Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this national day of community service. With a day full of activities grounded in Dr. King’s teachings of nonviolence and social justice, there are ample opportunities to learn and engage. http://mlkdaynashville.com/
Nashville Events & Happenings
Keep up with the best Nashville events, festivals, fundraisers, concerts, store sales and more! Not only will you find popular things to do like Iroquois Steeplechase, The Antiques and Garden Show and The Tomato Arts Festival, you’ll find smaller events like local wine tastings, trunk shows, art shows, craft festivals, pop-up shows, street fairs, food truck events, cultural events, concerts and more. These events are also available on our free SB App, which can be downloaded HERE.
Miel is taking you out of the frying pan and straight to the fire with their Curry 101 Class. Don’t miss the opportunity about how to use the spices that are likely stockpiled in your cabinet. The many spices that make the multilayered, dimensional curry dishes we love have a few simple and steadfast rules
With their crude figures, rough surfaces, and distorted patterns, Harmony Korine’s paintings emphasize expression over nuance, instability over clarity. He says, “I’m chasing something that is more of a feeling, something more inexplicable, a connection to colors and dirt and character, something looping and trancelike, more like a drug experience or a hallucination.” The artist
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is a dramatic and historical exhibition that examines the traditions of this legendary warrior class. The exhibition will include a film series featuring an an eclectic collection of influential Japanese samurai films. Check out the Seven Samurai showing Friday, January 13 at 7:00pm in the Frist Center Auditorium.
New year, new you! Burn off those holiday pounds and start the new year off right! Join Orangetheory Fitness in Franklin for their member-only 6 week weight loss challenge January 16 – February 27, 2017. Cash prizes for top male and top female is $500 each. http://franklin.orangetheoryfitness.com/
The event encourages locals and visitors alike to support Nashville’s independent restaurant community and allows them to explore the best food that Nashville has to offer, along with prix fixe menus and unique dishes that are only available during this week. More than 60 Nashville Originals member restaurants are participating. Eat up, Nashville! http://nashvilleoriginals.com/
It’s a NEW YEAR with some NEW ART and NEW HOME DECOR! Make plans for coffee and muffins with Ashley Rohe’s resident artist, Angela Simeone! Angela Simeone is a local mixed-media artist and designer living in Nashville with her husband and three children. Her process is inspired by both color and movement often mixing ink, acrylic,
Rhythm & Boots on January 17th with SUPERSTAR Jason Aldean! Hear favorites from Jason as well as new music from his “They Don’t Know” album. Ticket proceeds benefit Musicians On Call. It’s no secret that music can help you feel better. That’s why Musicians On Call brings music to the people that need it most –
Catch this grammy nominated country music duo at Marathon Music Works. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1381509?utm_medium=api
Catch Heidi Rose the Bongo Java After Hours Theatre January 18th! Dr. Rose will perform two pieces from her Words & Music trilogy. http://bongoafterhourstheatre.com/
The Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat & Sportshow is bringing a taste of summer to Nashville’s Music City Center with four days of nautical fun Jan. 19–22, 2017. This year’s show has over 90,000 square feet of boats, accessories, educational opportunities and fun for all ages and experience levels! For ticket information, visit http://www.nashvilleboatshow.com/admission
This exhibition is presented in honor of Marilyn Murphy, who will retire in 2017 after 37 years of teaching in the Department of Art at Vanderbilt University. Marilyn Murphy—Realism Subverted will feature paintings and drawings in which reality is turned upside down in dreamlike scenes with gravity-defying objects and figures diligently focused on a task.
Treat yourself to a well deserved date night hosted by Sapphire Jones with and all-star lineup of Wasabassco’s favorite performers. Let the ladies of Wasabassco entertain you with a night of brilliant burlesque and sensational striptease. http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/wasabassco012017.html
Eat, laugh, and learn your way through delicious tapas and light courses you’ll love serving to hungry guests at your next entertainment engagement. Great cooking isn’t just about the recipes—it’s about techniques, which this class will provide in a fun, hands-on environment. Register for the class here: https://eveningclasses.org
Join a herd of runners at Zoo Run Run! This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public. Families and children are encouraged to bundle up as they hit the trail. All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund Zoo operations,
The 7th Annual Unleashed Dinner with your Dog, benefiting Nashville Humane Association, will feature cocktails, dinner, a live and silent auction, plus a night of amazing fun with your pet. The highlight of the event is the doggy fashion show, featuring the latest in canine couture modeled by NHA dogs of all shapes and sizes, each available for adoption.
