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The Daily Plan-It: Books Sandwiched In, Dead Confederate, and Vitek

Good morning! And happy hump day! (Anyone else have that ridiculous Fergie song stuck in their heads now?) We're halfway through the week! Check out what's going on today.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Market Square Farmers Market will take over. Grab some veggies for a midweek dinner (or a pastry). 

The Knox County Public Library's lunchtime book series Books Sandwiched In will get started at noon today in the East Tennessee History Center. Nissa Dahlin-Brown, who works at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, will be on hand to discuss Diane Ravitch's book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education. It's free to attend. Take a look at what boks will be discussed each month through September here. Call (865) 215-8723 for more info.

Also at noon, there will be an AARP driver safety class at the John T. O'Connor Senior Center. The class goes until 4 p.m. Call (865) 584-9964 for more info.

Artists! The Candoro Arts and Heritage Center will have a life drawing session (with live models) at 2 p.m. There will be no instruction, and no membership is required. Just bring your sketching materials of choice. It's $10 to attend. For more info call (865) 573-0709.

The Andrew McCoy Duo will play some jazz tunes at the Bistro at the Bijou starting at 7 p.m. It's free to attend.

Athens, Ga., country-rockers Dead Confederate will play at the Bowery with the Roadkill Ghost Choir at 8 p.m. Dead Confederate just released their fifth album in April. Tickets are $7-$10. 18+ only.

If you're still out and about at 10 p.m., catch Nashville electro-pop group Vitek, who released their debut album last year, at the Preservation Pub. There's no cover! 21+ only.

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