Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Bijou Theatre: Yacht Rock Revue Drive-In Concert

Category: Music


Big Wheel Events and Wilderness at the Smokies team up to present the Bijou Theatre benefit drive-in concert featuring an evening with Yacht Rock Revue, the world’s premier soft-rock party band. Take advantage of this exclusive pre-sale now and secure your tickets before the general public on Friday, October 9 at 10:00am. Simply click on the link below and show your support for the Bijou while attending an excellent fall show outdoors next month! See you there!

**To provide a safe and socially-distanced experience, masks must be worn at all times when not in your designated area. Sanitizing stations will be positioned throughout the concert area. For more information, visit**

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

Tennessee Folklore Society: Online Session Sampler

  • November 7, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Music

November 7, 2020 11 am - 3 pm

Due to Covid-19, the Tennessee Folklore Society (TFS) has cancelled its annual meeting for 2020. In place of a face-to-face gathering, the Society will launch a special online project sharing videos from program sessions at previous TFS meetings.

“Past Meetings: A TFS Online Sampler” will roll out November 7 on the Society’s website at, with social media announcement at

This year’s cancellation makes an exception to a long history. Since 1934, TFS meetings have provided a forum for documentation and advocacy efforts related to Tennessee folk culture, with talks and screenings on topics ranging from folk music and verbal arts to material culture. Meetings have been held many different places around the state as membership, activity, and interests in the field have evolved. Unfortunately, a list of titles is all that remains of presentation sessions at earlier meetings. In recent years, however, Martin Fisher of the Center for Popular Music has had the foresight to make first audio, then video recordings of many years’ proceedings. We draw on that informal archive, and on Fisher’s editing, for this online sampling:

“Handmade: White Oak Basketry in Cannon County, Tennessee” (film by Evan Hatch and Jacob Smithson; Woodbury, 2011).
“Vernacular Design Methods of Tennessee Delta Quilts” (Teri Klassen; Brownsville, 2015).
“Furry Lewis: Man and Mythos” (J. Tyler Fritts; Brownsville, 2015).
“’Some Real American Music:’ the Gribble, Lusk, and York Black String Band of Warren County” (Linda Henry; Crossville, 2018).
“Uncle Dave Macon: Elements of Success and Legacy” (Michael D. Doubler; Byrdstown, 2019)
“Carl Perkins: Just a Picker” (Shawn Pitts; Byrdstown, 2019)

SoKno Community Garage & Maker Sale

  • November 7, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events

Saturday, November 7
9am - 1pm

It is such a pleasure to watch the community grow and develop at these events. Hope to see you the first Saturday in November.

Vow'd Knoxville: Flourish Flower Truck & The Donut Theory Pop-Up

  • November 7, 2020

Category: Free event

11 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902

Grab some fresh flowers and try on some pretty dresses to brighten up your Saturday morning!
* Flowers by Flourish Flower Truck
* Donuts by The Donut Theory
See you there!

Retrospect Vintage Store: RetroFlea

  • November 7, 2020

Vintage vendors galore, flea market style in our parking lot!

Retrospect is your one stop shop for everything vintage!
1121 N. Central Street, Knoxville

Big Ears presents Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival

Category: Festivals, special events and Music

Running November 6 thru December 11, ‘Sites & Sounds from Big Ears’ hosts the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival, a 15-act series highlighting many of the most compelling artists from that nation’s fertile musical scene.

Big Ears is teaming up with Musikkprofil Booking & Management, Oslo’s Sentralen performing arts center, and Hes & Falck to present the series which launches on Friday, November 6 and spans five weeks of programming. Big Ears is the exclusive North American presenter of the festival — the only place in the US, Canada, and Mexico where you can stream the series.

Norway has been home to a rich jazz landscape for decades, an ecosystem that has been documented notably over the years by ECM Records. The festival offers a multi-faceted portrait of the country’s unique jazz scene, over seven double-bill concerts, featuring artists including pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, saxophonist Tryvge Seim, guitarist Eiven Aarset, and trumpeters Mathias Eick and Nils Petter Molvær, plus an evening with pianist Tord Gustavsen — as well as many other essential Norwegian jazz artists. Each performance has been elegantly filmed on-site at the Sentralen in Oslo, Norway.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: People’s Choice Art Show

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

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s annual People’s Choice Art Show. This event will take place on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade. All in attendance can view over 80 show entries and cast their ballots for their favorite artwork. If unable to attend the reception, the public can come during regular hours between November 6 through the 25 to vote. Atlas Real Estate of Crossville, Tennessee is sponsoring this event. Cash prizes will be awarded to First through Fifth Place winners at the Awards Ceremony on December 4, 2020.

A unique feature of this year’s art show is that all award ribbons were handmade by a small group of the Art Guild’s talented artists. Each ribbon will be a treasured small piece of art for the winning artists.

