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The Daily Plan-It: Temple Grandin, Weird Al, and the David Mayfield Parade

Good morning! We've got quite a day ahead of us! So take a look at what all's going on today.

The Downtown Gallery's new MFA thesis exhibits are called "POP Homes" (by Greg Daiker) and "Monstrocity" (by Alex Merchant). The gallery opens at 11 a.m. Check out the work before it's gone!

At 12:30, Chris Milne will speak at Pellissippi State's cafeteria annex for the Green Bag Lunch Series about Tennessee as a pioneer in sustainable agriculture. Bring your lunch! Drinks and cookies will be available (for free!)! 

Hey, writerly types! Up for a challenge? Today at 4:30 in the Toyota auditorium, there will be a writing workshop as part of UT's Sex Week on how to write about sex. Erotic writer Sinclair Sexsmith will lead the workshop. Check out Sex Week's schedule for more details. It's free to attend. Bring a pen and paper with you! 

Temple Grandin, a pioneer in humane animal slaughter practices and in the autism community, will be speaking tonight about her research at the Knoxville Convention Center at 6:30 as part of the Third International Veterinary Social Work Summit. Fans should not miss this opportunity!

Legendary pop music parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will perform at the Tennessee Theatre tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets to see the show are $39.50-$49.50. Buy them here.

Atlanta psych-rock outfit Spirits and the Melchizedek Children will play at the Pilot Light tonight at 10 with Smoker, and Shriek Operator. 18+ only.

Eccentric Americana band the David Mayfield Parade will be at Barley's tonight at 10. It's $10 to attend, and open to all ages.

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