Knox Area Weekend To Do List, November 17-19, 2023

Do: Stargazing - Autumn Edition

When: Saturday, November 18th, 7pm-11pm
Where: Marble Springs State Historic Site / 7503 Neuberty Springs Rd. Knoxville 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of the cosmos with a mesmerizing evening under the starry sky. This event at Marble Springs State Historic Site promises an unforgettable experience for astronomy enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. 

Bring your blankets, telescopes, and curiosity as you explore the celestial beauty together.
Expert astronomers from the University of Tennesee Physics Department will guide you through the night sky, pointing out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects.
Come early in the evening to see a talk and presentation on new images from the James Webb telescope! There is even a chance to see the Leonid Meteor Shower as well!
There will be firepits out for s'mores and hot cocoa to keep cozy under the autumn sky!
Whether you're a seasoned stargazer or just starting your cosmic journey, Stargazing: Autumn Edition offers a unique opportunity to marvel at the universe's wonders. Don't miss this chance to connect with nature and gain a deeper appreciation for the vastness of our galaxy.

Eat & Drink: Chef-Inspired Tasting Dinner

When: Friday, November 17th, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Ancient Lore Village / 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville 

Let your tastebuds soar and join Ancient Lore Village for a special Taste of the Village. This Chef-Inspired Tasting Dinner that will give you a sneak peek of everything they have to offer in their culinary world. 

The menu will include sample sizes of appetizers, salad, main entrees, sides, and desserts. 


  • 5:30 pm: Gates Open
  • 5:30-6:30pm: View the Village, sit by the bonfire, and enjoy a cocktail from our cash bar
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner is served
  • 7:00-8:30 pm: Relax + mingle by the fire
  • 8:30 pm: Event ends

Cost: $49.00 / person

Cash bar available [cash + credit card accepted]


Try: Sound Immersion 

When: Friday, November 17th, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Ascension Wellness and Yoga / 110 Randolph Rd. Oak Ridge 

Go on a deep ocean journey through waves of sound. This relaxing group meditation will allow you to sink into the depths of your subconscious, where you are able to explore your own inner ocean

Begin with a light guided meditation, followed by the vibrational medicine of Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, drums and more. In this immersive event you will experience the rejuvenation of releasing any lingering energetic debris from daily stress and past trauma.

You will recharge your sun within, expanding the solar rays of your compassion, your light will radiate out twice as bright. You will emerge refreshed at a cellular level, ready to greet the dawn of a new day.

Attendance for this event is $30

Space is limited so please txt or call 865.207.5352 or email [email protected]

Buy: Custom Built Home on 14.5 Unrestricted Acres 

Listed By: Lainey Jones (865)356-5003 and Eleanor Cippel (865)712-3656, Real Broker

Custom-built steel-constructed home in a beautiful country setting! UNRESTRICTED 14.5 acre paradise! Surrounded by trees this 5 BD / 4.5 BA home is ready for your recreational adventures or your private oasis! Bamboo hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, stacked stone see-through fireplace, formal dining, massive granite island in kitchen, office, den, game room, 2-story wrap-a-round covered deck, hardy board siding, his & her master closets, whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, updated primary bath with custom tile shower, new high-end water filtration system/softener, oversized 2 car garage with storage closet, partial home generator, freshly painted lower level, metal barn w/water and power (with septic available), shed & more!

Family: Breakfast with Santa 

When: Saturday, November 18th, 10am-12pm

Where: West Town Mall / 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville 

Santa is headed to West Town Mall and he's hungry for breakfast. Enjoy a light breakfast sponsored by Loco Burro, crafts, and photos with Santa. 

This is a free event and craft items are while supplies last. Cherry Hill photography offers several photo packages available to purchase. 

Watch & Listen: Acoustic Ambiance Night with Kitties

When: Saturday, November 18th, 6pm-8pm

Where: Scruffy's Cafe / 1015 North Broadway, Knoxville 

Support local artist, Andrew Swafford, in Scruffy's first-ever acoustic night!

Andrew Swafford is a local ambient musician, whose tunes are sure to help you release the troubles from the week. So, wear your comfiest clothes, get ready to cuddle a kitty (or five), and melt away in Knoxville's only cat lounge! This event is family-friendly, and all ages are welcomed! This event is intended to be a part of Scruffy's mental health benefit night.

Proceeds from the night benefit the artist, Scruffy's rescue mission, as well as the cafe's rescue cats. All cats are up for adoption. Food, drink, and merchandise are available for purchase.

Holiday Shopping: Holiday Sip & Shop at Printshop Beer Co. 

When: Sunday, November 19th, 3pm-7pm

Where: Printshop Beer Co. / 1532 Island Home Ave. Knoxville 

Get into the holiday spirit and shop local! Discover a curated selection of local vendors and artisans showcasing their one-of-a-kind products, including handmade crafts, jewelry, art, clothing, and more. Support small businesses and find truly unique gifts for everyone on your list.

Sip on delightful craft beers while you browse and shop. 


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