Calendar of Events
Friday, February 21, 2020
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Barefoot in the Park
SHOW TIMES: Thu: 8:00 pm, Fri: 8:00 pm, Sat: 8:00 pm, Sun: 3:00 pm
by Neil Simon
NOMINEE – 1964 Tony Award for Best Play
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job.
After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.
Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…
Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Junie B. Jones Musical
The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM with one Sunday evening show on Sunday, March 8th at 7 PM.
Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present Junie B. Jones The Musical JR., a delightful musical adaption from four of the Junie B. Jones series of best-selling books by Barbara Park. This new version is witty and charming with lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie's best friend, Lucille, has found new best friends and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. is a heartwarming show which follows a tremendously loveable girl as she learns growing up is scary, but it’s also kind of fun.
The play is performed by 21 talented young actors, from ages 8 to 15.
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Bijou Theatre: The Steeldrivers
Town of Farragut: Inaugural Photography Show
The Town of Farragut is hosting its inaugural photography show on February 21-22, 2020, at the new Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. This is an opportunity for amateur photographers to showcase their work and compete for prize money.
For more information, contact Special Event & Program Coordinator Brittany Spencer at ParksandRecInfo@townoffarragut.org or 966-7057.
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Live at Lucille’s with Keith Brown's NYC Trio
Keith Brown is one of Knoxville’s favorite native sons, a remarkable pianist from a remarkable family of musicians. Since relocating to New York City in 2017, Keith has become an in-demand accompanist on the international scene, touring with Bobby Watson, Jazzmeia Horn, Camille Thurman, Charles Tolliver and others. Brown returns to Live at Lucille’s this season with his hand-picked NYC trio, featuring top young talent from the city that never sleeps.
Live at Lucille’s brings the tradition of exciting and innovative PBS music programming right here to East Tennessee. Featuring local, regional and national jazz artists performing in an intimate setting, these shows will be taped in front of a live audience at East Tennessee PBS’ studios near downtown Knoxville. Single event admission: $38 general; $15 student if seating remains available after the season ticket offering. Complimentary beverages provided by Sugarlands Distillery and Fanatic Brewing Company for patrons over 21
East Tennessee PBS Studio, 1611 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
*Free, dedicated parking available on site. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226, www.knoxjazz.org
UT Gardens: Winter/Spring Book Club Series
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." (Cicero) This book club is for those folks who love plants and books and even books about plants (or nature in general)! At each meeting, we will provide you with lively discussion, a new plant, tea, and snacks; you will provide your own copy of the book.
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost per session: $30 member/$45 nonmember
• February 21 - Second Nature by Michael Pollan
• March 20 - A Golden Weed by Drew A. Swanson
• April 17 - The Overstory by Richard Powers
• May 15 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151, http://utgardens.tennessee.edu
Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - Fat Friday Mardi Gras
With Roux Du Bayou Cajun Band
Alive After Five is a unique live music series that takes place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, and free parking. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries. Admission is $15 for general and $10 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
United Way of Greater Knoxville: Lunch with District Attorney General Charme Allen
Please join the Young Leaders' Society on Friday, February 21st at 11:30 for our first Speaker Series event of 2020 featuring District Attorney General Charme Allen! The Knoxville Chamber is hosting us and lunch will be provided. Tickets are first come first served, so grab yours today! $15
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
At Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, #201
Knoxville, TN 37902
The Open Chord: David Wilcox
MASSKUS Productions is proud to present Cleveland-born, David Wilcox at Knoxville's finest Listening Room, THE OPEN CHORD, located at 8502 Kingston Pike. He will perform 2 sets on Friday February 21, doors at 6:30 and show beginning at 7:30pm.
David is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.
Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth.
Considered a 'songwriter's songwriter', his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched. He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.
Reflecting on well over 20 years of record-making and touring extensively around the US and world, Wilcox says, "Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night. It's way beyond where I am, but it shows where I'm going. I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I'm grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me."
Tickets are $26.50 and available on-line at https://www.openchordmusic.com/live-music-venue#liveevents or by stopping by THE OPEN CHORD, ALL THINGS MUSIC STORE located at 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. https://www.openchordmusic.com/
Pour Painting & Essential Oils Party
Have you ever thought about using the aroma of essential oils and painting to foster creative growth, strengthen memory, build motor skills or just for stress relief? Join us for a Pour Painting & Essential Oils party to learn more.
Friday, February 21, 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Massages by Connie,
9724 Kingston Pike Ste 1003, Knoxville, TN 37922
Knoxville Community Darkroom: Artist Studio Hours**
6PM-8PM - Stop by and meet artist LuAnne Demeo. Are you working on a project, have questions about the darkroom, or just want to take a free tour? Stop by and see us! We'll be there to answer questions and offer help while you work in the darkroom. We want to work with you to build a better community! It’s a great opportunity to meet face-to-face to get advice or tips to expand your darkroom knowledge.
The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org
Hiroya Tsukamoto in concert at Moote Point Farm
Hosted by Rachel Schlafer-Parton:
Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Tsukamoto plays guitar with effortless skill. His compositions will have you traveling the world and experiencing new sounds. Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the Blue Note in NYC and Japanese national Television. Most recently, in 2018 he won 2nd place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
At Moote Pointe Farm, 7741 Dyer Road, Luttrell, TN 37779
Due to limited seating, please RSVP to Joel and Rachel at: Rajoel@comcast.net or (865) 688-3294
Suggested donation: $20 (All proceeds go to support the artist on his tour)