Archive | October, 2012

Weekly Highlights – Oct. 22-27

21 Oct


Two Sides of the Same Face: A Literary and Psychological Look at Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Vanderbilt’s Wilson Hall – 6pm
Tennessee Repertory Theatre is pleased to partner with Vanderbilt University’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science Program and Centerstone for a special event focused on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The event will feature scenes from Tennessee Rep’s production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and panel discussion featuring Jay Clayton and Diana Bellonby (Vanderbilt University Victorian literature scholars), David Zald (Vanderbilt University professor in psychology), and Bob Vero (CEO, Centerstone). You might want to RSVP, as seating is limited.

Play Reading: The Conversation at the Looby Library Branch – 6:45pm
Official description: The Metro Parks Theatre Department’s New Play Reading Series and F.L.A.G. (The Foreign Language Acting Group) invite you to join them on Monday, October 22, when Queen Elizabeth I (Linda Spier) comes face to face with her worse nightmare, the Pirate Queen of Ireland, Gráinne Ni Mháille (Jan Parrish Hendon) (Grace O’Malley for those of you who don’t speak Gaelic) in the first Nashville reading of THE CONVERSATION by St. Louis playwright Dennis Corcoran.

Pizza and Politics Debate Watching Party at Lipscomb’s Shamblin Theatre – 7:15
Pizza will be served at 7:15pm and at 7:30pm attendees will be polled on relevant issues using wireless “clickers” and coordinators will brief the audience on what to watch for during the debate. The October 22 debate on foreign policy will begin at 8:00pm, and about 9:30pm attendees will complete the poll on relevant issues and a hear panel of experts discuss the candidate’s performance during the debate.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
Short sets featuring Gabe Dixon, Jason Eskridge, Fuzz Muzz, David Jennings, The Lonely H, Escondido, YUMZAH, Phantom Farmer & Luella and The Sun.


A Conversation with Pearl Cleage at the Nashville Public Library – 11:30am
Bring your lunch and enjoy a discussion with renowned author, poet, playwright and activist Pearl Cleage.Part of an ongoing series “The Conversations at NPL, sponsored by the Special Collections Division. Parking is provided downstairs.

Hospitality in-store at Grimey’s – noon
I’m personally incredibly excited for this in-store. Hospitality is a great new rock band out of  Brooklyn, and I dare you to listen to their music and not like it, so don’t miss this.


Live On The Green, Week 6: Here Come The Mummies, Yacht Rock Revue, The Delta Saints

18 Oct

The Public Square Court is quiet tonight since Nashville’s favorite annual free festival, Live On The Green, came to an end last week. As per tradition, Here Come The Mummies closed out the concert series with support from The Delta Saints and Yacht Rock Revue for the special Halloween-themed “Scream On The Green”. Check out our photos after the jump, and see you on the Green next year!


Live On The Green, Week 5: Trampled By Turtles, The Kingston Springs, HoneyHoney

11 Oct

Tonight is the last night of this year’s Live On The Green concert series, and that can only mean one thing: Here Come The Mummies. Live On The Green will transform into Scream On The Green, because twenty days is too long to wait to get into the Halloween spirit. The Delta Saints and Yacht Rock Review will be joining the Mummies, so come early and in costume. Oh yeah, did we mention the costume contest?

In the meantime, follow the jump to see our photos from last week’s LOTG with Trampled By TurtlesThe Kingston Springs, and HoneyHoney.


Contest: Win Tickets to Rufus Wainwright and Ingrid Michaelson at the Ryman!

8 Oct

At Nashville for Free we get excited about all the contests we get to have, especially ones from our good friends at AEG Live/The Messina Group. But, I have to say, I’m freaking pumped for this one.

Two incredible performers, Rufus Wainwright and Ingrid Michaelson, are coming to The Ryman on Friday, October 19th, and we get to give away a pair of tickets for it!

Ya pumped? You should be, because our contests are EASY. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite song by Rufus Wainwright or Ingrid Michaelson. That’ll get you exactly ONE entry into the hat.

Want a bigger chance to win? We can do that. Just post a picture on our Facebook wall of you holding a sucker or a dozen, in honor of the catchy-as-hell Rufus song “Out of the Game” or a pic of you with cigarettes and chocolate milk, ya know, because of his song “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk.” You can even do both for extra points! 5 entries for one pic, 7 for both.

I’m picking a winner (randomly) Thursday night, so get yourself entered before then! And make sure you leave me a VALID email address. Once I contact you I’ll only give you a day to respond.


Weekly Highlights – Oct. 8-13

7 Oct


12 @ 12th Writer’s Night at 12th and Porter – 7pm
12 writers will perform in groups of four for three different rounds. Is this 12th and Porter’s response to 8 off 8th?

Film Screening: Breaking the Silence: Music in Afghanistan at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
The story of the return of music to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. Their banning of music is unprecedented in musical history, but during the former regimes of the Mujaheddin and the Soviets, music was caught in the political crossfire and could be a matter of life and death. English subtitles. Not rated. 60 mins.

University Wind Ensemble at Lipscomb’s Collins Auditorium – 7:30pm
The University Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Steve Rhodes, performs standards from the wind band literature.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm
Featuring performances by Charlie Abbott Band, Faye Webster, War Jacket, Kiernan McMullan, Ponychase, Waterfall Wash, Dirt Heavy, Grass Root Kids and Frances & the Foundation.

Blue Monday w/Kenny Vaughn and Jeffrey Clemens of G. Love – 9:30pm
Their description: “Jeff Clemens, Kenny Vaughan, & Johnny d’Artenay make up this blues trio that has changed Mondays in Nashville forever. Talent is one thing but timing and taste take this group to a level far and away from anything else in town. Come see for yourself what everyone in 12 South has known for a while now.”


Salon @ 615 with Caroline Kennedy at the Main Public Library – 1pm
Join Caroline Kennedy as she signs her book, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy.

Introduction to Fermentation at the Turnip Truck (Gulch) – 6pm
Attendees will learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Katz will offer tips for making kimchi, kefir and other fermented delicacies.  The class, which is free and open to the public, is limited in space and requires advance registration via email to


Live On The Green, Week 4: Alabama Shakes, The Apache Relay, Fly Golden Eagle

4 Oct

Last week’s Live On The Green drew the biggest crowd in the annual free festival’s history, thanks to the sweet tunes of Alabama Shakes. Check out our photos of the Shakes, The Apache Relay, and Fly Golden Eagle after the jump.

Tonight’s show is headlined by the bluegrass pickin’ Trampled By Turtles with support from The Kingston Springs and HoneyHoney. The music will kick off at 6:45 PM, but come early to stake your spot! We’ll see you there!