KNOXVILLE — POWER TRIO WEEK, PART ONE: LESLIE
The hard-rock trio called Leslie, left, from will perform at 10 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, 200 E. Jackson Ave.
The Charleston, S.C., group - featuring Sadler Vaden, Jason Fox and Jonathan Carman - has a hard-driving sound, as heard on its "Rebel Soul" release and at www.lesliemusic.com.
Reconvened Knoxville band 30 Amp Fuse will also perform during this "Funhouse Rock Live" event.
'THE SECRET GARDEN'
Children's Theatre of Knoxville will present the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett tale of "The Secret Garden" at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the company's theater, 800 Tyson St.
Zack Allen directs the mysterious tale. Admission is $11 in general or $9 each for a child and accompanying parent. For info, visit www.childrenstheatreknoxville.com.
ART OF JUSTICE
Recent works of art by Jarrod Justice are on display through Aug. 6 at Tomato Head Restaurant, 12 Market Square.
See some of Justice's art at www.jarrodjustice.com.
POWER TRIO WEEK, PART TWO: THE WHIGS
The Whigs, left, blast out of Athens, Ga., once again with their latest collection of Southern garage rock, "In the Dark."
Hot on the heels of several late-night TV appearances, the rock trio will perform along with The Hold Steady at 9 p.m. Monday, July 12, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square. Admission is $17 in advance, $20 at the door.
Check The Whigs out at www.myspace.com/thewhigs.
PEACE OF MIND ORCHESTRA
The Peace of Mind Orchestra, a rock and funk ensemble from Arcata, Calif., will entertain at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the Longbranch Saloon, 1848 Cumberland Ave.
To hear the band's funky sounds, visit www.myspace.com/peaceofmindorchestra.
Admission is $5.
DARK HOLLOW BAND
The Knoxville-based Dark Hollow Band will perform during the WFIV Homegrown Live show 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway.
Admission is free. The concert will be broadcast live on WFIV 105.3 FM.
EVERY SHAKESPEARE PLAY EVER
The Tennessee Stage Company will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Market Square.
Jenny Ballard directs this super-condensed romp through the Bard's collected works.
Admission is free. Lawn chairs are recommended. For info, visit www.tennesseestage.com.
Ellen Page and Leonardo DiCaprio, from left, star in the science-fiction thriller "Inception," opening July 16 in area theaters.
DiCaprio plays a thief skilled in the art of "extraction," stealing elements of information from within people's minds during sleep. His skills are highly sought-after in the field of corporate espionage, but he is also on the run because of it. He has a chance to redeem himself, but it will be risky. Why wouldn't it?
The film is rated PG-13.
'THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE'
Nicolas Cage and Moncia Bellucci, from left, star in the fantasy-adventure film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," opening July 16 in area theaters. Cage plays a veteran wizard who recruits an average-Joe New Yorker (Jay Baruchel) to help protect the city against his arch-enemy (Alfred Molina). The film is rated PG.
Colorful, kinetic and highly energetic Knoxville rock 'n' roll quartet Matgo Primo will make a rare concert appearance at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. Admission is $5.
Popular rock band Modest Mouse has something to brag about this week. It sold out The Valarium for this Sunday-night concert. The show starts at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 18, for the several hundred lucky "Mouse-keteers."
Morning Teleportation, a rock band from Portland, Ore., will open the concert. For info, visit www.thevalarium.com.