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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
56 Arcade. 397-2347. 6 - 9 pm. Free.
79 Arcade. 554-1340. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
44 Arcade. 522-8908. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
301 Union Street, 2nd Floor. 594-0208. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Click here for exhibit information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.