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Weekly Highlights – 2/1/10

31 Jan

Monday

Rock’n'Roll Trivia and 8 Off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 7 & 9pm
It’s the second week of Rock’n'Roll Trivia being back, so get ready for a drop in your self-esteem. Who knows, you might even see a N4F team! Also, the Groove is now a sponsor so winners will get some sweet Groove prizes too. Anyway, after trivia finished up around 9 o’clock 8 Off 8th will begin. This week’s performers are Julia The Menace, Defense Wins Championships, Oblio, Jordan Hull, Telecommunicators, Rae Hering, What Bird.., and Theif.

Commercial Music Showcase at Belmont University’s MPAC – 5pm
Do you want to see the best in commercial music Belmont has to offer? Then come and check out this event, which will feature Noel Barefoot, John Flanagan, Joshua Eric Wright, and Aashely Morgan. It’s only an hour long, so don’t be late!

Eclectic Chamber Players Explores the String Quartet at First Presbyterian Church – 7:30pm
Eclectic Chamber Players explores the String Quartet featuring works by Arensky, Barber, Mackey, and Mozart. Eclectic Chamber Players is an ever-evolving group of artists whose main connection is their passion for interesting, innovative, and irreplaceable chamber music.

Various Storytime Events
So today is apparently storytime day. Here are places and times for three of those events

  • The Frist, book TBA – 10:30am
  • Barnes & Nobel in Cool Springs, Thomas the Tank Engine – 11am
  • Barnes & Nobel in Hendersonville, book TBA, but there will be snacks and stuff – 11am

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Weekly Highlights – First of 2010!

3 Jan

Monday

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
Here’s the lineup!
1. Max & the Wild Things
2. Will Morgan Holland
3. The Kingston Springs
4. This Modern Station
5. The Zut Alors
6. Bows & Arrows
7. Chris Crofton & The Alcohol Stuntband
8. Cobra Cheetah Tiger Viper

hosted by Joe Colvert of We Own This Town

Tuesday

Dia de Los Reyes (The Day of the Kings) at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring – 5-7:30pm
Dia de Los Reyes is a Mexican holiday, and everyone is invited to celebrate it! Enjoy Rosca de Reyes and other traditional foods in the kitchen, along with special art activities in Creation Station.

New Faces Nite at The Basement – 8pm
Woohoo, a free weekly show that we actually know the line-up for! This week brings to you Wailin Canes, Burlap Palace, Jas Patrick, Danielle Bloom, Kill Paris, Shane Lamb and Drew Kennedy! I hope it isn’t bad, because I honestly don’t know any of these people so I can’t vouch for them.

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Weekly Highlights!

1 Nov

I’m back! Here’s your crap.

Monday

Greenpeace 8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm

This week the lineup at 8 off 8th is pretty sweet. It’s hosted by NotEnefPromotions and brings us Nashville favorites like Oblio, Parachute Musical, Vermicious K’nids, Justin Kalk Orchestra, H-Beam, Minor Kings, Slow Dither, and Slow Claw. Also, I guess there are some Greenpeace-y things going on as well. Man, I have been stopped on the street so many times in the past 2 weeks by Greenpeacers. Not that I mind, but wow, they’re really working hard.

Full Moon Hike with Team Green at Edwin Warner Park Pavilion #9 – 7:30
For the werewolves out there. We know you exist! Directions:  Take West End to Highway 100. Turn Left on Old Hickory Blvd then a Right on Vaughn Road at the light. Turn at the second park entrance where the shelters are located and drive to the end to shelter #9. Beware of the moors. Stick to the road.

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Weekly Highlights

18 Oct

Monday

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
This week’s 8 off 8th isn’t themed, but it’s hosted by Ryan Zumwalt. It features Jim Stapley (London rocker), Ben Deignan (soul rocker), Sage (gypsy rocker),  Jordan Hull (Dayton folker), Tesla Rossa (Anthem-y vintage Brit throwback, may or may not be experts in alternating current), Mike Manigone (you may have heard his stuff on Road Rules, Human Giant, My Super Sweet 16, and The Hills), Brother Young & Shotgun (cow punkers), Lee Harvey (high-octane country). What an…eclectic mix.

Film Screening: The Way We Get By at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7pm
Presented as part of The Southern Circuit Film Tour of Independent Filmmakers.  Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters, a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing to and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving, unsettling, and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality. Reception and Q&A with filmmakers following screening.

Garth Stein reads and signs The Art of Racing in the Rain at the Green Hills Public Library – 1pm
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life…as only a dog could tell it.

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Weekly Highlights

11 Oct

Monday

Indelible Grace CD Release Party at the Mercy Lounge – 6pm
Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that there will be no 8 off 8th, this simply comes before it, which means more bang for your invisible bucks! Rock on. This event will feature Emily Deloach, Jeremy Casella, Chelsey Scott, Jason Feller, and othersIndelible Grace Music is made up of a group of local indie artists, under the leadership of Kevin Twit, who are dedicated to preserving old hymn texts by setting them to new music. By Thy Mercy: Indelible Grace Acoustic is their 6th release.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
You know the drill, 8 bands will play 3 song sets. There will be beer specials, etc. This week it’s hosted by Matt Urmy, and along with him you’ll see Sweet Eastern Saint, Peter Barbee, The Nim Nims, Moonlight Bride, Jonathan Sexton and the Big Love Choir, Taylor Bates, and Leticia Wolf.

