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Greater Nashville

the nashville visitors guide

November 2013

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THIS MONTH’S FEATURE: ­Daily – Tours of the Ryman Auditorium Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North. A must-see for anyone visiting Nashville, this National Historic Landmark is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. The guided backstage tour takes you through dressing rooms dedicated to the stars of the Ryman's rich musical past including Minnie Pearl and Hank Williams. These same dressing rooms are used by all the biggest stars performing today from Brad Paisley to Bruce Springsteen. Be sure to visit the Hatch Show Gallery and the Gift Shop. The self-guided tour is $14 for adults and $9 for children ages 4-11. The backstage tour is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 4-11. For more information, see ryman.com or call (615) 889-3060.

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in November. Since 1925, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. While performances from both legendary entertainers and the latest country music acts are the norm, when you go to the Opry, you’ll also enjoy bluegrass bands, comedy, and more. The show moves downtown to its most famous former home, the historic Ryman Auditorium, for the winter months. See the new stars, superstars, and legends of country music on the stage where many of them got their start and some are experiencing the thrill for the very first time. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Little Big Town, Josh Turner, Terri Clark, Deana Carter, Dailey & Vincent, Del McCoury Band, Holly Williams, Larry Gatlin, Craig Campbell, Charlie Daniels Band, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, Mel Tillis, and more, including the Opry debut of Danielle Bradbery. Plus, don’t miss the Opry’s 88th Birthday Bash October 4 & 5! For Opry tickets and information visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Through June 8, 2014 – Reba: All the Women That I Am Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 5th Ave. S. The exhibit Reba: All the Women That I Am chronicles the life of one of country music's most successful Renaissance women, from childhood performances through her induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame®. The highlight of the exhibit is

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a collection of Reba's costumes, spanning her entire career. Several of these, including personal clothing, stage wear and costumes worn on Broadway and in movies, have never been on display before. Other items on view include personal items such as a check stub to The McEntires for a performance in 1971; report cards; dozens of awards ranging from ribbons for childhood athletic competitions to a selection of Grammy, CMA and ACM trophies; and items reflecting her status as an icon, including a Reba Barbie and Reba lunchbox. Open daily from 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Tickets are $24 for adults and $17 for youth (ages 6 to 17) for the Gold Package and $35 for adults and $26 for youth for the Platinum Package, which also includes a tour of Historic RCA Studio B.

November 1 - Sprout Film Festival W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School, 1125 8th Avenue S. A showcasing of films created by, or featuring people, with disabilities; a silent auction; and wine and hors d'oeuvres. From 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. Tickets are $40. The Arc Williamson County is committed to the principles of equal access, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. Get tickets and more information at disabilitywilliamson.org.

November 2 – 13th Annual Wine Down Main Street Main Street, running from 5th Ave. to the Square at 3rd Ave., Franklin. It will include shops along the side streets of 4th Ave. and 3rd Ave. Hours are 7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m., and some participating restaurants include 55 South, The Frothy Monkey, Red Pony, Pap C Pies, Mangia, Cork & Cow, Swanky's Taco Shop and more. General Admission tickets for the main event are $85 per person. Tickets include all wine, beer and food tastings. All proceeds ben­3


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efit Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Franklin and Fairview Clubhouses. A complete wine list is available online at winedownmainstreet.com. Enjoy the evening and leave the driving to Franklin Transit TODD drivers: schedule your ride to and from Wine Down Main Street by emailing twilighttodd@magroup).org or by calling (615) 628-0263. Tickets are $6 per person for a round trip ticket and are sold in order of reservations, and must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Service will be available from 6:30p.m. - 10:30p.m.

November 2 – 14th Annual El Dia de Los Muertos Cheekwood Art and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Dr. In recognition of the Latin American holiday, Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico to Nashville with lively music and dance, vibrant art activities and authentic Mexican food. Learn about the culture of our Latin American neighbors through the beautiful altar displays, shop in the bustling Mexican marketplace, and enjoy the fine cuisine from local bakeries and restaurants. Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (65 and over); $5 for college students with ID or children ages 3-17 and free for children 2 and under. For information, call (615) 356-8000 or see cheekwood.org.

November 2 – Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival Nashville Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave., N. Admission buys a sampling glass for all-you-careto-taste sips of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. There are plenty of BBQ vendors selling pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chicken, sausages and all the fixin's for hearty appetites. Seminars from brewmasters, master distillers and pitmasters in the Tasting Theater; live rock'n'roll, bluegrass, and contests for Best Beer Belly and BBQ Babe on the Main Stage round out the entertainment. Hours are noon - 6:00p.m. (VIP only); and 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. VIP admission is $45 in advance only and allows the owner in at noon. Regular admission is $35 in advance, $45 on site and a designated driver ticket is $25. There is plenty of free parking around the event. For more information, see beerandbourbon. com/nashville/show-info.

November 4 – A Tribute to the KING: 1953-1977 The legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to the King in Music City, where he recorded over 300 songs. This high-energy, live musical biography starring John Beardsley features all six eras of the King's

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career, including over 30 songs and five costume changes, and has thrilled audiences of all ages from New York to Russia. “A great show, very authentic! I look forward to seeing it again!” raved DJ Fontana, Elvis’s longtime drummer. Audiences continue to give standing ovations at every show and they walk away excited and entertained. A must-see show while in Nashville; come see why. To order tickets and for information, call (615) 758-0098 or see thenashvilleking.com.

November 10 and 14 – Tennessee Titans Home Games LP Field, 1 Titans Way. The Titans play two home games this month: November 10 vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars at noon and November 14 vs. the Indianapolis Colts at 7:25p.m. For more information and tickets, go to titansonline.com or ticketmaster.com.

November 15 - January 1 – 30th Annual A Country Christmas Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., Music Valley. The festivities, as always, include more than two million lights decorating the exterior of the resort. Other highlights include more

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than a dozen shows and attractions, featuring Lorrie Mandrell's Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show™, the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular®; and ICE! featuring Frosty The Snowman!, an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures and incredible 20-foot-tall ice slides carved entirely from two million pounds of ice. For those who would like to spend time with their favorite animated characters, there is the Christmassy DreamWorks Experience that includes a ShrekFeast complete with Shrek, Princess Fiona and Puss and Boots giving tableside hugs and photos; a DreamWorks themed Scavenger Hunt; a DreamWorks Character Holiday Meet and Greet with Shrek characters as well as some from the Madagascar series and Po, the Kung Fu Panda and finally Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating. Families may choose to decorate either a cookie family, house or snowman. For more information on these events and packages, call (615) 871-6950 or see gaylordhotels.com/gaylordopryland/a-country-christmas.

