The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (12/11 – 12/20/2016)

Autumn Colors and Christmas Lights, KNoxville, November 2016
Just Another Day On the Street, Downtown Knoxville, October 2016

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 write the post.

If you see an event I’ve missed and you’d like to plug, please comment below. I am no longer able to add to the list events about which I was not informed in advance – it’s just gotten too big, and that’s a good thing. 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 11

Monday, December 12

  • Beautiful, Vibrant Alcohol Inks Workshop, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, $50/$65
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: The 2016 Kerrville New Folk Winners, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • The Knoxville Nativity Pageant, Knoxville Coliseum, 7:00 PM, Free (Donations Accepted)
  • Friendlytown Comedy Troupe, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • Cycles/Crystal Bright and Silver Hands, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Dirk Quinn Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 13

Last Tree Standing, Regas Square, Knoxville, November 2016

Wednesday, December 14

Thursday, December 15

Friday, December 16

Saturday, December 17

Autumn Colors and Christmas Lights, KNoxville, November 2016

Sunday, December 18

Monday, December 19

Tuesday, December 20

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Pistol Creek Catch of the Day/Morgan Alexander, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • The Christmas Lantern Express, Three Rivers Rambler Depot, 1:00 PM, and 4:15 PM, $8 – $27
  • Moscow Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” Tennessee Theatre, 3:00 PM, $31 – $178
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room/City County Building, 6:00 PM
  • Fourth Annual Tacky Sweater Party, Raises Money for the Love Kitchen, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Moscow Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” Tennessee Theatre, 7:00 PM, $31 – $178
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Einstein Simplified, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM