March—our bright and shiny month that promises a renewed spirit and lots more Vitamin D! Nashville continues to astound us with all the ways to embrace our amazing city. Here are just a handful of ways to enjoy your March, here in Music City.
March 1, 2014: International Women’s Day Screen of Girl Rising
Scarritt-Bennett Center will hold an International Women’s Day Screening of Girl Rising with follow up audience discussion led by Dr. Jid Lee. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. For more information: www.scarrittbennett.org/programs/gr.aspx
March 1, 2104: David Lusk Gallery Nashville officially opens!
What a fabulous way to start this month—with the opening of the Nashville location of David Lusk Gallery. The new endeavor continues DLG’s commitment to artists and clients that has been well known in Memphis for almost 20 years. We are thrilled DLG is calling Nashville home to for its second city. Part of the burgeoning Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood, we bet you are as impressed as we are. styleblueprint.com/nashville/guide/david-lusk-gallerynashville
March 2, 2014: A Red Carpet Evening
Enjoy watching the 86th Academy Awards, Nashville style, at the annual Belcourt fundraiser that always delivers on fun. Watch on the big screen with a delicious food and drink, a silent auction, a VIP backstage lounge, and lots of movie buzz. Tickets: $75-$325. www.belcourt.org/events
March 5, 2014: Girls Night Out at WOO Skincare + Cosmetics, benefitting The Women’s Fund
A Girls Night Out to refresh for spring, with a percentage of all sales benefitting The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Makeup artists on hand, complimentary brow waxing, giveaways and samples, WOO’s very own “step & repeat” for fun photo opps, snacks from Tin Wings, and WOO-tinis! wooskincareandcosmetics.com
March 6-8, 2014: Courageous Conversations at C3
Join in on this great opportunity to hear from Glennon Melton, founder of Momastery.com, Rachel Held Evans, Paul Young (author of The Shack), and other exciting presenters to engage in Courageous Conversations at C3 2014! Have you ever fallen silent, even with a friend, when a conversation turned toward controversy? At C3, you’ll learn together about how to engage with one another with care and love, even when you may disagree. The 3-day event is an amazing value at just $95. Register today before time runs out! www.c3nashville.org
March 7 and 8, 2014: The Intergalactic Nemesis at OZ Nashville
For ages 7 and up, this performance should be a huge hit for all ages. Think Live Action Graphic Novel in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark meets the pulp serials of the 1930’s. With huge action-filled drawings serving as the backdrop to visually tell the story, there will also be three actors voicing dozens of characters, “while one Foley artist creates hundreds of live sound effects, and a pianist accents every move with an original score in this tale of a no-nonsense reporter and her cohorts struggling to save Earth from the threat of an alien invasion” Tickets are $40 each and just $20 each for 12 and under. www.oznashville.com
March 8, 2014: Big Yellow Bird Bash
Nashville Public Television’s Big Yellow Bird Bash is an annual event for a new generation of public television supporters—those who grew up on Sesame Street and other great NPT programming and care about the next generation of young viewers. It’s a chance help ensure the future of the programs we love, while gathering together for a stylish night of dancing, mixing and mingling. Yellow attire is a must!
- Saturday, March 8 at Houston Station. Tickets are $50 per person.
- For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wnpt.org/bybb2014
March 9, 2014: 12th Annual Taste of Williamson
The 12th Annual Taste of Williamson is presented by Vanderbilt Health and benefits United Way of Williamson County. The event is at Cool Springs Galleria on Sunday, March 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Taste of Williamson features the area’s best restaurants and caterers who offer “tastes” of their favorite creations. Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 at the door. www.tasteofwilliamson.com
March 13-15, 2014: Ben Folds at The Nashville Symphony
“Be one of the very first to hear pop icon Ben Folds premiere his brand-new piano concerto, co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Ballet and Minnesota Orchestra. Folds will bring his knack for memorable melodies and sophisticated musicianship to the stunning sound of a full symphony orchestra. The William Tell Overture—best known as the theme of The Lone Ranger—will add to the fun, while Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde will show off the exceptional musicians in the GRAMMY®-winning orchestra.”- www.nashvillesymphony.org
March 14, 2014: Come Together: Music & Conversation Among Friends
Led by artists, community educators, business professionals, spiritual leaders and students, this inspirational evening of powerful music and healing dialogue will focus on breaking down social barriers, working towards community-building and compassion. $10 suggested donation at the door. RSVPs appreciated. www.scarrittbennett.
March 15: Springer Mountain Farms 5K Run & Walk
The 6th Annual 650 AM WSM/Springer Mountain Farms 5K is brought to you by Springer Mountain Farms, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, and Relache – The Spa at Gaylord Opryland. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit Hands On Nashville and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. Lace and up and stretch your legs! www.wsmonline.com
March 22-April 20, 2014: Cheekwood in Bloom
This year’s spring blooms will deliver a massive dose of one of spring’s classics: the bright, crisp lines of over 100,000 tulips in the Cheekwood gardens. Celebrate spring at Cheekwood for a bright view sure to lift any winter fog! Click here for weekly activities.
March 28, 2014: Music City Masquerade Black Tie Gala
The Second Annual Music City Masquerade is a black tie gala presented by The Junior League of Nashville. This event is the league’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps support all of the Junior League of Nashville’s partner agencies. The Masquerade includes a cocktail hour, formal seated dinner with silent auction and late party featuring entertainment by the Scat Springs Band. Tickets for the late party may be purchased separately, but are included in the price of the dinner tickets. www.jlnashville.org
March 29, 2014: The Color Run
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Grab your tutus, your friends, and your running shoes and head to the start line! At The Color Run, the start line is its own pre-race party with music, dancing, warmup stretching and giveaways! thecolorrun.com/nashville
** June Event(s) to know about and purchase your tickets for NOW!
This was too exciting not to give you a heads up on:
The Nashville Symphony is celebrating summer in a brand new way: come watch three classic films (Wizard of Oz, Singing In the Rain, Fantasia) on a big screen at in the comfort of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The orchestra will play the full score live and this promises to be an evening (or three evenings if you see all three shows) that you will never forget. Purchase tickets: http://www.nashvillesymphony.org.