November 15-17 – 53rd Annual Christmas Village Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Ave. Six buildings house toys, clothes, jewelry, crafts, holi-


day decorations, antiques and food from over 270 merchants. Proceeds from the event provide funding for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center; the Vanderbilt Medical Center Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute; aspiring artists at the Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg and scholarship support for college students around the country. Hours are 9:00a.m. -9:00p.m., Friday; 9:00a.m. 6:00p.m., Saturday and noon - 6:00p.m., Sunday. Tickets are $8 in advance from Nashville area branches of SunTrust Bank, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, and Vanderbilt Valet Stations. Tickets are also available online for $10 at christmasvillage.org; TicketsNashville.com or at the door. Children under 9 are admitted free. For more information, see christmasvillage.org or call (615) 256-2726.

November 15-17– 2013 Nashville International Auto Show Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. S. Featuring the latest cars, trucks, crossovers, vans, hybrids and sport/ utility vehicles. Hours are 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Sunday. Sunday is Family Day: all children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for seniors (62 and over), military (DOD IDs) and children ages 7 - 12; free to children under 7. Music City Center Parking Garage is accessed at 6th Ave and Demonbreun St. (Parking rate varies by length of stay.) Additional parking is available around the center. For more information, see Nashville-AutoShow.com.

November 15-17 – Whistlestop Weekend Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd. Whistlestop Weekend, Adventure Science Center’s traditional model train extravaganza, returns for the 27th year, heralding the beginning of the holidays and delighting young and old with a dizzying array of magical model trains. Adventure Science Center’s own Lionel O train will run on a double loop track, and visitors can control the elements on the display with buttons and levers as the trains travel through a city, into rolling farmlands, by a rock quarry, and past a replica of a county fair. Another Lionel O train, built especially for young children, travels through a winter wonderland right at kids’ eye level. In addition, seven different scales of trains will operate on ASC’s Scales Mountain Layout, and when entering the Science Center, visitors will be greeted by the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine and friends operating on ASC’s Garden Scale Winter Village. Adventure Science Center’s Lionel

O, Garden Scale, and Seven Scale Mountain Layout will be operating from Nov. 15 through Jan. 5.

November 16, 23, 25, 28 and 30 – Nashville Predators Home Games Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. This month's Predators' home games are: November 16 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, November 23 vs. the New York Rangers, November 25 vs. the Phoenix Coyotes, November 28 vs. the Edmonton Oilers and November 30 vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. All games begin at 7:00p.m. For single game tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or go to ticketmaster.com. You may also purchase tickets at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, open 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m., Monday - Saturday. For more information, see the team site at predators.nhl.com.

November 18 - WWE RAW Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. John Cena will be challenging the World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship on RAW-TV. Additional floor seats have been released. Also in action Daniel Bryan, “The Viper” Randy Orton, and CM Punk plus many more of your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas. The action starts at 6:30p.m. and lasts about three hours. Tickets range from $18.20 - $99.50. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or go to ticketmaster.com. You may also purchase tickets at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, open 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m., Monday - Saturday. For more information, see the team site at predators.nhl.com.

November 28 – 2013 Boulevard Bolt Belle Meade Blvd. This Thanksgiving tradition is a 5mile run/walk organized by the Baptist, Jewish and Episcopal communities to serve the homeless community. The perfect family event for Thanksgiving, it is as a physical expression of thanks, a way to give to those who are not as fortunate, and a healthy way to start a day of what is usually overindulgence. Since 1994, the Boulevard Bolt has grown from 2,500 participants to one of the largest 5-mile races in the country. More importantly, it has provided over $2 million to the homeless community. Entry fees are $35 per person by November 14th or $45 per person if you register on race day. To register in advance, go to active.com, boulevardbolt.org, or go in person to The Temple at 5015 Harding Rd., until November 22 or on race day. For more information, call (615) 525-1815 or see boulevardbolt. org.   ­7


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and Dominican Sisters of Mary on November 24 at 7:30p.m. and Charlie Daniels Band & Friends with Justin Moore, Sawyer Brown, Phil Vassar and Rodney Atkins on November 25 at 7:00p.m. Buy tickets from any Ticketmaster location, the Ryman box office or online at ticketmaster.com or ryman. com. Call (615) 458-8700.

November at the Wildhorse Saloon

November Events at the Nashville Symphony Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place. Packages may be purchased from the Patron Services hotline at (615) 687-6401. This month's events are Michael McDonald November 1-2 at 8:00p.m.; Stravinsky's Firebird on November 7 at 7:00p.m. and November 8-9 at 8:00p.m.; The O'Jays on November 10 at 7:30p.m.; A Tribute to Patsy Cline with Mandy Barnett on November 14 at 7:00p.m. and November 15-16 at 8:00p.m.; Peter and the Wolf on November 16 at 11:00a.m.; Music with a Mission on November 17 at 7:00p.m.; Beethoven's Eroica Symphony on November 21 at 7:00p.m. and November 22-23 at 8:00p.m. For tickets, call the box office at (615) 687-6400 between 10:00a.m. and 6:00p.m. Monday - Friday or 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. Saturday, or go to the website at nashvillesymphony.org.

November Events At The Ryman Auditorium The historic Ryman Auditorium is located downtown at 116 Fifth Avenue North and has been named Pollstar's Concert Industry Theatre of the Year three times, most recently in 2011, and was voted 2009 Venue of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Concerts this month at the Mother Church of Country Music are Alabama on November 3 and 4 at 7:30p.m. (these shows are sold out); Straight No Chaser on November 7 at 7:30p.m.; Iron and Wine on November 10 at 7:30p.m.; Lynyrd Skynyrd with Drake White and The Big Fire on November 11 at 7:30p.m.; Amos Lee with Hurray for the Riff Raff on November 13 and November 14 at 7:30p.m. (The November 14 show is sold out); Janelle Monáe with Roman GianArthur on November 17 at 7:30p.m.; ZZ Top on November 21 at 7:30p.m.; Tokens: Lee C. Camp & Friends featuring Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, Dawn Sears ­8

Located on historic 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Wildhorse offers three floors of fun with five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week. This month's concert is: Blue Oyster Cult on November 1. Doors open at 6:00p.m.; dinner available. Tickets are $22.50 general admission on second and third floors, $37.50 for reserved seating on main floor or 2nd floor rail and $95 for reserved seats on the front row with a meet and greet. No video or cameras without media credentials. Meet and greet ticket holders need to arrive early. Call (615) 902-8211 or go to ticketmaster.com or wildhorsesaloon.com for tickets.

