Highlights for the Week of 8/9/09

In-stores, book signings, learnin’ stuff, it’s gonna be a busy week.


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge: Heypenny’s COP CAR EP Release – 9pm
Come on down and buy Heypenny’s new EP, the packaging of which is pages from a coloring book. Live performances by Matthew P. Jones, Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, The Biv, Madi Diaz, Coral Castles, Mikky Ekko, Natalie Prass, Heypenny, & Coach DJ’ing between sets!

Sam & Ruby In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Sam & Ruby blend folk, R&B, and pop and are just awesome. They’re doing pretty well for themselves, and are playing this in-store they day before their album drops, but because Grimey’s is wonderful, you’ll get to pick it up a day early at the in-store

Local Mystery Writer Jennie Bentley discusses and signs Spackled and Spooked at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
From Now Playing Nashville:

A mystery surfaces behind the walls in the new Do-It-Yourself series! Avery Baker and her boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are flipping a seriously stigmatized house rumored to have ghosts. Soon, they’ll have even bigger problems, and this renovation project might haunt them forever. (Includes original DIY bathroom remodeling tips in the back!)


Darryl Worley autograph signing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – 4pm
If you head down to the Country Music Hall of Fame’s store starting at 9:30 and buy Darryl Worley’s new album, you’ll get a voucher to show up at 4pm and get him to sign the record.

ASCAP Rocks the Basement – 8pm
Free show featuring The Elms, Chris Nathan, Gabriel Kelly, Lee Anna James and Mike Willis

Rock the Block at Exit/In – 8pm
Performers include Lazar Lazar, Ikaik, Joshua Armstrong, and Steve Satre. Haven’t heard of them? Go check them out anyway, it’s free.


Arby’s free food
Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase

LYLAS in-store at Grimeys – 6pm
Come down and see LYLAS, our artist of the week, play a free show at Grimey’s. More on them later.


Shakespeare in the Park at Centennial Park – pre-show at 6:30pm, curtains at 7:30pm
Shakespeare in the park presents Taming of the Shrew every Thursday-Sunday in Centennial Park through September 13th. Tonight will be the first presentation of the year. Free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Bear House Lecture at the Belmont Mansion – 7pm
Belmont’s history is weird. Really weird. Come by and hear about how freaking weird it is. $5 suggested donation.


Fall Home and Garden Show at Cool Springs Galleria (through Sunday) – 10am til
Vendors throughout the mall will have tips and ideas for home improvement. Food, fun, shopping, and education.

Dyer Open House Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory 8-10pm
Come for a great view of the stars. If it’s cloudy the event will still be on, but will involve tours and such.

The Big Rock Show with Aubrey Collins and Anthony Corder at 12th & Porter – 8pm
Free rock show. ‘Nuff said


Big Band Dances in Centennial Park featuring Debbie Bailes Band – 7:30-10pm
Participate in one of the amateur dance competitions, take a ballroom dancing lesson (7-7:30, 8:30-8:50), or just bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the tunes.


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  • Amberlynne

    Pulllllleaze DO NOT mention the disgusting free roasted flesh at Arby’s. Last wed they needed a cop to direct traffic out of the one in Franklin. totally repulsive what our tax dollars are goin to.

  • I checked out the Lawn and Garden show at the Cool Springs Galleria and it was kind of boring.

  • Emily

    Yeah…I believe it. Those things are hit or miss, completely.