Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tiger Lily Theatre: Auditions! A Night of Shorts

Category: Auditions, Free event and Theatre

Tiger Lily Theatre is thrilled to announce auditions for our annual production of original works: A Night of Shorts. Auditions will take place in the community room of the Emporium Building. To enter, come through the alley or to the side door. Don't worry. We'll put up signs.

Roles are available for all ages and types. Rehearsals begin March 12th and each piece typically rehearses once per week. Performances are April 26th - 29th. Bring any schedule conflicts with you to auditions. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can message us here or email us at

Come audition for 8 different plays all at once and be a part of our favorite tradition!

Sun 2-4 PM, Mon 6-8 PM, at the Emporium Center Annex, 100 S. Gay St

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony


Category: Music

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 Chamber Classics Series, which marks the KSO’s 82nd season and features new Music Director Aram Demirjian.

The Chamber Orchestra will perform the third of the six Brandenburg Concerti by Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by a new work by contemporary composer Christopher Theofanidis entitled “Muse,” and Stravinsky’s Concerto in E-flat known as “Dumbarton Oaks,” both of which were inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti. The program fittingly concludes with Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 known as the “Jupiter” Symphony, the last symphony Mozart ever wrote.

At the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310,

Big Ears presents Julian Lage Trio

Category: Music

Guitar enthusiasts rejoice! We're pleased to announce Big Ears Festival is hosting the groundbreaking Julian Lage Trio for a special evening of music, libations, and tasty hors d'oeuvres as a kind of precursor to this year's Big Ears Festival! Come be mesmerized by the highly revered guitar aficionado and his jazz ensemble, who packs an enormous amount of songcraft into their compact songs without losing any sense of spontaneity or improvisational excitement. This will be a general admission seated event, and seats are limited! Secure your ticket while you can!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Comedian Jo Kay

  • March 4, 2018

Category: Comedy

Don't miss your chance to experience Jo Koy's hilarious "Break the Mold" Tour LIVE in Knoxville on March 4, 2018 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

Jo Koy has come along way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today's vastly growing stand up comedians, Koy sells out comedy clubs in theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy on stage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son that inspires humor across all boundaries. In addition to three Netflix specials, Koy has also appeared on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately as a season regular roundtable guest.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Big Ears Presents: An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio

Category: Music

Big Ears Presents: An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio, Sunday, March 4, 2018, at
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM).
The Mill & Mine
227 W. Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This is a general admission seated event.
Ticket Prices: GA tickets are $20.00 plus fees in advance/$25.00 plus fees day of show.

Tennessee Stage Company: Auditions for Shakespeare On The Square

Category: Auditions, Free event and Theatre

Held on Saturday, March 3, from 1:00 until 3:00 pm, and Sunday, March 4, from 1:00 until 4:00 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street. These auditions are by appointment only and will consist of two contrasting, prepared piece monologues of no more than one minute each. The shows to be performed this summer will be Cymbeline, directed by Ashley Frietag and Henry IV, Part One directed by Greg Congleton. For more information or to make an appointment call us at 865-546-4280 or e-mail at

Art Market Gallery: Works by Pamela Salyer and Hugh Bailey

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Recent works by photographer Pamela Salyer and Hugh Bailey will be on display through the month of March at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the featured artists with complimentary refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m. on March 2 during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk.

Pamela Salyer: Nature inspires my artwork in so many ways, but I find myself continuously intrigued by trees. Whether the subject is a single tree, a group of trees, a knot of branches, or a mass of leaves, my paintings and collages are my attempts to describe and capture the ephemeral beauty that I find outdoors. The results are usually somewhere between direct representation and abstraction, transforming trees into pattern, color, light and texture. I use color and shape to try to communicate some of the mystery and beauty that I see in the shifting moods and landscapes of the natural world: nature can be lush or sparse, sinister or comforting. These aspects may be conveyed in different ways, i.e., through a beautiful color combination, a somewhat surreal image, or in a scene that’s almost in focus but remains slightly out of reach. Regardless, I strive to create something that will hopefully draw the viewer in, and evoke a moment of connection with the natural world.

Hugh Bailey received a B.A. in fine arts from Berea College in Berea, KY in 1956 and a Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics and painting from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1959. He has extensively taught extension courses for the University of Virginia from its Bristol division and filled in for his pottery teacher for one year at Berea College. Bailey worked as a graphic designer for the University of Tennessee beginning in 1960, and retiring in 2001. Bailey divides his time between painting and ceramics and has always been fascinated by animals and this certainly reflects in his art. When he first started doing craft shows he noticed that most of the work was utilitarian and thought that there might be an opportunity for more sculptural work. This has worked out. The first examples were small solid figures mounted on wood blocks, but they eventually developed into wheel thrown shapes assembled into one whole form. A woman at a pottery festival once asked him what his pieces were good for. He replied, “They are dust catchers with a 100% chance to catch dust.”

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-5265,

Bijou Art Gallery: Exhibition by Adam Pernell Deal

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Join us on March 2, 5-9 PM for our second First Friday Art Show EVER in our newly updated gallery space! This month we're excited to be featuring the work of #Knoxville's Adam Pernell Deal!

Adam Pernell Deal is an illustrator and performance artist working in Knoxville's underground art scene. His art is influenced by Albrecht Durer's detailed woodcuts, Austin Spare's esoteric symbolism, and a pleasant childhood spent in the woods and abandoned buildings of rural Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

Adam's illustration work is primarily in ink and watercolor, generated through surrealist automatism. His guided hand reproduces worlds and their inhabitants beyond the veil, whether they may be on the far side of the universe, or as near as the empty lot next door. Adam is currently working on fantasy- based children's literature, gothic rock n' roll, and his biceps. You'll often find him in DIY studio spaces or corner tables of coffee shops. He crafted his technique in the moonlight.

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

The Rose Center: "Ebb & Flow" by Renee Suich

  • March 2, 2018 — March 29, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Opening reception Friday, March 2, 5-7pm free

Early years spent in design were further fostered by time spent working at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Renee Suich now resides in East Tennessee and enjoys experimenting with new media including encaustic work. Different mediums, like encaustic work, allow Suich to explore color and texture in a new way. Every piece becomes a new challenge. For more information, visit

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St., Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330,

HoLa Hora Latina: Exhibition by Gabriela Toledo Anaya

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Join us for the opening exhibition in First Friday, March 2, 5-9 PM

Gallery hours:
Wed & Fri - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Thurs - 11:00am-1:00pm
or by appointment at 865-335-3358

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

Oak Ridge Playhouse: You Can't Take it With You

Category: Theatre

Fri Mar 2, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Mar 3, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun Mar 4, 2018 | 2:00PM
Thu Mar 8, 2018 | 8:00PM
Fri Mar 9, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Mar 10, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun Mar 11, 2018 | 2:00PM

Alice Sycamore wants nothing more than to host a normal family dinner party for her new boyfriend Tony Kirby and his family. But, when the Kirbys show up on the wrong evening the good-hearted, care-free Sycamore family is caught off-guard. It’s quite a shock to the very traditional Kirbys, who attempt to maintain restraint amid the Sycamores and their revolving door of odd-ball guests that include a drunken actress, a toga-clad artists’ model, G-Men, and and a Russian ex-grand duchess. At first the Sycamores may seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Tennessee Theatre: The Wizard of Oz

Category: Dance, Music and Theatre

Part of the 10th Anniversary Season of Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Knoxville! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

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