Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Bijou Theatre: Steep Canyon Rangers

Category: Music

STEEP CANYON RANGERS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 • 8PM

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

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

  • January 22, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Fine Crafts

Join the world of bookbinding!

$40
1-Day Workshop
Saturday, January 22
9:30am-12:00pm
Instructor: Katherine Wagner
Registration Deadline: January 19th

Students will learn how to bind their own journal/sketchbook using the coptic stitch bookbinding technique. This is an entry level class, no experience needed.

https://registration.knoxvilletn.gov/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C13118

Trees Knoxville: Winter ID Tree Walk with Mac Post

  • January 22, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Trees Knoxville is fortunate to have Mac Post, State Chair Sierra Club and Certified Naturalist, guiding us on a Winter ID Tree Walk.

The walk will take place at Meads Quarry with 15 to 20 minutes of learning about twigs where we will go over winter twigs using the Ken Vorhees Winter Twig Key to the Most Common Trees...then go for a walk and find trees that match their twigs.

Saturday January 22, 1-3PM

Trees Knoxville will send an email on January 14th with details regarding where exactly to meet and park.

Any changes or cancellations will be emailed any time before the walk on Saturday, January 22. If in doubt, please check your email.

Any questions can be directed to treesknoxville@gmail.com

RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBPPgD3uKZgOszMgimh-GC0xX1ei_Zl14eIaY9E6vtyAGwxQ/viewform

Historic Ramsey House: Graveyard Forensics

Category: Festivals, special events, Lecture, discussion, panel and Science, nature

January 22, 2022 - 1pm HRH Visitor Center
$25 per person
$20 (members of HRH)
Lecture/Demonstration/Q & A/Book Signing/Refreshments

Graveyard Forensics presented by Arthur M. Bohanan

Join us at Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville for an interesting afternoon with Arthur M. Bohanan.

Mr. Bohanan, an internationally award winning patented inventor, researcher, lecturer and author, is currently researching and inventing instruments for locating missing and lost graves and determining the gender of the long dead. The device he developed, the "Human Remains Locator," has been used to find over 3,000 lost graves in the last five years. The device is said to respond to magnetic energy left in the body after the decay process.

This fascinating research has led to the verification of an adult female in the Beloved Nancy Ward’s grave and locating the grave of her grandson (Chief Jack Walker) who betrayed his people during the Trail of Tears. Also the grave of Sarah Hawkins Sevier, wife of Captain John Sevier. A lost mass grave was located in Bean Station indicating 15 adult males killed during the Battle of Bean Station in December 1863. The possible location of The Battle of Boyd’s Creek was located with the imprint of 18 adult males in a semi circle in the Boyd’s Creek Community.

Mr. Bohanan’s research is also aiding in the locating of graves at Lebanon in the Fork Church site and Cemetery. The site of the oldest known marked grave in Knox County Tennessee.
https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=239257334127

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Ijams Nature Center: Take on Tharp Trace

Category: Free event and Science, nature

Take on the Trace Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.! Volunteers will be removing woody invasive plants along Tharp Trace to improve the trail and the view. Space is limited, so sign up today! Learn More and Register

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org/ijams-river-rescue.

Ijams Nature Center: Ijams Field Day Dives into Animal Disease

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

(Ages 18+) We all have seen animals that seemed sick. Have you ever wondered what illnesses animals can have, how to know if an animal really is sick, and if there is anything you can do to help? Join UT veterinarian Dr. Tania Dawant on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m.-noon for a discussion that will help you understand and reduce the spread of local wildlife diseases. This program is inside the Visitor Center; masks are strongly recommended and seating will be set up to encourage physical distancing. Learn More and Register

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org/ijams-river-rescue.

UT School of Music: Women of UT Music Choral Festival

  • January 22, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

The Women of UT Music present a concert celebrating the vocal, compositional, and conducting talents of UT students with a focus on female-centric vocal works.

January 22 at 6 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

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Winter Heritage Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Music

A Day of Old-Time Skill Demonstrations
The Heritage Center is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual Winter Heritage Festival this Saturday, January 22, from 10 AM to 4 PM. This special day is chock-full of traditional skill demonstrations, stories, and food!

Our current line-up includes Revolution-era camping and flintlock rifle demonstrations, weaving, spinning, powder-horn making, open-hearth cooking, and more. We are also excited to have our friends from the Cades Cove Preservation Association with us to talk about their community history and organization.

