News & Information
New restaurant: Trattoria Il Mulino!
144 5th Avenue South. 615-620-3700. This new restaurant at the Hilton Nashville Downtown is now open for lunch and dinner! The iconic New York-based Il Mulino restaurant brand offers an energizing Italian fine-dining experience. Featuring a fantastic patio, too. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm; Friday, 11 am - 2 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm; Saturday, 5 pm - 11 pm; and Sunday, 5 pm - 10 pm.
New restaurant: Bajo Sexto Taco!
216 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7717. This new restaurant by Jonathan Waxman features menu items inspired by Mexican street food. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, noon - 10 pm.
New restaurant: Mr. Bubbles Tea House!
22 Arcade. 615-818-3100. Downtown's first bubble tea shop. Open for every First Saturday Art Crawl. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 10:45 am - 6 pm.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 - SUNDAY, APRIL 5, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FREE
Holy Week services include Tenebrae on Wednesday at 6 pm, Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist with foot-washing and stripping of the altar at 6 pm, and Good Friday service at noon. Plus, Holy Saturday liturgy at 10 am and Easter Eve service at 7 pm. Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist services at 7 am, 8:30 am and 11 am.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 - SUNDAY, APRIL 5, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA FREE
Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm. Good Friday worship services at noon and 7 pm. Easter Sunday's schedule includes Holy Communion at 7 am and 10:30 am. Plus, breakfast on Easter morning beginning at 8:30 am. Free parking provided in the lot at the corner of 8th Avenue South and McGavock.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 - SUNDAY, APRIL 5, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH FREE
Holy Thursday Mass at 7 pm followed by Eucharist Adoration until midnight. Good Friday service at 3 pm. Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday at 7:30 pm. Mass on Easter Sunday at 9 am.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2 - SUNDAY, APRIL 5, TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FREE
Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 pm. Two Good Friday service options: a noon service and an evening worship at 6:30 pm. Easter worship celebrations on Sunday at 6:15 am, 9 am and 11 am.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Enjoy a gathering of over fifteen local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. This event occurs every other Thursday through the fall.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 - SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $138
Hear a true master of the piano, Emanuel Ax, perform one of Mozart’s most brilliant masterpieces. "Piano Concerto No. 14" is a perfect example of Amadeus at his absolute best. Ax also joins the Nashville Symphony for Richard Strauss' "Burleske," Haydn's “Miracle” and Debussy's impressionistic "La Mer." Plus, don't miss Happy Hour at the 'Horn beginning at 6 pm, a free event for concertgoers featuring live music from local favorites, Yazoo brews, specialty cocktails, local food and art.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA FREE
As the Nashville Predators head down the stretch toward the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, don't miss the first opportunity to secure the best location for the 2015-16 season and your seats for every home playoff game. Plus, enjoy family-fun activities with Gnash and Preds dancers, free merchandise, free popcorn and soda, a chance to score free tickets to every 2015 home playoff game and more! Season tickets start at just $15/game; learn more here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 10 AM AND 7 PM; SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 8:15 AM AND 10:30 AM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE
Journey Night, a Good Friday worship service with music, Bible teaching and reflections on Christ’s journey to the cross, at both 10 am and 7 pm. Childcare available for both times. Easter morning worship at 10:30 am. Plus, The Service of Word & Table at 8:15 am.
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 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. Live music on the performance platforms along 5th Avenue by Meet the Seavers and The Storm Kings. Two free shuttles will circulate the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. Please note: road closure associated with this event. The southbound lane on 5th Avenue North (Church Street to Union Street) will be closed beginning as early as 5 pm and ending as late as 9 pm on Saturday, April 4. 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.
Erabellum Artisan Co-Op
61-63 Arcade. 615-601-1568. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
Music City Fine Art
219 5th Avenue North. 931-313-9613. 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.
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.
