The Weekly Plan-It: May 9-May 12

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, May 9

Metropolitan Planning Commission

1:30 p.m., City County Building, Large Assembly Room.

The MPC will be examining a brand-spankin'-new ordinance amendment to create a Corridor Overlay District. This is meant to enable an overlay on certain roadway corridors to conserve "natural, historic, or aesthetic features, enhance a roadways aesthetic setting, provide better access management, and provide appropriate screening and buffering of vehicle parking and loading areas." So, yes, it's a Communist plot.

Friday, May 10

Book Signing: Kim Trevathan

1 p.m.-3 p.m., Maryville College Bookstore.

Trevathan, an assistant professor of writing/communication at Maryville College and a Metro Pulse contributor, will be launching his latest tome, Liminal Zones: Where Lakes End and Rivers Begin (UT Press). It records his solitary upstream kayaking quests for the areas where dammed reservoirs give way to the current of the rivers that feed them.

Saturday, May 11

13th Annual Vestival

11 a.m.-7 p.m., Historic Candoro Marble Company (681 Maryville Pike). $5 donation suggested.

This year's celebration of all things South Knoxville honors Charles B. Richmond, the late Knoxville architect who co-founded the non-profit Candoro Arts and Heritage Center. And the list of performing musicians grows ever larger: Mic Harrison and the High Score, Nancy Brennan Strange and the Strangefellows, Leah Gardner, Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle, Big Gene and Danny Lee's Loud Pack, Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet, Guy Marshall, Smiley and the Lovedawg, Big Jon and the Nationals, The Pinklets, Sarah Morgan, and Jim Myers. Plus: Dragonfly Aerial Arts and Claire Metz Tribal Belly Dance. Phew!

Sunday, May 12

Blooms Days Festival and Marketplace

9 a.m.-5 p.m., UT Gardens. $6.

Hey, it's Mother's Day—and what better way to celebrate it than with specialty plants, unique garden goods, live musical performances, garden workshops, and children's activities? There's also the HGTV Home Showcase Garden, a bonsai show hosted by the Knoxville Bonsai Society, and a free daylily for mom. All proceeds will benefit the UT Gardens. Visit for more info.

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