Calendar of Events
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Oak Ridge Playhouse: 5 Chinese Brothers
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 2:00PM
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 5:00PM
Sun Sep 23, 2018 | 2:00PM
Many hundreds of years ago, in a land far away, there lived five brothers who, despite looking exactly alike, were each different in his own extraordinary way. One fateful day, when tragedy strikes, one brother finds himself accused of a horrible crime. In order to defend him, his brothers each use ingenuity and their individual talents to help save him. The beloved children’s tale of courage and resourcefulness is faithfully brought to life in this imaginative and stylized adaptation.
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Free Admission at Participating Museums
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
Area participants include:
Museum of East Tennessee History
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)
McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Museum of Appalachia
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EST)
Crockett Tavern Museum, Morristown, TN
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Harrogate, TN
Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Celebrating 50 Years of AUSTIN & EAST
Entertainment featuring The Funk Stones & DJ-J3 Entertainment, catering by Wyatt's Classic Caterers.
The AE 50th Anniversary Alumni Committee & Beck Cultural Exchange Center present a Special Pre-Homecoming Celebration - a night of dinner and dancing for all AE Alumni & Guests!
Tickets $35, limited seating, dress to impress
Beck Cultural Exchange Center: 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Tickets/Information: 865-524-8461, www.beckcenter.net
The Birdhouse: A Bigol'dang Mish-Mash Extravaganza
Graveflower Presents: A BIGOL'DANG MISH-MASH EXTRAVAGANZA.
Featuring Performances By:
Napalm Cheetah (Psyche Rock/Alternative)
ROSHI (Hip Hop/R&B)
Rossdafareye (Appalachian Space Funk)
Red Zephyr (Psyche Rock)
Bassus (Psyche Rock)
Michael Green (Opening Acoustic Performance)
Interdimensional Travel and Visuals by: Window Light
18+ • $5 • BYOB
Knoxville Children's Theatre: 101 Dalmations: The Musical Jr.
Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Clayton Foundation, will present 16 live performances of “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids,” a new adaptation of the classic Disney film for children and families. The play contains all the wonderful songs from the hilarious film.
The live stage musical will be performed September 21 through October 7:
Fri., September 21 at 7 PM, Sat., September 22 at 1 PM & 5 PM,
Sun., September 23 at 3 PM & 7 PM
Thurs., September 27 at 7 PM, Fri., September 28 at 7 PM, Sat., September 29
at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., September 30 at 3 PM & 7 PM
Thurs., October 4 at 7 PM, Fri., October 5 at 7 PM,
Sat., October 6 at 1 PM & 5 PM, Sun., October 7 at 3 PM & 7 PM
Based on the classic animated film, Roger and Anita live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita. But the villainous Cruella de Vil, plots to steal the dogs from the happy couple. The Dalmatians must rally all the dogs of London for a daring puppy rescue from Cruella and her hilarious bumbling henchmen.
The play is performed by 21 talented young actors, from ages 6 to 16.
TICKETS are $12 per Adult, $10 per child. Reservations are strongly recommended. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. To obtain a group rate, reservations must be placed by telephone. Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Knox County Public Library: Imagination Library Week
Mark your calendars!
September 16-22, 2018. Celebrate Imagination Library all week long at the Knox County Public Library with special story time at your local library branch! Participating story times will be listed at www.knoxlib.org/ilweek
Knox County Public Library: 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8750, www.knoxlib.org
Imagination Library Week!
Hosted by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County and Knox County Public Library
Join us for a state-wide celebration of the Imagination Library Program in Tennessee. Our celebration will include special Imagination Library themed story times at your local Knox County Public Library branch. Visit www.knoxlib.org/ilweek for more details or to view the schedule. https://www.knoxlib.org/calendar-programs/programs-and-partnerships/imagination-library/imagination-library-week
What better way to celebrate Imagination Library than by reading together! :)
East Tennessee Historical Society: A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25
A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25 a new feature exhibition at the Museum of East Tennessee History
The public opening of the exhibition begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14, with light refreshments and ribbon cutting and remarks at 5:15.
When the Museum of East Tennessee History opened in 1993, it fulfilled a shared vision to preserve and interpret the region’s rich history for the benefit of all, a vision first articulated a century and a half earlier. On May 5, 1834, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey addressed a group of a historically-minded citizens gathered for the first annual meeting of the East Tennessee Historical and Antiquarian Society. Concerned that many of the participants in Tennessee’s early history were passing away and with them their memories, Ramsey issued a call to action: “Let us hasten to redeem the time that is lost.”
Today, 184 years later, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey’s plea to save Tennessee’s past continues to reverberate in the galleries of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s museum, a permanent home for our region’s cherished stories, traditions, and artifacts. The East Tennessee Historical Society actively began collecting artifacts and producing award-winning interpretive exhibits in 1993, which has now grown to more than 16,000 artifacts housed within the East Tennessee History Center. In this special exhibition, ETHS is excited to highlight East Tennessee’s unique history through a variety of artifacts, with at least one exhibited item from each year of ETHS’s active 25 years of collections, most of which are rarely or never on display.
