Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

By Charles Dickens. Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy. Music by John Tanner.CBT Mainstage

There’s a reason we perform this tale every year. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, the story still proves to be the spirit of the season. Relive Scrooge’s ghost-guided look into his past, present and future, and his journey of redemption. A yearly tradition to treasure with family and friends.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com

Appalachian Ballet Company: The Nutcracker

Category: Dance, Kids & family and Music

The Appalachian Ballet Company will present the annual holiday tradition - The Nutcracker in their 47th anniversary season. The production features live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and guest artist Aaron Smyth. The Appalachian Ballet Company will present four public shows December 1 at 7:30 pm & December 2 at 3 pm at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium AND December 7 at 7:30 pm and December 8 at 3 pm at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. Two school matinees (includes K-8 curriculum guide covering common core standards) will be presented at 10 am at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Nov. 29 & 30.

For over 100 years, this classic story has proven to be a favorite, enchanting audiences of all ages. Come see the magic with lavish scenery, glorious tutus, soldiers, snowflakes and sugar plums! For more information: 865-982-8463, www.appalachianballet.com

Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild: Santa Mouse Christmas House

  • November 29, 2018 — December 1, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events

The 14th annual Santa Mouse Christmas House sponsored by Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild (a nonprofit organization) will be held at Fairview Methodist, 2508 Old Niles Ferry, Maryville, TN.

Dates and times are Thursday, November 29, 10 am-6pm; Friday, November 30, 10am-6pm; Saturday, December 1, 10am-3pm.

The show offers unique, handcrafted items made by over 50 well-known artisans from the area (members of the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild). Shop for Christmas gifts, ornaments, fine art paintings, basketry, beaded and precious metal jewelry, fiber arts, glasswork, gourd art, handmade soaps and creams, woodworking, plus much more.

Free admission and parking!

www.BlountArtsAndCraftsGuild.com

Knox Heritage: Tips and Trends on Architectural Salvage

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Category: Classes & workshops and History & heritage

Trends & Tips on Architectural Salvage
Experts from our Salvage Shop and Architectural Antics will help you reimagine and repurpose vintage materials.

November 29, 5:30 p.m.
The Knox Heritage Salvage Shop, 619 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

RSVP to Hollie Cook, hcook@knoxheritage.org, by Nov. 27

Knox Heritage Salvage Shop: 619 Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: W-F 12-5, Sat 10-3. Information: 865-313-2111 or www.knoxheritage.org/salvage

InFullSight: Dance Party!

  • November 29, 2018
  • 7-9 PM

Category: Dance and Music

Come and do your groove thang to music that is positive with great beats in a community that is welcoming and supportive to all! We appreciate you respecting and honoring this drug and alcohol free event! If you have a favorite dance jam, let us know! We will add it to the playlist! Bring your fav dancing shoes and join us for a night of movement, laughter, joy, and community. Cost $10 at the door or in advance.

LOCATION: Alma Diem, 222 S Peters Rd Knoxville 37923
HOSTED/PUT ON BY: InFullSight & Dr Kate Flynn
HOST INFO – www.infullsight.live, www.lifeinthesweetspot.org
EVENT INFO - https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=52150103363

PechaKucha Night Knoxville

  • November 29, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Lectures

Please join us for the next installment of our favorite event, PechaKucha Night Knoxville!
PKN Knoxville | Volume 29

Mill & Mine, 227 W Depot Ave
Doors open | 6:30 Presentations | 7:20
Check out our website for up-to-date information - https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/knoxville/events/5b157bf52dd1711e1a368d84

// Mill and Mine will have dining options available for purchase.
// Donations appreciated.

We hope to see you there!

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Light the Park!

  • November 26, 2018 — January 1, 2019
  • 5:00 pm

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

SHOP FARRAGUT and The Town of Farragut will again usher in the holiday season with the 8TH Annual Countdown to LIGHT THE PARK, presented by TDS.

The event will be held from 5:00 -7:00pm on Monday, November 26th at Founder’s Park on Campbell Station Road, near the Farragut branch of the Knox County Library. With the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen in attendance, and entertainment by area performers, this family friendly event will set the holiday mood. The highlight of the evening will be when new Mayor Ron Williams and other Town officials welcome a very special guest dressed in a Red Suit. He will be asked to throw the switch at approximately 6:30 pm on 50+ trees, garland pole wraps and other lighted decorations, featuring over 60,000 glistening bulbs throughout the park. Entertainment will be provided by the Farragut High School Madrigal Singers, the Concord Brass Quintet, plus Soloists from Farragut’s Angela Floyd Schools and the Akima Club Singers. Mrs. S. Claus and her elves will be there helping post letters to the North Pole!

