Arts Calendar for January, 2018

The Arts Knoxville arts calendar has been re-configured to cover a month at a time in categories. Although Arts Knoxville will consider submitted arts and music events, inclusion is solely at the editor’s discretion. To be considered, the submissions must be received two weeks prior to the first of the month.



Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (Information and Tickets)

Concertmaster Series with William Shaub and Friends
Knoxville Museum of Art
Wednesday and Thursday, January 10 and 11, 7:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark” in Concert
KSO performs live to the film projection; conducted by James Fellenbaum
Civic Auditorium
Saturday, January 13th, 8:00 PM

“A Night with the Arts: A Celebration Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
KSO in collaboration with the Carpetbag Theatre
Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville
Monday, January 15, 6:00 PM, FREE

Masterworks: “Bohemian Rhapsodies”
Aram Demirjian conducts works by Smetana, Brahms, Mercury, et al.
Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville
Thursday and Friday, January 18 and 19, 7:30 PM

• Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – In Concert featuring the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 PM
Tickets available only through Ticketmaster

Q-Series Lunchtime concerts featuring KSO Principal Quartet and KSO Woodwind Quintet
Includes buffet lunch
The Square Room, 4 Market Square
Wednesday, January 31, Noon

Evelyn Miller Young Pianist Series (Information and Tickets)

Recital No. 1 of 3: Shijun Wang
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
Sunday, January 21, 2:30 PM, $25

University of Tennessee School of Music (All are FREE unless otherwise noted)
Faculty and Guest Artist Recitals

Jihye Chang Sung, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
Friday, January 12, 8:00 PM

Jay Crone, trombone
Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Building, on the UT Campus
Tuesday, January 23, 8:00 PM

Appalachia Piano Trio with guest violist David Yeh
David Yeh, viola; Miroslav Hristov, violin; Nathan Jasinski, cello; Chih-Long Hu, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
Sunday, January 28, 2:00 PM

Cheng-Feng Hsieh, piano
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Haslam Music Center on the UT Campus
Monday, January 29, 8:00 PM


Marble City Opera (Tickets and Information)

Concert Series: Julie Belanger Roy, contralto
LeGrand Music Studios
213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918
Friday, January 26, 8:00 PM


Oak Ridge Civic Music Association (Information, tickets, directions to Oak Ridge)

Nine-piece chamber music ensemble in works by Haydn, Spohr, Strauss, and Martinu
Pollard Auditorium, Oak Ridge
Sunday, January 21, 4:00 PM

Isotone Ensemble

Oak Ridge’s Isotone Ensemble reprises its well-received New York City concert
Pellissippi State’s Clayton Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 PM


Master Arts Series at Church Street United Methodist

Edie Johnson, Organ ~ Reformation Anniversary
Church Street UMC, Henley Street in Downtown Knoxville
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:30 PM, FREE




Knoxville Jazz Orchestra (Tickets and Information)

Jason Marsalis Quartet
The Square Room, 4 Market Square in downtown Knoxville
Thursday, January 11, 8:00 PM

An Evening with Bill Frisell
The Mill and Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue in downtown Knoxville
Tuesday, January 23, 8:00 PM


Yonder Mountain String Band
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
Sunday, Jan 14 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets and Information

Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band – Featuring Bryn Davies, Shad Cobb, And Matt Flinner With Eli Fox
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
Friday, Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets and Information

Neko Case With Mt. Joy
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
Saturday, Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets and Information

An Evening With David Rawlings
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street
Saturday, Jan 27 @ 8:00 PM
Tickets and Information



Moon Over Buffalo, by Ken Ludwig, directed by Courtney Woolard
Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville
Thursdays-Sundays, January 5-21; Th, Fr, Sa at 8:00 PM; Sun at 3:00 PM
Information and Tickets

Catastrophe at the Hive
The Short Plays of Samuel Beckett
Directed by Dennis E. Perkins; Produced by Dennis E. Perkins, Zack Allen, and Caroline King
The Hive, 854 N. Central Street (next to Magpies Bakery)
Friday-Sunday, January 12, 13, 14 and Thursday-Saturday, January 18, 19, 20 — all at 7:00 PM

Mary’s Wedding, by Stephen Massicotte
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919, (865) 357-1309
January 19-February 18; Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM
Tickets and Information

The Pall: In the Shadows of Human Trafficking
The Hammer Ensemble, Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Rd, 37919, (865) 357-1309
Sunday–Tuesday, January 21–23, 7:30 PM
Donations, Proceeds go to Freedom 4/24 in coordination with Run 4 Their Lives

Whatever Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?
Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue (off Central Street)
January 19 through February 4 – Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM & 5 PM;  Sundays at 3:00 PM
Tickets and Information

Rumpelstiltskin, Oak Ridge Playhouse Junior Playhouse
Saturday, January 27th at 1 P.M. and 4 P.M.
Sunday, January 28th at 2 P.M.
(Tickets and information)

Touring Shows

Cabaret — Kander and Ebb’s Tony-winning musical
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Three shows: Friday, January 26 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM
Tickets and Information

Shen Yun — Reviving 5,000 years of Chinese civilization
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Two shows: Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Jan. 31, both at 7:30 PM
Tickets and Information



The Public Cinema: Princess Cyd (2017, 96 min, USA, Dir: Stephen Cone)
Regal Cinemas Riviera 8, Gay Street, Downtown Knoxville
Wednesday, January 31, 7:00 PM
FREE • Information



Book Launch: How Our Bodies Learned-Poems by Marilyn Kallet
Union Avenue Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville
Sunday, January 12, 2:00 PM

UT’s Writers in the Library: Reading by Marilyn Kallet
University of Tennessee Hodges Library Auditorium
Monday, January 29, 7:00 PM, FREE



Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive
Current: East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition
Ongoing: Higher Ground, A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 1-5pm; Monday: Closed
FREE Admission – Information

Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street
• Lower gallery: Genevieve S. Byrd: Pour L’amour des Chevaux, Equestrian-themed art
• Balcony gallery: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Gallery of Arts Tribute
• Display case Works by Jo Marie Brotherton, Renee Mathies, and Cheryl Prose
• North Wall: Sam Stapleton-“Stilled Life”-photography
• Atrium: Carol Robin King-Jewelry For The Walls
January 5-26, Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Closed on Monday, January 15. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit the Web site at

UT Downtown Gallery
“Stage Left”
Christina A. West integrates figurative sculptures into an altered gallery space, playfully alluding to the space of the home as a stage set.
January 24 – February 24, 2018
W-F: 11am – 6pm; Saturday: 10am – 3pm
The UT Downtown Gallery closes in observance of national holidays and between exhibitions.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway
‘Vision’ by Misty Tippens
Works in pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, alcohol ink and other media along with gold leaf accents
January 5-27, Thursday-Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Jessica Gregory 865-556-8676

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