Calendar of Events

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Ugly Sweater Workshops

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Tis the season to be tacky! Join Goodwill at the Bearden Beer Market on Dec 5 and at ETPRI Dec 6 for our festive and fantastic ugly sweater crafting workshop! Create your very own tacky Christmas sweater while enjoying hot chocolate, holiday cookies and your favorite carols.

Goodwill will provide all the supplies you need to bedazzle and bedeck your custom sweater. Your registration includes a sweater in your size and everything you need to make it the shiniest, jingliest, tackiest and most festive sweater at your next Christmas party.

Children are welcome at this event, though we do suggest that an adult be present to help attach decorations to the sweaters.

After you create your masterpiece, be sure to enter Goodwill’s annual “Share Your Sweater” contest for the chance to win a Goodwill shopping spree! Details at www.gwiktn.org/shareyoursweater.

Proceeds from this event support Goodwill’s vocational training programs and employment services for individuals with barriers to employment, helping to build Knoxville into a stronger community. Goodwill Industries-Knoxville served 2,941 individuals in 2017!

Dec 5- https://www.facebook.com/events/835938890130624/
Dec 6 - https://www.facebook.com/events/314650755805269/

Tennessee Theatre: Celtic Thunder

Category: Music

Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The Wild Rover”, “Right all right”, and “Castle on the Hill” followed in the second act by nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration”, “I’m a Believer”, “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again”.NoCeltic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.

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

InFullSight: Topic Talks

  • December 5, 2018
  • 7-9 PM

Category: Classes & workshops

Life can be pretty tricky to navigate sometimes! This event is designed as an open forum to be in community and ask questions about a topic that impacts and effects all of our lives. In connecting with the Akashic Records, which is an energetic vibration that holds information on all things in the Universe, we can receive clarity, guidance and depth on topics that are relevant to all. The intention is to provide insights and energetic support on topics that can be difficult to understand and navigate with our emotions and other opinions that are thrown our way. Let's embrace a deeper understanding of the topic at hand so we can stand more firmly in our beliefs and knowing of how it all works on a bigger picture.

Join in this community where we allow our differences and connect through them.
Bring your questions and desire to learn!

The December topic to be announced – check Facebook to find out!

COST: $20
LOCATION: Alma Diem, 222 S Peters Rd Knoxville 37923
HOST INFO – www.infullsight.live
EVENT INFO - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/topic-talks-tickets-52151845574

Knoxville History Project: History of Cumberland Ave

Category: Free event and Lectures

HISTORY OF CUMBERLAND AVENUE
DECEMBER 5, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AT KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART
The construction equipment is gone (for the roadwork anyway) and Cumberland Avenue is now a park like street filled with shops and restaurants. But how did Cumberland Avenue come to be? What is the relationship between UT and “The Strip”? How did it affect the Ft. Sanders neighborhood? The Cumberland Avenue Merchant’s Association and KHP invite you to come out and learn more about the fascinating street and encourage you to visit the many businesses along this avenue of Knoxville history.

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker at Folk@Fourth

  • December 5, 2018
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Culinary arts and Music

At Fourth United Presbyterian Church 1323 North Broadway Knoxville TN

Come join us for some great songs and stories. Supper at 6 PM, music thereafter. $10 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/507892846370255/

Zoo Knoxville: Kroger Discount Days

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

Zoo Knoxville is offering $5 off admission tickets during Kroger Discount Days. Guests can discover why winter is an enjoyable time to visit the zoo. Many animals, including red pandas, river otters, elephants, gorillas, red wolves, lions and tigers, enjoy the cooler temperatures. On days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be moved indoors, but visitors can still see most in their indoor viewing areas. The Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure is a popular indoor area that’s a warm stop for creative play and reptile viewing during visits as well.

A December trip to the zoo can even include a visit to Santa’s Village, a special holiday encounter and photo opportunity with Santa Claus. Santa’s Village will be open for holiday photos and Christmas wishes Thursday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day in the heated Kids Cove Tent. Santa’s Village is included with general admission. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket window during regular zoo hours and online at zooknoxville.org. Discounted admission tickets must be used by Feb. 28, 2019, and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, or coupon.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

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

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.

Now in its 13th year, the exhibition offers middle and high school students from around East Tennessee the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition and to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment.

The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12, attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee. Fewer than a third of the more than 950 entries in this highly competitive show made it through a rigorous jury process. The best-in-show winner will receive a purchase award of $500, and the artwork will become a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art's Education Collection.

Since 2005, the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition has presented the work of nearly 4,000 students who have competed for a total of $7 million in scholarships made available to eligible juniors and seniors by colleges and universities from around the nation.

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/

Cruze Farm: Christmas Movie Drive-In

  • November 23, 2018 — December 23, 2018

Category: Film, Free event and Kids & family

Presented by the Cruze Farm Pizza Barn every Wednesday-Sunday. Free!
Movies start at dusk with Pizza Barn carry-out

NOV 30 TO DEC 2 - POLAR EXPRESS, and BOGO HOT CHOCOLATE AT ASBURY
DEC 5 TO DEC 9 - ELF, and FREE SODA WITH EVERY PIZZA!
DEC 12 TO DEC 16 - NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
DEC 19 TO DEC 23 - A CHRISTMAS STORY

6 PM - Christmas Cartoon
6:35 PM - Feature Film (headlights off during movie)
Tune to 91.5 FM to listen
Pizza carry out 865-333-1265

2723 ASBURY ROAD, KNOXVILLE, TN 37914
http://www.cruzefarm.com/christmas-movie-drivein/

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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