Friday, March 6
TR3 AT WORLD GROTTO
TR3, left, will perform 10 p.m. at World Grotto, 16 Market Square.
The group is, from left below, bass player Mick Vaughn, singer-guitarist Tim Reynolds and drummer Dan Martier.
Reynolds, who puts the "TR" in the band's name, also plays guitar for the Dave Matthews Band. The trio plays a mix of progressive acoustic, rock and funk styles.
Admission is $20.
Saturday, March 7
Knoxville-based metal band Whitechapel, left, will join Excorsizer, Receive the Arsonist, Milquelizard and Waste the Regret in a metal extravaganza at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Boneyard, 6775 Corporate Park Drive, Loudon. Admission is $15 for the all-ages show.
Mixed-media and works on paper by Diana Rogers will be on display in the exhibit "Alphabet Soup" through April 3 at the Tomato Head, 12 Market Square.
Some of the art will be nature-inspired pastels on paper. Other works will be smaller pieces of collage and embroidering on paper that resemble samplers or tiny quilts.
Sunday, March 8
AC Entertainment and AT&T Real Yellow Pages will "play it again, Sam" by sponsoring a classic film series in March at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will kick off the series with the suspenseful romance classic "Casablanca" at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Bogart plays a cynical nightclub owner in World War II-era Morocco who gets a surprise visit from former lover Bergman and a bunch of Nazis.
Admission is $8 in general, $6 for ages 12 and younger. For information, call 865-684-1200 or visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.
Monday, March 9
Rootsy blues and country troubadour Pokey LaFarge will entertain noon-1 p.m. during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.
On LaFarge's MySpace page, one writer describes his plunky, stomping approach this way: "His guitar sounds like a ukulele, his voice like a transgendered punk Bessie Smith, and his style suggests a hobo Pee-wee Herman." See what that sounds like at www.myspace.com/pokeylafarge. Admission is free.
Tuesday, March 10
'SOUTHEAST BY NORTHWEST'
The exhibit "Southeast By Northwest" will feature recent paintings by Tom Reising and Allen Cox through March 21 at the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St.
The artists will give a gallery talk during a reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 6.
Wednesday, March 11
British folk-rock guitar legend Richard Thompson, left, will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Thompson was a cofounder of folk group Fairport Convention on the 1960s and more recently composed and recorded the music for Werner Herzog's documentary "Grizzly Man."
Admission is $26.50. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Thursday, March 12
'LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST'
Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" will be present on stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus.
The comedy follows the King of Navarre and his three noble pals as they decide to devote themselves to three years of study, without the distracting company of women. Then some women show up and that plan goes out the window.
Admission is $22 for adults; $19 for seniors, faculty and staff; $12 for students through high school and $5 for UT students. For information, call 865-974-5161.
Friday, March 13
'RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN'
Unsuspecting cabbie Jack Bruno (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, far right below) gets enlisted to deliver two mysterious siblings to safety while being pursued by a wide mix of bad guys in the film "Race to Witch Mountain."
He's joined by astrophysicist Alex Friedman (Carla Gugino, far left below) for the Witch Mountain trip with self-proclaimed aliens Sara and Seth (from second left, AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig).
The Disney adventure is rated PG.
Saturday, March 14
Pianist George Winston will entertain at 8 p.m. at the 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Winston is currently working on volume two of his "Music of Vince Guaraldi" series, spotlighting Guaraldi's compositions from the "Peanuts" animated film soundtracks and other jazz compositions.
Admission is $30. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Sunday, March 15
IDES OF MARCH TEA DANCE
The Brad Walker Orchestra will provide the big-band swing sounds for the "Ides of March Tea Dance" 2-5 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park.
Admission is $11-$15. For information, call 865-656-6101 or visit www.knoxart.org.