The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN

 

Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

First Friday: Boy Howdy Art Show with Laura Baisden

Laura Baisden lived in Nashville for 9 years, learning how to print from some of the best people and most talented folks to ever grace the earth. She trained with Bryce McCloud at Isle of Printing from 2006-2009, and worked as a designer at Hatch Show Print from 2010-2015. Last fall, she moved her press to Knoxville, TN where- with the help of Julie Belcher from Pioneer House- she opened up her own letterpress design and illustration studio called Camp Nevernice. She works on her personal illustration projects in between custom letterpress print jobs. Mainly band posters, wedding invitations and baby announcements.

“Camp Nevernice” is a term that specifically came from the land her parents have that they would go to in the summers throughout her childhood. They call it camp; it was a simple, rustic acre or so with cabins perched near a river in the wilds of West Virginia. It had an out-house, miriads of bugs and felt like they were perpetually raking leaves. As a kid, Laura complained about the long stints of time in nature- but now- looking back, it’s easy to see that Camp Nevernice really shaped her work ethic and love for the great outdoors and all the creatures in it. So now, it’s more of a term to describe how sometimes, you need the snakes and the dirt and the alone-time. When things may seem not-as-nice, you’re probably learning and growing. It’s best to lean into the moment and do the best with what you have when you have it. Easier said than done, and she says she never stops learning and re-learning this lesson.

All of the art you see here was printed from hand carved linoleum blocks, where each color is a different carving and they are layered one on top of the next to create an image. Often, the blocks are carved in a way that’s called “Reduction” which means the same physical block is used to create each layer, and is carved away from (Reduced) until it reaches the final line art. Therefore, each print that is a numbered limited edition can not be re-printed.

Apr
9
6:00 pm18:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: A League of Their Own

Did Dottie drop the ball on purpose?  Did Kit finally prove herself to her big sister? Come watch the 1992 classic A League of Their Own and decide for yourself.

  • Doors: 5:30pm
  • Film Starts: 6:00pm
  • BYOB
  • Kids welcome!

A League of Their Own

  • 1992
  • 128 min
  • Sports / Drama / Comedy
  • PG (Language)
  • Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
  • Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Jon Lovitz, Bill Pullman
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Farm and Forage Dinner with Lost Creek Farm

Cost: $75 for six-course BYOB small plate dinner - RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

Chef Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of Lost Creek Farm come back to the Central Collective for a special dinner featuring an early spring bounty foraged from the West Virginia woodlands. The menu emphasizes several of Mike's unique applications of ramps, the wild, pungent, Appalachian leeks which grow prevalently at Lost Creek Farm. Throughout the spring months, locales across Appalachia will host ramp suppers and festivals, building community around mountain food traditions and honoring the region's rich foraging heritage.     

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MENU:

Pan-fried WV buckwheat ravioli with mountain trout, caramelized ramps and preserved sweet corn || spring mushroom brown butter   

Salad of spring greens and baby nettles || toasted rhubarb || garden roots || buttermilk "Rampch" dressing

Corned lamb, spring cabbage and farro stew || fresh ramp greens || heirloom Bloody Butcher cornbread

Potato and ramp cast iron casserole with Spanish chorizo and TN farmstead cheese || cultured cream || fresh chickweed and wild cress

Smoked TN cornish hen basted with Lost Creek Farm maple syrup || cider braised collards || pickled spring ramps

Rhubarb and preserved WV apple tartlet || house-made dandelion gelato || wild mint syrup  

Menu is based on projected wild harvesting conditions and availability from small farms. If weather, blight or other unforeseen circumstances affect product availability, certain menu items may change slightly.  

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Chef Mike Costello and Amy Dawson bring their traveling Appalachian kitchen back to The Central Collective for a special winter popup dinner featuring new twists on mountain traditions, heirloom preserves from summer's harvest, local pastured meats, Tennessee artisan dairy products, and a variety of wild harvested ingredients. 

Back in 2013, Mike Costello and Amy Dawson began restoring a historic family farm as the first step towards a longtime goal of producing foods inspired by time-honored cooking, preserving, and harvesting traditions. While their work to bring back the farmstead is far from finished, they have found their home at Lost Creek Farm. 

