Calendar of Events

Friday, January 28, 2022

Knoxville Museum of Art: Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art

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

Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Drawn from the exceptional and diverse collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation, Global Asias examines the cosmopolitan, playful, and subtly subversive characteristics of contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The exhibition highlights the work of fifteen artists of Asian heritage who draw on a rich array of motifs, techniques, and cultural motivations to construct diverse “Asias” in a modern global context.

Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art in conjunction with the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the exhibition is divided into three thematic sections. “Exuberant Forms” features work that has the potential to reshape conventional views of abstract art—its composition, palette, materiality as well as its cultural implications, expanding and complicating the canonical narrative of abstraction. “Moving Stories” brings together powerful prints and mixed-media works that reflect on the experiences of migration, both within Asia and beyond. The artists in this section map their own diasporic trajectories, literally and metaphorically, and the art compels the viewer to move and to respond to the shifting socio-political realities of time and place. “Asias Reinvented” highlights two- and three-dimensional works that transform styles and techniques of traditional Asian arts in alignment with the vibes of the contemporary and the cosmopolitan. Combined, the works in Global Asias suggest the plurality and fluidity of “Asia” as cultural construct and creative practice. The exhibition is guest curated by Chang Tan, Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies at Penn State.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, closed Mondays. Information: 865-525-6101,

Fountain City Art Center: Open Show

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

All media - including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, jewelry, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media—will be included!

Reception will be from 6:30pm - 8:00pm (masks required) and cash awards will be announced on Friday, January 28th at at 7:00pm.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30am - 4pm. Information: 865-357-2787,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Jack Tales

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Using humor, freshness, and the same central character, the "Jack Tails" folklore has been handed down - father to son, brother to sister, cousin to aunt - for generations. Irrespressible Jack, the universal underdog, uses his wiles and bravado to cleverly outwit mountain country "upper-dogs" and foes, alike, in this staged collection of colorful adventures drawn from the Appalachian story-telling tradition.

Seating is socially distanced. Masks are required for audience members.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Cody Johnson

  • January 28, 2022

Category: Music

Cody Johnson
(Civic Coliseum January 28, 2022)

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Oak Ridge Art Center: Art à la Carte

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Film, Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

Art à la Carte, the Art Center’s brown bag luncheon and learning series, meets the fourth Friday in each month at 12 noon. While programs in the series may include artist or gallery talks, primarily we use films. Films typically focus on art history, museum collections, interviews with and/or demonstrations by various artists, and the creative muse or spirit. Programs are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch and a friend to lunch while you learn! The Art Center will provide coffee and/or tea. Currently we are showing several films from the series “Exhibition on Screen.” These movie length films were originally made to be shown in theaters around the world and feature in depth looks at the lives and work of some of the world’s most beloved or illustrious artists featuring historical footage, museum tours, close up imagery of the artists’ work and often interviews with curators, art historians, and occasionally family or friends. Each of the films will be shown in two segments with the center portion of the film repeated to help reacquaint viewers with where we left off the month before.

Jan. 28 Art a la Carte, Brown Bag Luncheon and Learning Series, 12 noon. Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing from the
Exhibition on Screen Series

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Joel Frahm Quartet: Live at Lucille's

Category: Music

Live at Lucille’s brings the tradition of exciting and innovative PBS music programming right here to East Tennessee.

Saxophonist Joel Frahm has appeared around the world alongside noted jazz artists such as Brad Mehldau, Bill Charlap and Matt Wilson and has recorded with Dianne Schuur, Freddy Cole, Jane Monheit and others. In this his first performance in Knoxville, Frahm will be joined by guitarist Jack Roben, bassist Jon Hamar and drummer Keith Brown for what promises to be a very exciting evening of music.

Fri, January 28, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
East Tennessee PBS Studio
1611 East Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Music

UPDATE 1/28 - this event has been cancelled

JANUARY 28, 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Brittany Atterberry is an African American, female saxophonist, songwriter, and national recording artist with an insatiable love for R&B matched only by her adoration for the idiosyncrasies of Jazz.

Born and raised in Ohio, Brittany began her journey as a clarinet player at age 10. Her mother exposed her to industries finest contemporary artists like Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, and Kenny G’s smooth sounds on Cleveland’s 107.3 the Wave radio station. In high school, she began playing the saxophone and later pursued a degree in Music Therapy at Cleveland State University.

Admission Price: Members $15/Non-members $20
Enjoy the casual elegance of the Knoxville Museum of Art for this vivacious Friday night tradition filled with music, dancing, and fellowship. Details coming soon!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, closed Mondays. Information: 865-525-6101,

East TN Bluegrass Association: 4th Friday Jam at Visit Knoxville

  • January 28, 2022

Category: Free event and Music

Join the East TN Bluegrass Association (ETNBA) for a traditional bluegrass jam. All acoustic bluegrass instruments welcome (bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle). Libations will also be available for purchase from the kind folks of Visit Knoxville.

