Thursday, Jan. 24
What: Ewing Gallery Opening Reception: Michael Zanksy Where: Arts and Architecture Building
When: 7 p.m.
Victoria's Take: Add a little culture to your life and meet artist Michael Zansky, who has been featured in the Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York since 2003. He's also worked as a set designer, working with movies and televisions shows such as "Law and Order: SVU" and "The Sopranos." It's not your usual Thursday night event, but change is always good.
Friday, Jan. 25
Who: UT Jazz students perform with SWINGBOOTY
Where: Relix Variety Theater When: 8:45 p.m.
Victoria's Take: Gypsy swing band SWINGBOOTY will collaborate with our peers to make some good tunes. Even if you're not a huge jazz fan or you're not so sure about swing tunes, the band's energy is enough to make any Mr. Killjoy entertained. Support your friends and enjoy a Friday night not in your apartment. First 100 people get glow sticks — STEAL.
What: Moonrise Kingdom Where: UC Auditorium
When: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Price: Free with student ID
Victoria's Take: Gosh! Movies are expensive nowadays. Good thing there's a free screening of the film "Moonrise Kingdom" right on campus. The movie follows the story of two kids in love who flee their New England town only to have a search party attempt to find them. I've read good reviews, but once I saw Bill Murray's name in the credits, I didn't need an established critic to tell me whether or not the movie would be good.
Saturday, Jan. 26
What: WDVX World Class Bluegrass Show
When: 7:30 p.m.Where: Bijou Theater
Price: $21.50 - $26.50
Melodi's Take: WDVX, one of the region's most popular music stations, is hosting the first concert of their quarterly series focusing on Bluegrass music in East Tennessee. The groups set to perform include Balsam Range, Brand New Strings and the Dismembered Tennesseans. Bluegrass is not everyone's cup of tea, but it is definitely something everyone should try out, specially those not native to Tennessee and the quirky sub-genre of country music. If your weekend is looking dull and you got a couple extra dollars, check out this show; you may be surprised by how exciting and interesting Bluegrass music can be.
Who: Kitty Wampus
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Oskie's Sports bar and Grill
Melodi's Take: At first glance, Kitty Wampus might not seem like how you would want to spend your Saturday night, but reconsider because this cover band is way groovy and they definitely know how to put on a show. Having covered songs like "Lucky in Love" and "Soul Man," this band will act as a time machine and put you straight into the '80s; their tunes are mad cool and will have every person in the room jamming out. Grab your best bell bottoms and wrap a scarf around your head, Saturday night is throwback night with Kitty Wampus.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Who: The Zac Brown Band with Blackberry Smoke and Levi Lowrey
Where: Thompson-Boling Arena
Price: $29.50 - $64.50
Melodi's Take: This Grammy-winning group has risen to popularity in the past few years and can be classified as folk, country band and can be compared to other artists like Blake Shelton and Keith Urban. Their tunes are fun and upbeat and will without a doubt be awesome in concert. Grab a group of friends and make the most of the end of the weekend with Zac Brown and his band.