10 Out and About Things To Do

Jessica Fuller • Jan 17, 2019 at 11:22 AM


1. Laugh with the Lads from Liverpool: Hop back to the ‘60s at Kingsport Theatre Guild for the opening weekend of “The Beatles Slept Here.” Join Sgt. Paprika, Eleanor Digby at the Penny Lane Hotel for the kooky comedy. Show times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St. Add dinner to Saturday evening’s performance including menu selections such as, Octopus’s Garden Salad, I Wanna Hold your HAM and Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Lemon Pepper Chicken. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Taylored Venue and Events, 115 Shelby St. in Kinsgport. Show-only tickets are $10, and dinner tickets are $25.

2. ”The Odd Couple”: Glasgow Theatre Company is bringing Neil Simon’s comedy, “The Odd Couple,” to the stage at the Cameo Theater, 703 State St., Bristol beginning this weekend. Divorcee-turned-roommate Felix starts driving his best friend Oscar up the wall with his divorce as Oscar tries to get his friend out of his funk by arranging double dates with the pair’s wacky neighbors. Showtimes this weekend are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 797-8482 or at tickets.glasgowtheatrecompany.org. 

3. Do si do! Pack your dancing shoes for an evening of old-fashioned fun at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 101 Country Music Way, Bristol, with a square dance! Bring a partner – or instrument – to the museum from 7-9 on Saturday to get toes a-tappin’. If dancing isn’t your thing, community members are invited to a jam session from 2-5 p.m. Both events are free, but dancers should RSVP by visiting BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org. 

4. STOMP: If you didn’t get a chance to grab tickets for Sunday’s STOMP show at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, fear not! Plenty of tickets are left for a second show on Monday night for the international percussive sensation group. For returning fans – or those who are curious what music on trash cans sounds like – the second show begins at 7 p.m. at the center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville. Tickets range from $40-$50 and can be purchased online at NPACgreeneville.com, by calling 638-1679. or by visiting the theater’s box office.

5. Cider and queens: Gypsy Circus Cider Company, 2645 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport is bringing queens back on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. for a drag queen performance. Enjoy a pint of cider and a snack provided by Feeding Frenzy food truck. 

6. Putting the “blue” in bluegrass:  There are two chances to catch Kingsport-based bluegrass group, Blue Highway. Going on 24 years of playing traditional bluegrass, the group is decked with 28 collective International Bluegrass Music Association awards, 6 The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America awards, one Dove Award, and three Grammy nominations. Catch them at The Down Home, 300 W. Main St., Johnson City, Friday and Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available at downhome.com. 

7. A Tom Waits tribute: The Vagabond Saints Society will be stopping by The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St., Johnson City, on Friday from 8-11 p.m. as part of the group’s Tom Waits Tribute tour. The foursome, from Winston-Salem, NC, is known for tribute shows. Tickets to the show are $12 and can be purchased at The Willow Tree.

8. Roll initiative: Whether you’re a seasoned dungeon master or have never touched a 20-sided die, all Dungeons and Dragons players 21 and older are welcome to Johnson City Brewing Company’s D&D night Jan 23 beginning at 6 p.m. at the brewery, 257 E. Main St. Materials for the game will be provided, while beer and snacks will be available for purchase.

9. Wine and unwind: The Bristol Hotel’s rooftop bar, Lumac, will be hosting a brand-new music series continuing Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. The series is free to attend and will take place every Wednesday evening at the hotel’s rooftop bar, 510 Birthplace of Country Music Way. Keep an eye out for artists like Logan Fritz, Folk Soul Revival and Amythyst Kiah in the future. 

10. Paint and party:  Bring a canvas to life with a painting party at Mercantile on Broad, 237 Broad St., Kingsport, tonight from 6-8 p.m. with a guided snow-capped tranquility painting led by artist Lindsey Huff. The fee to participate is $35 and includes supplies and a scoop of gelato or edible cookie dough. The event is BYOB for painters 21 and older. Call 765-2929 or email [email protected] to register. 

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