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Bristol Artist Raises $90,000 for Jane Goodall Institute


The Benjamin Walls Galleryof Bristol helped raise ninety thousand dollars for theJane Goodall InstituteonFriday, September 20th, 2019. The funds were raised by auctioning Benjamin’s art and ticket sales to an intimate fireside chat with Dr. Jane Goodall. With this effort The Benjamin Walls Galleries have now raised over a half million dollars for local and conservation charities. Benjamin’s life-long passion to connect people with the natural world is only matched by his drive to fund campaigns to protect endangered species and lands.

The Jane Goodall Institute’s five-decade mission has been to advance the vision and work of Dr. Goodall by protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share by improving the lives of people, animals and the environment. This is why Benjamin has chosen JGI and echoes their fifty-year campaign by saying,

“It’s my mission to unite people with the natural world so they become engaged with protecting these amazing animals and places.”



Downtown Bristol Events

Bingo

October 30 | Bristol Public Library


Join the Bristol Public Library for free bingo, prizes, snacks, and fun! No registration is necessary. Simply drop in to enjoy free bingo, win prizes, and munch on tasty snacks. For more information, please reach out to the library at 276-645-8780.

Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Bus Boys

October 30 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Another installment of Wine & Unwind Wednesday, this time we welcome Busy Boys! We're excited for this artist to play for us on our rooftop bar and lounge, Lumac! Come out and enjoy some great live music while you sip on a signature cocktail and eat some of Chef's one-of-a-kind entrees!

Real OG Halloween Dance Hooley with DJ B-Digital

October 31 – November 1 | O'Mainnin's Pub


We always like to have parties on their actual date like St. Paddy's Halloween etc. This year the big party is on Nov 1st. We decided that we have to party on Halloween the real official 31st as well as the following Friday night. Both nights we be filled with fun and lots of great people. Hope you can make it out! Cheers! DJ B-Digital will be spinnin his best to make it memorable.

Loose Leaves Halloween

October 31 | Lumac Rooftop Bar


Halloween night, we're bringing the party to Bristol. The Loose Leaves eclectic mix of funky-folksy rock ‘n roll will be preforming form 8-10 pm. Come join us for spooky, salacious drinks and costumes that fright. Be ready to party above the Bristol skyline.

Halloween Evening with Dirt Road Rising

October 31 | Cascade Draft House


Join us for a fun filled evening and Halloween pop-up show with Dirt Road Rising.

Come show off your outfit and enjoy downtown.

Halloween Scaryoke

October 31 | State Line Bar & Grill


Halloween Night, Oct 31st come party with Stateline!
Come dressed as your favorite artist! Best costume of your favorite singer wins $$$

Halloween Trivia

October 31 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom


Trivia Night returns with a special Halloween themed edition!

Handsome Hodge (Eric Hodge) returns to host this event!

Enjoy a night of thinking & drinking. Round up a team of friends! It's FREE to play. #BristolStation gift cards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Costumes are encouraged!

Halloween with Harry!

October 31 | Machiavelli's


We haven’t shook our “boo-tys”👻 for Halloween in a few years ....
So this Halloween we’re getting down to the Monster Mash, Thriller, Elvira and more with DJ Lil 8CH... your boy Harry!!
No cover just a whole lot of fun!!!
Giveaways!!! Come dressed or in the spirit!!!

First Fridays: Scavenger Hunt

November 1 | Downtown Bristol


SCAVENGER HUNT!

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 6-8pm | Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA

Cost: FREE!

Halloween Costume Dance Party

November 1 | Studio Brew


You're Invited to our Halloween Costume Dance Party.
DJ Upward Avalanche will be "Creep'n It Real" with some boom bone bouncing awesome music.

Russian Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake

November 1 | Paramount Bristol


Russian Ballet Theatre presents a new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic Swan Lake which tells the story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina (Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Lirico, Omsk State Music Theatre) lovingly retouches the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet Swan Lake premiered in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. With hand painted sets and hand sewn costumes, The Russian National Ballet brings the world's most beloved ballet to life. We are collaborating with Plus 1, an initiative that connects artists with causes. So, $1 per ticket sold goes to funding Bristol public school teachers’ needs through DonorsChoose.org.

Swan Lake is performed to recorded music.

TICKETS

Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen

November 1 | Delta Blues BBQ


They play a huge variety of music. Classic rock, country, oldies, blues, funk, disco, bluegrass. What ever the venue calls for, we play.

Hannah Rae

November 1 | Quaker Steak and Lube


You may remember hearing Hannah during Rhythm & Roots, and we are excited to have her back at The Lube on Friday the 1st!

