Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Simply Sinatra

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Category: Music

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 Pops Season.

With three musician uncles who played on some of Frank Sinatra’s most popular recordings, Cary Hoffman turned his lifelong obsession with Ol’ Blue Eyes into an off-Broadway smash and ultimately a hit PBS television special. Hoffman’s Sinatra, hailed by The New York Times as “dead on,” is certain to fly you to the moon!

At the Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Cumberland Piano Trio

Category: Kids & family and Music

Allcott’s Cumberland Piano Trio will introduce the audience to innovative carbon fiber string instruments. “The term ‘innovative’ is often used too loosely,” says Executive Director Lisa Muci Eckhoff, “but as we learn more and more about the demand for carbon fiber musical instruments, we begin to understand how truly innovative they are. Anyone with a love of science, music, and the environment will be fascinated by this concert. We’re thrilled to feature instruments provided by Oak Ridge-based company, Pulcir Music, and to host Amit Naskar, Senior Researcher and Leader of the Carbon & Composites Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who will join the musicians in the pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM.” The trio will perform music by Dmitri Shostakovich, David Baker, and Antonín Dvořák. Adult general admission to the concert is $25. Carbon Fiber Pairings is a student-friendly pre-concert dinner with taco bar and carbon-ated beverages, and attendees will have the opportunity to touch and “try” the carbon fiber instruments from 5:30–6:45 PM. Adults $20. Youth 18 & Under attend all activities free. Sponsor a student for $10.

At Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. Tickets/information: 865-483-5569, www.orcma.org

Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus: Lover's Cabaret

Category: Music

Details TBA

Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus: (865) 255-5623, www.knoxgmc.org

Bijou Theatre: The You and Me Tour: An Evening With Drew And Ellie Holcomb

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Category: Music

7PM & 9:30PM

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

Tennessee Theatre: Whose Live Anyway

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Category: Comedy

Whose Live Anyway at the Tennessee Theatre on February 9, 2019 at 8:00pm.

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Chip Esten, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. All ages welcomed!

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

Knoxville Irish Society Eat & Greet Social

  • February 9, 2019
  • 3:00-5:00PM

Category: History & heritage and Music

Rub elbows with the Irish community at our monthly social gathering,
KIS Second Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Join us for our regular eat-&-greet!
3131 Morris Avenue, Knoxville 37909
3:00 - 5:00 pm
on the second Saturday of every month.

We'll have traditional Irish tea & snacks, trad & sean-nós music, and good conversation & friendship. If you haven't been to a KIS event yet, or if you don't know many people and would like to get connected, this is a great way to get started and introduce yourself. We're looking forward to seeing you.

Céad míle fáilte! A hundred thousand welcomes!
For more information please visit http://www.knoxvilleirish.com/

Ijams Nature Center: Love Stinks Poetry Slam

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Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events and Literature & readings

Join Ijams Nature Center and the Knoxville Poetry Slam for a night of haiku, poems, sonnets, and more about how much you love LOVE or love to hate it! This event features an open mic for poets who wish to share their work and a poetry slam so you can bring out your best work for all to hear.

Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the social hour; the mic officially opens at 8. Food truck and a beer garden will be available. No outside coolers or alcohol permitted. We will be indoors for this event!

This event, like all Knoxville Poetry Slam events, is considered all ages; however, parents, please use your best discretion when bringing little ones. Invite your friends and come out for some early Valentine’s fun!

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Knoxville Irish Society: Second Saturday

  • February 9, 2019

Category: Free event

Rub elbows with the Irish community at our monthly social gathering! Join us for our regular eat-&-greet!
3131 Morris Avenue, Knoxville 37909
3:00 - 5:00 pm
on the second Saturday of every month.

We'll have traditional Irish tea & snacks, trad & sean-nós music, and good conversation & friendship. If you haven't been to a KIS event yet, or if you don't know many people and would like to get connected, this is a great way to get started and introduce yourself. We're looking forward to seeing you.
Céad míle fáilte! A hundred thousand welcomes!

http://www.knoxvilleirish.com/

Historic Ramsey House: Workshop: Woodworking of the 19th Century

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

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join Master Woodworker, Hal Galbraith, for a fascinating look into how fine furniture was created in the 1800's. Participants will receive an introduction to hand tool care and use, which includes saws, planes, and chisels. During the four hour workshop, participants will tour the beautiful Historic Ramsey House, while Mr. Galbraith discusses the making of Duncan Phyfe Klismos side chairs. Reservations required. Reserve online at www.ramseyhouse.org or call 865-546-0745. Class fee $35 This class is limited to 20 participants.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914.

Sundress Holler Salon: Ruth Awad, Ian T. Hall, and Jim Warner

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to host a new Holler Salon with a poetry reading and dinner at Firefly Farms. An extension of our award-winning Sundress Reading Series, Holler Salon aims to encourage conversation and collaboration between creative individuals in a variety of disciplines. The event, to be held Saturday, February 9th from 6-10 p.m., will be free and open to the public and will feature poets Ruth Awad, Ian T. Hall, and Jim Warner.

Ruth Awad is a Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth Finch, Crab Orchard Review, CALYX, Diode, Southern Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, Epiphany, BOAAT Journal, and in the anthologies Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 (Bettering Books, 2017), The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014), New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015), and Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She won the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and she was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. She has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, she copy edits for Button Poetry, and she lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her Pomeranians.

Ian T. Hall was born and reared in Raven, Kentucky. He is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Tennessee, where he serves as an assistant poetry editor for Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts. He has published poetry and fiction in Kentucky Monthly Magazine, The Louisville Review, Broad River Review, Gravel, Bluestem, and Modern Mountain Magazine, among others.

Jim Warner's poetry has appeared in various journals including The North American Review, RHINO Poetry, New South, and is the author of two collections (PaperKite Press). His third collection actual miles was released in 2018 by Sundress Publications. Jim is the host of the literary podcast Citizen Lit and is a faculty member of Arcadia University's MFA program.

Firefly Farms is a 45-acre farm that focuses on subsistence farming and raising small livestock located at 195 Tobby Hollow Ln, Knoxville, TN. While dinner is provided, attendees are invited to BYOB.
EMAIL: SAFTA@sundresspublications.com
FACEBOOK: SundressAcademyfortheArts
PHONE: (865) 560-6106
TWITTER: @SundressPub

Knoxville Writers Guild Workshop: A Character with Secrets: Developing Deeply

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Category: Classes & workshops and Literature & readings

This workshop will explore characters with hidden lives and practice developing these kind of characters that can amaze and defy reader expectations.

Charles Dodd White is the author of three novels and a short story collection. He has been recognized for excellence in Appalachian writing with the Chaffin Award and has also received a fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Central United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 201 E. Third Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: www.KnoxvilleWritersGuild.org

Rala: Pop-Up with Unrefined Chocolate

  • February 9, 2019

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Free event

Saturday at 12 PM – 3 PM

Join us for a pop-up at Rala with local chocolate company, Unrefined Chocolate. “We offer dark chocolate bars consisting of cacao beans and organic sugar and sometimes an added flavor or two to enhance the natural flavors, simple as that! This is to bring you the rich complex taste directly from the beans. We use simple processes that represent the best of the farmers and their product.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1990403541263654/

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com/
Instagram: @ShopRala

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