Good morning! It's the weekend in just a few short hours! So if you haven't made any plans yet, we've got some ideas for you.
The annual Secret City Festival celebrating the history of Oak Ridge kicks off at 11 a.m. at Alvin K. Bissell Park. Events are up to $20 to attend. More info here.
The Relay for Life memorial walk/run for cancer awareness and research kicks off at 5 p.m. at World's Fair Park. In addition to the walking and running, there will be live music, food, and kids' events.
It's Summer Movie Magic night at the Tennessee Theatre again, and this week you can catch a showing of the bootlegger classic Thunder Road. It starts at 8 p.m., and it's $8 to attend. More info here.
Knoxville's longest-running punk outfit Teenage Love13 will play at the Pilot Light tonight along with Tina Tarmac and the Burns, and Spades Cooley. The show starts at 10. Cover's $5. 18+ only.
But if funk is more your jam, check out the Atlanta-based Gurufish, who'll play at the Preservation Pub at 10. Cover's $5. 21+ only.
The Knox Heritage Preservation Network will meet at 10 a.m. at their headquarters (the historic Westwood house on Kingston Pike) to discuss preservation issues, concerns, and tips. It's free to attend. More info here.
The Knoxville Film and Music Festival kicks off at noon at Scruffy City Hall. The day will start with a screening of the South Park "Black Friday" trilogy, which is $10 to attend. More info here.
The Knoxville Children's Theatre will present a stage adaptation of Disney's Aladdin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. More info here.
Head out west to Concord Park to catch the Hitmen perform at 6 p.m. as part of the Second Saturday concert series. It's free to attend!
Wrap up the night at the Shed in Maryville, where former Drive-By Truckers bassist Shonna Tucker will debut her new band Eye Candy. The show starts at 8, and tickets are $10. Buy them here. The Tim Lee 3 will also perform.
It's Civil War Living History weekend at the Mabry-Hazen House. Head over at noon for historic reenactments of daily life during the war, featuring camps, military demonstrations, cannon firing, field music, and more. It's $5 to attend.
Author George Singleton will be at Union Ave Book at 2 p.m. to read from, and sign copies of, his new collection of short stories Between Wrecks. It's free to attend!
Close out the weekend with Fine Peduncle, who'll perform at the Pilot Light with Yung Life, Snow Wite, and Nu Depth. The show starts at 9 p.m. Cover's $5. 18+ only.