Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Ewing Gallery: AI T.B.D.

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

This exhibition, curated by Julie Kress and Mark Stanley, professors in the College of Architecture and Design, exhibits the work of artists, designers, and architects whose work practice makes use of Artificial Intelligence.

The Ewing Gallery will be closed November 22-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Location: The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Times: M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm, Thur: 10am - 7:30pm, Sun: 1-4pm
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Mill and Mine: The Brook and the Bluff

  • November 5, 2023

Category: Music

The Brook and the Bluff, November 5 at the Mill and Mine.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

Bijou Theatre: Rayland Baxter

Category: Music

RAYLAND BAXTER, SUNDAY, NOV 5, 7:30PM at the Bijou Theatre.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Live at Lucille's with Shenel Johns

Category: Music

Regas Square Events, 333 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37917

With a style that effortlessly combines straight-ahead jazz, gospel and R&B influences, Shenel Johns has emerged as one of the leading vocalists of her generation. She has performed with legends such as Hank Jones, Dionne Warwick and Sheila Jordan and recorded with modern-day stars such as Dominic Farinacci, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Eddie Palmieri. Johns will be joined for this one-of-a-kind performance by Taber Gable on piano, Rob Linton on bass and Alonzo Lewis on drums.

Information: 865-573-3226,,

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Snowbirds: Winter Migrants to Tennessee and Their Life Histories

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Science, nature

Marble Springs State Historic Site is excited to announce an engaging event, "Snowbirds: Winter Migrants to Tennessee and Their Life Histories," on both Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 12th, starting at 2:00 pm. Immerse yourself in a world of curiosity as we welcome local ornithologist Lucas Coe-Starr, known as the Oak Ridge Bird Man. As an ornithologist and TWS Certified Wildlife Biologist® based in beautiful Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Mr. Coe-Starr is a seasoned professional in the field. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn from a true local expert about the mesmerizing winter migrants to our region and their life histories. But that's not all; Marble Springs State Historic Site is not just a historic destination. It is also a flourishing arboretum and wildlife sanctuary, making it the best place to view and learn about the wildlife that surrounds us. This event offers an enriching experience set in a serene natural setting, where attendees can explore the world of these incredible birds and immerse themselves in the wonders of nature. This event is a must-attend for nature enthusiasts, bird lovers, and anyone curious about the fascinating world of winter migrants.

Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-712-9076,

Tomato Head: Exhibition by Andrew Godwin - Second Nature

  • November 3, 2023 — January 9, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper.
Instagram @andrewgodwinart

Market Sq, Nov 5 - Dec 3
Kingston Pk, Dec 5 - Jan 9

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville. Daily hours: 11 AM - 8:30 PM

Art Market Gallery: New Artists Feature

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

First Friday Reception: November 3rd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Introducing Our New Artists! Join us this First Friday in November for an enchanting reception and meet the talented thirteen artists who've recently joined the Art Market Gallery.

Painting/Drawing - Beverly Burdette, Addison Cate, Vincent Drake, Nicholas Russell
Photography - Yvonne Dalschen, Brian McDaniel, P. Daniel Preast, Ron Williams
Mixed Media - Julie Rabun
Clay - Deborah Corley, Cindy Sugg
Wood - Scott Angelucci
Fiber - Barbara Gamble

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

Rala: Fado Made by Jamie Chard Kowarick

  • November 3, 2023 — November 26, 2023

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

We are excited to announce Fado Made by Jamie Chard Kowarick as our featured maker for the month of November! Jamie specializes in expertly hand crafted leather products that exude a timeless vintage charm, mixed with the perfect modern twist.

Please join us for the show opening from 6 to 8pm. Jamie's work will be on display November 3rd through the end of the month.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 11-6, Fri 11-8, Sun 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, or

Pellissippi State: The Edinburgh Project

  • November 3, 2023 — November 12, 2023

Category: Theatre

Performances: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Details TBA

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Pellissippi State Theatre: Peter and the Wolf

  • November 3, 2023 — November 12, 2023

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The creative process of 16 Pellissippi State Community College students comes to fruition in November with 12 showings of “Peter and the Wolf,” a theatre piece using shadow puppets, overhead projections and other technology to tell the classic children’s story in a new way.

“We have never created a play from the ground up,” said Theatre Professor Grechen Wingerter, who is directing the production. “Performers and a tech crew were involved in every aspect, from creating storyboards to designing the puppets and putting them together, which made this very much a hands-on experience for the students.”

Pellissippi State will present the students' adaptation of "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 3-12 at the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

Showtimes for the 50-minute production are 7 and 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for Pellissippi State students, faculty and staff. Seats are limited to 60 per show because the audience will be seated on stage with the performers and the tech crew. Buy tickets here.

Wingerter and fellow Theatre Professor Claude Hardy were inspired by Manual Cinema, an Emmy Award-winning performance collective that “combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen,” according to the group’s website.

The professors were drawn to how Manual Cinema “deconstructs stories and puts them back together,” Wingerter said. They also were looking for something unique their students could produce not only on stage at Pellissippi State, but also at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

“Instantly, I don’t know why, ‘Peter and the Wolf’ popped into my head,” she said. “I have an album of it that I’ve had since childhood. I still have it, and we’re using it in the show as a prop.”

“Peter and the Wolf” is a musical composition written in 1936. A narrator tells the children’s story while the characters are represented by different musical instruments such as the bassoon (Grandfather), the clarinet (cat) and the flute (bird). Pellissippi State takes the deconstruction a step farther, replacing narration with written snippets that guide the audience from scene to scene, “kind of like a silent film,” Wingerter said.

“There is no dialogue – none – though the story and the music are recognizable,” Wingerter said. “It's all music and movement. We worked on physical movement to get the puppets to move with purpose.”

The world Pellissippi State has created for its puppets is inspired by painter and printmaker Marc Chagall. Wingerter looked to the works of Chagall not only because he is her favorite artist, but because he grew up in a small village in what was then the Russian Empire, she said. That’s the kind of place Wingerter imagined Peter living in the story.

“We have a Russian story by a Russian artist being paired with a Russian artist, but this is the students’ vision,” Wingerter said. “It was my job to guide them and to remind them to tell the story.”

To request accommodations for any campus event at Pellissippi State, call 865.694.6411 or email

Gallery 1010: UT's Ink Slinging Coalition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Hours: Friday 5-9 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM

UTK's Print Club Showcase Their Work Alongside Live Printing Demonstrations

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

21st Master Woodworkers Show

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

The East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and Able Trade present the 21st Master Woodworkers Show, a biennial juried show highlighting the works of over 30 craftspeople and artists of East Tennessee and the surrounding region. The Show features many types of woodworking from traditional to whimsical, including fine furniture, cabinetry, turning, sculpture and marquetry. “We have a great show for 2023,” says Scott DeWaard, Show Director. “It happens only every other year, and for just three days. Our makers love to meet and chat with the public. If you admire fine, handmade furniture and want to know more about what sets it apart, then this is the show for you.”

The Show hours are Friday, November 3, 4:00-9:00 PM; Saturday, November 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, November 5, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Among the participants in this year’s show are the following notable artisans: Curtis Buchanan (Jonesborough), Eric Cannizzaro (Charlotte VT.), Brian Brace (Black Mountain NC.), Aaron Wells (Cookeville), Bob Baker (Dunlap), Gordon Fowler (Knoxville), Tad Gloecker (Bogart, GA), Lou Mansur (Knoxville), Jeffrey Neil (Gray), Michael McDunn (Greenville SC.), Stephen Shankles (Knoxville), Alf Sharp (Woodbury), Kirk Shufelt (Cullowhee, NC), Dennis Siemsen (Oak Ridge), Jerry Spady (Oak Ridge), and Ronald Young (Chattanooga).

The East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and Able Trade thanks its sponsors: Woodcraft of Knoxville, Peach State Lumber Products, Lee Valley Tools, Ltd. A&M Supply, Traditional Hardwoods, Hedgehog Fetherboards, Kevin Adams Cabinetry LLC, DeVol Millwork, Jeffries Wood Works Inc. and Dan Duncan Cabinetmaker. | Facebook: Master Woodworkers Show

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543

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