Downtown Bristol Events
January 25 | Bristol Public Library
To kick off January, Bristol Public Library will offer a free showing of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) at 5:30 p.m. on January 25, 2018. Starring Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary, a man who encounters alien beings, Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the story of what could happen when interstellar visitors reach out to planet Earth.
Popcorn and water will be provided to all movie attendees.
Rated PG. 138 minut
January 25 | Slater Community Center
What will Bristol be like 5, 10, or 20 years from now? You tell us! Join the City of Bristol, TN, at the third and final Bristol Becomes... community workshop at the Slater Center Thursday, January 25th at 6 pm. Learn more about Bristol, TN’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is community driven and citizen participation is a vital component of the planning process, and city leaders need to hear from you!
This final workshop will involve a review of framework plans and implementation strategies.
Visit the Comprehensive Plan page at bristoltn.org to learn more.
January 25 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Colin and Andrew and a few special guests will take the stage at Bloom for a special live episode on the Harry Potter series! Grab a drink, put your feet up, and enjoy an evening of laughter and literary criticism.
January 25 | 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.
January 26 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Join BCM Friday, January 26 at 7pm for an evening of stories and music with luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson. Jayne will give a talk on her road to becoming a luthier, learning from her father Wayne, and the innovations in eco-sustainability she is bringing to the craft. She will also present a brief demonstration showing some of the tools, woods, and techniques she uses. After the talk and demo, Wayne will give a short performance playing some of Jayne’s instruments for the audience.
This program is inspired by the current special exhibit The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge. Both Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson are featured in this exhibit.
An Evening with Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson is free and open to the public, though there is a suggested donation of $5. Seating is limited, so BCM asks that people RSVP for the event.
January 26 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Dan Deel is a singer/songwriter who was born in Pikeville, Kentucky and raised in Buchanan County, Virginia (pronounced BUCK-anan not BYOO). Singer/songwriter who has performed solo and with bands in honky-tonks, bars, restaurants, nursing homes, and private parties all throughout the Appalachians. He has opened for a wide diversity of acts such as Roger Alan Wade, Kentucky Headhunters, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, and several others. Hardcore rockin honky tonk music at its core., Dan always weaves captivating, motivational , and even humorous tales with every song he performs. Dan really gets the crowd involved and feeling good!
January 26 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Kirk Fleta will perform with Fritz & Company at 8pm.
January 27 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Loose Leaves are an alternative collective from East Tennessee. Fusing elements from multiple genres, Folk to Hip Hop, Loose Leaves have developed a sound all their own. Their self-produced recordings convey a strong sense of writing and arrangement complimented by earnest lyrics and vocal melody.
Bringing a fervent love of performance and music to the stage a live show is even better than their studio work. With an honest and humble philosophy Loose Leaves seek to make a connection with their listeners that will form long lasting relationships through music.
January 29 | 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 29 | Blackbird Bakery
Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass with State Street String Band.