2. Banjos, banjos and more banjos: If you’re a banjo collector, player or just want to know more about the instrument, The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, is celebrating the 20th annual Banjo Gathering from Thursday to Sunday. On Friday at 8 p.m., the museum will host a concert featuring Adam Hurt, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Bill Evans, Bob Carlin, George Gibson, Jake Blount, Aaron Jonah Lewis and Greg Adams. A full schedule and tickets are available at banjogathering.weebly.com.
3. Baroque, the Beatles and Bernstein: The Milligan College Orchestra will be taking guests on a ride from the Baroque to the Beatles Saturday beginning at Seeger Chapel on Milligan College’s main campus, 101 Neth Drive. Timeless tunes like “Yesterday” and “Eleanor Rigby” will be filed in with classics from West Side Story and a performance by guitar professor James West. The concert is free and open to the public.
4. Support local artists: The Kingsport Art Guild will be showcasing members’ work with a special exhibit that opens Sunday at the Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 Center St. The opening reception is from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday and is free and open to the public. The exhibit, open through Nov. 27 and will be judged by fine artist Suzanne Stryk.
5. Snapp at the Tap: Beth Snapp is back in her hometown this weekend at Model City Tap House, 324 E. Market St., Kingsport, Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. Snapp released her second album, “Don’t Apologize,” this summer, and her pop-infused roots show pairs well with the wide variety of brews Model City Tap House has to offer.
6. Shut up and dance: If you’re dreaming of being a contra dancer, The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society has you covered with a free workshop on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St. Beginners will learn from contra dancer Warren Doyle, and are welcome to stay for a contra dance that begin 7:30 p.m. General admission to the dance is $7 and students can join $5.
7. Coming home: King University alumnus Jeremiah Caleb is hosting a hometown premiere of his new film, “Coming Home,” Friday with a special gala that will to benefit the educational opportunities for women and children in India. The film documents Caleb’s 40-day journey to India to trace the footsteps of his father and will screen at The Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., Bristol, beginning at 8:30. Tickets to the film are $10, and VIP tickets which include a red carpet event with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are $75. The red carpet event begins at 6:30 p.m.
8. S’mores run: Welcome the autumn leaves and chilly weather with the 4th annual S’mores Run along the Tweetsie Trail from Johnson City to Elizabethton Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. The race begins at the trailhead along Legion Street in Johnson City and ends at mile marker 3.5, with an after party at Smokehouse BBQ, 1941 Milligan Highway, Elizabethton. Participants may run, walk, skip or stroll, but no bicycles are allowed for the race. Registration is $30 through Friday and $35 the day of the race. Sign up at thegoosechase.org.
9. Can you survive? For one last fright of the Halloween season, Barter Theatre is hosting one more weekend of the House of Carnage at 1315 Euclid Ave., Bristol through this weekend. The haunted house is open from 7-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. Buy tickets ahead of time at bartertheatre.org or may be purchased with cash at the door. The attraction is recommended for ages 12-up.
10. The Price is Right Live: Come on down to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, for your chance to win cash prizes, appliances, vacations and maybe even a new car while playing some of the classic games from the television show “The Price Is Right Live.” The show begins at 7:30 on Nov. 8, and the touring live show is known to sell out, so grab your tickets for $32-$42 at npacgreeneville.com.