Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Knox Guitar Box (Podcast)

Category: Free event and Music

Jeffrey Fratus
Soon after his concert in February, Jeffrey Fratus will join Andy LeGrand, host of Knox Guitar Box, in conversation about his life and work as a guitarist, instructor, and songwriter, during the February episode of Knox Guitar Box. Jeffery is from Knoxville, TN and lives in Austin, TX, where he teaches, song-writes and performs with his band Monohan.

Guitarist, Educator and Songwriter: Austin, TX
Knox Guitar Box (Podcast) 7:00 PM, Sunday, 2/14/2021
https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com/events

Knox Guitar Box is a monthly guitar-focused podcast sharing conversations and performances with music professionals, students, composers, and educators. Knox Guitar Box's host is Knoxville Classical Guitar's Executive Director, Andy LeGrand. Check out our guests on our Events page!

https://knoxvilleclassicalguitar.com/podcast

Marble City Opera: Love Letters

Category: Free event and Music

Sunday, February 14th at 6pm

Invite your loved ones and join us for this special Free Valentine's Concert with Marble City Opera Administrative Director and Soprano, Kayla Beard! "Love Letters" will be a 30 minute program of opera arias and musical theater favorites. You won't want to miss this special concert.

https://www.YouTube.com/MarbleCityOpera

A1LabArts: The Story Keeps Changing: Deep Travels by Emily Schleiner

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

On Sunday February 14th, 2021 7-8:30 pm Emily Schleiner along with A1 Lab Arts is hosting a virtual art exhibition exploring reflections arising from ‘life at home’ during the era of Covid19, a time marked by physical isolation and social upheavals.

Focusing on this time of uncompromising reflection at home, artwork in this exhibition features a new series of mixed media pieces by Emily Schleiner that will take stock and examine her own personal journey through life by focusing on moments of symbolic and iconic transitions as though part of a ‘hero’s journey’. A second series of paintings that explore the chaotic process of ‘flowing’ while confined by structure will also be unveiled. And finally, two interactive installations will be exhibited that engage the interior and the exterior of life at home. Join us for A1labarts’ first official online exhibition on February 14th. Happy Valentines Day!

Artwork will be available for virtual viewing only

Time: Noon East Coast/9am West Coast time
Virtual location *Coming Soon*
Virtual Talk - Time: 7pm East Coast/4pm West Coast
https://www.a1labarts.com/event/the-story-keeps-changing-deep-travels/

The Mill & Mine: Valentine's Day Drag Brunch Revue: Ex’s & Ohhh’s

  • February 14, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Event by The Mill & Mine and Hannah VonStevens
Sunday at 11 AM EST – 1 PM EST
#DragBrunch is coming back to The Mill & Mine for Valentine’s Day! Snag your ticket on Resy NOW!

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Statistical Reasoning

Category: Free event and Theatre

STATISTICAL REASONING by Knoxville Playwright Margy Ragsdale

Millicent and James are back! This time, it’s a sweet and saucy calculation about their histoires d’amour ...

Presented for your entertainment FREE OF CHARGE. Donations gratefully accepted. Watch (and donate) as many times as you like!

Mark your calendar:
Sunday, February 14
Live performances on YouTube @ 3:00, 4:00, 7:00, and 8:00 pm (Each show runs 15 min.)
https://www.facebook.com/theatreknoxvilledowntown

Cast:
Windie Wilson (Millicent)
Joe Jaynes (James)

Directed by Sarah Campbell
Technical Director: Joe Johnson
Donate! https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NXF5VSVXZF6QQ

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association: Valentine's Day Storytelling

  • February 14, 2021
  • 7 PM

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Literature, reading, writing

You and your sweetheart are invited to join the Smoky Mountain Storytellers' Association for a special Valentines Day Event via Zoom.

2-14-21 at 7 p.m. eastern time.

The event is free and will feature stories for the occasion by:
Susan Fulbright
Jean Davidson
Delmas Franklin
Kathleen Mavournin

So, forward this announcement to all of your friends, plan to get comfy on the sofa with your box of chocolates, have something to toast an evening of love, then Sunday Feb.14 about 6:45 p.m eastern time click on the link below to join us.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://maryvillecollege.zoom.us/j/92467572897?pwd=U2VMZDI4U2ppRS9rRmVvVGpRd0VCUT09

Meeting ID: 924 6757 2897
Passcode: 362405
www.smokymountaintellers.org

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

February 13th Workshop (Cyanotype Prints) 11AM-2PM - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. A materials fee of $40 is due at or before the event. This class is limited to 5* participants. Be sure to register for the event by Thursday, Feb 11th to secure your spot!

