2. Love. Duty. Betrayal: Have a night at the Opera as the ETSU Department of Music presents, “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell. Known as the first great English opera, each show of “Dido and Aeneas” will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Venue at the King Centre at 300 East Main St. in downtown Johnson City Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ETSU students. Purchase tickets in advance at etsu.edu/cas/music or call 423-439-4276.
3. Sip and stroll in downtown Kingsport after hours: Sip wine and stroll through downtown Kingsport during the return of Sweetheart Sip and Stroll tonight. Restaurants and shops will stay open until 8 p.m. for you to explore and shop. The red event will begin at 5 p.m. and is hosted by the Downtown Kingsport Association.
4. Wouldn’t it be loverly? Kingsport Theatre Guild will open its production of the classic musical, “My Fair Lady” this weekend in the auditorium at the Renaissance Center at 1200 East Center St. Performances this weekend will be Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15, Seniors, students and military tickets are $12 and children’s tickets are $10. Children under 3 years of age are free. The show features Makenna Arnold as Eliza Dolittle and Gleason Holt as Henry Higgins.
5. Raise some money: Put on your red high heels and spend some money for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children on Saturday at the annual CASA for Kids Red shoe Gala in Kingsport. The event kicks off with cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. with dinner is served at 7 p.m. Enjoy a live auction and music by The Extraordinaires from Hickory, North Carolina. There will be a red shoe contest with prizes for top three winners for men and women. Tickets are $125. To purchase tickets, call 423-247-1161 ext. 3 or visit casaredshoe.brownpapertickets.com.
6. Boot-stompin’ fun: Pull on your boots and get ready to dance. Capone’s in Johnson City will host Honky Tonk Night on Friday beginning at 10 p.m. Sammy Guns, Hearts Gone South and JB 5nDine will take to the stage to play all the classics. Must be 18 to get in. Admission is $7 for age 18-20 and $5 for anyone over 21. Capone’s is located at 227 East Main St. in downtown Johnson City.
7. Jazz banjo: Join Mal Cooper at Wellington’s Restaurant tonight for a jam. The night will feature Mal Cooper on banjo and vocals, Amanda Luther on bass, Mike Knowles on guitar and Phil Leonard on drums. There is no charge for this event. Wellington’s restaurant is located at 1216 West State of Franklin Rd. in Johnson City across from ETSU.
8. Rebellion, but make it Southern: The county/rock group Southern Rebellion will play at Wild Wing Cafe in Johnson City Saturday starting at 10 p.m. There is no cover and Wild Wing Cafe is located at 71 Wilson Ave.
9. Denim and Diamonds: Break out your best denim and your shiniest diamonds for a good cause on Sunday. Seasons of Hope will host the Denim and Diamonds benefit beginning at 5 p.m. at Rose Hill weddings at 223 East Market St. in Johnson City. There will be music and dancing provided by J Great Entertainment, a silent auction, raffles, a best dressed prize, VIP tables and more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $35 at the door and $250 for VIP. Money raised will go to the Seasons of Hope HOPE (Helping and Offering Personal Empowerment) program mentoring to help lift families out of poverty. To donate or be a sponsor, email [email protected].
10. Pretty Things Peep Show: Pretty Things Peepshow is on on its 10th anniversary tour and its next stop is at Capone’s in Johnson City. This global vaudeville variety act will feature sword-swallowing, quick change magic, daring escapes, singing, comedy and more. The show begins at 8 p.m on Sunday. Tickets are $12.