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16th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

December 02, 2012
Usher in the Christmas Season with an enchanting tour of historic homes. The 16th Annual Bristol Christmas Tour of Homes will take place Sunday Dec. 2, 1:30 to 6:30 pm. The tour includes homes that are on the Tennessee side and a church on the Virginia side. The featured homes are 1320 7th Ave., 609 Haynes St., 401 Maryland Ave., 711 Taylor St., 716 Kentucky Ave., 423 Pennsylvania Ave., and 519 Alabama St. First Baptist Church is located at 1 Virginia St., Bristol Virginia. **Tickets for the self-guided tour are $10 per person in advance or $12 the day of the tour. Tickets are available at Country Gallery Florist, 193 Old Airport Road, Bristol, Va. (276) 669-8099. Grand Antiques, 615 State St., Bristol, Va. (276) 591-3443, One of a Kind Gallery, 604 State St., Bristol, Tn.,(423) 652-2648, Cranberry Lane, 623 State St., Bristol, Va. (276) 669-9899 and State Street Sweets and Eats, 9 Pennsylvania Ave., Bristol, Tn. (423) 844-0014.
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The Paramount Center for the Arts presents Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

December 01, 2012
Multi-award winning bluegrass Gospel group, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are coming to the Paramount Center for the Arts on December 1st at 7:30 p.m. for their annual show. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were awarded Vocal Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association seven consecutive years. The group also received the honor of IBMA’s Gospel Performance of the Year three years in a row, with recording projects released by Crossroads Entertainment. **Show starts at 7:30pm; tickets $20.00

The Highlands Ballet presents A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 30, 2012
The Highlands Ballet will present “A Christmas Carol,” a unique and innovative ballet version of the heartwarming story by Charles Dickens. Local dancers will be performing along with featured guest artists Jake Warren from NYC, Ryan Cook from Chattanooga, and Charles Haack of NYC as Scrooge. Local area actors & vocalists will also perform live with the cast. Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Seniors/Students; $6 Children under 10. ** Show starts at 7:30 p.m. ** There is also a matinee showing on Sunday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m.

Looking for that special gift — Think Bridgeforth Design!

November 28, 2012
This poster, featuring our Bristol Santa, was created by Brian and Marie Bridgeforth at Bridgeforth Design Studio as a celebration of living and working in Bristol TN/VA. They create a new collectable Christmas poster annually in the studio, and this year's poster depicts Santa with a vintage look and feel. We wanted to capture an old-timey spirit of Christmas, and take the viewer to a simpler place and time. Bridgeforth also provides custom art and design services to the community locally, and to the world via internet. Services include custom-designed art and painting, concept design, character concepts, game conceptual design, product design, storyboards, 3D sculpting services, action figure design, and services such as layout, illustration, and business logos, cards and flyers. Also providing original art prints of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comic and Horror art. Bridgeforth Design Studio fills every artistic and Design need. For more information call 423-573-5759 or visit 29 6th Street, Bristol TN.

Japalachian Bonsai Workshop for Beginners at blowfish emporium

November 28, 2012
Discover the Art of Bonsai at blowfish emporium! Take home a bonsai tree that YOU have styled! You will get: Bonsai Plant, Bonsai Pot, Bonsai Soil, Screen, Wiring, Chop Stick, Bonsai Bandanas, and step-by-step personal instruction. If you have them, bring your own garden shears, pruners, and gloves... or borrow ours. **Wednesday, November 28, 6-8pm,Cost: $40 and BYOB **You must register for this workshop in advance.

Upcoming Events

606 State Street Gallery presents featured artist Jane Eller and student artist Logan Hibbitts

November 01 - 30, 2012

City Mac Workshops Every Day!

November 01 - 30, 2012

November Storytime and other children's events at the Bristol Public Library

November 01 - 30, 2012

Japalachian Bonsai Workshop for Beginners at blowfish emporium

November 28, 2012

SterioFidelics at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 28, 2012

The Highlands Ballet presents A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Center for the Arts

November 30, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

November 30, 2012

Everbetter at O'Mainnin's Pub

November 30, 2012

Pinterest Project Saturdays starting at blowfish emporium

December 01 - 31, 2012

City Mac Workshops Every Day!

December 01 - 31, 2012

Featured Artists at 606 State Street Gallery: Pat Lehmkuhl and Carl Jenkins

December 01 - 31, 2012

Solo show by King College photography student Jessany Bowman at CityMug

December 01 - 31, 2012

The Paramount Center for the Arts presents Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

December 01, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

December 01, 2012

The Sounddrivers at O'Mainnin's Pub

December 01, 2012

16th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

December 02, 2012

The Highlands Ballet presents A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Center for the Arts

December 02, 2012

King College's 2012 High School Photo Contest Exhibition at Bristol Public Library

December 03 - 29, 2012

Buechner Institute Lecture by Jennifer Pharr Davis

December 03, 2012

State Street Farmers Market Winter Festival

December 06, 2012

Annual Christmas Parade in Downtown Bristol

December 06, 2012

Theatre Bristol presents Peter Pan The Avenger

December 07 - 16, 2012

Bristol Ballet presents DROSSELMEYER'S NUTCRACKER AND COOL CHRISTMAS

December 07 - 09, 2012

Reception for King College's 2012 High School Photo Contest Exhibition at Bristol Public Library

December 07, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

December 07, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

December 07, 2012

Watercolor class with Claudia Rutherford at 606 State Street Gallery

December 08, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

December 08, 2012

1st Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Foundation Event Facility

December 08, 2012

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

December 10, 2012

The Paramount presents Jim Brickman — A Winter's Night

December 10, 2012

Launch of Believe in Bristol Entrepreneurial IdeaSpace: Ribbon Cutting (10am) and Flood Seminar (5pm)

December 11, 2012

Believe in Bristol Entrepreneurial IdeaSpace: Entrepreneur Basics Workshop

December 12, 2012

Greater Bristol Job Fair at Foundation Event Facility

December 12, 2012

Believe in Bristol IdeaSpace: Mobile Marketing for Today's Business Workshop

December 13, 2012

Believe in Bristol's Annual Christmas Party at the new Entrepreneurial IdeaSpace!

December 14, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

December 14, 2012

Breakfast with Santa at K P Duty's Bank Street Location

December 15, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

December 15, 2012

Appalachian Express presents A Merry Little Christmas

December 15, 2012

"It's A Wonderful Life" at the Paramount Center for the Arts

December 16, 2012

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

December 17, 2012

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