Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Knoxville Women's Expo

  • February 2, 2020 — February 3, 2020
  • Sat. 10AM-6PM, Sun. 11AM-4PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Health & wellness

Start the new year with a new you! The Knoxville Women's Expo will have more than 160 exhibits, fashion shows, beauty makeovers, demonstrations, special events and a variety of experts in the areas of Health, Fitness, Families, Finance, Career, Beauty, Home, Food & Entertaining and more. This exciting Expo will take place February 2-3, 2019 at the Knoxville Expo Center!
The hours are Saturday 10 - 6 & Sunday 11 - 4.

Admission is just $5, kids 12 and under free! Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at https://www.touchtheskyevents.com/tickets/

Email shannon@touchtheskyevents.com for more info!

UT School of Music: Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

  • February 2, 2020
  • 3:30PM

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Come learn about musical instruments in a hands-on, up close and personal experience for families! This Free Event is family friendly; you will get to hear short musical works performed by UT students. Fun activities for youngsters will also be available during this musical adventure.

All events are subject to change. For updates or cancellations, check the School of Music concert line at 865-974-5678 the day of the event.

Sunday, February 2 at 3:30pm
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Band Room 135
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

More information at https://calendar.utk.edu/event/instrument_petting_zoo#.XiC_S8hKi1s

UT School of Music: Knoxville's Got Talent

  • February 2, 2020
  • 3:00-7:00PM

Category: Fundraisers, Kids & family and Music

Knoxville's Got Talent!
Sunday, February 2 at 3:00pm to 7:00pm, enjoy listening and supporting rising stars from UT and local talents at this gala concert. Donations will fund students from the Knoxville Music Teachers Association UT Collegiate Chapter to attend the Music Teachers National Association conference.

All events are subject to change. For updates or cancellations, check the School of Music concert line at 865-974-5678 the day of the event.

Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

For more information: https://calendar.utk.edu/event/knoxvilles_got_talent#.XiDA68hKi1s

WOZO Radio: DJ's Monthly Meeting

  • February 2, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Music

Open to the Public
Hosted by Birdhouse Knoxville and Knoxville Community Radio- The People's Radio Station
Birdhouse Knoxville, 800 N 4th Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Hosted by WOZO Radio, 103.9, Knoxville Community Radio - The People's Radio

Interested in being a DJ at Knoxville's only community radio station (located in the Birdhouse)? Come thru to meet current DJs, learn about the radio station, hear how a monthly meeting goes, and what it takes to be a WOZO DJ. We meet every 1st Sunday of the month (but double check with us if it's a holiday). The Birdhouse is a community-operated space that rests at the corner of the Historic 4th & Gill Neighborhood in Knoxville, TN. Since the early 1970’s many have known it to be a place where activists, artists, and neighbors gather together to discuss ideas, share skill, and celebrate each other through artistic expression. To learn more, please visit our website at www.birdhouseknoxville.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1017275661964705

Tennessee Stage Company: New Play Festival Table Readings

Category: Free event, Literature & readings and Theatre

The 2020 New Play Festival includes three table readings, two staged readings and two full productions. Each table reading will include a discussion session afterwards with the cast, director and audience – and when possible - the playwright.

Christmas Reunion by Dennis Duff - A holiday story of a family struggling to reconnect and stay together despite themselves.
2/1 10:30 am Fountain City Library
2/29 1:00 pm Bearden Branch Library
3/1 2:30 pm Lawson McGhee Library

Goodbye Cruel World by John Babcock and Ted Westby - A black comedy of unrequited love and unexpected outcomes.
2/15 2:00 pm Bearden Branch Library
2/22 10:30 am Fountain City Library
2/29 2:30 pm Lawson McGhee Library

X’s And O’s by Taylor James Foster - A sci-fi tinged story of memory and reconnections set in an unknown future – or is a too well known past?
2/15 10:30 am Fountain City Library
2/29 10:30 am Lawson McGhee Library

Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280 or visit http://tennesseestage.com/.

Flying Anvil Theatre: BOEING BOEING

Category: Comedy and Theatre

SEXY! OUTRAGEOUS! FUN!

BOEING BOEING – a farce by Marc Camelloti

Run 3 weeks – JANUARY 31 – FEB 16 (Pay What You Can Night – Thursday, Jan 30.)

This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.

Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00. Tickets are $22 and $24, and students with an I.D. are $10.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com

Gallery 1010: Squirm by Ashley Ekstrum

  • January 31, 2020 — February 2, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Gallery 1010 is proud to present Ashley Ekstrum in her solo exhibition "Squirm." Using many materials such as shards of mirror, human hair, and oil paint, Ashley addresses the themes of love, obessession, beauty and vanity in her artworks. The show's opening reception will be Friday January 31, 2020 from 6pm-9pm. The show will be available for viewing the following Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Fri-Sun 12-4 PM, Fri 6-9 PM. Additional hours by appointment. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/

Tennessee Theatre: Miss Saigon

Category: Music and Theatre

Part of the 2019-2020 Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre season

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misrables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like “Last Night of the World,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “The Heat is On in Saigon,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.

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

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

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Category: Kids & family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present a live stage adaptation of the beloved children’s novel “Alice in Wonderland” (with selections from “Through the Looking Glass”), by Lewis Carroll.