This is a free event, and all are welcome to join.

301 S Gay St Knoxville, TN 37902

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Racial Justice part XVII

  • January 28, 2022
  • 4 PM

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

Beck launched a series of monthly Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Racial Justice following the death of Mr. George Perry Floyd, Jr., an unarmed Black man, who was killed by police in Minneapolis May 25, 2020. Since June 2020, we have completed 16 monthly Racial Justice discussions with 130 panelists. In 2021, we completed 10 Racial Justice discussions with 67 panelists; and we are not done! We are continuing our pursuit of Racial Justice.

Join us on Fri Jan 28 at 4 PM for a virtual discussion: Race & History - a Critical Look
With Chad Lawson Cooper, Harry Lennix, and Robert O. White
Join at


Part I June 19, 2020; Leaders from the Black Community (12 Leaders)
Part II July 17, 2020; Leaders from the White Community (12 Leaders)
Part III August 7, 2020; Youth (Session A) & Young Adult (Session B) (15 Leaders each)
Part IV September 25, 2020; Highest Ranking Public Officials (7 Elected/ Appointed)
Part V October 30, 2020; The Vote; Voter Suppression / Then & Now (7 Advocates)
Part VI November 20, 2020; The Divine Nine/Tribute to VP-Elect Kamala Harris (9 Members plus 1)
December – Beck Holiday Celebration
Part VII January 15, 2021; Civil Rights Movement/ Dr. MLK, Jr. (5 Leaders in the Movement)
Part VIII February 19, 2021; Health Care | COVID-19 (2 Medical Doctors & 2 Clinicians)
Part IX March 19, 2021; The Ladies of Austin-East (10 Ladies)
Part X April 16, 2021; The Men of Austin-East (13 Men)
Part XI May 28, 2021; Urban Renewal & Baseball (5 Community Elders)
Part XII June 18, 2021; Juneteenth – One Year Later … Where Are We? (11 Leaders)
Part XIII July 23, 2021; The Voices of Black Administrators (9 Principals)
Part XIV August 27, 2021; The 1919 Knoxville Race Riot; Maurice Mays (4 Scholars)
Part XV October 29, 2021; Knoxville College; Let There Be Light (5 KC Alumni & Staff)
Part XVI November 19, 2021; Tyler Whetstone; An Investigative Report (1 Reporter)

The Concourse: Boys’ Night Out

  • January 28, 2022

Category: Kids, family and Music

Friday Night Live at The Concourse presents Boys’ Night Out
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST
4328 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

Michael Gill and Bluegill Productions Present: Friday Night Live at The Concourse!
Tickets: $10 Adv | $15 At The Door (children 12 & under are FREE)
5PM Doors | 6PM Show

So it's January and, baby, it's cold outside, but Boys' Night Out will be in the house to put some beach music in your soul and some sunshine in your heart! BNO has been playing classic Soul, R&B, and Carolina Beach Music since the 80s. They have provided musical back-up for R&B greats Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Archie Bell (Do the Tighten-Up), and Clifford Curry (She Shot a Hole in My Soul); and have opened shows for The Impressions, Marcia Ball, The Tams, B.J. Thomas, The Platters, and more. With the recent deaths of two prominent band members, guitarist Jeff
Ginsburg in 2014 and lead singer C. Vaughn Leslie in 2017, they have regrouped in order to carry on. The Boys now have a girl, Kathy Hill, who shares singing duties with former Soul Sanction vocalist Bill Capshaw, and they’re still keeping the beach music in their soul.

Limited seating available.

***COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Until further notice, proof of vaccination or a negative test (administered by a medical professional, no at-home tests) within 72 hours will be required for entry. If you have a negative test, as opposed to a vaccine card, it is strongly recommended that you wear a mask. ***

Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness: Dance Your Death: A Pole Revue

  • January 28, 2022

Category: Dance, movement

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST
Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness w/ Natasha Fine
121 W. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902
Tickets · $30 -

Join us for Dance Your Death: A Pole Revue!! Submerge yourself in lifes' experiences, change, death, and rebirth. Unique perspectives fuse for a spectacular entertainment experience you won't forget. An evening of captivating artists and characters, performing their stories of grief, joy, and strength.

Presented by Knoxville's premiere Pole Dance Studio, Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness: Owned, Directed, and Operated by the illustrious Natasha Fine.

Doors Open @7:00 - BYOB

Content Warning: This event showcases difficult personal experiences such as but not limited to domestic violence, suicide, self-harm, etc... We realize this may be triggering to our audience.
* Please engage in self-care.
* If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call now.
* Help is available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
* Call 855-CRISIS -1 - 855(274-7471)
* Text "TN" to 741-741

Gallery 1010: Liz Grisham: Metaphysical

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

All pieces are paintings on canvas

Hours: Opening reception Thu Jan 27, 5-7 PM
Additional hours Sun Jan 30, 10am-1pm

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Additional hours by appointment. Information:

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