Events This Week
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 8 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION $35
This second annual race will begin and end at the Nashville Rescue Mission and go through the streets of downtown Nashville. Runners can choose either a four or eight mile course. Participants are encouraged to bring a frozen turkey to packet pickup or on race day to be donated to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Closures begin as early as 7:45 am and end as late as 9:30 am on Thursday, November 28 along the route.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 11 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $46; $14 CHILDREN 7-12; 6 & UNDER FREE
Brunch buffet including an assortment of Thanksgiving classics such as roasted organic turkey, steamship of local ham with peach chutney, prime rib, a seafood station, artisanal cheeses, assorted salads and autumn vegetables, freshly baked breads, a breakfast buffet, a variety of holiday desserts and more. Complimentary valet parking. Call 615-620-2178 for reservations.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: COMMERCE STREET GRILLE $34.95; $17.50 CHILDREN 6-12; 5 & UNDER FREE
Buffet featuring oven roasted turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, pan gravy and cranberry sauce, swordfish with kale, portobello ravioli, brussel sprouts, wild rice salad, a carving station featuring prime rib and smoked ham, a salad station, desserts and a children's buffet. Complimentary valet parking. Call 615-493-4050 for reservations.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 11 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: UNION STATION HOTEL $48; $15 CHILDREN 7-12; 6 & UNDER FREE
This family-style feast includes hickory smoked turkey breast and leg, country sausage with wild rice and sage dressing, butternut squash bisque, fall crunch salad, pineapple and sweet potato casserole, yeast rolls with cinnamon honey butter, an assortment of holiday desserts and more. Complimentary valet parking. Call 615-620-5665 for reservations.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $26 - $350
Shake up typical Thanksgiving Day plans by catching the Nashville Predators as they host the Edmonton Oilers.
The museum will kick off the holiday season with a live performance by Richie McDonald, lead singer of Lonestar, and the lighting of its 30-foot Christmas tree.
Join John Holl, beer journalist and editor of All About Beer magazine, for a book signing of "The American Craft Beer Cookbook." He traveled the country and collected more than 150 recipes from breweries, brewpubs, chefs and beer-centric restaurants to illustrate the delicious intersection on the culinary road where food and beer meet. Geared toward the home cook, the book covers everything from breakfast to dessert, salads, soups and entrées for every taste.
Regions Bank presents "November Free Day" at TPAC for the second year in a row. Community members are invited to get into the Christmas spirit by attending the fifth annual performance of "A Christmas Story." This family-favorite tale follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s determined campaign to acquire the “legendary official Red Rider carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle” for Christmas.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
This free event before the Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers game will include live music, face painting, kids' inflatables, doughnut decorating, build your own sundae, "smashcar" and more. Donations will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, a nonprofit supporting research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 7 PM - MIDNIGHT
LOCATION: THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE $35 IN ADVANCE; $45 AT THE DOOR
Each November, thousands of men across the U.S. don mustaches to raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically cancers that affect men. The Nashville Stache Bash provides the opportunity for "Movember" participants to come together and showcase their hard work and celebrate a month of dedication and raised awareness. The event includes a costume contest (attendees are encouraged to channel the '80s) and live music.
