Wednesday, October 6, 2010
News & Information
Rooster's Texas-Style BBQ and Steakhouse!
123 12th Avenue N. 615-770-2880. Texas-style barbeque including brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage is now being served downtown. Also, steaks including a 72-ounce sirloin. Things are bigger in Texas! Hours are Sun - Thurs, 10:30 am to 10 pm and Fri - Sat, 10:30 am to 1 am.
Bery's BBQ & Salad!
21 Arcade. 615-739-6621. New barbeque option in the Arcade - sample their meats and sauces before you make your selection. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 am to 3 pm.
New Tattoo Parlor:
Free Will Tattoo Studio!
172 2nd Avenue N. 615-712-6239. This tattoo studio relocated from Opry Mills to 2nd Avenue N. Hours are Sun - Wed, noon to 10 pm; Thurs, 3 pm to 1 am and Fri - Sat, noon to 3 am.
Flu Shots at 3rd and Church Healthcare
301 Church Street. 615-255-7902. Flu shots for $20. If your insurance plan covers the flu shot, they will bill your carrier. They will also schedule flu shots at your downtown business for five or more people. Call to set up this service.
Events This Week
The Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents To Kill a Mockingbird. The play is based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South. The production presents a gothic coming-of-age tale in a prejudiced society. Told through the voice of Scout Finch, this gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale illustrates the heroism and courage of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. Performed in the Johnson Theater. Performance times vary based on show date.
The best Puccini opera Puccini never wrote! Set against the roiling backdrop of the French Revolution, Umberto Giordano's sweeping love story was even bigger than La Boheme at its premiere. This pot-boiler spins a fictitious story about a poet, Andrea Chenier, and his dangerous ideas. Poignant vignettes paint the heartrending story of the revolutionary and his dear Maddalena, whose tender hopes for love in a better world are extinguished at the guillotine. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. Special discount for Downtown Details subscribers:
$10 off tickets in any price level.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 6 PM - 10:30 PM
PUBLIC SQUARE PARK GENERAL ADMISSION: FREE AND VIP: $30
Enjoy live music outside in Public Square, located in front of the Metro Courthouse. This second annual concert series will bring local and national artists to the stage. The weather should be perfect for these events! Blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and water bottles are welcomed at this free six-week concert series. The line-up for Thursday, October 7:
6:30 pm - The Spinderellas Hula Hoop Troupe
7 pm - Bryan Cates
7:45 pm - Ghostfinger
9 pm - Band of Horses
10:30 pm - Hard Rock After Party
VIP tickets available for $30. Tickets include beer, soft drinks, water, food, and an incredible view of the stage. Those with VIP passes will also get free admission to the Hard Rock After Party. Otherwise, the after party is $5 and is located in the Reverb Room at the
Hard Rock Cafe. $3 parking available in the
Public Square parking garage located directly below the park. Free bicycle parking.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
LP FIELD FREE; WALKERS ENCOURAGED TO RAISE AT LEAST $100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services and, on this special night, they carry illuminated balloons to show support . This is a casual fundraising walk with no fitness requirements. Walkers who raise at least $100 are deemed "Champions for Cures" and will receive a Light The Night t-shirt, illuminated balloon and access to food and beverages at the walk. The walk is a 1.75-mile loop that begins and ends at Victory Lane in the grassy area outside of the south scoreboard. Registration at 6 pm. Walk begins at 7 pm.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 6 PM - 10 PM
The first annual Play with a Pro charity event, benefiting the Nashville Predators Foundation and Thunder AAA Hockey. Dress in your favorite hockey jersey while playing casino games (including Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold'em, and Craps) alongside players from the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans. Tickets include speciality dinner items, an open bar, complimentary valet parking, and casino play money. Plus, a silent auction, live auction, and raffles. Attendees must be 21 years or older.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, THURS - FRI 7:30 PM; SAT 2 PM
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL $5 - $10
The award-winning play was written by Blank and Jensen after they conducted interviews with more than 40 wrongfully convicted death row inmates across the United States during the summer of 2000. They chose to tell the stories of six individuals who served from two to twenty-two years on death row for crimes they did not commit. Court documents provided the voices of lawyers, judges, police and witnesses. Performance dates also scheduled for Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16.
Two new exhibits open at the museum!
Tennesseans: A People's Legacy pays homage to Tennesseans whose lives and legacies have contributed to the rich and storied history of the Volunteer State. On display through January 16, 2011. Also, an exhibit of photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood,
Historic Tennessee: Photographs by Robin Hood opens on Friday and runs through November 7 and again from December 6 to January 16, 2011.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
WAR MEMORIAL PLAZA FREE
Now in its 22nd year, the Southern Festival of Books is a free, three-day celebration of the written word that provides book-loving guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite authors. Plus, food, a children’s stage, live music, a café stage,
Chapter 16 Stage, author readings, book signings and much more! The festival opens at noon on Friday. Downtown employees are encouraged to enjoy lunch in War Memorial Plaza from restaurants including Provence, Jimmy Carl's Lunchbox, Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish, Fleur De Lis, and more. Click here for the full
schedule of authors and activities. Hours are Friday, noon - 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm; and Sunday, noon - 5 pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 7 PM - 1 AM
CANNERY BALLROOM $50 IN ADVANCE, $60 AT THE DOOR
The Phoenix Club of Nashville presents Taste of Nashville 2010. Enjoy tastings from several local restaurants including Whiskey Kitchen, B&C Market BBQ, Urban Flats, Puckett's, Merchants and many more. Plus, an open bar and live music by Austin Hartley-Leonard, Justin Hulsey, Jeremy Lister, and Kate York. Proceeds benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 3:45 PM
BRIDGESTONE ARENA $70 - $250
The Nashville Predators host the Anaheim Ducks on opening night of the 2010-2011 season! The puck drops at 7 pm, but festivities begin at 3:45 pm with a
VIP red carpet event. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for opening night and officially welcome the 2010-11 Nashville Predators team as they walk the red carpet alongside season ticketholders. Following the team's entrance, there will be a concert on the arena's plaza featuring Small Time Rock Stars. Plus, a free ice cream giveaway courtesy of Purity Dairies and a special appearance by GNASH. In addition, all fans attending the game will receive a free shirt courtesy of Bridgestone. Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 615-770-PUCK or visiting the Bridgestone Arena box office.
