In the spotlight: Next in theatre, a kickoff event and a slice of the past

Jessica Fuller • Aug 2, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Johnson City 

1. Join the Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society in celebrating Native American culture and heritage with the inaugural Native American Festival Saturday at Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 S. Roan St., Saturday and Sunday. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday and closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for attendants 7 and older and free for children 6 and younger.

2. The Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room, 216 E. Main St., is adding some art to its bookstore, and you’re invited to check it out. While you’re enjoying First Friday downtown, be sure to stop in for a cup of coffee and the Trash Art Show Party Fun Time Extravaganza from 8-11 p.m. to check out artist Mikie Burke’s work and enjoy a show with him and Joey Salyer beginning at 6 p.m. Cover is $5. 


1. It’s a big weekend for Model City Tap House, 234 E. Market St., with a birthday bash and lots of music. Celebrate as the tap house turns 2 with T.D. Hicks on Thursday, Brad Blackwell on Friday and Donnie & The Dry-Heavers on Saturday. The tunes start at 7 p.m. on Thursday and at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

2. For the beginning adventurer, Kingsport Public Library, 400 Broad St., is delving into the basics of Dungeons & Dragons Saturday from 2-5 p.m. Players will leave knowing the basics of how to play the 5th edition of the game. 


1. See what Jonesborough Repertory Theatre has in store for its 2018-19 season Saturday night from 7:30 to 10:30 with a special preview gala followed by a champagne reception. Tickets are $25. 

2. Sit back and grab a slice of history with three performances of the original, locally-based play, “With These Hands,” performed at the McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased for $20, and proceeds will benefit the McKinney Center programming and the Heritage Alliance.

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