The Weekly Plan-It: Jan. 25-Jan. 29

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Jan. 24

Lyons View Pike Public Input Meeting

6 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral School library (711 Northshore Dr.).

Hey, West Knoxvillians: Lyons View Pike is going to be closed for seven months. From spring to fall, KUB will be upgrading utility infrastructure along 1.5 miles of the pike, so you might expect a few traffic delays. KUB says there's potential to put the electricity lines underground—but customers will have to pay for it. More info:

Friday, Jan. 25

Snow Day

7 p.m., Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria. $7-$10.

Beardsley Community Farm's Snow Day benefit concert and auction is a bona fide local post-holiday season tradition. Performers include Marina Orchestra, the Mutations, Lil Iffy, Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Kelle Jolly, Crispy Watkins and the Baby Heart String Band, and Red Shoes and Rosin

Saturday, Jan. 26

Book Signing: Ken Foster

2 p.m., Union Ave Books (517 Union Ave.). Free.

Do pit bulls deserve their bad rap? Canine writer Ken Foster says no, and he pays them tribute with I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet. Coincidentally, the book features a Knoxville pit bull and his family.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Historic Knoxville High School Public Input Meeting

6:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church (544 North Broadway).

The East Tennessee Community Design Center wants your ideas for how to best use the Historic Knoxville High School building on Fifth Avenue. Last year, the School Board voted to return the school to Knox County for disposition by July 1, 2013. To RSVP for the meeting, or get more info, contact ETCDC's Leslie Fawaz at

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