Calendar of Events

Friday, December 10, 2021

The WordPlayers: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Category: Kids, family, Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

The WordPlayers and the Arts at Pellissippi State will present this classic, C.S. Lewis story on Dec. 10 @ 7:30 PM and Dec. 11 & 12 @ 2:30 PM. Performances are at the Clayton Performing Arts Center, on the main campus of Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville. Tickets range from $8-$16 and may be purchased online at and at the door. For more information, please see or call 865-539-2490.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. All ages will enjoy this story of love, faith, courage, and giving.

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Museum of Appalachia: Annual Candlelight Christmas

  • December 10, 2021 — December 11, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

On Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, the Museum of Appalachia will host its sixth annual Candlelight Christmas event—a winter celebration that captures the beauty and simplicity of an Appalachian Christmas. The event will begin each evening at 4:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.

The centerpiece of this holiday event is an evening tour of the Museum’s pioneer village. Old-fashioned Christmas decorations will adorn the interiors of the Museum’s authentic log cabins—many of which will be festively lit for the occasion.

Candlelight Christmas will also feature a live Nativity scene, traditional musicians performing throughout the grounds, local artisans and craftspeople, and a variety of family-friendly activities, including wagon rides, visits with farm animals, popcorn stringing, Christmas storytelling, and more.

Kids can make ornaments and decorate cookies at the Children’s Craft Station. Blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, and other demonstrators will be on-site for historic demonstrations.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for this limited-capacity event.

Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716 (16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit 122, then one mile east). Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Information: 865-494-7680,

Rose Center: Holiday Open House & Craft Fair

  • December 10, 2021 — December 11, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

It takes more than Santa's elves to make a merry Christmas. Ring in the Holiday Season with the Holiday Open House and Craft Fair at Rose Center Council for the Arts.

Join crafters who come from all over the Southeast to display and sell their handcrafted creations to the residents of the Lakeway Area. You'll see all kinds of trinkets and treasures, from necklaces, bracelets, handmade soaps and creams to handmade knives.

The Holiday Open House and Craft Fair is free and open to the public.
The open house will feature live music from 6:15pm to 8:00pm on Friday, December 11th, and will include finger foods prepared by the Rose Service Guild.

Rose Center Council for the Arts is located at 442 W. Second North Street in Morristown, TN. Info: 423-581-4330 or

Big Ears: Julian Lage Trio

Category: Classes, workshops and Music

At St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral
Friday, December 10
Show at 8PM / Doors at 7PM (Julian Lage Guitar Masterclass at 6PM)
$21 General Admission + Fees. $81 Julian Lage Guitar Masterclass & General Admission + Fees.
Ticket prices includes $1 donation to Color of Change.

On Friday, December 10, Big Ears welcomes guitarist Julian Lage — along with his trio featuring bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King — to St. John's Cathedral in Knoxville celebrating, Squint, his debut Blue Note Records release.

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category of improvising musicians” (The New Yorker), Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association, and a spirit of infinite possibility. The California-born New York-based musician boasts a prolific resume on his own accord in addition to collaborating with Gary Burton and John Zorn, as well as duo projects with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge, and Fred Hersch, among others. As Lage set out to record his debut for Blue Note Records, the virtuoso guitarist reflected on the label’s storied history and the way his own music connected with it. The result is Squint, a striking new album that weds incisive, expressive songwriting with the profound interplay Lage has honed over the past few years with his deft trio featuring bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King.

Julian Lage is pleased to offer an exclusive masterclass prior to his concert at St. John's. All masterclass tickets include admission for one to the evening’s concert. Where available, master class tickets will include early admission to the show. Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer ‘masterclass-only tickets’ at this time. Start time for the class is generally an hour before doors but the exact start time will be communicated with ticket buyers one week prior to the show. During each class, 30 minutes will be spent teaching to a unique piece of curriculum before a 10-15 minute Q&A session. Tickets to these classes are limited to ensure all participants come away with a unique and hands-on experience. Participants are not required to bring instruments, and topics are not necessarily tied to instruction and technique. In addition to the class, participants will leave with a Julian Lage Essentials Kit from D’Addario (electric strings and pick) along with a master class-specific piece of curriculum to take home.

