Calendar of Events
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Bijou Theatre: Mia x Ally
MIA x ALLY
Wednesday, November 15, 7:30PM at the Bijou Theatre.
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
The Bottom: Knox Community Street Dance New School Dictionary screening
Wed, Nov 15, 7 PM
Join Knox Community Street Dance for a community screening of “New School Dictionary”. This film documents the cultural movements of Hip Hop and House dance foundations taught by members of Elite Force Crew Buddha Stretch, Henry Link and Caleaf Sellers. Free popcorn provided!
The Bottom: New School Dictionary Screening
Knox Community Street Dance is hosting a community screening of “New School Dictionary”. Nov 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, at The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917.
This film documents the cultural movements of Hip Hop and House dance foundations taught by members of Elite Force Crew Buddha Stretch, Henry Link and Caleaf Sellers. Free popcorn provided!
Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra Fall Concert
The Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra under the direction of Tom Lundberg and the KJO Middle School Band under the direction of Valerie Sanders perform their Fall concert on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 pm at West Valley Middle School. The Concert is free and open to the public.
For more than 20 years, KJO has sponsored the Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra and later adding the KJO Middle School Band, giving local students an opportunity to work with experienced jazz professionals, connect with like-minded students from around the region, and learn the fundamentals of ensemble performance and jazz improvisation.
Learn more about how the KJO supports music education in our community by visiting knoxjazz.org.
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226, www.knoxjazz.org
Keep Knoxville Beautiful: Recycling Event
Category: Festivals, special events
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
3:00 - 6:00 PM
UT Recycling Center
2121 Stephenson Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37996
To celebrate America Recycles Day, we are partnering up with the University of Tennessee Office of Sustainability, KnoxFill, and Fourth and Glass to host a recycling collection event at the UT Public Recycling Drop-Off! We will have different vendors and information available for participants.
We will be collecting the following hard-to-recycle items:
Glass (bottles and jars, no plate glass)
Plastic bags (shopping bags, plastic film)
Small electronics (chargers, headphones)
Egg Cartons (Paper or Cardboard)
Please, NO STYROFOAM and NO LIGHTBULBS.
Stay tuned for more details, and we’ll see you on November 15th!
firstname.lastname@example.org, 5100 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920,
Knox Heritage: Preservation Network
Wednesday, November 15, 6pm | Historic Westwood
Join Knox Heritage and Marilyn J. Childress, president of the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation (VHSF), and learn about efforts to honor our East Tennessee veterans. Childress will discuss VHSF outreach efforts along with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that distributes Veteran’s wreaths for placement on graves in military cemeteries. VHSF not only supports the three large veteran cemeteries in Knoxville, but also Revolutionary War Veteran graves and smaller cemeteries throughout East Tennessee. The program will also include information on the VHSF grave maintenance program.
Free; spots are limited: https://www.knoxheritage.org/events/preservation-network-november/
McClung Museum: Virtual Discussion with the Curators of "In Conversation: Will Wilson"
A Virtual Discussion with the Curators of "In Conversation: Will Wilson", now showing at the McClung Museum, Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00pm.
Curators Mindy Besaw and Ashley Holland will discuss the creation and ongoing exhibition project In Conversation: Will Wilson which premiered at Crystal Bridges of American Art in 2018 and has been traveling across the country as part of the Art Bridges Foundation traveling exhibition program since 2021. Their presentation will highlight the ongoing decentering of Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian through the lens of contemporary Indigenous artists such as Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson.
Please register for this program here: https://calendar.utk.edu/event/a_conversation_the_curators_for_will_wilson
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Tu-Sa 9-5. Information: 865-974-2144, https://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/
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.
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.
Fountain City Art Center: Celebration of FCAC Permanent Collection
November 7 – November 23, 2023: Celebration of FCAC Permanent Collection
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tue-Thu 10 AM - 4 PM. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com