KNOXVILLE — RHYTHM & BLOOMS FESTIVAL OPENS
Americana acts 18 South and 6-Mile Express will entertain at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16, on the Market Square Stage to kick off the inaugural Rhythm & Blooms Festival, a major new music portion of the Dogwood Arts Festival.
Admission is free. For info, visit rhythmnbloomsfest.com.
SLOMSKI BROTHERS' VAUDEVILLE REVUE
The Slomski Brothers, left, and their pals of Bon Bon Burlesque will bring a Vaudeville Revue to town at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Ironwood Studios, 119 Jennings Ave., just off N. Central Street.
The duo of Mark and Phil Slomski, from left below, entertain with "an inherited ukulele and a pan forged from a moonshine still" - plus a few other tricks. Admission is $10.
RHYTHM & BLOOMS FESTIVAL, AGAIN
The Rhythm & Blooms Festival, a new part of the Dogwood Arts Festival for 2010, will close with an evening of music 1-10:45 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Knoxville Botanical Garden, 2743 Wimpole Ave.
The lineup features Carrie Rodriguez, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, The Black Lillies, Yarn Acoustic, thecitylights, Kris Delmhorst and Elliot Brood.
Admission is via the $40 Rhythm & Blooms weekend pass. See our "In Performance" calendar guide for other concerts in the festival series. For info, visit rhythmnbloomsfest.com.
Singer-songwriter Kasey Anderson, left, will entertain at 10 p.m. Monday, April 19, at Preservation Pub, 28 Market Square.
Anderson delivers Americana with a literary bent, claiming "Tom Waits and Cormac McCarthy" as his favorite artists.
Chip Robinson, former frontman for The Backsliders, will also perform.
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Acoustic Americana groups Benyaro and Here's To The Long Haul will entertain noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Admission is free. The show will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM.
The Fishtank Ensemble will play "Roma" gypsy music at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
The group is operatic vocalist Ursula Knudson, bass player Djordje Stijepovic, guitarist Doug Smolens and violinist Fabrice Martinez. Admission is free.
In the spirit of the film "Earth," Disney presents a look on and beneath the waves in the beautifully photographed documentary "Oceans," scheduled to open Thursday, April 22, in area theaters. Film crews explore the "alien" world underwater and catch a few surface dwellers, like the Adelie penguin at left, along the way. The film is rated G.
WUTK EXAM JAM
The WUTK "Exam Jam," a concert to benefit the UT's student-operated radio station WUTK 90.3 FM, will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at The Valarium, 1213 Western Ave. The lineup includes The Idle Hand, Big Country's Empty Bottle, Cool Runnings, Faux Ferocious, J Mo, Aftah Party, Fast Nasty, Arpetrio and Dialectic Sines. Admission is $5-$8. Proceeds will help the station upgrade equipment.
Idris Elba and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, from left, portray leaders of an elite - and very secret - special-forces type squad known as "The Losers" in a new PG-13-rated action film of the same name. When their equally secret bosses decided the team knows too much, they frame The Losers for crimes they didn't commit. But The Losers are not about to go quietly. Much gunfire, explosions and snappy catchphrases ensue. The cast also includes Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans and Jason Patric. The film is scheduled to open Friday, April 23, in area theaters.
Billing themselves as " 'Sex in the City' meets honky tonk," country and rhythm & blues band Mustang Sally will entertain at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 Lamar Alexander Parkway.
Atlanta indie-rock band Untied States will headline an evening of music at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. Atlanta band Carnivores and Knoxville's Cold Hands will also perform. Admission is $5.