Calendar of Events
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
The Bottom: Robyn James Ensemble Concert
Join us on Nov 28, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, at The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, for the next Tiny Bookshop Concert featuring Robyn James Ensemble!
Robyn James (she/her/hers) is a classically-trained musician and award-winning educator from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her main instruments are viola, violin, and piano and she sings any time she’s given the opportunity.
She has been an adjunct professor at Pellissippi State Community College since Fall 2007, where she has taught applied viola, applied violin, Introduction to Music (Music Appreciation), and Fundamentals of Music. Robyn also taught Music Appreciation and String Techniques (methods) at Lincoln Memorial University for several semesters. She maintains a small private studio in which she instructs students age six and up in music theory, viola, and violin.
Blount Mansion: The House with Many Eyes
WHEN: November 28th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us on Tuesday, November 28th for a special event with local author, historian, filmmaker, and former Blount Mansion Director of Marketing and Communications Michael Jordan for a debut presentation of the Blount Mansion Association's Visitor Orientation video and a discussion on his new book, Blount Mansion: The House with Many Eyes. The event will cost $25.00 and includes a signed copy of the book, admission to the event, a light meal, and other refreshments.
Constructed circa-1792, Blount Mansion, the birthplace of Tennessee and Knoxville's oldest National Historic Landmark, is making history again this month with the premiere of its first new orientation film since 1996 and its first guidebook since 1977. The film and book are titled The House With Many Eyes, a name reportedly given to the mansion by local the Cherokee, describing its many poured glass windows. The guidebook details the history of the Blount Mansion, its inhabitants, and its nearly century-long tenure as a historic house museum while the orientation video provides a brief yet informative overview of our historic site's 231 years of history. You can find The House With Many Eyes for sale in the Blount Mansion Association's Museum Store and view the orientation anytime when visiting the museum's Visitor Center.
Both projects are creations of Michael Jordan, in partnership with Blount Mansion Executive Director David Hearnes, graphic designer Mick McCay, and other staff and volunteer collaborators.
Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375, www.blountmansion.org
Tennessee Theatre: Open House
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 • 5-7PM • FREE EVENT
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner, and we can't wait to celebrate what we’re most thankful for: this Theatre. Join us a for a FREE OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, 11/28 from 5 to 7pm and learn about all the education and outreach events we host each year. We’ll have stations set up throughout the Theatre for you to visit and hear all about opportunities like the Marquee Awards, Pass the Mic, Masterclasses, Summer Camp, Mighty Musical Monday, and more! We’ll even have a mini-Masterclass from a special guest for you on our stage. Your support helps us to carry out our mission of our non-profit foundation through many different programs other than the shows you see on our stage. Save the date, and we hope to see you there!
Little River Art & Frame: Five Days of Christmas
HAVE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE EVERY TIME YOU STOP IN! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DAILY DISCOUNTS AND FREEBIES. ENJOY QUIET, RELAXED SHOPPING AWAY FROM THE COMMERCIAL HUSTLE AND BUSTLE WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE MOST UNIQUE ITEMS TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. GET A STAMP ON YOUR LITTLE RIVER PASSPORT TO EARN A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO USE ON ORIGINAL ART!
Day 1 Monday, November 27: Merry Cup o' Joe
Experience our brand new locally roasted gourmet coffee.
Select a free Little River Art mug with purchase of coffee.
Day 2 Tuesday, November 28: Dogs around the Tree
We have everything to help you celebrate the Season with your favorite pups. Shop while sipping hot chocolate and take home a treat for your fur baby too.
Take home a dog felted ornament with any $20 purchase.
Day 3 Wednesday, November 29: Holiday High Tea
Join us for a special tea party. You can sample our loose teas while enjoying scones and finger sandwiches.
Purchase any tea and get a china tea cup ornament.
Day 4 Thursday, November 30: Deck Your Halls
Beautiful art, sparkling lights, and colorful decor-- take your pick! Enjoy homemade caramel corn and hot cider while you shop.
Buy one of our beautiful ornaments and get one free.
Day 5 Friday, December 1: Holiday Happy Hour 3PM-6PM
Sip a cocktail with us while wrapping up you last minute shopping. And we will wrap up your presents free of charge.
Take home a holiday rocks glass with a $20 purchase.
Little River Art & Frame, 4313 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, Tn 37909
Knoxville Museum of Art: 18th annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition
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, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.
Holidays on Ice
HOLIDAYS ON ICE
PRESENTED BY HOME FEDERAL BANK
Friday, November 24, 2023 through
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Take a skate on Knoxville's open air ice skating rink.
More information available at KnoxvillesHolidaysOnIce.com.
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: A Tuna Christmas
A TUNA CHRISTMAS
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, www.theatreknoxville.com
Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol
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, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com
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
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:
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jazz at The Emporium
Free Admission! Tuesdays at 7 PM at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street.
Admission is free, but show up early to get a good seat.
Nov 7: Denin Koch Trio
Nov 14: Terry Washington
Nov 21: Braden Jones
Nov 28: Vance Thompson