News & Information
New restaurant: Woolworth on 5th!
221 5th Avenue North. 615-891-1361. The Woolworth building is a registered historic site as part of the Fifth Avenue Historic District in downtown Nashville. One of the original "five and dime" stores, F. W. Woolworth became the site of some of the first lunch counter sit-ins during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Nashville. Woolworth on 5th honors the history of this space by serving as a welcome table for all – an upbeat atmosphere with food, music, and dancing that everyone can enjoy. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 7 am - 10 pm; Friday, 7 am - 11 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am - 11 pm; and Sunday, 9:30 am - 10 pm.
Events This Week
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
LOCATION: MAKEREADY LIBATIONS & LIBERATION $30
Double down as we celebrate our first Valentine’s day with a custom chef driven menu designed to share with your dates (or not)! Double date menu items available February 14-17.
Additional Valentine's options were included in last week's newsletter and can be found here.
Make all your chocolate dreams come true by joining Goo Goo for a fun and insightful evening at the Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar. In the “Secrets of Goo Goo” class, you’ll concept and create your very own custom Goo Goo, learn a secret recipe from the Dessert Bar and make a decadent treat to take home with you, plus walk through a guided tasting of wines and chocolate. Call the Goo Goo Shop at 615-490-6685 to reserve your space or click here.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 5 PM - 11 PM
LOCATION: TANSUO MENU AVAILABLE A LA CART
In honor of China's most important festival, Morph Hospitality's contemporary Chinese restaurant will offer dinner specials and customary festivities on Friday, February 16, including Lion Dancers and a night market-inspired party with complimentary entertainment, dim sum and drinks.
Relax and unwind at Night Market, a monthly event that takes place on the third Friday at the Nashville Farmers' Market. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, wine, craft beer, local artisan booths, plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants, activities for families, eclectic music and more. Each month highlights different special events, featured artisans and local organizations that are serving our community. This month's nonprofit partner is the American Heart Association.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association Mid South Chapter to provide exhibition tours to those in early stages of dementia and their caregivers. This program gives those affected by the disease an expressive outlet and forum for dialogue through guided exhibition tours, social interaction, art-making activities and free lunch. This is a FREE event and lunch, space is limited. Call 615-315-5880 to make a reservation.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, SATURDAY: 2 PM - 5 PM; SUNDAY: 2 PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE
View all of the 2018 LEGO contest entries at the Nashville Public Library on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18. This annual contest allows participants of all ages to use their skills to build their most creative LEGO designs. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday at 3 pm.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 8 AM
LOCATION: FIFTH THIRD CENTER $35 REGISTRATION FEE; $100 FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
The American Lung Association in Tennessee is hosting its sixth annual Fight for Air Climb on Saturday, February 17 at the Fifth Third Center. This unique and signature competitive stair climb challenges you to complete the 29 floors of the building, all 638 steps. Through the climb, you will support its mission to fight to end lung disease and to climb for those who cannot. All of the proceeds support its local Nashville programs that assist with smoking cessation, asthma education, pulmonary research grants and local lung disease support.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 7:40 AM - 11 AM
LOCATION: BICENTENNIAL MALL 5K: $49; 15K: $74
The best goodie bags in running, free instantaneous race photos and scrumptious post-race treats are just three reasons you’ll want to sign up for RAM Racing's 4th annual Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Race in Nashville. The popular USATF-certified event hits Nashville starting at Bicentennial Mall State Park on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Whether you are a serious or recreational runner, you'll score Hot Chocolate's award-winning and always impressive race swag (this time it's a quarter-zip long sleeve technical jacket). Then, after crossing the finish line where a city specific medal and key chain await you, racers are rewarded with a mug loaded with fondue and hot chocolate, pretzels, Rice Krispie Treats, cookie straws and bananas. Please note: road closures associated with this event. Click here for the full road closure list.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $69 IN ADVANCE; $75 DAY OF EVENT
The 3rd Annual Wine in the Winter is modeled after its sister event, Wine on the River. Attendees will be able to take a break from the cold and sample more than 30 wine, beer and spirits in a Winter Wonderland setting in the heart of downtown. Wine in the Winter was a sell out in 2017, so grab your tickets while they last.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, NOON - 3 PM
LOCATION: DABBLE STUDIO $60/SEAT
Learn basic knife and cooking skills from Dabble's fun and fantastic chef, then create your own masterpiece of Love Birds as an artist instructs you step-by-step while your custom hand-made pizza is in the oven! Bring a beverage of your choice. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also available for purchase.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
LOCATION: THE CHEF AND I ON NINTH $100
The Chef and I on Ninth has teamed up with Starr Hill Brewery to put on a one-of-a-kind experience. Their brewers and executive chefs have paired their beer and food for the ultimate beer dinner in town! The doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner starts at 6 pm. Tickets include beer and food, and there is a cash bar available with other drink options. Starr Hill brewers will discuss their product and distribute samples all night long.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: BISCUIT LOVE $50
Head to Biscuit Love on February 20 for Biscuit Love Tuesday to mingle with other locals and enjoy some of the best biscuits in town.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7:30 AM - 9 AM
