Calendar of Events

Friday, November 17, 2023

The Katharine Slowburn Experience: Soft. Hard. Just Right.

  • November 17, 2023 — November 19, 2023

Category: Dance, movement and Literature, spoken word, writing

This is the sixth full concept show presented by The Katharine Slowburn Experience. Artistic Director/Choreographer Katharine Slowburn and Dancers journey through the human experience in Soft. Hard. Just Right., a 3-act show combining dance and spoken word.

Artistic Director Katharine Slowburn brings a multi-faceted approach to dance. As a director/choreographer/dancer and as a human, Kat is committed to lifting up the human experience and creating opportunities that support bodily compassion, emboldened community and dynamic self expression. Kat holds a B. A. and an M. A. in Religious Studies, and while earning her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, dance and spirituality intersected providing practices aimed at healing trauma.

3 performances Friday Nov. 17 at 8 pm, Saturday Nov. 18 at 8 pm and Sunday Nov. 19 at 2 pm.

Performances will be held at the Broadway Academy of Performing Arts located at 706 N. Broadway, Knoxville TN 37917. There is a small parking lot at the entrance of the venue on Lamar Street as well as street parking. This is an 18+ event. Seating is first come, first served. Tickets available at

"Softness is your superpower until someone uses it to their own advantage. Hardness is your armor until you realize you're alone. So, what do you do? You begin the journey to just right ... recognizing that everything you need to be,
you already are." K.S.

Gallery 1010: Indelible Impressions: A Duo Exhibition by Eliza and Katherine Frensley

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM

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

HoLa Hora Latina: Book Presentation by Colibrí Publishing

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

November 17th at 7 pm

Book presentation by Colibrí Publishing

Rossy Toledo hosts a book presentation of Nos volvimos a pasar/We Crossed Again (bilingual anthology of transborder texts)

Carlos Trejo Pech will be present to read and sign Canto de sapo

At Casa HoLa (HoLa Hora Latina), 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358,

Clayton Center for the Arts: Mike Super: Magic and Illusion

Category: Theatre

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$31.50 – $51.50

As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’, Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a LIVE magic competition on primetime network television. Also voted America’s Favorite Mystifier, Mike was also a Top Finalist on NBC’s #1 rated summer series America’s Got Talent and featured on the Season Premier Episode of Penn & Teller’s ‘FOOL US’. Imagine mind-blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian! Mike Super takes the performance of magic to new, mainstream levels that will reach out and literally touch you! Mike’s turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience! YOU become Mike’s onstage assistant!

Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Mill and Mine: 49 Winchester

  • November 17, 2023

Category: Music

49 Winchester with Emily Nenni, November 17 at Mill and Mine.

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

Bijou Theatre: An Evening with Pam Tillis

Category: Music


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

UT Science Forum Lecture: Microbial Responses in a Changing World

  • November 17, 2023

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

Join us Fridays at noon via Zoom for an opportunity to discuss the latest scientific research with distinguished professors and researchers. Presentations are 40 minutes and designed for the general public. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email with information about joining the meeting via Zoom.

Microbial Responses in a Changing World
Friday, Nov. 17 at 12 PM
Stephanie Kivlin, UT professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will discuss several key case studies of how wild microbiomes are impacted by global change and how we can create resilient microbiomes that will persist in these changing environments.

Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee

  • November 17, 2023
  • 6:00-9:00PM

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

Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee
Friday, November 17, 2023
Chilhowee Park at the Bandstand
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Admission

Join us for a free holiday event in Chilhowee Park. We will light the tree in the bandstand followed by free activities, free photos with Santa, crafts and a holiday 'Touch-A-Truck' where kids will be able to see decorated construction vehicles, firetrucks and police cars up close. Also enjoy a free hayride around the park to look at the lights!

Little River Art & Frame: Champagne & Shopping

  • November 17, 2023

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

Join us in kicking off another Artful Holiday season at Little River Art! Forget Black Friday! Wouldn't you prefer a relaxing Green Friday with your friends at Little River Art? Kick off your holiday shopping in our fun & festive atmosphere with friends while sipping champagne and enjoying seasonal treats. Immerse yourself in art and enjoy browsing our special boutique gift gallery.

5-8 PM

Little River Art & Gift Gallery, 4313 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Information: 865-200-8448,

Knox Pride: Benefit Dance

  • November 17, 2023
  • 8:00PM

Category: Festivals, special events, Fundraisers and Music

At 7:30pm on Friday, November 17th, Knox Pride is hosting a benefit dance at Jackson Terminal, 228 W Jackson Ave SW, Knoxville, TN 37902.

We will be attending this dance as a group to support the wonderful work Knox Pride does in the community. The theme of this event is Taylor Swift vs. Harry Styles, and there will be a costume contest. The doors open at 7:30pm, and the dance itself starts at 8pm and runs until midnight. Make sure to RSVP on Facebook and share the event.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $15 with a student ID, and $25 at the door. You can pre-purchase your ticket online at
Please make sure to join us for this important event and dance the night away!

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

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