Events This Week
THURSDAY, MARCH 27 - SUNDAY, MARCH 30, THURS 10 AM - 7 PM; FRI 10 AM - 8 PM; SAT 10 AM - 7 PM; SUN 11 AM - 6 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $12 ADULTS; $6 CHILDREN 6-12; UNDER 6 FREE
The four-day event includes fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, beauty tips, health screenings, decorating ideas and personal growth opportunities — all tailored especially for women. More than 300 exhibitors will showcase the latest trends and products. Plus, a lineup of celebrity guest speakers including Patti Stanger of "The Millionaire Matchmaker," award-winning journalist Sharon Frame and many more.
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
Nashville artist Lain York’s series "Selections from the National Gallery" was inspired by David McCullough’s biography of President John Adams. By rendering significant scenes in loosely hung, cut-vinyl silhouettes, York brings humor and wit to an art genre steeped in pomp and circumstance — history painting. Join the artist for a discussion of his sources of inspiration and working methods in this gallery talk.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 9 AM
LOCATION: LP FIELD $55
The Color Run is a feel-good, happy and colorful race. Color runners go from wearing pristine white clothing to being covered in prismatic color. The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality and brings the community together to create a five-kilometer canvas of colorful fun.
Note: road closures associated with this event. Closures include Victory Avenue (South 1st Street to Titans Way), Titans Way (Victory Avenue to Russell Street), Russell Street (Titans Way to Interstate Drive), Interstate Drive (Russell Street to Woodland Street), Woodland Street (Interstate Drive to Union Street), Union Street (1st Avenue North to Printers Alley), Printers Alley (Union Street to Church Street), Church Street (Printers Alley to 2nd Avenue North), 2nd Avenue North (Church Street to Broadway), Broadway (2nd Avenue to 3rd Avenue), 3rd Avenue South (Broadway to Symphony Place) and the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. Closures begin as early as 7 am and end as late as 2 pm on Saturday, March 29. Click here for the complete route.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 - SUNDAY, MARCH 30, SAT 9 AM - NOON; SUN 1 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE ART LEAGUE AND GALLERIES TAL MEMBERS: $80; NON-MEMBERS: $90
Jim Hoobler wrote "A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee," an architectural guide to the city. Hoobler will conduct a lecture on Saturday morning and a walking tour the following afternoon to showcase some of downtown's finest architecture and shed light on historical details.
Author John F. Baker Jr. will discuss his book "The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation,” which provided critical information for the museum's current "Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation" exhibit. Baker will talk about his research and the impact of discovering one's own heritage. A book signing will follow. Following the lecture, exhibit curator Rob DeHart will lead a tour of the exhibit.
Biscuit Love Truck owners Karl and Sarah Worley will turn over the reigns to local high school student, Charlie Hilly, at a pop-up style event at Nashville Farmers' Market. The meat and three inspired menu will feature a fusion of Southern and Indian cuisine. This is the first of Biscuit Love Truck's series of special food events created to showcase community partnerships and culinary playfulness. Proceeds benefit the Nashville Food Project. RSVP in advance.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 6 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: OMNI NASHVILLE HOTEL $250 INDIVIDUAL TICKETS; $2,500 TABLE SPONSORSHIPS
The inaugural Tennessee Kidney Foundation Spring Soirée will feature a reception, open bar, dinner, entertainment, live auction and dancing. The event seeks to raise awareness and funds to help support the more than 502,000 individuals in Tennessee that are considered at risk for chronic kidney disease.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 7 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: TINNEY CONTEMPORARY FREE
Francis Merriman, the Nashville-based luxury menswear designer, will host a party to introduce the brand to Nashville as well as its pre-collection for Fall 2014. Plus, enjoy art by Carlos Gamez de Francisco, complimentary Cuestion Tequila, hors d'oeuvres and more.
Peter Mayer, famed guitarist, singer/songwriter and longtime member of Jimmy Buffett's band, will perform in concert as a benefit for the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Donations encouraged. Free parking provided in the lot at the corner of 8th Avenue S and McGavock.
The Gateway Chamber Orchestra will perform its "Historic Seconds" concert in the Freemasons Auditorium of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. Beethoven's trailblazing Second Symphony will be paired with Schoenberg's Second Chamber Symphony. Plus, Henry Brant's spatial tone poem "On the Nature of Things" will showcase the acoustics of the historic space and set the stage for the musical performances.
Karen Joy Fowler will speak about her latest novel, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves." Fowler's novel is the third book selection for Nashville Reads, a citywide campaign to encourage Nashvillians to read the same book at the same time to create a shared experience of reading in the city. A book signing will follow.
