Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Hamilton

Category: Dance, movement, History, heritage, Music and Theatre

HAMILTON includes 16 performances from Feb. 7-19, 2023. This is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and completely transformed theater and the way we think about history.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Church Street UMC: Songs of Faith

  • February 7, 2023

Category: Free event and Music

An evening of heavenly jazz featuring Greg Tardy, Omer Avital, and Taber Gable
7:30 PM

Gregory Tardy is an associate professor of jazz studies at the University of TN School of Music. He has an international reputation as one of the most accomplished jazz saxophonists of his generation. He has appeared with a diverse array of artists at major venues across Europe, South America and Asia, and played on a US tour with Wynton Marsalis. Over the course of his career, he has released more than a dozen albums under his own name, many featuring arrangements of hymns, spirituals, and Christian-themed originals. In this special evening at Church Street, Tardy is joined by Israeli-American bassist and composer Omer Avital and New York pianist and keyboadist Taber Gable.

900 Henley at Main, Knoxville, TN 37902
865-524-3048 or

The Mill & Mine: Flogging Molly

  • February 7, 2023

Category: Music


Your favorite Celtic-punk band is returning to The Mill & Mine this February! It's safe to say, Flogging Molly never fails to bring a party to Knoxville! Over 25 years ago, the band discovered the perfect sweet spot of Irish music and spunky punk rock. Since then, they've been rocking all over the globe with their unique sound. Don't risk disappointment and secure your tickets for this show NOW! It's going to be a good one.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

Clayton Center for the Arts: The Witherspoon Lecture Series presents Pantsuit Politics

Category: Health, wellness and Lecture, panel

February 7, 2023. 7:00 PM
"Building Relationships and Community Amidst Division"

Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland share their 10 principles for better political dialogue in these contentious times based on their book of the same title. In this talk, they emphasize the value of prioritizing relationships over policies. They talk about how we aren’t looking to create one good conversation; we’re building genuine connections that allow us to influence others and to be influenced by them. Also, they discuss the importance of curiosity and how to build and maintain your own sense of interest in others. The discussion includes the balance between being an engaged, informed citizen without allowing politics to become all-consuming.

Witherspoon Lectures are possible due to a generous Endowment from Newell and Mary Witherspoon. The Witherspoons, longtime residents of Huntsville, Alabama, were motivated to endow a series that would support the mission and build the reputation of the College by bringing interesting and thought-provoking speakers and artists to campus.

The purpose of the lecture series is to strengthen relationships between members of the campus community and also between the campus and the wider region by creating opportunities to learn about and discuss topics that are important, timely and of broad interest. Tickets:

Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Knoxville Museum of Art: KMA Book Club: February 2023

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Literature, spoken word, writing

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Discussing The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

The KMA Book Club meets every 4 months to review an inspiring piece of literature that relates our lives to artists, history, and culture!

A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as White in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation.

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps create a world-class collection.

But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s complexion isn’t dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as White—her complexion is dark because she is African American.

Contact Margo Clark,, for details. Free and open to the public!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Bennett: Flowers - A Group Art Show

  • February 6, 2023 — February 28, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring art by Richard Jolley, Tommie Rush, Andrew Saftel, Margaret Scanlan, Maggie Taylor, Kliszewski Glass, Jurgen Dopatka, and others!

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30. Information: 865-584-6791,

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, or

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,

Art Market Gallery: HeART Works

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

February Gallery Theme of HeART Works

Join us for the First Friday Reception, Feb 3, 5:30-9:00.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

Awaken Coffee: Featuring GCA Honor Students

  • February 3, 2023 — February 26, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for GCA Honor Students Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 pm.

The show includes work by Grace Christian Academy Honors students, Melanie Guyette, Stella Foreman, Peyton Williams and Grace Oliwa, who are instructed by artist Allison Meriwether. At the beginning of the year, students were guided to reflect on the words "authentic" and "authenticity" and how they relate to the concept. A selection of their artwork was chosen for display.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, or

Broadway Studios and Gallery: First Friday “Flannel Frontier”

  • February 3, 2023 — February 25, 2023

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

February 3, 5:00-9:00
The BSG studio artists present paintings, sculpture, mixed media and photography, flannel wear encouraged!

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: By appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, and

Arts & Culture Alliance: Smoky Mountain Woodturners

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from February 3-25, 2023. A free gathering with the artists will take place on Friday, February 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features live music inside the Emporium by Tinca Tinca. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at

This new exhibition highlights creative works in woodturning by members of the Smoky Mountain Woodturners (SMWTS). Club members are from the East Tennessee region and range in skill level from professional woodturners to dedicated hobbyists. The display exhibits 28 selected pieces including segmented bowls, sculptures, and unique vases all showcasing woodturning expertise and the beauty of our region’s wood. The exhibition will also include the history of the SMWTS, educational outreach activities and charitable contributions the club makes locally. Membership is open to all interested woodworkers. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at Woodcraft of Knoxville (8023 Kingston Pike) and include demonstrations by local and nationally known experts in woodturning.

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543.

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