Tennessee Theatre: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

FRIDAY, DEC. 10 | 6:30PM

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

Christmas in the City: Christmas Drive-In at Chilhowee

  • December 10, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Film, Free event and Kids, family

Presented by Comcast
Friday, December 10, 2021
5:30 pm-9:00 pm
Chilhowee Park Midway

Join us for free photos with Santa and free activities from 5:30 pm-7 pm with a drive-in holiday movie to follow at 7 pm!

For more information on the year's Christmas in the City celebrations, go to

Babahatchie Community Band Christmas Concert

  • December 10, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

The concert is free and donations are accepted. We are playing Christmas favorites!

We are a local concert band that has been performing for residents in Harriman for over 20 years. The full group, usually about 30 members strong, was formed by Dr. Joseph (Joe) Williams in 1989. The band holds weekly rehearsals, which are open to the public and held in the Harriman High School band room most any Monday evening around 7:30 PM
At the Princess Theater, 421 N Roane St, Harriman, TN 37748

Ancient Lore Village: O Holy Night Concert and Dinner

  • December 10, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food and Music

Friday, December 10th 2021 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM |

$55/Adult | $35/Youth

Feel the spirit of Christmas come alive with a festive plated dinner followed by an intimate concert performance by vocalist, Laura Taliaferro! Singing Christmas favorites, Laura’s voice will fill you up with joy, hope, and love this holiday season.

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434,,

Exhibition from the Basement: Annual Art Education Exhibition

  • December 9, 2021 — January 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Please join us for our Annual Art Education Exhibition featuring the work of our graduate students!

Congratulations to all of the art education students involved for such fantastic artwork and a job well done!

This is a culminative project for our Visual Culture and Critical Pedagogy course.

Every year, art education graduate students create a body of artwork as part of their graduate coursework and display the work through an art exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display at the Cookie Aytes Elliott Art Education Gallery in Bailey Education Complex, Room 105, and will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm from December 9th - January 31st.

Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, Room 105
1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Knoxville Museum of Art: Holiday Homes Tour 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Festivals, special events

December 09, 2021 - December 11, 2021

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Holiday Homes Tour 2021
Must be a current KMA member by October 10, 2021 to be eligible for an invitation.

Day Tour & Luncheon
Friday, December 10
$125 per ticket

The Virtual Tour (six homes unique to the virtual tour)
Thursday, December 9 – Saturday, December 11
$60 per ticket

Day Tour & Virtual Tour

To check the status of your membership contact Maggie Meyers at For other questions or to inquire about sponsorship, contact Carla May Paré at

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Exhibition: Photographs by David Liles

  • December 8, 2021 — January 20, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Showing 22 images of Landscapes, Abstracts, and Flowers by David G. Liles

809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 483-6761
Hours: M-F 9-4 and Sun 10-12:30

The Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church hosts art exhibitions in the central corridor hall of the church. This not-for-profit gallery programs approximately six exhibitions per year, showcasing regional artists working in a wide variety of styles, media, and genres.

Flying Anvil Theatre: The Big F.A.T. Holiday Cabaret

  • December 8, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Comedy, Music and Theatre

December 8-31
Wed-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

It’s back! Our wacky original musical arrives just in time to alleviate your holiday stress. From the world’s worst living Christmas tree to a jazzed-up Hanukkah and a distinctly East Tennessee rendition of A Christmas Carol, this musical romp has something for everyone! Featuring new material and old favorites, with a special New Year’s Eve performance. Good for anyone who loves (or secretly hates) the holidays. Good for most everyone.

Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre

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