Boones Creek Opry music: Boones Creek Opry, located at 525 W, Oakland Ave. No. 1, will feature Stemwinders, 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.
Skateboards to Kids Benefit concert at Hideaway: Downtown Johnson City’s Hideaway will host Povertybomb, Intimidator, Aghori Skin Suit, Breach and Paleblood, Friday 10 p.m. Proceeds from the $5 donations will go to skateboards for kids. The money raised will be used to buy skateboards from the MOJO skate shop, which plans to match your donations dollar for dollar, and they’ll be donated to local children in foster care.
Hands-On events: Join Hands-On! Discovery Center until Sunday, Nov. 10 for this year's National Chemistry week theme, Marvelous Metals. Explore various uses and properties of metals including magnetism, static, buoyancy and more. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. For more information on these and other Hands-On events, go to visithandson.org.
Kingsport's Christmas Connection celebrating 40 years: The sights, sounds and smell of Christmas will surround shoppers as they shop from over 60 artisan vendors from noon to 7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Admission is free. Sugarplum Cafe and Auntie Ruth's Doughnuts will have food available for purchase. Call 423-392-8414 or visit www.engagekingsport.com for more details.
LampLight's Got Talent: If you or someone you know has a gift or talent, make your way down to LampLight Theatre in Downtown Kingsport for a pre-screening audition from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. There is a $5 audition fee. Dancers, singers, comedians, actors and other performers welcome as long as they're family-friendly. Due to time constraints, no bands for this event. Twenty acts will be selected to compete at 7 p.m., Saturday. All entries will be notified by 9 p.m. on the night of auditions. The audience will pick the winners. Admission to the contest is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Visit LampLight's website or find them on Facebook for more details.
‘The Crucible’ showing: Kingsport Theatre Guild’s “The Crucible” will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 1-2, and at 2 p.m., Nov. 2-3, at the Renaissance Arts Center and Theatre. A school show will be offered Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Call 423-392-8427 or visit www.kingsporttheatre.org.
More live music at Capone’s: Johnson City’s Capone’s will host Gloom Mountain Gospel, Andrew Belt, Brennan Fowler and JMoNoisey, Friday at 10 p.m., followed by Breakfast Club, Saturday at 10 p.m. For more information on these and other Capone’s events, call 423-928-2295 or visit caponesjohnsoncity.com.
Live music at Down Home: The Down Home will host Billy Crawford Band, Friday at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Tim Shelton Syndicate will take the stage at 8 p.m. For more information, visit downhome.com or call 423-929-9822.
Live music in Kingsport: CJ’s Sports Bar, located at 516 G. Morelock St. in Kingsport, will host Ali Randolph Band and Borderline Band, Friday at 9 p.m. Gypsy Circus Cider Company, located at 2645 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport will host Moonburnz, Friday 7 p.m., followed by Rye Baby, Saturday at 7 p.m.
‘Asianx Artists’ reception at ETSU: “Rumors of Necessity: Asianx Artists,” will be featured at the Tipton Gallery until Nov. 15. On Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., Tipton will host a gallery talk and performance featuring Paul Pak-hing Lee, Richard A. Lou, Emily Hanako Momohara, Sisavanh Phouthavong and Hong-An Truong. For more information, call 423-483-3179.