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 8 PM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL $35
Eight designers will showcase their collections in Nashville Fashion Week's opening night runway show at The Rosewall. After the show, join the official kick-off party at Virago including signature cocktails and bites. Nashville Fashion Week is a celebration of Nashville's thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent taking place from Tuesday, April 1 - Saturday, April 5. Click here for more information and a complete schedule of events.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: CHURCH STREET PARK FREE
Head to Church Street Park on your lunch break and enjoy a picnic in the park! Live music by Brandon Maddox and Foothill Entertainment Group beginning at noon. Plus, food available for purchase from Jonbalaya from 11 am - 1:30 pm. 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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA PROPERTY MANAGERS AND OPERATIONS PERSONNEL FREE; OTHER $25
Join Brantley Security for a Lunch and Learn session featuring the topics of bomb incidents and suspicious package management. Julia McKee, regional advisor and state security manager for Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, will be the guest speaker. Interested attendees must RSVP by Friday, March 28 to reserve a seat. The event is free for property managers and operations personnel. Cost for other attendees is $25.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Gavin DeGraw at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, March 26
Jonny Fritz at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, March 26
Music City Center Tours at Music City Center Thursday, March 27
Sarah Gayle Meech at Robert's Western World Thursday, March 27
Unite for HER Benefit at 12th & Porter Thursday, March 27
Sibelius & Elgar at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, March 27 - Saturday, March 29
Buddy Owens at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, March 27
Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, March 27
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Friday, March 28
Greenbrier Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, March 28
Painting Class: Wine Bottles at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, March 28
Autism Speaks Benefit Show at Rocketown Friday, March 28
En Fuego: Five Year Anniversary Party at Anthem Friday, March 28
Angelica at Sambuca Friday, March 28
Mike Epps at Bridgestone Arena Friday, March 28
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, March 28
Gabriel Iglesias at Ryman Auditorium Friday, March 28
Oscar Charles at Two Old Hippies Friday, March 28
Todd Sansom at The Stage on Broadway Friday, March 28
Landon and the Tennessee Thunder at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, March 29
The Great Divorce at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, March 30
Zig Zag Mojo featuring Jonell Mosser at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, March 29
Miss Jackie Wilson Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, March 29
Demi Lovato at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, March 29
Aloha International Spirit Championships at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 29
Family Workshop: Candy Sushi Construction at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, March 29
Family Program: Reba’s Cool Costumes at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, March 29
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, March 29
FAB Beatles Revue at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, March 29
Katie Marie at Bootleggers Inn Sunday, March 30
Jessica Rose at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Sunday, March 30
Painting Class: Country Chapel at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, March 30
Don Kelley & Friends at Robert's Western World Sunday, March 30
Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, March 30 - Monday, March 31
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, March 30
Puckett's Sunday Spotlight: Maddie and Tae at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, March 30
Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, March 30
Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, March 30
Mandolin Demonstration: Dave Goldenberg at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, March 30
Wah Watsui at Sambuca Sunday, March 30
Amanda & Justin at Second Fiddle Sunday, March 30
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, March 30
Matrimony at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, March 30
Randy Nations at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, March 31
New Wave Rebellion CD Release Party at 12th & Porter Monday, March 31
Collaboration and Community Art Workshop at Emma Monday, March 31
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, March 31
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, March 31
Cher at Bridgestone Arena Monday, March 31
8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge Monday, March 31
Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, March 31
Aaron Krause with Jared Foldy at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, April 1
Vince Gill and Friends at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, April 1
Global Education presents West African Drumming at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, April 2
Arts Appetizer: Wicked at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 2
The Midtown Men at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, April 3 - Saturday, April 5
Ryan O’Neill and Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Thursday, April 3
Killer Thrillers Book Club: The Bat at Nashville Public Library Thursday, April 3
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, April 3
Music at the Frist: Carlos Enrique at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, April 3
NCAA Women's Final Four Salute on Tour Premiere at Ryman Auditorium Friday, April 4
Nashville Fashion Week: Runway Show at 5th Avenue of the Arts at 5th Avenue of the Arts Friday, April 4
The Firebird at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, April 5
Workshop: “Sumi–e to Plein Air: Landscape Painting” at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, April 5
Scottish Heritage Festival & Highland Dance Competition at Nashville Public Library Saturday, April 5
Songwriter Session: Jim Beavers at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, April 5
Weezer at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, April 5 - Sunday, April 6
Nashville Venom vs. Harrisburg Stampede at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, April 5
Tourney Town at Music City Center Saturday, April 5 - Tuesday, April 8
Paella Class with Lisa Mays at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, April 5
Pink Tie Affair at First Tennessee Bank Saturday, April 5
Super Saturday at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, April 5
The Broadway Bounce Saturday, April 5
4Kay Run Saturday, April 5
Fiddle Demonstration: Tammy Rogers King at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, April 6
NCAA Women's Final Four at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, April 6 - Tuesday, April 8
Moonshine & Music at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, April 7
Special Exhibit: Nashville Business College Women’s Basketball in the 1960s at Nashville Public Library Monday, April 7
B.B King featuring Robert Cray Band at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, April 7
2nd Annual Songs For St. Jude at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, April 9
The 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four is coming to Nashville, and volunteering is a great way to get involved! Volunteers must be 18 years or older and work at least two shifts with a maximum of four shifts. All volunteers will receive an official Nike polo and jacket. Volunteer opportunities are available from Thursday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 9. Click here for more information and to register.
Downtown Home Tour
Tickets for the 11th Annual Downtown Home Tour are available! Tour tickets are $10 (ages 17 and under are free). In addition to receiving a glimpse inside Nashville's urban residential communities, several downtown restaurants, shops and other businesses will offer specials for the Home Tour. Check out the complete list.
Large groups and events (300+ attendees) that are downtown March 26 - April 9, 2014 include American College of Medical Genetics (2,000, March 25 - 29), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (600, March 26 - 28), Southern Women's Show (41,000, March 27 - 30), Nashville Fashion Focus (5,000, March 27 - 31), Aloha International Spirit Championships (1,500, March 29), Beauty Systems Group (4,000, March 30 - 31), North American Mission Board (300, March 31 - April 1), ACS Technologies (800, April 1 - 3), Women's Basketball Coaches Association (1,500, April 4 - 8), NCAA Women's Final Four (20,000, April 6 - 8), Landis+Gyr (400, April 7 - 9), Church of Christ Ladies Lectureship Retreat (1,000, April 7 - 13) and BNI Enterprise Inc. (700, April 9 - 12). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.