Thursday Sept. 19

What: URHC's Treasure Island Pool Party
Where: TRECS Pool
When: 7-8:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Cortney's Take: Ahoy, matey! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day and the United Residence Hall Council wants to celebrate. Join them at the pool for free food and a Slip-n-Slide. Bring your eye patch and start the weekend shenanigans as a pirate.

Friday Sept. 20
What: Cheap Time concert
Where: Pilot Light
When: 10 p.m.
Price: $7
Cortney's Take: A local rock band joined by two more rock bands and a girl band for less than a student movie ticket. Whether you need a place to let loose with your friends or you honestly enjoy rock music, this is sure to be a good time.

Saturday Sept. 21

What: Fountain City Art Center's Fall Festival: Art-a-Palooza.
Where: Fountain City Park
Price: Free
Claire's Take: To add to the many festivals in the Knoxville area this weekend, check out Fountain City Park's Art-a-Palooza. This festival will include live music, great food, and many craft booths. This is a great opportunity to experience sweet music in a family atmosphere and enjoy the beautiful weekend weather.

Sunday Sept. 22

What: Letters to the Earth: Songs and Poems of Conservation
Where: Ijams Nature Center
When: 3 p.m.
Price: Free
Claire's Take: Six acclaimed writers will be performing their Earth-related work at Ijams Nature Center, the perfect venue for this subject matter. The event will encourage environmental concern and provide quality poetry and song. Two of the writers are UT's very own, Marilyn Kallet and Arthur Smith.