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The Weekend Plan-It: Jubilee Festival, John Driskell Hopkins, and the Mutations

Good morning! Who's ready for the weekend? (Stupid question, I know.) Take a look at some of the things going on this weekend make some plans!

The Pellissippi State Community College book sale started at 8 a.m. and goes till 2 p.m. Books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, magazines, and video games will all be on sale. The proceeds go to benefit the Pellissippi State Foundation, which provides scholarships for students.

At noon, public health professor Paul Campbell Erwin will speak at Thompson-Boling Arena about "John Snow and Cholera: The Foundation for Modern Disease Investigation" as part of UT's weekly science forum. It's free to attend. For more info call (865) 974-8156 or email

From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Webb School of Knoxville will host its annual Art Xtranvaganza art sale, which features more than 70 local and regional artists like sculptor Daniel Lai. Not to be missed if you've been looking for a piece!

Three Rivers Anglers will host a Fly Fishing Film Tour at Relix Variety Theatre tonight at 6:30. There will be a series of short films about fly fishing. Tickets are $12.50-$15.

The 44th Annual Jubilee Festival starts tonight at 7 at the Laurel Theatre. Check out the schedule here, which features performances and jam sessions all weekend, and a potluck dinner. It's $12 to get in.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown will present "Hollywood Arms," Carol Burnett's fictionalized account of her childhood, tonight at 8. Tickets are $10-$15. Buy them here.

Detroit honky-tonk singer/songwriter Rachel Brooke will play at the Well tonight at 9 with the Hotshot Freight Train. It's $7 to get in. 21+ only. 

The Junior League's annual Bag-A-Bargain garage sale starts at 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. at Chilhowee Park. Take a look around and see what kind of weird knick knack you can find. It's $5 to get in, but if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate, you'll get $1 off admission.

The East Tennessee Wanderers will meet at the Knoxville visitor center at 10 a.m. for either a 5K or 10K walking tour of downtown's cultural history. For more info, call (865) 982-1268 or check out the event details here.

British blues chanteuse Bex Marshall will play at the visitor center at noon for WDVX's Blue Plate Special with Steve Forbert. Marshall's been getting a lot of attention from the blues community--check her out now!

There will be dinner and drinks, and a live and silent auction at the Bearden Banquet Hall from 5 to 9 p.m. that will benefit the Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. For more info, call (865) 573-9088 or visit the group's website.

The 8th annual Teen Step Show starts at 8 p.m. at the Civic Coliseum. Teens from local schools and even out of state will compete to see who has the most creative step routine. Tickets to get in are $8-$10.

John Driskell Hopkins will play at the Shed in Maryville at 8 p.m. with Balsam Range. Tickets are $20. Buy them here.

The Friends of the Library annual book sale starts at 1 p.m. and goes till 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event is free for members of the Friends of the Library, but you can join at the door for just $10. 

Four female scientists in fields ranging from neuroscience to applied mathematics will talk about their careers at the East Tennessee History Center from 2 to 4 p.m. It's free to attend and open to the public. 

The UT Faculty Chamber Series Concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Church Street United Methodist Church. The group will perform works by Mozart, Crumb, Kramer, and Schumann. It's free to attend!

"Mary Poppins" will be performed at the Tennessee Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's matinee is already sold out. Buy your tickets soon! They're $37-$77 and can be purchased here.

Knoxville's surf-rock-punk band the Mutations will play at the Pilot Light at 10 p.m. with Crys and Vacation Club. It's $5 to get in. 18+ only.

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