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10 Out & About Things to Do this week

Hannah Swayze • Updated Mar 28, 2019 at 11:50 AM

1. Prepare your poems: Learn about poetry from an expert at as Dr. Marilyn Kallet reads her poetry and leads a short workshop titled “Writing praise poems in troubled times.” The performance and workshop is free to the public and will be held in the Kathryn P. Jones meeting room of the Johnson City Public Library this evening (Thursday) at 6 p.m.

2. Celebrate cider: Get in on the party this weekend as Gypsy Circus Cider Company in Kingsport celebrates three years of slinging craft cider. The two-day party begins Friday night with a performance by the band The Green Fingers, throwing axes at the Grindin’ Axes pop-up and enjoying delicious grub from Spanqui’s food truck. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. The fun continues Saturday night with Ma Malee’s Spring Rolls food truck and the Girly Girl Revue burlesque show. Attendance will be free and the drinks will be cold. Gypsy Circus Cider Company is located at 2645 Fort Henry Dr. in Kingsport. 

3. Start Saturday morning with a jolt of caffeine: Dos Gatos Coffee Bar will host their first Telos Coffee Roasters cupping Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Jonathan and Cari Muse will lead a tasting of various Telos Coffee roasts and ratios. The event is free and open to the public on March 30. Dos Gatos Coffee Bar is located at 238 East Main St. in downtown Johnson City. 

4. Taste the new brews in town: State Street Brewing will hold their grand opening on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The all-day affair will have games, a photo booth, free face painting by “Soul Case Face and Body Art” and free juice and snacks for the kids. Grabs some food at one of three food trucks: Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, Trucky Cheese or The Session BBQ. The brewery will be serving up over 10 different beers on plus a limited release of small batch recipes on tap. State Street Brewing is located at 801 State Street in Bristol, Virginia. 

5. See Disney come to life: This weekend, Milligan College presents, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” With the lyrics of Stephen Shwartz and the music by Alan Menken, showtimes are 7:30 p.m., March 27-30, and 2:30 p.m. on March 31. All tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at the Milligan Bookstore. Their phone number is 423-461-8733. The show is based on both the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” The show will take place on the McGlothlin-Street Theatre stage located in the Gregory Center at Milligan College. 

6. Miniature painting: Take you Dungeons and Dragons game to the next level. Learn tips and tricks to elevate your table top games by learning how to paint miniatures on Sunday at Dwayne’s World Comics and Games in Kingsport. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own miniatures and paints. Dwayne’s World Comics and Games is located at 457 East Sullivan St. in Kingsport. 

7. How well do you know your music? Enough to get a BINGO? Musical Bingo will return to the Model City Tap House tonight for some songs and games. The game is played just like traditional Bingo, but with song clips instead of drawing letters and numbers. The game is free to play and the games begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. 

8. Learn to perform and Appalachian ballad: Musician and singer Elizabeth LaPrelle will perform and lead a short workshop on performing traditional Appalachian music Saturday at 2 p.m. and the Birthplace of County Music Museum. LaPrelle will teach a variety of Appalachian songs and everyone will get a chance to sing a solo. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 101 Country Music Way in Bristol, Tennessee. 

9. Bluegrass and then some: Enjoy a music experience that crossed the boundaries of bluegrass into rock and jazz music from Circus No. 9 Friday at The Down Home. The East Tennessee band will take to the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. The Down Home is located at 300 West Main St. in Johnson City. 

10. Cap off the week with a night of live music: Get ready for a big night of music in Johnson City. Friday night three local bands will take to the stage at Capone’s. 49 Winchester, Amythyst Kiah and Magus and the Movers will all play with doors opening at 8 p.m. and music starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Capone’s is located at 227 East Main St. 

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