Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 23, 2019

GO! Contemporary Dance Works: Jehanne - The Story of Joan of Arc

Category: Dance and Kids & family

Show times are Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00PM and 7:30PM and Sunday, February 24th at 3:00PM.

GO! Contemporary Dance Works presents Jehanne-The Story of Joan of Arc February 23rd and 24th at Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre. Join GO! as they collaborate with costume, lighting and set designers to bring this visual labyrinth to life! See Jehanne in her lively village of Domreny, France, witness the breathtaking awe of her vision in her father's garden and follow her through her dangerous journey to meet Charles in the great halls of Chinon Castle, where full medieval festivities are taking place. Watch in amazement the great battle of Orleans, depicted through an intricate chess game, and revel in Jehanne's victory as France celebrates their heroine. Witness a fierce battle scene ending with Jehanne's capture and follow her courage, strength and resolve through her trial and her death.

Enjoy this in-depth historical and spiritual study of medieval times. With over 50 pre-professional and professional dancers, five choreographers and the mesmerizing interpretation of Jehanne danced by professional Harper Addison, you will be drawn into this time of spiritual and political upheaval meeting characters such as the three saints that appeared in her visions, the Old Testament women of Antiquities, the Danse de Macrabre, the Plague Doctor as well as jesters, Ladies in Waiting and the famous painting by Fouquet, Virgin and Child coming to life. From large elaborate village and banquet scenes to the haunting scenes of her trials, you will leave inspired and inspirited by Jehanne!

Audiences will have three opportunities to see this revolutionary contemporary ballet.Ticket prices range from $17 to $27. There will be a pre-show Medieval Banquet prior to the Saturday evening performance and on Sunday A Feast Fit for a Queen prior to the matinee in the Bijou’s upstairs gallery. Meet Joan and the cast as you step into medieval times at the Chinon Castle and enjoy a savory feast with live medieval entertainment. Limited seats!

At the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Tickets & info from Go! Contemporary Dance Works: 865-539-2475,

Clayton Center for the Arts: "Currents" by Mayumana

Category: Music and Theatre

‘Currents’ is a spectacular show that was inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world.

The show combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and eleven skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

In 1996, Elyon Nuphar and Boaz Berman, driven by their deep love for percussion and music, created the first Mayumana show.
The power of each Mayumana creation comes from the strong emphasis placed on the unity and synchronization of the group as a whole. At the same time, the talent and beauty of the individual performer is highlighted and celebrated. Mayumana’s playfulness extends beyond the stage, reaching out to engage in direct interactions with its audiences of all ages and cultures.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Shinedown

  • February 23, 2019

Category: Music

Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown comes to Knoxville Febraury 23, 2019, with their ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour which features support from Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria.

Shinedown's uplifting new single "GET UP" from their chart-topping album ATTENTION ATTENTION (Atlantic Records) has been moving listeners around the globe with its message of hope, empathy and encouragement in the face of personal struggles, whatever they may be. Offering a light in a time of darkness, especially with mental health issues, is something front man Brent Smith is deeply connected to after battling his own personal demons, and "GET UP" was born out of watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression. When Brent put pen to paper, a beautiful, universal song rooted in Brent and Eric's raw vulnerability took shape. Reaching far beyond any genre or label, "GET UP" speaks to the human spirit in a time of need, and it's a song that has already resonated with the masses – becoming a fan favorite at arena shows on tour where the crowd response is palpable. It has drawn attention from the likes of Huffington Post, Salon, Buzzfeed, Parade, and more, has garnered more than 13 million total streams with key playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music, and is currently at Alternative Radio as well as Active Rock Radio, where it is sailing up the Top 10.

Don't miss Shinedown with special guests Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria as they perform LIVE at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum on February 23, 2019.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

Historic Ramsey House: Beginner Crochet Part 2


Category: Classes & workshops and History & heritage

Beginner Crochet: Finishing a Project with Alyssa Floyd, Saturday, February 23 from 10 am to 11:30 am This class, at the Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, will be a continuation of our Beginner Crochet-Starting a Project class and is great for those who have started a crocheting project but don't know how to "finish" it or what to do with their project once they have. During this class we will go over reading patterns, weaving in ends, and other standard finishing techniques. All supplies 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,

Rose Glen Literary Festival

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Literature & readings

9:00AM TO 3:00PM with 12 PM luncheon

The event is free - luncheon tickets are $20.
2019 Keynote Speaker: Robert Beatty


Nief-Norf: Knoxville Concert Series: Fresh Ink

Category: Music

At The Square Room

Nief-Norf’s cellist Ashley Walters and percussionist Andrew Bliss will give the world premiere of a new composition from Lewis Nielson.

About Lewis Nielson: Lewis Nielson studied at the Royal Acadamy of Music in London, Clark University in Massachusetts and the University of Iowa, where he received his Ph.D. in music theory and composition in 1977. He served as a professor of music composition for 21 years at the University of Georgia while directing the University of Georgia Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. in 2000, he joined the faculty at Oberlin Conservatory, where he taught until 2015. Lewis currently lives in Ithaca, New York where he continues to write relentlessly.

