Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

   

News & Information

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22 Arcade. 615-562-4247. A new chair massage option conveniently located in the Arcade! Hours are 10 am - 3 pm, Mon - Fri. Also open for First Saturday Art Crawls, including the one this Saturday where they will celebrate their grand opening.

 

Events This Week

Collectors Art Night

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE WITH REGISTRATION

Art talks on the 5th Avenue of the Arts hosted by Paul Polycarpou, editor of Nashville Arts Magazine. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 pm. At 6 pm, The Rymer Gallery will start the evening with a conversation with Herb Williams about his new crayon sculptures and oil paintings. At 6:45 pm, artist Hyunmee Lee will discuss her new exhibit at Tinney Contemporary. The Arts Company will complete the evening with collaborative conversations with photographer Jerry Park and co-curators Anne Brown and Lain York at 7:15 pm. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Free valet parking and complimentary wine, gourmet coffee, and cupcakes will be available with registration.

 

Cinderella

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 10:30 AM AND 11:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Wishing Chair Productions' "Cinderella." A musical storytelling filled with magical surprises, featuring some of Tom Tichenor's most beautiful marionettes. Presented in the library's children's theater. Running time: 35 minutes. Additional show dates include all Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, December 22.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 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.

Froelich Gallery
83 Arcade.
6 - 9 pm. Free.

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.

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 locations open especially for the crawl include Karma Boutique and St. Mary's Church. Karma (302 Church Street) will offer 20 percent off clothing with free drinks and munchies. The store will be open until 10 pm and will feature art by Kiim Ryder. 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 Trey Gossett, plus live music and refreshments. Also, CoLab (across from the Arcade's 4th Avenue entrance) will be open from 6 pm - 9 pm showcasing work by local artists.

 

It's A Wonderful Life

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM FREE

The evening will begin with a special viewing of It's a Wonderful Life in the balcony seating of the War Memorial Auditorium. A festive reception will follow in the ballroom complete with holiday fare, drinks, live music, dancing, and a silent auction. This event is funded entirely by sponsors and 100% of the money raised directly benefits families in need. Tickets are free; advance registration is encouraged.

 

Organ Recital with Thomas Murray

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $19 - $34

Experience the awe-inspiring sound of the Schermerhorn's Martin Foundation Concert Organ when world-renowned organist Thomas Murray makes a special visit to the symphony center. With more than 3,500 pipes, this instrument has an incredible range, with notes so low that they will literally shake the seats. Murray, a professor at Yale, will perform works by Bach, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and more.


Grace: A Memoir

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS $50

Contemporary fashion icon and Vogue creative director Grace Coddington and international supermodel Karen Elson will meet on stage for a conversation between friends. Coddington’s career, which spans almost five decades, is the subject of her new book. Grace: A Memoir. Tickets to the event are $50 and include a copy of the book. The author will sign copies of her book following the formal program.

 

Lady Antebellum

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 7 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $89 - $134.00

Lady Antebellum will bring the sounds of the holidays to Nashville. Lady Antebellum and their band will join a full orchestra and perform holiday classics plus some of their own Christmas songs. This one-night performance will also be filmed for an upcoming television special. After a short intermission, Lady Antebellum and their 5-piece band will return to the stage to perform some of their fan favorites.

 

85th Annual Waffle Shop

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH $7

A long-running Christmas tradition, the Waffle Shop will serve homemade waffles, turkey hash, southern grits, linked sausages, spiced tea and coffee. Plus, a silent auction, baked goods sale, and gift shop. All proceeds benefit the homeless ministries of the Downtown Presbyterian Church.

