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Calendar of Events for State of the Arts Weekend June 10, 11 and 12, 2011!

June 10, 2011

A complete list of events happening this weekend in downtown Bristol. Help to cultivate Bristol's creativity!


FRIDAY

10 am: Live music at Blackbird Bakery

11:30am: Ballet Arts Academy to host open house. The public is invited to view a master teacher's new Celtic choreography

Noon: Press conference and ribbon cutting at the Bristol Train Station. The logo for the district will be unveiled, and the mayors of Bristol VA/TN will be participating in an impromptu art piece which will be displayed for the duration of the weekend


Noon: Tunes at Noon at The Paramount. Harpist, Mrs. Martha E. Painter performs harp repertoire throughout our region for many special events as a solo artist as well as ensemble/orchestra work. The one hour program begins at noon on Friday and a $5 donation is suggested admission.

Noon: local chalk artists will be decorating our sidewalks with State of the Arts inspired images

Noon — 2pm: The public is invited to observe a master class in session at Ballet Arts Academy

1:00pm — 2pm: Ariel from Under the Sea: The little Mermaid to appear at Ballet Arts Academy store window at 519 State Street

6 pm: Rex Montgomery to perform downstairs at Stateline Bar and Grille.

7 pm: Art D’Vine, A Gallery Hop on State Street: Kil’n Time, Benjamin Walls Gallery, One of a Kind Gallery, 606 State Street Gallery and blowfish emporium will be hosting a gallery hop and wine tasting from 7 pm to 9 pm. Each gallery will offer a different wine selection. In addition, the galleries are offering Art D’Vine participants the opportunity to take part in their art poker run. The player with the best hand at the end of the night will win a $100 gift certificate to the art gallery of their choosing. That evening Kil’n Time will be featuring a live flameworking demonstration by local glass artist Melanie Atkins.

7 pm: Live music, free appetizers and tour of KP Duty’s new banquet facility on Bank Street

7:30 pm: Cha Cha ballroom class at Bristol Ballet. Learn to cha cha Friday, June 10 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Bristol Ballet Studio, 628 Cumberland St. An hour-long class will be followed by social dancing. No partner required. Recommended for older teens and adults. $10 per person includes refreshment.

8 pm: Theatre Bristol presents Bat Boy the musical. Bat Boy is found in a cave in West Virginia and taken to the local veterinarian’s house to be taken care of. Bat Boy learns how to interact socially and romance ignites with the veterinarian’s daughter. Unfortunately for Bat Boy, in a town of ignorance and bigotry, his happiness is short lived and chaos ensues. Hysterically funny and at times poignant, Bat Boy is paired with an unforgettable musical score as it deals with acceptance, bigotry and the ever changing social climate. Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors (62+)/Students $12, Children (<12) $8.

9:00 pm: Sanctum Sully will be performing at Machiavelli’s. Three part harmonies, blues based guitar riffs, a ringer of a mandolin, and you've got yourself a 'Sully show. Foot stompin' good times and grassed up versions of blues, rock, and jamband tunes could sneak their way between covers of traditional and contemporary artists such as the Steel Drivers, a favorite of these hillbilly rapscallions.

10:00pm – 1:00am: Qualla Boundary to perform upstairs at Stateline Bar and Grille.

10:00 pm – Soulfinger to play at O’Mainnins Pub and Grille. Spearheading a neo-classic soul movement, Soulfinger is bringing the "original" soul sound and influence back to today's music scene. With over 50 years of combined live musical experience, Soulfinger plays (and listens to) the music that made the classic Soul and R&B sound.

**Joseph Danke to play live music throughout the weekend at Burger Bar

Saturday
8:00am – 11 am: Open Mic Bluegrass Jam at the Farmers’
Market. Calling all blue grass pickers: come on down to the State Street Farmers’ Market and share your talent! There is no charge and players of all levels on acoustic instruments are welcome.

