Thursday, Jan. 30
7 p.m., Relix Variety Theatre (9246 Park West Blvd.) $5.
The fourth annual Waynestock runs Thursday through Saturday, and it kicks off tonight with a songwriter symposium. Friday and Saturday's shows will feature some of Knoxville's finest: Greg Horne Band, Jodie Manross, Dixieghost, J.C. Haun and the Dirty Smokers, the French, the Crumbsnatchers, Teenage Love, the John Myers Band, Jamie Cook, Donald Brown, the Barstool Romeos, and Senryu. Proceeds will support the E.M. Jellinek Center, a non-profit organization that provides housing and treatment for chemically dependent men. Info: waynestock.org.
Saturday, Feb. 1
5th Annual Breaststrokes
5-10 p.m., The Jewel Building (525 North Gay St.).
Knoxville will "Paint the TaTas" at this auction and gala raising funds for two local women undergoing cancer treatment. The show will feature photographs of over 200 volunteer "canvases" who had their chests painted in a variety of designs and photographed from chin to navel, which will be auctioned off at the event along with lots of interesting gift packages. Plus, this is your chance to see the newly refurbished Jewel.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
Knox County Board of Health
Noon, Knox County Health Dept. (140 Dameron Ave., 2nd Fl. conference room)
We've never actually featured a Knox County Board of Health meeting before. So here it is!
Thursday, Feb. 6
Online Journalism Discussion Panel
7 p.m., Laurel Theater. Free.
What is this thing called "online journalism"? Where did it come from? How does it get made? Why is it trying to destroy the world of newsprint journalism that we hold so dear? Perhaps these and other questions will be discussed at this forum held by the Knoxville Writers Guild. Panelists include Alan Sims of Inside Knoxville; Debra Dylan, editor and writer for Knoxzine; Laura Long, owner of Celebrate Knoxville; and Jack McElroy, editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel.
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