Calendar of Events
Friday, March 13, 2020
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Porch Sale**
The Appalachian Arts Craft Center located in Norris, TN will hold its Spring Porch Sale March 13 - March 27. The Porch Sale held each Spring features work from juried and nonjuried members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to shop for discounted artwork! The Porch Sale provides local artisans the opportunity to replenish their artwork for the remainder of the year.
The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center with a mission to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Clinton, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, stop by the center, call 865-494-9854, or visit www.appalachianarts.net or Facebook.
Gallery 1010: Everything is Normal and Fine**
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS SHOW IS NOT DANGEROUS IT IS COMPLETELY NORMAL AND NORMALLY SHOWS ARE NOT DANGEROUS SO THIS VERY NORMAL SHOW WILL BE PERFECTLY VIEWABLE ON FRIDAY MARCH 13 AT THE VERY REASONABLE HOURS OF 6-9 PM ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SHOW UP AT SIX WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU DO LEAVE BEFORE 9 THERE ARE ADDITIONAL HOURS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS WELL BUT YOU REALLY SHOULD TRY AND COME ON FRIDAY FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON IT WILL BE COMPLETELY NORMAL ON ALL THREE OF THESE DAYS BUT IT WILL BE ESPECIALLY NORMAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT SO TRY YOUR HARDEST TO SHOW UP AT THAT TIME THERE IS NO REASON TO NOT COME SEE THIS INSTALLATION AS IT IS A PERFECTLY FINE SHOW NORMAL ALMOST TO THE POINT OF BORING BUT NOT ACTUALLY BORING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED--AND YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED BUT NOT TOO INTERESTED--BE SURE TO SWING BY 1150 MCCALLA AVENUE KNOXVILLE, TN 37915 AND DON’T BE NERVOUS WE WOULDN’T WANT YOU TO BE NERVOUS BECAUSE THIS SHOW IS VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY AVERAGE ONCE AGAIN EVERYTHING IS NORMAL AND FINE AND WE WOULD NEVER LIE TO YOU ABOUT THAT
Friday, March 13 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
East Tennessee Kidney Foundation: Knox Shamrockfest
Knox Shamrock Fest™ spans two days: Friday, March 13th, 2020, 3pm-10pm, and Saturday, March 14th, 2020, 10am-10pm, in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The Knox Shamrock Fest™ is appropriate for the entire family! We will have festive music, live concerts, inflatable bounce houses, slides and an obstacle course, crafts, face painting, balloon twisting, midway games, a “salon,” vendors and other fun activities for kids of all ages. Food trucks will be on site for food options. For those age 21 years or older, green beer, Guinness, Irish whiskey & wine will be available for purchase within Market Square (must show legal identification).
Tickets will be on sale at the festival for children’s activities, crafts & games; cash and credit cards accepted. Tickets are $1 each or purchase 12 tickets for only $10; midway games, balloon twisting, face painting, and other children’s activities will be available for 1 – 4 tickets, depending on the attraction. If you are participating in the Lucky Kidney Run, you may pre-purchase tickets during online registration and pick them up during one of the Lucky Kidney Run™ early packet pick-up days.
5th Annual Women in Jazz Jam Festival
Dust off your dancing shoes now, because the Women in Jazz Jam Festival Band returns to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five Concert Series on FRIDAY, MARCH 13, with a performance at 6 p.m. Be sure to arrive early, as this show is well attended. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students or members, and free for ages 17 and under.
Music continues at 10 a.m. on SATURDAY, MARCH 14, with an hour of free live performances by Kelle Jolly, Will Boyd & WJJF Friends on WDVX’s Kidstuff, located in the Knoxville Visitor Center. WJJF concert headliner, Akua Dixon, will perform at 12 p.m. on the WDVX Blue Plate Special.
Further down Gay Street, at Maple Hall Lounge, a free poetry open mic event hosted by Rhea Sunshine & The 5th Woman, will take place from 2-3 p.m.
NEW THIS YEAR, is the headliner evening concert being held at JEWELRY TELEVISION in WEST KNOXVILLE. VIP TICKETS are available for $50, which includes a catered pre-show party at JTV’s elegant rooftop bar at 4p.m. General Admission tickets are $25. Free for ages 17 and under.
The evening concert will be held in JTV’s well-appointed auditorium from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Performers include pianist NANCY WESTMORELAND, based in Chattanooga, TN. Knoxville’s KUKULY AND THE GYPSY FUEGO, an acoustic ensemble, plays Hot Jazz inspired by the music of legendary French Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, and jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli.
Headliner, AKUA DIXON, is a jazz cellist, composer, and bandleader, based in New York City. Her music has been described as “stirring and spiritual.” She greatly impresses “for the sheer quality of the musicianship and pushing of the jazz envelope.” www.akuadixon.com
For more information, please contact: Kelle Jolly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (865) 622-7174. www.womeninjazzjamfestival.com
Appalachian Ballet Company: Cinderella
Appalachian Ballet Company will present the timeless fairytale classic Cinderella. This romantic and lighthearted three act ballet tells the triumphant story of a young girl who finds love at a dazzling ball. The awkwardly funny stepsisters along with the glorious elegance of the Fairy Godmother and her Season Fairies help create a spectacular production for the enjoyment of the entire family. Cinderella is a ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev and is one of the most popular and melodious compositions. (The production will run approximately one and a half hours).
One show only! Tickets on sale online or the Clayton Center for the Arts 865.981.8590.
Cinderella will be danced by Kylie Morton Berry, most recently seen by Knoxville audiences as the Sugaplum Fairy in ABC’s production of The Nutcracker. Dancing the role of the Prince is David Ward, a professional free-lance dancer. Mr. Ward has partnered Ms. Berry in other productions with Appalachian Ballet Company.
At Clayton Center for Arts, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804. For more information, contact Appalachian Ballet Company: 865-982-8463 or www.appalachianballet.com
Bijou Theatre: Marc Broussard
Tennessee Theatre: Amy Grant
Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - Kelle Jolly & The Women in Jazz Jam Festival 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
The Mill & Mine: Silversun Pickups
Silversun Pickups will be performing at The Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN on March 13.
Special guest: The New Regime.
The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: http://themillandmine.com
East Tennessee Bluegrass Association and Ijams Nature Center: Jamboree
5:30-8:30 PM on select evenings at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association and Ijams Nature Center have partnered up to bring you the Ijams Jamboree presented by ETNBA! We will have four different concerts series throughout the year. Cost is $5 for those 6 and up. Beer and food available! Make plans to join us!
March 13: Hatfield’s Heathens, New John's Creek and Tim & Jodi Harbin
April 17: Buffalo Fiasco
August 8: Kasey Moore Project
November 14: TBA
Tennessee Stage Company: Amazing Graces
Tennessee Stage Company Presents its 25th Annual NEW PLAY FESTIVAL with a World Premiere Production of Amazing Graces by Lea McMahan
On a weekend trip to the Smokey Mountains, a family comes to realize that the insecurities and petty grievances that have been festering between them for years amount to nothing when confronted with real violence from outside the family.
At Historic Southern Railway Station, 306 W. Depot Avenue
Thursday – Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm
Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm
Tickets are on sale now. Call (865) 546-4280 for tickets & reservations. General Admission is $15. We proudly participate in the Penny4Arts Program! http://www.tennesseestage.com
WDVX: Spring Fund Drive
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