10 things to do soon

Brandon Paykamian • Feb 20, 2020 at 8:15 AM

Antigone at ETSU: The great Sophocles tragedy “Antigone” will open the spring semester season in the Department of Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee State University.  Performances will be at the Bud Frank Theatre Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m.

Buffalo Ruritan Dance Events: Buffalo Ruritan, located at 200 Willow Brook Drive, Bluff City, will hold dance events every Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. For more information on these and other Buffalo Ruritan events, call 423-967-1651. 

Jonesborough Barrel House Karaoke: Jonesborough Barrel House will host karaoke every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information on this event and others at Jonesborough Barrel House, find them on social media.

Sammy Guns and more at Down Home: Downtown Johnson City’s Down Home will feature live music from Jon Petry, Sammy Guns and Jesse Lewis, Saturday at 8 p.m. For more information on this event and others at Down Home, find them on social media, www.downhome.com or call 423-929-9822. 

Dolly Parton Exhibit: “Dolly: P/N 35 National Juried Art Exhibition” opened Tuesday, Feb. 18, at East Tennessee State University’s Slocumb Galleries. The exhibit will continue through March 13. For more info, visit www.etsu.edu.

Young Frankenstein: “Young Frankenstein,” a musical comedy based on the popular 1974 Mel Brooks film, is coming to Tusculum University for seven performances that will delight audiences in the intimate Behan Arena Theatre. Performances will be Feb. 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for anyone ages 15-59 and $12 for anyone 60 and older. Due to adult humor, the show is not recommended for children 14 and younger.

Piano Performance: Yi-Yang Chen, ETSU assistant professor of piano, will present a recital on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Brown Hall auditorium. He will perform masterpieces by Beethoven in honor of the composer’s 250th birthday and more. The program will also include new music by South African composer Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph. Admission is free; a donation of $15 will be accepted.

ETSU Recital: A free public Faculty Recital featuring three instructors of ETSU’s annual Reed Day – Drs. Heather Killmeyer, Lisa Perry and Emily Loboda – will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in Mathes Hall. Reed Day features master classes and clinics in clarinet, oboe, bassoon and saxophone for educators and for students and amateurs of all ages and ability levels. The day begins at 8 a.m., and registration is $10 for students and free for current ETSU reed students.

Langston Centre to host “Always in Season”: The Langston Centre, 315 Elm St., will present a free screening of the film “Always in Season” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. In the film, descendants of victims and perpetrators of lynching work together to heal a violent history, blending observational footage with first-person testimonies and expert input.

Yoga at Memorial Park: Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is now holding a yoga class from 6 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday. The class is designed for beginners and older adults but open to those age 18 and older. The cost is $5 per class. Register in person at MPCC on the evening of class. For more information, call 423-434-6237.

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