Weekly Highlights – 2/1/10


Rock’n’Roll Trivia and 8 Off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 7 & 9pm
It’s the second week of Rock’n’Roll Trivia being back, so get ready for a drop in your self-esteem. Who knows, you might even see a N4F team! Also, the Groove is now a sponsor so winners will get some sweet Groove prizes too. Anyway, after trivia finished up around 9 o’clock 8 Off 8th will begin. This week’s performers are Julia The Menace, Defense Wins Championships, Oblio, Jordan Hull, Telecommunicators, Rae Hering, What Bird.., and Theif.

Commercial Music Showcase at Belmont University’s MPAC – 5pm
Do you want to see the best in commercial music Belmont has to offer? Then come and check out this event, which will feature Noel Barefoot, John Flanagan, Joshua Eric Wright, and Aashely Morgan. It’s only an hour long, so don’t be late!

Eclectic Chamber Players Explores the String Quartet at First Presbyterian Church – 7:30pm
Eclectic Chamber Players explores the String Quartet featuring works by Arensky, Barber, Mackey, and Mozart. Eclectic Chamber Players is an ever-evolving group of artists whose main connection is their passion for interesting, innovative, and irreplaceable chamber music.

Various Storytime Events
So today is apparently storytime day. Here are places and times for three of those events

  • The Frist, book TBA – 10:30am
  • Barnes & Nobel in Cool Springs, Thomas the Tank Engine – 11am
  • Barnes & Nobel in Hendersonville, book TBA, but there will be snacks and stuff – 11am


Rock the Block at Exit/In – 8pm
At this week’s free show, which is presented by Infinity Cat, you’ll get to enjoy Heavy Cream, So Jazzy, Ben Steine’s Money, Cy Barkley, Daniel Pujol, and Natural Child.

International Lens Film Series: Uc Maymun ‘Three Monkeys’ at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
A politician in a hit-and-run accident convinces his driver to take the fall in this gorgeous but pulpy melodrama. Complications ensue as the driver, his wife and son, and the politician struggle to prevail in the atmosphere of class antagonism and sexual cruelty. Winner of the 2008 award for directing at Cannes. In Turkish with English subtitles. Not rated. 109 minutes.

Love Don’t Let Me Down filming with concert by The Lost Trailers at the Municipal Auditorium – 4pm
This is the chance to be involved with a movie. For more information, including how to register, click here.

Five Finger Death Punch Afterparty at the Mercy Lounge – 11:30pm
This event is for metalheads only. The two bands who will be playing are Piranah and 3 Minutes to Live. However, if you really have only 3 minutes to live I’d like to recommend you go to something less…angry. Metal is pretty angry sounding. I am not a fan but if you are then this is probably a good event for you.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm
This week you get to hear Pipe Dream, Nathan Thomas, Killer Meteor, Stephanie Niles, Smart Bros, Gerogia Middleman, Adam Smith, and Lucas Wilson (Willie’s Son). The Smart Brothers are actually really good, so you should go to check them out if for no other reason.


Kat Brock in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Here’s what the Grimey’s website has to say about this event:

Remember Dixie Dirt? Whatever happened to Dixie Dirt? They were one of our fave bands there for a hot second. Kat Brock was one of the featured singers and guitarists in that much-missed Knoxville band and she’s back with new material and new collaborators. Won’t you join us as we catch up with an old friend?
Kat Brock myspace

International Lens Presents 24 City at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
Once Chinese workers were treated as heroes, now they’re expendable assets. This film traces the transformations that have occurred over three generations in the city of Chengdu by merging fiction and documentary to present testimonies from former factory workers and citizens. Mandarin and Shanghainese with English subtitles. Not rated. 112 minutes. Funding provided by Asian Studies Program.

BMI Buzz at the Basement – 6pm
This event doesn’t have the performers listed, which always makes me nervous. I’m not sure what the track records are at these shows, but it could be good, it could be bad. It’s like those people who bid on storage units that haven’t been paid for without getting a good look at what’s inside, but you don’t actually have to pay for anything, so really, it can’t be THAT big of a deal if the bands suck.


Investing in Nature at Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium – 6pm
William Ginn, chief conservation officer for The Nature Conservancy, will discuss newly emerging, win-win opportunities for collaboration between businesses and land conservationists. I love me some Mother Earth, and so should you.

NAAD Presents Art After Hours – 5-8pm
It’s that time of the month again! Expect a full article on this later, but Art After Hours is one of those events where you get to see a bunch of cool art in the local galleries, drink some free wine, eat some free cheese, and meet some new people.

Young Adult Book Club at the Hermitage Public Library – 5pm
Teens, you need to read more, and I’m talking things that are NOT Facebook and Twitter. This is a way to hang out with your friends and talk about your favorite books, as well as find some new ones.

Face-to-Face with F. Daniel Kent at OutCentral – 7pm
Face-to-Face is a monthly 45 minute live in-depth interview series conducted by well-known Nashville writer F. Daniel Kent. This unique series aims to help Nashville’s GLBTQIF community reconnect with its long and storied past


Lecture Alert: White Men on Race with Dr. Joe Feagin at Vandy’s Scarritt-Bennett Center – 7pm
Dr. Joe Feagin – nationally-renowned sociologist, race relations expert, author, and Pulitzer Prize nominee – will discuss some of the latest, most groundbreaking research that refutes the common myth that we live in a “post-racial” society. Dr. Feagin will candidly discuss the real issues behind racism, and will use information gathered from groups of college students, white men, and African-Americans to explore how racism is perceived and experienced in today’s America. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Warriors Don’t Cry at The Palace Theater – 7pm
Warriors Don’t Cry, adapted from the best-selling memoir of Melba Pattillo Beals, is a searing account of her junior year at Little Rock’s Central High. As one of nine African American students chosen in 1957 to integrate the 2,000-student Central, Melba endured a year punctuated by telephone threats, shouting mobs, military escorts, rogue police, firebomb and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and finally, a price on her own head. With the help of her English-teacher mother, her fellow warriors of the Little Rock Nine, and her gun-toting, Shakespeare-quoting grandmother, Melba survived. Pulitzer-nominated playwright Eisa Davis originally adapted Warriors Don’t Cry for Cornerstone Theatre, Los Angeles.

Nashville Grizzlies Bachelor Auction at Tribe – 8pm
I think it’s pretty fun to watch men get auctioned off, especially rugby-playing men. You don’t have to buy one, but it’s sure to be enjoyable.


James Husband in-store at Grimey’s – TBD
Here’s another in-store from Grimey’s, this one with the fella James Husband, who will be opening for Of Montreal at the Cannery that night (though I really think that you all should go see Girls at Exit/In instead). It’ll be a great set and will come with free beer.

First Saturday Art Crawl – 6-10pm
This is like Art After Hours, but on a Saturday night. The same facts apply. Rock on.

The Basement’s 5 Year Anniversary – 9PM
Get your yourself prepared for an incredible celebration for The Basement’s 5 Year Anniversary party! On stage for a free show this evening is Not Guilty, My So Called Band, Coolin’ System, Jimmy Weekend and the Easy Party, and WARTHOG (Ramone’s Tribute)


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