John Martin highlights some of the weekend's biggest events

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21

Granville Automatic with Erisa Rei will perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The Blue Plate Special takes place every weekday at noon. Head on down to the Knoxville Visitor Center for the free, live broadcast.

The Secret City Film Festival kicks off at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8. The day of independent films begin at noon. For a full list of films and times, visit www.secretcityfilmfest.com.

The Farragut Business Alliance presents "A Taste of Farragut" beginning at 6:30 in the old Kroger parking lot on Kingston Pike. Over thirty restaurants are expected to be on hand.New to the event this year is online ticketing at www.farragutbusiness.com. Adult tickets are available for $20. Tickets for children 7-11 are $10, with children under 7 free

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center welcomes Four Leaf Peat as part of the Fall Concert Series. Admission is $5 to the 7 pm performance.

The Tennessee Theatre presents Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Ravishing Rachmaninoff. Tickets range from $22 to $83 and may be purchased at all Tickets Unlimited locations. Performance time is set for 7:30 pm.

Movies on Market Square continues in downtown Knoxville. The pet-friendly event invites you to bring your four-legged friend down and enjoy "The Adventures of Tintin". Movies on Market Square begins at 7:30.

The Square Room welcomes Ben Sollee with Casey Driessen. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door. Show time is set for 8 pm.

The Clayton Center presents "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. Tickets are $15 to the 8 pm performance.

The Bijou Theatre welcomes Margaret Cho to the US Cellular Stage. Tickets are $25 plus service fees. Just a heads up, according to the press release, " It's probably her edgiest show to date, filled with riotous observations on race, drugs, sexuality ' gay-straight-everything in between, celebrity, culture, politics...." Show time is set for 8:30 pm.

The Vibraslaps will headline a night of music at the Preservation Pub. Justin Johnson and Billy Lawson will start the night. There is a $5 cover to the 10 pm performance.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22

Bill Landry will host a guided trip around Cades Cove, as part of the Cades Cove Heritage Tours special programs. The tour is designed for all ages.Tour busses depart the Heritage Center at 9:30 am. Advance reservations are required, and the tour cost is $50 per person, with a limit of 18 guests per tour. Call Cades Cove Heritage Tours, 865-448-8838, Monday through Friday, for reservations. Light snacks are provided.

Ijams Nature Center invites you to the Autumn Quarry Hike. They'll take a leisurely morning stroll around the caves and keyhole. A boxed lunch will be provided after the hike. The fee for this program is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; please call (865) 577-4717 ext. 110 to register. The walk meets up at 10 am.

Knoxville Zoo presents Superhero Saturday! Avenger fans are invited to the zoo for Superhero Saturday featuring Captain America and Iron Man from 10 am until 2pm. Zoo visitors will have the chance to meet these famous superheroes, get their autographs and pose for photos with two of Marvel Comics' most popular characters. Superhero Saturday is included with paid zoo admission.

Marble Springs Historic Site will be hosting a weekend of Living History in celebration of the first governor of Tennessee. John Sevier Days Living History Weekend will take place from 10 am to 5 pm. You can expect to enjoy 18th century demonstrations such as open-hearth cooking; spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, weapons demonstrations, tours of the historic buildings, and regional craft demonstrations and more. Food, drinks, and special treats will be available. Admission is $5 per car.

Child & Family Tennessee, and Bob Withers will present Cupcakes in the Park from 11 am to 3 pm, at the Krutch Park Extension. Bakeries will vie for Judges' and People's Choice Awards. Everyone is invited to buy tickets at the entrance for $5 each, in return they will receive five cupcakes and will be asked to vote for their favorite. The funds raised will benefit the Kent C. Withers Family Crisis Center

East Tennessee Drift is holding a big event at Chilhowee Park beginning at 11 am. Tickets to the all day event are $10 per adult and $7 per child. Visit www.east10drift.com for a full breakdown of start times and other information.

The Secret City Film Festival continues at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8. The day of independent films begin at noon. For a full list of films and times, visit www.secretcityfilmfest.com.

Keep America Fishing and Bass Pro Shops are partnering to bring you a weekend filled with fun and educational fishing experiences the whole family can share. Children's classes begin at noon. Hatchery workshops begin at 2, followed by a bait workshop at 3. Visit www.basspro.com for more information.

LaTresa with Kirsten Thein and Galia Arad will perform on the Saturday edition of the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You can be entertained at the Knoxville Visitor Center for free at noon.

The Clayton Center presents "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams. Tickets are $15 to the 2 pm performance.

The Tennessee Vols will host Akron at Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30. CSS will provide television coverage.

Brad Williams will perform at Side Splitters Comedy Club in west Knoxville. Tickets are $12 at the the door for the 7:45 pm performance.

The Bicho Brothers Soul Sacrifice Santana Tribute with special guest Midnight Riders will perform at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson. Tickets are $20 to the 8 pm performance.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Marble Springs Historic Site will be hosting a weekend of Living History in celebration of the first governor of Tennessee. John Sevier Days Living History Weekend will take place from 12 to 5 pm. Special guest Bill Landry will be available Sunday from 1pm to 3pm to discuss and sign his book, Appalachian Tales & Heartland Adventures. Admission $5 per car.

The Secret City Film Festival kicks off its final day at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8. The day of film begins at noon. For a full list of films and times, visit www.secretcityfilmfest.com.

The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum will host their 3rd annual Fall Festival. Events include the KBGA's Fall Plant Sale, workshops, food vendors, marshmellow roasting, petting zoo, inflatable slides, and much more. Admission is free, but $1 tickets will be sold to participate in some activities such as the hayride tours and the cake walk. The festival runs from 1 to 5 pm.

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