Monday, July 18, 2011

What's Happening, Brother?

So much is happening that I'm going to drop a few lines to promote upcoming events. It's something that I do from time to time, though more often I'd suggest other sources for that kind of information. This seems like a good time to make an exception because I'd hate for you to miss some of the great things happening in the near future in the city.

Bella Luna: Opening today?
Today there are two red-letter events happening on Market Square, if what I've heard is true. The first should happen at 11:00: Bella Luna is set to open at 15 Market Square featuring modern Italian food. I did hear this on the street and there is nothing on the website that confirms it, so show up hungry at your own peril.

Black Cadillacs at recent Sundown appearance.
The second event is definitely happening: The Black Cadillacs, one of my favorite local bands, is performing a show on the recently opened patio atop Preservation Pub. The word on the starting time for their show is "around 10:00," and Black Jet Radio is opening. It's one of those late-night, work-night shows that challenge all of us working people - but I'm not working Monday! Look for me at that one. This may be the waning era for seeing this band in a club.

Regular readers of this blog know that I consider jazz music to be a higher art form than pantomime wrestling. You can get your jazz fix with world-class jazz Tuesday night on Market Square. The event is free, but please come prepared to drop a few dollars in the hat (actually, it's a vase). It's been rumored that a certain Urban Fellow might just pass that vase under your face. You wouldn't want to be embarrassed, would you?

The stage is set for Shakespeare on the Square
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings starting last week and continuing through August 14, the Tennessee Stage Company presents Shakespeare on the Square. This edition includes "Othello" and "The Comedy of Errors." The show begins each night at 7:00, weather permitting. Bring a chair and a few dollars to donate (suggested donation $5 per person).

All the vegetables are in at the Market Square Farmer's Market!

Sunflowers are rampant right now!

Dazzling city girls making butter at the Farmer's Market!
Of course, there's the Farmer's Market Wednesday and Saturday - in what has to be the peak vegetable season. I got some crazy bad bags of goodies last week. Then there's the WDVX Blueplate Special every day at noon and the Carib Sounds Steel Band playing this Friday at Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art and it's enough to drive a blogger right out of the bloggosphere.

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At July 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Knoxville Urban Guy said...

Just an addendum, here: Bella Luna is hoping to open Thursday, July 21. That's what I get for believing the word on the street. I hope none of you were lined up outside at 11:00 AM.

At July 18, 2011 at 9:26 PM , Anonymous Kevin said...

Hey Urban Guy... Thanks for the up dates! Can you give me a suggested time to arrive to hear some awesome jazz on the square Tuesday? Too bad they aren't gonna have that "rasslen" to go with the drums.

At July 18, 2011 at 9:36 PM , Blogger Knoxville Urban Guy said...

Jazz starts at 7:00. To sit up front fifteen minutes early is plenty. Arrival at 7:00 will still give you a good seat. See you there.

At July 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM , Blogger tthurman said...

So when is the next wrasslin event?

At July 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Knoxville Urban Guy said...

I realize that was a glaring omission from my post. I'm awaiting final approval on my local Wrassling Federation membership. Then I should be able to keep up to date. Keep watching this space for that to happen. Really.

At July 19, 2011 at 10:44 PM , Anonymous Melinda Meador said...

And Union Ave Books is hosting a Birthday Party for Cormac McCarthy (in absentia) Wednesday night, July 20, at 7:00 p.m., with Suttree-esque refreshments and selected readings by 14 local folk, including Jack Neely and RB Morris.


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