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YWCA Easter Eggstravaganza!

March 23, 2013
Come out for the YWCA Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 23, 9a.m.-1p.m. at the YWCA on State Street. There will be a pancake breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny from 9-11a.m. — reservations are required for the breakfast. You can also enjoy specialty easter baskets, handmade crafts, and fabulous baked goods, all on sale! The kids are sure to have a fun-filled day at this event. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10, and this includes breakfast and the picture with the Easter Bunny. Call or email for reservations at 423-968-9444 or ywca@ywcabristol.org.

Cage Wire Wrapping Class at The Purple Loon

March 23, 2013
The Purple Loon is offering a Cage Wire Wrapping Class on Saturday, March 23 from 9 to 10:30am. Students will learn basic wire wrapping skills to create pendants. Cost is $15 plus materials. Pre-registration is required one week in advance. Private classes and parties are available as well. Please contact The Purple Loon on 276-494-7927 for further information and to register for this class.

Learning Shakespeare Workshop at Theatre Bristol

March 23, 2013
Theatre Bristol announces Showbiz Saturdays! for all area students ages 8 to 15 beginning February 16 and running monthly on Saturdays from 9:00 to 3:00 pm. Students should contact Audrey Scyphers at alscyphers@gmail.com for further information and to register. 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. The schedule includes: • February 16, Audition Techniques • March 23, Learning Shakespeare • April 20, The Actor's Body • May 18, The Actor's Voice • June 15, Exploring Musical Theatre • July 20, August 17, September 14, October 19, and November 16, will focus on Theatre Around the World, Improvisation, Technical Theatre, and more, with updates on the Theatre Bristol website.
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An Evening with Mandy Barnett at the Paramount

March 23, 2013
Do you remember those soft sounds of country music back in the days of Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves, when artists sung their songs their way? No managers, no labels, no PR companies were involved with the way a song was performed, it was just an extension of the emotions found in the artist’s life and it showed. In those times, one could feel the music, the passion, the song just sounded like life. Bristol’s Paramount Center will feature such an artist performing the songs from that era in a rare one night engagement. World-class vocalist Mandy Barnett’s style is rooted in the classic country of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Tammy Wynette, and Brenda Lee and the crooning of Ella Fitzgerald, Connie Francis, and Dinah Washington. Her show is slated for Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7p.m. Tickets are $22 reserved and may be purchased at the Paramount Box Office, at the Viking Hall Box Office, by calling 423-764-0188, or online at E-Tix.com.

Cigar Smoking with Kristoff Cigar at Sidetrack Tobacco

March 22, 2013
Calling all Cigar Aficionados! Sidetrack Tobacco would like to invite you to enjoy a relaxing evening of Cigar Smoking with Kristoff Cigar. The evening will kick off at 6PM on March 22, 2013. Light snacks and drinks will be served. Tickets are very limited. Contact Sidetrack Tobacco, 523 State Street, Bristol, VA 24201, 276-466-8450 or sidetracktobacco@bvu.net.

Highlands Ballet presents Robin Hood...Prince of Sherwood at the Paramount

March 22, 2013
Come see the Highlands Ballet perform Robin Hood...Prince of Sherwood at the Paramount on Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm. The question has long been asked... is he fact or myth? Legend personifies Robin Hood as a figurehead of justice — a brave and kind protector of the oppressed. Whether thief or hero, this man from humble beginnings has become an eternal symbol for freedom for his people. Original concepts and choreography from directors Deirdre Cole and Deanna Cole-Roberts. Special guest dancers include Sean Hilton, Charles Haack, Ryan Cook, and Matthew Sparks. Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Seniors/Students; $6 Children 10 and under. Please contact the Paramount on 423-274-8920 for further information.

Thursday Night Painting Party at blowfish emporium: "Treble Clef"

March 21, 2013
Thursday Night Painting Party at blowfish emporium on Thursday, March 21, 6-8:30p.m. Open to whoever signs up! Cost is $32 and includes EVERYTHING! There is a 5-person minimum, so we will be sure to contact all that have signed up by phone/email in case a class is cancelled. For further information and to register, please contact blowfish emporium on 276-644-1428 or info@blowfishemporium.com.

