News & Information
New restaurant: Bakersfield!
201 3rd Avenue South. 615-522-0970. Located in the Encore, this restaurant specializes in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner every day of the week. Hours are Monday - Thursday, 11 am - midnight; Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 2:30 am; and Sunday, 11 am - 10 pm.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
LOCATION: CANTINA LAREDO $35/PERSON; $15 OPTIONAL COCKTAIL PAIRING
In honor of Valentine's Day, Cantina Laredo is offering a special three-course menu Thursday, February 12 - Saturday, February 14. Menu items include sautéed shrimp with spicy mango mole sauce, filet mignon topped with black peppercorn dijon, churros drizzled with chocolate raspberry sauce and more. Plus, tequila cocktail pairing available with each course for $15. Click here to view the complete menu. Reservations recommended: call 615-259-9282 or click here.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, FRIDAY: 4 PM - 11 PM; SATURDAY: 3 PM - 11 PM; SUNDAY: 1 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: THE MELTING POT $79.90/PERSON GENERAL; $119.90 - $139.90/PERSON VIP
The Melting Pot will offer a special Valentine's package Friday, February 13 - Sunday, February 15. The package includes a four-course gourmet fondue dinner. Plus, each couple will receive a framed photograph of their celebration, a bottle of The Melting Pot's famous garlic and wine seasoning, and a $25 "return dip" certificate. VIP Packages available including a half dozen roses with a customized greeting card, a $25 bar credit per couple and rose petals sprinkled on the table in addition to the Valentine's package listed above.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: 5 PM - 10 PM; SUNDAY: 5 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: FROTHY MONKEY $50/COUPLE
Enjoy a special, three-course menu at Frothy Monkey over Valentine's Day weekend. Menu items include beef tenderloin medallions with butter whipped mashed potatoes and red wine butter sauce, pan seared shrimp with parmesan risotto, bittersweet chocolate tart with citrus vanilla whipped cream and more. Plus, add a bottle of wine from Frothy Monkey's handpicked selections for $20. Click here for the complete menu and more information. Reservations not required.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $28 - $65
Spice up Valentine's Day weekend with Nashville Ballet's contemporary production "Attitude." The performance includes dance from world-renowned choreographers, music and visual art into one evening. Enjoy live music by local indie favorite Matthew Perryman Jones, a piece set to early Bob Dylan music and more. Looking for a kid-friendly Valentine's Day? Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony will present classic tale "Peter and the Wolf" at TPAC on Saturday, February 14 at 12:30 pm and 2 pm.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $44 - $149 GENERAL ADMISSION; $180 - $293 DATE PACKAGE
Patti LaBelle will join the Nashville Symphony to deliver an evening of love songs. Plus, enjoy happy hour before the Friday, February 13 performance featuring drinks, light bites, live music and more. A date package is available for both performances including two tickets, two glasses of wine or champagne, a rose and two chocolate truffles.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: WILDHORSE SALOON $47.50 - $190
Rick Springfield returns to the Wildhorse Saloon for a special, two-night engagement over Valentine's Day weekend. Springfield, an Australian musician and actor, was a member of the pop-rock group Zoot from 1969-1971 before beginning a solo career. His solo successes include two U.S. Top 10 albums and a Grammy Award for the 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl." Plus, Joey Hyde will perform. VIP and meet and greet options available.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, SEATING TIMES: 6 PM, 8 PM AND 10 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA $49.95/PERSON
A special Valentine's three-course prix fixe menu featuring the restaurant's most popular items along with live music and dancing. Enjoy music by The Chris Weaver Band on Friday, February 13 and Meghan Shanley on Saturday, February 14. Three seating options each night: 6 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm. Reservations recommended. Click here to view the complete menu and make reservations.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 8 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $45 - $100
Celebrate Valentine's Day and Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday with "Sinatra Forever" at War Memorial Auditorium. This one-night-only commemorative event features an interpretation performed by Rick Michel, one of Las Vegas’s premier singers and impersonators. Michel will be joined by his 24-piece orchestra, making for a timeless concert in honor of one of the American songbook’s greatest artists.
