Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Change Center: Youth Skate Night

  • November 22, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Health, wellness and Kids, family

Every 4th Sunday of the month is a FREE Skate Night for Middle and High School students! Sponsored by All Souls, Overcoming Believers, and Cedar Springs Presbyterian! We welcome and encourage youth groups to attend!

Nov 22
Dec 27

Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915

Old City Market: Mini Market

  • November 22, 2020
  • 11 AM - 4 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family


The Old City Market transforms the patio of Jackson Terminal into an artist & maker market!

The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, Cor-Tenn, and many, many volunteers.

Information: 865-806-1960 or

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Smoky Mountain Blues Showcase #2 Streaming Event

  • November 22, 2020

Category: Music

Free Online Streaming Event

On Sunday, November 22, at 4 PM The Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Open Chord will present our second online event. It will feature two very special East Tennessee blues bands: Mojo Tweed and Dirty Doug and Jonny.

Mojo Tweed was founded by a group of friends who had a mutual appreciation for a variety of blues, funk and R&B. The name was derived from a desire to play their instruments through small tweed tube amps and to evoke a sense of Mojo or Voodoo. The majority of its members have been playing music together for 20 plus years in a variety of bands and several different settings. They favor sounds with a classic New Orleans vibe and blend their own original songs with classic tracks by Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf. It’s music made to be enjoyed when accompanied by good friends and good food in a casual setting. Suffice it to say that their approach takes its cue from a New Orleans slogan that refers to “Social Aid and Pleasure Club," and indeed, that's the feeling that Mojo Tweed are out to replicate. The band includes: Steve Michel on guitar, Bill Johnson on guitar, Nicole Robinette on piano, John Mahaffy on bass, Danny Michel on drums, and Paul McQuade on harp. Mojo Tweed's FaceBook page is:

Dirty Doug & Jonny is a musical project based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The core of the group consists of "Dirty Doug" Harris on vocals and harmonica, along with Jon "Jonny" Mason on guitar. Backing up DD & J will be Bobby Brown on drums, Mark Caldwell on keys and David Yocom on bass. The music they perform is reminiscent of old rough cut country blues, but electrified courtesy of a rhythm section and full band accompaniment. It's a sound that translates into dirty, funky, blues rock with extended jams. Drawing from a variety of influences including Howlin' Wolf, Gov't Mule, Tom Waits, and Albert King, their songs reflect Harris and Mason's dark and twisted sense of humor, seeped in the two's old school southern musical background. Currently, Dirty Doug & Jonny are in the studio working on an EP set to be released in late 2020. They plan to follow that with a full-length album in spring of 2021. Stay tuned! Dirty Doug and Jonny’s Facebook page is:

Details on how to view this event will be posted the morning of the event on the Open Chord website. This event will be available on both Open Chord’s Facebook page and YouTube. Due to Covid concerns, no one other than the bands and their support teams will be
admitted to the venue. The event is free but tips will be gratefully accepted with a live link during the performance. Thanks again for helping keep the Blues alive in East Tennessee! Smoky Mountain Blues Society:

Museum of Appalachia: Santa Photos

  • November 21, 2020 — November 22, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family


Saturday, November 21st: 9am-12pm
Sunday, November 22nd: 2pm-5pm

This year’s set up will be modified to allow for space between the kiddos and Santa. We ask that wish lists for Santa be written down in advance, so they can be handed to Santa when it’s time for your family’s photos.

Photos will be held on the Museum of Appalachia grounds, either outside or on a covered porch area, and will take place rain or shine.

LHS Photography will provide at least 4 downloadable images for each session. A picture of the whole family can be done in addition to one of just children.

There are a limited number of spots available, so reserve yours now! $40 per family
Click here to purchase: Santa Photos 2020

Museum of Appalachia | 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716

Tennessee Theatre: Portrait Photography Sessions

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family


While we may be closed during this pandemic, we are offering the rare opportunity to have professional photographs taken inside the Tennessee Theatre with Shawn Poynter Photography. Get a jump on your holiday card photos, commemorate a recent graduation, celebrate an anniversary, or simply take advantage of one of Knoxville's most beautiful buildings to capture your family during 2020, a year we will never forget!

Choose between any occasion and holiday packages and take advantage of the Tennessee as a most gorgeous backdrop for your photographic memories! Take advantage of this rare opportunity at the Tennessee October 10 and 11 and November 21 and 22! Part of your session fee includes a donation to the Theatre during its closure.

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

Terra Madre Women in Clay: 11th Annual Virtual Fall Show

  • November 15, 2020 — November 22, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

Our Virtual Fall Show is coming soon.
The Virtual Fall Show is available only one week during this period; so, don’t miss it!!

We are an eclectic group of lively women who happen to be clay artists from East Tennessee. Together, we create a place where mutual support, education in clay and the pursuit of excellence are celebrated, not only with each other but with our community in East Tennessee and beyond, through regional exhibitions, shows and community events.

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.

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,,

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.

Zoo Knoxville: Cans for Wristbands

Category: Fundraisers, Kids, family and Science, nature

Zoo Knoxville is offering free wristbands good for unlimited carousel and train rides with the donation of an item for Mission of Hope during their “Cans for Wristbands” drive.

Now through Nov. 25, guests who bring a donation item will receive their free wristband, (a $10 value) with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Members and annual passholders also receive a free wristband with a donation. Wristbands are also good for a 10% discount on purchases in the Zoo Shop, and members and annual passholders can use this in addition to their regular 15% discount. Wristbands are valid for the day of donation.

Items needed are non-perishable food items, hygiene items, and new children’s toys. All donations will support Mission of Hope, a non-profit volunteer organization providing assistance, aid and resources to those living in poverty-stricken areas in rural Appalachia. Learn more about Mission of Hope at

Zoo general admission tickets are $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 4-12 and seniors age 65 and up. Children ages 3 and under are free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the zoo’s ticket window. Please present donations at the zoo’s ticket window to redeem wristbands.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331,

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Dr. Syd Hamilton's Webinars

  • November 2, 2020 — December 31, 2020

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Learn how to protect your trees while helping ours!

Looking for a way to help the Gardens and learn at the same time? The next round of Dr. Syd Hamilton's webinar series is coming up so if you missed them the past months, you can still take them! Courses are offered throughout November & December. The registration fee for these classes will be used directly to help treat diseased and at risk trees on KBGA's property.

Offered will be the following:
• Integrated Pest Management
• Oak Decline Diseases
• Sycamore Anthracnose- What it is and how to treat it
• Beneficial Bugs- What they are, what they do, and how to keep them safe
• And more!
You can find out more and sign up here!

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