Downtown Bristol Events
October 9 | Bristol Public Library
Raspberry Pis are inexpensive single-board computers ($10-35), popular with makers and for STEAM Education. In this workshop we will go through the steps in setting up and updating a Raspberry Pi. Bring your own Pi, or use one of ours. This is a great introduction to the Raspberry Pi. No prior electronic or programming experience needed, this is a great project for families or anyone ages 10+.
October 9 | Bristol Public Library
Raspberry Pis are inexpensive single-board computers ($10-35), popular with makers and for STEAM Education. In this workshop we will explore interacting with LEDs and simple programming to make a "Traffic Light". This workshop is great for beginners and a perfect introduction to both coding and Raspberry Pis.
October 9 | Cascade Draft House
Join the Tri-Cities Craft Brewers Association for our next quarterly Brewer's Gathering & Regional Tap Takeover at Cascade Draft House. Brewers and brewery representatives from your favorite local breweries will be arriving around 6 pm and will be hanging out and talking beer. So far, here are the breweries that are participating in this event:
Bays Mountain Brewing
October 9 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Gypsy Circus Cidery
Johnson City Brewing
A native of Buffalo NY, Daniel is a blues guitarist and songwriter known for Folkfaces, Magus and the Movers, & various solo ventures. Daniel’s latest release “Man I’m Glad EP” is available via danielbyrdmusic.bandcamp.com.
October 10 | Theatre Bristol
Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?
In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the specter of a hard childhood.
Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love.
Two showings: 12pm and 6 pm
October 10 | Quaker Steak and Lube
On October 10th from 5pm 'til close, come into the restaurant and show us this flyer (on your mobile device is great) and we'll donate **20% of your check to the Gilberts. As many of you know, Steve Gilbert has been diagnosed with cancer and 100% of proceeds collected will go toward his recovery. We will also hold a silent auction.
**20% of Food Sales
October 10 | Bristol Public Library
During October, the JCC will be offering a special class on “Hardware and Peripherals.” Interested students can learn more about computers, laptops, and electronic devices and uncovering what makes them tick. We'll be dissecting a computer, learning all about the individual pieces that go into making it work, and understanding how to upgrade outdated computers. This is a great class for those who are looking purchase or upgrade their own computer
October 10 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
BCM presents Radio Bristol’s Farm & Fun Time live variety show featuring musical guests Chatham County Line and Jeff Scroggins & Colorado.
About Chatham County Line
Chatham County Line has never been shy about crossing borders. Birthed from country rockers Stillhouse in 1999, the Raleigh, North Carolina based quartet initially referred to its sound as new traditional, “We were in love with bluegrass, so we wanted to play bluegrass without really being trained in it,” Chatham County Line’s vocalist-guitarist Dave Wilson says. The group used the term “guerrilla bluegrass” to describe themselves in those early years, mainly because they had such a mobile form of playing.
About Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
October 10 | Paramount Bristol
Jeff Scroggins is a two-time national banjo champion who has followed the banjo wherever it took him. When he discovered the instrument and met his mentor, Alan Munde, he was living on a dairy farm in Oklahoma, where he sold his Les Paul guitar, dropped out of high school, and traded Jimmie Page for J.D. Crowe. He eventually mastered his own powerfully expressive style; a combination of rock showmanship and bluegrass tradition. His life as a banjo player led him across the West working as everything from Dixie Chicks side man to civil engineer, and he eventually settled in Denver, Colorado and started his own band. His band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, is now an IBMA award nominated multi-generational, multi-coastal, internationally touring bluegrass band. The band is comprised of 5 could-be-frontmen/women, who have each dedicated their lives to the traditions and evolution of bluegrass music. Despite their individual star power, they present a coherent show which at no point focuses too heavily on any one member. Rather, much like your favorite cult classic film, there is more to notice every time you watch this unassuming but undeniable super group.
Spartanburg, South Carolina’s Marshall Tucker Band were southern-rock pioneers when their self-titled album debuted in 1973. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. The secret ingredient to MTB’s ongoing success over the past five decades is a musical style that is equal parts rock, blues, jazz, country, soul, and bluegrass. They are a powerful stage presence, pleasing old and new fans with indelible hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Searchin’ for a Rainbow,” “Fire on the Mountain,” “Ramblin’,” and the signature tune “Can’t You See,” to name but a few. MTB proves that Southern rock is still alive and well.
