Weekly Highlights – Oct 31-Nov 5


National Underground Halloween Party – 8pm-midnight
The National Underground, one of the newest bar/restaurants downtown, is having a Halloween party. There will be $3 specials on signature Monster drinks, and anyone who shows up in a costume gets $1 draft beer all night. There will even be a costume contest.

Trunk or Treat at Cedar Pointe Apartments – 5-7pm
Is the idea of sending your kids to the doors of strangers on Halloween a little too spooky? Maybe you’d prefer them trick or treating from…the trunks of parked cars? Well, tonight at the Cedar Pointe Apartments you can do just that. Apparently people can decorate their trunks and hand out candy in an open area so you can still see your kids. There will also be arts & crafts, cookie decorating, games, and awards for best costumes and best decorated car trunks. If you’re really interested in participating email Courtney Holman at cedarpointe@apg-inc.com.

East Nashville Halloween Pub Crawl – 7pm-onward, 21+
Tons of drink specials at Red Door Saloon East, 3 Crow Bar, Beyond the Edge, and Drifters. Who knows what else you’ll see in 5 points! Probably some hipsters.


Cars 2 “Agents on a Mission” Tour at The Avenue Mufreesboro – 1-4pm
On Tuesday, November. 1 the “Agents on a Mission” Cars 2 Tour presented by State Farm will be in town The Avenue Murfreesboro with four-time Piston Cup champion Lightning McQueen, best friend Mater and master British spy Finn McMissile. There will be life-size models of the cars and you can take part in a variety of Cars 2-themed activities including a video kiosk, inflatable, e-photo opportunities, games, giveaways, and more.

McKenzies Mill and Friends at 12th and Porter – 8pm
McKenzies Mill are a “rocking” new coungry duo. They are playing a free show with a few friends and would like you to meet them please.

Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis at 3rd and Lindsley – 6pm
Bruce Robinson is a songwriter, performer, and go-to guy for hits. Performing is his favorite.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 7pm, 21+
This week’s New Faces Nite will feature performances by Meanwhiles, Cosmic Mixtape, Matt Koziol, Amy McCarley, John King, Kyle Albers, Anderson East, Alyssa Jacey, John Gambino and Wess Sp8.


BMI Buzz at The Basement – 6pm, 21+
This will feature performances by Charlene Marie, Brandon Rhyder, Ann Marie, and someone known simply as Caleb.

Living Sounds Series at Blair School of Music’s Turner Recital Hall – 8pm
This is an event where Blair’s composers get to have their music performed by their peers. It’ll feature a wide range of genres and styles.

Film Screening: Summer Wars at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
A math nerd is called to save OZ, the massive, all-encompassing virtual world, after a rogue program acquires an orbiting nuclear weapon. This trippy animated feature travels through real-world dramas and a pop-art universe colored in vintage psychedelia and Japanese iconography. Japanese with English subtitles. Rated PG. 114 mins.

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.


The McCrary Sisters in-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
They’re probably most well-known for singing behind the excellent Mike Farris, but these sisters are the daughters of Rev. Samuel McCrary – one of the original members of the Fairfield Four. In other words, they’re the real deal.

NAAD Presents Art After Hours – 5-8pm
Be you downtown, in Hillsboro Village, in Clarksville, or elsewhere, there is probably an art crawl happening near you. There will be music, wine, finger foods (maybe), cool art, and awesome people. Don’t miss this, it only happens once a month.

The Ancient Egyptian Mummy: A Defense Against Tomb Robbery at the Frist – 6:30pm
Everyone knows that Egyptians went to extreme lengths to preserve bodies – it’s what mummification was all about. But why? In this talk, Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney, star of Planet Green’s “Out of Egypt” and consultant to the TV series “Lost,” will suggest that this degree of body preservation became popular because of the increased risk of tomb robbery. Investments in mummification may have provided psychological security for elites who intended to perfectly preserve for eternity the flesh and bones of the deceased, even if all their burial goods were stolen.

Film Screening: O’er the Land at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
Through sounds and imagery, this avant-garde documentary imposes a philosophical touch on the symbols of American identity. Guns, planes, flamethrowers, football games, border patrol officers, and landscapes are among the iconic reminders of freedom, progress, and strength. Not Rated. 51 mins. DVD. The director will be present for Q&A session immediately following the screening.


Picturing Faith and Telling Tales: Northern Renaissance Art at the Frist – 6:30pm
Northern European art of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries was characterized by exquisite craftsmanship and didactic intent. Netherlandish and German masters mixed technical virtuosity with inventive pictorial strategies designed to stimulate memory. Paintings, such as those on view in A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, were practical and beautiful devotional aids used for spiritual betterment. Such paintings could be found in churches as well as private homes. This lecture will explore the revolutionary paintings of artists Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, among others, that transformed European art.

First Friday Forum & Lunch at Second Harvest’s Culinary Arts Center – 11:30am-1pm
The League of Women Voters of Nashville’s First Friday Forum Luncheon will feature the topic of immigration. Join Tom Negri of Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel and Nathan Ridley of Bradley, Arant, Boult and Cummings and hear about the Tennessee Immigration Policy and how the state’s policy will effect our economy, education and health services.


V for Vendetta Screening at Belmont’s MBC 103 – 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.

Shakespeare Allowed: Two Nobel Kinsmen at the Main Public Library – 12:45pm
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read Shakespeare’s play, Two Noble Kinsmen 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.

Book Lecture/Signing: The Native Americans In Willliamson County at Yeoman’s in the Fork – 1pm
Edward P. McCullough’s new book The Native Americans in Williamson County, Tennessee Through the Date of the Last Permanent Village Settle, Circa 1450 is a fascinating review based on the archaeological record of the people who lived in Williamson County, Tennessee in prehistoric times. The first of the sites discussed has been dated to more than 10,000 BC. The last village site has been dated to about 1450 AD, a mere 42 years before Columbus “discovered” America. His lecture will focus on the most interesting (and probably little known) Native American sites in Williamson County from the various archaeological periods.

Musician’s Corner at Centennial Park – 3-6pm
This week is the last week of the year for Musician’s Corner, but don’t be sad, because they’re going out with a bang. It’s presented by Lightning 100 and their Local Lightning Spotlight and will feature Madi Diaz, Holly Maher, Jessica Campbell, The Vespers, Painted Desert, and more.

Star Party at Edwin Warner Park — 7:30pm
No telescope required, star parties are a great way to become acquainted with the real night sky. Still, if you have your own little telescope you might want to bring it.

Nashville Woof Walk Fun Run and Community Dog Walk at Centennial Park – 1-4pm
This event is sponsored by The Power of Pets by Mars Petcare. Additional activities will feature free health wellness checks with a vet from Banfield Pet Hospital, Fitness demos, arts & crafts, face painting, a pet caricaturist, music, and a dance party. Register here.



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