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The Daily Plan-It: Books Sandwiched In, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and Attack of the 50-Foot Drag Queen

Good morning! And happy hump day! We're halfway through the week, and there's plenty going on today. 

If you've got some rambunctious kiddos on summer break, pack 'em up and take them to Smart Toys and Books today at 11 a.m. for some crafts and science projects for all ages. It's $6 to join in! For more info call (865) 691-1154.

At noon, the Knox County Public Library's monthly Books Sandwiched In reading group will meet at the East Tennessee History Center, where News Sentinel editor Jack McElroy will discuss Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. It's absolutely free to attend! Next month's reading is Pete Earley's Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness.

At 2 p.m., the Burlington branch of the Knox County Public Library will have a free computers workshop. Call (865) 525-5431 for more info.

Starting at 5 p.m., local artists Karen E. Reynolds, T. Strickland, and Samuel Clint Damewood will play at the Preservation Pub to raise a dime for PrideFest. There's no cover! 21+ only.

Americana singers/songwriters Doug and Telisha Williams will play at Boyd's Jig and Reel at 7 p.m. The show's free to attend! 18+ only.

At 8 p.m., get thee to the Bijou Theatre to see often-shirtless Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, who are coming off an appearance at Bonnaroo. Tickets are sold out, but ask around! They were $30--don't get gipped! 

Knoxville's own Outrageous Raz will take the stage to perform a stand-up version of the classic Attack of the 50-Foot Drag Queen at the Tennessee Theatre at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50. Buy them here!

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