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10 Out & About Things to Do: A 'Spooktacular' and more

Brandon Paykamian • Updated Oct 10, 2019 at 11:12 AM

JCSO Spooktacular: On Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a “Halloween Movie Spooktacular” at Milligan College’s Seeger Chapel. The performance will feature music from films such as “Psycho,” the “Star Wars” series and more. There will be a costume contest and trick-or-treating at the intermission. 

Boones Creek Opry Music: Boones Creek Opry, located at 525 W, Oakland Ave. No. 1, will feature Zach McNabb & The Tennessee Esquires, Saturday at 6 p.m., followed by open mic at 7 p.m. Admission is $1. For more information on this and other future events at Boones Creek Opry, call 423-461-0151.

Tipton Gallery photo exhibition: East Tennessee State University’s Tipton Gallery, located in downtown Johnson City, will display Meg Roussos’s Master of Fine Arts Exhibition through Oct. 11. Titled “Blaze,” Roussos’s artistic display features photographic and video graphic pieces that capture nature and personal experiences within nature.

Hike with the mayor: Join Johnson City Mayor Jenny Brock and the city’s nature program coordinator for a free 1-mile hike in Buffalo Mountain’s stunning fall environment, stopping frequently along the way to talk about things found trailside. The hike will be held at 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and catch the beautiful view of Johnson City from Huckleberry Knob. Meet at the Harris Pavilion, Buffalo Mountain Park, 570 Highridge Road.

Hands-On Events: Test out robotic coding blocks Tuesdays through Thursdays at the Hands-On! Discovery Center. Also, through Sunday, Nov. 3, experience Frida Khalo inspired collages, Pablo Picasso inspired cubism drawings and crayon watercolor leaf paintings. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day. For more info on these and other ongoing events at Hands On, visit visithandson.org.

Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room Open Mic: In addition to a lineup of live music throughout the week, Johnson City’s Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room hosts its Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 6 p.m., allowing “aspiring artists of all kinds to share their magic with a beautiful audience of respectful listeners.” For more information on this and other live Willow Tree events, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse

Exhibit at ETSU: The Southeast Fibers Educators Association’s fall 2019 exhibit, “In Flux,” will be displayed at East Tennessee State University through Oct. 25 at the Slocumb Galleries. A closing reception for the exhibit will also be held Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the galleries and will feature a 6 p.m. lecture in the Ball Hall auditorium by artist Cathryn Amidei, whose work is included in the exhibit. Amidei will also give an art demonstration for ETSU students on Friday, Oct. 25.

Bert Street Music: The Bert Street Music Series continues with Jae Marie Project, Thursday, Oct. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at 510 Bert St., Johnson City. For more information, call 423-283-5827.

Live music at Capone’s: Tom’s Handgun, Basket Case and Broken Daze will play at Johnson City’s Capones, Friday at 10 p.m.; J Birds will play with Josiah and the Greater Good and the Kindest People, Saturday at 9 p.m.; and Reckless Kelly and Morgans Mill will take the stage Sunday at 8 p.m.

Live music at the Hideaway: Downtown Johnson City’s Hideaway will host Joy Bang, Ancient Ethel, Joey Tucciarone on Saturday, followed by Carnivora, Monday at 10 p.m. For more info on these shows and others at the Hideaway, call 423-926-3896 or visit the venue’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Hideawayjc

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