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Show your love this Valentine's Day in Downtown Bristol!


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February 13, 2013
Want to take you sweetie for a unique experience? Don't miss out on all the fun downtown has to offer, including arts & entertainment, great gifts, and yum yum meals – we have something for everyone! Check out our website www.believeinbristol.org for more!

Downtown Bristol Blog

Audition Techniques Workshop at Theatre Bristol

February 16, 2013
Theatre Bristol announces Showbiz Saturdays! for all area students ages 8 to 15 beginning February 16 with Audition Techniques and running monthly on Saturdays from 9:00 to 3:00 pm. Contact Audrey Scyphers at alscyphers@gmail.com to see if there is space still available. The entire series is available for $225, or particular workshop dates for $30 each, and family discounts and scholarships are available. Each workshop will culminate in a performance or demonstration open to family in the Theatre Bristol ARTspace at 2:30pm.
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Photo Workshop "The Art of Seeing Part I" at blowfish emporium

February 16, 2013
Come to blowfish emporium on February 16th, 12:30-3:30 for a Photo Workshop “The Art of Seeing Part I”. Cost is $45 per session. This is a 2-session introductory workshop designed to help photographers at every skill level to develop a better understanding of how to compose a creative image with any size or model camera by applying a series of easy step-by-step creative techniques. Be sure to bring your camera & owners manual if you still have it. This first session will be a hands-on workshop! Contact blowfish emporium for further information: 276-644-1428 or info@blowfishemporium.com.** You must register for this LOVE-vent by Friday, February 15th.

Rhythm of the Dance at the Paramount

February 16, 2013
Come see Rhythm of the Dance at the Paramount! An inspiring epic reliving the journey of two celtic clans as they battle their way to freedom, the show illuminates the influence that the Irish Celts had and still have on Irish Society. By combining traditional and contemporary Irish dance, music and song with the latest stage technology, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary with the ancient. It is truly a celebration of all things Irish. Paramount Center for the Arts, Saturday, February 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adult $36.00, Seniors $32.00, Students $23.50, Groups of 6 or more $30.50.

Valentine's Day Dinner and Special Promotions at Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College


Chocolate-dipped strawberries (Photo: dvortygirl; wikimedia commons)
February 14, 2013
Valentines Day special dinner and promotions at Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College! The dinner on Thursday, February 14, is $59.95 per couple plus tax and has an amazing menu. Reservations are required so call today: 276-591-5699! Check out the college's website for complete information: www.southeastculinary.edu. **You can also buy special Valentines Day Sweets: Heart Shaped tray full of Chocolate Dipped Strawberries $15; Heart Shaped tray full of assorted chocolate truffles $20; Combination of Strawberries & Truffles $22.

Valentine's "Owl Love You Forever" Painting Party at blowfish emporium

February 14, 2013
Come to blowfish emporium on February 14th, 6-8:30pm for this SPECIAL ADULT ONLY LOVE-vent: “OWL LOVE YOU FOREVER”. Tonight’s Thursday painting event will include 2 glasses of wine per person as well as a variety of specialty chocolates. The idea is that we will guide you in splitting the selected image into halves and each painting a part to make your own, unique whole painting! Be sure to register ASAP as space will fill up fast! Contact blowfish emporium for further information: 276-644-1428 or info@blowfishemporium.com. **You must register for this class by Wednesday, February 13th.

Phil Vassar Performing on Valentine's Day at the Paramount

February 14, 2013
Phil Vassar is coming to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Bristol at the Paramount Center on February 14, 2013 at 7:30 P.M with special guest High Valley. “His hit single ‘Love is a Beautiful Thing’ should be a perfect fit being performed from the stage of the Paramount on Valentine’s evening,” said Darlene Cole, Venues Manager for the City of Bristol Tennessee who is partnering with WXBQ Radio, Marsh Regional Blood Bank and WCYB-TV in order to bring the concert to the Paramount. Tickets are on sale for $25 (Reserved Seating) at the Paramount Box Office (423-274-8920) and the Viking Hall Box Office (423-764-4171) or on-line at E-Tix. **Patrons attending the Phil Vassar concert at The Paramount Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 14th are eligible for a 10% discount at either Machiavelli’s restaurant or 620 State Street the evening of the show if their tickets are presented to the establishment!
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10% Discount at Machiavelli's or 620 State for attendees of Phil Vassar concert at Paramount!

February 14, 2013
Patrons attending the Phil Vassar concert at The Paramount Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 14th are eligible for a 10% discount at either Machiavelli’s restaurant or 620 State Street the evening of the show if their tickets are presented to the establishment!

