I give you the question and some things to talk about from time to time, but I’ll be honest that I don’t have any of the answers. I’m just going to things that make me feel good. Maybe you can do the same with a few of the below.
First, if you haven’t already RSVP’d for tomorrow night’s last East Side Storytellin’ event at Rumours East featuring a reading from the bestselling author Kevin Wilson and the very talented musician Amanda Shires (starts at 7pm and you might be able to hear it from the bar where happy hour will be going on beforehand), then you might want to go ahead and mark your calendars for our move over to Fat Bottom Brewery beginning March 5th. I’ll give you more details later. Point being, we were already booked to capacity about a week ago. This thing is getting really fun and you should be a part of it.
If you can’t make it to our show tomorrow night, you should definitely head over to
the other side of town and experience another extraordinary show about music and local things. String Theory: a one-man show about music, is the talented author/musician/music man behind Music City Roots and everything good they are about, Craig Havighurst will once again take the stage at Bongo Java After Hours Theater at 7pm for another performance/monologue like no other. Friends who saw the first run of the show have called it insightful, warm, personal, and inspiring. I say it is a must-see!
Then, skipping over hump day right into Thursday, February 21st, you should come back to the East Side over to The Building (1008 C Woodland Street) at 6pm to see what Plowhaus is doing with their Third Thursdays at The Building extravaganza. It costs $10 at the door and is a new monthly event series that promotes the collaboration and intermingling of artistic disciplines with established artists as well new people in the city (or new kids on the block if you will and I just did). Some visual artists featured this week will be Mandy Peitz Mood and Keith Carter, and some of the musical artists will be Warren Pash, The Blackfoot Gypsies, Matt Moody, and MurderVet. It will be worth your time for sure!
Meanwhile, another spectacular event of local greatness will be Friday, at 9pm, at The Stone Fox (712 51st Avenue North). And they will call it “Hags-A-Nova!” It is your time and opportunity to come out and celebrate the Bossa Nova! Enjoy the sounds of Jobim, Getz, Gilberto, Sinatra, Elis REgina, Jorge Ben and more. Plus it is a very dynamic, hip spot to be at too.
After you rock out on Friday, you can spend some quality time with the visual arts scene over at another unique building … 427 Chestnut Street. For it is there where threesquared will be having fun with “Still Lifes, Landscapes, and Posers.” From 6-9pm, artist and guest curator, Mary Addison Hackett, is bringing together 6 painters from across the country who have simple subjects with deep and complex meaning to it all. If in doubt, let wine and light refreshments be the reason to get you there and then let the art keep you there and have you talking about it long after you leave. Parking is FREE and 427 is rad. Enough said.
Sunday, you might relax with your favorite television shows. Then again, you might head over to The Belcourt Theater for Oscar Experience: Nashville. For the 12th year, the Belcourt is hosting the Academy Awards on a big screen with a red carpet party, a glamorous VIP lounge, and an amazon silent auction to be bought (I know a few things there already that will totally rock).
And speaking of something that will totally blow your mind. A little birdie at the Metro Arts just told me that Nashville Metro Transit Authority (MTA) and Nashville Scene, have teamed up to bring the Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion program to Nashville for the 2nd year. Basically, they are going to pick several contemporary, local poets’ work to be displayed on our public transit around town and beyond! Emerging and established poets in Nashville are invited to submit entries to be considered for the 2013 program. 10 finalists will be selected to be printed and displayed in MTA buses to be read by over 800,000 riders during the month of April (the best month of them all and Nashville Poetry Month). The Nashville Scene will feature the winning poems too. Also, the winners will be given the chance to read their poems at a public event on April 4th, the day before the best day of the year :) The deadline is March 8th, and you can read more if interested about how to submit here-
That is all for now. Have a great day and week ahead. Be well and nice to one another.