November 1-November 5: Art at O’More
Local artist Wayne Brezinka shares the exhibit Paper Cuts: Discarded Illusions and Found Realities, a collection that encompasses 1 1/2 years of effort. Using mixed media, Brezinka’s exhibit features a cohesive group of collage, mixed media and cut paper to spotlight his vision of the importance of humanity and found realities. The exhibition, presented by O’More College of Design, is free and is open to the public. O’More is located at 423 South Margin, Franklin. For a complete schedule, visit http://bluepr.in/ZWJO6y.
November 7: Art of Entertaining
Take your holiday party to the next level with the help of an ongoing series that ups your hospitality skills. Join Jon and Lindsay Yeager, owners of the cocktail consulting company Pour Taste, at Franklin’s Tin Cottage, as part of their ongoing series, Art of Entertaining. The Yeagers will teach you how to create fabulous curated cocktails, you’ll hear the story behind each cocktail, see a step-by-step tutorial and receive recipes to try at your next party. The Tin Cottage is located at 123 South Margin St. in downtown Franklin. The event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $35. For more information, http://bluepr.in/1ulQldu.
November 7: Franklin Art Scene
Wander through historic downtown Franklin and enjoy art from more than 30 local galleries and working studios. From mixed media to turned wood and blown glass, the event features a breathtaking array of art in historic venues along Main Street and surrounding areas in this district. Many venues serve wine and hors oeuvres. The event is free, but you may want to buy a $5 unlimited trolley ticket for the night to ferry you from spot to spot. For a map of participating artists and locations and more information, http://bluepr.in/1wxzwbd.
November 8: Mistletoe Marketplace
No kissing, just great shopping, at Mistletoe Market! This annual fundraiser is your chance to shop for artisan crafts for Christmas on Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Franklin High School, 810 Hillsboro Rd. Home decor, jewelry, Christmas decor items and more make for a fun-filled holiday shopping event. For more information, http://bluepr.in/ZWJO6y
November 8: The Pig Race
You will run, crawl, jump and navigate a barriers obstacle course at this fun 5k, 8k and 12k run. P.I.G. stands for PerPerseverancentegrity and Grit, but the farm-themed family run is all about fun. The event is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Rd., Brentwood. For more information, http://bluepr.in/1sQJCMM
November 12: Music City Roots
A live radio show and concert hosted by Jim Lauderdale, Music City Roots is your chance to hear Nashville’s world-class musicians who have a decidedly Americana vibe. The talent mix on this weekly show, broadcast live from The Factory, is a rotating who’s who of cool, insider musicians. This week, look for the Jake Leg Stompers, Angaleena Presley, Mary Gauthier and the amazing Pat McLaughlin with his apple-doesn’t-fall-far son, Jamie. Tickets are $15 and are available online, http://bluepr.in/1yTj3im. The Factory is located at 230 Franklin Rd., Franklin. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
November 13: Wine Love Pairing Dinner
Enjoy delicious food and wine pairings at Frothy Monkey in Franklin from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (We know, they are famous for their coffee and upscale casual fare, but this is a whole other vibe.) With Chef Chase Ingalls at the helm, you will experience courses such as Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash,
Chilled Brussels Sprouts Slaw and Cherry Port Syrup. The wine pairings for each course are from Pali, with a special dessert cocktail ending the night. Frothy Monkey Franklin is located at 125 5th Ave. S. Tickets are $60 each plus tax. For more information, http://bluepr.in/1vp2UuN.
November 15-16: 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin
The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin comes alive on Nov.15 and 16 with a re-enactment of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
Roughly 10,000 men were killed in the Battle of Franklin, with the Confederacy losing 14 generals in the epic battle. Fought 150 years ago, this commemorative event will feature re-enactors from all over the United States portraying Union and Confederate soldiers in the battle that became a turning point for the Civil War. The depiction of the battle will be held on the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park , 1368 Eastern Flank Cir., next to Carnton Plantation. All spectators must be on site by 12:30 p.m.. The re-enactment begins each day at approximately 2 p.m., and will last one hour. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. For more information and to purchase tickets, http://bluepr.in/1r4QhDA
November 15: Viva la Diva Run
Join the fourth annual Viva la Diva Run on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Nissan North America campus in Franklin. Viva la Diva is a family-friendly, intergenerational event featuring 5K and 10K USTAF certified and chip-timed courses. Join the fun on race day and enter the Best Dressed Diva and Dude Costume Contest for great prizes. The contest will be judged by four Nashville fashion industry professionals. Proceeds from Viva la Diva support the work of FiftyForward, a nonprofit established in 1956, benefiting its health and wellness programs and services including Adult Day Services, Meals on Wheels, Conservatorship, Care Management and Victory Over Crime. For more info and to register, visit vivaladivarun.org.