The Weekly Plan-It: June 27-June 29

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, June 27

Knoxville Business Breakfast

7:30 a.m., Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Free.

The City of Knoxville has procurement dollars aplenty, and would like to spend them at local businesses. So if you happen to own a local business, then maybe you should attend this information fair to learn how to compete for supplying city needs like: appliances, beverages, fuel, janitorial services, landscaping supplies, office furniture, trucks, and more. Just a thought!

Friday, June 28

Public Officer Hearing

9:30 a.m., City County Building, Small Assembly Room.

The city's war on blight continues. This week, 19 residential properties and one commercial property are on the agenda. Public Service Department Director David Brace will hear testimony from city inspectors on each building's codes violations. And property owners and neighborhood groups are invited to chime in as well. Find out which buildings are being reviewed at

1st Annual Steampunk Carnivale

7 p.m., Paulk & Co. (510 Williams St.) $10.

So, can a sub-genre of speculative fiction inspire enough Knoxville fandom to support an entire festival? Let's find out! Emceed by JC Haun of the Black Liver Society and SassyFrass America, the mini-fest will feature performances by Biz'Cirque, The Wing Project, Appalachian Flow Arts, Sandsation Dancers as well as members of Salome Cabaret. A Full Steam Fashion Show starts at 9 p.m. More info:

Saturday, June 29

Knoxville BrewFest 2013

4 p.m.-8 p.m., Southern Railway Terminal (306 Depot Ave.) $42.

Knoxville's gone beer crazy! This culmination of Craft Beer Week is a full-on hops blow-out. Over 70 breweries will let you taste their wares, and, in addition to brats and pretzels, you'll have great nosh from Dead End BBQ, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, and the Savory and Sweet Truck. Buy tickets at

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