Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Project Wear and Share**

Category: Free event, Fundraisers, Health & wellness and Kids & family

Have you been to the dry cleaners lately? If not, you might want to stop by during the month of March. For the 30th year, dozens of regional dry cleaners have partnered with Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. through Goodwill’s Project Wear and Share. This annual clothing drive is designed to raise awareness about Goodwill’s services while providing dozens of new opportunities to donate unneeded clothing and linens.

Goodwill is offering donors another convenient location to drop off items. Participating dry cleaners are located in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Maryville, Farragut, Alcoa, Kingston, Lenoir City, Seymour, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Morristown. Beginning March 1 and running through March 31 local dry cleaners will have a donation box inside their location where you can drop off donations. By donating gently used clothing and linens to Goodwill keeps goods out of local landfills each year.

Items donated and sold at our 29 retail stores supports Goodwill’s mission of changing lives and strengthening families by helping people reach their full potential through community-relevant job training, work experiences, and career services. Training programs range from computer literacy to certified nurse assistant courses, career assessment and planning to job placement services. In 2019, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. provided training and services to 4,086 individuals in their 15-county service area.

Find a list of participating dry cleaners at www.goodwillknoxville.org or contact the Goodwill Marketing Team at 865.588.8567.

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Dancing with the Stars-Live!

  • March 1, 2020

Category: Dance and Theatre

TV's biggest dance show returns on tour this upcoming Spring with "Dancing with the Stars: Live!" featuring fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop. Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

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

Historic Ramsey House: History Under the Covers with Merikay Waldvogel

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, History & heritage and Lectures

Join Historic Ramsey House for a dive into a special look at a selection from our quilt and coverlet collection! Enjoy a box lunch as special guest, internationally renowned quilt historian and author Merikay Waldvogel guides us through the stories and unique aspects of our quilt and coverlet collection. After the program, we invite you to stick around for quilt sharing, as participants are encouraged to bring a quilt for Mrs. Waldvogel to share her knowledge of the hidden insights regarding the history, age, and the importance of your quilt or coverlet.

Tickets are $30 Members $25 (including box lunch which includes chips and a cookie). Please let us know which sandwich you would like when purchasing your ticket. Turkey, Ham and Swiss or Mediterranean Veggie

Purchase tickets on our Facebook page or online. Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Circle Modern Dance: LIVING ART: A Performance Pedagogy

Category: Classes & workshops and Dance

Circle Modern Dance is proud to host Claire Elizabeth Barratt - one of our founding members - for LIVING ART: a pedagogical method for the practice of performance art. Donations are suggested $10-$20.

This workshop is for anybody who has a body – to investigate the body as a medium for art. Dancers, actors, artists, Yoga and bodywork practitioners – and anybody who just wants to move!

Claire has been developing this teaching method that allows the individual to explore Self as a raw material with which to create. More organic than a dance technique, Living Art investigates fundamental motions of the body and combines them with imagery in a creative response.

It’s a fun and immersive way to move your body and engage your imagination!

https://www.facebook.com/events/202717114253970/
Circle Modern Dance: 865-309-5309, www.circlemoderndance.com

Glowing Body: History of Yoga

  • March 1, 2020
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM

Category: Classes & workshops

Experience a Glowing Body Teacher Training Module with guest teacher, Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. Sunday, March 1st, 9:00AM - 12:00PM.

Marcy joins us to review the past 5000+ years of yoga, along with important yogic texts, and will keep you engaged - we promise! She delivers her knowledge clearly and moves at the pace set by her students. Her teaching is poignant and relatable, helping yogis of modern times grasp ideas that originated thousands of years ago.

$50 day of/$45 in advance.
RYTs earn 6 CEs for Yoga Alliance!

What are the oldest poses and which ones were made up yesterday? Was the Buddha a yogi? When did asana practice reach the US? To what extent are our received stories about yoga history romanticized alternative fact?

Explore these questions and more in a tour of texts, teachers, and traditions from 2500 B.C.E. to the ever-changing modern moment.

Glowing Body, 711 Irwin Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-545-4088, www.glowingbody.net

Glowing Body: Yogic Texts

  • March 1, 2020
  • 1:00-4:00PM

Category: Classes & workshops

Experience a Glowing Body Teacher Training Module with guest teacher, Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. Sunday, March 1st, 1:00-4:00PM.

Marcy joins us to review the past 5000+ years of yoga, along with important yogic texts, and will keep you engaged - we promise! She delivers her knowledge clearly and moves at the pace set by her students. Her teaching is poignant and relatable, helping yogis of modern times grasp ideas that originated thousands of years ago.

$50 day of/$45 in advance.
RYTs earn 6 CEs for Yoga Alliance!

The wisdom of these ancient texts is timeless and relevant to our 21st century lives. In this class, you'll explore the classics, and you'll gain answers to good questions, such as: Does the Bhagavadgita inspire self-realization, non-violence and social justice? Did Patanjali describe the first asana sequences in the Yoga Sutras?

Looking at these texts in chronological order, and discussing the similarities and differences between their teachings, will enhance your understanding of yoga traditions.

