On Friday, Aug. 20, Rock City’s Velvet Lounge series will welcome back Putnam Smith. This talented musician always amazes with his smooth vocals and bluegrass tunes.

The music will run from 7 to 9 p.m. As usual, there is no cover charge but tipping the musician is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St., call 594-4123.

Coming up Friday, Aug. 27 will be Awesomeocalypse, an evening of tongue-in-cheek presentations, music and dead-serious disaster preparedness. Advance tickets are $3 for four for $10; admission at the door will be $4.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.