If you want to experience some international culture, today's the day: Catch the 34th annual GreekFest and 14th annual HoLa Festival.
Or, if you want to play it safe with forecasts of likely rain, the Knoxville Film Festival might be an attractive option.
And of course, there's also a little college football going on this afternoon.
GreekFest, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, offers Greek food and pastries, live music and traditional Greek dancing.
Satisfy your urges with syrupy baklava or savory souvlaki, sweet loukoumades, and frosty frappes -- even Greek wines.
No onsite parking, but shuttles run to and from Western Plaza, West High School and Laurel Church of Christ. Admission is $2.
Nearby: Hola! The HoLa Festival will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Gay Street and Depot Avenue. Food vendors, children's games, crafts, dancing, and live music will be featured.
Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a can of beans or a bag of rice for Second Harvest Food Bank.
n The Knoxville Film Festival continues today and Sunday at Regal Downtown West Cinema 8. Produced in partnership between Secret City Films and Dogwood Arts, the festival screens feature, documentary and short films and offers workshops.
n Two of Knox County's historic houses host special weekends. Marble Springs Historic Site's John Sevier Days Living History Weekend is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. And the Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, is hosting its annual Country Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today.
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