Join New York-based photographer Tina Barney as she discusses "Tina Barney: The Europeans," an exhibit of her work on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts until May. Barney will discuss her experiences photographing aristocratic men, women and children in Austria, England, Italy, Spain, France and Germany as she created this body of work.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: TSU WILLIAMS CAMPUS $20
The annual conference will focus this year on unsung heroes in Tennessee's cultural history from slavery through the 20th century. Guest speakers include Belmont University professor and noted author Dr. Sybril Bennett and Tennessee State University historian Dr. Carroll Van West. Plus, the Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions will stage "Anasazi the Spider" in honor of the rich story-telling traditions of the African American community.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Best-selling author Daniel Handler will visit the Nashville Public Library to discuss his latest book, "We Are Pirates." The book follows the story of high school girls who steal a ship and attack other boats in San Francisco bay. A book signing will follow.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 5K: 7 AM; 15K: 7:55 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL 5K: $49; 15K: $74
The Hot Chocolate Run offers both a 5K (3.1 mile) and 15K (9.3 mile) course. Participants will receive a goodie bag featuring a his or hers zip pullover made of wicking fleece material. Plus, 15K runners will earn an official medal. Following the race, celebrate with complimentary hot chocolate and fondue. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Major downtown closures include James Robertson Parkway (5th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North), Rosa Parks Boulevard (James Robertson Parkway to Broadway), Broadway (7th Avenue to 8th Avenue) and Church Street (7th Avenue North running west out of downtown). Closures begin as early as 6 am and end as late as noon on Saturday, February 14. Click here for a route map.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, RACE BEGINS: 2 PM
LOCATION: TEQUILA COWBOY $30 - $55
This Valentine’s Day, put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of Cupid's Undie Run participants taking to the streets in celebration of fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Festivities begin at noon and the run starts at 2 pm. Plus, an awards celebration and a post-race party. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Broadway (2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue) and 2nd Avenue (Broadway to Church) will be closed from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, February 14.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 9 PM
LOCATION: CANNERY BALLROOM $15
Enjoy drinks, dancing and a full orchestra band featuring special guest singers Caitlin Rose, Tristen, Derek Hoke, Courtney Jaye, Justin Collins, Reno Bo, Luella Wood and more who will perform a selection of the greatest love songs from the 1930s to the 1950s. Plus, The Grilled Cheeserie will be on-site providing good eats all night long.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6 PM
LOCATION: THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE $100/COUPLE
The Listening Room Cafe is offering a Valentine's Day four-course meal to the sounds of Stephen Salyers. Click here for the complete menu. Reservations recommended: call 615-259-3600 or click here.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 4 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: 417 UNION RESTAURANT & BAR $30/PERSON
Each couple will receive an appetizer, a garden salad, a choice of entrée, a specially prepared dessert and a variety of homemade chocolates.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6 PM
LOCATION: HARD ROCK CAFE FREE
Hard Rock Cafe is hosting "My Heart Beats For You," a Valentine's party featuring live music by the Spazmatics. This event is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 6 pm and the Spazmatics will take the stage at 8 pm.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: COMMERCE STREET GRILLE
Enjoy Valentine's Day dinner at Commerce Street Grille, located inside Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The restaurant will offer complimentary dessert with every entrée. Plus, live music by Kaylee Rose and drink specials at The Bridge Lounge from 3 pm - 1 am. Reservations recommended for dinner: call 615-493-4050 or click here.
This romantic evening of love songs performed by Dave Barnes is not to be missed this Valentine's Day. Tickets include the show, a special Valentine's Day dinner and a copy of Barnes' latest EP "Hymns for Her." Complimentary valet parking. Reservations recommended: call 615-770-2772.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE BREW WORKS FREE TO ATTEND
Enjoy a craft beer sampler with expertly paired chocolates. Plus, live music all day by Daphne & The Mystery Machines, Nashville Gun Show and J.W. Teller.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 5:30 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: WATERMARK $85/PERSON
A four-course, romantic Valentine's Day dinner for two. Menu items include butter braised Maine lobster, hickory grilled filet mignon, chocolate soufflé and more. Click here for the complete menu. Reservations recommended: call 615-254-2000.
Enjoy Valentine's Day with a four-course prix fixe dinner created by Executive Chef Matt Farley and Chef de Cuisine Paul Brantley. Click here for the complete menu. Reservations recommended: call 615-724-1762 or click here.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 3 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: CORVIDAE COLLECTIVE FREE
Join Corvidae Collective for a special Valentine's Day event. Make your own paper Valentine hearts. Plus, browse the final day of its "Weight of Human Hearts" exhibit. The exhibit features works by well-known local and national artists. Complimentary wine will be provided.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: PRIME 108 $90/PERSON; $40 OPTIONAL WINE PAIRING
Enjoy a savory prix fixe dinner at Prime 108, located inside the historic Union Station Hotel. Menu items include Sunset Beach oysters, champagne sorbet, filet mignon, a dark chocolate tart and more. Click here to view the complete menu. Optional wine pairing available for $40. Complimentary valet parking. Reservations recommended: call 615-620-5665 or click here.
Make it a special evening with your special someone on Valentine’s Day with dinner and live music by The Charles Ray Jazz Band. Tickets include a three-course dinner and admission to the show. Click here to purchase tickets.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY PRICE VARIES BASED ON EVENT
This Valentine’s Day, City Winery is offering an array of choices to make it one to remember. From the “King of Newgrass” Sam Bush in the venue to the expertly paired dinner to Brad Cole’s Acoustic Circus in the lounge, there’s sure to be a happening for you and your loved one.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $200 - $500
Want to challenge James Neal or Filip Forsberg to a game of blackjack, Pekka Rhine to a game of poker or join Shea Weber as he rolls the dice for a game of craps? Attend the Predators Foundation GnashVegas: Casino Gala & Auction. Fans are invited to mix and mingle at the casino tables with the team's coaches, personalities and VIPs who will serve as guest dealers. Attendees will enjoy food from local restaurants and an open bar. Plus, an exclusive silent auction with autographed memorabilia, baskets with team favorites and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with coaches and personalities. This year’s event will be a “Diamonds and Ice” theme and guests are encouraged to wear white and gold cocktail attire. VIP guests will be invited to a pre-event reception with the team and receive VIP parking in the Bridgestone Arena parking garage.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $25 - $95
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo as the narrator and Broadway star Ace Young as Joseph. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door."
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 8 PM
LOCATION: WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM $29 - $69
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. Dr. John & The Nite Trippers will perform a very special Mardi Gras show on Fat Tuesday.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 7 PM
LOCATION: THE ROSEWALL $30 IN ADVANCE; $40 AT THE DOOR
Mix and mingle with the city's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featured in the February issue of Nashville Lifestyles. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music. Plus, bid on amazing date packages through a silent auction to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.
Help Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar celebrate its 20th anniversary at this Mardi Gras bash featuring a crawfish boil and live music by the Stacy Mitchhart Band beginning at 8 pm. Plus, visit the bar before the Dr. John & The Nite Trippers: A Very Special Mardi Gras Show at War Memorial Auditorium and receive $5 off your ticket to the show.