Ongoing, Community Events, History, Lectures, Tours
Post (Office) Modern
In the wake of opening their highly anticipated Chuck Close show, the Frist Center's Museums in the 21st Century exhibit continues to resonate with the ongoing local conversation the art community is having about architecture. Adding more fuel to the fire, the Frist turns a spotlight on itself, offering art and architecture lovers alike the chance to find out more about the history behind our beautiful downtown art facility. This is the first of three free tours the Frist will offer over the summer months, and a cash bar and live music set the mood for the after-tour discussion.
Usual cost of admission
Pets, Community Events
The great ideas are the simple ones: an Internet search engine, a pop music reality show, an all-sports cable channel, and now, a happy hour where you can bring your dog. On the first Thursday of every month, Eastland Café hosts Lappy Hour, an ingenuous event where you can enjoy $5 cocktails and appetizers while your mutt ambles about and fetches you a companion. For your dog, theres plenty of water and gourmet treats, which you can dole out if your little Rover proves to be a better come-on than any of your tired one-liners. Now you dont have to feel guilty downing shots while your canine bangs up against her crate. Instead, the mutt can witness you make a fool of yourselfwhile it may undo years of obedience training, what kind of best friend has never seen you buzzed?
Community Events, Food & Drink (General), Meet & Greet
Boasting an ambience somewhere between a block party, a jam-band festival and a neighborhood yard sale, East Nashville's cozy addition to the marketplace of locally grown and produced goods proves that farmers' markets take on the specifics of their location. Having outgrown the Turnip Truck grocery's parking lot, the market now gathers nearly two dozen vendors every Wednesday selling organic vegetables, grassfed meats, artisanal breads and other homegrown/homemade goods. Vendors include Delvin Farms, West Wind Farms, Hatcher Family Dairy and newcomer Foggy Hollow Farm from Joelton; goats-milk soaps and lotions from Totty's Bend Farm; organic cotton clothing from ASK Apparel; and Moose Creek Pepper Sauce. We recommend guzzling a pint of Hatcher's chocolate milk while you wander.
It’s been said by at least one local wag that there’s always an element of danger with shows at Springwater, Music City’s acclaimed “best” dive bar. Both the crowd and the language can be rough, and there’s always the challenge of finding a seat in the packed house. (Other places might promote themselves as an “intimate listening room”; that dog simply won’t hunt at the laid-back venue on 27th Ave. near Centennial Park.) But here’s to the element of surprise, since you never know who’s going to show up or what's going to happen. With luck, it’ll be funny and exciting. Joe Southards is the host for this first-Wednesday-of-every-month laughfest, which should attract both Nashville vets honing their chops or trying out new material as well as newbies looking to make an impression.
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We’re pretty sure that, like us, you’re wondering why in the heck anyone would go swing dancing at the Farmers’ Market — it’s not exactly the epitome of elegance. The best we can figure is that after a couple of hours of high-steppin’ to Rick Jobe and Tuxedo Junction, you’re going to get really, really hungry and want the path between you and sustenance to be as short as possible. Or you could be just like us and looking for any excuse to hang out at the Farmers’ Market — the longer you’re there, the easy it is to rationalize buying more food than you can fit in your refrigerator, which in turn makes it easier to rationalize eating way more than you should. (We can’t let all that delicious food go to waste, amiright?) And then when you’re good and stuffed, you can jump back on the dance floor and dance those calories away.