Apr 27: “Gods and Kings” Book Signing and Reception

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Join MP&F Public Relations on Monday, April 27 for a celebration of New York Times best-selling author Dana Thomas’ new book, “Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.” The event will be held at the Nashville Public Library. Parnassus Books will handle book sales on-site. The event is free and open […]

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Mar 24 – May 2: Variations on a Theme, an Exhibit by Mark Bradley-Shoup at the David Lusk Gallery Nashville

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This spring, from March 24 to May 2, the David Lusk Gallery Nashville is showing Variations on a Theme, new paintings and collages from Chattanooga-based artist Mark Bradley-Shoup. This artist is known for expansive abstract works and the majority of his work is inspired by observations of the place where the natural and constructed landscape intersect. There is an […]

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Mar 31 – Apr 30: Cheekwood in Bloom

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What better place to celebrate the new spring season than among the most beautiful blooms in the city! With more than 100,000 tulips in every hue spilling from Cheekwood gardens, they can promise a color experience you won’t forget. Other plants across Cheekwood’s grounds will be in on the act too, as their daffodils, magnolias, […]

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Apr 27-29: Wine and Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Amerigo

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Enjoy a five-course wine and cocktail pairing dinner prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Franklin Farmers Market! Chef Steven Robilio will be presenting the dinner at Amerigos’s Cool Springs location April 27 & 28, and at their Nashville location April 29, all at 6:30 p.m. amerigo.net

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Through May 10: “Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” at The Frist

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“Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” features the renowned collection of Old Master paintings, furniture, porcelain, sculptures, costume and decorative arts from Houghton Hall, one of England’s finest country estates. Located in Norfolk, one hundred miles northeast of London, Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, England’s first […]

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Apr 29 – May 3: Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival

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Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival will be a multi-day, city wide celebration of the rising spirits and cocktail culture that has grasped Nashville, TN over the past 5 years. Inspired by other events such as Tales of the Cocktail (NOLA) and Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival (KC, MO), PourTaste’s Jon and Lindsay Yeager have […]

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Through May 10: “Tina Barney: The Europeans” at The First

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“Tina Barney: The Europeans” presents a selection of 21 sumptuous photographs from the artist’s larger body of work by the same name. With an eye for detail, composition and color, American photographer Tina Barney creates images renowned for their seductive beauty and poignant insight. Between 1996 and 2004, Barney traveled to Austria, England, France, Germany, […]

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Apr 30: The Bourbon Derby Tasting Dinner

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The Southernaire Market, SoBro’s first artisanal grocery, deli and butcher counter, presents its inaugural Salon Series – The Bourbon Derby – a tasting dinner featuring Jim Beam Distillery’s finest selections paired with a menu created by TomKats Hospitality’s Executive Chef Matt Farley and Acme Feed & Seed’s Chef de Cuisine Kevin Powell on Thursday, April […]

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Apr 30: Kate Payne’s Happy Hour & Book Event

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Join author Kate Payne for a happy hour gathering featuring snacks and beverages from the book plus a fermented pickling demo. Kate will have books for purchase and will sign and inscribe them. This event will be held in CenWood Appliance’s f beautiful showroom ! Edible Nashville will be at the the event with hot-off-the-press […]

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Apr 30 – May 2: 40th Anniversary Harding Art Show

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The 40th Anniversary Harding Art Show, Thursday April 30 through Saturday May 2, features more than 70 artists from across the country who will have their fine art available for purchase. Daytime show hours are Friday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 9:00pm andSaturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special evening events […]

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May 1: “150 Years of Excellence in Girls Education, A Retrospective Discussion”

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In celebration of Harpeth Hall’s sesquicentennial, they invite you to their inaugural 150th anniversary event, “150 Years of Excellence in Girls Education, A Retrospective Discussion.” The panel discussion will feature former Harpeth Hall and Ward-Belmont alumnae and faculty and current student and faculty. Admission is free. Event will take place at Harpeth Hall, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville. […]

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May 1-2: Sevier Park Street Fest

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The purpose of the Sevier Park Street Fest is to bring together the Belmont/Hillsboro and 12South neighborhood communities in partnership to promote the local talent and businesses. Money raised will be used to enhance and support Sevier Park’s planned renewal and any future improvements that increases the park’s community use and appeal through The Friends of Sevier Park. The multi-day […]

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May 2: Support Brain Cancer Research at Leona Boutique

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May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month and LEONA will be donating a portion of their proceeds from their annual Cancer Awareness Sale to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The event is focused on raising awareness and funding research of all types of brain cancer. The event will showcase LEONA designer merchandise with sales, free gifts, refreshments, and various prizes provided […]

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May 2: Sophisticakes Grand Opening

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There is a new business in East Nashville that will offer to-go sweets (starting with $5 cake cups) called Sophisticakes. The grand opening will be on Saturday, May 2 from 1 to 9 p.m,, and free sampling sweets will be provided (mini cupcakes, macarons and hand pies). The custom cake and sweets shop is located at 707 Porter […]

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May 2: Frontstretch Fest

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The world’s largest Derby watch party is coming to Nashville May 2. Join the fun for a classic Southern celebration of horse racing, quality bourbon, craft beer and artisanal food! There will be bourbon tastings and classes, local eats from local chefs and food trucks, interactive entertainment and more. frontstretchfest.com/tennessee

