Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (11/18 – 11/27/2018)

David Brian Alley as Crumpet, Santaland Diaries, Clarence Brown’s Carousel Theatre, Knoxville, November 2018

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, November 18


Monday, November 19


Tuesday, November 20

Christmas Parade, Knoxville, December 2016

Wednesday, November 21


Thursday, November 22

Friday, November 23


Saturday, November 24

Christmas Tree in Krutch Park, Gay Street, Knoxville, December 2017

Sunday, November 25


Monday, November 26

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Sam Hatmaker, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Emerging Writers Workshop, Lawson McGhee Knox County Public Library, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Active Beer Culture: Head South (Knox) for Winter, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show: Friendlytown Goes to Comedyland!, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Maple Hall Mondays Concert Series featuring Will Carter and the White Liars, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Milkshake Fatty Multimedia Jam, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, November 27

  • Giving Tuesday Fundraiser, United Way of Greater Knoxville, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Donna Frost / Sleepwalker’s Station/, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Big Orange Books Kick-off, Ayres Lawn, Noon – 3:00 PM
  • Giving Tuesday Hosted by United Way of Greater Knoxville, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, Noon – 1:30 PM
  • Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy , 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Decoding Recode: A Civic Forum, Hosted by Compass and Knoxville Area Association of Realtors – KAAR, East Tennessee History Center, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Bring Your Own Craft, Smart & Becker, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Wine Tastings In the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $10
  • Code Co-op | Knoxville – A free coding help & hack night, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Rhythm N’ Blooms Headliner Reveal Party, Attack Monkey Productions, Barley’s Taproom, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Swannanoa, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM
  • Aaron Kamm & the One Drops, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM