Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Tennessee Stage Company: Knoxville Shakespeare Season Auditions

Category: Auditions, Free event and Theatre

Auditions for all three of our Knoxville Shakespeare productions will take place together on February 24th and 25th. Auditions are by Appointment only. Email to reserve your spot today!

The Three Productions are as follows:

Knoxville Shakespeare on The Hill: Much Ado About Nothing
Mabry Hazen Historic Home
May 2024
Directed by Allison Crye
Knoxville Shakespeare at Ijams: Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ijams Nature Center
July 18th-August 11th, 2024
Directed by H. Caitlin Corbitt (R&J); and Laura Beth Wells (Midsummer)

Go! Contemporary Dance Works: The Barbarosa

  • February 24, 2024 — February 25, 2024

Category: Dance, movement

Go! Contemporary Dance Works presents The Barbarosa, a Swashbuckling Ballet, February 24 and 25 at the Bijou Theatre.

GO! Contemporary Dance Works sets sail in its 20th season telling the tale of legendary pirate Anne Bonny. A grandiose and dangerous performance that follows Anne from her privileged life in the Carolinas to her pirate adventures on the high seas. Join us for this high seas adventure!

3 performances:
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 25, 2:00 PM
Purchase Tickets @

Go! Contemporary Dance Works: 865-539-2475,

Marble City Opera: Pop-Up Opera Party

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fundraisers, Music and Theatre

Marble City Opera's annual benefit at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens Dogwood Center. Live and Silent Auction, Opera performances, Food & Wine. Join us for an evening of celebration, and support Marble City Opera! Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

Social Media links: FB:
IN: @MarbleCityOpera
TW: @MarbleCityOpera

Jubilee Community Arts: Dom Flemons

Category: History, heritage and Music

February 24 at 8 pm

Dom Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi- instrumentalist, with a repertoire of music covering over 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. As a resolute preservationist, storyteller, and instrumentalist, Dom has long set himself apart by finding forgotten folk songs and making them live again. His work has been recognized with a GRAMMY Award, Two-Time EMMY Nominee, and 2020 U.S. Artists Fellow. Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Chicago area with his family. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, slam poet, music scholar, historian, and record collector. He is considered an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones. Flemons is the host of the American Songster Radio show on Nashville’s WSM Radio. In 2022, he was awarded a degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater Northern Arizona University.

In 2018, Flemons released the Grammy nominated solo album Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys on Smithsonian Folkways part of the African American Legacy Recordings series, co-produced with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2005 Dom co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a Grammy for “Best Traditional Folk Album” in 2010 and were nominated for “Best Folk Album” in 2012. While with the band he performed at the Laurel Theater. He left the group to pursue his solo career in 2014.

Tickets available at TicketLeap (, by mail or at the door 30 minutes prior to show - $30 at the door, $25 General Audience Advance, $24 JCA members, students & seniors 65+

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets: Information: 865-522-5851,

Tennessee Theatre: Diana Krall

Category: Music

Jazz Pianist and singer DIANA KRALL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024, 7:30PM at the Tennessee Theatre.

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

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge: International Festival

  • February 24, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Exhibitions, visual art, Fundraisers, Kids, family and Music

Saturday, February 24 | 10 am - 4 pm

The family-friendly International Festival will present entertainment, crafts and foods from many countries, with musical and dance entertainment on stage throughout the day and crafts for children to make and take home. Entertainers include the Tennessee Irish Dancers; Pasión Flamenca performing Flamenco dance; Katrien Sevrin performing belly dance; Wolfgramm Farms Tonga and Taro dance group; and the Asian Cultural Center’s Japanese Shamisen. The event will be emceed by Raya Quttaineh and Fernando Garcia-Franceschini of WBIR. Activities during the day include:
• Crafts for children to make and take home, including a giraffe headband, paper wonton craft, and Henna hand decorating.
• Postage stamps from many countries available for collecting in the Craft & Science Room, hosted by the Knoxville Philatelic Society.
• Opportunities to learn Morse code and how to communicate with other countries through amateur radio, hosted by the Oak Ridge Amateur Radio Club in the Discovery Lab.
• Visits to the model train layouts of the Knoxville Area Model Railroaders in the World of Trains exhibit.

Food vendors will have dishes from many countries available to purchase. They include Tarik’s North African serving za’atar chicken, beef kofta, and almond baklava; Empanadas Bolivianas, with empanadas de queso, empanadas de cornmeal, salteñas, and tres leches cake; Mucho Gusto 4 U, with Cuban sandwiches and flan; Mia Riffert offering Indonesian food; Knox Asian Festival with onigiri, Japanese curry rice, and mochi; Handmade Toffee & Treats; Tennessee Irish Dancers, offering Irish whiskey cake; Hungary Czech, with kürtőskalács; and Sons of Norway, with lefse.

Hola Hora Latina, an organization promoting unity by creating bridges between the Hispanic/LatinX communities and the community at large through art, culture, education and leadership, will host a booth. The Children’s Museum will have international dolls and other items for sale.

Online tickets are available at a discounted price of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 3-17, with a small surcharge, at this site: Admission to the International Festival at the door is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for children 3-17. Children 2 and under are free. Children’s Museum members have free admission with proof of membership at the door. Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: T-Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4. Information: 865-482-1074,

United through Art and Music: Charity Art Auction with Violinist Marki

  • February 24, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event, Fundraisers and Music

Join "United Through Art and Music: Charity Art Auction featuring Marki," an event jointly organized by two local nonprofit organizations: koloHUB and Restore Ukraine.

The event will host a charity art auction showcasing works by talented Ukrainian artists and a mesmerizing violin performance by Ukrainian violinist Marki.

Guests can participate in a raffle (minimum donation of $25) for a chance to win more than 20 exclusive Ukrainian souvenirs and enjoy a delicious Ukrainian buffet and refreshments from the cash bar.

Admission is free! Held at the Emporium, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, 3-6 PM

Friends of the Library: Used Book Sale

  • February 24, 2024

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Most books $2 or less! Proceeds benefit Knox County Public Library

Upcoming Sales
South Knoxville Branch: February 24, 10:00-5:00
Powell Branch: March 16, 10:00-5:00
Farragut Branch: March 22-23, 10:00-5:00
Karns Branch: April 13, 10:00-5:00
Sequoyah Branch: April 27, 10:00-5:00
Halls Branch: May 3-4, 10:00-5:00
Bearden Branch: May 10-11, 10:00-5:00
Children’s Festival of Reading at World’s Fair Park: May 18, 10:00-3:00

The Bottom: Literature as Liberation

  • February 24, 2024
  • 12:00-3:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Join us for a Black History Month celebration for the books! Feb 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, at The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave.

Our Literature as Liberation event will feature a day full of events for all ages centered around Black literature and its importance in our community. Come out to support our Bookshop by purchasing a book and participating in activities including adult and children read-alouds, Black literature trivia, and rapid fire book recommendations from our Bookstore Director. We will end the day with a Keynote Speaker to renew our commitment to Black literature. Kids 13 and under get in free! General admission tickets get a $15 coupon to use in the bookshop the day of the event. See you in the bookshop!

Tickets at

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

2/23 • Woodcock Walk
2/24 • Fleurish Model Call
2/24 • Woodcock Walk
2/25 • Ijams Annual Plant and Seed Swap
2/25 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga

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,

Gallery 1010: Some Faces

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

gazing indefinitely.

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Reception Fri 5-7 PM, Sat 10 AM – 1 PM, or by appointment. Information:

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,

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