Monday Night Karaoke

It may be Monday but sing the blues away with two spots to karaoke. Bone Fire Smokehouse in Johnson City fires up its amps at 7 pm and Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson CIty is setting up the speakers for its open mic that kicks off at 7:30.

Princess Diana, the Musical Auditions

Auditions for “Princess Diana, the Musical” will be held March 27-28 at the Renaissance Center in Kingsport. Everyone from newcomers interested in doing theater for fun to experienced thespians are encouraged to audition. A large cast is needed for the production since Kingsport Theatre Guild received a $10,000 grant for the production of the musical, the theatre will – for the first time – provide small stipends for the actors and musicians. The Theatre Guild is one of only 10 theatres across the country and the only one in Tennessee to present the musical this year. The Kingsport production is set for June 15-18. For more information about auditions or tickets to any Kingsport Theatre Guild production, check out kingsporttheatre.org.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

Storytellers, artisans, vocalists, dancers and musicians with self-contained acts are needed to perform to millions of visitors along the streets of Gatlinburg. Organizers of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales are “looking for talented acts presented in an Appalachian style.” Auditions will be held January 21, by appointment only. Those interested in auditioning for Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales should email Ginger Brown at Ginger@Gatlinburg.com.

2017 Greeneville-Greene County Book Sale

Members of the 2017 Greeneville-Greene County Book Sale committee are starting to collect books. The committee hopes to benefit from anyone doing a little spring cleaning in their book shelves. Books can be taken to the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library Monday through Friday. If you have a large number of boxes you can call the library to arrange for pick up. The sale will be held May 4, 5 and 6 on North Irish Street, the same location where the sale has been for the past few years. Volunteers interested in helping sort the books are also welcome.

ETSU Art Exhibit

“Our State of the Union,” the new exhibit from Michael Fischerkeller will open Tuesday at Slocumb Galleries on the East Tennessee State University campus. The Gallery is open from 9-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and on Thursday from 9-6. The exhibit runs through February 9th.

Kenny Rogers Final Tour

Kenny Rogers is on the road on his final tour before retiring and he’ll be making a stop in Knoxville. Rogers will perform at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Friday, March 3. Show time is 7:30 p.m. along with Grammy-winning vocalist Linda Davis. With more than 120 million in record sales, the 78-year-old Rogers is among the top-selling musicians of all time. Get tickets online at knoxvilletickets.com

Mother Goose Program

The Johnson City Public library is now taking registration for the Mother Goose Program. The program, for birth to 18 months and their caregivers, will be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. starting in February. Stories, music, and movement are the ingredients for this program. Space is limited to provide the best program possible. Call the library to register.

Sleeping Beauty: True Love’s Kiss

Central Ballet Theatre has started rehearsing for “Sleeping Beauty: True Love’s Kiss.” The show will be performed at Tusculum College’s Annie Hogan Byrd Theatre the weekend of Janary 27th. Showtimes are 7 pm on Friday, 2 and 7pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday.

Auditions Rescheduled

Auditions for The Civic Chorale are being rescheduled to Thursday, Jan. 19. The tryouts are by appointment and will take place in the choir room of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, at the corner of Roan and Market streets in Johnson City. Specific audition requirements are available on the chorale’s website thecivicchorale.org under the “join us” tab.

Wee Reads!

Looking for something to do with the kids? Join Ms. Carey for “Wee Reads!” The Children’s Storytime at the Washington County Libraries. It’s a chance for children and parents to come together for stories, songs, crafts and more. The weekly themes actively involve children through music, finger plays, and other activities. . Preregistration is not required. For more information, call the Jonesborough or Gray Library.