Good morning! Counting down the days to the holiday? Down to two! So if you need a distraction from all the planning involved in the great feast of turkey (or tofurkey, if you prefer), here are a few ideas.
At 9 a.m., head to the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture to check out UT art professor Marcia Goldstein's exhibit "Collection/Re-Collection." As always, it's free to go look around the gallery.
Grab your lunch at noon and head over to the visitor center to check out the Church Sisters' performance for WDVX's Blue Plate Special. That's also free to attend. Sodas are on sale there.
This evening at 6, get your 10-speed (or five-speed or three-speed) and head over to the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center for Bikes N Brews. After a 10-15 mile bike ride, return to the Adventure Center for a free beer (how can you justify missing that?). Bike rentals are available there, but call ahead to make sure River Sports Outfitters will have one ready for you. Their number is (865) 696-2330.
Just a quick note about the Anberlin show tonight--it's been cancelled, as per the Valarium's website. All ticket purchases made through the website or call center will be refunded immediately.
The UT Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will hold a concert tonight at 8 in the James R. Cox Auditorium. It's free and open to the public!
Knoxville's long-running improv group Einstein Simplified will be performing at Sidesplitters Comedy Club at 8 p.m. Cover is $5, for the 18+ crowd. Get your laughs in before you have to deal with cranky family members.
Tonight at 9, England in 1819 will play a free show at the Well with Weird Miracle. 21+ only.