Good morning, and happy Hump Day! Just make it through today, and we'll be on the downward slope toward the weekend. There's plenty going on today to keep you busy. Here are some options.
At 10:30 a.m., the Blount County Public Library will have Toddlers' Tadpole Tales, which includes songs, stories, puppets, rhymes, coloring, and crafts. It's free to attend, so bring your munchkins (or imps, depending on the day).
At today's KJO Jazz Lunch at the Square Room (which starts at noon), trombonists Bill Huber, Tom Lundberg, Don Hough, and Brad McDougall will join in to pay tribute to Kai Winding, the Danish-born jazz man who played with greats like Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, and Miles Davis. It's $15 to attend (and includes lunch). Buy tickets here.
The Candoro Arts and Heritage Center will host an informal meeting for artists to come and sketch or paint live models today at 2 p.m. There are no membership requirements, and there will be no instructions. Just bring your sketching materials of choice and get to creating! For more info, call (865) 573-0709.
At 5 p.m., celebrity chefs the Lee Brothers will be at Union Avenue Books to sign copies of their new cookbook Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen. If you can't get enough of them, they'll be at the Public House to serve drinks and continue signing books at 6:30.
At 6 p.m., UT's LGBT film series wraps up with "This is What Love in Action Looks Like," a documentary about protests against a Christian-backed gay-conversion camp. It'll be screened in the Hodges Library. It's free to attend, so get there!
The Orion Astronomy Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Grove Theater in Oak Ridge. Middle Tennessee State University's Chuck Higgins will be on hand to discuss the use of radio waves to study space.
South Carolina Christian rockers Needtobreathe are still celebrating their 2011 album The Reckoning and the opening slot they scored on Taylor Swift's last national tour. They'll play at the Tennessee Theatre tonight at 8 with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Tickets are $32.50. Buy them here.
Inward of Eden will play at the Well at 9 p.m. with Later That Day. Cover's $5. 21+ only.