Weekly Highlights – March 1st


Rock’n’Roll Trivia and 8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 7pm & 9pm
Show off your mad trivia skills in an attempt to win prizes from The Groove and the bar, then stick around for some rock. This week’s 8 off 8th features The New Protestants, The Lake, Goldroom, Cobra Cheetah Tiger Viper, The Kingston Springs, Downtown Handshake, My Tyger, and Hanzelle. Brought to you by We Own This Town.

Who’s on 3rd at 3rd and Lindsley – 9pm
Free show with Bryan Sackenheim, Paige Bainbridge, Heather Wiggins, Stacey Donahue, Greg Walters, Kevin Masch, Jer Gregg, Cat Beach, Risa Binder.

A Chopin Celebration at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music – 7pm
Chopin will be 200 this year so go celebrate his awesome tunes.


Rock the Block at Exit/In – 8pm, 18+
SESAC presents Rock the Block hosted by Steve Cross with Powerbrrrd, Jordan Caress, Tristen, We Were the States, Cody Blaine, Bows and Arrows.

Forrest Bride in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
The Nashville Scene recently singled out Forrest Bride as one of the “10 Artists To Watch In 2010.” According to the Grimey’s web site, “Forrest Bride began as the home recording project of wife-and-husband duo Amy and Ben Marcantel, who kept adding like-minded friends to the project until it was a full-blown band. The couple describe their approach as improvisational ‘musical collage.'”

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm
New bands, woohoo. Featuring Gentlemen At Arms, Heliogoats, Anne DeChant, Shelly Fraley, Aaron Berg, Heidi Feek, Sara Nelms.


Tunesmithing on Music Row at Edgehill Studio Cafe – 7pm
“Tunesmithing on Music Row”  is a monthly songwriters showcase,  Performers will be hit songwriter Rand Bishop, hit songwriter Pam Belford, the songwriting duo Common Thread, and professional songwriter Angel Pontier. Performers will do individual sets, presenting 25 minutes of original music. Publicist/author/composer Chuck Whiting will emcee the show.  “Tunesmithing” is sponsored by Whiting Publicity & Promotions.

International Film Lens Series: Der Krieger und die Kaiserin ‘The Princess and the Warrior’ at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
Sissi lives a secluded life, devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Then she meets Bodo, an ex-soldier. In their first encounter, he saves her life. Sissi begins to wonder if he might be the man of her dreams. But Bodo is stuck between a traumatic past and a criminal future. Can the princess save the warrior? In German with English subtitles. Rated R. 135 minutes.


NAAD Presents Art After Hours – 5-8pm
Expect more on this later. After After Hours, Nashville’s first monthly city-wide art event, seeks to elevate awareness and support for the visual arts in Nashville. On the first Thursday of each month participating galleries and museums will be opening and previewing new shows and presenting art talks with insightful discussions. Click here for a NAAD gallery map.

International Film Lens Series: BLAST! at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
Filmmaker Paul Devlin follows his brother, Mark, as he leads a tenacious team of scientists hoping to figure out how all the galaxies formed by launching a revolutionary new telescope under a NASA high-altitude balloon. This exciting adventure follows the scientists from the Arctic to the Antarctic, revealing their frustrations, inevitable failures, and ultimate triumph. Not rated. 78 minutes.


Gallery Talk: Kaaren Hirschowitz Engle and Sydney Reichman at the Parthenon – 5-7pm
Metro Parks’ Centennial Art Center Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the works ofKaaren Hirschowitz Engle (mixed media) and Sydney Reichman (sculpture). You get to hear them talk about their works and maybe they’ll even talk to you.

Haden and the Memphis Boys at Tin Roof – 10pm
Not too much more to say about this one.


First Saturday Art Crawl – 6-10pm
Every first Saturday of the month, multiple downtown galleries open their doors to avid art lovers as well as anyone else that is just curious to see what the Gallery Crawl is all about. Over 1,000 people attend this very popular monthly event. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. There’s even a shuttle bus. Click here for a map.

Women’s Drum Circle at New Earth Center – 1pm
It’s free if it’s your first time at this women-only drum circle. I do enjoy a good drum circle.

Fiery Gizzard Trash Pickup at South Cumberland State Park – 10am
Hate litter? Meet at Grundy Forest parking lot at 10am with your hiking shoes to help clean up the park.


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