Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Haiti Fest 2023

  • February 11, 2023 — February 12, 2023

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

Feb 11, 5-7 PM and Feb 12, 12:30-2 PM

Join us in enjoying delicious Haitian cuisine. Drive through and pick up your meal in the parking lot of Immaculate Conception Church (414 W Vine Ave, Knoxville).

$20 per person or $60 per family of 4. This Fest benefits K-13 education in Fond des Blancs, Haiti.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Cirque Goes Broadway

Category: Music

Thermal Label Warehouse/Shaw Family Pops Series
Cirque Goes Broadway
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium

Wildly popular Cirque de la Symphonie returns, this time to the memorable sounds of Broadway. Prepare to be dazzled as the KSO is joined on stage by aerialists and acrobats performing astonishing feats of grace, beauty, and power. Featuring showstoppers from Wicked, Cats, Chicago, West Side Story, and more!

Aram Demirjian, conductor
865-291-3310 or

Clayton Center for the Arts: Fiddler on the Roof

Category: Dance, movement, Music and Theatre

February 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sherand the team behindSouth Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony-winner Joseph Steinand Pulitzer Prize winnersJerry Bockand Sheldon Harnick. The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

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

Knoxville Classical Guitar: I Love Music Concert

  • February 11, 2023

Category: Music

7 PM

Please join us for a night of music you LOVE! Listen to local classical and finger-style guitarists play romantic music alongside our special guest and vocalist, Jacquie Brecheen. We'll enjoy instrumental guitar, and love song hits from the past. This concert is a fundraiser for Knoxville Classical Guitar, a non-profit organization. $15 includes refreshments!

At 213 Hotel Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-686-2067,

Bijou Theatre: An Intimate Evening with Erick Baker

Category: Music


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

Princess Theatre: The Purple Madness - A Prince Tribute Band

  • February 11, 2023

Category: Music

Saturday, February 11, 2023
7:00 PM

One of the hottest Prince Tributes around! Purple Madness will be making a stop in downtown Harriman at the Historic Princess Theatre !

Princess Theatre 421 North Roane Street Harriman, TN 37748
Purchase tickets at

Open Chord: Swingbooty

  • February 11, 2023
  • 7:30-10:30PM

Category: Music

Swingbooty will perform gypsy swing music, appropriate for all ages, at Open Chord on Saturday, February 11, 7:30 PM -10:00 PM.

Open Chord, 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
$10 (at door)

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Open Chord Music, 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-281-5874 or

Niswonger Performing Arts Center: A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond

  • February 11, 2023
  • 7:30PM

Category: Music

I Am, He Said - A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, February 11, 7:30 PM .

“We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee referring to the one and only Neil Diamond. Matt along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, local music scene veterans and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The Killer Vees to celebrate the music from a timeless catalog. With songs like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “America,” and “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide with music that became the soundtrack to one generation after another with hits spanning five decades. As a Tin Pan Alley song writer in the mid 60s, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, “I’m A Believer.”

“This is not a tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect. We have recruited an incredible group of singers and players and have gone back to the original records,” he explains. “It is all about the vocals and Matt nails it! It’s a rockin’ show!”

TICKETS: $30-$40 at

Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, TN 37745. Information: 423-638-1679,

Ijams Nature Center: ID Trees + Walk for Woodcocks

  • February 11, 2023

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

(Ages 12+) Spend a Saturday afternoon outside learning the basics of winter tree identification with an Ijams naturalist! Program runs 2-3:30 p.m.

(Ages 12+) Woodcocks are amazing! Join an Ijams naturalist from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about the incredible courtship displays of these birds. Woodcocks are most active during early evening, so they can sometimes be hard to see, but their calls are unmistakable.

Learn more and register online.

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,

XUL Beer Co.: Silent Disco

  • February 11, 2023
  • 7:00PM

Category: Music

It's Silent Disco Total Request Live Edition.
Saturday, February 11th at Xul Beer Co. at 7:00PM.

Put on your best 90s and 00s outfits, get turnt up, drink some great beer, and get ready to dance and belt out some bangers.

If you have never experienced Silent Disco before, this will change your life. Multiple DJs playing all of the hits of the 90s and 00s through headphones, and everyone grooving to their own vibe with three channels of music going at once. We have a 90s channel, a 2000s channel, and a full Total Request Live channel ready to play whatever song you want.

Headphones will be handed out at 7pm.
Music starts at 7pm.
Tickets for headphones are $10 in advance / $15 day of the event.
Headphones are limited, so get your tickets now!
This event is free to attend, but you do have to purchase a ticket to have access to the headphones.

Tickets at:

Xul Beer Company 213 East 5th Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917

Union Ave Books: Professor Wendy A. Bach

  • February 11, 2023
  • 4:00PM

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

Union Ave Books is excited to announce we will be hosting Professor Wendy A. Bach as she discusses her work and her new title, Prosecuting Poverty, Criminalizing Care. This event will take place on February 11, 2023 @ 4 pm at Union Ave Books.

While this is a free event, we ask that you register at this link:

Professor Wendy A. Bach is a nationally recognized expert in both clinical legal education and poverty law. She has been with UT Law since fall 2010.

At the height of the opiate epidemic, Tennessee lawmakers made it a crime for a pregnant woman to transmit narcotics to a fetus. They promised that charging new mothers with this crime would help them receive the treatment and support they often desperately need. In Prosecuting Poverty, Criminalizing Care, Wendy Bach describes the law's actual effect through meticulous examination of the cases of 120 women who were prosecuted for this crime. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative data, Bach demonstrates that both prosecuting 'fetal assault', and institutionalizing the all-too-common idea that criminalization is a road to care, lead at best to clinically dangerous and corrupt treatment, and at worst, and far more often, to an insidious smokescreen obscuring harsh punishment. Urgent, instructive, and humane, this retelling demands we stop criminalizing care and instead move towards robust and respectful systems that meet the real needs of families in poor communities.

Union Ave Books, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180,

Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony: Bookmarks from Japan

Category: Music

We have partnered with the Knoxville Asian Festival for our next concert "Bookmarks from Japan" which will be held February 11, 2023, 7:00 PM at Knoxville Catholic High School. The concert will feature a pre-concert "mini-festival" of Japanese displays and demonstrations, and the concert will include works by Japanese composers, a performance from Shamisen Knoxville, and will conclude with American composer Julie Giroux's piece, "Bookmarks from Japan." Tickets will be $10 per person.

9245 Fox Lonas Rd NW, Knoxville, TN 37923

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