The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN

 

Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy! With Geoff Tate and Trey Galyon

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm

Cost: $10 online // $12 door

BYOB!

 GEOFF TATE

GEOFF TATE

Geoff Tate is most likely watching "Cheers" right now. A Cincinnati-based comedian, he has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and regularly tours with Doug Benson & Doug Stanhope. He made his television debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and is a regular on Doug Loves Movies, as well as Getting Doug with High. He has performed at music and comedy festivals like Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Limestone and he has two albums available at the Doug Stanhope store

 TREY GALYON

TREY GALYON

Trey Galyon started his comedy career in Austin, TX in 2000. He was a multiple finalist in the ‘Funniest Person in Austin’ Contest and was called the ‘Anti Hero of Comedy’ by the Austin Chronicle.  He moved to Brooklyn in 2008 and has continued to maintain an underground following around the NYC comedy scene. He's performed at The New York Comedy Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, ShowTime's Latino Laff Festival and is a regular on the 'Doug Loves Movies' podcast and the 'Getting Doug With High' web series . His new album 'Trey Galyon - Live at Creep Records' will be available soon!

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Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Good Sport Night

IMPORTANT!!! THIS GOOD SPORT NIGHT WILL BE HELD OFF SITE. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE EMAILED LOCATION (LESS THAN 10 MINUTE DRIVE FROM CENTRAL COLLECTIVE/DOWNTOWN) BY 4PM ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

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, glass blowing, a walking tour of North Knoxville, trapeze lessons, an underground arcade, and a miniature horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

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 regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, 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 will not be served.

Dress Code: Long pants, closed toed shoes.

Physical Activity: Medium/low

Good Sport Level: 2/5

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Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Meet Henry the Sloth

***SOLD OUT***

Our pal Henry the Sloth is coming back to the Central Collective, and he wants to meet you! Unlike most sloths, Henry is comfortable with humans because his parents had him in captivity after being relocated from Guyana due to deforestation and rampant poaching in the region. We’re so lucky for the opportunity to meet a sweet little dude like Henry, and to support the amazing educational and preservation mission of the Wildlife Discovery Center. Read more about Henry, his family and the WDC below, and then book your spot to have your picture taken with Henry.*

IMPORTANT: You MUST reserve a slot to meet Henry. Each slot is $75 and includes a ten minute photo session with 1-2 people and access to downloadable photos of your visit via an online gallery.  All proceeds go to the Wildlife Discovery Center.

  • Age limit is 15 and older. 

  • We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes early to make sure you don't miss your time slot.

  • Please do not wear perfume (sloths hate it!) or dangly jewelry (sloths love it!)

  • If you are purchasing this as a gift and would like us to send you a printable certificate, just shoot us an email at info@thecentralcollective.com after you reserve your spot.

*Henry's comfort is our biggest concern. While we will make every effort to get a picture of you holding Henry, we won't make him do anything he doesn't want to.  If for some reason Henry isn't feeling up for getting his picture taken with you, you will receive a full refund.  

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Henry is a one and a half year-old, Linnaeus Two-Fingered Sloth. He was born at a wildlife rescue facility near Miami and his parents originated from Guyana and due to deforestation and rampant poaching in that region, had to come into captivity.  Henry is part of the Species Survival Plan to be part of an assurance population in North America and make sure that this species doesn’t go extinct. Henry now resides with the Curator of the Wildlife Discovery Center where he receives specialized care and lots of TLC. 

Henry will be joined by Rob Carmichael. Rob is the founder/curator of the Gold Medal Award Winning Wildlife Discovery Center. In addition to his curatorial duties, he also works with National Geographic and Smithsonian Channel in a number of wildlife documentaries. He has teamed up with 7-time Emmy Award winning cinematographer Neil Rettig. Rob also speaks at a number of international symposia including the International Union of Conservation of Nature's Crocodile Specialist Group. Rob teaches Environmental Biology and Herpetology at several nearby colleges. He is married to a school teacher/coach who is earning her doctorate in education, and, two very talented daughters who are professional athletes and work for Naked Foods!

The WDC is an award winning, accredited, free admission zoo/nature center with a mission to motivate all generations to come to know, respect and protect our challenged and often endangered ecosystems with a focus on their wildlife. This nature center features over 200 species of animals including reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals and focuses on wildlife and ecological conservation.

