Weekly Highlights


Fruit Bats Instore Performance and Labor Day Cookout at Grimey’s – 4pm

Come on buy and get some free food, free beer, and enjoy some free tunes by indie rockers Fruit Bats. Be sure to say hey to Michelle. Also, 15% pre-loved CDs and LPs (excluding super sale ones). Too awesome.

The Hobbit Off 8th, presented by the Lehning Brothers at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm

Come to a very special 8 off 8th on September 7th were we will be performing a truncated version of the Hobbit, with all the original music from the 1977 cartoon. Also featuring Joshua Heckley, Natalie Prass, Garden Leo, Kintaro, Bird Cloud, Thesaurus Rex, featuring Big Sir


New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm

This week the Basement’s New Faces Nite features These United States, Daredevil, Christopher Wright, Sailor Sequence,
Reed Turner, Saibu, James DiGirolamo and Tori Baxley

Beatles Midnight Sale at Grimey’s – 11pm

The Beatles. You know, some people like them I guess. You might have heard about the amazing reissues, and you can get all of those wonderful CDs and LPs before everyone else at this midnight sale.

The Return of Rock’n’Roll Trivia at the Mercy Lounge – doors at 7, game at 8

I know you’ve all missed it dearly, and I’m happy to say that Rock’n’Roll trivia is BACK! There are 3 rounds of questions, 2 rounds of name that tune, and a final wager. This week the usual prizes are doubled, so the winning team will get $100, second place will get $50, and 3rd place will get $20. Free parking and beer specials all night.


Rock with the Beatles at Grimeys – 5pm

Okay, if you couldn’t make it to the midnight sale come down to Grimey’s after work to pick them up and rock out to a Beatles cover band!

International Lens Film Series: The Silence Before Bach at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm

A promenade through 18th-, 19th-, and 21st-century Europe guided by the music of J.S. Bach and Felix Mendelssohn. Arising from a defined musical structure, this film looks at the profound relationship between image and music, where the latter is not merely conceived as subsidiary to the image but is a subject of narration in its own right. In Spanish, German and Catalan with English subtitles. Not Rated. 102 minutes. Spain (2007) Dir: Pere Portabella.


International Lens Film Series: Quantum Hoops at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm

The Caltech Men’s Basketball team hasn’t won a conference game in 22 years, which adds up to more than 250 losses. But then its roster boasts more high school valedictorians than high school basketball starters. Nevertheless, these overachievers prove they have as much desire to win a game as they have to earn a Nobel Prize. The panel discussion will focus on how the Vanderbilt basketball team strikes its own balance between rigorous academic and athletic programs, and how student-athletes succeed on the court and in the classroom. English. 85 minutes. DVD. USA (2007) Dir: Rick Greenwald.


BFF: East Nashville’s new indie/electro bash at Mad Donna’s – 10pm

BFF is East Nashville’s new indie/electro DJ night. It debuts at Mad Donna’s Sept. 11th. This week brings you DJs Burgers & Fan Fiction RSVP at http://ow.ly/nZAz. Brought to you by Nashville Nights.

Tango by Moonlight at the Centennial Park Bandshell – 7-10pm

Argentine Tango dance lessons, demonstrations and dancing to live music. Even if you have two left feet come on by and maybe you can unleash your inner dancing spirit. Either way, the music will be awesome.

The City in Twilight: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris at the Frist Center – 6:30pm

Join Therese Lichtenstein, Ph.D., independent guest curator and organizer of the Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris exhibition, as she focuses on the Surrealists’ conception of twilight, as seen in the photographs of Paris taken during the 1920s and 1930s. Lichtenstein will discuss how Brassai, Ilse Bing, Germaine Krull, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray and other photographers transformed iconic views of the city and its monuments by shooting at strange, disorienting angles and focusing on unexpected details. Everyday streets, signs and cafes become unfamiliar and evocative; the ordinary is seen as extraordinary.


The Local Food and Organics Festival at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

Come learn about the health and environmental benefits of eating locally and going organic; discover community gardens in Nashville; meet people who grow their own food and get information about food security.

The Second Saturday Summer Drive-In: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Belcourt – begins at sunset

I went to the last two of these, and they’re a lot of fun. Bring either a low lawn chair or a blanket with a pillow to sit on. I don’t think that I need to work too hard to sell you guys on this one, I mean, it’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!!! Classic!


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  • Stephen

    Oh man, I might have to go down and see Young Frankenstein this weekend. It’s been too long…

  • Emily

    Yeah, I’m extremely bummed that I’ll be missing that one.