Top Picks for Happenings in Nashville this June!

There are so many wonderful ways to spend the early days of summer here in Nashville! Here are the events at the top of our list. We’ll see you there!

 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: June 4th

On June 4th, a group of Nashville’s most revered restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales to The Land Trust of Tennessee, an organization dedicated to keeping farmland protected and our state more green. Nashville continues to have a seat at the table, so to speak, in the national food scene, and this first-time event promotes positive change through food activism. The farm-to-table movement begins at the farm, so protecting the land is paramount to its success. Participating restaurants include: Capitol Grille, Provence Bakery, Rolf & Daughters, Miel, The Mad Platter, Sunset Grille, Burger Up, Sloco, Lockeland Table, Marche, Pharmacy Burger, Porter Road Butchers, The Bloomy Rind, Más Tacos Por Favor, Chago’s Cantina, The Stone Fox, Las Paletas, Pub5, Fat Bottom Brewery, Buttermilk Road Private Supper Club hosted by Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Joe Natural’s Farm & Cafe, Bagel Face, Paradise Park. eatgreentennessee.com

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Chef Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille in the garden.

 

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Chef Jeremy Barlow of Sloco admires fresh harvested mushrooms.

Movies in the Park: Every Thursday in June

The organizers of movies in the park made a wise decision when they decided to move the event to Elmington Park this year. While I am a huge fan of the past two venues, Centennial Park and Percy Warner, the parking can be confusing and limited. In Elmington Park, parking is much easier. You’ll be able to access parking at West End Middle School since school’s out for the summer in addition to the park’s designated parking and side streets. And, as a ton of families live in the neighborhoods surrounding Elmington Park, the need for a car moot for many. Yeah!

The series kicks off in June and runs every Thursday throughout the month. Movies in the Park is brought to you by the Nashville Scene with the support of the Parks and Recreation Department.

The line-up was recently announced:

  • June 6 – Brave
  • June 13 – Madagascar 3
  • June 20 – Life of Pi
  • June 27 – Pitch Perfect

Pack a cooler and grab blanket or chair for a perfect evening of family fun. www.nowplayingnashville.com

 

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The Nashville International Puppet Festival: June 20-22

In case you are not aware, it’s a huge coup for our city to host a festival of this caliber! The Nashville Public Library hosted Nashville’s first international puppet festival in 2008, which attracted more than 18,000 people. This year’s festival will be even better with a the street surrounding the library transformed into a family-friendly street fair. In addition, the Puppet Festival Parade will wind down Church Street through the Arts District and feature performers with stilts, unicycles, floats, vintage cars and puppets. While the events are free and open to the public, you must reserve your tickets NOW. Click here to reserve.

In addition to the festival, the library will hold two special events in collaboration with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and TPAC. The first event is Thursday, June 20, and will feature the debut performance of Wishing Chair Productions’ String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. On Saturday, June 22, TPAC will present a performance by world renowned puppeteer Phillip Huber. Known for his work with marionettes in Being John Malkovich and in Disney’s Oz, The Great and Powerful, Huber will perform Suspended Animation. If you’re not a kid, don’t let this deter you. The Puppet Festival appeals to all ages. nashvillepubliclibrary.org/puppetfestival

 

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Nashville Dancin': Thursday Nights Between June 13th – August 1st

For those of you who were saddened when Dancin’ in the District bit the dust, it’s back under a different name and configuration. Nashville Dancin’ is the new version and promises to be tons of fun. It will be held at Riverfront Park most Thursdays between June 13th and August 1st. 

Not only will you be wowed by the music lineup, some of our favorite food trucks will be there–The Grilled Cheeserie, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and Hoss’ Loaded Burgers. 

You can thank the folks at Dollar General for underwriting this fun event. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather and no rain! For more information and the musical line-up, see: the Nashville Dancin’ website.

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LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood: Open now through November

Insiders tell us that the Bruce Munro exhibit at Cheekwood is one of the most impressive events to ever come to Nashville. Not only is it the second-ever North American exhibition, it is simply stunning as you will experience hundreds of mile of glowing optic fiber. The grounds of Cheekwood have been transformed into a dream-like landscape. At the center of the exhibition is the Field of Light, which captivates with a landscape of 20,000 lighted glass spheres, each rising from the ground of a slender stem. We’ve seen this exhibit and truly it will leave you speechless.

