Events This Week
Celtic Woman, a smash hit around the globe, returns with their most recent live show! The awe-inspiring vocalists along with mesmerizing Celtic violinists continue to capture the hearts of fans across the country. Their Emmy-nominated television special, Celtic Woman - Songs from the Heart, filmed live from Powerscourt House and Gardens in Ireland, is a blockbuster on PBS. Celtic Woman, their six-piece band, and the Aontas Choir perform unique renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary hits.
Join Mayor Karl Dean in his campaign to get Nashville moving. The walk begins on the LP Field side of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. The casual 2-mile evening walk is free and family-friendly. This walk is part of the "Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor" campaign. Register now and pledge to walk 100 miles by the end of July!
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Prayers will be led by community, business, church, YMCA and civic leaders. Musical performances by Nicole C. Mullen and Big Kenny. Worship and praise from 11:30 am to noon. Main program begins at noon.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $39 +
The Nashville Predators host the Vancouver Canucks for game four of round two of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs! The puck drops at 8 pm and festivities begin at 4:30 pm with a party in the plaza featuring live music, games and more. In addition, all fans attending the game will receive a cheer fan and a gold "Stand With Us" t-shirt. Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased online, by calling 615-770-PUCK or visiting the Bridgestone Arena box office. Go Preds!
Fans are encouraged to wear GOLD to the game as the Preds "gold out" the Bridgestone Arena.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 4 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: CUMMINS STATION FREE
Celebrate the works of students from MTSU, TSU, Vanderbilt and Watkins College with friends from the Cummins Station community. Complimentary beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres. Located in Cummins Station's Track 13.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: ZEITLIN INTOWN FREE
Art opening featuring works by Betty Wentworth. Hors d'oeurves and wine. Stop by this party before heading to the First Saturday Art Crawl.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm. See this month's shuttle map and gallery listing. Participating galleries include:
Animal Art Photography
59 Arcade. 815-4346. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 931-446-2337. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
The Lost Boys Center & Gallery
535 4th Avenue South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Free parking and on the shuttle route.
44 Arcade. 522-8908. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Ronell & Co.
83 Arcade. 776-7868. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
69 Arcade. 479-5133. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Click here for exhibit information.
Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
A nearly empty stage is the setting for this unconventional performance full of the joys of absurdity. A security guard locks the stage door and goes about his duty - to make sure absolutely nothing happens. Cue an actor trying to enter, and you end up with the very essence of drama - conflict! This international company sets up a string of hilarious, problem-solving challenges, enticing students to think in inventive new ways. Part of the TPAC Family Field Trip series. Best enjoyed by ages 8+.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK FREE
Red Bull Manny Mania is a street skateboarding competition where the world's best amateur skaters come to show their skills. The winner of this contest in Nashville will head to the national finals in Los Angeles on July 9.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 5 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH REGISTRATION: $35 IN ADVANCE; $40 RACE DAY
Bring your sombrero and your poncho to Nashville's biggest Cinco de Mayo party. Complimentary margaritas, Michelob Ultra, Mexican food, collectors' cups, t-shirts and more await runners at the finish line of the Cinco in The Gulch 5K/10K. The mostly flat course is walker-friendly and it is flat enough for runners to set a new personal record. The run/walk begins at 5 pm and concludes with fireworks and a Cinco de Mayo block party lasting as long as you can still shake your maracas! The start and finish line is located in front of Velocity in the Gulch.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 7 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: MISS JEANNE'S DINNER THEATRE $35 FOR MOTHERS; $50 FOR OTHER ADULTS
Take your mother out for a night of laughter and smiles by bringing her to Miss Jeanne's Mystery Dinner Theatre. $15 off tickets for all mothers. Now showing "The 4th Annual 'Gimmee Awards'". Call 615-902-9566 for reservations. Doors open at 6:45 pm.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 4 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: ACC SECRET FREE
Learn new craft techniques at this craft class and open house. Crafts include knotting, ring work, ribbon work, flower corsage, hand quilting and more. Call 615-497-0268 to reserve a space in the class. Bring your own materials or purchase them at ACC Secret.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 7 PM - 9 PM & 9 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: PUCKETT'S GRO. & RESTAURANT $5 COVER AFTER 9 PM
Two shows in one night because of the First Saturday Art Crawl. The Jake Leg Stompers perform and 7 pm (free show) and again at 9 pm ($5 cover). Call 615-770-2772 for reservations. Complimentary valet parking.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA $29.95 ADULTS; $9.95 AGES 12 AND UNDER
Mother's Day brunch featuring made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict and waffles; a carving station with honey-glazed ham and prime rib, stuffed chicken breast with white wine cream sauce, pan-seared mahi-mahi with citrus buerre blanc, desserts, fresh fruit and much more! $3 Bloody Marys and mimosas. Live music by Dallas Stark. Reservations suggested.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: COMMERCE STREET GRILLE $38.95; $15.95 AGES 6-12; 5 AND UNDER FREE
Mother's Day brunch buffet featuring spicy sausage and egg quesadilla, tropical spiced chicken, seafood station, omelet station, children's pancake station, special children's buffet, and a dessert station. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations suggested.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $34.95; CHILDREN 7-12 $10.95; 6 & AND UNDER: FREE
Lavish buffet served in the Grand Ballroom featuring omelet and waffle stations, chicken marsala, broiled grouper, roasted turkey and glazed pork loin carving stations, Eggs Benedict, crab bisque, assorted fresh salads and fruit, extensive dessert buffet, a special children's buffet and more. Live music and complimentary valet parking. Reservations recommended.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION HOTEL $39 ADULTS, $15 CHILDREN 7-12
Enjoy an elegant prix fixe family-style Mother's Day brunch. Plus, a decadent dessert buffet. Choice of entree menu items include Lobster Benedict, grilled beef tenderloin and smoked turkey crepes. Also, includes are appetizers and side items. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations recommended.
SUNDAY, MAY 8
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $41.50 FOR ADULTS; $15 FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-12
Four courses of fondue, family, and fun for Mother's Day! Enjoy cheese fondue, salad, entree and chocolate fondue, plus a complimentary "Mom"osa for Mom! The four-course menu starts at $41.50 per person. The children's three-course dinner is $15 (ages 6-12). The Melting Pot will open at 11 am for Mother's Day. Reservations required.
Salon@615 with Erik Larson, author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Berlin. This true tale follows the story of William E. Dodd, who became the American ambassador to Germany in 1933, a pivotal year in global history. Larson is also the author of the international bestseller Devil in the White City. This event features a reception, author talk, and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.
TUESDAY, MAY 10 - SUNDAY, MAY 15, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $27.50 - $72.50
The classic Mel Brooks movie is ALIVE ... and it's headed to Nashville! Have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production, winner of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Musical! The sensational cast delivers all of the favorite moments from the classic film, plus brand-new, show-stopping numbers for the stage, including "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Putting' on the Ritz."
Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame for lunch during Wednesdays in May! Live music from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm, with autograph signings immediately following. Performance schedule includes Darryl Worley on May 11 and Bryan White on May 25. The performers will also be the guest cooks of the day! Use the Music City Circuit to get down to the Hall. Just hop-on and get-off at the Hilton Downtown stop and walk on over!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 8:30 PM
LOCATION: WHISKEY BENT SALOON $10
Darryl Worley has been a mainstay of modern country for ten years, a distinctive singer and first-rate songwriter whose music has chronicled life, love and the world situation with equal facility. Darryl has sold nearly two million albums, earned nominations for five major ACM and CMA awards, including "Song of the Year" and "Single of the Year," and has written songs for other major artists, including George Jones.