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The Weekly Plan-It: April 5-11

Thursday, April 5

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

The Canadian circus troupe presents the tale of a disillusioned young girl who enters an imaginary world.

Thompson-Boling Arena • 7:30 p.m. • $28-$80


Knoxville punks Oversat return from a whirlwind national tour for a hometown show in support of their new EP, Summer Saved Me

Pilot Light • 10 p.m. • $5 • 18 and up 

Friday, April 6

ETHC From the Vaults

The monthly homegrown film series hosts the premiere of I Open My Mouth and Let 'Er Fly, a new documentary about wild-eyed East Tennessee preacher/showman Pappy "Gube" Beaver. 

East Tennessee History Center • 5:30-9 p.m. • Free

Art on the Block!

A First Friday street festival on the 100 Block of Gay Street, featuring circus performers, music, and art. 

100 Block of Gay Street • 6 p.m. • Free

2nd Annual Knox Heritage Salvage Show

Knox Heritage presents functional design pieces by 19 local artists, architects, students, and designers, with each work incorporating architectural salvage to promote the creative re-use of historic building materials. You'll also be able to get a look at Market Square's latest renovation.

36 Market Square • 6-9 p.m. • Free

Mito Band

Quirky synth-popsters Mito Band (featuring Metro Pulse art director Travis Gray) pair of with local art-punk band White Gregg to celebrate First Friday. 

Pilot Light • 10 p.m. • $5 • 18 and up

Saturday, April 7

UT Gardens Spring Plant Sale

This fund-raiser for UT Gardens will allow you to add some scientific zing to your garden with some unique and cutting-edge plants--not to mention rain barrels, garden art, and outdoor ornaments.

University of Tennessee Gardens • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Free

Knoxville Horror Film Festival Roger Corman Celebration

KHFF celebrates the King of B Movies with a double feature: Death Race 2000 and Battle Beyond the Stars

Relix Variety Theater • 7 p.m. • $6-10 

Sunday, April 8

Rationalists of East Tennessee Book Club

Members of the Rationalists of East Tennessee meet to discuss Peter Corning's The Fair Society. Please join--we could use all the rationalism we can get around here.

Barness & Noble Booksellers • 4-6 p.m. • Free

Monday, April 9

The Birdhouse Walk-In Theater

A weekly movie series in Fourth and Gill. Free popcorn!

The Birdhouse • 8 p.m. • Free

Tuesday, April 10

Rob Ickes with Robinella and KJO

Blue Highway Dobro maestro Rob Ickes is joined by Blount County songstress Robinella and members of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra for a 'grassy, jazzy good time. The whole combo performs later the same day at the Bijou Theatre. 

Blue Plate Special at WDVX • Noon • Free

City of Knoxville's Annual Action Plan

6 p.m., Cansler YMCA (616 Jessamine St.)

This public hearing will examine the city's plan for expenditure of HUD funds. Get more info at

Cansler YMCA (616 Jessamine St.) • 6 p.m. 

Don Bacigalupi: "From Vision to Reality"

The head of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas--founded and largely funded by Walmart empire heiress Alice Walton--will talk about the museum's goals and its impressive collection of American art. 

Knoxville Museum of Art • 6 p.m. • Free

Everything Is Terrible! Unblogged!

The creators of Everything Is Terrible, a popular video blog that hosts clips ripped straight from VHS, have taken their idea out on the road. 

Pilot Light • 10 p.m. • $8 • 18 and up

Wednesday, April 11

A Fragile Tomorrow

Power-pop from Charleston, S.C. Their soon-to-be-released fourth album was produced by jangle-pop master Mitch Easter. 

Preservation Pub • 8 p.m. • Free • 21 and up

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