Apr 18: Aetrex Trunk Show

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At this one-day trunk show, Cute & Comfy Shoes will feature sandals from Aetrex. This year, they are bringing in cute wedges and casual styles. Join them, preview the fall line and try on a pair of sandals. 

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Apr 18: Family Farm Day

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Celebrate Spring and enjoy a day on the farm with the whole family! Heirloom Daffodil talk with NPT’s “Volunteer Gardener,” Troy Marden at 3 p.m., Kids Program: Nature’s Classroom Adventure Tour of Glen Leven Farm at 2 p.m., Jackalope Brewery tasting station and discussion by the hop growing tents, explore the honeybee sanctuary with beekeeper Matt Slocum, […]

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Apr 18: Nashville Earth Day Festival

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Celebrate Earth Day with exhibits and activities in Centennial Park. With nearly a hundred family-friendly booths, there will be fun for all ages. Enjoy the live music and stop by the Green Market for locally grown produce and the Beer Garden for locally brewed beer. Help our protect our enviroment and help Nashville become the greenest […]

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Apr 18: Paella Party! at Savory Spice Shop

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Join local Paella expert Lisa Mays as she walks attendees through the steps of making Paella Valencia at home. Reserve your spot by calling or coming in. The menu for the evening will include: Paella Mixta – Paella with Seafood,Sausage and Chicken Romesco Sauce Tapas – A selection of Spanish Cheeses and meat Smoked Olives with […]

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Apr 18: Hike2Heal 5K

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Hike2Heal is a 5k benefit for Raise the Roof to promote healthcare for the 512 students at Raise the Roof Academy in Uganda. This benefit will allow healthcare to be provided in the form of immunizations, antimalarial treatment, and preventative treatment for the students and staff of the school. Join them as they work together to protect […]

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Apr 18: Sista Strut

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The goal of Sista Strut is to heighten awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources. Studies show that African American women are more likely to get breast cancer at a younger age and have a death rate from breast cancer twice that of […]

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Apr 18: Walk in Their Shoes

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The Sexual Assault Center invites you to join them at their family friendly annual awareness event: Walk in Their Shoes. This event brings together our community to support survivors, raise funds and to stand up against sexual violence. Event date: Saturday April 18. Time: Pre-party and Registration: 9am. Walk: 10:30am. Location: S.A.C. 101 French Landing Dr. Nashville TN […]

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Apr 17-18: Cumberland on Canvas

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The Chestnut Group of plain air painters presents ‘Cumberland on Canvas’, an art show and sale benefiting the Cumberland River Compact. Held at the spectacular River Center with its jaw-dropping views of the river and the downtown Nashville skyline, the show features new work by some of Nashville’s best known local artists. For more information, […]

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Apr 16-18: Area 2 Trading Co. Pop-Up Show

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Area 2 Trading Co. is having a huge and fabulous Pop-up sale with items not on the site and great deals with some of the products on the site. This is a sale you do not want to miss. Great original art work, fine antiques and unique vintage pieces available for a limited time. area2tradingco.com

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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 […]

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Apr 18-19: West Side Fine Art & Craft Sale

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Enjoy Nashville’s newest addition to the art scene. The 2nd annual Art on the West Side Fine Art & Craft Sale offers an eclectic array of creations from over 40 local and regional artists. Be the first to choose from this collection at our cocktail reception featuring tastings from area restaurants and caterer’s Saturday April […]

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Apr 20: Pre-Game Street Party at Silo

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In conjunction with some really awesome folks at Speakeasy Spirits and help from our friends at Local Taco, SILO is throwing a street party before the Sounds game on Monday April 20 starting at 4:30 p.m. They will have more America packed into a half block than anywhere. A portion of the proceeds benefit Freedom Farm, […]

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Apr 20: Appalachian Spring Concert

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The Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents the Appalachian Spring concert Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. The GCO performs Luciano Berio’s intimate and colorful Folk Songs, a cycle of eleven folk melodies from around the world, Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring and Barber’s powerful “Adagio for Strings.”The concert will be performed at the Downtown Presbyterian Church […]

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Apr 22: Zap! Laser & Aesthetics Lunch & Learn

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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 […]

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Apr 23: Sushi Tasting at Saffire

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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.

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Apr 23: Two for Home Trunk Show with Lee Oakley

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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

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Apr 23: The Crown Affair

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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 […]

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Apr 23: Designer Fashion Consignment Sale

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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 […]

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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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Apr 24: ZOOVIE NIGHT: “EPIC”

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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

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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 […]

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Apr 25: The Mill Store Opening

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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.  

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Apr 25: Bourbon at the Ballet

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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

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Apr 25: Extra Large Ramen Fest

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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Apr 25: Anything Goes

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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

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Apr 25: ENDADA Music and Arts Festival

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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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

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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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