November 1 – Fahrenheit 451 Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt Medical Center, near the corner of Garland and 22nd Ave. Ray Bradbury's 50's science fiction classic is given new life by Aquila Theatre. In an age in which printing is threatened by e-books and privacy is more of a concept than reality, this dystopian vision seems more portentous than ever. The performance begins at 8:00p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available from the Sarratt Student Center, open Sunday– Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00p.m. Call the Center at (615) 322-2471. Tickets are also available from Ticketmaster outlets at ticketmaster.com. Preschool aged children, students in elementary, junior, and high schools, and all colleges and universities may purchase tickets to Great Performances events at a discounted rate of $10 with a valid ID. These tickets are only available at Sarratt Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets (no internet or phone orders).

November 1-3 – Jersey Boys Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Jersey Boys is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famer members The Four Seasons, four blue-collar kids who became a pop sensation in the 60s and one of the most popular groups of their time. Performances are 7:30p.m. Tuesday - Thursday; 8:00p.m. Friday; 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. on Saturday and 1:00p.m. and 6:30p.m. on


Sunday. Tickets are $25 -$50 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org.

November 1-16 – The Producers Boiler Room Theatre, The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Bldg 6. Mel Brooks' hysterical musical about an unscrupulous Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant who realize that if they over-sell shares in their production and it flops, they will be rich. Unfortunately, Springtime For Hitler is so bad that people think it is a comedy, and love it. The musical is based upon the movie by the same name, also written by Mel Brooks. Performances are 8:00p.m. Tuesday and Thursday - Saturday, and 2:00p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors over 60 and students and $21 for children ages 12 and under. For Sunday matinées, prices are $25 for adults; $23 for seniors and students and $19 for children 12 and under. Prices are $17 on Thrifty Thursdays and $27 for two or $13.50 for one on Two-for-Tuesdays. For more information and tickets, call (615) 794-7744 or see the website at boilerroomtheatre.com. Box office hours are

11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

November 1-17 – Spamalot Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike. Monty Python and the Holy Grail gets the musical treatment in this satirical homage of the movie and Broadway musicals. With book, lyrics and music collaboration by Eric Idle, you are in for a true Python experience. Performances are at 8:00p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:00p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For tickets, go to streettheatrecompany.org or ticketsnashville.com or call (615) 554-7414 and leave a message. Your call will be returned in 24 hours.

November 1 - December 1 – Schoolhouse Rock Live! Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton. Adults of a certain age will be singing along with Conjunction Junction, Just a Bill and Unpack Your Adjectives, songs teaching grammar and government that are so much fun that kids don't even realize they are learning. Performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00p.m., with an open-captioned performance on November 3. Tickets are $20 for adults; $17 for seniors over

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65 and military or educators; $14 for children or students with valid IDs; $12 for groups of 10 or more and Thursday night previews are $14 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets are available from the Box Office at (615) 252-4675 or online at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

November 5, 12, 19, and 26 – The Doyle and Debbie Show Zanies Comedy Club, 2025 8th Ave. S. The Doyle and Debbie Show is a hilarious love letter to the country music community and its stars. Not only is the script hysterical, but so are the finely-crafted country songs, such as Whine Whine Twang Twang and Fat Women in Trailers. And the two stars, Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton, have the acting and singing chops to carry it all off beautifully. Tickets are $20 with a two item minimum. It is an 18 and over show that begins at 7:00p.m. Call (615) 2690221 for reservations or go to zanies.com. For more information and to hear songs, visit doyleanddebbie.com.

November 7 – Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Alton Brown hits the stage with his unique brand of humor, scientific patter, and live music all highlighting his food demonstrations. Audience participation will be encouraged but if you want to be a "culinary assistant" you are advised to wear the lab coat Alton will offer. The fun starts at 8:00p.m. Tickets are $35 -$65 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org.

November 8-10 – The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat The Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St. Based on the title case of Dr. Oliver Sacks' book that is a compilation of some of his more interesting neurological cases, this chamber opera is an often comedic yet moving story of a man who copes with the complete upheaval of his world with music. Performances are Friday - Saturday at 8:00p.m. and Sunday at 2:00p.m. Tickets are $35 - $50 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 7824040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday ­1 0


through Friday between 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org.

November 12-17 – We Will Rock You Andrew Jackson Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who want the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music. They live in a distant future dystopia where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same and musical instruments and composers are forbidden. Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30p.m.; Friday at 8:00p.m. and Saturday at 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. and Sunday at 1:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. Tickets are $25 - $70 plus tax and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org, or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

November 15-23 – Absurd Person Singular Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave. ACT I presents Alan Ayckbourn's 1972 British play set on three successive Christmas Eves about three couples. Painful at times and funny at others, the three acts echo the rise of the British middle class and the difficulties in marriage. Performance are at 7:30p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. and 2:30p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 and are available by e-mailing boxoffice@act1online.com or going to ticketsnashville.com.

November 22-23 – Menopause The Musical James K. Polk Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the 60s - 80s. Performances are at 8:00p.m. Friday and 2:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $45 -$65 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org.

November 29 - December 22 - A Christmas Story Andrew Johnson Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St. For 30 years Jean Shepherd's autobiographical story about a special Christmas when his life revolved around receiving a Red Ryder BB gun has entertained viewers as a movie. Now they can watch it as live theatre. Performances are 6:30p.m. Wednesday - Thursday; 7:30.p.m. Friday; 2:30p.m. and 7:30p.m. on Saturday and 2:30p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $47.50 plus processing fees, and are available by calling (615) 782-4040 between 6:00a.m. and 9:00p.m., going online at tpac.org or at the TPAC Box Office Monday through Friday between 10:00a.m. 5:00p.m. For more information, see tpac.org.

Blair School of Music Concert Series November 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall The Blair Woodwind Quintet performs a sparkling, energetic program, with help from guest saxophonist Brian Utley November 8 at 8:00 p.m. in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall The Blakemore Trio celebrates the release of its debut CD with a program of Beethoven, Osterfield and Brahms

information: blair.vanderbilt.edu

November 11 at 8:00pm in Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall Allan Cox and Karen Ann Krieger present a trumpet-and-piano program enigmatically titled Mostly … Until Now November 15 & 17 at28:00pm in Ingram Hall Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods – steampunk-style!

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shopping and services THE CAT SHOPPE 2824 Bransford Ave. in Berry Hill. Unique toys, the world's strongest catnip cigars, handmade dragonfly toys, locally made cat scratching posts (recommended by feline behaviorist). For cat lovers: jewelry, statues, Laurel Burch purses, ceramics, books and frames. And don't forget to visit the rescued cats awaiting adoption. Open Monday - Saturday 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 4:00p.m. Call 297-PURR (7877).

