Weekly Highlights – March 22-24


Film Screening: Pardon at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
Based on a true event, the tragicomic story of three friends who end up in prison when they are mistaken as members of a terrorist organization. In prison, they remember the families and lovers they left behind. Turkish with English subtitles. Not rated.

Author Event: Robin O’Bryant at Parnassus Books – 6:30pm
Join humor columnist and author Robin O’Bryant as she discusses her book, Ketchup Is A Vegetable And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves.

Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Antoinette Brown Lecture at Vandy’s Benton Chapel – 7pm
Amy Hollywood’s talk is titled “Love Abyss: Preaching Desire in the 13th and 21st Centuries.” Hollywood, who is the Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies at Harvard, specializes in mysticism, with strong interests in feminist theory, psychoanalysis and continental philosophy.

Vanderbilt University Berry Lecture: Can Bad People Live Well at Vandy’s Furman Hall – 7:30pm
Marilyn Friedman, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the last of four 2012 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy. Her talk is titled “Can Bad People Live Well?” The Berry Lectures aim to make philosophy accessible and relevant for the public. Friedman will address the fact that bad people, those who harm others seriously and often, sometimes manage to live good lives. This talk explores a variety of ways to come to grips with this disturbing observation.


State of the Art Contemporary Lecture Series Feat. Maxwell Anderson, Ph.D at the Frist – 6pm
This annual lecture series, which is designed to introduce contemporary art issues and experts to Nashville audiences, brings Maxwell Anderson, Ph.D., to the Frist Center for a provocative talk about museums. He will explore how museums must adapt to stay in step with our ever-changing public landscapes and how changes in technology have challenged cultural organizations to increase their use of online and mobile devices. He will also offer a new set of ideas about how scenario planning can help museums stay in step with these changes.

Book Talk: The Bakersfield Sound at the Country Music Hall of Fame – 12pm
Southern California music journalists Scott B. Bomar, Randy Poe, and Robert Price will discuss essays they wrote for the Museum’s new exhibition companion book, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country. Free. A $7 lunch box is available if you call 615.291.6759 in advance.

Sixth Annual BACHanalia at Christ Church Cathedral – 5pm
Some of Nashville’s best musicians will perform six continuous hours of music in ways Bach would recognize and some that he never dreamed of. Drop in to this free event for a few minutes, a few hours or join the increasing number of folks who enjoy the festival from start to finish – fortified by the delicious food offered on site.

Hard Rock Rising 2012 Global Battle of the Bands at the Hard Rock Cafe – 8pm
This week’s competing bands are A Box of Angry Roosters, Mama Tried, Outlaw Serenade, and Transcend The Fallen.

Nashville Ballet: Aesop’s Fables at The Palace Theatre in Gallatin – 7pm
The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Crow, The Wind and the Sun, and The Ants and the Grasshopper are woven together with an original narrative. These stories creatively depict Aesop winning his freedom from slavery through his cautionary storytelling. Kids of all ages can learn to dance like the characters after each performance.


Cherry Blossom Festival at Public Square Park – 10am-4pm
The 2012 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly, daylong celebration of Japanese culture in the heart of Music City. Cherry blossoms, or sakura, have been a symbol of U.S.-Japan friendship since the Mayor of Tokyo donated 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C., in 1912. The festival will feature a musical showcase, tea ceremony, origami, a CosPlay contest, Japanese food booths and more.

Film Screening: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 10pm
A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. She tries to use her new found superpower to her advantage, but soon finds that tam- pering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results. Japanese with English subtitles. 98 mins. Rated PG-13.

Family Program: California Country Art with Hatch Show Print at the Country Music Hall of Fame – 12pm-3pm
The Bakersfield Sound is fun, loud, and makes you want to get up and dance. It was influenced by the people, environment, and economic circumstances of Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s. In this program, family visitors will create artwork that represents country music and California though block images from Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the U.S. For ages 5 and up.

Spring 2012 Fashion Show Event hosted by Tim Gunn at the Green Hills Mall – 1pm-3pm
Tim Gunn, fashion industry expert, renowned co-host and mentor of Project Runway, co-host of The Revolution and Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., will debut the Juicy Couture, kate spade new york and Lucky Brand Spring 2012 Collections in a live runway show at The Mall at Green Hills as part of Lexus Nashville Fashion Week 2012.


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