Calendar of Events

Monday, February 11, 2019

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association: Concerto Concert


Category: Free event and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association will hold its Concerto Concert on Monday, February 11 at 7:00 PM at the Tennessee Theatre, 319 North Gay Street, Knoxville . The top youth orchestra will perform, conducted by Maestro James Fellenbaum, and include concertos performed by the winners of the 2018-19 Concerto Competition.

This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association is celebrating its 45th season. Approximately 300 students are selected by an audition process in August. In addition to weekly rehearsals, the students will perform four concerts throughout the season. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony League, and Knox County Schools sponsor the Association.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 865-291-3310,

UT College of Architecture and Design: Guest Lecturer Jessica Rosenkrantz

  • February 11, 2019
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Free event and Lectures

The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host internationally renowned guest lecturers in its public lecture series during the 2018–19 school year.

February 11: Jessica Rosenkrantz from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nervous System, funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture fund

Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building, at 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For 44 years, UT’s College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lectures, the Governor’s Chair Lecture Series, and General Shale Lectures to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community.

CONTACT: Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401,;

UT School of Music: Dr. Li Kuang; Trombone

Category: Free event and Music

Guest artist recital; Dr. Li Kuang is an Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He is an international, award-winning trombonist.

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall and Atrium

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd 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,

McClung Museum: Stroller Tour: Just Bead It


Category: Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds. Crying and wiggly babies welcome!

We will use objects from the Decorative Experience gallery and special objects from the museum’s education collection to learn about Native American beadwork. Craft time included!

The event is free, but limited. Make a free reservation.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144,

CHEO: A Holistic Lifestyle for Your Furry Friends

  • February 11, 2019
  • 6:30-8:30PM

Category: Lectures

A Holistic Lifestyle for Your Furry Friends!
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
South College. Enter through the dome. 400 Goodys Ln, Knoxville, TN 37922.

Like you, your pets deserve the best health too!

Learn the many practices you can implement for your pet to enjoy a healthy and holistic lifestyle and discover natural solutions for when your pet's health is in need.

Dr. Amanda Pittman, DVM, CCRP, CVA of Animal Wellness and Rehabilitation Center believes in informing you of the options you have for your pet's wellness care.

Door Prizes will be drawn! All are welcome! FREE for members, $10 minimum donation for guests.

CHEO: Complementary Health Education Organization, a non-profit in Knoxville aimed to provide holistic health information to our community.

Locked in Solidarity

  • February 10, 2019 — February 16, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

The local Christian Community Development Association network is partnering with the national network to raise awareness and hopefully create action around the idea of mass incarceration. The event is called Locked in Solidarity and it’s scheduled for February 10-16. National website:

Local events planned:

• Sunday, Feb 10 – Kickoff event at TBC, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. We’ll examine the issue theologically, hear an update about the situation nationally, and then hear stories from people who have been impacted locally.
• Monday, Feb 11 – Tour the Maloneyville Detention Center, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
• Wednesday, Feb 13 – Screening of the documentary 13th at Central Cinema. Followed by a panel discussion of people locally who have been affected or are working to make a difference.
• Saturday, Feb 16 – Location and time TBD. Prayer breakfast for everyone involved. Discuss what we’ve learned and propose next steps.

Details TBA!

Clarence Brown Theatre: King Charles II

Category: Theatre

By Mike Bartlett. CBT Mainstage

Queen Elizabeth II has died. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles is finally King. How will he reign? And what do his children think about his ascension to the throne?

Written like a Shakespearean history, this Broadway and London hit explores the potential rivalries of the Royal Family, the unwritten rules governing Britain’s monarchy, and the contemporary stresses on its democracy.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

Pellissippi State Community College: Matt Tullis

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

Work from graphic designer, sculptor, raconteur and professor at Western Kentucky University

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405,

McClung Museum: Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India


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

Many Visions, Many Versions showcases works from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India: the Gond and Warli communities of central India, the Mithila region of Bihar, and the narrative scroll painters of West Bengal.

The exhibition features 47 exceptional paintings and drawings, selected from private collections in the United States and Europe, by 24 significant indigenous artists including Jangarh Singh Shyam, Jivya Soma Mashe, Sita Devi, and Swarna Chitrakar.