Cheekwood is offering extended hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings until 11 p.m. to present this grand-scale exhibition in its most stunning state: under the night sky. For more information: click here

 

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Porter Flea Market, AirCraft 2013: June 1

Nashville’s modern handmade market is this weekend! Browse through the workmanship of more than 80 amazing designers and makers who will be joining together on Saturday, June 1st, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cornelia Fort Airpark (2641 Airpark Dr, Nash TN 37206). Eight of Nashville’s favorite food trucks will on hand throughout this day-long event. Cornelia Fort’s breezy hangars, large open spaces and greenway connections (hello, bike riders!) ensure that this Porter Flea will be the largest and most accessible Porter Flea yet (good news for people who hate to wait in lines!) Looking for the perfect way to kick off summer? Look no further.

Tickets are being sold for the first ever Preview Market, to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday night, May 31st. Preview Market attendees will get the first chance to buy this summer’s hottest items. Plus, the laid back evening promises ample opportunities to chat with vendors in this more intimate setting while sipping on complimentary craft beer from Fat Bottom Brewing and munching on tasty treats from The Bloomy Rind, Porter Road Butcher, and Sweet Betweens. DJ sets by The Groove and former WRVU DJ Outtheother; and other Preview night surprises. A portion of the night’s ticket proceeds will benefit Friends of Shelby and Rosebank Neighbors. For tickets (and there are only 18 remaining at the publish time of this post) click here. But, if you can’t make the Preview Party, do go to the FREE Saturday Porter Flea! www.porterflea.com

 

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Joint Project 2: June 14 – 16

If you are the type wanting to attend an event that you can talk about to your friends and have them instantly know that you really are the coolest thing that hit this city, well, this is your event. The theme of joint project 2 is 50’s, ‘60s and ‘70s car and motorcycle culture. This pop-up happening is comprised of three days of art, music, food and style.

JP2 features a range of events that are all free and open to the public. In the mix are a pop-up shop featuring vintage T-shirts from LA’s Filth Mart, a motorcycle rally hosted by Andy Mumma of Barista Parlor, a yakitori dinner (Japanese grilled meats served on skewers atop various pickles) from Sarah Gavigan’s Otaku South, and live music from the Nashville-based duo Kings of the F**king Sea (aka Poni Silver of The Ettes and Chet Weise of the Ultras S/C). There will also be a limited edition poster sale commemorating the event, designed by Bryce McCloud of Isle ofPrinting
 
Curated photography will anchor the show, specifically chosen by Susan Sherrick. For this edition, she’s chosen thematic work by local and national photographers including Caroline Allison, Yve Assad, William Claxton, Bruce Davidson, Barry Feinstein, Allen Ginsberg, Mikael Kennedy, Leon Levinstein, Danny Lyon, Jim McGuire, Joel Meyerowitz, Heidi Ross, Phil Stern, Dennis Stock, Scott G. Toepfer, and Joshua Black Wilkins. Also on view in the gallery: a selection of vintage motorcycles on loan from local collectors. The show is open through the weekend, with all the art available for sale. Hosts are Susan Sherrick and Libby Callaway.
 
Friday, June 14
  • Gallery and Filth Mart store, 11 am – 9 p.m.
  • Yakitori dinner by Otaku South, 6 – 9 p.m. 
  • Live music from Kings of the F**king Sea, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 15
  • Gallery and Filth Mart store, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Gallery talk with curator Susan Sherrick, 11:30 a.m.
  • BP x JP2 car and motorcycle rally, 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 16
  • Gallery and Filth Mart store, 1 – 5 p.m.

 

Location: 516 Hagan Street / Nashville / 37203

 
All events are free and open to the public. Vendors charge individually for food, clothing and art.
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Dennis Stock, Sons of Silence, Colorado, 1971. Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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Click here to check out our Happenings page for even more great events around town! 

 

Can you believe it? All this fun packed into just one month of summer right here in our fair city! We can’t wait!

