10 things to do

Brandon Paykamian • Oct 17, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Storytelling Center Second Young Appalachian Story Summit: The International Storytelling Center will host the second annual “My Voice, Our Place: A Young Appalachian Story Summit” on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The free event will feature an inspirational keynote, story circles, interactive workshops and more. 

Boones Creek Opry Music: Boones Creek Opry, located at 525 W, Oakland Ave. No. 1, will feature Rockingham Road, 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.

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.

Live music at Capone’s: Bob Fleming and the Cambria Iron Co. will perform along with Jacob Cody Moore and the Bosses, Friday at 10 p.m., followed by Art Smashes Records with Black Star Sanctuary and Peace By Despair, Saturday at 10 p.m. For more information on upcoming events at downtown Johnson City’s Capones, visit caponesjohnsoncity.com or call 423-928-2295. 

Live music at the Hideaway:  Handsome Scoundrels, Ghoulgasm and others will perform at downtown Johnson City’s Hideaway, Thursday at 10 p.m., followed by Captured By Robots, Monday at 8 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

Home Craft Days Festival: The free 48th Annual Home Craft Days Festival featuring artisans, crafts, food booths and live music will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 19-20 at Mountain Empire Community College. The opening night concert featuring John McCutcheon is at 6 p.m., Oct. 18, at the Goodloe Center on the MECC campus.

Decorate pumpkins at Kingsport library: The Kingsport Public Library's annual pumpkin decorating contest is set for 2 to 5 p.m., Oct. 21, in the library's auditorium. Bring your own pumpkin and take advantage of basic decorating supplies or bring your own. Staff will take photos of completed pumpkins to be entered into the contest. Not able to attend on Monday? Bring your decorated pumpkin by the youth services desk to have its picture taken prior to the Oct. 21 event. Call 423-229-9366 for more information.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Comes to the JRT Stage: The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will bring Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to their stage Oct. 17 through Nov. 3. 

Shows run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 general admission, $15 for students and seniors, with special group rates. To purchase tickets, call the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010 or visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.

Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room Open Mic: In addition to a lineup of live music throughout the week, downtown Johnson City’s Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room hosts its Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information on this and other live Willow Tree events, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse

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.

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