Good morning! I know it's early (or maybe not), but try to focus here. We've got a lot going on this weekend, so if you don't know what your plans are (or forgot them), here's a handy guide to what's going on. And check metropulse.com for EVEN MORE stuff going on.
The 32nd Annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming festival gets started today at 10 a.m. at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton. There will be a craft fair, tons of food, and whole lot of old-time musicians there. Visit the museum's website for a complete schedule of events.
If you're not all about the drive to Clinton, get the munchkins and take them to UT's Garden Sprouts at 10, a program for kiddos ages 3-5 can learn about plants and animals at the UT Gardens. The class is $8-$12. Call (865) 974-7151 or email email@example.com for more info.
Here's another one for the little ones: at 5:30, head over to Boo at the Zoo. It's a not-too-scary way to celebrate Halloween and dress up. Plus, you're at the zoo, which is pretty cool. Tickets are $6. Buy them here.
New Belgium Brewing will present the Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour at World's Fair Park tonight at 7 p.m. The independent films are outdoor-oriented, and all proceeds of the night go to the Appalachian Bicycle Club.
At 7:30, Slightly Stoopid, an electronica jam band, will take the stage at the Valarium. Tickets are $26 and can be purchased at the door. 18+ only.
The Royal Hounds, local rockabilly revivalists, will take the stage at Brackins Blues Club in Maryville at 9 p.m. Cover is $5, and the show is only open to the 21+ crowd. If you're a fan of the genre, don't miss them!
Tonight at Sidesplitters, Last Comic Standing's Chris Porter will perform at 10:15 p.m. Fans of the show should not miss him!
Do your kids like to get up early, the little weirdos? If they're between ages 6 and 9, take them to the UT Gardens for the Garden Buds class (like the Garden Sprouts on Friday) where they'll learn about plants and animals. The class starts at 9 a.m. and costs $10-$14. Call (865) 974-7151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Nerds at heart! In case you didn't know, AdventureCon is this weekend, and it starts at 9:30 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Check out the website for info on tickets and the schedule of events.
Elaine Barnes will be at Union Avenue Books at 11 a.m. to read from her children's book Yahootie and the Shoe Shenanigans. The book was illustrated by Knoxville's own Kelsey C. Roy. By the way--that reading is free to attend!
Did you know October is national dog adoption month? Celebrate by meeting your new best friend at the Young-Williams Animal Center's October Adopt-A-Thon from noon till 6 p.m.
At 8, Ingrid Michaelson will take the stage at the Bijou Theatre with Sugar and the Hi-Lows. Hope you bought your tickets, because the show's sold out!
At 10, head over to the Preservation Pub for a pint, and check out the Coveralls, a cool cover band. It's $5 to get in, and the show's open to the 21+ crowd.
Attention Bridezillas/Groomzillas (we know you exist!)! The Vintage Bridal Show will start at 1 p.m. at the Reserve at Bluebird Hill (Lenoir City). Tickets are $7 and there will be lots of stuff from vendors who are probably on Pinterest and Etsy. Check out the website for more info on vendors and stuff.
At 2 p.m., take the family to the Ijams WIldlife Program at the nature center and meet an animal who's unable to be released. The program costs $2.
At 6:30, the Montly Epworth Old Harp Singing starts at the Laurel Theatre. Call (865) 982-7777 for more info.
Turbo Fruits, along with Plant Parenthood and the Cracksmen will play at the Pilot Light at 10 p.m. Cover is $7, and the show's open to the 18+ crowd.