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Weekly Highlights – Mar. 25-30

24 Mar

Monday

Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
Open House is a comedy open mic for people who love comedy and openness. It will be a night of joy, tears and the occasional snort-laugh. So, come on down and watch some comedians tell funnies OR hop onstage and give it a try yourself. Hosted by Gary Fletcher.

8 off 8th Road to Bonnaroo at The Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
One of the bands performing tonight will play at Bonnaroo this year? Who will it be? Performers include Andrew Combs, Blackfoot Gypsies, Hanzelle, Little Bandit, Ranch Ghost, Ravello, Shannon Labrie and Vinyl Thief.

Blue Monday at 12 South Taproom – 9:30pm
Jeff Clemens, Kenny Vaughan (of G. Love), & Johnny d’Artenay make up this blues trio that has changed Mondays in Nashville forever. Talent is one thing, but timing and taste take this group to a level far and away from anything else in town. Come see for yourself what everyone in 12 South has known for a while now.

Tuesday

Experience Morocco Through the Eyes of a Native Son: Film Workshop at the Main Public Library – 3:30pm
“Experience Morocco Through the Eyes of a Native Son” featuring short clips from Moroccan filmmaker Hakim Belabbes.  One hour free workshop will feature Q & A with the filmmaker visiting as part of a series: “CaravanSerai, A Place Where Cultures Meet” a grant from The Doris Duke Foundation from Arts Midwest in an effort to bridge the gap between the Mideast and the West.

Film Screening: Moroccan Filmmaker Hakim Belabbes at the Islamic Center of Nashvile – 6:30pm
Hakim Belabbes will present two of his celebrated short films: A Nest in the Heat and Whispers. Both pieces will provide a framework for thought-provoking screenings and discussions led by a respected Moroccan filmmaker.

Life of Pi Community Discussion at Parnassus Books – 6:30pm
Nashville Reads is a way of bringing the entire city together to read great literature, in an attempt to broaden the literary horizons of the city and open up a forum for discussion.

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Weekly Highlights – March 18-23

18 Mar

Monday

Parnassus Book Club: The Lifeboat – 6:30pm
Join the Parnassus Book Club and moderator Kathy Schultenover to discuss Charlotte Rogan’s The Lifeboat.

Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
Open House is a comedy open mic for people who love comedy and openness. It will be a night of joy, tears and the occasional snort-laugh. So, come on down and watch some comedians tell funnies OR hop onstage and give it a try yourself. Hosted by Gary Fletcher.

Faculty Recital: Jeremy Wilson, trombone “Le Trombone Francais” at Blair School of Music – 8pm
At his first Blair recital, Jeremy Wilson presented listeners with a musical autobiography. This time, the trombone professor turns the spotlight toward France. “The Paris Conservatoire was a breeding ground of the world’s best trombonists during the mid-20th century,” Wilson explains. “Out of that came a respectable repertoire and some of the most-played trombone solos still today.”

Tuesday

William Tyler at Grimey’s – 6pm
From Grimey’s: “William Tyler is a Nashville-based guitarist who has played with Lambchop, the Silver Jews, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Yo La Tengo, Tim Chad and Sherry, Charlie Louvin, and his own solo project the Paper Hats. Tyler is also the founder of the Sebastian Speaks record label and a damn fine guitarist in any genre. Free food and drinks courtesy of Bang Candy Co.!”

Workaholics Season Finale Exclusive Sneak Peek Viewing Party at Zanies – 6:30pm
See it completely Commercial Free and Uncensoredit before it airs on Comedy Central Wednesday, March 20 at 10PM. Win Free Stuff Playing Trivia and Other Contests.

Film Screening: Beauty is Embarrassing with special guest Wayne White at MTSU Keathley Center – 7pm
Wayne White, the visual mastermind behind “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” returns to his Alma Mater, for a special lecture and screening of Beauty Is Embarrassing. Part biography, part live performance, Beauty Is Embarrassing, tells the irreverent and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. The film traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for which he won three Emmy’s.

