If February weather makes you reluctant to wear anything other than a rain jacket and saggy sweats, you’re not alone! Lucky for us, there are fabulous events this month that will inspire you to ditch the gym clothes and don something mildly more glamorous. From cultural events to cocktail affairs, you don’t want to miss these opportunities to revamp your wardrobe!
EVENT: Phenomenal Woman Event and Tribute to Maya Angelou, Saturday, February 7
As the first in a series of events hosted by the Phenomenal Women program, The Caged Bird Sings is a tribute to Maya Angelou, featuring an afternoon of poetry, song and dance. The event, which includes Angelou’s writings, as well as performances by Paula Larke, Bolanile Ajanaku-Habib, Tasha Alaba Mitchum and Iyen Fierson, celebrates the author’s personal victory over childhood trauma and praises other global figures who have fought against the oppression of women and children. The Caged Bird Sings takes place from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Harambee Auditorium of the Scarritt Bennett Center. Learn more at scarrittbennett.org.
A casual event, The Caged Bird Sings is the perfect gal pal outing for mothers, daughters, sisters or girlfriends. We recommend pairing denim with a comfortable top, jacket or vest and accessories. Here are some outfit ideas we put together with our friends at Habit!
EVENT: A Red Carpet Evening: Benefiting the Belcourt and Celebrating the Movies, Sunday, February 22:
It’s Oscar season, and no one celebrates this spectacular celebrity showing like The Belcourt with their annual event, A Red Carpet Evening. The evening features great food and drink, a silent auction and even a backstage lounge for VIP ticketholders, as well as the Oscar viewing, of course! Proceeds from the event benefit the historic Nashville theater, which is a nonprofit cultural institution that educates and engages the community through innovative film events. The event starts at 7 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Indulge in a night of local glamour with a new cocktail dress or a floor-length frock. We love these picks from MODA, which we’ve paired with a necklace or bag for added glitz.
EVENT: Pairings: The Ultimate Wine & Food Weekend: February 26-28
Help fund the fight against cancer by purchasing a ticket to The Ulitmate Wine & Food Weekend, presented by the Nashville Wine Auction. This three-night event takes place Thursday through Saturday in gorgeous private homes, restaurants and event venues throughout the city. Enjoy great wine, delicious bites from all the M Street group restaurants and a silent auction at the Wined Up party on Friday night. Learn more at nashvillewineauction.com.
Set at The Rosewall, a swanky event space behind Saint Anejo, Wined Up is a great opportunity to sport your best pair of denims, a fun top and statement accessories. See what our friends at Gus Mayer suggest for this event!
To check out more great events in Nashville this month, visit our Happenings page here!