COTTON-EYED JOE Located on the corner of Second Ave. and Broadway in the District, Nashville’s easy-to-find tourist hot spot. Main floor, street level: you are surrounded by a vast selection of gifts, souvenirs, t-shirts, jewelry and novelties at low prices. Upstairs: The Bargain Attic Area has close-out souvenirs, gifts, jewelry and t-shirts priced from 50% off original price. Upstairs and to the left: the Gift Gallery section, with new and unusual home decor and gift items. Tour buses welcome. Call 726-3302 for more information.

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tions. Opry Mills’ impressive roster of designer outlet stores include: Coach Factory Store, G by GUESS, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Vera Bradley and more. Other popular value retailers include Bed Bath & Beyond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Disney Store Outlet, LEGO, RCC Western Wear and Under Armour Factory House. Opry Mills is home to a variety of family dining and entertainment venues: Aquarium Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Claim Jumper and Dave & Buster’s. And in true Nashville fashion, live performances and musical entertainment are regularly provided on Opry Mills’ Entertainment Stage.

Opry Originals Located in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famous “Lower Broadway” area known around the world for its honky tonks and one-of-a-kind authentic country music attractions, Opry Originals brings together the iconic roots of the Grand Ole Opry and country music’s contemporary culture for a shopping experience like no other. Located at 300 Broadway (Broadway at 3rd Avenue).

2824 Bransford Ave. in Berry Hill. A large selection of gifts for people in your favorite breed: mugs, frames, statues, and books. And for the special dog in your life, all natural treats, leather collars, bowls, toys and food. Open Monday - Saturday 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Sunday 1:00 - 4:00p.m. Call 279-WAGS (9247).

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Gas Lamp Antique Mall

An award-winning music producer offering promotion for talent to achieve record contracts and radio play. Call (615) 369-1366 or go to soundstarentertainment.com or visionwayrecords.com.

100 Powell Place, across from 100 Oaks Mall. Voted "Nashville's Best Antique Mall" for the past six years in the Nashville Scene's Best of Nashville poll, Gas Lamp Antique Mall houses 160 dealers in 25,000 square feet of space, and is open seven days a week. Antique, retro and vintage furniture and home accessories are all featured. Call (615) 297-2224. The second location, GasLamp Too, is located at 128 Powell Place, less than a half mile down the same street in the last building, with parking in front and also under the I-65 overpass. Call (615) 292-2250. For more information, go to the website at gaslampantiques.com.

THE GREAT ESCAPE Featuring a huge selection of current and out-of-print DVDs, CDs, video games, comic books, records, CCG and role-playing items, posters, books, memorabilia and more. Low, low prices! Two locations: Superstore in West Nashville at 5400 Charlotte Ave. (which includes our outlet store, The Great Escape 1/2-Price-Or-Less Store), 3852116; and near Opry Mills at 111-B Gallatin Rd. N. at Old Hickory Boulevard, 865-8052. Open 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m., Monday - Saturday and 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m., Sunday. Need cash? The Great Escape also buys!

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Enjoy the Grand Ole Opry experience anytime with a stop at The Opry Shop, located within the Grand Ole Opry House. It’s the place for great Opry gifts and collectibles for all ages. Open seven days a week.

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WOODCUTS gallery AND FRAMing 1613 Jefferson St., (615) 321-5357 telephone and (615) 3212134 fax. Offering hundreds of open and limited edition prints, serigraphs, original pieces, framed art, cards, figurines, and fast custom framing. See www.woodcutsfineart.

2213 8th Ave. S. (615) 891-4488

Open lunch and dinnerMon. - Fri. Open for dinner Sat.


BRING COUNTRY HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Find Nashville-made gifts, food and home decorations, as well as thoughtfully selected men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry and accessories at Circa, a uniquely Nashville shopping experience.

COUNTRY MUSIC LIVES HERE.™ 222 5th Ave. South • Downtown Nashville 615.416.2001 • CountryMusicHallofFame.org Follow Us: countrymusichof

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dining AQUARIUM Aquarium offers sensational seafood in a unique setting – guests dine around a 200,000 gallon tank featuring more than 100 species of colorful tropical fish including sharks and stingrays. Menu selections range from burgers to seafood platters. After your meal, visit the Treasure Chest Gift Shop. You can also make Aquarium part of your next field trip, birthday party or special event. Reservations are recommended at any time. Call 514-FISH, visit aquariumrestaurants.com or become a fan on Facebook.

CLAIM JUMPER Claim Jumper is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering with friends and family. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a vast selection of freshly prepared items including fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, freshly baked pot pie, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and our famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake. Or relax in the saloon to enjoy cocktails and Claim Jumper’s own craft beers. See website at claimjumper.com.

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater Nashville's premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show, with songs made famous by legendary artists and today's superstars. Many guest stars appear such as Opry Star Jeannie Seely, "The Fiddle Man" Tim Watson, Diana Murrell and others. The Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30p.m. and show time is 6:30p.m. Dinner and show is $39.95, show only is $26. Located at 2416 Music Valley Dr., Music Valley Village, across from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry. Call (615) 885-4747 for information and reservations or go to nashvillenightlife.com. Tour groups are welcome.

entering. Open lunch and dinner, Monday - Friday. Open for dinner Saturday. See thesmilingelephant.com

Two Twenty • Two Grill and Catering

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S. Serving Southern comfort food with a twist, made from fresh, mostly local foods. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, both with great views of downtown. Open Monday - Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 2:30p.m. Two Twenty • Two 2Go offers soups, salads, sandwiches, bakery items and beverages seven days a week from 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. The 2Go bar accepts orders by phone and fax. Call (615) 2916759 or fax (615) 291-6761.

WILDHORSE SALOON Located on 2nd Ave., downtown. The Wildhorse offers three floors of action packed fun, five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week and is the place to hear the hottest bands and learn the latest dance steps, with complimentary dance lessons nightly. Open for lunch every day except Monday. Open for dinner nightly. Try the award-winning barbecue and world famous fried pickles. For current concert information call (615) 902-8211. Hours subject to change due to private events. www.wildhorsesaloon.com.

Opry Backstage Grill The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on Southern cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as after the show. Now open across from the Gaylord Opryland Resort at the Inn at Opryland. Visit oprybackstagegrill.com for more information.

RAINFOREST CAFÉ This unique dining concept located in Opry Mills is an adventure through a realistic indoor rainforest with lush foliage, cascading waterfalls and giant aquariums. The menu has Mexican, Italian, Cajun and Caribbean flavors, and ranges from exotic to traditional. The children’s menu will please your little “wild ones”. Don’t forget to stop by the Retail Village for a wide selection of unique souvenirs! Call 514-3000. www.rainforestcafe.com.

the smiling elephant 2213 8th Ave. S., (615) 891-4488. A gem of a Thai restaurant regaled by the locals. The specialty of the house is Pad Thai. All dishes use the freshest ingredients. Come to enjoy exquisite food and the gentle spirit that you feel upon 14

2213 8th 8th Ave. Ave. S. S. 2213 (615) 891-4488 891-4488 (615)

Open lunch lunch and and dinnerdinnerOpen Mon. - Fri. Fri. Mon. Open for for dinner dinner Sat. Sat. Open


Encounter, experience, explore... history at Andrew Jackson’s presidential home.