 

 

Additional Happenings

Jul 31: An Evening with The Monkees

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Hey, hey, it’s The Monkees, featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, playing all of your favorite hits that made The Monkees one of the most popular bands of the 1960s. Hear the hits you know and love, like “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer” and more. Celebrate 50 years of one of […]

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Through Jul 31: Nashville Ballet’s Christmas in July Discount

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Nashville Ballet is cooling things off this summer with the return of its largest single ticket discount of the year, Christmas in July. For the entire month of July, take $12 off tickets to “Nashville’s Nutcracker” with code NUTCRACKER. Please visit www.nashvilleballet.com or call (615) 782-4040 and mention the code to purchase discounted tickets.

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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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Going on Now: Color’s Annual Clearance Sale

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Color is having their Annual Clearance Sale 25%-75% OFF! Sale items include pillows, serving pieces, urns, ceramics, vases, compotes, candlesticks, planters, votives, centerpiece bowls, glassware, dishware, linens, placemats, napkin rings, cocktail napkins, branches, foliage, jewelry, scarves, accent furniture, seasonal items, display items, discontinued items and slightly scratched & damaged items. http://www.colorathome.com

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May 26 – Aug 16: Penny Weight Pop Up and Launch Party at Wilder

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Wilder, a design shop for home and life, will host a three-month Pennyweight pop up event this summer, curated by Elise Joseph. Elise is a Nashville-based stylist, blogger, creative consultant and social media influencer. The pop up shop will kick off on Tuesday, May 26 and will run through Sunday, August 16. The launch party event, […]

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Jul 27 – Aug 1: Cute & Comfy Shoes Annual Clearance Event

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Aug 1: Hot Shot Festival at Bridgestone Arena

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As Middle Tennessee’s favorite hot chicken restaurants come together with local and national bourbon and whiskey distilleries, folks will flock to Bridgestone for an afternoon of fun. For $60, you can enjoy chicken and unlimited whiskey and bourbon tastings, and for $40, you can enjoy some tasty chicken; everyone will be treated to live music. […]

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Aug 1-31: The Price is Right at David Lusk

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The Price is Right exhibition is back, from August 1 to 31 This annual exhibit at David Lusk in Nashville this August is bringing another great selection of almost 45 artists all showing original works priced under $1000. The artists represent a wide range of backgrounds and influences from different parts of Tennessee and across the nation. Stop by to see sculpture, […]

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Aug 1: Tinney Contemporary’s 9th Birthday Celebration

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Tinney Contemporary celebrates its 9th birthday and the opening of a new exhibition by José Betancourt! Join them for Collectors Art Night, First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown, and the opening of “Cuba: reconstructing memories/ New Work by José Betancourt.” For more information, visit their website: http://tinneycontemporary.com/exhibitions

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Aug 1: Watermelon Picnic & School Supply Drive

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The Nashville Mom is hosting a Watermelon Picnic and School Supply Drive at Sevier Park. Supplies will go to a Metro Nashville school. There will be watermelon slices, drinks and games for everyone to enjoy–just bring some supplies to donate! https://www.facebook.com/events/1455659494736263/

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Aug 1: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Presents “The Spaces We Leave Empty”

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Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “The Spaces We Leave Empty”, an exhibition of photography, video and mixed media by Watkins Photography alumnae Sam Angel, Lisa Deal and Abby Whisenant (Nashville), Jennifer Georgescu (San Francisco), C. A. Greenlee (Oakland), and Jenna Maurice (Denver), at its downtown gallery WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) during the […]

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Aug 1: First Saturday Art Crawl

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Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 1,000 people attend this very popular monthly event. Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, the galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. Admission free, First Saturday Art […]

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Aug 1: American Sign Language Guided Exhibition Tour

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Aug 2: Riverfront Park Open House

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Cheekwood has announced their new partnership with the city of Nashville and Metro Parks Board for their debut of “Riverview Garden.” The garden will be part of the 11-acre Riverfront Park that opens July 30. They will be planting tulips and chrysanthemums to coincide with the seasonal festivals. Swing by on August 2 for the […]

