Calendar of Events

Monday, November 12, 2018

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

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Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association will hold its Fall Concert at the Tennessee Theatre. All five youth orchestras will perform. This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association is celebrating its 45th season. Approximately 300 students are selected by an audition process in August. In addition to weekly rehearsals, the students will perform four concerts throughout the season. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony League, and Knox County Schools sponsor the Association. For more information on the KSYOA, click here.

Please be aware of the following security policy for the Bijou and Tennessee Theatres:
- no backpacks or large bags will be allowed inside the theatre. All purses and bags will be subject to search.
- Electronic wands will be waived over all patrons upon entry. All patrons should allow extra time for going through security as lines can build up.
- Weapons including pocket knives are strictly prohibited and will not be allowed into the venue.
- No backpacks, weapons or personal items will be held at the door - patrons must return these items to their cars.
Thank you for helping to keep a safe and secure concert environment.

Information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com

McClung Museum: Stroller Tour: Animals at Work

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Category: Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds. Crying and wiggly babies welcome!

November’s stroller tour will highlight part of our Chinese art collection from the Decorative Experience gallery as we explore the role animals played on their journey down the Silk Road.

The event is free, but limited, and all attendees must register to attend online. Registration opens a month in advance and closes the day before the tour.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association Performs

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Category: Music

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association (KSYO) will open its 45th season with the KSYO Fall Concert on Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. Five of the six youth orchestras will perform, including the top Youth Orchestra conducted by KSO Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum. This ticketed concert, sponsored by UT Battelle/ORNL and Pellissippi State Community College, is only $5 for adults and free for students.

This concert will feature performances from five of the Association’s orchestras: Preludium, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra. The students in each of the five orchestras range in experience level from beginner to 10+ years, and students will perform several musical works including selections from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings, and music of J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, and Gabriel Faure.

Monday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com

East Tennessee Historical Society: Free Museum Admission for Veterans and Their Families

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and History & heritage

The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty military, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History as our guests on Monday, November 12, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., prior to and following the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Knoxville. “Tennesseans have a proud tradition of stepping to the fore in defense of our nation and earning the state the nickname, the ‘Volunteer State,’” says ETHS Director Cherel Henderson. “We are pleased to honor the contributions of our military, past and present, by inviting them to visit the museum as our special guests on this day.”

The signature exhibition Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee explores three centuries of life in our region. Visitors will find stories and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812, and the Civil War to World War I and World War II. Also on display is the feature exhibition A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25, celebrating the milestone 25th anniversary of the Museum of East Tennessee History.

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, www.easttnhistory.org

UT Creative Writing: Poet Natalie Diaz

  • November 12, 2018

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

On Monday, November 12, poet Natalie Diaz will read as part of the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Series.

Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2012. She is 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as being awarded a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program.


The reading begins at 7 p.m. in Strong Hall, Room 101 on the University of Tennessee Campus. The event is free and open to the public; all are encouraged to attend.

The mission of the UT Creative Writing Series is to feature “writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from around the country and around the world.” The series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Department of English. https://english.utk.edu/poet-natalie-diaz-to-read/

De-Tox by Don Kapa

  • November 9, 2018 — November 18, 2018

Category: Theatre

Written by Don Kapa and directed by Marie Fertitta.

De-Tox depicts a day in the life of the Public Inebriate Reception Center, located in San Diego, California.

The "Clients" along with the Staff and Police, have formed a subculture of their own. The Clients are homeless and have a resourcefulness most of us can only hope for. The Staff are helpful and are kindred spirits with the Clients and the Police.

One day, Naomi, a civilian visitor, proposes an outcome that could save them all. Does Mother Nature have other plans?

Contains adult themes.

Performances: November 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm and November 18 at 2:30pm.
At My Place Performing Arts, 734 N. Hall of Fame Dr, Knoxville. Tickets are $15. Call 619-757-5502 or 865-408-9537

Ijams Nature Center: Ijams' Gallery Presents Sherry Boettcher

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Stop by Ijams to check out Sherry Boettcher's diverse body of work in November! Boettcher captures everything from people and animal portraits to still life and landscapes in a variety of media, including watercolor, ink and pencil. You'll appreciate the variety in her lovely pieces, as well as her knack for capturing the vibrancy of each of her subjects.

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Storytime at the Library

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra string quartets are visiting our libraries this fall! Each performance combines children's literature with classical music, sound effects, and hands-on learning. Free and open to the public.

Schedule:

November 6 @ 4 p.m. | Farragut Branch
November 28 @ 11 a.m. | Karns Branch
November 30 @ 10:30 a.m. | Powell Branch
December 4 @ 10:30 a.m. | Sequoyah Branch
December 5 @ 10:15 a.m. | Bearden Branch
December 12 @ 11 a.m. | Halls Branch

https://www.knoxvillesymphony.com/education-community/story-time-performances/

Omega Gallery: Near and Far by Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart

  • November 5, 2018 — December 8, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Solo exhibition of recent artworks by Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart, an artist based in Morristown. www.stoneking-stewart.com

Opening reception Mon Nov 5, 4-6 PM

Closed Nov 21-25 for Thanksgiving break

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & S. College Streets, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: www.cn.edu

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum: Cherokee Language Classes

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Category: Classes & workshops and History & heritage

Would you like to learn a new language? Why not try Cherokee? The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is offering beginner and advanced beginner Cherokee language class on the following Monday November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost of the class is $50 for new students and $40 for returning students for all four evenings. The class will be taught by Lou Jackson and Jayme “Brett” Jones who are enrolled members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian.

The Museum is reopen with a completely new exhibit. The language classes will be held in the museum’s education room.

Anyone interested in taking this class should contact the museum at 423-884-6246 or seqmus@tds.net to register. The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is located at 576 Hwy. 360, Vonore, TN, 37885

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Paintings and Relief Constructions by Joe Letitia

  • November 2, 2018 — December 30, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Paintings and Relief Constructions by Joe Letitia

Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM, Friday 9 AM to Noon.
6500 Northshore Drive
865-584-3957
www.wpcknox.org

The Emporium Center: Eric Buechel: The Familiar

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, November 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork.

Eric Buechel was born and raised in New Jersey. His artistic abilities emerged early in life, and he was fortunate to learn many of his skills from his father, Ernest J. Buechel, Sr., who was a talented artist himself as well as a master ship-modeler. Buechel spent much of his youth absorbed in studying the great masters, often taking trains into New York City as a youth to spend hours in the museums. After high school, he attended the DuCret School of Art in Plainfield, New Jersey. He had the opportunity to study with Dr. Furman J. Finck, an official presidential portrait painter, author, and Dean of DuCret at that time. He learned much of his incredible detail from Dr. Finck. Buechel later transferred to Broward College in South Florida where he earned his degree in fine art. He soon went to work in Manhattan and began his career as an illustrator and later as an art director.

Artist Statement: My work focuses on sharing my vision of beauty found in the familiar and ordinary. A walk in nature, an outing to a local café, the face of a loved one: these are the things that bring me joy. Capturing those memories on canvas and sharing those memories brings me even greater joy. Memories are filtered through an emotional lens which can be seen through the differing styles of my work which lends a different feel to each piece. The goal of my art is to share these reflections and memories through a vision on canvas and bring the viewer to a place within their own memories of joy and happiness. After all, our lives are filled with ordinary events which we all have in common. Art should be beautiful; I unapologetically strive to share beauty.

To learn more about Eric Buechel, please visit www.ericbuechel.net/emporium.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance.com.

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