Events This Week
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 8 PM
LOCATION: THIRD MAN RECORDS $10
The Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records are teaming up to present a film screening of "Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater" at Third Man Records on Thursday, January 15. The event is a part of the Light and Sound Machine, a monthly series that screens avant-garde, experimental and hard-to-find films. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
Bacchanalian Society events are relaxed, social, blind wine tastings with a twist. Teams of one to three people will compete against one another and winning teams will take home unopened bottles of wine. Proceeds from this event will benefit TPAC's education and outreach programs in Middle Tennessee. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 9 AM AND 1 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
Be part of the audience for CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown." Two segments: 9 am and 1 pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive one hour before show time. RSVP to come to either segment or both. Attire for this event is "country concert." No sequins, logos, brand names, bright colors (white, pink or yellow) or handbags. Lunch is usually provided for those who stay for both segments. Ages 18 and up. Space is limited. Email to RSVP and for additional details.
Early Dominicans and Franciscans used art to tell stories such as Saint Francis preaching to the birds, Saint Dominic’s soul ascending to heaven on ladders extended to earth by Christ and the Virgin, and Saint Clare rescuing a child mauled by a wolf. Join Trinita Kennedy, exhibition curator, as she explores how Dominican and Franciscan images encouraged belief in the miraculous in Renaissance Italy.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, POKER TOURNAMENT: 4 PM; COCKTAIL PARTY: 5:30 PM; CONCERT: 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $75 POKER TOURNAMENT; $35 COCKTAIL PARTY; $122 - $157 PACKAGES
The Crescendo Club presents its inaugural poker tournament. Enjoy a Wild West-themed evening with plenty of card-playing, high-stakes betting and a silent auction. The tournament begins at 4 pm and tickets include four drink tickets and buy-in. Stick around for a cocktail party from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Admission includes two drink tickets. Plus, Kenny Rogers takes the Schermerhorn stage at 8 pm. Discounted packages are available to attend the concert. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
MONDAY, JANUARY 19 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 25
A semiannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals, Restaurant Week is a great way to enjoy Nashville's unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants include Fleet Street Pub, Flyte World Dining and Wine, Provence Breads & Cafe, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant, Salsa, Sole Mio and Watermark. These restaurants will feature special prices and menus throughout the week and across mealtimes. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants with their unique menus.
Enjoy a free five-course beer and cheese pairing at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery on Wednesday, January 21.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 7 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM FREE
The 33rd Annual Texaco Country Showdown hosted by LeAnn Rimes. Five national finalists each representing a sponsoring radio station will compete for $100,000 and the title, Best New Act in Country Music. The year-long competition begins each spring with more than 450 live shows produced by country radio stations. Local winners advance through regional showdowns until the field is narrowed down to five national finalists. For free tickets to this show, visit the Ryman's box office or call 615-889-3060.