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Aug: 6-9: Ink-N-Iron

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There is no denying the presence of tattoos in Music City, and Ink-N-Iron celebrates this culture and artistic movement. Dubbed as a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival, Ink-N-Iron brings hot rods, live music, burlesque, art, fashion and the tattoo convention to downtown Nashville. Five stages will showcase bands, cabaret shoes, a tattoo content and a pageant. nashville.ink-n-iron.com/

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Aug 7-8: Tomato Art Fest

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The Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. The Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each year that passes. Last year, an estimated 35,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities. The Tomato Art Fest will return […]

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Aug 7: 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! • Duo Sudeste | classical Spanish […]

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Weds: Punch & Swizzle $6 Cocktails at Sinema

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Jul 3: Trisha Yearwood Exhibition CMHOF

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Whether it’s “She’s in Love with the Boy” or “How Do I Live” or “XXX’s and OOO’s” or any of her numerous other hits, we’ve all connected with and felt empowered by Trisha Yearwood. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, in recognition of her incredible success, honors Trisha’s career through their five month exhibition about the […]

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Aug 8: An Art Deco Affair

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Celebrate the glamour and luxury of the Jazz Age with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a chance to view “Italian Style: Fashion since 1945″ and “Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection” at the Frist. The affair is modeled, with some liberties, on Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. […]

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Aug 8: YMCA’s Tomato 5K

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Participating in the YMCA race series not only changes your life by committing to a healthy lifestyle, but also the lives of those in your community. All money raised by the series supports the Y’s efforts to give everyone in our community, regardless of age, income or background, the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. https://give.ymcamidtn.org/races

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Aug 11: Three-Course Cooking Demonstration and Dinner at Amerigo Cool Springs

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Enjoy a three-course cooking demonstration and dinner presented by Chef Steven Robilio! Chef Steven will demonstrate how to prepare a three-course dinner that can be easily replicated in your own kitchen. Each course will be paired with wine or craft cocktails, all for $40 per person. Reservations are required and available by calling 615-377-7070. http://www.amerigo.net/

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Aug 13: Third Annual Wine & Wishes Party and Silent Auction

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The Third Annual Wine & Wishes Party and Silent Auction will be held on August 13. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This is a business-casual/snappy-casual event, party and silent auction with wine-tastings, heavy hors […]

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Aug 13: Curator’s Tour: “Postcards of the Wiener Wekstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection”

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The Wiener Werkstätte (or Vienna Workshops) employed some of the most significant artists of the twentieth century with the purpose of designing everyday objects that were so beautiful that they would be considered works of art. Join curator Katie Delmez for a guided tour that will feature postcards and decorative arts objects by artists such […]

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Aug 14-15: West End Church of Christ Consignment Sale

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Aug 14-15: Music City Hot Wing Festival

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Aug 14: “The Barefoot Contessa” at the Frist

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Humphrey Bogart plays Harry Dawes, a recovering alcoholic and film director who plucks simple nightclub dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) out of obscurity and transforms her into an international movie star. “The Barefoot Contessa” details the rise and fall of the starlet-turned-aristocrat. The film, shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome and featuring glamorous costumes […]

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Aug 15: Idina Menzel at Ascend Amphitheater

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Aug 15: Family Day at OZ Arts Nashville

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Indoor and outdoor art activities are offered to young people and families during this full-day event. Designed to spark creativity and expression, kids will be encouraged to take part in imaginary fun. Local artists will be on hand and food trucks will be serving up food. Sound Maze, an interactive experience of sound and mechanics […]

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Aug 15: Arrington Vineyards’ Harvest Party

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Make a trip out to the breathtaking Arrington Vineyards for their annual Harvest Party. Folks of all ages are invited to this family-friendly event, which includes live music by Kix Brooks, eats from Simply Living Life’sFood Cottage and of course wine, for those who are legal. Gates are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. so head there early […]

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Aug 15: CenWood Appliance Warehouse Sale

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Aug 15: Benefit at the Cannery for Crossroads Campus

