Downtown Bristol Events
November 1 | Bristol Public Library
On November 1 at 5:30 p.m. BPL will offer a Christmas Canvas Class. Registered participants will have the opportunity to create a fun, holiday-themed canvas. Participants will have two different ideas from which to choose, and will have the chance to give it their own personal flair.
Supplies will be provided for a nominal fee of $5, but participants are welcome to bring their own canvas and painting supplies to waive this fee. Registration is required, and space is limited.
To sign up, visit the Reference Desk at Bristol Public Library to add your name to the list or call 276-645-8781.
November 2 | Bristol Public Library
Steamboy (2004) is the featured movie for BPL Anime Club's November meeting. Starring Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, and Alfred Molina, Steamboy is a fascinating, steampunk adventure of epic proportions.
Rei (Paquin) is a young inventor living in Manchester. The son and grandson of inventors, Rei has a very big legacy behind him; not to mention, he’s just come into possession of his grandfather’s (Stewart) invention: the “Steam Ball.” Seemingly filled with limitless power, the Steam Ball is an incredible invention in the right hands—and a dangerous weapon in the wrong ones.
Rated PG-13. 103 minutes.
November 2 | Slater Community Center
What will Bristol be like 5, 10, or 20 years from now? You tell us! Join the City of Bristol, TN, at the second Bristol Becomes... community workshop at the Slater Center Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm. Share your vision and learn more about Bristol, TN’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is community driven and citizen participation is a vital component of the planning process, and city leaders need to hear from you!
This second meeting will involve a review of the committee's initial findings along with some emerging goals and strategies.
Visit the Comprehensive Plan page at bristoltn.org to learn more.
November 2 | Blackbird Bakery
Mamma Molasses performs Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Folk, and Blues. She is a songwriter, and she has her own way of fingerpicking a guitar. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from Appalachian Folk Music, Gospel, Old Country, Piedmont Blues, and Contemporary Roots Music. It's gonna be a great evening of fun!
November 4 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join BCM for Songs Come Apart, a workshop with renowned songwriter Ed Snodderly. Ed will pull apart one of his songs to delve deep into the songwriting craft – looking at the ways lyrics come together, the harmony of the words used, and the way a song changes from inception to final cut. To really get the full benefit of the workshop, participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own works in progress, giving you the opportunity to take apart your song and put it back together with Ed’s guidance.
Workshop space is limited to 16 people so register now; the cost of the workshop is $50. If the workshop is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waiting list.
This event is companion programming to Things Come Apart, on display in the museum’s Special Exhibit Gallery until October 8, 2017.
November 4 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Ashley Boyer and Breathe Bristol Yoga are teaming up to bring you an empowering yoga experience. $10 includes your yoga session led by Jonya and a pint of Bristol Station cold beer! All level yogis are welcome.
November 4 | A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
It's time to start shopping for those special people on your holiday gift list! But not only can you buy a handmade gift in our shop, you can make a handmade gift, too! Discover how to turn colorful paper strips into beautiful works of art and keepsakes with this beginner quilling class. Local artist Patrice Wells is offering a class in paper quilling. Participants will create their own snowflake by curling and folding narrow pieces of paper. The snowflake can then be used as an ornament, decor, or as an accent on Christmas wrapping or a greeting card. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Ages 10+. Register by October 28, 2017 by contacting the gallery at 423-797-0089.
November 4 | Bristol Public Library
BPL's Jones Creativity Center will host a free 3D Printing Workshop on November 4. Starting at 3:00 p.m., the JCC will offer ongoing demonstrations to highlight all the amazing things 3D printers can create. From making small, plastic toy frogs to constructing a prosthetic hand, 3D printers are truly incredible! No registration is necessary.
November 4 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Join Cassidy Jane at Believe Bristol Yoga for a practice in cultivating gratitude to celebrate November's full moon. This all levels vinyasa practice and guided meditation is a community class run on a sliding scale. Just give what you can! All proceeds will benefit The Crisis Center.
November 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.
November 7 | Bristol Public Library
Starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, and Julia Roberts, Hook (1991) tells the story of Peter Banning (Williams), a lawyer and father who is dangling at the end of his robe as he attempts to reconcile his job, his family, and his past. When Captain Hook (Hoffman) breaks into his home during the Christmas holiday and kidnaps his children, Peter knows it’s time to return to Neverland for one last showdown with his oldest and most formidable nemesis.
Hook starts at 5:30 p.m. on November 7 at Bristol Public Library. Popcorn and water will be provided for all movie attendees!
Rated PG. 114 minutes.
November 7 | Blackbird Bakery
It's that time again! New art has been hatched in "The Nest at Blackbird Bakery." The Nest features art from up-and-coming local artists. Additionally, 25% of sales goes to a local non-profit agency.
Come meet this month's artist: stained glass artist Lisa Gentry.
November 7 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire’s Public Speaker Series kicks off its fall programming with An Evening of Song and Story with Jack Beck and Wendy Welch on November 7.
Scots balladeer Jack Beck (a native of Dunfermline in Scotland) is an honorary life member of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland and was external examiner in Scots Song for the Degree programme in Scots Music Performance at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow.
Wendy Beck is a storyteller who founded the American Folklore Society’s Storytelling Section and was the former branch secretary of the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland. Her best-selling memoir The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Bookis now in its fourth printing.
A recent venture for Jack and Wendy is an “infotainment” called “Stranger in This Country” in which Jack and Wendy examine Scots and American versions of the same songs and ballads. This has been performed both in Scotland—twice at the Celtic Connections Festival—and in the United States from South Carolina to New York and all points in between.
The event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 p.m.