KNOXVILLE — Friday, Oct. 9
'WALLACE & GROMIT' ON MARKET SQUARE
Knox County Public Library's outdoor movie series will present "Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit" at dusk (around 7:45 p.m.) at Market Square. Admission is free and open to the public.
The G-rated animated story features inventor Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, investigating the mystery of who is sabotaging gardens in their usually quiet British village.
The Library will accept donations of canned or dry dog and cat food for FISH Hospitality Pantries at the event. Fish provides food to hungry families, and their pets too.
Saturday, Oct. 10
KID KOALA & TELEPATH
Electronica DJ Kid Koala and drum-bass-keyboard breakbeat band Telepath will entertain at 9 p.m. at The Catalyst, 125 E. Jackosn Ave.
Electronic artist Modifi will also perform. Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
For info, visit www.clubcatalyst.com.
Sunday, Oct. 11
CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS
The Carolina Chocolate Drops, left, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
This trio of African-American stringband musicians celebrates the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music of North and South Carolinas' Piedmont region.
Admission is $18. For info, call 865-656-4444 of visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Monday, Oct. 12
A VISIT FROM THE JACK STAFFORD FOUNDATION
British singer-songwriter Jack Stafford will come to town for a couple of shows this week.
Stafford will perform at noon Monday, Oct. 12, during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
He will perform again at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
ANDREW BIRD AND ST. VINCENT
Indie-rock singer-songwriters Andrew Bird and St. Vincent and their bands will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Bird incorporates instrumentation that is not in the usual rock 'n' roll vein, such as violin and glockenspiel. He also is one heck of a whistler.
St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, applies her deceptively smooth voice to quirky alternative pop tunes.
Admission is $27.50. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
DUTCH TREAT WITH KRAAK & SMAAK
Electronica band Kraak & Smaak, below, of Holland, will entertain along with breakbeat funk group Fort Knox Five at 10 p.m. at The Cider House, 940 Blackstock Ave.
Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For information, visit www.thevalarium.com.
Thursday, Oct. 15
AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD
The Australian Pink Floyd Show will emulate the famous British band's stage show and sound at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.
The Aussie group will perform music from Pink Floyd's popular albums "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall."
Admission is $37. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.
Friday, Oct. 16
'WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE'
Director Spike Jonze's film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" tells the story of rambunctious boy Max. He feels misunderstood at home, so he magically escapes to an island and joins the strange creatures there for a "wild rumpus."
Max Records, left below, plays Max and James Gandolfini provides the voice of Carol, right below, one of Max's monster pals. The fantasy-adventure is rated PG.
'LAW ABIDING CITIZEN'
Gerard Butler, left, plays a regular guy who takes justice into his own hands after his family is killed. After a plea bargain sets his family's killers free, he goes after the district attorney (Jamie Foxx) who orchestrated the deal - and the broken justice system itself. The film thriller is rated R.
Saturday, Oct. 17
OAK RIDGE OFFERS A TASTE
The Taste of Oak Ridge celebration will be 5-11 p.m. in Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. The event will spotlight area restaurants such as the Soup Kitchen, Razzleberry Ice Cream Lab, Hilltop Market Barbecue, Connie's Naturally Gourmet, Hibachi Gallery, Time Out Deli, Mediterranean Delight, Riverside Grill and Shady Grove Meadery.
Performers will be Frost Bottom Boys, Second Opinion and Early Bird Special.
Food and beverage tickets will be $1, with items costing one-to-three tickets. Proceeds benefit the Oak Ridge Free Medical Clinic, scheduled to open in January. For information, call the Jackson Square Business Association at 865-483-0961.
Sunday, Oct. 18
OAK RIDGE ALSO OFFERS ITS COMMUNITY BAND
The Oak Ridge Community band will perform at 3:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.
Admission is $4-$6. For information, call 865-482-3568.