Calendar of Events

Friday, December 18, 2020

UT School of Music: Virtual Winter Choral Concert

Category: Music

2020 has presented many challenges, but the faculty, students, and staff of your School of Music have forged on despite it all. Although like so many other people, we’ve had to find alternate ways to do the things we love, the spirit of music lived on.
As a gift to you, please enjoy this concert from our choral area. With no audience, the singers in the hall, fewer numbers due to social distancing norms, and the need to wear a specialized singers mask, these students, like all the others on our campus, endured what many may not have thought possible.

To view the concert:

We hope that this performance brings you some joy during this holiday season. We cannot wait to get you back on campus for events, but until then, we will continue presenting you with virtual performances. As always, thank you for your continued support of your School of Music.

UT School of Music, 117 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996
Main Office: 865-974-3241
Concert Line: 865-974-5678

WDVX: Live From Home with Darrell Scott

Category: Music

WDVX is proud to present Darrell Scott "Live from Home" on Friday, December 18 beginning at 7PM. You can watch the performance in HD on our new website After purchasing a ticket, you will be able to access the live performance on our website from show time (Fri., December 18 @ 7PM) through the end of December 2020. This enables you to watch the show on demand, at your convenience.

The WDVX "Live From Home" series is a ticketed event. Proceeds go to the performing artists and WDVX. Tickets begin at $10 with higher giving options available to provide more support for our performing artist and WDVX.

Join us for the beginning of this winterlong series.. “Live From Home” on East Tennessee’s Own WDVX!

Stand-Up KNOX Comedy

  • December 18, 2020

Category: Comedy and Fundraisers

Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus
Friday at 8 PM EST

Inov8 Studios & True Grit Comedy Presents
Stand-Up KNOX Comedy Show
Benefitting Awareness for, helping end hunger in America.

njoy an evening with friends and family with an amazing lineup of talented comedians featuring Pat Dixon 18+ Event.

Doors open at 7PM, Show begins at 8PM
• Limited Seating with Safety & Guidelines
$15 General Admission
$25 Front 2 Rows
Hosted By Gail Grantham - a Knoxville stand up comedian , often fueled by sugar free red bull and tacos she likes to share her quirky, irreverent take on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Gail Grantham has performed on many stages all around the South, South East, the heartland and surrounding areas, she has had the opportunity to perform with so many fantastic comedians but this isn’t about them, it’s about Gail. Some of her most fun experiences have been the quirkiest.

Circle Modern Dance: Modern Dance Primitive Light

Category: Dance, movement, Free event and Music

YouTube Premiere Celebrating 30 Years of Circle
Streaming December 17, 7:00 PM EST - December 19, midnight EST

This video tribute of Modern Dance Primitive Light is free to view (donations are gratefully accepted!).
Sign up below for a reminder email on December 17 with a direct link to view the YouTube Premiere.

The Mill & Mine: Pod Events & Movies

  • December 16, 2020 — December 30, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events and Film

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:
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

Knoxville Opera Holiday Music Celebration

Category: Music

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.

The video may be found here:
The digital program book may be found here:

HoLa Hora Latina: Holiday Bazaar at Casa HoLa

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

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

  • December 11, 2020 — January 3, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

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.

Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice!
We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.

Adult: $11
Children Age 12 & Under: $8

Season Pass Adult: $50
Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under: $35

Striped Light: 2020 (Covid Safe) Art Mart

  • December 11, 2020 — December 19, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Festivals, special events

Fri-Sat Dec 11-12 & Dec 18-19

Covid Safe Shopping at Striped Light! OUTSIDE of Striped Light. Friday Pickups (Dec 11 & 18, 6-8 PM) and Saturday Pickups & Art Mart (12 & 19, 2-6 PM). Visit the website to order a Poster and/or LP pack deal, then swing by during any of the days/times listed above. Other items from the Striped Light web store can be picked up during these times as well! Our friend and storefront studio mate Amos Oaks is preparing with new paintings and prints. He will have new work available on view and for sale starting this Friday. We also have art via our solo side ventures: Sarah Shebaro with her Codex textiles and patches and Bryan Baker with his hypnotic Dice prints. Local Pickup during our holiday events applies to these items as well!

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: First Fiber Arts Exhibit

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

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,

UT Downtown Gallery: Beauford Delaney: Transcending Race + Time

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

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,

Arts & Culture Alliance: 2020 Members Show

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

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

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

“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

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