Calendar of Events
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Sustainable Future Center: Weekly Sustainable Fabric Workshop
9:00 am – noon (Saturdays through January 30)
Our Mission --
To share our skills and resources to use already-existing fabric and clothing to reduce trash, save money, and create things that are lovely and functional. And to have fun doing it.
Description of the project --
We are a group of people, some with a lot of experience working with clothing and fabric and some with none, who want to reduce fabric trash and make great fabric projects. These might be household items like aprons, potholders, placemats, trivet mats, coasters.... They might be quilts, bedspreads, and comforters. They might be fabric art on cards or to hang on the wall. They might be braided or crocheted rugs.
Or your project might be mending and decorating a favorite pair of jeans, or adding to/ subtracting from or otherwise modifying your clothes to make something even better than that mass-produced thing you bought last year.
And probably a whole lot of projects we haven't even thought of yet. Bring ideas for what you would like to make or what you can teach the rest of us.
Establish a community of fabric workers and artists dedicated to conserving and reusing fabric. Provide the necessary tools and supplies so that people with limited resources can participate. Receive donations of used but reusable fabric and make this fabric available for new uses. Teach and learn how to repurpose material into household goods, art, and clothing. Eventually find ways to reuse all types of fabric, even the junk.
Mabry-Hazen House: Fall Clean-up Day
Open for Tours 10am - 3pm (Reservations encouraged)
he Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry's Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville's iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.
STUDENT: $8 (must present student ID)
CHILDREN UNDER 13: Free
Big Ears: Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival
ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY VIEWING FROM NORWAY! WE'RE REPLAYING THE ENTIRE NORWEGIAN DIGITAL JAZZ FESTIVAL OVER AN EIGHT DAY MARATHON BETWEEN X-MAS & NEW YEARS!
The Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival has been a tremendous success — garnering glowing reviews and acclaim for a wonderful series of performances. But the past few weeks have also been pretty crazy for us all — and we’ve received numerous appeals to see performances that were missed. So, we’re going to stream the entire series of eight programs featuring 15 outstanding acts (seven double bills + An Evening with Tord Gustavsen) over eight consecutive days between Christmas and New Year’s; here’s the lineup:
Fri, Dec. 25: Bugge Wesseltoft (7p) + Gard Nilssen (8p)
Sat, Dec. 26: An Evening with Tord Gustavsen (8p)
Sun, Dec. 27: Bendik Hofseth (7p) + Mathias Eick (8p)
Mon, Dec. 28: Silje Nergaard (7p) + Ketil Bjørnstad (8p)
Tue, Dec. 29: Mats Eilertsen (7p) + Trygve Seim (8p)
Wed, Dec. 30: Hedvig Mollestad Trio (7p) + Eivind Aarset (8p)
Thu, Dec. 31: Beady Belle (7p) + Arild Andersen (8p)
Fri, Jan. 1: elephant9 (7p) + Nils Petter Molvær (8p)
The best deal is to purchase a pass for the full series, a great bargain at only $50 (plus service charges). If you have already purchased a pass to the series, you’re welcome to watch it all again. If you haven’t, you can purchase one now, or, if you prefer, separate tickets to each evening’s show. https://bigearsfestival.org/norwegian-digital-jazz-festival/
Big Ears: Streaming The Bad Plus
For the past 21 years, The Bad Plus have played a four-night run over the holidays at The Dakota in Minneapolis; the pandemic makes that annual tradition impossible for the 2020 holiday season.
However, the band — Reid Anderson, Orrin Evans & Dave King — did record a pair of exceptional sets, featuring first-class visuals and sound, for a virtual performance at the Big Ears Festival October 2020. The filming took place at the historic Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN.
We're pleased to offer both sets streaming back-to-back between X-mas and New Year's Day — making certain that you have your good fill of The Bad Plus this holiday season.
Get Tix: The Bad Plus for the Holidays
Clayton Center for the Arts & The WordPlayers: A Christmas Carol
The staged reading of A Christmas Carol scheduled for December 18, 19 and 20th at Clayton Center for the Arts has been cancelled and will be available to be streamed. With the continued increase locally in COVID-19 cases, especially over the past several days, we do not feel it is wise to proceed with our plans for in-person performances of A Christmas Carol–performed by The WordPlayers.
Instead of the live performances, we will present a video of the performance. The production will be available for streaming from 1:00 PM on December 24th until 12:00 AM on January 1, 2021. The streamed video will be free, however, donations may be made to benefit The Clayton Center for the Arts and The WordPlayers. The link to view the will be available at 1:00 PM on Dec. 24 on the Clayton Center for the Arts and The WordPlayers websites.
The adaptation for three actor/readers by the WordPlayers' Artistic Director, Terry Weber, is almost entirely based on Charles Dickens' own cutting of his novella, which he himself performed as a solo reading over 120 times in Europe and America.
The reading of this classic "Ghost Story of Christmas" will bring to the imagination all of Dickens' most memorable characters, settings, and themes of social justice, generosity, and the importance of family. With added lighting and mood effects in the Clayton Center's beautiful Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre, audiences will imagine vividly the Dickensian world that arguably helped to create the traditions of Christmas as we now know them.
Three readers, Terry Weber, Davion Tynarious Brown and Gracie Belt, will interpret various characters as well as lead in narration. Terry is the Artistic Director of The WordPlayers, a retired UT professor of Theatre, and a veteran of hundreds of theatre projects over a career spanning 40+ years. Davion is a native of Australia and, having performed in numerous theatres, is currently pursuing an MFA in Acting at UT. Gracie is a graduate of the UT Theatre Department and an accomplished musician. In addition to working professionally in regional theatre (Clarence Brown Theatre, the Great River Shakespeare Festival), Gracie has worked with the Fiasco Theatre Company in NYC.
UT School of Music: Virtual Winter Choral Concert
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPl0R025T14
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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