 

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Jan
26
8:30 PM20:30

Do The Joke Thing with Mat Alano-Martin and Dwight Simmons

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Doors 8pm // Show 8:30pm

Cost: $10 (BUY ONLINE or cash at door)

BYOB!

Mat Alano-Martin and Dwight Simmons bring their Do The Joke Thing comedy tour to Central Collective for an evening of thought provoking comedy, with special guests Jeff Blank and Emaleigh Gwin.

Mat Alano-Martin comes to comedy with a comedic style that bridges the social and political views of his indie-rock background with the attitude and sensibilities of his rural and blue collar youth. His albums “Profiled as Such” and "Blood Mouth can be heard on Sirius/XM and he is a recurring guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. He has worked with such notable acts as Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and Marc Maron and has performed at several festivals and prominent showcases across the country and beyond including Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and the 11th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival.

Dwight Simmons has an engaging comedic presence that has allowed him to connect with audiences all over the country. In 2015, his debut album "Pacifist Aggressive" reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. More recently, Dwight has been selected to the Memphis, Limestone, Crom and Crossroads Comedy Festivals. His comedy has been featured on Moveon.org and Thrillist.com. He is the host of the web-series BrewTube Comedy and a contributing writer for Craftbeer.com and CollegeHumor.

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Knoxvollidays Holiday Concert to Benefit The Love Kitchen

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Cost: $10 at the door, 100% of proceeds to benefit The Love Kitchen

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. 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!

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Master of Ceremonies: Adeem the Artist

-Brandon Gibson (Marble City Opera, the "Mayor of Knoxville")
-Josiah (of Josiah & The Greater Good)
-Zack Miles and Madison Brown
-Hana Vincent Rothenberg (of Marigold Moon)
-Roland Dixon (singer-songwriter and part of Roger Alan Wade Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee Orchestra)
-Victor Agreda Jr (WUOT host, comedian, voice actor, entrepreneur), doing a special spoken-word piece
-Jason Hanna (Dixie Ghost, Colonel Williams House Band)
-Pale Root
-Evie Andrus, the "Barefoot Fiddler" and Buffalo Fiasco
-Brandon Fulson
-Tanner Rutherford, singer-songwriter, producer and member of Brit Lit
-Joey English
-Luke Brogden of Southern Cities
-Emily Force-Tinsley of Common Creatures 
-Jarius Bush with special guests

Our All-Star House Band:

Matt MontgomeryAndrew TinsleyJohn Stirling Walsh of Southern CitiesEvie Andrus of Buffalo FiascoGeorge Middlebrooks

Look out for additions, it's a party! Each artist plays 1 or 2 of their favorite classic holiday tunes or a holiday-themed original. They come up in flights of 1-3 unless it's a band already and they'll do it as 1 mini-set. There'll be one major intermission halfway through the night for leg-stretchin', drink-refillin', conversation and potty breaks.

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Become a Living Portrait with High Five Hannie

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Become a real, live portrait in just an hour. Hannah Bingham of High Five Hannie will paint your portrait in real time. The unique catch is, it’s going to be of you, on you! Shawn Poynter of Poynter Photo Co. will take a collection of photographs of you, in your painted state, which you’ll be able to use as the coolest profile photo of all time. This will definitely give you something to brag about and maybe even something to scratch off of your Bucket List.

You can be painted solo or with a friend or sweetheart! If you’d like to be photographed as a couple, make sure to select “couple” at check out and schedule consecutive time slots.

You’ll be painted and photographed from the shoulders up. With your choice of “nude” portrait, your shoulders bare and painted (giving the illusion that you’re sophisticatedly nude), or wearing a shirt you’d like to be photographed in (but that can be painted on).

The paint is fragrance free, water based face paint, made for sensitive skin and washes off with soap and water. Paint used on your shirt will be water based, acrylic paint, but wont come out. Prepare to come human and leave portraited.

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  •  There will only be 5 spots available. Get your ticket ASAP!

  • Note: Please arrive 15 minute prior to your portrait session.

  • Your session will last around 1 hour.

High Five Hannie is a self-taught artist, transplant to Knoxville. She’s been finding new ways to experience and create art for 10 years. She’s known locally for her award winning Knoxville Biscuit painting, pets in wigs portraits, and mini caricatures.

Shawn Poynter is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. He specializes in reportage, portraiture, and travel photography. He is also one glorious half of The Central Collective.