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Weekly Highlights – Feb. 18-23

17 Feb

Monday

Speaker: Melissa Harris-Perry at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium – 7pm
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her own show on MSNBC and a professor of political science at Tulane University, will discuss “Race, Health and Justice” Feb. 18 at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
Featuring Deathstar Lovebeam, Bear In The Campsite, Christian Luthi, Gavinshea, Motherhoney, Jordan Hull, The Inscape, Eight Knives.

Signature Series: Blair Woodwind Quintet at Blair’s Ingram Hall – 8pm
The BWQ will present French wind quintet masterpieces and will be joined by guest pianist Melvin Chen to perform Francis Poulenc’s Sextet and Jean Francaix’s L’Heure du Verger.

Blue Monday with Kenny Vaughan and Jeffrey Clemens of G. Love at 12 South Taproom – 9:30pm, 21+
Jeff Clemens, Kenny Vaughan, & Johnny d’Artenay make up this blues trio that has changed Mondays in Nashville forever. Talent is one thing but timing and taste take this group to a level far and away from anything else in town. Come see for yourself what everyone in 12 South has known for a while now.

Tuesday

Good People Brewing Company Release Party at 12 South Taproom – 6pm
GPBC is debuting their newest beer in Nashville! Taste their new brew and maybe win some SWAG.

Film Screening: The Powerbroker by Bonnie Boswell at Tennessee Tech Backdoor Playhouse – 7pm
The Powerbroker tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called “the inside man of the black revolution.” By challenging America’s business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leader could not. His efforts to open the doors of equal opportunity were often attacked by the very people he was trying to help. The Powerbroker chronicles the public and private trials of a man navigating a divided society in an explosive time.

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Contest: Worst Winter Formal

10 Feb

What’s the Worst Winter Formal, and why would you want to go to it?

Excellent questions, my dear friends, and I have excellent answers.

The Worst Winter formal is the first of many shows presented by Nashville’s newest record label: Worst Records. They have some awesome music in the hopper, but right now they’re focusing on this great live show at a brand new venue in East Nashville: 615 Design (1015 W Kirkland Ave Ste 310).

The show is this Friday, Feb. 15 at 8pm and will feature performances by Blown Stag, The Stateside Menace, and Patrick Baker. Oh, and we have FOUR pairs of tickets to give away!

All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below! I’ll pick winners randomly on Wednesday evening.

But, if you want an even bigger chance of winning, you can post a picture to our Facebook page of you in you best (or worst) formal wear. Bridesmaid dresses, prom outfits, whatever. We want to see it. The worst, the better.

Fill out my online form.

Good luck!!!

-Emily

Weekly Highlights – Feb. 11-16

10 Feb

Monday

Metro Parks Theatre Department’s Reading Series presents Salt & Pepper at the Z. Alexander Looby Theater – 7pm
Salt & Pepper is seven short plays about aging with courage, grace and humor. Family-friendly and you can meet the author.

Lipscomb University’s Presidential Lectures on Art and Art History featuring Michael Bierut at Ward Hall – 7pm
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957, he built a career combining his love for music and the arts into the design of album covers and went on to study graphic design at the University of Cincinnati. Bierut makes entertaining and accessible work for giants like Walt Disney, Motorola, the New York Jets and many others. The winner of the AIGA Medal of 2006, Bierut continues to inspire with his bold, witty works.

8 off 8th Tribute to The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs at Mercy Lounge – 9pm
This awesome tribute will feature performances by Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden, Korby Lenker, Chrome Pony, Evan P Donohue, Kurt Wagner (of Lambchop) with William Tyler, Skip Matheny (of Roman Candle), Mark Watrous (of The Shins), Marc Lacuesta & more! Hosted by Josh Habinger.

8 off 8th at the High Watt – 9pm
East Nashville Underground featuring Kat Smo, Grass Root Kids, The Future, Ravello, Roots of a Rebellion, Billy Swayze, Blackfoot Gypsies & Bear Cub.

Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
Open House is a comedy open mic for people who love comedy and openness. It will be a night of joy, tears and the occasional snort-laugh. So, come on down and watch some comedians tell funnies OR hop onstage and give it a try yourself. Hosted by Gary Fletcher.

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Weekly Highlights – Jan. 28 – Feb. 2

27 Jan

Monday

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!

Tuesday

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.

