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The Daily Plan-It: Photography, Trick-or-Treating, and a Writer in the Library

Good morning everyone! When you have to bundle up for the bike ride (or car ride, no judgement) in, just think: we could be dealing with Tropical Storm Sandy, trapped inside our houses, surrounded by half-empty bottles of water (or whatever) with only a battery-powered radio to keep us company. So, it could be worse. Anyway, here's what's going on today. Stay warm, friends!

Grab a large latte and head over to the 2 Many Pixels Gallery on West Jackson. Jimmy Chiarella's wildlife photography exhibit is only up for a few more days (through October), so get there and enjoy the creatures. The gallery opens at 10 a.m., and it's free to go in and look around.

If you need some fresh air at lunch, grab your brown bag and take it to the visitor center to listen to Tiller's Folly with the Barrel Jumpers at WDVX's Blue Plate special at noon. It's free to go and eat in there, and they sell drinks inside.

Do the kiddos need to do one last test run of their costumes (or get even MORE Halloween candy) before the day-of? Starting at 5:30, Trick or Treating at the cave (Cherokee Caverns) and Boo! at the Zoo kick off. Admission at Cherokee Caverns is $7, and at the zoo, it's $6. Have fun!

On tonight's edition of Tennessee Shines on WDVX, Chris Smithers and Moses Atwood will be playing at 7. You can attend the show at the studio for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Student ID carriers get free admission through the end of October (which is basically now--go now if you've been planning to go, you procrastinators). Buy tickets here.

Novelist Adam Johnson will be tonight's speaker at UT's Writers in the Library series at 7. Johnson's new book is called The Orphan Master's Son, which is set in mysterious North Korea. This one's not to be missed! It's free to attend for everyone, so get there.

Tonight at 9 is the Well's official Halloween show, featuring Mix Tapes, Fan Boys, We Are the Union, Bad Ideas, and Your Favorite Hero. Wearing a costume will knock two bucks off of the cover, which is $5-$7 (21+ only tonight).

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