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Sep
23
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Indigo and Shibori Dyeing with Aaron Head

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  • Join Aaron Head, Nashville-based visual artist, for an introduction to Indigo and Shibori workshop on Sunday, September 23rd from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will learn basics of shibori dyeing, with an emphasis on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) techniques. Materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Students will leave with dyed cotton fabric, a dyed linen scarf and cotton tote, along with a handout detailing the dye process.

     

    • Learn basics of Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) shibori dyeing.
    • Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat.
    • 1 scarf-sized piece of linen and small cotton tote will be provided, along with cotton muslin squares. All dye materials are provided.
    • Feel free to bring small goods to dye. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop.
    • Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash.

    Snacks and drinks provided.

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Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Nashville, TN. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison and has traveled to teach workshops throughout the Southeast. His art practice investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending and hand- stitching. 

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: The Tiniest Nail with Aaron Sanders Head

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From Aaron Sanders Head:

“May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful.” - Mary Oliver

One of the primary reasons I am drawn to textiles is the accessibility of the medium. At its core, the only required tools for sewing are fabric, needle, thread and time. Each of the pieces in this collection is made up of the tiniest, most basic component—a stitch. With this collection of work, and all of my work, I am attempting to stretch the limits of the beautiful, important and useful work that can be created with the smallest, most basic components.

This collection of work is composed of large, intricately stitched pieces, and patchwork wall-hangings. The stitch work I create is inspired by Sashiko, a style of decorative reinforcement that emerged in the Edo era of Japan. Sashiko is a rigid type of stitching with specific parameters. I learned those rules in order to break those rules and develop my own stitching voice. The patchwork pieces are inspired by traditional quilt and quilt blocks, but I enjoy the freedom of improvisation and the less rigid rules that come with that.

With my materials, I am committed to using only plant-based and natural dyes. All of the thread I use is hand dyed wool using plant-based dye materials, including osage, madder, indigo, black walnut and more. I often stitch intuitively, not quite knowing where the pattern will resolve, but trusting the process and materials. The patchwork pieces are hand-dyed by me using an organic indigo dye vat, along with other natural dyes like osage and cochineal. The natural dye process is long and less predictable, but the environmental and stylistic benefits are worth the exploratory process. Each piece is completely hand made, and completely impossible to reproduce exactly. 

Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, writer, and traveling, teaching artist based in Nashville, TN. His work personal work investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, handiwork, hand-mending and hand-stitching. Aaron explores the intersections of practices of the past with contemporary craft, and the ways that sewing and textile arts can aid in increasing diversity and representation in the creative class.

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Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Moth Flock Presents: Pokeweed Jamboree

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Join The Moth Flock and the Fearsome Critters for a moonshine-soaked celebration of bluegrass, kudzu, and Summer nights in the holler. It's sure to be a hoot. Everyone from the Old Time Mountain Vegetable Band to a gang of curious possums will be there to greet you! Only at the Central Collective. 

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Artist Bio: East Tennessee-born artist Michael Arpino, better known as The Moth Flock, describes himself as an Appalachian Revelatory Folk Artist. More of a conduit than a creator, he plucks his imagery out of thin air like you'd snatch a firefly from midflight as you stumble through the darkness. He creates a hallucinatory fever dream world where magical critters and forest spirits alike coexist under a sleepy moon, inviting you to join their world that is one part whimsical, one part totemic, and one part surreal.

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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Good Sport Night

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 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: Light snacks

Dress Code: None

Physical Activity: Low

Good Sport Level: 5/5

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Boundaries: First Friday with Bitsy Voce

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From Artist Bitsy Voce:

Growing up in the midst of conflicting ideologies, I developed a dark and absurdist sense of humor, one which I translate through embroidered imagery. My art is a reflection upon myself as a young woman incapable of fitting within the southern cultural framework in which I was given. Although the subject matter ranges from nonsensical to grotesque, it is still meticulously woven within the confines of conventional womanly craft.

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BIO: 

Bitsy is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Knoxville where she attended the University of Tennessee. Her mediums of choice are markers, ink, and embroidery. In general, her works are characterized by personifying food in an eerie or humorous manor to create an uncomfortable rift between feelings of comfort and familiarity. She finds the risk of free-handing her ideas directly to the cloth and developing subsequent mistakes energizing.

 

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May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Good Sport Night

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 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.

