Calendar of Events
Friday, February 17, 2023
River & Rail Theatre Company: The Mountaintop
Category: History, heritage and Theatre
February 17 - March 5: THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall
What was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. thinking about as he sat on his stiff, polyester-covered bed at the Lorraine Motel on his last night alive? Did he have any idea what was about to happen? What would he have wanted people to know about him? Katori Hall takes a stunning look at all of these questions and fills them in with brilliant imagination in her play THE MOUNTAINTOP. A speech, a storm, a visitation, a vision: how does a hero's journey end?
River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com
Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Category: Kids, family and Theatre
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Performances are Thu-Sun; tickets at https://knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/tc-events/beauty-and-the-beast/
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com
Gallery 1010: Issue 65
Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event
Artwork from the Phoenix Magazine, UTK's student-run literary and visual arts publication.
Issue 65 is a showcase of student work featured in the upcoming issue of the Phoenix, spanning painting, drawing, ceramic, video, and sculptural works.
Complimentary issues of the latest magazine will be available. http://phoenixmagazine.net/
Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM
Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: https://gallery1010.utk.edu/
Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Heather McMahan
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
Friday Night at The Concourse: Lee Willis & SoulfulSounds Revue
Feb. 17 - Lee Willis & SoulfulSounds Revue 6:00-8:30PM (Doors open at 5:00)
Food will be available!
The Concourse, 4328 N. Broadway Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 851-7818 or www.concourseknox.com
Bijou Theatre: Steep Canyon Rangers
FRIDAY, FEB 17 | 8PM
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Roots & Boots Acoustic Tour
Roots & Boots Acoustic Tour comes to Niswonger Performing Arts Center February 17,
at 7:30 PM .
Here’s a powerhouse country concert you won’t want to miss! Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and Sammy Kershaw join forces to present an evening filled with stories and songs as they get back to the roots of their music.
Aaron, Collin, and Sammy have amassed almost 70 combined Top 40 hit singles. Aaron’s hits include “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” and “Kiss This.” Collin is known for “Love Me,” “In This Life,” and “That’s My Story.” Sammy’s hits include “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” and “Third Rate Romance.”
They come together to swap stories and perform their classic songs all on one stage with the Roots & Boots Tour.
TICKETS: $40-$60 at https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?method=restoreToken&performance_id=6826856&method=restoreToken
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, TN 37745. Information: 423-638-1679, https://www.npacgreeneville.com
Knoxville Choral Society: On My Way
Category: Kids, family and Music
Fri Feb 17, 7:30 PM
At Central Bearden Baptist, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
The Knoxville Choral Society presents “On My Way”, an upbeat concert with Appalachian and folk tunes preformed by the full 120-voice choir. Additionally, the program will include numbers from the Knoxville Chamber Chorale and special guest performances by our three scholarship winners for the 2022-23 season.
Tickets are $10.00 and are available online or at the door. Bring along up to three young music lovers for one penny per paying adult!
UT School of Music: Rachmaninoff Remembered
Category: Free event, Music and Virtual
This special concert will celebrate the 80th anniversary of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's final recital, which was played at the University of Tennessee in 1943. The program will include Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Symphonic Dances, and will feature Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano Chih-Long Hu and guest conductor Victor Yampolsky.
February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
James R. Cox Auditorium
Alumni Memorial Building
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935, https://music.utk.edu/events/
UT Science Forum: Will the United States Continue to Produce Sugar?
Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual
Friday, Feb. 17, 12 PM via Zoom
Nothing is more basic than food. Where is American food production going? In her presentation, Karen L. DeLong, UTIA associate professor of agricultural and resource economics, will focus on sugar production in the United States and throughout the word. She will discuss which countries have sugar subsidies and control the world market, as well as what the US does to protect sugar farmers here to avoid complete dependence on foreign sugar. She will conclude with a discussion on what we should be doing.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email with information about joining the meeting via Zoom. https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcOitqjstHtUXJ30dm-fuXeHbQ0jy61w2
Berean Christian School: Steel Magnolias - Dramatic Theater
Category: Kids, family and Theatre
All of our Fine Art Events are open to the public!
2329 Prosser Road, Knoxville, TN 37914; https://www.bereanchristian.org/copy-of-fine-arts
Fountain City Art Center: Open Show – Wall of Fame
Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tue-Thu 10 AM - 4 PM. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com