KNOXVILLE — SINBAD
Comedian Sinbad, left, will entertain at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
The veteran comic was the star of "The Sinbad Show" and numerous HBO comedy specials and films such as "Houseguest" and "Jingle All the Way."
Admission is $39.50. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
SAFE HAVEN SATURDAY
Local musicians will perform in a benefit concert for the Safe Haven Center 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central St. in the "Happy Holler" neighborhood.
Performers will include Mike McGill and Axis of Evil, Kevin Abernathy, Geysers of Phenomenon, Amythyst, Dave Owen, Good Company, Jeremy Cate and more.
Admission is $10 in general, free for children ages 11 and younger.
Minimalist synthesizer-pop bands Future Islands, from Baltimore, Md., and Ear PWR, from Asheville, N.C., will entertain at 10 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.
TESS & DEHLIA
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Miss Tess and Asheville, N.C., bluegrass band Dehlia Low will entertain noon-1 p.m. Monday, July 19, during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Admission is free. The concert will be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM.
LEO & LAUREN
Acoustic singer-songwriter duo Leo & Lauren (Knoxville singer-guitarist Kevin Leo Hyfantis and Nashville vocalist Andrea Lauren Presley) met while helping out with another artist's album. They decided that they liked the way their voices blended, so they got together to make their own tunes. The pair will perform 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 20, during the Knox Ivi 11 O'Clock Rock show at 17 Market Square. Admission is free. The performance will be streamed online at www.knoxivi.com.
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, left, will entertain at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Her latest album is "Age of Miracles." Garrison Starr will open the show. Admission is $41.50. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
COWBOY JUNKIES DAY
Low-key pop-rock band Cowboy Junkies will entertain in two separate - and very different - performances around town on Thursday, July 22.
Singer Margo Timmins and guitarist Michael Timmins will perform as a duo at 1 p.m. at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway. Admission is free.
The full band will entertain at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Admission is $30. For info, visit www.knoxbijou.com.
'RAMONA & BEEZUS'
Selena Gomez and Joey King, from left, play big-sister Beezus and little sister Ramona in a new film adaptation of "Ramona & Beezus," the popular children's story by Beverly Clearly. The G-rated film is scheduled to open July 23 in area theaters.
Angelina Jolie, left, plays a CIA officer accused of being involved in dangerous double-agent spy stuff in the new action film "Salt." The film opens Friday, July 23, in area theaters. The cast of the PG-13-rated adventure also includes Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Kitty Wampus, Doug Shock, Frankenfoot and other "special guests" will entertain during "Aquapalooza" 4-9 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at The Cove of Concord Park, S. Northshore Drive in Farragut. Admission is free.
Sponsored by Sea Ray Boats, the concert is designed to be enjoyed from the water, but there will be a bit of viewing space on land as well. Those attending by boat should register at www.aquapalooza.com.
For information, call 865-691-6731 or visit www.searayofknoxville.com.
'WIZARD OF OZ'
The classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" will be screened at 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Admission is $6-$8. For information, call 865-684-1200 or visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.