The Opening Act is guitarist, singer/songwriter Kyle Daniel.
October 11 | Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Having specific individuals in your office or company who are certified in CPR and First Aid training is crucial in today?s workplace. If you've been searching for a class for your employees, join instructor Robert Taylor who will teach you everything you need to know so that you feel better prepared should you ever be called upon to use these skills. Upon completion of this class, you will be CPR certified.
October 11 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Marcy for #CanvasClass on Thursday, October 10th to recreate this #Boo! Painting! Cost is $35 per painter. Call or message us to reserve your seats!
October 11 | Cascade Draft House
Live music! Come enjoy your evening with us.
October 11 | Paramount Bristol
World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli honors Nat King Cole, one of the 20th Century’s most beloved recording artists, with a new album, and a national tour that is coming to Bristol. Pizzarelli’s latest album, For Centennial Reasons, is his third tribute to the legendary musician whose timeless songs landed on the top of the pop charts more than 100 times during his day and remain among the most recognizable of tunes in The Great American Songbook.
It’s also a return to Pizzarelli’s roots. While he has earned wide crossover success honoring both jazz and pop artists, Pizzarelli is never is more at home than when covering his early idols, like Sinatra and Cole. He revisits Cole classics like “Route 66” “Paper Moon” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” songs he performed early in his career on gigs with his father, master guitarist “Bucky” Pizzarelli.
Hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar.” And the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Pizzarelli’s appearance in Bristol is a rare event.
The tour will feature John Pizzarelli on guitar and vocals with Mike Karn on double bass, and Konrad Paszkudzki on piano.
October 11 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Andrea Gibson, LGBT icon, American poet, and activist will be performing at Bloom Cafe & Listening Room October 11th, 2019.
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8. All Ages. $15 advance, $20 day of show.
Support: Buddy Wakefield
In a fierce oscillation between activism and love, Andrea Gibson’s newest literary triumph, Lord of the Butterflies, is a masterful showcase from the renowned poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. An artful and nuanced look at gender, romance, loss, and family, this is also a book of protest. While rioting against gun violence, homophobia, and white supremacy, Gibson celebrates gender expansion, queer love, and the will to stay alive. Each emotion in Lord of the Butterflies is deft and delicate, resting within imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.
Winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2008, ANDREA GIBSON remains one of the most captivating performers in the spoken word poetry scene today. Known for pulling hearts out of chests to either wrench or kiss, Gibson has authored four full-length collections of poems, an illustrated book of their most memorable quotes (Take Me With You, Penguin 2018), and has released seven beloved albums. Gibson regularly sells out 500+ capacity standing room only venues to eager audiences, mouthing along every word, further popularizing the art form and creating a space for each person in the room to feel, and to heal.
“Gibson’s poems...are forthright and pithy, putting into words the feelings of anyone who has
been angry, or outraged, or embarrassed, or in love.” — STAR TRIBUNE
"Andrea Gibson is an amazing queer, spoken-word poet who can make you weep with a heart wrenching love poem and then swiftly inspire you to action with a powerful political poem." — Seventeen
October 11 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Lube welcomes back Jon King to the stage!
October 12 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
InstaFilm Bristol is a 4-hour crash course and film competition, with films produced solely through Instagram Stories. Register Here!
About this Event
Ready for a challenge? InstaFilm Bristol is a 4-hour crash course and film competition, with films produced solely through Instagram Stories, serving as the kick-off event of the one-day PUSH! Film Festival in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.
No matter your skill level, grab some friends and join filmmaker Josh Mancuso as he leads you in a film adventure using Instagram Stories! The event begins with an Instagram crash course and competition overview. Then, Josh will guide you through a brief story development process before you write, shoot, and edit a short film within walking distance of downtown -using only Instagram Stories. Your short film will center around the theme “Why” and must include the required phrase and object you’ll receive on location. You'll submit your stories into our Instagram-only film competition. All levels of experience are welcome, it's free to enter, and the event is open to ages 13+.
Competition theme: “Why?”
Each team will receive a required phrase and object upon arrival at the crash course that must be incorporated into your film.
All novice and experienced filmmakers ages 13+ are welcome.
