'Valentine's Day'

Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway in 'Valentine's Day.'

Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway in "Valentine's Day."

Devin Townsend

Devin Townsend

— Friday, Feb. 5


Canadian progressive heavy-metal guitar maestro Devin Townsend, left, will perform in a metal-star studded concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

Townsend, formerly with the band Strapping Young Lad, has sang on albums by Steve Vai and has multiple signature models of Peavey guitars. His band, the Devin Townsend Project, recently released "Ki," the first in a four-album theme series.

Between the Buried and Me, Cynic and Scale the Summit will also perform. Admission is $17.50-$18. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.

Saturday, Feb. 6


A1 Labarts will present the exhibit "Alter Ego: Self Portrait as Your Porn-Star Name" throughout February at the art collective's gallery space, 201 Randolph Ave.

The theme is derived from the party game of configuring a "porn-star name" from the name of your first pet, mother's maiden name and/or the street you grew up on - "whichever sounds craziest." Artists of the A1 LabArts group have interpreted their made-up names into artworks ranging from "silly to just slightly disturbing."

A reception will be 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

Sunday, Feb. 7


Faculty members of the University of Tennessee School of Music will present a chamber music concert at 4 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus.

Student chamber ensembles will entertain during a reception at 3 p.m. before the faculty concert. Admission is free. For information, call 865-974-5678.

Monday, Feb. 8


Vermont country band J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices and Knoxville folk quartet Thenderfin 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 concert will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and on www.wdvx.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 9


Rock & soul band Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights will join Brendon James Wright & The Wrongs in concert at 9 p.m. at The Cider House, 1213 Western Ave.

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $3 extra for patrons younger than 21.

For information, visit www.thevalarium.com.

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile

Wednesday, Feb. 10


Rock singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, left, and Amy Ray's Rock Show will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Bjiou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.

Carlile's latest collection of tunes is titled "Give Up The Ghost." Her songs have appeared in commercials and on TV shows such as "Grey's Anatomy." She also helps out Amy Ray on the Indigo Girl's new solo CD, "Didn't It Feel Kinder," so there will probably be some sing-a-longs going on at this show.

Admission is $25. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.

Carlile will also perform a short set at 6:30 p.m. at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway.

Thursday, Feb. 11


Paul Williams & The Victory Trio, Don Rigsby, Jerry Butler & The Blu-J's and Rocky Flatts will entertain during a benefit concert for Jamey Hill at 6 p.m. at Anderson County High School, 130 Maverick Circle, Clinton.

Donations will go to help Hill defray costs from a recent kidney transplant. For information, call 865-617-1468.

Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway in 'Valentine's Day.'

Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway in "Valentine's Day."

Friday, Feb. 12


Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway, left, are among the flirtatious couples in the all-star cast of the new romantic comedy "Valentine's Day."

The PG-13 rated film follows the criss-crossing stories of a lovelorn group of folks in Los Angeles as they navigate the rocky, winding roads of a Valentine's Day.

The cast includes Queen Latifah, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Taylor Swift and more.

Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro


Sadly, "The Wolfman" isn't the long-awaited bio-pic about Wolfman Jack that the world has been clamoring for. Instead, it's a suspenseful horror film inspired by that horror-film-of-horror-film classics of the same name. Benicio Del Toro, left, stars as Lawrence Talbot, a nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. There, he discovers his own potential to grow suddenly long in the tooth. The cast of the R-rated film includes Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving.

Saturday, Feb. 13


Country and southern rock songwriter and musician Ray Wylie Hubbard and his guitarist son Lucas Hubbard will entertain at 8 p.m. at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Admission is $20 in general or $30 for reserved seats. For info, visit www.smh-d.com.

Sunday, Feb. 14


The Knoxville Opera will present Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" at 2:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.

The New York Metropolitan Opera's new star Rachele Gilmore has the lead role of Lucia. The cast also includes tenor Dinyar Vania, baritone Nelson Martinez and Metropolitan Opera bass Andrew Wentzel.

Admission is $15-$88. For information, call 865-524-0795 or visit www.knoxvilleopera.com.

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