Trattoria Il Mulino, the restaurant concept from iconic Il Mulino New York, is coming soon to the Hilton Nashville Downtown. The restaurant is hosting a job fair for professionals in the hospitality and restaurant fields. Available positions include servers, hosts, cooks, sommelier, sous chefs, bartenders, managers and an event coordinator. On-site hiring available.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Gregg Allman at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, January 14
Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, January 14
Isaac Hayden & Friends at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, January 14
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, January 14
Johnny T at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, January 14
Bobby McClendon at Whiskey Bent Saloon Thursday, January 15
For Today at Rocketown Thursday, January 15
Kenny Rogers at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 15 - Saturday, January 17
WSM Live Broadcast with Striking Matches at Station Inn Thursday, January 15
Elephant & Piggie’s "We Are in a Play!" at Nashville Children's Theatre Thursday, January 15
Job Help Center at Nashville Public Library Thursday, January 15
The Alternators with Sandra Lynn at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, January 15
Music City Rhythm Revue at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, January 16
The Other Side at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, January 16
Larry Frick at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, January 16 - Saturday, January 17
Stooges Brass Band at City Winery Friday, January 16
Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 16
Opry at the Ryman: Little Big Town, Chris Young and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 16
Chris Nathan at Nashville Street Tacos Saturday, January 17
Young Gun Apparel Launch Party at Deavor Saturday, January 17
Red Wine Effect Showcase at 12th & Porter Saturday, January 17
Rickers Pickers at Barlines Saturday, January 17
Jutt Huffman at National Underground Nashville Saturday, January 17
Voodoo Fix at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, January 17
Linkin Park at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, January 17
Opry at the Ryman: Ronnie Milsap, Vince Gill and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 17
Architecture Tour at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, January 17
Panel Discussion: The First Edition at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, January 17
Rooftop Dance Party with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, January 17
Kenny's Farmhouse Six-Course Cheese Dinner at City Winery Sunday, January 18
AFC & NFC Championships Viewing Party at 12th & Porter Sunday, January 18
Artful Tales: The Littlest Clown at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, January 18
Drop-in Family Program: Lights, Camera, Action at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 18
Painting Class: Cherry Blossoms at Sips 'n Strokes Sunday, January 18
Lexi Larsen at Mercy Lounge Monday, January 19
Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room Cafe Monday, January 19
Nashville Originals' Restaurant Week Monday, January 19 - Sunday, January 25
Chris Mouch at Legends Corner Monday, January 19
Cory Farley Band at Second Fiddle Monday, January 19
Annie Bosko Showcase at 12th & Porter Tuesday, January 20
Elio & The Hank Sinatra Band at Barlines Tuesday, January 20
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, January 20
Bonnie Bishop at Sambuca Tuesday, January 20
Cardboard Kids at 12th & Porter Wednesday, January 21
Hank and Cupcakes Record Release Show at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Wednesday, January 21
The Legend of Zelda at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Wednesday, January 21 - Thursday, January 22
Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Session at Nashville Public Library Wednesday, January 21
Brandon Holder Band at Legends Corner Wednesday, January 21
Andrew Velez at Tin Roof Broadway Thursday, January 22
Casey Jamerson at Wildhorse Saloon Thursday, January 22 - Saturday, January 24
Master Distiller Series: Jefferson's Bourbon at Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel Thursday, January 22
Ben Howard at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, January 22
Alabama's Teddy Gentry's Annual Birthday Bash at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, January 22
Jesse Cain at Silver Dollar Saloon Friday, January 23
Alex Michael Band at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Friday, January 23
Yonder Mountain String Band at Cannery Ballroom Friday, January 23
Bone Marrow Donor Drive at Nashville Entrepreneur Center Friday, January 23
Pancakes and Booze at 12th & Porter Friday, January 23
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25
Kevin Griffin from Better Than Ezra at City Winery Friday, January 23
Florencia en el Amazonas at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, January 23
Gregory Porter at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, January 23
Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, JT Hodges and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 23
Michael Scott at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, January 24
Justine Blazer at Silver Dollar Saloon Saturday, January 24
New year, new you! Purchase an annual membership and use BCycle to achieve your health goals. Annual memberships are only $50 - much cheaper than a gym membership. 225 bright red bikes are located at 25 convenient BStations around town. Nashville BCycle is priced for quick rides. After joining, you can take an unlimited number of rides during your membership period with no additional charge for the first hour of any ride. Usage fees apply for all rides that exceed one hour. Nashville BCycle: bikes you love and leave!
Salons & Barber Shops
Looking for a hair stylist or barber? Look no further than downtown. Check out the ten barber shops and salons listed on our website. Some salons offer nail and spa services, too. Visit their websites or call for more information.
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown January 14 - 28, 2015 include American International Group, Inc (600, January 9 - 15), Southwestern Company (500, January 16 - 19), Mary Kay, Inc. (5,000, January 18 - 21), Mary Kay, Inc. (4,000, January 21 - 24), Tennessee Department of Education (950, January 25 - 29), National Pavement Expo (2,500, January 28 - 31) and Shell Oil - US Fuel Conference (1,500, January 28 - February 5). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.