The Weekly Plan-It: Feb 13-19

Thursday, Feb. 13

1st Annual Student Art Exhibit

7-8:30 p.m., Austin East Magnet High School (2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.). Free.

The art departments from three different magnet schools—Austin East, Beaumont, and Vine—are collaborating on their first-ever student art show, #Diversity. The public is invited to view and create art (such as paintings, sculptures, and printmaking) and partake musical and theatrical performances. Feel free to upload images to your favorite social media sites using the #Diversity hashtag.

Friday, Feb. 14

36th Annual Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center. $5-$10.

To be honest, we haven't attended very many garden shows in the past. But this winter's sub-zero temperatures have inspired us to yearn for a day when leafy, green vegetation will return to our stricken land. And this weekend-long show dedicated to home and garden is, bar none, the best place in town to start getting ready for spring. The HGTV and DIY stars will be out in force! Full schedule:

Sunday, Feb. 16

Climate Change Prayer Vigil

4-5 p.m., Fountain City Park

Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light, an interfaith group dedicated to reducing carbon emissions, will be hosting a candlelight vigil for participants "to witness their concern for climate change and their desire for effective climate protection policies." Reflections will be offered by Rev. Susan Sgarlet, Rev. Randy Fry of Fountain City Methodist Church, and 13th District State Rep. Gloria Johnson. More info:

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Books Sandwiched In: Bob Galloway

Noon, East Tennessee History Center, auditorium (601 South Gay St.). Free.

Bob Galloway, Pastor Emeritus of the Metropolitan Community Church, leads a discussion of "You can tell just by looking": and 20 other myths about LGBT life and people by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico.

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