Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Zoom Stability Class: Virtual Class to Improve Your Balance

  • March 2, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Health, wellness

This 30 minute class improves balance, strengthens joints, and includes fall prevention drills. Although this is a Silver Sneakers class, it is open to everyone, regardless of age. The only equipment required is a sturdy chair.

The first class will begin on March 2, 2:45-3:15 PM, and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays thereafter. More information or to receive a Zoom link, contact Don Parsley at spiritofthedragon01@gmail.com.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: March Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

Tue Mar 2, 10-12: Smorgasbord Class: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Debbie Toney. $20
Fri Mar 5, 5-7: Fun Friday Art Reception celebrating Debbie Toney
Tue Mar 16, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting
Thu Mar 18, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry class, “Pleasingly Purple Bracelet,” with George Gallant, $55 + $20

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

Tennessee Theatre's Ghostlight Series: Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego

Category: Free event and Music

We are overjoyed to announce Season Two of The Ghostlight Series, a free streaming concert series featuring Knoxville’s own amazing musical talent! Throughout the series, Tennessee Theatre will be collecting donations that will be split with the featured performers to support local musicians. Mark your calendars for four Tuesdays in March at 8pm for some fantastic music from the Tennessee stage and join us on Facebook live or Vimeo! A special thanks to our partner, Big Slate Media, for making this series possible.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 2 8:00PM ET
Delivering Gypsy and American swing jazz with a French accent, Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego play their own arrangements of swing standards as well as originals. The group is also influenced by Kukuly's Hispanic roots adding Latin standards like Argentine tangos and Brazilian bossa novas. Playing everything from Django Reinhardt through Les Paul and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego plays jazz that knows no border.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com, www.ticketmaster.com

McClung Museum & UT School of Art: Jessica Caldas Artist Talk

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

Jessica Caldas is a Puerto Rican American, Florida and Georgia based, artist, advocate, and activist. Her work deals with connecting personal and community narratives to larger themes and social issues. Her talk is being presented alongside the temporary exhibition, Women’s Work, which features art from the McClung Museum's collection that was created by women. Like many of the artists in Women's Work, Caldas uses her self-determined platform to fight for independence and equity. She explores motherhood, womanhood, and surviving gender-based violence, merging advocacy with creative output. This talk is also a collaboration with the UT School of Art.

Please register in advance to attend this program through Zoom
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/jessica_caldas_artists_talk
Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event- Free

Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution

  • March 2, 2021

Category: Free event, Literature, reading, writing and Theatre

March 2, 7:30pm

This play is a dramatization from the book, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution, by Todd S. Purdue. It looks at how Rodgers and Hammerstein created their immortal musicals. Everyone has seen the magic, here’s how they made it happen.

Join Zoom Meeting for the play, Something Wonderful, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88323217704
or dial in 1- 301- 715 8592, then enter Meeting ID: 883 2321 7704 when prompted.

Mark Littmann, PhD, is Professor, Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also the CCI Board of Visitors Professor. Littmann earned a B.S. in chemistry and literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in creative writing at Hollins College, and a Ph.D. in English at Northwestern University.

UT School of Art: Viscosity: Women of Print

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An exhibition featuring work by 25 contemporary women printmakers, opens Monday, March 1, in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery.

The theme of viscosity, flexibility, and fluidity of ink used in printmaking serves as the organizing principle for the portfolio. Dynamic viscosity, by definition, is the sheer stress and sheer rate of a fluid material. The push and pull of ink under pressure can result in the pulling of a perfect film of color and texture. However, the wrong body of ink can result in tearing, push, or saltiness of the color field and render the print an unsuccessful. Constant trial and error of different additives to the ink body can and will be made. It is only after failure, success, and time, do printers, begin to understand how the ink body will react under the pressure of the printing press.

The exhibition encompasses a variety of printmaking media, and includes work by alumnae Ericka Walker (MFA ‘10), associate professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art University and Deb Chaney (BFA ‘01) a Tamarind Master Printer based in Brooklyn, New York and Paris, France.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Art + Architecture Building outside the print shop, room 241. The exhibition is on view through Friday, April 30.

Art and Architecture Building, Outside of room 241
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
https://calendar.utk.edu/event/viscosity_women_of_print#.YDPza-hKjct

Ijams Nature Center: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Ijams Take Action!: Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet is back, and it’s bigger than ever! Throughout 2021, you’ll find workshops, recycling events, and more to help you make a difference in the world.

March 1-31
Help Creatures Great and Small: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event
Licensed wildlife rehabilitators work 24/7 to help injured or orphaned animals heal, grow and hopefully be released back into the wild. Help them accomplish this important work during this collection event!

https://www.ijams.org/wildlife-rehab-collection

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org

Nourish Knoxville: Winter-ish Warmer

  • March 1, 2021 — March 27, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, Health, wellness and Science, nature

This year's Winter Warmer will be a little later than in the past. Not quite spring, but Winter.....ish.
Some of your favorite things from our annual fundraiser are still happening: a delicious locally-sourced meal and a silent auction, plus a Good Sport Box in collaboration with The Central Collective!

