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The Weekend Plan-It: Miranda Lambert, Fred Eaglesmith, and "God of Carnage"

Good morning, you crazy kids! I'm guessing you all survived the Blizzard of '13? Good. Well congratulations if you're one of the lucky ones who get a snow day (I'm looking at you, school aged kids). We'll start the day off well after the ice has gotten good and melted, and then the rest of the weekend is cake! 

FRIDAY
At noon, Samantha Harlow and Andrew Leahy will play at the visitor center for WDVX's Blue Plate Special with If Birds Could Fly. Free lunchtime entertainment right there.

Then at 2 p.m., the visitor center will host some kids' arts and crafts. So if you've got some little people wrecking your house, get them downtown this afternoon. It's free!

A collection of student artwork created in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., will be on display at the Bijou Theatre today at 5 p.m.till 6:30 p.m. It's free to go check it out.

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are in town, country music fans. They'll play at Thompson-Boling Arena tonight at 7:30. Tickets are $25-$49.75. Buy them here.

Nashville's groovy-indie-prog-rock-pop whatever band Moon Taxi are playing tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bijou. Tickets are $16.50. Though the band said via their Facebook page that tickets were sold out, it looks like you can still get them here.  

At 9:30, Kelsey's Woods, a local Americana band, will play at Boyd's Jig and Reel. The show's free! 18+ only.

SATURDAY
The Blount County Public Library's used book sale (open to library card holders) starts at 9 a.m. Paperbacks are $1 and hardbacks are $2.50. Can't beat that! 

At 10:30, the Fountain City Branch Library will host Saturday Stories and Songs. Take the little ones to enjoy some story tellers and singers and entertainers. It's free!

At 1 p.m., catch a matinee performance of the Children's Theatre of Knoxville's "Around the World in 80 Days." Tickets are $12. Call (865) 599-5284 to reserve them.

The House of the Rising Funk and the Jojax are playing at the Relix Variety Theatre at 7 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley. Listen to the southern-fried swamp jams while you help the no-kill shelter. Win-win. Tickets are $5.

Fred Eaglesmith will play at the Shed at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Buy them here

Kentucky preacher's daughter Dale Ann Bradley will play at the Laurel Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16. 

Still planning to be out and about at 10 p.m.? Head to the Well and check out the Bad Dudes, who'll play with Alone at 3 a.m. and Matt Woods. Cover's $5. 21+ only.

SUNDAY
After brunch, work off those waffles at the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture, where Circle Modern Dance will hold an open-level modern dance class at 2 p.m. The first class you take there is free, and after that each class is $5. Not a bad deal. 

At 3 p.m., catch a matinee of "God of Carnage" at the Theatre Knoxville Downtown. Tickets are $10-$15. Buy them here.

At 5 p.m., the First Seventh Day Adventist Church on Kingston Pike will host a vegan supper. Guests are treated to a lecture, and then a dinner. 

Need some laughs? Head over to the Preservation Pub at 8 p.m. for the Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show. 21+ only.

At 9 p.m., Erisa Rei will play at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria. 21+ only.

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