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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

   

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21 Days of Dashing Downtown Deals! Wonder where to shop this holiday season? Downtown Nashville has great options to take care of your shopping list from top to bottom! Check out all the Dashing Downtown Deals and related events that are happening through December 24. Save Time. Save Money. Save Your Weekend!


Events This Week

5th Avenue of the Arts Holiday Mixer

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 4 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: TINNEY CONTEMPORARY, THE ARTS COMPANY, AND THE RYMER GALLERY FREE

Join the holiday fun in Dashing Downtown Deals spirit with the 5th Avenue of the Arts Holiday Mixer. Enjoy the artwork and company at each gallery, and take advantage of a corresponding 10% discount at the Frist Center Gift Shop later in the evening. Those attending the mixer may receive a Frist Center discount coupon at the galleries, which is valid for the evening of Thursday, December 9 only. The Frist Center is open until 9 pm.


Football at the Hall: Titans Tailgate and Game Screening with Shawn Camp

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 5 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM $15

Enjoy complimentary food, beer, and soft drinks at the ultimate tailgate party before the Tennessee Titans vs. Indiana Colts home game. There will be pre-game and half-time performances by Shawn Camp. At kickoff, head to the game or enjoy a screening in the luxury of the Ford Theater on a 16-foot HD screen. Door prizes will be given away at half-time.


Holiday Sunshine Party

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 5 PM - 7 PM
LOCATION: URBAN SUN FREE

"Rise and Shine with Urban Sun" is a program that spotlights a local non-profit each month. Stop by to learn more about The 18th Avenue Family Enrichment Center. Help this organization bring the holiday spirit to over 500 local families by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for ages 2 - 12. There will be refreshments from The Turnip Truck, Urban Sun's signature Santaritas, and live music by Sharif Iman. Parking validation is available.



Nashville Ballet presents The Nutcracker

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, SHOW TIMES VARY BY DATE
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $23 - $82

Nashville Ballet presents the classic tale of Clara and her magical Nutcracker. Set during the Tennessee Centennial, this production brings exciting new visual elements to the Nashville rendition of the classic holiday tradition. The Nashville Symphony will perform at every show.


A Visit with Santa Claus

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 10 AM - 1 PM
LOCATION: COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM FREE

Children are invited to meet Santa and have a photograph taken with him and Mrs. Claus. Participation requires a timed voucher, which will be distributed beginning at 9 am the morning of the visit.


3rd Annual Crema Christmas

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 12 PM - 6 PM
LOCATION: CREMA, FINE COFFEE & ESPRESSO

This annual holiday event focuses on serving the Nashville homeless community. This year, local artisans have made homemade accessories such as scarves, hats and gloves, which will be available to purchase as a gift for a homeless individual. Those who purchase an item will also have the chance to write a holiday message to the recipient. Other items will also be for sale including paintings, photographs, jewelry and other handmade goods, with proceeds benefiting Safe Haven and People Loving Nashville.


A Celtic Christmas

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: RYMAN AUDITORIUM $29.50 - $44.50

This Christmas season special features performances by the pipers of Riverdance, Titanic, and Braveheart. Also featuring Mauread Ni Mhaonaigh from Altan, The Celts, Gael String Orchestra, The Irish Step Dancers and more.


Merry Tuba Christmas Nashville

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 11 AM, 12:30 PM
LOCATION: FIRST BAPTIST NASHVILLE FREE

A concert of Christmas carols featuring 100 tubas. The performances are approximately 45 minutes in length, and a collection will be taken for the benefit of Downtown Presbyterian Church's Homeless Luncheons. Parking is free in the church lots.


Downtown Discounts

Body & Sole

THURSDAYS IN DECEMBER

Every Thursday in December, Body & Sole will be giving away free chair massages 9 am - 11:30 am, on a first come, first serve basis. Regular hours are Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 7 pm, Thurs 6:30 am - 5 pm, Fri 7:30 am - 7 pm, and Sat 9 am - 3 pm.

 

 

Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving Campaign at The Melting Pot Through Sunday, December 12

Seussical at Nashville Children's Theatre Through Sunday, December 19

A Christmas Story at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Through Saturday, December 18

Trailer City Jail's Christmas Jamboree at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre Through Sunday, December 19

Al Green and The Hard Times at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, December 8

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, December 8

Minnie Murphy at Sambuca Wednesday, December 8

Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Thursday, December 9

5th Avenue of the Arts Holiday Mixer Thursday, December 9

Mountain Heart at Station Inn Thursday, December 9

Football at the Hall: Titans Tailgate and Game Screening with Shawn Camp at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday, December 9

Art Making in the Lobby: Crafting a Winter Wonderland at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, December 9