Parking will be available across the street from the park, courtesy of Westgate Christian Fellowship and south of the park at the new Farragut Town Community Center, (formerly Faith Lutheran Church). The Knoxville Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to assist those crossing Campbell Station Road.

Attendees can look forward to enjoying the holiday cheer with freshly-baked cookies to be provided by Costco and other area businesses. Coffee and hot chocolate will be courtesy of First Watch Café. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Steve@farragutbusiness.com or call 865-307-2486.

Knoxville Museum of Art: East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids & family

Reception on Dec 11, 6-8 PM - open to the public! Awards begin at 6:45 PM with a welcome by Tennessee State Senator Becky Duncan Massey.

This collaborative project with the East Tennessee Art Education Association is designed to gather the best student work grades 6-12 from a 32-county region; award winners are eligible for $1,000,000 in scholarships to national art schools. Organized by the KMA.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org

Christmas in the City: Holidays on Ice

  • November 23, 2018 — January 6, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Whether with family, friends or on a date you'll love skating in the heart of Downtown Knoxville in Market Square! Join us at Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank to make memories that will last long after the holidays are over. Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice Mascot, 'Peppermint Panda'!

Market Square - Located in front of the Knoxville Chamber at 17 Market Square, Downtown Knoxville

Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice! We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.
Adult: $11, Children Age 12 & Under: $8
Season Pass Adult: $50, Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under: $35

RINK HOURS:
Regular Hours Nov. 23, 2018 - Dec. 16, 2018
Monday thru Thursday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

**Saturday December 15: 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Weather permitting the Cool Sports Mites and Mini Mites will hold their Winter Classic Tournament at Holidays on Ice on Market Square from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Extended Hours Dec. 17, 2018 - Dec. 30, 2018
Monday thru Thursday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hours Jan 2, 2019 - January 6, 2019
Monday thru Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours for
Christmas & New Years:
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
December 26: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
New Years Eve: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New Years Day: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Phone: 865-215-4423 or http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/special_events/knoxvilles_holidays_on_ice/

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Peter Pan

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Showtimes
Fri Nov 23, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Nov 24, 2018 | 8:00PM
Thu Nov 29, 2018 | 8:00PM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Dec 1, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun Dec 2, 2018 | 2:00PM
Fri Dec 7, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Dec 8, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun Dec 9, 2018 | 2:00PM

Feel the exhilaration of flying as the irrepressible Peter Pan returns to take us on an unforgettable adventure to Neverland, that magical place “where dreams are born and time is never planned.” Watch as Peter and his sidekick Tinkerbell whisk the Darling children beyond the Second Star to the Right to join the Lost Boys as they navigate the danger and excitement of battling pirates, a clock-ticking crocodile, and the dreaded Captain Hook. Audiences of all ages are sure to take delight in this dazzling and timeless classic!

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Category: Theatre

By John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald
Directed by Courtney Woolard

Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!

"Warning: If you see Every Christmas Story Ever Told, you'll never be able to watch Dickens' A Christmas Carol without laughing out loud."
— David Jacobson, Life Newspapers (Sacramento)

"A hilarious send-up of, well, every Christmas story ever told ... This is a highly recommended alternative to cut-and-dry Christmas offerings."
— NUVO Indianapolis Arts and Entertainment

"The play accomplishes the small miracle of making all Christmas myths seem both utterly ridiculous and absolutely essential. Yes, Virginia, you can have your fruitcake and eat it, too."
— Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 North Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com

River & Rail Theatre Company: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby

Category: Music and Theatre

Knoxville's Favorite Christmas Tradition! An original folk-rock Christmas musical by Don Chaffer (of Waterdeep) and Chris Cragin-Day.

This new musical dares to take the classic story at its word. There really is 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. Seriously. It is.

The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby surprises both virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing audiences alike bringing a new sense of wonder and imagination to the age-old story. For more info, visit www.unusualtale.com.

Note to Parents: The musical is fun for the whole family! We recommend the show to children ages 7 and up. We are parents ourselves and would rate the show PG: for mild language. Translation: there are 2-3 mildly "adult" words in the show.

Performances are Nov 21-25 and Dec 12-23. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unusual-tale-of-mary-josephs-baby-2018-tickets-51652553177

Performed at The Swift Building, 119 W. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. River & Rail Theatre Company information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com

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