This exhibition is presented in honor of Marilyn Murphy, who will retire in 2017 after 37 years of teaching in the Department of Art at Vanderbilt University. Marilyn Murphy—Realism Subverted will feature paintings and drawings in which reality is turned upside down in dreamlike scenes with gravity-defying objects and figures diligently focused on a task.
Nashville Events & Happenings
Keep up with the best Nashville events, festivals, fundraisers, concerts, store sales and more! Not only will you find popular things to do like Iroquois Steeplechase, The Antiques and Garden Show and The Tomato Arts Festival, you’ll find smaller events like local wine tastings, trunk shows, art shows, craft festivals, pop-up shows, street fairs, food truck events, cultural events, concerts and more. These events are also available on our free SB App, which can be downloaded HERE.
As a sculptor, Alan LeQuire has always drawn and painted to sort out concepts prior to sculpting, he continues to discuss the relevance of drawing to his students, and he often draws or paints for fun, but rarely have we featured the work at LeQuire Gallery. Obviously best known for three dimensional work, the exhibit
Five women – three sisters, a granddaughter, a sister-in-law – sort through the attic of their recently departed family matriarch, in search of inspiration for her memorial service. They unearth trials and tears, love and laughter, and perform the music of iconic artists from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé. SISTAS traces the musical history of black
Life can be unpredictable sometimes. When things like divorce, death of a spouse or other unexpected situations arise, don’t be blind-sided. Be prepared! Especially for women, being able to function independently — both financially and emotionally — when these situations arise is a must! Being prepared is the key, and here’s a great place to
“The First And The Worst” featuring iconic singer/songwriters Rosanne Cash (“I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” “Seven Year Ache”), Sonny Curtis (“I Fought The Law,” “I’m No Stranger To The Rain”), Frank Rogers (“I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” “Alright”) and Steve Wariner (“Long Necked Bottle,” “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven”).
The 2017 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, Plant a Forest: Gardening for the Future, will be Thursday, March 2 – Sunday, March 5. The four day event features beautiful live gardens, free lectures, demonstrations, a floral design gallery, a vendor marketplace, special children’s activities plus a wine festival on Saturday all at The Fairgrounds. Show times are Thursday through Saturday 10
An annual Fundraiser held at The Nashville Farmers Market to benefit a small low profit Nashville School, Benton Hall Academy. An evening out in Downtown Nashville with live music, delicious local food, drinks and a silent auction. The School provides individualized education by addressing students’ unique learning styles, cultivating independent thought, and promoting the building
Bring back the glamour and laissez les bons temps rouler! Shindig Mafia hosts Nashville’s only turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras Masquerade in an 1840s mansion, featuring authentic New Orleans Hot Jazz. A life band and costume contest make a night you won’t want to miss! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-masquerade-tickets-31569852278
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud in a reading circle. Once a month, we will gather to read one of the works of William Shakespeare, beginning with the first play he wrote and ending with his last. We will be reading Shakespeare’s “All’s Well that Ends Well”
The Arts Company presents a showcase of work by Tiffany Ownbey, a new artist to the Nashville marketplace imagining new ways to present contemporary papier-mache. The exhibit is part of the gallery mission to showcase a number of new artists and artworks throughout 2017. This showcase opens during First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown on March
Ballet Ball is Nashville Ballet’s most elegant annual fundraiser, bringing together over 600 of the city’s most prominent philanthropists and patrons of the arts for an elaborate black-tie affair. At $650 per ticket, the evening includes a glamorous cocktail hour, a gourmet seated dinner and an exclusive gala performance by Nashville Ballet accompanied by special
Step inside the Adventure Science Center and be amazed at the exciting and interesting ways in which science merges with food and cocktails. Embrace your inner mad scientist as you enjoy the creation of cocktails and taste pairings and watch live culinary demonstrations using blow torches and liquid nitrogen. Experience the wonders of science in
Taste of Williamson, presented by Nissan, is an annual favorite of the local and regional community, featuring the area’s best food and beverages. All proceeds benefit United Way of Williamson County and its partner agencies. CoolSprings Galleria hosts this sampling event, where ticket holders meet chefs, sip a favorite beverage, taste local restaurant offerings and enjoy musical entertainment
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty conveys the extraordinary breadth and legacy of the work of this influential American artist. The exhibition features work from all stages of Penn’s career, including street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, and more intimate studio images. Highlights of
Claire Morgan uses organic and inorganic materials and taxidermy to create intricate sculptures, hanging installations, and works on paper that explore the impermanence, complexity, and fragility of life forms. Morgan will also discuss her sources of inspiration, artistic practice, and body of work on Friday, February 10, in the Frist Center Auditorium.
