Thursday, February 7, 2019

Talented young actors and actresses at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre are performing "Winnie the Pooh" Jan. 18 through Feb. 3. The play, which is based on the classic novel, features 13 performers who range in age from 8 to 16.

Flying Anvil Theatre is performing ‘Dog Act’ February 1 through 17. The comedy follows the adventures of a traveling performer and her companion, Dog.

The Clarence Brown Theatre is performing ‘King Charles III’ February 6 through 24. The play, which is written like a Shakespearean history,  follows Prince Charles and his journey to the throne. Tickets start at $20.

Disney’s new a cappella group is performing at the Tennessee Theatre on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This is the first North American Tour for the group featuring seven world class vocalists who perform modern versions of Disney hits. Tickets start at $45.

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Knoxville Ice Bears host the Fayetteville Marksmen on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Tickets to the hockey game start at $10.

The Penguin Players from Dollywood are making a visit to the Fountain City Branch Library on Friday at 10:15. They’ll be performing a play based on the book, ‘Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon.’ Afterward, they’ll pack up and head to the Cedar Bluff Branch Library to perform the play at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ijams Nature Center has its weekly Creature Feature on Saturday at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Meet one of the center’s education animals. Which one? It’s a surprise every week.

Love is in the air at the Blount County Library. There will be a free Valentine’s Harp Ensemble Concert on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Reading Rotunda.

Fountain City United Methodist Church is hosting a father/daughter Valentine’s dance on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be music, dancing, a photo booth, and plenty of cookies. Registration is $15 per couple and $5 for each additional person.

On Saturday, take part in a ‘brief’ run through the Old City and downtown. The Cupid’s Undie Run begins at noon at Merchants of Beer and undies are encouraged. The event raises money for neurofibromatosis research.

Do you still need a card for your Valentine? Why not make one? Knoxville Botanical Gardens is hosting a collagraph workshop. Participants will learn to use printing plates to create cards using natural conifers and evergreens. Tickets range from $50 to $75, and the workshop lasts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Ijams Nature Center is hosting its monthly ‘Birds-N-Bagels’ event on Saturday at 10 a.m. The program is designed for older children and adults and costs $10. This month’s topic is the spring hawk migration.

The Love Stinks Poetry Slam is Saturday at 7 p.m. at Ijams Nature Center. $5 gets you into the event that features an open mic for poets who wish to express how much they love LOVE or hate it.

The Cheersport Grand Championship is all day Saturday at the Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets are $15. Come watch cheerleaders from all around the country compete to be the best.

Throw on your coziest pajamas and head downtown for the second annual Onesie Bar Crawl. The drinking begins at Skybox Sports Bar and Grill at 3 p.m. on Saturday and continues until 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include an array of goodies like a t-shirt and drink specials throughout the afternoon.

Get crafty at the Howard Pinkston Branch Library on Saturday at 11 a.m. Kids ages three to 12 will make a Valentine’s Day dinosaur out of foam hearts and other materials.

The East Tennessee Cutting Horse Association returns to the Roane State Expo Center this weekend. It’s free to watch the western-style competition that goes on all day Saturday and Sunday.

The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team takes on the University of Florida on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tickets start at $15.

Learn the art of 19th century woodworking during  a special workshop at the Historic Ramsey House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets cost $30 to $35.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform music of Frank Sinatra on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Tickets range in price from $36 to $92.

Spend an afternoon on the Tennessee River Saturday for a Mother/Son Superhero Party on board the Volunteer Princess dinner cruise. The boat leaves at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 4 p.m.

The 2019 CASA Winter Blast is Saturday in downtown Harriman. The event includes food, entertainment, a silent auction, and more. Tickets are $50 per person and help CASA of the 9th Judicial District serve children victims of abuse or neglect.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Oak Ridge Community Band and Wind Ensemble is performing a concert called ‘Celebrating Cities Across America.’ The Sunday concert begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge High School Community Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for adults and kids under 18 are free.

Who needs a human date for Valentine’s Day when you can meet your soul ‘mutt.’ Knox Brew Tours’ Cuddle Bus will be parked outside Crafty Bastard Brewery on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for doggie speed dating. $5 gets you five minutes on the bus full of puppies that are all available for adoption.

The Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association is holding its Winter Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for students  in grades K through 12.

The East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival will be Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Building on the campus of the University of Tennessee. There will be a two-hour variety show to welcome in the Year of the Boar.

It’s time again for Second Sunday Art Activity Day at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Children will do a hands-on art activity taught by a certified teacher. There will also be free docent tours starting at 1 p.m.