KNOXVILLE — BIG BAND DANCE PARTY
The Knoxville Dance Orchestra will provide music for a big-band swing dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the Kerbela Shrine Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave. Admission is $15 per person and includes heavy appetizers and sandwiches.
Acoustic guitar wiz Andy McKee will entertain at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square. McKee performs solo guitar pieces in a "use-the-whole-instrument" style that soars from mellow pastoral music to percussive approaches that have him acting as his own drummer. Folk musician Johnny Dickinson will open the show. Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
WINDS OF KNOXVILLE
The Knoxville Wind Symphony, left, and the East Tennessee Youth Wind Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.
Selections will include "Flourish for the Lord Lieutenant" by Knoxville composer W. Mark Harrell and Mark Camphouse's "A Movement for Rosa," composed in honor of Rosa Parks. Admission is $10 general, and $5 for students. For information, call Tickets Unlimited at 865-656-4444, or visit www.knoxwind.org.
Rock band The Hilites will entertain during the 11 O'Clock Rock show 11 a.m.-noon Monday, March 8, at Knox Ivi, 17 Market Square. The free performance will also be streamed online at www.knoxivi.com.
BUTCH MORGAN IN CONCERT
Claude "Butch" Morgan, left, is a veteran of the venerable Kerrville Folk Festival. He spent years as a singer and guitarist with other artists, and in 2003 decided to venture out on his own as a singer-songwriter. Morgan will present an intimate acoustic performance 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square. For info, visit www.butchmorgan.com.
Self-described "ambient surf" electronic musician Million Young will entertain at 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. For information, visit www.myspace.com/millionyoungmusic.
Bluesy, swingy pop singer-songwriter Erin McKeown, left, will open the concert for Ani DiFranco at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Admission is $35. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Comedian Mark Sweeney, left, has appeared on TV, in movies and has performed around the world, often entertaining U.S. troops in dangerous places like Afghanistan. Sweeney will be in the much less dangerous Cedar Bluff area Thursday-Sunday, March 11-14, at Sidesplitters Comedy Club, 9246 Park West Blvd. For information, call 865-934-5233 of visit www.sidesplitterscomedy.com.
"Wolfe Jam" will be a night of music in memory of Knoxville musician Rick Wolfe at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at Patrick Sullivan's Saloon, 100 N. Central St. in the Old City.
Performers will include Relentless Blues, Todd Steed & The Suns of Phere, Crawdaddy, Chico & The Men, Jack Rentfro and more. Donations for admission will benefit the Joy of Music School.
'SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE'
An "average joe" airport worker (Jay Baruchel) is astonished when a beautiful woman (Alice Eve) falls for him in the romantic comedy "She's Out of My League." Complications arise as he fights his own low self-esteem and the disbelief of his friends. The R-rated film is scheduled to open Friday, March 12, in area theaters.
'MUPPET MOVIE' SING-ALONG
The Joy of Music School will host the "Muppet Movie Sing-Along" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Participants are invited to dress as their favorite muppet character and join in the fun while watching the classic film. The first 100 children in the door receive a goody bag of movie surprises. Guests in costume can join a costume parade across the Bijou stage.
Admission is $10 for adults, $6.50 for ages 12 and younger. For info, call 865-684-1200, Ext. 2, or visit www.joyofmusicschool.org.