KNOXVILLE — UNDERGROUND & FICTION REUNION
Superstar DJ Icey will spin the music for the second annual Underground/Fiction Reunion night at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at The Valarium, 112 Ramsey St. off of Blackstock Avenue.
DJs Slink, Special K and Storm Boy will also mix it up for this celebration of legendary Knoxville dance clubs.
Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. The venue charges an additional $3 for patrons age 18-20. For information, visit www.thevalarium.com.
Hasidic Jewish reggae-rapper Matisyahu, left, will headline a free "Welcome Week" concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Humanities Amphitheater on the University of Tennessee campus.
Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang will open the concert. Maxwell also plays with Flogging Molly.
For information, visit www.utk.edu/events.
The exhibit "Continuare: The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art" is on display through Sept. 12 at the Ewing Gallery of the UT Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
The show features art by Bain Butcher, Judith Condon, Virginia Derryberry, Thaddeus Erdahl, Lynda Evans, Carl Gombert and Denise Stewart-Sanabria.
Hours are 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For information, call 865-974-3200 or visit www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu.
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Folk musician Adrian Krygowski and acoustic-rock singer-songwriter Cindy Bullens will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Admission is free. The concert will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.
ENVY OF THE ACADEMY IS ON THE SQUARE
Rock band The Envy, left, is currently on tour with KISS, but will appear with The Academy Is and Sore Eyes at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For info, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.
Memphis pop-rock ensemble Magic Kids will entertain at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway.
The group's sound is described as "sparkly, snuggly, bright-eyed" and infectious. The band's new CD "Memphis" is scheduled for release on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Give it a listen at www.myspace.com/themagickids.
Admission is free.
MOUNTAIN FOLK REUNION
Mountain Folk Reunion is Walker Johnson, Bobby Wilson and Kelley Massey. The acoustic trio will perform classic folk - and the occasional "un-folk" - tunes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. Admission is free.
Robert Duvall and Bill Murray star in the new film "Get Low," scheduled to open Friday, Aug. 27, at the Downtown West theater.
Duvall plays Tennessee hermit Felix "Bush" Breazeale, who hires a fast-talking funeral-home director (Murray) to stage a funeral for him so that he can witness it while he's still alive.
Mysteries arise in this PG-13-rated comedy-drama that also features Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black.
Hayden Christensen of "Star Wars" fame plays a member of a bank-robbing team whose plans are interrupted by a nosy detective in the new crime drama "Takers," scheduled to open Friday, Aug. 27, in area theaters. The cast of the PG-13-rated heist movie also features Chris Brown, Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Tip "T.I.". Harris and Zoe Saldana.
KNOXVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT
Jimmy Cobb's So Waht Band will cleebrate "Kind of Blue at 50" as part of the Knoxville Jazz Festival at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Legendary drummer Cobb is the only surviving member from the ensemble that originally recorded Miles Davis's iconic jazz album "Kind of Blue." His contemporary all-star band will perform their interpretations of songs from the album.
Admission is $40. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
URMY & WOLF
Nashville-based singer-songwriters Matt Urmy and Leticia Wolf will entertain at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
Urmy is a familiar face around town, having performed in Knoxville for many years with groups such as The Whiskey Scars. >Wolf lists her style as "Americana-pop-grunge."