Friday, April 3: 'FLYIN' WEST'
The Pearl Cleage play "Flyin' West" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave. on the University of Tennessee campus.
The play tells the story of three African-American pioneer women in 1898 as they head west to build new lives under the Homestead Act. From left, Akina Morrow plays Minnie and Artece Lenneil Slay plays Miss Leah.
Admission is $10. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com.
Saturday, April 4: UNKNOWN HINSON
Unknown Hinson's Web site describes the musician as "looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show." The singer from Charlotte, N.C., uses that image as a starting point for his raucous mix of country & western-tinged "psychobilly" rock.
Unknown Hinson, left, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Admission is $10. For information, call 865-977-1669 or visit www.smh-d.com/shed.php.
Sunday, April 5: AFTERNOON SOPRANO
Soprano Jennifer Barnett will perform "Chamber Music of America" with the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Admission is $5.50-$31.50. For information, call 865-291-3310 or visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com.
Monday, April 6: JEFF CORWIN TELLS 'TALES'
"Animal Planet" nature-show adventurer Jeff Corwin will speak on "Tales From the Field" at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the University of Tennessee Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus.
Corwin's current show on the "Animal Planet" cable network is called "Corwin's Quest.
Admission is free.
Tuesday, April 7: DAN DEACON
Electronica artist Dan Deacon, left, recently seen and heard in town during the Big Ears Festival, will return for a show at 8 p.m. at The Catalyst, 125 E. Jackson Ave.
Future Islands and Teeth Mountain will also perform.
Admission is $10. For information, visit www.thepilotlight.com.
Wednesday, April 8: KJO TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS
Trumpeter Terrell Stafford, left, will join the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra for a special "Tribute to Miles Davis" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Admission is $25.50. For information, visit www.knoxbijou.com.
ART & COFFEE
Paintings by Ashley Dawn Addair will be on display through April 30 at Old City Java, 109 S. Central St.
For information, call 865-523-9817.
Thursday, April 9: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT AT SUNDOWN IN THE CITY
Atlanta world-beat hip-hop band Arrested Development will headline the kick-off concert for the 2009 Sundown in the City series at 6 p.m. on Market Square. Dishwater Blonde will open the show with their own funky R&B sounds. Admission is free. Check out Wayne Bledsoe's interview with Arrested Development frontman Speech.
Friday, April 10: 'OBSERVE AND REPORT'
Shopping-mall security guard Ronnie (Seth Rogen, left) hopes to impress his dream girl Brandi (Anna Faris, left) and make a name for himself by capturing a serial flasher in the new comedy "Observe and Report."
Standing in his way is a surly police detective (Ray Liotta) and his own delusions of grandeur.
The film is rated R.
Saturday, April 11: JON REEP STILL 'STANDING'
Comedian Jon Reep was the winner of Season 5 of the reality-contest show "Last Comic Standing" and has appeared in movies and TV shows ranging from "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" to Rodney Carrington's sitcom "Rodney."
But a lot of folks might recognize him first from the Dodge Ram television commercials in which he asks another driver, "That thing got a Hemi?"
Reep will perform at 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 603 S. Gay St. Eric Hunter will also entertain. Admission is $27.50. For information, call 865-656-4444.
Sunday, April 12: 'SOUND OF A TRAIN AT NIGHT'
The exhibit "The Sound of a Train at Night" will feature painting and prints by Beth Meadows through May 2 at Tomato Head, 12 Market Square.
For information on the artist, visit www.bethmeadows.com.