Friday, Sept. 2


What: “Frutos Latinos II” opening

Where: The Emporium Center, Gay Street

When: 5 p.m.

Price: Free

Our Take: Exhibit of Latin arts featuring work from artists living in the area and abroad. Look for Jorge Gomez Del Campo’s “Self-Portrait 2011.”

What: The Dirty Guv’nahs w/ Scott Miller & the Commonwealth

Where: Tennessee Theatre

When: 8 p.m.

Price: $22

Our Take: Hometown heroes unite as Knoxville’s answer to the Stones and the V-Roys frontman put on a double-bill slice of Marble City flavor. Wash it down with an MCB Amber. Repeat.

What: Midnight Voyage Live featuring PlayLow / Spooky Jones / Meatball Madness  (18+)

Where: The Cider House

When: 9 p.m

Price: $5 advance / $8 day of

Our Take: Weekly electronic extravaganza descends once again. Plan on a late night and no sleep. Thank yourself later.

What: Drowning Pool w/ Burn Halo, Kyng, Echoes the Fall
Where: The Valarium
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $15 advance / $17 door (+$3 surcharge for under 21)
Our Take: Hard rock survivors, best known for their single “Bodies,” bring the rock to the Valarium.

Saturday, Sept. 3

What: Black and White V

Where: Fireproof Gallery

When: 10 p.m.

Price: $5 cover

Our Take: Parking lot jams and fresh-hung canvas at Knoxville’s most radical gallery. BYOB.

What: Will Fist

Where: Pilot Light

When: 10 p.m. (Pilot Light time)

Price: $5

Our Take: Knoxville mainstay Will Fist, mustachioed balladeer of Four Loko, cheap living and blues, opens for Daddy Don’t. Perfect soundtrack for both drinking and the next morning.

Sunday, Sept. 4

What: Silent Film: “The General”

Where: Tennessee Theatre

When: 3 p.m.

Price: $6 child/seniors / $8 adults

Our Take: Buster Keaton classic returns to the silver screen in Knoxville’s restored Neo-Alhambra movie palace. Get your fill of hijinks and laughs from one of the early masters.

What: “Cold War Crisis: The U-2 Incident”

Where: American Museum of Science and Energy

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price: $5

Our Take: Exhibit relates the tale of American pilot Francis Powers, who was captured by the Soviets in 1960 and consequently was one of the first prisoners exchanged during the Cold War.