Valentine's Day Plans Throughout Tennessee

Friday, February 5, 2016
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Nashville – Walk through Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting on display now through May 1 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Gatlinburg – The interactive art in Touch, Arrowmont’s biannual National Juried Exhibition, is on view through March 11 in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Feb. 6

Memphis – Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters is an interactive exhibition focusing on weather and its patterns on display through May 1 at Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Feb. 6-14

Memphis – Enjoy competition at the Memphis Open at the Racquet Club of Memphis.

Feb. 9

Franklin – Enjoy an all-day Mardi Gras Masquerade party for Fat Tuesday and the festival season at Puckett’s Boat House. 

Feb. 10

Nashville – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, discount gift certificates are available to 60 Nashville Originals restaurant members at a 30 percent discount.

Feb. 10-14

Franklin – Love, Americana Style is a five-day celebration of local live music and a variety of 50 events across Franklin.

Feb. 11

Nashville – Jazz vocalist Arte’Mis’ music is influenced by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Jill Scott and performs 6-8 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Café at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Union City – Titillate your taste buds at the Wine and Bourbon Tasting at Discovery Park of America. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

Feb. 12

Nashville – Duette showcases their alternative acoustic ukulele and guitar 6-8 p.m. CT in the Frist Center Café at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Jackson – The Annie Moses Band combines classical, roots, jazz and bluegrass for an unforgettable show at The Ned.

Feb. 12-14

Spring Valley – Fat Shirley is a musical comedy that explores the lives of trailer park residents at the Tennessee Valley Theatre.

Knoxville – The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show celebrates its 38th year as the largest annual fundraiser for Dogwood Artsat the Knoxville Convention Center.

Feb. 13

Memphis – Robin Spielberg, one of America’s most beloved pianist/composers, and performs her compelling melodies 7 p.m. CT at the Halloran Centre at The Orpheum Theatre.

McMinnville – The Bucket List package includes prime reserved seats, lodging and meals at Fall Creek Falls’ lakeside lodge for Valentine’s Day at Bluegrass Underground in the Volcano Room of Cumberland Caverns.

Nashville – Valentine’s with Sheryl Crow and the Nashville Symphony bring the hits of the nine-time GRAMMY Award winner to audiences 8 p.m. CT at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Nashville – Tinkering Garage, the do-it-yourself maker space, reopens through May 15 at the Adventure Science Center.

Feb. 19-21

Memphis – Watch the Memphis Ballet perform Places at the Playhouse on the Square.

Feb. 20

Maryville – Don’t miss the world premiere event of Tanasi 1796, a docudrama about Captain Joseph Black and Cherokee Chief Attakullakulla 6-7 p.m. ET in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre at the Clayton Center for the Performing Arts.

Woodbury – Enjoy the musical talent of Cole Washburn 6-8 p.m. CT at Stillhouse Restaurant.

Henning – A Black History program hosted by the Alex Haley Museum features TD Bester and the Voices of Praise, The Lauderdale Middle School Choir and keynote speaker Logan Hampton, president of Lane College, 5 p.m. CT at the New Hope CME Church.

Nashville – Enjoy the Writers’ Round: The Songs of Eric Church 1:30 p.m. CT in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Feb. 22

Jonesborough – Celebrate Black History Month with stories of Jonesborough’s African American Leaders during the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange 7 p.m. ET at the International Storytelling Center.

Feb. 24-27

Clarksville – Watch the compelling performance of The Mountaintop that surrounds the life and thoughts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Feb. 27 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Feb. 27

Cookeville – The Cummins Falls Marathon takes runners on routes from Cummins Falls State Park  along the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River that includes 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon races.

Woodbury – The Tennessee State Doubles Championship for Disc Golf brings competition to Short Mountain Distillery.

Tennessee Aquarium Leaping Into World Lemur Day On Oct. 20 With Special Programs, Activities

Never mind their captivating charisma and seemingly endless abundance of energy, being a lemur is a pretty tough gig.   Thanks to a host of ecological challenges in their native Madagascar, all of the more than 100 species of these acrobatic animals are endangered to one degree or another. As a group, they are the world’s most-imperiled class of mammal.   ... (click for more)

Parades, Planes, Playgrounds, And More At The 2018 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

The seventh annual  Wings Over North Georgia Air Show  is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Air show performances will include 70-year old warbirds, a fifth-generation fighter jet, skydivers, jet cars, world-renowned aerobatic performers, and a 45-minute reenactment of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The air show will be Oct. 13-14, in Rome, Ga. ... (click for more)

County Schools To Push Forward With Equity Effort; Magnet Schools To Get More Diversity With Lottery Change

The county schools will push forward with an equity effort that appeared to have been paused after board members Rhonda Thurman and Joe Smith in May said  they rejected the idea that county schools need to “racially and economically integrate.” An equity task force did not meet for several months and the schools did not move forward on hiring an outside consultant to help ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC To Build Soccer-Specific Stadium For 2020 Season

Chattanooga Red Wolves Soccer Club is building a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific facility, where the team will host home games beginning in 2020. For its inaugural season, the club will play at Chattanooga Christian School’s David Stanton Field in 2019.   David Stanton Field seats 3,500, and the club plans to install additional temporary seating allowing up to approximately ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dear Faux Pelini

It has been my experience that of all the tribes and herds of different people on earth, sports writers are among the funniest people of all. Oh, there isn’t anything real sexy about Villanova beating Georgetown or a baseball player hitting for the cycle. Now, if a player hits a single, double, triple and homer in that order, that’s “a natural cycle,” and that is kind of fun to ... (click for more)