Location: The Central Collective

Alcohol: BYOB

Food: Light Snacks  

Dress Code: Something you don't mind getting a little messy

Physical Activity: Low (some standing)

Good Sport Level: 2/5

 

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Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Advanced Sushi Making Class

(vegan/vegetarian friendly)

NOTE: This class is suitable for beginners as well as those who have taken Kumi's basic sushi making class.  Students who have taken the basic class can attend for a reduced rate of $60.)

Join Kumi Alderman of The Sushi Academy of Knoxville as she teaches us to make five different types of sushi.  This class is suitable for beginners as well as those who have taken basic sushi making. This interactive class will include how to make sushi rice, finding the best ingredients, rolling sushi, decorating sushi platters, and proper use of chopsticks.  Best of all, we'll get to eat the sushi we've made.

You will learn:

  • How to make Sushi Rice

  • How to make Basic Sushi Roll

  • How to make Nigirizushi/Temari 

  • How to make Inarizushi

  • How to make Gunkanmaki

  • How to roll Traditional Japanese Sushi 

  • How to decorate Sushi Platter

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Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: leftovers with Robmat Butler

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This is a new body of work that is beginning to explore our relationship with the environment and how it could potentially shape our future. The work is influenced by thoughts of nostalgia and place, human consumption and its implications, and what the consequences of our behaviors might be. The dioramas imagine a fragmented, desolate future after the collapse of technology and civilization. They are visions of what remains, how we may adapt and how we could rebuild from the leftovers.

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Robmat Butler, a graduate of The University of Tennessee’s MFA program in
sculpture, lives and works in Knoxville, TN.  He received a BFA in Studio Arts with a
minor in Art History from The University of South Florida.  In addition to being the
preparator at The Knoxville Museum of Art, Robmat is an active contemporary artist,
whose work has been shown both nationally and internationally.  His work has, most
recently, been included in Miami’s Art Basel and featured in The Foosaner Art
Museum’s show Naval Gazing.  Robmat also collaborates with Barron Hall as The Art
Team, building site specific, large scale installations. Butler also works as a freelance
fabricator while pursuing an interest in curating local and regional art events.

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Jubilee Games and Coffee Pop-Up

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

Come enjoy an afternoon of board games and delicious coffee. Jubilee has a library of 100+ board games and knowledgable teachers prepared to recommend a game based on your preferences, and more importantly equipped to teach you the rules without you ever having to look at a rulebook! They will also have hot or cold pour over coffee available for purchase that will keep your spirits lifted and your tastebuds happy. Join Jubilee and be a part of the wonderful and welcoming community that has formed around their events! 

 

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Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Sushi Making Class

Class cost is $55.  Purchase via sushiacademytn.com.

Contact sushiacademytn@yahoo.com for more information!

Join Kumi Alderman of The Sushi Academy of Knoxville as she teaches us to make two basic sushi rolls.  This interactive class will include how to make sushi rice, finding the best ingredients, rolling sushi, decorating sushi platters, and proper use of chopsticks.  Best of all, we'll get to eat the sushi we've made.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pizza and a Movie: Romeo and Juliet + A Dopo Pizza with NoKno Cinematheque

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  • Ticket includes vegetarian and/0r meat pizza from A Dopo Sourdough Pizza
  • 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 90's classic, Romeo and Juliet. Come with your valentine, your pal, or yourself for good eats and a 90-licious film.  Prefer not to eat with us?  No problem!  Swing by and enjoy the movie at no cost.

NoKno Cinematheque Presents:Romeo + Juliet

  • 1996
  • 120 min
  • Romance / Drama
  • PG-13
  • Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Brian Dennehy, Paul Rudd, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jesse Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Jamie Kennedy, Dash Mihok
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Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Hair Museum with High Five Hannie

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Why humans have evolved to maintain the hair on our heads and faces is a great mystery. Some theorize that it’s a residual trait from when we were aquatic apes; a means by which we could hold onto our parents. Others believe that it is a defense against UV rays and to help retain heat in the body during the colder months.

What we can be sure of is that hair is both “fly” and “fashionably fun.” The way we style our furry little heads is an expression of how we see ourselves and of how we want to be seen by the world. It’s an important part of the human mating dance (who of any gender has not swooned over Prince & his gorgeous locks), of navigating the confusing sexual awakening that puberty brings (those dollops of hair gel and tall, skinny cans of mousse), and our decision to run with the herd or diverge in an attempt to redefine the zeitgeist.