From mansion to slave cabin—and throughout 1120 acres of “much more” at the home of America’s seventh president—you’ll be face-to-face with the times, the challenges, and the contradictions, that shaped our young nation. Yesterday is always present at The Hermitage. One of America’s premier National Historic Landmarks, just 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville, TN.

615.889.2941 www.TheHermitage.com

DOWNTOWN DOWNHOME FRESH LUNCH FAVORITES

Enjoy our genuine take on fresh Souther n favorites , set to a relaxing backdrop of live music. Great Food. Live music. Two Twenty • Two Grill. Located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Open for lunch: Monday - Saturday • 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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The Opry presents the new stars, superstars and legends of country music at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville through January. AMONG THOSE APPEARING IN NOVEMBER:

Little Big Town

Josh Turner

Danielle Bradbery Charlie Daniels Band

Craig Morgan

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attractions ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER 800 Fort Negley Blvd. With the child-sized Curiosity Corner and ever-changing blockbuster exhibits, the Adventure Science Center provides unique opportunities for discovery for both children and adults. Admission is $13 for adults and teens, $11 for children ages 2-12, $12 for seniors (65+) and free for toddlers under age 2. Open 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, see adventuresci.org.

BELLE MEADE PLANTATION Listed as one of America’s grandest mansions by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine, this 1853 Greek Revival mansion only minutes from downtown is the place where the bloodlines of Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral and Funny Cide started. Living History programs are featured daily. Most of the demonstrations will center around Frontier Life – 1790-1820. Demonstrations will vary and will include gardening, blacksmithing and cooking. Restaurant and Museum store on property. Located at 5025 Harding Road, an easy seven miles from downtown. Call (615) 3560501 or log on to www.bellemeadeplantation.com.

BELMONT MANSION Belmont College Campus. This 1850’s Italianate villa has long been recognized as one of the most elaborate and unusual homes in the South. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Sunday, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., closed all major holidays. (615) 460-5459.

BICENTENNIAL MALL STATE PARK 741-5280 or 888-TNPARKS (888-867-2757, toll free). James Robertson Parkway. A 19-acre outdoor Tennessee history museum north of the State Capitol. Cost: free; except special events. Hours: daylight - midnight.

CARNTON PLANTATION 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN, 37064. Carnton Plantation, home of The Widow of the South, was a field hospital following the Battle of Franklin, fought in 1864. Plantation includes a home tour, museum, The McGavock Confederate Cemetery, a fully restored garden and slave quarters. Open 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Monday - Saturday and noon - 5:00p.m., Sunday. Closed most major holidays. For more information, see the webpage BattleofFranklinTrust. org.

CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDEN and MUSEUM OF ART Beautiful botanic gardens located on a 55 acre estate with a residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The residence houses American and European art and a newer building is dedicated to presenting contemporary art. In the summer and fall months there are themed

art installations in the gardens that change annually. Art education classes are offered for children on Saturday and Tuesday. 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. and Sunday 11:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

cooter's place Enjoy Cooter's fabulous display of props, costumes and memorabilia from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. There are regular appearances by Ben "Cooter" Jones and other cast members. See the General Lee "01" car from the show, and purchase treats like Daisy's Homemade Country Honey, Uncle Jesse's Finest Batch of Apple Cider, along with Dukes Of Hazzard hats, T-shirts, DVDs, CDs, pictures and diecast General Lee cars. Located at Exit 12 off Briley Pkwy, 2613 - B McGavock Pk., across from Opryland Hotel. Open daily at 9:00a.m. Call (615) 872-8358 for more information or directions, or see them on the web at cootersplace.com.

Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum You haven’t seen Nashville if you haven’t visited the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Visit the largest popular music museum in the world, and experience the history of America’s music through exciting new exhibits, entertaining films, interactive displays, and an incredible array of costumes and instruments. Plus, take a tour of historic RCA Studio B – where Elvis and others recorded over 35,000 songs. Shop at the Museum Store and savor a made-from-scratch meal at Two Twenty•Two Grill and Catering. Museum open daily 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. 222 Fifth Avenue South. Call (615) 416-2001 for more information or log onto their website at www.countrymusichalloffame.com.

THE FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS The downtown attraction features many traveling exhibitions, and focuses on art education for the community, for children and adults alike. Located at 919 Broadway. Open Monday - Wednesday and Saturday 10:00a.m. - 5:30p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. and Sunday 1:005:30p.m. For more information, call 244-3340 or log on to www.fristcenter.org.

GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT Climb aboard the General Jackson Showboat for a unique entertainment experience! This 300 ft paddlewheel riverboat cruises the Cumberland River offering fantastic shows and delicious meals. Sumptuous Southern fare as well as an entertaining show are included on the evening cruise down the Cumberland. For tickets and more information call (615) 458-3900 or buy on line at generaljackson.com.

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best in country, bluegrass, comedy and more. live radio show features the best in country, bluegrass, comedy and more. Being held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville during the winter months, artists scheduled to appear this month include Little Big Town, Josh Turner, Terri Clark, Deana Carter, Dailey & Vincent, Del McCoury Band, Holly Williams, Larry Gatlin, Craig Campbell, Charlie Daniels Band, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, Mel Tillis, and more, including the Opry debut of Danielle Bradbery. Shows: Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday shows March through December at 7:00 p.m. For tickets, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

The Hermitage 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville 37076. A tour of this 1837 mansion by guides in period costume will enchant you. The tombs of Andrewv and Rachel are located in the beautiful heirloom garden. Other historic buildings include slave quarters and the church that Andrew built for his family. Special garden and farm tours are given seasonally as well as tours through active archaeology sites. Shop the museum store for unique gifts and dine in the delightful restaurant. Operating hours: April 1 - November 15, 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.; November 16 through March 31, 9:00a.m. 4:30p.m. Admission is $19 for adults; $16 for seniors; $14 for students 13-18; $9 for children 6-12 and children under 6 free. A family pass for 2 adults and 2 children is $45. Active military are admitted free (ID required). (615) 889-2941, thehermitage.com.

