For your next real estate investment, consider something a bit scaled-back, yet guaranteed to appreciate in value. Every year the W.O. Smith Music School invites a cross-section of civic luminaries including many of the citys finest artists to create 150 boldly designed and decorated birdhouses, on which the public is invited to bid. If you never thought you could afford an original Paul Harmon or an original Barbara Mandrell, for that matter that kind of talk is for the birds. Show up, look around and dine on delectables from notable Nashville caterers (a partial list includes Bongo Java, Dulce Desserts, Sweet 16th, TomKats and Yum!). In addition, an online Celebrity Auction at www.opyyauction.com features items from Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and many more, with bidding set to close March 23. Tickets are $40; for more information, call 255-8355.
Thu., March 11, 5:30 p.m., 2010