The Weekly Plan-It: Jan. 17-Jan. 21

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Jan. 17

City Council Workshops

5:30 p.m., City County Building, Large Assembly Room.

Two proposed zoning ordinances get the full-on workshop treatment: crematoria siting and courtyard development. If you are a concerned citizen, then feel free to join the discussion.

State of the Schools Address

6 p.m., Powell High School (2136 West Emory Rd.)

Superintendent of Knox County Schools Dr. Jim McIntyre delivers his second annual report on our schools, with an update on his five-year strategic plan and his goals for the coming year. Special guests include School Board Chair Karen Carson, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and businessman Randy Boyd.

Friday, Jan. 18

Alive After Five: R.B. Morris

6 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art. $8-$12.

Folk rock meets swing jazz as local man R.B. Morris once again teams up with traditional big band Streamliners Swing Orchestra. Hey, it works!

Saturday, Jan. 22

Rude Street Peters

10 p.m., Pilot Light.

Whaaaat—can it be true? Yes! The local semi-legends reunite and advise you to strap on your drinkin' boots.

Monday, Jan. 21

MLK Memorial Parade

10 a.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church (2137 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.).

Knoxville's parade in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his achievements lines up at 8:30 a.m. A memorial service commences at 11:45 a.m. at Greater Warner Tabernacle Church (3800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). For registration and a full schedule of MLK events:

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