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Enjoy music and entertainment from local award winning singers and songwriters on Saturday, August 15 at the Cannery Ballroom. Nashville Veterinary Specialists hosts the event each year in honor of their favorite local nonprofit, Crossroads Campus, whose mission is to better the lives of both people and pets in Nashville through the healing power of the […]

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Aug 17: The Frist Center Presents Senior Mondays

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The Frist Center presents Senior Mondays, a series of events for those who admit their senior status. On these days, gallery admission is $6.00 (1/2 the price of regular admission) for seniors. Senior parking is $3.00 in the Frist Center lots as long as spaces are available. Seniors receive a 15 percent discount on Gift […]

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Aug 20: Lecture: “Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place–from Milan to Nashville” at the Frist

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Join one of the fashion world’s most sought-after models, Karen Elson, and tastemaker Libby Callaway for insider perspectives on the hallmarks of Italian style and Nashville’s own growing fashion scene at the Frist. Elson has walked the runways of some of Italy’s greatest houses, including Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Versace. Callaway is a creative […]

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Aug 20: Workshop: Drop-in Drawing at the Frist

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On the third Thursday of each month, check out drawing materials to practice different techniques and skills, gain instructional guidance from an art educator, and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building. Art supplies will be available near the Information Desk in the Ingram Gallery. At 6 p.m., […]

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Aug 20: Lecture: “Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place—from Milan to Nashville” at Frist Center

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Lecture: “Stylish Cities: Fashion and a Sense of Place—from Milan to Nashville” Presented by Karen Elson, British top model and singer-songwriter, and Libby Callaway, fashion media professional and stylist at 6:30 p.m. Frist Center Auditorium Gallery admission required; Members free | First come, first seated Join one of the fashion world’s most sought-after models, Karen Elson, and […]

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Aug 21-22: Boost FitClub Health & Wellness Expo

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Boost FitClub’s Health & Wellness Expo is a two-day free event for the community. Kick off your weekend with local vendors promoting health, fitness and beauty, free makeovers, chair massages, health and wellness screening, activities and much more! Start this off with the Kick Off Party on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a silent auctions, tastings, […]

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Aug 23-26: August Farm Dinner at Amerigo

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Join Amerigo as Chef Steven presents a 5-course dinner prepared with fresh ingredients from our local farmers! Each course is paired with wine, beer or cocktails, all for $50 per person. Cool Springs location: August 23, 24, 25 (615) 377-7070 | Nashville location: August 26 (615) 320-1740 http://www.amerigo.net/

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Aug 24-30: Nashville Restaurant Week

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Nashville Restaurant Week is back: From August 24-30, the nearly 60 local restaurants in Davidson and Williamson counties that make up the Nashville Originals—the city’s non-profit independent restaurant association—will offer diners special menus and deals throughout the week. As an organization, the Originals support local restaurateurs who are committed to sustaining Nashville’s unique dining culture […]

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Aug 27: Artists’ Forum: Nashville Fashion Designers at the Frist

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Artists’ Forum: Nashville Fashion Designers Presented by Phillip Nappi, co-founder and creative director, Peter Nappi, Inc., and Susan Sherrick, founder and designer, S.E. Sherrick Fine Leather Goods Inspired by the exhibition “Italian Style: Fashion since 1945″, the Frist Center’s summer Artists’ Forums will feature some of Nashville’s best fashion and accessories designers in panel discussions […]

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Aug 28: 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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Aug 28: Frist Friday with Those Darlins

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Those Darlins are edgy and seductive, both in sound and personal style. The fashion- and attitude-forward Nashville trio has released three albums since their formation in 2006, the most recent of which, Blur The Line (2013), received widespread praise and the “Best Live Act of 2014” award from Paste magazine. Members Jessi Zazu, Nikki Kvarnes, […]

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Aug 29: Celebrate habit’s 10th Birthday

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Habit is turning 10! Join them for cocktails, catering, giveaways and goodies on August 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. They will be gifting away habit gift certificates, Eberjey PJ sets, Hudson and Citizens of Humanity denim and so much more. Show them a little local love and let them celebrate the most important part of their business- YOU!

