Downtown Bristol Events
October 9–16 | Theatre Bristol
Theatre Bristol announces auditions for "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells," October 8, 9, 15 and 16 at the Theatre Bristol ARTspace, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Under the direction of Dottie Havlik, Junie B. will make her debut on the Theatre Bristol stage and bring holiday cheer in her own spunky way. No preparation is required to audition and roles are available for men, women, and children. Show details, audition times, and rehearsal dates are available at www.TheatreBristol.org/audition.
Written by Allison Gregory and distributed by Playscripts, this first-grader in the title role is really excited about the upcoming holiday gift exchange at her school. Tattletale May is always ruining Junie B.'s fun, so when Junie B. draws May's name things get interesting. "Will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves? A hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park (Playscripts)."
Havlik is herself excited to bring this show to the stage for the holidays, most recently directing the River's Way "Three Times Three" production, "The Adventures of Madeline," and "Charlotte's Web," as well as performing and writing many plays over the years.
"June B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" opens December 1, and runs for three weekends, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on December 17. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and available at www.Theatre Bristol.org.
For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 11 | Bristol Public Library
As part of Bristol Public Library’s community read project, “One Book, One Bristol,” the library will offer special space-themed programs to our patrons and visitors throughout October. On October 11, the library will welcome Dr. Gary Henson to Bristol for his presentation, “Astronomy from Space.”
Dr. Henson, a professor with ETSU at the Harry D. Powell Observatory, will discuss how astronomers use telescopes and satellites to better explore the universe—and how these technologies have changed the ways humankind investigate the solar system. It starts at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, so make sure to join the library for this incredible program on the universe in which we live!
October 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for a reading and book signing with author Katie Richardson.
October 12 | 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.
October 13 | Bristol Ballet
Join Bristol Ballet for a Texas Two Step lesson June 16th 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!
October 13 | Paramount Center for the Arts
American Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and blues rock/country musician, born November 4, 1940 in Lubbock, Texas. Active as a side-man since at least 1962 and as a band leader since 1972, he has recorded several major-label albums, and has charted singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Rock Tracks, and Hot Country Songs charts.
October 13 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Outfitted with an array of instruments, You Knew Me When is a husband and wife indie folk-rock pairing with a full band sound.Based in Ouray, CO, by way of Nashville, TN, the duo have toured full-time since June of 2012 throughout North America, sharing their collective sound. Now touring in support of their third studio album "Into the Looking Glass", You Knew Me When continue to create and serve up an array of craft brewed compositions coast to coast
October 14 | Bristol Public Library
Looking for a fun, family-friendly space-themed movie? Then check out Bristol Public Library’s free showing of The Iron Giant (1999)!
Nine-year-old Hogarth has a very active imagination. He envisions battles with robots, fights with terrifying monsters, and intergalactic wars with alien invaders—and then he meets a very real robot from a faraway place in the galaxy. Suddenly, Hogarth has a very big friend and a very big problem, especially when a government investigator starts sniffing around the town and starts looking for the culprit behind some mechanical mayhem!
Visit Bristol Public Library at 3:00 p.m. on October 14 to take advantage of this special movie feature in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. The library will have popcorn and water available for movie attendees.
Rated PG. 84 minutes.
October 14 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Born and raised in the deep black diamond hills of southwestern Virginia, K.T. Vandyke is a unique and gripping songsmith, who wields folk songs and prose that reflect his vibrant and temptestuous life. He tells the story of growing up in the coalfields of Buchanan County. The story of a young vagabond musician just going off instinct.
October 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass!
October 18 | Bristol Public Library
As part of Bristol Public Library’s community read project, “One Book, One Bristol,” the library will offer special space-themed events and presentations for library patrons, visitors, and friends throughout October. On October 18, the library is pleased to welcome Jason Dorfman from Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium.
During Dorfman’s presentation, “Observing the Night Sky,” guests will have the opportunity to learn about the night sky and look into the history of rocketry, including how it has forever changed how we view—and visit—the stars. If you have ever been curious about stargazing and the history behind rockets, make sure to stop by the library on October 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room to take advantage of this free presentation.