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New restaurant: Potbelly Sandwich Shop!
220 11th Ave S. 615-454-6001. This new sandwich shop in The Gulch is open for lunch and dinner. Menu items include sandwiches, salads, soup, chili, milkshakes and smoothies. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 9 pm and Sunday, 11 am - 8 pm.
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Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 6 PM AND 7:30 PM
LOCATION: CHAUHAN ALE & MASALA HOUSE $15
Chef Chauhan and her team will host the first Diwali celebration! There will be Gol Guppa eating contests at 6 pm and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 11. Entry fee is $15 and the winner receives a $100 Chauhan gift card. Enjoy tableside Papadi Chaat and celebrate the festival of lights with friends and family. Guests will receive Diwali treats, compliments of Chauhan Ale & Masala House. Join the restaurant again Saturday, November 14 for live Bollywood Dancing at 7 pm and 8:30 pm. To register for the Gol Guppa eating contest email email@example.com.
Enjoy an evening at Morton’s as they introduce the historic Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery spirits. This evening of fine bourbon and bacon infused hors d’oeuvres will be led by sixth generation owners Charlie and Andy Nelson. Click here to view the full menu and to purchase tickets.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: 3RD AND LINDSLEY $15 IN ADVANCE; $20 AT THE DOOR
Who Knew will present “The Pitch: An Evening With Music Supervisors.” This will be a first-of-its-kind event for Nashville as music supervisors representing TV, film, trailers, video games and advertising will listen to live bands perform their material in hopes that a song may materialize into a placement right on the spot.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY ADMISSION REQUIRED
In conjunction with "Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art," the Frist Center is proud to present Connecting Disciplines, in-gallery conversations that explore key exhibit themes. "Phantom Bodies" features contemporary artists exploring the absent or transformed body and how this often connects to emotion and universal experiences. Join Dr. Amich, assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University, and Chief Curator Scala as they discuss representations of trauma, disappearance and loss.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: FROTHY MONKEY $60
Frothy Monkey's final wine dinner of 2015! This unique five-course dinner will be perfectly paired with wine to complement each dish. Menu items include butter poached lobster, pan-seared scallops over truffle risotto, smoked paprika crusted ahi tuna, roasted duck breast and cranberry citrus upside down cake. Click here for the full menu and to purchase tickets.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 4 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CITY CLUB FREE
All Nashville City Club members, potential members and guests interested in learning more about the club are invited to its monthly open house happy hour. Events will be held on the first Friday of each month at 4 pm (with the exception of November, which will be held on the second Friday) at the Nashville City Club Grill. This free monthly event allows members the chance to showcase the club to interested co-workers or friends. Each attendee will receive two drink tickets. Please RSVP to Madison@nashvillecity.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, HALF MARATHON & MARATHON BEGINS: 7 AM; 5K BEGINS: 8 AM
LOCATION: THE DISTRICT 5K: $45; HALF MARATHON: $95; MARATHON: $105
Whether an out-of-towner or a lifelong local, runners will love this route that goes through some of Nashville's most beautiful and historic scenery in The Gulch, downtown, East Nashville and other neighborhoods. Half or full marathon course option available, as well as a 5K route. The run begins at Broadway and 1st Avenue. Following the run, participants will be rewarded with music, food and complimentary Shock Top beer at a block party. This event will benefit Gilda's Club Nashville. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Roads along the course will be closed beginning as early as 7 am until as late as 2 pm on Saturday, November 14. Plus, Broadway at 1st Avenue will be closed from 6 pm on Friday, November 13 until 4 pm on Saturday, November 14.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE $15 ADULTS; $7 CHILDREN
E.B. White’s "Charlotte’s Web" has been named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years” by the Children’s Literature Association. Nashville Children's Theatre's acclaimed stage version of this timeless story has won the hearts of children and their families like no other play in its repertoire. This longtime family classic is a beautiful story of friendship and sacrifice, and in Nashville Children’s Theatre’s acclaimed production, when that wonderful spider sets about her devoted work, you will believe in the miracle of Charlotte’s Web.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $29.50 - $49.50
High Hopes Development Center presents its 18th annual Hats off to High Hopes charity event on Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 pm. The event will feature performances by Jonathan Cain, Tim Nichols, The Warren Brothers, Jamie O'Neal and more. High Hopes Development Center is a local nonprofit that has been equipping children and youth, with and without special needs, to reach their maximum potential for more than 31 years.