February 23rd Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

February 24th (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

http://www.theknoxvillecommunitydarkroom.org/workshops

Dogwood Arts: House & Garden Show

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show which will return as an entirely virtual event in 2021. The event is completely free to attend and will be accessible online February 12th through March 14th on our brand new website, https://www.dogwoodarts.com/.

For over forty years, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the latest trends in home improvement, landscape design, decor, and more. The 2021 event will be no exception and will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with quality vendors without fear of safety and health concerns.

Attendees can attend Virtual Expert Sessions via Zoom, browse a comprehensive Exhibitor Directory, and save hundreds on their next home projects by taking advantage of our exclusive Show Specials––all from the comfort of home.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com

Flying Anvil Theatre: Re-Releases 2020 Virtual Theatre Season On-Demand

Category: Theatre

Flying Anvil Theatre is rereleasing two shows from their 2020 virtual season as on-demand streaming videos on February 12-22. Streaming passes for the shows The Deadline and Branching Out are available starting on the 12th via their website, www.flyinganviltheatre.com.

The first on-demand offering is the original comedy Branching Out , by Jayne Morgan. Three bickering 60-something, White siblings discover they have a Black, much younger, half-sister during a family Zoom call. The three redefine their family tree in this adult comedy. Some mature language is used, themes are appropriate for high-school and up.

The next on-demand feature is the Halloween favorite The Deadline . Flying Anvil experiments with a new genre, the Horror Zoom, in this virtual production. Audience members follow a group of co-workers as their typical business meeting turns into something more sinister when strange lights and sounds start to disrupt their technology. This innovative and unexpected thriller is suitable for any audience that enjoys having their spine tingled.

“We’ve gotten many requests to make these shows available,” says Artistic Director Jayne Morgan. “We are happy to give our patrons the chance to enjoy the shows again and even binge them back to back. We are so lucky to have actors and creators who were willing to work with us while we learned the ropes of virtual live-theatre. It’s great that we can show their hard work again online.”

Get scared from The Deadline and then refreshed with Branching Out from February 12th to the 21st.
Each on-demand show is available at www.flyinganviltheatre.com starting February 12th.
Tickets are recommended at $10, but audience members can choose their own price with “Pay What You Can'' starting at $1.

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio: Circus After Dark

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

ADULTS ONLY! Our annual Circus After Dark is not for the faint of heart! This sexy, yet tasteful adult-themed circus variety show is the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day weekend indoors.

Save the date and get ready for three days of performances that are sure to get your heart racing! All proceeds support the Dragonfly studio and programming. $10 off tickets purchased by Feb. 1

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/circus-after-dark-tickets-135063024141

O'Brien Art Gallery: The Sacred, the Secular, and the Space In Between

  • February 7, 2021 — March 27, 2021

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

The Sacred, the Secular, and the Space In Between: African-American Vernacular Art from the Collection of Michael D. Hill

This exhibit showcases the work of self-taught African American artists who examine the intersections of spirituality and material culture. Guided by a compulsion, in some cases even what might be seen as a divine calling, to create, they produced paintings, sculpture, and utilitarian objects that are startlingly powerful in both their aesthetic forms and the life force they channel. Among the artists featured in this exhibit are Mose Tolliver, David Butler, Lonnie Holley, and Mary T. Smith. Their work may also be found in such prominent collections as the High Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Guided gallery tours by Michael D. Hill will be held throughout the month. For more information, please contact Bryan Wilkerson at 865-354-3000 x4788 or by email at wilkersonbs@roanestate.edu.

O'Brien Art Gallery at Roane State Community College, OBrien Building room 276 Patton Lane Harriman, TN 37748
http://academics.roanestate.edu/art/gallery/

Oak Ridge Art Center: Women's Work

  • February 6, 2021 — March 20, 2021

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

This year's theme is "On the Bright Side". Open to women artists of any medium!

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

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