The award-winning musical based on the smash hit film starring Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller,
Miel is brining their most popular, comprehensive skills class back to the Nashville community, sharing Kitchen Basics with the general public on Monday January 23. Skills learned will include simple knife care and use as well as cooking methods, sauces and techniques. It will be a mostly demonstration class, with dinner incorporating the course-work served
The Green Hills Run Club meets every Monday at 6pm at Fleet Feet Green Hills for a 3-5 mile walk/run followed by craft beer from Blackstone. All comers welcome! Whether you’re training for the Music City Marathon, keeping your New Year’s Resolutions on track, or just looking to get fit and have fun, this is
Cheer on the Preds at home this January as they take on the Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets. Don your favorite blue and gold, wave your fang fingers, and shout “Go Preds!!” https://www.nhl.com/predators/schedule/2017-01-01/CT
Porch workshops are a great choice if you’re thinking about applying for an MFA or looking to keep up your writing practice and skills after college or graduate school. But if you’re new to writing or just looking for some inspiring practice and play with words on the page, they’ve got the perfect workshop for
Want to study the human form? Enhance and expand your artistic practice by participating in this new series of non-instructional figure drawing sessions at the Frist. Each session will offer exhibition-themed poses from a live, clothed model along with access to masterworks in our galleries. Visit fristcenter.org/studio to reserve your place. Questions? Call 615.744.3355.
Gilda’s Club Nashville is offering a half-marathon training program, led by training partner Fleet Feet Sports. Gilda’s Gang will help prepare participants to run or walk the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville ½ Marathon on April 29; and is an opportunity to give back to men, women and children in Middle Tennessee who are impacted by
Tour The Bridge Building Event Spaces and The Bell Tower Saturdays in January at their Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sip on libations and chat with certified Infinity event specialists and catering director about your special occasion. To schedule your a, please call 615-369-6474.
Fall in love with the story you know so well, all over again! Directed by Santiago Sosa, Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s production will transport you to a unique, imagined world that fuses Verona of the 1590s with the American pop culture of the 1990s, complete with a 1990s-inspired score played live on Renaissance instruments. Rediscover Shakespeare’s
Hamlett Dobbins has his first solo exhibition at David Lusk Gallery – Nashville this January. Dobbins’s show, titled I Will Have to Tell You Everything, continues his fifteen-year practice of using abstraction to detail his experiences with particular people and places. http://davidluskgallery.com/nashville/artists/
This winter marks Carlyle Wolfe’s first solo exhibition at David Lusk Gallery – Nashville. Garden features large and layered paintings on panel, intricate watercolors on paper, and a large-scale metal installation, all stemming from Wolfe’s desire to document a deeper understanding of the natural world around her. http://davidluskgallery.com/nashville/index.shtml
Broadway may be known for it’s Honky Tonks, but Acme is bringing a different genre to the epicenter of Music City. Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Acme transforms to a “Funky Tonk” through the sounds of the Music City Toppers. Dance and groove to your favorite old school tunes while sipping on your favorite brews.
