Tennessee Tourism Round Up For Jan. 12-23

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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

Ongoing

Athens – Shades, an exhibition of artistic work by Chattanoogan artist and philanthropist Charlie Newton is on display through Feb.

17 at The Arts Center.

Knoxville – Dogwood Arts: Glass Guys features artworks created by the talented Glass Guys 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday-Friday through Jan. 30 at Dogwood Arts.

Jan. 12-15

Nashville – Holst’s The Planets – An HD Odyssey features exclusive space footage from NASA and music compositions from Strauss, Glass and Holst performed by the Nashville Symphony 7 p.m. CT Jan. 12; 8 p.m. CT Jan. 13-14; and 3 p.m. CT Jan. 15 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Jan. 12-Feb. 12

Nashville – The Odd Couple kicks off the 51st season with dinner 6-7:30 p.m. CT and show at 8 p.m. CT Thursday-Saturday nights; noon CT for Thursday matinees; and dinner noon to 1:30 p.m. CT and show at 2 p.m. CT Sunday matinees at the Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre.

Jan. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29

Murfreesboro – Alice, A Wonder Full New Musical is a new take on the classic, as Alice bails on her senior life project to attend a concert, digging herself a hole of trouble 7:30 p.m. CTFridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. CT Sundays at the Center for the Arts.

Jan. 13

Athens – Sisters is a concert performed by three local sister acts: Lindsey Kimball and Jennifer Nunley, Liz Schreck and Emily Arrington, and Rachel, Sarah, Miriam, Claire, and Emily Offutt 7:30 p.m. ET at The Arts Center.

Jan. 13-14

Jackson – The 20th annual CBR Bud Light Bull Riding Classic hosts 24 top bull riders in the world to compete for a spot at the finals on The Road to Cheyenne 6-10 p.m. CT at Oman Arena.

Jan. 14

Granville – Sutton Ole Time Music Hour hosts the Michael Feagan & Fiddlegrass Band 6 p.m. CT at the Sutton General Store.

Huntingdon – Resurrection: A Journey Tribute performs a show that reproduces the sights and sounds of the golden age of arena rock 7:30 p.m. CT at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center.

Maryville – A shortened version of La Bohème Opera by Puccini is performed by artists from the Knoxville Opera Company under the direction of Maestro Brian Salesky 11 a.m. ET at the Blount County Public Library’s Main Gallery.

Jan. 14, 21

Gatlinburg – Auditions for Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales take place for storytellers, artisans, vocalists, dancers, musicians, and self-contained acts to perform for millions of visitors during Tunes & Tales in June along the streets of Gatlinburg. Auditions are by appointment only and those interested should contact Ginger Brown at 423-421-3205.

Jan. 15

Chattanooga – Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents Taylor Brown who performs Bottesini’s Double Bass Concerto No. 2. Performances of Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony andMendelssohn’s String Octet are also performed 3 p.m. ET at the Read House Silver Ballroom.

Clarksville – See the Disney favorite Frozen and follow Snow Queen Elsa and her sister Anna on a whirlwind of adventure as part of the Planters Bank Presents...Film Series 2 p.m. CT at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Jan. 16

Knoxville – Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the MLK Parade 8:30-10 a.m. ET from the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center; a memorial tribute service at Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church 11:45 a.m. ET; and “A Night with the Arts Tribute & The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra” 6 p.m. ET at the Historic Tennessee Theatre.

Memphis – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has a variety of programs at the National Civil Rights Museum as they celebrate the birthday of Dr. King.

Nashville – Samurai: The Way of the Warrior and Harmony Korine: Shadows and Loops close at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Jan. 16-17

Birchwood – Tennessee Sandhill Crane Viewing Festival celebrates the arrival of thousands of Sandhill cranes that migrate through or spend the winter at the confluence of the Hiwassee and Tennessee Rivers. Festival activities will be held at the Hiwassee Refuge and Birchwood Community Center.

Jan. 17

Memphis – Tedeschi Trucks Band is a 12-piece tour-de-force of modern roots music and performs 7:30 p.m. CT at the Orpheum Theatre.

Jan. 20

Athens – Joshua Carswell, an award-winning vocalist takes the stage to close out the Athens Area Council for the Arts 2016-2017 Black Box Concert Series 7:30 p.m. ET at The Arts Center.

Nashville – Adventure Science Center premieres ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed, a new fulldome production that is an exploration of eclipses. The black-tie event includes access to the Space Chase exhibition gallery, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and the showing 7:30-10 p.m. CT at Adventure Science Center. The public premiere is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT Jan. 21.

Jan. 20-22

Spencer – Join state naturalist Randy Hedgepath and Ranger Cara Alexander on a three-day, two-night exploration on the January Winter Waterfall Tour that include Fall Creek Falls State Park, Ozone Falls State Natural Area, Piney Falls State Natural Area, and Devil Step Hollow located on the Cumberland Trail. Call 800-250-8610 for reservations.

Jan. 21

Huntingdon – Gene Watson has built a 50-year career in country music and shows off his powerful voice and multi-octave range 2 p.m. CT as part of The Dixie Live Concert Series at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center.

Oak Ridge – The Cumberland Piano Trio has become well-known in championing works of 21st century composers and are set to perform Gabriel Faure’s Piano Trio in D minor and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B major 7:30 p.m. ET at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.

Jan. 21-March 5

Murfreesboro – Wedding Dress Through the Decades returns and this time the exhibition includes Barbara Mandrell’s 1967 gown on display 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday to Saturdayand 1-4 p.m. CT Sundays in the Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion.

Jan. 21-May 7

Memphis – Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss exhibition is a dive into the mysteries of the ocean’s greatest depths with the help of interactive deep-sea components at the Pink Palace Museum.

Jan. 22

Clarksville – Mary Poppins, the Disney classic based on the books of P.L. Travers, brings magic and fun to the big screen starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke as part of the Planters Bank Presents...Film Series 2 p.m. CT at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Jan. 23

Huntingdon – Meet and interact with a collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures during the theatrical performance of Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live 7 p.m. CT at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center.

Knoxville – Joy Harjo, internationally-acclaimed poet, author, musician and playwright reads from her work as part of the Writers in the Library reading series 7 p.m. ET in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 


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