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RB Morris, Mic Harrison and Todd Steed, from left.

RB Morris, Mic Harrison and Todd Steed, from left.

Glass sculpture by Richard Jolley

Glass sculpture by Richard Jolley

— Friday, Dec. 4


Knoxville native and internationally renowned glass artist Richard Jolley is the featured artist for the month of December at Bennett Galleries, 5308 Kingston Pike. A First Friday opening reception for the artists will be today at the gallery.

Also featured are artworks from Jolley's wife and fellow glassmaker Tommie Rush. The show runs through Dec. 31.

Saturday, Dec. 5


Soulful Texas blues-rock singer Delbert McClinton will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

McClinton's latest release is "Acquired Taste" on New West Records.

Admission is $33. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Sunday, Dec. 6


Comedy legend Bill Cosby will entertain at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Admission is $49, $69, $89 or $125.

For information, call 865-684-1200or visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.

Monday, Dec. 7


Folk-rock troubadour Pete Schottsy will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.

The free concert will be broadcast on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.

Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan

Tuesday, Dec. 8


Bill Callahan, left, the artist formerly known as Smog, the indie-folk-pop band Lights will perform at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

Callahan's latest collection of what his record company calls his "softer-centered hard candy" -low-key odes, sung in his deep, smooth voice - is called "Sometimes I Wish We Were and Eagle."

Admission is $10.

Wednesday, Dec. 9


Chicago-based heavy-rock instrumental outfit Pelican will perform at 9 p.m. at The Cider House, 1213 Western Ave.

Black Cobra and Disappearer will also perform.

Admission is $12 in advance, $14 at the door. The venue adds a $3 surcharge patrons younger than age 21.

Thursday, Dec. 10


Local band Destroyed By Magnets will entertain with its mix of ambient and surf-guitar music at 8 p.m. at the Long Branch Saloon, 1848 Cumberland Ave.

According to the band's MySpace page, the group sounds like "what sea animals probably listen to." Check that vibe out at www.myspace.com/destroyedbymagnets.

RB Morris, Mic Harrison and Todd Steed, from left.

RB Morris, Mic Harrison and Todd Steed, from left.

Friday, Dec. 11


Veteran Knoxville singer-songwriters R.B. Morris, Mic Harrison and Todd Steed will perform at 9 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

The musicians will do a set of their own tunes, play each other's compositions and join together as a trio for some songs. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Saoirse Ronan in 'The Lovely Bones'

Saoirse Ronan in "The Lovely Bones"


Teenager Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is murdered in the film "The Lovely Bones." Her spirit watches over her family - and her killer - hoping for justice and for someone to find her body. The cast of the PG-13 rated fantasy-thriller also includes Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci and Rachel Weisz.

Saturday, Dec. 12


Santa and Mrs. Claus will make appearances during "Breakfast with Santa" at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 12-19, at the Knoxville Zoo, just off Interstate 40 Exit 392.

In addition to breakfast, the events will feature holiday games, crafts and music

Cost is $22.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 2-12. For information, call 865-637-5331, Ext. 300, or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.

Sunday, Dec. 13


The Tennessee Stage Company will present the Shakespeare-inspired comedy "I Hate Hamlet" at 3 p.m. at the Children's Theatre of Knoxville building, 800 Tyson St.

The show runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 13. Admission is $15 in general, $12 for seniors and students.

For information, call 865-546-4280 or visit www.tennesseestage.com.

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