Friday, Jan. 2
JAY CLARK ON THE SQUARE
Singer-songwriter Jay Clark, below, will be among the performers noon-1 p.m. at the WDVX Blue Plate Special, now broadcast on Fridays from The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
This will mark the first broadcast of the live-music radio show from Market Square. The concert will also feature the Maid Rite String Band and the Drunk Uncles.
Admission is free. The lunchtime concerts are broadcast at noon on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM from the Knoxville Visitor Center on Mondays-Thursdays.
Saturday, Jan. 3
'50 BOOKS/50 COVERS'
The exhibition "AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers" showcases selections from a recent competition of the same name, which sought to pick the 50 best-designed books and book covers of the year. The display will run through Jan. 24 at the UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St.
A reception will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, featuring a talk by Faythe Levine, author of "Handmade Nation," about her book and upcoming documentary on the "do it yourself" movement. Admission is free.
Sunday, Jan. 4
FECAL JAPAN AND PALS
Psychedelic experimental rock ensemble Fecal Japan will perform along with Girls of the Gravitron and Powwow at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.thepilotlight.com.
Live bluegrass music shares space on the menu with omelets, waffles and Bloody Marys 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays during the weekly brunch at World Grotto, 16 Market Square.
Local singer-songwriter Robinella will continue her regular weekly concert in the New Year, appearing at 8 p.m. Sundays at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
Monday, Jan. 5
MIGHTY MUSICAL MONDAY
Dr. Bill Snyder will perform on the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ during "Mighty Musical Monday" at noon at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Daniel Webb and Carrie Niceley will also perform. Alan Williams of WVLT, Channel 8, will host the show.
Patrons may bring their lunch or enjoy refreshments from the theater's concession stand. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Jan. 6
'BIRDS OF THE SMOKIES'
The exhibit "Birds of the Smokies" will be on display throughout 2009 at the McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive.
The show includes vintage hand-colored copper-plate engravings and lithographs by naturalists Mark Catesby, Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon (as seen at left).
For information, call 865-974-2144 or visit mcclungmuseum.utk.edu.
Wednesday, Jan. 7
Experimental indie-pop band Bellflur, from Washington, D.C., will entertain at 10 p.m. at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square.
Boys of Summer will also perform.
For information, visit www.bellflur.com.
Thursday, Jan. 8
VOLS TAKE ON CATS
The University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team will play the University of Kentucky Wildcats at 7 p.m. at Thomspon-Boling Arena on the UT campus.
Admission is $10-$20. For information, visit www.utladyvols.com.
Friday, Jan. 9
Best friends Liv (Kate Hudson, at top in the photo at left) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are excited that they both caught the bouquet at their friend's wedding.
But then their own weddings get double-booked at the same place on the same day, and it all turns into "Bride Wars."
Candice Bergen also stars in the PG-rated film comedy.
Rabbi Sendak (Gary Oldman, far left) tries to help young Casey (Odette Yustman) get rid of a demonic curse in the new horror film "The Unborn," opening nationwide on Friday, Jan. 9. Apparently, the demon is hard of hearing and they have to yell really loud. The film is rated PG-13.
Saturday, Jan. 10
PINE MOUNTAIN RAILROAD
Bluegrass band Pine Mountain Railroad will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 113 W. Broadway, Maryville.
The group's latest release is "Pickin', Praisin' and Singin'." Admission is $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For information, call 865-983-3330.
Sunday, Jan. 11
STUDENT ART AT KMA
The final day of the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition will be Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.
For information, call 865-525-6101 or visit www.knoxart.org.