LOCATION: WELLSPIRE $25
After two years as a financial analyst at Bain Capital, Mike Lewis quit his job and joined a professional squash team. In doing so, he became inspired by others pursuing their dreams and started “When To Jump,” a global community dedicated to exploring the fundamental question: When is the right time to pursue what you really want to do with your life? Lewis's recent book, “When To Jump: When the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want,” features a forward by Sheryl Sandberg and was recently rated 3rd on Business Insider’s “Business Books Everyone Will Be Reading in 2018” list.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
"Will You Accept This Rose?" at Salon J and Day Spa through Saturday, February 17
Painting Class: Vanderbilt Harmonic Notion Fundraiser: Choose Flame or Skyline at Sips 'n Strokes Thursday, February 15
Stacy Mitchhart Band at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, February 15
Joe Russo's Almost Dead at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, February 15
The Music of Journey at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, February 15
Blues Traveler at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, February 15
Cook & Craft at Nashville Public Library Thursday, February 15
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, February 15
Lunch & Learn: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage at Tennessee State Museum Thursday, February 15
If You Don't Know Now You Know featuring That's My Kid & More at High Watt at Mercy Lounge Thursday, February 15
Alex Michael Duo at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Thursday, February 15
An Evening with Paula Cole at City Winery Thursday, February 15
Love Truckers at Tin Roof Broadway Friday, February 16
Heart Healthy Cooking at Nashville Farmers' Market Friday, February 16
Cameron Bedell, Liz Rose, Emily Shackelton and Phil Barton at The Listening Room Cafe Friday, February 16
Pizza & Painting Valentine's Edition: Birch Baes at Dabble Studio Friday, February 16
The Illusionists - Live From Broadway at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, February 16
The Music of Journey at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Friday, February 16
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band at Ryman Auditorium Friday, February 16
Adulting for Teens at Nashville Public Library Friday, February 16
The Music of James Taylor Music & Wine Pairing Presented by Bossa Blue at City Winery Friday, February 16
The Music of Black Panther: Dance Party & Art Immersion at Mercy Lounge Friday, February 16
Besties Duetsies at Tennessee Brew Works Saturday, February 17
Tours of Christ Church Cathedral at Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, February 17
Broseph at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, February 17
View from the 615 with Coach & Rate at Acme Feed & Seed Saturday, February 17
Newtown at Station Inn Saturday, February 17
Chris Shrader at Tin Roof Broadway Saturday, February 17
A Valentine's Double Date at Makeready Libations & Liberation Saturday, February 17
Free Tastings at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse at Frugal MacDoogal Warehouse Saturday, February 17
Sister Ruth & The Swamp Grass Revivals at The Pub Nashville Saturday, February 17
Steven West Band at Whiskey Bent Saloon Saturday, February 17
The Illusionists - Live From Broadway at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 17
The Music of Journey at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday, February 17
Tommy Emmanuel at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, February 17
Studio NPL Open Lab at Nashville Public Library Saturday, February 17
Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, February 17
In The Mood at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, February 17
Family Program: Anna Young's The Enchanted Forest, A Choose Your Own Adventure Opera at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, February 17
Total 90’s Live at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday, February 17
Natalie Brady Band at The Stage on Broadway Sunday, February 18
Puckett's Sunday Showcase hosted by Marcus Whybrew featuring The Dairy Daughters at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Sunday, February 18
Disney Live! at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, February 18
Platinum Comedy Tour at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, February 18
Jonny Lang at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, February 18
Sunday Morning Gospel & Fellowship w/ Rev. Ron Blakely at Robert's Western World Sunday, February 18
John & Lois Shepherd at Robert's Western World Sunday, February 18
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos at Rudy's Jazz Room Monday, February 19
The Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley Monday, February 19
Taryn Papa at Tin Roof Broadway Monday, February 19
Priscilla Block at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Monday, February 19
Grateful Mondays with The Stolen Faces at Acme Feed & Seed Monday, February 19
The Nashville Jazz Orchestra Featuring Connye Florance Nashville’s Lady of the Blues at City Winery Monday, February 19
Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators at Bridgestone Arena Monday, February 19
Lunchtime Yoga at Nashville Public Library Monday, February 19
Valentine's with KEM at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Monday, February 19
Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Monday, February 19
Bless Your Heart Comedy at City Winery Monday, February 19
Greg Adams, Ernie Halter, Rebecca Correia and Cal Ecker at The Listening Room Cafe Tuesday, February 20
Get Fit Downtown
With twelve fitness centers, downtown makes it easy for you to get in a work out. Browse our online map to find an option convenient for you. Choose from traditional gyms, barre studios, cycling, 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 Bridgestone to use this service. However, the free parking is only available on the stated event dates).
Large groups and events (500+) that are downtown February 14 - 28, 2018 are Disaster Recovery Institute International (500, February 7 - 15), American Association of School Administrators (3,100, February 12 - 17), Tractor Supply Company (2,000, February 18 - 21), National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (9,500, February 22 - March 1), and Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women's Basketball Tournament (10,000, February 28 - March 4). For more information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click this link for a complete listing of Nashville conventions.