Glowing Body, 711 Irwin Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-545-4088, www.glowingbody.net

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum: Cherokee Basketry Lecture**

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, located at 576 Highway 360 in Vonore, is the state’s only tribally-owned historical site. It was built to honor the Cherokee Sequoyah, who in 1821 created a Syllabary, or way of reading and writing the Cherokee language. The Museum is hosting a free lecture series that delves into a variety of Cherokee topics.

Tyra Maney is an Eastern Band of Cherokee tribal citizen. She is from the Painttown and Big Cove Community and she currently resides in the Yellowhill Community. She is a Lead Cultural Specialist at the Museum of the Cherokee and specializes in Cherokee basketry, mainly focusing on the medium of white oak. Other areas of interest are pottery, woodcarving, twining, and traditional tattooing methods.

The museum, located on Tellico Lake, features exhibits from various periods of Cherokee occupation in the Tennessee Overhill area. Its gift shop offers for sale many Cherokee and Native American crafts, jewelry, and books on Cherokee history and culture. For more information or in case of inclement weather in both TN or NC check our Facebook page and website at www.sequoyahmuseum.org or contact the museum at 423-884-6246.

Master Arts Series: Of Stones and Stars**

  • March 1, 2020

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Hosted by Church Street United Methodist Church
Sunday at 6 PM – 7:30 PM at 900 Henley St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Join the Maryville College Concert Choir and the CSUMC Parish Youth Choir on Sunday, March 1, as they present choral selections in the Church Street Nave at 6 p.m. All are invited!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1458541267655705/

Tennessee Theatre: Waitress

Category: Music and Theatre

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

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons dangereuse, Waiting For Godot) and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine.

"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. Don't miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

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

Clarence Brown Theatre: Hamlet

Category: Theatre

REMAINING PERFORMANCES (March 13-15) CANCELLED

William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" will play in the Clarence Brown Theatre's Carousel Theatre February 26 - March 15, 2020. UT Faculty/Staff receive 20% off ticket prices. UT Students see the previews for FREE and the rest of the performances for $5, excluding Opening Night.

The Pay What You Wish Preview performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, February 26th. Half of the proceeds from the Pay What You Wish tickets will benefit Friends of Literacy. Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place following the Sunday, March 1st matinee with a panel discussion tied into the themes of "Hamlet" and also the McClung Museum's "Visions of the End" exhibit as part of the College of Arts and Architecture's "Semester of the Apocalypse." A Talk Back with the actors will take place Sunday, March 8th following the matinee. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, March 15th at 2:00 pm.

In the wake of his father's death, Hamlet finds both his personal and political worlds unimaginably changed. When his father's ghost demands vengeance, Hamlet must decide: submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die.

"Hamlet" was written by Shakespeare sometime between 1599-1602. It is arguably one of his most famous tragedies. The lines from Hamlet's monologue in act three that begin "To be, or not to be..." have been studied and are widely known even amongst those that are otherwise unfamiliar with Shakespeare's work. Even in Shakespeare's own lifetime, "Hamlet" would have been performed multiple times and considered remarkably influential. Its appeal has not lessened over time.

John Sipes (Director) is a Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Tennessee. Before joining the UT faculty, he was a Director and the Resident Movement Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for fifteen seasons. Prior to his residency at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, John was a Director and Movement Director for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival for twelve seasons and served as the Festival's Artistic Director for five seasons. Directing credits include productions at the Clarence Brown Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Milwaukee Rep, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and others.

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

Knoxville Irish Society: Irish Language Class

  • February 23, 2020 — December 15, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops and History & heritage

The Knoxville Irish Society (Cumann Gaelach Knoxville) - a local community organization promoting Irish culture and uniting the Ireland enthusiasts - is organizing a new meánleibhéal (intermediate) Irish language course for 2020.

The class will meet once a week every Sunday from 12:30PM to 2:30PM (except federal holidays) in the community room at 3131 Morris Avenue NW (the City of Knoxville’s public works center).

Due to the higher intensity of language study at meánleibhéal (intermediate) compared to bunleibhéal (beginner), the meánrang will occur over two years. Year 1 will run from February 2020 to December 2020 and Year 2 will run from February 2021 to December 2021. Each year of study will comprise two semesters. Tuition is $30 per semester. The first semester will also include a $55 fee for the student’s own copy of Gaeilge Gan Stró! Lower Intermediate Level. The cost for the first semester will be $85, but each semester thereafter will be a total of $30 (fees subject to change by KIS Board). Upon successful completion of the meánrang, students will be awarded a certificate of completion and a fáinne airgid (silver fáinne).

All students must be members of the Knoxville Irish Society, which is free of charge. If you’re not already a member, please go to www.knoxvilleirish.com/join and fill out the form (this form is in addition to the class registration one below). Class registration includes both years of study.

All students would need to have completed a bunrang or beginner level course before registering for the meánrang.

Please click this link and fill out the Google Form to enroll in the class. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDRWWBxJnmT0SdCTDlg-eTsAc78ZTz0uyt4toxUkqqXUIvhw/viewform

If you have any questions or would like help, please email the meánrang instructor John McCaul (Seán Óg Mac Cathmhaoil), at john@knoxvilleirish.com.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Barefoot in the Park

Category: Theatre

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

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