Thursday, July 28
6 p.m., Pilot Light. Free.
Metro Pulse happy hour with local Afropop/worldbeat collective.
Shakespeare on the Square
7 p.m., Market Square. Free. (Continues at 7 p.m. through Sunday.)
Tennessee Stage Company is performing The Comedy of Errors on Thursday and Saturday, and Othello on Friday and Sunday.
Mayoral Candidate Debate
8-9 p.m., Civic Auditorium. Free.
The four leading contenders for Knoxville mayor will meet in a debate sponsored by the Knoxville Chamber. (It will be carried live on WBIR-TV and 98.7 FM.)
Friday, July 29
6 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art. $4-$8.
Michael Crawley’s local all-star blues combo makes a triumphant return.
Saturday, July 30
2 p.m. til late, Big Fatty’s Catering Kitchen. $5.
Big Fatty’s serves up its second annual music festival with 10 local bands, including Wyld F--ken Stallyns, the Vaygues, and Big Bad Oven.
Monday, Aug. 1
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
10 p.m., Preservation Pub.
Local bands celebrate the Grateful Dead guitarist’s music, in a benefit for the Thompson Cancer Center. Continues Tuesday night.
Tuesday, Aug. 2
8 p.m., Bijou Theatre. $41.
Speaking of the Dead, the band’s other guitarist is here for a solo acoustic performance.
Wednesday, Aug. 3
Jazz Lunch: The Music of Brazil
Noon, the Square Room. $15.
The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Tamara Brown pay tribute to samba, bossa nova, and other Brazilian styles.
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