Wooden Wand

James Jackson Toth is Wooden Wand.

James Jackson Toth is Wooden Wand.

Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Medford's Black Record Collection

Medford's Black Record Collection

Friday, July 17


Country, rock and blues troubadour Leon Russell will entertain at 8 p.m. at The Shed, 1820 Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville.

Admission is $25 in general or $20 for concert-goers who ride up on motorcycle. For information, call 865-977-1669 or visit www.smh-d.com.

Saturday, July 18


Medford's Black Record Collection, below, will host the Americana Jug Train VI at 9 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.

This edition of the Jug Train show will also feature Nashville singer-songwriter Angel Snow and Roman Reese and the Cardinal Sins.

Admission is $5.

Sunday, July 19


The second annual Community Pride Awards will be at 8 p.m. at The Fairbanks, 315 Mohican Drive.

Awards will be bestowed in 23 categories, with 20 area entertainers keeping the show lively. Admission is $10.

Monday, July 20


Folk duo Spider & Octopus will join local songwriter Duke Brown for the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

The free concert will be broadcast on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.

Tuesday, July 21


"Robotics," an exhibit from the Carnegie Science Center, will be on display through Sept. 6 at the American Museum of Science and Energy, 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge.

For information, call 865-576-3200 or visit www.amse.org.

James Jackson Toth is Wooden Wand.

James Jackson Toth is Wooden Wand.

Wednesday, July 22


Experimental folk perform James Jackson Toth, above, will revive his band/persona Wooden Wand at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

After releasing the 2008 album "Waiting in Vain" under his given name, the Nashville-based Toth recently revisited some of his earlier songs. Written while he was living in Knoxville, the new collection is titled "Hard Knox."

Admission is $6.

Thursday, July 23


The John Cowan Band and The Grassablillies will entertain during Old City Live at 8 p.m. in the Old City Courtyard, off Jackson Avenue beside Barley's.

Admission is free. In case of rain, the show will be inside at the South Bound Bar. For information, visit www.oldcitylive.net.

Talking guinea pigs tackle covert missions in 'G-Force.'

Talking guinea pigs tackle covert missions in "G-Force."

Friday, July 24


Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover") plays the human mission coordinator of an elite covert-operations team of talking guinea pigs.

This latest entry into the highly specialize genre of talking-animal spy movies features the voices of Tracy Morgan, Steve Buscemi, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, Sam Rockwell and Nicolas Cage. The adventure comedy is rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.

Baard Owe is Odd Horten in the Norwegian film 'O'Horten.'

Baard Owe is Odd Horten in the Norwegian film "O'Horten."


Train engineer Odd Horten (Baard Owe, left) has som difficulty acclimating himself to life after retiring from his highly routine life-long career on the rails of Norway. His new, much looser schedule takes him on some curious, if low-key, adventures around Oslo. The PG-13 rated film is in Norwegian with subtitles.

Saturday, July 25


The Muppet-laden fantasy films "Labyrinth" and "The Dark Crystal" will be shown in a double-feature at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

"Labyrinth," directed by Muppet master Jim Henson, stars Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. "The Dark Crystal," was co-directed by Henson and Frank Oz, chronicles the adventures of a alien race called Gelflings as they try to save their world.

Admission is $5.

Sunday, July 26


Small-time grifter Johnny (Robert Redford) enlists the aid of a fellow con artist (Paul Newman) to even the score with a powerful crime boss (Robert Shaw) in "The Sting."

The classic caper flick will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.

The PG-rated film earned seven Oscars at the 1974 Academy Awards, including Best Director for George Roy Hill and Best Music for Marvin Hamlisch.

Admission is $6-$8.

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