David Joe Miller Open Mic: The Historic Eureka Inn will open its doors to poets and storytellers for a night during David Joe Miller’s Spoken Word Open Mic night on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Performers are invited to bring 10 minutes of story, poetry or written work to perform. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. for the free 7 p.m. show. The show will be hosted by Lee Lindsey, ETSU Storytelling Masters Program graduate, and Tony Marr, National Story Slam Finalist of Bristol. There is no theme, competition or censor. The event is also a place to try out new material in front of an enthusiastic audience. The show features adult content and is also suited for audiences of 16 years old and older. The Historic Eureka Inn is located at 127 W. Main St. in downtown Jonesborough. For more information, visit storytellingcalendar.com.
Over the weekend:
“The Great Gatsby” at the Kingsport Theatre Guild: Fall into the Jazz Age and experience the lives of the rich elite of Long Island in the 1920s in Kingsport Theatre Guild’s, “The Great Gatsby.” Shows begin Oct. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and 13 and 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at kingsporttheatre.org or at the door. Performances will take place in the Renaissance Center auditorium at 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport. Tickers are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military members and $5 for children.
“Freak Show” at LampLight Theatre: Prepare for a scare at LampLight Theatre sideshow, “Freak Show.” The Ultimate Freak Show is a show within a show featuring scary clowns, zombies, and other things that go bump in the night. Due to its true-to-life situations and scary images, this show is rated PG-13. Shows will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. nightly and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The show takes place every weekend throughout October.