Admission for the festival is FREE to GSMHC members and the normal daily admission rate for non-members. Tickets may be pre-purchased in our ONLINE STORE, or on a walk-up basis on the day of event.

As always, if you have questions or would like additional information about the Heritage Center, you are welcome to contact our office at 865-448-0044. Dress warmly, and come see us this Saturday!

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Michelle Carr: What’s The Pointe Photography Exhibit

  • January 21, 2022 — February 19, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Please join me Fridays-Sundays Jan 14-Feb 19 to celebrate dance in Knoxville. All local dancers are invited regardless of their photographs being exhibited to join an interactive piece by bringing a pair of your pointe or ballet shoes (any age) - and sign them becoming a part of the exhibit and story of dance.
FIRST FRIDAY: Feb 4 from 5-9,
CLOSING DATE : Feb 18 from 5-9.

Open Fridays 5-9, Saturdays 1-5 and Sundays by appointment
Robin Easter Design in Old City - 132 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
https://www.facebook.com/events/1132937377511194

McClung Museum: Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land That I Have Travelled)

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

Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land That I Have Travelled)
January 14 - May 7, 2022

During his lifetime, Shane Pickett (1957–2010) was acclaimed as one of Western Australia’s most significant contemporary Aboriginal artists.

Featuring 29 works from the most radical and significant phase of his career, Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled) is the first major exhibition of Pickett’s work in the US. Pickett’s paintings capture the transformations of the country near Perth in the south-west of Australia in ever-changing and innovative ways. Over the course of his three-decade career, Pickett developed a new visual language to represent the cornerstones of the culture of his Nyoongar people: the pathways of ancestors, traditional healing practices and places, and especially the six seasons used by the Nyoongar to divide the year.

Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled) shows the developments in the last decade of Pickett’s career, as his work transformed from figurative landscape painting into a ground breaking and expressive form of gestural abstraction. It was during this period that Pickett achieved his greatest acclaim, with his works being exhibited across Australia and acquired by major institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. The 29 works in the exhibition present a snapshot of these experiments, as Pickett explores the complex connections between the earth, creation, and spirituality that are united in the Aboriginal concept of “Dreaming.”

Pickett described his paintings as ‘windows into the Dreaming’, and the strength of his culture is delivered through his work with breathtaking lyrical intensity. His paintings show the persistence and adaptability of Aboriginal ways of seeing the country in the face of colonisation. Shane Pickett’s Nyoongar name, Meeyakba, or ‘soft light of the moon,’ captures the spirit of an artist who set a beacon for those who follow him. One of the great innovators of Australian landscape painting, he is remembered as one of the pre-eminent Aboriginal Australian artists of his time.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144

Oak Ridge Art Center: Souper Bowl 2022 Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Available through Facebook, via a link from our website under “Events”, or by calling the Art Center with your bids.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Humpty Dumpty is Missing!

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed January 14th through January 30th, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and ‘50s. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit.

The play is performed by sixteen talented young actors from ages 9 to 15. Playing the title role of Sammy Scoop is KCT veteran Truman Ball. He will be joined by Annabel Datillo playing Mistress Mary and the Police Chief portrayed by and Nico Ellerbusch. Lily Hungate will portray Flopsy and Rosalie Linnabary portrays Cotton Tail. Hattie Perry will play the role of Alice with Emma Reagan as Rapunzel and Ida Roberson as Little Billy Goat Gruff. The cast also features veterans Macon Sloan as Troll, Ally Summie as Mopsy, Eric Wahl as Peter Rabbit, and Kennedy Welch as Little Bo Peep and Mother Goose. Making their KCT debuts will be Carter Case as the Prince, Turner Duffy as Henry Penny, Jake Javors as Rip Van Winkle, and Ava Reagan in the roles of Little Red and Mother Hubbard.

The show is directed by guest director, Savannah Rootes. The play is designed by student designers from ages 11 to 17. Providing the scenic design is Cooper Delamain and the lighting designer for this production is Ethan Anderson. Conard Belitz will design and build the costumes with assistance by Pressley Rule. The properties mistress is Ellie Etheridge who is assisted by Noe Etheridge. The play’s stage manager is KCT veteran Janie Long and the assistant stage manager is Mara Kate Barker.

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

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