Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2022!

  • February 23, 2022

Category: Dance, movement and Music

America’s favorite dance show is coming to your town with “Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2022!

Your favorite dancers from this iconic television series hit the stage this winter with an ALL NEW SHOW. Starring Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Britt Stewart and more to come! Fans will see time honored dancers like the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Tango- and everything in between. Join us for a theatrical dance show, you can’t miss! *Lineup subject to change

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

McClung Museum: Lecture: Henry Skerritt

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

The McClung Student Advisory Board is pleased to present a lecture by Henry Skerritt, the curator of the Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

Skerritt's lecture will compliment the exhibition, "Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled)", which is on view at the McClung Musuem from January 14 through May 7.

Henry Skerritt has curated numerous exhibitions including No Boundaries: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Abstract Painting (2015); Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia (2016) and The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles (2019) and was editor of the accompanying catalogs all of which were published by DelMonico Books/Prestel.

Skerritt holds a PhD in art history from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne. He is currently working on a major touring exhibition that surveys eight decades of bark painting from northern Australia curated collaboratively with the Yolngu community at Yirrkala.

The touring exhibition, "Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled)," is a partnership between the Mossenson Art Foundation, the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6:30pm

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Dine & Discover with Mary Laube

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, discussion, panel

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Admission Price: FREE

Lunchtime lecture with University of Tennessee School of Art Assistant Professor Mary Laube related to "Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation".

Laube received her MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa.

“Prompted by her own identity as a Korean-born American, she explores the hybrid nature of identity, cultural displacement, and diaspora through the representation and abstraction of Korean artifacts.”

To make a reservation and order a lunch please contact DeLena Feliciano by February 18 at or 865-934-2041.

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,

Pellissippi State: Dom Flemons in Concert

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event and Music

Grammy-award winner Dom Flemons in Concert - Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11:50 a.m., Clayton Performing Arts Center, followed by a free workshop on the African roots of the banjo and its influence on American music at 3:45 p.m.

Clayton Performing Arts Center
Free, no ticket required

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Schulz Bräu Brewing Company: Stammtisch - Start a Conversation

  • February 23, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 PM
Recurring monthly, last Wednesday of every month, Stammtisch is a German conversation group!

What to Expect: Sprichst du Deutsch? Would you like to practice your German? Join us monthly at the Stammtisch - a friendly get-together to practice your German language skills over authentic beer and food. All levels from beginner to native speakers are welcome! No need to be fluent, just come and practice what you know. *Please locate group by "Stammtisch" Reserved Sign placed on a taproom table - Prost!
Hosted by: Susie Morgan

Bike Walk Knoxville: Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Driver Training - Public Class

  • February 23, 2022

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

Join Bike Walk Knoxville's qualified instructors for a training targeted towards drivers about how to safely share the road with cyclists and pedestrians! The training will take place on February 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Community Room of the Public Works Service Center (3131 Morris Avenue). Our program will help to explain things like why cyclists "take the lane" and how you as a driver can best react in that situation, how to pass cyclists and pedestrians safely, and what different active transportation infrastructure around our community means. We will also discuss the most common collisions in Knoxville and how everyone on our roadways can contribute to making our streets safer. This program is free and open to the public, courtesy of a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. We hope to see you there!
Registration is limited and will close at 2:00 pm the afternoon of the event, so reserve your ticket today!

Sundress Academy for the Arts: February Reading Series

Category: Free event, Literature, reading, writing and Virtual

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to announce the guests for the February installment of our virtual reading series. This event will take place on February 23, 2021 from 7-8PM, on Zoom. Participants can access the event at (password: safta).

Quintin Collins (he/him) is a writer, editor, and Solstice MFA Program assistant director. His work appears in many publications, and his first full-length collection of poems is The Dandelion Speaks of Survival (Cherry Castle Publishing, 2021). His second collection of poems, Claim Tickets for Stolen People, selected by Marcus Jackson as winner of The Journal's 2020 Charles B. Wheeler Prize, is forthcoming from The Ohio State University Press/Mad Creek Books in 2022. Quintin's awards include a Pushcart Prize and the 2019 Atlantis Award from the Poet's Billow, and his other accolades include Best of the Net nominations.

