Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Fountain City Art Center: Fountain City Art Guild Holiday Show**

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

Reception: December 4, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio: December Classes

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Kids & family

We're excited to offer each of these classes for the 3 week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Questions? Just reach out! We're looking forward to seeing you!

Intro to Aerials: Mondays 5:30-7pm: 2 spots left!
Stilt Walking: Mondays 7:30-9pm: 1 spot left!
Sling (full)
Trapeze (full)
Intro to Aerials: Thursdays 5:30-7pm: 3 spots left!
Embodiment (full)
Kids class: Saturdays 9-10:30 am: 2 spots left!
Kids class: Saturdays 11-12:30pm: 4 spots left!
Inversion Bootcamp: Saturdays 1-2:30pm: 3 spots left!
Creating a Routine (Knots B): Sundays 1-2:30pm: 1 spot left!

https://www.dragonflyaerialartsstudio.com/covid-19.html
Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio
4506 Fennel Road
Knoxville, TN 37912

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: December Workshops & events

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

Monthly Happenings for December 2020 At the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC)
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

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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Smorgasbord Class: Fantasy Tree Earrings,” with Michalanne Sloan. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
*** Special Fun & Wine Friday Event*** 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Includes the People’s Choice Fall Art Show awards announcements, a Special Fiber Art Exhibit, and the launch of “Endless Possibilities,” the Guild’s new fine arts and craft shop. Free

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
Paint Along with Sam Hill, Holiday Watercolor demonstration class, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for AG members or $25 for guests. Students should bring their own watercolor supplies.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
Home School Children’s Art Class, Subject is “Succulent Draw-Along,” 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., with Rosemary Wawro.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
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.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Chain Mail Jewelry: Christmas Joy Bracelet, 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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
Watercolor 101 for Beginners with Vera Bogle, 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

GivingTuesday: The Big Give

  • December 1, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

https://www.biggiveknox.org/

The Big Give is Knoxville's 24-hour online giving campaign designed to raise money and awareness for our local non-profit community! Local agencies and the people they serve have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. Join us in making a huge impact for Knoxville and the people in it. View the participating organizations: https://www.biggiveknox.org/search?page=1&show_all=true

Muslim Community of Knoxville: Monthly Open House

  • December 1, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Health & wellness

TUESDAY, DEC 1, 2020 AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM

The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to welcome our friends and neighbors to a night of dialogue at our monthly Open House!
First Tuesday of every month | 6:30-8:00 PM
Annoor Mosque: 100 13th Street, Knoxville, TN 37916

Come tour our prayer space, meet our members and leaders, hear answers to frequently asked questions about Islam, and learn what it means to be a Muslim in Knoxville. Family friendly. Everyone is welcome!
To learn more about the Muslim Community of Knoxville, like and follow @MuslimKnoxville

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

Pellissippi State: Building Greater Knoxville’s National Reputation as a Creative Community

Category: Free event and Lectures & discussions

The Art, Science and Impact of Digital Storytelling

Pellissippi State Community College’s Media Technologies program proudly hosts a 3-part continuing education webinar series for regional professionals, faculty, students and alumni in digital, creative and strategic communication communities. Join this stellar line-up of global strategists and corporate trainers as they bring their vast experience and secrets to engaging audiences to this 3-part thought leadership series.

Registration will be completed through Xenegrade, our non-credit course registration system. You may register for each session individually through the Register buttons or you can sign-up for all three sessions together here http://www.pstcc.edu/bcs/mediatech

Session 2: Building Greater Knoxville’s National Reputation as a Creative Community
Date: December 1, 12:30 -2 p.m.
Cost: Free with registration
Where: Zoom (link will be emailed upon registration)

Building Greater Knoxville’s National Reputation as a Creative Community" will focus on the region’s wealth of creative intellectual assets and highlight our community as a major hub of production vision, talent and output. The session will spotlight the future direction and demand for creative and production services. Panelists will address how our region can best position itself to grow and adapt to workforce development needs.

Presenter: Deborah Allen, Senior Vice President of Catalina Content

The WordPlayers: Sleepers, Wake!

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Sleepers, Wake!
A film by Cole Liles & Ethan Norman

Sleepers, Wake! is a modern portrait — with heart-gripping original music — of the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. Perfect for individuals/family, small groups, and church events, Sleepers, Wake! is an entertaining and enlightening view of Luke, Chapter Two.

