Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 1, 2022

17th Annual Santa Mouse Arts & Crafts Show

  • December 1, 2022 — December 3, 2022

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

New Location for 2022

Join us for your holiday shopping to find quality handcrafted items from local artisans, such as basketry, fiber arts, glasswork, gourd art, jewelry, holiday crafts, ornaments, paintings, soaps, woodworking and more! Free admission and parking.

Dec 1 & 2 10am- 5pm; Dec 3 10am- 3pm

Dotson Memorial Baptist Church
814 Dotson Memorial Rd., Maryville

Bijou Theatre: Paul Thorn

Category: Music


Thursday, December 1 | 8PM

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

Jubilee Community Arts: Musician Therapy

Category: Free event and Music

7 PM on first Thursdays

A new monthly affiliate event. Come and feel better with an acoustic music free-for-all in the round.

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets and information: 865-522-5851,

Farragut Community Center: Celebrate the Season

  • December 1, 2022

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

Get in the holiday spirit at Celebrate the Season from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Farragut Community Center. Kids can have photos taken with Santa and enjoy cookie decorating, crafts and a holiday-themed movie during this free evening of family fun. It’s a great way to start the holiday season!
For more information or questions, contact the Parks & Recreation office at 865-218-3376 or

239 Jamestowne Blvd #201, Knoxville, TN 37934

UT Arboretum Society: Unique East TN Animals and Plants

Category: Lecture, panel, Literature, spoken word, writing, Science, nature and Virtual


East Tennessee is filled with a grand biodiversity of plants and animals. Our naturalist, Stephen Lyn Bales, has written three books and over 600 newspaper and magazine articles about nature and natural history. Join us on December 1 at 7 p.m. EST via Zoom for the First Thursday Nature Supper Club as Stephen shares his favorite stories about some unique and unexpected plants and animals.

Osage orange, freshwater jellyfish, rufous hummingbirds, pawpaws, 17-year cicadas, red pandas, and the return of smoky madtoms, bald eagles, and wild turkeys are a few of the interesting stories Stephen Lyn has written about in the past 30 years and will share with us. You provide your own stay-at-home supper, and we provide the nature as Stephen Lyn teaches us about these fascinating creatures and plants.

The program is free and closed captioning is available, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the recording. Register at Please contact UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, at with any questions or registration issues. To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at

Pellissippi State: Holiday Spectacular

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Arrive early for Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular, as seating is limited and only one show will be performed this year.

The Holiday Spectacular highlights the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and employees performing classic winter tunes and carols. “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!” “Greensleeves” and “Sleigh Ride” are among the seasonal selections on tap this year.

The annual concert featuring eight college ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. This year’s theme is "Merry and Bright!”

“Our annual Holiday Spectacular is a rich Pellissippi State tradition that brings together students, faculty and staff in a joyous occasion to usher in the holiday season,” said Associate Professor Larry Vincent, Music program coordinator for Pellissippi State.

Tickets are free and will be issued at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are graciously accepted at the door, however, to benefit the Music Scholarship fund. To request accommodations for a disability for this or any Pellissippi State event, call 865.539.7401 or email

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

East Tennessee Historical Society: A Brown Bag Lecture - Unique Eats & Eateries in Knoxville

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Virtual

With author Paula Johnson
WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

The Marble City, the Scruffy City, or the Maker City, whatever you call it, Knoxville, TN has become a culinary destination. Locals and visitors eat their way through this unpretentious mountain town while exploring rich culinary inspirations ranging from Appalachian flavors to dishes brought from around the globe. Take a trip through historic buildings turned into modern restaurants, including one of Knoxville’s first taverns, while learning about multigenerational restaurant families and pioneers who struck out on their own. In this lecture, Paula Johnson shares the stories behind Knoxville’s food scene from her book Unique Eats & Eateries of Knoxville and brings the personal touch of her food tours and her well trained palette for good food to this guide. You’ll never have to wonder what restaurant to try next in Knoxville.