The hair parlour is also a center of the community; a space that acts as a great equalizer. Like Eddie says in the American classic film Barbershop, “If we can’t talk straight in a babershop, then where can we talk straight?” So leave your cheap inhibitions at the door, set free your wild and wonderful self, and step backstage of this tedious life. Welcome to life’s grand dressing room: The Hair Museum.

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High Five Hannie, otherwise known as Hannah Bingham, is a self-taught, local Knoxville artist. She doesn’t give high-fives and she’s ironically terrible at managing her own hair.

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Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Sunday Supper with Rebel Kitchen

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$40 Tickets includes four course meal AVAILABLE HERE • BYOB • Does not include service fee or gratuity 

Rebel Kitchen Presents a "Sunday Supper" Pop-Up Dinner Series. Join us as we celebrate family, friends, community, and food with a Sunday Supper each month. A shared four-six course dinner will be offered with seasonal inspirations. Dinner is BYOB, so bring your favorite beverage for pairing or to share with friends. Glasses will be provided for your convenience. 


MENU:

• Greek Avgolemono
Lemon & Rice Soup w/Fresh Dill

• Local Greens
Beets, Radishes, Shakerag Blue Cheese, Creamy Pine-nut Dressing

• "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner"
Organic Chicken Slow Roasted with Lotsa Herbs & Yogurt, Spring Creek Glazed Carrots & Whipped Kennebec Potatoes

• Good Ole' Apple Pie
"Nitro" Ice Cream, Orange Carmel


Please note event tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to another guest. If you would like your ticket transferred to another name, please notify Rebel Kitchen via rebelkitchenknx@gmail.com. If there are any dietary restrictions, please notify rebelkitchenknx@gmail.com, so accommodations can be made. 

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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Knoxvollidays: The 12 Songs Of Christmas

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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!

Tickets are $10 with 100% of the money going to The Love Kitchen.

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Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Fried Pie Workshop

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Class cost is $60 - includes all materials, Dale's Fried Pies limited edition mug, and 12 take-home pies.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

For the first time ever, Dale Mackey of Dale's Fried Pies is going to share her pie secrets with the public. During this two-hour workshop, participants will learn to mix and roll the perfect pie dough, prepare Dale's class old fashioned apple filling, create beautiful and consistent pies, and fry them on your stovetop. You'll leave with twelve pies of your own.

Class size is limited to 6 participants- don't wait to register!

 

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

AIGA Knoxville presents: Avoiding Liability In Branding

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Doors: 6:00 PM
Talk begins: 7:00 PM
Tickets available here! ($5 for AIGA members // $15 for non-members)

Good brands and branding practices can create enduring business value; however, failure to engage in good branding practices can be very expensive. Last year Walmart was ordered to pay Variety Stores, Inc. over 32 million dollars because Walmart used a name that Variety Stores, Inc. owned. Picking the wrong brand name can be really expensive. On November 8th Tracy Edmundson and John Wood from Egerton, McAfee will be discussing the elements of a good trademark and how to avoid liability when helping your clients pick a brand name.

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Museum of Civilization

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In a post-apocalyptic world, many of the items that we interact with every day will become useless relics of the past. From lipstick to cell phones, our interactions with countless commonplace items will transform or cease.

In partnership with Knox County Library’s Big Read initiative, which is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment, The Central Collective will host “The Museum of Civilization” group show for its November 2017 First Friday reception.  Inspired by the fictional airport museum in Station Eleven, this show will be comprised of artistic renderings or replications of physical items that the artists believe deserve a place in a museum memorializing modern society, either for their usefulness or hindrance.

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Fermentation Workshop

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Not sure what you would do if civilization collapsed? Without electricity, you couldn’t google it. In partnership with Knox County Libraries and the Big Read, we're celebrating the fantastic post-apocalyptic book "Station Eleven" with our Apocalypse survival skill workshop series.

FERMENTATION: Preserving Food after the Pandemic

In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss and demonstrate various food and beverage fermentation techniques. Our goal is to ensure that every attendee not only learns how to create these foods and drinks at home, but also walks away with a better understanding of (and passion for!) the world of microbes and ferments.  

All materials provided: ingredients for making your own ferment, a jar for taking their handmade creations home, and support materials/resources (attendees are encouraged to bring note taking supplies).

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About the instructors: John Capps and Nicole Poquette are life-long students of healthy and ethical living, as well as overall food fanatics! This includes incorporating a wide spectrum of whole foods and natural medicines into everyday life.

