Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

   

News & Information

New retailer: Blush Boutique!
606 12th Avenue South. 615-401-9599. This new store in The Gulch sells women's clothing and accessories. Hours of operation are Monday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm.

 

New restaurant: Music City Pizza!
114 12th Avenue North. 615-320-3754. This new restaurant is located inside 12th & Porter. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 6 pm - 3 am.

 

Events This Week

 

Picnic in the Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 11 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE

Head to Church Street Park on your lunch break and enjoy a picnic in the park! As part of Artober, the Metro Arts Commission presents a performance by The Mables. Plus, food available for purchase from Deg Thai. Or, bring your own lunch and enjoy eating outdoors while listening to great live music. Shaded tables and chairs will be set up for this event.

 

Al Menah Temple Shrine Circus

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $18 - $28

The Shrine Circus is back at the Municipal Auditorium - a fun family adventure for all ages.Join the pre-party one hour before show times. For a small additional fee, ride an elephant or pony, get your face painted and meet circus stars up close and in person.

 

Collectors' Perspective: "30 Americans" and the Rubell Family Collection

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE

The exhibition "30 Americans" is a wide-ranging survey of work by some of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. The works were selected from the Rubell Family Collection, which brings together seminal figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Hammons with emerging artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Shinique Smith. Be part of the community preview, as Don and Mera Rubell, along with their collection director, Juan Valadez, discuss the formation and growth of their collection.

 

Mobility Study Open House

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER FREE

Metro Public Works will host an informational open house for the Multimodal Mobility Study. They will introduce the project, present initial data collection results and accept public comments. The Multimodal Mobility Study will address parking, non-auto modes and facilities, pedestrian-friendly street design and vehicular traffic circulation. The study focuses on the downtown area and will be integrated with other plans for the region to ensure a cohesive and reliable strategy. Take the survey to share your opinions about downtown transit, traffic and parking.

 

Nashville Opera: The Pearl Fishers

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 7 PM & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 8 PM
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $51.50 - $97.50

From Bizet, composer of Carmen, comes another tale of heated desire, exotic locales, and ravishing music. In a fishing village in ancient Ceylon, two men reaffirm their friendship after their rivalry for the same woman has almost destroyed them both. The Pearl Fishers is one of the most sensual operas ever written. Featuring the Nashville Symphony and sung in French with projected English translations.

 

25th Annual Southern Festival of Books

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, FRIDAY, NOON - 6 PM; SATURDAY, 9 AM - 6 PM; AND SUNDAY, NOON - 5 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL PLAZA FREE

Now in its 25th year, the Southern Festival of Books is a free, three-day celebration of the written word that provides book-loving guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite authors. Plus, food vendors, a children’s stage, live music, a café stage, author readings, book signings and much more! Award-winning authors headlining the festival include Roy Blount, Rick Bragg, Bill Bryson, Bobbie Ann Mason, Meg Wolitzer, Jon Meacham and Keel Hunt. Click here for the full schedule of authors and activities. Hours are Friday, noon - 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm; and Sunday, noon - 5 pm.

 

Walk to Work Day

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, ALL DAY

In recognition of Walk Nashville Month, Walk/Bike Nashville encourages the Nashville community to walk to work on Friday, October 11. Whether you live and walk from nearby, walk to and from the bus stop, or just park a little further than normal, walking all or part of your commute is a great way to add activity to your day.

 

Light the Night Walk

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 5:30 PM
LOCATION: LP FIELD LOTS G & M FREE

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services and carry illuminated balloons during the walk to show support. This is a casual fundraising walk with no fitness requirements and no registration fees. Walkers who raise at least $100 are honored as "Champions for Cures" and will receive a walk t-shirt, food and beverages, and an illuminated balloon. Plus, live music, kids' activities, a bone marrow drive and a remembrance ceremony. The night of the Walk, Wildhorse Saloon is offering two $5 drink specials and 1/2 off door admission to walkers wearing their Light The Night t-shirts. Registration begins at 5:30 pm, opening ceremony at 7 pm and the walk starts at 7:30 pm. The two-mile walk begins and ends near the north entrance of LP Field. A fireworks show will "light the night" to end the event.

 

Soy Vay Presents: A Pollo 13

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 11 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE

Soy Vay will launch their A Pollo '13 Mission. Celebrate the return of the first-ever "space-cooked" chicken, feast on samples and enjoy live music by Matt Dame and Gage.

 

Urban Bike Ride

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, NOON
LOCATION: ROLLING MILL HILL FREE

Join Team Green and Nashville B-cycle for a beginner-friendly urban bike ride. Bring your own bike or check out a B-cycle from the Rolling Mill Hill B-station. The ride starts and ends at this station. A B-cycle rental is only $5 for 24 hours of unlimited 60-minute trips. Team Green will lead attendees on an easy ride through downtown. This event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to register in advance. A social at The Listening Room Cafe will follow the ride. One annual Nashville B-cycle membership will be given away at the social.

 

NashvilleNext's "Plan Nashville"

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: THE BRIDGE BUILDING FREE

Participants in this workshop will determine where they would like to see 100,000 new homes, 200,000 new residents and 300,000 new jobs go in Davidson County over the next 25 years. Factors including geography, conservation areas and current growth will impact how and where participants consider placing different types of housing and jobs throughout the city. NashvilleNext so far has incorporated more than 11,000 ideas from more than 8,000 Nashville-area residents since its launch in February. Those ideas, combined with the maps created through Plan Nashville, will help Metro Planning officials determine growth scenarios to present to the public for consideration next year. This event is open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Pop in at anytime between 9 am and 2 pm and take part in the 90-minute exercise. Free food and parking will be provided. 

