2. Willow Tree hosts Dale Woodruff. The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St. will feature Native American musician, Dale “Dancing Dragonfly” Woodruff for Sunday’s “Pay What You Can” show beginning at 2 p.m. Don’t miss the 3rd annual Jingle Bell Jamboree today, beginning at 7 p.m. ($15), and The Whiskey Gentry and Cory Branan ($12) on Saturday at 8. (thewillowtreejc.com)
3. Alli Epperson, Smokehouse Crickets at Quaker Steak & Lube. Folk singer/songwriter Alli Epperson from Bristol will play tonight at 8 at Quaker Steak and Lube, 629 State St. Bristol, Va. On Saturday, catch Americana/groove band Smokehouse Crickets, from Northeast Tennessee, at 8 p.m. The motor-themed restaurant is known for its chicken wings and 25-plus sauces. (276-644-9647, believeinbristol.org)
4. Jingle Bell Jamboree at the Capitol Theatre. If you miss Bill and the Belles’ Jingle Bell Jamboree at the Willow Tree tonight, catch them Thursday at the Capitol Theatre, 104 S. Main St., downtown Greeneville. School children will read stories and Santa will pay a visit; 7-10 p.m., doors open at 6. Tickets are $15-$5 and concessions will be available. (www.capitolgreeneville.org, 423-638-1300)
5. ‘Rudolph’ plays at Barter. Rudolph is different from the other reindeer. He’s not very good at sports, and everyone makes fun of his big, red shiny nose. See “Rudolph” at Barter Theatre’s Gilliam Stage, 127 W. Main St., Abingdon, Va., today at 9 and 11 a.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. $18-$14 (www.bartertheatre.com, 276-628-3991)
Bonus. ‘A Christmas Story’ opens at KTG. “A Christmas Story” opens today at the Kingsport Theatre Guild’s Mainstage, in the Renaissance Arts Center, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport and runs through Dec. 17. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $8 children (392-8427, www.kingsporttheatre.org)
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