Mike and Amy currently stay busy taking their traveling kitchen across Appalachia and caring for rabbits, chickens, honey bees and a wide variety of heirloom crops. In the near future they hope to expand, working to make Lost Creek Farm a destination for cuisine and quality products inspired by Appalachia's culinary and agricultural heritage. 

Apr
15
11:30 am11:30

Knox Lit Exchange

The Knoxville Literary Exchange is a free, monthly poetry and prose writing workshop open to high school age students.  The workshop will focus on giving students the opportunity to engage in writing, share their writing, and receive encouraging feedback--all in a supportive, safe space.  The Knoxville Literary Exchange meets every third Saturday in the fall (September, October, November, and December) and spring (February, March, April, May).  For further information, please contact organizer Liam Hysjulien at KnoxLitExchange@gmail.com

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Liam Hysjulien is an educator and staff member at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Before moving to Knoxville, he taught high school courses in essay writing and sociology at the Carolina Friend Schools in Durham, North Carolina.  He currently is the coordinator for academic advising and engagement for the Political Science Department.  His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Ploughshares, Salon, and Crazyhorse. 

Apr
15
7:30 pm19:30

Good Sport Night

Cost: $56

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will NOT be meeting at The Central Collective for this month's Good Sport Night.  We will email you the meeting location on the day of the event by 4pm. The location is near downtown Knoxville.

Reserve your spot HERE.

Activity: Wouldn't you like to know?

CALLING ALL GOOD SPORTS! 

Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, an egg drop competition, a garden party in a castle, a walking tour of North Knoxville, live music with swing dance lessons, an underground arcade, an apocalypse booth camp, and an actual wedding were attendees served as the bridal party, toast-makers and wedding guests. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

Worried that you won't be able to participate because of dietary restrictions, physical ability or other preferences? We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Alcohol: Cash Bar

Food: Light Snacks and Non-Alcoholic Beverages Provided

Dress Code: Dress for a party!

Physical Activity: Low

Good Sport Level: 3/5

Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Dirty Pretty Things

Doors open: 6:30 PM
Film begins: 7:00 PM
BYOB

Dirty Pretty Things

  • 2002
  • 97 min
  • Crime / Drama / Thriller
  • R (Language, Sexuality)
  • An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo
Apr
23
5:30 pm17:30

Rooftop Yoga with Cheryl Maslar

One hour class is $10. Reserve your spot here.

Take your yoga practice outside and breathe in some fresh air. This class will be accessible to all levels, and will include some breath and body awareness at the beginning to help calm the mind and get centered for class. Bring your own mat and enjoy some yoga outdoors on the roof at The Central Collective!

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 Cheryl Maslar began practicing yoga in college as a way to help relieve stress. After leaving her first class, she felt both calm and alert, with a fresh perspective. She wanted to help others find peace in their lives as well, so in 2014 she became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Her classes include a focus on breath and body awareness, while helping to bring balance and build strength. One of her goals in teaching is to help students create and cultivate a sense of awareness to encourage positive change on and off the mat.

Apr
29
10:30 am10:30

Kimchi Class and Tasting

Class cost is $20. Reserve your spot here.

Join kimchi expert, Daejin Shin, and her daughter, Susan Shin, for a kimchi making and tasting workshop. Daejin is a native of Seoul, South Korea and has been making kimchi for over 30 years. The workshop will focus on learning how to make a few different types of kimchi-- cucumber, radish, and cabbage, that participants will be able to take home with them. Also included in the workshop will be a sampling of different foods, Korean and Korean-American fusion, that show the different ways kimchi can be used in deliciously easy recipes.

