Calendar of Events
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Momentum Dance Lab: Virtual Stretching & Conditioning Class
6 Week Series
Wednesdays, December 16, 2020 - January 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
For six weeks over the winter holidays, MDL will be offering FREE, one hour stretching & conditioning classes. These will be simple workouts geared towards maintaining flexibility, mobility, and stamina over the holiday break. A large area is not be necessary, so join us from your living room, bedroom, or wherever you’re most comfortable. No previous dance experience is necessary, and ALL are welcome!
ZOOM LINK WILL BE POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE BEFORE EACH CLASS
The Mill & Mine: Pod Events & Movies
We have indoor and outdoor pods set up with a great view of the big screen!
Wed Dec 16, 23 & 30, 7-9 PM
Trivia Pods at The Mill & Mine with Challenge Entertainment
THU, DEC 17, 6-10 PM
TV Thursday Pods
FRI, DEC 18 AT 6:30 PM
Movie Night: Krampus
SAT, DEC 19 AT 2:30 PM EST
Movie Night: Home Alone
SAT, DEC 19 AT 6:30 PM EST
Movie Night: Christmas Vacation
More info: http://themillandmine.com/pod-events/
Pod sizes range from 2-10 people. Each pod offers your group their own space to hang out, safely distanced from others. Reserve your spot either inside the venue or outside on the courtyard lawn via Tako Taco’s Resy page. For all pods, check in at the Tako Taco hostess stand to be seated. Food and beverage from Tako Taco available for purchase, both by walk-up ordering and by QR code without ever having to leave your spot. For everyone’s safety, masks are required any time you are not in your pod. If you have any further questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Cinema: The 1st Annual Nerdy Laser Christmas Party
Wednesday at 7 PM EST – 10 PM EST
The first ever Nerdy Laser Christmas is happening at Central Cinema! On Wednesday, December 16th @ 7:00 pm we will do a live Something To Marvel At & a live Die Hard discussion and then @ 8:00 pm, we will watch Die Hard which is the perfect Christmas Movie for 2020! Come celebrate with Richard and Matt and come to a movie theater which is a rare treat in 2020! We only have 25 tickets & masks are required! If you plan on bringing someone please let us know as soon as possible! Also, please RSVP ASAP so we can see who’s coming! Oh yeah, TICKETS ARE FREE!
Knoxville Opera Holiday Music Celebration
Knoxville Opera is happy to announce that it has produced a new holiday concert and has made it available for free on their website and YouTube channel. The concert features local favorites Jacqueline Brecheen, Aubrey Odle, and Wayd Odle with Brian Salesky as the program host and accompanist.
Recorded at the Timothy B. Matthews Theatre
Jewelry Television, Knoxville, Tennessee
December 8, 2020
“We are so grateful to be able to continue to find ways to inspire our community during these trying times, especially with this holiday season being so challenging for everyone,” said Jason Hardy, Executive Director. “Knoxville Opera had numerous free holiday programs planned that were canceled due to spikes in the virus. Jtv generously opened its recording studio to Knoxville Opera so we could present this holiday gift to the community,” continued Hardy.
Eugenia Williams House and History Tours
The Aslan Foundation welcomes the community to tour one of Knoxville’s most interesting properties. Jack Neely from the Knoxville History Project will lead the tour of the home and its extensive grounds.
Dates include: Tue Nov 17, Wed Nov 18, Tue Dec 15, Wed Dec 16
Built in 1941, the Eugenia Williams House sits on twenty-four acres overlooking the Tennessee River. Noted Houston architect John Fanz Staub designed the home for Ms. Williams. Staub was a Knoxville native and a childhood acquaintance of Ms. Williams and is noted for his design, among others, of the President’s home at Rice University; Bayou Bay, now part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Ms. Williams passed away in 1998 at the age of ninety-eight. In her will, Ms. Williams donated the house and property to the University of Tennessee in honor of her father, David H. Williams, a local doctor who gained fortune in the early days of Coca-Cola bottling. In 2020, the Aslan Foundation purchased the property from the University of Tennessee to restore this significant piece of Knoxville’s architectural history and make it accessible to the public.
