From music festivals, car races, history, heritage, food and everything in between. Here’s your guide.
On Monday, Feb. 18, the award-winning documentary film “306 Hollywood,” which chronicles a journey through the life of two siblings’ late grandmother, based on the objects she left behind, will be shown in the ongoing South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers series. The free film begins at 7 p.m. in the Ball Hall auditorium. “All three of our spring Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers films and filmmakers have been part of the Sundance Film Festival,” DeAngelis…Find out more »
On Feb. 22, the Sybarite5 string quintet brings its innovative programming – from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad – and new sounds to Johnson City for a 7:30 p.m. performance at First Presbyterian Church. Their mission, they say, is to engage the senses and redefine the rules, and music reviewers have taken notice. “It’s important for us to look at classical music from different angles and perspectives and with a sense of adventure,” DeAngelis says. “I think…Find out more »
Adventurous artist, Peterson Toscano, brings a “quirky” look at issues – including sexism, racism, privilege, gender, LGBTQ and climate change – in late February as the storyteller, actor and activist visits campus. Toscano, a Quaker from Pennsylvania and self-proclaimed Bible scholar, will present “Everything is Connected – A Collection of Stories – Most Weird, Many True” on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in ETSU’s Bud Frank Theatre, Gilbreath Hall.Find out more »
March dawns with the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour documentary “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” a film that director RaMell Ross calls “a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks.” Adapting author and screenwriter James Agee’s concept of organizing by light and mood, Ross follows the ordinary lives of his Deep South subjects through 11 days, from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, as their lives progress through college and fatherhood. “Hale County”…Find out more »
On Thursday, March 7, two more young music luminaries bring their unique repertoire of classics and new music to Johnson City. Lawler + Fadoul, the duo of flutist Zara Lawler and marimbist Paul Fadoul, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall. The duo promises “an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair and a small dose of indie rock sensibility.” “The combination of flute and marimba may seem a bit odd,” DeAngelis says, “but I’ve…Find out more »
Next in the Martin School spring season of innovation is pianist Christopher Taylor, performing at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. Taylor has performed and won piano competition honors around the globe, as well as being known for his agility on the Steinway double-keyboard piano. In addition to piano chops, Taylor holds a mathematics degree from Harvard and is celebrated for his innovations in computer programming and philosophy.Find out more »
The spring season closes on Monday, April 15, with “Minding the Gap,” another free Southern Circuit documentary film screening, in the Ball Hall auditorium at 7 p.m. In this award-winning film, three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.Find out more »