The Weekly Plan-It: April 18-April 21

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, April 18

How to Ensure Access to Affordable, Healthy Food

6 p.m.-8 p.m., Pellissippi Community College (1610 East Magnolia Ave.)

The Food Policy Council, Knox County Health Department, and the Tennessee Department of Health are hosting this public forum on an issue important to anyone living in a designated food desert.

Friday, April 19

Day of Silence ::: Night of Noise

7 p.m.-9 p.m., University of Tennessee Library Auditorium.

Knoxville-area Gay Straight Alliances and other LGBT youth groups are observing the National Day of Silence on Friday to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying, and harassment. Afterward, they'll gather at UT to "break the silence" by speaking out, beginning with a performance by the Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus.

Saturday, April 20

"Something That Belongs to You"

2 p.m., Carousel Theatre, UT campus. Free.

This new play by Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann gets a staged reading directed by none other than Metro Pulse's own Dennis Perkins. Hoffman is the Frank T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and Professor of Chemistry, emeritus, at Cornell University, and won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1981. He'll be attending the performance and will be available to discuss the play afterward. (No pressure, Mr. Perkins.)

Sunday, April 21

Outdoor KnoxFest '13

All day, Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center.

This year's second annual Outdoor KnoxFest arrives earlier, teaming up with the Dogwoods Art Festival for spring outdoor action. See our article on page 56 in our Lake Life section, or visit for more info.