Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Plays, Music And More

Thursday, February 06, 2014 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.


Knoxville – “The Whipping Man” – See the play about a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier who returns home and spends Passover with two former slaves raised in the Jewish faith through Feb. 16 at Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre.

Nashville – ScienceQuest summer camps – Registration for summer camp at Adventure Science Center is now open with action-packed programs for youth Kindergarten to 9 years-old. For more information, visit www.adventuresci.org/camps.

Feb. 7-8

Nashville – Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony – Dizzying flights of fancy and lovely music from Rossini, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns will be featured 8 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Nashville – African-American Contributions to Textile and Fashion – Danielle Ullrich will lead a hands-on workshop in the care and maintenance of heirloom textiles 10 a.m. and at noon Ashley Bouknight will present a program about Gracy Bradley, the enslaved seamstress of The Hermitage at Cabin by the Spring.

Feb. 8

Vonore – Winter Lecture Series – The series continues as Katy Stringer will do a presentation entitled “The Blount Mansion” 1 p.m. at Fort Loudoun’s visitor center.

Savannah – Chocolate Tour – Indulge in chocolate delights 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Savannah’s Main Street. Tickets are $10.

Feb. 10

Maryville – “Starry Globe at Night” – Dawn Dextraze will discuss the stars and constellations 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Herron Room A at the Blount County Public Library then will lead a group to view the sky.

Feb. 14

Jackson – Valentine’s Day Serenade – Hire a barbershop chorus to serenade your sweetheart with two songs and a rose for a $30 donation to the Therapy and Learning Center. For more information, call 731-984-2142.

Nashville – Sgt. Tippler’s Lonely Hearts Club Dance Party – Attend a raucous dance party with songs about breakups, heartache and pain 9 p.m. at the Music City Tippler. A themed photobooth and a special Lonely Hearts signature drink will be featured. The cover is $10 and benefits The American Heart Association.

Feb. 15

Huntingdon – John Anderson – The Dixie Live Concert Series will feature the country singer in an acoustic performance 2 p.m. on the Hal Holbrook Stage at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25. 

Memphis – Carnivals from Around the World – Special performers from New Orleans, Brazil and Venezuela will be in attendance during this cultural celebration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.

Feb. 17

Johnsonville – Raising the Hunley – Discover the desperate ingenuity behind the creation of the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship in battle 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Civil War Museum-Visitor Center at Johnsonville State Park.

Feb. 18

Nashville – Chris Thile – See the mandolin virtuoso perform his music from his new album “Bach Sonatas and Partitas Vol. 1” 7:30 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Feb. 21-22

Chattanooga – Sleep in the Deep: A Family Sleepover – Sleep under the peaks alongside sharks and stingrays complete with a tour, an IMAX film and dinner beginning Friday 5:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Feb. 22

Memphis – Celebrating Black History Month in the Heritage of Southwest Memphis – Seminars, a film screening of “Black Diamonds Blues City” and lunch will be included in the celebration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa. The event is free and open to the public.

Feb. 23

Memphis – Taste of Elegance – Attend the Victorian Village’s first progressive dinner with a Victorian Era menu 2-6 p.m. Appetizers will be served at the Mallory-Neely House Museum, dinner at Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum and desserts at James Lee House Bed & Breakfast.

Memphis – The Tenors – As seen on PBS, The Tenors blend classical music with contemporary pop to create compelling anthems and beautiful melodies 7:30 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre.

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