Calendar of Events

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Theatre Guild, Inc: Elf Jr. the Musical

  • December 9, 2016 — December 17, 2016

Category: Music and Theatre

This holiday musical based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Friday December 9th at 7:00pm
Saturday December 10th at 2:00pm and at 7:00pm
Friday December 16th at 7:00pm
Saturday December 17th at 2:00pm and at 7:00pm

At First Presbyterian Church, 600 West Main St., Morristown, TN 37814
423.586.9260 or

Pellissippi State: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

  • December 9, 2016 — December 11, 2016

Category: Kids, family and Theatre


DECEMBER 9 AT 7:30 P.M. and DECEMBER 10, 11 AT 2:30 P.M.

The hilarious and endearing tale of rst-grader Junie B. Jones and her adventures with a holiday singalong and Secret Santa gift exchange, based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Clayton Performing Arts Center, Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information/tickets: 865-694-6405,

The WordPlayers: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!


Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The WordPlayers and The Arts at Pellissippi State present Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, a fun, holiday play on Dec. 9 @ 7:30 PM, Dec. 10 & 11 @ 2:30 PM at Clayton Performing Arts Center, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. Tickets are $8-$12 and can be purchased online at or at the door. Seating is reserved. For more information, please call 865-539-2490.

Written by Allison Gregory and based on the extremely popular "Junie B. Jones" books by Barbara Park, this fast paced play is filled with over-the-top characters, witty dialogue, and hilarious situations. Come along with Junie B. as she learns to cope with her challenged holiday spirit, struggles to find the right gift, and brightens holiday spirits along the way. With plenty of laughs and life lessons, "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!" is the perfect holiday treat for the entire family.

The performance on Dec. 10 will be a signed for the deaf and hearing impaired. Performances for school groups are on Dec. 12-14. For more information about The WordPlayers, call (865) 539-2490, Email: or visit:

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Open House


Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Fundraisers

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris is hosting an Open House on Friday – Sunday, December 9th -11th. Come by and enjoy refreshments, tour the studios, and see local handcrafted items in the shop. For more information, stop by the Center, located at 2716 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716, call 865-494-9854, or visit

Tennessee Theatre: Home Free - A Country Christmas

Category: Music

Home Free is bringing new music, new production, more country and holiday favorites as they come to Knoxville in A Country Christmas Tour!

At the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Music

December 9 – “Holiday Dance Party” with Soul Connection

Alive After Five is a unique live music series that takes place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, and free parking. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries. Admission is $15 for general and $10 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

Bijou Theatre: Delbert McClinton

Category: Music

Veteran singer-songwriter Delbert McClinton joins us once more to take the U.S. Cellular Stage.

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Mighty Mud: Raku Firing

  • December 9, 2016
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

Fee: $30.00. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this event. This is a fun family event (kids love the Raku process) Or it could be a great “date night”. Plus, you will be taking home a hand-crafted piece of art to decorate your home that you helped create! Bring your own beverage or snack for the wait time in the middle while your pieces are firing. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Mighty Mud, 1300 McCalla Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: 865-595-1900,

Holiday Expressions with W. James Taylor

  • December 9, 2016
  • 6:00-9:00PM

Category: Classes, workshops

Join W. James Taylor on December 9 for another evening of Art, Music and Wine at the Emporium, creating a masterpiece in the company of friends. A lasting gift for the holidays. Leave with a finished painting.

December 9, 6:00-9:00PM at the Emporium Art Center, 100 South Gay Street.
Limited space, please RSVP to W. James Taylor, 240 455 8230.

Christmas in Chilhowee

  • December 9, 2016
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Free event and Kids, family

Chilhowee Park, 3301 E Magnolia Ave.

Join us for a free event in Chilhowee Park. We will light the tree on the bandstand and will have live music and many free activities. Come build a gingerbread house with Austin East Culinary Arts Department. We will have train rides for all ages, pictures with Santa Claus, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa by All Occasions Catering, face painting, and balloon animals and The Muse Knoxville and Home Depot will have a special activity. Join us from 6pm-9pm.

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee: 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon

  • December 9, 2016

Category: Culinary arts, food and Fundraisers

Please join us at the 2nd Annual 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon, December 9th, to celebrate the season and learn more about the mission and purpose of Catholic Charities here in East Tennessee.

11:30am - 1:00pm at Knoxville Marriott, 500 Hill Avenue SE.

Guest Speaker - Susan Packard, Co-founder of Scripps Networks & former COO of HGTV. Come celebrate the season with us and learn about the mission and purpose of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee! Tickets for this event include a holiday lunch, an opportunity for fellowship and networking, and an inspirational message from Susan Packard. As a special Christmas gift from CCETN, all guests will receive an autographed copy of her book, New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace.

$50.00 per ticket or $500 per table. Seating is limited & reservations are required. All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. Info: 865-684-1894 or To purchase tickets:

That Knoxville Sound! Arthur Q. Smith CD Release Party

  • December 9, 2016
  • 6-10 PM

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Music

Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Kitty Wells, Homer and Jethro, Archie Campbell, Carl Butler, and many other legends of country music began their careers at WNOX-Radio, located on the 100 block of Gay Street in Knoxville! All of this talent made music described by singer Don Gibson as "That Knoxville Sound", a sound rooted in traditional mountain melodies of the past. The man behind the sound was Arthur Q. Smith, and he's finally getting his due. Join us!

1 of 5