100 works from the Newark Museum’s will make an appearance at the Frist Center. The renowned collection will introduce the stunning aesthetics of Buddhist art and provide a basic understanding of these objects’ function within Buddhist practice. As part of an accompanying educational gallery and program, visitors will have the opportunity to watch Tibetan-Buddhist monks
Want to study the human form? Enhance and expand your artistic practice by participating in this new series of non-instructional figure drawing sessions at the Frist. Each session will offer exhibition-themed poses from a live, clothed model along with access to masterworks in our galleries. Visit fristcenter.org/studio to reserve your place. Questions? Call 615.744.3355.
Gilda’s Club Nashville is offering a half-marathon training program, led by training partner Fleet Feet Sports. Gilda’s Gang will help prepare participants to run or walk the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville ½ Marathon on April 29; and is an opportunity to give back to men, women and children in Middle Tennessee who are impacted by
Tennessee Flavors is an annual tasting event that brings together Nashville’s top restaurants and food and beverage artisans for a delicious evening in support of the Nashville State Community College Foundation. Their focus is on Tennessee-sourced products and the culinary talents and local flavors that help make our growing community so special. http://tnflavors.org/
The 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. Annually featuring some of the best teams in college basketball, the SEC Tournament will be making its ninth stop in Nashville in 2017. Which team will cut down the nets and be crowned SEC Men’s Tournament Champions? https://www.secticketoffice.com/events/secmbb.html
The Hillsboro Players present Guys and Dolls, based on the works of Damon Runyon. Each performance at 7 pm, Hillsboro High School Auditorium, 3812 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, 37215. $15 Premium Seating, $12 General Seating, $8 Student. March 11 performance will be interpreted for the deaf. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=hhsp
Sip and support Ronald McDonald House Charities at The Triple Sip. Sample a variety of wines, craft beers and spirits, along with delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Nashville Restaurants. Guests will enjoy live music and will have the opportunity to bid on an array of exciting silent auction packages! https://www.rmhcnashville.com/
A first-ever for the Nashville market, the Home Show offers thousands of products, decorating, construction and remodeling ideas for visitors to gather and compare. Home enthusiasts will be connected to the most knowledgeable experts, first-to-market products and reliable services in a dynamic face-to-face environment. http://www.nashvillehomeandremodelingexpo.com/information
On March 11, join The Porch for their third annual fundraiser: an evening of song and story like no other. Mercy & Magic will feature an intimate conversation between and performances by New York Times #1 bestselling author Wally Lamb and one of Americana music’s most admired artists, Mary Gauthier. Mary and Wally have been friends
Let’s all bid adieu to to winter by indulging in a Whiskey Wonderland before heralding in the warmer weather. Learn about over thirty types of whiskey with samplings from some of the best in the world, chat with master distillers, and cozy up over some great local food and live music. http://www.whiskeywarmer.com/#intro
On Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m., Evins Mill continues its “Music at the Mill” concert series with another intimate evening of acoustic music featuring accomplished singer-songwriter Tim Buppert. Having written songs and/or sung them on albums for Trisha Yearwood, Michael Peterson and Kevin Sharp among other well-known artists, Tim has several top ten songs
The 14th annual Main Street Brewfest, the highly anticipated event put on each year by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), returns Saturday, March 11 to provide beer lovers with a taste of both local and international brews. Tickets are available online now!! http://downtownfranklintn.com/
Yoga for all levels with instructor Laurel Desmarais. Yoga is free, and walk ins are welcome until we are at capacity. Free self parking is available in the City Winery lot. Check in with concierge and yoga will take place in the Lounge. Yogis will receive a complimentary mimosa at brunch after yoga in The
Emmy Award-winning Travis Wall established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers, and now his artistic direction of Shaping Sound is back with a brand new show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of
Join the City Winery Wine Team for an informative and explorative course that broadens your understanding of wine. Each class includes tastes of 4 wines and light cheeses. Tickets: http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/bootcamp031517.html
This spring David Lusk Gallery – Nashville presents Jack Spencer’s new photographs, This Land, An American Portrait. The exhibition of nearly twenty works spans thirteen years of imagery and the entire nation as source material. A new large-format book, This Land, published by the University of Texas Press, accompanies the exhibition. The exhibition will open with
Nuit Belge returns to Nashville for a third year on March 18, 2017 and will once again be hosted at Marathon Music Works. Those that attended past years know what a blast this event was and are certain to not miss out! For year three you can expect several new restaurants, special beer offerings, and
