Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

   

News & Information

New Restaurant: Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant!
500 Church Street. 615-770-2772. New restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the heart of downtown Nashville. The grand opening is this weekend, featuring live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Menu items include Fried Green Tomatoes, Puckett's Cherry Smoked Baby Back Ribs, and Catfish Tacos. Call for dinner and show reservations. Hours are Sun - Mon, 6 am - 4 pm, Tues - Thurs, 6 am - 10 pm, Fri - Sat, 6 am - 11 pm. Ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 5 at 10 am with Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville and Mayor John Schroer of Franklin. The public is invited to the ceremony with a reception immediately following.
 

New Restaurant: Virago!
1126 McGavock Street. 615-320-5149. New sushi restaurant now serving dinner. Virago has relocated from its previous location on Division Street to the developing M Street in The Gulch, next door to Whiskey Kitchen. Hours are Mon - Sat, 5 pm - midnight.

Events This Week

Nashville Symphony presents The Rite of Spring

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7 PM ON THURSDAY, 8 PM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $35 - $85

The Nashville Symphony orchestra will perform Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and two pieces by contemporary American composer Richard Danielpour, including Songs of Solitude, featuring baritone Thomas Hampson.


Les Miserables at Hume Fogg

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 7 PM ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND 2 PM SATURDAY
LOCATION: HUME FOGG ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL $5 STUDENTS; $10 ADULTS; $12 RESERVED SEATS

Les Miserables School Edition is a shortened version of the long-running Broadway show. Performed by students of Hume Fogg Academic High School, this musical contains no spoken dialog ... only lyrics and music. This epic musical recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his nineteen-year term.


Chonda Pierce Comedy Event

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE $20 ADVANCE; $23 AT THE DOOR; $15 GROUPS 10+

Chonda Pierce returns with new stories, country humor, poignant observations and off-the-cuff answers to audience questions. The details of her first "Hollywood experience" include Botox booths and purse puppies. And life back home in the South is no less interesting, with barbecue tithing and hockey pucks flying! Gather your family and get ready to laugh.


Mix for Six with Woodford Reserve

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 5 PM - 7 PM

Nashville Lifestyles’ presents MIX FOR SIX with Woodford Reserve. Visit participating restaurants and bars every Thursday night from 5 - 7 pm in November and enjoy $6 Woodford Reserve cocktails and $6 appetizers. Participating restaurants include Whiskey Kitchen, Merchants, Capitol Grille, and Sambuca.


Renoir's Boating Party

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 6:30 PM
LOCATION: TENNESSEE ART LEAGUE AND GALLERIES $125

Part of the "Art, Dine, Design" series of activities held by the Tennessee Art League, Renoir's Boating Party will feature gourmet food and entertainment. There will also be an opportunity to purchase artwork by locally and regionally renowned artists. Internationally-known artists Joseph Sulkowski and Elizabeth Brandon will attend. Dress is Bohemian Chic. Tickets can be purchased by calling 615-736-5000.


Fall Patient Appreciation Day

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 10 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CHIROPRACTIC CENTER FREE

During this patient appreciation day all new patients will receive a complimentary consultation, exam, and first treatment. Free chair massages by Julie Lowery of Body & Sole will be offered throughout the day. Stop by to register for drawings including prizes from The Greek Touch, Downtown Hair Salon, Dunn Bros. Coffee, The Painted Cupcake, The Peanut Shop, Downtown Cleaners and more. Plus, complimentary snacks.


First Saturday Art Crawl

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 6 PM - 9 PM

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Three free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm. See this month's shuttle map and gallery listing. Participating galleries on Saturday, November 6 include:

Animal Art Photography
59 Arcade. 815-4346. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Arcade 57
57 Arcade. 931-446-2337. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Arts Company
215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

BelArt Gallery
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

Blend Studio
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Estel Gallery
115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Ha Factory
238 5th Avenue North. 718-930-3905. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

LeQuire Gallery Annex
64A Arcade. 298-4611. 6 - 9 pm. Free.

The Lost Boys Center & Gallery
535 4th Avenue South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information. Free parking and on the shuttle route.

Mir Gallery
44 Arcade. 522-8908. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

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

Ronell & Co.
83 Arcade. 776-7868. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Seven Art
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Suite 69
69 Arcade. 479-5133. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

Tennessee Art League
808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.

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

Twist Art Gallery
73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.


Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM $14 - $55

Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy as they set out on a zany road trip, searching for talent and having fun. The show is interactive with the audience. Children ages one and up require a ticket for entry to the show. Tickets may be purchased at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium Box office or by clicking here.


From Buffalo With Love

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 7 PM - 2 AM
LOCATION: 12TH & PORTER $10

Musicians for Musicians is dedicated to helping those affected by the historic flood of May 2010. Designed to support musicians who lost musical equipment in the flood, Musicians for Musicians aspires to raise awareness and funds through concerts and events. The lineup supporting Nashville includes Joseph Wooten, Rick Huckaby, SeeThree, Bullfrog Review, Eyewitness Blues, and Laura Rachel Sweeney. Performances also by Broken Arrow Blues Band from Detroit and Myron & The ID from Buffalo. Proceeds from this event will be donated to MusiCares and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

 

Downtown Discounts

The Nail Place

THROUGH NOVEMBER 30

Downtown employees and residents receive 10% off all manicures, pedicures, fills, and full sets. Remember, The Nail Place has relocated to the storefront next door to its previous location. Hours are Mon - Fri, 9 am - 6 pm, and Sat, 10 am - 6 pm.


