KNOXVILLE — 'CURTAINS'
The Tennessee Valley Players will present the musical "Curtains" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through June 27. For information, call 865-584-8173 or visit teennesseevalleyplayers.org.
Rock trio Dead Meadow, left, presents its latest collection of music in an ambitious multimedia package. The CD/DVD "Three Kings" stars the band in a feature-length film mixing the group's live concert with conceptual vignettes in which the band members portray the mystical title characters.
The band will perform its heavy, groovy and kind of trippy music at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave. The band Soft Opening will open the show (softly, one might think). Admission is $10.
The annual Civil War Living History Weekend will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the Ramsey House Plantation, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike.
More than 150 re-enactors from Tennessee and the surrounding region are expected to attend. Battle reenactments are scheduled for 2 p.m. each day. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker will present the musical "Blue and Gray in Black and White" at 1 p.m. Saturday and at 2:45 p.m.
Admission is $5 in general, $3 for scouts in uniform and free for ages 5 and younger. For information, call 865-546-0745 or visit www.ramseyhouse.org.
Texas singer-songwriter Aimee Bobruk will entertain during "11 O'Clock Rock" at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, at the Knox Ivi studio, 17 Market Square.
The free performance will be streamed live online at www.knoxivi.com.
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
The bands Big Daddy Love and Pistol Creek Catch of the Day will offer a mix of Americana sounds, from bluegrass to rockabilly, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, during the WDVX Blue Plate Special at 301 S. Gay St.
The free concert will be broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 and online at www.wdvx.com.
Americana singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, left, will entertain along with Thad Cockrell at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square.
Her official bio from www.tiftmerritt.com offers this summary on all things Tift: "In 2009, Tift married longtime collaborator Zeke Hutchins. They live in NYC. Tift loves surfing, singing with her longtime bass player Jay Brown, farmer's markets, independent record stores, anything French and thunderstorms."
Merritt's latest album is titled "See You on the Moon." Admission is $15.
When Will Hoge, left, titled his latest album "The Wreckage," he wasn't engaging in your average singer-songwriter melodrama. The Nashville-based performer spent nearly a year recovering from injuries after his motorcycle was hit by an oncoming van. He's back in action and scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at The Square Room, 4 Market Square, with American Bang and J Roddy & The Business. Admission is $12.50.
Knoxville pop-punk-rock band The Kvillains will celebrate the release of its new CD at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Cider House, 1213 Western Ave., adjacent to The Valarium.
The band is Eric Shea Patterson on guitar and vocals; Ryan Patterson on bass and vocals; and T. Gregory Knox on drums and vocals.
Jaystorm will also perform. Admission is $5-$8. For info, visit www.thevalarium.com.
An all-star cast of comedians portray the title characters in the new film "Grown-Ups," opening in area theaters Friday, June 25.
Five old friends and former high-school basketball teammates, with families in tow, reunite for a Fourth of July weekend following the death of their former coach.
The cast includes, from left below, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Adam Sandler and David Spade. The film is rated PG-13.
The musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.
Six "adolescent" contestants must deal with each other, plus the grown-ups who are barely "in charge" of the competition.
Admission is $16-$20. For information, call 865-482-9999 or visit www.orplayhouse.com.
BIJOU JUBILEE 2010
The 2010 Bijou Jubilee will be celebrated with performances, seminars and a tour Sunday, June 27, at the historic theater, 803 S. Gay St.
Music legend Emmylou Harris will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26, and a whole day of Bijou-intensive activities follows 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27.
The schedule includes:
-- Behind-the-scenes tour 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free.
-- Songwriting seminar with R.B. Morris, Scott Miller and Jill Andrews 2-3 p.m., $10.
-- "Jazz 101" with Todd Steed 2-3 p.m., $5.
-- Music-business chat with Steed, Andrews and Miller 3:30-5 p.m., $10
-- Concert with all four speakers 7-8:30 p.m., $10.
All-day cost is $25. For info, call 865-684-1200 or visit www.knoxbijou.com.0