HISTORIC MANSKER’S STATION FRONTIER LIFE CENTER Located in Moss-Wright Park on Caldwell Rd. in Goodlettsville, TN. A staffed, living history site maintained by the City of Goodlettsville, the site represents the station built by Kasper Mansker in the late 18th century. Six times a year, artisans, craftsmen and volunteers populate the station for a weekend, giving a true representation of pioneerlife. Also located in Manskers Station is the Bowen House, a plantation house of the era. A tour of the house and the Station begins inside the house with a short film which gives the history of both of the sites. Tours of the house and station are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Group rates are also available. Call (615) 859-FORT (3678) for more information.

HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B Known as one of the world's most important recording studios where more than 35,000 songs were brought to life, like Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and many hits by Elvis. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum today to learn how you can experience historic RCA Studio B. Call 615-416-2001 or visit the website at countrymusichalloffame.com.

Jack Daniels Distillery tour 182 Lynchburg Highway, Lynchburg, TN. Between 9:00a.m. and 4:30p.m. daily, tours last an hour and fifteen minutes and start anywhere from every fifteen minutes to an hour, depending on the crowds. For a nominal fee, Jack Daniel’s is now offering Distillery tours, which include a sampling of the hometown product. Be sure to ask about these enhanced tours upon arriving at the Visitor Center. End

the tour with lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, in operation since 1908. Reservations are recommended.

JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM 119 3rd Ave S. in downtown Nashville. Featuring the largest collection of Johnny Cash memorabilia in the world, the museum has everything from his earliest childhood artifacts to the last song he wrote. Exhibits chronicle The Man in Black's life with stunning graphics, artifacts and interactive technology and include stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and handwritten songs as well as artifacts from family members and notable friends. Experience a three dimensional walk through the life and legend of this international icon. From handwritten lyrics for I Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues, to a stone wall from Johnny and June's home in Hendersonville, this museum holds the very essence of the man. The Museum Store features the largest selection of Cash souvenirs, apparel and rare collectibles. Staff members include Cash family members and friends who love to share stories with guests. No trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum. Hours are 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. seven days a week. Closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving. For more information call 615-256-1777 or see johnnycashmuseum. com.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM 702 Murfreesboro Pike. 742-7445. Discover unique vehicles from A to Z at Lane Motor Museum. One of the few museums in North America to specialize in European cars, with over 150 cars and motorcycles on display from all over the world! Over 45 marques representing North and South America, Asia, and Europe – definitely not your typical car museum! Open Thursday through Monday, 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 65+), $3 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for kids ages 5 and under. Call for more information or visit the website lanemuseum.org.

The lotz house Come to The Lotz house for the compelling story of the Battle of Franklin, the Lotz family and the fine antiques of the Civil War era. Trip Advisor’s #1 attraction in Franklin features guided tours daily. There is a value ticket available which includes Carnton Plantation and The Carter House. Located across the street from The Carter House at 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064. For more information, call( 615) 790-7190 or visit LotzHouse.com.

Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater Nashville's premier Country Music Dinner Theater features The Best of Country Music Show. Voted Nashville's #1 Dinner Show, the show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today's superstars. Many guest stars appear such as Opry Star Jeannie Seely, "The Fiddle Man" Tim Watson, Diana Murrell and others. There is entertainment for the entire family. The Great Southern Buffet is at 5:30p.m. and show time is 6:30p.m. Admission for the dinner and show is $39.95, show only is $26. Located at 2416 Music Valley Dr., in Music Valley Village, across the street from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Grand Ole Opry. Don't miss this Nashville tradition. Tour groups are welcome. Call (615) 885-4747 for information and reservations or go to nashvillenightlife.com. ­23


NASHVILLE ZOO AT GRASSMERE 3777 Nolensville Road, (615) 833-1534. Where can an animal lover, a history buff, and a dare-devil all have the time of their lives? At Nashville Zoo! Come experience our new Lorikeet Landing and feed Australian parrots. You can walk into their habitat and lorikeets will actually land on your arms and shoulders and feed from your fingertips. Take a spin on our Patton Family Wild Animal Carousel and ride several hand-carved animals like a giant anteater, red river hog, komodo dragon, or a clouded leopard cub. Spend a day at the park enjoying mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and birds and learning about their habitats. Savor the sights by exploring Gibbon Islands, Bamboo Trail, Critter Encounters, three-acre beautiful African Elephant Savannah, and many other exhibits. Step back in time and take a tour of the 19th century Grassmere Historic Home and Farm. If you still have energy, run wild on the humongous Jungle Gym playground, which offers 66,000 square feet of fun. If you’re tired, take a break and enjoy one of the educational animal shows. Visit the Zoo's website at nashvillezoo.org for more information.

RADNOR LAKE STATE PARK 1160 Otter Creek Road. A great place for an energetic hike up steep ridge trails, or a leisurely walk along paved roads, Radnor has some of the highest hills in the Nashville Basin, and the Ganier Ridge and South Cove trails are nice, challenging hikes for a day hiker, but there are also flat, paved trails for those who want to just stroll and see the scenery. Wildlife and plants are abundant: it is not unusual at all to come across deer, heron, turkeys and turtles during a walk

around Radnor Lake. The park is about a 5-minute drive from I-65, Exit 78, Harding Place.

THE PARTHENON Located in Centennial Park off of West End, this building is recognized as one of the world’s most impressive scale reproductions of an ancient classic. It houses Alan LeQuire’s magnificent 42 ft. statue of Athena, the largest indoor sculpture in North America. There are also art exhibits showcased there.

Ryman Auditorium 2003, 2004 and 2011 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards "Theater Of The Year" and 2009 Academy of Country Music's "Venue of the Year". Located downtown at 116 Fifth Avenue North, the Ryman has your summer entertainment line up covered. The Ryman is open daily for tours from 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Tickets for all shows and a full event schedule are available on ryman.com.

Ryman Tours Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue N. This National Historic Landmark is most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 -1974. Take the self-guided tour where you'll discover the divine inspiration behind the building's construction as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in the 1880s in the welcome video. Self-guided tours are $14 for adults; $9 for children ages 4-11. Backstage tours are $18 and $13. To buy tour tickets, go to ryman.com or call (615) 889-3060.

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TENNESSEE STATE CAPITOL Charlotte Ave, between 6th and 7th Ave. The historic Tennessee State Capitol stands today much as it did when completed in 1859. Several areas, including the first floor hallway, library and Supreme Court chamber, have been restored to their 19th century, Greek Revival appearance. Free guided tours are provided by Tennessee State Museum. Tours leave from the Information Desk on the first floor of the Capitol every hour, on the hour; with the first tour at 9:00a.m., and the final tour at 3:00p.m. Self-guided tours are also available at the Information Desk.

TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM The museum’s Civil War holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons are among the finest in the nation. Of special interest are Sam Davis’ boot (cut open to search for hidden papers when he was charged with spying for the Confederate Army); and an 1864 presidential campaign poster for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free. It is located at Fifth and Deaderick in downtown Nashville. Parking is at paid lots on weekdays. Visitors park free-of-charge on weekends at the State Employee parking lots located to the west of the State Capitol, off of Charlotte Ave. For more information, call (615) 741-2692, toll free at 1-800-407-4324 or at the website: tnmuseum.org.

A Tribute to the KING: 1953-1977 The legend lives on in Nashville’s first and only continuously running show paying tribute to the King in Music City, where he recorded over 300 songs. This high-energy, live musical biography starring John Beardsley features all six eras of the King's career, including over 30 songs and five costume changes, and has thrilled audiences of all ages from New York to Russia. “A great show, very authentic! I look forward to seeing it again!” raved DJ Fontana, Elvis’s longtime drummer. Audiences continue to give standing ovations at every show and they walk away excited and entertained. Last show of the year is November 4. Call (615) 758-0098 for reservations or see thenashvilleking.com.

The upper room An active chapel and museum, The Upper Room features a nearly-life-size wood carving of da Vinci’s The Last Supper. There are permanent exhibits, as well as a peaceful garden. Special seasonal exhibits include an exhibit of 100 nativity scenes during the Christmas holidays, a Madonna and Child Gallery exhibit, and a Ukrainian egg display during Lent and Easter. Through November, see an exhibit of Warner E. Sallman's work, best know for The Head of Christ, one of the world's most recongnizable paintings, seen on page 26. Come experience the tranquility of the Upper Room amid the city's tumult. Open Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. Closed holidays and weekends. 1908 Grand Ave., 340-7207. upperroom.org/chapel.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERs There are two Visitor Information Centers in Nashville. One is at 5th and Broadway downtown in the glass tower of the Bridgestone Arena, (615) 259-4747. Open 8:00a.m. 5:30p.m Monday-Saturday; 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. on Sundays

providing museum displays, maps, information and discounted tickets to all attractions and Nashville souvenirs. The second Visitor Information Center is at 1 Nashville Place, 150 4th Ave. N. in the lobby of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, (615) 259-4700. Open 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday, this visitor center offers upscale souvenirs that are exclusively music-related, along with maps, attractions information and discounted tickets.

WARNER PARKS Located off Highway 100, Edwin and Percy Warner Parks offer some of the city's best do-it-yourself recreational opportunities, with trails for riding horses and hiking and paved roads for biking, walking, running or exploring in a car. There is also plenty of open space for playing frisbee, picnicking, or just getting some fresh air. Dogs are welcome in the parks. In May, Edwin Warner Park is host to the Iroquois Steeplechase, run since the 1930s, which has one of the richest purses in the country and benefits the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Wildhorse saloon Located on 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville, the Wildhorse offers three floors of action-packed fun, five bars and live entertainment seven nights a week. The Wildhorse is the place to hear the hottest bands and learn the latest dance steps with complimentary dance lessons nightly. Be sure to try the award winning barbecue and world famous fried pickles. For current concert information, call (615) 9028200 or go to the website at wildhorsesaloon.com.

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“The Night of the Child” Annual Nativity Exhibit Over 100 international nativity scenes representing over 30 cultures are on display through January Special Museum Exhibit Through December His work is famous, but he is not. Artist Warner E. Sallman. Come see Christ Knocking at Heart’s Door, The Good Shepherd, Christ the Pilot and many more 1908 Grand Avenue • 615-340-7207 • upperroom.org $4 admission/donation - children 12 and under free - Free Parking Open Mon. - Fri. 8:00am - 4:30pm, closed weekends & holidays

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Through January 12 – 30 Americans Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway. This exhibition is composed of more than 70 objects – paintings, sculptures, photographs, and multimedia installations – created by many of the most important African American artists working over the last 30 years. The artists range from well-known, established figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kerry James Marshall, and Carrie Mae Weems to emerging younger ones like Kehinde Wiley, Hank Willis Thomas and Mickalene Thomas. The Frist Center offers special pricing for guided and selfguided tour groups. Parental advisory: Some content in this exhibition may not be appropriate for all audiences. Visitor discretion is advised. Open 10:00a.m. - 5:30p.m. Monday - Wednesday; 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10:00a.m. - 5:30 Saturday and 1:00 - 5:30p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for college students with ID, seniors over 65 and active military with ID. For information, call (615) 244-3340 or see the website at fristcenter.org.

November 1 – Franklin Art Crawl Historic downtown Franklin. $5 Trolley rides, charming shops and galleries, live music and refreshments make Franklin a great place to be from 6:009:00p.m. on the first Friday of the month. For more information, see franklinartscene.com.

November 1-8 – Split & Twisted Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition. All Watkins Graphic Design majors are eligible to submit student projects (created since September 2012) in ten categories: Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design. Hours are 9:00-8:00p.m. Friday, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Saturday and 2:00p.m. 4:00p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

November 1-10 – LIGHT by Bruce Munro Cheekwood Museum and Botanic Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Dr. host the second-ever North American exhibition of LIGHT, a stunning outdoor art installation by acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro. Using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing optic fiber, Munro will transform Cheekwood’s beautiful gardens into

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an enchanting, dream-like landscape. This sitespecific exhibition follows a wildly popular U.S. debut at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and has been uniquely designed by the artist to incorporate Cheekwood's gentle hills, scenic views and magnificent gardens. Cheekwood will offer extended hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings until 11:00p.m. to present the exhibition in its most stunning state: under the night sky. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 - 17. Hours are 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Sunday. Go to cheekwood.org or call (615) 356-8000.

November 1-15 – Three Artists, Three Exhibitions The Arts Company, 215 Fifth Ave. N. The Arts Company presents works by Brett Weaver, Joan Griswold and Chip Cooper. Brett Weaver's New Contemporary Paintings focuses on his landscapes. He used to be a traditional, representational landscape painter but over the years he has evolved into a painter of more abstract landscapes, created in his imagination. His style has gotten looser over the years, but he paints the energy, movement, and painterly quality that he wishes us to experience in his landscapes. In Joan Griswold's Intimate Interiors & Urban Landscapes, her canvases report a brief moment of activity, captured in a symphony of color and light. This is her first exhibit in Nashville. Chip Cooper's An Architectural Soliloquy: A Photographic Series in Black and White, is a series of digital photographs of basic contemporary architectural shapes that he manipulates on the computer, revealing them only in simple planes and shades of black and white. Hours are 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 254-2040 or see theartscompany.com. ­27


November 1-16 – With Wings - New Works by Jeanie Gooden Tinney Contemporary, 237 5th Ave N. Gooden's work is abstract and her genre is mixed media. For Gooden, it is more important to create paintings that connect with the people who come to see them. Her desire is that her paintings communicate strength, of varying kinds. Hours are 11:00a.m. 5:00p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 255-7816 or see tinneycontemporary.com.

