Thursday, October 25, 2007

Downtown Nashville Details

News & Information

New Restaurant & Lounge - Agave Tequila Lounge!
118 12th Avenue S. 254-9997. New Mexican restaurant and lounge has opened in the Gulch. Over 150 tequilas behind the bar. Hours are Tues - Sat, 4 pm - 3 am.

Events this Week

CMT "Gone Country" Concert
Thursday, Oct 25. Wildhorse Saloon. 120 2nd Avenue N.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert at 8 pm. Free.
Concert and taping featuring the cast of the new CMT series "Gone Country." Cast includes Bobby Brown, Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider, Julio Iglesias Jr, Sisqo and more. John Rich is the host.

Urban Sun "Oktoberfest" Customer Appreciation Party
Thursday, Oct 25. Urban Sun. 209 10th Avenue South #227. 291-6800. 9 am - 8 pm.
Customer appreciation party complete with refreshments, tanning trivia prizes, and specials including 25% off new memberships and all retail purchases.

Bone Bash 2007 at City Hall
Friday, October 26.
City Hall.
405 12th Avenue S. 8 pm - midnight.
General admission tickets $25, VIP tickets $55 (includes food and drinks).
Annual fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation features a costume contest, silent auction, and fortunetellers. Live entertainment by Denny Diamond, Slippery When Wet and Appetite For Destruction. To purchase tickets, visit

Final Frist Friday and New Exhibitions!
Friday, October 26. Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
919 Broadway.
6-9 pm.
No admission charge for members, and non-members pay $8.50.
Guilty Pleasures, an 80's cover band, will perform in the courtyard. Light appetizers are provided and there is a cash bar. Admission includes entrance to the exhibits, including two exhibits that open on Friday - The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America and Rosemary Lang: Flight open Friday and continue through January 27.

Nashville Ballet's Fall Series
Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28.
TPAC's Polk Theatre. 297-2966. Performance times vary.
$19 - $59.
The Nashville Ballet will perform three works. George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie, Argentine dance-inspired Ballet: Tango, and Paul Vasterling's Dracula.

Encore Condominiums Open House
Saturday, October 27. Encore Sales Center.
119 3rd Avenue South. 324-3838. 11 am - 3 pm. Free.
A special limited release of homes priced from $200,000. Speak with a sales consultant, tour the model home, and learn about special buyer incentives. Catered lunch by Chili Burrito, door prizes and live broadcast by Lightning 100.

Masquerade Ball Fundraiser
Saturday, October 27.
The Standard Restaurant and Ballroom.
167 Rosa Parks Boulevard (8th Avenue North). 254-1277 x11. 7 pm.
Fundraiser for the Friends of Church Street Park. Tickets are 100% tax deductible. Black tie or festive attire. Ballroom dancing, seated dinner, and open wine and beer bar.

Nightmare in Music City - Annual Halloween Party in the Gulch
Saturday, October 27.
City Hall, Bar Twenty3 and outside. 9 pm - 2 am. $10 in advance. $15 at the door.
The annual "Nightmare in Music City" block party. Huge dance floor, costume contests, and DJ Lunchbox inside City Hall.

1st Annual Wildhorse Saloon Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 27. Wildhorse Saloon.
120 2nd Avenue North. 902-8200. 6:30 pm. $15, in advance through Ticketmaster.
Costume contest with grand prize trip for two to New Orleans, 2nd place $300, and 3rd place $100. Live music by Guilty Pleasures, Christie's Ex, and The Devonshires.

Jack's R Wild Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27. Hard Rock Cafe. 100 Broadway. 782-4018.
8 pm - 1 am.
Costume contest with prizes up to $500 and live music by Max Headroom, an 80's cover band, from 10 pm - midnight.

Black, White, Red Halloween
Saturday, October 27. Fuel. 114 2nd Avenue South.
8 pm - 3 am.
Costume contest, drink specials, live music and DJs. Free entry before 10 pm if you wear all white, all red, or all black.

Frite Nite
Saturday, October 27. Sky Lounge.
305 Broadway. 364-5678. 9 pm. $10.
Best costume contest, prize give-a-ways, and music by DJ Tinman, DJ Express, and DJ Shawn B.

Phantom of the Opera Silent Movie with Organ Performance
Wednesday, October 31. Schermerhorn Symphony Center. One Symphony Place. 687-6400.
8 pm. $10 - $25.
Renowned theatre organist Tom Trenney will provide improvised accompaniment to the 1925 silent film classic, The Phantom of the Opera. Audience members are encouraged to attend in costume and cheer, boo and hiss as part of "silent movie etiquette."

Americana Music Festival and Conference
Wednesday, October 31 - Saturday, November 3.
Various downtown venues. 386-6936.
Four-day wristband $30.
Four-day festival featuring over 60 bands. Plus, the Americana Honors & Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, Nov 1 at 7 pm featuring Lyle Lovett, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale and more. Tickets are $35 for the awards show through Ticketmaster.

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