Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bijou Theater: Morning Light--Erick Baker and Friends


Category: Music

Saturday, February 16, at the Bijou Theatre at 8:00pm.

10 years after releasing his debut EP, Erick Baker returns with his full band to give thanks for over a decade of making music and to celebrate the release of his NEW album, Morning Light!
Erick Baker is an Americana singer-songwriter and Emmy Award winning Writer and Host of the national PBS travel television series Tennessee Valley Uncharted.

He’s a self-taught guitarist and vocalist, who interestingly enough, didn’t start playing music until after earning his degree in Public Relations from the University of Tennessee. Since then, he’s gone on to share the stage with artists like John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Gavin DeGraw, the Goo Goo Dolls, Grace Potter, and Heart, as well as tour Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, performing for our men and women in uniform stationed overseas.

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

Historic Ramsey House: Beginner Crochet Part 1


Category: Classes & workshops and History & heritage

Beginner Crochet: Starting a Project with Alyssa Floyd, Saturday, February 16 from 10:00 am-11:30 am No prior experience is needed for this beginner class. Come to the Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, and learn how to do basic crochet stitches such as: chain, single crochet and double crochet. During the class we will start a simple dish cloth or scarf, go over basic techniques and discuss essential supplies. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Reservations required. Reserve online at or call 865-546-0745. Class Fee $40.

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

McClung Museum: Family Day: Darwin Day


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

Join us for this free monthly programming featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more.

It’s time to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday at the museum! Join us for gallery tours, crafts and activities inspired by Mr. Darwin, and cake and punch!

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,

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Rock to Bach Festival

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

On February 16, 2019, the all-day music festival from Rock to Bach returns. Held at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, this fun, fundraising event treats attendees to multiple genres of live music performed on two stages throughout the day. “Doors open at 10:00 AM, and Kelle Jolly kicks off the morning performances at 10:30,” said ORCMA volunteer and event planner Lois McKeever. “Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase onsite, and a silent auction runs from 10:30 AM until 6:00 PM. All proceeds support the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.”

Adult tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. A Family ticket is available for $30. Children 5-18 years are $5; and children under 5 years attend free. Call 865-483-5569 by February 14th to RSVP for the $50 catered Celebration Dinner with wine, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by Indus Tennessee.

Jubilee Community Arts: Tennessee Sheiks


Category: Music

Acoustic Swing
The Sheiks are Don Cassell on mandolin, guitar, dobro, and vocals; Nancy Brennan Strange on guitar, vocals; Don Wood on guitar; Barry (Po) Hannah on guitar; Ken Wood on percussion, vocals; Michael Crawley on blues harp, vocals; and Will Yager on bass. Taking inspiration from the great Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, they describe their music as acoustic swing. The Sheiks are known individually for their work with area bands and musicians for over 20 years working in bluegrass, old-time, jazz and swing idioms, including the Dismembered Tennesseans and Strange Company. Tickets: $15 (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors)

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,

UT Arboretum Society: Monthly Hike

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

The UT Arboretum Society’s monthly hike for February will be held Saturday, February 16th at the UT Arboretum, 9:00 a.m. In 2019, the UT Arboretum Society is again offering a monthly hike on the third Saturday of each month. For the tenth year, the UT Arboretum is showcasing the February hike as the Father-Daughter Hike, but everyone, regardless of age, is welcome on this hike. We encourage grandfathers to bring their granddaughters, uncles to bring their nieces, everyone to bring someone special or just bring yourself!

This is a great winter occasion to spend some quality time outdoors and to learn about the UT Arboretum’s trails. We’re all tired of the cold weather, so why not come out an enjoy some exercise? This is a short trail hike (1 to 1.5 hours). This hike will be held outdoors and will be led by Jeff Holt, a local forester. Come to the UT Arboretum Visitors Center, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 9:00 a.m. for refreshments before the hike. Wear clothes appropriate to the weather and boots or good shoes for outdoor walking.

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.

