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Dec
14
Sat
Christmas For Kids @ Living Word Lutheran Church
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come Celebrate Jesus’ Birth!

All children ages 3-10 are invited. Join us for stories, games, crafts, snacks, songs, and much more!

Christmas for kids is completely FREE. If you have any questions feel free to message us on facebook.

Please register today by confirming your reservation on our facebook page, OR stop by church. Day-of registration is also permitted.

Dec
20
Fri
A Living Nativity @ Living Word Lutheran Church
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 8:30 pm

Come witness the real story behind Christmas! See YOUR Savior, from his humble beginnings in a manger.

You’ll have the opportunity to take a short tour through the events leading up to Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. See the angels’ shocking appearance to the shepherds, witness the wise men in all their royalty, view the humble place where Jesus lay.

Live animals, hot cider and music outside. Then come inside for kids crafts, snacks, and a movie while you warm up!

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, December 20th & 21st, 6:00-8:30 PM

WHERE: Living Word Lutheran Church Parking Lot
5210 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN

COST: FREE!

Jan
21
Tue
JEFF HAMILTON TRIO MEETS THE KJO @ Bijou Theatre
Jan 21 all-day

Tickets: $36.50 adults
$16.50 students

Jeff Hamilton is quite simply one of the most exciting drummers in jazz. Whether he’s working as a sideman with the trios of Monty Alexander, Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, the big bands of Count Basie and Woody Herman or co-leading his own Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, his playing is always original, swinging, and awe-inspiring. For this special evening, Jeff brings his working trio featuring pianist Tamir Hendelman and Knoxville’s own Jon Hamar to spur the KJO to new heights.

Feb
1
Sat
Men/Women in Song Choral Festival – Finale Concert, 7:00 p.m. @ Milligan College
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

Together again on Milligan’s campus, Men in Song and Women in Song will combine for a one-day choral festival open to singers of any age from high school through adult. Dr. Rosephanye Powell from Auburn University will be the guest conductor of the women’s festival choir. The men’s festival choir will be led by Dr. Noah DeLong of Milligan and Dr. Alan Stevens of ETSU. Participants will have the opportunity to fellowship with other singers, build confidence in their vocal abilities, and learn new music to perform in a public concert that concludes the festival. The finale concert, which is free and open to the public, also will include performances by Milligan and ETSU vocal ensembles, as well as other featured choirs from throughout the Tri-Cities region. This festival is jointly sponsored by Milligan and ETSU and is partially funded by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. More information and registration can be found at www.etsu.edu/cas/music/camps/ or milligan.edu/arts.

Feb
7
Fri
Two Cats + A Herd of Buffalo Downtown Art Exhibit @ Dos Gatos Coffee Bar
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm

Milligan’s fine arts, photography, and graphic design students return to downtown Johnson City to fill the walls of Dos Gatos Coffee Bar with their latest creative works. Enjoy a cup of coffee and support our region’s arts community during Johnson City’s First Friday.

Opening reception: February 7, 6-8 p.m.

For more information, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.

Feb
13
Thu
JAZZ IS FOR LOVERS WITH BRIANNA THOMAS @ Bijou Theatre
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

Brianna Thomas started turning heads with her precocious vocal abilities in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois while still in grade school. She had toured Europe before reaching her teens, and has since established a reputation as one of the most formidable singers in jazz. The New York Times declared that “Ms. Thomas has a strong voice and a big range, descended from Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter and routed through Dianne Reeves, with clarity and confidence and a little dirt.” Her debut appearance with the KJO is sure to be the perfect Valentine’s treat for your special someone.

Feb
14
Fri
Musical Theatre “Love Cabaret” @ Milligan College
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm

Open your heart and enjoy the talents at Milligan at the “Love Cabaret.” Milligan students will lead guests on a journey through some of Broadway’s most iconic love stories and explore some new ones along the way. This will be the perfect show for a Valentine’s date or a special evening with someone you love!
All Reserved Seats: $10. | Tickets on sale: January 1st
For more information, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.

Feb
23
Sun
Collin Hawley, MAH Thesis Exhibit @ Milligan College
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm

Collin Hawley, a member of the inaugural class of the Master of Arts in humanities program, will present a photography exhibition as an extension of his thesis. His work explores the performance of photography and the ways in which the camera eye supplants the physiological eye. Hawley will provide a presentation in the gallery at 2:30 p.m. on February 23.
Opening reception: February 23, 2-4 p.m.
For more information, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.

Apr
7
Tue
CREOLE SOUL WITH ETIENNE CHARLES @ Bijou Theatre
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm

A native of Trinidad, trumpeter Etienne Charles an exciting young jazz artist who is ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory. His latest album, Creole Soul, buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and plumbs the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music, from Reggae to Motown and R&B.