News & Information
New restaurant: The Southern Steak & Oyster!
This new restaurant located in the Pinnacle at Symphony Place serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, brunch on the weekends. The menu features many Southern specialties as well as a large selection of steak and seafood options. Hours are Mon - Wed, 7 am - 10 pm; Thurs, 7 am - 11 pm; Fri, 7 am - midnight; Sat, 10 am - midnight, and Sun, 10 am - 9 pm.
New coffee shop: Smallbucks Coffee!
This new coffee shop in The Arcade serves a variety of coffee drinks and baked goods. Hours are Mon - Fri, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm and open for the First Saturday Art Crawl each month from 4 pm - 9 pm.
New downtown location: Karma Boutique!
Karma has relocated from 2nd Avenue N. to Church Street. Now located across the street from Fire Finch, this shop is open from 3 pm - 10 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
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Events This Week
FRIDAY, APRIL 27 - SATURDAY, APRIL 28, FRIDAY: 8 PM AND SATURDAY: 4 PM AND 8 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $29 - $59
The Screwtape Letters, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, returns to the James K. Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
World-renowned organist Nigel Potts will make his first Nashville appearance. Potts will play nineteenth and twentieth century organ masterpieces This event is part of the Sacred Space for the City Arts Series and is free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 7 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: ET BURK
Ryder Richards will discuss his role as an artist, curator and educator. Richards is the Gallery Coordinator for Richland College in Dallas, Texas and a co-founder of Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery. The Nashville Cultural Arts Project presents this participatory forum designed to ignite creativity and discussion about contemporary art practice and social engagement.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
LOCATION: ACROSS NASHVILLE AND DOWNTOWN; LP FIELD - finish line
The St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan runs through Nashville on Saturday, April 28. Featuring over 50 local bands playing live on 28 entertainment stages and a fantastic finish line festival. Find a spot downtown to cheer on the runners! Or, sign up for the new 2.6 mile mini marathon. Plus, the ING Kids Rock run at LP Field on Friday at 5 pm (over 7,000 runners expected) and the Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday and Friday. PLEASE NOTE - ROAD CLOSURES associated with the marathon and related events!
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 7 AM - NOON
Live music, food, and fun. A great place to watch the Country Music Marathon runners. Block party will be held near the intersection of 11th Avenue N. and Charlotte Ave.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $35
Country star Rodney Atkins and special guest, Gloriana, will lend their voices to support the 13th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan. Continuing the tradition of combining great country music with Nashville's premier running event, Atkins and Gloriana will cap the weekend of festivities with this post-race concert.
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 10 AM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
The Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Karl F. Dean, will report on the state of Metro government at this annual event. Join Mayor Dean at the new Cumberland Park! Parking available in Lot R. Rain location: LP Field, West Club Level.
Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame for lunch! A live performance by Jim Lauderdale at noon with an autograph signing immediately following. Enjoy cookout favorites from the grill. Use the Music City Circuit for a quick ride down to the Hall.
National Day of Prayer breakfast features keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas, Senior Pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, Memphis, TN. Additional special guests include Bill Lee, President and CEO of Lee Company, and Rev. D. Lynn Jacobs, TN State Coordinator Tennessee Prayer Task Force, Inc. Live music by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Two hundred students from Hume-Fogg and MLK Academic High Schools will perform their Spring Concert under the direction of Sally McFadden. Works include the Prelude from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann, Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington, O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini, and the St. Paul Suite by Gustav Holst.
Pralines by Leon: Now serving Bongo Java Coffee!
Pralines by Leon is now serving locally-roasted Bongo Java Coffee. Receive 20% off the purchase of a coffee and praline or turtle of your choice with the mention of this newsletter. Offer runs through Saturday, May 12.