Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Bijou Theatre: An Evening with George Winston


Category: Music

Celebrated American rural folk pianist George Winston has just released his 14th solo piano album, Spring Carousel, and is currently touring the United States.

George shares his life of musical study and inspiration with his own rural folk style as well as stride, R&B and slow dance songs from his favorite masters and composers. Each live performance is unique and may incorporate solo 7 string guitar and solo harmonica while benefiting local food banks. With songs inspired by the changes in seasons and topography, listeners are left eager for the next masterfully crafted experience.

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

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: The Orchid Awards

  • February 28, 2019
  • 6:00-8:30PM

Category: Festivals, special events

The Orchids Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties since 1979. Join us in celebrating the people who are beautifying our dynamic city. Enjoy music, a complimentary beer and wine reception, dinner, and the awards ceremony.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Press Room
730 North Broadway, Knoxville

Tickets = $85
Table for 10 = $750
Dressy casual

Please purchase tickets at by midnight on Monday, February 25, 2019.

McClung Museum: AIA Lecture with Gregory Aldrete


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

AIA Lecture: Gregory Aldrete, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, “Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under"

The East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the McClung Museum present Gregory Aldrete, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay giving the lecture “Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome: The Eternal City Goes Under.”

Lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium and are open to the public and free of charge. A reception will follow each.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144,

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Winter Choral Concert

  • February 28, 2019
  • 7 PM

Category: Free event and Music

More than 115 college and high school students will have an opportunity to show off their vocal talent this week in Pellissippi State Community College's Winter Choral Concert. The performance is free and open to the public.

This year's Winter Choral Concert will feature three choirs: Pellissippi State's Variations and Concert Chorale as well as special guests, the Clinton High School Advanced Choir. "This concert is a wonderful opportunity to share our stage with a local high school choir," said Pellissippi State Choral Director Meagan L. Humphreys, noting the college has a couple of Clinton High School alumni in its music program. "This is a great way for high school students to get know about our music program here, and it also provides a really great performance venue for them."

The Winter Choral Concert will feature music from a wide variety of genres, Humphreys noted - from classical to contemporary, from sacred to secular. Pellissippi State students will sing selections in English, Italian and Latin, Humphreys added, while Clinton High School students, led by Choral Director McCall Bohanan, will perform a piece based off a traditional Sioux Indian chant.

Performance takes place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center. All events take place on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

The Arts at Pellissippi State: Zebras, Unicorns and Dragons - Oh My! Finding Commonalities in the Rare

  • February 28, 2019
  • 12:30 PM

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Science, nature

In honor of Rare Disease Awareness Day, Nursing Assistant Professor Terri Whisenhunt discusses rare disease research and how it can benefit those suffering from more common issues.

All faculty lectures take place in the Goins Building Auditorium.

The Arts at Pellissippi State — through free and inexpensive theatre and musical productions, art exhibits and faculty lectures — ensures everyone can experience the transformative power of the arts. All events take place on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Very Young People's Concert

Category: Kids, family and Music


Audience participation: Sing along to the chorus of The Remarkable Farkle McBride, rhythmic activities with In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt and call and response to go along with Brahms' Serenade No. 1

Highlights: In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt by Greig, March of the Toys by Herbert, Mars from The Planets by Holst and The Remarkable Farkle McBride

Other repertoire: Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin by Wagner and Serenade No. 1 by Brahms

Tickets are $8 each, with one adult free for every 10 paying students. Groups of less than 50, please confirm your number as you will be asked to pay when you reserve your seats. The KSO has a no refund policy for these tickets. Created for students in pre-school through second grade.

Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History

  • February 28, 2019

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

Hosted by University of Tennessee College of Arts & Sciences and 3 others

Thursday at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Lindsay Young Auditorium John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

The UT Department of History presents the Fourth Annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History
"Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: White Supremacy, Black Nationalism, and the Civil Rights Movement"

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it does not bend naturally toward justice. It must be bent toward justice. Drawing on the long history of the Black Freedom Struggle, Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries will examine the ways African Americans have exerted the force necessary to make a more just America, a force equal and opposite to that exerted by proponents of white supremacy. He will also explore why Americans embrace the idea of the inevitability of justice despite America’s tortured history of race relations, which points to the exact opposite being true.

