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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 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 – Dec. 17-22

16 Dec

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 The Maloneys, Birdcloud, LYLAS, Gay Vibes, Nikki Lane, RI¢HIE, Quichenight and Courtney Jaye.

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

Holiday Concert: Bella Voice at the Frist – 2pm
Bella Voce, Dallas Christian Academy’s select choir from Dallas, Texas, is a part of DCA’s touring live arts program, which includes hand-bells, vocals, instruments, human art, performance art and visual arts.

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Weekly Highlights – Dec. 10-15

9 Dec

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 Karma Kite, Deli, Radar Vs. Wolf, Frances & The Foundation, Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles, The Flea Marketeers and Wild Cub.

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

Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin at Parnassus Books – 6:30pm
Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin will be performing live at Parnassus Books!

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Weekly Highlights – Dec. 3-8

2 Dec

Monday

Author Event with J.T. Ellison at Parnassus Books – 6:30pm
J.T. Ellison will discuss and sign her new book Edge of Black.

Open House: A Comedy Open Mic Night at Mercy Lounge – 7:30pm
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.

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

Christmas Concert Series at Scarritt-Bennett Center – 1pm
A free midday Christmas concert during the month of December in the historic Wightman Chapel, featuring Organist Polly Brecht.

Let’s Talk Books at Parnassus Books – 1:30pm
Join host Donna Nicely, former director of the Nashville Public Library, and local songwriter Marshall Chapman as they discuss beloved books and the joy of reading.

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Weekly Highlights – Nov. 26 – Dec. 1

25 Nov

Monday

Cornman Music Showcase at the Basement – 6pm
Featuring Brett James, Caitlyn Smith and Erik Dylan.

46th Annual Cookeville  Christmas Parade at the Cookeville Depot Museum – 7pm
By my research, it’s the first Christmas parade of the year!

Tuesday

Lighting of the Green at Lipscomb – 4pm (festivities), 5:30pm (concert)
Nashville’s own Amy Grant hosts the free outdoor holiday concert. This year’s performance will also feature contemporary Christian artist Ashley Cleveland; Mandisa, of American Idol fame; The Martins, Christian music vocal trio; L’Angelus, a Cajun inspired band; Scat Springs, founder of the Scat Band and classic rhythm and blues singer; Michelle Swift, contemporary Christian singer; the Lipscomb University brass quintet; and the Lipscomb student choruses.

Author Robert Evans at Oak Hill School Enrichment Center – 6pm
Join Oak Hill School for a special presentation from award-winning Massachusetts author Robert Evans on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6:00pm. The presentation will cover topics in Evans’ book, Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing. This event will be held in the Enrichment Center and is free and open to the public.

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Weekly Highlights – Nov 19-24

18 Nov

Monday

Fireside Chat for Goalies w/ Nashville Predators Goalie Coach Mitch Korn at the Bridgestone – 6:15pm
Nashville Predators goalie coach Mitch Korn is a man associated with some of hockey’s greatest netminders. With 35 years of coaching experience under his belt, the man as diminutive as his goaltenders are tall will share off-ice instruction, stories, tips, education and humor with coaches and goalies of all ages and skill levels.

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
Tonight’s Mercy Lounge 8 off 8th will feature Buffalo Clover, The Lost Maples, Max and The Wild Things, Lynn Manderson and Shawn Thompson, Double Intenders, Matt Butcher, Joshua Seals, Indigo Sol.

8 off 8th at the High Watt – 9pm, 21+ 
The High Watt edition of 8 off 8th will feature Sam Lewis, The Genuine, Body of Light, Guntherdoug, JAG, Dirt Heavy, Creature Comfort, Scale Model, Mesas

Tuesday

LookIn: A Christmas Story at 161 Rains Avenue – 5:30pm
Come “look in” at what happens before the curtain goes up. Walk into the private world of rehearsal and learn about the creative process of the director, set designer, and costume designer. View an excerpt of the performance as it is being shaped in the rehearsal process.

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit In-Store at Grimey’s – 6pm
Jason Isbell is one of the greatest songwriters alive, and his new album, Live from Alabama is released today. He’ll be performing live at Grimey’s to celebrate it!

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Weekly Highlights – Nov. 12-17

11 Nov

Monday

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
The Mercy Lounge’s 8 off 8th will feature performances by Static Revival, The Paranormals, The Weakenders, Sonsett, Dax, Mckenzie’s Mill, Ryan Silver and Aevory.

8 off 8th at the High Watt – 9pm, 21+
Yep, looks like there are going to be two editions of 8 off 8th tonight (and going into the future). The High Watt will feature Frances & The Foundation, Cult Logic, Allen Thompson Band, The Young International, Schools, The Gills, Kim Logan and The Young Liars.

TNAZ Jazz and Vocal Edge Concert at Trevecca Nazarene University – 7pm
TNAZ Jazz and Vocal Edge will present a varied concert of jazz and popular music in the Boone Conference Center Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. TNAZ Jazz is directed by Dr. Matt Murdock and Vocal Edge is directed by Dr. John Ray, both Associate Professors in the Department of Music.

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Weekly Highlights – Nov. 5-10

4 Nov

Monday

8 off 8th at the Mercy Lounge – 9pm, 21+
This 8 off 8th is particularly close to my heart, as a few of my friends are hosting it and performing in it. The lineup includes The Stateside Menace, Patrick Baker, Bohemian Hype Cult, Drugstore Cowgirl, Justin Halpin, Blown Stag, Layla the Wolf and black bear.

Nutrition Workshop: Gluten Free Holidays at REI – 6pm
Presented by Team Green Adventures. Heard all the talk about going gluten-free? Can’t decide whether it’s a Hollywood fad or something that you actually need to consider? Or have you decided to go gluten-free but don’t know where to start? Join Certified Health Coach, Laurel Staples, as she decodes the hype around food sensitivities and gluten-free diets, and helps you come up with creative and delicious gluten free recipes for the upcoming Holidays.

Salon@615 with Mem Fox at the Main Public Library – 7:15pm
Join beloved children’s author Mem Fox for a discussion and signing of her work. Doors open at 5:45pm.

Film Screening: Half The Sky (Episode 1) at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema – 7:30pm
A documentary inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality claim one woman every 90 seconds and present the single most vital opportunity of our time. Kristof and celebrity activists travel across the globe to find meaningful solutions to empower women and girls and lay the groundwork for the next generation. English, Central Khmer, Urdu, and Vietnamese with English subtitles. Unrated. 120 minutes.

The Spaghetti Westerneers at Station Inn – 9pm
If you love the sound of traditional cowboy music, the kind of sounds you’d hear around the campfire on the prairie, you’ll love The Spaghetti Westerneers. The band features Jesse Lee Jones on vocals and rhythm guitar; three world-class fiddle players (Eamon McLoughlin, Alley Cat and Aaron Till); David Tanner on guitar and vocals and Brad Albin on doghouse bass. The sound is true cowboy western music, with gorgeous harmonies sung around a single microphone.

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