Thursday, Nov. 15
"Civility and Diversity in Big Orange Country"
7 p.m., UT's University Center Auditorium. Free
Can civility be found where Vols gather? Keynote speaker Thomas Perez, assistant U.S. attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, gives it a shot, along with Ken Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI's Knoxville division.
Friday, Nov. 16
Chico Crawford's Jazz-Funk All-Stars
6 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art. $8.
The All-Stars include the 89-year-old Knoxville sax player (and Metro Pulse cover subject) Lance Owens, who is preparing for the belated release of his first ever solo recording.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Market Square Farmers' Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Market Square. Free.
Here we are, as winter finally creeps in, at the last Farmers' Market of the season. Button up your coats and make one final visit to your favorite vendors—wish them well until we meet again in the spring.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
2 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art. Free.
SOAPIFF wraps up its nearly week-long festivities with screenings of the best works from other local festivals: Knoxville Horror, Secret City, and Handheld. Then at 5 p.m. there will be a reception, followed at 6 p.m. with the SOAPIFF awards.
Monday, Nov. 19
Knox County Commission
1:45 p.m., City County Building, Large Assembly Room.
Remember: the public forum is held at the beginning and ending of each meeting.