Calendar of Events
Monday, November 13, 2023
Farragut Parks and Recreation: Great Turkey Hunt
For the week of Nov. 13-18, the Great Turkey Hunt is happening throughout Farragut’s parks and Ralph McGill Plaza.
If you find a turkey, take a picture with it, and show the picture to the staff at the front desk of the Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd #20, to receive a small prize. Keep an eye out for an extra-special bird sneaking around the parks. A blue-and-green Farragut-themed turkey will be moving to a different park each day, and a picture with this colorful bird will automatically enter you in a drawing for a fall gift basket!
For clues about the turkeys’ whereabouts or for more information about the event, visit farragutparksandrec.org/turkey.
Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Assoc.: Fall Concert
The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association is proud to present its Fall Concert at the Tennessee Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, https://knoxvillesymphony.com/concert/ksyoa-fall-concert/, or at the door for $5 (NO CASH – card or check ONLY). Students K-12 are free. Guests who purchased tickets online will check in at the lobby.
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com
Union Ave Books: Margaret Renkl
Author Margaret Renkl will be joining us at St. John's Episcopal in downtown Knoxville to discuss her new book THE COMFORT OF CROWS on November 13 at 7 PM.
You can register for your spot here! https://www.unionavebooks.com/event/author-event-featuring-margaret-renkl
BreastStrokes Knoxville: Pop-Up Paint Night
Join us on Monday, November 13th for a Pop-Up Paint Night with BreastStrokes Knoxville.
BreastStrokes has a very powerful mission: to empower women in two ways. First, by encouraging women to come together in artistic expression, and second, by giving women financial aid in their time of need. BreastStrokes Knoxville will also strive to raise cancer awareness, encourage cancer screenings, and further support the cancer community.
Come support an amazing cause, and be a canvas. Spots are limited, and can visit their website at breaststrokesknoxville.com to sign up!
Bijou Theatre: Graham Nash
SIXTY YEARS OF SONGS AND STORIES
MONDAY, NOV 13, 2023
SHOW TIME 7:30 PM
Legendary artist Graham Nash, as a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments – from the launch of the British Invasion to the birth of the Laurel Canyon movement a year later. An extraordinary Grammy Award® winning renaissance artist – and self-described “simple man” – Nash was inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, for his work with CSN and his work as a solo artist.
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Knoxville Songcraft workshop
Come put to words to music and connect with other creatives as we delve into the process of songwriting. This workshop is open to all levels—from beginners and non-musicians to seasoned songwriters. We’ll help you add to your proverbial toolboxes, hone the skills to finish songs, and practice habits that lead to better storytelling.
Each session will focus on one particular aspect of songwriting that we’ll dissect and practice together in a safe creative environment, checking The Critic at the door. Knoxville Songcraft is organized by Travis Tench, guitarist and lead singer of the band Tinca Tinca and producer at Oak Hill Audio.
BYOBeverages at 6pm for shmoozing hour: bring any ideas, books, songs in progress, or questions that might help you in your creative journey. Workshop from 7-9pm.
Bring pen and paper/notebook and an instrument
Date: Monday, Nov 13th
Location: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center in Market Square (KEC, 17 Market Sq, Suite 101)
Social hour: 6pm
Cost: $20 (at the door or via venmo @Travis-Tench)
The District Gallery: The Big Tiny Show
THE BIG TINY SHOW - A SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT
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
West Park Baptist Church: Inspired! A Theatrical Event
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.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT BOX OFFICE OR ONLINE AT:
Arts & Culture Alliance: The Bottom: Ceramics Soul Collective Group Show
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 https://www.knoxalliance.com/thebottom
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 https://www.knoxalliance.store. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Westminster Presbyterian Church: Works by Hannah Morrow
Instagram @han.morrow; www.hannahmorrowart.com
Growing up in Marietta, Georgia, I had a deep passion for art, particularly for drawing animals. I was so passionate about it that I even did my first dog portrait in middle school. My passion for color and gesture only grew as I attended The University of Tennessee and earned my BFA. I've since moved to Chattanooga, where I live with my husband and daughter, Della.
My professional career in photography has helped me to hone in on details, color, and composition, which in turn has enhanced my ability to capture the unique personalities of pets on paper. I'm equally drawn to realism and detail, and the vibrancy and movement of color and paint strokes. Together, they create pieces that speak to the viewer.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org
Ewing Gallery: AI T.B.D.
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
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org | https://ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Tomato Head: Exhibition by Andrew Godwin - Second Nature
A solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper.
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