The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN

 

Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

A Howling Respect: First Friday with Ashley Addair

This body of work explores interconnectedness as a rumination on memory, legacy, and cultural ties.  Both the materials and process serve as a metaphor for the human experience.  As the paintings evolve, first from a memory or from an oral history, they contend with the mysteries and paradox of the creative process and our primal urge toward making meaning.  Addair uses pattern, color and imagery to create both dissonance and harmony in exploring her Appalachian background and the complexities of shifting identity. 

Ashley Addair is a visual artist, mama of three, and collector of chairs.  She is a modern dancer and holds track and field records in the state of Illinois.  She tells on joke every year at Christmas.  If she weren't a painter she would be a scientist.  Her chief interest is in color and it's use as a metaphor for being.  Addair is an active member of her arts community in Knoxville, Tennessee and her paintings are collected internationally.

Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

Father's Day Pop-Up Shop

  • The Central Collective

Join us the Saturday before Father's Day for a pop-up shop full of stuff dads and dudes will love.

There will be someone every man will love: hand-blown glasses, grooming products for guys, handmade knives, posters, cigars, wood goods, and more.

Vendors include:
Arcadian Grooming
Amanda Humphries Pottery
Feral Giant cards and prints
Gritty Knives
Mid Mod Collective
Native Maps
Park City Cigar
Pretentious Glass
Striped Light Letterpress
Woodtones Designs Custom Furniture
And more!

Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Good Sport Night

Cost: $32 •  Reserve your spot HERE. • BYOB

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, a garden party in a castle, a walking tour of North Knoxville, live music with swing dance lessons, a yacht trip on the Tennessee River and a mini horse petting zoo. 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: Food-centered!  (reach out if you have dietary restrictions to make sure we can accommodate - info@thecentralcollective.com or 865-236-1590)

Dress Code: None

Physical Activity: Low

Good Sport Level: 2/5

Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

Cake Decorating Class with VG's Bakery

Class cost is $65. Reserve your spot here. BYOB.

In this 3 hour class, VG's Bakery cake decorators will teach you all the essentials; from achieving smooth buttercream frosted cakes to filling & handling decorating tools. Next, you'll be ready to learn buttercream techniques using different decorating tips & applying your skills to your very own cake! All the tools you need will be provided for you in your very own cake decorating kit that is yours to keep at the end of the class!

-In each cake kit: 1 cake turntable & a non-skid pad, disposable decorating bags & couplers, icing smoother, 7 piping tips

-In addition to the kit: 1-layer 8" round vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting (decorated by themselves), vanilla buttercream recipe, hours of cake decorating instruction & hands-on learning

Jul
3
8:30 pm20:30

Comedian Billy Wayne Davis

Doors at 8:30pm // Show at 9pm // BYOB

Tickets $10.  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. He has appeared on Conan, NBC's Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, voiced multiple characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a Morgan Spurlock documentary for CMT,  a 2015 Fresh Face by the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, opened for Grammy winning Sturgill Simpson’s 30 city Living the Dream Tour, and just released his second comedy album, “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.”


May
27
5:00 pm17:00

Good Sport Night

Cost: $20 Reserve your spot HERE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Attendees for this Good Sport Night will be broken into three small groups for one hour slots at three different times: 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm.  If you plan to attend with a group, consider buying all tickets at once to insure you can attend together.

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

May
25
7:30 pm19:30

Sound & Silence: Heart & Bones Concert

Tickets are $12 pre-sale (available here) // $15 at Door

A night of Americana music at Central Collective in North Knoxville.

Adeem the Artist, Ira Wolf, and Tyler Lyle of The Midnight will all be performing their unique variety of folk music.

Each artist will be performing one song by Paul Simon as a tribute to the inspired songwriter.

May
24
8:00 pm20:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Fandango

  • Doors open: 7:30 PM
  • Film begins: 8:00 PM
  • Free and open to the public
  • BYOB

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Fandango

  • 1985
  • 91 min
  • Comedy / Drama
  • PG (Language)
  • Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
  • Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Suzy Amis, Glenne Headly, EG Daily
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. 

May
16
6:30 pm18:30

Hands-On Cheesemaking Workshop: Feta Cheese

Class cost is $37. Reserve your spot here

You don’t have to be Greek to love it. Feta is one versatile tangy, salty flavor.  It’s a cheese that you can add to all kinds of veggies and cooked dishes. Or enjoy it plain.  We’ll be learning all about it and how to do it. Participants will make some and take some home. BYOB. (Please feel free to bring the adult beverage of your choice to enjoy as we make cheese. Yes, wine does go well with cheese, doesn’t it?)

