Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Bijou Theatre: Yvie Oddly

Category: Theatre

at the Bijou Theatre, Sunday, February 18, at 7:30PM.

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: An Afternoon to Honor Voices of Courage

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and History, heritage

If you would like to participate with the YWCA Knoxville & Tennessee Valley’s Clothesline Project, please join us on Sunday, February 18, 1-4pm for An Afternoon to Honor Voices of Courage. Women survivors of all types of violence are invited to design t-shirts to hang in the KMA garden for a special one-day exhibit. The YWCA will create an intentional environment with optional movement art, body support, and emotional support.

Registration required.

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.

Asian Culture Center of TN: SETSUBUN - Bean-throwing Party

Category: Classes, workshops, Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Kids, family

Sun, 2/18 1-2:30pm
Craft -Making "Oni (Demon)" mask
Activity -Bean throwing
Food -Futomaki(thick sushi roll) will be provided

Seats are limited to 60 only

At East TN History Center, 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
$5 per person:

Pay from `DONATE NOW” on website and submit form

A1LabArts: Annual Membership Meeting & Potluck

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Meetup

Sun Feb 18, 1-4 PM: A1LabArts: Annual Membership Meeting & Potluck
Held at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2391 Kingston Pike. Bring a friend and a favorite dish to share! Door prizes, art activities & more. or

Smoky Mountains Blues Society: Kat Riggins

  • February 18, 2024
  • 5:00-8:00 PM

Category: Music

On Sunday, February 18th, 5:00- 8:00 PM, the Smoky Mountain Blues Society and Bluetick Tavern will be pleased to present KAT RIGGINS & her Blues Revival.

Tickets cost $20 for SMBS members and $25 for the general public. Doors open at 4 pm and the performance will run from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Bluetick Tavern has a wonderful selection of food, beer, and liquor available to purchase and is located on 128 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801

Smoky Mountain Blues Society
PO BOX 52925
Knoxville, TN 37950

Knox County Public Library: Daytime Doc Film Series: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

  • February 18, 2024

Category: Film, Free event and History, heritage

Feb 18 | 1:30 | Lawson McGhee Library

In honor of Black History Month and Toni Morrison’s birthday, we will be viewing Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019). Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel Beloved in 1988 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, Toni Morrison is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest storytellers. The film features interviews with Morrison as well as Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, and Barack Obama. Moira Macdonald of The Seattle Times writes, “The Nobel Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison has a voice like a warm blanket, and it spreads across the documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” irresistibly; when it’s over, you feel like a beloved friend has left the room.” Viewers are encouraged to stay after the screening to discuss this amazing film!

Daytime Docs is a monthly film series featuring documentaries that bring awareness to diverse perspectives and life experiences through the power of visual storytelling. Screenings will take place on every third Sunday of the month in the downstairs meeting room at Lawson McGhee Library.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's Aladdin, Jr.

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world!”

Performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.
Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

2/16 • Woodcock Walk
2/17 • Woodcock Walk
2/18 • Self Care Sunday Yoga
2/18 • Homemade Beauty: Balms and Salves
2/18 • Bluegrass Monthly Jam
2/21 • Lovesick at Ijams Concert

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,

Knoxville Opera: Verdi's La Traviata

Category: Music and Theatre

February 16th and 18th will bring the emotionally charged Verdi's La Traviata. This beloved opera will be stage directed by the esteemed Keturah Stickann and conducted by the distinguished Joseph Mechavich, providing a harmonious blend of passion, drama, and transcendent music.

At the Tennessee Theater, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Knoxville Opera: 865-524-0795,

Maryville College APO Theatre and Foothills Community Players: Little Women

Category: Music

Maryville College APO Theatre and Foothills Community Players Present: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Adapted by Erin Riley

We kick off our 2024 season with Erin Riley’s adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN, a beloved favorite from Louisa May Alcott! We are partnering with Maryville College’s APO to bring this show to the Haslam Flexible Theater stage at the Clayton Center for the Arts.

Friday, February 16th @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 17th @ 4:00 and 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 18th @ 2:00 PM

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

Clarence Brown Theatre: The Giver

Category: Kids, family, Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

By Lois Lowry
Adapted by Eric Coble
Clarence Brown Theatre
February 14 – March 3, 2024

From one of the most popular young adult novels of our time. Jonas’ world is perfect. It’s safe. Controlled. Without war or pain. Without color. Where every person is assigned a role in the community. At age 12, he’s chosen to be keeper of the community’s memories from The Giver, the only person with memories of real pain and joy. As Jonas begins to experience these memories, he is faced with a decision: conform to society’s expectations or control his own destiny.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: Black History Month Events

  • February 14, 2024 — February 26, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Feb 14 - Special Dedication
Feb 16 - UT - Green Book, Orange Book Dinner & Discussion
Feb 17 - UUNIK Academy: BLack History 101 Mobile Museum with Prof. Griff of Public Enemy
Feb 21 - AARP Fraud Prevention Townhall
Feb 23 - Racial Justice: The Talk
Feb 24 - Freedom Schools - Jack & Jill: Living Museum
Feb 26 - Black AChievement Celebcration - Brian Clay & The Art Community at the Bijou

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461,

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