Downtown Bristol Events
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.
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.
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
February 8 | Blackbird Bakery
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
J. Warren Welch
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
February 10 | Breathe Bristol Yoga
Book signings: 12 pm — 3 pm
Door prizes every hour, on the hour: 12 pm — 5 pm
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 10 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Join Bloom for Singer Songwriter Night! Featuring Kevin Abernathy, Steve Dedman, Mic Harrison, and Josh Smith. Cover: $5
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
February 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Meet and greet with artist Jocelyn Mathews.