Halloween Party with DJ B-Digital

November 1 | State Line Bar & Grill


DJ B-Digital will be hosting our Halloween Party Friday Night, Nov 1st from 9p-close! Cash and prizes to best costume!

Boogie & Brews

November 2 | State Street Brewing


Have you ever wanted to try a Zumba class? The answer is YES!
Have you been wanting to try State Street Brewing? The answer is also YES!

Come boogie down to the brewery for a *FREE*, sweat inducing, FUN, 45 minute Zumba workout with Kyrie. Then stay a while to drink one (or all) the craft beers by State Street Brewing! Don't forget to enjoy skee-ball, ping pong, foosball, and the photo booth!

Zumba starts at 10AM, be there a few minutes early to fill out a Waiver, if you haven't attended in the past!

Digital Photography Class For Beginners

November 2 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum


Join us for a crash course in how to use your DSLR in this 3-hour workshop at the museum!

Date: Saturday, November 2

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Tickets: $45, plus Bristol, VA admissions tax / fees — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Is your digital camera still on auto mode, just like the day you took it out of the box?Whether you are brand new to photography or you have dabbled in photography for years, this 3-hour course covers topics that can help you transform your images.

Bristol-based photographer Briana Fillers will break down image exposure, shooting techniques, and camera settings; share what is in her camera bag; and provide a hands-on shooting session to apply course topics. Registration is limited to 20 individuals to ensure a quality experience. If you are ready to master your camera and start capturing images like a pro, sign up by October 29, 2019 to save your seat in the class.

How To Workshop: Christmas Trees

November 2 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio


Join Victoria for this workshop and learn how to create snow covered, light up Christmas Trees! Painters will have the choice of four different size trees: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Each tree comes with a light kit.

Cost for this class is based on tree size:
Small Light Up Tree — $54
Medium Light Up Tree — $80
Large Light Up Tree — $93
Extra Large Light Up Tree — $157

Call with your name, phone number, and number of people in your party to reserve your seats for this event!

BPL Anime Theater: Barakamon

November 2 | Bristol Public Library


Seishu exiles himself to a small island to rediscover his passion as a calligrapher after violently attacking one of his most vocal critics. While the Goto Islands appear to be a tranquil paradise on the surface, this young mapmaker soon learns that wacky neighbors and hyperactive children just might provide him the sense of humor he needs on his journey towards self-discovery.

Bailey George and Jukebox Jess

November 2 | Cascade Draft House


A high-energy duo is just the thing to lift flagging spirits — unencumbered by too many personnel, Boppin’ Bailey George and Jukebox Jess can flow between musical styles, always keeping their own style intact. So cool it’s hot (and vice versa).

Blue Mountain Saints

November 2 | Blackbird Bakery


Join us at Blackbird Bakery for a swinging good time with Blue Mountain Saints from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm!

Corey Snowden

November 2 | Quaker Steak and Lube


This will be Corey's debut show at The Lube! You will definitely want to be here Saturday, 11/2.

The Usual Suspects

November 2 | Delta Blues BBQ


The Usual Suspects LIVE at Delta Blues BBQ.

Dirty Fuss

November 2 | O'Mainnin's Pub


Dirty Fuss is bringing their high energy rock and roll show to Bristol for their debut at O'Mainnin's Pub. Let's have a rowdy good time!

State Street String Band

November 4 | Blackbird Bakery


Join Blackbird Bakery for live bluegrass at 7pm.

National Veterans Small Business Week

November 5 | Bristol Public Library


Join Grow with Google as we celebrate National Veteran Small Business Week with a livestream focused on supporting the growth of veteran-led businesses. We’ll introduce key features of Google My Business that help connect businesses with local customers, promote special offers, and grow brand awareness.

You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. RSVP is requested by calling 276-645-8790 or tjdewitt@bristol-library.org

Applications and Accessories for Windows 10

November 5 | Bristol Public Library


During November , the JCC will be offering a special class on Applications and Accessories for Windows 10. This class introduces some of the common apps that come with Windows 10: Mail, Photos, Calendar, etc. and how to use the Windows Store to get new applications!

This event will be held at the Bristol Public Library on November 5, at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the JCC at 276-645-8790.

A! Magazine for the Arts — 25th Birthday Party

November 7 | Paramount Bristol


Arts Alliance Mountain Empire in celebrating 25 years of publication of the A! Magazine for the Arts!

