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
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
8 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $42.50-$62.50.
Some Prairie Home companionship from the public-radio storyteller.
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