Friday, Sept. 4
HQB STARS IN ALIVE AFTER FIVE ANNIVERSARY SHOW
The Hector Qirko Band, left, will perform during the 16th anniversary evening of Alive After Five 5:30-8 p.m. at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.
The band is, from left, sax player Dirk Weddington, drummer Steve Brown, guitarist Qirko and bass player Jim Williams.
Admission is $8 in general, $4 for museum members and students.
Saturday, Sept. 5
Country-rock troopers the Kentucky Headhunters and Blount County country juggernaut The Drunk Uncles will entertain at 8 p.m. at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
Admission is $15 in general, or $10 for those riding up on motorcycle. For information, visit www.smh-d.com.
Sunday, Sept. 6
The skies will light up with explosions of color at the annual Boomsday celebration on the downtown waterfront.
Festivities will run from 1-10 p.m. on Volunteer Landing and along Neyland Drive.
Afternoon activities will include a "Family Fun Zone" with games, inflatables, a petting zoo, rides, food and music. The MasterCraft/American Boat Center will present a rail-jam demonstration. Other highlights include the Karaoke Cafe Community Stage and performances by theNavy Freedom Band.
Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 7
TORI SPARKS & NOAH COLLINS
Folk-rocker Tori Sparks and Chattanooga singer-songwriter Noah Collins will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Admission is free. The performances will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online via www.wdvx.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Brian Wagner's photo exhibit "Sound Booth" features striking black and white portraits of Knoxville-area musicians through Sept. 25 in the Balcony Gallery at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St.
Subjects include Donald Brown, Kelle Jolly, Cruz Contreras, Tom Pryor, Rus Harper, Mic Harrison, Scott Miller and others.
For information, call 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Musician Eric D. Johnson has spent time playing as a sideman with bands such as The Shins and Vetiver. Now he's bringing on his own indie-folk-rock sound with the band Fruit Bats, below. The band will perform at 8 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
The group's song "The Ruminant Band," from the album of the same name, has been in heavy rotation on UT's WUTK 90.3 FM The Rock. It's darned catchy.
Pronto will open the show - on time, we imagine! Admission is $10.
Thursday, Sept. 10
Tweeps unite! The Social Media Club, Knoxville Overground and the Knoxville Social Media Association will present the inaugural Knoxville Twestival 7-10 p.m. at the Knoxville Zoo.
The evening will benefit the Salvation Army. Scheduled performers include Todd Steed, Econopop, Leslie Woods, Randall Brown, The Lonetones, Chris & Jay and others.
Twestival is part of a global charity initiative organized by social media groups using outlets such as Twitter and Facebook. Admission is $25. For information, visit knoxville.twestival.com.
Friday, Sept. 11
Rumer Willis, left, stars in the new horror thriller "Sorority Row." A group of coeds tries to cover up a tragic prank gone wrong, only to find themselves stalked by a mysterious killer.
The cast of the R-rated film also includes Carrie Fisher. But really, what more do you need to know besides "Bruce Willis's daughter with a shotgun"?
'I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF'
Madea (Tyler Perry, left) catches some kids trying to burglarize her home and takes control of the situation in the new comedy-drama "I Can Do Bad All By Myself." The kids' mother faces tough decisions between her nightclub lifestyle and her family - and a new man in her life. The film is rated PG-13.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Rapper Project Pat will headline an evening of hip-hop at 10 p.m. at The Catalyst, 125 E. Jackson Ave.
Piff and DJ Wigs will also perform.
Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The show is open to ages 18 and older. For information, visit www.clubcatalyst.com.
Sunday, Sept. 13
SELDOM SCENE AT THE FAIR
Bluegrass band Seldom Scene will perform at 8 p.m. at the Homer Hamilton Theatre at Chilhowee Park during the Tennessee Valley Fair.
Reserved seats are $5; general admission seats are free. It will also be $22 wristband day at the fair for adventurous ride enthusiasts. For information, visit www.tnvalleyfair.org.