The Weekly Plan-It: Aug. 1-4

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, August 1

Brian Posehn

8 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club. $18-$20 online.

You’ve seen him on Mr. Show and The Sarah Silverman Program. You’ve heard him on Sym-Bionic Titan and the metal label Relapse Records. And now you can witness comedian Brian Posehn firsthand onstage in Knoxville as he takes up a weekend residency at Side Splitters. Visit

Friday, August 2

‘20 Years Later’

5-9 p.m., Downtown Gallery (106 S. Gay St.). Free.

What happens after you graduate from art school? Fourteen artists from the University of Tennessee’s 1993 art school class will show us what they’ve been up to since then at this opening reception. The show is on display Aug. 2-24.

Alive After Five 20th Anniversary Celebration

6 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art. $10.

The name “Alive After Five” was intended to note that the art museum was keeping its doors open on a Friday night—but 20 years ago, it often indicated that there was some nightlife for downtown as well. While things have gotten a lot busier since then, the KMA’s music series is still kicking out the jams, and marking its 20th anniversary with the Streamliners Swing Orchestra and Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet.

Saturday, August 4

Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee 30th Anniversary Celebration

6 p.m., Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. $12-$15.

The Vegetarian Society’s regular monthly meeting, featuring a cooking demonstration and potluck dinner, will also include a demonstration of Indian music and dance. Call (865) 546-5643 or e-mail

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