News & Information
New Wine & Liquor Store: Metropolitan Wines!
L&C Tower - 401 Church Street #101. 615-248-9463. New wine shop in the heart of downtown Nashville, conveniently located next to the Urban Market . Get everything you need for dinner at the market and pick up a bottle of wine at Metropolitan Wines to complete the meal. Hours are Mon - Fri, 9 am - 11 pm and Sat, 10 am - 11 pm.
New Restaurant: Freshii!
530 Church Street. 615-770-2722. New restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Menu options using entirely fresh ingredients including wraps, burritos, soups, salads, and more. Hours are Mon - Sat, 7 am - 7 pm.
New Restaurant & Nightclub: Luau Louie's Hula Hut!
217 2nd Ave S. 615-715-6429. This nightclub offers a full menu featuring wings, nachos, burgers and more. The club's theme is a beachside getaway with bright colors, thatch and bamboo. Opening week special of $0.50 wells and free longnecks from 9 pm - 12 am Wednesday, October 13 through Saturday, October 16. Hours are Tues - Sat, 5 pm - 2:30 am.
New Mobile Entertainment: Pedal Tavern!
A party on wheels powered by a 16-person bicycle is perfect for pub crawls, company outings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more. Rent the new Pedal Tavern to tour downtown Nashville like never before on a 2.5 hour ride. Click here for photos and rental information.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16
LOCATION: FLYTE WORLD DINING AND WINE
Flyte celebrates their 4th anniversary with Flyte Goes to Four specials. All beer and wine flytes feature a free fourth wine or beer. Plus, the fourth guest at every dining room table has dinner on the house. In addition to the regular 3-course $35 Prix Fixe menu, there will be a special 4-course $40 Prix Fixe menu. Flyte's fall menu is avaliable online.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6 PM - 10:30 PM
LOCATION: PUBLIC SQUARE PARK GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE AND VIP: $30
Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. The final show of this second annual concert series! Blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and water bottles are welcomed. The line-up for Thursday, October 14:
6:30 pm - Rhythmystik Tribal Percussion Group
7 pm - Johnathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
7:45 pm - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
9 pm - JJ Grey & Mofro
VIP tickets available for $30. Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water, food, and an incredible view of the stage. $3 parking available in the Public Square parking garage located directly below the park. Free bicycle parking.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6 PM
LOCATION: AT&T BUILDING FREE
The unveiling of this 12-month calendar profiles individuals and events from across the state that have had a compelling impact on the lives of Tennesseans. It includes photographs and a brief description of highlighted honorees and events. The Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, Sr., Dr. Otis Floyd, Jr., and Wilma Rudolph will be honored, as well as others from the arts, medicine, music and politics. The calendar provides educators with a tool to teach students about the contributions that African-Americans have made to our country and the state of Tennessee.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is one of three cities worldwide to host the The Birth of Impressionism. The exhibition opens this Friday and includes approximately 100 masterpieces of mid-to-late 19th-century French painting from the Musée d’Orsay, a museum in Paris dedicated to the art of the early modern period. The exhibition provides a broad context for understanding the roots of Modernism, with works by Courbet, Manet, Cézanne, Monet, and Renoir, Bouguereau, Degas, Fantin-Latour, and Whistler. Click here to purchase tickets to this special exhibit.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: WATERMARK $125
As part of SAVOR Nashville kickoff weekend, world-renowned chef Norman Van Aken of Florida, will serve as guest chef at Watermark. The weekend is a kickoff event for a city-wide culinary event slated for the spring of 2011. A portion of the weekend's proceeds will benefit Community Food Advocates. Watermark's Executive Chef James A. Lohse will host Norman Van Aken, as he brings the best dining from the heart of South Florida to The Gulch. Five-course meal with wine pairings. Reservations are available for seatings at 6:30 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.
Ready to rock in black and pink, the women of the Nashville Chapter of the Little Black Dress Club present the first ever Rockin’ Pink Party, a rock and roll inspired dance party to benefit the Greater Nashville Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Rockin’ Pink Party will feature live music, drink and food specials, a silent auction and a raffle.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 5 PM
The sixth annual Halloween in the Gulch: 5K and 10K run and block party. Participants can run in their best costumes during this costume party race. Runners and spectators have a chance to win top prizes for the best costume. After the finish line, enjoy free food and Michelob Ultra beer, plus dancing and prizes. The block party is located at 600 11th Avenue South. Registration for the race is $35.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, CONCERT STARTS AT 2 PM
LOCATION: RIVERFRONT PARK $20 CONCERT; $50 MOTORCYCLE RIDE, CONCERT, T-SHIRT
Dierks Bentley hosts his fifth annual Miles and Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and benefit concert. Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Jerrod Nieman, and Laura Bell Bundy will join Bentley. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The hour-long motorcycle ride begins at 1 pm in Columbia, TN and the concert starts at 2 pm in Riverfront Park.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: HOOTERS FREE
Mix and mingle with your fellow downtown neighbors. Drink and appetizer specials include $1 Budwieser, Bud Light, and Bud Select drafts and an $8 appetizer plate including boneless wings, burgers and BBQ sliders. Games and giveaways during Monday Night Football!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 5:30 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: 315 BAR & GRILL FREE
Public relations and communications professionals, join the Nashville PR Flacks for happy hour at 315 Bar & Grill located inside Hotel Indigo. The bar will offer drink and food specials including: 2 for 1 drafts, $6 specialty cocktails, $5 glasses of wine, a $7 appetizer special and a $5 dessert special.
Menopause The Musical chronicles a comedic setup of four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black-lace bra and and the trials of menopause. It's full of musical parodies of classic hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's, such as "Puff, My God I'm Draggin'" and "Stayin' Awake, Stayin' Awake".
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE
Part of the EQUIP Professional Enrichment Series, this workshop, "Communicating with the Generations" explores how to communicate effectively with everyone in the work-world, which now spans four very different generations. Melanie Adams will lead the workshop.