The Weekly Plan-It: Sept. 27-Oct. 2

Highlights of the week ahead

Thursday, Sept. 27

MPC Public Meeting

7 p.m., Court South (2934 Alcoa Highway)

The Metropolitan Planning Commission will be meeting with the public to discuss the draft Alcoa Highway Small Area Plan's concepts and policies.

Friday, Sept. 28

33rd Annual Greekfest

11 a.m.–10 p.m, St. George Greek Orthodox Church (4070 Kingston Pike). $2/$3 weekend pass

Yep, it's time to get your spanakopita on with this celebration of Greek culture, featuring live music, traditional Greek dancing, and a lot of amazing food. Runs through Sunday. More info at

Saturday, Sept. 29

"Coffee with the Councilman"

9-11 a.m., Round-up Restaurant (3643 Sevierville Pike).

Vice Mayor and 1st District City Councilman Nick Pavlis is an interesting guy. Get to know him better, and maybe discuss some city issues, at this classic South Knoxville diner.

Sunday, Sept. 30

"Faith Working for Human Rights"

3 p.m.,Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (2931 Kingston Pike).

This interfaith forum features guest speaker the Rev. Mark Kiyimba, founding minister of the first Unitarian Universalist Church in Uganda. He'll be discussing the extremely homophobic atmosphere in his native country, including efforts to make homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison or death. He'll also be speaking at Maryville College Monday at 7 p.m. in Lawson Auditorium, Fayerweather Hall.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Knoxville City Council

7 p.m., Main Assembly Room of the City County Building

Meet you there!