It’s the off-season for Major League Baseball, and Nashville’s Pujols Family Foundation is taking the stage with The Sam Bush Band. Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush and his band will be joined by friends Jeff Black, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and John Oates and other special guests for Onstage in the Off-Season. The Pujols Family Foundation, which benefits individuals with Down syndrome, was founded by three-time MVP, nine-time MLB All-Star and Roberto Clemente Award recipient Albert Pujols. Pujols (Los Angeles Angels) will highlight the work being done by the Pujols Family Foundation both in Nashville and on a global spectrum.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $50
Join the Nashville Predators for Hockey & Heels to get an exclusive look inside the organization while learning more about hockey. Whether you are new to hockey or a die-hard fan, this event is a perfect girls' night out. Registration includes Hockey 101 with members of the Preds broadcast team, on-ice demonstrations, drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Lexus Lounge, special guest appearances (including Preds players), a ticket to an upcoming Preds home game, a souvenir gift and more! Click here to register in advance.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 6:15 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
Jane Smiley will visit the Nashville Public Library to discuss her new book, "Golden Age." 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.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Bullets Over Broadway at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, November 15
Laura Vida at Sambuca Thursday, November 12
Reso Summit Show with The Railsplitters featuring Billy Cardine at Station Inn Thursday, November 12
Live Band Karaoke at Hard Rock Cafe Thursday, November 12
Music City Toppers at Acme Feed & Seed Thursday, November 12
Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, November 12
Pink Martini at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, November 12 - Saturday, November 14
Nashville Farmers' Market Listening Sessions at Nashville Farmers' Market Thursday, November 12
Lyft Nashville Networking Event at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Thursday, November 12
Festival of Praise Tour 2015 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Thursday, November 12
Straight No Chaser at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 12
Connecting Disciplines: Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 12
Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, November 12
Tennessee Justice Center 20th Anniversary Dinner at Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Thursday, November 12
Free Music Industry Workshop with Rick Barker & Gil Cunningham at Big Machine Store Thursday, November 12
The Eaglemaniacs at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 13
Heidi Bursen at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 13
Party with a Purpose at Rocketown Friday, November 13
Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin at Bridgestone Arena Friday, November 13
Katt Williams at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Friday, November 13
Opry at the Ryman: The SteelDrivers, The Swon Brothers & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 13
Shareen & The Kings at Sambuca Saturday, November 14
Reso Summit Show with Trey Hensley & Friends at Station Inn Saturday, November 14
Brandon Giles at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, November 14
Way Up Dance Party with Coach & DJ Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, November 14
The Matte Gray Band at The Stage on Broadway Saturday, November 14
The SteelDrivers at 3rd and Lindsley Saturday, November 14 - Sunday, November 15
Emoni Wilkins at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Saturday, November 14
Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 14
Me and My Shadow at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 14
STS9 at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, November 14
Opry at the Ryman: Ronnie Milsap & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 14
Rock Music for Kids at Hard Rock Cafe Sunday, November 15
The Chris Weaver Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, November 15
Fiddle Demonstration: Tyler Andal at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, November 15
Tennessee Titans vs. Carolina Panthers at Nissan Stadium Sunday, November 15
Organ Concert by Simon Johnson at Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, November 15
Artful Tales: The Man Who Lost His Head at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Sunday, November 15
Open Jam with Andy T & Nic Nixon at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Monday, November 16
Senior Mondays at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, November 16
Music Production Workshop at Nashville Public Library Monday, November 16
Joe Bonamassa at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 16
OnStage in the Off-Season Benefit Concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, November 16
Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leiscester at Station Inn Tuesday, November 17
The Jack Pearson Band with Jonell Mosser at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, November 17
Whitey Johnson at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, November 17
Network After Work at Bar Louie Tuesday, November 17