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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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May
15
8:00 pm20:00

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: The Shawshank Redemption

  • Doors open: 7:30 PM
  • Film begins: 8:00 PM
  • Free and open to the public
  • BYOB

The Shawshank Redemption

  • 1994
  • 142 min
  • Crime / Drama
  • R (Language, Violence, Sexuality)
  • Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
  • Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Jubilee Board Game Morning

  • Cost is $5 - bring cash or credit card to event!
  • Direct questions to jubileeknoxville@gmail.com.

 From Jubilee: As we look for a permanent home to open Jubilee Board Game Café in Knoxville, we would love to give you a taste of what is to come with a morning with friends and strangers enjoying games and coffee together. We’ll provide a selection of board games for those who want a fun, easy going time to those who want a strategic brain burning experience, and a group of board game experts to help teach or recommend the game that fits your taste. Come with friends or come alone and we will get you situated. We hope you will join us May 6th from 10am to 2pm at The Central Collective for $5. Feel free to drop by anytime between then or stay for the whole four hours. We are excited to see our love of board games and coffee shared among others.

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Haley Kennedy is a certified barista and has worked in Birmingham and Knoxville making coffee for others for close to four years. She has a passion for teaching others about the wonders of coffee and the conversations that sitting behind a cup of coffee can bring about.

Cameron Puckett has been hooked on board games since playing Monopoly with his grandparents. He has moved onto other games (His favorites being Cosmic Encounter, Power Grid, and Lords of Vegas) and loves learning new games and teaching games to others.

May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Framing Choice Photography Show

Planned Parenthood's FYI Peer Educators are proud to present
the 10th annual Framing Choice Photography Show! Join us on First Friday, May 5th from 5:00-8:00PM at The Central Collective as this year's Peer Educators showcase photographs depicting the choices these young people have made in their lives. 

The show is free and open to the public; light snacks will be served. The photographs will be available for purchase, and all donations support the ongoing work of the FYI Peer Education Program.

Donate to FYI online here: http://bit.ly/SupportFYI

More about FYI: FYI Peer Educators are high-school age students from the Knoxville area who participate in two semesters of education sessions on human sexuality topics. These peer educators then go back into their schools and provide accurate, non-judgmental information on sexual health to their peers. FYI Peer Educators also advocate for issues that are important to them, such as safer sex, HIV awareness, transgender rights, and related social justice issues.

May
4
6:30 pm18:30

Rebel Kitchen Presents: The Farmer's Table Dinner

Cost is $69.50 per person. Reserve your spot here.

Celebrating the bounty of Eastern Tennessee, Rebel Kitchen presents "The Farmer's Table". Join us for a special pop-up dinner honoring East Tennessee's farmers, ranchers, and growers. Chef Paul will create an incredible multi-course dinner sourcing ingredients from his friends at Spring Creek Farm, Rushy Springs Farm, Mossy Creek Mushrooms, and The Farmstead at Wears Valley Ranch.

Gather up your friends and family to share a night of good food and community. Join us on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 P.M. at The Central Collective. Dinner is BYOB, and glasses will be provided for your convenience. Don't miss out on this amazing event where you can get to know your farmer and know your food. Tickets are limited, so don't delay. 

Farmer's Table Menu-

Cold Spring Soup- "Frozen Table Side"

Wears Valley Ranch "Steak and Eggs"
Spiced Beef Belly and Slow Yolk

Spring Creek's "Cabbage Patch"
Whole Roasted Heads, Braised Outer Leaves, Charred Spring Onions, Vegan Gribiche

"Just Picked" for Salad, Lentil Cracker

Mossy Creek "Mushrooms and Scratch Pasta"
Yogurt, Lemon, Jim's Tennessee Garlic

Wears Valley Ranch "Braised Chicken"
Spring Creek Kale, Local Honey Comb, Burnt Chicken Butter

"River Cafe" Roasted Local Strawberries
Clotted Cruz Cream, Rushy Springs Peppers & Turmeric

"Warm Chocolate"


"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influence of the earth." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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

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
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
19
6:30 pm18:30

Hands-On Cheesemaking Workshop: Ricotta Cheese

Class cost is $37. Reserve your spot here.

Using everyday ingredients, you can learn to make a Crème de Ricotta that is so luscious and so delicious, you’ll never buy store-bought again. Eileen Moffatt (The Ms. Of Ms. Moffatt’s Curds & Ways) who learned the craft at The San Francisco Cheese School, will lead you through the hands-on process. Participants will taste some variations on the cheese, make their own and take some home. BYOB.  Please feel free to bring the adult beverage of your choice to enjoy as we make cheese. 

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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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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
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
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
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
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.

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
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
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
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.

Mar
1
4:00 pm16:00

Henna Sessions

Cost is $30 for 10-15 minute session. Reserve your spot HERE.

Enjoy an afternoon with Indian delights!  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.

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
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.