Knox Area Weekend To Do List, February 3-5, 2023

Do: Movie, Popcorn, & Craft Night For All

When: Friday, February 3rd, 5pm-8pm
Where: Foothills Mall / 189 Foothills Mall, Maryville        

Join Painting Around for a movie, popcorn & a craft ALL for one low price of $20.00!
Bring your friends, family, and even your neighbors!

Painting Around is store front/mobile arts and crafts craft experience. 


Eat & Drink: Chalkboard Art & Samples

When: Friday, February 3rd, 5pm-8pm
Where: The Spice & Tea Exchange / 522 S. Gay St. Knoxville     

Join The Spice & Tea Exchange of Knoxville for their First Friday of the Month Art Walk event. Each month they will be unveiling a new chalkboard recipe art while providing samples of the same recipe along with a recipe card to take home.

They are excited to announce their NEW Earl Grey Mousse recipe for February, just in time for Valentine's Day.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® offers food lovers, chefs, and tea enthusiasts a unique shopping experience. 

 Photo Courtesy of The Spice & Tea Exchange of Knoxville 

Try: Maple Syrup Demonstration 

When: Sunday, February 5th, 11am-3pm

Where: Seven Islands State Birding Park / 2809 Kelly Lane, Kodak

Ranger Clare will be tapping trees, boiling maple sap, and making syrup at the outdoor classroom. Stop by anytime between 11:00 and 3:00 to learn how to make sweet, delicious, Tennessee maple syrup. 

Meet at Hickory Ridge Outdoor Classroom

$5 per person / $10 per family 


Buy: Just Listed Updated Home in Corryton  

Listed by: Amy Clayton, eXp Realty (865) 414-6809

This home checks ALL the boxes! Welcome home to this newly updated beauty with a pool on a quiet culdesac street! Sellers have spared no expense with recent updates including: brand new luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout, new paint throughout, updated & remodeled kitchen with new granite and huge peninsula, updated master bath with granite, updated hall bath with granite, several updated fixtures, a new hot water heater, and more! This home has lots of storage in bonus room attic and deep garage bay. The flat and private backyard was meant for entertainment and is breathtaking in summer with a well cared for pool, an amazing sun deck, and screened in back porch! Home also has an encapsulated crawlspace. Nothing to be done but move in!

Family: Family Valentines Doughnuts

When: Sunday, February 5th, 11am-1pm 

Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 150 N Martinwood Rd. Ste 402, Knoxvlle    

Let’s get into the Valentines Holiday spirit and learn how to make beautiful & festive doughnuts in this fun, hands-on, and interactive class. The Chef will teach you the art and science behind doughnut making including their best tips and tricks for successful results.  Best of all you get to take home your own box of Valentines doughnuts!

Photo Courtesy of The Cutting Edge Classroom

Watch & Listen: Mozart! An Operatic Feast

When: Sunday, February 5th, 6pm-7:25pm

Where: Sacred Heart Cathedral / 1711 S. Northshore Drive Knoxville

The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble is delighted to announce “Mozart! An Operatic Feast,” the third concert of its 2022-2023 Season presented by the Cathedral Concert Series. The program, devoted to operatic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville).

Brian Salesky, former Executive and Artistic Director of Knoxville Opera, will conduct the concert featuring beloved favorites and intriguing rarities from 15 Mozart operas.

The quintet of soloists includes Venezuelan soprano Maria Brea (Knoxville debut), soprano Jacqueline Brecheen (previously heard with the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble), New York mezzosoprano Kara Cornell (Knoxville debut), tenor Kirk Dougherty (previously heard in Knoxville Opera performances of Mefistofele, Gianni Schicchi, and The Impresario), and Minnesota Opera baritone Aaron Keeney (Knoxville debut).

Something New: Kianga's Kitchen Grand Opening 

When: Friday, February 3rd, 11am-10pm
Where: Marble City Market / 333 W Depot Ave. Knoxville     

Kianga's Kitchen has catered in Knoxville since August 2018. It will soon join the list of vendors at Marble City Market at 333 W. Depot Ave. in the Old City. It will host a grand opening on Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. as it takes over the stall formerly used by Penne For Your Thoughts.

The restaurant is owned by husband and wife Tor and Romoke Ajanaku, who are also the chefs in the kitchen. Tor Ajanku is the assistant director of the African American Appalachian Arts organization, which hosts the KUUMBA Festival.

The food served at Kianga's Kitchen combines traditional Southern dishes with international ingredients, and it's all vegan. There's sweet potatoes, vegetable curry, Tuscan "not chicken" over beans and rice, collard greens and quinoa, just to name a few items.

Everything is made from scratch in the kitchen, except for the vegan butter, which they might start making themselves soon. Even the meat alternatives are made from scratch.

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