Friday, June 14

What: Tammy Pescatelli
When: 7:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
Where: Side Splitters Club
Price: $10
R.J.'s Take: If Retro Dance night doesn't alleviate your Bonnaroo separation anxiety, head over to Side Splitters Comedy Club to catch Cleveland's Tammy Pescatelli. The Italian comedian draws on bits about family, religion and politics and recently made the Final Five on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 2." Coming off her recent reality series, A Stand Up Mother, expect Pescatelli to give advice on the things most important to our demographic: drinking tips and keeping up grounded.

What: Retro Dance Night
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Hanna’s Old City
Price: $5
R.J.’s Take: So you’re not going to Bonnaroo and you decided not to go home for Father’s Day. Maybe that makes you an ungrateful kid or a grumpy stalker of your friends’ Facebook pictures from ‘Roo, but it also makes you a prime candidate to get down to some good ole fashioned Hall & Oates at Hanna’s. That’s right; hits from the ‘80s will be pumped throughout the bar Friday night in an effort to encourage all you Van Halen fans to let your hair down. For those of our readers who do not find comfort in the thought of two sweaty hours spent listening to WHAM!, take solace in the promise of the occasional Top 40 hit.

Saturday, June 15

What: Market Square Farmers' Market
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Market Square
Price: Free
R.J.'s Take: As thrilling as campus can be on a summer Saturday morning, sometimes you need more than a Gatorade to shake off the remnants of Friday night. The Market Square Farmers' Market offers plenty: fresh air, fresh fruit, fresh honey, fresh bread, etc. Fresh is the key component of the experience, as all the products are either grown or made by East Tennessee vendors. If nothing else, take in the sights and sounds of downtown Knoxville, whether it's the street magician, saxophone player or balloon animal guy.

What: Sugar Lime Blue
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Preservation Pub
Price: $5
R.J.'s Take: After a lively morning spent in Market Square, it only makes sense to stick around for Sugar Lime Blue, a Murfressboro group heavy on the blues that is making the drive from Franklin on Saturday. Lead singer Ashley Beth has been praised for her "full-bodied bluesy lilt" and the atmosphere at Pres Pub always incites a good time. Underage patrons beware; as an establishment that permits smoking, Preservation Pub only admits ages 21 and over.