Weekly Plan-It: Knox Event Highlights for Thursday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 13

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Sept. 8

Theatre of War

3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Free.

Carpetbag Theatre presents readings from Sophocles’ Ajax interspersed with first-person accounts of military veterans and their families.

Elizabeth Cook

8 p.m., the Square Room. $46-$58.

Sharp-tongued, clear-eyed country singer with good tunes and a big voice. (Dinner included in ticket price.)

Friday, Sept. 9

Tennessee Valley Fair

3 p.m.-midnight, Chilhowee Park. $4-$75. (Continues through Sept. 18.)

The midway! The Ferris wheel! The cotton candy! The tractor pull!

Swagfest

7-11 p.m., Sunsphere and Convention Center. Free (but you have to “like” the Facebook page).

Black Cadillacs and other local bands will play in a celebration of Knoxville lawyer Stephen A. Burroughs and his beard.

Moonlight and Magnolias

7:30 p.m., Clarence Brown Theatre. $5-$40. (Also at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.)

CBT kicks off the fall season with a play about the production of Gone With the Wind.

Sunday, Sept. 11

The Voices of Lee

7 p.m., First Baptist Church. Free, but tickets required. Call 246-4655.

A cappella group from Lee University was featured on NBC’s The Sing-Off.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic

7:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $5-$30.

Like the man once said: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

Sign up for the Daily Plan-It newsletter and find out what to do every day!

© 2011 MetroPulse. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.