The Weekly Plan-It: March 21-March 26

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, March 21

Jackson Avenue Streetscape Project

6 p.m., The Emporium Center (100 S. Gay St.).

How will a pedestrian walkway connect World's Fair Park Drive to the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Gay Street? And can streetscape improvements make Jackson Avenue look attractive enough to encourage redevelopment? Find out at this public meeting with city officials.

Where The Yellowstone Goes

7 p.m., Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center. $10-$15.

This feature-length documentary by filmmaker Hunter Weeks follows a 30-day drift boat fly-fishing adventure along the Yellowstone River. Ticket sales benefit Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, which assists in the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing.

Saturday, March 23

"Connecting Neighborhoods, Building Community"

8 a.m.-3 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center. Free.

This is it, citizen activists and organizers: the mother of all neighborhood conferences. According to the city's Office of Neighborhoods, the day-long conference will offer more than 30 workshops on issues ranging from codes enforcement to crime prevention, as well as more than 20 info booths from local governmental agencies and nonprofit groups. You can also meet city and county staffers, and members of City Council and County Commission. All this, plus a free continental breakfast and box lunch.

Tuesday, March 26

Kat Brock

8 p.m., Pilot Light (106 E. Jackson Ave.). $5

The Knox ex-pat singer/songwriter returns after several years in Nashville and New York. Last year she released her first full solo album, Pink Room, a 17-song disc (and download) of elegant, atmospheric folk-rock. Let's give her a big welcome!

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