KNOXVILLE — Friday, Oct. 21: 'A Wrinkle in Time'
Children's Theatre of Knoxville rolls out family friendly spookiness with the time-and-space-traveling tale "A Wrinkle in Time" at 7 p.m. at the company's theater, 800 Tyson St., just off Broadway by Old Gray Cemetery.
The play is about two siblings with interesting secrets who embark on a strange adventure. The play runs through Nov. 6. Admission is $12 in general, or $10 each for parent and child. For info, call 865-599-5284 or visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
Saturday, Oct. 22: Brewers' Jam
The Black Cadillacs, above, will entertain along with Kelsey's Woods, The Barstool Romeos and Cutthroat Shamrock 1-7 p.m. during the 2011 Brewers' Jam at World's Fair Park. The festival offers tasting of a variety of micro-brewed beers and benefits Community Shares of Tennessee. For info on Brewers' Jam, including a full list of participating brewers, go to www.knoxvillebrewersjam.com.
Sunday, Oct. 23: Local media gets funny for charity
A cross-section of Knoxville media personalities will perform stand-up comedy for charity at 7 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 9246 Park West Blvd.
Mitch Wheeler, Erin Donovan, Randall Brown, Octavius, Mike Howard, Whitney Kent, Taz Cable, Bruce Patrick and Oz will vie for the title of "Host with the Most" and to win funds for their chosen causes. Admission is $15. For info, call 865-934-5233 or visit www.sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Monday, Oct. 24: Cuddle Magic
Pop-folk ensemble Cuddle Magic, featuring members from both Brooklyn and Philadelphia, will be the featured act for the Listen Up Knoxville open mic and concert series at 8 p.m. at Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central St.
The group will also perform at noon Tuesday, Oct. 25, during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: Nasty Effect
A full Tuesday evening of live music is in store for patrons at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square. The entertainment will kick in at 7 p.m. with an open mic in the venue's second-floor "Speakeasy", followed by a free performance by singer-songwriter Adam Klein at 9 p.m.
At 10 p.m. in the downstairs "Smokeasy" room, The Suex Effect and The Real Nasty will perform. Admission to the later show is $3.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Music of Bill Monroe
Hot-shot bluegrass pickers The Travelin' McCourys, left, will join roots singer-songwriter Peter Rowan and flatpicked-guitar master Tony Rice in a concert honoring "The Music of Bill Monroe" at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.
Admission is $33.50. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.
Thursday, Oct. 27: Sanford Wurmfeld art lecture
Artist Sanford Wurmfeld will speak about his work at a closing reception for the exhibit "Immersed in Color: E-Cyclorama," currently on display at the Ewing Gallery, located in the University of Tennessee Art & Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Wurmfeld's installation surrounds the viewer in a vibrant, room-sized color wheel that almost seems to vibrate. For information, call 865-974-3200.
Friday, Oct. 28: 'The Rum Diary'
Johnny Depp plays Paul Kemp, a 1950s American journalist who moves to Puerto Rico, in "The Rum Diary," based on early, long-unpublished novel by Hunter S. Thompson. After settling into the "rum-soaked" lifestyle of the island, Kemp becomes obsessed with the beautiful Chenault (Amber Heard), whose fiancee (Aaron Eckhart) is involved in some shady deals. The film is rated R.
Friday, Oct. 28: 'In Time'
Will (Justin Timberlake) lives in a future world where people only live to age 25 unless they can — literally — buy more time. A lucky break gives him an unexpected life extension in the action film "In Time," so he teams up with a beautiful young heiress (Amanda Seyfreid) to destroy the corrupt system. The cast of the PG-13-rated film also includes Johnny Galecki.
Saturday, Oct. 29: 'Halloween Haunts and Haints'
The annual "Halloween Hunts and Haints" festival will be 4-8 p.m. at Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway. Activities will include ghost stories, a bonfire, apple cider and other refreshments, trick-or-treating and historic re-enactments. Admission is $3-$5. For info, call 865-573-5508 or visit www.marblesprings.net.
Sunday, Oct. 30: Wham City Comedy Tour
Electronic-music artist Dan Deacon and his absurd Baltimore friends combine forces to create the Wham City comedy collective. Fresh off a late-night show at Asheville's Moogfest, the troupe will bring its mixed bag of experimental theater, performance art, multimedia works and stand-up comedy to town at 9 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. Admission is $7.
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