Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 2, 2019

UT Downtown Gallery: South African Bill of Rights Portfolio

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

Opening: Fri Feb 1, 5-9 PM - free and open to the public

The South African Bill of Rights was born out of a long struggle against racial segregation and human rights violations. Until the first democratic election in 1994, the majority of South Africans had been excluded from participating in the political process. Talks in the early 1990s between political prisoner Nelson Mandela and then South African leader F.W. DeKlerk ultimately led to free elections and a new government which aimed to respect the rights of all its citizens.

Images of Human Rights features fine art prints, created by artists representing the nine provinces of South Africa and hand printed by master printmaker Jan Jordaan. The print portfolio was conceived of and released in 1996 by the Images of Human Rights Portfolio Committee, in commemoration of the newly post-Apartheid nation’s Bill of Rights. Funds generated from the sale of portfolios are deposited in the Artists for Human Rights Trust account and are used by Amnesty International and other organizations for human rights education programs for the young people of South Africa.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: W-F 11-6, Sa 10-3. Information: 865-673-0802, or

Broadway Studios and Gallery: The Girls Next Door

  • February 1, 2019 — February 23, 2019

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

A collaborative art show by the staff of Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, featuring Kelly Sullivan, Heather Hartman Folks, Amanda Humphreys, and Sara Douglas

The opening reception is Friday, February 1 from 5- 9 pm

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sat, 10-6, by appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676,

Southern Belles Closet - 2019 Seasonal Pop-Up Consignment Event

  • February 1, 2019 — February 23, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

This is a Seasonal Consignment Event where gals sell their gowns. Specializing in wedding gowns, prom and pageant dresses, and formal attire. Not to mention flower girl and mother of the bride outfits. New this season – 1980s/vintage wear and cruise wear. On location seamstress services available to make almost any dress “the one”. Popular designer/name brands, many new with tags.

At 146 N. Forest Park Blvd., Knoxville 37919 (Between Earth Fare and Ace Hardware in Bearden)

When: Friday, Saturdays and Sundays
Hours: noon-7 p.m. Fridays Feb 1, 8, 15;
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 2, 9, 16;
1-5 p.m. Sundays Feb. 3, 10, 17. Also open noon-6 p.m. Feb. 18 (Student holiday)

Half-price days: noon-7 p.m. Fri. Feb. 22 and 11-4 p.m. Sat. Feb. 23

Unsold dresses are usually donated to a local charity.

More:, 865-909-7465,

Tennessee Theatre: Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Category: Dance, Music and Theatre

Part of the 11th Anniversary Season of Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award – winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It’s Possible and Ten Minutes Ago, in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

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

Dogwood Arts: House & Garden Show

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Kids & family

For over forty years the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the evolution of trends in home improvement, landscape design, décor, and more. This year, a full lineup of entertainment and activities for the entire family add a whole new dimension to the show.

On the How-To Stage presented by Discovery, experts from HGTV and DIY Network will share their favorite tips for home improvement, interior design and gardening. Host of HGTV’s Dream Home 2018 and star of DIY Network’s Big Beach Builds , Marnie Oursler , will present on fast, easy, and inexpensive ways to boost home value. Jennie Andrews , video producer, stylist, and ‘DIYer’ at will share “A Messy Girl’s Guide to a Decluttered Home.”

Artisan Chef Jeff Ross will present " Eating Between the Rows " on the Dine & Design Stage presented by Patterson’s Appliances. With over a decade of experience in the gardens at Blackberry Farm, Jeff will share his unique approach to garden to table dining. A&B Distributors will also be there to showcase the best of East Tennessee cuisine--from Benton’s bacon and local cheeses to grits in all their glory.

In Creation Station, East Tennessee PBS will be hosting meet and greets with Daniel Tiger and Bob the Builder throughout the weekend. Kids 12 and under receive free admission to the Show and can enjoy a space with fun crafts and entertainment just for them.

A full schedule of events and entertainment is available at

The 2019 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show will be at the Knoxville Convention Center Friday, February 1 st through Sunday, February 3 rd . The show hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Tickets are: $10.00 for adults, $8.00 Seniors 65+/Military, and FREE for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at in advance. To receive a $1.00 discount on tickets, purchase your tickets in person at any ORNL Federal Credit Union location. For more information, visit or call (865)637-4561.

Traditional Irish Arts of Knoxville: 11th Annual Tune Junkie Weekend

  • February 1, 2019 — February 3, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Music

Tune Junkie Weekend is a lively celebration of Irish traditional music, dance and culture, and is open to musicians and music-lovers of all ages and levels. Festivities include dance and music workshops, storytelling, tasty regional food & drink, sessions and a concert highlighting Scottish and Irish musicians from all over the southeast. Most importantly, it’s an annual gathering of friends, old and new, and a wonderful opportunity to connect, re-connect, play tunes, and enjoy being part of a regional community of Irish and Scottish traditional musicians.

