The Weekly Plan-It: Aug. 22-28

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, August 22

ORNL 3rd Annual Southeast Sustainability Summit

8 a.m., Holiday Inn World’s Fair (525 Henley St.). Free.

The Tennessee Energy Education Initiative and the City of Knoxville are hosting regional and national experts to discuss energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and energy conservation bonds, among other topics. It starts on Wednesday and continues Thursday, ending with a tour of sustainability sites. More info: TNEnergy.org/events.

Saturday, August 24

6th Avenue Mural Project Completion Party

11 a.m.-2 p.m., 6th Avenue underpass. Free.

A dark underpass has been greatly brightened by a grassroots painting effort, and the Parkridge Community Organization invites you to see the colorful results up close. Local artist Per-Ole Lind designed the mural that highlights nearby neighborhoods, while over 60 volunteers installed it. Food and music are also on the agenda.

Tuesday, August 27

World’s Fair Park Working Group

5:30 p.m., The Foundry (747 World’s Fair Park Dr.)

There are lots of ideas on how to improve World’s Fair Park—but the only one getting the workshop treatment is to allow UT to erect a new Clarence Brown Theatre facility on the South Lawn. Win-win, right? Well, unless you like open greenspace in your downtown park.

Wednesday, August 28

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

5:30 p.m., Harvest Plaza (2410 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.)

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech is commemorated with remarks by citizens who were present at the March on Washington.

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