The Weekly Plan-It: Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Dec. 27

Spanky Brown

8 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club. $8-$12.

There's not much happening in terms of community events this week, so we're going to focus on local entertainers. Spanky Brown's a BET Comic View veteran, preacher's kid ("Even God knows I'm funny"), and repeat casualty in the battle of the sexes with a buffet of comic targets, something for everyone.

Friday, Dec. 28

Mic Harrison and the High Score

10 p.m., Preservation Pub. $5.

Mic Harrison makes unvarnished country rock, telling stories of lives lived hard, with a guardedly optimistic take on the vicissitudes of blue-collar life and peppered with dashes of ribald humor. And he rocks.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Magpie Suite

9 p.m., The Well. $7.

Local ‘90s bar favorites Magpie Suite reconvene for one night only!

Monday, Dec. 31

New Year's Eve

11:59 p.m., all around town.

Oh, what to do, what to do.... wait a sec—we know! Just pull out the handy insert in this week's issue to find all the New Year's Eve events happening in Knoxville.

Tuesday, Jan.1

The Day After

All day.

Okay, relax.