Good morning and happy Valentine's Day. Here's what's going on this weekend.
At noon, Dr. Harried Wood Bowden will lead a discussion during UT's Science Forum about native-like brain processing of foreign language in university learners. Bowden is an assistant professor of Spanish at UT. The discussion will be in Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, and it's free to attend.
At 6 p.m., the Jay Eric Band will play at set at the Casual Pint downtown. Be prepared to sing along to Motown and classic soul tunes.
The Knoxville Opera will present "The Elixir of Love" tonight at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. Tickets are $10-$95. Buy them here.
Also at 8, Black Joe Lewis will perform at the Bijou Theatre with Pickwick. Tickets are $15. Buy them here.
If you're out and about at 10, head over to Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria, where the White Cosbys will perform. No cover! 21+ only.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from the Tennessee Health Care Campaign will be on hand at Mount Calvary Baptist Church to offer assistance in enrolling in the health insurance marketplace. The help is free!
Terry Phillips will perform for WDVX's Blue Plate Special at noon in the visitor center with Annie and Rod Capps. As always, it's free to attend!
As part of Lawson McGhee Library's "Life 101" course for teens, there will be a seminar on bike safety at 2 p.m. It's free to attend!
Knoxville singer/songwriter Scott Miller will play an acoustic show at the Shed in Maryville at 8 p.m. with Brandon Fulson. Tickets are $20. Buy them here.
Knoxville indie bands Madre, Gamenight, and O Youth will perform at the Preservation Pub at 10 p.m. Cover's $5. 21+ only.
The Repticon Knoxville Reptile and Exotic Animal Show kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Knoxville Expo Center. Tickets to go check out these animals are $10. Buy them here.
Maryville College Theatre will present "Legally Blonde," the Broadway musical based on the 2001 movie, at 2 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15. Buy them here.
Knoxpi, a group that encourages the use of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, will meet at the Technology Cooperative (130 W. Jackson Ave) at 3 p.m. More info on the meetup here.
Wrap up the night at the Pilot Light where Julianna Barwick will perform at 9:30 with Vasillus. Tickets are $10. 18+ only.