Weekly Plan-It: Knox Event Highlights for Thursday, Nov. 10 to Monday, Nov. 14

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Nov. 10

Hillside/Ridgetop Protection Plan Workshop

5 p.m., Main Assembly Room, City County Building

This joint Council/Commission meeting will review changes to the never-ending plan in hopes of moving it forward. Please.

The Pixies

8 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $51.50-$67.50.

Iconic late-'80s/early-'90s Boston alt-rock band the Pixies are two years into their tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Doolittle.

Friday, Nov. 11

Pecha Kucha Night

7 p.m., Relix Variety Theatre. Free.

An interesting concept imported from Tokyo: Local designers present their ideas and work with a limit of 20 slides/20 seconds per slide.

David Sedaris

8 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $47-$64.50.

Can NPR-sanctioned humor writers perform laugh-out-loud comedy live on stage? David Sedaris sure can.

Tennessee Williams Weekend

8 p.m., Remedy Coffee. $12.

Members of the Tennessee Stage Company present three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams to kick off a weekend of events. See tennesseestage.com for more info.

Saturday, Nov. 12

John Mellencamp

7 p.m., Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. $43.50 - $261.50.

Workmanlike rock 'n' roll that qualifies for the "classic" label without shame.

Sunday, Nov. 13

Jay Rubenstein

7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Free.

UT history professor Jay Rubenstein will discuss his new book about the first Crusade, Armies of Heaven. See Guest Speaker in the Calendar section.

Monday, Nov. 14

21st Century Steam Excursion

9:30 a.m., Southern Railway Depot, downtown. $65.

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum will be running a steam-powered excursion train to its Grand Junction Depot in Chattanooga.

Health Insurance Exchange Forum

7 p.m., East Tennessee Historical Society (601 S. Gay St.)

Brian Haile, director of the state's insurance exchange planning, will discuss implementation of the Affordable Care Act; see Insights for more info.

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