What’s happening this weekend…

Published 8:49 pm Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will perform at the Kingsport Renaissance Center this evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Their newest album, Before the Sun Goes Down, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.

A variety of events is scheduled this weekend in the Tri-Cities, among them concerts, a standup comedy contest, workshops in knitting and water colors, and a clothing show at the Johnson City Mall.
• KINGSPORT RENAISSANCE CENTER presents Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Concert this evening, beginning at 7:30. Tickets are $15, reserved seating, and are available at the door. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. Their new album, Before the Sun Goes Down, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album. The center is located at 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport.
• CAPONE’S, Johnson City, will present the American Dropouts, Manhattan Three, and Three Cryptoids in concert this evening at 8 p.m.
• DOWN HOME, Johnson City, will feature the Big Deals this evening at 8 p.m. Darin & Brooke Aldridge will be in concert Saturday at 8 p.m.
• THE SOCIAL, E. Main St., Kingsport, will feature The Funniest Man in the Tri-Cities Saturday all day. Stand up comedy battle for the funniest person in the Tri-Cities with the winner receiving a plaque and cash prize. Cost is $24.95.
• JOHNSON CITY MALL will host LuLaRoe Market Day in the court in front of JCPenney (enter mall next to Charming Charlies) with 17 consultants bringing you the best clothing ever. The event is scheduled for all day.
• HERITAGE HALL, 211 N. Church St., Mountain City, will present a Symphony of the Mountains Concert Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $20.
• ETSU will host two “drop-in” events for those interested in starting or completing a college degree at ETSU. Individuals will be on hand to help answer questions and get people on their path to a degree. At the events, participants will learn about the admissions process, degree options and financial aid availability. Times are 5 to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Place is the ETSU Alumni House, 914 W. Maple St.
• JIGGY RAY’S PIZZERIA, downtown Elizabethton, will host Adam McMillian in concert this evening at 7 p.m. Saturday, the JV Squad will perform, beginning at 7 p.m.
• SYCAMORE SHOALS HISTORIC AREA, W. Elk Ave., will present workshops Saturday on Beginning Knitting and Watercolor Painting. Barbara Jernigan will present a workshop in watercolor painting on spring flowers from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 (includes supplies). Margaret Crouch is the instructor of Beginning Knitting from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 (includes supplies).
• WATAUGA VALLEY ART LEAGUE will meet Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
• LAMPLIGHT THEATER in Kingsport will present “Shenanigans 2017” this weekend and next. Laugh away any winter blues with some knee-slappin’ comedy that features numbers from the original Wizard of Oz, Wicked, and The Wiz as well as numbers from the Lion King and a tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds. Performances today at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Performances will be held in LampLight’s new facility, The Emporium, next to the theater. The cost is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students.
• NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Greeneville, will present Tommy Emmanuel in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $40.

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