A Christmas Happening For Kids at 3rd and Lindsley Thursday, December 9

Holiday Sunshine Party at Urban Sun Thursday, December 9

Nashville Ballet presents The Nutcracker at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, December 10 - Sunday, December 19

Opry at the Ryman featuring Mel Tillis, Del McCoury Band, Jimmy Wayne and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 10

Christmas Party at 12th & Porter Friday, December 10

Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, December 10

Cinderella at Nashville Public Library Friday, December 10

Buzz Cason and the Love Notes at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Friday, December 10

The Frog Bride at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 11

Cheerleaders of America Rocky Top Championship at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, December 11

Nashville Predators vs. Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena Saturday, December 11

Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 11

Savoy with White Noise, This Is Art, and DJ Kidsmeal at Mercy Lounge Saturday, December 11

Opry at the Ryman featuring Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury Band, The Low Anthem and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 11

A Visit with Santa Claus at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday, December 11

Ukedelics Holiday Concert at Nashville Public Library Saturday, December 11

Sugar Social Chocolat Affaire de Coeur at The Standard Saturday, December 11

Christmas Comes Early at McFadden's Saturday, December 11

Bo Bice Fan Club Party at The Rutledge Saturday, December 11

Afternoon Tea With Santa at The Hermitage Hotel Sunday, December 12

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, December 12

The Bart Walker Band at B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant Sunday, December 12

The Garden Leo, The Inscape, Covergiest, Seth Alley, and Lazar Lazar at 12th & Porter Sunday, December 12

Homeless Benefit Show at Station Inn Sunday, December 12

Benefit Concert for Breast Cancer at Wildhorse Saloon Sunday, December 12

3rd Annual Crema Christmas at Crema, Fine Coffee & Espresso Sunday, December 12

Jason Reeves with Anderson East at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday, December 12

Christmas at First at First Baptist Nashville Sunday, December 12

Nashville WordPress Meet-Up at Wells Fargo Monday, December 13

John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, December 13

Nashville Predators vs. New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 13

A Celtic Christmas at Ryman Auditorium Monday, December 13

Monday Night Football at Bentley House of Soul Monday, December 13

NAMA/PRSA Holiday Mixer at Sambuca Monday, December 13

Toys For Tots Benefit at Mercy Lounge Tuesday, December 14

Opry at the Ryman featuring Diamond Rio, Danny Gokey, Rascal Flatts and more at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 14

Merry Tuba Christmas Nashville at First Baptist Nashville Tuesday, December 14

The First Noel Christmas Concert at LifeWay Plaza Tuesday, December 14

Much Ado About Ethics at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, December 14

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, December 15

Brasher Bogue Event Series at Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday, December 15

Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 15

The First Noel Christmas Concert at LifeWay Plaza Wednesday, December 15

11th Annual Nashville Unlimited Christmas Concert at Christ Church Cathedral Wednesday, December 15

Gulch Marketplace Holiday Shopping Soiree at ICON Wednesday, December 15

Nashville Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah at War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, December 16 - Saturday, December 18

Twisted Tinsel at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Thursday, December 16

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, December 16

Andrew Peterson at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, December 16

Jammin' at Hippie Jack's at Tennessee State Museum Friday, December 17

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Friday, December 17

Opry at the Ryman featuring Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, December 17

Learn to Paint Workshop at O Gallery Saturday, December 18

Dave Barnes and Drew Holcomb at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Saturday, December 18

Opry at the Ryman featuring Steel Magnolia, Marty Stuart, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, December 18

Champagne Saturdays at The Rymer Gallery Saturday, December 18

Rock The Bells Holiday Extravaganza at Downtown YMCA Saturday, December 18

Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans at LP Field Sunday, December 19

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Sunday, December 19

John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, December 20

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Monday, December 20

Monday Night Football at Bentley House of Soul Monday, December 20

Senior Monday at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Monday, December 20

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday, December 21

The 12 Days of Christmas: Amy Grant and Vince Gill at Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, December 21 - Wednesday, December 22

Garth Brooks at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, December 22

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

Titans Commuter Options

If you are attending Thursday's Tennessee Titans game vs. the Indianapolis Colts, there are a number of great parking and commuter options. Parking is only $10 in the Metro Courthouse Garage located just across the Woodland Street Bridge from the stadium. Our interactive downtown parking map provides information on Titans game-day rates, and the Music City Star is an option.

Downtown Hotels

Do you have guests coming to visit soon? It is easy to help them find the perfect place to stay while visiting Music City! Browse our online hotel map to find the option located closest to a certain venue, or search by other criteria. Everything that you want to see and do is under the PLAY menu on our website.

Convention Update

Large groups and events that are downtown December 8 - 22 include Sunday School Publishing Board (2,000, December 5 - 8) and Research Centers in Minority Institutions (450, December 5 - 10). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.

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