Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to benefit TKD

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased from this web site benefits Theatre Knoxville Downtown.

A ticket entitles you to view the performance as many times as you like in one 24-hour period. Buy one ticket and invite the whole family to watch together!

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other— past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Tony Award® winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…) plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. This theatrical achievement comes from the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island). Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays.

Starring JEFFERSON MAYS
Adapted by JEFFERSON MAYS, SUSAN LYONS, MICHAEL ARDEN
Production conceived by MICHAEL ARDEN & DANE LAFFREY
Directed by MICHAEL ARDEN

World Premiere Live Capture: NOVEMBER 28
Video available on demand until JANUARY 3
https://www.theatreknoxville.com/charles-dickens-a-christmas-carol/

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Christmas in the Village

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

A New Tradition at the Heritage Center! Plan Your Visit for One of Five Scheduled Evenings

The Heritage Center's "Christmas in the Village" will welcome visitors on select dates in November and December to experience Smoky Mountain traditions and demonstrations, create their own make-and-take crafts, and enjoy warm refreshments.

Guests can celebrate the holiday season with family at “Christmas in the Village” on November 28, December 5, 12, and 19, by stepping back in time to a pioneer celebration. Living history interpreters will act as guides through the holiday-adorned historic Appalachian village full of handcrafting demonstrations and craft stations, allowing visitors to connect with the spirit and history of Townsend, Cades Cove, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Kettle corn and hot cider will also be available for guests to enjoy.

“The Heritage Center’s Christmas in the Village celebration is a wonderful way to welcome in the holiday season, experience the region’s unique culture, and discover Appalachian holiday traditions,” says Executive Director Brent Lambert.

Tickets for Christmas in the Village are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children and children 5 and under are free. Tours begin at 5 p.m. with the last tour starting at 8 p.m. https://shop.gsmheritagecenter.org/

Heritage Center Members enjoy free admission on Saturday, November 28. Also, the Village Experience will be open on Friday, December 11 to only those who hold tickets for the Billy Dean concert that same night. Full admission is required on all other dates.

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center places the highest priority on the health and well-being of their guests, employees and volunteers. For this reason, the Heritage Center will enforce the following guidelines: Social distancing of at least six feet while on the property (indoors or outdoors) is necessary. All guests and employees must wear masks in the gift shop, restrooms and tours. Masks will not be provided but will be available for purchase at the gift shop. Reduced capacities will be enforced during tours and in common areas such as the gift shop. Hand sanitizer stations will also be available. The Heritage Center will continue to closely monitor CDC guidelines as well as any state-issued orders pertaining to COVID-19. If changes are deemed necessary, the Heritage Center will alert all ticketholders via website, social media and email/telephone.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

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Rose Center Joins Artists Sunday Alliance: Open Gift Shop

  • November 28, 2020 — December 2, 2020

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

Rose Center has joined the Artists Sunday alliance, and will promote local artisans and craftspeople on Artists Sunday, which is celebrated on November 29, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Rose Center gift shop will also be open that day, full of artwork and crafts by local artists.

Artist Sunday, falling between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday® and Cyber Monday, is a day dedicated to encouraging consumers to shop with artists and give something special, unique, and hand-crafted this holiday season. Rose Center appreciates the culture artists create and the impact they have on our local community, while adding expression and beauty to our lives.

Rose Center has joined Artists Sunday to help promote artists in the Lakeway Area, and encourages any artist to take part. Rose Center’s gift shop will be open November 28th 10 – 2, the November 29th 1 – 3, November 30th 10 – 4, and December 2nd 10 – 1.

To learn more about Artists Sunday artists, partners, sponsors, or involvement in promoting commerce with artists, please visit http://ArtistsSunday.com/

Rose Center, located at 442 W 2nd North Street in Morristown, is a United Way Agency and a Designated Agency of the Tennessee Arts Commission. 423-581-4330 or EDUCATION@ROSECENTER.ORG, www.rosecenter.org

Mighty Mud: Pop Up Mini Market

  • November 28, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

Small Business Saturday Pop Up Mini Mighty Mud Market

Saturday, November 28th 11am to 4pm. Perfect to take a bite out of your Holiday gift giving, we will be socially distanced and masked up.

Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Open studio time on Thu 6-9. Information: 865-595-1900, www.mightymudclay.com

Union Ave Books: Sidewalk Stocking Stuffer Sale

  • November 28, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Literature & readings

Saturday at 10 AM – 2 PM

Join us on Small Business Saturday for our Sidewalk Stocking Stuffer Sale 10-2! We'll have tables set up on the sidewalk with tons of stocking sized gifts majorly marked down! No appointment needed to shop the sale (still appointments needed to shop in-store). We have gifts for everyone on your list!

https://www.facebook.com/events/364367988240544

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo Lights

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

If you haven’t heard, you can light up your nights this winter when you experience the all new outdoor lantern light-up at Zoo Knoxville! See a variety of animal lanterns, an enchanted forest, moravian stars, and a snake tunnel! Plus, hot chocolate, spirits, and some authentic Chinese wares! Starting November 27 and lasting until January 3, 2021, nightly from 5-9 PM

*Closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.

https://www.zoolightsknoxville.com/

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Downtown Knoxville's Peppermint Trail

  • November 27, 2020 — January 3, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Follow the Peppermint Trail - November 27 thru January 3

Follow the peppermints along the sidewalks in Downtown Knoxville to discover all sorts of treats featuring the favorite red-and-white candy, plus plenty of gingerbread, cinnamon, cranberry, apple spice, and other holiday flavors. From candy cane coffees and hot buttered rum, to eggnogs and peppermint martinis, you'll feel the holiday magic with every sip!