Easter service at 11 am. Congregational breakfast will be served at 8:30 am. Free parking at the 4th & Commerce Garage for DPC attendees between 7 am - 1 pm.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 10:30 AM - 9 PM
LOCATION: RODIZIO GRILL $34.99
Enjoy special Easter menu additions including baked salmon, filet, bacon-wrapped dates and more. Plus, meet the Easter Bunny from 11 am - 2:30 pm.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, BRUNCH: 11 AM - 6 PM; SHOW: 1 PM
LOCATION: CITY WINERY $15 SHOW
Join City Winery and Melinda Doolittle for the first Easter gospel brunch. Doolittle became a household name after appearing on season six of "American Idol." Enjoy this performance along with a special Easter brunch created by "Chopped" winner Chef Kristin Beringson.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: CAPITOL GRILLE AT THE HERMITAGE HOTEL $67.50 ADULTS; $37.50 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER
Join Capitol Grille for a one-of-a-kind Easter brunch. Chef Tyler Brown and his team have created a special menu that speaks to the season and the region. Reservations required: 615-345-7116.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB
A special Easter brunch along with bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosa specials. Plus, photos with the Easter Bunny. Call 615-620-1328 for prices and reservations.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 10 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: PRIME 108 $45
Enjoy Easter brunch at Prime 108, located inside the Union Station Hotel. Menu items include crab deviled egg stuffed trout, smoked Tennessee sausage, Southern steak and eggs, and more. Plus, live music, Easter egg hunts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Click here to view the complete menu. Reservations recommended: 615-620-5665.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 10:30 AM, NOON AND 1:45 PM
LOCATION: SAMBUCA $32.95 ADULTS; $9.95 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER
Delicious Easter brunch featuring beef and ham carving stations, made-to-order Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict and omelets, desserts, fresh fruit and much more! Plus, great live music. Three options for seating times: 10:30 am, noon and 1:45 pm. Click here to purchase tickets.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5, BRUNCH: 9 AM - 2 PM; DINNER: 5 PM - 10 PM
LOCATION: KITCHEN NOTES BRUNCH: $46.95 ADULTS; $20.95 CHILDREN 12 & UNDER; DINNER: PRICES à LA CARTE
Kitchen Notes, located inside Omni Nashville Hotel, will offer an Easter brunch buffet from 9 am - 2 pm. Brunch includes a carving station, chilled seafood display, made-to-order omelets, entrée options, children's buffet and more. Plus, a special three-course dinner is available from 5 pm - 10 pm. entrée options, children's buffet and more. Plus, a special three-course dinner is available from 5 pm - 10 pm. Click here to view both menus. Reservations recommended: 615-782-5300.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7 - SATURDAY, APRIL 11, VARIES BY DATE
Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville's thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. The week features local, regional and national design talent in fashion events and shows. Downtown events include the Nashville designer showcase and official opening night party at Acme Feed & Seed on Tuesday, April 7, Accessories as Art installation and cocktail party at The Cordelle on Wednesday, April 8, a runway show on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge on Friday, April 10, fashion and technology industry panels at City Winery on Saturday, April 11 and the Nashville Fashion Forward Gala at The Rosewall on Saturday, April 11. Click here for the full schedule and more information.
Enjoy a performance by Ronnie Baker Brooks featuring blues-rock with deep soul and modern hip-hop vocals as well as funk rhythms. A veteran collaborator with Prince and Janet Jackson, Brooks takes roots sounds and transforms them into something that spans the ages. Plus, Crystal Shawanda will perform.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will kick off the first phase of a year-long strategic planning process with a round of community meetings on Tuesday, April 7. Downtown's meeting will take place at the Nashville Public Library from 11:30 am - 1 pm and will feature an overview of the process and an interactive session with participants' feedback. This will be the first of a series of three large community meetings to be held in the next year. Click here for more information about the first round of meetings.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING: 3:30 PM - 4 PM; FORUM: 4 PM - 5 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY $10
Join YP Nashville as it hosts a mayoral forum to hear viewpoints from the seven candidates running for mayor. Candidates include Megan Barry, Charles Robert Bone, David Fox, Bill Freeman, Howard Gentry, Jeremy Kane and Linda Eskind Rebrovick. Moderated by Ralph Schulz, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Click here to register.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 8 AM - 9:30 AM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CIVIC DESIGN CENTER MEMBERS: FREE; NON-MEMBERS: $10
Join a discussion about downtown Nashville's interstate and the potential for new open space during this breakfast session. Jim Burnett will focus on his firm's work on Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas, which began in 2002 when a walk across one of the Woodall Rodgers Freeway bridges became the genesis of a study to evaluate the feasibility of capping the freeway. Burnett will share the vision, process, design, financing, structural considerations, partnerships and challenges the team faced.
The Nashville Scene presents the eighth annual Iron Fork! This event showcases four of Nashville's best local chefs battling it out in a head-to-head competition that will be judged by top local "foodies" and celebrities. The winning chef will receive the prestigious "Iron Fork" award. Tickets include cuisine and cocktail samplings from more than 25 local restaurants. Proceeds benefit a local nonprofit.