Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Arts & Culture Alliance: Online Holiday Sale

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

With the holidays approaching, the Arts & Culture Alliance has coordinated the presentation of more than 125 unique works of art by local artists via its online shop so that patrons and the general public may purchase work.

The Holiday Sale, featuring 43 local artists, includes visual arts media (ranging from acrylic to photography), sculptural works, fiber works, glass, jewelry, and more, as well as ornaments, commissions of portraits, and musical performances. Artists will receive 100% of the proceeds after credit card processing fees.

Shop now! https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/holiday/

“Our artists are always trying new ways to interpret the world around them, so we are excited to try new ways for them to share that new work,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance. “These days, so many art buyers are increasingly going online to discover and add to their collection of local artwork, and we wanted to help them find it. And if they happen to also find a one-of-a-kind holiday gift, so much the better!”

All artworks are available for sale at www.knoxalliance.store and may be purchased 24/7 using a credit card. Work may also be purchased by calling the Alliance, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, at (865) 523-7543.

The Online Holiday Sale runs Sunday, November 1, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021. Additionally, some of the works will be included in Black Friday through Cyber Monday and End-of-Year sales offering 10% discounts. For more information, contact: Suzanne Cada at (865) 523-7543 or sc@knoxalliance.com.

Circle Modern Dance: Ballet and Modern

Category: Classes & workshops and Dance

IN-PERSON CLASS SCHEDULE

*All Students Must Pre-Register*

Ballet - Sundays, 1-2:15 PM with Connie with a 10 student limit
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdadx2yJhIvjKOPNeowGoZQUwEtsUES-OtTm6FKBosyDxjL4A/viewform

Modern - Sundays, 2:30-4 PM with Jeny with a 5 student unit
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzwy7nkfBV4JDeQswSCmP3K5AxwnkiMKEoHRppsdwpHkuFrQ/viewform

Please Note:
• Please bring a mask and water bottle(s) to the studio
• Maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet apart.
• Touchless temperature readings will be taken upon arrival
• The studio will be cleaned before and after all classes

LOCATION: Tennessee Conservatory of Fine Arts, 2906 Tazewell Pike # A, Knoxville, TN 37918

No Class November 29th
https://www.circlemoderndance.com/

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 50th Anniversary Online Auction

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

We've had to go virtual due to COVID-19, but those who believe in our missions of service & education can still contribute to our biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center with a mission to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Clinton, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, stop by the center, call 865-494-9854, or visit www.appalachianarts.net or Facebook.

11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Bike Club Fall Festival

  • November 1, 2020 — November 7, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Health & wellness

Presented by Audi Knoxville

Bike raffle (by Harpers Bike Shop and Santa Cruz) - buy tickets before the drawing at 8 pm on Nov 7

Fall Fest Feast - order a delicious take-home meal before Nov 1

Checkpoint Ride - by TN Valley Bikes - register by Nov 7 ride and fill your passport

New AMBC merchandise at the Pop-Up Shop at REI, Nov 2-7

Silent Auction - bid online and bid often! Nov 1-7

https://ambcknox.org/events/list/

Davis Family YMCA: Fall Festival

  • November 1, 2020

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

Come join us on Sunday, November 1st from 2-5 pm for our annual Fall Festival!

We will have games, a giant slide, cake walk, pumpkin painting, hot dogs and chips. We will be practicing social distancing during our event. This event is free to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors!

Davis Family YMCA
12133 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: (865) 777-9622
https://ymcaknoxville.org/events

The WordPlayers: Knoxville Freedom Songs and Stories

Category: Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Theatre

Sunday, November 1, 4:00 PM, at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, 2500 E. 5th Ave., Knoxville, TN
Live, Indoor Event. Free admission. Donations appreciated.
Performers and audience members will be physically distant. Masks required of audience.

Knoxville Freedom Songs and Stories chronicles the history of the local black community beginning in the post Civil War era. The song/story collection, researched & compiled by Tomi Robb, narrates the old layout of the town and the population movement that created the Knoxville we know today. It recounts the proud stories of prominent figures of the times, and features songs which local musicians were creating to express their response to the world around them, a world where post-war steps forward were met with Jim Crow steps backward. These are stories of celebration and stories of lament. These are stories of Knoxville.

