, the event will take place in downtown Knoxville at the East Tennessee History Center. A reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Knox Heritage Annual Meeting of Members to follow. Please RSVP for the event by October 29 to

Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008,

Knoxville Symphony League Elegant Dining: An Evening Among Friends

Category: Culinary arts and Fundraisers

Part of the Elegant Dining Series and open to everyone.

At KaTom Restaurant Supply, 305 KaTom Dr., Kodak, TN

Join us in the kitchen at KaTom Chef Supplies as we welcome a local celebrity chef for a cooking demonstration of the best kind - you get to watch and eat! The chef will present new techniques, scrumptious recipes, and quite a bit of entertainment. The shop will remain open so you can browse brand names your family has trusted for generations and take in a KitchenAid rainbow of every color mixer the company makes.

$75/person, limit to 40 guests

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