Weekly Highlights – 1st-6th


Rock’n’Roll Trivia at the Mercy Lounge – 6:30pm, 21+
What, you think you know more rock minutia than I do? Well, you’re probably right, but if you really want a challenge then you should hit up this event. It consists of three rounds of questions, two rounds of “name that tune,” and the rock and roll-est of final wagers where you can bet (and possibly lose) it all. The prizes are $50, $25 or $10 to be spent at Mercy Lounge. Plus, everyone gets free parking and beer specials all night. It’s about teams, so grab some friends, yo.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
This week’s 8 off 8th is going to feature Black Comedy, Jessica Breanne, New Pleasure, The Dirty Holidays, Evan P Donohue, Westfolk, Paper Machete, and The Hollywood Ten.

Jimador Tequila presents Battle on 3rd at 3rd and Lindsley – 7pm
A new battle of the bands. The winner is chosen based on audience votes! This week you can come by and pick between Westbound Rangers, Hello Kelly, Kristen Rogers, and Ferrier


International Lens Presents: The Agronomist at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist Jean Dominique is captured in a rightly affectionate and illuminating profile which draws from footage of Haiti’s vivid and tumultuous past under the Duvalier dictatorship, prior to Dominique’s assassination in 2000. English. PG-13. 90 mins.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm
This week’s New Faces Nite would like to introduce you to the musical stylings of Senator and the New Republic, Sharon Digitale, Laura Meyer, Jason Wain, Chris Burke and more.


International Lens Presents: Fearless at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
Based on the life of Chinese martial arts fighter, Huo Yuanjia, who learns through personal tragedy and social alienation, the difference between pride and self-worth, of sportsmanship and brutality. Through his radical self-discovery, he transforms the sport of martial arts and becomes an unforgotten hero in China. Japanese, Mandarin, English with English subtitles. PG-13. 103 mins.

Fashion Week Nashville: Fashion and Art Night at Fido – 6-8pm
Fashion Week Nashville (FWN) is hosting a chic Fashion & Art night at FIDO in Hillsboro Village. Join fashion photographers Kristen Steele, Dzuback, David Braud, Chris Mellgren and others in the back corner of FIDO. Grab a coffee and browse through digital artwork that expresses fashion and creativity, while chatting with some of Middle Tennessee’s most creative talent.

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.

Dana Hoey: Experiments in Living Female at Vanderbilt’s Wilson Hall
In exploring issues of gender and culture, photographer Dana Hoey uses both staged and directed photography. Hoey will discuss her work in a lecture, Experiments in Living Female, on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Wilson Hall 126 on the Vanderbilt University campus.

Kathy Mattea: God and Coal at Belmont’s Neely Dining room – 10-11am
Kathy is multiple Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who comes from a West Virginia mining family. She has had a dozen top-ten singles. Her latest album, COAL, is a critically acclaimed expression of her social activism, which has also led her to become the celebrity spokesperson for LEAF, a Christian fellowship whose faith leads them to take action for Tennessee’s environment.


NAAD Presents Art After Hours 5-8pm
Art and wine all over the city. It’s a party, for real. Check out the Arcade downtown and Hillsboro Village.

Tunesmithing off Music Row at Casablanca Coffee – 6:30pm
“Tunesmithing Off Music Row” is a monthly show at Casablanca Coffee spotlighting emerging and hit songwriters.  Also performing will be professional singer-songwriters Susan Alexander, Brandi & Eddie and Mike Laidley.

Photographer Keith Carter Speaks at Watkins – 6:15pm Reception, 7pm Lecture
Carter, who has been profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Regional Survey Grants. Called “a poet of the ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, his haunting, enigmatic photographs have been widely exhibited in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America.


V for Vendetta Screening at Belmont’s MBC 100 – 6pm
Remember, remember the 5th of November…Join the James Madison Society for our fourth annual remembrance of the gunpowder treason and plot. They’ll watch the movie V for Vendetta, followed by Dr. Nathan Griffith’s exposition of how the ideas of the movie relate to democracy today.

FWN: Shop it! Night Out at the Nashville Convention Center – all day
In celebration of Nashville Fashion Week and fashion, Nashville is having their very own FWN SHOP IT! event. Various boutiques, shops, businesses and fashion websites will have special sales, events and trunk shows in honor of Fashion Week Nashville.

Butterfly and Friends Concert at Center for Spiritual Living – 7-10pm
Orleans band member Lance Hoppen and hit songwriter Rand Bishop will be among more than 20 acts to take the stage for the “Butterfly and Friends Concert”. The celebration will mark the 22nd anniversary of the CSLN music program. Musical performers will include Lisa Aschmann, A.J. Bigler, Rand Bishop, Terry Brinegar, Brett Cartwright, Dan DeFigio, Katie Doyle, Gordon Ellis, Lance Hoppen, Jackie “Jazz-Smith” Jefferson, Dr. Mitch Johnson, Paige Manuel, David McHenry, Rick Perry, Spencer Strand, Bob Teesdale, Mark Wenner, Jon Wolf, Brian Wright, and Beth Younker.


Shakespeare Allowed: Measure for Measure at the Main Public Library – 12:45pm
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read Shakespeare’s play, Measure for Measure out loud in a reading circle at Nashville’s Downtown Library.  There will be 16 chairs in a circle, and whoever wants to read out loud can choose one of the 16. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently. Bring your own copy, please.

First Saturday Art Crawl – 6-9pm
Look at some art, drink some wine, mingle, and repeat.

Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Match at Nashville State Community College Southeast Campus – 1pm
Woo, Rugby!

Belmont’s Urban/Pop Showcase at Belmont’s Curb Event Center – 7pm
There are a few Belmont students who understand urban and pop music. Check them out. It’s free and who knows, some of those performers could be serious someday.

Elves Faire at Linden Waldorf School – 10am-4pm
From what I’ve gathered it’s sort of like a mini Ren-Fest. There will be archery, jousting, crafts, dancing, puppet shows, and more. Family fun kind of stuff, you know?


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