"The Lord of the Rings" retro series, various times, Lincoln Grand. Frodo, Samwise and the gang are returning to the silver screen. Each week, the Grand will host $5 screenings of one chapter from the epic fantasy trilogy at noon Sundays, and 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. "The Fellowship of the Ring" screens Aug. 12, 13 and 15, followed by "The Two Towers" on Aug. 19, 20 and 22, and "The Return of the King" Aug. 26, 27 and 29.
Dorothy with Charming Liars, 9 p.m. Friday, Bourbon Theatre. Fresh off her appearance at Lollapalooza, where she was hailed for keeping rock ‘n’ roll alive, Dorothy Martin and her self-named band roll into the Bourbon on Friday. Dorothy is touring in support of its second album, "28 Days in the Valley," which was released on Jay Z's Roc Nation label in March. The first single, "Flawless," hit the top 10 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart — evidence of how well Dorothy channels the classic rock sound.
The Basil Trio, 9 p.m. Saturday, Zoo Bar. Sweet Basil McJagger makes his way back home a couple times a year, playing keyboards with The Derailers and, for a time, reunion shows of the Self-Righteous Brothers. Saturday, he’s bringing his swingin’ organ trio to Lincoln for the first time. The instrumental outfit features his stylings on the Hammond organ and Huck Johnson, one of Austin’s best, on guitar. The Basil Trio has been called “A belly-full of Runzas and Old Style Beer" and "the love child of Jimmy Smith and Herb Alpert." Should be fun.
Jesse Dayton with The Hangin’ Cowboys, 8 p.m. Sunday, Bourbon Theatre. Jesse Dayton has — get all of this — recorded guitars with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Ray Price and Glen Campbell, filled in for Billy Zoom when the X guitarist was undergoing cancer treatment, created the music for three Rob Zombie movies, including “The Devil’s Rejects,” and made his own film “Zombex” that starred Malcolm McDowell. And he’s had his own outlaw country hits and tours the country in an RV with his band of hillbilly punks. He’s coming to Lincoln on Sunday for a don’t-miss show that will find him crossing George Jones country with The Clash’s punk rock, Texas blues and rockabilly.
Curtis Salgado, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Zoo Bar. Soul singer Salgado had to cancel a March 2017 show at the Zoo following a heart attack that led to triple-bypass surgery. Now recovered, Salgado’s back on the road, bringing the soul and blues he’s worked since he teamed up with Robert Cray in their native Oregon years ago. The man who taught John Belushi the blues, Salgado’s been a Zoo favorite for years and is always great.
PlainSong Folk Festival, 5 p.m. Saturday, Templeton Acreage, 11500 S. 25th St., Roca. The duo Curtis & Loretta are among the performers at this year's 17th annual PlainSong festival, which will feature folk music, craft vendors, an Indian flute workshop and concessions on site. Bring your lawn chair.