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.