Join in celebrating the AAME volunteers, sponsors, advertisers, and community for the success of the award-winning monthly publication. We will celebrate A! Magazine over the years and unveil a brand new logo for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire.

Free event, refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Erika Barker at artsmagazine@aamearts.org or HERE.

Community Notice Board

Halloween Savings at L.C. King

October 30 – November 1

Receive 25% off on all In Stock Inventory with coupon code SPOOKY19.

Nanowrimo: Come Write In

Tuesdays in November | Bristol Public Library



November is National Novel Writing Month! To celebrate NaNoWriMo, we will be hosting weekly writing events at our library. Whether you are new to NaNoWriMo or a regular participant, bring your notebook, laptop, or whatever you prefer to write with and let us help you hit your word count! We will be providing treats from Blackbird Bakery, coffee, reference materials, inspiration, and lots of encouragement.

Join us in the Jones Creativity Center every Tuesday in November from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. No registration is required, but RSVP is appreciated. For more information please contact 276-821-6147 or email kayla@bristol-library.org.

Also Coming Up

Bingo
October 30 | Bristol Public Library
Wine & Unwind Wednesday w/Bus Boys
October 30 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Real OG Halloween Dance Hooley with DJ B-Digital
October 31 – November 1 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Loose Leaves Halloween
October 31 | Lumac Rooftop Bar
Halloween Evening with Dirt Road Rising
October 31 | Cascade Draft House
Halloween Scaryoke
October 31 | State Line Bar & Grill
Halloween Trivia
October 31 | Bristol Station Brews & Taproom
Halloween with Harry!
October 31 | Machiavelli's
First Fridays: Scavenger Hunt
November 1 | Downtown Bristol
Halloween Costume Dance Party
November 1 | Studio Brew
Russian Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake
November 1 | Paramount Bristol
Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen
November 1 | Delta Blues BBQ
Hannah Rae
November 1 | Quaker Steak and Lube
Halloween Party with DJ B-Digital
November 1 | State Line Bar & Grill
Boogie & Brews
November 2 | State Street Brewing
Digital Photography Class for Beginners
November 2 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Digital Photography Class For Beginners
November 2 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
How To Workshop: Christmas Trees
November 2 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
BPL Anime Theater: Barakamon
November 2 | Bristol Public Library
Bailey George and Jukebox Jess
November 2 | Cascade Draft House
Blue Mountain Saints
November 2 | Blackbird Bakery
Corey Snowden
November 2 | Quaker Steak and Lube
The Usual Suspects
November 2 | Delta Blues BBQ
Dirty Fuss
November 2 | O'Mainnin's Pub
State Street String Band
November 4 | Blackbird Bakery
National Veterans Small Business Week
November 5 | Bristol Public Library
Applications and Accessories for Windows 10
November 5 | Bristol Public Library
Family Game Night
November 6 | Bristol Public Library
Moon Viewing
November 6 | Bristol Public Library
Karla Bonoff with Nina Gerber
November 6 | Paramount Bristol
Ragged Sally
November 6 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Computer Scams
November 7 | Bristol Public Library
Dine to Donate!
November 7 | Quaker Steak and Lube
A! Magazine for the Arts — 25th Birthday Party
November 7 | Paramount Bristol
JP Parsons
November 7 | Cascade Draft House
Shannon Miller Trio
November 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Matt Smile
November 7 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Lightnin' Charlie
November 8 | Delta Blues BBQ
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
November 8 | Paramount Bristol
Honest Outlaws
November 8 | Cascade Draft House
Rylee Peters
November 8 | Blackbird Bakery
Bonne Finken and Derrick Ryan
November 8 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
TJ Darnell
November 8 | Quaker Steak and Lube
VillaNova
November 8 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Veteran's Day Parade & Traditional Memorial Service
November 9 | Downtown Bristol
Bristol Community History Day
November 9 | Bristol Public Library
Bingo to benefit Santa Pal
November 9 | Virginia High School
Symphony of the Mountains: The Magic of Strings | Strings and Things
November 9 | Paramount Bristol
Bluesman and The Blues Essentials
November 9 | Delta Blues BBQ
Noah Spencer
November 9 | Quaker Steak and Lube
This Perfect World, American Dropouts, and Black Star Sanctuary
November 9 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Featured Artist Meet & Greet:Lee and Dan Jenkins
November 11 | Blackbird Bakery
Printing in Windows 10
November 12 | Bristol Public Library
Bristol Ballet Fundraiser
November 13 | Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
