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Computer Privacy & You: Security and Safety Online

January 29 – February 1 | Bristol Public Library


Fake links, phishing, viruses, and scams. They make the Web a very scary place, but you can still protect yourself and your privacy.

Join Bristol Public Library for a free workshop on computer safety and security. Learn how to avoid phishing scams, identify fake links, ensure your privacy while using open WiFi, and create strong passwords to protect sensitive accounts. Other topics included will help beginners and long-time users alike.

The first class will be held at the Bristol Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on January 29. A second class will be held on February 1 at the Avoca Branch Library at the same time.

Open Mic Night

January 31 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Open Mic is every Wednesday from 6-10pm. Bloom is proud to welcome Wednesday's host, Jamie Collins! A talented songwriter with an incredible voice & style, you owe it to yourself to come see her perform with many other great acts on Wednesday January 31st. To sign up for a slot, message Jamie or post your music in the event discussion. Thanks!

This week:
6:00-
6:30-Moose Roberts
7:00-Jamie Collins
7:30- Jamie Collins
8:00-Johnny Sword
8:30- Gary Davis
9:00-Tyler Mullins
9:30-

BPL Anime Theater: Metropolis

February 1 | Bristol Public Library


Duke Red has plans for Metropolis. A tri-level city filled with incredible technology and great civil unrest, Metropolis is a city on the brink of change — and Duke Red is ready to seize that change by introducing a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Rock, Duke Red's son, distrust robots and he intends to destroy Tima at any cost.

Based on the classic comic by Osamu Tezuka, Metropolis is a fascinatingly complex story about a city caught in the midst turmoil as humanity attempts to keep pace with technology. Written by Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of the famed anime classic Akira, Metropolis is a must-see for anime fans.

Join BPL on February 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room upstairs for a free presentation of this month's BPL Anime Theater. Snacks, drinks, and popcorn will be served to all movie attendees.

Rated PG-13. 113 minutes.

Derick Ryan

February 1 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery to enjoy the music of Derick Ryan.

The Oblations with The Bosses

February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


North Carolina's The Oblations will perform with locals The Bosses at 7:45 pm.

Marques Puckett

February 2 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Marques Puckett will perform at Quaker Steak and Lube.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 3 | Avoca Branch Library


February 3 is National Take Your Child to the Library Day! To celebrate, the Avoca Branch Library is planning a fun-filled day of snacks, crafts, storytime, giveaways, and family-friendly activities for all of visiting patrons! To participate, simply drop in to the library and join the fun. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues until we close at noon, so make sure to stop by and pay us a visit.

Please note, in order to participate in our library giveaways, you must have a library card or sign up for a library card on the day of the event. Participants who show their library card or receive a new card will be entered into a free drawing for a $25 gift certificate.

Self-Defense & Personal Safety with Stryker Martial Arts Academy

February 3 | Bristol Public Library


As part of its New Year's Resolution series for January, Bristol Public Library will offer a free workshop on self-defense and personal safety. Chris Massie with Stryker Martial Arts Academy will provide participants with tips on how to protect oneself in potentially dangerous situations and ensure personal safety in everyday life.

Registration is not required. To learn more, call 276-645-8780 or email ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

The Paramount Chamber Players present For the Love of Country

February 3 | Paramount Center for the Arts


TICKETS. Music has always played an important part in creating cultural identity. The Paramount Chamber Players presents three composers who were important to the development of a sense of national identity for their homelands. Each created or expanded a musical style that became identified with his native country. Represented are Italy, Spain, and Germany in the music of Giordani, Turina, and Schumann.

The Paramount Chamber Players welcomes the tenth Paramount Chamber Players Award winner, saxophonist Jenny Hesoun performing Cantelienne and Danse by Algerian composer, Marc Eychenne. Players appearing in the concert: Luis Casal, viola; Craig W. Combs, piano; George Figueroa, violin; Cherylonda Fitzgerald, cello; Rebecca Paluzzi, flute; and, Thomas Maternik-Piret, cello.

TICKETS.

Joey Nevada

February 3 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Joey Nevada has always lived the life of a true country boy. Family, friends, good times, and the outdoors; that's what life is all about. Joey started writing music in 2015 and never looked back. After meeting James Brickey in the summer of 2016, the two started playing shows together as a duo and began recording songs Joey had wrote. Later that year came "Never Heard The Words EP", a six song album produced by James in his home studio. They formed the rest of the band by recruiting James's brother Justus Brickey on bass and Rob Shields on drums. Their live show became a hit around home and they quickly spread amongst the east coast, playing shows alongside acts such as Ryan Upchurch, Big Smo, The Lacs, and more. After nearly a year of constant shows and studio work, “Sweet Southern Ride” released on January 12th, 2018, with the full-length album "The Ride" coming soon!

Black Garlic with Rhythm & the Roosevelts

February 3 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Black Garlic features tasteful arrangements of upbeat riffs with an electronic sweetness and a soft rock texture with a pungent funk and deep subtle jazz notes.

Rhythm & The Roosevelts are a simple Indie-Soul quartet based out of Johnson City, TN, who like to make people dance.

State Street String Band

February 5 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.

Star Wars Trivia

February 5 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Join Bloom for their very first Monday trivia night, featuring Star Wars trivia. Think you know everything about Star Wars? Wanna impress your nerd friends? 1st place winner gets a Bloom gift card.

Understanding Credit Reports & Scores with ECU

February 6 | Bristol Public Library


As part of its New Year's Resolution series in January, Bristol Public Library will offer a free seminar on understanding credit reports and scores on January 23, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m. Kindle Horton with Eastman Credit Union will provide registered participants with a thorough explanation of credit reports, including how they impact daily life and how you can understand them to make personal finance easier.

Registration is required, but materials will be provided. To register, call 276-645-878 or email ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Rom-Com Marathon: Must Love Dogs

February 7 | Bristol Public Library


Join Bristol Public Library throughout February to enjoy a Rom-Com Movie Marathon!

On February 7, it's Must Love Dogs (2005) at 4:00 p.m. Sarah Nolan (played by Diane Lane) is divorced and, at forty-something, she’s less than thrilled with the idea of getting back out into the dating world. When her sister, Carol, sets her up on an internet dating site, she sets off in a quirky series of dates that makes her believe that true love may be harder to find than she believed.

Rated PG-13. 98 minutes.

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Trivia Night

Tuesdays at 7pm | Quaker Steak and Lube


Join Quaker Steak and Lube on Tuesdays at 7pm for trivia.

Also Coming Up

Computer Privacy & You: Security and Safety Online
January 29 – February 1 | Bristol Public Library
Fire Safety with the Bristol Virginia Fire Department
January 31 | Bristol Public Library
Open Mic Night
January 31 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Candy Lab
January 31 – February 7 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Anime Theater: Metropolis
February 1 | Bristol Public Library
Derick Ryan
February 1 | Blackbird Bakery
The Oblations with The Bosses
February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Marques Puckett
February 2 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Take Your Child to the Library Day
February 3 | Avoca Branch Library
Self-Defense & Personal Safety with Stryker Martial Arts Academy
February 3 | Bristol Public Library
Kids Create-a-Dough Workshop
February 3 | That Cookie Dough and Sweets Bar
The Paramount Chamber Players present For the Love of Country
February 3 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Joey Nevada
February 3 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Black Garlic with Rhythm & the Roosevelts
February 3 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
State Street String Band
February 5 | Blackbird Bakery
Star Wars Trivia
February 5 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Understanding Credit Reports & Scores with ECU
February 6 | Bristol Public Library
Rom-Com Marathon: Must Love Dogs
February 7 | Bristol Public Library
Farm & Fun Time ft. Willie Watson, Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
February 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The Diamonds
February 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Wise Old River
February 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Author Fair
February 10 | Bristol Public Library
Creative & Crafty: Homemade Wax Candles
February 10 | Bristol Public Library
Singer Songwriter Night
February 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
James Meadows
February 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Kombucha Brewing Workshop
February 11 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Creative & Crafty: I ❤️ Valentine's Day Cards
February 13 | Bristol Public Library
Artist Meet & Greet: Jocelyn Mathews
February 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Rom-Com Marathon: While You Were Sleeping
February 14 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Book Club: Enemy Women
February 15 | Bristol Public Library
Rylee Peters
February 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Bingo
February 16 | Bristol Public Library
Saul Brooks
February 16 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Holifields with Mind Modes
February 16 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
RTE 23 Listening Room Concert: Lauren & Jason Morrow of The Whiskey Gentry
February 16 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Lessons from Shakespeare: How to Avoid a Personal Tragedy
February 17 | Theatre Bristol
"How to Kick the Sugar Habit" Workshop
February 17 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Creative & Crafty: Chinese New Year Lanterns
February 17 | Bristol Public Library
Black Mass: Art Exhibition by Brian Serway
February 17 | Elder Brew
My New Favorites
February 17 | Studio Brew
Lodi
February 17 | Quaker Steak and Lube
State Street String Band
February 19 | Blackbird Bakery
The Barbaric Yawps
February 20 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Rom-Com Marathon: Return to Me
February 21 | Bristol Public Library
Classic Movie Corner: Sergeant York
February 22 | Bristol Public Library
The Diamonds
February 22 | Blackbird Bakery
1927 Society Concert: Merlefest on the Road
February 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Smokehouse Crickets
February 23 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Bristol CSA Fair: Meet Your Farmer!
February 24 | Warehouse 817
Loose Leaves
February 24 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Rom-Com Marathon: You've Got Mail
February 28 | Bristol Public Library
Ian Feathers Band
March 3 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Farm & Fun Time ft. Bumper Jacksons, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
March 8
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
March 9–25 | Theatre Bristol
Bristol Ballet's 10th Annual Father Daughter Ball
March 11 – February 11 | Holiday Inn
Wynonna & The Big Noise
March 17 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Confederate Railroad with special guest Jim Brown
March 31 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Phil Vassar
April 7 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Triumphant Quartet
April 20 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
April 22 | Paramount Center for the Arts
Colly
May 3 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
James Gregory, "America's Funniest Man"
May 4 | Paramount Center for the Arts
18th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 21–23 | Downtown Bristol

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