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

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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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May 8-9: East Nashville Chicken Chase

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Steeple Chase?? Brawkk-AWK! It’s been another long winter and our Hens are feeling a little “cooped up”. The 2nd Annual East Nashville Chicken Chase and Hot Hen Showdown will take place Friday May 8 and Saturday May 9.  Saturday’s events are free-range and open to everyone! This hilarious and fun-filled celebration will feature incredible live music […]

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May 9: Iroquois Steeplechase

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Each year, on the second Saturday in May, locals and visitors flock to Percy Warner Park for the Iroquois Steeplechase. This spring racing event is a favorite among locals. Gather a group and purchase tickets to the tailgating area. Tailgating is as popular as watching the horse races! Dust off your hats and pray for sunshine […]

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May 9: Musician’s Corner Spring 2015 Season Kick Off Celebration

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Each Saturday in May, June, September and October, Musician’s Corner is held in Centennial Park. These events include free, family-friendly music, local food trucks and vendors, local artisans, activities and more. Relax in the grass with your friends, family and dogs during the Spring 2015 Season Kick Off Celebration. Kyle Cox, Mel Washington and Painte will  take the stage […]

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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 10-17: Nashville Ballet Presents “Clowns and Others”

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Nashville Ballet presents family ballet “Clowns and Others” for four performances May 10-17, 2015 at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet. Clowns and other colorful characters use dance, acrobatics, pantomime and physical comedy to illustrate life’s little challenges through short vignettes. This whimsical ballet is perfect for even the youngest budding arts aficionados and the […]

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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 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: Urban Green Lab Green Garden Party

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Urban Green Lab’s biggest fundraising event of the year is their Green Garden Party with 100% of the proceeds supporting sustainability education in Nashville. Locally catered canapés, Blackstone brews, live music, special guest Mayor Dean, excellent mingling with a silent auction and door prizes- you don’t want to miss this pleasant, green affair.

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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 22: Spanish Nights at Cheekwood

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Join Cheekwood for Spanish Nights inspired by their exhibition, Human Landscape, featuring works by Barcelona based artist Jaume Plensa. Explore his art both in the gardens and the museum while experiencing the sounds and culture of Spain. It will be a night filled with music, live performances and so much more! cheekwood.org/Public_Programs/Spanish_Nights • Duo Sudeste | classical Spanish […]

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May 24: Louisiana Crawfish Boil at Jackalope Brewing Co.

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Sehrt Seafood Co. and Jackalope Brewing Co. are teaming up for a Louisiana crawfish boil on May 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Jackalope taproom. Tickets are on now at www.jackalopebrew.com and are $25 advance and $30 at the door- include two pounds boiled crawfish with fixins plus two pints of Jackalope beer. Celebrate Memorial Day […]

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May 25: Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk

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Memorial Day morning 5K run/walk benefiting the restoration efforts of one of Nashville’s treasures, the historic Nashville City Cemetery, founded 1822. This is the burial place of James and Charlotte Robertson and many other historic figures of our great city. The race begins at Greer stadium and ends in Nashville City Cemetery. A shuttle will […]

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May 26-28: Wine/Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Amerigo

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Book your spot for a five-course wine/cocktail pairing dinner presented by Chef Steven Robilio. Ingredients are sourced from the Franklin Farmers Market for this interactive dinner event. Reservations are required & available by calling 615-377-7070 (Cool Springs) or 615-320-1740 (Nashville).

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May 29: Full Moon Pickin’ Parties

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Friends of Warner Parks is celebrating its 15th season of Full Moon Pickin’ Parties. These laid-back fundraisers feature Nashville’s finest bluegrass and roots music under the light of a full (or nearly full) moon. Pickin’ Parties are held at the Warner Park Equestrian Center and admission includes complimentary water, soft drinks, and beer for adults. warnerparks.org

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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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Jun 17-21: Hot Yoga Plus Yoga Adventure in Mexico

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Join Hot Yoga Plus for a five-day yoga adventure in paradise in Punta Monterrey, a private beach just 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Luxury eco-casitas dot the jungle just steps from the sand. Punta Monterrey combines the super gorgeous Pacific coastline of Mexico with an organic living experience. Each day begins with a coffee, tea and […]

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Through Jun 19: “You Pick Strawberries” at Green Door Gourmet

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Green Door Gourmet will start “You Pick Strawberries” on Friday, May 1. Strawberry picking hours will be Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.and Sunday 12 to 3 p.m.. Strawberries will be $3.00 a quart. This is a great family activity and helps teach children where food comes from. Green Door Gourmet is located at 7011 […]

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Jun 26: Full Moon Pickin’ Party

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Friends of Warner Parks is celebrating its 15th season of Full Moon Pickin’ Parties. These laid-back fundraisers feature Nashville’s finest bluegrass and roots music under the light of a full (or nearly full) moon. Pickin’ Parties are held at the Warner Park Equestrian Center and admission includes complimentary water, soft drinks, and beer for adults. warnerparks.org

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Jul 31: Full Moon PIckin’ Party

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Friends of Warner Parks is celebrating its 15th season of Full Moon Pickin’ Parties. These laid-back fundraisers feature Nashville’s finest bluegrass and roots music under the light of a full (or nearly full) moon. Pickin’ Parties are held at the Warner Park Equestrian Center and admission includes complimentary water, soft drinks, and beer for adults. warnerparks.org

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Through Sept 4: Intimate Devotions and Everyday Objects from Late Antiquity

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How was religion lived at the private level of the household or individual? Much of our perception of religion in late antiquity stems from the official and monumental art associated with Greco-Roman religions, Judaism, or Christianity. Temples, imposing statues, churches, catacombs, and cemeteries can give the impression of communal religion practiced on a grand, public […]

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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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