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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    

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Events This Week

 

Street Food Thursdays

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 11 AM - 2 PM

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North! This event takes place every other Thursday. Please note: road closure associated with this event. Deaderick Street (4th Avenue North to 5th Avenue North) will be closed from 10 am - 2:30 pm on the day of the event.

 

Nashville International Auto Show

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 10 AM - 9 PM; SUNDAY: 10 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: MUSIC CITY CENTER $10 ADULTS; $5 SENIORS & MILITARY; FREE KIDS 12 & UNDER

Buckle up! The Nashville International Auto Show returns Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 5 to the Music City Center with more than 350 of the newest cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers on the market. Showgoers can check out high-end exotics from duPont Registry plus ultra-luxury cars and test drive 35 new vehicles all under one roof. Begin researching your next vehicle and bring the whole family along for an exciting day of fun.

 

First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 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. Enjoy live music by Tramaine Arte Mis Music on the performance platform on 5th Avenue North. Also, live music by Dave Fenley, Dixie Jade, Adam Searan and Caligo in Fifth Third Plaza. Plus, visit a brand-new mural by Beau Stanton painted above Blush Boutique (144 5th Avenue North) as a part of Rivive! Nashville, a local initiative seeking to inspire greater stream stewardship through public art. See this month's gallery map. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Downtown Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6 pm - 10 pm. SPECIAL DISCOUNT: SP+ is offering an $8 rate to Art Crawl attendees at their 5th Avenue of the Arts Garage (147 5th Avenue North). Must purchase parking in advance. 1) Select the date of the crawl and the times. 2) Use promo code: ARTCRAWL. 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, November 4. Participating galleries in this month's crawl include:

21c Museum Hotel
221 2nd Avenue North. 615-610-6400. 24/7. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

5th Avenue of the Arts Community Corridor Exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame
222 5th Avenue South. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

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.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 615-852-7009. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Blue Fig Editions
56 Arcade. 615-942-9844. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Clockwork Photography
64 Arcade. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography
64A Arcade. 615-308-7751. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

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.

Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
224 5th Avenue South. 615-577-7711. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

L Gallery
73 Arcade. 615-567-3702. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Mary Hong Gallery
414 Union Street. 615-423-0818. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Music City Shop
501 Broadway. 615-259-4747. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Nostos Gallery
58 Arcade. 615-495-1120. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

O Gallery
42 Arcade. 615-416-2537. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Papp-Art
64 Arcade. 615-977-6918. 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.

Studio 66
66 Arcade. 615-498-3320. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Tinney Contemporary
237 5th Avenue North. 615-255-7816. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

UltraViolet Gallery
59 Arcade. 615-521-2632. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Valentina Design
75 Arcade. 954-274-0178. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Wolf and Crow Gallery
44 Arcade. 615-336-0001. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Worthington Galleries
69 Arcade. 615-527-7970. 6 pm - 9 pm. Free.

Rivive! Nashville at Blush
144 5th Avenue North. 4:30 pm - 9 pm. Free.

 

Turnip Green Festival

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE FARMERS' MARKET FREE

Enjoy free samples from the world's largest pot of Smiley's fresh-picked turnip greens cooked up by Troy Smiley and country ham prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Tandy Wilson of City House, a cooking demonstration (and more samples!) in the market kitchen by Loveless Cafe, a turnip greens eating contest and the very popular cornbread recipe contest. Plus, there will be smokin' blues from B.B. King's All-Star Band and whole hog BBQ and giant turkey legs cooked on-site by Smokin' Joe.

 

Crafty Bastards: Arts & Crafts Fair

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: THE GULCH FREE

Crafty Bastards: Arts & Crafts Fair is a juried exhibit and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 14 years ago in Washington, D.C. presented by the Nashville Scene’s sister publication, the Washington City Paper. Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. Crafty Bastards returns to Nashville in The Gulch neighborhood on Saturday, November 4 from 10 am - 4 pm at 1201 Laurel Street.

