Downtown Bristol Events
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.
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!
February 1 | Bristol Public Library
7:30- Jamie Collins
8:30- Gary Davis
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.
February 1 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery to enjoy the music of Derick Ryan.
February 2 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
North Carolina's The Oblations will perform with locals The Bosses at 7:45 pm.
February 2 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Marques Puckett will perform at Quaker Steak and Lube.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
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.
February 5 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.