November 1-30 – Remarks by K.J. Schumacher

inspired by the spooky creatures that roam in our nightmares and compile our fears. This exhibit features artists from the faculty/staff at Vanderbilt and Nashville area fiber artists who have art work in various mediums based on their fears, nightmares, or inspiration from El Día de los Muertos. The artists' reception is Friday, November 2 from 4:30p.m. - 7:00p.m. Gallery hours are 9:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Monday - Friday and 10:00a.m. - 10:00p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call (615) 343-0491 or see the website at vanderbilt.edu.

November 2 – The First Saturday Art Crawl

Gallery One, 213 3rd Ave. N. Originally a representational painter influenced by Bay Area Figurative artists Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, Schumacher changed to abstract art that hones in on the studio process and all its engaging drips, spills and smears. His works often incorporate the actual remnants of the studio process itself. Accidental and intentional marks create a literal and conceptual duality for the viewer to decipher. Hours are 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, with additional hours of 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. November 2 for the downtown art crawl. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 352-3006 or see the website at galleryonellc.com.

Downtown galleries. One of the major monthly visual art events in downtown Nashville, First Saturday Art Crawl, a free event, continues to offer more artistic experiences with more venues participating, including The Arts Company, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, The Rymer Gallery, Tennessee Art League, Tinney Contemporary and Art at the Arcade. Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, the galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. The Nashville Downtown Partnership provides two free shuttles among the galleries until 10:00p.m. Hours are from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. To see the gallery list and shuttle map, go to the website nashvilledowntown.com/play.

November 1-23 – Unique Visions

November 7– Hillsboro Village Art Walk

Cumberland Gallery, 4107 Hillsboro Circle. Cumberland Gallery presents Unique Visions, a group show featuring Julie Blackmon, Craig Cully, Andrea Heimer, Mark Hosford, Marcus Kenney, Will Smith and Fred Stonehouse. Defining the often incongruent relationship between community and self, seven artists wade through social history and personal myth in works that range from painting to animation to photography. This eclectic mix of media is used with humor, sarcasm, and a subversive drive to expose humanity in all its beautiful as well as grotesque forms. The exhibit is defined by rich and varied color against swampy backgrounds, quilted suburban secrets, eerily still interior spaces, and the unsettling side of familiar childhood memorabilia. Hours are 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (615) 297-0296 or see cumberlandgallerycom.

November 1-22 – It's a Scream: Art from Nightmares and Fears Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, 207 Sarratt Student Center. The artwork in this exhibit is 28

Hillsboro Village shops and restaurants. Held on the first Thursday of each month, Hillsboro Village restaurants, galleries and boutiques host an assortment of artists, bands, raffles and other events in the evening from 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. There is free parking after 6:00p.m. behind the Cornerstone Financial building and free street parking after 6:00p.m. For more information, call (615) 294-5441 or see the Facebook page Hillsboro Village Events.

November 9 - Second Saturday at 5 Points 5 Points, 1024 Woodland St. East Nashville galleries and merchants on Woodland St., Holly St., Forrest Ave., South 11th St. and Fatherland St. stay open late each second Saturday of the month to offer guests a celebration of the arts. The shops at 1108 Woodland have a DJ providing a great soundscape for the event, and a different food truck is on hand each month for mobile snacks. The event lasts from 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m., but check individual galleries for hours. For updates, see their Facebook page at facebook.com/5points2saturday#!/5points2satu rday.


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Complex. Nashville Children's Theatre provides imaginative and educational entertainment, and was named by Time magazine as one of the top five children's theatre programs in the nation. See the Performing Arts section on page 9 of this magazine for the current production. Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for children ages 2-17. For tickets and information, call (615) 254-9103 or see the website at nct-dragonsite.org.

Natchez Trace Riding Stables Blue Heron Nature Cruises Boarding at Riverbluff Park, 175 Old Cumberland St. Ashland City, TN. Take a leisurely cruise on a 40-foot pontoon boat specially built for nature excursions, with Captain Jim Steele, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain at the helm. The cruise takes you through parts of Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, where American bald eagles, kingfishers, cliff swallows, osprey, cormorants, mallards, wild turkeys, Canadian geese and of course blue heron have been spotted. There are several differently themed cruises, including Nature, Sunset, Kids Adventure, Eagle Nest, Waterfront Homes, Fall Foliage and Private Parties. Length of the trips vary from about 90 minutes to 3 1/2 hours, and prices range from $11 for adults and $9 for kids ages 2 12 to $300 for a 3 hour private pontoon weekend party. Reservations taken by phone only: call (615) 385-7007. There is no age restriction. Open March - November. For more information, see blueheroncruises.com.

Bounce-U 2990 Sidco Dr., off I-65. Have your children work off their excess energy in a safe, indoor setting of inflatable slides, bouncing gyms and games. All ages are welcome on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. and Saturday morning from 8:30a.m. - 10:00a.m. for open bounce sessions, costing $6.95 per child and $5.95 for each additional sibling. There are other events to choose from as well, such as Parents' Night Out on Friday from 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. and Preschool Playdates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Reservations are necessary; call (615) 255-1422.

Nashville Children's Theatre Nashville Children's Theatre, 724 Second Ave. South, behind the Metro Howard School Building 30

12 miles south of Leiper's Fork and 3 miles of the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Natchez Trace Stables is nestled in rolling green hills and crystal clear springs. The trails wind through woods, across meadows into Lick Creek and beyond. Offering riding experiences for everyone from beginners to expert riders. Horses are calm and friendly, and the guides are experienced. The most popular ride is the two hour ride. For more information, see the website at natcheztracestables.com. By reservation only; for reservations and rates, please call 931-6823706.

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Main floor of Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. See 7,200 square feet of sports-related exhibits, get a chance to play virtual-reality basketball, experience the strength-training apparatus used by Olympic swimmers, and play an exciting NASCAR video game. There is also sports memorabilia galore, so leave plenty of time for your kids to locate artifacts associated with their favorite sports hero. Tickets are $2 for a tour of the museum, and $10 for a behind-the-scenes tour of Bridgestone Arena. For more information, call (615) 242-4750.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN (1/2 mile north of the Old Hickory Boulevard intersection with Granny White Pike). There are free tours for the public on the second Friday of every month from March through November. Reservations are required. The telescopes will be open for viewing; if it is cloudy, astronomers will provide a Q & A session. Upcoming free Telescope Nights are on October 11 and November 8. Reservations are required and are available 30 days prior to each Telescope Night. Upcoming Open House Day is November 6 from 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. It is free and doesn't require reservations. See dyer.vanderbilt.edu.


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