 

Wanderlust 108

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL $45

Wanderlust 108, the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” returns to Nashville on Saturday, November 4. Wanderlust’s signature triathlon, which is produced in partnership with Adidas, attracts thousands for a 5K run (or walk), an outdoor 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation. Mindful triathletes will also enjoy music, artisanal vendors, local food and many surprises throughout the day.

Please note: downtown road closures associated with this event from 7:45 am - 9:30 am on Saturday, November 4:

- 6th Avenue North (Jefferson Street to Harrison Street)
- Harrison Street (7th Avenue North to 6th Avenue North)
- 7th Avenue North (Harrison Street to Jefferson Street)
- Junior Gilliam (5th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue North)
- 3rd Avenue North (Junior Gilliam to Stockyard Street)
- Music City Bikeway (2nd Avenue North to 5th Avenue North)

 

YMCA's Diabetes Awareness Health Screening

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7 AM - 10 AM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN YMCA $20 AT THE DOOR

Did you know that 84 million Americans are living with prediabetes and only 10% know it? Head to the Downtown YMCA on Monday, November 6 to help raise awareness for Diabetes Awareness Month. This event will include screenings for glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI, one-on-one consultations with a lifestyle coach, a group fitness class, tips, recipes and snacks from the YMCA's nutritionists and a day pass for the YMCA.

 

Salon@615: Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 6:15 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE

Author Colin Meloy is the author of the New York Times best-selling "Wildwood Chronicles" and is the singer-songwriter for the band The Decemberists. Illustrator Carson Ellis has illustrated a number of books for children, including the "Wildwood Chronicles," and is the author and illustrator of the picture books "Du Iz Tak?," a Caldecott Honor winner, and "Home." They will be discussing their new book, "The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid." Salon@615 is an ongoing partnership between the Nashville Public Library, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, Humanities Tennessee and Bookpage designed to nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting best-selling authors for talks and book signings.

 

2017 CMA Awards

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will team up for the 10th time to host the 51st annual CMA Awards, country's most anticipated show of the year. Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are just some of the names performing at this star-studded event. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for a full list of road closures.

 

New to Nashville Lunch Series: The Future of Transportation in Nashville

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: SPARK: LIPSCOMB'S IDEA CENTER FREE

This is a new lunch program series at Spark: Lipscomb’s Idea Center's recently opened downtown location! Have lunch and enjoy networking and interesting conversation. The New to Nashville lunch series is an hourlong free lunch and conversation with leaders in Nashville about the history, trends and issues facing our city. The series continues on Wednesday, November 8 with a talk on the future of transportation in Nashville featuring Steve Bland, CEO of Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and John Schroer, Tennessee Department of Transportation commissioner.

 

Road Closures

Road Closures: 2017 CMA Awards

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Several road closures are planned throughout downtown for the 2017 CMA Awards, which is at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 8. This list is organized by the date the closures begin. The end date is different for each road and is indicated below. Most roads are closed for multiple days.

Saturday, November 4:
- One westbound lane on Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) closed from midnight on Saturday, November 4 until 2 am on Thursday, November 9
- Cut out on 1st Avenue next to the train station closed from midnight on Saturday, November 4 until midnight on Wednesday, November 8

Sunday, November 5:
- 6th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun) closed from 6 am on Sunday, November 5 until 6 am on Thursday, November 9
- 5th Avenue South (Broadway to Demonbreun) closed from 6 am on Sunday, November 5 until 6 am on Thursday, November 9

Monday, November 6:
- One eastbound lane on Broadway (1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue) closed from 4 am on Monday, November 6 until midnight on Wednesday, November 8
- 1st Avenue (Broadway to nearby alley) closed from 4 am on Monday, November 6 until midnight on Wednesday, November 8
- Southbound lane on 5th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Korean Veterans Boulevard) closed from 4 pm on Monday, November 6 until 4 pm on Thursday, November 9

Tuesday, November 7:
- Demonbreun (5th Avenue South to 6th Avenue South) closed from 6 am on Tuesday, November 7 until 2 am on Thursday, November 9

