KNOXVILLE — E.G. KIGHT
Blues musician EG Kight, a.k.a. "The Georgia Songbird," below, returns to the area for a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 30, at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend.
Admission is $4. For information, call 865-448-0044 or visit www.gsmheritagecenter.org.
TRENT SUMMAR AND THE NEW ROW MOB
Trent Summar and the New Row Mob will join The Black Cadillacs in an Americana-flavored rock 'n' roll concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.
Admission is $10 in general, $5 if you arrive via motorcycle. For info, call 865-977-1669 or visit www.smh-d.com.
DELICIOUS ART SHOW SAYS, 'EAT ME'
"Eat Me," a collection of oil paintings by Knoxville artist Denise Stewart-Sanabria, will be on exhibit Aug. 1-29 in the Blackberry Farm Gallery of the Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.
The artist calls the show an "anthropomorphic food exhibit," with food representing a spectrum of human activity, such as in her "Donuts Behaving Badly" series, below.
A reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, as part of downtown Maryville's "Last Friday Art Walk."
Americana folk-rock trio Valley Young will be the feature act for the "Listen Up, Knoxville" music night at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central St.
The venue's weekly open-mic musical competition will precede the night's spotlight act. Admission is free.
For info, visit www.relixvariety.com.
ELEVEN O'CLOCK ROCK
Asheville, N.C., musician Michelle Leigh will perform a mix of country and Southern rock tunes during the "11 O'Clock Rock" show 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Knox Ivi studio and cafe, 17 Market Square.
The free show will feature her performance, plus interviews and other info. It can be viewed in person or online at www.knoxivi.com.
Pianist Bill Swann and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will present a tribute to Chick Corea during the monthly "Jazz Lunch" show at noon Wednesday, Aug. 4, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
Admission is $15, and includes lunch. For info, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES
Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle will perform original, acoustic Americana tunes during the opening concert of the "Hot Summer Nights" concert series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Blount County Public Library, 508 Cusick St., Maryville.
Jeff Barbra also performs with The Drunk Uncles. Sarah Pirkle recently released her first solo album, "Walking Tall Through High Weeds." Admission is free.
'SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD'
Mild-mannered bass player Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera, left) prepares to face new girlfriend's seven evil ex-boyfriends in the new comic-book-based action comedy "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," scheduled to open in area theaters Friday, Aug. 13. The cast of the PG-13-rated film also includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin and Jason Schwartzman.
'THE OTHER GUYS'
Will Ferrell, Steve Coogan and Mark Wahlberg, from left, star in the new film comedy "The Other Guys," scheduled to open in area theaters on Friday, Aug. 6. Ferrell and Wahlberg play two New York City desk-jockey detectives who long to get on the streets where the action is. Coogan plays a suspect in a crime. The PG-13-rated comedy also stars Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson.
COMEDY AT THE BIJOU
Comedians Patton Oswalt and Kyle Kinane will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday,Aug. 7, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Oswalt has starred in multiple stand-up specials, provided the voice of Remy the rat in the animated film "Ratatouille," played Spence on the comedy series "King of Queens" and currently appears on the Showtime series "The United States of Tara."
Kinane's edgy slacker style can be heard on his album "Death of the Party."
Admission is $29.50. For information, visit www.knoxbijou.com.
CLASSIC TECHNO TAKES OVER AGAIN
Veteran techno dance bands Lords of Acid and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at The Valarium, 1213 Western Ave.
Admission is $15 in advance, $17 at the door. The venue adds a $3 surcharge for patrons 18-21. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.thevalarium.com.