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CONTEST: See Holly Williams at the Belcourt!

21 Jan

Nothing warms a cold winter day like a contest! Our friends at AEG Live/The Messina Group are helping us offer you all ANOTHER awesome contest! This time, the prize is two tickets to see Holly Williams play at the Belcourt on Feb. 12 (her CD release party!) AND you’ll get a copy of her new CD!

Just like last time, all you have to do to enter is fill out the form below. That’ll get you exactly one entry into the hat. You’ll also see the option to sign up for AEG/TMG’s email list, which I highly recommend opting for.

For an extra entry or five, you can always submit a picture to our Facebook wall! Just post a pic of yourself holding a sign that says “I love Holly Williams” and I’ll give you 5 extra entries! Make me laugh and I’ll probably give you more.

I’m picking a winner this Friday, Jan. 25, so HURRY!

Fill out my online form.

Weekly Highlights – Jan. 14-19

13 Jan

Monday

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Hot Mess, Hotel War, Blankrage, The Aquaducks, Charles Frank Trio, Lee Anna Culp and Scarlett Seven.

Blue Monday with Kenny Vaughan and Jeffrey Clemens of G. Love at 12 South Taproom – 9:30pm, 21+
Jeff Clemens, Kenny Vaughan, & Johnny d’Artenay make up this blues trio that has changed Mondays in Nashville forever. Talent is one thing but timing and taste take this group to a level far and away from anything else in town. Come see for yourself what everyone in 12 South has known for a while now.

Tuesday

Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah Vanderbilt lecture at Vanderbilt’s Divinity School – 10am
Noted music journalist Alan Light will discuss the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” from rejected to one of the most performed songs in rock history. Light is the author of The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah” (Atria/Simon & Schuster). His talk will be at 10:00am in the Divinity School’s Art Room (G-20).

Vanderbilt Wellness Series at One Hundred Oaks First Floor Conference Room (Entrance D) – 5:30pm
Vanderbilt Cosmetic Dermatology will be hosting a free seminar, “Erasing the Signs of Aging: What Works and What Doesn’t” at One Hundred Oaks. Dr. Michel McDonald will be speaking about the latest cosmetic treatments and procedures. Attendees will be eligible for door prizes and giveaways.

Delta Saints In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
From Grimeys.com: As the searing harmonica and bayou rock of their live shows gained notoriety around town, they went into the studio. After 2 well-received EPs and over 150 live dates on the road Delta Saints are ready to deliver their first full-length album. “Death Letter Jubilee” drops on January 15th and Delta Saints will be performing songs from it live here at Grimey’s at 6PM on release day!

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Contest: See Bloc Party at the Cannery Ballroom!

8 Jan

I hope your New Year’s Resolution was to see more awesome shows, because our friends at AEG Live/The Messina Group have an awesome contest for us! They’re letting us give away two tickets to see Bloc Party at the Cannery Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 18!

We’re changing things up just a bit with this contest. To enter, fill out the form below. That’ll get you exactly one entry into our random contest. Please note: no comments will be accepted as entries. Want to keep it more anonymous, but I still need to know your real name and I need a real email address for you.

But it wouldn’t be a N4F contest without a bonus step! For 5 extra entries into our figurative hat, post a picture to our Facebook wall of yourself at a party. If your photo is especially hilarious and awesome I might even put your name in there one or two more times.

Make sure to get your entry in by Monday, Jan. 14 to be eligible to win!

Fill out my online form.

Weekly Highlights – Jan 7-12

6 Jan

Monday

Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at Mercy Lounge – 7:30pm, 21+
Open House is a comedy open mic for people who love comedy and openness. It will be a night of joy, tears and the occasional snort-laugh. So, come on down and watch some comedians tell funnies OR hop onstage and give it a try yourself. Hosted by Gary Fletcher.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 8pm, 21+
This week’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Hurts To Laugh, Bang OK Bang, Fancytramp, Planet Ink, Deep Machine, The Lonely H and Kin Ship.

Tuesday

198th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans at The Hermitage – 9am-4:30pm
An event commemorating one of Jackson’s big military battles. They’ll hang a wreath on his tomb, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham will be speaking. Admisson is free in general.

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