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VOL. 41 | NO. 45 | Friday, November 10, 2017

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Executive of the Year. The annual award, previously called CFO of the Year and now called Financial Executive of the Year, recognizes contributions to company growth, leadership and community involvement by top financial executives in the Knoxville area. The awards are presented by The Knoxville Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Greater Knoxville Business Journal. Honorees are selected in three categories in 2017: large, medium and small business. Bios of each honoree will be featured in the November Greater Knoxville Business Journal. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. $50 person; $400, table of 10. Holiday Inn Downtown World’s Fair Park, 525 Henley St., Knoxville. Information: www.eventbrite.com

THURSDAY, NOV. 16

Cork Savvy

The benefit for the Knoxville Area Urban League Young Professionals begins at 6 p.m. with a wine tasting, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The event also includes silent and live auctions and remarks from a Dr. Walter Hardy scholarship recipient. The 2017 theme is “Investing in Young Leaders,” which embodies the commitment to provide opportunities for college students and early career professionals. Proceeds benefit the Knoxville Area Urban League’s minority scholarship program and young professional development series. $75 per person. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 950 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville. Information: www.thekaul.org/about/young-professionals

Masterworks Series

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform a powerful concert of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Overture-Fantasy from Romeo & Juliet. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Knoxville. Information: www.knoxvillesymphony.com/event/271/beethoven-violin-concerto

FRIDAY, Nov. 17

WDVX 20th Anniversary

The station will celebrate its 20th anniversary with musical performances and a look back at the station’s last 20 years. The event features artists spanning the Americana spectrum. A WDVX personality will introduce each segment, and a special set will focus on East Tennessee artists, hosted by Cruz Contreras and Sam Quinn of The Black Lillies. Also, Phil Leadbetter, a two-time International Bluegrass Music Association winner, has assembled bluegrass performers for a special show. Additional artists and headliners will be announced. 7:30-10 p.m. Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information: www.wdvx.com/event/wdvx-20th-anniversary-celebration/

Impact Awards

The Young Professionals of Knoxville 5th Annual awards will honor local businesses that empower and promote young professionals in the categories of small, medium and large business and nonprofit, along with Outstanding Young Professionals and Mentor of the Year awards. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by new member introductions and awards program at 7:30 p.m., and dessert and dancing at 8 p.m. Each member of YPK gets one free ticket. $40. The Foundry on the Fair Site, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information: www.ypknox.com/impact-awards/

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

UT football

Vols vs. LSU. Noon. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way. Information: www.utsports.com

Historic Westwood House Concert

A house concert, limited to 75 guests, featuring Cruze Contreras and Sam Quinn of The Black Lillies. The event also includes a cocktail supper and beverages. $75. Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information: www.knoxheritage.org/uncategorized/in-the-artist-studio-house-concert-with-cruz-contreras-and-sam-quinn/

TUESDAY, NOV. 21

Fantasy of Trees Preview Party

The event kicks off the start of the popular holiday tradition that turns the Knoxville Convention Center into a Christmas wonderland. The party will feature entertainment, dancing, carousel rides, silent auction (7-9 p.m.), holiday foods and cash bar. Guests can view the trees and holiday decorations and decide on purchases. Attire is festive holiday wear. The Festival of Trees event runs from Nov. 22-26. $75. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St. Knoxville. Information: www.fantasyoftrees.org/events.aspx

FRIDAY, Nov. 24

A Christmas Carol

Clarence Brown Theatre presents this annual holiday class with traditional carols, stunning costumes, gorgeous set and memorable characters. 7:30-10 p.m. Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave., Knoxville. Information: www.clarencebrowntheatre.com/plays/a-christmas-carol-4

SATURDAY, NOV. 25

UT football

Vols vs. Vanderbilt. Time: TBA. Neyland Stadium, 1235 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville. Information: www.utsports.com