Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Dogwood Arts: Spring Featured Garden

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

POSTPONED

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Knoxville residents have opened their magnificent private gardens to the public as a part of our annual celebration of East Tennessee's natural beauty. Each garden is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features. Join us to experience these magnificent gardens as we celebrate another blooming spring in East Tennessee.

Please check back for more information about garden locations, etc.

We are honored that these Knoxville residents have opened their properties to the public as a part of our annual celebration of East Tennessee’s natural beauty. Each garden is unique in design and offers a variety of plant material and special features. Tours are self-guided; although Dogwood Arts staff & volunteers will be on-site for questions. This event is free though a $5 donation is suggested. Donations allow us to maintain and expand the Dogwood Trails & Gardens Program.

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

UT School of Music: UT Opera Theatre - Menotti’s The Old Maid and Amelia Goes to the Ball

  • April 17, 2020 — April 19, 2020

Category: Music and Theatre

CANCELLED

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale in March
$20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60+, and $5 for students with a school ID and youth under 18.

At the Bijou Theatre 803 Gay St., Knoxville, TN
Info: 865-974-5678, https://music.utk.edu/opera/

Flying Anvil Theatre: Ideation

Category: Theatre

By Aaron Loeb

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

Thompson Boling Arena: Cirque du Soleil

  • April 15, 2020 — April 19, 2020

Category: Dance, Music and Theatre

Cirque du Soleil brings their latest extravaganza to Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday, April 15 through Sunday, April 19.

The Canada-based entertainment troupe’s acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians will perform “Ovo” – Portuguese for egg.

According to the Cirque du Soleil website, Ovo portrays insects working, playing, fighting and looking for love in a world “filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and moments of quiet emotion.”

Ovo debuted in 2009 and has since been performed for more than 6 million fans in 24 countries around the globe.

Thompson Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN. Info/tickets: Concerts & Special Events - www.KnoxvilleTickets.com or (865) 656-4444.

Art Market Gallery: Works by Lynda Best & Harriet Howell

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

Friday Reception: April 3, 5:30 – 9p.m.

Harriet Howell, Silk Painting
My main focus in silk painting is exploring color, pattern and texture in nature. My goal is to create beautiful, wearable art that enhances and expresses the personality of the wearer. I have always loved textiles, and painting on silk is a fun and challenging medium with which to explore ideas and new adventures. Ultimately, I hope the wearer of my work also shares the adventure.

I have a BFA from the University of Tennessee and worked as a graphic designer for 20 years. I now paint full time on both paper and silk. I work primarily in plein aire or abstract painting in water media and pastel. Some of my silk dyes are derived from plants in my yard and some are commercially produced. In whatever medium I use, the imagery is always based on the natural world.

Lynda Best, Acrylic Painting
I was born in Wichita, Kansas and because my father worked for Boeing and the Apollo program, I moved around the Southern United States during my childhood. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. Even as a junior high student, I had an art studio in my daddy’s garage and taught art to children in the elementary grades. I sold my paintings to my teachers and I knew that I had a special talent in how I “saw” the world. I remember riding in the backseat of the car finding hidden images in the trees along the road as we drove by. Nature is a magnet for me to understanding myself. As I grew older, I developed a style showing the "frozen moment" we perceive when we look at anything in nature. For me, everything in nature is moving energy. That is a part of my spirituality. The spirit is found and often rediscovered in nature. This connection nourishes my being! The mountain seasons inspire changes in water, flowers, and the spirit. Nature's transforming power can be most directly witnessed in the growth cycle of the flowers and the seasonal changes in water levels in our streams and rivers. I use acrylic in a modern impressionistic style with entrancing outlines and colors that act to "freeze" the movement of the shape while capturing a moment in the continual change on display in our beautiful Tennessee.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Of Good Stock

Category: Theatre

CANCELLED

SHOW TIMES: Thu: 8:00 pm, Fri: 8:00 pm, Sat: 8:00 pm, Sun: 3:00 pm

by Melissa Ross
When legendary novelist Mick Stockton died, he left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books, and a whole lot of issues.

Years later, the men in their lives struggle to be a part of this elusive family’s legacy. It’s not always easy keeping up with the hurricane of the whip-smart and sharp-tongued Stockton Sisters. Especially during a weekend filled with dramatic confrontations and surprising confessions. But good scotch helps.

A raw, poignant, and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of family.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com

Central Cinema: Virtual Programming

  • April 1, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Film and Kids & family

A slew of distributors have shown support for defunct independent cinemas with groundbreaking “virtual engagements” that directly benefit us directly, so take a look at what’s “showing” this week! More info: https://centralcinema865.com/

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Central Cinema is a community moviehouse located in the heart of North Knoxville's Happy Holler neighborhood. Central Cinema's single auditorium features top-notch digital projection and 96 seats.

Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: info@centralcinemaknox.com, (865) 951-2447, https://centralcinema865.com

Central Cinema: Virtual Programming

Category: Festivals & special events and Film

Did you know that one of the things you can do to help us survive this mess is... watch movies at home? In the short time since we closed our doors, a slew of distributors have shown support for defunct independent cinemas with groundbreaking "virtual engagements" that directly benefit us directly... so take a look at what's showing "at" Central Cinema this week!

Now Playing

Online Premiere: Flirting With Azrael
Based on John Tod Baker's 2015 concept album, Flirting with Azrael: A Psychedelic Rock Musical is a film about Rabi Xaler, a woman abused and tormented by her alcoholic and adulterous husband, JD.

Oscilloscope Laboratories presents Saint Frances
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O'Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams).

Fantastic Fungi
Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom.

Kino Lorber presents Bacurau
A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead.

Opening Saturday, March 28
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Film Movement presents Zombi Child
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields.

https://centralcinema865.com/

Historic Westwood: Open Gardens**

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

While Historic Westwood is closed for tours through April 30th, spring has come to the gardens which remain open to the public. The daffodils in "Mickey's Cutting Garden" are beautiful right now and wonderful volunteers from Ossoli Circle have been sprucing up "Adelia's Shade Garden".

Bring a book and sit on one of the benches or in one of the front porch rocking chairs or simply walk-through on your way to the Third Creek Greenway. Please remember to keep an appropriate social distance from others while enjoying the grounds.

Free parking next door at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike.
www.knoxheritage.org

UT School of Art: Small Works online by School of Art Faculty

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Small Works by UTK School of Art Faculty

Small Works features a selection of small works by faculty members in the School of Art. Participating faculty members include Joshua Bienko, Emily Bivens, Sally Brogden, Jason Brown, Rubens Ghenov, John C. Kelley, Mary Laube, Paul Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Frank Martin, Althea Murphy-Price, John Powers, Jered Sprecher, and Koichi Yamamoto.

https://art.utk.edu/small-works-by-soa-faculty/