Friday, Jan. 9
URBAN FARM BENEFIT
The "Snow Day" concert to benefit Beardsley Community Farm will kick off at 7 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
Performers will include Cold Hands, Kelsey's Woods, Jonathan Sexton and the Big Love Community Choir, the Invisible Giants, Tommy Bateman & The Thunder Thieves, Joseph and His Brothers, the BBC Trio and Jamie Cook.
The farm is an urban demonstration farm that grows produce using sustainable methods and houses bee colonies and free-range chickens. The food they grow is donated to local food pantries and others in need of fresh produce.
Admission is $5. For information, visit www.beardsleyfarm.com.
Saturday, Jan. 10
SPARKY AND RHONDA RUCKER
Folk and blues duo Sparky and Rhonda Rucker will tell stories and perform at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. at 16th Street.
Sparky Rucker talks about history and humor and accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Rhonda Rucker sings and plays harmonica, piano and banjo. For information on them, visit www.sparkyandrhonda.com.
Admission is $11 in advance, $12 on the day of the show. For information, call 865-522-5851.
Sunday, Jan. 11
The Grascals and Mountain Drive will play bluegrass at 2 p.m. at the Old Claiborne High Auditorium, 1210 Old Knoxville Road, Tazewell.
Admission is $15 in advance, $17 at the door. For information, call 423-869-2444 or visit www.gibsonproductions.com.
Monday, Jan. 12
XELA ZAID WHAT?
Singer-songwriter, Xela Zaid (aka Alex Diaz), of Miami, will perform at 10 p.m. at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square.
While this show will be a solo acoustic presentation, Xela Zaid's recorded material has an airy indie-pop feel to it, as heard at www.myspace.com/xelazaidmusic.
Read Wayne Bledsoe's interview with Zaid here. Jared Colinger will also perform.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
BEST OF THE KNOXVILLE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
The Knoxville Watercolor Society will present its "best of" collection of paintings in an exhibit running Jan. 13-Feb. 26 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.
The show includes works such as "Goddess," by Zelma Bailey.
A reception will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18. For information, 865-525-6101.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BONES
Dr. William Bass will discuss forensic anthropology at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the University of Tennessee University Center on the UT campus.
The lecture is presented by the UT Alumni Affairs Lifelong Learning Program. Admission is free. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 15
HOOKS & BANGS SQUARE OFF
Tenderhooks and Royal Bangs will perform at 9 p.m. at the Square Room, 4 Market Square. Tenderhooks recently released the new CD "New Ways to Butcher English"; Royal Bangs latest release is "We Breed Champions." Admission is $5.
'MOZART & MENDELSSOHN'
Pianist Navah Perlman will join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for a concert of "Mozart & Mendelssohn" at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.
Admission is $10-$80. The program will also be presented on Friday, Jan. 16. For information, call 865-291-3310 or visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com.
Friday, Jan. 16
'PAUL BLART: MALL COP'
Mall security guard Paul (Kevin James of "King of Queens" fame) defends his turf against organized crime in the new film comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."
The cast of the PG-rated film also features Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell and Allen Covert.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet portray a married couple in the 1950s trying to break out of the routine of daily life without breaking up themselves in the new film "Revolutionary Road."
The R-rated film marks the first time these two actors have worked together since 1997's "Titanic." It opens in area theaters on Friday, Jan. 16.
Saturday, Jan. 17
ICE BEARS TAKE ON FIRE ANTS
The Knoxville Ice Bears hockey team will play the Fayetteville Fire Ants at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Admission is $11-$26. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilleicebears.com.
Sunday, Jan. 18
'PENGUIN DISCOUNT DAYS'
Admission is half-price at the Knoxville Zoo during "Penguin Discount Days" through Feb. 28.
Cost is $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 2-12 and seniors ages 65 and older. Zoo hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Ticket sales stop one hour before closing.
For information, call 865-637-5331 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.