Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bijou Theatre: An Evening with George Winston

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Category: Music

Celebrated American rural folk pianist George Winston has just released his 14th solo piano album, Spring Carousel, and is currently touring the United States.

George shares his life of musical study and inspiration with his own rural folk style as well as stride, R&B and slow dance songs from his favorite masters and composers. Each live performance is unique and may incorporate solo 7 string guitar and solo harmonica while benefiting local food banks. With songs inspired by the changes in seasons and topography, listeners are left eager for the next masterfully crafted experience.

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

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: The Orchid Awards

  • February 28, 2019
  • 6:00-8:30PM

Category: Festivals & special events

The Orchids Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties since 1979. Join us in celebrating the people who are beautifying our dynamic city. Enjoy music, a complimentary beer and wine reception, dinner, and the awards ceremony.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Press Room
730 North Broadway, Knoxville

Tickets = $85
Table for 10 = $750
Dressy casual

Please purchase tickets at http://www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/orchid-awards/ by midnight on Monday, February 25, 2019.

McClung Museum: AIA Lecture with Gregory Aldrete

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Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

AIA Lecture: Gregory Aldrete, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, “Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under"

The East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the McClung Museum present Gregory Aldrete, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay giving the lecture “Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under.”

Lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium and are open to the public and free of charge. A reception will follow each.

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, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Winter Choral Concert

Category: Free event and Music

Performance takes place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center.

At Pellissippi State, we’re all about providing opportunities to all. The Arts at Pellissippi State — through free and inexpensive theatre and musical productions, art exhibits and faculty lectures — ensures everyone can experience the transformative power of the arts. All events take place on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Zebras, Unicorns and Dragons - Oh My! Finding Commonalities in the Rare

Category: Free event, Lectures and Science & nature

In honor of Rare Disease Awareness Day, Nursing Assistant Professor Terri Whisenhunt discusses rare disease research and how it can benefit those suffering from more common issues.

All faculty lectures take place in the Goins Building Auditorium.

The Arts at Pellissippi State — through free and inexpensive theatre and musical productions, art exhibits and faculty lectures — ensures everyone can experience the transformative power of the arts. All events take place on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Clarence Brown Theatre: Detroit '67

Category: Music and Theatre

By Dominique Morisseau. Carousel Theatre

Summer, 1967. When the 12th Street riots erupt after a raid on an unlicensed after-hours bar, the fate of the once booming blue collar town takes a turn for the worse on five young Detroiters. Set to a Motown beat, this Edward M. Kennedy Drama Prize winner explores an explosive and decisive moment in an American city.

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

Picky Chick Spring Consignment Sale

  • February 27, 2019 — March 2, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

The Picky Chick Spring Consignment Charity Presale at Knoxville Expo Center,
Wednesday, February 27 at 6-8 p.m.

Pay $5 at the door and shop early between 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 27 2018. (Proceeds to benefit Safe Families).
A three-day Spring/Summer pop-up children's consignment sale event. Shop for baby equipment, cloth diapers, strollers and clothes, gently-worn kids' clothing, toys and books for up to 50-90% off regular retail prices. All in one place, at one time. This season expect to find deals on Easter outfits, outdoor toys and sporting goods. Shop popular brands for picky teens in the Juniors' boutique area.

More info: http://thepickychick.com/; follow on Instagram @thepickychick and on Facebook for regular updates.

Age restrictions at presale due to safety concerns - children over 10 years or worn in a carrier allowed - no strollers/wagons during presale** all ages welcome during public sale*

Read more about this volunteer program here: https://www.bethany.org/other-services/safe-families-for-children

The Picky Chick Spring/Summer Consignment Sale at Knoxville Expo Center
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 28
10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 1
9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 (half price day – many items marked ½ price)

Free admission

Pellissippi State Community College: Annual Photography Student Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Showcase of Pellissippi State Photography students

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, www.pstcc.edu/arts

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's Mary Poppins

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Category: Kids & family, Music and Theatre

DISNEY'S MARY POPPINS JR.
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, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Selections from Circus Orbis, Curated by Beauvais Lyons

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception: Sunday February 24, 5–7 p.m.

Beauvais Lyons, Director of the Hokes Archives

Circus Orbis was a regional circus based in Jacksboro, Tennessee, that performed in the American South and Midwest in the early 20th century. Unlike better-known circuses of the day, Circus Orbis toured in only ten train cars, had a cast of thirty performers, and a small menagerie consisting of domestic animals and costumed performers dressed as various anthropomorphic creatures. The founder of the circus, Thaddeus Evergood, spent a year in Rome in 1908 where he was a street performer and found inspiration from the city’s art and architecture. The design of Circus Orbis was informed by ancient Roman and Baroque art, as well as the trompe l’oeil frescos from the Villa Farnesina. This small exhibition presents a selection of graphic works used to promote the circus, some surviving printed ephemera, as well as a facsimile of one of the sideshow banners. Circus Orbis discontinued in 1929 when the “Splendorium,” a tented “Show Palace,” was destroyed in a fire. One of the best accounts of the circus may be found in Thaddeus Evergood’s memoir, Popcorn & Peanuts, published in 1933.

At Gallery 103, Art and Architecture Building, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
https://art.utk.edu/beauvais-lyons-to-exhibit-selections-from-circus-orbis-in-gallery-103/

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Exhibit by Kate and Roy McCullough

  • February 17, 2019 — April 10, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, February 22, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Kate McCullough
“There is so much freedom in being able to create,” says Kate. “The world of painting is a magical place where the looking glass is only limited by my imagination. The goal for my art is to not only reach that deeper place, but to offer something to the viewer that could reach a place in them that has meaning as well.”
Kate began painting in watercolor about 15 years ago, after a 35-year hiatus from art. Initially her studies at Villa Marie College and SUNY College at Buffalo included general design, art history and oil and acrylic painting. When she returned to painting, she decided to explore watercolor. She took courses with Marcia Goldenstein and Whitney Leland at UT, and then moved on to workshops at Arrowmont with Don Lake and Sue Archer; Kanuga with Linda Baker, Keiko Tanabe and Don Andrews; Cheap Joe’s with Linda Kemp; three workshops with John Salminen and a couple with Paul Jackson. McCullough now teaches watercolor classes at the Fountain City Art Center and the Oak Ridge Art Center. She is the former president of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, a member of the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville, a signature member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society and Vice President of the Art Guild of Tellico Village.

Roy McCullough
Roy says that painting is a process of discovery. When he and his wife, Kate, travel, they invariably bring cameras and open minds, and often jockey for position to capture their own version of the same scene. When they paint, they usually express the same subject in far different ways. Roy prefers somewhat earthy subjects to the purely picturesque. He is inspired by often-overlooked commercial illustrations from the advertising industry. These illustrators work under stressful deadlines, yet consistently produce outstanding, insightful and delightful work at the highest level. “When I find a subject that could make an interesting subject for a painting, I might conjure an untold background story,” says Roy. “I look for unexpected situations that reveal something universal. Sometimes it could be interesting lighting, shapes or color. And when people are involved, I ask, ‘What’s going on? Does it suggest a narrative?’ There is always a challenge involved in making a picture come to life. Sometimes I surprise myself and a painting works on multiple levels. When that happens, I feel I have succeeded.”

Roy’s love of art began in grade school and continued thorough his career in advertising. He studied art history in college and still enjoys museum- and gallery-hopping wherever he travels.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org

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, www.tennesseestage.com

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