KNOXVILLE — Friday, Nov. 25: 'A Christmas Carol'
Charles Dickens' classic Christmas-time play "A Christmas Carol" will be presented through Dec. 18 at the Clarence Brown Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus.
Ebenezer Scrooge (David Kortmemeier) is visited by a series of ghosts who teach him lessons in living and giving.
Opening-night admission is $5-$40; regular admission is $5-$30. For info, call 865-974-5161 or visit www.clarencebrowntheatre.com.
Saturday, Nov. 26: Thanksgiving train rides
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will offer its Thanksgiving Special train rides on the Secret City Excursion Train at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26. The trip takes passengers through pastureland, rural neighborhoods and dense hardwood forests. The train boards at the Heritage Center of the East Tennessee Technology Park, on Highway 58, 10 miles west of downtown Oak Ridge. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for ages 3-12. For reservations, call 865-241-2140.
Sunday, Nov. 27: Joe Bonamassa
Guitar ace Joe Bonamassa started dazzling crowds at age 12. At 34, he's still commanding the stage with his playing and exuberance, both solo and as a member of rock supergroup Black Country Communion.
Bonamassa will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Admission is $49-$79. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com.
Monday, Nov. 28: McTell Brothers at the Blue Plate
The McTell Brothers are musical teenage twins Jeff and Brian Brown-Hill. The duo's band name is an homage to blues legend Blind Willie McTell.
The brothers will entertain with acoustic and electric blues, rock and folk rock noon-1 p.m. during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Singer-songwriter Adrian Krygowski will also perform. The show will be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: Fish & Manifesto
Southern California ska-punk favorites Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto will co-headline a concert at 8 p.m. at the Valarium, 112 Ramsey St.
Lionize and Rodeo Ruby Love will also perform. Admission is $22-$25. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.thevalarium.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 30: Zach and Zack
Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers will perform in a solo concert, along with rock band Zack Mack, at 9 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
Admission is $10-$12. For info, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.
Thursday, Dec. 1: Spanky Brown comedy benefit
Comedian Spanky Brown and friends will present a benefit concert at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Erin Donovan will host the event. Other comics will include Valarie Storm, Jarrod Harris, and Big John Richardson. Proceeds will benefit UT student radio station WUTK 90.3 FM and The Scarecrow Foundation. Admission is $10, $20 or $75. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Friday, Dec. 2: Christabel Christmas concert
Christabel & the Jons will present their annual Christmas concert at 8 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square. The acoustic swing ensemble and surprise guests will perform songs from its 2010 holiday CD "The Christmas Album."
Admission is $15-$17. For info, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.
Friday, Dec. 2: 'Shame'
Brandon (Michael Fassbender, left) is a sex-addicted New Yorker who avoids close relationships in the new film drama "Shame." His lifestyle gets even more complicated when his younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves in with him, bringing up memories of their shared, painful upbringing. The film is rated NC-17.
Saturday, Dec. 3: Lorrie Morgan
Knoxville Firefighters will present country singer Lorrie Morgan in a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. at the Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
The Wright Kids will open the show. Admission is $27.50. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvillecoliseum.com.
Sunday, Dec. 4: Beirut
Horn-laden New York rock Beirut, left, is fueled by the songwriting of Arizona-born bandleader Zach Condon (playing the ukulele in the photo).
The group, riding high on the success of its current album "The Riptide," will perform at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Perfume Genius will open the show. Admission is $28. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
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