KNOXVILLE — PRO WAKEBOARD TOUR
The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, on the Knoxville waterfront at Volunteer Landing. The show and competition will feature dazzling stunts and high-flying action, as seen below.
Friday's activities are free to the public. Admission for Saturday's events is $10 in general, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger.
SENRYU AND TEENAGE LOVE 13
Knoxville band Senryu doesn't approach rock 'n' roll in the most everyday way. Case in point, the group will celebrate a "double EP release" with a masquerade party at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Longbranch Saloon, 1848 Cumberland Ave.
Along with the release of the two sets of songs, the "opening act" of the night will be those living legends of Knoxville punk-rock known collectively as Teenage Love 13.
Admission is $5.
'THE JUNGLE BOOK'
"Disney's The Jungle Book: The Musical" will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Children's Theatre of Knoxville, 800 Tyson St.
The production includes all the classic songs from the Disney film of the same name, based on Rudyard Kipling's book.
Admission is $12 per person, or $10 each for a parent and child together. For info, call 865-599-5284 or visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
TORO Y MOI
South Carolina electronic and indie-rock performer Toro Y Moi will entertain at 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Pilot Light, 106 E Jackson Ave.
Toro Y Moi is the stage name of Chazwick Bundick, who specializes in a genre called "chillwave". He has released a couple of EPs and one full album called "Causers of This." Check him out at www.myspace.com/toroymoi.
Admission is $10. For information, visit www.thepilotlight.com.
Knoxville rock & soul band Gentleman Conspiracy will perform during the "11 O'Clock Rock" show 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Knox Ivi studio and cafe, 17 Market Square.
The free show will feature songs from the band, plus interviews and other info. It can be viewed in person or online at www.knoxivi.com/eleven.
Americana singer-songwriter Donna Frost will perform during the WDVX Blue Plate Special noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St.
Admission is free. The concert will also be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and online at www.wdvx.com.
The rockin' ladies of Warpaint, left, will perform at 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. The group creates danceable, psychedelic indie-rock with "intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms."
Fecal Japan will open the show. Admission is $10.
'NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS'
What could that swimming pig, left, be so happy about? It's all part of the excitement in the new children's film "Nanny McPhee Returns," opening in area theaters on Friday, Aug. 20. Emma Thompson is back as the magical nanny who shows up when families need her the most - even if they don't want her to. The cast of the PG-rated film also includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes and Ewan McGregor.
A woman (Jennifer Aniston), facing down 40, successfully undertakes a mission to artificially inseminate herself and have a baby in the new romantic comedy "The Switch," opening in area theaters on Friday, Aug. 20.
As the title suggests, part of her plan gets slightly sidetracked without her knowledge. Seven years down the road, she reunites with her male best friend (Jason Bateman) who is secretly her real "baby-daddy."
The cast of the PG-13-rated film also includes Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson and Juliette Lewis.
Atlanta-based Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke, above, will entertain at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.
Admission is $10 in general, $5 for patrons arriving by motorcycle. For info, call 865-977-1669 or visit www.smh-d.com.
'THE MUSIC MAN'
"There's trouble right here in River City," announces con man Harold Hill (Robert Preston) when he breezes into River City, Iowa. The charmer proceeds to sell the town on a marching-band idea in "The Music Man," a classic film showing at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St.
Hill's plan is to bilk the town for money to buy instruments, then sneak away. But he falls in love with Mrs. Partridge, er, that is, the town librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones).
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and younger and 60 and older.