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10 Out & About Things to Do

Jessica Fuller • Feb 22, 2018 at 8:15 AM

1. Student art: Only an hour away, Toe River Arts Council’s Burnsville Gallery, 102 W. Main St., Burnsville, N.C., opened the Yancey County Student Showcase exhibit earlier this month, up through March 24. Open House will be held all day Saturday, March 17. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (www.toeriverarts.org, 828-682-7215)

2. Not fiddlin’ around: The Cabin Creek Boys will be returning for their second round at Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, V.A., this weekend to play old-time, hillbilly music fit for toe-tapping and square dancing. The Cabin Creek Boys feature their unique take on old-time music with old time hoedown instrumentals, bluegrass songs, two-step numbers and waltzes. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and tickets are $10 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children 5 years and younger.

3. Full steam ahead: Short lines and industrial railroads will be the focus of Heritage Day at East Tennessee State University’s George L Carter Railroad Museum Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 1300-square foot exhibit features a Tweetsie model project that will be on display. The project has been covered in several national magazine stories and officials of the museum say it’s believed to be largest-scale model of this railroad.

4. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”: Theatre-at-Tusculum presents Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-prize winning drama for six performances at the Behan Arena at Tusculum College, 60 Shiloh Rd, Tusculum, TN. Performances are Feb. 23, 24 and March 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. with two Sunday matinee performances on Feb. 25 and March 4 at 2 p.m. Audiences should not that play contains strong language and mature content. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and are available by calling 798-1620 or by emailing jhollowell@tusculum.edu.

5. Rock at the Hideaway: Johnson City-based rock bands Haal and Daybreaker and Asheville-based heavy rock band Sang Sarah will perform at the Hideaway Friday. The show is $5 and begins at 10 p.m. 

6. Finding Home: Jonesborough’s second production of the original play “I Am Home” premieres Friday at 7:30 in the McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave, in Jonesborough. The show highlights the lives of the town’s residents past and present with a diverse cast of all ages filling the 70 parts of the play. With five original songs, the play chronicles what it’s really like to be a resident of Tennessee’s oldest town. General admission for the play is $14, students’ and seniors’ tickets are $12 and group rates are available. Tickets are available by calling 753-1010 or by visiting jonesborough.com/tickets. 

7. Electrifying: Blue Moon Dinner Theatre, 215 E. Main St., will be presenting the family-friendly production of ‘Miss Electricity’ Saturday at 11 a.m. The show tells the story of Violet, a fifth grader who enlists the help of her best friend to show everyone that she is special by spending most of her time trying to break world records. Tickets for the show are $12 and come with a homemade sugar or chocolate chip cookie and a choice of milk, juice or water for kids and coffee is available for adults. 

8.Memorial show: Northeast State Community College will host the 22nd annual Leon Kiser Memorial Tribute Saturday with an evening of bluegrass and country music in a benefit show that will raise money for the Benny Sims Scholarship Fund, the Leon Kiser Scholarship Fund at ETSU and the ACMA Mountain Music Museum. This year, the show will commemorate Larry Sparks as the guest of honor, a bluegrass legend and inductee into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The show will begin in the Wellmont Performing Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased ahead of time at NortheastState.edu/tickets or by calling 354-5169.

9. Sensational Strings: Symphony of the Mountains is presenting a “Sensational Strings” concert to unite the Baroque and Romantic periods with the 21st Century. Performances include Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, Steven Stucky’s “Colburn Variations” and Edward Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 21”. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave, Bristol. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling the Symphony of the Mountains box office at 392-8423 or by visiting SymphonyoftheMountains.org.

10. Think you know Marvel movies?: Experts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or anyone who just likes trivia, can test their knowledge at Bloom Cafe and Listening Room, 606 State St., Bristol, Monday night. The winner will take home a $20 gift certificate to Bloom. Trivia will encompass not only the 18 Marvel movies that have come out in the past 10 years, but all of the Netflix and Hulu original series as well. Trivia for the mighty and invincible starts at 8 p.m.

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