Wednesday, November 8:
- 6th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 6 am on Wednesday, November 8 until 6 am on Thursday, November 9
- Demonbreun (4th Avenue South to 8th Avenue South) closed from 6 am on Wednesday, November 8 until 6 am on Thursday, November 9
- 7th Avenue South (Demonbreun to Broadway) closed from 6 am on Wednesday, November 8 until 6 am on Thursday, November 9
- McGavock Street (7th Avenue South to 8th Avenue South) closed from 6 am on Wednesday, November 8 until 6 am on Thursday, November 9
- 5th Avenue South (Korean Veterans Boulevard to Demonbreun) closed from 6 am on Wednesday, November 8 until 6 am on Thursday, November 9

Thursday, November 9:
- Northbound lane on 4th Avenue next to Honky Tonk Central closed from 3 am until 9 am on Thursday, November 9

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Saturday, November 4

An American in Paris at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, November 5

Nashville House Concerts: Dierks Bentley, Rhett Akins & More at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, November 2

Street Food Thursdays Thursday, November 2

Riffs on the Rails at Union Station Hotel Thursday, November 2

YP Nashville Leadership Series: Social Entrepreneurship at Spark: Lipscomb's Idea Center Thursday, November 2

River Talks: What to Do Now: Protecting Tennessee’s Clean Water & Special Places Through Citizen Advocacy at The Bridge Building Thursday, November 2

Nashville International Auto Show at Music City Center Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 5

Road Closures: 2017 CMA Awards Saturday, November 4 - Thursday, November 9

Demetri Martin at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 4

First Saturday Art Crawl at 5th Avenue of the Arts Saturday, November 4

Turnip Green Festival at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, November 4

Crafty Bastards: Arts & Crafts Fair at The Gulch Saturday, November 4

Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 4

Wanderlust 108 at Bicentennial Mall Saturday, November 4

Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium Sunday, November 5

Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, November 5

Titans Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, November 5

YMCA's Diabetes Awareness Health Screening at Downtown YMCA Monday, November 6

Salon@615: Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis at Nashville Public Library Monday, November 6

2017 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 8

Cooking Up SIMPLY: Meal Planning at Nashville Farmers' Market Wednesday, November 8

Tansuo & Tennessee Brew Works Duck Dinner at Tansuo Wednesday, November 8

New to Nashville Lunch Series: The Future of Transportation in Nashville at Spark: Lipscomb's Idea Center Wednesday, November 8

Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Wednesday, November 8

River Talks: Taking Care of Your Neighborhood Water at The Bridge Building Thursday, November 9

MINT (Mississippians in Nashville, TN) Fall Happy Hour at L.A. Jackson Thursday, November 9

Nick Offerman at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 9

John Cleese and the Holy Grail at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, November 11

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: King for a Day! at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 11

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 11

Sip TN Wine Festival at Nashville Farmers' Market Saturday, November 11

Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Saturday, November 11

2017 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Gala at Nashville Public Library Saturday, November 11

Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals at Nissan Stadium Sunday, November 12

Country Rising 2 at Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater Sunday, November 12

Country Rising at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, November 12

Titans Brunch at Nashville City Club Sunday, November 12

Mr. Popper's Penguins at Nashville Children's Theatre Sunday, November 12

Guns N’ Roses at Bridgestone Arena Monday, November 13

Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, November 14

Dan Rather: What Unites Us at War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, November 14

Union Station Hotel Celebrates New Dog-Friendly Policy with Yappy Hour at Union Station Hotel Wednesday, November 15

Jay-Z at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 15

The Used with Glassjaw at War Memorial Auditorium Wednesday, November 15

Click here to see a complete calendar of all events happening in downtown Nashville!

Clean and Safe Request Form

If you notice something amiss while walking downtown, let us know! Report graffiti that needs to be removed, public sidewalks that need pressure washing, weeds, trash and other unsightly items. Use this form to send a request directly to our Clean and Safe Team manager. Please note: these services are only available in the CBID and the GBID (maps of these areas are provided on the form page).

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 Bridgestone to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the stated event dates).

Convention Update

Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown November 1 - 15, 2017 are Dental Success Today (625, November 1 - 5), The Lampo Group (1,000, November 3 - 4), Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (650, November 4 - 9), Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (750, November 7 - 12), and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (7,000, November 14 - 19). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.

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