Good morning! We made it to the weekend! Congratulations, you crazy kids, and take a look at what's going on this weekend.
Starting at 9 a.m., a three-day re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Sanders kicks off in Corryton at the replica fort (that's in northeast Knox County). It's $8 to attend the festivities. More info here.
At noon, UT's science forum will start in Thompson-Boling Arena, and will feature a discussion on 3D printing from Dr. Chad Duty, a group leader in the Deposition Science and Technology Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The event's free and open to the public. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (865) 974-8156.
The Well is hosting a six-week comedy contest featuring short sets from dozens of local comedians. The competition will culminate on Nov. 9. In the meantime, head over there tonight at 7:30 to take a look at all the contestants. 21+ only.
Movies on Market Square (put on by the Knox County Public Library) will show Back to the Future tonight at 8 p.m. Get there early, because the crowd is huge! It's free to attend.
At 10 p.m., Invisible Things will play at the Pilot Light, along with Martin Bisi and White Gregg. It's $5 to get in. 18+ only.
Former Drive-By Truckers bassist Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy, her new band, will make their debut at the Well at 10 p.m. with the Hotshot Freight Train. Tickets are $7. Buy them here. 21+ only.
The Centennial Conservation Expo will kick off at 10 a.m. in Chilhowee Park. There will be a ton of stuff going on there, from talks by conservationists, music, food, and a Teddy Roosevelt look-alike. It's free to attend and goes till 5 p.m.
In the market for a new canine companion? Consider a retired greyhound, and check out the Greyhound Pets of America, who will be at Agri Feed Pet Supply (5716 Middlebrook Pike) from noon till 2 p.m. For more info, call (865) 584-3959.
Have you been on the lookout for a haunted house? The Alnwick Community Center in Blount County has been transformed into the Dungeon of Darkness this month. Grab your bros and go get scared! It's open from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $13-$20. Buy them here.
Hanna's in the Old City will have a retro dance night starting at 8 p.m., with hits from the '80's and today's Top 40. Cover's $5. 21+ only.
Konkrete Jungle Knoxville will celebrate its two-year anniversary at 90 Proof at 9 p.m. Prolix will perform. Tickets are $10. 18+ only.
The Knoxville Anti-Bullying Carnival will take place at Quaker Steak and Lube from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be carnival games, face painting, an ice cream sundae bar, and a presentation from the Knoxville Police Department's Safety Education Unit. It's free to attend!
Boo! at the Zoo continues at 5:30 p.m. Dress those kiddos up and bring them to trick or treat with the animals. It's $6 to attend. More info here.
Wrap up the evening at the Preservation Pub, where the Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show gets started at 8 p.m. There's no cover! 21+ only.