“Alice in Wonderland” is one of the one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language fiction featuring iconic characters that remain familiar to readers of all ages. When Alice decides to follow a talking White Rabbit down a hole, she starts an adventure that will lead her to race with a Dodo, take tea with a Mad Hatter, play croquette with the Queen of Hearts, and more. It’s a wild and crazy ride as Alice navigates the shenanigans of all the classic characters of Wonderland and desperately tries to make her way home!

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Ewing Gallery: Unsustainable - a Planet in Crisis

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

Opening reception: 5-7:30pm, Thursday, January 9th

The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present, Unsustainable: A Planet in Crisis – a group exhibition featuring artwork ranging in material, discipline, and execution that addresses the theme of planetary crises – climate change, the rise of disease and superbugs, world conflict and national instability, plastics in the ocean, gun violence, pollution of the waterways from mining, air pollution from use of fossil fuels, the opioid crisis, and species extinction.

Participating artists are:

Michele Banks https://www.artologica.net/
Brandon Ballengee, PhD https://brandonballengee.com/
Scott Chimileski, PhD + Roberto Kolter, PhD https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-beautiful-intelligence-of-bacteria-and-other-microbes-20171113/
Brandon Donahue https://brandonjaquezdonahue.com/home.html
Lorrie Fredette http://lorriefredette.com/
Yeon Jin Kim http://www.domesticmuseology.com/yeon-jin-kim
Pam Longobardi https://driftersproject.net/about/
Dan Mills http://abacus.bates.edu/~dmills/
John Sabraw http://www.johnsabraw.com/
Karen Shaw https://karenshaw100.com/

In conjunction with Unsustainable, artist and educator Pam Longobardi will be giving a public lecture on Thursday, January 23rd at 7:30pm on her work. Longobardi's lecture will be in McCarty Auditorium, room 109 of the Art + Architecture Building. A reception with the artist will follow in the gallery.

Pam Longobardi is an American contemporary eco artist and activist, currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. She is known internationally for sculptural works and installations created from plastic debris, primarily from marine and coastal environments, as a primary material. She is also a Professor of Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University. Longobardi's lecture is part of the University of Tennessee School of Art's Programming Committee Lecture Series.

Unsustainable - a Planet in Crisis was developed as part of the programming for UT's Apocalypse Semester and as a partner exhibition to Visions of the End at the McClung Museum.

The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Art and Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN 37996. https://ewing-gallery.utk.edu/

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Robert Conliffe and Patrick Deason

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

First Friday Reception: January 3, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Robert Conliffe, Photographer
After 30 years in the auto industry, Robert relocated from Michigan to Knoxville, Tennessee and began a career in art. His interests have always been in exploring new methods in photography and the advent of digital imaging has presented new opportunities. His art has evolved from traditional photographic work to using digital elements and techniques in the transformation of the image. Like many photographers he has sought methods to change an image giving a personal interpretation. Starting with a photo and using techniques such as digital brush work, color manipulation, filters and many other methods to create a completely new image. Most works are built from layers with a variety of colors, patterns and images. Each layer can be displayed at a different intensity level that will project to the surface. Much of his work reflects the style of Robert Mapplethorpe’s isolated flowers. He has recently started to work with the process of “Double Exposure” this is the process of layering several photos or images together similar to collage. In general his work might be called “Enhanced Photography”. His work can be seen locally at The Art Market Gallery and The Knoxville Museum of Art. He has taken classes at Pellissippi State Community College and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Most of his training has been self-directed and he has been inspired by the works of many artists.

Patrick Deason, Metal Artist, has been doing metal art since 2002. He says “ I am totally self-taught and many of my tools are made or improvised by me, as are some techniques for shaping steel. While I often repurpose scrap parts for sculptures like many metal artists, much of my work revolves around heating, hammering, and shaping steel into organic forms. Most of my work in the past has concentrated on coastal wildlife in steel, but I'll occasionally incorporate other mediums into my work or delve into kinetic sculpture.” He has won several awards at art shows, was named the Coastal Georgia Artist of the Year and featured at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island, Ga., and have had groupings of my work in galleries in North Florida and coastal Georgia.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

TVUUC: Art by Alex Bonner and Medha Karandikar

  • December 19, 2019 — February 12, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception Friday, Dec. 20, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918. Free and open to the public, Gallery hours: 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Thursday and 10 AM – 1 PM, Sunday

Alex Bonner says, "To talk of your own work is to inevitably speak of oneself. What a collection of witches, blood-caked vultures and fruit-eating bats says about me, I'm not entirely sure. Certainly themes of folklore and mythology and animal imagery dominate my work.” Bonner begins with rough scratchings of pen or pencil on paper, which he does not share. After many other attempts, his vision is realized and finalized in ink. Bonner’s began drawing long ago, when his favorite media was a pen, and he has never cast it aside. After taking a class in printmaking at John C. Campbell Folk School, he warmed to the complexity and messiness of that medium. His undergraduate degree is in graphic design, and he is currently a graduate student in Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee.

Medha Karandikar brings to her work the colors and sensibilities of her home country, India. Some of her work is in a folk-art style from Western India that is a happy depiction of the daily life of simple folk. She has adapted that style to include unusual subjects and colors. Drawing is her strong suit, and the use of vivid colors is the hallmark of her paintings. Collage is a medium that Karandikar has explored extensively, and she says that her best work has always started with an absent-minded doodle. Karandikar is a self-taught artist working in multiple media and styles. Her work has been featured in several galleries in and around Knoxville as well as for ten years at James-Ben Gallery and Art Center in Greenville, TN. For more information, go to www.medhaonline.com

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