Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Mill & Mine: Drag Bingo

  • February 16, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST – 9 PM EST
Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr 30 min

Bingo, larger than life personalities and comedy. Drag queen bingo combines a tried-and-tested game with the ultimate 21st Century entertainment. Free to play! Full Tako Taco food & drink menu available to order via QR code or at the Tako Taco bar. Tako Taco gift card prizes winner of each round. Food and drink specials! https://www.facebook.com/events/413487263268963/

Reservations starting at 6:30PM
BINGO starts at 7PM
This is a free event. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
More info: http://themillandmine.com/pod-events/
Pod sizes range from 2-8 people. Each pod offers your group their own space to hang out, safely distanced from others.
For all pods, check-in at the Tako Taco hostess stand to be seated.
Food and beverage from Tako Taco available for purchase, both by walk-up ordering and by QR code without ever having to leave your spot. For everyone’s safety, masks are required any time you are not in your pod.
If you have any further questions, please send us an email at info@themillandmine.com.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley: COVID Relief Virtual Fundraiser

Category: Classes & workshops, Culinary arts and Fundraisers

Join us for the COVID Relief Virtual Fundraiser organized by University of Tennessee Culinary & Catering, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

UT Culinary and the Smoky Mountain chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) have organized a COVID Relief Virtual Culinary Fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and support culinary scholarships for young culinarians in our area. Two of our YouthForce Club members will serve as sous chefs for this event! The event includes more than 45 minutes of professional culinary video instruction, detailed recipes, food safety tips, cooking equipment lists, and all of the needed food products (four portions per registration) to successfully create your own masterpiece in the safety of your own kitchen. (Shown above is Chef Greg Eisele's Truffle Sea Scallops.)

FOOD PRODUCT PICK-UP DATE: February 16, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., at the UT Conference Center (600 Henley Street, downtown Knoxville)
VIDEO RELEASE DATE: February 17, 10:00 a.m.
COST: $150
Register online and see the full menu
https://aceweb.outreach.utk.edu/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=21WI1213&fbclid=IwAR3AxL5t5iVhHO7eXqqR4NzIbk9DMb12Ak1YKOrNhsdJLfjB5LviKljK9zk

Ijams Nature Center: Spring is Stirring: A virtual naturalist chat

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

Feb 16, 5:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Class

It may still be winter on the calendar, but our plants and animals are beginning to stir. Find out who’s already nesting, what amphibians are already migrating to breeding habitats, and what flowers to seek out during this dark and dreary part of the year. You’ll soon learn that there’s a lot of hustle going on out there. This free virtual talk is great for all ages. Register to receive the login info.

https://www.ijams.org/event-details/spring-is-stirring-a-virtual-naturalist-chat

Knox Heritage: On the Ground with Smee + Busby Architects

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions

February 16 | 5:30 PM EST

Join Knox Heritage Executive Director Todd Morgan and local architects Scott Busby and Gregor Smee on a tour of their renovated offices in a former historic church building on Sutherland Avenue.

The former 1930 Marble City United Methodist Church is now home to Smee + Busby Architects and The Golden Roast Coffee House.

In 2019 Smee + Busby Architects received a Knox Heritage Adaptive Reuse Award for the renovation.

Preservation Network will start at 5:30pm, LIVE on the Knox Heritage Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/KnoxHeritage/

Questions? Contact Hollie at hcook@knoxheritage.org or 865-523-8008, ext. 3

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 20th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition

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

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites you to experience the 20th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition. This exhibition is a juried, mixed media art exhibition presented by Arrowmont to recognize and foster the skills and talents of artists and makers who call the region of Sevier County home.

Features 76 original works created by 51 Sevier County, Tennessee artists. This is the first show open to visitors since the onset of the pandemic. You may schedule your gallery appointment on Arrowmont’s website at https://www.arrowmont.org/visit/events/20th-sevier-county-biennial-juried-exhibition/ or contact Gallery Manager Kelsey Dillow at 865-436-5860, kdillow@arrowmont.org.

Mary Welch Thompson, award-winning basket weaver, juried the 20th Sevier County Biennial. She said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us. Viewing this art let me forget for a short time. I had fun; it has been a learning experience and a challenge to select the Best of Show and the Awards of Merit pieces. The vibrant colors and imagination really stood out, paying tribute to the beauty of our natural surroundings, our mountain home.”

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Adult Short Classes

Category: Classes & workshops

2021 ADULT SHORT CLASSES
MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15–17, 2021, 6:00 TO 9:00 PM
Enrollment Cost: $100 · Materials provided

MAPPING CREATIVE PLAY · ALYSSA COFFIN
TEXTURED SLAB BOXES · REBECCA J. BUGLIO
THROWING TUNE UP · BUIE HANCOCK

MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22–24, 2021, 6:00 TO 9:00 PM
Enrollment Cost: $100 · Materials provided

NESTING PLATTERS · VANESSA HARTMAN
KUDZU PAPERMAKING · LOGAN SZYMANOWSKI AND ASHLEE MAYS
MIRROR, MIRROR · HEATHER ASHWORTH
https://www.arrowmont.org/workshops-classes/adult-classes/

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.

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

The Greeneville Arts Council: STAYING CONNECTED - Valentines of Jim Balderes, Jr.

  • February 6, 2021 — February 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

The online-only retrospective exhibition titled “STAYING CONNECTED: The Valentines of Jim Balderes, Jr.” will be available for viewing from Saturday February 6 through Sunday February 28, 2021 at the Greeneville Arts Council website greenevilleartscouncil.org under the Mason House Gallery Online: Current Exhibit section.

Balderes has been sharing valentines of his own creation with friends and family for nearly forty years. The first was produced in a darkroom during his senior year at Cornell University where he earned a BS degree in Design and Environmental Analysis. Since then he’s seen Valentine’s Day as a regular opportunity to reach out at a time of year when family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and former colleagues could all use a bit of “handmade” warmth and whimsy.

During a two-decade career in corporate interior design and project management in New York City, both his mailing list and the variety of media for the yearly missive grew – thanks, in part, to a few classes at the School of Visual Arts and the significant transformation in digital media during those years. The various media for his valentines have included drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and digital art. Some of the greeting cards (primarily postcards) involved the use of custom-made tools and materials such as rubber stamps, die-cuts, candies and even scratch-and-sniff stickers.

Coincidentally, this year’s mailing is Balderes’ fourteenth since moving to East Tennessee. It becomes more important to him each year to send a tangible, physical greeting card when social media and email messages seem to be a step too removed. “Not only am I proudly supporting the ever-important U.S. Postal Service, but people would have a really hard time sticking a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post to the refrigerator,” says Balderes. Balderes with the valentines he sent in 2007, his first after moving to Greene County. “And especially now, as we continue to contend with a worldwide pandemic, ‘Staying Connected’ safely is paramount. It is with that sentiment in mind, and as an expression of unceasing appreciation for all of our healthcare workers, that I made this year’s valentine.”

For information on Greeneville Arts Council exhibits, please contact Til Green, director of exhibitions, at 423-329-5366 or tilgreen724@yahoo.com.

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