Events This Week
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 8:30 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: STATION INN $10
NashCamp Bluegrass Camp's annual teacher and student concert. Join bluegrass music's biggest stars to celebrate the hard work of bluegrass players and students from around the country. Proceeds from this concert send high school and college students to music camp.
A new season of liturgies. Sacred Soul Space: "So Longs my Soul" will featured music provided by the Gallery Musicians. Plus, liturgical dance performed by the Epiphany Dancers. Childcare is provided and a reception follows.
Carter's Chord will perform in the museum's Curb Conservatory and sign their CDs in the Museum Store. Plus, after hours access to the Museum's exhibition and gallery space, food, and a cash bar. Free for CMHOF members. Non-Members: $40 individual membership fee or $100 friends and family membership fee includes entry to the concert and more.
This special event kicks off the Tennessee Repertory Theatre's 2011-2012 season of professional theater. The evening will feature staged readings of scenes from Tennessee Rep's upcoming season and heavy hors d'oeuvres. This unique event offers the opportunity to mingle with actors and staff, preview the upcoming Tennessee Rep season, and get a behind the scenes look at Andrew Johnson Theatre.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS
The event is a special first-look preview of the impressive new exhibitions at The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, and Tinney Contemporary. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. The program will feature art talks at The Arts Company at 6 pm with John Nikolai, at The Rymer Gallery at 6:45 pm with Charles Clary, and at Tinney Contemporary with Claire b Cotts and Raeanne Rubenstein. The event is limited to 125 spaces; to register to attend click here to RSVP. Free valet parking will be available with registration.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 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:
Andy Anh Ha
63 Arcade. 668-7598. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
Animal Art Photography
59 Arcade. 815-4346. 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.
75 Arcade. 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.
83 Arcade. 244-8899. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
Lisa Mergen Wearable Art
58 Arcade. 254-9209. 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.
42 Arcade. 416-2537. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Picture This Creative Framing
44 Arcade. 889-5640. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
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. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
ZieherSmith Pop-up Gallery
1112 Division Street - ICON in the Gulch. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Additionally, the following downtown merchants will have special offerings during the crawl. Puckett's (500 Church Street) will host a First Saturday Art Crawl Showcase featuring two free shows. Morton's The Steakhouse (618 Church Street) will offer their discounted "Bar Bites" menu all night during the crawl, with special menu items priced between $5-$6. Morton's will continue to offer this special during First Saturday Art Crawl nights through the end of the year. Dunn Bros. Coffee (401 Church Street) will feature art by The Collaborative Artists Network of Nashville.
Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding traditions of heroic dragon slayers.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Join Mayor Karl Dean for this free community celebration to welcome the beginning of a new school year. This year's festival features family fun, entertainment, educational activities, informational booths and free school supplies. Plus, Mayor Dean is hosting a food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help feed the hungry in Nashville. Most needed items are canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruit, pasta, canned beans, rice and cereal.