As work progresses on the home to restore it to its former glory and on the grounds to eliminate invasive plants, the Aslan Foundation invites the public to watch the transformation through tours twice per month.
Tours will last between sixty and ninety minutes and include indoor and outdoor spaces. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a mask. Tours will be limited to twelve individuals because of the nature of the restoration project. Individuals with accessibility needs should email EWH@aslanfoundation.org. Due to the limited number of tours during restoration, please do not sign up for more than one tour every six months.
Eugenia Williams House, 4848 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
HoLa Hora Latina: Holiday Bazaar at Casa HoLa
This is the last week that Casa HoLa will be open during December and the last week you can shop our Holiday Bazaar before the end of the year! The store will be open every day this week (December 14-18) between 10AM and 4PM in Suite 112 of the Emporium for the Arts (100 S. Gay St. Knoxville TN, 37902). Stop by during your next visit to #downtownknoxville to find artisan jewelry, home décor, holiday cards, handbags, Oaxacan alebrijes and nichos, piñatas, and many more handmade crafts imported from Latin America or made by local artists.
¡HoLa, Knoxville! Esta es la última semana que Casa HoLa está abierta durante diciembre y la última semana que pueden hacer compras de nuestro Bazar Navideño antes del fin del año. La tienda estará abierta todos los días de la semana (14-18 de diciembre) entre las 10AM y 4PM en Suite 112 del edifico Emporium for the Arts (100 S. Gay St. Knoxville, TN 37902). Pasen por Casa HoLa durante su próxima visita a #downtownknoxville para encontrar joyas, decoraciones, tarjetas navideñas, alebrijes y nichos oaxaqueños, piñatas, artesanías y muchos más regalos hechos a mano y importados de América Latina o hecho por artistas locales.
Knoxville's Holidays on Ice - CANCELLED
UPDATED DEC. 18, 2020: Following the Knox County Board of Health’s recommendations that we all adhere to Safer at Home measures, the City of Knoxville has suspended Holiday’s on Ice at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum for the remainder of this season. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season.
Holidays on Ice will be moving to the Civic Coliseum for the 2020/21 season. Opening day will be December 11! We are excited to still be able to bring you some winter holiday fun and look forward to another great season! Whether with family, friends or on a date you'll love skating in Downtown Knoxville on the same ice where the Ice Bears play hockey! Join us at Holidays on Ice to make memories that will last long after the holidays are over. Enjoy skating on a 180 ft rink while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice Mascot, 'Peppermint Panda'! The rink will be open December 11, 2020 through January 3, 2021
Holidays on Ice is located inside the Civic Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave, 37915. You can reach the Ice Rink by phone at 865-215-4423.
2020-2021 DAILY ADMISSION:
Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice!
We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.
Children Age 12 & Under: $8
Season Pass Adult: $50
Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under: $35
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: First Fiber Arts Exhibit
The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade invites the public to venture to the Plateau Creative Art Center and enjoy the first Fiber Arts Exhibit. This exciting new display was featured during the First Friday Fun and Wine Reception on December 4th and will grace the gallery through Thursday, February 4th, 2021. The exhibit presents works by 11 artists, 5 which are members of the Art Guild, 6 are non-members, with 15 pieces of fiber artwork.
We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to both artisans and attendees, with the expectation of generating more interest and acceptance of many varieties of Fiber Arts as Fine Arts. This medium is non-utilitarian work that consists primarily of natural or synthetic fiber or yarn. It focuses on the design, materials, and artistic labor as basic for the works’ significance that prioritizes aesthetic over utilitarian values.
The term Fiber Arts originated shortly after World War II, defining work by craft artists incorporating fabric into their works. The 50’s gave more recognition to Fiber Arts as Fine Arts, and by the 60’s and 70’s, Fiber Arts was embraced worldwide, with a growing number of artists creating 2 and 3-dimensional fiber works in a variety of genres. Fiber Arts continues to thrive and evolve, and the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is thrilled to share a variety of Fiber Art for public viewing.
