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The Weekend Plan-It: Perpetual Groove, Ryan Bingham, and Lichens with David Daniell

Woo! It's the weekend! Oh, and also Good Friday. So all you jerks who have today off...congratulations. More coffee for the rest of us. (Maybe.) Anyway, take a look at what's going on this Easter weekend. 

At noon in the visitor center, Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys will perform for WDVX's Blue Plate Special. It's free to attend! Bring your lunch!

Want to learn some new dance moves for da club? (Sorry) Artistic Dance Unlimited in Alcoa will have clogging lessons starting at 4 p.m. today. Kiddos ages seven to 11 will be instructed starting at 4, and everyone 12 and up can get started at 5. Best of all? The lessons are free! Call (423) 261-4192 or email for more info.

On this Good Friday, First Christian Church will screen the 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer film "The Passion of Joan of Arc" tonight at 7. It's free to attend.

Georgia jam band Perpetual Groove is on its last tour for the foreseeable future, and fans should catch them tonight at 8 at the Blackstock Auditorium. They'll play with Stokeswood and Fatstacks and the Fun Guy. Tickets are $15-$20. Buy them here.

Gospel/bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver will play tonight at 8 at the Bijou Theatre with Ralph Stanley II. Tickets are $21.50-$26.50. Buy them here.

North Carolina DJ Don Winsley will perform at NV Nightclub tonight at 8. He recently made waves with his debut album Rise of the Weasel King. It's free to attend! 18+ only.

If you happen to stop by Boyd's Jig and Reel during tonight's pub crawl, be there around 10 to catch the Naughty Knots, a trio of women who play acoustic music. No cover! 18+ only.

The Dogwood Arts Festival's 3D art show Nexus 2012 will be on display at the Downtown Gallery. The show, which features sculptures and other 3D artwork, will be on display through next Saturday. So get there before it's gone! The gallery opens at 10 a.m. and it's free to check out the exhibit.

At 11 a.m., the Marble Springs Historic Site will have a hands-on gardening class led by Jim Buckenmyer. It's $10 to attend. For more info call (865) 573-5508 or email

The P.G. Wodehouse Society will meet at Union Avenue Books at 1 p.m. Fans of English humor should check it out. It's free to attend!

Pellissippi State alumnus Levi Kreis won a Tony for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet. He'll return to his alma mater to perform his own cabaret-style songs at the Clayton Center for the Arts. It's $25 to attend. 

Texas singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his song "Crazy Heart," will play at the Bijou Theatre at 8 p.m. with honeyhoney. It's $25 to attend. Buy tickets here.

Portland, Ore., quintet the Foghorn Stringband will play at the Laurel Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16. Buy them here.

Knoxville's "lo-fi horror trash" band La Basura Del Diablo will play at the Well at 10 p.m. with Alucard, Kay Walker, and the Marble City Three. It's $5 to get in. 21+ only. 

After Easter lunch and (maybe) spending the day with the family (or just laying on the couch),  catch two really exciting Chicago guitarists, Lichens with David Daniell, at the Pilot Light at 8 p.m. It's $7 to attend. 18+ only.

Walking Dead fans! The Relix Variety Theatre and the Knoxville Horror Film Festival will screen the final episode of the season! Catch it with fellow zombie enthusiasts! The best part? It's free to attend, so go!

Horror not your schtick? The Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show at the Preservation Pub will feature comedian J. LaLonde (he of Campfield debate fame) at 8 p.m. It's free to attend! 21+ only.

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