Good morning! We made it to Friday! Three cheers! Here's what's going on around town, if you don't already have some plans made.
UT's science forum is back with a discussion on how polymer chemistry could change the world led by Dr. Jimmy Mays, a chemistry prof at UT and an ORNL Distinguished Scientist. The talk starts at noon in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, and it's free to attend. For more info, call (865) 974-8156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beardsley Community Farm's 6th annual winter fundraiser (aka Snow Day) kicks off at 7 p.m. at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria in the Old City. For $10 ($15 at the door), you get in and get to test out a bunch of local chefs' take on winter soups (and plenty of bread). There will also be a ton of local bands playing, a silent auction, and the third annual beard pageant (both the homegrown and homemade varieties). Buy tickets in advance here.
Hard-touring country music newcomer Justin Moore will bring his Off the Beaten Path show to the Coliseum tonight at 7:30. Randy Houser and Josh Thompson will open. Tickets are $32.50-$181. Buy them here.
Clyde Davenport, the 92-year-old fiddler and banjo player (and Jamestown, Tenn., resident) will perform at the Laurel Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Buy them here.
Longtime Texas singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen will perform at the Bijou Theatre tonight at 8. Tickets to the show are $29.50. Buy them here.
One-man electro-soul-R&B act Fine Peduncle will perform at the Well at 10 p.m. Cover's $5. 21+ only.
The McClung Museum Family Fun Day starts at 1:30, and includes games and activities related to the museum's exhibits. It's free to attend! Bring your kiddos!
The Fountain City Arts Center will hold a fundraising dinner at 3 p.m. More than 20 members of the center will whip up some treats. It's $10 to attend. for more info, call (865) 357-2787 or email email@example.com
The UT Theatre Department will hold a staged reading of Canadian playwright John Lazarus' unproduced play "Sex with Feminists" at 7:30 in the Art and Architecture Building. Lazarus is visiting UT as a writer in residence. It's free to attend!
Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, the long-running Nashville bluegrass act, will perform at the Laurel Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14. Buy them here.
Knoxville quartet Hey OK Fantastic is reuniting after two years, and will play at the Well with Pretty Perfect at 10 p.m. Cover's $5. 21+ only.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of entirely Mozart pieces at the Bijou Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $11-$31.50. Buy them here.
Lawson McGhee Library will screen Michael Gordon's 1950 noir film Woman in Hiding, which is set in Knoxville. It's free to attend! The screening starts at 3 p.m. Don't miss it!
Wrap up the night at the Preservation Pub for the Upstairs Underground Comedy Show. It's starts at 8, and there's no cover. 21+ only.