Weekly Highlights – Nov. 12-17


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.


Salon@615 with Emma Donaghue at the Main Public Library – 6:15pm
Join Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, for a discussion and signing of her new novel, Astray.

Now That You Ask: A Conversation Series Hosted by Tom Ingram feat. Loucas George at Lipsomb’s Shamblin Theatre – 6:30pm
Loucas George is a renowned movie and television producer who has worked with every major television network on a number of successful TV shows including “The O.C.,” “Early Edition,” “Commander In Chief,” “A Gifted Man” for CBS and NBC’s “Life.” He has worked around the world and across the country shooting shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and Nashville. Loucas is currently in Nashville, working on “Nashville,” an ABC Network and Lionsgate Television production. Born and raised in New York, Loucas started his career in the entertainment industry working at Panavision after graduating college.

Film Screening: L’apollonide (House of Pleasures) at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
Dir: Bertrand Bonello. A frank account of life in a smart Parisian brothel in 1900. It demonstrates that la belle époque was less belle for the girls than for their wealthy clients, though better than walking the streets or working in a sweatshop. Superbly designed to suggest the oppressive, hypocritical haut-bourgeois decor and the obsessive eroticism that excludes real desire. French with English subtitles. Unrated. 122 mins. Funding provided by Nashville Premieres.

New Faces Nite at the Basement – 8pm
We The Ghosts, Joshua O’Dine, Diesel and Dixie, Dan Lavoie, Aaron Stanley, and This Mountain.


Halle Eavelyn Reads and Signs Red Goddess Rising at Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt – 6pm
Meet Halle Eavelyn, author of Red Goddess Rising, an acclaimed spiritual memoir about one women’s journey up the Nike as she goes from complete skeptical atheist through a deep spiritual awakening.

Film Screening: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 6:30pm
Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker. The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. One of the most expensive films to come out of Bollywood – lavish, rousing entertainment in the old-fashioned tradition of Hollywood musicals with eye-popping song-and-dance routines. Hindi with English subtitles. Rated PG. 224 mins. Partial funding provided by Global Perspectives.

Film Screening: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl at Tennessee State Museum – 6pm
Nashville Public Television and the Tennessee State Museum Foundation invite you to a special advance screening of The Dust Bowl: A Film by Ken Burns. Special guests: Writer/Producer Dayton Duncan, Producer Julie Dunfrey and a by a notable Woody Guthrie interpreter and acclaimed singer-songwriter James Talley. It’s free, but reservations are required.

Film Screening: The Waiting Room at Lipscomb’s Shamblin Theatre – 8:30pm
“The Waiting Room” explores the nation’s health care system by weaving together the stories of patients and caregivers in the Highland Heights Hospital in Oakland, Calif. The filmmaker describes the film as “centering on one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together.”


Curator’s Perspective: Carrie Mae Weems: Beyond Black and White Presented by Katie Delmez at the Frist – 6:30pm 
Katie Delmez, organizing curator of the retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, will trace the evolution of Weems’s artistic career since she first picked up a camera at the age of twenty one and realized its potential as a tool for reform. Ms. Delmez will explore how Weems’s artistic practice addresses an array of issues surrounding social justice, power paradigms, and historical correctiveness that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds.

Opening Reception for Watkins’ BFA Exhibitions by Amy F. Edwards, Emily Davis and Mollie Row at Watkins College – 5:30-10pm
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Fine Art Thesis Exhibitions 2012, a two-part series of work by five graduating students in the Fine Art Department. First up is a triple exhibition offering by Bachelor of Fine Art degree candidates Emily Davis, Amy Edwards and Mollie Row, opening Thursday, Nov. 15, with a reception from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Their work will be on display in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus through Nov. 25.


Film Screening: Metropolis at the Frist – 7pm
Metropolis is a silent movie set in the year 2026. Joh Frederson has created a machine operated city, the Metropolis. As creator of the city, he hires an inventor to aid him in avoiding a workers’ revolt. The plot thickens as the workers realize they are deceived. Will the city crash or will the people realize that the heart can act as a mediator to the head and hands? Directed by Fritz Lang, 1927 (2002 restored). 124 minutes. 35mm. Unrated. Black and White.

Leonids Meteor Shower Viewing at Loveless Cafe – 7pm
Join Team Green Adventures for a fun social star gazing deep on the Natchez Trace for this year’s Leonids Meteor Shower. Meet at the Loveless Cafe under the sign


Quilt Show at Waverly United Methodist Church – 10am-4pm
Join the White Oak Womens Exchange for its annual Quilt Show. It is held at the Waverly United Methodist Church and is Free and open to the public.

Turkey Tracking at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center – 10:30am
It is turkey season! Test your turkey tracking skills on a hike through Shelby Bottoms. Learn how to spot tracks, signs, and turkey sounds. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes.

Kansas Bible Company in-store at Grimey’s – 5pm
Direct quotes from Grimey’s: “Kansas Bible Company is a band from Goshen, Indiana based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are noted for having 11 members and a 5-piece horn section. Don’t worry, we’ll squeeze them into our modest performance space … Kansas Bible Company hit on so many levels – Surf, soul, prog, hip-hop, classical music, pep band, and good old fashioned rock and roll are all in the mix.”

Fall Star Party with BSAS at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center – 7:30pm
Come join the Shelby Bottoms staff for an evening of exploration of the universe! Enjoy naked eye astronomy as well as views with binoculars and telescopes courtesy of the astronomers of the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society! Bring your best questions for the experts! You’ll see a very young crescent Moon and a nice bright Jupiter rising over the eastern treeline. Andromeda Galaxy, the Pleiades star cluster, the planet Uranus, and maybe Orion by the end of the evening as well!

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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