Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Carpetbag Theatre: Dark Cowboys and Prairie Queens

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Category: Theatre

The Carpetbag Theatre presents Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens at Ula Love Carousel Theatre, 1704 Andy Holt, Knoxville, TN 37917
Mar 29-31 at 7 PM, Apr 1 at 4 PM

Dark Cowboys and Prairie Queens is the story of a little known facet of American History. Filled with vivid images, captivating stories and harmonious song, “Cowgirls brings to life seven of the most colorful Black women to emerge from the American West." The play is an imaginative dramatization of the lives of Mary Fields (Black Mary), Biddy Mason (Grandma Mason), sculptress Edmonia Lewis (Little Wildfire), Mary Ellen Pleasant (Mammy Pleasant) of underground railroad fame, and Julia Boulette (fondly remembered as the Queen of Virginia City).

This production is part of an original series that has been funded by the Roy Cockrum Foundation in celebration of our 50th Anniversary in 2019; a foundation which enables theaters to reach beyond their normal scope of activities and undertake ambitious and creative productions.

This play has been presented in many venues throughout its 35 year history, including the New Victory Theater, a Broadway theater. It was featured at the closing of the Free Southern Theatre (1963 - 1985) in New Orleans, Louisiana and the beginning of the first National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dark Cowgirls has roots at the Alternate ROOTS Festival in Atlanta, Georgia and its story still lives in communities from Mississippi to California, and from Massachusetts to Florida. It has been performed for women (at the Women in Theater Festival in Boston and the Foot of the Mountain in Minneapolis) and men (the Black Cowboys of Northern Alabama and Northern California). Dark Cowgirls owes its longevity to the many small stubborn sponsors who believed that it was important to tell stories of empowerment and to celebrate the forgotten lives of Black women.

Carpetbag Theatre at Fourth United Presbyterian Church, 1323 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917. Information & tickets: 865-544-0447, www.carpetbagtheatre.org.

Bijou Theatre: Hot Tuna Acoustic

Category: Music

The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans - millions of them.

To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.

All of those things are correct, and more. For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever.

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

UT School of Music: Jose Zayas Caban; saxophone

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Category: Free event and Music

Guest artist recital; A Tribute to Puerto Rico: José Antonio Zayas Cabán and Casey Rafn perform the music of Feld, Peacocke, Schmitt, Beytelmann, and Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández.

Performance Hall #32, Alumni Memorial Bldg.

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, and the Alumni Memorial Building is located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events

UT School of Music: UT Brass Choir

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Category: Free event and Music

Ensemble concert

Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, and the Alumni Memorial Building is located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events

Haitian Families Benefit

  • March 29, 2018
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fundraisers and Music

Bands: Spooky Ooos and Badd Hatters!!

Silent Auction, 7"x7" works of art for sale, potluck, bring your favorite dish to share! Our friend Blaise is an accomplished artist, drummer and father to a sweet baby girl. He, his mother her 9 other children and their children are living in unsafe, desperate conditions without clean water. All proceeds to help rebuild their home in Jacmel, Haiti.

For more info: Shelley Mangold, smango500@gmail.com
Sponsors: Mighty Mud, White Fox Beads, The Big Camera!, Jerry's Artarama and Architectural Antics

At Mighty Mud, 127 Jennings Ave | 865-595-1900 | mail@mightymud.com | www.mightymud.com

Central Flats & Taps Fundraiser for Ijams Nature Center

Category: Culinary arts and Fundraisers

Kick off spring with an Ijams fundraiser! The fine folks at Central Flats & Taps are hosting an Ijams benefit next Thursday, March 29, from 5-10 p.m. and you're invited! CFT will donate 10% of the proceeds that night to support your favorite nonprofit nature center, so come chill out with the staff, enter to win some great prizes and enjoy some tasty food and brews!

1204 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

NoKno Cinematheque: Midnight Run screening

  • March 29, 2018

Category: Film and Free event

Midnight Run, 1988
Comedy / Action / Crime
An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.
Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Film begins: 7:00 PM
BYOB

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590, info@thecentralcollective.com, www.thecentralcollective.com

Clarence Brown Theatre: Dream of the Burning Boy

Category: Theatre

By: David West Read

"…eloquent, affecting…moving." The New York Times

Since the death of his favorite student, Larry Morrow, a fifty-something high school teacher, has been falling asleep at his desk and dreaming. The student’s sister and his friends find little solace in schoolwork. And the school’s guidance counselor keeps hanging inspirational slogans on the walls to help everyone “process their emotions.” A bittersweet story of finding the way and strength to move on. This production contains mature language and themes.

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

Pellissippi State Community College: Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

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

This annual juried exhibition features student paintings, drawings, sculptures, metalworkings and ceramics.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 10-6:30. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Knoxville Fashion Week

  • March 26, 2018 — March 31, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events

The Kickoff Event – Monday, March 26: 6-8pm Celebrating our Design Community and the Fashion Arts in Knoxville
Sponsored by Gage Models & Talent Agency and Hard Rock Café Pigeon Forge featuring music and runway with local artists and models performing a sneak peek of the weeklong runway events to follow.
Live Music: Cindi Alpert and the Corduroy Jazz Trio
Doors Open: 6pm for Music & Cocktail Hour
Runway: 7pm
Location: The Emporium Center, 100 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Tickets Required

Wednesday, March 28: 6-9pm Emerging Artists Runway
Doors Open: 6pm for Cocktail Hour, Runway: 7pm
Location: Relix, 1208 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
Tickets required

Thursday, March 29 : 6-9pm Celebrating the Art of Hair & Makeup on the Runway
Doors Open: 6pm for Cocktail Hour, Runway: 7pm
Location: Relix, 1208 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917
Tickets required

Friday, March 30 : 6-9pm
Doors Open: 5:30pm for Cocktail Hour, Runway: 6:30pm
Location: Knoxville Marriott, 501 E Hill Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915
Tickets required

The Grand Finale Runway Event – Saturday, March 31
3pm Doors Open, 4pm Children’s Runway Event, 5pm Emerging Model Showcase & Style Runway, 6pm Knox Rocks Runway, 7pm Cocktail Hour, 8pm Grand Finale Couture Runway
Location: Jackson Terminal, 213 Jackson Terminal, Knoxville, TN 37917

Schedule and tickets: https://knoxvillefashionweek.com/schedule-tickets/

McClung Museum: Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, History & heritage and Science & nature

Pick Your Poison examines how mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America.

Featuring over forty medicines, advertisements, historic and popular culture documents and books, video footage, and paraphernalia, the exhibition explores why some drugs remain socially acceptable, while others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics.

These classifications have shifted at different times in history because of social and historical factors, and will continue to change. The exhibition explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs––alcohol, tobacco, opium, cocaine, and marijuana––from medical miracle to social menace.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Heather Hartman: Interior at Tennessee Wesleyan

  • March 22, 2018 — July 31, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

GALLERY HOURS Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM in THE MURIEL S. MAYFIELD GALLERY IN REECE HALL TN Wesleyan Campus, 216 North Jackson Street

Heather Hartman is not a native Tennesseean, but when her family moved to Tennessee, she was deeply impacted by the atmosphere, weather, and constantly changing skies in her new home. Hartman lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee where she is a member of the Vacuum Shop Studios Artist Collaborative. Hartman is an Adjunct Instructor of Art at Carson-Newman University and Walters State Community College.Her work has been featured in various solo and group shows throughout the country, as well as several publications.

https://www.facebook.com/events/310874436106136/

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