Weekly Highlights – Aug. 6-11

Monday

Brandon McHose at 3rd and Lindsley – 6pm
Combining the melodically infectious, lyrically insightful vibe of classic singer/songwriters (James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon) with a Santana/Beck/Van Halen-like ability to shred, McHose has evolved into a multi-faceted artist in the tradition of his chief influences Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Jimi Hendrix and Vince Gill and Brad Paisley.

Corporate Juggernaut: Open House at the High Watt Stage at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm
Comedy stand-up open mic night!

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Margo and the Price Tags, Josh Farrow, Little Bandit, Allen Thompson Band, White Violet, The Clones, Luella and the Sun, All Them Witches and Jacob Jones .

Tuesday

Poly in-store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From the Grimey’s website: “Poly is a new band featuring Dan Sommers (ex-Hot Pipes), Larissa Maestro and Eleonore Denig. They’re releasing a new 3-song 7″ and performing at Grimey’s. The Nashville Scene says Larissa has a voice like ‘a damn Disney princess’ and describes Poly thusly, ‘[they] play sweetly quirky little ragtime-, classical-, showtune- and pop-inspired numbers on a wide assortment of instruments – cello, kazoos, ukulele and melodica among them.'”

SGA Film Screening: Seventh-Gay Adventists at Scarritt-Bennett Center – 7:30pm
This film follows the stories of three gay and lesbian Adventists as they struggle to be true to themselves and their faith.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm, 21+
This New Faces Nite will feature performances by Husky Burnett, Quiche Night, Grass Roots Kids, Tommy Carnes, Greg Owens and more.

Wednesday

Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band in-store at Grimey’s – NOON
Awesome rootsy blues and free lunch from Grimey’s. What else could you ask for in a lunch?

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.

Thursday

Brown Bag Lunch Special: San Rafael Band at Centennial Park Event Shelter – 11:30am-1:30pm
Live performance by San Rafael Band, food, and prizes.

Zuri Quilting Demonstration at The Frist – 6pm
Each Thursday evening in August, the Frist Center will host a series of quilting demonstrations with the Zuri Quilting Guild of Nashville, a group of African American women quilters who maintain traditions unique to this artform. Visitors will be able to observe many quilting techniques and speak with the women about their work.

Artist’s Forum featuring Bets Ramsey and Patricia Davis-Scott at the Frist Center – 6:30pm
This month’s Artist’s Forum invites quilters Bets Ramsey and Patricia Davis-Scott to speak about their artistic processes and concepts exploring the themes of creativity as expressed through place, material, and memory. This forum supports the exhibition Creation Story: Gee’s Bend Quilts and the Art of Thornton Dial.

Friday

Smokin’ in McMinnville BBQ Festival in the McMinnville Civic Center – 4pm-10pm
What’s not to love about BBQ festivals? There will even be access to a swimming pool, so prepare.

Music in the Vines: 16th Avenue Jazz at Arrington Vineyards – 5-9pm
Bring a blanket, buy some wine, drink said wine, listen to jazz.

Tales at Twilight: The Zinghoppers at Red Caboose Park Amphitheatre – 7pm
Metro Parks and Red Caboose Playground, Inc. present inter-active entertainment for kids and their families with juggling, music, dance and fun.

Star Party at Bowie Nature Park (Fairview) – 8:30pm
You can bring your own telescope if you want, but there will be a bunch of people there with really nice ones. Bring a red flashlight and enjoy! They’ll be watching for the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Saturday

Tomato Art Festival in 5 Points in East Nashville – 10am-10pm
Tomatoes, art, and lots of generally awesome weirdness. It’s something you have to attend to understand.

ProductCamp at Belmont University (Inman Center, 4th floor) – 9am
ProductCamp – also known as PCamp – is a user-organized gathering focused on Product Marketing and Product Management topics. It’s a great networking event and you’ll learn some great things.

Arrington Vineyards 2012 Harvest Party – 1pm-9pm
Featuring San Rafael Band during the day and a live performance by Kix Brooks at 6pm. There will also be wine (duh), hot air balloons, and more.

Big Band Dances in Centennial Park – 7pm
Enjoy live music by The Merchants of Cool with free tango dancing lessons. Get there early for the lessons and bring your dancing shoes.

Star Party at Edwin Warner Park Nature Center 8:30pm with a telescope clinic at 7pm
In case you couldn’t make it on Friday. The meteor shower will still be going on, too.

Y2K Nashville at the High Watt stage at Mercy Lounge – 11pm
This electronic dance party will feature performances by Coach, Hands Off Sam, and more.

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