About Ashley Walters: Ashley Walters has been described as performing "with the kind of brilliance that beckons a major new performer on the new music scene" (Mark Swed, L.A. Times). She has been praised for her "imposing talents" (Sequenza 21) and "impressive" (Pitchfork) and "beautiful playing" (All About Jazz). Walters maintains a uniquely diverse career, performing music that blurs the boundaries between classical, avant-garde, and jazz, breaking new ground in repertoire with microtonality, extended techniques, alternative tunings, and improvisation.

About Andrew Bliss: Andy Bliss is a solo artist, conductor, curator, and educator who maintains a dynamic career of musical collaboration. Residing in Knoxville, TN, his performances have been heard locally at the Tennessee Theatre and the Knoxville Museum of Art, and abroad in locations such as the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music (Germany), the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the Patagonia Percussion Festival (Argentina), the LiveWire Festival in Baltimore, and Stanford’s Cantor Center for Visual Arts. He is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist and thanks Zildjian, Innovative Percussion, Evans, Black Swamp, and Meinl Percussion for their generous support.

Blount Mansion: Seed Swap

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Science & nature

CALLING ALL GARDENERS! Blount Mansion is pleased to host an early spring seed swap. This is a free event and open to the public. Bring your open-pollinated or heirloom seeds (non-hybrid as they won’t come true from seed) and trade and swap them with like minded local gardeners. All are welcome. We would like the swap to be as close to a one-for-one swap as possible, but if you don’t save your own seed or are just getting into gardening, we’ll have seeds for you too! Full rules will be posted the day of the event.

The swap will start at 10 am., and it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If you know you are planning on attending please RSVP by calling us at 865-525-2375, emailing us at or messaging us at

When possible each packet of seeds should be accompanied by an information card containing as much information as possible, including:
• Name of plant
• Variety
• Year
• Location
• Description
• Sowing directions (seed depth, spacing, etc.)
• Harvest time
• Any other notes

The Muse Knoxville: Dental Health Month Family Fun Day

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

o Hands-on crafts and activities promoting dental health awareness from 10a-2p included with admission throughout the day!
o Attendees will receive a new toothbrush thanks to Delta Dental
o Volunteer Pediatric Dentistry will provide free dental screenings in the Healthy Kids Clinic and special activities promoting dental health awareness

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: International Festival

  • February 23, 2019
  • 10 AM - 4 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family, Music and Science & nature

Featuring entertainment all day long, cultural booths, crafts for children, food vendors, an Appalachian exhibition, and more!

$12 adults, $11 seniors, $10 children ages 3-17, free for children under age 3.

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1074,

Ulster Project's Inaugural "Ulster's Mardi Gras"

  • February 23, 2019
  • 6 PM

Category: Culinary arts, Fundraisers and Music

Peace in the North, Mardi Gras party, great craic, good food, live music & dancing. Wanna know more?

Join the Knoxville Irish Society in supporting the Ulster Project's inaugural "Ulster's Mardi Gras," where we'll celebrate the famed Gulf Coast tradition. The featured band will be a local favorite, "The Missing Goats." And they expect to have some zydeco dancing lessons! The menu will include salad, seafood gumbo, Cajun roasted pork loin and chicken, red beans and rice, Cajun green beans, chicken and sausage jambalaya, king cake (prizes for the baby), and banana pudding. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction.

Ticket prices: $35.00 adults, $250 for a table of 8, $30.00 seniors
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Family Life Center, 317 Vermont Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Tchífidh muid thú ansin! We'll see you there!

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The Central Collective: Good Sport Night

  • February 23, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

Saturday at 6 PM – 9 PM
At The Central Collective, 923 N Central St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

The first Good Sport Night of the New Year! You know the drill. Good Sport night is a mysterious was to have fun! You do not know what will be happening until the day of but it will be a whole lot of fun!

This GSN will be off site so all participants will be emailed the location (10 minutes from The Central Collective) by 4:00 PM the day of the event.

Other information to know:
Tickets: $26
Alcohol: BYOB
Food: Food will not be served
Dress code: Long pants and closed toed shoes
Physical Activity: Medium/Low
Good Sport Level: 2/5

This can also be used as a gift! So with Holiday season you might want to surprise your loved ones with a fun adventure!

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's Mary Poppins


Category: Kids & family, Music and Theatre

February 22 - March 17

Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present a live stage adaptation of the musical Disney’s Mary Poppins, Jr. The play will be performed February 22nd through March 17th: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM, with shows at 7 PM on Sunday March 3, March 10 and March 17.

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Jr. captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical! The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

The play is performed by 24 talented young actors, from ages 10 to 17. Audrey Randall plays the title role of Mary Poppins, while Caleb Delong portrays the multitalented Bert. Jane is played by Evie Braude, and Eleanor Wood portrays Michael.

The play is directed by KCT Artistic Director, Dennis E. Perkins, and Musical Direction is provided by Paul Jones of Auralation Studios.

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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