Events This Week
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, THURSDAY: 7 PM; FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $23 - $46
Few pieces unleash the power of the imagination more vividly than Berlioz's Symphonie Fanastique, a work written under the spell of all-consuming romantic infatuation. Korngold's Violin Concerto is full of gorgeous melodies, harmonies and writing for the soloist, equally inspired by his work as a composer for Hollywood films and by the music of his childhood mentor, Gustav Mahler. An original thinker of an entirely different sort, Messaien wrote Un Sourie as a tribute to Mozart's undying genius.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: ALFRED WILLIAMS & COMPANY $5 SUGGESTED DONATION
Opening reception and cocktail party for a new exhibition. This show features Herman Miller classics emphasized by their iconic shadows. Plus, a group exhibition of shadow-inspired works by local artists, 3-Form Lighting, and OSHI floral compositions. Complimentary wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres. 100% of proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Exhibit on display through January 31, 2012.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 5:30 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ONE CANNED GOOD OR NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM
Multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan and critically praised singer/songwriter Andrew Greer will bring their "Hymns for Hunger" Tour to downtown Nashville's historic McKendree United Methodist Church. Morgan and Greer and The McCrary Sisters will showcase selections from their respective acclaimed recordings, while helping raise awareness and resources for The Foundry Homeless Ministry. The concert is free with donation of a canned good or non-perishable item. Concert begins at 7 pm. Food trucks including The Grilled Cheeserie, Delta Bound, and Beve Coffee will be on site from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $114.50 - $551
The 46th Annual CMA Awards begin at 7 pm on Thursday, November 1, at the Bridgestone Arena. PLEASE NOTE: Road closures associated with this event include portions of Demonbreun, 4th Avenue, 5th Avenue, 6th Avenue, and 7th Avenue. Click here for the full closure list.
A day full of beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music listening, cigar smoking, and barbeque eating. Admission includes a sampling glass in order to enjoy the "all-you-care-to-taste" sampling of beer and bourbon. Plus, many of the best local barbeque vendors will be on-site.
Opening on Broadway in 1999, this musical revival is a fresh approach to a classic of the American musical theater. Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Snoopy and Charlie Brown – the most beloved gang of kids in America – will take you for a wise and hilarious romp through the world of Peanuts. This show runs through Sunday, December 23. Show times and prices vary by date. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Anthony Bourdain has been dubbed "the bad boy of cuisine" for his blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs and cooking. Bourdain is the honorary Chef-At-Large at New York's famed bistro Les Halles and well known for his bestselling books, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly and Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. For one night only, Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, and often hysterical, insights about his life's work and travels including an open question and answer session with the audience.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 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:
69 Arcade. 266-4028. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Andy Anh Ha
63 Arcade. 668-7598. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
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.
The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
58 Arcade. 200-8230. 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.
Sweeney Art Gallery
83 Arcade. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
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.
59 Arcade. 521-2632. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Additional downtown businesses open especially for the crawl include Karma Boutique and St. Mary's Church. Karma (302 Church Street) will offer 20 percent off clothing, free drinks and munchies. The store will be open until 10 pm and will feature pulp art by Nyxson. St. Mary's Catholic Church will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm and is located one block north of the galleries on 5th Avenue. Artwork on display by Patrick N. Brown, plus live music and refreshments.
Artists Aaron and Michelle Grayum will showcase their whimsical styles at their Blue Skies and Jelly Beans art show. Also, a variety of items from Jacaranda Creations will be for sale at this opening reception. The Grayums will donate 50% of all artwork sold to Jacaranda Kids, a non-profit organization providing education to children living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The show will be on display through January 26, 2013.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $32.90
Femme Fatale de Fondue Ladies' Night Out at The Melting Pot from Tuesday, November 6 to Thursday, November 8. Sip on specialty cocktails ($8/each) and indulge in a four-course menu designed specifically for the event for $32.90/person. Enter the Femme Fatale de Fondue Sweepstakes for a chance to win fabulous prizes including a $2,500 Melting Pot gift card and more.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE; A DONATION OF $5 IS SUGGESTED
On the day after Election Day three illustrious Nashvillians will step back to discuss what the future holds for us. Michael Bess is a historian with a special focus on how technology may dramatically change our lives. Mike Vandenbergh is an environmental lawyer concerned about climate change. Samar Ali is a Tennessee native and Vanderbilt alum, recently appointed International Director of Governor Bill Haslam’s Department of Economic and Community Development.