 

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

 

John Mellencamp at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 3

Mike Bub's XXL Band at Station Inn Wednesday, November 3

Nashville Symphony presents The Rite of Spring at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 4 - Saturday, November 6

MGMT at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 4

Les Miserables at Hume Fogg at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School Thursday, November 4 - Saturday, November 6

Chonda Pierce Comedy Event at First Baptist Nashville Thursday, November 4

Johnny Hiland and Ron Lutwick's Blues Connection at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, November 4

Steve Mouzon book signing and lecture Thursday, November 4

Renoir's Boating Party at Tennessee Art League and Galleries Thursday, November 4

Stacy Mitchhart at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Thursday, November 4

A Tribute to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill at Mercy Lounge Thursday, November 4

Exuality at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 5

Leilah Hayman, David Oakleaf, The 5 Tones, and Marc Cogman at Hard Rock Cafe Friday, November 5

Soul Sacrifice Santana Experience at 3rd and Lindsley Friday, November 5

Fall Patient Appreciation Day at Downtown Chiropractic Center Friday, November 5

Swagger at Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Friday, November 5

Johnny T at Sambuca Friday, November 5

Opry at the Ryman featuring Marty Stuart, Mountain Heart and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, November 5

Jody Abernathy at Listening Room Cafe Friday, November 5

Leslie Satcher, Big Al Anderson, and Wade Hayes at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, November 5

Eastern Illinois vs. Tennessee State University at LP Field Saturday, November 6

First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, November 6

Hilary Williams book signing at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, November 6

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 6

Exuality at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 6

Cameo at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, November 6

Opry at the Ryman featuring Jim Brickman, Robin Meade, Montgomery Gentry, Victoria Shaw and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 6

Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Saturday, November 6

Monty Holmes, Kevin Denny, Joanna Smith at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Saturday, November 6

Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Sunday, November 7

Music City Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony at Hilton Park Sunday, November 7

Tootsie's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Ryman Auditorium Sunday, November 7

Sunday Writer's Night hosted by Lorna Flowers at Listening Room Cafe Sunday, November 7

Phil Vaught at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, November 7

John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, November 8

The Aristo Center Stage Party at The Stage on Broadway Monday, November 8

Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium Monday, November 8

From Buffalo With Love at 12th & Porter Monday, November 8

Matt White at 3rd and Lindsley Tuesday, November 9

Writers' Night at Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant Tuesday, November 9

Opry at the Ryman featuring Josh Thompson, Charlie Louvin, Sam Bush and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 9

Julius Fisher at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Tuesday, November 9

CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 10

Sarabeth at The Rutledge Wednesday, November 10

Blue Jean Ball at Buffalo Billiards Thursday, November 11

Janet and Jim Ayers and Marlene and Spencer Hays Lecture Series: From the Bastille to the Commune at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, November 11

Styx at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, November 11

Military Night at The Melting Pot Thursday, November 11

Official Kick-Off of the 150th Commemoration of the Civil War at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, November 12

Cancer Benefit at The Rutledge Friday, November 12

The Thanksgiving Rock Feast at Cannery Ballroom Friday, November 12

Tennessee's Civil War: Tours, Tales & Treasures at Tennessee State Museum Friday, November 12 - Saturday, November 13

Nashville Half Marathon at Riverfront Park Saturday, November 13

POST Comedy Theater at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, November 13

Jamfest's The Country Jam at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, November 13

Artrageous 23 at War Memorial Auditorium Saturday, November 13

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, November 13

Opry at the Ryman featuring Gretchen Wilson, The Del McCoury Band, Craig Morgan and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, November 13

Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, November 15

Morton's Riedel Wine Tasting at Morton's Tuesday, November 16

Opry at the Ryman featuring Diamond Rio, Anna Wilson, Larry Carlton, Billy Dean, Connie Smith, Luke Bryan and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, November 16

Titans on 2 with Jeff Fisher at Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday, November 16

John Butler Trio with The Beautiful Girls, Mat McHugh Solo & Acoustic at Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, November 17

Burning Las Vegas at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Wednesday, November 17

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

Road Closures

The CMA Awards will be at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 10, with road closures throughout the week. Saturday, November 7 - Friday, November 12: Demonbreun will be closed from 4th Ave to 5th Ave. Sunday, November 8 - Thursday, November 11: 5th Ave S will be closed from Franklin to Broadway; Demonbreun will be closed from 4th Ave to 6th Ave; Demonbreun will be closed eastbound from 6th Ave to 7th Ave; Franklin will be closed westbound from 4th Ave to 5th Ave. Wednesday, November 10: No parking on Broadway from 8th Ave to 4th Ave all day; both lanes of Demonbreun will be closed from 6th Ave to 7th Ave at 3:30 pm and 6th Ave S will be closed from Demonbreun to Broadway at 3:30 pm. Plan your commute around these closures!

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Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown November 3 - November 17 include American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Office (750, November 7 - 11), CMA Week (15,000, November 7 - 12), ComForcare Senior Services (250, November 11 - 14), and Youth Specialties (4,500, November 17 - 22). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.

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