Downtown Bristol Events
December 21 | Bristol Public Library
BPL Book Club will meet on Thursday, December 21, in the Frances Kegley Conference Room at 6:00 p.m. The club will finish discussing Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier and start the next book, Dead Wake by Erik Larson.
Join BPL for an excellent evening of books and Blackbird Bakery treats!
December 21 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join PUSH! Film Festival for an encore screening of the 2017 PUSH! Film Festival Best Feature FilmForgive – Don’t Forgeton Thursday, December 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The evening will begin with a welcome and cocktails at 6:00 p.m., followed by the film screening at 7:00 p.m. Afterwards filmmaker Brad Bennett will be present for a Q&A and a reception. This event is free and open to the public; however, due to limited seating, an RSVP is required.
Reserve your place here!
About Forgive – Don’t Forget
December 21 | Blackbird Bakery
At its core,Forgive – Don’t Forgetis a documentary about the connection between two very different cultures and the importance of remembrance. When Japan surrendered to the U.S. at the end of World War II, numerous Japanese swords were confiscated and taken back to the States. The Japanese sword, while once a symbol of wartime aggression, is also deeply embedded in Japan’s rich history and spiritual heritage. In order to better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, an American filmmaker attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to its original owner. Check out the trailer to the film here.
Bella Bane will play Blackbird Bakery from 8-10pm.
December 22 | 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.
December 23 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for Rylee Peters' Christmas Mix.
December 28 | Bristol Public Library
Doris Walker (played by Maureen O'Hara) is the special event director for Macy's Department Store and the Thanksgiving Day parade. When she discovers the actor playing Santa Claus is out of commission, Doris drafts Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) to play the part. But Doris and her daughter, Susan, are about to find out there's more to Kris than meets the eye.
Kegley Meeting Room. Popcorn and water will be provided to all movie attendees.
Not rated. 96 minutes.
December 30 | Elder Brew
Join the Casual Word and Elderbrew on Saturday, December 30th for an evening of Pints and Prose! Ten Pre-War typewriters will be on hand for you to empty your minds, and fill your glass!
December 31 | Whiskey Rebellion
Join Whiskey Rebellion for a roaring 20s New Year's Eve celebration! WR will open the doors on Sunday, December 31st at 6pm to serve a limited menu, offer passed hors d'oeuvres, and a midnight champagne toast! Just $15 per person and $25 per couple. Get your tickets while you can, put on your 1920s best, and come ring in 2018 downtown. It's sure to be the cat's meow!
Tickets for sale at Whiskey Rebellion. Reservations will be required for ticket holders who would like to purchase dinner as seating is limited.
December 31 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Join Quaker Steak and Lube for a New Year's Masquerade Party. Featuring the music of Syren, and no cover charge! The fun begins at 9pm.