Events This Week
This third annual culinary celebration features tastings from some of Middle Tennessee's finest chefs. Plus, live entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Benton Hall Academy. Click here to purchase tickets.
Join the Frist Center for the Visual Arts as the region’s top youth poets, emcees and spoken word artists compete for top lyrical honors, a chance to appear at the statewide finals and a shot to travel to the Brave New Voices Festival slated for Atlanta this summer. This event is free, but space is limited. Click here to reserve your seat.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: 5TH AVENUE OF THE ARTS FREE
Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. See this month's gallery map. NOTE: Road closures listed below for the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo will impact the art crawl's shuttle route and usual SoBro pick-up point. Be sure to pay attention to the map! Two free shuttles will circulate the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
The Arts Company
215 Avenue North. 615-254-2040. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
56 Arcade. 615-397-2347. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
75 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
11 Arcade. 615-251-1609. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
44 Arcade. 615-398-0146. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Hannah Lane Gallery
64 Arcade. 225-315-0221. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
57 Arcade. 615-966-6282. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 615-752-6030. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
61 Arcade. 615-582-2098. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Tennessee Art League
219 5th Avenue North. 615-736-5000. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Plus, Karma (302 Church Street) will be open until 10 pm with 30% off clothing, free refreshments and Mimolette Monster art on display.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's quarterly program series Nashville Cats: A Celebration of Music City Musicians returns Saturday, March 7 with renowned bassist Michael Rhodes. The event will include an in-depth, one-on-one interview hosted by Bill Lloyd featuring vintage recordings, photos and film clips. Following the event, Rhodes will sign limited edition Hatch Show Print posters commemorating the day.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10 - SUNDAY, MARCH 15, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $27.50 - $82.50
"Pippin" is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, magical feats and a musical score from the composer of "Wicked," "Pippin" will leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $250+
New Hope Academy, a nonprofit that has helped young students overcome adversity for more than 20 years, is presenting a national speaker series focused on offering diverse perspectives on life, learning and changing the culture of poverty. Dr. Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon and author, will deliver the inaugural address of the series on Tuesday, March 10 at the Music City Center. Ticket price also includes dinner.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The Providence Players, an ensemble of musicians who play the recorder and keyboard, will perform a variety of popular Irish songs in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday. Performance in the library's courtyard gallery. Plus, don't miss Salon@615: Joshua Ferris later in the day from 6:15 pm - 8 pm.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12 - SATURDAY, MARCH 14, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: 10 AM - 7 PM; SATURDAY: 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: 5TH & DEMONBREUN FREE
The 2015 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament is coming to Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, March 11 - Sunday, March 15! The games may be sold out, but enjoy all of the excitement at Fanfare. The three-day festival will feature live music from 11 am - 4 pm daily. Plus, interactive games, displays, interviews with this year's SEC Legends, food and drinks, and more! Free and open to the public, this event will take place on 5th Avenue South and Demonbreun - in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Musuem. Please note: road closures associated with this event! Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) and 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Broadway) will be closed beginning Monday, March 9 until Sunday, March 15 at 5 pm.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 10 AM - 11 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Join Mayor Karl Dean, author Ruta Sepetys and other special guests for the Nashville Reads kick-off in the lobby of the Main Library. Guests will receive a free copy of "Between Shades of Gray" to take home. Nashville Reads is a way of bringing the entire city together to read great literature in an attempt to broaden the literary horizons of the city and open up a forum for discussion.
THROUGH TUESDAY, MARCH 10
The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo is a private event to be held at the Music City Center Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7. As North America’s largest indoor-outdoor products show, the event will attract more than 350 exhibitors and 8,000 attendees. Please note: road closures associated with this event. 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) and Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 5th Avenue South) will be closed beginning as early as 6 am on Thursday, February 26 until as late as midnight on Tuesday, March 10. Click here for additional information. NOTE: Demonbreun will continue to be closed through Sunday, March 15 due to the SEC Basketball Fanfare.