The exhibition explores the breadth of cultural traditions in India, revealing a dynamic aesthetic that remains deeply rooted in traditional culture, yet vitally responsive to issues of global concern. Rather than separating the art into sections distinguished by tribal and cultural affinities, the curators intentionally display the paintings thematically; accentuating the shared cultural features and contemporary concerns of these four communities that underlies the diversity of the artists’ unique expressive forms, techniques, and styles. The exhibition is divided into four broad categories: Myth and Cosmology, Nature – real and imagined, Village Life, and Contemporary Explorations. For American audiences eager to know more about Indian art, Many Visions, Many Versions offers an opportunity for viewers of all ages to learn about life and culture in India through these remarkable artworks.

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,

Knoxville Soap and Candle: Artwork by John Malcolm McRae

  • February 1, 2019 — February 28, 2019
  • Opening Reception Feb. 1, 4-8PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Join us from 4 - 8pm February 1, First Friday, at Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts, located at 714 South Gay Street, to celebrate the opening of Professor John Malcolm McRae’s sculptural exhibit, his first in over 5 years!

John Malcolm McRae is an architect and Emeritus Professor in The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. His work at UT focuses on projects in Haiti and Appalachia. He is also working as a ceramic artist, creating Raku fired torsos and fantasy creatures. His work on torsos is primarily focused on custom work for clients. It is hand built, while done with careful attention to accuracy in seeking to capture the essence of the subject. McRae works out of Mighty Mud
Ceramics, a pottery facility serving a community of artists in Knoxville, TN, where he currently resides.

Champagne, courtesy of Downtown Wine & Spirits will be served, along with light bites from Rosa’s Catering, and chocolate truffles by Kilwins. John will unveil new works and discuss his inspirations & processes.

The work will remain on display, and for sale, at Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts for the month of February. Most of John’s work is by commission and he’ll be offering special rates to event guests, all month long, the perfect bespoke gift for your Valentine!

In celebration of Valentine’s First Friday, Knoxville darling, Kelle Jolly will be the musical entertainment from 6-8pm.
The Exhibit Opening will be at Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts, located at 714 South Gay Street, Suite 100, Knoxille,TN, on Friday, February 1st, from 4-8pm. Admission is free.

For more information, questions or interviews call Virginia Adams at 865.414.6801 or

Rala: Works by Cynthia Markert

  • February 1, 2019 — February 24, 2019
  • Opening Reception 6-9PM, Feb. 1

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Cynthia Markert
February 1, 2019
We are excited to announce Cynthia Markert as our featured artist for the month of February! All paintings are one of a kind and would be the perfect Valentines gift for your sweetie! Please join us for a show opening and to meet the artist.

112 W. Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

The Emporium Center: A Man Who Thought in Color: The Pat Roddy Collection

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A reception will take place on Friday, February 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities.

A benefit for the Arts & Heritage Fund
The Arts & Culture Alliance presents over 50 paintings created by and from the personal collection of James Patrick Roddy, III as a benefit for the Arts & Heritage Fund. The exhibition includes an additional reception, sale and live auction on Saturday, February 23.

Pat Roddy graduated from the Baylor School in Chattanooga and attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He ran the Roddy Coca-Cola Bottling Company most of his life, and his family said that he always sketched while on the phone. After he retired in 1993, Mr. Roddy began painting and took part in exhibitions hosted by the Tennessee Watercolor Society and the South Carolina Watercolor Society. He loved his painting and used many mediums, including watercolors and oils.

The Roddy family has also donated artwork collected by Pat Roddy during his lifetime. This exhibition will include pieces created by Pat Roddy as well as a selection of pieces from his personal collection.

Sales from this exhibit benefit the Arts & Heritage Fund. Since 2012, the Arts & Heritage Fund has supported individual artists and made general operating support grants to qualified arts and culture nonprofits in Knoxville, helping them make an even greater economic and educational impact on the community. As the only united arts fund in the country that grants out 100 percent of funds raised, the Arts & Heritage Fund has distributed more than $2.6 million to local artists and arts and culture organizations in its first seven years. Every penny of the artwork purchased from the Roddy Collection will go directly into grants to local artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

This exhibition and benefit are made possible through the generosity of Joseph (Jim) Roddy, Patrick Roddy, John-David Roddy, and Kate Roddy Willis, the artist’s children, and Dorothy Roddy, the artist’s wife. To RSVP for the February 23 sale and auction, please call (865) 523-7543.

On display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Information: (865) 523-7543 or

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