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The Weekend Plan-It: Punken Stupor, Howe Gelb, and MKL Jr. Night of the Arts

Good morning! Just a few more hours and it'll be the weekend! So take a look at what's going on this weekend and make some plans.

At 10:30, the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee will have a music therapy session for cancer patients and survivors. Music therapist Alana Seaton will lead the workshop. It's free to attend! For more info, call (865) 546-4661.

At noon in the visitor center, the Loose Hinges will perform for WDVX's Blue Plate Special with River Whyless. As always, it's free to attend! 

At 7 p.m., get the kiddos and head over to the Children's Theatre of Knoxville to catch a performance of the stage adaptation of the Judy Blume classic "Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing." Tickets are $12, or $10 if an adult and child attend together. More info here.

At 8 p.m., James Brown will play a free show at the Preservation Pub with Justin Fedor. 21+ only.

At 10 p.m., Punken Stupor--that's Kevin Abernathy, WUTK's Funhouse host Senter, and members of Finkelsteen and the High Score--will pay tribute to the band's favorite American punk bands. Spades Cooley will also play. Cover's $5. 18+ only.

At 11 a.m., the YWCA Race Against Racism 5K and 1-mile walk kicks off at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA on Cruze St. The race will be accompanied by Diversity Day celebrations, which will include food, entertainment, speakers, and local exhibitors. It's $25-$30 to participate in the race. More info here.

Country star Luke Bryan's That's My Kind of Night tour will make a stop in Knoxville at 7:30. Lee Brice and Cole Swindell will open the show. Tickets are $29.75-$199. Buy them here.

Morristown native Wallace Coleman, who played for 10 years with blues legend Robert Jr. Lockwood, will bring his blues harmonica to the Laurel Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14. Buy them here.

Man Man, a "fearlessly unique" Philadelphia rock band, will perform at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria at 10 p.m. with Xenia Rubinos. 21+ only.

Tucson, Ariz-based folk musician Howe Gelb will bring his "dusty," "wide-open" tunes to the Pilot Light at 10 p.m. Tracy Shedd will also perform. Tickets are $15. Buy them here. 18+ only.

The Westminster Players will hold auditions for "A Gilbert and Sullivan Revue, or a Matter of Hats," at noon in the Westminster Presbyterian Church. The auditions are open to singers, dancers, and actors for the productions, which is scheduled for April 25-27. For more info, call (865) 584-3957 or email

At 4 p.m., meet the man behind Metro Pulse's Secret History column. Jack Neely will be at Union Avenue Books to talk about his new book Knoxville: Green by Nature. If you ask nicely, he might even sign a copy. It's free to attend the event!

At 6 p.m., catch the Martin Luther King Jr. Night of the Arts at the Bijou Theatre, where there will be original performances in honor of King. It's free to attend! More info here.

Wrap up the evening at the Preservation Pub, where the Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show starts at 8 p.m. It's free to attend! 21+ only.

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