Phil Vassar and High Valley to Appear at Marsh Blood Drive at the Paramount Center for the Arts

February 14, 2013
Did you know that only 5 percent of eligible blood donors across the nation actually donate blood? The number of transfusions increases by 9 percent each year. Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people. Phil Vassar and the group High Valley were recently made aware of those facts and decided to take action in an effort to try to improve local donations. Marsh Regional Blood Center in cooperation with the entertainers is sponsoring a blood drive on the day of their show at the Paramount Center. On February 14, 2013 the Marsh Regional Blood Mobile will park outside the Paramount and accept blood donations from 12 noon until 5p.m. Phil Vassar and High Valley will be taking a tour of the blood mobile at 12:30 and invite everyone out to say hello and donate. “It only takes 45 minutes to one hour to donate and make a difference in someone’s life,” said Darlene Cole, Venues Manager for the city. “These guys are like most everyone you know. They realize there is a need but just don’t think about it in their everyday busy lives,” Cole continued. The staff of Marsh will be giving away a limited number of tickets and backstage passes.

Come celebrate Valentine's Night at Machiavelli's with a Special Menu!

February 14, 2013
Come celebrate Valentine's Night with your Sweetheart at Machiavelli's! On February 14th, EVERYONE has a chance to win a $50 gift certificate on your next visit! Appetizer Special: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and Dinner Specials: Flat Iron Steak with Sauteed Mushrooms , Onions, and Asparagus with Lump Crab on top of Linguine Noodles -OR- Cod en Papillote with Butternut Squash and Asparagus. Dessert Feature: Homemade White Chocolate Raspberry Chambord Cheese Cake. Wine Feature: Red Velvet Devil Merlot. YUMMMY HONEY!!!!!! ** Machiavelli's, 8 5th Street, Bristol, TN; 423-573-9955.

Set up a Valentine Serenade from the Bristol, VA Parks and Rec Department!

February 13, 2013
Cupid and the Bristol, VA Parks & Rec Department have proudly lined up singing duet teams to deliver that special someone a melody of love and / or appreciation on Thursday, February 14! Along with their song, a rose and card will be presented at each visit. Hours of the event are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 14, and cost is $17 per visit. To request a serenade, call 276-645-PARK. Our department has been delivering serenades for over 25 years!

V-Day Sale at the Purple Loon, Feb. 1-14

February 13, 2013
V-Day Sale at The Purple Loon! Starting February 1st all beads and finished jewelry will be 10% off till Valentine's Day. This goes toward custom orders as well. Don't wait on someone else to do it for you. Get yourself something pretty!

Get Your Valentine's Day Flowers at Pen's Floral!

February 13, 2013
Make this Valentine's Day the most special ever with a gift from Pen's Floral. We are featuring the Teleflora "Heart Strings" roses and lilies vase, which includes a heart necklace, but can custom arrange any type of bouqet to suit that unique person in your life. For the finishing touch, let us add a tray of gourmet chocolate-dipped strawberries or decadent chocolate truffles. Call now to let us design your gift of love today! Call Pen's on 276-644-4600 or go to their website: http://www.pensfloral.net/.

Go to One of a Kind Gallery and pick up a great present — a Bristol mug!

February 13, 2013
Come to One of a Kind Gallery and pick up a Bristol mug by Kathy Winters — great presents for friends and family, or yourself!

William King Clothiers has great gifts for Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2013
Don't forget that William King Clothiers is a great source for wonderful Valentine's Day gifts for him and for her!

Special international menus at Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College in February


Spanish tapas (Photo: Super Rabbit One, Wiki Commons)
February 13, 2013
Check out the special menus at Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College in February! Come and join them for a delicious lunch or dinner! The international Menu (both lunch/dinner for Wednesday, February 13th is Spain. Check out the college's website for complete information: www.southeastculinary.edu. And call to make reservations or with any questions: 276-591-5699.
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Two prime downtown spaces available for rent!

February 13, 2013
Two prime downtown spaces coming available for the 1st of April! The two properties are on 6th Street, and include a restaurant space and a retail / market space,each 1,500 square feet. Both are up to code and ready to roll! Call Mitch Skaggs on 423-646-3483 for rental terms and further information.

Big sale at Blakley Mitchell — there's still time to get Valentine's Day gifts!