Farm & Fun Time ft. Lula Wiles and McKay & Leigh
November 14 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Fiddling Leona & J.P. Mathes II
November 14 | Cascade Draft House
The Diamonds
November 14 | Blackbird Bakery
Laura Thurston
November 14 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Theatre Bristol presents Into the Woods
November 15–24 | Paramount Bristol
Theatre Bristol Season Reveal Gala
November 15 | Paramount Bristol
Momma Molasses
November 15 | Blackbird Bakery
Basement Days
November 15 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Samantha Gray
November 15 | Delta Blues BBQ
Another Restless Night: An Art Exhibition by Enoch Duncan
November 16 | Elderbrew
Dirt Road Rising
November 16 | Cascade Draft House
KT VanDyke
November 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Little John Chrisley
November 16 | Delta Blues BBQ
Below 7
November 16 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Brunch w/ Mama Molasses
November 17 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
State Street String Band
November 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Ryan Ward
November 21 | Cascade Draft House
Matt Smile
November 21 | O'Mainnin's Pub
The Dusty Travelers
November 22 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Osara
November 22 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Fused Glass Ornaments
November 23 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
John Paul USA Tokyo Street Food
November 23 | Cascade Draft House
Front Country
November 23 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Mike Preslar
November 23 | Cascade Draft House
The Diamonds
November 23 | Blackbird Bakery
Jimmi D with Catfish Frye
November 23
Daniel Byrd's Boogie Collective
November 23 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Downtown Bristol's Annual Christmas Open House
November 25 | Downtown Bristol
Anthony Mangrum
November 25 | Blackbird Bakery
Mick Kyte
November 26 | Cascade Draft House
Thanksgiving at Vivian's Table
November 28 | Bristol Hotel
Radio Bristol Book Club
November 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum
JP Parsons
November 28 | O'Mainnin's Pub
3 Mile Smile!
November 29 | Cascade Draft House
Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
November 29 | Paramount Bristol
Coupe DeVille
November 29 | Delta Blues BBQ
ShadeZ Of Grey
November 29 | O'Mainnin's Pub
Small Business Saturday
November 30 | Downtown Bristol
Tomcats
November 30 | Delta Blues BBQ
The Swing Band
November 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Demon Waffle w/ Regular Of The Obscene
November 30 | Bloom Cafe & Listening Room
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas"
December 1 | Paramount Bristol
Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2 | Cumberland Square Park
State Street String Band
December 2 | Blackbird Bakery
Cookies with Santa
December 3 | Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Christmas Parade
December 5 | Downtown Bristol
Rebecca Lee Daniels
December 5 | Blackbird Bakery
Miracle on 34th Street
December 6–22 | Theatre Bristol
First Fridays: Art D'vine
December 6 | Downtown Bristol
Ian Feathers
December 6 | Cascade Draft House
Mike Farris Sings! – The Soul of Christmas
December 6 | Paramount Bristol
Momma Molasses
December 6 | Blackbird Bakery
Santa at The Center
December 7 | Downtown Center
Kevin Lorenz
December 7 | Blackbird Bakery
Robert Earl Keen: Countdown to Christmas
December 7 | Paramount Bristol
Featured Artist Meet & Greet:Kandee Wallace
December 10 | Blackbird Bakery
The Diamonds
December 12 | Blackbird Bakery
Bristol Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
December 13–14 | Paramount Bristol
Rylee Peters
December 13 | Blackbird Bakery
Fused Glass Workshop
December 14 | Kil'n Time Ceramics Studio
Shannan Miller
December 14 | Blackbird Bakery
State Street String Band
December 16 | Blackbird Bakery
Journey's End
December 17 | Downtown Bristol
Cleve Edwards
December 18 | Blackbird Bakery
Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet
December 19 | Blackbird Bakery
Virginia West
December 21 | Blackbird Bakery
The Wizards of Winter
December 22 | Paramount Bristol
The Diamonds
December 26 | Blackbird Bakery
Anthony Mangrum
December 27 | Blackbird Bakery
Pinion Pine
December 28 | Blackbird Bakery
State Street String Band
December 30 | Blackbird Bakery
Free Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition
January 2 | Paramount Bristol
An Evening with Dailey & Vincent
January 3 | Paramount Bristol
The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin
January 9–10 | Paramount Bristol
Henry Cho
January 17 | Paramount Bristol
Rebirth Brass Band
February 1 | Paramount Bristol
The Steeldrivers
February 6 | Paramount Bristol
Bill Engvall
February 9 | Paramount Bristol
The HillBenders: WhoGrass!
February 29 | Paramount Bristol
Triumphant Quartet
April 18 | Paramount Bristol

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