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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.

Farm & Fun Time ft. Willie Watson, Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer

February 8 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Radio Bristol presents the Farm & Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum with modern folk artist Willie Watson and the unique mountain sound of Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer.

Purchase Tickets

About Willie Watson
For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveller, with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On Folksinger Vol. 2, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him. Read more...

About Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
Larry and Martha have combined to bring new life to the soulful sound of old time Appalachian music.In recent months they have performed at the Ferrum Folklife Festival and the Carter Family Fold.

The Diamonds

February 8 | Blackbird Bakery


From East Tennessee, The Diamonds play a diverse mix of music, specializing in jazz standards. The group performs at various venues and events throughout the region, including weddings, parties, and restaurants. They have also volunteered at many nursing homes, assisted living homes, and charitable organizations in the area.

Hustle Lesson

February 9 | Bristol Ballet


Join Bristol Ballet for a Hustle lesson at Bristol Ballet Studio. The lesson will begin at 7:30pm, followed by dancing from 8:30 – 10:30 pm.

Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Bristol Ballet, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Refreshments will be provided, but a snack to share is always welcome!

Wise Old River

February 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube


Wise Old River shares songs about the human condition, human experience, times of need, times of pain, times of being lost and times of being found, our searching, and finding hope, grace and truth as well as times of spiritual growth. They sing about it all. Their desire is for their music to be stripped down organic, earthy, wires, wood and vibrations from the soul.

Author Fair

February 10 | Bristol Public Library


Sure Fire Publishing and The Casual Word Publishing are teaming up to host their first annual author fair at Bristol Public Library February 10th from 10 am to 5 pm. The Casual Word and Sure Fire will be on hand to answer questions for anyone who is interested in writing and/or publishing. Several authors will be at the event for book signings, Q&A, and round table discussions.

So many brilliant authors under one roof!
Langley Shazor
Christina Humphries
Peyton Epperson
J. Warren Welch
Mathew Bennett
Laura Canter
Wesley Ward

This event is drop-in and all are welcome. There will be drawings for door prizes throughout the day. Don't miss it!

Q&A with publishing teams: 10 am — 12 pm
Book signings: 12 pm — 3 pm
Door prizes every hour, on the hour: 12 pm — 5 pm

Love & Self Care Workshop

February 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join Cindy Gardner for a simple, heart opening and self love yoga practice followed by Integrative Registered Dietitian, Crystal Woods sharing her knowledge, recipes and advice on wholesome heart healthy foods. Registration is required. Register online at breathebristol.com or phone 423-254-0323.

Creative & Crafty: Homemade Wax Candles

February 10 | Bristol Public Library


Bristol Public Library popular Creative & Crafty class, Homemade Wax Candles, is back on February 10! Learn to make homemade wax candles using mason pint jars, natural soy wax, essential oils, and cotton wicks.

Supplies will be provided for a nominal fee of $5, which covers all the supplies needed for the class, including wax, oil, wicks, jars, instruction, and more.

Registration is required. To register, call 276-645-8780 or email ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Singer Songwriter Night

February 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room


Join Bloom for Singer Songwriter Night! Featuring Kevin Abernathy, Steve Dedman, Mic Harrison, and Josh Smith. Cover: $5

James Meadows

February 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube


James started up his band, James Meadows & The Country Mile Drifters, just after his album officially released in August of 2008. The band is compiled of amazing professional musicians who put on a very high energy show. Their shows contain a huge set list filled with both fan/crowd requested and timeless Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, and Originals that are sure to blow the walls off of any event or venue.

Kombucha Brewing Workshop

February 11 | Breathe Bristol Yoga


Join herbalist, Lesley Setchim, in this descriptive workshop to learn how to brew your own kombucha. Samples will be available to taste, and you will go home with your very own “Scoby” and starter tea. Please bring a mason jar to carry your starter home!

Cost: $35. Visit breathebristol.com to register.

Bristol Ballet's 10th Annual Father Daughter Ball

February 11 | Holiday Inn


Their first words. Their first steps. Their first break-up. It may sound cliché, but it all goes by so fast. Whether she’s 4 or 40, she’ll always be your little girl. You’ll always be the most important man in her life.

The Bristol Ballet’s 10th annual Father Daughter Ball, themed “Bows & Bow Ties,” invites dads, grandfathers, and male care-givers to create memories that will last a lifetime for the special child in his life.

Bring your little sweetheart to the Holiday Inn at 3005 Linden Drive in Bristol, VA on Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., for sweets, treats, and dancing. From Sinatra to Taylor Swift, DJ Express will spin a variety of appropriate hits both generations will enjoy. Tickets are $15 per person and available athttps://bowsandbowties2018.brownpapertickets.com

Show her Dad can be cool. Bust a move to the dance hits you rocked back in the day, maybe she’ll teach you The Dougie. YouTube videos help. A lot.

Dads and daughters will receive a free commemorative photo file from the event. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a $1 raffle. Prizes range from book baskets to summer camp gift certificates.

Last year over 500 fathers and daughters made Bristol Ballet’s Father Daughter Ball such a success the organization is taking it to a new level. With help from our presenting sponsors, Blue Emu and Highlands Union Bank, we hope to reach even more families.

For more information about the history of Bristol Ballet and its programming, visit www.BristolBallet.org.

Creative & Crafty: I ❤️ Valentine's Day Cards

February 13 | Bristol Public Library


BPL will offer a free crafty event on February 13, during which participants will make their own Valentine's Day cards. Card stock, pre-cut cards, decorations, and other materials will be available for visitors to create a own customized Valentine’s Day card to keep or give away!

No registration is required for this project. Simply join the library in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, starting at 5:30 p.m. Supplies and a limited number of pre-cut cards will be available; however, participants are welcome to bring their own supplies and ideas. To learn more, please contact Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or at ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Artist Meet & Greet: Jocelyn Mathews

February 13 | Blackbird Bakery


Meet and greet with artist Jocelyn Mathews.

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Tri-Cities Escape Game Valentine's Contest

February 9 — 17


Escape with your VALENTINE and you could UNLOCK a pretty SWEET TREAT!

In every game played at Tri-Cities Escape Game from Friday, February 9 — Saturday, February 17, players have a chance towin a prettyincredible prize! If your team unlocks a set of specialRED BOXValentine's puzzles hidden in your game, you could win anEscape Game for Two from the Tri-CitiesEscape Game,Dinner for Two at Bristol's Stateline Bar & Grille, and a one night king-suite stay at the Holiday Inn (Bristol, Va. exit 7).

Click here for details.

Pen's Floral Valentine's Day Special

Through February 10th | Pen's Floral


Valentine's Day is just around the corner – don't forget to send your loved ones a bouquet of flowers. Pen's Floral has this special deal: receive 10% off a dozen roses if ordered by the 9th of February.

Don't forget: Bristol Ballet's Father-Daughter Dance is Sunday! If you need a bouquet or corsage for your little princess, please call Pen's by Friday.

Phone Pen's Floral at 276-644-4600 or visit pensfloral.net.

Also Coming Up

Candy Lab
January 31 – February 7 | 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
Hustle Lesson
February 9 | Bristol Ballet
Wise Old River
February 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Author Fair
February 10 | Bristol Public Library
Love & Self Care Workshop
February 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
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
Bristol Ballet's 10th Annual Father Daughter Ball
February 11 | Holiday Inn
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
Charles B Flannagan presents: Colonel James Patton
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
St. Patrick's Day Party to benefit BVPS Education Foundation
March 17 | Warehouse 817
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
Farm & Fun Time ft. Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys
April 12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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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