Accepted genres: comedy, drama, rom-com, thriller, mystery, action/adventure, western, or documentary.
The entire film must be shot within walking distance of downtown Bristol.
Film with permission (people and locations).
Films must be between 2-4 minutes in length.
Material rating must be along the lines of G, PG, or PG-13.
Films must be shot in vertical format using only phones.
Films must be uploaded in 15-second intervals.
Films must be either recorded in-app or uploaded directly from the default Photos app on a mobile device and may use any feature available directly through those apps only; no films created with assistance from additional apps or softwares (including templates) will be approved.
Film must be submitted by 3pm. Submit the films by adding an additional slide to the end of the story and tagging @pushfilmfest.
Your film should adhere to Instagram guidelines for copyright.
Winner will be notified via Instagram and/or text/call. Winner will delete the last slide of Instagram Story that tags @pushfilmfest and then download the entire Story as one video. Winner will send video via Google Drive or Dropbox to show during awards ceremony at 6pm. Winning film will be played at awards ceremony; winning team will be saved seats at the ceremony. The winning team will also receive a Downtown Bristol prize pack, publication on social media after the festival, and a listing on the winner's page of the PUSH! Website.
October 12 | Downtown Bristol
PUSH! Film Festival is a fifth-year event that will take place on October 12, 2019 in bustling Historic Downtown Bristol TN/VA. As a celebration of the cinematic and visual arts in the heart of the twin cities of Bristol, the one day festival will bring diverse films to our community and showcase the best regional filmmakers. PUSH! aims to expand the artistic image of our region, engage new audiences in the world of film, and inspire creativity in all of us.
PUSH! spotlights films that provoke thought and spur action. We're a change agent — challenging audiences to push the boundaries of their own worldview.
We are also a filmmaker's film festival.
We believe in empowering filmmakers by giving them a platform to share thoughtful ideas through any genre.
Sure, there are awards to be won, but we also put a lot of focus on the overall festival experience.
To us, it's about community, conversation, and calls-to-action.
It's also about showcasing quality storytelling in desirable venues and providing filmmakers with a chance to network and grow through a variety of workshops, Q&A sessions, and social events.
Hosted in twin cities that know no borders, PUSH! provides the platform, you provide the perspectives.
For more information, visit www.pushfilmfest.com or purchase tickets here.
October 12 | Cascade Draft House
We will announce the winners of the (first annual?) Southern Appalachian Homebrew Competition around lunchtime. Come grab a pint and cheer for the winners!
October 12 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Join #KTCrewMember Julie for our #KidsCanvasClass starting at 12:00 on Saturday, October 12th! Learn to recreate this #HalloweenKitty Canvas Painting! Cost is $20 per painter. Call or message us to reserve your seats!
October 12 | Elderbrew
Coming OCT 12th @ 2pm — Only $13! www.bristolyogacenter.com/workshops-events
We've partnered with one our city's awesome local breweries, Elderbrew to present a special class featuring LIVE drone, ambient and meditation style music by M. Peck merged with Slow Flow Vinyasa. The meditative tones of the music combined with a slower flow asana sequence allows for the attachment of breath to movement, deepening your connection to the poses. Your ticket price includes your choice of Elderbrew beer and 60 min class, a BYOM (bring your own mat) event. Come out and enjoy the Halloween season with us!
October 12 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Join us for a night of Honky-Tonk at The Lube!
October 15 | Bristol Public Library
October is Health Literacy Month! We're celebrating by partnering up with the Bristol Public Library to present some awesome, FREE information to the community! Stop by between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to join in on the fun! Freebies will be available!
October 15 | Bristol Hotel
Join us at the Lumac Rooftop Restaurant and Bar atop The Bristol Hotel for socializing, fun, and networking! Promote your business, grow your network, and meet great business people and entrepreneurs like yourself! The view from the top is incredible, and it will be Fall leaf season just to make the night even more spectacular.
All are invited! The first drink is on us, and the hotel is providing appetizers. Extra drinks and food are available for purchase.
Please bring a Door Prize to the event for our drawing (optional, but appreciated).
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October 16 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
We are thrilled to welcome back Beth Snapp & Jason Crawford to Wine & Unwind Wednesday at Lumac! Come out and enjoy the great music, food, and drinks!