Calendar of Events
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Barrelhouse Medieval Festival
BARRELHOUSE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL with Amtgard
NOVEMBER 18TH AND 19TH, START TIME: 3:00 PM
• FOAM SWORD FIGHTING
• MEDIEVAL COMBAT AND GAMES
• VIKING GAMES
• LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EVENT
• $5 FOR 3 ROUNDS OF GAMEPLAY
• $5 ENTRY FEE
• OPEN REGISTRATION BY 2 PM
• PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 AND UP
United Women In Faith: 6th Artisan Craft Fair
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023 AT 9 AM – 2 PM
Concord United Women in Faith are sponsoring their 6th show. We have over 70 booths, each unique handmade item, all local artists. We also will have a famous apple butter and bake sale. Come and check us out, a great place to find the perfect Christmas present!
Marble Springs State Historic Site: Stargazing: Autumn Edition
Join us for a mesmerizing evening under the starry sky at Stargazing: Autumn Edition! Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of the cosmos on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm) at Marble Springs State Historic Site. This event is free but reserve your spot at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stargazing-autumn-edition-tickets.
This in-person event promises an unforgettable experience for astronomy enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Bring your blankets, telescopes, and curiosity as we explore the celestial beauty together. Our expert astronomers from the University of Tennesee Physics Department will guide you through the night sky, pointing out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects. Come early in the evening to see a talk and presentation on new images from the James Webb telescope! There is even a chance to see the Leonid Meteor Shower as well!*
We will also have our firepits out for s'mores and hot cocoa to keep cozy under the autumn sky!
Mark your calendars and join us for an enchanting night of stargazing. We can't wait to see you there!
Marble Springs State Historic Site: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-712-9076, www.marblesprings.net
YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley: Holiday Craft Fair
(Downtown Location) Saturday, November 18th -1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us in supporting our Keys of Hope residents by purchasing their handmade goods for the holidays! From handstitched items to whimsical paintings to delicious home cooking, you’re sure to find something special!
420 West Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 523-6126
Union Ave Books: Meet & Greet Author Jay Reace
Category: Literature, spoken word, writing
Union Ave Books is proud to host local author Jay Reace at our store for a meet & greet. Interested customers are invited to drop by on Saturday, November 18, 2023 between 10 am & 12 pm to get your copy of LEGACY, chat with Jay, and browse!
Jay Reace is an author, father, and husband. His first novel Legacy is a family-friendly adventure fantasy series loosely based on his family, with its follow-up sequel coming out soon. Also, when Jay isn’t writing he enjoys being creative and all things geek culture. But no matter what, Jay finds himself doing, he strives to always do his best with as little harm to other living beings as possible.
Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com
The Katharine Slowburn Experience: Soft. Hard. Just Right.
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 https://www.ticketstripe.com/justright
"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
Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/
Pivot Point Gallery: Featuring Alessandra Page
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, www.pivotpointgallery.com
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.