Weekly Highlights – May 24th-29th

Monday

Gear Up for World Cup 2010 at the Madison Public Library – 3pm
Hey teens! Do you like soccer? Play FIFA 2010 on the teen room gaming kiosk to get ready for this year’s World Cup!

Local Author Tisha Morris discusses and signs 27 Things to Feng Shui Your Home at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
If you want to change your life, move 27 things in your home. This ancient Chinese proverb speaks of the powerful connection our homes have with our lives. In 27 Things To Feng Shui Your Home, Tisha Morris shows in creative, basic steps how to use the art of feng shui to create an inviting, personal atmosphere in your home that will renovate your life. Discover how to: Clear clutter to optimize space. Use lighting, color, and simple objects to create good energy flow. Space clear to promote good health. Integrate the Five Elements into your home to create harmony.

Tuesday

Darrell Scott in-store at Grimey’s – 5:30pm
From the Grimey’s website:

Singer-songwriter Darrell Scott originally made his way into Nashville as a picker, appearing on albums in the early ’90s by the likes of Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Patty Loveless, Randy Travis and others.  As he began to perform and release his own records many noticed what a great songwriter he was and he started landing cuts by Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, the Dixie Chicks and many more.  Along the way, Darrell has continued recording his own songs on his own albums and those he’s made with Tim O’Brien.  He’s even got his own label these days and his latest release, A Crooked Road, is out May 25th and he’s playing at Grimey’s on the day it’s released!

Professor Steven Semes discusses and signs The Future of the Past: A Conversation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
A comprehensive and eloquent argument for “new traditional” architecture that preserves the style and character of historic buildings.

Women and Money Workshop at the Green Hills Public Library – 10am
Women often need to build their confidence in making financial decisions. Financial expert Kay Quinn covers topics including essential legal documents, understanding investing, credit ratings and tax returns, and how to determine when to start taking Social Security benefits. Though it seems you’d have to skip out on a few hours of work to go to this, and that doesn’t seem financially smart…

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm
This week’s New Faces Nite features Atticus Fault, Lonesome Heroes, Nohow On, Luke Skidmore, Emil Friis, Saradren Wells and Cheyenne Marie Mize.

Wednesday

Karen Elson in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
You may know her as Jack White’s wife, but she’s also a great artist. Hell, XL signed her, and they have a great track record for great music. Her album is being released the day before this performance, so head on down today after work and catch an awesome performance.

Old Time Jam at the 5 Spot – 7:30pm
East Nashville’s Wednesday Night Old Time Jam provides enthusiasts of traditional, acoustic-based roots music the opportunity to regularly meet, share tunes, dance, swap stories, and bond together in general camaraderie.

Ensworth Story & Song Festival at Devon Farms Campus – 7pm
It’s time for the third annual Ensworth Story & Song  Festival in the Ensworth High School Theatre on the Devon Farms Campus. Ensworth students and local singer-songwriters pair together for an incredible evening.

Thursday

Miller Made Music Showcase at th Mercy Lounge – 9pm
There might not have been any Rock Trivia or 8 off 8th fun at the Mercy Lounge this week, but there’s been another free show set up in its place. It’s the Miller Made Music showcase and it features Keegan Dewitt, The Vespers, and Kink Ador, who will be celebrating the release of their new CD. It’s presented by Lightning 100.

Family Full Moon Night Hike at Warner Parks Nature Center – 7:30pm
School’s out, time to be outside! Celebrate the end of school with this family full moon hike. You’ll hike approximately 4.5 miles on a paved path, so bring your walking or hiking shoes, plenty of water, friends, and family. Led by Melissa Donahue. Call (615) 352-6299 to register.

Brown Bag Lunch Special Concert Series: Piper & Hard Times at Centennial Park Event Shelter – 11:30am-1:30pm
Born Al Green on February 21, 1970 in a small town called Bolivar, just 45 minutes from historical Memphis, TN, Piper was meant to sing the Blues, and it was only a matter of time before Piper brought his love for music and performing to the stage. This is part of the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series, which is presented by Metro Parks and Recreation / Victor Chatman Productions.

Friday

The Young Republic with Blue Cadet 3 at Edgehill Studio Cafe – 7pm
“Embracing old and new influences – from Dylan and late, Lennon-led Beatles to Pixies and Arcade Fire, with The Wolf conjuring up the sort of combustible commotion you might expect from The Raconteurs – The Young Republic’ssubtle borrowings and hidden homages play out against a larger, intricately designed canvas that makes significant claims for a band whose time has come.” -BBC

Commodore Weekends – Songwriter Rounds at the Commodore Grill – 7pm
I’ve never actually been to one of these, but I know a few people who have played it and I guess they enjoyed it. Here’s the schedule for Friday:

  • 7:00pm Sarah Zimmerman, Justin Davis
  • 7:30pm Paige Bainbridge Round
  • 8:00pm Michael Grisham Round, Josh LaCount, John Foster,Jason Duke
  • 9:00pm Karli Whitstone Round, Tom Templeman, Casey Walker, Scott Whitehead
  • 10:00pm Unschedule Writers Round (Sign up by 9:00pm)

Saturday

ArtEast May Art Stroll in East Nashville
I’ll get you more on this event later, but this looks to be East Nashville’s version of First Saturdays or Art After Hours.

Visqueen in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
Born from the ashes of much-loved Seattle group Fastbacks, Visqueen are a punk-pop force to be reckoned with.  Recommended if you like Blondie and The Muffs or Buzzcocks and even The Ramones. This will be paired up with Beer:30. Woo!

Jane Austen Book Club at Belle Meade – 4pm
Each month you can get together with other Jane Austen fans, drink tea, and discuss her books. This month’s book is Northanger Abbey.

Granville Heritage Day – 10am-4pm
Come out to the 12th Annual Heritage Day Celebration and an enjoy a wonderful festival on the beautiful banks of the Cumberland River. There will be an antique car show, an anqitue tractor and engine show, food court, children’ rides, a petting zoo, live bluegrass music, and a Confederate Civil War living history memorial service.

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