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Downtown Employee Appreciation Week!
Do you work in downtown Nashville? Join us for Employee Appreciation Week (Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9) - for events scheduled each day! Activities and events include Fresh and Local at the Nashville Farmers' Market, Nashville's Largest Coffee Break (free coffee!), Downtown Art Walk (free lunch!), Corporate Tug-of-War and much more. Click here for the FULL schedule of events. Plus, check out this list of merchants and other businesses who are offering special discounts and freebies during the week.
Interstate 40 Closures: Friday, October 2 - Monday, October 5
TDOT's Fast Fix 8 continues this weekend! I-40 will be closed from the I-40/I-65 split west of downtown to the I-40 split south of downtown. Clinton Street will be closed from 11th Avenue to 14th Avenue. 12th Avenue North will be closed from Jo Johnston Avenue to Herman Street. Closures begin Friday, October 2 at 8 pm and end Monday, October 5 at 6 am. Detours and more info can be found on the Fast Fix 8 website. NOTE: Use the 2nd Ave/4th Ave exit to access downtown from I-40.
Events This Week
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic and former Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl will discuss her new book, "My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life." The book chronicles her life just after Gourmet magazine went under in 2009. A limited number of tickets will be available on-site 30 minutes before show time on the event date. Advance tickets are limited. To receive a priority spot in the signing line, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: DABBLE STUDIO FREE
Join Dabble Studio for an open house to celebrate its grand opening in downtown Nashville! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and $2 wine and beer. Check out their space and discover more about their cooking classes, painting classes, and combo cook-and-paint classes.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 8 PM
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $22 - $143
World-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco makes his first-ever appearance at the Schermerhorn on American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s "Guitar Concerto," a Nashville Symphony co-commission that will be recorded live in Laura Turner Concert Hall. Lauded by the Washington Post for her “poetic and sensitive” piano playing, Joyce Yang is the perfect complement to the Nashville Symphony on Tchaikovsky’s vivacious "First Piano Concerto," one of the most instantly recognizable pieces in the classical repertoire. Plus, a free classical conversation one hour before show time and an informal question-and-answer session following the concert.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, REGISTRATION: 10 AM; WALK/RUN: 11 AM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE 5K RUN: $30 - $35; WALK: FREE
The 24th annual Nashville AIDS Walk & 5K Run raises money and awareness for the fight against HIV and AIDS. Multi-platinum country music artist Ty Herndon is the 2015 AIDS Walk & 5K Run Honorary Chair. Post-walk/run activities will include music, a community and business fair, an awards ceremony and food trucks. Kids and pets welcome. Please note: road closures associated with this event. The route begins and ends at Union Street and 2nd Avenue North, traveling across the river to surrounding Nissan Stadium streets. Roads along the route will be closed as early as 7 am until as late as 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 3. Click here for the route.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, NOON - 4 PM
LOCATION: FIRST TENNESSEE PARK $40 GENERAL ADMISSION; $50 VIP
The inaugural Nashville Brew Festival will take place on the field and throughout the concourse of First Tennessee Park on Saturday, October 3. The event will feature more than 50 breweries, including Nashville’s best breweries, as well as food trucks, music, lawn games and more. Both general admission ($40) and VIP ($50) will include unlimited beer, with VIP attendees having early admission and access to specialty beer poured during the first hour. Food sold separately.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 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. Enjoy live music on the performance platforms along 5th Avenue North by Storm Kings and Serenatta. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will also be on-site. Plus, two "pop up" events along 5th Avenue North: InFlux "Pop Up" Gallery and a NowPlayingNashville.com Artober Nashville booth. Two Gray Line art crawl trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along 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, October 3. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:
69 Arcade. 615-266-4028. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
5th Avenue of the Arts Community Corridor Exhibition at Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Avenue South. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
219 5th Avenue North. 818-430-7779. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
83 Arcade. 615-668-7598. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
Art at Music City Marketplace
501 Broadway (inside Bridgestone Arena Tower). 615-259-4747. 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.
Downtown Presbyterian Church's Browsing Room Gallery
154 5th Avenue North. 615-254-7584. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
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.
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.
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.
Unconventional Gallery at Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South. 615-401-1400. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
77 Arcade. 615-383-4848. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: PRINTERS ALLEY $10
Enjoy the final After Crawl After Party of the season! Printers Alley will transform into its own gallery—complete with local artwork exhibits plus a live paint show inside Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar (cover charge at Bourbon Street is $10). Check it out while downtown for the First Saturday Art Crawl!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7 PM
LOCATION: THIRD MAN RECORDS FREE; DONATIONS ENCOURAGED
Third Man Books is partnering with The Contributor to bring you a joint book release and event featuring poets who are both current and former vendors of The Contributor. Donate $20 or more and receive a copy of Third Man Books' new chapbook "Acknowledge: An Anthology of Selected Poems from The Contributor." Refreshments will be provided. RSVP is encouraged by Thursday, October 1 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tennessee State Museum will present an author talk and book signing with Jesse “Bud” Alley, who penned a novel about his personal experiences during the Vietnam War. Alley's new book is entitled "The Ghost of the Green Grass."
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5:30 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: CUMBERLAND PARK FREE
Enjoy Jazz on the Cumberland in the park's amphitheater. Sunday, October 4 will feature live music by the Dynamo Band. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome at this event.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2 PM
LOCATION: WALK OF FAME PARK FREE
Miranda Lambert, Steve Cropper, E.W. "Bud" Wendell and Johnny Cash will receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 6 at 2 pm in Walk of Fame Park. The event is free and open to the public.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 11:45 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Don't miss the final performance of the library's hit music series! Bring a lunch to the library courtyard and enjoy free music by Revolfusion. Join local artist Billy Ramirez and Latin band Revolfusion to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and learn more about Estamos Aqui, a Library initiative to explore and celebrate Latino American culture and history every day of the year.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: SALSA $20
Take "A Tour of Latin America" and celebrate Hispanic heritage month with Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce's inaugural empanada tasting! Enjoy live Latin music while you taste delicious empanadas from several Latin American countries. Learn the culture and traditions behind the empanadas and the people who make them. Price of the ticket includes five empanadas and a soft drink. Cash bar is available. Additional empanadas are also available to purchase from each vendor.