Weekly Plan-It: Knox Event Highlights for Thursday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 13

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Sept. 8

Theatre of War

3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Free.

Carpetbag Theatre presents readings from Sophocles' Ajax interspersed with first-person accounts of military veterans and their families.

Elizabeth Cook

8 p.m., the Square Room. $46-$58.

Sharp-tongued, clear-eyed country singer with good tunes and a big voice. (Dinner included in ticket price.)

Friday, Sept. 9

Tennessee Valley Fair

3 p.m.-midnight, Chilhowee Park. $4-$75. (Continues through Sept. 18.)

The midway! The Ferris wheel! The cotton candy! The tractor pull!

Swagfest

7-11 p.m., Sunsphere and Convention Center. Free (but you have to "like" the Facebook page).

Black Cadillacs and other local bands will play in a celebration of Knoxville lawyer Stephen A. Burroughs and his beard.

Moonlight and Magnolias

7:30 p.m., Clarence Brown Theatre. $5-$40. (Also at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.)

CBT kicks off the fall season with a play about the production of Gone With the Wind.

Sunday, Sept. 11

The Voices of Lee

7 p.m., First Baptist Church. Free, but tickets required. Call 246-4655.

A cappella group from Lee University was featured on NBC's The Sing-Off.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic

7:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre. $5-$30.

Like the man once said: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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