Everyone has a good dating story: “Dating” is the theme for this month’s Re-Generation story slam. Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday night, place your name in a drawing to be chosen at random. Seven tellers will be chosen to tell stories that must be under ten minutes. Winner will get a cash prize from donations and there will be a story open mic after the slam. This is an adult event and will be held at JRH Brewing Co. at 458 W. Walnut St. in Johnson City.
Gotta catch ‘em all: Dewayne’s World will host a Pokemon Go! Meet-up tournament Friday at 7 p.m. The event is free and will be hosted by Brandi Elmore. Attendance is free. Dewayne’s World is located at 457 E Sullivan St. in Kingsport.
Langston Lives! Ms. Sheila Arnold, international storyteller, will tell stories of the old Langston High School in a program titled, “It was Ours: Langston High School Through Memory’s Eye” on 4-8 p.m. Saturday. The historical presentation will tell the stories of teachers from the school. The event will take place at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough. Visit http://leadlhs.org/ for tickets and information. (Note: The event has sold out.)
Celebrate Love: Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend at CJ’s Sports Bar in Kingsport. Festivities kick off tonight with a family party from 6-8 p.m. for karaoke and dancing. Admission is free plus donuts and toys for the kids. The 21+ party begins at 8 p.m .and continues until midnight with a chance will a $50 gift card in a karaoke competition. Asylum Suite will take the stage Friday night with the regular $6 cover. Saturday will be Crossroad performing with the usual cover. CJ’s Sports Bar is located at 516 G Morelock St. in Kingsport.
Celebrate a legend: Join the Mountain Music Museum in downtown Kingsport today for what would be the 100th birthday of recording artist and television host Ernie Ford. Jen and Cody from 96.3 will make an appearance as well as Ford’s son, J. Buck Ford. Celebrate with music and friends 2-3 p.m. at the museum at 316 Broad Street in downtown Kingsport.
Brews and tunes: Listen to the musical stylings of Daniel Couper at the Model City Tap and sips some craft beer at the Model City Tap House house Saturday night. From 8-10 p.m. This show has no cover. The Model City Tap House is located at 324 E Market St. in downtown Kingsport.
Paint “happy little trees”: Follow along with certified Bob Ross instructor Joyce Allison in the Maker Space of the Mill Spring Makers Market Saturday. From 2-5 p.m., create your own Bob Ross oil painting winter paradise masterpiece and enjoy appetizers and drinks. The event is $45 per person and BYOB.
Go on down home: Kristie Stanley and Running Blind will take to the stage at The Down Home Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, students are $12. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Don’t want to be an American Idiot? Encore Theatrical Company will present Green Day’s, “American Idiot” the musical at the Inman Humanities Complex Theatre at Walters State Community College Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Sunday show will include a talkback with the cast and crew. Tickets range from $15-25. The theatre is located at 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy in Morristown.