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The Weekend Plan-It: Jeff Mangum, Waynestock, and Bob Newhart!

Woo! We made it! It's Friday! Normally we could let our hair down, but it might freeze if it's exposed to the air. So keep your hats on, and take a look at some weekend activities you could join. Tons more is going on this weekend, so check Metro Pulse's calendar to see what else is going on if nothing here tickles your fancy.

FRIDAY 
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will also be available at Farragut Town Hall, where volunteers will help seniors and low-income families e-file their tax returns. The service is free, and they'll be there starting at 9 a.m. Get there early before the late-spring rush! 

This week at UT's science forum in Thompson-Boling Arena, Samuel Weaver, CEO of Proton Power, Inc., will be on hand to discuss "Back to the Future: Biomass to Cheap Hydrogen." Oh yeah--it's free to attend. 

Waynestock 3 starts tonight at 7 in the Relix Variety Theatre, and this year will benefit the Community School of the Arts. Kicking off the festival is Black Atticus, Kevin Abernathy, Con Hunley, and more. It's just $5 to get in. 

Sciency types, and anyone concerned about global warming might want to check this out: Regal Downtown West theater will have a 7:20 p.m. screening of Chasing Ice, a documentary about a photographer charged with documenting the earth's changes across the Arctic. Immediately following the screening, Benjamin Preston, deputy director of ORNL's Climate Change Science Institute, will lead a panel discussion. It's $10 for adults, $8 for military members, and $7 for students. 

Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, will play at the Bijou tonight at 8 p.m. with Tall Firs. Tickets are $31. Buy them here.

Then at 10, Across Tundras will play at the Poison Lawn with Mobility Chief and Motherplant. The show's free. 18+ only.

SATURDAY
The UT Black Issues Conference starts at 10 a.m., and later Herman Boone, the football coach made famous by the movie Remember the Titans, will give the conference's keynote speech. 

The Arts and Culture Alliance's 2013 Juried Art Show will be on display through Feb 22. The exhibit features artists from across the Southeast. As always, it's free to check out the art!

Waynestock 3 will again take over the Relix Variety Theatre at 7. Check it out!

At 8 p.m. BOB NEWHART (Yes, he's still performing at 83!) will be at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets are $47-$152. Buy them here.

Also at 8, the South Carolina Broadcasters will take their old-time string music to the Laurel Theatre. Tickets are $12. Buy them here.

Local punk institution Teenage Love will play at 9 p.m. at the Well with Horns of the Headless and Senryu. It's $5 to get in! 21+ only. 

Texas singer-songwriter and the Last of the Full-Grown Men Webb Wilder will play at 10 p.m. at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria with the Beatnecks and Plow'd. That show's free. 

SUNDAY
After brunch, catch a matinee performance of "Farragut North," the play that inspired the 2011 George Clooney political drama The Ides of March. The show's running at the Oak Ridge Playhouse. Tickets are $18-$22. Buy them ahead of time here

The Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee will host a mindfulness-based stress reduction class as part of the 8-week series at 4:30 p.m. It's free to attend. call (865) 546-4661 for more info.

The Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee will have its monthly meeting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church at 6 p.m. There will be a class on how to make curried lentils and a potluck dinner. For more info visit the group's website or call (865) 546-5643. 

The Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show starts at 8 at the Preservation Pub. No cover! 21+ only. 

Grass Widow and Mito Band will play at the Pilot Light at 10 p.m. It's $7 to get in. 18+ only.

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