Weekly Highlights – May 22-28, 2017

Monday

Party in the Park Preds Viewing Party – 4pm
The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. will host a free viewing party for Monday night’s Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Walk of Fame Park near Bridgestone Arena. “The city’s excitement and support for the Predators during this historic playoff run started at an incredibly high level and has grown from there,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “Demand to be at or near the games has grown, as well, and that’s why we’ve created the first ever Preds Party in the Park to accommodate everyone who wants to be a part of the excitement.”

tenX9: Nashville Storytelling at Douglas Corner Cafe – 730pm
A Belfast-originated community storytelling night, tenX9 is an opportunity for people to engage each other’s lives through personal tales of life experiences.   An Irish proverb says, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” This is an attempt to embrace the shelter of each other through the telling and hearing of our stories.  Tonight’s theme is “Show and Tell.”  Tellers will bring an object of personal significance and tell the true story of their relationship to the object.

Tuesday

Yoga at Bicentennial Mall Hosted by King of Pops – 630pm
Class is for all levels and completely free to all who wish to join. Just bring a yoga mat (or a towel), a friend, and positive vibes! Lead by Mary Catherine Hoffner.

Wednesday

Free Throw In-Stores at Grimeys at 6pm
“From their early days of crafting scrappy songs named for Pokémon references, to their huge emotional leap with heartbroken and angsty 2014 full-length debut Those Days Are Gone, to the more personal and introspective music set to make up their forthcoming album for new label home Triple Crown Records, Free Throw’s unpretentious callback to the emo and screamo they grew up on, along with their affinity for pop culture, has helped broaden their reach well beyond the confines of Nashville. Recent tours with Sorority Noise, Somos, and Tiny Moving Parts indicate that they’re well on their way to becoming a scene mainstay.” –Noisey.  Come join us two days before their new album ‘Bear Your Mind’ comes out on Friday!

Matt Rogers “Richest Place On Earth” Pre-Release Show at the Country Nashville – 6pm
Presented my Durango Boots, hear new music from Matt Rogers and get the chance to win a pair of boots!  Matt’s emotional songs continue to tug at the heartstrings of thousands of fans as well as country music legends like TG Sheppard. “You’re the real deal man. You are the total package. You’re a great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter. I will remember the first time I saw you and it was right here when you arrived. And you have arrived,” said Sheppard. His song I Was Raised was honored by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and CMT, selected by NSAI as a Top 40 song, and secured Rogers a finalist spot for Georgia Music Awards for Country Male Artist and Music Video of the Year.

Rising Battle of the Bands at Hard Rock Cafe – 7pm
Hard Rock Rising is a fun, grassroots version of a talent competition in the style of “The Voice” and “American Idol.” A wide-ranging group of artists from all different genres compete at the local level at Hard Rock Cafes throughout the world. The winners from each local cafe move on to regional, national and global competitions for a chance to be Hard Rock Rising’s Artist of the Year.

Thursday

Author event with Laura Lea Goldberg at Parnassas Books – 630pm
In Laura Lea Goldberg’s new cookbook, The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook, the rubber of old-fashioned home-cooking meets the road of new healthy-food. With over 120 approachable, comforting, make-ahead recipes, this first cookbook from the creator of the popular “LLBalanced” website reaffirms that balance is possible: you can find the joy, relaxation, and healing of cooking for yourself, family, and friends during these frenetic times. 

 

Friday

Coffee Cupping at Frothy Monkey Roasting Co – 2pm
Cupping is the industry term used to describe a professional coffee-tasting. Using this bare-bones method, coffee is evaluated all around the world. We use this tool to select our coffees and train the palates of our staff. Led by our roasters, you will be tasting and experiencing coffees that were roasted on site.  Open to the public, but it is recommended to RSVP to secure a spot.  The roasting facility is at 613 Ewing Ave.

Musicians Corner Acoustic Friday Night in Centennial Park – 5pm
This week’s acoustic show will feature performances by Glen Martin, Morgan Bosman, Nicole Atkins, Eef Barezlay of Clem Snide, and Langhorne Slim.

Saturday

Kidsville at the Parthenon – 11am
Come celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the Greek mythology story of the mythical Titan that represents memory; create a scrapbook for you to keep over summer.

Musicians Corner in Centennial Park – 12pm
Performances by Caleb Groh, Emily James, Skyway Man, Michael Lesousky, *repeat repeat, Kenny Deshields, and Rayland Baxter.

Jazz on the Lawn at Beachaven Winery and Vineyards – 630pm
What’s better than a free concert AND free parking?  The music always starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm.  Because seating is “general admission,” it pays to get here around 5 pm to get both a good parking spot and a good viewing spot on the lawn. This 30 year tradition is sure to please!

Sunday

The Treasures of Warner Parks Exhibit at Warner Parks Nature Center – 9am
The Nashville Region of the Tennessee Watercolor Society is partnering with Friends of Warner Parks to present an exhibition of water media paintings featuring the Warner Parks. The exhibit will showcase the diverse activities, stunning vistas, favorite icons and natural beauty found in our sanctuary in the city. Over 20 artists will be represented in the exhibit.

Kids Open Mic Night at Two Old Hippies – 6pm
Adults aren’t the only ones wanting to make it in the music industry!  Bring your kids, ages 17 and under, to perform and show us what they’ve got.