Calendar of Events

Friday, March 6, 2020

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Live at Lucille’s with Sherman Irby with KJO

Category: Music

Sherman Irby is the lead alto saxophonist and a principal composer/arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. He has served in this role since 2005 and has contributed dozens of works to the Orchestra's vast library. Irby joins the entire Knoxville Jazz Orchestra for a debut Live at Lucille’s performance that is guaranteed to be soulful, energetic and incredibly entertaining!

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

Tennessee Theatre: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros

Category: Music

BOB WEIR AND WOLF BROS
FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 • 7:30PM

Grateful Dead/Dead & Company guitarist teams up with famed bassist Don Was and RatDog drummer Jay Lane join forces under the moniker Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. This new band will explore songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio formation.

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

Jubilee Community Arts: Leroy Troy

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Category: Music

"The Tennessee Slicker"

Leroy Troy delivers a strong solo old-time banjo performance in the tradition of Uncle Dave Macon, Grandpa Jones and Stringbean. At 16 he began studying with Middle Tennessee banjoist Cordell Kemp who had in turn learned much from Macon himself; at 17 he dazzled a nationwide audience on the hit TV show Hee Haw with his banjo expertise and natural gift of comedy.

Tickets: $15

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/1118485, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, and at the door. For information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org

St. John's Episcopal Cathedral: Inversion Vocal Ensemble

  • March 6, 2020

Category: Music

Cathedral Arts presents EMMY-nominated Inversion Vocal Ensemble. The band will perform "Concerts on Cumberland," a dazzling array of music including jazz, classical, gospel, and musical theatre. This Nashville based group returns by popular demand for a soaring concert that is not to be missed. Learn more at www.inversionsings.com.

Friday at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
413 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

https://www.facebook.com/events/2444599405830109/

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dee Blane's Collection of African Artifacts**

  • March 5, 2020 — April 30, 2020

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

Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery

6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Info: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Flying Anvil Theatre: I and You

Category: Theatre

By Lauren Sanderson

Details TBA!

Shows are generally Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00.

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

Dogwood Arts: SYNERGY Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family

CELEBRATE KNOXVILLE’S NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS & ART EDUCATORS

Opening Reception: March 11, 2020 (5:30-8:30PM)

Synergy showcases gifted K-12 art students alongside their teachers and current art interns/student-teachers from East Tennessee. See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in our schools. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude. The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN. All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

Information: 865-637-4561, https://www.dogwoodarts.com

River & Rail Theatre Company: Constellations

Category: Theatre

River & Rail is announcing today that we will have one final performance of CONSTELLATIONS tonight, Friday, March 13th. We are cancelling the three remaining performances on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend.

Written By Nick Payne
A love story with endless possibilities
Directed by Chris McCreary
Starring Martha Harms and Joshua Peterson

River & Rail Theatre Company continues its inaugural season in the Old City Performing Arts Center with a funny, intelligent, and heart-breaking love story told through the lens of astrophysics. CONSTELLATIONS begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman, but what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. We're captivated by this mind-blowing, yet tender love story and are thrilled to share it with our Knoxville community.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: www.riverandrailtheatre.com

Student & Industry Preview on March 4th and Pay-What-You-Can Preview on March 5th

At Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St. Knoxville, TN 37902

UT Contemporary Music Festival

  • March 4, 2020 — March 6, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

The University of Tennessee School of Music's annual Contemporary Music Festival will be held March 4-6, 2020 in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center in Knoxville, TN. The festival celebrates contemporary music through concerts of new music, workshops, and paper presentations. It welcomes guest performers, scholars, and composers from around the world and is now in its 5th year.

1741 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events

Ewing Gallery: Perfect Attendance - 73rd Annual Student Art Competition**

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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**

  • March 1, 2020 — April 30, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Artist: Frank Norris
“Pond Study” - Seeing nature through a different lens
Category: Photography

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**

  • March 1, 2020 — March 31, 2020

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.

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