Nashville Downtown Details

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

   

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

Restaurant Week

MONDAY, JANUARY 17 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 23
LOCATIONS: FLYTE WORLD DINING AND WINE, PUCKETT'S GRO. & RESTAURANT, WATERMARK, AND PROVENCE BREADS & CAFE

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.


Sibelius' Violin Concerto

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.


Music in the Grand Lobby: Carlos Enrique - Spanish Classical Guitar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 6 PM - 8 PM
LOCATION: FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS FREE

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 Wine Tasting

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER $15

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.


Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum's Funundrum!

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.


Shrek the Musical

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 Discount

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN CHIROPRACTIC CENTER

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

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

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Convention Update

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/.

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