Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Church Street UMC: Music for Advent & Christmas

  • December 12, 2021 — December 24, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Each year, Church Street offers a series of presentations by a diverse collection of musical storytellers.

Dec 12: Youth & Chidren's Choirs
Dec 19: Parish Adult Choir & TN Brass (8:30 AM and 11 AM)
Dec 24: Parish Adult Choir (5 PM and 10:30 PM)

900 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Old City Market

  • December 12, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Health, wellness and Kids, family

Second Sunday of the month, 11 AM - 4 PM

For artists and makers

Transforming Jackson Avenue into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists and creative makers.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Athens Holiday Concert

Category: Kids, family and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provides classical music for communities that do not usually have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance.

KSO musicians have performed in communities throughout Tennessee, including Athens, Crossville, Dandridge, Greeneville, Harrogate, Jefferson City, Maryville, Morristown, Sevierville and Tellico Village, as well as in Richlands, VA. The KSO takes pride in its dedication to serving this region, and we are thrilled to provide live orchestral music for the people of East Tennessee. For information on hosting the KSO in your community contact the Director of Education and Community Partnerships.

Presented by the Athens Area Council for the Arts
December 12, 2021, at 3 p.m.
The Arts Center

Tickets/info: 865-291-3310 or

Knoxville Irish Society: Second Saturday

  • December 12, 2021

Category: Free event

We are planning to organize an in-person Second Saturday gathering at Finn's Restaurant and Tavern, Knoxville for the December 12th 2021 Second Saturday with a strong recommendation that all members wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Details TBA!

Jordan Butzine Debut Pottery Show

  • December 12, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Please join to celebrate Jordan Butzine's first solo pottery show, displaying the work he has made over the past year.

5-8 PM at 2937 Fountain Park Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37917
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided

Please RSVP to

Central Bearden: Merry & Bright

  • December 12, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Central Bearden announces its Christmas Concert, perfect for all ages. The concert will feature the Central Bearden Choir & Orchestra and guest artists, Ryan & Ryan. This is a free event!

December 12th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville
No ticket required - free event

Ryan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.

Discover more at Worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (online & in person).
Contact Information: Rachel Cromer, 865-450-1000 x 135 or

School of Rock Holiday Concerts at Scruffy City Hall

  • December 12, 2021

Category: Kids, family and Music

SUNDAY AT 3 PM – 7:15 PM
School of Rock returns to Scruffy City Hall for our annual Holiday Bash, featuring a mid-season preview concert from each of our Performance groups:
3-3:25: ROCK 101 WEDNESDAY
3:35-4:10: GREEN DAY
4:20-4:55: JIMI HENDRIX
5:05-5:30: ROCK 101 WEDNESDAY
6:30-7:15: 70S ARENA ROCK

Mabry-Hazen House: Christmas at Mabry-Hazen House

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

Celebrate the holiday season with Mabry-Hazen House during their annual Christmas tours on Saturday, December 11th, 2021 from 5-8pm and Sunday, December 12th, 2021 from 2-5pm.

Mabry-Hazen House will be decorated in the spirit of the holiday, historically-inspired refreshments will be served, and there will be a few surprises as well. On Saturday evening, carolers will perform traditional favorites. The historic house will open for visitors to casually walk through and enjoy a festive mix of modern and historic decorations.

Mabry-Hazen House’s holiday exhibit titled "Holiday Greetings: A Century of Christmas Cards” will return! Nearly 100 years of holiday cards addressed to the Hazen family will be on display for visitors to learn about this sentimental holiday tradition. Reproductions of Christmas cards from the collection will be available for sale.

Tickets are not required to attend, but donations are deeply appreciated. The event is free for members and children under 13; a suggested $5 donation is encouraged for all others. A $5 donation enters individuals into drawing for a door prize for a limited-edition porcelain replica of Mabry-Hazen House. A perfect addition to any Christmas village! (Winners will be notified the following day)

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus: Slay, Belles!

Category: Music

KGMC returns to the stage this December with an unforgettable Holiday Extravaganza – Slay, Belles! The Williams Sisters—Marge, Minnie, Mary Jane, Miranda, and Margot—join us for a drag-filled trip through the magic and mess of the holiday season. This is a concert that you will definitely not forget!

Saturday, December 11 @ 3:00 & 7:30 pm
Bijou Theatre, Knoxville
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Sunday, December 12 @ 4:00 pm
ETSU’s Martin Center, Johnson City

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.

Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

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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