The WordPlayers is a 501(c)3 company of Christian theatre artists based in Knoxville, TN. Knoxville Freedom Songs & Stories will be performed by local artists: Matthew Cunningham, Dan Higgins, John Jackson, Cole Liles, Ethan Norman, Tomi Robb and Adam Whipple.

For more information: Call 865-539-2490 or visit www.wordplayers.org
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

St. John's Cathedral: Choral Evensong

  • November 1, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

SUNDAY AT 5 PM EST – 6 PM EST

Evensong for All Saints Sunday will feature Psalms, readings, hymns, and music celebrating saints in every age. The choir will sing the Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in A of William Denis Browne, a Cambridge-educated composer whose life was tragically cut short during World War I. The anthem is a setting of 8th-century poetry by the Venerable Bede with music by contemporary British composer Cecilia McDowall. The glittering music and ethereal harmonies elicit the splendor of eternity and the endless day where the saints reside with Christ. Join us in-person at the Cathedral or on YouTube streamed live (www.youtube.com/SJCKnox) for our monthly Choral Evensong presented by members of the St. John's Cathedral Choir on Sunday, November 1st at 5:00 PM, All Saints Sunday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/269206067766126

The WordPlayers: Knoxville Freedom Songs & Stories

Category: Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family, Music and Theatre

Indoor Music Event

SUNDAY, NOV. 1, 4:00 PM, FIFTH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
2500 E. 5TH AVE., KNOXVILLE

We are happy to re-produce this wonderful program!

FREE ADMISSION
Donations Appreciated
Performers and audience will be physically distant
Audience members required to wear masks, please

ARTISTS
Dan Higgins
Matthew Cunningham
Cole Liles
Tomi Robb
Ethan Norman
Adam Whipple
John Jackson

For more information, please call 865-539-2490 or visit www.wordplayers.org

Knoxville Freedom Songs & Stories chronicles the history of the black community beginning in the post Civil War era. This song/story collection narrates the layout of the town and the population movement that created the Knoxville we know today. It recounts the proud stories of prominent figures of the times, and features songs which local musicians were creating to express their response to the world around them, a world where post-war steps forward were met with Jim Crow steps backward. These are stories of celebration and of lament. These are stories of Knoxville.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Tempest

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Category: Kids & family and Theatre

The play will be performed Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM (no show at 5 pm on the 31st), and Sundays at 3 PM

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission, will present a live production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” “The Tempest” is traditionally considered Shakespeare’s final work and, as such, is sometimes seen as a kind of artistic farewell. Whether the Bard of Avon actually thought in those terms or not, we’ll never know; but the play is certainly among his most poetic. KCT’s version is adapted to 90 minutes and is geared for ages 12 and up.

Tickets will be limited to 60 attendees for each performance and groups/families will be distanced from each other. Masks will be required for entry.

Prospero, a magician of sorts, is also the deposed Duke of Milan. Usurped by his treacherous brother, Antonio, Prospero and his daughter Miranda are marooned on an exotic island, which is home to the sprite, Ariel, and Caliban (which Shakespeare describes as a deformed savage). Prospero uses his magic to subdue the island and compel both Ariel and Caliban to do his bidding. Twelve years later when Antonio’s ship sails close to the island, Prospero conjures a storm to bring his brother and his party to the island.

The play is performed by 15 talented young actors, from ages 13 to 17.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Gallery 1010: Worse Artists, Better Spreads II

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

More Worser Art & Cyber Spreads curated by Conor McGrann & Mary Climes
Reception Oct 30 via Zoom
Open hours by appointment only on the weekends.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/ and www.instagram.com/gallery.1010

Urban Bar & Corner Cafe: Funny Art Show by Jessica Newman

  • October 26, 2020 — November 30, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A selection of the artist's favorites!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicanewmanoriginalart/

109 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. http://www.urbanbarknoxville.com/

Ewing Gallery: Liberated from Storage II - Art from Europe + the Americas

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

In Liberated from Storage II, viewers are able to see a painting by Belgian artist James Ensor, a 17th century Flemish tapestry based on a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, paintings by Joseph Delaney, illustrations by American commercial illustrator Walter Haskell Hinton, Mexican copper paintings, and modern and contemporary prints by Kathe Kollwitz, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Chuck Close.

The exhibition closes Wednesday, November 24.

To view any portions of the Ewing Gallery collection, please visit, and bookmark https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

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