Good morning! It’s the weekend! Celebrate by making plans! (We’ve got ideas, natch.)
At 10 a.m., grab the kiddos and head over to Smart Toys and Books for Mommy, Daddy, and Me art class. This week, kids ages 2+ will work on creating a “wormy apple.” It’s $5 to participate. For more info call (865) 691-1154 or check out the store’s website.
Knox Heritage will have an educational lunch at 11:30 a.m. at its headquarters on Kingston Pike. This week John Case, of Case Antiques Inc., will be on hand to talk about local artists. To make reservations for the buffet lunch, call Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two-day academic symposium “Engaging Arabia” and the Arab Cultural Fair kicks off at the McClung Museum at UT at 3 p.m. A full schedule of events is here.
The Knoxville Opera will kick off Pellissippi State Community College’s fall concert series with a performance of “Magnifico!” The performance starts at 7 p.m. at the Hardin Valley campus’ Clayton Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. More info here.
Wrap up the night at the Concourse, where the Midnight Voyage will take over at 9 p.m. Thriftworks will perform, along with J Mo and Psychonaut. Tickets are $7-$10. Buy them here. 18+ only.
The first ever Asian Festival in Knoxville will kick off at 10 a.m. in Krutch Park. It’s free to attend! Go check out all the food and ehibitions! More info here.
If you’re going to be downtown, check out WDVX’s Blue Plate Special at noon in the visitor center. Alex Aronsten will perform, along with the Hello Strangers. It’s free to attend, as always.
The Pilot Light’s SOLO FEST kicks off at 3 p.m. Cover’s $5. 18+ only.
The Hard Knox Roller Girls will lace up and face off against teams from Lehigh Valley, Penn., at home in the Civic Coliseum. Tickets are $10. Buy them here.
Wrap up the night at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria, where T.J. Lazer and the New Detroits will perform.
The Knoxville Botanical Garden’s Fall Festival starts at 10 a.m. Get the kids and go check out the food, crafts, PETTING ZOO (!!), book walk, and hayride tours. More details on the event are here.
Catch a matinee performance of Hank Williams: Lost Highway at CBT’s Carousel Theatre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22-$42. Buy them here.