2. Theatre Bristol’s “Jingle Bells.” “Junie B. Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” closes this weekend at Theatre Bristol’s ArtSpace Theatre, 506 State St., Bristol. The cast of 18 will perform tonight at 7:30, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with a final show Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors, students and children (212-3625, www.theatrebristol.org)
3. Christmas Contra. The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will host a Christmas Contra dance on Saturday at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St., Jonesborough beginning at 7 with a beginners’ class. Klondike Bar and waltz break 9 p.m., dance until 10:30. $7 regular, $5 members, $5 full-time students(534-8879, www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org).
4. Gratitude Gala at Samadhi. Samadhi Healing Arts Center, 423 W. Walnut St. will hold a Gratitude Gala: Celebrating Connection and Community on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Events include meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, kirtan, flow arts, demos, giveaways, raffle, gift certificates, items for sale and more; free admission, donations accepted (Facebook.com/SamadhiHealingArts).
5. Tim Lowry does “A Christmas Carol.” Tim Lowry will perform a one-man show, followed by refreshments, of the Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol” at the International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, reservations encouraged, show for ages 10-up. (913-1276, www.storytellingcenter.net).
6. Events at Acoustic Coffeehouse. The Acoustic Coffeehouse, 415 W. Walnut St. is hosting ETSU’s Re-Generation: A Johnson City Story Slam series tonight at 8 at Next Door. Catch Matt Hogan at 10 in the coffeehouse. Saturday: David Wiseman-da6d, 8 p.m., Bella Bane, 10 p.m. Clay Babies, a folk duo from Asheville, N.C., will play Sunday at 8 p.m. (434-9872, www.acousticcoffeehouse.net).
7. “Dada Does Christmas” at the Willow Tree. Dada Cabaret will perform “Dada Does Christmas” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St., the chamber ensemble’s first Christmas-themed live show and first family-friendly matinee, with programming suitable for all audiences. $5 adults, free for college students with ID and children 17-under (423-439-4276).
8. “Mayberry Christmas” at Freedom Hall. Fountain of Life Bible Church’s “Mayberry Christmas” will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Freedom Hall Civic Center Arena, 1320 Pactolas Road. The event features free pictures made with Santa, a free toy for every girl and boy and a visit with Mayberry’s deputy and “Charlene Darling.” The event is free. (www.johnsoncitytn.com/freedomhall, 439-6633)
9. Acoustic Throwdown at Wild Wing. Wild Wing Cafe, 71 Wilson Ave., is looking for the best acoustic artist in the Tri-Cities: 1) Submit a recent performance video along with a photo to [email protected]; 2) Prepare three songs for your scheduled night; 3) Join the fun every Wednesday at 8 p.m. and let the Guitar Wars begin. All styles welcome. (423-461-0071, wildwingcafe.com)
10. It’s a wonderful radio show. “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, will play Saturday at 8 p.m. at Blue Moon Theatre Company, 215 E. Main St. This American holiday classic comes to life as a 1940s radio broadcast. Cast of five creates a few dozen characters. $17 all tickets, including tax. (heyevent.com, Facebook).
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