What wines go best with stilton, brie, gruyere, and Vermont cheddar? There are so many choices and pairing wine and cheese is harder than you think. Fortunately, a few basic guidelines from City Winery will bring you match-making success. Whether you are trying to impress for a dinner party or having a casual night at
OZ Arts Nashville presents GRAMMY-nominated, Nashville-based ALIAS Chamber Ensemble’s annual winter concert to OZ Arts with a program of heft and significance designed to reflect on humanity. The first work, a mainstay of 20th-century repertoire: Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, was written during WWII while Messiaen was a prisoner in a German
Getting away with murder can be so much fun…and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder! As one most gentlemanly NPR critic put it, “I’ve never laughed so hard at a broadway
“The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” captures the excitement from Blackbird Present’s two-night, sold-out concert event “Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” which took place during Jazz Fest 2016 at the historic Saenger Theatre. Heralded as one of
Acclaimed author Ann Patchett will read from her latest novel, “Commonwealth,” as part of the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series, which is housed within the English Department’s storied Creative Writing Program. Patchett’s reading and book-signing will be held in the Vanderbilt Central Library’s Community Room. Patchett has written six other novels—The Patron
The Nashville Whiskey Society, Nashville’s first social and educational society dedicated to American whiskey, will host its kickoff event on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at Sinema. The event will feature Sinema’s new whiskey program, live music and the Nashville Whiskey Society’s plans for 2017. Attendance includes appetizers and up to two featured cocktails
He’s popped the question, now let’s pop the champagne! Brides & Bubbly is a unique bridal experience hosted by Mere Bulles. This first-ever event on Saturday, January 28, 2017 will invite brides and their guests to enjoy mimosas and hors d’oeuvres while experiencing the beautiful event space within The Maryland Manor. In addition, we invite
Join Acme and The Wrangler Network for Acme Unplugged: a unique night of live music from Nashville’s finest singers and songwriters, hosted by Acme Feed & Seed and streamed online at WranglerNetwork.com, as well as on Acme Radio via AcmeRadioLive.com. January’s Acme Unplugged will feature Josh Hoge, Rob Hatch and Lance Miller. http://theacmenashville.com/
GRAND OPENING of Midtown Corkdork’s new express location in Green Hills! Enjoy sparkling wine and cheese while you shop for your classic favorites or while a Sommelier gives you a guided tour to find a new bottle (or case) to stock your cellar. With delivery and cellar consultation now available as well, let them be your go-to
The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville combines spectacular gardens, fine antiques and horticultural items into one outstanding three-day show. Located in the Music City Center in vibrant downtown Nashville, the show’s 150+ exhibitors, renowned experts and fabulous gardens make it the ultimate destination for new and ardent antique collectors, avid gardeners, those seeking design
It’s Getting Hot in Herre! Grammy Award-winning rapper / singer / songwriter Nelly joins the Nashville Recording Orchestra for an evening of tail-feather-shaking with a symphonic twist. This ground-breaking artistic show features Nelly performing his hits while bringing together Hip Hop and Symphony. https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/nelly-2017-tpac
The second annual Conversations at OZ brings together community leaders and vibrant personalities from across Nashville at OZ Arts. Mingle with conversationalists at a cocktail reception, and then enjoy lively discussion of diverse and entertaining topics over dinner. The diverse group of table hosts includes Marsha Blackburn, Eddie George, David Williams and McKel Hill. http://www.ozartsnashville.org/conversations2017/
Nashville Ballet’s smash-hit Johnny Cash ballet returns by popular demand this Valentine’s Day with Sugar + The Hi-Lows to pay tribute to The Man in Black’s iconic life and legacy. Nashville-based Sugar + The-Hi Lows will perform Cash hits with their own signature rockabilly twist, as well as a few original songs. The Johnny Cash
Claire Morgan uses organic and inorganic materials and taxidermy to create intricate sculptures, hanging installations, and works on paper that explore the impermanence, complexity, and fragility of life forms. Morgan will also discuss her sources of inspiration, artistic practice, and body of work on Friday, February 10, in the Frist Center Auditorium.
100 works from the Newark Museum’s will make an appearance at the Frist Center. The renowned collection will introduce the stunning aesthetics of Buddhist art and provide a basic understanding of these objects’ function within Buddhist practice. As part of an accompanying educational gallery and program, visitors will have the opportunity to watch Tibetan-Buddhist monks
The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to TPAC. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,”
Five women – three sisters, a granddaughter, a sister-in-law – sort through the attic of their recently departed family matriarch, in search of inspiration for her memorial service. They unearth trials and tears, love and laughter, and perform the music of iconic artists from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé. SISTAS traces the musical history of black
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone,The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.” Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/vaginamonologues021717.html
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty conveys the extraordinary breadth and legacy of the work of this influential American artist. The exhibition features work from all stages of Penn’s career, including street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, and more intimate studio images. Highlights of
In the American Black community, during the years leading up to the Harlem Renaissance, there was a sense of building artistic expression. Outlets and avenues for its poets, musicians, novelists, artists, and actors were few. But in 1918, as the first great World War concluded and thousands of African-American soldiers returned home victorious, this mountain
Family & Children’s Service is Celebrating the Past, Present and Future in their future new home!! Don’t miss the 75th Birthday Bash on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m., followed by fabulous music and food, dancing and lots of surprises! Tickets $250/Table $2500 Contact Beth Raebeck Hall [email protected] http://www.fcsnashville.org/
The 14th annual Main Street Brewfest, the highly anticipated event put on each year by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), returns Saturday, March 11 to provide beer lovers with a taste of both local and international brews. Tickets are available online now!! http://downtownfranklintn.com/