Calendar of Events

Friday, December 9, 2022

Tennessee Theatre: Holiday Movie Magic

Category: Film, Kids, family and Theatre

Travel back in time and see this 1954 holiday classic as it should be seen: in a historic theater originally built as a movie palace surrounded by other movie-lovers, enjoying some popcorn and a cold (or piping hot!) drink. Two war buddies (Bing Crosby and Danny Kane) fall for two sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, who is in danger of losing the place. This movie is 2 hours long and is rated G.

Travel back in time and see this 1989 holiday classic as it should be seen: in a historic theater originally built as a movie palace surrounded by other movie-lovers, enjoying some popcorn and a cold (or piping hot!) drink. As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs. The movie is 1 hour and 37 minutes long and is rated PG-13.

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results. The movie is 1 hour and 37 minutes long and is rated PG.

Free parking is available after 6pm in the State Street parking garage located behind the Theatre.

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

The WordPlayers: A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas will be presented by The WordPlayers, in collaboration with The Arts at Pellissippi, at Clayton Performing Arts Center, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN.

Public performances are Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 & 11 at 2:30 p.m.. Tickets are $8-$16 and may be purchased online at, at the door, or by calling 865.539.7529.

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas is a one-act play with music, based on the beloved series of "Little House on the Prairie" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Playwright, Laurie Brooks, imagines events that occurred when the Ingalls family had to leave Walnut Grove to run a hotel in Iowa. It is a story about hope, perseverance, and family. (Recommended for ages 6+)

The WordPlayers is a 501(c) 3 company of Christian theatre artists based in Knoxville.

Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

Gallery 1010: Jusqu'ici

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Assorted Works by Jackson Jalomo

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Reception Fri 5-7 PM, Sat 10 AM – 1 PM, or by appointment. Information:

Museum of Appalachia: Candlelight Christmas

  • December 9, 2022 — December 10, 2022

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


Experience the serenity of an Appalachian Christmas at the Museum of Appalachia! The centerpiece of this holiday event is an evening tour of the Museum’s pioneer village. The cabins will be adorned with old-fashioned Christmas decorations and festively lit for the occasion. Activities will include storytelling, live nativity, music, and wagon rides. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, sorghum making, apple butter churning, and more.

For more information, please visit or call 865-494-7680.
2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN 37716

Westwood Holiday Art Sale and Open House

  • December 9, 2022 — December 10, 2022

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

Bring a friend and have fun doing your holiday shopping by supporting local artists at a Holiday Art Sale and Open House to be held in the Westwood neighborhood.

Lisa Kurtz with Highland Pottery (former director of the Whittington Creek Art Show) announces her first annual Holiday Art Sale and Open House to be held in Westwood at 5912 Westover Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Free and open to the public, 6 local artists will participate in the Holiday Sale and Open House with their unique handmade works of art just in time for holiday gift giving including paintings, pottery, wearable art, fiber art, sculpture, jewelry, weaving and more! Artists participating in the Holiday Art Sale include Shannon Davis Brock (paintings, prints and cards), Betsy Heerdt (jewelry), Katherine Key (weaving/wearable art), Lisa Kurtz (pottery and clay wall art), Cynthia Tipton (paintings, drawings, felted and knitted items and coasters) and Cynthia Yeager (paintings, assemblage sculpture and natural materials).

Hours for the sale are Friday, December 9th from 10am-6pm and Saturday, December 10th from 10am-4pm. Event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information about this event, email Lisa Kurtz at

Friday Night at The Concourse: The Deltas

  • December 9, 2022

Category: Music

Dec. 9 - The Deltas @6:30PM (Doors open at 5:30.) $15 at the Door, or $13.20 (including service fee) in advance
Food will be available from TBA

The Concourse
4328 N. Broadway Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: International Blues Challenge Fundraising Concert

  • December 9, 2022

Category: Fundraisers and Music

Tangled In Blues

Foster Meeks

Danny Garwood

December 9, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Chord Knoxville, 8502 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will be having a concert on Friday, December 9th at Open Chord from 7 PM to 10 PM to help support our winners from our International Blues Challenge (IBC) for their journey to Memphis.
The winning artists in each category of Band and Solo/Duo will represent East Tennessee at the International Blues Challenge to be held on January 24-28, 2023 on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee!

Congratulations to our Youth Band winner, Danny Garwood; Solo Winner, Foster Meeks; and Band Winner, Tangled In Blues. They will all be advancing to IBC in Memphis.

We invite our members and all blues enthusiasts to come to this special concert to hear some great music and to cheer on the winners. It’s a great way to thank local musicians for keeping the blues alive in East Tennessee.
The world’s largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. See more at:

The cover charge for the competition will be $5.00 for Blues Society members and $10.00 for non-members. Doors open at 6 PM, music starts at 7 PM. Purchase tickets at the door, no advance sales. Proceeds go towards funding the winning bands’ travel to Memphis.

Open Chord is a non-smoking and family-friendly with a delicious menu and beverage service.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Holiday Homes Tour

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

KMA MEMBERS ONLY - You must be a current KMA member as of October 1, 2022

Day Tour & Luncheon
Friday, December 9
$125 per ticket

Make plans to join us as we celebrate 28 years of festive home décor. The Tour will take place on Friday, December 9. Invitations to current KMA members will be mailed on Monday, November 7.

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.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Music

DECEMBER 09, 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Alive After Five presents
Smooth Jazz Saxophonist
Dean James

Admission Price: Members $15/Non-members $20

Once a month, the KMA is transformed, as the world-class art museum becomes a center of entertainment, a melding of art, music, and nightlife. DETAILS TO COME!

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.

City of Knoxville: Christmas in Chilhowee

  • December 9, 2022

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

December 9, 2022
At Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center, 3301 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914

Join us for a free event! We will light the tree on the bandstand and will have live music and many free activities. During the event we will also have train rides for all ages, pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa, face painting, balloon animals and The Muse Knoxville will have a special activity.

St John's Episcopal Cathedral - Cathedral Arts: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Quartet: Xmas Jazz

  • December 9, 2022

Category: Music

Friday December 9, 7:00pm
Come get in the holiday spirit with local jazz ensemble the Mark Boling Sextet as they play Christmas favorites with flair. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Ticketed event.

Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, 413 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7347,

Bijou Imagination Series: It's Okay To Be Different

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Friday, December 9 | 6PM

The Bijou Imagination Series invites our youngest patrons to join us for this delightful retelling of Todd Parr's beloved children's books using black lights and puppetry. Including It's Ok to Be Different, The Earth Book, and This is My Hair, you and your family will learn about celebrating differences, loving yourself and the Earth!

Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr will be adapted and staged by Mermaid Theatre. For very young audiences, the hour-long production features three books from his collection.

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children. His books are available in over 15 languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the three-time Emmy-nominated children's television show "ToddWorld" as well as short films for "Sesame Street."

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

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