Thursday, Oct. 4
Urban Land Institute Meeting
7:30 a.m., Club LeConte (800 S. Gay St.). $15
The ULI’s Atlanta chapter apparently has an interest in us, presenting “What’s Next: Opportunities and Challenges in the Future Growth and Development of East Tennessee.” Wonder what they’ll come up with?
Friday, Oct. 5
Scott Miller and Rayna Gellert
8 p.m., Laurel Theater (1538 Laurel Ave.). $18.
It’s an all-acoustic show with Knox hero Scott Miller and old-time fiddler Rayna Gellert, who met at West Virginia’s Mountain Stage and subsequently made the five-song EP CoDEPENDENTS together this year.
Saturday, Oct. 6
11 a.m.-8 p.m., W. Depot Avenue (by the old Regas Restaurant). Free.
The 11th annual edition of this celebration of Hispanic culture in East Tennessee includes music, arts, crafts, and the best street food in town. Be sure to be there for the parade of nations at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 7
16th annual Knoxville Buddy Walk
1 p.m.-4 p.m., World’s Fair Park.
This Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee fund-raiser promotes the acceptance of all people with Down Syndrome. Local children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, and designated “buddies” will make the make through the park, and then enjoy entertainment, exhibits, food, and a silent auction.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Knoxville’s Founder’s Day Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the Foundry (747 World’s Fair Park Drive). $50 advance/$60 door.
Happy birthday, Knoxville! Historic Homes of Knoxville sponsors this celebration of Knoxville’s founding 221 years ago. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be the featured speaker, with WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit hosting. Proceeds benefit Knoxville’s historic homes.