'Time Traveler's Wife'

Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in 'The Time Traveler's Wife.'

Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in "The Time Traveler's Wife."

Efrat Shapira

Efrat Shapira

Friday, Aug. 7

EFRAT & FRIENDS

Jazz-pop singer-violinist Efrat Shapira, left, will perform with her band Efrat & Friends during Alive After Five 5:30-8 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.

An East Tennessee native who formerly played with klezmer group Tennessee Schmaltz, Shapira now lives and performs in New York City with a jazz combo and string quartet.

Admission is $8 in general, $4 for museum members and students with ID. For information, call 865-525-6101 or visit www.knoxart.org.

Saturday, Aug. 8

BILLY JOE SHAVES OUR DRUNK UNCLES?

Texas country singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver and East Tennessee's own Drunk Uncles will entertain at 8 p.m. at the The at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Admission is $15 in general or $10 for motorcyclists riding up on their iron horses. For information, call 865-977-1669.

Kenny Neal

Kenny Neal

Sunday, Aug. 9

LOUISIANA BLUES AT THE CHROME PONY

Louisiana blues bands The Kenny Neal Band and Josh Garrett & The Bottomline will entertain at 5:30 p.m. at the Chrome Pony Saloon, 2909 Alcoa Highway.

Neal, below, grew up in a musical family steeped in the New Orleans tradition and has performed in Buddy Guy's band.

Garrett composed a lot of his music while in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq.

Admission is $12. For information, call 865-577-3484.

Monday, Aug. 10

FOLK FOR LUNCH

Delaware folk musician Kyle Swartzwelder and Tennessee Americana singer Joe Garner will perform during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

Admission is free.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

'SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES'

The exhibit "Spiritual Influences: Touching the Spirit Through Visual, Healing and Performance Art" will be on display through Aug. 28 at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St.

The show's purpose is to show the spiritual similarities between cultures, ideologies and beliefs.

A separate exhibit of new works by regional artists will be in the center's balcony gallery.

For information, call 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

METAL & PAINT

Metal sculptures by Morgan Fitch and paintings by Marie Merritt will be on display throughout August at the Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 865-525-5265 or visit www.artmarketgallery.net.

Thursday, Aug. 13

BACK-TO-SCHOOL JAM

North Carolina electronic dance-music artists Mindelixir and The Midnight Ace will entertain during a "Back-to-School Jam" at 9 p.m. at the Catalyst, 125 E. Jackson Ave.

For information, visit Mindelixir at www.myspace.com/mindelixir or The Midnight Ace at www.myspace.com/muuhaaa.

Admission is $5.

Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in 'The Time Traveler's Wife.'

Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in "The Time Traveler's Wife."

Friday, Aug. 14

'TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE'

A Chicago librarian (Eric Bana) develops an annoying habit of involuntarily traveling through time, which wreaks havoc with his marriage to Clare (Rachel McAdams) in the sci-fi romantic drama "The Time-Traveler's Wife."

The film is rated PG-13.

Sharlto Copley in 'District 9.'

Sharlto Copley in "District 9."

'DISTRICT 9'

Security agent Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley, left) gets much more involved in world relations than he had previously planned when he comes down with a mysterious virus on the job. His job just happens to be tending to a heavily guarded ghetto of aliens called "District 9." Who should he go to for worker's comp? Find out when the R-rated science-fiction drama opens in area theaters on Aug. 14.

Saturday, Aug. 15

HAPPY HOLLERPALOOZA

The North Knoxville Business and Professional Association will host "Happy Hollerpalooza" 10 a.m.-9 p.m. in the Happy Holler district of north Knoxville.

The street festival will take place on Central Street between Baxter Avenue and Scott Street. Businesses will offer a variety of specials, along with a "Treasure Hunt" and a rummage sale.

Outdoor stages will feature live music 4-9 p.m. on the blocked-off portion of Central. Bands will include The Lonetones, Greylan James, Dixie Ghost, Music Therapy, the Mumbillies, Trisha Gene Brady and others.

Admission is free.

Sunday, Aug. 16

BIRDS GOTTA FLY

The exhibit "Birds in Art" will close its run on Aug. 16 at the McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park on the University of Tennessee campus.

The display features a wide variety of images and interpretations of birds in painting, sculpture and other media.

Museum hours are 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. For information, call 865-974-2144 or visit mcclungmuseum.utk.edu.

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