Thursday, Sept. 26

What: Dude F—kin Whatever and Spray Paint
When: 10 p.m.
Where: Pilot Light
Price: $5
Cortney's Take: The Pilot Light is sure to be a good place to start your weekend early. This weekend, slouch-rock band Dude F—kin Whatever will perform as well as Spray Paint. With names like this, how can it not be interesting?

Friday, Sept. 27

What: "The Art of Dining in Knoxville" book signing with author Joy Bateman
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Union Ave. Books
Price: Free
Cortney's Take: The past several days have been full of exams and paper deadlines. So why not end the week tasting food with the author of "The Art of Dining in Knoxville," Joy Bateman? Books are fun anyways, but this one is about food, so it will be especially tasty.

Sunday, Sept. 28

What: City and Colour with Lucy Rose
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Tennessee Theatre
Price: $32.50
Claire's Take: City and Colour's acoustic and folk melodies always make for a good show, and they will be nicely complemented by U.K. artist Lucy Rose, who sounds like Etta James and has the voice of an angel. This will be a fabulous way to spend a Saturday night.

Sunday, Sept. 29

What: UT Symphony Orchestra Performance
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Alumni Memorial Building
Price: Free
Claire's Take: This is a great opportunity to see UT's talented symphony perform the works of Wagner and Verdi as part of this year's music season theme "Old friends, new beginnings." Get classy with your Sunday afternoon and go check out this event.