The first event in The Art Of series, an educational wine, spirits and beer tasting series. This tasting experience will be led by Lynne Tolley, an official taste tester for the Jack Daniel Distillery, great-grandniece of Jack Daniel, and proprietress of Lynchburg's most famous restaurant, Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House. Tolley is an acknowledged cooking authority, and has written several cookbooks, including two on cooking with Jack Daniel's. Proceeds will benefit TPAC Education.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN $100
Presented by the Nashville Civic Design Center in partnership with The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. The keynote speaker is Maurice Cox, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. He will speak on the topic of "Leading by Design."
Upcoming Events in Downtown Nashville
Widespread Panic Wednesday, October 6
Restaurant Talent Fair Wednesday, October 6 - Thursday, October 7
Girls Night Out for a Good Cause Wednesday, October 6
C.J. Vaughn Band Wednesday, October 6
Light The Night Walk Thursday, October 7
Long-Term Flood Recovery Discovery Open House Thursday, October 7
The Exonerated Thursday, October 7 - Saturday, October 9
Meghan Shanley Thursday, October 7
38 Special with special guest Ira Dean Thursday, October 7
Southern Festival of Books: Authors in the Round Friday, October 8
Sara Bareilles Friday, October 8
Taste of Nashville Friday, October 8
Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks Saturday, October 9
Nashville Cats: Salute to Chip Young Saturday, October 9
Chris Isaak with Erin McCarley Saturday, October 9
Documentary screening: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird Saturday, October 9
Nashville Neighborhood Big Draw 2010 Saturday, October 9
Nashville Ghost Tours Saturday, October 9
Carl Stewart and the BBKingsmen Saturday, October 9
FAB Saturday, October 9
Kids Club: Sassy Skelly Masks for Dia de los Muertos Saturday, October 9
David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco Sunday, October 10
Ashley Arrison, Kimberly Quinn, and Then There Were Two Monday, October 11
BMI Presents: The Young Guns Tuesday, October 12
Dierberg Wine Tasting and Light Dinner Tuesday, October 12
Carrie Underwood with Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia Wednesday, October 13
Michael Franti and Spearhead with Mat Kearney Wednesday, October 13
Metric Wednesday, October 13
Al Green and The Hard Times Wednesday, October 13
Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues Thursday, October 14
Live on the Green Outdoor Concert Series Thursday, October 14
Al Menah Shrine Circus Thursday, October 14 - Sunday, October 17
311 with Outlaw Nation Thursday, October 14
The Exonerated Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16
Margaritaville Nashville Job Fair Thursday, October 14 - Saturday, October 16
Nappy Roots with Biscuits & Gravy Thursday, October 14
Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band Friday, October 15
SAVOR Nashville Friday, October 15
The Black Dress Club Presents The Rockin' Pink Party Friday, October 15
Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals Saturday, October 16
Halloween in the Gulch Saturday, October 16
Bonepony with Pony League featuring Rick Schell and Kenny Wright Saturday, October 16
2010 Virtuoso Showcase Sunday, October 17
Dierks Bentley: Miles and Music for Kids Sunday, October 17
Urban Residents Association's October Mixer Monday, October 18
Nashville Flacks October Happy Hour Monday, October 18
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames Tuesday, October 19
Menopause The Musical Tuesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 23
Bob Dylan Tuesday, October 19
Bottomless Fondue Tuesday, October 19
SheDaisy Tuesday, October 19
The Doyle and Debbie Show Tuesday, October 19
Halloween Hootenanny Tour Wednesday, October 20
Don Williams Wednesday, October 20 - Thursday, October 21
KidKraft: Make a Mask Wednesday, October 20
Los Straitjackets and Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys Wednesday, October 20
Titans & Preds Parking
Great parking options for Predators and Titans ticketholders! Titans fans, the
Titans parking package could be perfect for you. Purchase an access pass to the Metro Courthouse/Public Square Parking Garage for $10 per game. A short walk to LP Field!
Whether you are a full, half or partial Nashville Predators season ticketholder, the
Predators parking package is for you! Park at the Library Garage for only $4/game. It is hard to beat the price and convenience of these two parking deals!
Large groups and events that are downtown October 6 - 20 include Colliers International (850, October 7 - 10), Health Connect Partners (600, October 11 - 15), American Folklore Society (500, October 12 - 16), and Japan-America Society of Tennessee, Inc (750, October 15 - 19). For information concerning conventions call 259-4782.
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