Apr: Cheekwood in Bloom: April Weekend Entertainment

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Cheekwood in Bloom: April Weekend Entertainment Saturdays: Art activities, garden demonstrations, live music, kids garden tales, museum and garden tours, and featured entertainment. Sundays: Concert series in the Mansion, book readings in the garden, and museum and garden tours. cheekwood.org Featured Entertainment: April 4: SPRING ART HOP! Egg hunts, crafts, performances, music and more! April 5: […]


Apr 16-25: The 2015 Nashville Film Festival

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Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) is a cultural arts institution that brings the world to Nashville — filmmakers, celebrities, musicians, screenwriters, film fans and media — in an annual celebration of the art of motion pictures. During the 10-day film festival brings the world to Nashville through a celebration of the diversity of the human spirit […]


Apr 17-26: Spring Clearance Sale at Merridian

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Big clearance sale at Merridian Home Furnishings is going on now through April 26. They are making way for lots of new inventory, and you can save up to 60% on dining tables and chairs, coffee tables, barstools, and more. Be sure to look for the red tagged items. www.merridian.com


Apr 22: Zap! Laser & Aesthetics Lunch & Learn


Let Zap! Laser & Aesthetics treat you to lunch from The Picnic while you learn how to achieve gorgeous, glowing skin. They will discuss skincare basics, Fraxel and Clear + Brilliant laser rejuvenation treatments, and the new Tria home-use age-defying laser. The Reveal facial imaging system will also be on hand to provide a visual […]


Apr 23: Sushi Tasting at Saffire


Join the folks at Saffire Restaurant’s Blue Room for a special sushi tasting on Thursday, April 23. Master Sushi Chef Luke Newman will lead guests through sampling of his specialty rolls prepared specifically for Saffire, paired with a variety of sakes.


Apr 23: Two for Home Trunk Show with Lee Oakley


Meet the talented Lee Oakley and join Two for Home to unveil her original Encaustic Artwork at their trunk show. Art where beeswax meets photography meets pastels and oils. This unique process make your heart skip a beat! Commission your own pieces for timeless keepsakes or take home one of her original works. twoforhome.com


Apr 23: The Crown Affair


The 26th annual Crown Affair, held at FiftyForward Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave., in Nashville, will feature cocktails and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Tickets are $250. For information or to purchase tickets, please contact Elizabeth Ralph (615) 743-3409 or [email protected] The Crown Affair, FiftyForward’s […]


Apr 23: Designer Fashion Consignment Sale


The YWCA is delighted to host this year’s annual Designer Fashion Consignment Sale! Our partners include StyleBlueprint, The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and The Junior League of Nashville. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Mark your calendars and start cleaning out your closets for this […]


Apr 23: Songwriters Under the Stars

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Enjoy an evening of song and symphony featuring the acclaimed Music City Hit-Makers show. Award-winning songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Hillary Lindsey will perform their chart-topping country hits with an unexpected backing band — the Nashville Studio Symphony — on Cheekwood’s gorgeous Swan Lawn. You’ll also hear the stories behind some of your favorite recordings […]



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Thanks to the Nashville Zoo you can enjoy a fun, family night under the starts! Zoovie Nights include games, inflatables, music, crafts and after-hour access to the carousel! When the sun goes down the evening’s feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo! nashvillezoo.org/upcoming-events/april-zoovie


Apr 24: Food and Film at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

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Food and Film: House Party Whodunit? Featuring “Gosford Park” $45 members; $55 not-yet-members Advance registration required. Call 615.744.3355 before Friday, April 17, to secure your reservation. The intricacies of the British class system, the rules of upstairs and down, and the finer points of etiquette defined the pace of life in English country houses like […]


Apr 25: The Mill Store Opening


The Mill, the first retail store in the Nations, is set to open on April 25. The store will open at 11 a.m. so be sure to stop by for cupcakes, mimosas and shopping and a cocktail party at 5 p.m.  


Apr 25: Bourbon at the Ballet


Join the Friends of Nashville Ballet for Bourbon at the Ballet, co-chaired this year by Michelle Drinkard Balfour, George Ritzen and Erin Worman! Enjoy a social cocktail hour and light bites with friends. Afterward, head to Nashville Ballet’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at TPAC’s Jackson Hall at 7:30 p.m. nashvilleballet.com/friends-of-nashville-ballet


Apr 25: Extra Large Ramen Fest


Ramen you say? It’s bigger then that. This is a Ramen Festival. That’s right. This is the ramen of legends. The ramen that thousands of people all over the world stand in line for. Last year, they brought Ivan Ramen, Yuji Ramen and Ramen Master Shige Nakamura of Sun Noodle in to blow your minds. They are doing it again with a whole […]


Apr 25: Music City Marathon

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Each year, the streets of Music City are transformed to accommodate more than 300,000 runners and walkers and more than 20 stages. The streets with be lined with live bands and encouraging onlookers. If you are not participating in the race, cheer on the runners and enjoy the live jazz, country, blues and rock music. runrocknroll.competitor.com/nashville


Apr 25-26: Main Street Festival

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Head to Historic Downtown Franklin for one of the most anticipated–and popular–events of the year in Williamson County! The two-day weekend event will feature more than 200 artisans and crafters, dynamic live entertainment for all ages, a dedicated kids’ areas and an international food court. The festivities will run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with […]


Apr 25: Anything Goes


On April 25 Anything Goes, a themed table event where creativity is key, will be held to benefit Faith Family Medical Center. Choose a theme for your tablescape and run with it. You and your guests dress the part; prizes will be awarded for most creative. Music by Familiar Faces with cocktails, dinner and dancing. faithmedical.org


Apr 25: ENDADA Music and Arts Festival

ENDADA Music and Arts Festival

The fifth-annual ENDADA Music and Arts Festival, presented by Montgomery Bell Academy, is set April 25, 2015 at the MBA campus, 4001 Harding Road. Featured at this unique student-run event will be dozens of professional artists, live music, spoken word and theater performances, and great food. The festival, which is free and open to the […]


Apr 25: The pARTy at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film


Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host The pARTy, the school’s annual fundraising event, on Saturday, April 25, at OZ Arts Nashville, with the 2015 edition chaired by Cathy Holland and Kandace Wigington. The pARTy, which “celebrates the creative” in Watkins students and the Nashville community, includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner from […]


Apr 26: Travellers Rest Low Country Shrimp Boil


Travellers Rest will host its third annual Low Country Shrimp Boil on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. with all-you-can-eat shrimp and beer on the grounds outside the historic home. Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door, and all proceeds benefit Travellers Rest. travellersrestplantation.org


Apr 26: Nash Spring Bash


On Sunday, April 26, Centennial Park will be filled with food trucks, local vendors and live music for the Nash Spring Bash. Proceeds from this event will aid in the fight against human trafficking. Food Trucks: The Grilled Cheeserie, Itty Bitty Donuts, Bacon Nation,Bradley’s Curbside Creamery and more! Vendors: Miriam Designs, Blush Boutiques, t-615, Hey Wanderer,Fashionable, […]


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


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


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


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 […]


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


“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 […]


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

Sunday Times Gas Station in Spiny Sea Urchin, 2012, oil on panel by Mark Bradley-Shoup, 12x21" | Image courtesy of David Lusk Gallery Nashille

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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


“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, […]


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


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 […]


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


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. […]


May 1-2: Sevier Park Street Fest


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 […]


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


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


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


May 2: Tennessee Farm Dinner


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 […]