Events This Week
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA PLAZA FREE
Prayers will be led by community, business, church, YMCA and civic leaders in the arena's plaza. Worship and praise from 11:30 am to noon. Main program begins at noon. Plus, local food trucks, The Grilled Cheeserie and Mas Tacos Por Favor, will be on site.
A fun-filled evening of music and stories with the Nashville Opera. Experience an adult perspective of the magic and passion behind fairy tales. Enjoy excerpts from Nashville Opera's production of La Cenerentola (Cinderella). Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Event is free, but registration is required.
The Nashville Predators host the Phoenix Coyotes for round two, game four of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs! The puck drops at 6:30 pm, but festivities begin at 3:30 pm with a party in the plaza featuring live music, games and more. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online, by calling 615-770-PUCK or visiting the Bridgestone Arena box office. Go Preds!
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 9 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD FREE
Mayor Karl Dean is bringing a free, citywide Field Day to Nashville as his newest health challenge event to encourage residents to be active outdoors. Activities include an obstacle course, educational fitness fair, a classic sack race, water relay, and other field games in a relaxed, tournament-style format. Current and former Titans players, Titans cheerleaders and Titans mascot T-RAC will participate in the day’s activities. Register in advance.
Celebrate the centennial of Hume-Fogg Academic High School at this block party on 7th Avenue. Live music by THE CO, featuring Hume-Fogg alum, Troy Akers. NOTE: road closures associated with this event! 7th Avenue will be closed between Commerce and Broadway from 7 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 5.
SATURDAY, MAY 5, DOORS 4:30, FIRST GAME 5:30, SECOND GAME 7:00
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $15 ADULTS, $7 AGES 7-12, FREE AGES 6 AND UNDER
This doubleheader features the Music City Brawl Stars against the Rollergirls of Southern Indiana and the Music City All Stars against the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells.
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 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 (galleries close at 9 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. Their final show!
75 Arcade. 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.
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.
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.
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick. 741-2692. Free. Click here for the special exhibits on display.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 5 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: BRICK FACTORY $5 CONTRIBUTION ENCOURAGED
After the First Saturday Art Crawl head to this after party! The evening starts at 5 pm with a D.I.Y. pinata making workshop taught by Emily Laird of Craftville. Artwork from Brick Factory Nashville's members and collaborators will be showcased. Plus, free beer and margaritas.
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2 PM - 4 PM; 7 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: SIPS 'N STROKES $30 - $40
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a choice between two classes. The afternoon class features a Margarita painting and the evening class is an open studio. Gourmet Mexican popsicles from Las Paletas for all who attend either class!
Giveaways and prizes all night. A special margarita for the evening, Cinco Mas 'Rita, features a blend of five tequilas.