Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fountain City Art Center: Southern Appalachian Photography Society


Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Southern Appalachian Photography Society exhibition

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9AM-5PM; Wednesday & Friday, 10AM-5PM; 2nd and 3rd Saturdays, 9AM-1PM. Information: 865-357-2787,

Knoxville Fashion Week

  • March 3, 2015 — March 7, 2015

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Tuesday, March 3: The Kickoff Event

Wednesday, March 4: Fashion in Film & Special Effects in Makeup & Couture Hair Runway Shows

Thursday, March 5: Accessories Showcase & The Emerging Designer Runway

Friday, March 6: Swimwear, Rock-n-Roll & The Men's Show

Saturday, March 7: The Grand Finale Runway Event

Pellissippi State Community College: Student Honors Recital


Category: Music

Student Honors Recital
Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Pellissippi State shines the spotlight on its best student performers taking private instruction in voice or instrument.

Clayton Performing Arts Center
Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville 37933

UT School of Music: Mobius Percussion Quartet


Category: Music

Mobius Percussion Quartet
Guest artists
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00 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.
*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,

Athens Area Council for the Arts: Dr. Keith Wheeler, tenor

  • March 3, 2015
  • 12:00 Noon

Category: Music

Athens Area Council for the Arts presents Dr. William Keith Wheeler, tenor, in a recital of American song for March’s Arts on the Side Tuesday, March 3 at noon. Arts on the Side is AACA’s monthly lunch-time program where the community is invited to bring lunch and enjoy a free concert or arts demonstration.

Dr. Wheeler holds degrees from Carson-Newman University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Graduate Theological Foundation. He has been a faculty member of Tennessee Wesleyan College since 2002, and is an associate professor of music, director of music education studies and chair of the department of fine arts. He is also Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater.

A long-time church musician, he has conducted groups of all ages in Louisville, KY, Singapore, Denver, CO, and Misawa, Japan. In Louisville, he performed with Kentucky Opera and was a conductor for the "Continental Singers" performing in 36 countries including events such as Billy Graham's Amsterdam '86 Evangelism Conference, the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, the 1992 World's Fair in Seville, and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

While at TWC, Dr. Wheeler has led the Tennessee Wesleyan Concert Choir on the "Yellow Ribbon Tour" to Ramstein Air Base, Germany in 2005 and the "Wesley Choral Festival" in Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. He was the founding conductor of TWC's newest choral ensemble, Vox Humana.

Dr. Wheeler has recently sung tenor with the Knoxville Choral Society and the Knoxville Chamber Chorale. He was a soloist in Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, J.S. Bach’s Sleepers, Wake! Cantata No. 140 and Handel’s Messiah. He is a director for Sound Company: the Children’s Choir of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which recently performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

The Arts Center is located at 320 North White St. in downtown Athens. For more information call The Arts Center at 423-745-8781.

Wine & Canvas: spring events

Category: Classes & workshops

March 2: "5 Wine Bottles" - Barley's (Maryville), 6 pm

March 4: "Colorful Stony Shore" - Blue Coast Grill, 6 pm

March 10: "Masquerade" - Mimi's Cafe, 6 pm

March 12: "Birds on a Wire" - Hurricane Grill and Wings, 6 pm

March 17: "Tennessee Theater at Night" - Dead End BBQ (Maryville), 6 pm

March 18: "On Top of Ol' Smoky" **DATE NIGHT** - Blue Coast Grille, 6 pm

March 22: "Blue Willow" - Mind Yer P's and Q's (Farragut), 5 pm

March 25: "All that Jazz" - The Crown and Goose, 6 pm

March 26: "London Police Box" - The Original Copper Cellar, 6 pm

March 27: "Champagne Glasses" - Meadow Country Club (Louisville), 6 pm

March 31: "Psychedelic Seascape" - Stir Fry Cafe, 6 pm

Wine & Canvas: Knoxville, TN, 865-356-9179,

2015 Farragut Intermediate School Art Show

  • February 23, 2015 — March 6, 2015
  • Reception Mar. 3, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Kids & family

What: The Town of Farragut Arts Council will sponsor the 2015 Farragut Intermediate School Art Show this winter at the Farragut Town Hall. Don't miss this opportunity to marvel at the work of some of Farragut's most talented young artists. Awards will be given for best in show and first, second and third places during a reception on Tuesday, March 3.

When: Monday, Feb. 23 - Friday, March 6 - During regular Town Hall hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Reception: Tuesday, March 3 - 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Where: Farragut Town Hall
11408 Municipal Center Drive, across from the Farragut Branch Post Office

How: The art show and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Special Events and Program Coordinator Lauren Cox at or 966-7057.

