Events This Week
"We Will Rock You" is a musical based on the greatest hits of the British rock group, Queen. Seen by more than 15 million people worldwide, this award-winning phenomenon tells the story of a group of Bohemians who are fighting against conformity in a future society.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 9 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER FREE
The Nashville Downtown Partnership and Sims Recycling Solutions will host this collection event for America Recycles Day. Old and unused electronics will be securely and responsibly recycled. Items accepted include laptops, printers, speakers, keyboards, mice, MP3 players, DVD/CD players, cell phones, CPUs, servers, hard drives and more. Click here for a full list of accepted items.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $55 UNCORKED MEMBERS, $65 NCC MEMBERS, $75 GENERAL PUBLIC
This annual event features multiple champagne and sparkling wine stations for guests to enjoy, along with a spread of hors d'oeuvres and an impressive view of the city.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 10 AM - 9 PM, SUNDAY: 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $5 - $8
The Nashville International Auto Show will feature more than 250 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more. Whether a car buff, just browsing or in the market for a new vehicle, attendees are invited to check out the newest rides, experience the latest in-car technology and even test drive several new models on site. The auto show will also include high-end luxury cars, plug-in electric vehicles, family fun and more.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, NOON - 3 PM
LOCATION: WEDDING 101 FREE
Something Detailed will showcase its custom stationery and designs with a Christmas trunk show and open house. Sip champagne while shopping for Christmas or bridal items. Enjoy 20% off all Christmas cards, save the dates and wedding invitations. Plus, Christmas entertaining ware will be available for purchase including plates, cups, serving trays and more.
Explore what it means to be an American with a day of discovery and imagination filled with art activities, live performances and exciting programs inspired by the Frist's current exhibitions: "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell," "30 Americans" and "Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias." Festivities include puppet shows, carnival games, sidewalk chalk and more.
Renowned storyteller Gayle Ross, descendant of Chief John Ross who was the principal leader of the Cherokee Nation during the infamous Trail of Tears, will share stories recounted to her by her grandmother. Ross has been described by the Smithsonian Institution as “one of the best loved, most respected storytellers to emerge from the current surge of interest in this timeless art form.”
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $21.50
Mighty Men Conferences are a global initiative that seek to bring together thousands of men for worship and prayer as founder Angus Buchan shares his world-famous message on seeking God's direction. The conference will feature musical performances by "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and country music artist Charlie Daniels.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE FREE
Join Mayor Karl Dean for his third annual 5K. Everyone is welcome to participate, no matter age or fitness level. The race is free, but advanced registration is encouraged. Activities and registration begin at noon. The Kids' Fun Run (ages 12 and younger, .75 miles) begins at 2 pm and the 5K (3.1 miles) begins at 2:15 pm. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least one hour before their start time. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures begin as early as noon and end as late as 4 pm on Sunday, November 17. Free parking for this event is available in LP Field Lot F. Also, Nashville MTA will provide free transportation on all buses for participants traveling to and from the 5K event.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: DECOMPRESS MASSAGE $18 - $110
Celebrate Decompress Massage's one year anniversary with a full work week of complimentary and discounted services. Guests can enjoy a free scalp or hand massage with purchase of any chair massage. Plus, take advantage of a $10 discount on a one-hour table massage.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Nikki Giovanni will discuss her new book "Chasing Utopia: Poems." Poet, activist, mother and professor, Giovanni is a five-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award. A book signing will follow.
