News & Information
New Bakery: Royal Icing!
822 Palmer Place. 615-440-1462. Custom bakery providing unique cakes for all occasions. Stop in for the famous truffles or try one of the original cakes supplied daily. Keep an ear out for upcoming Make Your Own Cake event nights, too! Hours are Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm.
New Hours: Dunkin' Donuts!
400 Charlotte Avenue. 615-256-0067. Now open on Sundays. Serving great coffee, espresso drinks, made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, flatbread sandwiches, soft serve ice cream, and an assortment of baked goods. Free WiFi. Hours are Mon - Fri 5 am - 7 pm, Sat 6 am - 6 pm, and Sun 6 am - 2 pm.
New Restaurant: Caesar's Italian Restaurant!
221 6th Avenue North. 615-248-4444. Serving fine Italian cuisine. Menu items include specialty pizzas, create your own calzone, a wide array of pastas, and cannoli. Breakfast, including made-to-order omelets, is available until noon. Free WiFi. Hours are Mon - Sun 7 am - 10 pm.
Events This Week
A semiannual event sponsored by Nashville Originals, Restaurant Week is a great way to spotlight the city's unique local dining establishments. Participating downtown restaurants are Flyte World Dining and Wine, Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant, Watermark, and Provence Breads & Cafe. These restaurants will be featuring special prices and menus throughout the week, and across the mealtimes. Check with each restaurant for reservations.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 7 PM THURS, AND 8 PM FRI - SAT
LOCATION: SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER $39 - $109
This concert is devoted to the music of Scandinavia, and features three works by Jean Sibelius. Sibelius' music captures the essence of the Finnish spirit.
Carlos Enrique attended de Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where he studied composition with Amaury Veray and classical guitar with Leonardo Egurbida. His music ranges from compositions for solo instruments to chamber music and orchestral arrangements.
Bacchanalian Society events are a relaxed, social, blind wine tasting. No matter your level of wine knowledge, there is always something new to learn or taste. Each team consists of one to three people, and winning teams take home unopened bottles. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so click here.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 7 PM
LOCATION: BRIDGESTONE ARENA $14.75 - $102
An exciting excursion that brings together performers and characters from exotic countries all over the world. Every act blends thrills and contemporary spectacles beyond imagination.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 7:30 PM TUES - THURS, 8 PM FRI - SAT, 2 PM SAT, 1 PM AND 6:30 PM SUN
LOCATION: TPAC - TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER $27.50 - $72.50
Shrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales.
Downtown Chiropractic Center of Nashville has recently added Laura Fisher, Nutritional Consultant, specializing in customized weight loss and wellness programs. Stop in this month for a free body composition analysis and learn how the Nashville Skinny Coach can help you with your new year wellness goals! Call 615-255-9468 to schedule your free consultation.
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Through Sunday, January 23
First Annual Suit Drive at L&C Tower Through Tuesday, February 1
Restaurant Week Monday, January 17 - Sunday, January 23
Rachel Loy at 3rd and Lindsley Wednesday, January 19
Sibelius' Violin Concerto at Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, January 20 - Saturday, January 22
The Julia Dream at The Rutledge Thursday, January 20
An Evening with Cake at Ryman Auditorium Thursday, January 20
Meghan Shanley at Sambuca Thursday, January 20
Music in the Grand Lobby: Carlos Enrique - Spanish Classical Guitar at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Thursday, January 20
Bacchanalian Society Wine Tasting at Nashville Convention Center Thursday, January 20
Anthony Orio at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge Thursday, January 20
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 21
Brother Trouble at Wildhorse Saloon Friday, January 21
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum's Funundrum! at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 21 - Sunday, January 23
The Toasters 30th Anniversary with AKA Rudie and Beat Officers at Muse Friday, January 21
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Saturday, January 22
Full Devil Jacket, DeadSun, Halo Stereo, and The Bald Ones at 12th & Porter Saturday, January 22
Parris at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Nashville Saturday, January 22
Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn Sunday, January 23
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, January 24
Shrek the Musical at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, January 25 - Sunday, January 30
L'Angelus at Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Tuesday, January 25
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, January 26
Al Green at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar Wednesday, January 26
Team In Training Information Meeting and Kick Off Party at Downtown YMCA Thursday, January 27
Nashville Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro at TPAC - Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, January 28 - Tuesday, February 1
An Evening with Yonder Mountain String Band at Cannery Ballroom Friday, January 28
Opry at the Ryman featuring Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Band and more at Ryman Auditorium Friday, January 28
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy at Bridgestone Arena Friday, January 28
"The Strangeness of the Ordinary" Film Series: Blue Velvet at Frist Center for the Visual Arts Friday, January 28
Charlie Chaplin Films "Piped" To Life at Christ Church Cathedral Friday, January 28
Jamfest's Music Jam at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, January 29
Nashville Fishing Extravaganza at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Saturday, January 29 - Sunday, January 30
Liz Phair at Mercy Lounge Sunday, January 30
Film Screening: Pop! Goes the Country featuring Tammy Wynette at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday, January 30
John England & the Western Swingers at Robert's Western World Monday, January 31
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Past Perfect Wednesday, February 2
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Large groups and events that are downtown January 19 - February 2, 2011 include National Baptist Convention of the USA, Inc. (3,000, January 17 - 21), Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (200, January 18 - 20), National Education Association (260, January 23 - 28), The Nashville RV Super Show (5,000, January 28 - 30), and National Pavement Expo (2,500, February 2 - 5). For information concerning conventions, call 615-259-4782. Click here for a complete listing of Nashville conventions: visitmusiccity.com/conventions/.