Guys, we made it! It's FRIDAY!!!! Wooo hooo!! And, to top off that excitement, there's tons of cool stuff to do this weekend. So, even if you're not going to the game (who's playing, again?), get out and enjoy the nice weather!
Today at noon, bring your lunch (or buy it) to the Thompson-Boling Arena at UT to listen to Nathan D. Lee, DVM, who's an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He'll be giving a 40-minute lecture on radiation as a cancer therapy for pets, followed by a Q&A session. Pet lovers and science lovers--not to be missed! No charge to get in. For more info, call or email Mark Littmann at (865)-974-8156 or email@example.com.
Got some kiddos who like to paint or draw? The Birdhouse is hosting free art classes for kids ages five and up at 4:30. Donations are accepted.
The Wild Thyme Players will be in the World's Fair Park tonight at 7 demoing some fighting moves in an adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Admission is free! But, donations are encouraged. For more info, call (865)-325-9877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 8 p.m., Beach House takes the stage at the Bijou Theatre. You know the Baltimore duo by their dreamy sound and their universally-loved 2010 album Teen Dream. So don't miss the opportunity to see them live! Tickets are $22. Buy them here.
If you're still up for a little music, head over to the Preservation Pub and check out Roman Reese and the Cardinal Sins with Fustics at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. For the 21+ crowd only.
The Knoxville Writer's Guild will meet at 10 a.m. at Church of the Savior. Bryan Charles, author of the 9/11 memoir There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From, will lead a workshop on writing memoirs. Register at KWG's website. The workshop is $25 for guild members and $30 for nonmembers.
Guided walking tours of the UT Arboretum start at 10 a.m. Get over there before the game starts! To register, call (865)-483-3571.
At 10:30, Smart Toys and Books will host the Appalachian Bear Rescue, which will give a presentation for kiddos on what happens when baby bears get lost or injured in the wild. Awww! Sounds adorable! Admission is $10.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival will play Boyd's Jig and Reel at 9:30. The show's free for everyone 18+.
Guerrilla Suns with Pheonix Bloom and Quartjar are playing the Well at 10. Cover's $5, and the show's only for the 21+ crowd.
Get yourself some brunch, and then head over to the Frank H. McClung Museum (which opens at 9 a.m.) to check out the "Zen Buddhism and the Arts of Japan" exhibition.
Then at 3 p.m., head over to Union Avenue Books to talk to some local poets: Deborah Bernhardt, Christian Anton Gerard, and Darren Jackson. They'll read some of their works and and discuss with whoever attends.
At 8 p.m., Brooklyn art-pop outfit Grizzly Bear takes the stage. Jay-Z's favorite band will release their fourth album, Shields, on Sept. 18. Get a preview of those songs before you shell out for their album! Tickets are $37. Buy them here.