Class cost includes all the ingredients and supplies needed for kimchi making, as well as the Korean and Korean-American fusion sampler lunch. If you would like to attend the class but need assistance with the workshop fee, please contact Susan Shin at snails.shin8@gmail.com

May
20
11:30 am11:30

Knox Lit Exchange

The Knoxville Literary Exchange is a free, monthly poetry and prose writing workshop open to high school age students.  The workshop will focus on giving students the opportunity to engage in writing, share their writing, and receive encouraging feedback--all in a supportive, safe space.  The Knoxville Literary Exchange meets every third Saturday in the fall (September, October, November, and December) and spring (February, March, April, May).  For further information, please contact organizer Liam Hysjulien at KnoxLitExchange@gmail.com

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Liam Hysjulien is an educator and staff member at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Before moving to Knoxville, he taught high school courses in essay writing and sociology at the Carolina Friend Schools in Durham, North Carolina.  He currently is the coordinator for academic advising and engagement for the Political Science Department.  His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Ploughshares, Salon, and Crazyhorse. 


Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Blue Chips

  • Doors open: 6:30 PM
  • Film begins: 7:00 PM
  • Free and BYOB

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Blue Chips

  • 1994
  • 108 min
  • Sports / Drama
  • PG-13 (Language)
  • A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.
  • Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Cylk Cozart, Ed O'Neill, Alfre Woodard, Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, Robert Wuhl

 

Mar
19
4:00 pm16:00

Candle Making Party!

Cost is $15. Reserve your spot here.

Includes light snacks. BYOB.

Make your own scented (or non) soy candles.  Cost includes supplies and a mason jar for one candle, but feel free to bring spare tea cups, glasses, or other vessels for extras!  

 

Mar
18
5:00 pm17:00

Henna and Chai Night

Cost is $30. Reserve your spot HERE.

Enjoy an afternoon with Indian delights!  Enjoy a cup of authentic handmade chai.  Then select one of our featured designs for a henna tattoo done in the traditional style on your hand. We will have a “Bollywood” feature playing as we enjoy the rich culture of India! Bring your friends and relish this out of country experience.

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Instructor Bio: Jessica returned from India this summer immersed in the language and culture of Madhya Pradesh.  She has been apply henna designs for the past two years. As president of the India Culture Club at the University of the Cumberlands, she has had the pleasure of sharing her chai and henna art with others.

Mar
18
11:30 am11:30

Knox Lit Exchange

The Knoxville Literary Exchange is a free, monthly poetry and prose writing workshop open to high school age students.  The workshop will focus on giving students the opportunity to engage in writing, share their writing, and receive encouraging feedback--all in a supportive, safe space.  The Knoxville Literary Exchange meets every third Saturday in the fall (September, October, November, and December) and spring (February, March, April, May).  For further information, please contact organizer Liam Hysjulien at KnoxLitExchange@gmail.com

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Liam Hysjulien is an educator and staff member at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Before moving to Knoxville, he taught high school courses in essay writing and sociology at the Carolina Friend Schools in Durham, North Carolina.  He currently is the coordinator for academic advising and engagement for the Political Science Department.  His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Ploughshares, Salon, and Crazyhorse. 

Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Hands-On Cheesemaking Workshop: Chèvre Goat Cheese

Class cost is $37. Reserve your spot here.

Join Ms. Moffatt in her next cheese making adventure:  learn how to make creamy, tangy and delicious goat cheese. In this chèvre making class, we'll cover lactic acid fermentation and how to handle the curds. Participants will get an understanding of the differences in cheese made with goat’s milk and cow’s milk. Plus, each participant will leave with chèvre to take home.  Feel free to BYOB!

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Eileen Moffatt first got started making cheese after attending The San Francisco Cheese School while living in the Bay Area. New to Knoxville, she brings her west coast curds and wheys to the great state of Tennessee. With a background that includes writing, psychology and racewalking marathons, she spends as much time in the kitchen as possible. In addition to cheese, she’s got a treasure of gluten-free capabilities and hopes to bring together foodies to create fun times in her new hometown.