East Tennessee native Paula Johnson spends much time studying Knoxville history and culinary hot spots to share with guests on her award-winning Knoxville Food Tours. Since 2010 she has personally led over 1000 tours, hosting locals as well as visitors from all over the country and the world and has received the Service Supplier of the Year Award from the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association. Paula was asked to be a guest speaker at the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Knoxville History Project based on her first book, Lost Restaurants of Knoxville, and was also featured at the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour and the Symphony League Showhouse. She enjoys participating with the March of Dimes as a judge in their annual fundraising presentation and cooking competition, Signature Chefs Auction.

If you would like more information about this event, visit our website or call 865-215-8824.

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Hollyday Open Mic Readings

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

When: Thursday, December 1, 7-8 pm
Where: Addison’s Bookshop and Event Center, 126 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN

Gather with the Knoxville Writers Guild for short readings by guild members. Listen to what our local authors are creating. It’s the guild’s Hollyday celebration of local wordsmithing. Authors present a three-minute poetry or prose snapshot of their work. Non-members are welcome to join the guild and read. Join on the guild website: For this event, the guild is gathering at Addison’s Bookshop and Event Center, 126 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, on December 1, 7:00 PM. Bring food and beverage to share! To be added to the reading list, email

Hearts Sing! Chorus: Peace, Love, Joy Concert

  • December 1, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Music

A Choral Experience Connecting People and Music with Joyful Purpose
Thursday, December 1 at 6:30PM
Central Baptist Bearden Church, 6300 Deane Hill Dr., Knoxville
Debbie Shell, Artistic Director | Terri King, Accompanist

Join us for a FREE concert full of joy! The Hearts Sing! Chorus is designed for people in early to mid-stage memory loss, their support partners and volunteer singers. They come together to share the love of music and now they will share it with you! As a part of the Giving Voice Initiative, Hearts Sing! Chorus is committed to bringing joy, well-being and community understanding to those who sing and those who hear our songs. Please register so we will know you’re coming!

For more information call or email:
Janice Wade-Whitehead | | 865.544.6288
Alzheimer’s Tennessee President & CEO
Debbie Shell | | 865.803.4033
Wellspring Music Therapy

Knoxville Museum of Art: Thorne Rooms + Miniatures

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

DECK THE HALLS... The KMA's Thorne Rooms are all decorated for the holiday season! After Thanksgiving, Knoxville Museum of Art pulls out the tinsel and trimmings to get our collection of Thorne Rooms ready for the most wonderful time of the year! Thank you to East Tennessee miniature artisans and Thorne Room experts Annelle Ferguson and Jolie Gaston for making it all possible. On view through December 30.

The Thorne Rooms were developed in the 1930s and 40s by Narcissa Niblack Thorne, Chicago, IL, who loved dollhouses as a child. After extensive travels in Europe where she collected miniature furniture and accessories, Mrs. Thorne had over two dozen miniature rooms created by cabinetmakers from her own drawings. They were made in a scale of one inch to one foot. She painted and stained woodwork, papered walls, and made textiles for the rooms. Read more:

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar

Category: Dance, movement, Music and Theatre

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR includes eight performances from Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 2022. With lyrics and music by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this musical theater classic is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans alike, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

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

Little River Art & Frame: Open House

  • November 28, 2022 — December 2, 2022

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

Nov 28-Dec 2, 10 AM to 6 PM
Fine Art + Gifts + Hot Cider & Cookies

It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by! You won't believe the changes we've made at Little River Art! We have a brand new Little River Gift Shop with SO many lovely, artful gifts you have to see it to believe it!

Alcohol Ink scarves by our own Kristine VanderSchaaff, Angels by J Austin Jennings, Christmas mini originals by Mary Ann Taylor, a plethora of artistic gifts and Spicher Vintage Vinyl Floorclothes (Corgi not included). + much More!

We will be open on Saturdays from 11-5 for the next 3 weekends!
4313 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, Tn 37909

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