March Specials at KP Duty

March 20, 2013
Your friends at KP Duty noticed how Friday nights in February were a hit with you! We noticed so much that we decided to extend those specials through March! Come to KP every Friday night this month for 75 Cent Oysters, 50 Cent Shrimp, $2 Drafts, and $5 Martinis! Start your March off right with KP! We also have a special Wednesday promotion in March: 1/2 off selected wines!

Salsa Dancing at 620 State

March 20, 2013
Come to 620 State on Wednesday, March 20, at 8p.m. for Salsa Dancing with free lesson — dance until they close!

Upcoming Events

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Weekend Passes on Sale for $45

January 01 - May 31, 2013

March Featured Artists at 606 State Street Gallery: Bruce Cole and Ken Simmelink

March 01 - 31, 2013

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

March 01 - 31, 2013

Tuesday Pottery Classes at One of a Kind Gallery

March 05 - April 02, 2013

Kids' Color Drawing Classes at One of a Kind Gallery

March 05 - April 02, 2013

Wednesday "Whatever" Workshops at One of a Kind Gallery

March 06 - April 03, 2013

Wednesday Pottery Classes at One of a Kind Gallery

March 06 - April 03, 2013

Thursday Advanced Pottery Class at One of a Kind Gallery

March 07 - April 04, 2013

Pottery for Youth Classes at One of a Kind Gallery

March 07 - April 04, 2013

Kids' Art Hour at One of a Kind Gallery

March 07 - April 04, 2013

Thursday Pastel Drawing Classes at One of a Kind Gallery

March 14 - April 11, 2013

The Ginuine at O'Mainnin's Pub

March 20, 2013

Adult Ballet Classes at the Bristol Ballet

March 21, 2013

Thursday Night Painting Party at blowfish emporium: "Treble Clef"

March 21, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

March 22, 2013

Bombadil at O'Mainnin's Pub

March 22, 2013

Whiskey Bent at Machiavelli's

March 22, 2013

Highlands Ballet presents Robin Hood...Prince of Sherwood at the Paramount

March 22, 2013

Cigar Smoking with Kristoff Cigar at Sidetrack Tobacco

March 22, 2013

Jimi Hall at Machiavelli's

March 23, 2013

Wolf Creek at O'Mainnin's Pub

March 23, 2013

Cage Wire Wrapping Class at The Purple Loon

March 23, 2013

Free Drawing Sessions at The Purple Loon

March 23, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

March 23, 2013

YWCA Easter Eggstravaganza!

March 23, 2013

An Evening with Mandy Barnett at the Paramount Center for the Arts

March 23, 2013

David Via & The Bristol Pistols at 620 State

March 23, 2013

Learning Shakespeare Workshop at Theatre Bristol

March 23, 2013

Open Jam at O'Mainnin's Pub

March 25, 2013

606 State Street Jammers at 606 State Street Gallery

March 25, 2013

Adam Larkey Band at the Pickin' Porch

March 25, 2013

Guido Au'Some Open Mic Players

March 26, 2013

Thursday Night Painting Party at blowfish emporium: "Rooster"

March 28, 2013

Adult Ballet Classes at the Bristol Ballet

March 28, 2013

Color Theory Workshop at One of a Kind Gallery

March 28, 2013

Beer tasting at Inari Wines

March 29, 2013

Wine tasting at Inari Wines

March 30, 2013

Pinterest Project Saturday at blowfish emporium: "Wine Cork Bottle"

March 30, 2013

City Easter Egg Hunt at Cumberland Square Park to Offer Fun By The Basketful!

March 30, 2013

Bristol Public Library Closed for Easter

March 31, 2013

606 State Street Gallery Featured Artists for April: Lauren Pruett and Alexis Snyder

April 01 - 30, 2013

Bob Smallwood & Friends at the Pickin' Porch

April 01, 2013

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