Thursday, Oct. 25
PechaKucha Knoxville #5
7 p.m., Relix Variety Theatre (1201 N. Central St.). Free.
Local designers and artists deliver rapid-fire presentations of their work in a 20 images x 20 seconds format. Presenters include UT architecture professor James Rose, KMA's David Butler, and the Community Design Center's Leslie Fawaz.
Courtyard Development Forum
5 p.m., Cansler Family YMCA Community Room (616 Jessamine St.)
The Metropolitan Planning Commission once again courts the United Nations to take over our backyards with this public discussion of proposed amendments to the City of Knoxville Zoning Ordinance that allow the consideration of courtyard-style development in residential zone districts. Have they no shame?!
Friday, Oct. 26
Third Annual Zombie Run
6 p.m. race start, UT Pedestrian Walkway. $18-25.
This fund-raising 5k by the UT Clinic Vols will raise money to support local inner-city elementary school health clinics. It highlights a weekend of races that includes the Komen Race for the Cure on Sat., Oct. 27 (8:30 a.m. race start, World's Fair Park); the 4th Annual Tennessee ToeOFF Trot/WalkAide Walk also on Saturday, raising money for children and adults who need orthotic braces to walk (9 a.m. race start, The Cove at Concord Park); and the Sixth Annual Pilot CrossKnox 10-Miler and 4-Mile Walk on Sun., Oct. 28 (8 a.m. race start, Alex Haley statue in Morningside Park). That's a lot of running.
Saturday, Oct. 27
18th Annual Free Flu Shot Saturday
8 a.m. to noon (while supplies last), six area schools. Free.
Free flu shots for anyone age 4 and older. Schools include: Austin-East Magnet High School, Farragut Intermediate School, Halls High School, West High School, South-Doyle Middle School, and Carter High School. Donations to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Sen. Stacey Campfield's "Listening Tour"
11 a.m., University Center (1502 West Cumberland Ave., Room 227)
The state senator best known for his unique knowledge of immunodeficiency virus wants to "meet one-on-one with constituents to hear their concerns," he says. Here's your chance, UT students!