'The Men Who Stare at Goats'

George Clooney and Ewan McGregor in 'The Men Who Stare at Goats.'

Photo by Laura Macgruder

George Clooney and Ewan McGregor in "The Men Who Stare at Goats."

The Crystal Method in concert.

The Crystal Method in concert.

— Friday, Oct. 30

FLUORESCENT GALLERY

A reception for the group art exhibit "Oh, Those Humiliated Impotent Masses" will be 7-10 p.m. at the Fluorescent Gallery, 627 N. Central St.

Participating artists are Daniel L. Maw, Ben Fox-McCord, Derek Whitlock and William Lunsford.

For information, call 865-386-8848.

Saturday, Oct. 31

CRYSTAL METHOD

Electronic-music duo The Crystal Method, below, will present a special Halloween DJ set at 9 p.m. at the SOBU Lounge, 6213 Kingston Pike.

This performance was originally scheduled to take place at the now-defunct Catalyst Club.

Admission is $20. Ages 18 and older will be admitted. For information, visit www.brownpapartickets.com.

Sunday, Nov. 1

ISOTONE

The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association's Isotone series will honor scientist Richard Feynman at 3 p.m. at the American Museum of Science and Energy, 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge. The ensemble will be Susan Eddlemon and Karen Kartal, violins; Hillary Herndon, viola, Ihsan Kartal, cello; and Scott Eddlemon, percussion. Selections will include the world premiere of "Forever I Have Known You" by Kenneth Jacobs. For information, call 865-483-5569 or visit www.orcma.org.

Monday, Nov. 2

'IMPASSIONED' SYMPHONIC METAL IN UT CONCERT

Composer-guitarist Johnny Newman and the University of Tennessee Studio Orchestra will present "Impassioned," a concert of Newman's symphonic metal and multimedia works at 8 p.m. in the UT Music Hall, 1741 Volunteer Blvd. Newman's compositions feature competing time signatures, unique harmonic passages and electronic sampling. Admission is free. Call 865-974-5678.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

Americana band King Wilkie and country-folk duo Doug & Telisha will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.

Doug & Telisha's latest CD is hauntingly titled "Ghost of the Knoxville Girl."

Admission is free.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

LUNCH WITH JOHN COLTRANE & SONNY ROLLINS

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will present a tribute to John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins during the November Jazz Lunch noon-1 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

Featured player for the show will be saxophonist Bill Scarlett.

Admission is $15 with lunch included. For information, visit www.knoxjazz.org.

Thursday, Nov. 5

GREG HORNE

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Greg Horne is a regular go-to recording-session musician in the Knoxville area. He shows up on an amazing number of CD releases by local artists. He also writes a fine song or two himself.

Horne will entertain at 9 p.m. at the Bistro at the Bijou, 807 S. Gay St. Admission is free. For information, visit www.thebistroatthebijou.com.

George Clooney and Ewan McGregor in 'The Men Who Stare at Goats.'

Photo by Laura Macgruder

George Clooney and Ewan McGregor in "The Men Who Stare at Goats."

Friday, Nov. 6

'THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS'

Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) encounters the enigmatic Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) while looking for stories in war-torn Iraq in the new film "The Men Who Stare at Goats."

Cassady claims to have been a member of a squad of U.S. Army psychics and that his former mentor, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), is missing. Wilton tags along as they search for the missing Django.

The R-rated film is based on the book of the same name by Jon Ronson. The cast includes Kevin Spacey.

Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in 'Coco Before Chanel.'

Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel in "Coco Before Chanel."

'COCO BEFORE CHANEL'

Audrey Tautou, left, portrays Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in the new biographical film "Coco Before Chanel." The story follows Coco from her humble beginnings in an orphanage to stardom in the high-fashion world. The film is rated PG-13.

Saturday, Nov. 7

PETE HUTTLINGER

Finger-style guitarist Pete Huttlinger will perform at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 113 W. Broadway, Maryville. Admission is $13 in advance, $15 at the door. For information, call 865-983-3330 or visit Murlin's Music World in Maryville.

PEARL AND THE BEARD

Acoustic Americana and soul trio Pearl and the Beard, of Brooklyn, NY, will entertain at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. Knoxville's Hudson K will also perform. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.myspace.com/pearlandthebeard or www.thepilotlight.com.

Sunday, Nov. 8

FINE ARTS SHOWCASE

The Maryville College Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. in the school's Alumni Gymnasium, Maryville.

The concert is part of the college's Fine Arts Showcase weekend taking place Nov. 6-8. The weekend will spotlight the arts programs at the college.

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