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Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Hoosiers

  • Doors open: 6:30 PM
  • Film begins: 7:00 PM
  • Free and BYOB

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Hoosiers

  • 1986
  • 116 min
  • Sports / Drama
  • PG
  • A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.
  • Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper

 

Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

Hands-On Cheesemaking Workshop: Mozzarella

Class cost is $37. Reserve your spot here

Love the flavor and versatility of mozzarella cheese?  You’ll love it even more when you make it fresh yourself. Eileen Moffatt (The Ms. Of Ms. Moffatt’s Curds & Ways) who learned cheesemaking at The San Francisco Cheese School, will lead you through the hands-on process for making a batch of fresh mozzarella that is so good, you’ll want to eat it three times a day.

You’ll be making the cheese and stretching it by hand, creating strands to braid, small cheese balls to brine and a mild, easy-to-make cheese that requires only a few special ingredients.  This cheese goes great on pizza, with tomatoes, and anywhere else you’d use the store-bought kind.

It is also the foundation for burrata*—that melt-in-the-middle cheese that everyone’s raving about.

(*Learn to make burrata with our workshop scheduled for February 22nd at The Central Collective or ask us for another class!)  

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Eileen Moffatt first got started making cheese after attending The San Francisco Cheese School while living in the Bay Area. New to Knoxville, she brings her west coast curds and wheys to the great state of Tennessee. With a background that includes writing, psychology and racewalking marathons, she spends as much time in the kitchen as possible. In addition to cheese, she’s got a treasure of gluten-free capabilities and hopes to bring together foodies to create fun times in her new hometown.

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Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

First Friday: Wood | Metal | Clay | Cloth

Join us for March's First Friday as we highlight the work of four local artisans, each working in a different medium.  The pieces, some of which are decorative, some of which are functional, and many of which are both, represent the value of craftswomanship and attention to detail.

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Heather Ashworth is the Wood Studios Technician for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.  Following high school she spent a year at a woodworking trade school in St. Louis, MO before attending and graduating Murray State University with a BFA.  In 2012, Heather was awarded a yearlong residency at Arrowmont after which she accepted a permanent position.

Ellis Greer is a Knoxville native and a self-taught embroidery artist. She holds a bachelors degree in costume design for theatre from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. 

Katie Dirnbauer is a metal jewelry artist living in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Amanda Humphreys is a ceramic artist in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her work is inspired by her love and fascination with vintage stores & thrift shops, classic country music & the colorful costumes the artists wore & the images they portrayed.

Feb
27
5:30 pm17:30

The Heart of Yoga Series

February is National Heart Health Month and what better way to celebrate it then with yoga? Practicing yoga can help keep your heart healthy with its cardiovascular benefits. The Heart of Yoga will focus on all aspects of heart health. We will get our heart rate up with a moderately-paced vinyasa flow, reduce stress with breathing exercises, and cultivate love with a Pink Light meditation. You can purchase the series (4 classes) for $50 or you can drop in for $15. 

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Leslie Ann Ellingburg is a registered yoga teacher who holds a degree in exercise science/physical education from East Tennessee State University. She teaches yoga at a variety of places in Knoxville and Morristown. When not teaching yoga, Leslie teaches dance at Studio 180 Dance in Morristown and has a blog called AUM in the Arts. For more information on Leslie you can visit herwebsite or follow her on Facebook at Yogini is a Dancer.

Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

Bare.thred Pop Up Clothing Shop

Bare.thred will be hosting a pop-up clothing shop featuring clothes for all ages, as well as their own chapstick brand, Mackiki. There will be light snacks.

From Bare.thread:

Bare.thred is a secondhand shop dedicated to turning people's excess into outlets for creativity and style. We are not simply a retail store. We honor the original creator as well as the customer and partner. We redesign pieces into value and speak truth into identity. Bare.thred is space curated to facilitate beautiful culture, encourage community, and impact the city through artfulness and truth. 
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Pizza and a Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • $20- Reserve your spot here!
  •  Includes vegetarian and meat pizza from A Dopo and other snacks
  • BYOB
  • Doors open: 6:00 PM // Film begins: 7:00 PM

NoKno Cinematheque and The Central Collective are teaming up to provide you with a casual dinner you can eat while enjoying the new classic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Come with your valentine, your pal, or yourself for good eats and a great film.

NOTE: If you are purchasing these as a Valentine's Day gift, select "Yes" for the gift option during checkout and we'll e-mail you PDF tickets to present to your sweetie.

