Weekly Highlights – Oct. 24-29, 2017

A day late! Super sorry, please don’t be sad!

Tuesday

Courtyard Concerts: Mark Collie – 11:45AM-1PM, Nashville Public Library
Music and lunch.

Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony: Kenny Rogers – 1PM, Walk of Fame Park
Islands in the stream, that is what we aaaaaaaaare.

Free Slice Night – 5-7PM, Five Points Pizza
Pizza is always great, but it’s especially great when it’s freeeeeeee.

Wednesday

Lee Ann Womack In-Store – 6PM, Grimey’s
Lee Ann Womack has a new album out October 27th called ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone.’ It’s a record she’s been working towards ever since she took home 2005 CMA Award for album of the year (an album presciently titled ‘There’s More Where That Came From’). The new album possesses a strong sense of history and a clear-eyed vision for the future. It’s a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues. The East Texas native says “I’m drawn to rootsy music. It’s what moves me. I could never shake my center of who I was.”

New Faces Nite – 8PM, The Basement
Featuring Aaron Friend, Jake Etheridge, Vid Nelson, Heartland Heretics, Step Cousins, Huxley Rittman, Touma.

Thursday

A Frist and Fisk Collaborative Gallery Tour – 12pm, The Frist Center
The Frist Center is proud to partner with Fisk University Galleries and Special Collections on “America Responds: A Collaborative Tour,” which will offer participants additional perspective on the artists who worked against the backdrop of war and global changes to society. The engaging guided tours include visits to both the Frist Center and Fisk University Galleries to explore three exhibitions of works by artists influenced and affected by the war. Visitors first will join Frist Center curator of interpretation Ginny Soenksen for a tour of World War I and American Art. RSVP here.

River Talks – 12pm, Centennial Black Box Theater
Chris Barkley, a Partner with Hodgson Douglas Landscape Architects, worked alongside Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Metro Nashville Parks, Metro Water Services and the Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park to design and construct the most recent Master Plan Update and implement Phases One and Two of Centennial Park. The design team sought to create a design that honors the unique and rich history of Centennial Park, while celebrating the existing physical features of the site, creating a place for all Nashvillians to experience their shared ecology. RSVP here.

Bootsy Collins Meet & Greet – 5-7PM, Grimey’s
From the Grimey’s website: “Yabba-dabba-doozay, baba! Bootsy Collins, the world’s only Rhinestone Rock Star Monster of a doll, baby baba! will be meeting fans and signing copies of his new album at Grimey’s on his birthday!! ‘World Wide Funk’ is the new joint and it officially drops on October 27th. Preorder the vinyl or CD now at Grimey’s to receive your wristband guaranteeing you an audience with Bootzilla when he appears at Grimey’s on his birthday, Thursday October 26th, from 5-7pm. We’ll have your records and CDs ready for you a day before release and you’ll get them signed by the man hisownbadself! Bootsy will only be signing the new album and he will take a photo with fans. We are now taking preorders over the phone (615-254-4801).”

Friday

A Frist and Fisk Collaborative Gallery Tour – 12pm, The Fisk University Galleries
The Frist Center is proud to partner with Fisk University Galleries and Special Collections on “America Responds: A Collaborative Tour,” which will offer participants additional perspective on the artists who worked against the backdrop of war and global changes to society. The engaging guided tours include visits to both the Frist Center and Fisk University Galleries to explore three exhibitions of works by artists influenced and affected by the war. Visitors first will join Frist Center curator of interpretation Ginny Soenksen at the Fisk University Galleries for Origins of Influence Part II: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern Art and World War I and the Great Migration. RSVP here.

Saturday

33rd Annual Pumpkinfest – 10AM-6PM, Downtown Franklin
Live music, more than 75 vendors offering a variety of hand crafted arts, crafts, jewelry, specialty food  and home  décor products, a pumpkin carving contest and much more highlight this event in historic downtown Franklin.  More information at http://downtownfranklintn.com/listings/pumpkinfest/.

The Nashville Fall Women’s Expo – 11am-4pm, Scarritt Bennett Center – Laskey Gallery
Free event: Featuring local musicians, speakers, a cowgirl boot and clothing contest, shopping, swag bags, and door prizes.

Kidsville at the Parthenon – 11am
Come hear about the mythical weaving contest between Athena and Arachne, then make a pet spider.

Nightmare on 2nd Ave. – 7pm, The George Jones
The George Jones is hosting A Nightmare On 2nd Avenue Halloween Party! They’re celebrating with a costume contest, drink specials, and no cover. The 1st place winner of the costume contest will win a $500 prize, and the 2nd place winner receives a $250 prize.

Sunday

Bluegrass Jam at Station Inn – 8pm
Bring your musical instrument of choice and be ready to jammmmmm.

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