Thursday, Sept. 8
Theatre of War
3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Free.
Carpetbag Theatre presents readings from Sophocles' Ajax interspersed with first-person accounts of military veterans and their families.
8 p.m., the Square Room. $46-$58.
Sharp-tongued, clear-eyed country singer with good tunes and a big voice. (Dinner included in ticket price.)
Friday, Sept. 9
Tennessee Valley Fair
3 p.m.-midnight, Chilhowee Park. $4-$75. (Continues through Sept. 18.)
The midway! The Ferris wheel! The cotton candy! The tractor pull!
7-11 p.m., Sunsphere and Convention Center. Free (but you have to "like" the Facebook page).
Black Cadillacs and other local bands will play in a celebration of Knoxville lawyer Stephen A. Burroughs and his beard.
Moonlight and Magnolias
7:30 p.m., Clarence Brown Theatre. $5-$40. (Also at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.)
CBT kicks off the fall season with a play about the production of Gone With the Wind.
Sunday, Sept. 11
The Voices of Lee
7 p.m., First Baptist Church. Free, but tickets required. Call 246-4655.
A cappella group from Lee University was featured on NBC's The Sing-Off.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
7:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $5-$30.
Like the man once said: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.
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