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May 2, 9 & 16: “Jack and the Beanstalk” at The Belcourt

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Fee–Fi–Fo–Fum! Enjoy Jack’s adventures as Olde Worlde Theatre takes you back in time on a magical journey. Expect colorful characters, farcical whimsy, lots of movement, music, pantomime, hysterical dialogue, cool lighting and special effects. belcourt.org/events/olde-worlde-theatre-presents-jack-and-the-beanstalk

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May 2: Tennessee Farm Dinner

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Porter Road Butcher and Tennessee Grass Fed Farm are getting together for a good old fashioned Farm Party as a way to celebrate the bounty of Tennessee and further support our great state. PRB will be providing a delicious three course, family style, southern and seasonal meal, and the event will also boast plenty of […]

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May 5: Girls on the Run

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The mission of GOTR is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience based curriculum that creatively integrates running.  Girls on the Run, as an international organization is reaching an incredible milestone this year: One girl at a time, Girls on the Run has changed one million girls’ lives. GOTR will […]

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May 5: The Big Payback

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The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event, highlights nonprofit organizations’ great work and inspires community-wide giving. Staring at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, donors have 24 hours to make gifts at TheBigPayback.org to participating nonprofits, including schools and religious institutions, which are located in or provide services in the 40 counties of Middle […]

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May 9: 2nd Annual Hope and Possibility® 5-Miler and 1-Miler

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Achilles Nashville will hold its 2nd Annual Hope and Possibility® 5-Miler and 1-Miler, presented by Bulow Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions, on Saturday, May 9 with Start, Finish, and Post-Race Celebration on the beautiful grounds of The Dominican Campus (4210 Harding Pike, Nashville, 37205). More than just a race, the mission of this community-unifying, family-friendly event is […]

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May 9: Trunk Show at Two Old Hippies

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An exciting Trunk Show featuring Andrea Barnett, Liberty Black, M. Cohen, Lizzy Couture, Eight Field of Freedom, Made for Pearl, Melody Vintage and many more designers will be held at Two Old Hippies on May 9. There will be live music and small bites. The perfect event to shop for Mother’s Day or early for […]

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May 14: Naot at Cute & Comfy Shoes

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Naot will be at Cute & Comfy Shoes with samples of every style and color in the Spring 2015 collection! See and try this great selection of sandals, as well as their recent store expansion. They can’t wait to see you for their biggest event of the year! cutecomfyshoes.wordpress.com

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May 14: The Pampered Night Out

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The Pampered Night Out is an evening dedicated to the spirit and strength of women and Renewal House’s commitment to building strong new beginnings for mothers and their children. Join them on Aerial’s stunning rooftop for light pampering, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and more. Visit RenewalHouse.org for more details.

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May 14: Generous Helpings

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Take part in the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s signature food and wine tasting event, Generous Helpings, which will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Winery in downtown Nashville. This event brings together 400 Second Harvest supporters and Nashville’s best restaurants to celebrate our local community […]

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May 16: 38th Annual Bellevue Picnic

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The 38th Annual Bellevue Picnic has entertainment, food vendors, business vendors, rides, petting zoo, car show and fireworks! Open to the public and free admission. Join the fun on May 16 at Red Caboose Park in Bellevue. Picnic opens at 10 a.m. bellevueharpethchamber.com/events/picnic

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May 16: Margarita Festival

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Jump into summer with the 4th annual Margarita Festival. Sample from the city’s best margo-makers, vote on your favorite and a winner will be crowned at the end of this best ‘rita fest. Your ticket gets you entry to the event and 15 margarita samples from your favorite restaurants while the QDP DJs rock the block. […]

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May 16: 2015 Nashville Wine & Food Festival

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Wine nourishes the palate, food nourishes the body, music nourishes the soul. The 2015 Nashville Wine & Food Festival will celebrate superb wines paired with Nashville’s own local chefs & cuisine along with great music. Be part of the newest Music City Tradition, the Nashville Wine & Food Festival. The festival will feature winemakers from around […]

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May 30: The Music Country Grand Prix

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The Music Country Grand Prix is Middle Tennessee’s premier equestrian show jumping competition featuring top riders and horses from across the nation competing for a $40,000 purse. All proceeds from the event will benefit Saddle Up!, the largest and oldest therapeutic horseback riding program for children with disabilities. musiccountrygrandprix.com

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Through Jun 7: “Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art” at the Frist

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“Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art” assembles paintings and sculptures from the collection of the New-York Historical Society that recount stories relating to American cultural aspirations and everyday life in the early to mid-nineteenth century. The sections convey the narrative content that was deemed an essential component of a work of art […]

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Jun 12-28: The Nashville Symphony Show House

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The Nashville Symphony Show House will be open for tour June 12-28 in the beautiful Forest Hills area south of downtown Nashville. Being built by Castle Homes in partnership with noted architecture firm, Wade Weissmann Architecture Inc., the event is slated to be Nashville’s top home tour of the year while helping support the Nashville […]

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Sept 12: Wine on the River

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Travel through 10 different regions spanning the globe. Sample wine, beer, and/or spirits specific to that region and a restaurant featuring a culturally themed menu. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live jazz music. The World Tour will be held on the beautiful Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the perfect […]

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