Friday, Aug. 14
Y'UNS MAKE IT TO TOWNSEND FOR SUNSET
As part of the Sunset Music Series, Y'uns, left, will perform its mix of jugband music, folk, swing, country and blues at 7 p.m. at the Great Smoky Heritage Center in Townsend.
The group's repertoire includes Muddy Waters, Roger Miller and Beatles tunes. They have kazoos and are not afraid to sue them.
Admission is $4. For information, call 865-448-0044 or visit www.gsmheritagecenter.org.
Saturday, Aug. 15
ALICE & THE WHITE RABBIT SING IN 'WONDERLAND'
The Children's Theatre of Knoxville will present "Alice in Wonderland: The Musical" at 1 and 5 p.m. at the company's theater space, 800 Tyson St., just off of Broadway near the Old Gray Cemetery.
In this production, Alica follows the white rabbit down the hole to the beat of a musical score.
Admission is $11 in general, or $9 each for groups of 10 or more. For information, call 865-599-5284 or visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
Sunday, Aug. 16
WILD ROCK 'N' ROLL RETURNS
Expatriate Knox-rock wild ones Maxi & The Pads will return for a raucous Sunday-evening show at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. What will their costume theme be? Or wait, are those even costumes?
Slick will open the show. Admission is $5. For information, visit www.thepiltolight.com.
Monday, Aug. 17
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
New Orleans acoustic guitarist Jimmy Robinson and Nashville Americana-rock band The Medders will entertain during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Robinson plays in the instrumental vein of Tommy Emanuel and also sings a few.
The Medders' sound is a blend of Americana and pop-rock hooks.
Admission is free.
Tuesday, Aug. 18
GREEN JELLY WRESTLING?
Colorfully named rock bands Green Jelly, Chicken Head, Rosemary's Billy Goat and Cooter Punch will entertain at 9 p.m. at the Catalyst, 125 E. Jakcson Ave.
Admission is $15. For information, visit www.clubcatalyst.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 19
THIS JAZZ IS NEW
Pianist Keith Brown and the New Jazz 4tet will entertain at 10 p.m. at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
For information and music samples, visit www.myspace.com/keithlbrown.
Thursday, Aug. 20
The reunited rock force known as Candlebox, left, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Valarium, 940 Blackstock Ave.
The hitmaking 1990s band has returned from self-described "obscurity" to present the best effort of its career (that part is also self-described).
Admission is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For information, call 865-656-4444 or visit www.thevalarium.com.
Friday, Aug. 21
Sgt. Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth) and Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) are members of a group of Jewish American soldiers who infiltrate Nazi Germany in World War II with a plan to perform extreme acts of retribution in the new film "Inglourious Basterds."
The R-rated war movie was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The cast also features Melanie Laurent, B.J. Novak and Diane Kruger.
Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) graduates college and is ready to take on her dream job in the new film "Post Grad." But a college rival snatches it away and Ryden has to return home to re-think her plans. Her best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford), helps her map out a new direction while she looks for work and puts up with her kooky family. The PG-13 rated comedy is scheduled to open Aug. 21 in area theaters.
Saturday, Aug. 22
Psychedelic southern rock ensemble New Madrid will perform at 10 p.m. at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.
The band features Knoxville singer-songwriter and Pilot Light barkeep Bill Warden with Lou Vesser, Cain Blanchard, Dave Weller and Liz Tapp.
Admission is $5.
Sunday, Aug. 23
CRACKER & THE SUNS
Alternative rock favorite Cracker will join forces with local rock favorites Todd Steed & The Suns of Phere for a concert at 9 p.m. at The Cider House, adjacent to the Valarium at 840 Blackstock Ave.
Admission is $15. For information, visit www.thevalarium.com.