FRIDAY, FEB. 17
Featuring the Green Living Pavilion, a Cooking School, and the second annual fund-raising raffle. The show continues on Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-.
Knoxville Convention Center • 10 a.m.-8 p.m. • $5-$10
A weekend festival featuring performances by the Great Bear Trio and Elixer dance troupes, workshops, and social dance. The weekend continues on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Maryville College • 7 p.m. • $5-$85
KHFF screens Ti West's new haunted-hotel chiller set in rural Connecticut.
Relix Variety Theatre (1208 N. Central St.) • 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. • $8 • 18 and up
An international dance showcase, headlined by Bellydancer of the Universe 2008 Mia Sha'uri.
Fulton High School (2509 N. Broadway St.) • 7:30 p.m. • $10-$15
Local musicians team up for a cancer benefit in the Old City.
90 Proof (106 S. Central St.) • 7:30 p.m. • $10 • 18 and up
The Tune Junkie Weekend, an annual celebration of Celtic music, kicks off with a jam session and bar night in the Old City. The festival continues with a day of workshops, sessions, and live performances at the Grove Theater in Oak Ridge on Saturday and a Sunday morning closing session back at Boyd's.
Boyd's Jig & Reel (101 S. Central St.) • 7:30 p.m. • Free • 18 and up
The local folk-soul singer/songwriter plays his annual ca. Valentine's Day show, this time in anticipation of his second album, Goodbye June, due out in May.
Bijou Theatre (803 S. Gay St.) • 8 p.m. • $19.50
Loida Persia: A Tribute to Whitney Houston
Persia, a Filipino native and waitress at Asia Cafe, will sing a set of the late Houston's favorite hits.
Asia Cafe (6714 Central Avenue Pike) • 8 p.m. • Free
A two-hour anti-Valentine's Day cruise with local and regional standup comics.
Star of Knoxville Riverboat • 10 p.m. • $10-$12 • 21 and up
Hyfantis, leader of the jazzy rock-pop outfit the Bishops Band, shows off a new, rootsier side with his new solo EP, titled simply Hyfantis. Photo by Eric Gebhart.
Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria (200 E. Jackson Ave.) • 10 p.m. • Free
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Traditional food, music, and art from around the world. Atlanta-based African dance troupe the Uhuru Dancers will be the featured performers.
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge (461 W. Outer Drive) • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • $8-$10
Claiborne, former frontman for Chicago dream-folk band Low Skies, brings his new stripped-down solo project to town. He plays Pilot Light later Saturday.
Blue Plate Special at WDVX (301 S. Gay St.) • Noon • Free
Momentum Dance Lab's annual show presents new and original works by local composers and choreographers. A second performance will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.
Knoxville Museum of Art (1050 World's Fair Park Drive) • 2 p.m. • $9-$12
Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton: The Ghost Houses
Architects Stuth and Shelton will discuss the successful renovation of a group of houses in Fourth and Gill, featured in this month's issue of Dwell.
Three Rivers Market (1100 N. Central St.) • 3 p.m. • Free
Beck Cultural Center All-American Mardi Gras
The Beck Cultural Exchange Center's annual Mardi Gras celebration includes taditional food and music, a silent auction, and the crowning of the King and Queen of Mardi Gras.
Beck Cultural Center (1927 Dandridge Ave.) • 6 p.m. • $25-$35
University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra
UT Symphony performs Mussorgsky and Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition.
UT Alumni Memorial Building James R. Cox Auditorium • 8 p.m. • Free
Blount County's long-reigning Queen of Alt-Country makes a rare hometown club appearance.
Brackins Blues Club (112 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville) • 9 p.m. • 21 and up
Tropical Latin Dance Night
A special night of Spanish, Caribbean, and Latin American dance.
Relix Variety Theatre (1208 N. Central St.) • 9 p.m. • $10 • 18 and up
Jenna and the Accidentals with House of Rising Funk
Old-style soul and R&B.
Preservation Pub (28 Market Square) • 10 p.m. • $5 • 21 and up
SUNDAY, FEB. 19
Clayton Center for the Arts presents Phillip Hayes Dean's play about the 20th-century singer, actor, and activist.
Clayton Center for the Arts (502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville) • 2 p.m. • $10
Knoxville's jazz community comes out for a jam session in memory of sax giant Rocky Wynder, who died in January at the age of 83.
Bella Luna (15 Market Square) • 4-8:30 p.m. • Free
These Chicago deadheads have been paying tribute to the Grateful Dead since 1997. Each performance is an exact replica of a particular Dead show.
The Valarium (112 Ramsey St.) • 9 p.m. • $18-$23 • 18 and up