 

Cheers for Children: Silent Auction and Wine Tasting

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 5 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: RENAISSANCE NASHVILLE HOTEL $35 IN ADVANCE; $50 AT THE DOOR

The 3rd Annual Cheers for Children, a benefit for the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Enjoy wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a live and silent auction, and live music.
 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

All That Classical Jazz at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 29 - Saturday, December 1

Ray LaMontagne at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 29

Boogie Woogie Jesus Project at Two Old Hippies Thursday, November 29

Jim Lauderdale at Station Inn Thursday, November 29

Volunteer String Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, November 29

Abernathy at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, November 29

Opry at the Ryman: Cannan Smith, Darryl Worley, and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 30

Crown Point at National Underground Friday, November 30

Collectors Art Night at 5th Avenue of the Arts Friday, November 30

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, December 1

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, December 1

Cinderella at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 1

It's A Wonderful Life at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, December 1

Opry at the Ryman: Alabama, The Mavericks, and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 1

Photos with Santa at Two Old Hippies Saturday, December 1

Connecting Disciplines: "Expressions in Space: The Performative Aspect of Carrie Mae Weems" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 1

Thistle Farms Holiday Trunk Show at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 1

Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at Station Inn Saturday, December 1

Lucas Carpenter at Casablanca Coffee Saturday, December 1

Tyler Ward at Rocketown Saturday, December 1

Rock on Broadway at Tequila Cowboy Saturday, December 1

Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans at LP Field Sunday, December 2

Organ Recital with Thomas Murray at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, December 2

The Who at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, December 2

Lady Antebellum at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, December 3

Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Interview: Nancy Shapiro at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, December 3

Opry at the Ryman: Jana Kramer, Lauren Alaina and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 4

Naughty and Nice at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, December 4

Mark Wills at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, December 5

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 5

Minton Sparks at Station Inn Wednesday, December 5

Cheers for Children: Silent Auction and Wine Tasting at Renaissance Nashville Hotel Thursday, December 6

85th Annual Waffle Shop at Downtown Presbyterian Church Thursday, December 6

Skaggs Family Christmas at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, December 6

Kenny G. Holiday Show at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 6

Gimm And Icky Christmas Party at 12th & Porter Thursday, December 6

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, December 6

Music at the Frist: Carlos Enrique at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 6

First Lady Crissy Haslam's Read 20 Holiday Event at Nashville Public Library Thursday, December 6

XFC 21 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, December 7

60th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade at Public Square Friday, December 7

Opry at the Ryman: Scotty McCreery, Charley Pride and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 7

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom's Peter Gros at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, December 7

East Nashville Christmas at Station Inn Friday, December 7

Paper Maps at Casablanca Coffee Friday, December 7

Rocketown Dodgeball Tournament at Rocketown Friday, December 7

Holiday Concert with the Ukedelics at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 8

Opry at the Ryman: Marty Stuart, Charley Pride and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 8

Welcome Christmas at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 8

Photos with Santa Claus at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 8

Luna Halo at 12th & Porter Saturday, December 8

Miss Jackie Wilson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, December 8

Kids Club: The Story of You at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, December 8

Nashville's Messiah Sing-Along at War Memorial Auditorium Sunday, December 9

Steel Guitar Demonstration: Chris Scruggs at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 9

Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, December 10

New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, December 10

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, December 12

String Fever with Vince Gill & Guests at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, December 12

Off The Wagon Christmas Extravaganza at Station Inn Wednesday, December 12

Story Time at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 12

Holiday Concert with Providence Consort at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, December 12

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

Special Event Venues

Planning a holiday party, corporate gathering, or social event? Look no further than downtown! These special event venues are the perfect location for your upcoming event. Also, many of the downtown art galleries are great venue rental options.

 

Affordable Monthly Parking

Looking to cut your monthly parking costs? Consider using our LP Field Parking Option. Park at LP Field and ride our convenient Park It! Express shuttle to your office building. Parking is free with a permit and shuttle passes are only $25/month. Click here to sign-up and here for the shuttle route map.

 

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown November 28 - December 12 include the Tennessee Education Technology Conference (1,500, November 28 - 30) and Sunday School Publishing Board/National Baptist Convention of the USA, Inc. (1,700, December 2 - 5). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

 

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