The Central Collective

Better Together

 

Jan
22
5:00 pm17:00

Good Sport Night

Cost: $30

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: Whatever is comfortable.

Physical Activity: Moderate

Good Sport Level: 2/5

Jan
28
3:00 pm15:00

Henna and Chai Night

Cost is $25. 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.

Feb
1
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 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. 

MENU:

Assortment of salt rising toasts || mountain trout and spruce needle mousse || fresh pimento of TN artisan cheeses || pickled winter roots  

Roasted beet and purple potato borscht || chicory root cultured cream  

Salad of seasonal greens, late season apples and roasted woodland mushrooms || WV white nectarine vinaigrette || salt cured duck egg || heirloom blue corn tuile

Buttermilk battered lamb sausage albondiga (Spanish style meatball) || salsa verde with preserved peppers and wild mint || fermented apple slaw

Smoked TN pheasant, butterbean and green tomato pot pie || ramp and morel biscuit crust

Pastured pork porchetta with cushaw-sage gravy || wild WV cranberry mostarda ||  bourbon braised collards

Heirloom Bloody Butcher cornbread and black walnut pudding || preserved WV peach puree with TN sorghum syrup || shag bark hickory gelato  

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. 

Feb
6
Feb 27

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
9
6:00 pm18:00

Meet and Make: Valentines

Make and Meet is a monthly event for "creative puttering." It's informal and there are no instructors, but we'll have plenty of supplies on hand for whatever we're making each month.  Bring your pals and partners and a beverage of choice. We'll make cool things and meet cool people.

This month, we're making valentines- we'll have some ideas (like the button Valentines above), but we'll have a boatload of supplies so you can create whatever you please.

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

 

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
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
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
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
22
6:30 pm18:30

Hands-On Cheesemaking Workshop: Burrata

Class cost is $37. Reserve your spot here. 

Call it the “perfect cheese” and “the stuff cheese dreams are made of” or “the rich, voluptuous cousin of mozzarella,” burrata cheese is the luxury you can learn to make.

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Just imagine a skin of mozzarella wrapped around a lush core of cheese curds and fresh cream to form a soft, pliable ball. Slice into it and all the goods spill out, ready to make everything fabulous. Add it to pastas or salads. Drizzle the creamy inside with olive oil, sprinkle with flakey salt, and serve alongside tomatoes, grilled bread, or roasted vegetables.  Put it with toast and fresh fruit for breakfast, stir it into salsa for a quickly silky sauce, or serve it Mario Batali-style with cured meats.

We’ll be building on our easy-peasy homemade mozzarella* and creating delicious pillows of creamy delight than can elevate both sweet and savory dishes—that is if you can ever get past spreading it warm on crusty bread. 

Participants will be stretching the curd and shaping their burrata to take home.  BYOB (and of course feel free to bring wine).

(* If you missed the hands-on mozzarella class, not to worry. Jump in here and then go sign up for our next mozzarella session, coming March 7, 2017. Please email Ms. Moffatt with questions:  eileen.moffatt@gmail.com)

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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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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
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
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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Website

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. 

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. 

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. 


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!

Dec
10
12:30 pm12:30

Dogwood Arts Studio Tour

When it comes to art, the creative process can be just as interesting as the finished product.  Dogwood Art DeTour provides an intimate look into local artist's working studios.

The Central Collective is a mixed-use creative space that houses Dale's Fried Pies and Shawn Poynter Photography in addition to coordinating creative collaborations including First Friday exhibitions, community workshops, yoga classes, pop-up dinners, private events, and pretty much anything anyone can dream up.

We are a unique stop along this tour, demonstrating that visual arts can work in concert with myriad other creative endeavors.  Stop by the space to grab some of Dale's Fried Pies and get your picture taken in our portrait studio.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dec
7
7:00 pm19:00

NoKnoCinematheque Presents: Serendipity

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

Serendipity

  • 2001
  • 90 min
  • Comedy / Romance
  • PG-13 (Language)
  • A love-at-first-sight romantic comedy that revolves around fate, destiny, and chance.
  • John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Molly Shannon, Eugene Levy
Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

Halitide: First Friday with Chris Spurgin and Joshua Shorey

Halitide is an immersive, time-based multimedia installation that interrogates perceptions of time, material, and the human intellect. Using sound, kinetic sculpture, and projection, the installation seeks to expose flaws in these perceptions, and calls forth an alternative presence in the absence of understanding.