Nashville’s brides-to-be, rejoice! Goodwill’s Wedding Gala is back, offering you this once-a-year chance to find the dress of your dreams at an amazing price. Held at the Rivergate Goodwill store (2101 Gallatin Pike North Madison, TN) more than 500 wedding dresses and 400 bridesmaid gowns will be available at prices ranging from $99 to $399. Brand
The award-winning musical based on the smash hit film starring Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller,
Three generations of the Younger family live in a “rat trap” of an apartment in Chicago that they’ve been renting for always. With the passing of the patriarch, a life insurance check of significant value arrives. How will the money best be spent for the benefit of the family? Should a home be purchased, a
Girl Scout cookies are available for purchase, and what better way to enjoy these delicious crisps than with locally made wine. Join City Winery Nashville’s Beverage Director Jenelle Engleson for a night with your childhood favorites! Tagalongs, Samoas, Thin Mints and Savannah Smiles…all paired perfectly with delicious wine. It’s an unbeatable combination. http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/girlscoutcookiedinner030917.html
Whether you’re headed to Steeplechase, Derby or any sunny springtime occasion, a stylish hat is a must. Stacey Rhodes will once again host this fabulous event with a few special guests. Palm Beach Hat Designer, Carol Carr and Honorary Co-Chairs, Big Kenny of Big and Rich and stylist Christiev Alphin will all be present. Wine and
The Great Futures Gala is an evening of Hollywood glamour, fine dining, and an auction experience. The Gala will feature a live and silent auction of more than 200 items – from Nashville-made products to international trips. With over 750 notable guests, our Gala is truly a night to remember.
Featuring former leading cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, Under The Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American radio songbook from the 1950’s to 1970’s. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley deliver an
The annual “Reaching New Heights Luncheon” to benefit nonprofit Cumberland Heights will be Tuesday, April 4, at 11:30am at Nashville’s Hillwood Country Club. The mission of “Reaching New Heights” is to highlight the women’s programs at Cumberland Heights, raise funds to help women in treatment, and celebrate those women in our families and community who
Three-time Grammy Award-nominated music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest Latin bands today. Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring an irresistible and exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms. https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/tiempo-libre-2017-tpac
The Spring Fling for TennGreen will honor the lands conserved by Governor Phil Bredesen and key members of his administration through the work of TWRA, TDEC and accredited land trusts across the State. With a special guest appearance by Emmylou Harris to sing for the land. Chaired by John Noel, Bob Tuke and Ann Tidwell.
Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines are back to set the record straight in the hilarious hit musical Disenchanted! These royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilarious, subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same. https://patron.tpac.org/events/detail/disenchanted-2017-tpac
In 1967, following the success of their hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No,” The Zombies entered London’s famed Abbey Road Studios to record what would become Odessey & Oracle, their final album together. To mark the 50th Anniversary of the recording, all four surviving original Zombies are reuniting to perform Odessey &
The Power of the Purse® Luncheon and silent auction benefits The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennesse, which supports Middle Tennessee women and girls in need. The 2017 Power of the Purse® Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Glennon Doyle Melton. She is the author of the inspiring New York Times bestselling memoirs Carry On,
Oyster Easter is Nashville Spring Kickoff, voted best fundraiser in town. Back for it’s 55 year, Oyster Easter is a favorite Nashville fundraiser that both celebrates the start of spring and raises money for the Community Resource Center. 8-10 candidates vie for the title of Oyster Queen/King as guests enjoy oysters, a cajun buffet, wine, sprits, beer
Let’s hike together Saturday, April 22 at Edwin Warner Park to give better health for the children at RTRA! This event will be fun for all ages. Bring your kids and leashed pets for Music, Prizes, Kid Zone and Dog Show! Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. Hike2Heal is a 5K benefit to promote healthcare for the
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play, is coming to Nashville as part of the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season! Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this “dazzling” (Associated Press) adaptation
Join us once again for one of Nashville’s top tasting events! Generous Helpings will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2016, 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 while raising awareness of hunger issues. http://secondharvestmidtn.org/
Nashville Paddle Co. created a one-of-a-kind Grom Camp to introduce kids to the fun of stand-up paddling this summer. Games, paddle techniques, water safety and more, taught by Nashville Paddle Co. team members who are CPR/First Aid and WPA-certified. The two sessions (June 19-23 or June 26-30) are available to grades 2-6. Each session will