Explore the galaxy at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium: See the main feature, “Einstein’s Gravity Playlist” at 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and at 1 and 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, and the alternate show, “Under the Milky Way,” at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at Kingsport’s Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium. Tickets are $5 for non-members and free for members and children under 6. For more information, call 423-229-9447 or visit www.baysmountain.com.
Matilda the Musical: Tusculum University will host a performance of “Matilda the Musical” Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center Theatre at Tusculum University. Tickets are $15 for anyone older than 12, $12 for those 60 and older and $5 for children 12 and younger and are payable by cash or check. They may be reserved by calling Tusculum Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620 or emailing [email protected] People can pick up and pay for tickets at the box office the day of the performance or schedule a time to come by the Arts Outreach office.
CMC Concert at Milligan: CMC Live will present 10 musical artists in a thrilling concert at Milligan College on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the college’s McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. From Southern rock to soul, the lineup offers a broad spectrum of music crafted to modern listeners. For more information, visit www.cmclive2019.com.
Live music at Down Home: Johnson City’s Down Home will feature Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, Friday at 8 p.m., followed by Dale Ann Bradley, Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information on these and other live music events at Down Home, visit www.downhome.com or call 423-929-9822.
Live music at Capone’s: Downtown Johnson City’s Capone’s will host Lydia Can’t Breathe with Roman Riot and Vankale, Friday 8 p.m.; Shawn Stone Band, Alexander Wolf and the Marlboro Men, Sammy Guns, Saturday at 10 p.m.; and then Torche, Sunday 8 p.m. For more info, call 423-928-2295 or visit www.caponesjohnsoncity.com.
Live music at Kingsport’s CJ’s and Gypsy Circus: CJ’s Sports Bar will feature Tennessee Champagne, Friday at 9 p.m., followed by Shooter Band, Saturday at 8 p.m. Gypsy Circus Cider Company will host Dusty Travelers, Friday at 7 p.m.
Live music in Bristol: Blackbird Bakery will host the Diamonds, Thursday at 8 p.m.; Momma Molasses, Friday at 8 p.m.; and KT Vandyke, Saturday at 8 p.m. Bloom Cafe will feature Basement Days, Friday at 8 p.m. 423 Social will also host Hillbilly Bad and Hundred Acres, Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Syren, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Music and Open Mic at Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room: On Friday at 8 p.m., Willow Tree will host the Get Right Band and Dr. Bacon, followed by Austin Barrett and Friends, Saturday at 7 p.m. 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 these and other Willow Tree events, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse.
Festival of Trees Open House Set: The Tourism Department’s Festival of Trees Open House will take place this Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the site in the Greeneville Commons Shopping Center between Hobby Lobby and Maurice’s. The open house will feature refreshments, music, Santa, and the opportunity to register for a number to bid on trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that will be offered. Silent auction bidding will begin at the open house and take place through noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Entry fee for the open house and throughout the 10-day event is one canned food item that will be donated to the local food bank. Additional hours of bidding are Nov. 18 -23 and 25 from noon to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 -5 p.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon. All winners must have their trees, etc., removed from the site by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27.