Chris Spurgin and Joshua Shorey are MFA candidates at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  

Nov
29
7:00 pm19:00

NoKnoCinematheque Presents: Dutch

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

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Dutch

  • 1991
  • 107 min
  • Comedy / Drama
  • PG-13 (Language / Brief Nudity)
  • To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school - only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.
  • Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald
Nov
22
5:30 pm17:30

Turkey Trot Yoga

Cost: $12 for 1 hour class.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

Make room for thankfulness and turkey with Yogini is a Dancer's Turkey Trot Yoga! This will be a fun, fast paced, Vinyasa style class that will help you to make room for gratitude and that extra slice of pie. Turkey Trot yoga is accessible for all levels of practice as modifications will be shown and yoga props will be available. Space is limited to 10.

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 her website or follow her on Facebook at Yogini is a Dancer.

Nov
19
7:30 pm19:30

Big Yellow Taxi: A Night of Americana Music

Pre-sale tickets are $6 (purchase them here) // $8 day of

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

"Big Yellow Taxi" is an homage to Joni Mitchell. Each artist will perform one song from Joni that speaks to them and a short set of their original music. 

Adeem the Artist, Luke Brogden of Southern Cities, Daje Morris, and Nashville-based Kiely Schlesinger will all be performing their unique variety of folk music.

$1 of every ticket sale goes to the Sioux Tribe at Standing Rock and there will be baked goods available for purchase as well. 100% proceeds from baked sale go to Standing Rock.

Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

Good Sport Night

Cost: $20

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, and underground arcade, and a fundraiser complete with miniature equine animals. 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: Come hungry!  Vegetarian and carnivore options available.  Feel free to email to ask about other dietary restrictions.

Dress Code: Whatever you like

Physical Activity: Nope!

Good Sport Level: 1/5

Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

Moonrise Restorative Yoga

Cost: $15 for 1.5 hour class.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

Everyone knows that the Full Moon is a time when energy is at it's highest and everyone seems to be acting "crazy". But did you know that the Full Moon is the perfect time to go within, release the negative energy inside and start over with a clean slate? The moon also brings about a sense of peacefulness and nurturing which pairs well with Restorative Yoga. In Moonrise Restorative Yoga we will practice on the deck of the Central Collective surrounded by candlelight and the moonrise. Each pose will be fully supported by the props which will ensure complete relaxation and nurturing. We will end class with a Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) style meditation where we will use the Full Moon as a guide to help us take our intentions to the next level and release what is holding us back from making our intention truly manifested. If the weather is too cold or rainy we will move the practice indoors. Space is limited to six.

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 her website or follow her on Facebook at Yogini is a Dancer.

Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

Belluno Dinner with Brian Balest and Matt Mowrer

Cost is $55. Purchase your tickets here.

On November 13, Brian Balest (owner of the Northshore Brasserie) and Matt Mowrer will present their second pop-up dinner at Central Collective.  Join these good friends as they prepare a seven-course dinner with their innovative take on the traditional cuisine of Italy’s Veneto mountain region.   The menu will include handmade pastas and breads, autumnal produce, homemade cheese, preserved vegetables, and a variety of meats.  Dinner is BYOB.

Nov
7
6:30 pm18:30

Simply Food Healthy Cooking and Eating Workshop

Class Cost is $25.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

The world of healthy eating is complicated.  Who has time to figure it all out?  

Join nutrition coaching masters, Katie and Robin, for an evening of fun, food, laughter and simple strategies to balance real life challenges and healthy eating.  Sample tasty food and create meal starters to take home.

No matter where you are starting - you CAN make positive, significant, sustainable changes... one small step at a time.

