Weekly Plan-It: Knox Event Highlights for Thursday, Dec. 1 to Wed., Dec. 7

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Dec. 1

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

7:30 p.m., Carousel Theatre (UT campus). $5-$40. (Also at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.)

Clarence Brown Theatre reprises its staging of a (fictional) 1940s broadcast rendition of the beloved Capra film.

Friday, Dec. 2

Holiday Express at the UT Gardens

Noon-8 p.m., UT Gardens. $6 (free for children 4 and under). (Also noon-8 p.m. Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.)

Return of the model-train extravaganza, with a quarter-mile of track covering 4,000 square feet.

Downtown Knoxville Christmas Parade

7 p.m., Gay Street.

You better watch out, you better not cry...

Saturday, Dec. 3

Lorrie Morgan

8 p.m., Civic Coliseum. $27.50.

A country-music Christmas spectacular from the Nashville veteran.

Sunday, Dec. 4

It’s a Wonderful Life

1 and 5 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. Free.

If the stage production’s not enough Bedford Falls for you, you can see the original movie on the big screen.

Beirut with Perfume Genius

8 p.m., Bijou Theatre. $28.

Eclectic, infectious Indie-world-folk-rockers.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Garrison Keillor

8 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $42.50-$62.50.

Some Prairie Home companionship from the public-radio storyteller.

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