Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Case Antiques: Winter Auction

  • January 29, 2022 — January 30, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events

Our next auction scheduled for January 29th and 30th in Knoxville will feature fine art, Southern furniture and decorative arts, silver, Native American, Mid-Century modern, Asian, jewelry, and historical ephemera from several Southern estates and fine collections. A few items from the upcoming auction are at Watch for more items to be added to this page in the coming weeks and our full catalog in late December. Join our email list and we’ll notify you when the catalog is live!

CASE ANTIQUES, INC. Auctions & Appraisals
4310 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909

Tennessee Theatre: Ron White

Category: Comedy

RON WHITE - Two shows!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022 | 7 PM and 10 PM

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Friends of the Smokies: The Evergreen Ball

  • January 29, 2022

Category: Fine Crafts, Fundraisers and Science, nature

JANUARY 29, 2022

The Evergreen Ball is our largest annual fundraiser. Over the past 18 years, this event has raised over $8 million and it plays a key role in our annual efforts to fund the national park’s priority needs.

Join us for one of the area’s most sought-after charity auctions with extraordinary vacation packages, unique memorabilia, luxury items and more! Bidding package includes access to the 2022 Evergreen Ball silent auction online. Gift is 100% tax-deductible.

Follow @evergreenball on Facebook & Instagram

The Evergreen Ball affords many opportunities to become involved with Friends of the Smokies, such as sponsorships, donations to the live or silent auctions, or attendance at the Ball. For more information, email

Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus: Knoxville Chili Fest

  • January 29, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events


It's back! Show off your famous chili recipe for a chance to win Gypsy gift cards, street cred and the coveted Golden Ladle! Or buy a Golden Tasting Spoon for $5!

Sat, Jan 29, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TAPestry Event Space at Barrelhouse
621 Lamar Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37917

UT School of Music: Guest Artist Recital: Joe Burgstaller

  • January 29, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Multi-genre international soloist Joe Burgstaller connects with audiences throughout the world with his captivating sound, dazzling virtuosity and engaging personality. Known for his creativity and as a story-teller with his instrument, Joe is also a former long-time member and featured trumpeter/arranger with the famed Canadian Brass. This event is part of UT Brass Day, but is also open to the public.

January 29 at 3 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. In-person events that take place in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, or the James R. Cox Auditorium, also have livestream options. So if you're not able to be with us in-person for those events, you can still join:

*For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678,

The Bottom: Reading & Signing with Rhea Carmon

  • January 29, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Literature, reading, writing

Let the Sun Shine in is available for purchase. Rhea Carmon will be doing a reading and signing event on January 29 at The Bottom in Knoxville, TN. More info:

Order the book:

The Bottom, 202 Randolph St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: or

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Soil Health & Soil Testing

  • January 29, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

January 29th, 1p

Get your garden ready for the upcoming season! The Knox County UT-TSU Extension Office will give a short indoor talk on the importance of soil tests and how to make home gardening decisions based on results. Then, attendees will use the Botanical Gardens' outdoor raised beds to practice taking soil samples, and will also have the chance to ask questions and take home boxes for their own soil samples.

HaCha Latin Dance Company: Salsa Saturday at Maple Hall

  • January 29, 2022

Category: Dance, movement

Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM EST
Maple Hall, 414 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
Lesson at 7:30 PM, cover $10
Sounds by Warwick

We are adding an additional social this month! On the fifth Saturday of January, please join us for salsa and drinks at Maple Hall.

Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue

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,

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,

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:

UT Downtown Gallery: Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

As part of this exhibition we will be having a February First Friday reception from 5-9pm on Friday, February 4th.

In conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics at the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, the UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons. This exhibition showcases the work of eight regional cartoonists.

Charlie Daniel: retired Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist
Daniel Proctor: Knoxville Freelance editorial cartoonist
Clay Bennett: Chattanooga Free Press editorial cartoonist
Marshall Ramsey: Mississippi Today's editor-at-large, editorial cartoonist, and UT Alum (HCB '91)
Robert Turner: Grainger Today's creative director and editorial cartoonist
Carl Sublett (1919 – 2008) : former UT School of Art Professor of painting and cartoonist for the Bristol Herald-Courier, The Virginia Tennessean, and the Kingsport Press.
Ed Gamble: UT Alum and editorial cartoonist for The Nashville Banner and The Florida Times-Union (UTK postgraduate work 1971-72)
Danny Wilson: Knoxville-based freelance illustrator, editorial cartoonist, and UT Alum (BFA '84)

All UT Downtown Gallery events are free and open to the public. Masking is strongly encouraged.

Open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802,

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