The exhibition includes more than twenty-five artifacts and numerous photographs and illustrations representative of East Tennessee’s unique history. Some of the items include an 1883 Springfield penny-farthing, the first apparatus to be called a “bicycle”; an 1822 artificial hand that belonged to a teacher from Union County; a silver coffee and tea service from the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad presented to Superintendent James Baker Hoxsie upon his retirement in 1866; a coverlet woven by one of the famed Walker sisters of Greenbrier; a shirt stating “Healing in the name of Jesus. Take up serpents, Acts 2:38” worn during religious services practicing snake handling in Cocke County; an 1817 bead necklace belonging to Eliza Sevier, the wife of Templin Ross and the granddaughter of both John Sevier and Cherokee Chief Oconostota; a 1907 baseball uniform from a coal town’s team in Marion County; and the distinctive backdrop and wall clock from WBIR-TV variety program "The Cas Walker Farm & Home Show." The exhibit also features a brilliant display of East Tennessee furniture, textiles, folk art, instruments, and vintage toys.
Also on display are more than two dozen featured artifacts from the Tennessee State Museum. A new Tennessee State Museum will open on the grounds of the Bicentennial Capital Mall in Nashville on October 4. ETHS is honored to display select East Tennessee artifacts from their collection, highlighting the programmatic ties between the two institution as well as the museums’ shared mission to preserve Tennessee’s rich history. Selected items include a 1792 map of the State of Franklin, an 1831 copy of the Cherokee Phoenix & Indians Advocate newspaper, and a 19th century flintlock muzzle loading rifle made by Baxter Bean of Washington County.
East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org
Knox County Public Library: Friends Books Sales
Farragut & Powell Branch Libraries
Join the Friends of the Knox County Public Library for branch book sales, September 14 - 16 at Farragut Branch Library and September 21 - 22 at Powell Branch Library. Find your favorite books and more, with all proceeds benefiting the Knox County Public Library.
Democracy and the Informed Citizen
Join Knox County Public Library and Humanities Tennessee for an informative series to include trivia, voter registration, presentations, a panel discussion, and a film screening. All events are free and open to the public. For more info and the full schedule visit our webpage.
• Constitution Day Trivia
• Electoral Anomalies with Jack Neely
• Why Aren't You Voting? An Interactive Conversation
• Does Every Vote Count? Voter Rights & the Disenfranchised
• Hacked. How Safe Are Our Elections? Mechanics of Voting
• Democracy & the Free Press Panel Discussion
• Money & Politics: The Complicated Truth of Peddled Influence
• Globalization, 'Globalism' and the rise of nationalism in Europe and North America
• Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
• When Democracy Worked: Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Choose Civility: How to Talk Politics & Still Be Friends
HoLa Hora Latina: Frutos Latinos
A unique exhibition by HoLa Hora Latina member artists celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - one exhibition, two venues!
Opening Fri Sep 7, 5-9 PM at the Emporium
Then, on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art from Sep 19 - Oct 15 in the Kramer Education Center. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org
Art Market Gallery: Work by George Rothery and Gordon Fowler
Recent works by painter George Rothery and woodturner Gordon Fowler will be featured throughout September at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the artists, including complimentary refreshments and live music by The Accidentals, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on September 7th, during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. The show will feature George’s marine-themed acrylic paintings, and Gordon’s wooden bowls, platters and hollow forms.
George Rothery: THE ARTIST AND NOW A WRITER—George Rothery is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a major in Marketing. After serving in the US Air Force, discharged with the rank of Captain, George became professionally involved with art when he opened galleries in Knoxville, Tennessee that became art exhibition centers for the surrounding area for the next 22 years.
After another career in manufacturer representation (Rothery Associates), George became a professional maritime artist. He picked up brush and canvas to create oils and acrylics reminiscent of the sailing and boating he loved growing up on the New Jersey shore, and later on the South Carolina coast. His paintings are in private and corporate collections from Massachusetts to Florida and from the Carolinas to Texas. He has been in many national juried shows, and his work has appeared in: American Artist, The Complete Painters Handbook, Workshop, Life on the Water, Homes and Living, and a number of newspaper articles.
Gordon Fowler: I make bowls, platters, and hollow forms from wood using a woodturning lathe. I find the wood on roadsides or friends tell me about a tree they cut down. I get a kick out of “recycling” these logs that would otherwise go to a landfill or a fireplace. Most of my work is twice-turned. That means I cut the logs with a chainsaw, rough turn it, let it dry for at least six months, then turn it again to its final thickness. Making round things is inherent to the lathe, and I’m inspired by the symbolism and symmetry of circles. I’m influenced by texture, patterns, and contrasts found in nature. I strive to create pleasing forms combined with exquisite grain patterns.
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, www.artmarketgallery.net