Archives for September 2017

Movie Night at the Bristol Public Library!

It’s another movie night at the Bristol Public Library featuring the 1993 Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. StarringBette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, Hocus Pocus (1993) is a classic Halloween tale of witches, mayhem, and curses. 300 years after the Sanderson sisters-Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker), and Mary (Najimy)-were executed for practicing witchcraft, Max and his sister, Dani, are the new kids in Salem, Massachusetts. Unbeknownst to Max, a night of terror lies ahead when he accidentally unleashes the Sanderson sisters on the rest of the town! Now, to save his sister, he’ll have to stop these witches before they wreak havoc on Halloween night.
Bristol Public Library will kick things off at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. This movie event is free to the public and everyone is welcome to join. Popcorn, water, and a few special Halloween treats will be available for movie attendees. For more info, call 276-645-8780.

The Music Man at the Barter!

The Music Man at the Barter Theater now through November 11th is getting near perfect advanced reviews
With its timeless and near-universal appeal coupled with a tightly woven script, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” is now in the good hands of Director Richard Rose, the fantastic Barter staff and a superlative. One of the best things about this show is seeing the enthusiasm and budding professionalism of its youngest cast members. Parker Collins for example, who is a fourth-grader at Van Pelt Elementary School in Bristol, Virginia, absolutely defies category as Winthrop Paroo. Not only does Parker have a large and significant role, he also sings, dances and manages to maintain his character’s lisp all the way through. Tickets begin at $20. For reservations: 276-628-3991 or

The Pink Party

The Pink Party is a free community event to celebrate women’s health set for Sunday, October 1st at the Women’s Health & Imaging Center on Med Tech Parkway in Johnson City. Featuring free screenings and information on mammograms and other women’s health services, The Pink Party will also have health care professionals on site to answer questions. Local vendors will also offer sales on crafts, jewelry and services.

Walking Tour

The Johnson City Public Art Committee will host a walking tour through Founders Park and the surrounding area Saturday to view 14 new sculptures on display downtown. The tour is free and open to the public. Participants will meet at the Founders Park Pavilion at 1:30 p.m. The tour is expected to take one hour. For more information, go to

Hocus Pocus

It’s that time of year again for what has become an annual Halloween tradition at the Park Avenue Theater in Norton. For One Night Only on Friday, October 13th, Halloween-favorite “Hocus Pocus” will be shown. All tickets are $5 general admission and you’re encouraged to come dressed in your Halloween best. For details, go online to;

Fantasia: Symphony of the Mountains

Fantasia: Symphony of the Mountains will re-create the sense of wonder when we first experienced the classic Disney movie as children. The live symphony will perform along with clips from “Fantasia” and “Fantasia 2000.” The show is Sunday, October 29th at 3 p.m. at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts in Emory. Tickets are available now;

Eddie Money

Legendary rocker Eddie Money will take the stage on Saturday, October 7th at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville. Having sold more than 28 million records, Money is known for his legendary stage performances with hits like Two Tickets to Paradise and Think I’m in Love. Tickets are online:

Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem

Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem opens this weekend at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon. The classic Arthur Conan Doyle character returns in a mystery filled with suspense, deceit and brilliant deductions as Victorian England is smashed together with the Wild West. Details and ticket information is online at;

Beauty and the Beast

This is the final weekend of performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the original songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Ticket details are online at

Bluegrass 45

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol will host the internationally celebrated musicianship of Bluegrass 45 on Monday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. From Kobe, Japan, the group has shared the stage through the years with Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, Roy Orbison and Merle Haggard. Tickets are $20 and available online at;