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The Weekend Plan-It: Lance Owens, Little Big Town, and the News-Sentinel Auto Show

It's here! We made it! The weekend! And if you don't have any plans yet, take a look at some of the weekend's highlights.

At noon, Rural Metro paramedic Lt. Robby Nix will be on hand at Thompson-Boling Arena for UT's Science Forum. He'll discuss "Firefighter Paramedics and the Hot Potato Baby: It's Not What You Think." Call (865) 974-9156 or email for more info. It's free to attend!

Want to work in baseball? The Tennessee Smokies will have a job fair today at Smokies Park in Sevierville at 2 p.m. The AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs is looking for seasonal part-time employees for the 2013 season. For more info, call (865) 286-2300.

Local sax legend Lance Owens will play at the Knoxville Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Tickets to see him play are $5-$9. 

Veteran folk singer/songwriter John McCutcheon will play at the Grove Theatre tonight at 7:30 to help raise money for wheelchair access at the Oak Ridge Children's Museum. Tickets are $18-$23. Buy them here.

North Carolina folk-country singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will play at the Laurel Theatre tonight at 8. Tickets to his show are $12. Buy them here.

Occidental Gypsy will play at Boyd's Jig and Reel at 9 p.m. with Henry Wagons. The show's free to attend! 18+ only.

Country-rock outfit the Barstool Romeos will play at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria at 10 p.m. Cover's $5. 

The Beardsley Community Farm seed swap starts at 9 a.m. and goes till 2 p.m. For more info, call (865) 546-8446 or visit the farm's website.

UT's Outdoor Program's All Access Outdoor Festival starts at 10:30. Find the schedule of events here (includes outdoor films, bouldering, hiking, and mountain biking). For more info call (865) 974-9749.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus will have a matinee performance at 1 p.m. Tickets are $16-$61. Buy them here.

Chattanooga's Joseph Decosimo will play fiddle and banjo tunes at the Laurel Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Buy them here.

Former New Grass Band member John Cowan is bringing his new group (the John Cowan Band) to the Shed in Maryville at 8 p.m. Tickets to see the show are $15. Buy them here.

Country group Little Big Town will play at the Tennessee Theatre with Kacey Musgraves at 8 p.m., and the show is sold out, according to the Tennessee Theatre's website. Ask around for tickets!

New York duo Mountains will play at the Pilot Light at 10 p.m. with Strobing Vapor. Cover's $6. 18+ only.

The News-Sentinel Auto Show starts at noon. Tickets are $6-$8.

The Foothills Community Players will present "Hay Fever," at 2 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10-$17.50. Buy them here.

Also at 2 p.m., there will be a death penalty abolition information meeting in room 220 of UT's University Center. For more info on what will be discussed, email

The UT Symphony Orchestra will play a free show at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Everyone's welcome to attend!

Texas country singer Pat Green will play at the Bijou Theatre with A. Ray at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23. Buy them here.

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