10 things to do soon

Brandon Paykamian • Jan 2, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Flute Ensemble Concert: Morningstar Flute Ensemble will perform Sunday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. at Kingsport’s First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 E. Church Circle. The public is invited to this free concert and reception. Contact Charlotte Ellis for more information at 423-323-4933.

“An Evening with Dailey & Vincent”: Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will present “An Evening with Dailey & Vincent” on Friday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $45. For tickets and more information, visit www.paramountbristol.org.

Newton's Antics Drop-off Workshop at Hands-On Discovery Center: On Saturday, Jan. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, celebrate Sir Isaac Newton's birthday and discover the laws of physics with Newton's inertia beads, an amazing egg drop challenge, building and launching a film canister rocket and a centripetal force penny experiment. Late registration is $15 for HODC members and $20 for non-members.

Speedway in Lights: Pinnacle Speedway in Lights featuring a 4-mile trek through 2 million lights at Bristol Motor Speedway continues from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Use the dragway’s entrance of Tennessee Highway 394 to access the event. Tickets on Sunday through Thursday are $15 per car, $30 per van or $100 per bus. Tickets on Friday and Saturday are $20 per car, $30 per van and $100 per bus.

Yoga at Memorial Park: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is now holding a yoga class from 6-7 p.m. each Wednesday. The class is designed for beginners and older adults but open to those age 18 and older. All are welcome to join in this restorative practice. The cost is $5 per class. Register in person at MPCC on the evening of class. For more information, call 423-434-6237.

Open Mic at Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room: In addition to live music throughout the week, downtown Johnson City’s Willow Tree hosts its Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 6 p.m., allowing “aspiring artists of all kinds to share their magic with a beautiful audience of respectful listeners.” For more information on this event and others, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse.

Music at Blackbird: Blackbird Bakery, located at 56 Piedmont Ave., Bristol, will present Blue Mountain Saints, Thursday at 8 p.m.; Caleb Corona, Friday at 7:30 p.m.; and Zoh Hamrick, Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information on these and other upcoming concerts and events at Blackbird, call 276-645-5754 or find them on Facebook. 

Music at Quaker Steak and Lube: Quaker Steak and Lube, located at 629 State St., Bristol, will host Kelly J, Friday at 8 p.m., followed by JP Parsons, Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information on these and other upcoming events, call 276-644-9647 or find Quaker Steak and Lube on social media. 

Sabine Hill Tour at Sycamore Shoals: On Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m., Sycamore Shoals will host its Sabine Hill Tour. Adult admission is $7. Admission for children ages 7 to 17 years is $3; 6 and under free. Registration is required at www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

Discounts at Zoo Knoxville: For those looking for things to do further away, Zoo Knoxville is offering $5 off general admission tickets during Kroger Discount Days through Feb. 29, 2020. Many animals, including red pandas, river otters, elephants, gorillas, red wolves, lions and tigers, enjoy the cooler temperatures during these months. On days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be moved indoors, but visitors can still see most in their indoor viewing areas. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket window during regular zoo hours and online at zooknoxville.org. Discounted admission tickets must be used by Feb. 29, 2020, and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount or coupon.


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