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The Weekend Plan-It: Wick-It the Instigator, the Vespers, and Shinedown

Good morning! Did you stay dry on your way to work/school? Close enough? Good. Now take a look at what's going on this weekend. 

FRIDAY
At noon, nutritionist Thomas C. Namey will speak about medical effects of low testosterone in men at UT's Science Forum in Thompson-Boling Arena. For more info, call (865) 974-8156 or email littmann@utk.edu.

At 6 p.m., Neil Lerner, a music professor at Davidson College in Nashville, will give a lecture entitled "The Specter of Early Cinema Music in Video Games" in UT's Alumni Memorial Building. It's free to attend!

At 7:30, go check out a performance of "Red" at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Tickets to the drama about Mark Rothko are $12-$20. Buy them here.

Lydia Salnikova will play at the Preservation Pub at 8 p.m. The show's free! 21+ only.

Canadian country band Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans will play at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria tonight at 8 with Mike McGill. The show's free! 21+ only.

Nashville producer/DJ Wick-It the Instigator will play at NV Nightclub tonight at 9 with Archnemesis and the Floozies. Tickets are $7-$12. Buy them here

Woody Pines will play at Boyd's Jig and Reel at 10 p.m. No cover. 18+ only.

SATURDAY
At 9:30 a.m. in Townsend, the East Tennessee Wanderers will lead a 5K or 10K nature walk through town. It's free to join them! For more info, call (865) 742-6882 or visit the group's website.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the UT Gardens will host an adult gardening workshop, where gardeners will talk about the new plant seeds on the market this year. It's $10-$14 to attend. For more info, call (865) 974-7151 or email dtowell@utk.edu.

Project Runaway, a fashion show benefit to help at-risk youth, starts at 7 p.m. at the Foundry. Tickets are $25. 

The Vespers, a Nashville indie-pop outfit, will play at the Shed in Maryville at 8 p.m. with Caleb. Tickets are $15. Buy them here.

Robinella, the Grande Dame of Knoxville's Americana scene, will play at the Clayton Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Tickets to see her are $10. Buy them here.

Florida reggae band Rising Lion will play at the Well at 9 p.m. It's $10 to get in. 21+ only. 

SUNDAY
Starting at 10 a.m., the Holiday Inn Select will host a Record and CD Collector Show. Go check out the thousands of LPs, CDs, and singles. It's at 304 N Cedar Bluff Rd.

In advance of their evening show at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, members of rock band Shinedown will be at the Disc Exchange for a singing event at noon. Then, at 7, they'll play downtown. Tickets are $26-$42.50. Buy them here.

The Tennessee Theatre will host a 2:30 matinee of Puccini's "Girl of the Golden West" opera. Tickets start at $13. Buy them here.

The Birdhouse will host a pot luck for the Knoxville couch surfing community from 7 to 11 p.m. Free to attend!

At 8 p.m., head to the Preservation Pub for the Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show. No cover! 21+ only. 

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