Ewing Gallery: 68th Annual Student Art Competition and Events


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures

Art Competition is February 23 - March 3. Opening reception is Friday, February 20 from 7-9PM at the Ewing Gallery
Competition is jurored by Phong Bui (Fine Arts), DJ Trischler (Graphic Design), and Dr. Jana Emmer (Art History).

Bui and Trischler will be lecturing at UT as part of their time here.
DJ Trischler will lecture Monday, February 16 at 6:30 PM in room 109 of the Art + Architecture building. DJ Trischler is a Cincinnati-based designer. He is a graduate of La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduation, he served as a junior designer at Widgets and Stone in Chattanooga, and then as the AIGA events and programming director for the Chattanooga chapter. He was one of 4 designers who developed Chatype, a typeface for the City of Chattanooga, TN, the first of its kind. in 2014, DJ decided to start his own independent design practice. Clients have included the Hunter Museum and the Chattanooga Public Library.

Phong Bui will lecture Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 Pm in room 109
Phong Bui is an artist and the co-founder, editor and publisher of the monthly journal The Brooklyn Rail and The Brooklyn Rail/ Black Square Editions press, as well as the host/producer of Off the Rail on Art International Radio. From 2007 to 2009 he was a curatorial advisor at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/Museum of Modern Art, and is currently a member of the Artists Advisory Committee of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and the International Association of Art Critics, United States Section (AICA/USA). As a visual artist, his numerous installations have won the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum (2003).

All events are free and open to the public.

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

Fountain City Art Center: Knoxville Book Arts Guild


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

Fountain City Art Center cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for the Knoxville Book Arts Guild, along with Watercolors by students of Mary Secrist and Kate McCullough, and the Southern Appalachian Photography Society exhibition. The reception will be held 6:30-8:00 PM, Friday, March 6.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9AM-5PM; Wednesday & Friday, 10AM-5PM; 2nd and 3rd Saturdays, 9AM-1PM. Information: 865-357-2787,

Encore Theatrical Company: "Into the Woods"

  • February 20, 2015 — March 8, 2015

Category: Kids & family, Music and Theatre

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, “Into the Woods” brings together the classic Fairytale characters from The Brothers Grimm with the Broadway magic of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine to create a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, they set off on a journey to break it. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later.

“Into the Woods” won the 1988 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical and the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. It has become one of Stephen Sondheim’s most produced musicals with numerous productions all across the world, as well as the upcoming Disney film which will be released at Christmas.

INTO THE WOODS opens Saturday, February 21 and runs three weekends. Evening performances are at 8pm on February 21, 27, 28, March 6 and 7. Matinee performances are on February 22, March 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. The cast will have a special talkback session following the March 1 matinee. Performances are in the William H. Inman Humanities Complex Theatre, located on the Morristown campus of Walters State Community College at 500 S. Davy Crockett Parkway. For tickets, please visit or call 423-318-8331.

Encore Theatrical Company: 423-218-8331,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Alice's Rumpus In Wonderland

  • February 20, 2015 — March 8, 2015

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

All of the classic characters and plotlines of the Lewis Carroll novel appear in this comic twist on Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, but the setting has been changed to America in the Roaring Twenties, complete with flappers, daring aviators, the tennis and opera stars of the day, and more. Jeepers creepers! It's a total rumpus!

Performances begin: Friday, February 20 at 7 PM
Performances end: Sunday, March 8 at 3 PM

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

Clarence Brown Theatre: Midsummer Night’s Dream


Category: Penny Performances and Theatre

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season!
by William Shakespeare; Directed by John Sipes

Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. In Shakespeare’s family-friendly comedy, anything is possible when young lovers – human and fairy royalty – and an amateur theater troupe reel through romance and spell craft in a moonlit Athenian forest.

To enhance the audience experience, the CBT will continue, and in some cases expand, several popular programs in 2014-2015.

“Deaf Night at the Theatre” has been expanded to include Tuesday, March 3 for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Produced through a partnership with UT’s Center on Deafness, these special events are designed to be fully accessible for members of the Deaf community with more than a dozen interpreters stationed throughout the theater and two teams interpreting the productions.

Open captioned productions also will continue in the new season, taking place on the first Sunday matinee of each show. Talk backs, which are informative discussions with the director and cast, will continue to take place following the second Sunday matinee of each show.

Clarence Brown Theatre / Carousel Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

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