Weekly Highlights – Jan. 28 – Feb. 2


Leagues In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm 
Leagues is  Thad Cockrell, Tyler Burkum and Jeremy Lutito. They’re so serious that Thad isn’t even a solo artist anymore! They’re celebrating the release of their debut album (out tomorrow), and you can get it early today!

Listening Room Cafe Re-Opening – all day at 217 Second Avenue S. 
Heyyy, they’re back!


Film Screening:  La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live. Spanish and English with English subtitles. Unrated. 72 mins.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8:30pm
This week the Basement’s New Faces Nite features Pernikoff Brothers, Valerie Mize, Molding and Friendship Commanders.


Tom Pappas “20 Years Of The Senator” In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Direct from Grimey’s:  Tom Pappas is a Nashville rock musician with an illustrious career. He’s released 10 LPs and 4 EPs with Superdrag, The Used To Be, Whip!, Flesh Vehicle and Rock City Birdhouse. He’s toured the USA 20 times + 2 European tours. He’s played The BBC, The Conan O’Brien Show, MTV, The Ryman, Bonnaroo, Red Rocks Colorado, The Filmore East and West. Toured With Green Day, Weezer, etc, etc. etc. Now he’s tying it all together with a 20-track sampler of music from every band he’s been in – “20 Years Of The Senator: The Tom Pappas Collection 1992-2012.” Tom and his friends will set up shop here at Grimey’s on January 30th and rock it all out. This will be a blast and if you dig straight up rock n’ roll with attitude to match, you might want to be here.

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.

Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and Vanderbilt Orchestra at Blair’s Ingram Hall – 8pm
The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony performs Mendelssohn’s Overture for Winds, Op. 24, under the direction of Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet oboist Andreas Wittman.

Adam Wright at The Basement – 7pm
Folk rock stylings.


LookIn: Attitude at 3630 Redmon Street – 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. LookIns are a fun way to see what goes on behind the scenes. RSVP here.

Blue Sky Riders In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm 
Grimey’s says:  Blue Sky Riders is a new project featuring Kenny Loggins (one of the most well-known voices in modern popular music), Gary Burr (one of Nashville’s most successful songwriters and member of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame) and singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman.

Team Green: Resolution Adventure Social at ML Rose West – 6-8pm
This social event is open to members and non-members alike. It’s a great time to meet fellow adventure seekers and get involved Learn about Team Green and join for a discount.


First Friday Hot Topics & Lunch – Ensuring Immigrants Fair Treatment at Second Harvest – 11:30am-1pm
As part of its public policy agenda for 2013, LWVTN “supports policy changes that ensure immigrants with fair treatment under the law.” Join them in a conversation with Stephanie Teatro, Policy and Civic Engagement for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition to learn more about current public policy issues that impact these populations in our community. Free to attend. If you want lunch, bring $12.

Curator’s Perspective: Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age at the Frist – noon
Dr. Salvador Salort-Pons, head of the European art department and The Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Painting at the Detroit Institute of Arts, explores the formation of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Dutch collection. He brings to light many aspects of the movement and the masterpieces and their illustrious provenances, while explaining the significance of this collection within the context of American collecting.

Franklin Art Scene in Downtown Franklin – 6pm
Held the first Friday of every month, the Franklin Art Scene is a free tour in downtown Franklin, Tenn., featuring artists and working studios, with work ranging from handcrafted jewelry to antique prints and original art to mixed media and live music. Wine, refreshments, and live music are often available at the locations.

Artist’s Perspective: Camille Utterback at the Frist – 6pm
Artist Camille Utterback, the artist behind the Frist Center’s exhibition Tracking Time/Marking Movement, discusses the creation and evolution of her interactive installations and other computer generated works. She explores how the creation of her works—which rely on cameras and computer code—are similar, yet different to traditional painting, and how she became interested in computational systems to create her works. She shares her process, as well as a behind-the-scenes looks at the prototyping and fabrication of some of her large-scale public works. Ultimately, Utterback muses on her path as an artist working between the worlds of traditional media and contemporary technology, and what this has taught her as a human being.


Author Event: Ben Walker at Parnassus Books – 2pm
Ben Walker will be at Parnassus Books for a discussion and signing of his book An Island in the South, the follow up novel to acclaimed Winds of the South.

Holly Williams In-Store at Grimey’s – 3pm
Grimey’s says:  The new Holly Williams album streets on 2/5 but we’re going to be selling it early here and celebrating its release with a performance by Holly.

First Saturday Art Crawl at the Arcade – 6-9pm
Art, wine, snacks and people to mingle with. Mingle away!


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