 

Across the Arts: A Pop Up Visual Arts Experience

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: THE RYMER GALLERY $75

5th Avenue art galleries and local chefs have joined forces to create an artfully curated evening of culinary, visual and performing arts. This artsy food exhibition will be a progressive dinner among the 5th Avenue galleries. The night's progressive schedule: 7 pm at The Rymer Gallery: Chef Jospeh Rozario with cocktails and appetizers and a performance by the Nashville Ballet. 8 pm at The Arts Company: Chef John Kang with entrees and a theatrical presentation in association with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 9 pm at Tinney Contemporary: desserts by Frothy Monkey and an innovative video opera in association with the Nashville Film Festival.

 

Carrie's Cool Costumes

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 10:30 AM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM MUSEUM ADMISSION REQUIRED

Explore the intricate costumes and accessories featured in "Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour Exhibition," and learn about the designers who created stage wear for Underwood and other artists who have clothing displayed in the museum. Participants in this hands-on workshop will examine Underwood's exhibit and create their own paper guitar, paper microphone or handkerchief using fabric swatches, rhinestones, glitter, sequins, ribbons, and fringe. Ages 5 to 15.

 

50th Anniversary Organ Concert

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 3:30 PM
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA FREE

Dr. John Stansell, retired from a life-long career as a church musician and concert organist, returns to First Lutheran Church for the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the church’s Schantz pipe organ. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Pachelbel, Neils Gade, Daniel Pinkham, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Felix Mendelssohn. Free parking is available and a reception will follow the concert.

 

Half-Price Lunch

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 11 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: FLEET STREET PUB

Everything on the menu is half-price during lunch on Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 18. Enjoy English bangers and mash, Hatton Cross Hot Hen, hand-cut French fries, desserts and more.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

America's Got Talent at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, October 9

Potted Potter at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, October 9 - Friday, October 11

The District's Progressive Party at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Wednesday, October 9

India.Arie at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 9

Cards & Chords at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, October 10

Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 10

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 10

Brandon Calhoon and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, October 11

Artist's Perspective: "Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, October 11

Bill O'Reilly & Dennis Miller at Ryman Auditorium Friday, October 11

Zig Zag Mojo at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, October 12

The Lumineers at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, October 12 - Monday, October 14

Community Shred It Day at LP Field Saturday, October 12

FAB Beatles Revue at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, October 12

Educator Workshop: "Exploring the Work of Ana Maria Tavares" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, October 12

Interview and Performance: Terri Clark at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, October 12

Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, October 12

Painting Class: Paint Your Pet at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, October 12

Nashville Battle of the Bands at The Rutledge Sunday, October 13

Kid Cudi at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, October 13

Carl Stewart at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Monday, October 14

Hockey & Heels at Bridgestone Arena Monday, October 14

Walk Nashville Month: Walk Your Neighborhood Monday, October 14

San Rafael at Sambuca Tuesday, October 15

"Wig" Wiggins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, October 15

Jacquelyn Conoly at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, October 15

Welcome to the Circle at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, October 15

Wine Class: La Dolce Vino at Flyte World Dining and Wine Tuesday, October 15

Back to Dixie at Nashville Center Stage Tuesday, October 15

Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 15

Etta Britt at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, October 16

The Eagles at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 16

The Beagles: Album Release at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, October 17

Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, October 17

Opry Country Classics at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 17

Tennessee History Festival at Bicentennial Mall Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19

Peter Pan at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20

Chris Botti at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, October 18

XFC 26: Night of Champions III at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, October 18

Luke Bryan at Bridgestone Arena Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19

Vanessa Carlton at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, October 19

Charlie Wilson at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, October 19

Theresa Caputo at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, October 19

Walk Nashville Month: Titans Walk at Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge Sunday, October 20

Audio Adrenaline at Rocketown Sunday, October 20

Jazz on the Cumberland at Cumberland Park Sunday, October 20

San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, October 20

Patty Griffin at Ryman Auditorium Monday, October 21

Raven Cliff at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, October 22

Nine Inch Nails at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, October 22

Emeli Sandé at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, October 23

Michael Bublé at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, October 23

Nate Feuerstein Industry Showcase at The Rutledge Wednesday, October 23

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

Halloween Events

Is your downtown bar or restaurant hosting a Halloween party this year? If so, please share the info with us to include in our calendar and newsletter by filling out this online form.

Need Stress Relief?

Downtown has twelve businesses that offer massage and/or chiropractic therapy. Make an appointment soon at one of their convenient locations.

Convention Update

Large groups and events (250+ attendees) that are downtown October 9 - 23, 2013 include Information Systems Security Association International (900, October 8 - 11), Academic Drug Discovery Conference (1,000, October 9 - 11), Vanderbilt University (800, October 10 - 11), American Express (800, October 11 - 16), HealthStream (600, October 13 - 18), Network Events, Inc (4,000, October 16 - 21), Wizard World: Nashville Comic Con (5,000, October 17 - 19), International Entertainment Buyers Association (500, October 19 - 22), and American Institute of Airport Executives (300, October 19 - 22). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.

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