Legislative Update. Join the Knoxville Chamber for a virtual briefing on proposed legislation for the upcoming session and a review of the legislative agenda developed by policy leaders at the Knoxville Chamber, Blount Partnership and Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. Register Information


Red Shoe Virtual Gala

CASA of East Tennessee’s annual event, now in its ninth year, features a Wizard of Oz theme of “There’s No Place Like Home.” The “party in a box” for the virtual event features emcee B97.5 welcome video; pre-recorded virtual entertainment; and access to the silent auction, including a large selection of local goods and experiences. Sponsorships and silent auction donation opportunities are available. Red Shoes are encouraged. Attendees in red shoes can email photos in advance to ada@casaofeasttn.org to be displayed on the virtual platform during the event. 6-9 p.m. $40 per person, $75 per couple. Information


Les Trois Chefs outdoors

The event is an annual benefit for Childhelp Tennessee and includes a four-course meal complete with wine pairings and silent and live auctions. The event will be held outdoors in a heated tent. Les Trois Chefs begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and live auction from 8-10 p.m. Attire is business to cocktail. The event raises funds to support the programs and services of Childhelp in East Tennessee, which provides forensic services, medical exams and mental health counseling for victims of child abuse. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. 6:30-10 p.m. $275 per ticket. Lakeshore Park, 6410 S. Northshore, Knoxville. Information


News Sentinel KSO Pops Series

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a trio of Broadway singers, the Carson-Newman A Cappella Choir and the KSO conjure the “misty water-colored memories” created by the legendary Marvin Hamlisch. Reminisce to unforgettable songs from “The Way We Were,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Goodbye Girl” and more. 8-10 p.m. Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave., Knoxville. Information

FEB. 18

Thursday Talks Kickoff

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will kick off its series with Kat McDearis of Green Heron Compost. Attendees must register in advance. Every other month, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host a webinar on the third Thursday to educate the community on everything dealing with keeping Knoxville clean, green and beautiful. 10 a.m. Information

FEB. 18-19

Moxley Carmichael KSO Masterworks Series: Mozart & Schumann

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present a night of romance with guest pianist Weiyen Chen. Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman, Mozart: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25, Al-Zand: Visions from Another World, Schumann: Symphony No. 4. Sameer Patel, conductor; Weiyin Chen, piano. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information


Symphony Ball

The annual Knoxville Symphony Ball, now in its 90th year, will be called Knoxville Symphony Mardi Gras in 2021 and will be held virtually. The annual event benefits the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 6:30-9 p.m. Information