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The Weekend Plan-It: Nobunny, Joe Buck, and Trinidad James

Good morning! It's the weekend! And if you don't have any plans, we have some ideas. Take a look.

FRIDAY
At noon, head over to the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe for UT's weekly science forum. This week, Dr. Theresa M. Lee, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of psychology, will lead a discussion on sleep across your lifespan, and the role of the internal clock. The event starts at noon, and it's free to attend (for everyone)!

At 4 p.m. at the Emporium Center for Arts and Culture, four Knox County art teachers will join a panel discussion on their approaches to art. Included on the panel will be Bearden High School's Stan Hillard, Beaumont Elementary's Allison Pickett, Christenberry Elementary's Jessica Stewart, and South-Doyle Middle's Carol Vinson. KCS visual arts specialist Heather Casteel will moderate the discussion. It's free to attend!

At 7:30 p.m., Clarence Brown Theatre will host a production of "The Trip to Bountiful," the 1953 Horton Foote drama about a woman returning to her childhood home. Tickets are $5-$40. Buy them here.

Nobunny--that's Justin Champlin in a bunny costume--will play at the Pilot Light with Hussy at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. 18+ only.

Nashville outsider and Hank III guitarist Joe Buck will play at the Well at 10 p.m. with O'Possum and the Barnyard Stompers. Cover's $7. 21+ only.

SATURDAY
Ten professors will talk about their work at the UT TEDx show at 10 a.m. at the Howard J. Baker Center for Public Policy. Admission is free, but you do need to register (here). 

At 2 p.m., bring your kiddos ages 6 to 12 to the Blount County Public Library for the Lego Club. It's free to attend! Let little future engineers and architects and adventurers see what they can come up with. 

Need to make up a Valentine's date? Head over to Relix Variety Theater at 8 p.m. for the Pretty Things Peepshow, where burlesque and sideshow performers Go-Go Amy, Brianna Belladonna, Frankie Sin, and Donnie V. will put on a show. Tickets are $10-$15. More info here. 21+ only.

Pioneering jamtronica band STS9 will return to the Tennessee Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Buy them at the door.

Southern rapper Trinidad James will perform at the Blackstock Auditorium at 9 p.m. with All Nyte Mike. Tickets are $25. Buy them here. 18+ only.

SUNDAY
At 1 p.m., representatives from the Tennessee Health Care Campaign will be on hand at the Blount County Public Library to assist anyone in signing up for health insurance on the new Marketplace. For more info, call (865) 693-7809.

Former Knoxvillian Tom Lombardo will be at Union Ave Books at 3 p.m. to read from his new collection of poetry What Bends Us Blue. It's free to attend!

Wrap up the night at the Well, where the Knoxville Poetry Slam starts at 8. There's no cover! 21+ only. 

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