Rebecca Pelky holds a PhD from the University of Missouri, an MFA from Northern Michigan University, and is an Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Clarkson University. She is a member of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin and a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Through a Red Place, her second poetry collection and winner of the 2021 Perugia Press Prize was released in 2021. Her first book, Horizon of the Dog Woman, was published by Saint Julian Press in 2020.

Heikki Huotari attended a one-room school, spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower, is a disabled veteran and was for a while a nationally ranked master's marathon runner. As a math professor he published research papers in math journals such as the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. Since retiring from academia he has published poems in numerous literary journals, including Pleiades, Spillway, the American Journal of Poetry, Willow Springs and The Journal. His published collections include: Fractal Idyll; The Knowable Emotions; The Dog's Meow; Deja Vu Goes Both Ways and When Correlation Is Causation.

Our community partner for February is The Bottom, a nonprofit multi-space community center and home to a Black-Affirming bookshop, which recently celebrated their grand re-opening in their new home in East Knoxville. The Bottom serves as a central hub to build community, celebrate culture, and engage in creativity through multiple program opportunities and fellowship with and for Black youth and adults. To learn more about The Bottom, please visit their website at

Facebook: SundressAcademyfortheArts
Twitter: @SundressPub

Blue Slip Winery: Wine and Weave

  • February 23, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Culinary arts, food and Fine Crafts

6:30-9 PM
Event by AR Workshop Knoxville, Blue Slip Winery and Historic Southern Railway Station

It’s the perfect time to register for our Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop®! In this workshop, we will guide you step-by-step through the hand knitting process to create a super cozy, one-of-a-kind blanket, as you sip on locally made wines from Blue Slip Winery. Make one for you or one as a gift! The blanket requires no needles or knitting experience! The registration fee is $90.00 and includes all materials, instruction, and a bottle of wine of your choice from the winery. You will receive enough chunky chenille yarn to make an (approximately) 40" x 50" blanket. The finished size may vary depending on your individual hand-knitting process. This is an advanced project and intended for guests aged 21 and up.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be able to choose your yarn colors when you arrive for your workshop. We offer a selection of neutral colors (i.e gray, cream, and tan) along with a few other color choices. Colors may be limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Blue Slip Winery, 300 W Depot Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917
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Ijams Nature Center: Nature Preschool/Play Club Open Houses

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

Ijams Nature Center will host in-person and virtual open houses for families interested in fall 2022 enrollment for the full-time Ijams Nature Preschool and part-time Ijams Nature Play Club.

Virtual open houses are Feb. 22 and 24, March 17, and April 28 from 6-7 p.m. Virtual events will take place via Zoom.

In-person open houses are Feb. 27, March 20, and May 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ijams Miller Education Building, 2915 Island Home Ave. In-person events will follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing masks inside the building, to ensure everyone stays safe.

More information and registration is available on the Ijams Calendar of Events at

Fall classes start Monday, Aug. 8. The Ijams Nature Preschool meets Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and focuses on child-led, age-appropriate, experiential learning. Children ages 3-5 spend more than 50% of their time outdoors.

The Ijams Nature Play Club follows the same model, but is 100% outdoors. There are two, two-day sessions, Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. Both sessions meet from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Ijams Nature Preschool and Play Club programs blend traditional education standards with the opportunity to learn about and explore the natural world. Children spend the majority of their time outdoors, where they learn through play, discovery and inquiry. Activities focus on sensory experiences with live animals, natural objects, artifacts and art materials. The programs encourage curiosity, cognitive growth and motor skills through unstructured, child-led outdoor adventures. Children build problem-solving, math and engineering skills through hands-on experiences, and cultivate social skills through group play and opportunities for cooperative learning.

For more information about the Ijams Nature Preschool and Ijams Nature Play Club, visit or Additional questions may be directed to Abby Branstetter at 865-679-5491, or via email at or

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of My Name is Pauli Murray

Category: Film and Virtual

Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time.

February 20-23, 2022: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

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.

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Learning Series workshops

  • February 17, 2022 — February 25, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

February 17th Class (Learning Series - The Camera) 6PM-8PM - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more.

February 21st Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film.

February 25th Class (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall.

Pricing for individual class is $60 and is limited to 3 participants.

The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

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