Calendar of Events
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Tuesdays at Two
The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 schedule for Tuesdays at Two, sponsored by our friends at the First Horizon Foundation. Join us as we kick off another season of our informal and informative coffee socials. A different subject will be explored each week -- on Tuesdays at Two! The lectures are included in the daily admission cost. Members of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will receive free admission.
March 3, 2020: Slavery at Historical Sites
Our first social will be led by noted author and historian, Dr. Aaron Astor. Dr. Astor is Associate Professor of History at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. He has written extensively on Civil War-related topics, including the books Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri and The Civil War Along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau. You are sure to enjoy Dr. Astor's insights on the representation of slavery at historical sites.
March 10, 2020: Nancy McEntee (Molsey Blount)
March 17, 2020: Laura Howard (Saving the Planet One County at a Time)
March 24, 2020: Warren Bielenberg (Cades Cove Butterflies)
March 31, 2020: Jeff Ross (Wild Edible Plants of the Smokies)
April 7, 2020: Dewaine Speaks (Disasters of East Tennessee)
April 14, 2020: Harry Moore (Rock Formations of the Smokies)
April 21, 2020: James Bordwine (The Salt Maker)
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit: Light from Light film
Southern Circuit - Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall
A single mom and sometimes paranormal investigator investigates a possible "haunting" at a widower's farmhouse in East Tennessee. A narrative filmed in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com
UT School of Music: David Brunell; Piano
In celebration of 250 years since Beethoven's birth in 1770, pianist David Brunell will present a concert exploring three of Beethoven's greatest piano sonatas, including one from each of his three musical periods: the Pathétique, Op. 13, the Waldstein, Op. 53, and his penultimate sonata, the great Op. 110. Assisted by a PowerPoint presentation, Brunell will not only perform, but will also examine how each sonata communicates so powerfully and richly exemplifies Beethoven's continually evolving and compelling style.
Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall
1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events
The Public Cinema: I Was at Home, But . . .
With the American release of I Was at Home, But . . . Angela Schanelec is finally receiving much-deserved recognition for three decades of brilliant and challenging work. After winning the top directing prize at the 2019 Berlinale, she is being honored this winter with career retrospectives at the Harvard Film Archive, Toronto International Film Festival, and Film at Lincoln Center. We are proud to present her first screening in Knoxville.
At Central Cinema.
UT Arboretum Society: Working with Water in Your Landscape Program**
Do you know where your rainwater goes? Learn how to manage water in your landscape from some true local experts on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium in Oak Ridge, 901 S. Illinois Avenue. This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society but donations are gratefully accepted. No registration is required.
The Oak Ridge Stormwater team from the City of Oak Ridge and Dr. Andrea Ludwig from the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Smart Yards will be leading the program, “Working with Water in Your Landscape: Do You Know Where Your Rainwater Goes?” The team will answer such questions as, “What’s at the end of your downspout?” “Why mow when you can grow instead?” “What is a rain garden and what can it do for you?” The instructors will also address reducing the impact of rain water on your property. Another important subject to be discussed is rainfall runoff in the urban environment.
Dr. Andrea Ludwig is a University of Tennessee Associate Professor of Ecological Engineering and also co-director of Tennessee Smart Yards. Oak Ridge Stormwater Team members are Tabitha Duggan and Kait Klema.
The Public Cinema: I Was Home, But...
March 3, 2020 · Central Cinema · 7:00 p.m.
I Was at Home, But... tells the story of Astrid (Maren Eggert), a forty-something mother of two, struggling to regain her balance in the wake of her husband's death. Her adolescent son Phillip (Jakob Lassalle) disappeared for a week, and now that he has returned, he faces disciplinary action at school and his toe requires amputation. As new questions confront Astrid from every angle, even simple activities like buying a bicycle or engaging with a work of art, are fraught with unexpected challenges.
In her signature elliptical style and with a gentle sense of humor, Schanelec weaves together these narrative strands and more—a school production of Hamlet, a pair of teachers deciding whether to start a family, a donkey and a dog who share a home—to create an indelible picture of a small community grappling with fundamental questions of existence.
"A complex, challenging but brilliant work." — Hollywood Reporter
With the American release of I Was at Home, But . . . Angela Schanelec is finally receiving much-deserved recognition for three decades of brilliant and challenging work. After winning the top directing prize at the 2019 Berlinale, she is being honored this winter with career retrospectives at the Harvard Film Archive, Toronto International Film Festival, and Film at Lincoln Center.
The Public Cinema: email@example.com, http://www.publiccinema.org/
Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (865) 951-2447, https://centralcinema865.com
Knoxville Museum of Art: KMA Book Club Discussion on James Baldwin**
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
JOIN THE KMA BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION FOR “GOING TO MEET THE MAN” BY JAMES BALDWIN
“There’s no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it.” The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob.
By turns haunting, heartbreaking, and horrifying–and informed throughout by Baldwin’s uncanny knowledge of the wounds racism has left in both its victims and its perpetrators–Going to Meet the Man is a major work by one of our most important writers.
FREE and open to the public. Snacks provided.
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
Ewing Gallery: Perfect Attendance - 73rd Annual Student Art Competition**
Please join us Monday March 2 from 6-8pm at the Ewing Gallery for a reception celebrating the 73rd Annual Student Art Competition.
Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of The University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season. This competition has been an outlet for UT’s talented students for 73 years, wherein countless works of art of every form and medium have been displayed and applauded by The University and Knoxville community.
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, and Friday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 7:30pm and Sunday, 1-4
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Westminister Presbyterian Church: Pond Study by Frank Norris**
Artist: Frank Norris
“Pond Study” - Seeing nature through a different lens
Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org
Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Project Wear and Share**
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.
Clarence Brown Theatre: Hamlet
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.
Pellissippi State: Photography Student Showcase
Featuring Pellissippi State Photography students, this exhibit displays different photography techniques and approaches with arresting results.
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