The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (12/6 – 12/15/2015)

Jazz at Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, 2015
Jazz at Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, 2015

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go to every time – if you invite me before I post.

If you see an event I’ve missed and you’d like to plug, please comment below or e-mail me ( and I’ll try to add it. The list may, accordingly, be expanded through the week. Staying true to the scope of the blog, I’ll only list downtown or near-downtown events. Any number of venues outside of downtown have some great events, but I have to draw a line somewhere. If you want to add those in a comment, that’s fine. Please “Friend” me (Alan Sims) on Facebook and invite me to your events. Look over to the right of this post and not only “friend” me, but “like” Inside of Knoxville. Subscribe (also to the right) to make sure you catch all the posts.

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Sunday, December 6

Monday, December 7

Tostada at Oli Bea's, Knoxville, 2015
Tostada at Oli Bea’s, Knoxville, 2015

Tuesday, December 8

Wednesday, December 9

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Sarah Lou Richards, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Lunch Concert, Square Room, Noon, $15 (includes lunch)
  • Pints and Poses, Beer and Yoga, Hops and Hollers, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $5
  • Tennessee Shines presents Underhill Rose, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM, $10
  • East Tennessee Film Gala, Featuring locally made shorts to benefit local film festivals, Tennessee Theatre, 7:00 PM, $22/$35
  • Matt Nelson Sound (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • A Christmas Carol,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $10 – $26
  • Improv Night, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, December 10

Friday, December 11

Saturday, December 12

Pure Joy, Knoxville, 2015
Pure Joy, Knoxville, 2015

Sunday, December 13

Monday, December 14

  • CBID Board Meeting, Chamber of Commerce (17 Market Square), 11:30 AM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Mat Burke / Paul Brewster, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Paint Nite, With Artist Lee Yarnell, Scruffy City Hall, 6:00 PM, $45
  • Nativity Pageant, Knoxville Coliseum, 7:00 PM, Free

Tuesday, December 15