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Aug 30: Agape Animal Rescue’s Glitter and Glam

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Agape Animal Rescue is gearing up for its 7th annual dog and fashion show, Glitter and Glam, being held at Hutton Hotel on August 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Hosted by CMT’s Katie Cook, the event will feature complimentary spirits and hors d’oeuvres, games, a live and silent auction and a fabulous fashion show […]

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Aug 30: Explore Native American Heritage at The Hermitage

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Explore the Native American heritage of the Tennessee region with local specialists Mecca Caron, Jim Apple, and Corey Boise. Learn about the culture of the Southeastern tribes, participate in social stomp dances and Native singing, watch hand-crafting of Native war clubs, practice the Cherokee language, and learn about Native women’s work including corn grinding and […]

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Through Sept 4: Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Circus Exhibit

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Experience the excitement of the circus this summer with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery as they dive into the colorful spectacle of the circus. Centered around several rare vintage posters, this exhibit promises human “oddities,” banners, toys, and even a funhouse mirror while also offering a unique insight into the interwoven history of the […]

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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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Through Sep 7: “Italian Style: Fashion since 1945″

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“Italian Style: Fashion since 1945″ chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post-World War II recovery years to the present day. Based on new archival research, this elegant and comprehensive exhibition explores the development of both womens- and menswear and highlights key designers and the outstanding techniques, materials and expertise […]

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Through Sept 7: “Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape” at the Frist

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“Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape” is composed of three large-scale works, exemplifying different aspects of Jaume Plensa’s oeuvre. Plensa creates figurative sculptures from such materials as steel, bronze, alabaster and synthetic resin. His idealized faces and figures reflect timeless philosophical queries about the nature of spirituality and the role of the individual in shaping culture and […]

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Sep 12: Chukkers for Charity Event

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Chukkers for Charity, a polo game and outdoor event held in Franklin, TN, returns for the 19th year. The event will raise funds and awareness for the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! In addition to the game, there will be a vintage car show parade, a silent auction and tailgating competition. This year’s theme is […]

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Sept 12: Music and Masterpieces

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Music and Masterpieces is an annual event supporting the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation and all of the Mighty Voices battling pediatric neuromuscular diseases. Join them Saturday, September 12 from 6:30- 10:30 p.m. at the Green Door Barn for an evening of Nashville soulful musicians while viewing and bidding on artwork showcasing artists from around the southeast. […]

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Sep 12: #THELATINPARTY

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Join Conexión Américas in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with their annual Celebration #THELATINPARTY at the Cannery Ballroom! This not-to-be-missed fiesta features live Latin music, authentic Latin American food, dance performances & instruction and all for a good cause! Each year Conexión Américas supports more than 6,000 Latino families as they pursue their American dream: buying […]

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Sep 12: Nashville Whiskey Festival Grand Tasting

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Midtown Corkdorks Wine, Spirits, Beer will present the Nashville Whiskey Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 12 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  The Festival anticipates 60 distilleries pouring over 200 whiskeys from all over the world and will include live music, great food and educational seminars. Festival participants will have the opportunity to […]

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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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Jun – Sep: Second Saturday Outdoor Cinema at The Belcourt

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It’s that time of year. On the second Saturday of each month, June through September, the Belcourt continues its summer tradition of showing a classic film outdoors at dusk in our parking lot. Nashvillians of all ages come with lawn chairs, strollers, blankets and bikes for these free screenings. The evening kicks off with a […]

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Sep 25-27: Tennessee Craft Fair

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The 2015 Fall Tennessee Craft Fair is the premier fall craft event in Middle Tennessee; a popular juried event with fine craft presented by 200+ artists from across the nation. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, you will want to attend this “Top-20 Event.” Meet the top artisans and find a unique hand-crafted piece for […]

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Oct 17: Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival

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The 6th annual Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, October 17 from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Two Rivers Mansion. The addition of wine to the previous Tennessee Beer Festival is new for the 2015 event and offers attendees a variety of wine samples, along with […]

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Through Nov 1: Human Landscape at Cheekwood

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Experience the dramatic sculptures of internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa in the debut of Human Landscape. The exhibition, which marks Plensa’s largest in the United States to date, will be on display throughout the estate’s historic grounds and Museum of Art. http://www.cheekwood.org

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