Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

   

Events This Week

Symphonie Fantastique

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.


Shadow Hour Cocktail Party

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.


Cindy Morgan and Andrew Greer: Hymns For Hunger Tour

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.

 

2012 CMA Awards

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.
 

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $25 - $35

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.

 

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE $12 - $19

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: Guts & Glory

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $45 - $65

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.


First Saturday Art Crawl

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:

40AU
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.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Their final show!

COOP
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.

Nashville Lines
58 Arcade. 200-8230. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

O Gallery
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.

Tinney Contemporary
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.

UltraViolet Gallery
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.


Blue Skies and Jelly Beans Art Show

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: CREMA, A COFFEE BREWTIQUE FREE

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.

 

Femme Fatale de Fondue Girls Night Out

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.
 

Thinking Out of the Lunch Box: Visions of the Future

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.
 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, November 3

Double Date Week at The Melting Pot through Thursday, November 1

6th Anniversary Celebration at Flyte World Dining and Wine through Saturday, November 3

JonesWorld's Funk-o-ween Costume Ball at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, October 31

The Features at Cannery Ballroom Wednesday, October 31

Freak Fest: Gimm And Icky at 12th & Porter Wednesday, October 31

Fall Festival at First Baptist Nashville Wednesday, October 31

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, November 1

RLife Live at the Renaissance Featuring RStars at The Bridge Lounge Thursday, November 1

Symphonie Fantastique at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 1 - Saturday, November 3

Shadow Hour Cocktail Party at Alfred Williams & Company Thursday, November 1

Cindy Morgan and Andrew Greer: Hymns For Hunger Tour at McKendree United Methodist Church Thursday, November 1

David Sedaris at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 1

2012 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, November 1

Opry at the Ryman featuring Josh Turner, Greg Bates, and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 2

In The Mood at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 2 - Saturday, November 3

Art-Making in the Lobby: Inspiration Tee at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 2

Nathan Diller at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 2

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 3

He's My Brother, She's My Sister at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Saturday, November 3

Opry at the Ryman featuring Dailey & Vincent, Heidi Newfield, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 3

Anthony Bourdain: Guts & Glory at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 3

CMA Country Christmas at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 3

B.B. King All Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, November 3

Brushfire at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, November 3

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, November 3

Bruce Amato, the Magician at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 3

Blue Skies and Jelly Beans Art Show at CREMA, A Coffee Brewtique Saturday, November 3

Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears at LP Field Sunday, November 4

Kendrick Lamar at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, November 4

Instrument Demonstration with Belmont Bluegrass Ensemble at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 4

Gilberto Gil at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, November 5

Snow Patrol at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 5

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, November 5

Boyhitscar at Hard Rock Cafe Monday, November 5

Mem Fox at Nashville Public Library Monday, November 5

Opry at the Ryman featuring Edens Edge, Rhonda Vincent, and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 6

David Oakleaf at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, November 6

Femme Fatale de Fondue Girls Night Out at The Melting Pot Tuesday, November 6 - Thursday, November 8

Red Green's 'LIVE' Wit & Wisdom Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, November 7

Quarter To Three at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, November 7

Breaux Gargano and Friends at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, November 7

Thinking Out of the Lunch Box: Visions of the Future at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, November 7

Ryan Cabrera w/ Rookie of the Year and Lakeview Drive at The Rutledge Wednesday, November 7

Styx at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 8

An Evening with Lindsey Buckingham at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, November 8

Curator's Tour: German Expressionism from the Detroit Institute of Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 8

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, November 8

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown: Big Kid Night at Nashville Children's Theatre Friday, November 9

Nashville International Auto Show at Nashville Convention Center Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Friday, November 9

Opry at the Ryman featuring The Time Jumpers, Vince Gill, and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 9

The Diva's Ball at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, November 9

CMA Week Party at 12th & Porter Friday, November 9

Bedhed and Blondy at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 9

Taste of Nashville at Cannery Ballroom Friday, November 9

Jamfest at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 10

Stephen Lynch at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 10

Opry at the Ryman featuring Bobby Bare, Kalleigh Bannen, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 10

In Love with Tyrone at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 11

I Run For The Party at Riverfront Park Saturday, November 10

Ginger Sands & Big Love Medicine at Two Old Hippies Saturday, November 10

Corey Mac at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, November 11

San Rafael at Sambuca Tuesday, November 13

Opry at the Ryman featuring Little Big Town, Miss Willie Brown, and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 13

Salon@615: Emmma Donoghue at Nashville Public Library Tuesday, November 13

Stacy Mitchhart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Tuesday, November 13

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

Downtown Employee Survey!

Do you work downtown? Take our quick 10-minute annual online survey about working in downtown Nashville. Respondents who complete the survey have a chance to win one of ten gift certificates to the downtown restaurant of your choice. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!
 

Get Fit Downtown

Did you know that downtown Nashville has eleven fitness centers? Worried about gaining a few extra pounds during the upcoming holiday season? Plan ahead and browse our online map to find an option that works for you. Choose from traditional gyms, yoga studios personal training options, and dance studios.

 

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown October 31 - November 14 include the Country Music Association (15,000, November 1 - 3), National Career Academy Coalition (1,000, November 8 - 12), Nashville Auto Show (5,000, November 8 - 11), and Jamfest Cheer & Dance (4,000, November 10). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

 

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