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Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Healing Herbs Workshop

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Not sure what you would do if civilization collapsed? Without electricity, you couldn’t google it. In partnership with Knox County Libraries and the Big Read, we're celebrating the fantastic post-apocalyptic book "Station Eleven" with our Apocalypse survival skill workshop series.

HEALING HERBS: Building Your Apocalypse Apothecary

In this 90 minute workshop, participants will learn about the useful properties of common herbs and essential oils that can be used for endless purposes once traditional medicine is no longer available. Participants will leave with their own custom tea blend, a soothing peppermint balm for aches and pains, and a valerian sleep aid tincture.

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Dale Mackey has been building her home apothecary since 2008 and has taught herbal workshops at Erin's Meadow Herb Farm and the Central Collective and has published pieces about herbal home remedies for Offbeat Home. 

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Oct
14
6:15 PM18:15

Good Sport Night

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, a yacht trip, and a spy-themed escape game. 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: Stuff you don't mind getting a little messy

Physical Activity: moderate/standing

Good Sport Level: 2/5

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Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Farewell to Summer Pop Up Dinner with Rebel Kitchen

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Join Rebel Kitchen as they bid farewell to the bounty of summer, and look forward to the fall harvest season. Chef Paul will utilize ingredients from the last of what summer has to offer, and create a multi-course dinner celebrating those flavors and whats to come.

Farewell to Summer Menu-

"Conversations" Crudite
Creamy Eggs & Dill

Spiced Duck Ham, Springcreek Potatoes

Tomatoes "Last Call"!

Cobia Olive Oil Poached, Salted Cream, Lemon Preserve

"Pot Roast" Red Wine Short Rib, Confit Carrots, Celery Root

"Crispy" Local Apples, Clotted Cruz Cream, Almonds

"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

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Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Second Friday: Butler, Goldenstein, Riesing, Recent Work

From the artists: We came up with the idea of exhibiting together since we are artists who each approach landscape with different media, variety of images, and from very personal approaches. Goldenstein and Riesing both have a long history of painting the landscape; from panoramas, dominating skies, night images, to finely represented dense trees. Butler comes at it from an art historical background finding images in urban Italian architecture. Each finds inspiration in the world around us through travel or by analyzing the world close to home.  The show will have prints, drawings and paintings.

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David Butler joined the Knoxville Museum of Art as executive director in 2006 after serving as the director of the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana, and the Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.   He earned a bachelor’s degree in art history in 1976 and a master’s degree in art history in 1980, both from Florida State University.  He received his Ph.D. in art history with concentration on seventeenth-century Italian art and architecture from Washington University in 1991. Butler is past president of the Southeastern Museums Conference, and past chair of the Knox County Historic Zoning Commission. 

Marcia Goldenstein received her MFA degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Nebraska. She has been a visiting artist at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia; Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; Beihang University, Beijing; the University of Texas, San Antonio; Arizona State University, Tempe, University of Indianapolis; Tudor Hall, UK, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; and other universities, schools and museums. She has also attended residencies in the US, China and the UK. Her works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe and China. She is represented in permanent collections at the Joslyn Museum, Omaha, NE; Sheldon Memorial Gallery, Lincoln, NE; Institute for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, NE; Knoxville Museum of Art, Sioux City Art Center, Arkansas Art Center, Hallmark, Kansas City, TVA; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN and many other museum, corporate and private collections.  As a faculty member of the University of Tennessee she was awarded the Ellen McClung Berry Professorship, the Lorayne Lester College of Arts and Science Award and received Chancellor and College awards in advising and outreach. She was also a 2015 finalist for the YWCA Tribute for Women. In 2016 she was named Outstanding Alumna at the University of Nebraska Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.  She is currently Professor Emerita of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee School of Art.

