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New retailer: Cute & Comfy Shoes!
5 Arcade. 615-594-3313. A second location for this Green Hills shoe shop. Featuring a great selection of good looking women's and men's shoes that are also comfortable. Brands include Naot, Earthies, Orthaheel, Arcopedico and more. Hours of operation are Mon - Fri, 10 am - 3 pm.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 - SUNDAY, MARCH 17, GAME TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $15 - $345
The Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament hits downtown through this weekend! Check out the tournament's schedule online. The winner of the 11-game tournament will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Going to the games? Park for free in LP Field Lot R and catch a shuttle ride with BEEP or pedal a Nashville B-cycle to the event (TIP: promo codes will be distributed for a free B-cycle 24-hour membership at Lot R's B-station during the tournament).
Learn about popular herbs being used today for medicinal purposes, their general healing properties and how to take them. Advance registration is required. All participants will receive a 10% discount on groceries and merchandise following the class. This session will also be offered on Saturday, March 16 from 10 am - 11 am.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 - SATURDAY, MARCH 16, FRIDAY: 7 PM - 8:30 PM; SATURDAY: 9 AM - 12 PM
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL TWO DAY PASS: $25; ONE DAY PASS: $10
Dr. Jeremy Begbie of Duke Divinity School will examine how music has unique powers to reach into the depths and heights of the Gospel. Dr. Begbie is a noted authority on the interface between theology and the arts, particularly the interplay between music and theology. The symposium begins Friday night with an informal presentation featuring piano interludes. Dr. Begbie will deliver two lectures on Saturday morning: “Reshaping Lament: Music and the Psalms of Sorrow” and “Joy in the Morning: The Music of Resurrection”. The lectures will include recorded music and piano performances.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 - SUNDAY, MARCH 17, SATURDAY: 10 AM - 11 PM AND SUNDAY: 11 AM - 11 PM
The first annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will be held on Broadway between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Festivities include a large beer garden, Irish music and traditional Irish dancers. NOTE: Road closures associated with this event! Broadway will be closed between 3rd and 4th Avenues beginning at 7 am on March 16 and ending at midnight on Sunday.
Presented by Dr. John Janusek, director of graduate studies and associate professor, anthropology, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Janusek will discuss the development of complex societies and cities in the South American Andes, like those represented in the Frist Center's exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. He will cover a variety of topics including human identity, space and place, and ritual practice. This program is presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University.
A free screening of this film that traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940's to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! examines how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. Part of the Community Cinema Nashville screening series, which is a collaboration of ITVS, Nashville Public Television and the Nashville Public Library.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The Providence Players, an ensemble of musicians performing on the recorder and keyboard, will present a Saint Patrick's Day concert in the library's courtyard gallery. They will play favorites such as Molly Malone and My Wild Irish Rose.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Be part of the audience for CMT's new Hot 20 Countdown. Two segments: 8:30 am to noon and 12:30 pm to 4 pm. Sign up to come to either segment or both. Ages 18 and up only. Click here for the full list of rules and regulations. Additional opportunities to be part of the CMT Hot 20 Countdown audience on April 2, 16 and 30. Same location and times apply.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Cabaret at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, March 16
2013 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena through Sunday, March 17
Grace Adele & the Grand Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, March 13
July Michaels at Whiskey Bent Saloon Wednesday, March 13
The Red Violin at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16
Darin & Brooke Aldridge at Station Inn Thursday, March 14
Ribbons at Two Old Hippies Thursday, March 14
March Class: Herbals 101 at The Turnip Truck Urban Fare Thursday, March 14
Better Than Ezra at Cannery Ballroom Thursday, March 14
Year of October, Bearheart & August York at 12th & Porter Thursday, March 14
Lenten Symposium with Dr. Jeremy Begbie at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, March 15 - Saturday, March 16
Wrangler Space at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 15
Radio Romance at Legends Corner Friday, March 15
Girls' Night Photo Shoot at Rocketown Friday, March 15
The Wind In The Willows at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, March 16
Nashville's 1st Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, March 16
Angelica at Sambuca Saturday, March 16
Mardi Gras Nationals Cheerleading Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 16
The Adventures of Rodeo & Juliet at Two Old Hippies Saturday, March 16
Connecting Disciplines: An Archaeologist's Perspective at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 16
Songwriter Session: Jim Glaser and Bobby Tomberlin at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 16
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines at Nashville Public Library Saturday, March 16
The Drunken Irish Show at 12th & Porter Saturday, March 16
Battle of the Bands Auditions at Rocketown Saturday, March 16
Banjo Demonstration: Pam Gadd at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 17
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, March 17
Saint Patrick's Day Concert with the Providence Players at Nashville Public Library Sunday, March 17
Mercies, Night Panther, Yung Life, and Sara Beth Go at 12th & Porter Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Show: Pat McLaughlin at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 17
Brandon Harris at Whiskey Bent Saloon Sunday, March 17
Volunteer String Band at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, March 17
Green Eggs and Jam! at The Rutledge Sunday, March 17
Karli Chayne at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, March 18
St. Lucia at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 18
Lane Kristian and Joe Fick at National Underground Monday, March 18
The Disappointments at The Stage on Broadway Monday, March 18
Audience Opportunity: CMT Hot 20 Countdown at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, March 19
The Billy Block Show at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, March 19
Alan Jackson at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 20
The Cocktails at Sambuca Wednesday, March 20
Bad Religion at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, March 20
Mood Ring Live at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, March 20
Exploring the Food of the Ancient Americas at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Wednesday, March 20
Jayce Hein & SB21 at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, March 20
Matt Marinchick at National Underground Wednesday, March 20
McKenzie's Mill at Wildhorse Saloon Wednesday, March 20
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 21
Heritage Dance Project Workshop at Nashville Public Library Thursday, March 21
India.Arie's Acoustic Soul at Mercy Lounge Friday, March 22
Eric Clapton at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 22
Chick Corea and Bela Fleck at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, March 22
A Tribute to Johnny Cash at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, March 22 - Saturday, March 23
Autumn Rose at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 22
BACHanalia at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, March 22
Unofficial Eric Clapton After Party at 12th & Porter Friday, March 22
The Midnight Riders Allman Brothers Revue: Rockin the Fillmore Anniversary Show at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, March 22
Nial Hay at Bootleggers Inn Friday, March 22
Save the Date!
Please save the date for our 10th annual Downtown Home Tour presented by PARKS on Sunday, April 14. In honor of the 10th year, ten residential buildings will be on the tour. Don't miss this great annual event!
Need to run a quick errand that is too far to walk but too close to drive? Use Nashville B-cycle! 190 bright red bikes are located at 20 automated B-stations within three miles of downtown. 24-hour memberships are $5 and annual memberships are $50. Nashville B-cycle is priced for quick rides. After joining, you can take an unlimited number of rides during your membership period with no additional charge for the first hour of any ride. Usage fees apply for all rides that exceed one hour. Nashville B-cycle: bikes you love and leave!
Large groups and events that are downtown March 13 - 27, 2013 include Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (10,000, March 13 - 17), Mardi Gras Nationals Cheerleading Competition (3,000, March 16), and Beauty Systems Group (4,000, March 21 - 26). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.