Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Gingerbread - A Hansel and Gretel Story

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

GINGERBREAD - a Hansel and Gretel Story

The whimsical tale of two very hungry siblings who spend their days dreaming of full bellies. Lost within the forest, Hansel & Gretel stumble upon an enchanted house made entirely of gingerbread, but with a Gobbling Witch on the loose, dare they stop and take a nibble? Lucky for them, the sweet old woman living within the confection insists they stay for dinner. Enticed by her delicious treats, the children soon learn the age-old lesson that looks can be deceiving.

• February 4th @ 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
• February 5th @ 2:00 pm

FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, https://www.orplayhouse.com/

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: A Jazzy Evening with Concertmaster Karen Kartal & Friends

Category: Kids, family, Lecture, discussion, panel and Music

Sat Feb 4, 7 PM with pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM
First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge

What do Brahms and jazz have in common? You’ll find out when Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Karen Kartal gathers friends to perform Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor followed by more friends performing jazz selections and a special commissioned piece by Knoxville-based saxophonist and composer Marcel Holman. It’s sure to be one of the most unique concerts you’ve heard in a long time! Come ready to jam!

Adult $25; Young Adult (ages 19-29) $10. Chaperones receive free admission with 5 attending youths 18 or younger.

Youth and Adult tickets are available at the door, online, or by phone.

Open to students outside of Knox County: YES
Advanced reservations required: NO
For more information, please contact: Lisa Muci Eckhoff, 865-483-5569 or lisa@orcma.org
https://orcma.org

Bijou Theatre: The Fab Four

Category: Music

THE FAB FOUR
Saturday, February 4 | 8PM

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

Tennessee Stage Company: New Play Festival - High Ground

Category: Theatre

The NEW PLAY FESTIVAL will consist of one fully staged World Premiere presentation of Amazing Graces by Lea McMahan and a staged reading of High Ground by Greg Congleton. Details TBA

For further information please contact the Tennessee Stage Company at 865-546-4280.
https://tennesseestage.com/

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Fortune Feimster

  • February 4, 2023

Category: Comedy

Comedian, writer, and actress Fortune Feimster is bringing her new Live Laugh Love! tour to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium Saturday, February 4, 2023.

“There is nothing better than performing live and with every tour the shows just get more and more fun. I can’t wait to get back on the road and share new stories about my life and family,” shares Feimster. “I named the tour ‘Live Laugh Love!’ because of those infamous signs you see in a lot of mom’s homes…my mom being no exception. And when I got older, I realized I too had one of those signs and thought ‘uh oh, I’m becoming my mom.’ What that means will be revealed on the tour. Plus, who doesn’t want to live, laugh, and love?”

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

Jubilee Community Arts: Sparky & Rhonda Rucker

Category: Music

African-American Music Traditions
Saturday, Feb 4, 8 p.m.

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Sparky Rucker has been performing over forty years and is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. He accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Rhonda Rucker is a musician, children's author, storyteller, and songwriter. Her blues-style harmonica, piano, old-time banjo, and bones add musical versatility to their performances.

Sparky and Rhonda are sure to deliver an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with humor, history, and tall tales. They take their audience on an educational and emotional journey that ranges from poignant stories of slavery and war to an amusing rendition of a Brer Rabbit tale or their witty commentaries on current events. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, slave songs, Appalachian music, spirituals, ballads, work songs, Civil War music, railroad songs, and a few of their own original compositions.

$13 JCA Members, Students, Seniors • $14 General Advance
$18 General Day of Show

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets and information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org

Ijams Nature Center: Full Moon Family Hike

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

Feb 04, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Spend an evening exploring Ijams underneath February's Full Snow Moon!

Join an Ijams naturalist as you go in search of the nocturnal creatures, discover the amazing myths and legends behind the sky's constellations, and put your own senses to the ultimate nocturnal test through different trail games and activities.

Ages: This program is designed for ages 6+

Accessibility: Participants can expect to travel a distance of up to 2 miles during the duration of the program over uneven surfaces that may include rocks, roots, and gravel. This program includes various stopping points.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Blount Mansion: Seed Swap

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Science, nature

Mark your calendars! Blount Mansion will be hosting a seed swap on Saturday, February 4. Be on the lookout for more information later this month!

www.facebook.com/blountmansion
Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375, www.blountmansion.org

Knoxville Bar Association: Faith & Justice Legal Advice Clinic

  • February 4, 2023
  • 9AM-12PM

Category: Classes, workshops and Free event

The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce that a Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held on February 4, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at City Church, 522 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN. The goal of the Faith and Justice Alliance is to build a coalition of faith leaders in the Knoxville area and to host legal advice clinics at places of worship to give people a less intimidating environment to talk to a lawyer. Participants in the Faith & Justice Alliance will invite congregants from their churches, synagogues, and mosques to bring their legal questions as well.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
No appointment is necessary
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

City Church, 522 Sevier Avenue
Parking is available in the lot adjacent to Knoxville Bolt & Screw; cross Atchley Street to enter the church.

