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WEEKEND PICKS

Friday-Sunday, River John's Island (Maryville). $20-$45. (Camping passes are another $10.)
The annual island throwdown featuring an assemblage of local talent, including Big Country's Empty Bottle, Ben Maney, and of course Kirk Fleta.

5-10 p.m. Friday, Market Square. Free.
A host of local notables plus stellar folkie Tim O'Brien pay tribute to the Bob.

5-9 p.m. Friday, in and around downtown Knoxville.
The monthly swirl of art, music, wine, and general boutiquery.

8 p.m. Friday, Tennessee Theatre. $79.50.
How-how-how-how? With big beards, Texas blues, and a decades-long devotion to boogie. That's how.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Knoxville Downtown. $10-15.
The third annual spoof of all things Knoxville: politicians, personalities, events.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Beardsley Farm. Free.
A family-friendly introduction to the urban farm in Mechanicsville, with music and children's activities. 

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Civic Coliseum. $10-$15.
An all-day roller jam, featuring five teams of skaters.

6 p.m. Saturday, Bijou Theatre. $8.50-$20.
See winners and everyone else who wrote, shot, and edited a four-minute film last weekend in and around Knoxville. Music afterward by Black Cadillacs.

8 p.m. Saturday, Relix Variety Theatre. $5.
Local guy Cole Murphy plays and harmonizes over his own beats and loops, in a way that suggest Beck (and sometimes Prince).

3 p.m. Sunday, Tennessee Theatre. $6-$8.
Rare screening of director Clarence Brown's silent classic, starring Greta Garbo.

FRIDAY

WDVX Blue Plate Special: Dale Ann Bradley with the Twilite Broadcasters
Noon, Knoxville Visitor Center. Free.
Bradley has one of the finest voices in modern bluegrass, and the Broadcasters do trad duo harmonies as well as anyone.

7 p.m., Relix Variety Theatre. Free.
Comedian J LaLonde headlines a night of laughs and music, as a lead-up to the 24 Hour Film Festival.

7 p.m., Knoxville Visitor Center. Free.
The Hackensaw Boys' leader heads up a live broadcast on WDVX.

8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club. $18-$20.
Standup from a regular on cable's Chelsea Lately.

SATURDAY

WDVX Blue Plate Special: High Water
Noon, Knoxville Visitor Center. Free.
Rootsy jam band from Nashville.

7:30 p.m., Sweet P's Barbeque. Free.
Longtime scenester Waldschlager can still swagger and strut.

8 p.m., the Shed (Maryville). $10.
Two of Knoxville's finest straight-up rawk guys head to the Shed.

8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club. $18-$20.
Standup from a regular on cable's Chelsea Lately.

9 p.m., Brackins Blues Club (Maryville).
Alt-country combo from Brooklyn.

Birdlips with Dolphinmouth and Joseph and His Brothers
10 p.m., Pilot Light. $5.
Birdlips is an enigmatic indie-psych duo from Virginia.


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