Weekly Highlights – Oct. 24-29


Lydia Loveless In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
According to Grimey’s Lydia Loveless (an Ohioan, woot woot), “combines the honky tonk sound and style of classic country stars…with the no-quarter attitude and spunk of punk rock divas.”

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
This  week’s 8 off 8th doesn’t have a fancy theme, but it will feature performances by The Kingston Springs, Ravello, Lonely H, Vitek, Buffalo Clover, Vinyl Thief, Afterlife Parade, and Sol Cat.

1st Ever National Food Day Event at the Nashville Farmers’ Market – 5pm
Join Nashville Farmers’ Market & Community Food Advocates for the first-ever National Food Day Event. This Monday night from 5:00pm-8:00pm, join over 30 local food, farming, community organizations to learn and celebrate food together.

Film Screening: Miss Representation at Lipscomb’s Ezell Center – 6:30pm
This film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom delves into how women are judged more strongly on their youth, beauty and sexuality than on their capacity as leaders. The film interweaves the stories of teenage girls with interviews with women leaders such as Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda to challenge the limited portrayal of women in the mainstream media.


Seryn and New Faces Nite at the Basement – 7pm and 8pm
Seryn is a band that was described as “joyful” by Paste Magazine. They also said a lot of other good things about them, especially their live performances, so don’t miss them. Stick around after for New Faces Nite, which will feature performances by Booze, Buxter Hoot’n, PJ Pacifico,Jerry Leger, Mindy McQ, Anderson East, Kellin Watson and Wildwood.

Andi Zach’s Groovy Tuesdays at 12th and Porter – 8pm
Country rock artist Andi Zach will be hosting this event which will feature performances by Christy McDonald, April Lockhart, Steve Pasch, Dawson Reigns, and The Beagles.


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.

Film Screening: Miss Representation at Lipscomb’s Ward Hall – 8:30pm
A second screening! Now you have no reason not to see this! The trailer has been making the rounds on Facebook and it looks like a really important film.

Film Screening: Veer Zaara at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 6:30pm
A pilot with the Indian Air Force rescues a Pakistani girl stranded in India after a bus accident. Twenty-two years later, the mystery of the pilot’s disappearance and sentencing to a Pakistani jail for that time comes to light. A saga of love, separation, courage, and sacrifice is unveiled. Hindi with English subtitles. Not rated. 192 mins.


Film Screening: The Last Survivor at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
This documentary follows the lives of survivors of The Holocaust, Rawanda, Darfur, and Congo. The film presents the stories of survivors and their struggle to make sense of the tragedy by working to promulgate a civic response to mass atrocitIes. Immediately following the screening a panel discussion will be held featuring two of the survivors featured in the film, Jacqueline Murekatete and Justin Semahoro. Not Rated. 56 mins.

Poet’s Corner at Scarritt-Bennett Center – 7pm
This month’s Poet’s Corner features two poets: Brenda Butka at 7pm and Rachael Lyon at 8:30pm. It’s an informal environment that encourages conversation between the poet and audience.

Blair Presents: A Special Evening with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet at Ingram Hall – 8pm
Visiting classical musicians? From Berlin? If you like classical music you sort of have to go to this business. They’re from Berlin!


AFRIZO Choir at Belmont’s Neely Hall – 10am
Yes, it’s early, but this event is going to be great. The AFRIZO Choir is a Kenyan choir from Daystar University, one of the largest and best Christian universities in the developing world. They’re REALLY good. I think they come to Belmont every four years or something.

Halloween Moonlight Festival at Center of Symmetry – 7-11pm
There will be local vendors, free workshops on vampires, spirits, and mythological beasts, AND a costume contest. In fact, those who show up in a costume will be automatically entered for prizes and awards. There will even be specially priced massages, intuitive readings, aura photography, and reiki.

Night Market at the Nashville Farmers’ Market – 6:30pm
Awesome food vendors, restaurants, and live music. The Green Bag Lady will be there too, doing her thing, passing out reusable shopping bags and whatnot.


28th Annual Pumpkinfest in Franklin – 10am-6pm
The last time I went to this I saw some famous people, but that’s beside the point! There will be a costume contest, crafts, food, hayrides, chili, storytelling, and more. I’m pretty sure it’s the biggest Halloween party in Nashville, which is pretty cool.

Musicians Corner at Centennial Park – 3-6pm 
This week’s Musicians Corner will feature performances by The Kicks, Pearl Heart, The Medders, Mackenzie Scott, Adam James, and more to be announced.

John C. Tune Airport’s Saturday Fly-In Celebration – 11am-1pm
You can hang out at the airport, watch planes take off and land, check out the planes up close, listen to live music, and enjoy lunch. If the young’ns dress up they can even participate in a costume contest.



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