'Monsters vs. Aliens'

The animated cast of 'Monsters vs. Aliens.'

The animated cast of "Monsters vs. Aliens."

Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party

Friday, March 20

MAD TEA PARTY

"Uke-a-billy retro-pop" duo Mad Tea Party, left, will hop over the mountain from their home in Asheville, N.C., for a gig at 10 p.m. at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square.

Ami Worthen, left, plays electric ukulele and Jason Krekel plays everything else, from guitar to drums, at once. For more about the band, visit www.themadteaparty.com.

Saturday, March 21

METAL IN THE BONEYARD

Heavy metal bands Disarray, Absolute Power, Deconsecration, Ray Charles Death Tempo and Hazarmaveth will entertain 7-11 p.m. at The Boneyard, 6775 Corporate Park Drive in Loudon.

Admission is $7 for this all-ages concert.

Jessica Mae Watson

Jessica Mae Watson

Sunday, March 22

JESSICA MAE WATSON

Jazz-folk singer-songwriter Jessica Mae Watson , left,will entertain at 6 p.m. at the Bistro at the Bijou, 807 S. Gay St. Admission is free.

Watson will also perform during the Rockin' Womyn's Music Festival on April 4 on Market Square.

Monday, March 23

THE DIRTY DOUGS

Doug Harris and Doug Sneed perform rootsy blues music as The Dirty Dougs 7:30-11:30 p.m. Mondays at Baker-Peters Jazz Club, 9000 Kingston Pike.

For samples of their music, visit www.myspace.com/2dougs.

Rock band Health.

Rock band Health.

Tuesday, March 24

HEALTH NIGHT AT CATALYST

Health, left, is an experimental noise-rock and groove band from Los Angeles. The group will join bands Wavves, Pictureplane and Vampire Hands in concert at 9 p.m. at The Catalyst, 125 E. Jackson Ave.

Described by Vice magazine as "extremely pleasant noise music," the group's infectious electronic grooves could probably inspire a bit of dancing.

Health is, from left below, Jupiter Keyes on guitar, percussion; John Famiglietti on bass and percussion; Jacob Duzsik on vocals and guitar; and Benjamin Miller on drums.

Admission is $10. For information and tickets, visit www.thepilotlight.com.

Wednesday, March 25

HUDSON K

Knoxville trio Hudson K mixes classical influences into a pop-rock style with Christina Horn on piano, Nate Barrett on percussion and Rachel- Schlafer Parton on cello and flute.

The band will perform at 1 p.m. at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 26

TIME WARP JAZZ

Trumpet man Vance Thompson will lead a jazz jam at 7:30 p.m. at the Time Warp Tea Room, 1209 N. Central St.

Admission is $5. For information, call 865-524-1155.

The animated cast of 'Monsters vs. Aliens.'

The animated cast of "Monsters vs. Aliens."

Friday, March 27

'MONSTERS VS. ALIENS'

Young Susan Murphy (voice of Reese Witherspoon), left, gets hit by a meteor and grows to several stories tall. Government officials introduce her to a group of other offbeat mutants and ask them to defend Earth in "Monsters Vs. Aliens."

The cast of voices in the animated adventure includes Seth Rogan, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Rainn Wilson.

The film is rated PG.

John Cena in the action movie '12 Rounds.'

Photo by Patti Perret

John Cena in the action movie "12 Rounds."

'12 ROUNDS'

Wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, left, stars in the new action flick "12 Rounds." The film opens on Friday, March 27. Cena plays a cop whose girlfriend (Ashley Scott) is kidnapped. Instead of he usual sort of ransom, Cena's character must complete 12 challenges to win her release. You can bet those challenges are going to be really challenging. The film is rated PG-13.

Saturday, March 28

'SOUNDS & SWEET AIRS'

"Sounds & Sweet Airs: Shakespeare & Music" will be an evening of theater, music and dance inspired by William Shakespeare at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike.

Performers will include the Wild Thyme Players, Greg Horne, Lorraine DiSimone and others. Admission is $10-$15.

Sunday, March 29

FREEQUENCY

Vocal and acoustic trio Freequency - guitarist Kirk Whitehead and singers Meredith Whitehead and Michele Williams - will perform at the Smoky Mountain Brewery, 11308 Parkside Drive in the Turkey Creek area.

Admission is free.

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