Calendar of Events

Friday, November 24, 2023

Knoxville Museum of Art: 18th annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

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

Welcome to the 18th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art. The ETRSAE showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education. This annual exhibition provides the opportunity for students to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artworks displayed in a professional art museum environment. We are so delighted by the quality of the artworks, the dedication of the teachers, and the commitment of the museum staff to establish a museum/school tradition for our community.

Public, private, and home schools grade 6–12 in 32 East Tennessee counties were invited to submit up to 15 artworks per teacher. Categories for the competition include ceramic, drawing, digital imagery/video production, mixed media, painting, computer graphics, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Each participating school is represented by one work of art.

The Best-in-Show winner receives a Purchase Award of $500, and the artwork becomes a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. The Best-in-Middle School winner receives $250. If you are a NAEA/TAEA member and the teacher of the student who is selected as this year’s Best-in-Show and Best in Middle School, you will receive a $100 Art Educator Award from the Knoxville Museum of Art. Each student in the exhibition receives a certificate of participation and the “Best” in each of the 10 categories. The winners receive a cash award and a museum family membership.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Holidays on Ice

  • November 24, 2023 — January 2, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Friday, November 24, 2023 through
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Market Square

Take a skate on Knoxville's open air ice skating rink.
More information available at

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: A Tuna Christmas

Category: Theatre

Fri. Nov 24th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sat. Nov 25th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sun. Nov 26th 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. Nov 30th 2023, 7:30 pm
Fri. Dec 1st 2023, 7:30 pm
Sat. Dec 2nd 2023, 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec 3rd 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. Dec 7th 2023, 7:30 pm
Fri. Dec 8th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sat. Dec 9th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec 10th 2023, 3:00 pm

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Levi Kreis: Home for the Holidays Tour

  • November 24, 2023 — November 26, 2023

Category: Theatre

LEVI KREIS is bringing his Home for the Holidays Tour to Roane County on Friday, November 24th and Sunday, November 26th at the Princess Theatre, 421 N Roane St, Harriman, TN.

Levi is as engaging as he is talented! You won't want to miss this Broadway-worthy show!
Grab your tickets today at

Mill and Mine: Boot Scootin' Boogie Nights

  • November 24, 2023

Category: Music

Boot Scootin' Boogie Nights, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH AT THE MILL & MINE

Boot Scoot is back! We had such a great time at Yee Haw back in June with the night of 90s country that we had to do it again. This time, we're moving it to the big room. We'll see you at The Mill & Mine on Black Friday!

An all-star cast of Knoxville music scene players and a roster of special guests come together for one amazing night of music to pay tribute to the golden era of pop country. We're talkin Garth, Shania, Tanya, Tim, Billy Ray, and a whole lot more!

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

Regal Celebration of Lights

  • November 24, 2023
  • 5:15-9:00PM

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

Friday, November 24, 2023
5:15 pm-9:00 pm
Market Square, Krutch Park Extension, and Market Street

Join us for the lighting of the Downtown 42-ft Christmas tree with live music with Mikki Norwood at 5:15 pm. Lighting of the tree will take place at 6:00 pm, free photos with Santa, free activities and more will take place after the lighting of the tree! Mikki Norwood will continue free festive music on Market Square at 6:45pm.

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Category: Kids, family, Literature, spoken word, writing, Music and Theatre

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy
Music by John Tanner
Clarence Brown Theatre
November 22 – December 21, 2023

Knoxville’s longest-running holiday tradition! For more than three decades, Knoxvillians have returned year-after-year to experience this timeless story of hope and redemption. This season, make A Christmas Carol part of your holiday tradition. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll create a wonderful memory… and you will leave the theater with a warm heart and renewed spirit!

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees

  • November 22, 2023 — November 26, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees Presented by Axle Logistics at the
Knoxville Convention Center, November 22-26, 2023.

Online Tickets Will Be Available November 1, 2023
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees presented by Axle Logistics is returning in 2023, and will be the holiday event you don't want to miss. The annual event is the hospital's largest fundraiser, attracting nearly 60,000 people during the week of Thanksgiving. Travel through a forest of more than 350 beautifully designed trees, holiday accessories, store front windows, door designs, table centerpieces and an Adopt-a-Tree forest decorated by local school children. All priced to sell.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees has become an East Tennessee community and family tradition for more than three decades. Join us and enjoy that magical holiday experience you and your loved ones have come to expect.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees raised more than $1.3 Million in 2022, enabling the hospital to purchase a Lifeline ambulance to transport pediatric patients to and from East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

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,

The District Gallery: The Big Tiny Show

  • November 10, 2023 — January 6, 2024

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

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

  • November 9, 2023 — November 28, 2023

Category: Theatre

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.


Arts & Culture Alliance: The Bottom: Ceramics Soul Collective Group Show

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

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

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 For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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