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The Daily Plan-It: Concerts Everywhere, Halloween Fun, and Some Civic Duties

Good morning, kiddies! Finishing up that second cup? Good. Then you'll be awake enough to plan your day. Check out the calendar at metropulse.com for more concert listings tonight. 

At 9 a.m., the Frank H. McClung Museum opens. Go check out the "Zen Buddhism and Arts of Japan" exhibit. It's free to get in!

Want to know what the city and county are doing for the community? Today at 10, the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee will meet in the CAC offices (L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave). Here's a brief description of what the group does.

At noon, the Halls Senior Center is hosting an AARP driver safety class. Take your friends! Call (865) 584-9964 for more info.

Boo! at the Zoo is back again tonight. It's getting closer to Halloween--get in the spirit early. Admission's only $6. 

If you were thinking of going to the Orangery this evening, plan to be there around 6, when Nancy Brennan Strange and the Strangefellows will play. 

Hey literary nerds and UT grad student writers, play dress up as your favorite dead writer and go to the "Dead Writers" shindig at Union Avenue Books tonight at 6. Admission is $5, and the money goes to benefit the UT graduate literary magazine Grist. Look out for F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker!

Rodney Atkins will be playing at the Valarium tonight at 6 with Scotty McCreery and the Lost Trailers. Proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation and Bethany of Knoxville. Tickets are $32.50, and you must be 18+ to attend. Buy your tickets here or at the door.

The Knoxville Horror Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Regal Downtown West Cinema with  "John Dies at the End." Guess you know how that ends... Anyway, tickets are $10-$25.

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