Good morning, fellow icicles! It felt a little cooler than normal, shall we say, on the way to work this morning. But since it's always sunny in Knoxville, we'll push through the pain of frozen fingers and get through the day. And, as it so happens, there's some cool stuff going on.
At 9 a.m., the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture opens. We've been mentioning all the new exhibits this month, but don't forget to check out Sally Ham Govan and Bill Cook Jr.'s "Drawn and Carved." The two locals are displaying some sculptures, drawings, and digital art through the end of November. It's always free to go check out the art there, too!
Starting at 11 a.m., the Knoxville Museum of Art will start screening films as part of the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival. That's free to attend, so if you have some time on your lunch hour, head on over. Films will also be screened at the Hardin Valley campus of Pellissippi State Community College. See the complete festival schedule here.
The UT Medical Center is hosting a Healthy Holidays Cooking Class today at noon. It's $20 to attend the class (and you get to eat what you cook), which will be held in the Heart Lung Vascular Institute on the Medical Center's campus. You must register by phone (865-305-6877) or online (HERE).
Tonight at 7 p.m., Knoxville ex-pat Scott Miller will be playing a free show at Maryville College's Clayton Center for the Arts as part of the school's Appalachian Lecture Series. Be there, Scott Miller fans!
The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable's monthly meeting starts at 7 p.m. with a buffet. Members of the roundtable can chow down for $15, and nonmembers for $17. If you just want to attend the lecture, admission is $5.Call (865) 691-9001 to find out who's speaking.
Wrap up the evening at the Well, where Vagabond Philosophy will play at 9 p.m. with Jordan Knight and the Daze. The show's free for the 21+ crowd.