Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Bijou Theatre: Colony House


Category: Music

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

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Classic Superstars! with Mark Kosower

Category: Kids & family and Music

Featuring the Oak Ridge Symphony with special guest artist Mark Kosower, cello

It’s an afternoon of distinction featuring intimate music by classic superstars Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, and “the London Bach.” Special guest artist Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, brings his Oak Ridge Residency* to a close with performances of two beautifully elegant cello concertos. It’s not only a concert, but a lesson in all things music!

J. C. Bach - Symphony in G Minor
Antonio Vivaldi - Cello Concerto in B Minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 30 in D Major
Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto in D Major

* Mr. Kosower leads a Cello Masterclass on November 1, and he performs on the Chamber Music Series with pianist Jee-Won Oh on November 2.

At First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. Tickets/information: 865-483-5569,

UT School of Music: UT Women's Chorale Concert

  • November 4, 2018

Category: Free event and Music

The School of Music Women's Chorale presents their annual fall showcase concert along with women's contemporary a cappella ensemble reVOLution.

Sunday, November 4 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Farragut Presbyterian Church 209 Jamestowne Boulevard, Knoxville, TN
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: UT Opera Preview with Kevin Class

  • November 4, 2018

Category: Free event, Lectures and Music

Ensemble event; a prelude to UT Opera Theatre's upcoming performances of Mozart's The Secret Gardner. Music Director and Conductor for UT Opera Theatre, Kevin Class, will present an informal lecture-performance providing historical context, anecdotes, synopsis, musical samples, and a Q&A session.

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Natalie Haslam Music Center,

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,

Knoxville Museum of Art: East Tennessee Portfolio Day

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

Calling all High School Students! Come prepared to meet reps from Art Colleges and state universities’ Art Departments who are interested in East Tennessee high school art students!

What makes a good portfolio for Portfolio Day?
• Bring 12-15 pieces of your art
• Art should include direct observational work such as still lifes, landscapes, portraits, etc.
• Variety of size and media
• Consideration of artistic principles and elements such as composition, line quality, shape, form, value, balance, etc.
• Talk about your work and your interests, why you created the art, what does it mean, what are your areas of improvement
• Bring your sketchbook or a way to make notes

Free and open to the public. Free parking. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

St. John's Cathedral Arts: Evensong for Everyone

  • November 4, 2018
  • 5 PM

Category: Free event and Music

The doors are open. Come, listen and enjoy. St. John’s Cathedral believes in spreading love and sharing the transformative joy of worship to all through music. We invite the public to visit and partake in any of our world-class musical series.

EVENSONG FOR EVERYONE - Enjoy a contemplative hour as our choir performs traditional Evensong with music from all eras. This 45-minute experience is non-participatory and soothing. Stay afterward to greet the choir and converse with friends over a glass of wine or cup of tea. Experience the fellowship of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Knoxville. Free to attend.

Experience the All Saints Sunday Evensong including music by Charles Wood, Herbert Howells and John Tavener’s “They Are All Gone Into The World of Light.”

St. John’s Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347,

St. John's Cathedral Arts: Choral Camaraderie & Worship

  • November 4, 2018
  • 10:30 AM

Category: Free event and Music

The doors are open. Come, listen and enjoy. St. John’s Cathedral believes in spreading love and sharing the transformative joy of worship to all through music. We invite the public to visit and partake in any of our world-class musical series.

CHORAL CAMARADERIE & WORSHIP - Our intergenerational choir leads worship throughout the year
including many services featuring inspirational music.

All Saints Sunday celebrates the lives of saints across the ages. Festive hymns with brass lead this multisensory service experience.

St. John’s Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347,

Tennessee Craft East: Art in the Valley--A Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival

  • November 4, 2018
  • 10:00am-4:00pm

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Art in the Valley - A Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival
Public · Hosted by Tennessee Craft East and The Emporium Center

Sunday, November 4 at 10 AM – 4 PM
The Emporium Center
100 S Gay St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Art in the Valley is a Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival that celebrates the handmade arts of the southeast and encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists.