February 13, 2013
There is still time to get your loved one some Valentine's Day gifts — so go by Blakley Mitchell for their BIG SALE! The sale will be going on until Saturday and there is still plenty of clothing out for 15% to 50% off!
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Burger Bar Specials, Valentine's Day Meal, and New Hours

February 13, 2013
The Burger Bar has some yummy specials on this week, including the Italiano Burger, which is topped with fresh mozzerella and tomato pesto; Strawberry Shortcake with homemade sweetened cream cheese; and Brownie a la mode! And there is also a special just for you and your loved one on Valentine's Day: 2 Burgers, 2 Fries, 2 Drinks, and 1 Sweetheart Milkshake to share! The Burger Bar will be open later for Valentine's Day, until at least 6. **Regular Hours are: Mon-Thur 8-4 (with the exception of this Thursday), Fri-Sat 8-8.

HUGE sale at Serendipity in February!

February 13, 2013
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! We love our Serendipity customers! We are so thankful for you and your loyal support! As we celebrate Valentines day, we are offering a HUGE discount on select merchandise. From now until February 28th, we are offering an additional 25% off redline clearance items — excluding TOMS. We have styles that are up to 80% off retail prices. Shop early because with prices like these, styles will not last long!!!
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CJ & Company's Restaurant and Downtown Market Open for Business Until End of March

February 13, 2013
CJ & Company's Restaurant and Downtown Market will be relocating at the end of March — in the meantime, they are open as usual so come on down and enjoy a delicious meal!
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Council rejects downtown Bristol parking structure bid for now

February 13, 2013
BY DAVID MCGEE | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER |Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:29 pm | Updated: 9:00 am, Wed Feb 13, 2013.
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Upcoming Events

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Weekend Passes on Sale for $45

January 01 - May 31, 2013

Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery to Feature Twin City Photo Club in Exhibit in January & February

January 03 - February 27, 2013

Set up a Valentine Serenade from the Bristol, VA Parks and Rec Department!

January 28 - February 13, 2013

Youth Karate Classes at Japan Karate-Do on State Street

January 29 - March 05, 2013

606 State Street Gallery presents February's Featured Student Artist Kandee Wallace and Featured Artist Judy O'Hara

February 01 - 28, 2013

February storytime, youth and family activities, and the Nevermore Book Club at the Bristol Public Library

February 01 - 28, 2013

Night Life at KP Duty in February

February 01 - 27, 2013

V-Day Sale at The Purple Loon

February 01 - 14, 2013

Get Your Valentine's Day Flowers at Pen's Floral!

February 08 - 14, 2013

Burger Bar Weekly Specials, Valentine's Day Meal, and New Hours

February 11 - 16, 2013

Sale at Blakley Mitchell — There's still time to get some great Valentine's Day gifts!

February 12 - 16, 2013

William King Clothiers has great gifts for Valentine's Day

February 12 - 14, 2013

Pottery Class at One of a Kind Gallery

February 12 - 13, 2013

HUGE sale at Serendipity in February!

February 13 - 28, 2013

The Shifters at O'Mainnin's Pub

February 13, 2013

Special international menus at Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College in February

February 13, 2013

The StereoFidelics at O'Mainnin's Pub

February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Dinner and Special Promotions at Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College

February 14, 2013

10% Discount at Machiavelli's or 620 State for attendees of Phil Vassar concert at Paramount!

February 14, 2013

Valentine's "Owl Love You Forever" Painting Party at blowfish emporium

February 14, 2013

Adult Ballet Classes at the Bristol Ballet

February 14, 2013

The StereoFidelics at O'Mainnin's Pub

February 14, 2013

Celebrate Valentine's Night at Machiavelli's with a Special Menu!

February 14, 2013

Phil Vassar and High Valley to Appear at Marsh Blood Drive at the Paramount Center for the Arts

February 14, 2013

Phil Vassar Performing on Valentine's Day at the Paramount

February 14, 2013

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

February 15, 2013

Ray Cashman at Stateline Bar & Grill

February 15, 2013

Photo Workshop "The Art of Seeing Part I" at blowfish emporium

February 16, 2013

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

February 16, 2013

Audition Techniques Workshop at Theatre Bristol

February 16, 2013

Rhythm of the Dance at the Paramount

February 16, 2013

Aaron "Woody" Wood at 620 State

February 16, 2013

Robby Spencer and Slice of Bluegrass at the Pickin' Porch at the Foundation Event Facility

February 18, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

February 18, 2013

TopSHELF: "Variety of Varietals" at Inari Wines

February 19, 2013

Intermediate Jappalachian Bonsai Workshop at blowfish emporium

February 20, 2013

Thursday Night Painting Party at blowfish emporium: "Orange Trees"

February 21, 2013

Adult Ballet Classes at the Bristol Ballet

February 21, 2013

Special international menus at Southeast Culinary & Hospitality College in February

February 21, 2013

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

February 22, 2013

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

February 23, 2013

Photo Workshop: The Art of Seeing, Part II at blowfish emporium

February 23, 2013

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