Region’s weekend includes music, cars and Roller Girls

Published 8:25 am Thursday, May 1, 2014

Classic cars, live music, films and borders will abound in Elizabethton and neighboring communities this weekend.
With the Little City Roller Girls thrown into the mix.
• Border Bash will return to Downtown Bristol with the first concert of the season Friday, May 2, in the 700 block of State Street.
Live music will begin at 7 p.m. with Ancient Cities followed by King Super and Excellents at 8:30 p.m.
There will also be children’s activities, crafters and concessions, beginning at 6 p.m.
• The 14th Annual Milligan College Film Festival will be held Friday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre of Milligan’s Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts.
The festival is free and open to the public and features four short films by Milligan filmmakers on topics ranging from horror to healthy lifestyles.
This year’s films include “Into the Fire,” directed by Matt Rees, a senior fine arts major from Redford, Mich.; “The Music of Eric Zann,” directed by Collin Hawley, a freshman fine arts major from Woodbridge, Va.; “Mandarin Man,” directed by Jon Carter, a communications major from Ocala, Fla.; amd “Minimize Me,” directed by Shae Judge, a senior human performance and exercise science major from Vicksburg, Miss.
• “Vocal-Ease: Spring Jazz at the Millennium” will be held Friday, May 2, at the Millennium Centre, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Featured will be internationally renown jazz vocalists Lisanne Lyons and trumpeter Bobby Keating, who will join the East Tennessee State University student ensembles on stage.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.
• The Carter County Car Club’s Cruise-In will fill downtown Elizabethton Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Cruise In, which typically draws about 200 cars and 2,000 spectators, is open to all makes and models of cars from any year of production and is free for participants and observers alike.
• The annual Corazón Latino Festival will be held Saturday in Jonesborough, beginning with a mock “Running of the Bulls” featuring roller-skating, horn-wearing Little City Roller Girls armed with foam rubber “hooves” chasing challengers on Main Street.
The festival will also feature Brazilian Fire Dancers at 1 p.m., Latin jazz at 4 p.m., a Latino Pride Parade at 6 p.m., Latin dancing instruction at 7 p.m., and the Main Latino Pop Band at 8 p.m. Food vendors will sell Hispanic specialty foods throughout the day.
Special activities include blood pressure tests, information on common health difficulties, and demonstrations showing cooking traditional Hispanic foods in healthy ways.The Arte y Cine area features an art walk, storytelling and a Student Film Showcase, and a ChicoZone will provide face painting, bilingual children’s stories, an obstacle course and craft projects.

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