Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Knoxville Watercolor Society: Exhibition at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Knoxville Watercolor Society Exhibition
Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public
When: Reception Friday, February 16, 2024, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Artists’ talks at 6:30 p.m.

Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday and 9:00-1:00 Sunday
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Knoxville Watercolor Society: Passionate About Art
For more than 60 years, the Knoxville Watercolor Society (KWS) has provided area watercolor artists, students and supporters with the only local art organization dedicated to the practice, advancement, and promotion of watercolor as a serious art form. KWS enjoys a long-standing reputation for the artistic excellence, expertise, passion, and mutual support of its members. Membership in KWS is open to all Knoxville area residents 18+, including experienced water-media artists, aspiring or developing water-media artists, art teachers, art students, patrons of the arts, representatives of arts organizations, and vendors. For more information, go to or

Hi-Wire Brewing Knoxville: Galentine's Day

  • February 11, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Meetup

Celebrate the power of friendship at our Galentine's Day event on February 11th from 10:30 am to 5 pm! Here's a rundown of the day's activities:
**Yoga with Jill (10:30-11:15 am)**
Join @pilatesjill for a revitalizing yoga session. A portion of the fees will support Random Acts of Flowers. Sign up on the day of the event. Cost: $10, with 20% of proceeds benefiting RAOF.
**Pop-Up Market with Local Vendors (1-5 pm)**
Explore a diverse range of local vendors at our pop-up market, featuring unique and handmade goods.
**Cassie Leigh Photography - Puppy "Kissing Booth" (1-5 pm)**
Capture adorable moments at Cassie Leigh Photography's puppy "Kissing Booth." Get 1 professionally edited digital image for $10 or 4 images for $30.
**Spiffy Spud Food Truck (1-5 pm)**
Satisfy your taste buds with delicious offerings from the Spiffy Spud Food Truck.
**Paper Flower Making Station with Chicken Librarian (1-5 pm)**
Get creative at our paper flower making station led by Chicken Librarian.
**Friendship Bracelet Making Station (1-5 pm)**
Craft your own friendship bracelet at our free DIY station.
**Mimosas Specials**
Sip and toast to friendship with Mimosas at $7 each or a whole bottle for $20.
**Benefitting Random Acts of Flowers**
Support a good cause as a portion of the proceeds will go to Random Acts of Flowers (RAOF). RAOF enhances emotional well-being by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities.

Lilienthal Gallery: Yoga and Meditation

  • February 11, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Health, wellness

Details TBA

"Flow: Mastering a Brushstroke" contemplates the meditative dance through which the energetic flow of creativity is transmitted by poetic forms of ink and motion. Flow is the synthesis between action and awareness— a state by which all else falls away in favor of the fullest moment of subjective creativity.


23 Emory Place, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

McClung Museum: Darwin Day Celebration

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Science, nature

Darwin Day Celebration at the McClung Museum!
Sunday, February 11 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

Mark your calendars, Charles Darwin is turning 215! Join museum educators and UT scientists at the McClung's annual celebration of Darwin Day. Visitors are welcome to engage in family-friendly activity stations exploring themes of deep time, evolution, and adaptation. It will be a party. Come ready to take pictures with a giant Darwin puppet! Guests may also bring their personal rock collections to be identified by experts.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Tu-Sa 9-5. Information: 865-974-2144,

The Tennessean Hotel: Film and Food – Barbie Showing

  • February 11, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food and Film

Grab your gals and head to Maker Exchange for a bit of Barbie and brunch! Indulge in creative cocktails and brunch bites inspired from the film while Maker Exchange chefs put an eccentric flare on each offering, creating a culinary experience transporting guests to Barbieland. Ticket includes movie showing, a signature mocktail, and complimentary valet parking. Brunch menu and additional cocktails and beverages will be available for purchase.
Date: Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Maker Exchange • 710 Clinch Avenue
Cost: $19.50 per person

The Tennessean Hotel
Situated along the iconic World’s Fair Park and on the banks of the Tennessee River, The Tennessean Hotel is an indulgent experience steps from downtown Knoxville’s burgeoning culinary, arts and music scene. Gracious staff welcome guests to 82 opulent rooms and suites steeped in southern hospitality with unexpected amenities from butler service and customized concierge offerings to artisan-created works adorning the polished spaces and the only tea service tradition in the region. The refined Drawing Room, along with the newly-opened, modern Tavern at Maker Exchange, deliver seasonally enticing crafted beverages and locally-sourced bites with a twist from acclaimed Chef Robert Hoffman.

Union Ave Books: An Author Event with Donna Everhart

  • February 11, 2024

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

Union Ave Books is excited to host author Donna Everhart as part of her tour for WHEN THE JESSAMINE GROWS. This event will take place on February 11th at 2pm in the bookstore. If you plan to attend, please fill out the webform below with your name and the number of attendees in your group.


