Good morning, friends! Hope everyone's pouring themselves their second cup of coffee because today's looking kinda busy. Jamey Johnson fans, here's what you could be doing between now and his concert. (FYI, there's a very large bus with Tennessee plates behind the Regal Riviera movie theater on State Street...)
At 9 a.m., the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture opens. They have tons of new art exhibits, but make sure to check out Jean Hess' "Place." As always, it's free to walk in and check out all the art.
At 9:30, Second Presbyterian Church on Kingston Pike is hosting an AARP Driver Safety class. Call (865) 584-9964 for more info.
At 10 a.m., the Ijams Nature Preschool starts. It's up to $15 to register, and it's for kiddos ages 4-5. Call (865) 577-4717 ext. 110 for more info.
Ann Holtz and Allen Ballew will be leading a introduction to the healing power of dreams for cancer patients and survivors this after noon at 1 at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee. Call (865) 546-4661 for more info.
Today at 1:30, the Metropolitan Planning Commission will hold its meeting in the main assembly room of the City County Building. On the agenda (read the whole thing here), is the nomination and consideration of officers for the 2013 calendar year.
Then, tonight at 6, head over to the Preservation Pub for Brent Thompson's Write Night. Local poets (amateur and otherwise) get up and read their original work, and Thompson conducts interviews with local writers. It's free to hang out and watch what happens. 21+ crowd only.
Jamey Johnson will play at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 p.m. with Wayne Mills and Chris Hennessee. Tickets are $32-$47. Buy them here.
Donavon Frankenreiter will play at the Bijou Theatre at 8 p.m. with another guy called Brent Thompson. Tickets to see the Southern California folk rocker are $20. Buy them here.
If, after all that (or if none of that was up your alley), you still want to go out, head to the Irish Times Pub and Restaurant to check out Roxie Randle, who'll play at 9 p.m. Her show's free and open to everyone.
Lexington, Ky.'s, Those Crosstown Rivals will play at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria at 10 p.m. The show's free, but for the 21+ crowd only.