Clarence Brown Theatre: Detroit '67

Category: Music and Theatre

By Dominique Morisseau. Carousel Theatre

Summer, 1967. When the 12th Street riots erupt after a raid on an unlicensed after-hours bar, the fate of the once booming blue collar town takes a turn for the worse on five young Detroiters. Set to a Motown beat, this Edward M. Kennedy Drama Prize winner explores an explosive and decisive moment in an American city.

Clarence Brown 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,

Picky Chick Spring Consignment Sale

  • February 27, 2019 — March 2, 2019

Category: Festivals, special events and Kids, family

The Picky Chick Spring Consignment Charity Presale at Knoxville Expo Center,
Wednesday, February 27 at 6-8 p.m.

Pay $5 at the door and shop early between 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 27 2018. (Proceeds to benefit Safe Families).
A three-day Spring/Summer pop-up children's consignment sale event. Shop for baby equipment, cloth diapers, strollers and clothes, gently-worn kids' clothing, toys and books for up to 50-90% off regular retail prices. All in one place, at one time. This season expect to find deals on Easter outfits, outdoor toys and sporting goods. Shop popular brands for picky teens in the Juniors' boutique area.

More info:; follow on Instagram @thepickychick and on Facebook for regular updates.

Age restrictions at presale due to safety concerns - children over 10 years or worn in a carrier allowed - no strollers/wagons during presale** all ages welcome during public sale*

Read more about this volunteer program here:

The Picky Chick Spring/Summer Consignment Sale at Knoxville Expo Center
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 28
10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 1
9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 (half price day – many items marked ½ price)

Free admission

70th Annual SETC Convention

  • February 27, 2019 — March 2, 2019

Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events and Theatre

Each year, the Southeastern Theatre Conference invites theatre lovers of all kinds — actors, singers, dancers, designers, technicians, stage managers, directors, playwrights, teachers, students, professionals, academicians, etc. — to gather together in celebration of the art of theatre. The annual SETC Convention brings over 4,000 members of our theatre community together for three and a half days of workshops, keynotes, performance festivals, auditions, college recruiting, job interviews, and more. Join us to share your passion for theatre.

Knoxville Convention Center

Downtown Knoxville Cajun Crawl

  • February 26, 2019 — March 5, 2019

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

The Downtown Knoxville Cajun Crawl is a week of food, fun, and festivities for all four-legged friends. Downtown businesses celebrate with events and specials Tuesday, February 26 thru Tuesday, March 5.

Gumbos, Jambalayas, Cajun Pastas, Crab Cakes, Shrimp and Grits, Oysters, Red Beans and Rice, Po' Boys! Bananas Foster Crepes, Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream, Pralines, Beignets! Jazz, Zydeco, Cocktails, and Fun! Plus...Young-Williams Animal Center Mardi Growl Parade and Party on Saturday, March 2.

Find details at and celebrate the entire week!

Pellissippi State Community College: Annual Photography Student Exhibition

  • February 25, 2019 — March 15, 2019

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Annual Photography Student Exhibition, part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, will be on display in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, and the exhibition is free and open to the public.

"For a lot of our students, they've never been in a show in a gallery, so this gives them that experience," said Professor Kurt Eslick, who will be curating the images for the exhibition with Associate Professor Ronald Goodrich, the program coordinator for Photography at Pellissippi State. "It's a chance for them and their families to see their work on the wall. I love seeing families being very proud of their kids for having a picture in a gallery. It reminds you of what a big deal it is to have your work shown."

The exhibition is open to any Pellissippi State student who has taken or is currently enrolled in Photography 2.

"There is no theme, but the exhibition is comprised of images that the students are really proud of," Eslick explained, noting the show is not a competition. "This show lets us tell our students in a different way how proud we are of them, and it also lets the community know we're proud of these photographs and of the people who took them."

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405,

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