10:00 – 1 pm: Kids day in the A&E district. Children of all ages are invited to come paint their very own terra cotta pot in the Tri-Summit parking lot on State Street starting at 10 am. In addition, Chef Richard from the Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College will be helping kids decorate delicious gourmet cookies while one of the Tri-Cities best balloon animal artists will be on hand to delight and fascinate with his air filled creations. Parents and their children will also be treated to live magic and martial arts demonstration as well as a creative movement class. Sponsored by Home Depot and Belfor Property Restoration. This event is free of charge.

10:00 am: Jewelry Expo at 606 State Street Gallery. Local jewelry artists will be exhibiting their one of a kind work at the gallery. Snacks are available for all gallery patrons.

10:00 am: Live art demonstrations all day at blowfish emporium and One of a Kind Gallery

11:00: Book Brunch. The Bristol Public Library will have a Book Brunch on June 11 at 11 a.m., with fresh pastries and doughnuts from the Blackbird Bakery. The library invites everyone down to hear about some interesting new publications and to share your own favorites!

11am — Bristol Ballet dancers to perform “The Dying Swan” at Kil’n Time

11:20am – Bristol Ballet dancers to perform “The Dying Swan” at Benjamin Walls Gallery

11:40am – Bristol Ballet dancers to perform “The Dying Swan” at 606 State Street Gallery

Noon: Bristol Ballet dancers to perform at One of a Kind Gallery

Noon — 2pm: 606 State Street Gallery will be hosting woodcarver Tom Brunheimer

12:20pm – Bristol Ballet dancers to perform at blowfish emporium

2:00 pm: Rex Ward will perform on the Mighty Wurlitzer. During the concert, a pictorial history of the theatre will be shown, followed by two great silent short films, Buster Keaton in COPS and Laurel and Hardy in LIBERTY. Admission of free, however the Paramount will graciously accept donations of canned food for the Emergency Food Pantry.

2:00 pm — 4pm: Snyder Family Band to perform at Sessions 27

3:00 pm: Join members of Art in Public Places as they take a tour and discuss the current AiPP sculptures downtown. The public is invited to meet at “Windsock for the Aliens” at the State Street Farmers Market and walk from there. The tour is estimated to take approximately 90 minutes. In the event of rain, the tour will not take place.

4:00 pm: Wine Tasting at Inari Wines. Want to try something new in the world of wine? Inari Wine and Gourmet Market will be hosting a wine tasting from 4 pm to 7 pm for $5 per person.

5:00pm – Music and Movies in the Park. Bring the whole family out to Cumberland Square Park for dinner, music and a movie. Families will be treated to live music by the Oddly Well and Pickle while having a host of concessions to dine one. The Green Hornet will be our feature film of the evening. This event sponsored by BVU and the City of Bristol, Virginia.

6:30 — 8:30pm: Beaver Creek Storytellers will be performing at 606 State Street Gallery

8:00 pm – Theatre Bristol’s performance of Bat Boy

8:00pm — Southbend to perform at Borderline Billiards

9:00pm – Johnson’s Crossroad to perform at Machiavelli’s. Formed some six years ago in the mountains of West Virginia and tested by over half a decade spent on the road, the passion that Paul Johnson shares with co-founding member Keith Minguez for their own acoustic crossroad — a meeting place of honest, soulful music that draws deeply from bluegrass, roots country and Appalachian old time — has brought Johnson's Crossroad to the forefront of the North Carolina music scene.

10:00 pm – That 80s Band to perform at O’Mainnins Pub and Grille.

10:00 pm – Live music at Stateline Bar and Grille

Sunday
1pm – 3pm: Photography 101 “Let’s Take Pictures” at 606 State Street Gallery. If you are a budding photographer or just someone who enjoys take point and shoot pictures this will be a wonderful learning experience for you! Join three professional photographers at 606 State Street Gallery as they show teach the basics of photography and answer questions. A photographic display of their work and equipment will also be available for your perusal.

2:30pm: Bat Boy a musical at Theatre Bristol

8:00pm: Open Mic Night at Machiavelli’s. Like to sing? Love to play the guitar? Bring your talent and your performing spirit out to Machiavelli’s Open Mic night and be ready to share your skills!

10:00pm: Ryan Ward to perform at O’Mainnins Pub and Grille