Weekly Highlights – Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017


Song Suffragettes at The Listening Room – 6pm
Song Suffragettes is a weekly showcase of up-and-coming female singer-songwriters. It sounds completely awesome, and everyone should go all the time.

Roast The Host Comedy Open Mic Night at Third Coast Comedy Club – 10pm
Sign up starts at 9:30pm. Hosted by Sean Parrott. It’s a short, one-hour show that happens every week.


Courtyard Concerts at the main public library – 11:30am
Lunch and music, yeah?

Kidsville at the Juvenile Justice Center – 3-6pm
The official description, if you can even call it that, is “Kidsville and other community partners will feature fun-filled activities at this free event that is open to the public.”

Ultimate Comedy at The East Room – 8:30pm
Sign-up is at 8pm. Ultimate Comedy is hosted by Brad Edwards. There is also a band. Each comic gets 4-5 minutes.


Curse of the Wednesday goose egg is back!


River Talks: What to Do Now at The Bridge Building – 12pm
Sally Palmer, Director of Science and Policy at The Nature Conservancy, and Amanda Garcia, Staff Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, will use specific, local examples to explain top-down and bottom-up approaches to effectively advocate for the protection of clean water and special places in our communities. We will also discuss why both approaches are needed to help maintain our bedrock public health and natural resource protections, and how the power of local vigilance and engagement can make a difference in our communities’ health and well-being. Click here to RSVP.

Family Festival Day at the Frist – 1-5:30pm
Bring your family and friends to the Frist Center to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. This FREE Family Festival Day will be filled with unique gallery experiences, fun art-making activities, a silent disco, a grand finale performance by the VSA TN Movement Connection Dance Program, and so much more. Community members who participated in the creation of the exhibition Extrasensory are invited to see their work in the Conte Community Arts Gallery, and visitors are invited to dress in bright colors, wild patterns, or anything that stimulates the senses! All programs are free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.


Lighting 100’s Friday Afternoon Live at Soulshine Pizza – 5pm
Featuring a free live performance by their artist of the week at 7pm.

New England to Nashville Night at The Basement – 9pm
Featuring The Houston Bernard Band.


13th Annual Hike for the Homeless at Warner Park – 9am-1pm
Safe Haven Family Shelter is gearing up for their 13th annual Hike for the Homeless, a Nashville favorite for its heavy dose of outdoor time, friends, family, food and fun. The event includes hiking on two paved trails, food, live music and children’s activities. The event is pet and stroller friendly. Participants are encouraged to team up and fundraise to support Safe Haven Family Shelter. The Hike for the Homeless benefits Safe Haven Family Shelter, one of the only shelter-to-housing programs of its kind that keeps families experiencing homelessness together.

Nashville Scene’s Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair in The Gulch – 10am-4pm
Nashville Scene‘s 2nd annual free arts and crafts fair, Crafty Bastards, is a lively street festival atmosphere where shoppers will enjoy live music, shopping, craft beer, food trucks and entertainment for the entire family. More than 100 local and traveling artists have been selected by a jury and will be set up for prime time holiday shopping.

Grand Ole Gallatin Music Festival at Douglass-Clark House – 11am-3pm
Come out and enjoy heritage music from Gallatin and Sumner County’s past performed by local musicians on the grounds of the historic Douglass-Clark House.

Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston – 6pm
Named “best renegade art crawl” by The Nashville Scene, Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston is South Nashville’s monthly art walk. Each first Saturday, beginning at 6pm join hundreds of Nashville’s art lovers as they visit over a dozen venues within walking distance including commercial art galleries, artist run collectives, open studios, maker spaces, and pop-ups. Since 2014, AMWH has been free and open to the public. Closing times vary from 8pm-11pm. Free parking is available throughout including lots at 516 Hagan St. and 1211 4th Ave S.

Art Crawl in the Arcade – 6-10pm
It’s the first Saturday of the month, which means that art galleries downtown will be open late and serving free wine. It’s pretty awesome.


Kidsville Movie at Centennial Black Box Theater – 2pm
Come celebrate National Doughnut Day with a viewing of The Doughnuts, from the Homer Price Stories written by Robert McCloskey. A doughnut machine goes berserk, and Homer is up to his ears in doughnuts. There will doughnut-themed crafts activities before and after the movie! Ages 12 and younger.

Jazz on the Move at Main Public Library – 3pm
The program, first presented in 2010 and titled “To Ella With Love,” celebrates the life and music of the “First Lady of Song.” Ella Fitzgerald was a consummate jazz artist who went on to become an icon of American popular culture whose appeal was universal. Her recorded output was prodigious, and her “Songbooks” were a virtual encyclopedia of jazz and popular music.

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


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