Calendar of Events
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Tennessee Theatre: The Polar Express
Bijou Theatre: Mike McGill's 9th Annual Christmas Spectacular
Oak Ridge Art Center: Selections from the Permanent Collection Exhibition
December 18: Selections from the Permanent Collection Exhibition begins
December 31 closing at 1 PM
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: 35th Annual Clayton Holiday Concert
The KSO is excited to present the 35th annual Clayton Holiday Concert this December 17-19 at the Civic Auditorium. Hear your KSO perform music from "Frozen," "Home Alone," and more, featuring GO! Contemporary Dance Works, the Knoxville Choral Society, and Webb School of Knoxville Select Ensembles. We hope you'll join us for an exciting performance of holiday hits!
Tickets range from $10-$50 and are on sale now. 865-291-3310 or https://knoxvillesymphony.com
Oak Ridge Playhouse: Levi Kreis: Home for the Holidays
December 17-19, 2021
Back again LIVE for his 7th Annual "Home for the Holidays" concert, Tony Award winner Levi Kreis brings you an intimate evening at the piano on the Playhouse stage, singing your favorite holiday tunes, old and new.
SUITABLE FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
Seating is socially distanced. Masks are required for audience.
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com
Ancient Lore Village: Movie Week
'Tis the season for ho ho holiday movies and we're bringing you some of our Village favorites! You're invited to join us all week long to cozy up to dinner and one of these Christmas classics... better yet, all five of them!
Dec 16, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec 20, Elf
Dec 21, A Christmas Story
Dec 22, A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec 23, It's a Wonderful Life
Church Street UMC: Music for Advent & Christmas
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
Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Exhibition: Photographs by David Liles
Showing 22 images of Landscapes, Abstracts, and Flowers by David G. Liles
809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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
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, www.flyinganviltheatre.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram, @flyinganviltheatre
River & Rail Theatre Company: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby
THE UNUSUAL TALE OF MARY & JOSEPH’S BABY – meant for the virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing alike, this musical dares to take the nativity story at its word with whimsy, humor, and humanity. There really was a pregnant virgin. There really are shepherds and angels and foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men). There’s a ratty extra room/stable at the inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator whose menacing shadow hangs over everything. And obviously, it’s a comedy. When people engage this over-told story on a sincere human level, it bursts with imagination and wonder.
Previews: Dec. 8-9
Performances: Dec. 10-12; Dec. 15-19; Dec. 21-23
River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com
Tri-Star Arts: Graft by Edra Soto
Tri-Star Arts announces a special exhibition in their gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show, Graft, featuring work by artist Edra Soto of Chicago, Illinois opens on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and will run through Saturday, February 12, 2022. Public receptions will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 4:00- 8:00 pm and Friday, February 4, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm (artist in attendance on February 4).
This exhibition will coincide with the unveiling of a permanent, outdoor sculpture by Edra Soto, Graft Knoxville, in early February 2022 at the UT GATOP Arboretum & Education Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. This site-specific sculpture initiative has been organized and curated by Tri-Star Arts in partnership with the UT Department of Plant Sciences, UT School of Art/ Sculpture Department, UT College of Architecture + Design/ FabLab, Sanders Pace Architecture, Johnson & Galyon Construction, Mallia Engineering Company, and Tennessee Marble Company. Graft Knoxville is in its final stages of production with more information and related public events forthcoming.
The Graft exhibition at the Candoro Marble Building features sculpture and prints by Edra Soto alongside a visual exploration of her design process, including scale models, a real-scale block module, and project renderings by Knoxville-based firm Sanders Pace Architecture.
Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit
The use of masks and social distancing is encouraged.
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Holiday at Safety City
Head out to Safety City for family fun under the Holiday lights during the following public hours:
Dec. 7th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 8th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 9th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 14th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 15th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 16th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 20th 10am-2pm
Dec. 21st 10am-2pm
165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919
You must have a helmet to ride your scooter or bike and nothing motorized! Contact this number 865-215-7103 for any questions.