News & Information
New restaurant: Prima!
Terrazzo. 700 12th Avenue South. 615-873-4232. Prima serves contemporary European cuisine infused with South American and Latin flavors. Choose from seasonal selections of wood fired bone-in meats, whole-roasted fish, and local poultry and vegetables, all with an exotic twist. Hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday, 5 pm - 11 pm and Friday - Saturday, 5 pm - midnight.
New restaurant: Two Guys in a Lunch Box Cafe and Bakery!
12 Arcade. 615-953-7651. This business began as a food truck and has now opened a brick and mortar cafe inside the Arcade. Menu items include artisan melts on fresh homemade bread, soups and salads. Plus, local craft beer (pints and growlers) coming soon. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 5:30 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 11 AM - 2 PM
Enjoy the final Falling in Love with Street Food event of the season! More than 15 local food trucks will line Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 9 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER FREE
In honor of this year's America Recycles Day, the Nashville Downtown Partnership and Sims Recycling Solutions are hosting a collection event to ensure old, unused electronics are securely and responsibly recycled. Items accepted at this event 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 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET $60 IN ADVANCE; $70 AT THE DOOR
The Nashville Farmers' Market will host the 17th annual d'Vine Selections Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. The event will include more than 100 types of wine, hors d'oeuvres courtesy of local restaurants and music by renowned jazz musician Denny Jiosa. Plus, a silent auction featuring exclusive trips, collectibles, tickets to upcoming events and more. Each guest will receive a commemorative d'Vine Selections etched wine glass. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The Nashville Public Library will present two Salon@615 events this week. On Friday, November 14, American author and film producer Garth Stein will discuss his latest novel, "A Sudden Light." Glyn Johns, producer and engineer on several of rock 'n' roll's classic albums with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Beatles, will visit on Tuesday, November 18. Johns will speak about his memoir "Sound Man." A book signing will follow each event.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: FROTHY MONKEY $80
Enjoy Frothy Monkey's final wine dinner of 2014. Frothy Monkey is partnering with Omni Beverage to showcase four wines from Pali Wine Company alongside Chef Chase Ingall's uniquely crafted five-course menu. A special dessert cocktail will be paired with the final course. Click here for the complete menu and to purchase tickets.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB $95
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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: LUIGI'S CITY PIZZA FREE
An open casting call for high fashion runway models. Interested participants must be 21 years old and at least 5-foot-7. The casting call is for an upcoming Nashville show featuring Baron Siamanto Levon, a third generation haute couture fashion designer. Levon will be holding his first Nashville runway fashion and fine art show on Thursday, December 18 at Luigi's City Pizza. Click here for more information.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: THE ARTS COMPANY FREE
Join The Arts Company for a conversation centered around the painting exhibit "The New Nashville" by Brett Weaver. Featuring special guests Jim Sherraden (Hatch Show Print), Ryan Pruitt (Frothy Monkey), Chuck Creasy (Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp) and Ellen Pryor (Frist Center for the Visual Arts). Hosted by Paul Polycarpou of Nashville Arts Magazine. Coffee and snacks provided by Frothy Monkey. RSVP recommended online or call 615-254-2040.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
LOCATION: TIN ROOF BROADWAY $35
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 Stache Bash provides the opportunity for Movember participants to showcase their hard work as well as promote the cause. This fourth annual event will include food and brews, with all proceeds benefiting the Movember Foundation.
The American Cancer Society is hosting its inaugural Brunch Bash in Nashville on Sunday, November 16. The event includes samples of favorite brunch items from numerous local restaurants, fun and games, drinks and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's mission.
Enjoy a day of creativity and inspiration filled with art-making, live music and exciting performances. Exhibits highlighted during this free family event include "Kandinsky: A Retrospective," "Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible" and "Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy." Click here for a complete schedule of events.
Nashville's oldest active church, First Presbyterian Church, is celebrating its 200th anniversary with a special service downtown on Sunday, November 16. The service will be held at Downtown Presbyterian Church, where it was previously located before separating and moving in 1955. Both congregations are coming together for a joint worship service to commemorate the anniversary. A reception will follow. Free parking in the lot across the street.
Join the Nashville Urban Residents Association for its final business meeting of 2014. This month's speakers are Tom Turner, Nashville Downtown Partnership President and CEO, and Charles Bone, 2015 Nashville mayoral candidate.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $42.50 - $137.50
"The Book of Mormon" is the nine-time Tony Award-winning production, including "Best Musical." From the creators of "South Park," this religious satire follows the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda. Check out the play that The New York Times calls “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly says is the "funniest musical of all time."
