The Weekly Plan-It: Thursday, July 13-Wednesday, July 18

Highlights of the week ahead

Friday, July 13

Early Voting

All around town.

It's starting again! Yep, it's those pesky primaries. See the first part of our election preview on page 10, and find your early voting location at

Saturday, July 14

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with the Black Cadillacs

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

Jason Isbell may not be reinventing the wheel with his brand of rock ‘n' roll, but that doesn't mean that he isn't helping listeners upgrade from whitewalls to radials. Songs go from a hard growl to a soft purr in an instant, with a bar band's sensibility and a troubadour's sensitivity.

Sunday, July 15

Fermentation Fervor

2-5 p.m., Ijams Nature Center. $17.

Sandor Ellix Katz and Jennifer Niceley will discuss the science of fermentation and offer food samples.

Monday, July 16

Knox County School Board

5 p.m., First Floor Board Room, Andrew Johnson Building.

A mid-month work session. Go to and click on "Board of Education" for more info.

Wednesday, July 18

Brown Bag-Green Book: Dr. Louis Gross

12 p.m., East Tennessee History Center. Free.

When scientists go rogue for political or monetary reasons, it's never pretty. Dr. Louis Gross, UT Professor of Mathematics and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, reviews Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M.M. Conway.