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The Daily Plan-It: Tree Lighting, Amos Lee, and Robinella

Good morning! Hope everyone stuffed their faces and/or enjoyed their day off yesterday! If the relatives are driving you batty, here are some things going on around town to get you out of the house.

FRIDAY
At 10 a.m., the Knoxville Museum of Art opens, and it will feature the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition. Works by students in grades 6-12 will be on display. It's free to attend, and the museum is open until 5.

At noon in the visitor center, Sam Quinn and Josh Oliver will perform for WDVX's Blue Plate Special with the Welldiggers. It's free to attend, so bring your music-loving friends and family downtown for lunch and this show.

And if you're still in a festive mood, Ms. Anna will be playing the banjo at Union Avenue Books at 2 p.m. Go browse the books while you listen.

The Regal Celebration of Lights officially kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. with the lighting of that big Christmas tree in Krutch Park. There will be a visit from Santa Claus and other children's activities and music. It's free to attend!

Da Mafia 6ix, the original members of Three 6 Mafia minus Juicy J, will make a stop on their tour here at the Blackstock Auditorium at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. Buy them here. 18+ only.

SATURDAY
If you've got some kiddos who like to get up early, bundle them up and head to the visitor center at 10 a.m. for Kidstuff Live, WDVX's kid show hosted by Sean McCollough (the LoneTones and the John Myers Band). It's free to attend.

At 2 p.m., Tony Reevy will be at Union Avenue Books to read from his new poetry collection Old North. It's free to attend!

At 7:30, take Grandma to see a production of A Christmas Carol at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Tickets are $15-$30. Buy them here.

Coffeehouse balladeer Amos Lee will perform at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 p.m. with Mutlu. Tickets are $40-$50. Buy them here.

And if you need an excuse to stay out late, Dank Sinatra and Afro will perform at the Preservation Pub at 10 p.m. Cover's $5. 21+ only.

SUNDAY
Charles Faulkner will be at Union Avenue Books at 2 p.m. to read from his new book Massacre at Cavett's Station, which is about Tennessee's frontier days. He'll be on hand to sign copies of the book, too. It's free to attend. 

The Knoxville Downtown Sertoma Club Holiday Dinner  Concert will start at 4:30 at the Foundry. The dinner and music by the South-Doyle Madrigal Singers will benefit Stockings for Us, a program that delivers holiday gifts to military personnel overseas. Tickets are $50. For more info call (865) 546-8656.

If you're in Maryville at 7, head over to the Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria there to see Blount County's own Robinella perform. It's free to attend! 

And if you need to let loose after sending off the relatives, head over to the Preservation Pub at 8 for the Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show. It's free to attend. 21+ only.

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