Friday, June 8
What: "Of Thee I Sing"
Where: Carousel TheaterWhen: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $15 at the door ($10 available for children 12 and under)
Preston's Take: The UT School of Music is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Players to present this classic musical, which first ran in 1931 and was also the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize. This political satire follows a presidential hopeful running under a "love" platform and the consequences of his ideologies and his own feelings. The price isn't bad and the Carousel is a great venue, well worth a Friday night.
Saturday, June 9
What: Elenowen with Steve Moakler and Parke Avery
Where: The Square Room
When: Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Price: $13, $15 at show
Preston's Take: Elenowen comes from the same Nashville-based Americana-country vein as recent critics' favorite The Civil Wars, but have created their own niche. They possess a really roots-driven sound accented by haunting harmonies and strong lyrics. Will be a very soulful and emotion-driven performance.
Where: The Valarium
When: 9 p.m.
Preston's Take: Valarium was voted the #1 Dance Club in Knoxville, so it has to be good. Parking is free, but entrance is available only for those 18+.
What: Three Man Band and Learner Dancer with Vacation Club
Where: Pilot Club
When: 10 p.m.
Price: $5 18+
Preston's Take: Three Man Band is an up and coming local band that has been heard around town on the likes of 90.3 the Rock. Vacation Club is out of Indianapolis, and are known for their live shows.
Sunday, June 10
What: Tennessee Theatre presents "Sunrise"
Where: Tennessee Theatre
When: 3 p.m.
Price: $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under
Preston's Take: "Sunrise" is a classic from the silent film era, directed by F.W. Murnau and starring George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor and Margaret Livingston and the film will be shown with a Wultizer Organ accompaniment. It premiered in 1929 and one an Academy Award and has since been enshrined by the United States Library of Congress and also been preserved in the National Film Registry. If the weather is too hot outside, the Tennessee would be a great afternoon respite and the movie a nice outing.