The Weekly Plan-It: Oct. 11-Oct. 16

Highlights of the week ahead:

Thursday, Oct. 11

Second Annual Pie Party and Bake-Off

7 p.m., Redeeming Hope Ministries (1642 Highland Ave.). $7.

Slow Food Knoxville is sponsoring this fund-raiser for Redeeming Hope Ministries' Food in the Fort program, which feeds hundreds of underprivileged and homeless people each month. Attendees can participate by bringing a homemade pie made with at least one local ingredient or $7 to taste the pies.

Friday, Oct. 12

Clips of Faith

7 p.m., World's Fair Park Festival Lawn. Free.

Rain or shine, New Belgium Brewing will be presenting this mini film festival of shorts—plus, offering 16 varieties of beer on tap! More info at

Saturday, Oct. 13

James McMurtry

8 p.m., The Shed (Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson, Maryville). $20.

James McMurtry takes his own novelistic approach to songwriting, in crusty red-dirt narratives like "60 Acres" and "Choctaw Bingo." And he's an uncompromising force as a performer.

Sunday, Oct. 14

City People's Downtown Home Tour

11 a.m.-4 p.m., East Tennessee Community Design Center (500 S. Gay St.). $10 advance/$15 door.

Take a tour of nine furnished homes downtown, plus James White Fort, "Knoxville's first downtown home." Proceeds benefit the non-profit City People, which works with government and community groups to develop Knoxville's center city.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

BBQ, Blue Jeans, & Cas II

6:30 p.m., Ciderville, USA (2836 Clinton Highway, Powell). $100.

This fund-raiser for East Tennessee Historical Society is down-home as you can get. Enjoy a barbecue dinner and music from David West and the Cider Mountain Boys and Con Hunley, and reminiscences about the "Old Coon Hunter," grocer/politician Cas Walker.