Tune Junkie Weekend is sponsored annually by local organizations and businesses, and hosted at High Places Community Church at the Historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and at Boyd’s Jig and Reel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Tune Junkie Weekend 2019
Registration ($30 per workshop or $40 for a weekend pass)

Concert Details & Tickets (Saturday, February 2nd at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm, $15 per ticket, children under 6 are free)

Event Schedule (Friday, February 1st at 7pm through Sunday, February 3rd at 4pm)

Potluck, Ceili & Welcome Session (starts 6:30pm Friday, February 1st)

Workshops (Check in starts 11am Saturday, February 2nd, classes start at noon and end at 1:45pm)

Tune Junkie Weekend was originally started by Chad Beauchaine, Keith Carr and Jason Herrera, and began as a “Halfway to Swannanoa” weekend, Swannanoa being the Swannanoa Gathering’s Celtic Week in Black Mountain, NC. Every year in July, traditional musicians from across the world gather during Celtic Week to immerse themselves in the music of the Celtic nations, spend time with musical heroes and play tunes long into the wee hours. One year Chad and Keith decided they didn’t want to wait a whole year to gather again, so with the help of Jason, they organized the first Tune Junkie Weekend in February of 2009 to mark the halfway to the next Swannanoa Gathering. It was so much fun that it has become a tradition and subsequent Tune Junkie Weekends are now organized by Traditional Irish Arts of Knoxville.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

  • February 1, 2019 — February 2, 2019

Category: Film, Kids & family and Music

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, featuring the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Based on the third installment of J.k. Rowling's classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. Get ready to encounter a Dementor, ride the Knight Bus and discover just who Sirius Black really is.

February 1 and 2, 2019 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Manuscript Workshop

  • February 1, 2019 — February 2, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, History & heritage and Literature & readings

2019 Manuscript Workshop: "Bits & Pieces", hosted by The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and University of Tennessee Department of English

The fourteenth annual Marco Manuscript Workshop will take place Friday and Saturday, February 1-2, 2019, In the Great Room of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, International House (1623 Melrose Ave.).

This year’s workshop explores the theme “Bits and Pieces.” Some manuscripts have survived the centuries bright, pristine, majestic, and complete; most have suffered at least some minor damage or loss; some manuscripts, however, seem no more than ragged scraps. They lack beginnings, or endings, or middles; they tantalize with their incompleteness. These fragments still have much to tell us, though they might make us work to learn it. The reader of manuscript fragments faces a broad array of problems – how to extrapolate missing text, how to fill the gaps in a page or a text, how to read a faded and worn leaf, how to combine separated fragments into a whole, how to represent the fragment in a modern edition in a way that renders it legible while still acknowledging its brokenness. Some fragments are already repaired, either bound into florilegia, rewritten by a well-meaning early reader, or patched and glued and restored in ways that sometimes obscure as much as they preserve; in such cases the modern reader may have to deconstruct an earlier reader’s traces before reconstructing the original text.

2019 Workshop Speakers:
-Scott Bevill, University of South Florida
-Jill Clements, U of Alabama
-Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America
-Karen Desmond, Brandeis University
-William Duba, Institut des Etudes Médiévales, Université de Fribourg
-Thomas Johnson, Princeton University
-Synnøve Myking, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, Paris
- Chelsea Silva, University of California Riverside

The workshop is open at no cost to anyone interested in sharing a lively weekend of discussion and ideas about manuscript studies. Further details are available at

Waynestock IX

  • February 1, 2019 — February 2, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

At Relix, 1208 N Central St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

To borrow a quote from The A-Team, we love it when a plan comes together. It's time once again for the local scene's biggest annual love-fest, scheduled for Feb. 1 and 2 at Relix, where we've held it every year since its inception! Born out of tragedy, Waynestock began as a way to lift the spirits and help out the family of former News Sentinel music writer Wayne Bledsoe, who lost his son unexpectedly in December 2010. His friends couldn't abide simple condolences, however, and we put together a festival in his son's memory.

In the years since, Waynestock: For the Love of Drew has grown into something greater than the sum of its parts. Tragedy has given way to celebration, and while the spirit of community is still as strong as it ever was, the festival is now a showcase of some of the coolest, most talented acts in the local scene. The schedule will be posted at a later time, but for now, we're proud to announce the performers for Waynestock IX — benefiting Knoxville Community Radio- The People's Radio Station — are:

• Mike Baggetta
• Heavy Halves
• Daje Morris
• Evil Twin
• Jay Clark
• Good Guy Collective presents: Art of the Flow
• Gag Me
• the Barstool Romeos
• Appalachian Surf Team
• and the finale, which is always a stone-cold guaranteed musical mind expansion.

Admission is only $5 per night, the raffle will return and there are more surprises to be announced in the weeks to come. Let's party.

Flying Anvil Theatre: DOG ACT

  • January 31, 2019 — February 17, 2019

Category: Theatre

A slapstick, post-apocalyptic vaudeville, Dog Act follows Zetta Stone, a traveling performer, and her companion Dog (a young man undergoing a voluntary species demotion) as they walk through the wilderness of the former United States, heading toward a gig in China. Along the way they meet another couple of lost vaudevillians and join forces in their quest for an audience, stalked all the while by a pair of ferocious and hungry Lost Boys. Will they find their way? Will they survive the journey? A future-mythic comedy with music.

*The show has mature language & may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion advised.
February 1 through 17, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
One pay-what-you-can preview on January 31 at 7:30 pm.

TICKET PRICES: Thu & Sun $22 ($16 for students); Fri & Sat $24 ($16 for students) or 865-357-1309.

"It’s a bright dystopian blend of pop and high culture…" - San Francisco Chronicle

“A brilliant blend of savagery and poignancy, the play succeeds in being humorous and thoughtful in equal measures, an elegy for humanity and a rollicking road story." - Flavorpill

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Rd, Knoxville TN 37919

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,

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,

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