The Weekend Plan-It: Minnesota, Paula Poundstone, and Ebony Eyes

The weekend is here! Need some plans? We’ve got ‘em. Take a look.

Friday
If you haven’t been down to the Downtown Gallery to see the Greenwood Mural (part of the Marion Greenwood exhibit), you should get there. It’s only there until Aug. 9. The gallery’s open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it’s free to go take a peek.

Author David Burnsworth, a Knoxville native who now lives in South Carolina, will be at Barnes and Noble at 4 p.m. to sign copies of his new mystery novel Southern Heat, which is set in Charleston. It’s free to attend!

As part of the annual Shakespeare on the Square series, the Tennessee Stage Company will perform the classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing on Market Square this evening at 7. It’s free to attend! Bring your lawn chairs!

Catch Minnesota perform at the International for the Midnight Voyage series, along with Zebbler Encati Experience, Haywire, and Psychonaut. The show starts at 9. Tickets are $10-$15. Buy them here. 18+ only.

Wrap up the night at the Preservation Pub, where Charlie and the Foxtrots will perform at 10 p.m. Cover’s $5. 21+ only.

Saturday
Have some kiddos? Head over to the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville for a performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale Thumbelina at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12. Buy them here.

Armada Bar in the Old City will have a Beer and Bacon Fest to benefit Junior Achievement of East Tennessee. Yes, beer and bacon will be involved, along with a silent auction, which starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40. Buy them here.

Stand-up veteran and Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! personality Paula Poundstone will perform at the Bijou Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Buy them here.

If rock/county/folk music is more up your alley, check out Leon Russell, who’s best known as a sideman and a songwriter, perform at the Shed in Maryville. Tickets are $25. Buy them here.

But if more modern rock is your jam, don’t miss Ebony Eyes, who will perform at the Pilot Light, along with Ex-Gold and Tennessee Scum. The show starts at 10 p.m. Cover’s $5. 18+ only.

Sunday
The end of summer is kinda close, but as tomatoes ripen, it’s never too early to get a head start on PRESERVES. Members of Slow Food Knoxville will be at the Plaid Apron at 1 p.m. to give a step-by-step into to canning your tomatoes. It’s $20 to attend. Buy tickets here.

Some of us might not have seen the Wizard of Oz on the big screen when it first came out, but the Tennessee Theatre is giving us all an opportunity to have the experience at 2 p.m. (sadly, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon will not be played during the screening). It’s $8 to attend. Buy tickets here.

Wrap up the weekend with some laughs at the Preservation Pub, where the Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show starts at 8 p.m. on the second floor. No cover! 21+ only.