UT School of Music: Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

  • February 16, 2019

Category: Free event and Music

This is the part of a 2-year series of concerts and events as Beethoven's anniversary approaches in 2020. More information:

Alumni Memorial Building, James R. Cox Auditorium

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,

Latin Dance Fundamentals Workshop

  • February 16, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops and Dance

Hosted by Warwick Cruz; Saturday at 1 PM – 3 PM in the Emporium Annex, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

This workshop will cover techniques to develop skills in individual dancing, no partner is needed. The course is geared toward salsa dancers but will include movements that will benefit many of the latin dances such as bachata, cha cha cha and others. There were many that requested this class and this is your chance. Learn the fundamentals that will make you become a better dancer whether it's for social gatherings or performances. The dance studio is in the bottom floor and the entrance is located in the back alley way.

Oak Ridge Playhouse: To Kill A Mockingbird

Category: Literature & readings and Theatre

Fri Feb 15, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat Feb 16, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 | 2:00PM
Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 8:00PM
Fri Feb 22, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sat Feb 23, 2019 | 8:00PM
Sun Feb 24, 2019 | 2:00PM

A faithful adaptation of Harper Lee’s story about a young girl whose father, a respected attorney, chooses to defend a black man accused of a vicious crime against a white woman in the Depression-era south. When friends and neighbors in her small Alabama town turn against her father, she is forced to face the eye-opening reality of racism. As tensions come to a boil, she ultimately learns “that the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble: 38th Season Opener Concert

Category: Dance and Kids & family

Friday, February 15th at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 16th at 2:30pm & 8:00pm

If ever there was a time we all need to feel good about our world, it’s now, and this year’s concert premiere performance of the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble will do just that. Knoxville based TCDE, a family audience favorite, will kick off its 38th season with three performances at the Civic Auditorium in Knoxville on February 15 and 16. The theme for this year’s season is “Voices of Children,” and features delightful and inspirational works from leading choreographers that will leave audiences knowing why this amazing group of young dancers, also known as “Children Helping Children” has made a global impact. Dances run the gamut of feelings experienced by children in today’s world. Included will be excerpts from TCDE’s signature piece, “Seeds for Planting,” which was first presented in 1983. You will go away uplifted and knowing that with young people such as this, our future is in good hands.

In addition to our regular performances, the company will present discounted daytime performances for children and seniors on Friday, February 15th at 9:15am and 11:00am. Children $6.00, Adults $10.00

Adults $28.00, Children/students $14.00
Tickets may be purchased by calling Dancers Studio: 865-584-9636. For group reservations or for more information, please call Ensemble Coordinator Cheri McKeever at 865-207-1954.

At Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915

Tennessee Stage Company: New Play Festival

Category: Theatre

The NEW PLAY FESTIVAL will consist of fully staged World Premiere presentation of The Senator’s Wife by North Carolina Playwright C. Robert Jones at the Historic Southern Railway Station
Directed by Jennifer Alldredge
February 14-24
A romantic comedy with songs

The 2019 New Play Festival also includes three table readings and two staged readings. The table readings will occur between March 1 - 31. Each reading will include a discussion session afterwards with the cast, director and audience – and when possible - the playwright.

The plays in this group are:
To The Bone, drama with laughs
A House For Mandy, drama
Raft, a dark comedy

The stage readings will each have one performance in February:
Amazing Graces by Lea McMahan
Indian Giver by Michael Reiman

For tickets and more information, please contact Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280,

Tennessee Stage Company: The Senator’s Wife

Category: Theatre

The NEW PLAY FESTIVAL will consist of fully staged World Premiere presentation of The Senator’s Wife by North Carolina Playwright C. Robert Jones at the Historic Southern Railway Station, 306 W. Depot Avenue

When politics and family meet they can both come out a little the worse for wear. With the widow of a prominent Democratic Senator on the verge of marrying the most prominent Republican in the senate she faces a divided family in this warm and romantic comedy with songs!

Directed by Jennifer Alldredge

Please join us after the show Saturday, February 16 for free refreshments and a conversation with the playwright, C. Robert Jones.

Thursday – Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm
General Admission is $15; we proudly participate in the Penny For The Arts Program
Stage Managed by Allison Crye; Costumes and Props by Arri Lemons; Stage and Lights by H. Caitlin Corbitt

For tickets and more information, please contact Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280,

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