'Sherlock Holmes'

Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. in 'Sherlock Holmes'

Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes"

Drew and Ellie Holcomb

Drew and Ellie Holcomb

— *** Friday, Dec. 18 ***


Folk-rock and soul singer-songwriter and University of Tennessee grad Drew Holcomb has sold more than 15,000 albums on the strength of almost-constant touring.

He and and wife Ellie, left, front the group Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. They will present a Christmas show at 9 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For information, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.

*** Saturday, Dec. 19 ***


A "minimal/solo roundrobin" concert will include performances by Emperor Ant, Ian Henderson, Salvation Cowboy, VN TRBL and Josh Wright at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

Admission is a minimalistic $2. For information, visit www.thepilotlight.com.

*** Sunday, Dec. 20 ***


The 2009 Living Christmas Tree will feature a 240-voice choir, 60-piece orchestra and a cast of 300 at 3 and 7 p.m. atThompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus.

Admission is free. Early seating is available to those who acquire free tickets in advance. Non-ticket holders will be admitted 15 minutes before each show. For information, visit www.knoxtree.com.

*** Monday, Dec. 21 ***


Knoxville's Holidays on Ice skating rink will be open noon-10 p.m. on Market Square. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for ages 12 and younger. For information, visit www.knoxvilleholidaysonice.com.

Sean Jones, trumpet

Sean Jones, trumpet

*** Tuesday, Dec. 22 ***


Trumpeter Sean Jones, left, will join the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra for a "Swingin' Christmas" at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.

Jones has released five albums with his own ensemble and has also performed with Wynton Marsalis' big band.

Admission is $29.50 in general, $15 for students. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxjazz.org.

*** Wednesday, Dec. 23 ***


If you've driven along Interstate 40 past the Watt Road exit at night recently, you probably haven't been able to miss the "Christmas Wonderland" light show at Shadrack Watersports.

The multicolored, computerized spectacular runs 6-10 p.m. nightly through mid-January. Drive-through admission is $10 per car Mondays-Thursdays, $15 per car Fridays-Sundays, $20 per activity vans, $30 per limosines, $40 per minibuses and $65 per bus. For info, visit www.shadrack.com.

*** Thursday, Dec. 24 ***


Todd Steed & The Christmas Suns will entertain with their annual holiday edition of the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

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

Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. in 'Sherlock Holmes'

Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes"

*** Friday, Dec. 25 ***


Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his trusted assistant Dr. Watson (Jude Law) must pick up the trail of a villain they thought they had defeated in director Guy Ritchie's action-packed adaptation of "Sherlock Holmes."

The cast of the PG-13 rated film also includes Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Eddie Marsan.

Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in 'It's Complicated'

Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon

Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in "It's Complicated"


Old flames catch again for formerly married pair Jane and Jack (Maryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, at right) in the new romantic comedy "It's Complicated." Jack is now married to a younger woman (Lake Bell) and Jane is smitten by an architect (Steve Martin), hence the title. The film is rated R.

*** Saturday, Dec. 26 ***


Salome Cabaret will present the "Holiday Recovery Revue" at 10:30 p.m. at the Longbranch Saloon, 1848 Cumberland Ave.

The show will feature singing, comedy, burlesque and a special performance by Miss Saturn from New York.

Admission is $7. For information, visit www.myspace.com/salomecabaret.

*** Sunday, Dec. 27 ***


Heavy-duty Knoxville rock acts 10 Years, Down From Up and Thoroughfare will entertain at 9 p.m. at The Valarium, 1213 Western Ave.

Admission is $17-$23. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.thevalarium.com.

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