Archive | November, 2012

Weekly Highlights – Nov. 26 – Dec. 1

25 Nov


Cornman Music Showcase at the Basement – 6pm
Featuring Brett James, Caitlyn Smith and Erik Dylan.

46th Annual Cookeville  Christmas Parade at the Cookeville Depot Museum – 7pm
By my research, it’s the first Christmas parade of the year!


Lighting of the Green at Lipscomb – 4pm (festivities), 5:30pm (concert)
Nashville’s own Amy Grant hosts the free outdoor holiday concert. This year’s performance will also feature contemporary Christian artist Ashley Cleveland; Mandisa, of American Idol fame; The Martins, Christian music vocal trio; L’Angelus, a Cajun inspired band; Scat Springs, founder of the Scat Band and classic rhythm and blues singer; Michelle Swift, contemporary Christian singer; the Lipscomb University brass quintet; and the Lipscomb student choruses.

Author Robert Evans at Oak Hill School Enrichment Center – 6pm
Join Oak Hill School for a special presentation from award-winning Massachusetts author Robert Evans on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6:00pm. The presentation will cover topics in Evans’ book, Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing. This event will be held in the Enrichment Center and is free and open to the public.


Weekly Highlights – Nov 19-24

18 Nov


Fireside Chat for Goalies w/ Nashville Predators Goalie Coach Mitch Korn at the Bridgestone – 6:15pm
Nashville Predators goalie coach Mitch Korn is a man associated with some of hockey’s greatest netminders. With 35 years of coaching experience under his belt, the man as diminutive as his goaltenders are tall will share off-ice instruction, stories, tips, education and humor with coaches and goalies of all ages and skill levels.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
Tonight’s Mercy Lounge 8 off 8th will feature Buffalo Clover, The Lost Maples, Max and The Wild Things, Lynn Manderson and Shawn Thompson, Double Intenders, Matt Butcher, Joshua Seals, Indigo Sol.

8 off 8th at the High Watt – 9pm, 21+ 
The High Watt edition of 8 off 8th will feature Sam Lewis, The Genuine, Body of Light, Guntherdoug, JAG, Dirt Heavy, Creature Comfort, Scale Model, Mesas


LookIn: A Christmas Story at 161 Rains Avenue – 5:30pm
Come “look in” at what happens before the curtain goes up. Walk into the private world of rehearsal and learn about the creative process of the director, set designer, and costume designer. View an excerpt of the performance as it is being shaped in the rehearsal process.

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Jason Isbell is one of the greatest songwriters alive, and his new album, Live from Alabama is released today. He’ll be performing live at Grimey’s to celebrate it!


Weekly Highlights – Nov. 12-17

11 Nov


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
The Mercy Lounge’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Static Revival, The Paranormals, The Weakenders, Sonsett, Dax, Mckenzie’s Mill, Ryan Silver and Aevory.

8 off 8th at the High Watt – 9pm, 21+
Yep, looks like there are going to be two editions of 8 off 8th tonight (and going into the future). The High Watt will feature Frances & The Foundation, Cult Logic, Allen Thompson Band, The Young International, Schools, The Gills, Kim Logan and The Young Liars.

TNAZ Jazz and Vocal Edge Concert at Trevecca Nazarene University – 7pm
TNAZ Jazz and Vocal Edge will present a varied concert of jazz and popular music in the Boone Conference Center Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. TNAZ Jazz is directed by Dr. Matt Murdock and Vocal Edge is directed by Dr. John Ray, both Associate Professors in the Department of Music.


Weekly Highlights – Nov. 5-10

4 Nov


8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
This 8 off 8th is particularly close to my heart, as a few of my friends are hosting it and performing in it. The lineup includes The Stateside Menace, Patrick Baker, Bohemian Hype Cult, Drugstore Cowgirl, Justin Halpin, Blown Stag, Layla the Wolf and black bear.

Nutrition Workshop: Gluten Free Holidays at REI – 6pm
Presented by Team Green Adventures. Heard all the talk about going gluten-free? Can’t decide whether it’s a Hollywood fad or something that you actually need to consider? Or have you decided to go gluten-free but don’t know where to start? Join Certified Health Coach, Laurel Staples, as she decodes the hype around food sensitivities and gluten-free diets, and helps you come up with creative and delicious gluten free recipes for the upcoming Holidays.

Salon@615 with Mem Fox at the Main Public Library – 7:15pm
Join beloved children’s author Mem Fox for a discussion and signing of her work. Doors open at 5:45pm.

Film Screening: Half The Sky (Episode 1) at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
A documentary inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality claim one woman every 90 seconds and present the single most vital opportunity of our time. Kristof and celebrity activists travel across the globe to find meaningful solutions to empower women and girls and lay the groundwork for the next generation. English, Central Khmer, Urdu, and Vietnamese with English subtitles. Unrated. 120 minutes.

The Spaghetti Westerneers at Station Inn – 9pm
If you love the sound of traditional cowboy music, the kind of sounds you’d hear around the campfire on the prairie, you’ll love The Spaghetti Westerneers. The band features Jesse Lee Jones on vocals and rhythm guitar; three world-class fiddle players (Eamon McLoughlin, Alley Cat and Aaron Till); David Tanner on guitar and vocals and Brad Albin on doghouse bass. The sound is true cowboy western music, with gorgeous harmonies sung around a single microphone.