Gem Show: A Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show sponsored by the Kingsport Gem and Minerals Society will be held Nov. 8-10 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray. The show will feature door prizes, stone setting, bead stringing, pearl knotting, fossil castings, wire wrapping, cabochons, gems and mineral specimens. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships. Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Children 6 and under are admitted free.
Science Hill Showstoppers present classic American Drama: Performances of “Twelve Angry Jurors,” presented by the Science Hill Showstoppers, will be Thursday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The final performance will be on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. Performances will be held in the Science Hill High School Studio 535 performance venue. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved ahead of the performances or can be picked up at the door the day of the performance. For more information, call 423-232-2019.
Strings and Things: Symphony of the Mountains’ upcoming concert, "Strings and Things” will take place Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater in Bristol. Adult tickets are $30, students and children are admitted free. For more information, call the Symphony of the Mountains Box Office at 423-392-8423 or visit www.SymphonyoftheMountains.org for tickets.
Johnson City Senior Chorale to host musical celebration: The Johnson City Senior Chorale welcomes the public to a musical celebration at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. They will present “Home of the Brave,” a patriotic program that combines music, dance and theater. For more information, call or stop by the Johnson City Senior Center or call the Senior Services desk at 423-434-6237.
Open Mic at Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room: Every Wednesday at 6 p.m., Willow Tree hosts its Open Mic Night, allowing “aspiring artists of all kinds to share their magic with a beautiful audience of respectful listeners.” For more information on this and other Willow Tree events, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse.
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 this and other Hands-On events and activities, go to visithandson.org.
Live music at Down Home: Johnson City’s Down Home will feature the Ed Snodderly Band, Friday at 8 p.m., followed by the Lonesome River Band, Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information on these and other live music events at Down Home, visit downhome.com or call 423-929-9822.
Live music at Kingsport’s CJ’s and Gypsy Circus: CJ’s Sports Bar will feature Jigsaw Jane, Friday at 9 p.m., followed by Area 52, Saturday at 9 p.m. Gypsy Circus Cider Company will host Union Specific, Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Green Rumours, Saturday at 7 p.m.
Free Veterans Concert: 423 Social, located in Bristol, Tennessee, will be hosting a veterans concert ahead of Veterans Day featuring Wyldeheart and Moonshine Bandits on Sunday at 9 p.m. The event is free for veterans and active-duty military members.