Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 1, 2018

BOSS Dance Company: Spring Showcase

  • March 1, 2018 — March 3, 2018
  • 8 PM

Category: Dance

At Clarence Brown Theatre

Come see The University of Tennessee's largest student run organization, BOSS Dance Company, as they put on their annual Spring Showcase! This show will have contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, and so much more! Shows will be on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, at 8 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Theatre on the UTK campus, 1714 Andy Holt Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916.

Tickets are $5 for UTK students and $13 for the general public. For any questions regarding tickets or the show, please contact Tickets:

Clayton Center for the Arts: TAO: Drum Heart

Category: Music and Theatre

Part of the Clayton Center for the Arts 2017-2018 season!
TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcase the ancient art of Japanese drumming. While transfixing audiences worldwide, the Clayton Center is excited to welcome them back to North America. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Bijou Theatre: Beth Hart - Fire on the Floor Tour

Category: Music

Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor: a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good”. But let’s not forget the backstory that brought her here...

The Blues Magazine once dubbed Beth Hart “the ultimate female rock star”, and there’s no doubt that her two-decade career is the ultimate thrill-ride. Born in Los Angeles, she released a fistful of hit albums through the ’90s, then reignited in the post-millennium as both a solo artist and the head-turning vocalist for guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck and Slash. “Extraordinary,” wrote The Times of her once-a-generation voice box, while The Guardian praised her “daring, brooding and angry” performances.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Church of the Ascension: Choral Concert: Voces8

  • March 1, 2018
  • 7:30PM

Category: Music

Thursday, March 1, at 7:30PM, the Church of the Ascension presents a choral concert with Voces8. Tickets are $25.

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble's performance ethos.

Church of the Ascension, 800 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-588-0589,

Pilot Light: Dogwood Tales/Saw Black/Tanner Rutherford

  • March 1, 2018
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

Virginia bands Dogwood Tales and Saw Black come to Knoxville Thursday, March 1, at the Pilot Light at 8:00PM and live on the Blue Plate Special at 12 noon.

Dogwood Tales, from Harrisonburg, VA, celebrate their debut album Too Hard To Tell with a tour supported by Saw Black. The Virginia based Americana acts have releases out on Crystal Pistol Records. Saw Black hails from Richmond, VA and released his record Azalea Daysin 2017 and will be following it with Water Tower, out on WarHen/Crystal Pistol in May 2018. Azalea Days received praise from multiple publications and was the most played record of 2017 on WRIR 97.3FM (Indie Radio).

Thursday, March 1st, 8:00PM, at the Pilot Light, 106 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915.

WUOT: Pubs for Public Radio

  • March 1, 2018

Category: Fundraisers

Pubs for Public Radio, March 1. Stay tuned for more information.

Flying Anvil Theatre: Sylvia

  • February 28, 2018 — April 1, 2018

Category: Comedy and Theatre

Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney, is an innovative modern comedy about a marriage and a dog. A rescued mutt becomes a bone of contention between a husband and wife moving in different directions. After a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

The play was an off-Broadway hit, with critics calling it ‘delicious and dizzy’ and ‘howlingly funny.”

Flying Anvil Theatre’s production stars Krisha Brook as Sylvia, with Mitch Moore, Terry Colquitt Bowen and Rollin Prince rounding out the cast. The show is directed by Charlotte Headrick, a UT alumna who recently retired from Oregon State University. “This is a role I’ve been dying to play,” Krisha Brook says. “It’s funny and touching and if you’ve ever loved a dog, you will love this show!”

Sylvia has two previews, Wednesday, Feb 28 (Pay What You Can) and Thursday, March 1. The Opening Night Party on March 2 includes a reception with the cast after the show. Tickets can be purchased online or reserved via telephone. Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309,

Ewing Gallery: 71st Annual Student Art Competition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Details TBA!

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Clarence Brown Theatre: the strangers

Category: Theatre

By: christopher oscar peña

Transcending 20th-century notions of race and culture, peña’s work succeeds in simultaneously touching our hearts, stimulating our minds, and examining our society. Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang

In this CBT-commissioned World Premiere, Cris returns to a place he once used to know, only to find a world he no longer recognizes. As he connects with a new stranger tasked to show him around town, an unexpected spark challenges all of Cris' preconceived notions. the strangers is a modern day reimagining of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, depicting a contemporary American world thrown into chaos.
This production contains adult content and language.

Carousel Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall

  • February 20, 2018 — December 31, 2018

Category: Music

We have a full event calendar that grows by the day!

Monday - Singer/songwriter night (open sign-up)
Tuesday - Open mic night (open sign-up)
Wed through Sun - Various Americana/Folk artists from Knoxville and across the country

The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall located in Bearden, 4705 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Information: 865-851-8650,

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Almost Maine

Category: Theatre

Part of the 2017-18 "Best of Theatre Knoxville Downtown" Season!

By John Cariani. "On a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream."

Almost, Maine is based on the fictional "unorganized" town of the same name in Maine. It is comprised of 9 short vignettes centered around the exploration of love and loss, and what happens to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. As the play is about love, it involves a lot of kissing. Actors should be comfortable with the possibility of being cast in one of those roles.

"A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts."
– The New York Times

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 North Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Exhibition by Alyssa Johnson and Brandon McBath

  • February 11, 2018 — April 5, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception Friday, February 16, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Alyssa Johnson
There is a power in lines on maps, in three feet of fencing full of holes, in a velvet rope or a cement block. In this power, there are also rules. This wall is okay to climb over—that wall is not. You can paint on that wall, but you cannot touch this one. These are rules Johnson wants to define—to climb into, to push until she meets an edge, to make room for one or two or more people. She hopes to set the groundwork for this delineation by isolating the walls she interacts with daily, to draw them out of their repeated normalcy and question their necessity. There are two sides to every stance—therefore, she uses both realism and abstraction. Abolishing dividers leans toward naivety, yet holding all trust in borders rings with paranoia. Her primary hope is that a wide expression of style will allow for an exploration of both ends of the spectrum, prompting us to locate where our own feet stand in relation to either ignorance or distrust.

In December of 2017, Alyssa graduated from the University of Tennessee’s School of Art with a BFA in Studio Art and a psychology minor. Her past work has been featured in Phoenix Literary Magazine and included in group exhibitions in Tennessee; most recently, she has been displaying in New Jersey. While her focus is primarily on painting and drawing, Alyssa is also serving as studio manager to a local potter in Nashville while still maintaining her own practice in her studio at home.

Brandon McBath
McBath digs for treasure -- the images -- then makes the map to it. He compares this to viewing a cluster of clouds: the mind connects it with an image, and then one sees that image in the clouds. He wants viewers to discover hidden images and be observant of his clouds. He makes large-scale scroll-esque drawings that fill the field of vision from up close or afar. Intuitive gestural lines and ink-pours create a unique matrix or “sky.” Then, as he finds images, he reinforces them and makes them more readily available to the viewer.

Brandon McBath graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2016 with a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in drawing and a minor in art history. He was raised in East Tennessee by Tammy McBath, of Tammy’s Fish and Fried Green Tomatoes, and a loving older brother. After his father’s death in 1997, his mother worked hard to support her two children. During this time, Brandon was highly influenced by the art within television, anime, and video games. This later accompanied his faith in Jesus Christ which has shaped his worldview alongside his church family at Beech Grove Baptist Church. He teaches middle school art at Concord Christian School in Farragut.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176,

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