Good morning, you crazy kids. We made it! It's Friday! If you don't have any plans for the weekend, we have suggestions. Take a look.
Carl Gombert's "Radiant Geometries" exhibit is on display at the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture. Got some time this morning? Stop in and check it out. It opens at 9 a.m.
Hey, moms and dads of home schooled kiddos: the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge hosts science class every other Friday. Kindergarten through second grade students can meet there at 10 a.m. Third through sixth graders meet there at 12:30. The classes are $7 for non-members of the museum and $5 for members. Check the museum's website for more info.
Wallace Coleman, a Morristown native who played harmonica with Delta bluesman Robert Jr. Lockwood, will be in town today and playing at WDVX's Blue Plate Special at noon with Sugar Lime Blue. Blues fans, you do not want to miss this performance!
At 6 p.m., Aftah Party, a 9-piece band covering jazz, funk, and R&B, will play at the Knoxville Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5-$9.
Up-and-coming (and maybe already here) Nashville garage band Pujol will be at the Pilot Light tonight at 10 p.m. They'll play with Solid Gold, the Dirty Knees, and the Cracksmen. Cover is $5. 18+ only.
Do you have some old electronics lying around your house that you replaced with new stuff during the holidays? Gather them up and take them to Chilhowee Park starting at 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m. The drop off is free, and the electronics will all be recycled properly. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of items they can recycle.
The Primary Players are holding open auditions for "The Jungle Book" at the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids ages 8-18 are invited to audition (they must be accompanied by an adult). Prepare a short speech and one song.
Hey, people who like to cook. Want to try out a new cuisine? There will be an introductory Turkish cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. at the Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center (7035 Middlebrook Pike). It's $10 to attend.
Duo Amaral, a pair of classical guitarists and members of the Knoxville Guitar Society, will play at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5-$20.
Wallace Coleman will play at the Laurel Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14. If you miss his Friday performance for WDVX, don't miss this one! Purchase tickets here.
At 10 p.m., Johnny Astro and the Big Bang will play at the Preservation Pub with Gamenight and Madre. Cover's $5. 21+ only.
Planning on brunch? Head to the Bistro at the Bijou. Shifflett and Hannah will be on hand to serenade diners starting at noon.
Work off the French toast with an open-level modern technique dance class hosted by Circle Modern Dance. The first class you take from the group is free, and each class after is $5. The class starts at 2 p.m. at the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture.
At 3 p.m., catch a matinee of "Around the World in 80 Days," presented by the Children's Theatre of Knoxville. Tickets are $12. You can reserve them by emailing email@example.com or calling (865) 599-5284.
New Jersey metal duo A F--king Elephant will play at 90 Proof at 7 p.m. with Cryptodira, FXZero, Lucid, and Scent of Remains. 18+ only.
Greylines will play at the Birdhouse at 9 p.m. with Lions. Cover is $5.