10 Out and about things to do

Hannah Swayze • Apr 5, 2019 at 11:21 AM

1. Cheers to 150 years at the Johnson City Brewing Co.: Join Johnson City Brewing Co. as they release their commemorative Sesquicentennial brew, the Blue Plum Lager tonight. A traditional German-style pilsner, the Blue Plum Lager is finished with a fresh plum puree. The Traveler’s Bowl will also be serving dinner. Taproom opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Vegetarian options will be available. 

2. The Secret Garden: The Kingsport Theatre Guild will present the musical, “The Secret Garden,” this weekend. Fallow along to Mary Lennox’s tory when after the death of her parents, she is send to live in her Uncle’s Estate in England on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Center at 1200 East Center St. in Kingsport. Tickets are $10, $12 and $15. 

3. Sip and Stroll around downtown Kingsport: Stick around on Thursday evening as business and restaurants in downtown Kingsport stay open late for Sip and Stroll. Enjoy wine, live music and the extended hours from 5-8 p.m. and support small businesses at the same time. 

4. Ross Cooper at the Down Home: Join the cowboy turned musician, Ross Cooper, at The Down Home Friday night. After a knee injury threw his career as a professional bareback rider, Cooper moved on to start his career playing music with the new Nashville sound. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12. The Down Home is located at 300 West Main St. in Johnson City. To learn more about Ross Cooper, visit ross-cooper.com. 

5. A tantalizing trio of live music: Cross the border into Bristol, Virginia Saturday night for a concert featuring Loose Leaves, Mahto and the Loose Balloons and Achy. Studio Brew will host this night of tunes starting 8 p.m. There is no cover. Studio Brew is located at 221 Moore St. in Bristol. 

6. Honor the late Chris Dula with a day of community service: Dr. Chris Dula, a professor at East Tennessee , was a force to be reckoned with during his life. Honor his memory at this Sesquicentennial event on Saturday, by taking part in what Dula was dedicated to: service of the community. Volunteers will be placed at pre-arranged sites throughout the community. Registration is required and the day begins at 8 a.m. To register, visit www.etsu.edu/dula-day-of-service.

7. Bark in the Park: Adopt, don’t shop this weekend in Founders park at the adoption drive, Bark in the Park, for the Washington County Animal Shelter and Humane Society. You could find your new family member from 2-4 p.m. at Founders Park in downtown Johnson City on Saturday. The event is free to attend. 

8. Brahms’ German Requiem: The Symphony of the Mountains will host a performance of Brahms’ German Requiem on Saturday April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center in Kingsport. The performance of the requiem will feature world-renowned soloists Tamara Acosta (soprano) and Adrian Smith (baritone,) and local groups, Voices of the Mountains, the ETSU Chorale, East Tennessee Belles choir and the BucsWorth men’s choir. The Toy F. Reid Employee Center is located at 400 South Wilcox Dr. in Kingsport. Ticket prices vary. 

9. Demon Waffle at the Wild Wing Cafe: Johnson City’s favorite 7-pieces ensemble group will return to the Wild Wing Cafe on Saturday. Blending musical styles like reggae, rock, punk, soul, funk and ska Demon Waffle puts on an exciting show that it unique in and of itself. The show will begin at 10 p.m. and there is no cover. Wild Wing Cafe is located at 71 Wilson Ave. in Johnson City.

10. Carter Mansion Celebration and Militia Muster: Travel back to the 1780s this weekend at the Carter Mansion Celebration and Militia Muster at the Carter Mansion in Elizabethton. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. learn history of the mansion, explore traditional arts and family fun. This event is free to attend. The historical Carter Mansion is located at 1013 Broad St. in Elizabethton. 

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