Good morning, friends! Guess what today is. Hump Day! We're halfway through the week, you weirdos. Congratulations. Now pour that second cup of coffee and check out what's going on today.
At 9 a.m., the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture opens, and among the many new displays is local artist and UT art prof Marcia Goldstein's exhibit called "Collection/Re-collection." There's no admission fee to go and look at the art.
At 11 a.m., make your last weekday stop at the Market Square Farmers Market. This is it. After today, there will be no more lunch-hour vegetable shopping on the square. Get there before it wraps up for the season on Saturday.
At noon, head back over to the Emporium Center to chat with Goldstein herself, along with Jean Hess, whose exhibit "Place" is now on display at the center. It's a free discussion, and worth it if you're a fan of the artwork.
Another lunch hour entertainment option will be at the East Tennessee History Center. The History Society's Natalie Hansen will give a talk about immigrants to East Tennessee from 1845-1925. Did we mention it's free to sit in and listen? History buffs, this is not to be missed. Visit the History Society's website for more info or call (865) 215-8824.
At 5 p.m., you can head over to the Candoro Arts and Heritage Center for a life drawing session. For $10, you'll have a couple hours to draw or paint lives models without anyone's instruction (or hovering). Bring the materials of your choice. Call (865) 573-0709 for more info.
Modern dancers! There will be a $5 intermediate/advanced modern dance technique class at the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture at 6 p.m. If it's you're first time there, the class is free. Visit Circle Modern Dance's website for more info.
Scott McMahan and Friends are playing tonight at 7 at Boyd's Jig and Reel. The show's free for the 18+ crowd.
The Mumbles will play at 9 p.m. at Maryville's Brackin's Blue Club. Cover is $5. For the 21+ crowd only.