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

  • 2004
  • 108 min
  • Drama / Fantasy / Romance
  • R (Language)
  • When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
  • Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson
Feb
18
11:30 am11:30

Knox Lit Exchange

The Knoxville Literary Exchange is a free, monthly poetry and prose writing workshop open to high school age students.  The workshop will focus on giving students the opportunity to engage in writing, share their writing, and receive encouraging feedback--all in a supportive, safe space.  The Knoxville Literary Exchange meets every third Saturday in the fall (September, October, November, and December) and spring (February, March, April, May).  For further information, please contact organizer Liam Hysjulien at KnoxLitExchange@gmail.com

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Liam Hysjulien is an educator and staff member at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Before moving to Knoxville, he taught high school courses in essay writing and sociology at the Carolina Friend Schools in Durham, North Carolina.  He currently is the coordinator for academic advising and engagement for the Political Science Department.  His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Ploughshares, Salon, and Crazyhorse. 

Feb
17
6:00 pm18:00

Love Potions Cocktail Class

Dale Mackey has taught herbal cocktail classes at Erin's Meadow Herb Farm, and chronicled her cocktail experiments on her blog from 2008-2013.  She is the proprietress of Dale's Fried Pies and Co-Founder of The Central Collective.

Dale Mackey has taught herbal cocktail classes at Erin's Meadow Herb Farm, and chronicled her cocktail experiments on her blog from 2008-2013.  She is the proprietress of Dale's Fried Pies and Co-Founder of The Central Collective.

$25 per participant.  Reserve your spot here.

NOTE: participants should bring at least 100ml (or two airplane bottles-worth) of their favorite vodka if they'd like alcoholic drinks. Nonalcoholic "mocktail" versions of each drink will also be available for guests who do not imbibe.

Learn how to create three love-inspired cocktails from Dale Mackey, co-founder of The Central Collective.  This is not just for couples- everyone is welcome and encouraged to come!

Participants will learn about infusions, syrups, and cordials, and will sample each of the three cocktails we create.  Participants will be gifted a packet of sweet and spicy rimming sugar.  Sweet and savory snacks from InterCourses Cookbook will be provided.

Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Valentine's Dinner with Rebel Kitchen

9 Course Meal is $75.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

(Dinner event is BYOB and glasses will be provided. Gratuity is not included. If there are any restrictions or food allergies please email Rebel Kitchen with the details, so accommodations can be made.)

Rebel Kitchen presents a Valentine's Progressive Dinner Pop-Up, where we will celebrate love, food, and friends. Join us as Chef Paul, with his creative mind, goes over the top to bring you an elevated dining experience, where you can expect the unexpected.  

Rebel Kitchen has also invited a guest bartender, Vance McCarty. Vance has been working in bars for the past 7 years in Nashville and Los Angeles. He has recently relocated back to Knoxville and is very excited to bring his craft back to his hometown. Vance has a passion for craft cocktails and is very excited to be working with Rebel Kitchen for the first time. 

Menu:  "CONVERSATIONS"

Roses are Red...
Petals, Celery, Smoke

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not...
Frozen Pizza

Your So Sweet...
Char, Sweet Potato, Honey

Anything for Love...
Sweetbreads & Mushrooms

Flowers for Me!
The Salad

Match Made in Heaven...
Lamb, Turnips, Sorrel

OOH La La...
La Fromage & Accoutrements

I Love Chocolate...
Malt, Licorice, Vanilla

Violets are Blue...
Tea, Biscuit, Lemon

* Menu may change due to availability or quality.

 

Feb
12
5:00 pm17:00

Good Sport Night

Cost: $24

Reserve your spot HERE.

Activity: Wouldn't you like to know?

CALLING ALL GOOD SPORTS! 

Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, an egg drop competition, a garden party in a castle, a walking tour of North Knoxville, live music with swing dance lessons, an underground arcade, and an actual wedding were attendees served as the bridal party, toast-makers and wedding guests. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

Worried that you won't be able to participate because of dietary restrictions, physical ability or other preferences? We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Alcohol: BYOB

Food: Light Snacks

Dress Code: None

Physical Activity: Low

Good Sport Level: 2/5

Feb
12
12:00 pm12:00

Press Forward Fundraising Lunch with Yassin's Falafel

The Knoxville Mercury, Yassin’s Falafel House, and the Central Collective are teaming up to fund a vision for a better Knoxville. 

Join us for lunch provided by Yassin’s Falafel House and enjoy a special screening of the recent short film produced by Square, “Yassin Falafel.” A blog post by the Mercury on the day after the election caught the attention of Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. The result was a beautifully produced video that tells the story of Yassin Terou’s journey from Syria to settle in Knoxville and realize his American Dream.

We’ll also be introducing you to a new initiative by the independent weekly paper, the Knoxville Mercury. In every issue this year, the paper will bring attention to citizens who are working to move Knoxville ahead. This new section, called Press Forward, highlights endeavors in these areas: civic & humanitarian, education, arts & culture, health & food, business & technology, environment & sustainability. 

Half the proceeds from this lunch event will go toward funding the reporting of these stories by the Knoxville Mercury. With your help, we can make sure Knoxville continues to become a place where good ideas thrive.

Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: When Harry Met Sally...

  • Doors open: 6:30 PM
  • Film begins: 7:00 PM
  • Free and open to the public
  • BYOB

When Harry Met Sally 

  • 1989
  • 96 min
  • Comedy / Romance
  • R (Language)
  • Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
  • Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

 

Jan
17
7:00 pm19:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Network

  • Doors open: 6:30 PM
  • Film begins: 7:00 PM
  • Free and open to the public
  • BYOB

Network

  • 1976
  • 121 min
  • Drama
  • R (Language, Violence)
  • A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
  • Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Howard Beale
  • Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty
Jan
14
6:00 pm18:00

Traditional Mayan Dinner with David Thomasson and Nick Harris

Tickets are $35 • BYOB • Reserve your spot here.

The marriage of traditional Mayan culinary traditions with those of the Spanish along Mexico’s Caribbean coast in the early 1500s created one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cuisines.

Join chefs Dave Thomasson (Farm to Griddle Crepes and Gourmet Street Food) and Nick Harris (Univ. of TN Medical Center) as they host a five course dinner that will bring you bright, wild flavors from the edge of the Yucatan Region of Mexico.  They dinner will showcase as many local, fresh seasonal ingredients as practical. BYOB. Questions? Dave@hootowlblue@gmail.com

Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: A Face in the Crowd

  • Doors open: 6:30 PM
  • Film begins: 7:00 PM
  • Free and open to the public
  • BYOB

A Face In The Crowd

  • 1957
  • 126 min
  • Drama
  • NR
  • An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
  • Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick
Jan
8
3:30 pm15:30

Wring in the New Year Yoga Class

Cost for one-hour class is $12. RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

Ring in the New Year with a yoga class all about getting rid of the old and celebrating the new. This class will focus on twisting postures as we "wring"  out our spine to make room for all that the upcoming year has to offer us. Twisting postures are great for spine health, overall mobility, decrease low back pain, and stimulates our digestive system. Wring in the New Year is suitable for all levels.  

Led by Leslie with Yogini is a Dancer.

Jan
6
7:00 pm19:00

Delays and Interruptions: First Friday with Brian Hitselberger and Jessie Van der Laan

Delays and Interruptions is a series of collaborative drawings created by artists Brian Hitselberger and Jessie Van der Laan. Brian and Jessie met as graduate students during 2008 collaborative art-making event and were immediately taken with one another’s work and process. In each, they noticed a mutual overlapping of sensibilities—in short, they recognized themselves in one another. Initial grand plans of a large-scale collaborative installation eventually led to the more humble project of creating collaborative diptychs (a form that each artist employs, particularly as a tool to return to between larger projects). Each artist created a series of drawings, which were then mailed to the other who created the second half of the piece in response. The conception for this show occurred over a series of emails, often with gaps of time in between. The project’s title Delays and Interruptions refers to this series of communication as well as the span of time between the artists’ meeting and completion of this project, in which each artist took on new professional and personal challenges: new jobs, solo shows, and parenthood. Shortened spans of studio time, often delayed or interrupted, led way to adapting to new processes of making. These works embrace exploration and experimentation, using a variety of materials and subjects that are intermixed, obscured, layered, and reflected. Each pair creates an intersecting reverie grown from one another’s daydream. 