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: MOKARA SPA FREE TO ATTEND
Enjoy light bites and holiday libations along with musical performances by harpists Paula Bressman and Lauren Ashley. Mokara Spa's style team will be giving tips and tricks for holiday hair and makeup plus express massages, polish changes and skin consultations per request. Enter to win a two-night suite stay at the Omni Nashville Hotel with a gift card purchase. Bring a canned good for Second Harvest Food Bank and receive a discount on your next visit.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Jazz in The Gulch at The Cave through Wednesday, November 12
Lane Kristian & The Jakehead Mob at Robert's Western World Wednesday, November 12
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, November 12
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, November 12
The Matte Gray Band at Tin Roof Broadway Wednesday, November 12
Straight No Chaser at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 12
Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Interview: Jo-Walker Meador at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, November 12
Welcome to Nashville Showcase at Silver Dollar Saloon Thursday, November 13
The Secret Sisters at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, November 13
Eric Stuart Band at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Thursday, November 13
Daniel Lanois at City Winery Thursday, November 13
Williams & Company at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, November 13 - Friday, November 14
A Night at the Cotton Club at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 13 - Saturday, November 15
ResoSummit at Station Inn Thursday, November 13 - Saturday, November 15
John Butler Trio at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 13
Art-Making in the Lobby: Construct Like Kandinsky at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 13
Throwback Thursday with the Wilson Collection at Nashville Public Library Thursday, November 13
Communion Nashville November Club Night at Mercy Lounge Thursday, November 13
Brandon Holder Band at Second Fiddle Friday, November 14
Stereo Sparks & Friends at The Rutledge Friday, November 14
Landon and the Tennessee Thunder at Bootleggers Inn Friday, November 14
Slow Lights at Nashville Street Tacos Friday, November 14
Fall Symposium at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, November 14 - Saturday, November 15
Princess Cut at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 14 - Saturday, November 15
B.B. King All-Stars at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Friday, November 14
Brandon Harris Band at Barlines Friday, November 14
Opry at the Ryman: The Swon Brothers, Restless Heart, John Conlee and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 14
ARTini: "Kandinsky: A Retrospective" at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 14 - Tuesday, November 18
Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Friday, November 14
Big K.R.I.T. at Anthem Friday, November 14
Markey Blue at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Friday, November 14
Painting Class: Electric Guitar at Sips 'n Strokes Friday, November 14
Sam Hunter at Two Old Hippies Friday, November 14
JE Dunn Hammer Down 5K & 10K Saturday, November 15
Chris Shrader at Legends Corner Saturday, November 15
The Brazilbilly Boys at Robert's Western World Saturday, November 15
Benton Blount at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, November 15 - Sunday, November 16
Josh Helms Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, November 15
Aaron Carter at Rocketown Saturday, November 15
James and the Giant Peach at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 15
College Football Saturdays at Pour House Nashville: Burgers, Bourbon and Brews Saturday, November 15
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 15
Opry at the Ryman: Stoney LaRue, Lauren Alaina, John Conlee and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 15
Cinderella at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 15
This Might Get Weird Y'all with Grace Helbig & Mamrie Hart at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, November 15
Andy Dozier & Heavy Soul at Mercy Lounge Saturday, November 15
Concert and Conversation: Ralph Peer and the Making of Country Music at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 15
Jutt Huffman at National Underground Nashville Saturday, November 15
Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Sunday, November 16
J. Curly Speegle at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, November 16
Justin Myers at Second Fiddle Sunday, November 16
An Evening with Ryan Bingham at City Winery Sunday, November 16
Les Richardson Band at Barlines Sunday, November 16
Drop-in Family Program: Gussied up Guitars at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 16
Christmas with Celtic Thunder & The Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Sunday, November 16
Daughtry at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 16
NCA/NDA Nashville Classic: Cheer and Dance Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, November 16
B.o.B. at Anthem Sunday, November 16
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, November 16
Painting Class: Autumn Wreath at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, November 16
Michelle Attardi CD Release at The Rutledge Monday, November 17
The Chris Mouch Band at Legends Corner Monday, November 17
Tri Star Brass at Christ Church Cathedral Monday, November 17
Biff Kapow at Whiskey Bent Saloon Monday, November 17
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers at LP Field Monday, November 17
So You Think You Can Dance at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 17
Every Way You Can Read at Nashville Public Library Monday, November 17
Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, November 17
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, November 17
Eric Nicholas at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Monday, November 17
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, November 17
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, November 17
Rachel Pearl's Open Mic Night at The Rutledge Tuesday, November 18
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, November 18
The Mann Sisters at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, November 18
Leon Russell with Riley Etheridge Jr. at City Winery Tuesday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 19
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Tuesday, November 18
Opry at the Ryman: Little Big Town, Josh Turner, David Nail and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 18
Band of Horses' Tyler Ramsey at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, November 18
Scott Skittle Johnson at Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday, November 19
Bekka Bramlett & The Kingsmen at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, November 19
Phillip Phillips at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 19
Young @ Heart Book Club at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, November 19
J. Karen Thomas at Sambuca Wednesday, November 19
The Cody Johnson Band at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, November 19
Sara Syms at Two Old Hippies Wednesday, November 19
Empires at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, November 19
Matt Marinchick at National Underground Nashville Wednesday, November 19
WSM Live Broadcast with Ricky Skaggs & Friends at Station Inn Thursday, November 20
Nathan Belt & The Buckles at Robert's Western World Thursday, November 20
Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 20 - Saturday, November 22
Night Rancher at Bootleggers Inn Thursday, November 20
Justin Townes Earle at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 20
Do you have guests coming into town for the holidays? Help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City. Browse our online hotel map to find the option closest to any venue of your choice. Everything you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.
Get Fit Downtown
Did you know that downtown Nashville has ten fitness centers? Visit our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, yoga studios, dance studios and personal training options.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown November 12 - 26, 2014 include EMS World (3,000, November 9 - 14), Hiring Our Heroes Veterans' Job Fair (750, November 15 - 18), NCA/NDA Nashville Classic: Cheer and Dance Competition (2,500, November 16), 2014 Global South Summit (600, November 16 - 19), MacDon Industries Ltd. (1,300, November 19 - 23) and Nashville International Auto Show (5,000, November 21 - 23). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.