How it Works:
Register at https://www.betterunite.com/NourishKnoxvilleInc-winter-ishwarmer2021
Purchase your meals and/or your Good Sport Boxes
Tune back in on March 19 - 26 to bid on silent auction items
Pick up all your treasures on March 27 between 1-4 pm at Real Good Kitchen

Each course will be lovingly prepared and packaged, and ready for you to put the finishing touches on at home and enjoy at your leisure! Omnivore and Vegan options are available. The Vegan meal option is also gluten-free, excluding the dessert. Email info@nourishknoxville.org to request a GF dessert option.

Starter by Jenna Baker of Cook to Be Well
Main course by Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason/Emilia*
*Vegan main prepared by Jenna Baker
Dessert by Emily Williams and Laurence Faber of Lesser Babka

The Good Sport Box is the brainchild of The Central Collective owners Shawn Poynter and Dale Mackey, and was created in March 2020 as a way to stay connected with our community, support local makers, and help sustain their business in a time when owning a community event venue is especially challenging. Built on the success of their Good Sport events, in which people bought tickets to an unspecified event, the GSB is a curated collection of items by local makers, sort of an adult grab bag! We're excited to collaborate with The Central Collective on this Local Food Edition, compiling a mystery box of local foods, and a few food-adjacent crafts that you can add on to your meal or purchase as a stand along item as a part of Winter-ish Warmer! Each box will be different, so get one or more! Some of the items are made by fine local businesses such as Lirio Chocolate, All-Sum Foods, and McQueen Pottery, to name a few!

Appalachian Mountain Bike Club: Spring Checkpoint Ride

  • March 1, 2021 — March 21, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Can you make it to all 20 checkpoints? What will be more difficult…riding or decoding the clues? Time will tell!

Join us for our Spring Checkpoint Ride! We’ll be celebrating the coming of longer days, drier trails, and the 4th trip around the sun for our presenting sponsor and longtime supporter SoKno Taco Cantina! The ride will celebrate our spring riding opportunities both on and off trail, explore new destinations over the course of 3 weeks in this COVID friendly fundraiser for AMBC. We’re dedicated to educating trail users as well as building and maintaining the trails here Knoxville.

Passport Pickup and ON SITE registration @ SoKno Taco – March 1st – March 21st
Open Daily from 11am – 11pm
Don’t want to go inside? No worries – Order some tacos and margs to-go and add on a passport!

For just 10 Bucks you get:
Passport containing clues for 20 checkpoints
The chance to win great prizes
5+ checkpoint stamps = 1 entry into the Prize Giveaway
10+ checkpoint stamps = 3 entries into the Prize Giveaway
ALL 20 checkpoint stamps = 5 entries into the Prize Giveaway
3 weeks of fun in March

https://ambcknox.org/spring-checkpoint-ride-march-1st-march-21st-2021-presented-by-sokno-taco/

Ewing Gallery: 74th Annual Student Art Competition Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

On display in the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture March 1 - 10
Featuring work by UT students

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Knox County Schools Career Expo

  • March 1, 2021 — March 5, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Knox County Schools is hosting a virtual Career Expo for all 8th grade students March 1-5, 2021. Don't miss this opportunity to start building your talent pipeline!

Along with Knox County Schools, Knoxville Chamber, and Junior Achievement, Knox Education Foundation is pleased to sponsor this event supporting student exposure and awareness of a wide cross section of industry opportunities.

League of American Bicyclists: 21st annual National Bike Summit

  • February 28, 2021 — March 3, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Health, wellness

The League of American Bicyclists' 21st annual National Bike Summit will be held virtually this year, February 28 - March 3. Virtual presentations on biking and other related topics will take place February 28 - March 2. Wednesday, March 3 is Lobby Day, a time for Summit bicycling advocates from across the nation to discuss upcoming federal transportation legislation with their Congressional members and staff.

During the Summit, the League provides all participants with education on proposed legislation along with messaging and specific asks that are priorities for biking and walking constituencies. The 2021 transportation legislation will determine policies and funding for the next 2-3 years that have significant impacts on safe and accessible biking and walking. This is an opportunity to learn about how federal legislation impacts us locally and voice your support for bills that improve biking and walking.

This all leads up to Lobby Day on March 3, which gives Summit participants the opportunity to meet virtually with their Senators and Representatives to advocate for biking and walking. To help further prepare participants for this conversation, Bike Walk Tennessee will be hosting a virtual training (date and time to be determined). Once you have registered for the Summit, Bike Walk Tennessee Board Chair Dr. Caroline Cooley will follow up with details about the additional training.

Register to attend the 2021 National Bike Summit today! https://whova.com/portal/registration/natio2_202102/

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