Weekly Highlights – Dec 19-24


Free Admission to Adventure Science Center with a Book Donation
Today is the last day to get a free child’s admission at Adventure Science Center with a new children’s book donation for Book’em.

Dogs of Oz In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Local punk reggae soul rockers Dogs of Oz are looking to make their mark on the local scene. They just released their debut 7? EP (which comes with a CD) and Grimey’s is showcasing this new band today. All ages are welcome.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Modoc, The Cadillac Black, The WANs, Ancient Whales, and more.

Kenny Vaughan and Friends at 12 South Taproom – 9:30pm
Kenny has played with such artists as Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell and others and is currently a full-time member of Marty Stuart’s band. He was also named instrumentalist of the year by the Americana Music Association in 2006.


New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm, 21+
New Faces Nite this week will feature performances by Wheeler Brothers, Chad Currie, Alexa Carter, Les Gruff and Billy Goat, Teresa Spittler, and more.

Current Events Discussion Group at the Green Hills Library – 10:15am
The Current Events Discussion Group provides a forum for the orderly and courteous expression of views about current events, news, and issues.


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.

Panchakosha Meditation at the Hermitage Library – 6:15
Panchakosha, that’s a mouth-full, isn’t it? Learn to pronounce it and practice it and hopefully de-stressify yourself in time for the holidays.


Poet’s Corner ft. Gayle S. Hutchinson at Scarritt-Bennett Center – 7pm
Hutchinson has chosen the lyrical name Chamuputuri Chitema, “strong black wind” in the language of Zimbabwe’s Shona people, to signature her two visual poetry collections of original love poems, “some EASY+ pieces, a love puzzle,” a special edition published in 2005, and “These Final Pieces,” scheduled for later 2011 release. These works are dedicated to a love affair with her most inspirational muse; a soul mate mystically named Easy who actually pursued her for 30 years and who is 30 years her senior.

Volunteer String Band at Whole Foods Green Hills – 5pm
This performance will also feature a free beer and cheese tasting brought to you by Blackstones Brewery and Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheeses for those 21 or older. You can also win tickets to Music City Roots. The band is downstairs and the beer/cheese is upstairs.


All I have for today is free shows at the honky-tonks. Let me know if you have any tips.


It’s Christmas Eve, so today’s events are pretty slim-pickings.

Titans Ultimate VIP Tailgate at the Hard Rock Cafe – 9:30am
Join 104.5 The Zone and Coors Light for the ultimate VIP tailgating experience. Hang out with Mark Howard and former Titans Blaine Bishop & Kevin Dyson, and the Coors Light Girls. There are, of course, going to be Coors Light drink specials.

The Christmas Eve Carillon Concert at the Belmont Bell Tower – 2pm
I always enjoy hearing the bells play songs at the Belmont bell tower, and on Christmas eve they’ll play Christmas tunes. In case you were wondering, those aren’t automated, someone is actually playing them, which makes it pretty damn cool.

Christmas Eve Choral Concert at St. George’s Episcopal Church – 10:30am
They’re going to sing Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity for choir and winds. Solists and chorus evoke the mystery and wonder of the Navitity in rustic, carol-like musical settings.


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