Weekly Highlights

Monday

Indelible Grace CD Release Party at the Mercy Lounge – 6pm
Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that there will be no 8 off 8th, this simply comes before it, which means more bang for your invisible bucks! Rock on. This event will feature Emily Deloach, Jeremy Casella, Chelsey Scott, Jason Feller, and othersIndelible Grace Music is made up of a group of local indie artists, under the leadership of Kevin Twit, who are dedicated to preserving old hymn texts by setting them to new music. By Thy Mercy: Indelible Grace Acoustic is their 6th release.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
You know the drill, 8 bands will play 3 song sets. There will be beer specials, etc. This week it’s hosted by Matt Urmy, and along with him you’ll see Sweet Eastern Saint, Peter Barbee, The Nim Nims, Moonlight Bride, Jonathan Sexton and the Big Love Choir, Taylor Bates, and Leticia Wolf.

Stephen Mansfield discusses and signs The Search for God and Guinness at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
Bestselling Author Stephen Mansfield discusses and signs The Search for God and Guinness. In the 1700s, Christians like Arthur Guinness brewed beer to offer a healthier alternative to the poisonous waters and liquors of the times. Mansfield examines the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith and the beer itself.

Tuesday

Rock’n’Roll Trivia at the Mercy Lounge – 7pm
Expect a Nashville for Free team this week, friends! I’ve been told that Michelle and Lance might be there, and if that’s the case then you all may or may not be in trouble. Follow @rocknrolltrivia for hints. 1st place gets $100, 2nd gets $50, and 3rd gets $20. Also, stick around afterwards for a free show, brought to you by Dungeon Promotions, featuring Love’s Tragedy, Blackwater James, 3 Minutes To Live & The Destructions. Free parking, yo.

Jeff the Brotherhood in-store and CD release party at Grimeys – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website, because I couldn’t have worded it better myself:

Record release in-store throwdown for the new album Heavy Days. Uh huh. Oh yeah. The only band in town who can tear the roof off your house party and then jumpstart the cops’ car when they show up to shut the party down. Jeff are just that good.
Jeff The Brotherhood myspace
Infinity Cat website

Senator Bill Frist, M.D. Speaks About and Signs A Heart to Serve at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
Senator Bill Frist speaks and signs A Heart to Serve: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing. Frist shares his unique experience as a heart transplant surgeon and U.S. senator in an effort to inspire people to make a difference by helping others, risking failure, challenging the status quo, and above all, having a heart to serve.

Wednesday

Nashville Starving Artists at 3rd and Lindsley – 6-9pm
Nashville Starving Artists at 3rd and Lindsley features guest hosts, Scott and Heino from The Music Row Show. Performers will include Caitlin Lynn (of Caitlin & Will, “Can You Duet” Season 1 winners, and singer/songwriter of current hit song “Address In The Stars”), Glen Mitchell, David Bradley (currently #60 on Billboard and rising), Jenny Goforth, Chelsea Lena, Johnathan Hepner, Dee Miller, and Debbie Pascarella.

New Faces Nite (Wed Edition) at the Basement – 8pm
This week you can get to know Golden Ticket, Molly Reed, James Farrell, Michael Holt, and David Newbould. The Basement is a 21+ venue. I mean, if you bring your parents they’ll let you in, but seriously, do you want to do that?

Thursday

Grimey’s In-store Double Header featuring Amo Joy and Mother/Father – 5 and 6pm respectively
Double header, double header! Come on down after work and catch  a psychedelic indie-pop band from Indianapolis (Amo Joy) and a brand new Nashvegas band Mother/Father, who has some Depeche Mode and Echo and the Bunnymen in them. Oh yeah, Mother/Father is opening for Kings of Leon the next night at the Sommet Center and Grimey’s has a pair of tickets to give away for that show. Awesome? Yeah, pretty much.

Third Thursday Block Party in Edgehill Village – 5-8pm
It’s the Halloween version of the Edgehill Village block party, and there’s going to be a blood drive (how goulish), free pink extensions with a $10 donation to NBCF, “sips and eats,” giveaways, and a giant costume party. Also, The Young Republic will be providing some tunes. Go and bask in the wonder of Edgehill Village!

International Lens Film Series presents Daratt at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm

When the civil war in Chad ends, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission does not punish those involved in the genocide, so individuals seek justice on their own. Ordered by his grandfather to avenge his family’s deaths, the orphan Atim looks for Nassara, his father’s killer. Instead of finding a cold-blooded murderer, Atim meets a charitable baker and soon-to-be father who seeks redemption. Nassara hires Atim as his assistant and takes him into his home. When Nassara asks to adopt him, Atim pretends that he needs his father’s approval, but instead of bringing Nassara to his village, he brings him to the desert where they meet his grandfather. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. 96 minutes. France, Chad, Belgium, Austria (2006) Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.

Artist’s Forum: Ron Lambert and Lesley Patterson-Marx at the Frist – 6:30pm
Artist’s Forum is a program in which Nashville-based and regional emerging and recognized artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be a part of the dialogue about the artistic process.

Friday

Electric Tickle Machine In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Come to Grimey’s and get your weekend started right with these “Brooklyn-based Psychedelic Garage Rockers.” Their debut album “Blew It Again” is out on vinyl and download and the band is generating quite a bit of buzz all over from being featured on KEXP and in the Fader mag. Kick it with the Grimey’s crew and enjoy some of the free beer they’ll probably have.

Owl Prowl at Grundy Lakes in Monteagle – 5:30pm
Do you like owls and want to see them and know more about them and other night time creatures? Me too. Let’s be friends and go to this. After that we can roam that castle-like campus nearby and go to Waffle House (or Sonic, if you prefer). I’ll bring my owl pajamas if you bring the Tootsie Pops.

Belmont Community Celebration of Art Show and Sale at Christ the King School – all weekend
After an extremely successful inaugural year, Christ the King School is hosting their second annual art show. “The Belmont Community Celebration of Art Show and Sale” will run from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18. Jacqueline Saporiti, this year’s featured artist, will be participating along with 45 local and regional artists. A portion of the proceeds benefit the school. This event will run Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm, and Sunday 9:30am-3:00pm

Saturday

Art Makes Place opens at the Downtown Public Library – runs until March 14, 2010
Encouraging partnership between artists and the public, Art Makes Place is a year-long project featuring 7 artists who made 7 temporary community and performance-based artworks for public spaces in Nashville. Each project began with a lecture/workshop with Metro Nashville Public School students, continued with participation from Vanderbilt University, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and the larger Nashville community, and resulted in a temporary artwork presented in public spaces throughout Nashville. The project culminates with this exhibition of artwork from the project.

Lenox Village Fall Festival – 10am-1pm
This ain’t no tomato festival, but it’s a festival, which means it’s a party, which makes it noteworthy. Also, there will be a bounce house for the kids.

Other than that it seems like a slow Saturday. I’m open to tips.

Emily

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