Music City Baroque will lead the audience and soloists in the Christmas section of Handel's "Messiah" and the Hallelujah chorus. Experience "Messiah" the way Handel intended - with lower Baroque tuning and authentic instruments.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, LUNCH SERVED AT 11:30 AM; PROGRAM FROM NOON - 1 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE
In partnership with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Vanderbilt University Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations presents this three-part lecture series that explores issues surrounding what it means to be an American today. This series provides an opportunity to build challenging intellectual connections between American art and culture. In this second lecture of the series, panelists discuss the rise of marketing and advertising and their influence on American art. Reservations are required. Box lunches are provided to the first 250 people to respond.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 7 PM
LOCATION: PUB5 $65
This dinner will feature six courses paired with six different beers. Beginning with Chardonnay Barrel Aged Mama's Yella Pils paired with ahi tuna and a citrus-beurre blanc sauce, attendees will journey through Dales, Old Chub, G'night, Deviant and 1050, each with their own delightful edible accompaniment.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 7 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $30
The fourth annual Generations Against the Death Penalty benefit concert will feature several musical parents and their sons or daughters. Performers include John and Lilly Hiatt, Gail Davies and Chris Scruggs, Riders in the Sky’s Ranger Doug and James Green, and Marcus and Levi Hummon. Concert proceeds will benefit Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, a nonprofit that seeks to honor life by abolishing the death penalty through education and advocating for a public policy change.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Early Black Friday Deals at Cute & Comfy Shoes at Cute & Comfy Shoes through Wednesday, November 27
Opry at the Ryman featuring Craig Morgan, Marshall Chapman and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 26
2013 Middle Tennessee Hospitality Championship Series at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Tuesday, November 26
Paramore at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, November 26
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, November 27
Win(e)d Down Wednesdays with Michael Guittierez at 12th & Porter Wednesday, November 27
Amanda Contreras at National Underground Wednesday, November 27
Rob Harris at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Wednesday, November 27
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, November 28
Wes Cook Band at Legends Corner Thursday, November 28
Rising from Ruin at The Rutledge Friday, November 29
Whiskey Dawn at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, November 29
Music at the Frist: Kelsey Harmon at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 29
The Story Tour at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 29
Randy Moore Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, November 29
Country at the Rock at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 29
Cooper at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, November 29
Opry at the Ryman featuring Janelle Arthur, Restless Heart and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 29
A Child's Calendar at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 30
Painting Class: Sparkle Ornaments at Sips 'n Strokes Saturday, November 30
Jessie Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, November 30
July Talk at National Underground Saturday, November 30
Free Show & Music Video Shoot with DJ Klever at Anthem Saturday, November 30
Open Mic at Two Old Hippies Saturday, November 30
Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 30
College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, November 30
Nashville Predators vs. Philadelphia Flyers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 30
The Kingston Springs at 12th & Porter Saturday, November 30
Opry at the Ryman featuring JT Hodges and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 30
Holiday Film Screenings at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 1
Holiday Concert: Nashville Flute Choir at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, December 1
Opry at the Ryman featuring Rascal Flatts, Striking Matches and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 3
Martina McBride at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, December 4
Rivertown Beer Dinner at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium Thursday, December 5
Nashville in Harmony at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, December 5
The Irish Tenors Christmas Show at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, December 5
Coffee, Country, Cody and Christmas at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, December 6
Metro Christmas Tree Lighting at Public Square Friday, December 6
The Vagabond Souls at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, December 6
NCC Annual Champagne Tasting at Nashville City Club Friday, December 6
61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade at Public Square Friday, December 6
33rd Annual Rudolph's Red Nose Run at LP Field Friday, December 6
Opry at the Ryman featuring Little Big Town, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 6
ARTini: The Art of Norman Rockwell at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, December 6
Gardens of Babylon Holiday Open House at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, December 7
Family Program: Embellished Instruments and Photos with Santa Claus at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 7
Opry at the Ryman featuring Del McCoury Band, Kathy Mattea and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 7
The Snowman at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, December 7
Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, December 8
Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza" at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, December 8 - Monday, December 9
Nashville Unlimited: Benefit for Room In The Inn at Christ Church Cathedral Tuesday, December 10
Opry at the Ryman featuring Rascal Flatts and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 10
A Celebration of Museum Artist Members of 2013 at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Tuesday, December 10
Black "Fareless" Friday
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) are offering free, unlimited rides all day on MTA and RTA buses and the Music City Star regional train on Friday, November 29. Visit Nashville MTA's website for individual route and scheduling information.
Map of Downtown Nashville
Do you ever need an easy-to-print and easy-to-read map of downtown Nashville and all of the attractions, venues and amenities? Use this helpful map from our website. The PDF can be printed either in color or black and white.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown November 26 - December 11, 2013 include CMT Artist of the Year (300, November 29 - December 4), the National Ground Water Association (4,500, December 3 - 6) and the Tennessee Law Institute Review (600, December 11 - 13). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.