An assortment of beverages will be served at this free reception event, weather permitting. Stonehaus Winery is providing a selection of fine wines. The Art Show will feature all genres of art. Please visit the PCAC to see all of this fabulous artwork from November 6th through December 4th. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Art Thru The Window

  • November 6, 2020 — November 30, 2020

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

Ongoing beginning First Friday Nov 6th.

"Art Thru The Window" Broadway Studios and Gallery. Featuring our 6 new resident artists!

Vincent Drake
Jes Distad
Laura Gasparrini
Larry Blount
Melinda Adams
William Holbert

24/7 viewing safely through the glass! Purchase info will be listed on the window.
1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville TN 37917

Art Market Gallery: Elaine Fronczek & Terri Swaggerty

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

November Featured Artists

Terri Swaggerty, Painting
For me the process of creating Art is the place where soul meets body. I look for and discover Art every single day; in manmade structures, the natural world and even while looking down while crossing a street or parking lot. I especially like to document the many and varied details of Knoxville, my hometown. What I see and experience constantly sparks a creative response in me. I use my experience as a pro photographer and pro retouch artist to transform the literal image into a work of Art.

Elaine Fronczek
I come from a family that has made beautiful and functional objects with their hands. My mother baked, my grandmother sewed and crocheted, my father and aunt were multitalented. At an early age I could usually be found in my grandmother’s sewing room creating my first designs. Fiber fascinated me and drew me in. It was an avocation for over 50 years. In 2008 I attended a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where I learned to wet felt. Here I realized that wool, silk and other natural fibers could be manipulated into both 2 and 3 dimensional creations in the shape and color of my choosing. Thus I began my current pursuit in the world of fiber. I am inspired by the colors of nature and the simplicity and functionality of pieces created by contemporary artists and designers. Using natural renewable materials and repurposed items allows me to create simple pieces that bring beauty and comfort to the eye.

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265,,

UT Downtown Gallery: Shiny by David Wilson

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join us for First Friday reception from 5-8pm on Friday November 6. Ten visitors at a time will be permitted in the UT Downtown Gallery. Please bring a mask to wear. We look forward to seeing you!

Shiny, an upcoming exhibition by Professor Emeritus David Wilson at the UT Downtown Gallery, will feature 49 drawings of imitation silver leaf on translucent vellum.

Wilson began his academic career at the UT School of Art in 1985. He uses non-traditional materials and approaches, including process and chance, in his large temporary artworks and drawings. The drawings in Shiny rely on reflected light to reveal the image.

“This exhibition is an opportunity to realize images that have been in my head for a long time and to do so using a process that makes them new.”

All the drawings in Shiny are available for purchase, and proceeds benefit the UT School of Art David C. Wilson Community Outreach Endowment that supports local community engagement projects and initiatives by students and faculty. The endowment was established in honor of Wilson’s service to the School of Art by his long-time friends and School of Art development council members Sarah and Oliver Smith.

The exhibition runs through Wednesday, November 25. The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm and Saturdays 10am - 3pm.

Maryville College: Virtual tour of "Women's Work" Exhibition

  • November 6, 2020 — November 25, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

Women's Work: Sew What's New!

Marcia Goldenstein and Virginia Derryberry talk about the origin and future of the "Women's Work" exhibit at Maryville College as the College galleries are temporarily closed to the public.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: November Workshops & events

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade
Monthly Happenings for November 2020
At the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC)
451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Road) 931-707-7249
Open: Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: All Sundays plus Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, & Easter
Due to these uncertain times for gatherings, please check the Art Guild website
or Facebook page for the most current information.
Facebook: The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade Website:

In the Art Studio, class size and/or open studio gathering size is limited. All people inside the PCAC building should wear face masks and practice social distancing! To register for a class, visit the PCAC or call 931-707-7249. Payment must be received at the time of registration.

Open Studio – Come enjoy our studio space. The studio may be used every day during operating hours when no other class or event is scheduled. Members and guests are both welcome to bring any project on which they are currently working. There is no scheduled individual to help you with your project, but feel free to get your friends together for assistance. Studio use is FREE to members of the Art Guild and $5.00 for non-members. All can enjoy working on art projects at their own convenience.

Home School Children’s Art Class, Subject is “Drawing/Painting an Egyptian Sarcophagus from the Ancient World”, Mediums: Metallic Liquid Watercolor & Oil Pastels, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., with Rosemary Wawro.

Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics): ARTiE is an electronic whiteboard that provides many tools to enhance teaching, learning, and presentations at the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 10:00 ¬a.m. – 12:00 noon. Open to AG members only. Class is free-of-charge, but those who want to attend must register for the class. Maximum class size is six students.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting – 9:30 is a speaker presentation (TBA), 10:00 is a brief business meeting. Guests are welcome to attend (In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.)

Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.

Fundamentals of Making Chain Jewelry, with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor. Number of students: minimum is 3, maximum is 6.

Watercolor 101 for Beginners with Vera Bogle, 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 noon. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $5 materials fee payable to instructor. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

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