The Weekly Plan-It: Sept. 13-Sept. 19

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Sept. 13

Metropolitan Planning Commission

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

So, who would you most trust to protect our ridgetops from over-development?

Friday, Sept. 14

Movies on Market Square

7:30 p.m., Market Square. Free.

Steve Carell stars in Despicable Me about a supervillain who dreams of stealing the moon. Better yet, you can let the kids talk all they want and spill the popcorn without anyone noticing.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Billy Joe Shaver with Mic Harrison

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

Two classic Americans! The eccentric country outlaw Billy Joe Shaver released his first album in five years, Live at Billy Bob's Texas, in July, while local hero Mic Harrison released Still Wanna Fight.

Monday, Sept. 17

Bill Lyons on the U.S. Constitution

5:30 p.m., Blount Mansion. Free.

City honcho Bill Lyons leads a book-group Constitution Day discussion on Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen, about the U.S. Constitution—at the home of a guy who actually signed it!

Mayor's Neighborhood Connections

6 p.m., Belle Morris Elementary School Gymnasium.

Mayor Madeline Rogero and senior staff meet with North Knoxville residents in the Belle Morris, Brown Avenue, Edgewood Park, Fairmont-Emoriland and Tecoma Drive neighborhoods. (Let us know if you encounter any accessibility problems—with the building.)

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Ceramic Artist Bill Capshaw

12 p.m., Emporium Center (100 S. Gay St.). Free.

The Arts & Culture Alliance is launching a new monthly lecture series featuring artists discussing their inspirations and processes: "Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch." First up is Oak Ridge ceramic artist Bill Capshaw, who will bring a portable kiln to demonstrate some of his techniques.