First off are two Wine, Food & Film events coming to the Belcourt. They showcase two films from the Belcourt's classic romance series: The Quiet Man, with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara mixing it up and falling in love in Ireland, and From Here to Eternity: an adaptation of novelist James Jones' military tale that won a Best Picture Oscar — and eternal fame for the scene where forbidden lovers Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr have a steamy clinch in the waves of Waikiki.
WINE, FOOD & FILM with THE QUIET MAN on Feb. 7
WINE, FOOD & FILM with FROM HERE TO ETERNITY on Feb. 21
Wine and Edibles 5:30-7 p.m. Movie at 7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of first-rate wines thanks to Village Wines, delicious nibbles thanks to Whole Foods and two fantastic films rich with romance and swagger.
Tickets for Wine, Food & Film events are $25 ($20 for members)
Best of all, if you buy a ticket for Oscar Night America (at the Belcourt on Feb. 27) you can come to one of these events for FREE! If you buy a Superstar ticket you can choose one or the other to attend, if you buy a Red Carpet level or above ticket you can come to both Wine, Food & Film events for FREE! The best deal for food, film and fun in town.
CLICK HERE TO BUY WINE FOOD & FILM TICKETS
SPONSORED BY: Whole Foods and Village Wines
Also sponsored by: Freeman & Webb, Vanderbilt University, Waddey & Patterson, Belcourt Taps & Tapas, Jack Daniel, SunTrust Bank, Paz Haynes & the law firm of Bone McAllester PLLC, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, City Paper, Graffiti Indoor Advertising, The Nashville Scene, nFocus, Her Magazine
In another benefit for The Belcourt, Stacey Rhodes Boutique in Brentwood is staging a "Shop and Sip" party on Jan. 25 from 5 until 8 p.m. at their store at 144 Franklin Road. Since the Academy Awards nominations will be announced that morning, Stacey Rhodes invites you to Join them for wine and shopping that evening, with 10 percent of the proceeds from the evening to be donated to The Belcourt. Stacey and her staff will be available to help to make you red-carpet ready! It’s a perfect chance to get your dress or accessories for Oscar Night America at The Belcourt Theatre on Feb. 27. The event is free, but donations to The Belcourt will be accepted.
Downtown at TPAC, Lipman Brothers and TPAC present "The Art of Boxed Wine" on Feb. 10. I first clued you in on this event last year as part of an ongoing series at TPAC and promised to keep an open mind about it. My mind is still open. Just the same, let me know what you think of it if you go.
From the invite:
With more and more wineries using "Bag-In-Box" to package wine, novices and connoisseurs alike can take advantage of learning more about the many benefits associated with boxed wine. During the two-hour event, a wine expert will lead a tasting of Pinot Evil, Monthaven, Big House, and Silverbirch boxed wines. Join us as we taste different varieties and discover the many benefits associated with this current trend. Also included in the tasting will be natural cheeses to pair with the wines, provided by Cabot Creamery of Vermont, maker of the "World's Best Cheddar."
This fun and educational tasting will surely change the way you view boxed wine!
Seating is limited, so get your tickets today! Head here for more info and to purchase tickets.
Stepping away from the proscenium, we have some interesting non-theater-related events coming up as well. Woodland Wine Merchants is teaming up with City House to put together a wine dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 3, featuring winemaker Andrea Faccio. Andrea Faccio grew up in the vineyards of Piemonte in northern Italy learning the traditional ways from his father and grandfather. Faccio and his family's focus is on the noble Barbera grape, and they also produce some red and white blends. Plan for the kitchen at City House to put together an excellent menu to pair with the wines.
Call City House at 736-5838 for more information and reservations.
Finally, our friends at Amerigo are resuming their successful wine tasting series with an Italian Wine Tasting on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the bar area, including wines and appetizers for only $13.
Next week's wines include four Italian ones from various regions:
Turlo Tenuta di Salviano
Torcalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Terre Al Monte Sauvignon Castel del Monte D.O.C.
Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call them at 320-1740.
Amerigo-Nashville is at 1920 West End Ave.