Opry at the Ryman: Charlie Daniels Band, Diamond Rio & More at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 17
Back in Time: The 88 MPH Film & Music Tour at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, November 17
Roger Wiesmeyer & Friends at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Tuesday, November 17
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, November 17
Jerry Jacobs at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, November 18
Neil deGrasse Tyson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Wednesday, November 18 - Thursday, November 19
Shakin' the Shack at Party Fowl Wednesday, November 18
The Jenerators at Sambuca Wednesday, November 18
Journey Beyond the Music featuring Bryan White at The Listening Room Cafe Wednesday, November 18
Dead & Company at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 18
Joe Bonamassa at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 18
9th Annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum: A Celebration of Dixie Hall at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday, November 18
Brandon Holder at The Stage on Broadway Thursday, November 19
The Farewell Drifters with Past Members & Special Guests at Station Inn Thursday, November 19
Leif Shires at Sambuca Thursday, November 19
Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, November 19
Street Food Thursdays Thursday, November 19
Music at the Frist: Stone Soup at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 19
Spoken Word Poetry at Nashville Public Library Thursday, November 19
The Oasis Fundraiser at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 19
IIIrd Tyme Out at Station Inn Friday, November 20
Saint-Saëns' "Egyptian" Piano Concerto at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, November 20 - Saturday, November 21
Coffee & Classics: Sibelius' Second Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, November 20
Randy Rogers Band at War Memorial Auditorium Friday, November 20
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 20
Opry at the Ryman: Mel Tillis, Gene Watson & More at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 20
Salon@615: Sue Grafton at Nashville Public Library Friday, November 20
Music at the Frist: Helen Highwater Stringband at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, November 20
Hillbilly Casino at Sambuca Saturday, November 21
Bumble Party with Coach & Sprouse at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, November 21
McKendree UMC & Healthy Tennessee Health Fair at McKendree United Methodist Church Saturday, November 21
Music City Yoga Festival at Rocketown Saturday, November 21
Charlotte's Web at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 21
Opry at the Ryman: Vince Gill, Mel Tillis & More at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 21
Three-day Studio Workshop: Absence and Presence: Using Drawing to Process Artistic Influence at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Saturday, November 21
Songwriter Session: Pat Alger at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 21
Barrel and Brunch at Acme Feed & Seed Sunday, November 22
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Sunday, November 22
Charlotte's Web at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, November 22
NCA/NDA Nashville Classic Cheer Competition at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, November 22
Tokens Show at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 22
NaNoWriMo at Nashville Public Library Sunday, November 22
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, November 23
New Monday with Val Storey at Station Inn Monday, November 23
Music Production Workshop at Nashville Public Library Monday, November 23
Christmas 4 Kids: The Marshall Tucker Band & Friends at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 23
WWE Raw at Bridgestone Arena Monday, November 23
Chris Mouch Band at The Stage on Broadway Tuesday, November 24
No Country for New Nashville at Acme Feed & Seed Tuesday, November 24
Women Rock: A Special Night with Etta Britt & Sheila Lawrence at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, November 24
The Doyle & Debbie Show at Station Inn Tuesday, November 24
Opry at the Ryman: Del McCoury Band, Michael Ray & More at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 24
Trapped Above Ground at Acme Feed & Seed Wednesday, November 25
Wes Cook Band at The Stage on Broadway Wednesday, November 25
Get Fit Downtown
Did you know that downtown Nashville has nine fitness centers? Visit our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, yoga studios, dance studios and personal training options.
Be Cheap with BEEP!
During Bridgestone Arena events, park for free at Nissan Stadium Lot R. Optional round-trip shuttle service is $3 per person with a convenient drop-off point near the arena. Click here for details. (Tip: You don't have to attend an event at the arena to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the event dates listed on the BEEP website).
Large groups and events (500+ attendees) that are downtown November 11 - 25, 2015 include Gypsum Management & Supply (1,200, November 11 - 13), American College of Surgeons (650, November 14 - 17), Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (4,000, November 17 - 20), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (3,000 November 18 - 20), and National Cheerleaders Association & National Dance Alliance Classic (5,000, November 22). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions.