Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 11, 2023

The District Gallery: The Big Tiny Show

  • November 10, 2023 — January 6, 2024

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

We are excited to announce the Big Tiny Show is back! The Big Tiny Show is a national juried exhibition of small 2D works, opening Friday, November 10, 2023. The Big Tiny Show will include works from established and emerging artists, in a variety of subject matter, media, and expression. The focus of the Big Tiny Show is to celebrate the power of delightfully tiny original art. Each original work of art has a history and a story that we’re excited to share with our clients. It is our aim to make these tiny, but mighty, original works accessible to anyone and everyone.

GALLERY HOURS: Tues – Fri: 10:00 – 5:30 and Sat: 10:00 – 4:00
5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, 865-200-4452

UT Opera: The Medium and Suor Angelica

Category: Music and Theatre

UT Opera Theatre is back, with a thrilling double feature of Gian-Carlo Menotti's The Medium and Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica! Join us for these riveting tales of the insidious and the supernatural, featuring the breathtaking voices of UT Opera at the Bijou Theatre!
Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.

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

Tennessee Theatre: Old Friends Acoustic Tour Starring Ben Rector

Category: Music

Two shows: Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, at 8:00PM.

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

Terra Madre Women in Clay Annual Show & Sale

  • November 10, 2023 — November 11, 2023
  • Nov. 10, 5-8PM, Nov. 11, 10AM-5PM

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

Terra Madre Women in Clay Annual Show & Sale
Friday, November 10 from 5 pm to 8 pm and
Saturday, November 11 from 10 am to 5 pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Church,
4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

For more information contact Diahn Ott at 865-544-8565 or

Momentum Dance Lab: Clarify in Permanence

Category: Dance, movement and Kids, family

Friday, November 10, 2023 | 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 7:00-9:00pm

Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Join Momentum Dance Lab as we celebrate our annual production. This year's show is titled Clarity in Permanence, and it will be Momentum’s 15th annual evening length presentation of mostly modern dance. Shows will take place at the Old City Performing Arts Center on November 10th at 7pm and November 11th at 2pm and 7pm. Knoxville’s newest and most vibrant performance venue is conveniently located on State Street in the Old City.
Momentum is thrilled to host guest artist On the One along with new and repertoire works by our company choreographers. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $20 for all those with a student or senior discount. MDL events are a part of Penny4Arts as well. We invite our younger patrons to attend the show for 1 penny when accompanied by an adult. Cash bar and silent auction will also be available.

COST: Adults - $25, Students and Seniors - $20, Children - 1 penny per accompanied adult. Tickets will be available at the door. We accept Cash, and Credit Cards. You can buy tickets at the door or online:

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio: Circus After Dark

Category: Dance, movement, Fundraisers and Kids, family

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio will be hosting a circus variety show with a twist. Friday (the 10th) and Saturday (the 11th) the sun goes down, and the fire turns up starting at 7:30 pm. Located at their studio, Dragonfly artists along with some invited guests will have an evening of performances for Knoxville to enjoy. Circus After Dark provides an entertaining evening of fun for those 21 and older. Performances you have never seen before combining the amazing art of circus and just a bit of skin, benefitting Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio.

Heather Quinsey, one of the instructors and performers states, "There’s nothing quite like Circus After Dark and this year’s line-up promises to hold up to the year’s passed. At Dragonfly, we like to promote that circus is for Every Body and I feel like Circus After Dark has a little something for everybody to enjoy. Expect the unexpected.” Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio is run by artists and trained instructors who both teach and perform. Started in 2010 by 6 local aerialists, Dragonfly offers the Knoxville area classes for kids and adults, in the circus arts inclusive of all fitness levels. Dragonfly also offers the opportunity to book trained and passionate professional performers for festivals and special events! At Dragonfly, you will increase physical fitness and self-confidence through an activity normally found only in larger metropolitan areas. They offer you the perks of big-city circus fun right in your hometown!

Tickets are available online through their website: as well as at the door on the evening of. Dragonfly’s studio is located at 509A Dutch Valley Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918.

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is committed to improving the lives of those in the Knoxville community. They share the health and wellness benefits of circus arts with at-risk and underprivileged youth through our community outreach programs, tuition scholarships, children’s circus camps and classes, and annual circus extravaganza. They believe that the circus is a home for everyone. Dragonfly creates a space where every student is celebrated for their uniqueness and can express their creativity.

West Park Baptist Church: Inspired! A Theatrical Event

  • November 9, 2023 — November 28, 2023

Category: Theatre

Inspired! Inspired! is a theatrical event that tells the true stories behind the famous songs we have all come to love. Included are “Amazing Grace,” “It is Well With My Soul,” and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”
It will world-premiere in the HUB at West Park Baptist Church at 8833 Middlebrook Pike, for six performances: Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 and Nov. 11 & 18 at 2 pm. The cast will then take the play to the Palace Theatre in Crossville to help raise funds for the C5 Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County, Nov. 28 at 7 pm.


Film Fest Knox

  • November 9, 2023 — November 12, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events and Film

The inaugural international FILM FEST KNOX will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee November 9-12, 2023. Festival passes for the 2023 festival go on sale Wednesday, August 30. Festival passes are $100 per person and will be available for purchase online at Additional programming and ticketing options will be announced closer to the festival.

Passholders will be able to attend the entirety of the festival with the exception of the Opening After Party. This includes two dozen narrative and documentary short and feature film screenings in various blocks (including the American Regional Film Competition and the Made in Tennessee Competition), the Live Pitch on Thursday evening, all 20 films in the Elev8or Pitch Screening, the Friday night Premiere, and all panels with industry professionals. FILM FEST KNOX is a producer-centric festival, acknowledging the invaluable contributions of film's creative producers, often overlooked yet vital to the success of a project. Passholders will experience an intimate festival environment with guest filmmakers in attendance.

The highly anticipated American Regional Film Competition is a major highlight of the festival hosted in collaboration with Regal. This unique showcase sheds light on exceptional works produced outside the traditional production centers of Los Angeles and New York. The winner of this competition will be awarded an Oscar-qualifying run by Regal. In addition to the American Regional Cinema Competition, FILM FEST KNOX will feature a Made in Tennessee Competition for shorts and feature films produced in the Volunteer State.

Another major component of the festival is the Elev8or Pitch, a pitch competition to provide further opportunities to filmmakers in East Tennessee and beyond. The Visit Knoxville Film Office hosted the Elev8or Pitch Kick Off Party at Scruffy City Hall on August 10, where teams in attendance learned rules and regulations for this competition. Teams have until October 12 to produce an 8-minute proof-of-concept short film along with a 1-minute elevator pitch to illustrate their vision for a full-length feature film. The top eight teams will be able to pitch live in front of a panel of industry judges and audience on the opening night of the festival, Thursday, November 9.

More details on FILM FEST KNOX will be provided throughout 2023 at Follow FILM FEST KNOX on Facebook and Instagram.

Bearden Theatre: The Music Man

  • November 9, 2023 — November 12, 2023
  • 7:00 PM

Category: Theatre

Bearden Theatre, in the Bearden High School Auditorium presents The Music Man November 9, 11 & 12 at 7:00 PM.

The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. Prim librarian and piano teacher - Marian sees through him librarian. Can she prove to the town that he's up to no good?

BEARDEN THEATRE, Bearden High Auditorium - 8352 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Tickets at

Gallery 1010: From Farm To Gallery: An Interactive Soft Sculpture Exhibition

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

The opening reception will be November 9th, 5-7 PM and there will be open hours on Saturday, November 11th, 10 AM - 1 PM.

The exhibiting artist is Amanda McDonald. From Farm to Gallery will is an interactive, soft sculpture exhibition that brings produce and farming to life through playful, engaging, and interactive art.

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

Arts & Culture Alliance: The Bottom: Ceramics Soul Collective Group Show

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

This inaugural exhibition of The Bottom’s newly formed Ceramics Soul Collective celebrates the following individuals’ actions: Jalynn Baker, Maggie Connolly, Jazzmine Curtis, Fitrah Hamid Golden, George Habeib, Alex Kellam, Ty Murray, Jeremy Myles, Eric Sherwood, and Kifeney Walker.

Over the last eighteen months, Ceramics Soul Collective has gathered together each week to make, explore creative expressions, and grow the Knoxville Black Creative community through the ceramic art form. The very existence of this class is a testament to the power of individual and collective imagination to resist expectations, repair our ever-expanding souls, and reclaim our creative voices. This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Read more about the artists at

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Most of the works on exhibition will be for sale and may be purchased by visiting in person or the online shop at For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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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