Calendar of Events
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Free Spirit Theatre: The Cemetery Club
Postponed until June 4th -7th, 2020 due to the current situation with the Coronavirus.
Produced by Free Spirit Theatre Company
This play is about three Jewish widows who meet for tea and a visit to the cemetery once a month to pay respects to their husbands. But shouldn't they be moving on? Maybe begin dating again? Their hilarious banter is reminiscent of Steel Magnolias with an ending just as tender. The play is suitable for all ages.
Thu-Sat, dinner is at 6:00 PM and the show is at 7:30 PM. On Sunday, dessert is at 1:00 PM, and the show is at 2:00 PM.
At the Jubilee Event Center located at 6700 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville, TN 37912. Tickets are available for dinner and the show or the show only at http://www.freespirittheatre.org/tickets.html. For more information contact email@example.com.
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: A Shift Festival Send-Off
Aram Demirjian, conductor
University of Tennessee Symphony Brass Ensemble
Don’t miss the chance to celebrate with the KSO before we hit the road for Washington, D.C. to be one of only four orchestras featured in SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts! Our hometown audience gets a special preview of our D.C. program “Knoxville: Artists at Home,” including Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, a reprisal of Michael Schachter’s Overture to Knoxville (commissioned by the KSO in 2017), Copland’s Suite from The Tender Land, plus festive American classics including “America, the Beautiful” and The Stars and Stripes Forever.
In addition to a Kennedy Center mainstage performance, the KSO will have a community residency in our nation’s capital, implementing our Music & Wellness programs in area hospitals and staging a KSO UnStaged event.
Each concert includes a 30-minute pre-concert chat at 6:30 p.m. with conductor and guest artist, allowing an up-close Q&A session, insights and background to the music. Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com
Bijou Theatre: Sam Bush
Knoxville Museum of Art: Cocktails & Conversation with Michelle Commander
CANCELLED / POSTPONED
Join us for Cocktails & Conversation. Michelle Commander, Associate Director & Curator of the Lapidus Center will discuss “An Introduction to James Baldwin.”
Free and open to the public. Cash bar.
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
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Chonda Pierce
Chonda Pierce: Live In Concert live in Knoxville at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Thursday, March 19, at 7:00PM.
Emmy®-nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce, or "the country comic" as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country. As the RIAA's best-selling female comedian of all time, her hilarious take on life is easily relatable as she publicly opens up to her listeners about times of darkness and depression in her own life, drawing humor and good from every situation.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
The Maker City and Knoxville Entrepreneur Center: Make. Learn. Grow.
MAKE. LEARN. GROW. is an informal lunch-and-learn series for makers led by local experts to help you grow your business.
It takes people to have a successful enterprise. People to work with. People to sell to. People to share your challenges and successes. Join us on Thursday, March 19, for a Make. Learn. Grow. session on how to build community and why it matters. What are the key elements to a thriving community? How do digital relationships contribute — or do they? This discussion will be led by local community building experts and career coaches.
Tickets are free but limited! If you've registered and for any reason you can't attend, please let us know ASAP so we can offer your spot to the next person on the list.
BYOL - Bring your own lunch.
Presented by The Maker City and Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
Thursday, March 19, 12:00 – 1:30 PM,
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, 17 Market Square, #Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37902
REgister at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-learn-grow-building-community-tickets-94861961681.
Knoxville History Project: Third Thursday with Rev. Reneé Kesler**
Our special guest presenter at our next Maple Hall event will be our colleague in Knoxville history, Rev. Reneé Kesler, executive director of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, speaking on the Delaney family, including artists Beauford and Joseph. Beauford has been the subject of a high-profile series of events, including the Knoxville Museum of Art Show, "Through the Unusual Door"--and last weekend's astonishing play, Shadowlight, by California composer Larry Delinger and local librettist Emily Anderson, and performed by Marble City Opera with Brandon Gibson as Beauford Delaney himself.
It played to two packed houses of close to 200 each last weekend--and made the website Opera Wire's list of the top six operas to see in North America. The musical play, with a jazzy small orchestra, demonstrated with both humor and horror the heights and depths of the Knoxville native's life, with some scenes set here, as he descended into madness. We trust Shadowlight will have further life, with further productions here and elsewhere.
The Beck Center is currently involved in an ambitious effort to renovate the old Delaney house, which happens to be next door to the Beck. Rev. Kesler will let us know more about that project.
As always,this event is free for anyone 21+, but good meals and interesting drinks are available for purchase.
Knoxville History Project information: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org
Carpetbag Theatre: Spring Break Theatre camp
8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Join us for our Spring Break Theatre camp where your little artists will have the opportunity to work on the various elements of theatre throughout the week, including acting, dance, music, storytelling, improvisation, and so much more!
Carpetbag Theatre at Fourth United Presbyterian Church, 1323 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-544-0447, www.carpetbagtheatre.org
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: AIR Exhibition—2019-2020 Artists-in-Residence
Featuring the works of Eric Cannizzaro, Maggie Connolly, Luke Huling, Jolynn Santiago and Alex Younger
-- Reception: Friday, May 15, 2020, from 6-8 pm, free and open to the public
Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gallery hours: M-R 8:30-5, Fri 8:30-4, Saturdays call ahead. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860, www.arrowmont.org
Fountain City Art Center: FCAC Student Show**
Reception: March 13, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
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.
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