Donna Everhart is a USA Today bestselling author known for vividly evoking the challenges of the heart and the complex heritage of the American South in her acclaimed novels When the Jessamine Grows, The Saints of Swallow Hill, The Moonshiner’s Daughter, The Forgiving Kind, The Road to Bittersweet, and The Education of Dixie Dupree. She is the recipient of the prestigious SELA Outstanding Southeastern Author Award from the Southeastern Library Association and her novels have received a SIBA Okra Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and two Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books selections. Born and raised in Raleigh, she has stayed close to her hometown for much of her life and now lives just an hour away in Dunn, North Carolina. Please visit Donna Everhart online at

Young Pianist Series Concert: Featuring Haruki Takeuchi

  • February 11, 2024

Category: Music

February 11th at 2:30 pm at the Natalie Haslam Music Center
Tickets are $25 at the door

Seventeen-year-old Haruki Takeuchi is gaining international prominence through his international concerts and competitions. Haruki, who began his piano studies at the age of six with Stephanie Northington, is a senior at Farragut High School. He has studied with Dr. David Northington for the past six years. Haruki is the son of Yoshi and Naomi Takeuchi.

In the past few years, Haruki has distinguished himself by winning many national and international competitions. Most recently, he won third prize in the Yamaha International Piano Competition and second prize in the Nashville International Piano Competition. In 2022 Haruki won the first prize in the International BTHVN Vienna Music Competition in Austria, first prize in the Tiziano Rossetti International Music Competition in Italy, second prize in the Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition in Poland, and second prize in the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Ct.

In 2021 Haruki was the winner of the Pacific International Piano Competition, the Music Teachers National Association’s Southern Division Competition, and the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. He also garnered second prizes in the Medici International Piano Competition and the Memphis International Piano Competition, and was a finalist in the Nordic International Piano Competition. In 2022 Haruki gave concerts with orchestra in Poland, and this past summer participated in a major international festival in Japan.

After completing high school , Haruki will be attending a major music school to pursue his dream of performing internationally as a concert pianist.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Second Sunday Art Activity & Docent Tours

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event, Kids, family and Lecture, panel

Second Sunday Art Activity; Free! Children in grades K-6 are invited to drop in between 1-4 p.m. for a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher.

Second Sunday Docent Tour; Free! Join the KMA to learn from a trained docent about the KMA collection and exhibitions on view. The tour is 2-3 p.m.; arrive by 1:55 p.m. to join the tour.

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.

Knox County Public Library: Music on the Mezzanine with Taber Gable, Cameron Moore & Friends

  • February 11, 2024

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Music

Sunday, February 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Host Taber Gable takes our Music on the Mezzanine series in a new direction with this exploration of Knoxville's diverse music scene. We're taking this year's series out with a bang as Taber interviews Knoxville guitar sensation, Cameron Moore. Born in Memphis where he soaked up the ethos of the city's blues, jazz, and delta culture, Cameron is a co-founder of Three Star Revival, a multi-genre band that has gained acclaim throughout the region. Since moving to Knoxville, he has become an impressive force on the local music scene. He will perform with friends from the various bands he leads or in which he plays.

Lawson McGhee Library
500 W. Church Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-8750

Oak Ridge Playhouse: The Cemetery Club

Category: Theatre

by Ivan Menchell

Three Jewish widows regularly meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. But when one of the women begins to date again, tensions arise as the other two struggle to let go of the past and move on. With moments of laughter and tears, The Cemetery Club is a touching exploration of friendship that explores the joys and challenges of growing older and finding new love after loss.


Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Dogwood Arts: House & Garden Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Health, wellness and Kids, family

701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Friday, February 9th :10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, February 10th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, February 11th: 10:00am – 4:00pm

From the ground to the gutters, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has something for everyone. Our perennial preview of spring invites guests to leave winter at the door, experience over 10,000 sq. ft. of Grand Gardens, and meet the top vendors in home improvement, interior design, appliances, and more—all under one roof. Find unique art, jewelry, and handmade products from local and regional artists at the Maker Market.

On the How-to Stage, local experts and tastemakers will provide DIY demonstrations, tips on real estate trends, cooking, home improvement, gardening, and much more. Don’t forget the kids! The ORNL Federal Credit Union Creation Station has art activities, character meet & greets, and entertainment for kids of all ages.

Make your house and garden dreams come true!

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

2/9 • Family Owl Prowl
2/10 • Winter Birding
2/10 • Winter Tree ID: Beginners Workshop
2/10 • Winter Forest Bathing Workshop
2/11 • Self Care Sunday Yoga
2/11 • Fleurish Model Bootcamp

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,

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