Calendar of Events

Friday, February 18, 2022

Tri-Star Arts: From Wonder to Wonder and The Gallery of the Thieves: Recto / Verso

  • February 18, 2022 — April 23, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

Tri-Star Arts invites you to the First Friday reception for "From Wonder To Wonder" feat. Carl E. Moore and David Jon Walker (images 1-2 above) and "The Gallery of the Thieves: Recto / Verso" by Andrew Scott Ross (image 3 above) at the historic Candoro Marble Building, Friday, April 1 from 5:00- 8:00pm. (photos: Bruce Cole)

The Tri-Star Arts gallery and studios are located in the historic Candoro Marble Building, 5 minutes from downtown Knoxville at the corner of Maryville Pike and Candora Avenue. Parking spaces are limited and visitors may park along Candora Avenue as needed.

This exhibition is open to the public regularly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building ~ located in the Vestal neighborhood of Knoxville. (photo: Bruce Cole)

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. https://tristararts.org/the-gallery

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's Frozen Jr.

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

The play will be performed February 18th through the March 6th, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM and 6 PM.

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Akima Cabaret 2022

  • February 18, 2022 — February 19, 2022

Category: Fundraisers and Music

February 18, 7:00 pm, February 19, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Akima Cabaret is the major fundraiser for the Akima Grants program. Celebrating its 75th anniversary as a women’s service club, Akima provides volunteer hours and financial support to Knoxville community agencies.

A record grant total of over $83,000 was given in 2021 to forty-nine area agencies. Help us continue this much needed support by attending the 40th Akima Cabaret on February 18 or 19. Come and enjoy a light-hearted evening or matinee laughing at the antics of Akima Club members and associates as they entertain you with song, dance and dramatic nonsense. The professionally written and staged evening productions will be followed with dinner and dancing.

Please go to https://www.akimaclub.org for further information and ticket purchasing.

Venue: The Mill & Mine
227 West Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Billy Strings

  • February 18, 2022 — February 19, 2022

Category: Music

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

Friends of the Library: South Knoxville Branch book sale

  • February 18, 2022 — February 19, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, reading, writing

Friday and Saturday, February 18-19, for the very first time, the Friends will sell books at the South Knoxville Branch from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Friends of the Knox County Public Library: https://www.knoxfriends.org/

Akima Cabaret: The Roaring 20s

  • February 18, 2022 — February 19, 2022

Category: Fundraisers and Music

The Roaring 20’s - When Decades Collide

What happens when a pandemic is over? What happens when stories collide? What happens when decades overlap… a hundred years apart? The Roaring 20’s… that’s what!

A hedonistic and debaucherous way of life seems to be a recurring theme once a pandemic is over, whether it is the Spanish Flu Pandemic of the early 1920’s or the COVID pandemic of the 2020’s. The Roaring 20’s was a time of men in tuxedos and women in flapper dresses partying like there’s no tomorrow. Now, get ready for a flashback as 2022 ushers in its very own version.

“The Roaring 20’s - When Decades Collide” is a fast-paced show set in 2 different speakeasies… one in 1922 and the other in 2022. The show is filled with music and dance from both time periods and will have you on your feet ready for a little party.

We hope you join us for “The Roaring 20’s - When Decades Collide” at The Mill & Mine in downtown Knoxville! Saturday night is sold out!! But you can still join in the fun on Friday, February 18th, at 7:00 p.m. and a matinee on Saturday the 19th, at 2:00. Dinner and dancing will follow each evening performance.

https://www.akimaclub.org/new-page

Bijou Theatre: Reigning Sound

Category: Music

REIGNING SOUND
with COUNTRY WESTERNS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 • 8PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: Gabriel Iglesias

  • February 18, 2022

Category: Comedy

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Music

FEBRUARY 18, 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Admission Price: Members $15/Non-members $20
Enjoy the casual elegance of the Knoxville Museum of Art for this vivacious Friday night tradition filled with music, dancing, and fellowship. Details coming soon!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, closed Mondays. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/

Born & Raised Productions: Winter Silent Disco

  • February 18, 2022

Category: Dance, movement and Music

Let's warm things up at Crafty Bastard Brewery with a Silent Disco!

Get turned up, get warmed up, definitely drink up, and dance! If you have never experienced Silent Disco before, it's a ton of fun. Once you get in the zone and realize that 1) Nobody can hear you singing off key at the top of your lungs and 2) It doesn't matter anyway because everyone else is singing off key at the top of their lungs as well, all your cares fade away. It's the perfect thing to combat the wintertime blues.

Here's how it works: Three separate DJs play all sorts of music through headphones with a switcher that you control. If you're not feeling what's on one channel, you have two different ones to choose from. It's a choose-you-own-music adventure.

At Crafty Bastard Brewery

Music starts at 8pm
Limited space and headphones available.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of.

8:00 PM – 11:30 PM EST
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-silent-disco-at-crafty-bastard-brewery-tickets-248460751797

UT School of Music: Miroslav Hristov, Chih-Long Hu, & Yu-Mei Huang

  • February 18, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Miroslav Hristov, Chih-Long Hu, & Yu-Mei Huang

Miroslav Hristov and Chih-Long Hu of the UT School of Music are joined by guest artist Yu-Mei Huang for this chamber showcase. Huang is a full-time faculty member at Texas A & M International University and concertmaster of the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra.

February 18 at 8 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. In-person events that take place in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, or the James R. Cox Auditorium, also have livestream options. So if you're not able to be with us in-person for those events, you can still join: https://music.utk.edu/events/live.php

*For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678, www.music.utk.edu/events

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Racial Justice Part XVIII

  • February 18, 2022

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022
4PM
"Racial Justice " Part XVIII
Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Marble City Opera World Premiere: I Can't Breathe
by Leslie Savoy Burrs and Brandon J. Gibson

Visit www.beckcenter.net to access the meeting.

Beck launched a series of monthly Virtual Town Hall Meetings on Racial Justice following the death of Mr. George Perry Floyd, Jr., an unarmed Black man, who was killed by police in Minneapolis May 25, 2020. These discussions have continued and we are proud of our ongoing pursuit of Racial Justice since 2020. Please make plans and join us for our next discussion. https://www.beckcenter.net/racial-justice

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-524-8461

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