Sleepers, Wake! is available for streaming during Advent 2020 (Nov. 29 – Dec. 25) on a “ Pay What You Wish” basis. Please make a donation to receive a private link. http://wordplayers.org/sleepers-wake/

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to benefit TKD

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased from this web site benefits Theatre Knoxville Downtown.

A ticket entitles you to view the performance as many times as you like in one 24-hour period. Buy one ticket and invite the whole family to watch together!

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other— past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Tony Award® winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…) plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. This theatrical achievement comes from the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island). Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays.

Starring JEFFERSON MAYS
Adapted by JEFFERSON MAYS, SUSAN LYONS, MICHAEL ARDEN
Production conceived by MICHAEL ARDEN & DANE LAFFREY
Directed by MICHAEL ARDEN

World Premiere Live Capture: NOVEMBER 28
Video available on demand until JANUARY 3
https://www.theatreknoxville.com/charles-dickens-a-christmas-carol/

Rose Center Joins Artists Sunday Alliance: Open Gift Shop

  • November 28, 2020 — December 2, 2020

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

Rose Center has joined the Artists Sunday alliance, and will promote local artisans and craftspeople on Artists Sunday, which is celebrated on November 29, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Rose Center gift shop will also be open that day, full of artwork and crafts by local artists.

Artist Sunday, falling between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday® and Cyber Monday, is a day dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop with artists and give something special, unique, and hand-crafted this holiday season. Rose Center appreciates the culture artists create and the impact they have on our local community, while adding expression and beauty to our lives.

Rose Center has joined Artists Sunday to help promote artists in the Lakeway Area, and encourages any artist to take part. Rose Center’s gift shop will be open November 28th 10 – 2, the November 29th 1 – 3, November 30th 10 – 4, and December 2nd 10 – 1.

To learn more about Artists Sunday artists, partners, sponsors, or involvement in promoting commerce with artists, please visit http://ArtistsSunday.com/

Rose Center, located at 442 W 2nd North Street in Morristown, is a United Way Agency and a Designated Agency of the Tennessee Arts Commission. 423-581-4330 or EDUCATION@ROSECENTER.ORG, www.rosecenter.org

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo Lights

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

If you haven’t heard, you can light up your nights this winter when you experience the all new outdoor lantern light-up at Zoo Knoxville! See a variety of animal lanterns, an enchanted forest, moravian stars, and a snake tunnel! Plus, hot chocolate, spirits, and some authentic Chinese wares! Starting November 27 and lasting until January 3, 2021, nightly from 5-9 PM

*Closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.

https://www.zoolightsknoxville.com/

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

Downtown Knoxville's Peppermint Trail

  • November 27, 2020 — January 3, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Follow the Peppermint Trail - November 27 thru January 3

Follow the peppermints along the sidewalks in Downtown Knoxville to discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red-and-white candy, plus plenty of gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry, apple spice, and other holiday flavors. From candy cane coffees and hot buttered rum, to eggnogs and peppermint martinis, you'll feel the holiday magic with every sip!

That's not all. Restaurants make holiday cheesecakes, fudge, donuts, cookies, and macarons, and boutiques and gift shops sell holiday t-shirts, soaps, and scented candles.

A list of businesses – and their treats – is below. Come back to this site often as we add new holiday specials.

We're excited to welcome you to the Peppermint Trail, but remember to make health and safety the top priority. Wear your mask (more festive, the better), practice physical-distancing, and stay home if you're sick.

Holiday magic awaits along the Peppermint Trail. Come back to this site often, as we add holiday specials throughout the season. Post photos of your peppermint adventures with #KnoxPeppermint. You’re MINT to be downtown this season! https://www.downtownknoxville.org/holiday/peppermint/

Town of Farragut: Light the Park

  • November 24, 2020 — January 1, 2021

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

Every evening at dusk from Nov. 24 through Jan. 1, thousands of lights come on at Founders Park at Campbell Station for the annual Light the Park event.

During Light the Park, a slate of socially-distant activities will be offered, including grab-and-go items and storybook trails. A calendar detailing events will be available closer to the event. For updates and more info, check out the Visit Farragut Facebook event page for Light the Park.

Park restrooms will be open until 10 p.m. during the light display, except on Dec. 25.

The Town of Farragut and Visit Farragut are hosting the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/366965894349125/

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