The Daily Pulse:

The Weekend Plan-It: Feb. 17-19


Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show

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

Knoxville Contra Dance Cabin Fever Dance Weekend

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

Knoxville Horror Film Festival: The Innkeepers


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

Night at the Oasis International Dance Show

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

Jonathan Sexton with Sons of the Southside, Knox County Jug Stompers, Jordan Knight, and the Daze

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

Tune Junkie Weekend

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

Erick Baker with Callaghan


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

Comedy Booze Cruise V

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

***Kevin Hyfantis


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


Children's Museum of Oak Ridge International Festival

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

Judson Claiborne with Tennessee Joltwagon

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: ArtMoves 2012

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


Paul Robeson

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 jazz Festival Tribute to Rocky Wynder

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

Dark Star Orchestra

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

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