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10 Out and About things to do

Hannah Swayze • Mar 8, 2019 at 7:46 AM

1. Get into some Appalachian Rock: Make your way to The Down Home at 300 West Main St. in Johnson City as 7 Mile Mushroom takes to the stage. At the usual start time of 8 p.m., 7 Mile Mushroom will be playing their own take on Country Rock, which they call Appalachian Rock. Ticket are $12 each for this Friday show and can be purchased through The Down Home’s website at downhome.com.

2. Make some red-hot art: Learn a new skill and do some good at the same time on Saturday morning at the brand new Inventor’s Center in Kingsport. The scratch mold workshop and iron pour is hosted by Engage Kingsport and the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and will give attendees the opportunity to make their own art by pouring hot iron into molds. Workshops start at various times between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will also be live music from Beth Snapp and Donnie and the Dry Heaver. A.M. Food truck will be serving barbecue. Prices vary from $15-50. To just watch is free. The Inventor Center is located at 118 Shelby St. in Kingsport. 

3. Test your knowledge: Find our how savvy you by competing in trivia night tonight at JRH Brewing in downtown Johnson City. Bring your friends out for a pint and some friendly competition at this neighborhood brewery. Questions start at 7 p.m. and prizes are given to the three top-scoring teams. JRH Brewing Co. is located at 458 West Walnut St. in Johnson City. 

4. Look to the heavens: Star Watch at the Bays Mountian Park and Planetarium is back this year this Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Join the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club and look through the telescopes out over the dam and maybe even witness a celestial event! Star Watch is free, but park entrance fees apply. Those with their own telescopes are welcome to bring them. If the weather is bad, there will be an alternative activity inside the planetarium theatre. 

5. Three-for-one, live music style: Join a great group of artists Friday night as Deadwood Drifters, Jake Moore and Bob Fleming at the Cambria Iron Co. make a stop at The Hideaway in downtown Johnson City. Music starts at 10 p.m. 

6. What’s better than wine and shopping? Putting two together. Explore downtown Kingsport tonight at the monthly Sip and Stroll Event. Downtown shops like Mechantile on Broad, Abingdon Olive Oil Company, Hibbert-Davis Urban Brews and more will extend their hours 5-8 p.m. for shoppers to shop special deals and enjoy live music and take part in refreshments. 

7. James Meadows is back: James Meadows Band will play Friday night at Wild Wing Cafe beginning at 10 p.m. Prepare yourself for a night of country with a splash of rock and roll when this band gets on stage. Wild Wing Cafe is located at  71 Wilson Ave. in Johnson City. There is no cover or any age restrictions for this event. 

8. It’s Cider time! Stop by Gypsy Circus Cider Co. on Friday starting at 4 p.m. to get a pint of their Punch and Judy Cider. This black tea cider is back by popular demand. The taproom is open until midnight. 

9. Pull out the putters: Love mini-golf? Take part in the Wacky MPCC Mini Golf Challenge at the Memorial Park Community Center. The entry fee is $2 per person, per 18 holes and is open to all ages. Some putters will be available for those who do not have their own. In case of a snow cancellation, the event will be rescheduled for March 23. For more information, call 423-434-5749 or 423-434-6237.

10. Watch some pickin’: Make your way to downtown Kingsport tonight (perhaps while you’re sipping and strolling) to the Mountain Music Museum at 316 Broad St. Starting at 7 p.m. The Moonshine, a bluegrass band from Athens Georgia, will perform. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance through the museum’s Facebook page. 

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