Thursday, Dec. 15
8 p.m., Clayton Center for the Arts (Maryville). $50-$150.
The 75-year-old Rhinestone Cowboy, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, performs in a benefit for the Alzheimer's Association.
Modern Dance, Primitive Light
8 p.m., Laurel Theater. $8.50-$15. (Also 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.)
The annual solstice celebration from Circle Modern Dance.
Friday, Dec. 16
KSO Clayton Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m., Civic Auditorium. $14-$45. (Also 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.)
The Knoxville Symphony's annual holiday extravaganza, with assorted guest stars.
Saturday, Dec. 17
10 a.m., Jacob Building, Chilhowee Park
The swearing-in of Knoxville's new mayor and City Council members, followed by a brief Council meeting to name a new vice-mayor.
Billy Joe Shaver
8 p.m., the Shed (Maryville). $25-$30.
The Texas country-music veteran has written more good songs than most.
Monday, Dec. 19
Knox County Commission
2 p.m., Main Assembly Room, City County Building
The regular monthly meeting.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: A Swingin' Christmas
8 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $32.50.
Guest vocalist Carmen Bradford joins the KJO for sizzling seasonal fare.