Nine Things to Know Today

Jose R. Madera/Special the the News Sentinel
Anibal de Gracia (with trombone) leads the seven-piece Latin-fusion band Batukealo in Puerto Rico. The band will be one of the featured acts at the 2012 HoLa Festival.

Photo by Jose R. Madera

Jose R. Madera/Special the the News Sentinel Anibal de Gracia (with trombone) leads the seven-piece Latin-fusion band Batukealo in Puerto Rico. The band will be one of the featured acts at the 2012 HoLa Festival.

Fashion: The Liberian Association will put on a fashion show with Lillian Pidari designs at 8:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Cost: $10; children, free. 865-936-4754.

Union County festival: The Union County Heritage Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Wilson Park in Maynardville. The website says: "The Union County Heritage Festival is a free celebration of the county's heritage; it will feature all-day entertainment, fine arts and handmade crafts, quilt and fine arts show, children's activities and a variety of tantalizing foods and beverages—many having an Appalachian Mountain flavor." Admission is free: More info: www.unioncountyheritagefestival.com.

HoLa Festival: The HoLa Festival, a celebration of Latino cultures, will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today at the corner of Depot Avenue and Gay Street. The event will feature music, an array of foods, children's activities, music, a Parade of Nations, and more. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring one can of beans and one bag of rice to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. More info: www.holaknoxville.org.

OR theater: The Oak Ridge Playhouse presents "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" at 1 and 4 p.m. today at The Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway in Oak Ridge. The website says: "Inspired by a bewitching cat, a lazy apprentice, Klaus, tries to use his master's magic to do everyday chores. Soon he unlocks more magic than he imagined possible. Not only Klaus but also the Sorcerer himself must learn to use their magical powers well and struggle with the good and evil at their command." Tickets are $10 and the show is suitable for ages 3 and up. More info: www.orplayhouse.com.

Cheers! The 16th annual Knoxville Brewers' Jam will be 1-7 p.m. today at World's Fair Park. The event celebrates handmade craft beers from Knoxville and beyond. Advance tickets required for entry; tickets not sold at the gate. More info: www.knoxvillebrewersjam.com.

Shed show: Blues virtuoso Tinsley Ellis will perform at 8 p.m. today at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. Tickets are $15. More info: www.smh-d.com.

Guitar master: Acoustic guitar master Bill Mize will perform 8 p.m. today at the Palace Theater, 113 W. Broadway in Maryville. Tickets for the show are $13-$15, and the concert admits all ages. Read an interview with Mize at www.knoxville.com.

Oktoberfest on Market Square: The Black Cadillacs, Grandpa's Stash and The Delta Saints will perform at a free show on Market Square, beginning at 6 p.m. today.

SEC showdowns: With Tennessee having the week off, the local focus turns to two major SEC games today. LSU travels to Florida for a 3:30 p.m. game on WVLT. Both teams are undefeated, but LSU trounced Florida 41-11 last season. Georgia takes on South Carolina at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Both teams are undefeated and ranked in the top six.

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