This one-day festival will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Emporium Center in Downtown Knoxville from 10am-4pm. This is a juried event which showcases artists living in the southern region of the US.

The Call to Artists is now open for this event! Artists in a multitude of genres including pottery, jewelry, textiles, painting, mixed media, glass, metals, and more are welcome to apply.

We hope you will join us in supporting the arts in East Tennessee!

Tennessee Theatre: Silent Film Screening of The Cameraman


Category: Festivals & special events, Film and History & heritage


Join us for a special screening of Buster Keaton's The Cameraman accompanied by Freddie Brabson on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. It's a unique and magical experience to see a silent film with the organ providing the music and sound effects!

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

Young Williams Animal Center: Furry Fall Festival

  • November 4, 2018
  • 12-4 PM

Category: Free event

Join us for an upcoming festival hosted by the Young-Williams Animal Center. Furry Fall Festival will give animal lovers the opportunity to learn about pet-related resources around Knoxville, including adoption specials and discount coupons available at the center.

The Furry Fall Festival will be held Sunday, November 4, 12 -4 p.m. Sunday at the center at 3201 Division St. All activities are free and open to the public, and pets are invited, too.

Activities will include live music from K-Town Music, food trucks, pet microchipping and microchip registration ($10); rabies vaccinations by the Knox County Health Department ($10); information about the center’s adoption program; and a kid zone with face painting and crafts.

Representatives from local animal rescue organizations will be present, and some will have adoptable animals on site.

Knoxville Choral Society: Handel Masterworks Concert in Loudon County


Category: Music

The Knoxville Choral Society's November 4 concert, Handel Masterworks, takes a look at the musical legacy of the Baroque musical genius, George Frederic Handel. Handel was well-known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel's musical language left a lasting impression on nearly all of the greatest composers who followed him. The Handel Masterworks concert showcases Handel's ability to write both complex and seemingly simple choral music. The repertoire will include two of the grand coronation anthems, Zadok the Priest, and The King Shall Rejoice, Handel's virtuosic setting of Psalm 110, Dixit Dominus, and audience favorites from Messiah.

Join the Knoxville Choral Society under the direction of conductor and artistic director, John R. Orr, and a professional orchestra for an evening of Baroque music by George Frederic Handel. The Handel Masterworks Knoxville performance takes place Sunday, November 4, 7:00pm in Loudon County at The Community Church at Tellico Village. See for information on the Loudon performance. Tickets are $10 for adults.

Knoxville Choral Society: 865-312-2440,

East Tennessee Historical Society: Buck Taylor


Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society on Sunday, November 4, at 2:30pm as television and movie actor Buck Taylor leads a fun and insightful conversation spanning a six-decade career, from the Golden Age of Television to the joy of making movies with notables such as Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott, Val Kilmer, Daniel Craig, Charlton Heston, and James Arness, a career that continues today with his soon-to-be-released film, Trading Paint.

Since beginning his career in 1959, Taylor has amassed an extensive list of credits in episodic television, among them appearances on The Outer Limits, Have Gun Will Travel, Walt Disney Presents, Bonanza, and an eight-year run as Newly O'Brien in the landmark television series, Gunsmoke, which, amazingly, is still broadcast daily all over the United States.

Taylor's most recent television work includes appearances in this year's Paramount Network series, Yellowstone, with Kevin Costner, while feature film credits include Gettysburg, Tombstone, Cowboys and Aliens, The Mist, the recent Best Picture nominee, Hell or High Water, and the above mentioned Trading Paint, with John Travolta. Buck now resides in West Texas where, in addition to his screen work, he is enjoying a second career as a celebrated western artist.

The program is presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society and is free and open to the public. Seating may be limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot, call 865-215-8825 or email

The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 4, at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824,

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