Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (12/3 – 12/12/2017)

Mast General Store, Gay Street, Knoxville, December 2016
Boyd’s Jig and Reel, SW corner of Jackson and Central, Knoxville, December 2016

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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 3


Monday, December 4

Earth to Old City, 22 Market Square, Knoxville, December 2015


Tuesday, December 5

  • Starting a Nonprofit: What’s Involved? Alliance for Better Nonprofits, 318 N Gay St, Ste 203, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $60 – $160
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Kelley Swindall, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition Awards Reception, Knoxville Museum of Arts, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • “A Christmas Carol,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15 – $26
  • Party Like It’s 1933: Repeal Day Celebration, Square Room, 8:00 PM – Midnight, $25
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Josh Cottrell & Friends Present – MMOW CD Release Show, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM, $3 after 8:00 PM
  • Paul Lee Kupfer, Barley’s, 10:00 PM


Wednesday, December 6


Thursday, December 7


Friday, December 8

Mast General Store, Gay Street, Knoxville, December 2016


Saturday, December 9


Sunday, December 10


Monday, December 11

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Brandon Fields and Anthony Da Costa with Guest Kimber Ludiker, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Skate with Knoxville Ice Bears, Hosted by Knoxville’s Holidays On Ice, Market Square, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 49th Annual Nativity Pageant of Knoxville, Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Terrapin Quartet, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, December 12