Friday, Jan. 30
SOUTHERN STARS SYMPHONIC BRASS
The 30-piece Southern Stars Symphonic Brass ensemble will perform in a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Kingston Pike and Cedar Bluff Road.
The group features top brass and percussion musicians from the East Tennessee and Nashville areas.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets are available at Rush's Music locations. For information, call 865-223-6827.
Saturday, Jan. 31
JOEY & RORY, AS SEEN ON TV
Have you seen the commercials for Overstock.com with the couple named Joey and Rory serenading each other, first over the phone and then at home with a new acoustic guitar? Have you noticed how "too-good-to-be-just-a-random-couple" their voices sound?
It turns out that they are a real married couple and a real country-music duo. Joey & Rory will entertain at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 320 Grove St., Loudon.
Admission is $25. The pair will also perform a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. For information, call 865-458-9020 or visit www.joeyandrory.com.
Sunday, Feb. 1
NEW PLAY READING
The cops-and-robbers stage comedy "G Wing," by Keith Trawick, will be presented in a free "table reading" at 1:15 p.m. at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave.
The reading is a preview for Tennessee Stage Company's annual New Play Festival. This play and others will be presented during the festival March 13-29. For information, call 865-215-8729.
Monday, Feb. 2
Horn-laden soul and classic R&B band Flashback will entertain during "Monday Rocks" night at the Capitol Theatre, 127 W. Broadway, Maryville.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
The Zipperettes perform and games of pool are free Tuesday evenings at Club XYZ, 1215 N. Central St. in the Happy Holler area.
Zipperettes show times at at 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
For information, call 865-637-4999 or visit www.clubxyz-knoxville.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
The Toronto-based indie-rock band DD/MM/YYYY, below, will entertain with its unique cacophony at 10 p.m. at the Pilot Light.
The group's latest collection of Frank Zappa and dada-inspired music is called "Black Square."
The show will also feature Don Caballero and Gay Lions. Admission is $10. For information, visit www.thepilotlight.com.
Thursday, Feb. 5
RandomBeat performs and hosts the FreeForm dance party and DJ show 10:30 p.m. Thursdays at World Grotto, 16 Market Square.
DJs can show there skill and get tips fromRandomBeat. For information, visit www.myspace.com/randombeat1.
Friday, Feb. 6
Dakota Fanning provides the voice for the title character, above, in this stop-motion animated film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel "Coraline."
Coraline discovers a secret door in her new home and finds a strange alternate reality on the other side. It seems like a better version of her life - until things turn sinister.
The voice cast also includes Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman ("PC" from the Apple computer commercials). The film is rated PG.
Kentucky singer-songwriter Mitch Barrett, left, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Moneta Theatre, 105 E. Morris St. in downtown Sweetwater, Tenn. Barrett spins tales of Americana and his Appalachian heritage. For information, call 423-351-1098 or visit www.monetatheatre.com.
Saturday, Feb. 7
Minimalist modern classical composer and pianist Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter will perform in a matinee concert as part of the Big Ears Festival at 3 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Glass is known for his modern operatic works and for film scores such as "Koyanisquatsi."
Admission is $50. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.bigearsfestival.com.
Sunday, Feb. 8
San Francisco sound-collage "trickster band" Negativland will perform "It's All In Your Head FM" as part of the Big Ears Festival at 3 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
The group's show will be a live version of their weekly radio broadcast, "Over the Edge," which has been on the air since 1981. They mix "music, found sounds, found dialog, scripts, personalities and sound effects within a 'radio' theater-of-the-mind."
Admission is $25. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.bigearsfestival.com.