Stephen Mansfield discusses and signs The Search for God and Guinness at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
Bestselling Author Stephen Mansfield discusses and signs The Search for God and Guinness. In the 1700s, Christians like Arthur Guinness brewed beer to offer a healthier alternative to the poisonous waters and liquors of the times. Mansfield examines the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith and the beer itself.

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Weekly Highlights

4 Oct

Monday

Local Author Robert Blake reads and signs Little Devils at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
Burnie, Winnie, and Big Stanley are three Tasmanian devil pups growing up in the wild. Along with their mother, they make one happy family. With lifelike illustrations, Blake shines a light on a little-known animal in a heartwarming tale of adventure.

Belmont University Faculty Woodwind Quintet at the Belmont Mansion – 7:30pm
Say what you will about Belmont, but the bottom line is it’s a music school, and a good one. All of the professors in the Faculty Woodwind Quintet are current or former members of the Nashville Symphony, so they know what they’re doing. Come on down and check them out.

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Weekly Highlights!

28 Sep

Monday

Belmont Camerata Musicale at the Belmont Mansion – 7:30pm

Belmont faculty, guest artists and artistic director, Elisabeth Small present the 21st season of Belmont Camerata Musicale’s chamber music series in the historic Belmont Mansion. On September 28, they will present a program of Bach and Mendelssohn works featuring Erbarme dich from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 80 and Concertpiece No.2 in D minor for piano, clarinet and bassoon.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm

This week everyone’s favorite weekly showcase with 8 bands is hosted by Brenn, and the lineup includes Brenn, The Worsties, RT Gentlemen, Kink Ador,The Effects, Mona, Bravo Max and Daniel Ellsworth.

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Weekly Highlights

20 Sep

Written under the influence of Guided by Voices and Drakkar Sauna.

Monday

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm
While there might not be any special name for this particular 8 off 8th it’s still gonna be pretty awesome. Just look at these names: Re-Up Band, Greg Bates
Stephanie Lambring, Marie Hines, Clark Richard, Lindsey Highlander, Honey Honey, Westbound Rangers, The Hollywood Ten. Those last two are especially awesome, so don’t miss them!

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Weekly Highlights – Aug 16

16 Aug

nashville iconI love weekly highlights.

Here’s the list of the sweetest events this week that I know about. Leave a comment, let us know what you’re doing, tell me what I’ve missed.

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Highlights for the Week of 8/9/09

9 Aug

In-stores, book signings, learnin’ stuff, it’s gonna be a busy week.

Monday

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge: Heypenny’s COP CAR EP Release – 9pm
Come on down and buy Heypenny’s new EP, the packaging of which is pages from a coloring book. Live performances by Matthew P. Jones, Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, The Biv, Madi Diaz, Coral Castles, Mikky Ekko, Natalie Prass, Heypenny, & Coach DJ’ing between sets!

Sam & Ruby In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Sam & Ruby blend folk, R&B, and pop and are just awesome. They’re doing pretty well for themselves, and are playing this in-store they day before their album drops, but because Grimey’s is wonderful, you’ll get to pick it up a day early at the in-store

Local Mystery Writer Jennie Bentley discusses and signs Spackled and Spooked at Davis-Kidd Books – 7pm
From Now Playing Nashville:

A mystery surfaces behind the walls in the new Do-It-Yourself series! Avery Baker and her boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are flipping a seriously stigmatized house rumored to have ghosts. Soon, they’ll have even bigger problems, and this renovation project might haunt them forever. (Includes original DIY bathroom remodeling tips in the back!)

Tuesday

Darryl Worley autograph signing at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – 4pm
If you head down to the Country Music Hall of Fame’s store starting at 9:30 and buy Darryl Worley’s new album, you’ll get a voucher to show up at 4pm and get him to sign the record.

ASCAP Rocks the Basement – 8pm
Free show featuring The Elms, Chris Nathan, Gabriel Kelly, Lee Anna James and Mike Willis

Rock the Block at Exit/In – 8pm
Performers include Lazar Lazar, Ikaik, Joshua Armstrong, and Steve Satre. Haven’t heard of them? Go check them out anyway, it’s free.

Wednesday

Arby’s free food
Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase

LYLAS in-store at Grimeys – 6pm
Come down and see LYLAS, our artist of the week, play a free show at Grimey’s. More on them later.

Thursday

Shakespeare in the Park at Centennial Park – pre-show at 6:30pm, curtains at 7:30pm
Shakespeare in the park presents Taming of the Shrew every Thursday-Sunday in Centennial Park through September 13th. Tonight will be the first presentation of the year. Free, but a $5 donation is suggested.

Bear House Lecture at the Belmont Mansion – 7pm
Belmont’s history is weird. Really weird. Come by and hear about how freaking weird it is. $5 suggested donation.

Friday

Fall Home and Garden Show at Cool Springs Galleria (through Sunday) – 10am til
Vendors throughout the mall will have tips and ideas for home improvement. Food, fun, shopping, and education.

Dyer Open House Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory 8-10pm
Come for a great view of the stars. If it’s cloudy the event will still be on, but will involve tours and such.

The Big Rock Show with Aubrey Collins and Anthony Corder at 12th & Porter – 8pm
Free rock show. ‘Nuff said

Saturday

Big Band Dances in Centennial Park featuring Debbie Bailes Band – 7:30-10pm
Participate in one of the amateur dance competitions, take a ballroom dancing lesson (7-7:30, 8:30-8:50), or just bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the tunes.