Dec
29
8:00 pm20:00

Comedian Billy Wayne Davis

Doors at 8pm // Show at 8:30pm // BYOB

Tickets $7.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE or pay at the door.

Originally from Crossville, TN, Billy Wayne Davis is a stand-up & writer who has performed in 41 states, 4 countries and Texas. His newest album, "Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records," was released on December 16, 2016.  He has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, hosted a Morgan Spurlock produced feature-length documentary for CMT, named a 2015 Fresh Face of Comedy by the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and just finished opening for country artist Sturgill Simpson’s Living the Dream Tour.

Dec
22
7:30 pm19:30

Happy Knoxvollidays Holiday Concert

Now that it's coming to the end of another year, how about we all come together to celebrate the holidays?!? We'll have a multitude of musicians performing their own, special take on holiday and Christmas tunes at The Central Collective in North Knoxville. They'll be performing "in-the-round" style, playing with others they may never have performed with together before!

Not only will it be a wonderful evening of music, but we'll also be giving all of the proceeds to help The Love Kitchen here in Knoxville. They have been working hard in order to help the folks of our community. We'll even have some baked goods available for purchase to help raise as much as we can. Now's our chance to give back!


 

Dec
20
7:00 pm19:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Die Hard

Doors open: 6:30 PM
Film begins: 7:00 PM
Free and open to the public
BYOB

Die Hard

  • 1988
  • 131 min
  • Action / Thriller
  • R (Violence, Language / Brief Nudity)
  • John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
  • Bruce Willis, Alan, Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson
Dec
11
5:30 pm17:30

Taste of India: A Vegetarian Cooking Workshop

Cost for class, which includes dinner, $50.  Reserve your spot here.

Savor the Flavors of India in this cooking class.  Indian food can often be spicy, but that does not necessarily make it hot. Participants will learn how to make an entire Indian meal that is flavorful and delightful to the senses.

 What you will get:

·         Tips and tricks about the spices and techniques

·         Hands-on experience in a laid back setting

·         Friendship, fun and delicious food (complete dinner)

·         Printed recipes of the dishes to try at home

MENU:

Raita (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)

Roasted Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower and Potato Roasted with Indian Spices)

Vegetable Basmati (Basmati Rice with Mixed Vegetables)

Aloo, Palak and Tamatar (Potato, Tomato and Spinach "Dry Curry")

Chickpea Dal (Garbanzo Bean Curry)

Mango Lassi (Yogurt Mango Beverage)

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 Jes Thomas was first exposed to fine cuisine while working in New York City, ordering gourmet foods for picky clients in advertising and public relations. Working in such a global community, she savored foods from around the world.  This lead to various means of culinary education through magazines, online videos, and occasional classes from professional chefs. She also took classes at the Institute of Culinary Education covering cooking essentials, bagels, croissants and pretzels.  She now has over 20 years of experience, cooking for everyone from busy single executives to catering bridal showers.  She appears regularly on WBIR, Ch 10’s Live at Five at Four.  She is a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association, ServSafe Certified, licensed and insured.  She appears regularly on WBIR, Ch 10's Live at Five at Four.  She is the owner of Soul Food Personal Chef Service as well as a member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association.  Her website is http://soulfoodpersonalchef.weebly.com/
Dec
11
12:00 pm12:00

Holiday Open House with Shawn Poynter Photography

The Central Collective and Shawn Poynter Photography are co-sponsoring a festive holiday open house and offering FREE holiday portraits!

Bring your family, pets, friends, or just yourself, enjoy hot cider and snacks, then hop in front of a handmade, holiday backdrop for a few portraits. We'll have arts and crafts for the kids and good conversation for the adults. 

Hope to see you here!