This event is a part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Nashville Business Incubation Center. In this information-packed seminar, attendees will discover the essential strategies and best practices a business or organization should understand how to get started with social media marketing.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: NOON - 2:30 AM
LOCATION: TOOTSIES ORCHID LOUNGE FREE
Tootsies Orchid Lounge will celebrate its 53rd birthday in downtown Nashville with a Broadway street party hosted by Great American Country (GAC) personality Storme Warren. The annual party will be the kick-off event celebrating the George Jones’ tribute concert, which takes place Friday, November 22 at Bridgestone Arena. As part of the celebration, Tootsies is extending their annual birthday bash to a two-day event with entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage on both nights. Performers include Terri Clark, Troy Gentry, Darryl Worley, Daryle Singletary and more. Note: Broadway will be closed between 4th and 5th Avenues in conjunction with this event. Closures begin at 11 pm on Wednesday, November 20 and end at 5 am on Saturday, November 23.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Amos Lee at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 14
A Tribute to Patsy Cline with Mandy Barnett at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 14 - Saturday, November 16
John Tomlin & Co. at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, November 14
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Thursday, November 14
The Boomers at Sambuca Thursday, November 14
Bernhoft at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, November 14
Great American Ideas at Nashville Public Library Friday, November 15
Robbie Walden Band at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, November 15
Get Rooted: A Hip Hop Celebration at Rocketown Friday, November 15 - Saturday, November 16
Justin Timberlake at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 15
Opry at the Ryman: Craig Campbell and Old Crow Medicine Show at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 15
Tony Roberts at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Friday, November 15 - Saturday, November 16
Jared Gray at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, November 16
The Carmonas at Two Old Hippies Saturday, November 16
Colby Dee at The Listening Room Cafe Saturday, November 16
Lee Gibson Showcase at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, November 16
Murray State vs. Tennessee State University Tigers at LP Field Saturday, November 16
Peter and the Wolf at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, November 16
College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, November 16
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 16
Opry at the Ryman: Charlie Daniels Band and Old Crow Medicine Show at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 16
Mona at Mercy Lounge Saturday, November 16
Nashville Cats: A Salute to Legendary Guitarist Mac Gayden at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 16
Grant Garland at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, November 17
Shelton Slack at The Rutledge Sunday, November 17
Flight Path EP Release at 12th & Porter Sunday, November 17
NCA/NDA Nashville Classic: Cheer and Dance Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, November 17
Janelle Monáe at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 17
Music with a Mission at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, November 17
Concert and Conversation: Divided & Undivided: Music of the Civil War at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 17
Monte Good & Honky Tonk Heroes at Robert's Western World Monday, November 18
WWE Raw at Bridgestone Arena Monday, November 18
Dallas Starke at Sambuca Monday, November 18
The Springs at Legends Corner Tuesday, November 19
Rushlow in the Round: A New Kind of Songwriters Night at Hard Rock Cafe Tuesday, November 19
Painting Class: Holiday Theme at Sips 'n Strokes Tuesday, November 19
Sammy Arriaga at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, November 19
Back to Dixie at Nashville Center Stage Tuesday, November 19
Opry at the Ryman: Diamond Rio and Larry Gatlin at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 19
Julie Roberts at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, November 19
Sam Pinkerton EP Release Show at The Rutledge Wednesday, November 20
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Wednesday, November 20
Abbie Benton and the Eskimo Girls at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, November 20
Jimmy and Goose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Wednesday, November 20
Wings Day at Jazz and Jokes Lounge Wednesday, November 20
Studio Workshop: "Drop-in Drawing" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 21
Getting Started with Social Media at Nashville Public Library Thursday, November 21
Beethoven's Eroica Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 21 - Saturday, November 23
ZZ Top at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 21
Jim Rooney's Irregulars at Station Inn Thursday, November 21
Greenhouse Lounge at 12th & Porter Thursday, November 21
Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, November 21
Artist's Perspective: "30 Americans" featuring Nina Chanel Abney at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 22
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, November 22
Menopause: The Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 22 - Saturday, November 23
Bedell and Breedlove Artist Showcase at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 22
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, November 22
Open Table Nashville Benefit Concert at 12th & Porter Friday, November 22
Tribute to George Jones at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 22
Opry at the Ryman: The Willis Clan and Elizabeth Cook at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 22
The Giving Suite at Creative Artists Agency Friday, November 22
Sarah Montgomery Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, November 22
Country at the Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 22
The Wild Feathers at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 22
The Weeks at Mercy Lounge Friday, November 22
The Word Alive at Rocketown Friday, November 22
Herchel Bailey Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Saturday, November 23
Painting Class: Golden Angel at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, November 23
Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Saturday, November 23
Boomerang at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, November 23
Miss Jackie at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, November 23
Whitener at The Rutledge Saturday, November 23
Martin McDaniel Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, November 23
Todd Sansom at Legends Corner Saturday, November 23
Miniature Book Holiday Ornaments Workshop at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 23
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Road Closures for Titans' Game on Thursday Night
Road closures begin at 4:45 pm Thursday, November 14 for the Titans’ home game! Downtown employees are encouraged to seek alternate routes for their afternoon commute. Use the online map and check out the full list of closures.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown November 13 - 27, 2013 include Mahindra USA, Inc. (600, November 13 - 17), Honeywell (300, November 13 - 15), Word of Mouth Marketing Association (600, November 17 - 21), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (1,800, November 18), Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce NEXT Awards (500, November 21) and the National Youth Workers Convention (5,800, November 22 - 24). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.