10 Days Out: Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2011

The Defibulators, of Brooklyn, N.Y., blend bluegrass, rockabilly, honky-tonk and punk into their roots-music sound.

The Defibulators, of Brooklyn, N.Y., blend bluegrass, rockabilly, honky-tonk and punk into their roots-music sound.

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Friday, Oct. 28: Boys' Night Out Costume Party

Knoxville-based R&B and soul ensemble Boys' Night Out will entertain 6-8:30 p.m. during the Aliev After Five Halloween costume party at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive.

Admission is $10 in general, $6 for museum members. For info, call 865-934-2039.

Saturday, Oct. 29: Unknown Hinson

Unknown Hinson brings his raucous mix of country & western-tinged "psychobilly" rock to the area just in time for Halloween weekend.

Also known as the voice of Early Cuyler on the animated series "Squidbillies," Hinson and band will perform at 8 p.m. at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Admission is $20. For information, call 865-977-1669 or visit www.smh-d.com/shed.php.

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Sunday, Oct. 30: The Defibulators

Roots-music gang The Defibulators, above, of Brooklyn, N.Y., will present a mix of bluegrass, rockabilly, honky-tonk and punk at 8 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.

The band's latest album is "Corn Money." For info, visit www.thedefibulators.com.

Monday, Oct. 31: Apocalypso lunch, Lotus for dinner

There are many and varied sounds to experience for Halloween day and night.

Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet will entertain noon-1 p.m. during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The show will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM.

Later, Lotus leads the charge of heavy rock at 9 p.m. at the Valarium, 112 Ramsey St. Keys 'N' Krates and EP3 will open the show. Admission is $18-$20. For info, call 865-544-4300 or visit www.thevalarium.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Bird & Beyond

Alto saxophonist Tim Green will perform music by jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker and others at 8 p.m. at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.

The young sax ace has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride and others.

Admission is $15 for students, $27.50 for the general public. For info, call 865-544-4199 or visit www.thesquareroom.com.

'Lion Kin' characters Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Nala and Simba, from left, will appear in 'Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic.'

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"Lion Kin" characters Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Nala and Simba, from left, will appear in "Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic."

Wednesday, Nov. 2: Disney On Ice

"Lion Kin" characters Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Nala and Simba, from left below, will appear in "Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic" at 7 p.m. at the Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.

As the title implies, the ice-skating spectacle celebrates a century of Disney films and characters, from Mickey Mouse to Buzz Lighyear — and beyond.

Tickets are $14, $34 or $44. Shows are also scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 3-6. For info, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.knoxvilletickets.com.

Thursday, Nov. 3: Kevin Meaney

Comedian Kevin Meaney has appeared in numerous films, Broadway plays and TV shows, and now he's coming to Knoxville. He will perform at 8 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 9246 Park West Blvd. He'll also do two shows each evening on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5. For info, call 865-934-5233.

John Cho plays Harold, Neil Patrick Harris plays himself and Kal Penn plays Kumar in the film comedy 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas.'

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John Cho plays Harold, Neil Patrick Harris plays himself and Kal Penn plays Kumar in the film comedy "A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas."

Friday, Nov. 4: 'Harold & Kumar'

From left, John Cho plays Harold, Neil Patrick Harris plays himself and Kal Penn plays Kumar in the film comedy "A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas."

The unlucky pals encounter holiday calamities in their latest misadventure: accidentally burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree and crossing paths again with the manic chaos of Neil Patrick Harris. The film is rated R.

Building manager Josh (Ben Stiller) gets a lesson from petty crook Slide (Eddie Murphy) in 'Tower Heist', an action-comedy about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them.

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Building manager Josh (Ben Stiller) gets a lesson from petty crook Slide (Eddie Murphy) in "Tower Heist", an action-comedy about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them.

Friday, Nov. 4: 'Tower Heist'

Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, from left, lead a cast of characters on a payback mission in the new action-comedy "Tower Heist." The crew of working stiffs seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler (Alan Alda) who stole their retirement savings. The PG-13-rated film is set to open Nov. 4.

Saturday, Nov. 5: Kristen Cothron

Southern jazz-pop crooner Kristen Cothron will entertain at 9 p.m. at Cru Bistro and Wine Bar, 11383 Parkside Drive in the Turkey Creek area. For info, call 865-671-6612.

Sunday, Nov. 6: 'Putnam County Spelling Bee'

Six lovable nerds compete for the top-speller title in the stage comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The play will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus.

Admission is $5-$30. For info, call 865-974-5161 or visit www.clarencebrowntheatre.com.

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