Join us for a well-seasoned hands-on evening.  Experience Simply Food.

What's on deck?

  • guidelines for healthy meals
  • time/budget friendly recipes
  • easy-to-make, delicious food
  • action plans to fit your schedule

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Robin Miller has been a long time nutrition and fitness nerd.  Her years of influencing dental health and love of running transformed into coaching athletes with Fleet Feet and Knoxville Endurance.  Today she helps others gain and maintain active longevity through nutrition and movement.

Katie Dotson serves as a local nutrition and strength coach inspiring people to become their healthiest, fittest and best self.  She helps her clients put aside restrictive diets and fitness punish sessions by teaching simple habits for long-term mental and physical health.

 

Nov
5
3:00 pm15:00

Leading Change Through Disruptive Innovation: A Workshop with Siobhan McAuley

Class cost is $50.  Reserve your spot here.

Communicate your message, build your tribe & monetize it as you go.

You want to make a living doing the work you love while stretching yourself creatively, so you’ve got to find a way to get your message to the people that want, what you have to offer.

The problem, is that you don't think of yourself as a marketer. You love being your own boss or leading an organization but you HATE having to sell your ideas, products & services to others.

 

Join Siobhan McAuley for this gathering designed for artists, leaders and creative entrepreneurs who feel called to grow beyond their comfort zone so they can step into a new level of leadership in their industry or community - and get their work into the hands of the people that want it.

Through peer-based learning and experiential exercises you’ll learn:

  • how to price your work so it sells
  • how to package it so you’re selling the value of a result, instead of your time
  • how to position your work to attract the people that want to ‘pay to play’ in your tribe
  • and how to communicate the value of the result they receive when they choose to be a part of what you’re creating

 

Siobhan McAuley is a pioneer in the emerging field of modern-day spirituality and entrepreneurship. As CEO/founder of Stirring the Soul Consulting, Inc., she guides a growing community of women through a new economic paradigm to change the way we live, work, and relate to ourselves and each other.

Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

Solitude/Paper: First Friday with Michael Giles

Michael Giles' new works on paper are an exploration of abstraction and an attempt at fostering new meanings. The images are founded upon the patterns and the spaces observed by the artist in the text of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. The hope is that a new understanding can be found at the intersection of text, colors, lines, and layers of materiality.

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Michael Giles is a Venezuelan-American artist working primarily in painting and drawing. He has exhibited internationally, and currently lives and works in Knoxville, TN. Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, he was raised in Baltimore, OH. He studied as part of the Reciprocal Exchange Program at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia, 1996) and received a BFA from the Ohio State University in 2000, and a MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.

Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Frailty

  • Doors open: 7:30 PM
  • Film begins: 8:00 PM
  • Free and open to the public!
  • BYOB
  • Weather permitting, we will be showing this outside!

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Frailty

2001

100 min

Drama / Crime / Thriller

R (Language, Violence)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."

Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe

Oct
26
7:30 pm19:30

NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Dutch

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

Dutch

  • 1991
  • 107 min
  • Comedy / Drama
  • PG-13 (Language / Brief Nudity)
  • To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school - only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.
  • Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald
Oct
21
6:00 pm18:00

A Closed-Mouth Canticle, à baratear

An Art Exhibit by UT Artist Rubens Ghenov and his students

The work of Rubens Ghenov lies at the intersection of fact and fiction where painting, storytelling and sound comprise the preponderance of his work. Both their vernacular and potential inexorably constitute the architecture of his praxis. As an immigrant turned naturalized citizen, Ghenov has become accustomed in localizing the past and the present in this precarious juncture where fact coupled with memory compose fiction. 
Within this nebulous triad, the work takes its form attempting to procure a form of poetry where all interests collide, conflate and concoct a work where the familiar assimilates and deliquesces into the abstract, and vice versa. A metabolism where fact slowly coalesces with or into fiction and the latter disassembles itself in verisimilitude and the invented. The vocabulary of self portraiture, still life and abstraction amalgamate, although remaining somewhat undissolved in the work to form another type of idiom, a kind of broken bilingual language.