Friday, October 05, 2007

Nashville This Week: October 5-9

Walk to Lunch Day - Walk Nashville Week
Fri, Oct 5.
All around downtown. Noon. The event encourages walking as a healthy alternative to driving at lunch time. Walk to lunch or during lunch as you enhance your health and energize the rest of your day. For more info on the downtown area walk, email Shannon Hornsby at Click here for more info on Walk Nashville Week.

Bluegrass Fan Fest
Fri, Oct 5 - Sun, Oct 7.
Nashville Convention Center. Featuring performances by the bluegrass industry's top artists on four stages including Emmylou Harris, The Grascals, Kathy Mattea, The Greencards, Cherryholmes, The Steeldrivers and more!

Regions Free Day of Music
Sat, Oct 6.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center. One Symphony Place. 687-6400. 10 am - 10 pm. Free. The Nashville Symphony and Regions Bank invite the community to a festive open house. Every corner of the facility will be filled with various musical acts including performances by the Nashville Symphony, ALIAS, Belmont Jazzmin, MTSU Band of Blue, the Nashville Praise Orchestra and many more.

First Saturday Gallery Crawl
Sat, Oct 6.
Various locations. Evening hours. Free. Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings on the first Saturday of every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. A free shuttle provides transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm. See the online map of shuttle route. Listings below include additional information about the openings.

The Arts Company
Sat, Oct 6. 215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. Three kinds of artwork by four artists, "Paintings & Sculpture: The Frenzels, Meagan Kieffer, Brother Steve." Exhibit on display through October 26.

Dupre Designs - new to the crawl!
Sat, Oct 6. 136 Rosa L. Park Blvd. 6 - 10 pm. Free. Featuring works by Jack Scott.

Estel Gallery
Sat, Oct 6. 115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd (8th Avenue N). 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. Free. "Object Circus" features sculptures by former toy inventor, Sean O'Meallie.

The Lost Boys Center & Gallery - new to the crawl!
Sat, Oct 6. 535 4th Avenue South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Free. The artwork of The Lost Boys of Sudan offers a provocative look into their lives and experiences as small children. Featuring paintings, masks and sculptures by David Dau, John Kur, Gabriel Wal, James Makuac, Bol Aweng, Jacob Wuor, James Bol, and Paul Matok that document their bittersweet, yet triumphant story of survival. Plus, work by Jack Spencer, founder of the Gallery.

The Rymer Gallery - new to the crawl!
Sat, Oct 6. 219 6th Avenue North. 752-6030. 6 - 9 pm. Free. Featuring works by Dan Addington, Janis Pozzi-Johnson, Greg Gustafson, Kevin T. Kelly, Joseph Hronek, Allen Peterson, and Gordon Chandler.

SQFT Gallery
Sat, Oct 6. 61 Arcade. 6 - 9 pm. The gallery presents "The Painting Show" featuring works by Jennifer Garrido, Eric Graham, Jieun Zaun Lee-Choi, Miyeon Lee, and Elizabeth Schuppe. Exhibit on display through October 30.

TAG art gallery
Sat, Oct 6. 237 5th Avenue North. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. Two solo exhibits open. Drawings, paintings and sculptures by Michael McConnell. Abstract paintings by Nick Butcher. Exhibits on display through October 27.

Twist Art Gallery
Sat, Oct 6. 73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. "Beyond the Luminous Edge" features works by Mark Sloniker.

3rd Annual Cause for the Paws Downtown Pet Party
Sat, Oct 6. 10 am - 7 pm.
Printers Alley and Public Square. Free. An effort to raise funds, facilitate adoptions and raise public awareness about the pets sheltered at the Metro Animal Control. A free concert will be offered in the afternoon in Public Square, plus various entertainers will perform on the stages of the Bourbon Street Blues Bar and Ms. Kelli's Karaoke Bar. Jonell Mosser will headline the show at Public Square. Also, demonstrations of pets and wildlife and much more. Several shelters from across the region will be on hand with hundreds of abandoned and homeless pets available for adoption.

Spirit of Nashville Book Signing and Release Party
Tues, Oct 9.
Main Library - Courtyard Gallery. 615 Church Street. 862-5800. 4:30 - 7 pm. The 120-page coffee table book features a collection of 59 classic poster design and the stories behind them created over the last four years by Joel Anderson and his team. Anderson and seven of the eight designers will be at the book release party. A portion of all sales will benefit the Friends of Nashville Public Library.

Greenways for Nashville Benefit
Tues, Oct 9.
Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. 862-8402 x439. 6 - 9 pm. $100. Savor an Italian feast al fresco, enjoy live jazz music, and watch the lighting of the Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks.

This comes from the Nashville Downtown Partnership.

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