KNOXVILLE — Friday, Feb. 19
Canadian "urban-roots" band Po' Girl, left, will entertain at 7 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square. Part of the proceeds from the performance will benefit organizations that fight child abuse. The Bearded will open the show. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.pogirl.net.
CLAYTON CENTER CONCERT
Maryville College music faculty members Bill Swann, piano, and Larry Smithee, trumpet, will perform jazz standards and original compositions at 8 p.m. at the new Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.
Swann will perform on the facility's new Steinway piano, which he helped select. This concert will mark the first faculty performance in the new facility. Admission is free.
Saturday, Feb. 20
GO! CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Go! Contemporary Dance Works will present the latest choreography of director Lisa Hall McKee at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
The company mixes contemporary ballet and modern dance with an eye towards athleticism. The two acts of this dance concert take thematic visits to Africa and France.
Admission is $21.50 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and students in advance, $26.50 and $21.50 at the door. For information, call 865-684-1200 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Sunday, Feb. 21
A stage production of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Children's Theatre of Knoxville, 800 Tyson St., off of Broadway near Old Gray Cemetery.
In the play, hobbit Bilbo Baggins encounters the curious character Gollum and the ferocious dragon Smaug on his adventures in Middle Earth.
Admission is $11 per person or $9 each for a child and parent. For info, visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
Monday, Feb. 22
BENEFIT FOR INVISIBLE CHILDREN
Rock band Andy Davis and Vinyl Thief will perform in a concert to benefit Invisible Children, an organization that seeks to rescue children forced to fight in guerilla armies in Africa.
For information on the aid group, visit www.invisiblechildren.com.
Admission is $10 per person, or $100 for a table for four. For info on the concert, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist Robert Cray, left, and band will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Cray is touring in support of his 18th album, "This Time."
Admission is $30. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Rock band The Bottlerockets, singers RB Morris, Ruthie Foster and Sara Siskind, and actors from the Carpetbag Theatre will perform in the February installment of "Tennessee Shines" at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
The live radio broadcast can be heard on WDVX 89.9 or 102.0 FM. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For information, visit www.tennesseeshines.com.
Thursday, Feb. 25
THE TAMS FEATURING CHARLES POPE
Beach-music artists The Tams, featuring Charles Pope, will entertain at 7 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Plaza Ballroom, 7621 Kingston Pike.
Admission is $25. For information, call 865-693-8311.
Friday, Feb. 26
Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis, from left, star in the crime comedy "Cop Out."
Willis plays a veteran NYPD detective who recruits his partner, played by Morgan, to help him track down rare and valuable baseball card stolen from him by a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.
The film is rated R.
Saturday, Feb. 27
CAGE FIGHT NIGHT
An evening of mixed-martial arts cage fights will kick off (and punch and grapple off) at 8 p.m. at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway.
Matches include Shane Machetti vs, Gerric Hayes; Devon Plaissance vs. Ryan Rogers; Timm Kitts vs. Billy Childs; Josh Gate vs. Billy Vaughn; and Dustin Waldon vs. Brandon Bell.
Admission is $25-$50. For info, call 865-973-3034.
Sunday, Feb. 28
MOMENTUM DANCE LAB
Momentum Dance Lab will present "Art Moves" at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.
The show is a collaboration of local composers and choreographers inspired by art on exhibit at the museum.
Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $6 for students with ID. Ages 6 and younger will be admitted free. For info, call 865-670-2748 or visit www.momentumdancelab.com.