Woo! We made it! Just get through today and then it's the weekend! Here's what's going on (besides the football game).
At noon, the Secret City Film Festival starts at Regal Downtown West Cinemas (which, ironically, is not actually downtown). Tickets are $10 for a film block or $40 for the entire festival. You can purchase the $40 pass here.
When the kiddos get released for the weekend, why not take them to the visitor center for some arts and crafts? From 2-4 p.m., kids can go create for free.
Tonight at around 7:30, take the whole family to go watch The Adventures of Tintin on Market Square (for FREE!). Dogs are welcome too!
Ben Sollee, the Kentucky-born, classically-trained cellist/indie hippy/Bonnaroo act will be at the Square Room tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Buy them here. And do not miss this guy!
Also at 8, On my Honor, Audiostrobelight, Above the Underground, A Brighter Life, and Lions will be at the Longbranch Saloon. That's quite a line-up for $8!
Mamas! (And Papas! And everyone else!) Comedienne Margaret Cho will be performing her stand-up routine about motherhood at 8:30 at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $25. Get them here, and don't miss her!
Royal Bangs and Marina Orchestra will take the stage of the Cider House at 10 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 at the door, for the 18+ crowd only.
The John Sevier Days at the Marble Springs Historic Site starts at 10 a.m. with a craft fair. Visit the Marble Springs website for more info.
Smart Toys and Books on Kingston Pike will host a Knoxville Zoo exhibit of some live animals, artifacts, and info for young children. The exhibit is free and goes from 11 a.m. to noon.
If you're out in Oak Ridge around 5 p.m. and you feel a rumbly in your tumbly, head over to Jackson Square, where local restaurants will offer small-plate samples. There will also be beer, wine, and live music. Not to be missed!
Another food event in Knoxville's Union Avenue Books will feature Elizabeth Sims and Brian Sonoskus of the Tupelo Honey Cafe. They'll have free samples of the new restaurant's food before its big grand opening in town this fall. The sampling starts at 6 p.m.!
The Clayton Center Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," at 8 p.m. Tickets to the classic show are $15 and can be purchased here.
The Red Wellies (an awesome name for a band) will be playing Boyd's Jig and Reel if you happen to be imbibing there post-game. They take the stage at 9 p.m.
SHUT UP! and Itchy and the Tater Tots (where do they come up with these names? Love 'em!) will take the stage at the Well at 10 p.m. Cover is $5; for the 21+ crowd.
The Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk starts at noon in Concord Park. Owners and pets will be walking to support the foundation and research for an animal cancer cure. It's $30 to walk.
At 1 p.m., the Knoxville Botanical Garden Fall Festival starts. It's free to get in and see demonstrations, workshops, and the plant sale. Visit the website for more info.
If you're feeling like a matinee around 3 p.m., check out the Children's Theatre of Knoxville's production of "A Little Princess." Tickets are $10-$12. Email email@example.com or call (865)-599-5284 to make reservations. Include in the email how many children and adults will be attending.
The Johnson Swingtet will be playing at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria at 8 p.m. Get a beer and a pizza while you're there.
If you're up for a late night, Jordan Knight and the Daze will be playing at the Preservation Pub at 10 p.m. Cover is $3. For the 21+ crowd only.