Attorneys will be available to provide consultations in legal issues such as:
· Landlord/tenant
· Veterans Benefits
· Bankruptcy
· Criminal defense
· Consumer protection
· Contract disputes
· Estate Planning
· Child support
· Personal injury
· General Legal Issues

The Faith & Justice Legal Advice Clinic is a project sponsored by the Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance and Legal Aid of East Tennessee with the assistance of volunteers from the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA), the University of Tennessee College of Law, and Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law.

www.knoxbar.org

Beardsley Farm: Snow Day

  • February 4, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, Kids, family and Music

Snow Day, a CAC Beardsley Community Farm Benefit, will be hosted at Hi-Wire Brewing from 4-8 PM on February 4th, 2023. Come help us celebrate 25 years of serving Knoxville! Snow Day will feature live performances by a diverse group of musicians, a soup contest between some of Knoxville's finest restaurants, a silent auction, and a bar with a percentage of profits benefiting the farm.

TICKETS: are $25 if you pre-order online or $30 at the door. Add on a limited edition hand screen printed Snow Day poster by local artists Ashlee Mays and Logan Syzmanowski of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes for an additional $25. Tickets include all-you-can-eat soup! Kids under 8 get in for free!

Hi-Wire Brewing is located at 2020 Barber St, Knoxville, TN 37920.
MUSICIANS: Yer Flowers, Evie Andrus, Jorden Albright, NEZ, and Supine Sea.

SILENT AUCTION: Come bid on amazing silent auction items! Over one hundred items from wonderful Knoxville businesses will be represented. The silent auction will run online (through this website starting January 27th) as well as in person at Snow Day from 4PM-7PM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1583455048773316

Rala: People, Plants, and Other Myths by Annie Rochelle

  • February 3, 2023 — March 29, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Rala is pleased to present local artist Annie Rochelle as our featured artist for the months of February and March! Her show "People, Plants, and Other Myths" continues her exploration of the intersection of culture and the environment. Please join us for the show opening on Friday, February 3rd from 6 to 8pm.

Annie Rochelle is a practicing artist working and living in her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Her artistic interests are divided: between draftsmanship and experimental abstraction; the challenging marriage of Old Masters’ techniques and traditional subject matter with contemporary aesthetics and social sensibilities. Her new interest in botanical forms have opened a new investigation into the relationships among human, artificial, and natural aesthetics. Annie Rochelle is also a two-time 1st place winner of Rala's Annual Dolly Art Contest.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, https://shoprala.com or www.instagram.com/ShopRala

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Featuring Bob Stevens

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

Bob Stevens is the Art Guild’s Featured Artist for February 2023, and will be honored at the Fun and Wine Friday Reception on Friday, February 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Plateau Creative Arts Center. The membership special exhibit for February is “Books We Love.” The public is invited to come to this free event and enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, meet Bob and other artists, and view a wonderful variety of artwork. Light refreshments will also be served.

Originally from Illinois, Bob lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia as an auditor, and later he went into computer programing and systems design. After retirement, Bob and his wife moved to Sparta, Tennessee to be closer to family. Bob always enjoyed doodling during meetings and his habit developed into drawing. After moving to Tennessee, he was drawing in a waiting room where he met artist, Eric Buechel. Eric invited him to one of his painting classes, and Bob has been painting ever since. Bob’s artwork features a wide variety of painting styles and subject matter, ranging from portraits to abstracts, still lifes to landscapes. He enjoys painting with acrylic, oils, air brush, glass and ink. Bob states, “I just like to put paint on stuff. Canvas, wood, glass, saw blades, ... My wife says I'm like the old lady who puts the hot sauce on everything.”

The artwork of Bob Stevens will be on display along with the members’ gallery artwork exhibit from February 3 through March 2. The Arts Center is open to the public Monday through Saturday during our winter hours which are from 10:00-2:00. All artwork in the gallery and in the Endless Possibilities Shop is available for purchase.

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

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