Weekly Highlights!


Belmont Camerata Musicale at the Belmont Mansion – 7:30pm

Belmont faculty, guest artists and artistic director, Elisabeth Small present the 21st season of Belmont Camerata Musicale’s chamber music series in the historic Belmont Mansion. On September 28, they will present a program of Bach and Mendelssohn works featuring Erbarme dich from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 80 and Concertpiece No.2 in D minor for piano, clarinet and bassoon.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm

This week everyone’s favorite weekly showcase with 8 bands is hosted by Brenn, and the lineup includes Brenn, The Worsties, RT Gentlemen, Kink Ador,The Effects, Mona, Bravo Max and Daniel Ellsworth.


Rock’N’Roll Trivia at the Mercy Lounge – 7pm

Rock’n’Roll Trivia is back and they promise to have easier questions this time! Beer specials, free parking, and prizes for the winners! I can’t promise that Michelle will be there, but it’s going to be awesome anyway.

Codaphonic with Eastern Block and O, Don Piano at the Mercy Lounge – 10pm

If you didn’t have enough reasons to hit up the Mercy Lounge this Tuesady I have one more for you: free live music! Stay after trivia and check out Codaphonic and their quality upbeat pop/rock.

The Basement’s New Faces Nite – 8pm

This week The Basement brings you Lovers and Liars, Brendan Moss, Bern Kelly, Matt Butcher and Sarah Pray, Summer. Don’t let the fact that you might never heard of any of these musicians deter you from coming, in fact, the whole point of the showcase is that you probably haven’t heard of them, but you really should get to know them. Soon. Like, Tuesday night at 8pm.


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

For just about everybody, adolescence means having to confront a number of choices and life decisions, but rarely are any as monumental as the one facing 15 year-old Alex who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit at their house on the gorgeous Uruguayan shore. Their 16-year-old son lvaro comes along and Alex is immediately attracted to the young man, which adds yet another level of complexity to her personal search for identity. And forces both families to face their worst fears. In Spanish with English subtitles. Not rated. 86 minutes.

Children’s Author Kaza Kingsley reads The Search for Truth at Davis-Kidd Books – 6pm

Do you fear that your kids don’t read enough? Well, maybe this will get them into reading. Come and listen to Kaza Kingsley read the fourth book from the book series featuring Erec Rex’s quest to become king. He is now on the fourth of 12 herculean trials he must complete in order to rule Alypium, and finds he’s put not only himself in danger, but his loved ones as well.

ASCAP Rocks The Basement – 8pm

Free Next Big Nashville show! This showcase features our friends The Kopecky Family Band as well as Will Holland, Brandon Young, Angel Snow, Jer Gregg and Ellery, who are all probably pretty awesome.

Metropolis Symphony CD Release Party at Flying Saucer – 7-9pm

Michael Daugherty and Giancarlo Guerrero will all be at The Flying Saucer (111 10 th Ave S.) to celebrate the release of “Metropolis Symphony,” a new NAXOS release. Michael and Giancarlo will also be discussing and signing copies of the CD, which will be available at the release party. Don’t miss this! The link to RSVP for the free event is here: http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/main.taf?p=1,10,11.


NAAD presents Art After Hours – 5-8pm

Tonight many art galleries in Nashville will stay open late so that you can enjoy the art, enjoy some wine, and have an awesome time. For details concerning Art After Hours this month check HERE.

The Wonderful World of Ballet at Davis-Kidd Books – 3-6pm

The ballet is a wonderful thing, and Nashville is lucky to have such a wonderful ballet company. Today at Davis-Kidd your child can meet costumed dancers, hear a ballet story, learn some dance moves, enjoy a face paint, get balloons, make crafts, play games, win door prizes and more.

LiveOntheGreen Outdoor Concert Series: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, The Dynamites, Maureen Murphy

The Dynamites and Maureen Murphy are pretty awesome, but Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are fan-freaking-tastic. I saw them in 2008 and it was one of the most fun shows I’ve ever been to. If you miss this then shame shame shame on you! Seriously though, it’s going to be so much fun. I’m jealous of all of you! Make sure you come ready to dance, because even if you’re not the dancing type you WILL get your dance on. It’s inevitable. Read more about Live on the Green HERE.


Curator’s Conversation: From Marbles to Modernism: Stories Behind the Lane Collection at the Frist – 12pm

Join collector Saundra Lane and Karen Quin, Kristin and Roger Servison curator of paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and curator of Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times, for a lively discussion of the genesis of the Lane Collection. Learn about the Lane’s adventures with Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, and other artists who became their friends as they acquired American Modernist works at a time when they were underappreciated.

Free College Counseling in the Teen section of the Downtown Public Library – 3pm

I remember being in high school and freaking out about college. My dad was a guidance counselor so I always had someone available to answer my questions, but not everyone lucks out like that. Every first Friday of the month until April 2010 come by the library and talk to someone who really knows how to answer your questions. Don’t even act like you don’t have any.


Grimey’s Big Outdoor Sale!!!!! ALL FREAKING DAY!!!!

It’s my second favorite time of the year! Grimey’s is holding their outdoor fall sale (hopefully it won’t be as hot as it was last year), and it’s going to be great! There will be live music, dollar records (make sure you don’t get in Brett’s way, there’s not telling what he’ll do to someone who gets between him and his dollar records) and $2 CDs outside, some sort of percent off inside, booths, and other awesome fun. Expect a full blog post on this later in the week.

First Saturday Gallery Crawl at various art galleries – 6-10pm

This is a lot like Art After Hours, but it goes later and there are more people. There’s also a shuttle, and you can check out it’s route here:http://www.nashvilledowntown.com/news/shuttle_route_first_saturday.pdf

Celebration of Cultures Festival in Centennial Park

Don’t miss the amazing entertainment on five stages and great interactive kids’ area, browse through the 80 vendors in the World Market, and try some delicious food from around the globe.
-Becca Stinson


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  • And don’t forget about the FREE Celebration of Cultures festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Centennial Park. Don’t miss the amazing entertainment on five stages and great interactive kids’ area, browse through the 80 vendors in the World Market, and try some delicious food from around the globe.