Weekly Plan-It: Knox Event Highlights for Thursday, Aug. 18 through Thursday, Aug. 25

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Aug. 18

Knox County Commission and School Board

3:30 p.m., Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay St.), first floor board room

The joint redistricting committee holds a public workshop.

Friday, Aug. 19


6 p.m. - ?, downtown and the Old City

Twenty years of Knoxville music at venues all around town. See pages 44-45 for the schedule, and our cover story in this issue for the band bios.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Fourth Annual East Tennessee History Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Knoxville

The Civil War's 150th anniversary gets its due with special reenactments and tours, plus there's a day-long film fest at the Bijou Theatre.

Smokin' Day Fest

3 p.m.-10 p.m., Sweet P's Barbecue & Soul House (3725 Maryville Pike), $25

This annual pig roast raises funds for the Joy of Music School, with performances by the Detroit Daddies, Groove Therapy, Seth Walker, Texas Tony and the Tornado Ramblers, and "Elvis Presley"

Feast With the Beasts

7 p.m.-11 p.m., Knoxville Zoo

The zoo's big fund-raiser features tents from over 40 restaurants, with live music from Second Opinion, Dream On Alive, Homemade Wine, and Tuthea Dea Drum Nation.

Monday, Aug. 22

City People Mayoral Forum

7 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel (401 W. Summit Hill Dr.)

All five current candidates for Knoxville mayor will answer voters' questions at City People's first mayoral forum.

Thursday, Aug. 25

The Politics of Preservation

11:30 a.m., the Square Room (4 Market Square)

Knox Heritage is hosting this forum for mayoral and city council candidates, focusing on historic preservation issues and policies.

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