That's not all. Restaurants make holiday cheesecakes, fudge, donuts, cookies, and macarons, and boutiques and gift shops sell holiday t-shirts, soaps, and scented candles.

A list of businesses – and their treats – is below. Come back to this site often as we add new holiday specials.

We're excited to welcome you to the Peppermint Trail, but remember to make health and safety the top priority. Wear your mask (more festive, the better), practice physical-distancing, and stay home if you're sick.

Holiday magic awaits along the Peppermint Trail. Come back to this site often, as we add holiday specials throughout the season. Post photos of your peppermint adventures with #KnoxPeppermint. You’re MINT to be downtown this season! https://www.downtownknoxville.org/holiday/peppermint/

Central Filling Station: Raise the Tree fundraiser

  • November 27, 2020 — November 28, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

At Central Filling Station, 900 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917

Mark your calendar! Raise the Tree is coming to North Knox! Central Filling Station is hosting the Knoxville-based "Raise the Tree" holiday fundraiser to provide fresh Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands while raising money for local charities. Pay close attention, as there is a big shortage of trees this year. Christmas trees and decorations will only be available the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 27th and 28th from Noon-9p.

10% of all proceeds will benefit local area non-profits, and only premium grade Fraser Firs are sold, along with wreaths and garland. Free delivery available to the Old North Knox and Fourth and Gill Neighborhoods.

Also, join us any day prior to enter the raffle for a chance to win a tree!
https://www.facebook.com/events/4226509784042640

Town of Farragut: Light the Park

  • November 24, 2020 — January 1, 2021

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

Every evening at dusk from Nov. 24 through Jan. 1, thousands of lights come on at Founders Park at Campbell Station for the annual Light the Park event.

During Light the Park, a slate of socially-distant activities will be offered, including grab-and-go items and storybook trails. A calendar detailing events will be available closer to the event. For updates and more info, check out the Visit Farragut Facebook event page for Light the Park.

Park restrooms will be open until 10 p.m. during the light display, except on Dec. 25.

The Town of Farragut and Visit Farragut are hosting the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/366965894349125/

Knoxville's Christmas in the City activities

  • November 23, 2020 — January 1, 2021

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

Beginning Monday, Nov. 23, downtown Knoxville will be decked out in lights and greenery—including Krutch Park’s forest of twinkling trees and the 42-foot Christmas tree in the Krutch Park Extension on Gay Street—in time to serve as the background for fun family photos and selfies.

The Holidays on Ice skating rink will relocate from Market Square to the Civic Coliseum. The larger rink will allow skaters additional space to practice physical distancing while skating on the same ice where Knoxville Ice Bears play hockey. Starting Friday, Dec. 11, Holidays on Ice will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday with extended hours during Knox County Schools’ winter break. The full schedule will be posted at www.HolidaysOnIce.com.

Market Square will shine with new, peppermint-themed lighting displays provided in partnership with the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. Downtown visitors should look out for Window Wonderland decorations and special holiday treats on the menus and shelves of businesses participating in the Peppermint Trail.

Big Ears presents Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

Running November 6 thru December 11, ‘Sites & Sounds from Big Ears’ hosts the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival, a 15-act series highlighting many of the most compelling artists from that nation’s fertile musical scene.

Big Ears is teaming up with Musikkprofil Booking & Management, Oslo’s Sentralen performing arts center, and Hes & Falck to present the series which launches on Friday, November 6 and spans five weeks of programming. Big Ears is the exclusive North American presenter of the festival — the only place in the US, Canada, and Mexico where you can stream the series.

Norway has been home to a rich jazz landscape for decades, an ecosystem that has been documented notably over the years by ECM Records. The festival offers a multi-faceted portrait of the country’s unique jazz scene, over seven double-bill concerts, featuring artists including pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, saxophonist Tryvge Seim, guitarist Eiven Aarset, and trumpeters Mathias Eick and Nils Petter Molvær, plus an evening with pianist Tord Gustavsen — as well as many other essential Norwegian jazz artists. Each performance has been elegantly filmed on-site at the Sentralen in Oslo, Norway.

https://bigearsfestival.org/norwegian-digital-jazz-festival/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: People’s Choice Art Show

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

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s annual People’s Choice Art Show. This event will take place on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade. All in attendance can view over 80 show entries and cast their ballots for their favorite artwork. If unable to attend the reception, the public can come during regular hours between November 6 through the 25 to vote. Atlas Real Estate of Crossville, Tennessee is sponsoring this event. Cash prizes will be awarded to First through Fifth Place winners at the Awards Ceremony on December 4, 2020.

A unique feature of this year’s art show is that all award ribbons were handmade by a small group of the Art Guild’s talented artists. Each ribbon will be a treasured small piece of art for the winning artists.

An assortment of beverages will be served at this free reception event, weather permitting. Stonehaus Winery is providing a selection of fine wines. The Art Show will feature all genres of art. Please visit the PCAC to see all of this fabulous artwork from November 6th through December 4th. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

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