Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 19th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition

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

Opening Reception & Presentation of Awards: January 25, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition is a juried presentation of artworks created by residents of Sevier County, Tennessee. This year’s juror, Sarah Stanley, Curator at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA, selected 61 works created by 42 artists. The works showcased in this exhibit are a testament to the artistic skill, talent, and creativity of Sevier County residents. Congratulations to all the artists, and to the awardees. For more award information and the full list of participating artists, visit

In the Sandra J. Blain Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Seventy Thirty Creatives: Auditions for Romeo & Juliet/The Merry Wives Of Windsor

  • January 19, 2019 — January 20, 2019

Category: Auditions and Theatre

Saturday at 2 PM – 5 PM
Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915

Seventy Thirty Creatives is holding open auditions for their annual Spring Shakespeare workshops and performances on Saturday, January 19th from 2:00 to 5:00 and Sunday, January 20th from 2:00 to 5:00.

We are seeking a diverse cast of all genders, ages, and experience!

Auditions will be held at the Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915.

Auditions should consist of 2 contrasting monologues, with at least one performed in Shakespearean verse. Headshots and resumes are appreciated but not required. Callbacks may consist of cold readings from the script.

Romeo and Juliet directed by Tyler Gregory will be performed May 10-12 at the Mabry-Hazen House

The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Billy Kyle Roach will be performed May 18-19 at Ijams Nature Center.

Workshops will consist of verse and prose analysis, stage combat, and improvisational comedy with dates and times TBA.

Knoxville Guitar Society: Lawrence Long Young Artists Series

Category: Kids & family and Music

Featuring Sojourner McClure

Sojourner McClure is pursuing a degree in guitar performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, where he studies under the renowned guitarist Julian Gray. Sojourner became interested in guitar at age seven, winning eight awards between 13 and 16, with induction into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame at 15. Serenade for Guitar, his latest CD, features compositions by Lawrence Long.

Tickets are available at the door. Concerts are open to all ages. Ticket prices (unless otherwise noted): $20 adults; Children 12 & under admitted free; Students 12 - 18 $5 General Admission. Seating is general admission. Box office opens 1/2 hour before performance. Free reception immediately following concert.

Concerts take place at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff, Knoxville. Knoxville Guitar Society: 865-694-4108,

The Mill and Mine: The Devil Makes Three

  • January 19, 2019
  • 9:00pm (Doors 8:00pm)

Category: Music

Saturday, January 19, 2019, The Devil Makes Three comes to The Mill and Mine.
9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)
Ages 18+
This is a standing room only venue.

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

The Central Collective: Good Sport Night

  • January 19, 2019
  • 6:00-9:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events

Good Sport Night
Saturday, January 19, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM



Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, glass blowing, a walking tour of North Knoxville, trapeze lessons, an underground arcade, and a miniature horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.

We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Alcohol: BYOB.
Food: Food will not be served.
Dress Code: Long pants, closed toed shoes.
Physical Activity: Medium/low
Good Sport Level: 2/5

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590,,

Historic Ramsey House: Beginning Basket Weaving


Category: Classes & workshops, Fine Crafts and History & heritage

Beginning Basket Weaving with Becky Weaver Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm
People have been creating beautiful baskets for millennia. Come to Historic Ramsey House and let Becky show you the wonder and beauty of hand-crafted baskets. participants will be creating a Small Market Basket of about 6"x10"x4" high. Participants should bring a bagged lunch. Ramsey House will provide beverages. Class fee $45 All supplies included. Reserve online at or call 865-546-0745.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Jubilee Community Arts: Circus No. 9


Category: Music

Progressive Bluegrass

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee's own progressive bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between bluegrass, jazz, and rock. Described as "John Hartford meets John Coltrane," the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, among others. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, Vince Ilagan, and Ben Garnett, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, and at the door. For information: 865-522-5851,

YWCA Race Against Racism

  • January 19, 2019
  • 11:00AM-2:30PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Celebrate diversity with the YWCA during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend!
Saturday, January 19, 11:00AM-2:30PM.

All are welcome at this community event to enjoy inspirational speakers, diversity resource booths, live entertainment, refreshments, and more.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to sign-up to participate in the Race Against Racism, which includes the certified 5K run, 1-mile walk, and our popular Kids Fun Run!

Phyllis Wheatley Center
124 S Cruze St, Knoxville, TN 37915
More information and sign up at

UT Arboretum Society: Monthly Hike

Category: Free event and Science & nature

Did you make a New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise or spend more time outdoors? The UT Arboretum Society can help with both! For the second year, the UT Arboretum Society is now offering a monthly hike on the third Saturday of each month.

The first hike will be Saturday, January 19th. This is a great winter occasion to spend some quality time outdoors and to learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails.

Learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails on this short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours). Hikes will be varied in intensity level, and the route may be changed due to weather conditions or leader’s choice. This hike will be led by a volunteer familiar with the UT Arboretum and the trail system.

Meet at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking. We aim for these hikes to be suitable for all, but the difficulty level of the hike is dependent on individual fitness. Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated at you hike.

This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society and no registration is required.

To learn more about this hike or the UT Arboretum Society, go to For more information on the program, call 865-483-7277.

YWCA Diversity Day Activities

  • January 19, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage and Kids & family

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

Phyllis Wheatley Center
124 S Cruze St
Knoxville, TN 37915

Celebrate diversity with the YWCA during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend!

All are welcome at this free community event to enjoy inspirational speakers, diversity resource booths, live entertainment, refreshments, and more.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to sign-up to participate in the Race Against Racism, which includes the certified 5K run, 1-mile walk, and our popular Kids Fun Run!

Check out our website for all of the information or to register for the Race Against Racism:

Fountain City Art Center: 14th Annual Open Show


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

Featuring works by local artists, judged by Paul Watkins and Tony Caiza.

Presentation of awards, 7 PM, will be made at the opening reception, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, January 18. Friends and family of the artists are encouraged to attend!

Exhibit viewing hours: Hours: Tu & Th 9-5, W & F 10-5, 2nd-4th Sa 10-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Winnie-the-Pooh


Category: Kids & family and Theatre

A play by Kristin Sergel, based on the classic novel by A. A. Milne.

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's fat little bear, who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat a little something. However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When friend Piglet gets roped into Kanga's household and Kanga starts bathing him (with soap!) and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh comes to the rescue! A.A. Milne's wit and special understanding of young people make this one of the most beloved plays for young people.

The play is performed by 13 talented young actors from ages 8 to 16. Alex Montgomery, an 8th grader at Grace Christian Academy, will portray Winne, and Devin Alley, a 6th grader at Sacred Heart plays Christopher Robin.

Casey Sams will direct the production. Casey is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Theatre, and teaches Movement, Acting and Musical Theatre to both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Tennessee. She has served on the faculty at Penn State, Interlochen Arts Camp, The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, and The Governor’s School for the Arts in Virginia.

Performances are typically Thursday-Sunday, and tickets are $12 per Adult, $10 per child. Reservations are strongly recommended. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more by making advance reservations by phone. Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

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