Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Pivot Point Gallery: Featuring Alessandra Page

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening Thursday November 16 5-7pm
I'm a primarily self-taught pastelist who moved to Tennessee in the late autumn of 2020 after decades on the coast of Maine I paint both en plein air and in the studio. My work unabashedly steps away from social commentary. I paint calm. I fall in love with the light and let it define what I'll paint. Because of that emotion I often think of my paintings as intimate portraits of the subject.

Pivot Point Gallery, 15 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-248-0050,

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Bax Plays Rachmaninoff

Category: Music

Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 17, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
At Tennessee Theatre

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents a program filled with boundless energy. The evening opens with works by two prodigal American composers — Leonard Bernstein with his bombastic and fantastical Overture to Candide and Charles Ives with his lyrical and sentimental Second Symphony, which can only be described as the “musical embodiment of apple pie and cider” by KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian. Rising star Alessio Bax makes his KSO debut with Rachmaninoff’s demanding and powerful Third Piano Concerto.

Aram Demirjian, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
CHARLES IVES: Symphony No. 2

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Turnpike Troubdours

  • November 16, 2023

Category: Music

Turnpike Troubadours with Elle King and Tanner Usrey
November 16, 2023
Knoxville Civic Coliseum

Turnpike Troubadours formed in 2005, assembling a lineup that eventually included frontman Evan Felker, lead guitarist Ryan Engleman, fiddle player Kyle Nix, bassist R.C. Edwards, drummer Gabe Pearson, and steel guitar and accordion player Hank Early. Their debut album, Bossier City, was released in 2007 and the first of five studio albums the group would release. Their self-titled 2015 album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 and inside the Top 5 of U.S. Country, Folk, Rock and Indie charts. 2017’s A Long Way from Your Heart would peak at number 3 on the Billboard Top Country chart. In 2019, the band announced their indefinite hiatus. Two years later, in November 2021, the band teased their return and shortly after started announcing new shows starting in 2022, including two sold out dates at Red Rocks and an appearance at Bonnaroo.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Bijou Theatre: Paul Thorn

Category: Music

Thursday, November 16, 7:30PM, at the Bijou Theatre.

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

PechaKucha Night Vol. 49

  • November 16, 2023

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Meetup

At the Mill & Mine
7:20 PM - 9:00 PM

PechaKucha (Japanese for chit-chat”) is a magical quarterly space all about community, inspiration, sharing, and learning. People get 20 slides and 20 seconds of commentary per slide to share their story. It’s legit wild how much you can learn from just a few slides! You’ll hear stories of locals (from entrepreneurs to activists to historians and everyone in between) and end the evening just a little more in love with Knoxville!

Vol. 49 Presenters:
• Jenn Borovy, Ten 10 Coaching
• Dustin Camp, KnoxPride Network Podcasts
• Greer Miceli, Graphic Design + City Navigation
• Christina Sayer, Clever By Half Productions
• Steven Whitmore, Appalachian Oasis
• Travis Harris, Kerns Food Hall
• Catey McClary, Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont
• Ashley Garner, The Best Nest Home
• Melissa Merkle, Cracking the Code to Longevity
• Jason Simon, 5s Technology

Doors open at 6:30, presentations start at 7:20, and it’s all free to attend. We’ll see you there!

Knoxville History Project: History Happy Hour: Thanksgiving and Knoxville

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Virtual

Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

Our November Zoom show will be a week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday. So, what better theme to talk about than Thanksgiving history and traditions in Knoxville! A full description and registration link to come.

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559,

Union Ave. Books: Reading with Cynthia Martin and Caitlin Hamilton Summie

  • November 16, 2023
  • 6:00PM

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing

Union Ave Books is proud to present a reading with Cynthia Martin and Caitlin Hamilton Summie to celebrate the release of Martin's THE ART OF HER LIFE.

This event will take place on November 16, 2023 at 6 PM in our store, 517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902.

Cynthia Newberry Martin is the author of three novels—The Art of Her Life (2023), Love Like This (2023), and Tidal Flats (2019), which won the Gold Medal in Literary Fiction at the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards and the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence Award for Fiction.

