KNOXVILLE — JAG STAR CD RELEASE CONCERT
Sarah Lewis, left, and her band Jag Star have traveled the world and their music has appeared in numerous TV shows over the last several years. Sarah and husband J. Lewis recently settled back into family life in Knoxville. The group will celebrate the release of its latest album, "Static Bliss," at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Square Room, 4 Market Square. Admission is $8.
WOMAN AND HOT BLOOD BENEFIT SHOW
Knoxville rock bands Woman and Hot Blood will perform in a benefit concert at 10 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.
Admission is $5. All money from the cover charge will benefit the bands' friend Ashley Caruso, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Funds raised will assist Caruso an her family with medical bills and the hardships of treatment.
This show marks Woman's first hometown performance in 18 months. The band will also donate money to Ashley's family from any record sales during the event.
Scottish music ensemble the Battlefield Band, left, will entertain with traditional and original songs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Laurel Theater, 1508 Laurel Ave. at 16th Street.
Admission is $20 in advance, $21 on the day of the show and $19 for students, seniors and members of Jubilee Community Arts.
The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will present "Concertos and Classics" at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus.
The group will present concertos and arias from the winners of the annual UT Concerto Competition and a performance of Beethoven's "Overture to Egmont." Admission is free. For information, call 865-974-5678 or 865-974-8935.
STAR THE WEEK OFF WITH ACOUSTIC MUSIC
Upbeat acoustic tunes will flow as the Hot Club of Cowtown, the Joshua Panda Band and Ian Thomas perform during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. Admission is free. The concert will also be broadcast on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.
Singer-songwriter Tyler Lyle will entertain at 10 p.m. Monday, March 22, at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
'BONE THIEF' INVESTIGATORS
Authors William Bass and Jon Jefferson will sign their new crime novel "The Bone Thief" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at Borders Books and Music, 202 Morrell Road.
Bass is the founder of the University of Tennessee's Anthropological Research Facility, popularly known as "The Body Farm." This is his ninth collaboration with Jefferson on fiction and nonfiction books inspired by the forensic research done at UT.
ROBERT EARL KEEN
Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, left, will headline a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Keen's songs mix often-poignant storytelling with wry humor, sometimes within the same tune.
Sons of Bill will open the show. Admission is $28. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Children's Theatre of Knoxville presents the tale of mischievous "Ramona Quimby" and the havoc she creates for her sister Beezus and family.
Admission is $11 per person or $9 each for parent and child. The play runs at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through March 27 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at the company's theater space at 800 Tyson St. For info, visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
'HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON'
An awkward young Viking (voice of Jay Baruchel) sets out to be a dragon hunter but finds himself befriending one of the scaly beasts in the new animated film "How to Train Your Dragon," scheduled to open Friday, March 26.
The voice cast of the PG-rated film also includes Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig.
CLOGS DEVELOP FOR BIG EARS
Clogs is made up of four musicians from the U.S. and Australia who form a creative crossroads between alternative rock and classical music. The group's latest album, "The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton," features guest vocal appearances by Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Aaron Dessner and Matt Berninger of The National, and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. Clogs and these friends will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., as part of the 2010 Big Ears Festival. Admission is $21.50. For information, visit www.knoxbijou.com.
'IS HE DEAD?'
The stage comedy "Is He Dead?" will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.
In the play, a painter fakes his own death so that his art will become more valuable. Shenanigans ensue as he tries to find his way out of the situation and marry the woman he loves.
Admission is $18-$20. The play shows at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 28. For info, call 865-482-9999 or visit www.orplayhouse.com.