PCAC regular hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through December 23. Winter hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning December 24th and running through February 28. The PCAC will be closed on Christmas Day.
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, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net
UT Downtown Gallery: Beauford Delaney: Transcending Race + Time
Opening Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you visit the UT Downtown Gallery. Please do not come if you are feeling sick.
December 4, 2020 - January, 30, 2021
The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present a selection of paintings and drawings on loan from the Estate of Beauford Delaney. This exhibition of 21 works includes 4 oil on canvas paintings, abstract watercolors, pastel portraits, and 3 self portraits. Some of these pieces have never been exhibited publicly. Please join us for a small First Friday opening December 5th from 5-8pm. We hope you will be able to make time during the holiday season to see this beautiful and important exhibition.
Events and exhibitions at the UT Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public. As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you visit the UT Downtown Gallery. Please do not come if you are feeling sick.
The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The UT Downtown Gallery will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.
UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown
Arts & Culture Alliance: 2020 Members Show
The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2020 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew.
A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, December 4, from 5:00-8:00 PM. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.
“We always look forward to this eclectic exhibition as a robust demonstration of the past year’s productivity on the part of Greater Knoxville’s artist community,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance.
Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some of the members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some Alliance members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding county’s elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mighty Mud, and Oak Ridge Art Center. Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as The Emporium Center, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Broadway Studios & Gallery, and Knoxville Community Darkroom.
The 2020 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 4, 2020 – January 29, 2021. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 24, 2020 – January 1, 2021 for the holidays.
An additional reception will take place on Friday, January 8, from 5:00-8:00 PM.
For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.
JTV: Home for the Holidays Festive Lights Display & Charitable Giving Event
Dec 3-Jan 4, 4:00pm – 10:30pm
Where: 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
JTV (Jewelry Television), the national jewelry retailer and broadcast network, today unveiled its “Home for the Holidays” display that will support three Knoxville nonprofit agencies as part of the season of giving. Known for adding sparkle to life with beautiful jewelry and gemstones, JTV invites the public to enjoy its incredible “Home for the Holidays” display featuring thousands of sparkling lights and numerous holiday displays in the park of JTV’s West Knoxville headquarters. “This holiday season is unlike any other,” said Tim Matthews, President and CEO of JTV. “In a time when many traditional holiday events are canceled, we wanted to create an enjoyable event at JTV that brings us together in spirit and celebrates the joy of the holidays, albeit a bit differently than we have celebrated in the past.” While there is no cost for visitors to enjoy the festivities, donations to the three area nonprofits are welcome. Funds raised from the event will benefit the Emerald Youth Foundation, which helps serve thousands of local urban youth; the Restoration House, which assists women who face challenging situations; and Elder Care, which will provide gift boxes to area nursing home residents. Visitors can easily donate by scanning QR codes as they walk through the holiday displays or via the links above.
“Now more than ever, the holidays remind us that we are in a season of giving,” Matthews continued. “JTV’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ event will celebrate our hometown of Knoxville and give back to three charitable organizations that are focused on helping youth, women, and the elderly.”
JTV’s “Home for the Holidays” light display is part of Knoxville’s Neighborhood Holiday Trails. Guests can walk the track and enjoy the festive atmosphere in a socially distanced way, which features three signature trees, a stunning life-sized Nativity display, two “tunnels of lights” and climb into Santa’s sleigh for terrific photo opportunities.
The event is located at JTV’s headquarters at 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37922 and is open every day from 4:00pm-10:30pm from now through January 4, 2021. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department is lending a hand to oversee JTV’s park attendance every evening. For more information on JTV, visit JTV.com and follow @JTV on Instagram, @jewelrytelevision on Facebook, @jewelrytv on Pinterest and @jewelry on Twitter
Broadway Studios and Gallery: Art Thru The Window #2
Art Thru The Window #2
Featuring the works of the BSG resident artists
Broadway Studios and Gallery
1127 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917
To purchase works please call 865-556-8676