Friday, July 6
8:30 p.m., the Valarium. $18-$20.
Knoxville's radio-ready modern-rock champions will release their next album, Minus the Machine, on their own Palehorse Records label in July.
Saturday, July 7
Wah Lum Kung Fu Show
6:30-9 p.m., World's Fair Park. $8-$15.
Yes, they will be kung fu fighting at World's Fair Park. Wah Lum of Knoxville will be celebrating its 18th anniversary with demonstrations of kung fu, tai chi, lion and dragon dance, weaponry, and more.
Sunday, July 8
Smoky Mountain Blues Society Blues Cruise
5-9 p.m., Star of Knoxville Riverboat. $13-$18.
Chuggin' down the river listening to the blues (by the band Grits) on a sultry Knoxville summer evening sounds downright romantical.
Tuesday, July 10
City Council Meeting
7 p.m., Main Assembly Room, City County Building.
Yep, this is where it all happens.
Wednesday, July 11
Sign Ordinance Task Force Public Hearing
4 p.m, KCDC (901 N. Broadway).
Last February, City Council created a Sign Ordinance Task Force to research guiding principles for a modern sign ordinance. So if you have some strong opinions on Knoxville's signs, now's your chance to voice them. For more info, visit cityofknoxville.org/citycouncil/sign.