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10 things to do!

Brandon Paykamian • Mar 12, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Johnson City Schools band concert: The band programs from Science Hill, Liberty Bell and Indian Trail will combine for a one-night performance tonight at 7 inside Freedom Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.jcschools.org.

Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room Open Mic: In addition to a lineup of live music events, Johnson City’s Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room hosts its Open Mic Night every Wednesday at 6 p.m., allowing “aspiring artists of all kinds to share their magic with a beautiful audience of respectful listeners.” For more information on this and other live Willow Tree events, visit www.facebook.com/willowcoffeehouse.

McLain Family Band: The McLain Family Band will be at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, 136 East Main St., Abingdon. The concert will begin Sunday at 3 p.m. General public tickets are $10, area students are admitted free.

Gypsy Circus Bluegrass Jam: In addition to live music throughout the month, Kingsport’s Gypsy Circus Cider Company hosts its Open Bluegrass Jam every Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information on this event and others, visit www.facebook.com/pg/GypsyCircusCider

Art Studio Programs at Hands-On!: Join Hands-On! Discovery Center until March 29 for a wax-resist watercolor Starry Night inspired paintings, Dr. Seuss inspired optical illusion line art drawings and a Piet Mondrian inspired collage in the Art Studio. All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically. For more information on this and other Hands-On! activities, visit www.visithandson.org.

McKinney Center Zen Drawing: The McKinney Center will host an art event titled “Intro to Zentangle” on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This one session of the Zentangle Method of Art will get you on your way with the fun and relaxing “Zen”-focussed method of drawing. The cost is $55.

Let’s Make a TV Show: The McKinney Center will host “Let’s Make a TV Show,” beginning Tuesday. Through this course, students will learn to film, storyboard a script, and operate a high-definition camera while also learning the basics of acting for television. Students choose from several local history stories to create their film. The cost is $85. For more information on these and other McKinney Center events, visit www.mckinneycenter.com.

Buffalo Ruritan Dance Events: Buffalo Ruritan, 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: In addition to live music throughout the week, 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.

Boones Creek Opry music: Boones Creek Opry, 525 W. Oakland Ave. No. 1, will feature live music from Boozy Creek Grass, Saturday at 6 p.m. For more information on this and other future events at Boones Creek Opry, call 423-461-0151.

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