Thomas Riesing retired as Director of the School of Art at Ball State University on July 1, 2015.  Previously, he was a Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee from 1973 to 2010.  He was a visiting professor at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1992; the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1993; Beihang University in Beijing, China in 2009; and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland in 2013, 2014, and 2017.  Since 1995 he has been a visiting artist/lecturer at eighteen different universities and academies in China including the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, Sichuan University in Chengdu, Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in Chongqing, Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, and Fujian Normal University in Fuzhou.  He was awarded the position of Guest Professor 2000-05 at Sichuan University and was subsequently awarded a Permanent Guest Professorship in 2006.   He has been the recipient of numerous Professional Development Awards and an NEH Endowment grant from the University of Tennessee to facilitate his work in China.  He was also the recipient of the Ellen McClung Berry Professorship for Art at the University of Tennessee from 1999-02 and again in 2002-05. He received a Lily Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in 1978.  Riesing has exhibited his work extensively in the USA and abroad.  He was one of three western artists invited to participate in the 1998 Asia-Pacific Contemporary Art Exhibition in Fuzhou, China.  In February of 2008 he had a two-person exhibition, Under the Peaceful Sky, at the Blue Dreamland Gallery in Chengdu, China, and in June of 2009 he had a two-person exhibition, Shared Spaces, at the Beihang University Gallery in Beijing, China.  He had a solo exhibition at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland in May of 2014. His work is in many public, corporate, and private collections including Coca-Cola in Atlanta, GA; Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN; Opryland, Inc. in Nashville, TN; Northern Telecom Corp. in Nashville, TN; Zhongyin International Industrial Corp. in Fuzhou, China; Miami University and Miami Fine Arts Gallery in Oxford, OH; Davidson College Art Gallery in Davidson, NC; Sichuan University in Chengdu, China; and the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, TN.  His curatorial work includes eight exhibitions featuring Chinese artists.  Two of which are Writing the Real, 2006, an exhibition of drawings from the Central Academy of Fine Art; and Tradition and Transnationalism: Three Chinese Artists, He Gong, Gu Wenda, and Chen Danqing, 2001.  He attended the University of Nebraska from 1966-73 where he received his BFA and MFA degrees.  He was the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Alumnus Achievement Award from the Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska.

 

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Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Rebel Kitchen Presents: The French Table

Cost is $70 per person - BYOB. Reserve your spot here.

Come and enjoy a great night of food and community at "The French Table". Rebel Kitchen and Chef Paul will create a progressive multi-course French dinner using modern techniques. Cooking French cuisine was the foundation of Chef Paul's training as he began cooking at a very young age along side his father, a classically trained French chef. This will definitely be a great night and one you do not want to miss!


"BON APPÉTIT À TABLE"!

"The Cuisine, it is all about putting generosity before rigour and pleasure before lucidity." ~ Chef Pierre Gagnaire

Menu-

*Amuse Bouche

*Vichyssoise
Chilled Potato and Leek Soup

*Coquilles St. Jacques
Nantucket Bay Scallops, Sauce Vénitienne

*Salade Avec d’Oeufs
Local Greens and Eggs

*Canard À L’orange
Various Duck Preparations with Oranges and Foie Gras

*Veau Aux Champignons
Veal Breast and Local Mushrooms

*Semelle Véronique
Dover Sole with Grapes and Cream

*Peach Melba “Par Auguste Escoffier”
Preserved Kentucky Peaches

*Petite Fours

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Aug
27
8:30 PM20:30

Comedy! Trey Galyon and Jeff Blank

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

Tickets $10.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE or pay at the door.

Trey Galyon: Originally from Austin, TX, Trey Galyon started his comedy career after failing out of Texas A & M University Architecture School, and getting fired from most of his 'real' jobs. He quickly became a favorite at the local Austin clubs and began hitting the road up and down the Midwest. He’s been lucky enough to perform with some of the best Comedians of the last decade, including Ron White, Mitch Hedberg, Doug Benson, Greg Giraldo and Joey Diaz. With his underground style, stoner sensibility and quick wit, Trey was called the ‘Anti Hero of Comedy’ by the Austin Chronicle. He's been a part of SiTV's Latino Laugh Festival, the Charleston Comedy Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, NY Underground Comedy Festival and has appeared numerous times on Doug Loves Movies Podcast and Getting Doug With High web series. His album, The Moronic, was released by Rooftop Records in 2014. He now lives in Brooklyn, NY and smokes weed every day. He would love for you to come say ‘high’ after the show!

Jeff Blank: Raised in Tennessee, Jeff began performing in 2006 and rapidly established himself as a strong, unique comic throughout the Southeast.  He has performed at the Scruffy City Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Burning Bridges Comedy Festival, and Rock Bottom Comedy Fest.  Jeff's distinctive style has allowed him to share the stage with Kyle Kinane, Ryan Singer, Baron Vaughn, Nikki Glaser, and Blake Clark to name just a few.  He was voted Top Knoxville Comic in the Knoxville Mercury 2015 Top Knox Readers' Poll and a Runner Up in the Rocky Top Comedy Contest in 2013

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