Sketch mobile: A customized trailer will sit in front of the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, today. It's sort of a final hurrah for the museum before it closes Aug. 26 for three months of work. From 1-5 p.m. today, the Sketchbook Project Mobile Library and its trailer filled with 4,500 sketchbooks will be open. Make a free "library card;" browse the art for free. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based project is an interactive collection of sketchbooks made by people around the world. Its permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library includes more than 27,000 sketchbooks from people in 135 countries.
Ramming speed! The Tennessee Theatre wraps its "Summer Movie Magic" film series this weekend with the college-comedy classic "Animal House." The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. today at the Tennessee Theatre. Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors and children. More info: www.tennesseetheatre.com.
Smokies at home: The Tennessee Smokies take on the Mobile BayBears on Sunday at Smokies Park beginning at 5 p.m. The Smokies are close to clinching the Southern League Northern Division, and a playoff spot, for the second half of the season, but have lost three straight games. It will be 80's night and U.S. Cellular Family FUNday. There will also be a post-game concert featuring The Breakfast Club (80's tribute band) and a Jersey auction.
Cool critters: Learn the science behind man's best friend when Nat Geo Wild presents "The Secret Life of Dogs" at 9 p.m. on Nat Geo Wild (Channel 108 on Comcast). Read a review of the show at www.knoxville.com.
Vote for your favorite flick: Knox County Public Library's "Movies on Market Square" is celebrating a decade, and on Sept. 13, the 10th season of family-friendly outdoor movies launches its fall lineup. Every Friday night from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18, the public is invited to bring the whole family -- including well-behaved, four- pawed, tail-wagging companions -- to see a free family movie, presented by Lusid Media. Here's the cool part: This year's lineup will be a sort of best-of offerings, and the public gets to decide the top picks from the past 10 years. Voting ends today at www.knoxlib.org/movies. The winning lineup will be announced Aug. 29.
Celebrity birthdays: Actor Sean Connery is 83. Talk-show host Regis Philbin is 82. Bassist Gene Simmons of Kiss is 64. Singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 62. Musician Elvis Costello is 59. Director Tim Burton is 55. Country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus is 52. Actor Blair Underwood is 49. Singer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is 46. TV chef Rachael Ray is 45. Actress Rachel Bilson is 32. Actress Blake Lively is 26.
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