Thats right: Its not a bazaar, its a bizarreas befits an event that combines an art crawl, live music, burlesque routines, circus acts, hula-hoop acrobatics, a graffiti battle, fire dancers and the Nashville Rollergirls (in advance of their season-ending bout Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Fairgrounds). The measly $10 admission benefits one of the coolest programs to come down the pike in years: ArtDocs Nashville, a 501c3 that provides medical care to artists, musicians, writers and performersin short, the creative types who so often get left in the cold when it comes to health insurance. Dr. Vince Moretti, a sports-medicine specialist, Rollergirls team doctor and documentary filmmaker, helped set up the program with the Meharry Family Medicine Clinic; the program is among the first of its kind in the country. The event takes over the downtown Arcade, with participating galleries including The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, Tinney Contemporary, The Showroom Gallery, Blend Studio, Le Quire Annex, Plowhaus, Marleen De Bock, Twist and MIR. And if that doesnt grab ya, maybe Miss Lolly Pop and her Burlesque Coterie will, you lucky dog. Watch also for Dr. Sketchys Anti Art School, Spinderellas Hula Hoop Extravaganza, feats of skill from Playing by Air and graffiti artist Jon Ragoe Judkins working live without a net. For more information, call 292-2095.
Thu., Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m., 2009