Caitlin Hamilton Summie earned an MFA with Distinction from Colorado State University, and her short stories have been published in Beloit Fiction Journal, Wisconsin Review, Puerto del Sol, and more.

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

Art Guild of Tellico Village: Judy Lavoie

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Lecture, panel

Art Guild of Tellico Village, Thursday, November 16, 2023 – 10:00 AM
Guild Meeting featuring Judy Lavoie at the Yacht club, top floor, 100 Sequoyah Rd, Loudon, TN 37774.

Through examples of her work, Judy Lavoie will explore the differences, advantages, and unique working procedures for using transparent watercolors on both the smooth surface of Claybord and the similar, but slightly textured surface of Aquabord. Judy will also cover the option of using scratchboarding techniques on the white clay surfaces once color is added. Her presentation will show how she approaches this media combination with step by step examples as well as with her finished artwork. Judy will also have samples of Claybord and Aquabord panels, free to any AGTV members who want to try them out.

Art Guild of Tellico Village,, 128 Saligugi Way, Loudon, TN 37774-2517

Dogwood Arts: Paint + Sip with Lydia May at Maker Exchange

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

Part of the Maker Exchange Monthly Workshops collection. Create a personal dot-painted wine glass that makes the perfect gift!

Thursday, November 16 · 6 - 7pm EST
710 Clinch Avenue Knoxville, TN 37902

In this workshop, participants paint a custom wine glass with Dot Art author, Lydia May!

What you'll learn: Dot painting is all the rage, and with great reason! Dotting is a calming, relaxing, and meditative way to express yourself, creatively. Art therapy at its finest! Even people with self-proclaimed "very little creativity" or "not enough patience" are falling in love with dot art. It's fun, easy, and inexpensive to try! Create personal, custom-made pieces of art that make the perfect gift, or to decorate your home with! Some have even made businesses out of dot painting. Join us for a relaxing night out, with step-by-step instructions on ~how to paint dot mandalas~ starting with your very own beautifully painted wine glass! This Dotting Pioneer's 100+ YouTube tutorials have a reach of over 24 million international students. We invite you to follow along with Dot Art book author, Lydia May.

Participants will be offered a specialty wine menu from the Tavern restaurant to enjoy while you create your wine glass! (ticket does not include alcohol)

About Lydia May: " Lydia May is an artist and dot art teacher born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lydia is a pioneer in the dotting community. She started dot painting and teaching dot art very early in its popularity on her YouTube channel in 2017 where she has now grown to having 294K loyal subscribers. She operates her own artist supply shop; the Dot Art Depot, as well as resides right here in Knoxville, TN. Lydia is beyond grateful for all the friends and partnerships that this experience has afforded her and to be truly living her dream. You can find her on social media by Googling her name; Lydia May- dot mandala artist."

Age requirement - 21+

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Degrees of Commitment: Climate, Ecosystems, and Society Gallery Tour

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

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sandra J. Blain Gallery

This family-friendly tour connects visitors of all ages to the themes of the exhibition, showing how art and craft can bring attention to environmental issues. Community partners from Discover Life in America, Friends of the Smokies, Keep Sevier Beautiful, TWRA and other local organizations will be present to share information about adoptable, sustainable practices to help preserve the beauty of our area and Great Smoky Mountains National Park for future generations. Gallery Manager Heather Wetzel and TRAPP Curatorial Fellow Megan Adams will provide tours on a rotating basis throughout the event.
The Exhibition features an interactive Family Gallery Guide that provides a fun and engaging way to tour the artworks on display. Activities include a word search, two creative drawing prompts, a coloring page, writing activity and a riddle game. Children can complete the activities as they tour the exhibit.

The Gallery Tour is free and open to the public. Parking is available on the Arrowmont Campus. Refreshments will be served.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Meet Carolyn Fogelman

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

November 16 | 5:30PM-6:30PM

Make plans to join us to meet the artist, Carolyn Fogelman. Carolyn creates Dorset Buttons because of her love for color and because she can make them any time, anywhere, even while walking around. More recently, Carolyn has started making glass and metal art, such as wind chimes, garden markers, and jewelry.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854,

Farragut Parks and Recreation: Great Turkey Hunt

  • November 13, 2023 — November 18, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

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

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