It's Bruce Willis time!

Bruce Willis in 'Surrogates.'

Bruce Willis in "Surrogates."

Stephanie McDonald, 18, Alexis Psihogios, 13, and Pam Alexander, 18, dance at the 2008 Greekfest.

Photo by J. Miles Cary

Stephanie McDonald, 18, Alexis Psihogios, 13, and Pam Alexander, 18, dance at the 2008 Greekfest.

Friday, Sept. 18

SUGAR HILL GANG

Pioneering hip-hop group the Sugar Hill Gang will entertain during the Tennessee Valley Fair at 8 p.m. at the Homer Hamilton Theatre at Chilhowee Park.

Fair admission is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 6-11, $7 for seniors, free for ages 5 and younger. Concert admission is free for general seating, $5 for reserved seating.

For information, visit www.tnvalleyfair.org.

Saturday, Sept. 19

GREEKFEST 2009

The 30th annual Greekfest will be 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 18-19, and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike.

A highlight of the festival is traditional Greek folk dances performed by church members such as, from left below, Stephanie McDonald, 18, Alexis Psihogios, 13, and Pam Alexander, 18, seen here at the 2008 Greekfest.

The event also offers Greek music by the Lazaros Glendi Band, food and drinks.

For information, call 865-522-5043 or visit www.greekfesttn.com.

Sunday, Sept. 20

'DIARY OF ANNE FRANK'

The Children's Theatre of Knoxville will present a stage adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" at 3 p.m. at the company's theater, 800 Tyson St., just off Broadway near the Old Gray Cemetery.

The iconic story is about a young Jewish girl hiding from the Nazis in an attic with her family during World War II.

The play will also be presented at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 26. Admission is $11, or $9 each for an adult and child. For reservations and information, call 865-567-1522.

Monday, Sept. 21

CRYSTAL THOMAS SHOWS UP EARLY, STAYS LATE

Indie-pop singer-songwriter Crystal Thomas and band will entertain twice during a Monday visit to Knoxville.

She will share the bill with the Sons of Bill noon-1 p.m. during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.

Later in the evening, Thomas will entertain at 10 p.m. at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square. To hear her tunes, visit www.myspace.com/crystalthomas.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

A1 LABARTS EXHIBIT

An exhibit of works by members of the A1 LabArts group will be on display through Nov. 6 at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalists Church Gallery, 2931 Kingston Pike.

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez

Wednesday, Sept. 23

CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

"Fiddle-toting, mandoguitar-slinging, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter" Carrie Rodriguez, below, will entertain at 8 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

Rebecca Pronsky will open the show. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For information, visit www.thesquareroom.com.

Thursday, Sept. 24

CUTTHROAT SHAMROCK and H.T.A. AT OLD CITY LIVE

Irish-punk ensemble Cutthroat Shamrock and rockin' Americana outfit Honky Tonks Anonymous will entertain at 7 p.m. during Old City Live in the Old City Courtyard.

Admission is free. In case of rain, the show will be held inside at Southbound Bar and Grill. For information, call 865-474-1038 or visit www.oldcitylive.net.

Bruce Willis in 'Surrogates.'

Bruce Willis in "Surrogates."

Friday, Sept. 25

BRUCE WILLIS IN 'SURROGATES'

America's greatest living actor Bruce Willis, left, stars in the new science-fiction action film "Surrogates," scheduled to open in area theaters on Friday, Sept. 25. Okay, so maybe that's a debatable accolade, but we like some Bruce Willis every now and then. In this film, he plays a detective who has to investigate robot-related deaths. The cast of the PG-13 rated film includes Radha Mitchell and Ving Rhames.

LONESOME COYOTES

Lonesome Coyotes will fill the air with Texas swing and classic country music 5:30-8 p.m. during Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.

Admission is $10 in general, $6 for museum members and students. For information, call 865-525-6101 or visit www.knoxart.org.

Saturday, Sept. 26

HAWK & HACKSAW MEET DAMON & NAOMI

Experimental indie-folk bands A Hawk and a Hacksaw and Damon & Naomi will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.

Cost is $8. For information, visit www.thepilotlight.com.

Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown

Sunday, Sept. 27

ERIN MCKEOWN

Singer-guitarist Erin McKeown, below, tours almost constantly to spread her mix of pop, rock, blues and swing to fans across the country.

Performing in support of the upcoming album "Hundreds of Lions," McKeown will visit our area once again for an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens, 2743 Wimpole Ave.

Admission is $25 for Garden members, $30 in general. For information, visit www.knoxgarden.org.

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