Honoring Rick Barnes. The Great Smoky Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America will honor Coach Barnes at the 2019 Distinguished Citizen Dinner. Barnes, the head coach of the Tennessee men’s basketball team, has more than 650 wins and led the Vols to the 2018 SEC title last season. He has coached more than 20 NBA draft picks. Reservations are required, and funds will be accepted at the event. Thursday, 6:15 p.m. Contributions accepted at event; reservations required. Knoxville Convention Center 701 Henley St. Information


UT’s Pride Center

Vol Means All will hold a cocktail reception to update the efforts of alumni and friends to help fund the center and provide updates on current programs at the center. Attendance is free; attendees will be asked to make a contribution. RSVP to Chad@ChadGoldman.com. 6 p.m. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville. Information

FEB. 21

Art Series

Aaron Coleman, an Arizona artist whose mixed media and prints focus on political and social issues, will offer a free lecture, the second in a series as part of the UT School of Art spring lecture series. He will spend Feb. 20-27 in residence at the UT Printmaking Studio, collaborating with students and faculty. Coleman will exhibit his work in the UT Printmaking Showcase Gallery through Feb. 28 and will serve as juror for the 72nd annual student art competition, to be held in the Ewing Gallery on March 4–14. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in McCarty Auditorium. Additional dates:

• March 7: Brandon Ballengée, a visual artist, biologist and environmental educator based in Louisiana. He creates transdisciplinary works inspired by his ecological research. He is a 2015 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship.

• March 14: Zuzanna Dyrda, an assistant professor at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland. She experiments with various nontraditional materials and substrates and focuses on the conceptual and social aspects of printmaking.

• April 4: Tommy Kha, an award-winning photographer based in New York and Memphis, is an En Foco Photography Fellowship recipient and a former artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, Fountainhead and Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. His work appears on the cover of Vice magazine’s 2017 photography issue. Kha holds an MFA in photography from Yale University. In conjunction with his visit, the UT Downtown Gallery will host a First Friday reception for his exhibition from 5 to 9 p.m. April 5.


Women & Philanthropy

A luncheon and symposium will be held as part of the 11th Annual Women & Philanthropy Program, the Alliance of Women Philanthropists’ signature event focusing on philanthropy, volunteerism and leadership. Alliance of Women Philanthropists members receive complimentary admission for the symposium. Members may bring guests for a fee of $40 per person. The 2019 speakers are Kara Lawson, a member of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and NBA analyst for the Washington Wizards; Dr. Elizabeth Strand, founding director of Veterinary Social Work at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine; and Lesley Stiles Scearce, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga. Noon-2 p.m. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information

Nourish Knoxville’s Winter Warmer

The organization will hold its fourth annual fundraising dinner, and the menu will be a celebration of the winter harvest in East Tennessee, featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared by Knox Mason and Emilia chef and owner Matt Gallaher. Cocktail hour and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by 7:30 p.m. dinner and 9:30 p.m. dessert and close of silent auction. Vegetarian and/or gluten-free options are available by request. Attire is festive cocktail. $75 per person. The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Ave., Knoxville. Information


Knoxville Heart Ball

The annual black tie gala event celebrates the work and mission, donors and volunteers and the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s efforts. The event includes cocktails, silent auction, seated dinner and entertainment. Sponsorships are available; limited individual tickets to be sold. For additional information, email marissa.hughes@heart.org or call 865 293-5114. The 2019 event also will have a late party 9 p.m.-midnight for $50 a ticket. The Late Party includes drinks, live band and snacks. The Late Party ticket does not include admission to the Heart Ball. The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information


UT women’s basketball

Lady Vols vs. South Carolina. Thompson-Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way SW, 4 p.m.

WED. FEB. 27

Mabry-Hazen House

It’s a Night at the Museum, an after-hours social event to benefit the historic house and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by Boyd’s Jig & Reel. Mabry-Hazen House also will introduce a new collaborative history series called “Weird History of Knoxville,” where a local speaker recounts a strange story in Knoxville’s past and then guests are invited to share their own weird historical Knoxville anecdotes. The historic home will be open for self-guided tours and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the historic walkout basement. The event features lawn games, such as bocce, croquet and cornhole, and guests are encouraged to bring their own games. Tickets are $10 per adult and visitors under 18 are admitted free. Each ticket includes two adult beverages; additional drinks are $5. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets will be sold at the door or can be bought online. 6-9 p.m. Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave. Knoxville. Information

The Orchids Awards

The annual fundraiser for Keep Knoxville Beautiful honors the Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify the local landscape. The event includes reception; beer, wine and signature cocktail; dinner; and awards ceremony. The winners are announced at the event in seven categories: New Architecture; Redesign/Reuse; Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Brewery; Outdoor Space; Community Garden; Public Art; and Environmental Stewardship. 6-8:30 p.m. $85 per person; $750, table of 10. The Press Room, 730 N. Broadway, Knoxville. Information


Men’s basketball

Vols vs. Kentucky. Thompson-Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way SW, 2 p.m.