So, I have a few seconds to spare to fit the first part of this post in before it actually takes place so here we go without delay. First, RIGHT NOW The One and Only Bill Davis is playing at The Family Wash. Beginning at 9:30pm, TOAOBD is heading back to one of his favorite venues in Nashville to let you unwind from the week with a pint and dinner (the original pint and pie place actually) and a superb show by one heck of a great guy and special guests. Also right now, you can go over to Dinos Bar from 8:30-10:30pm for the Halloween readings of Poetry Sucks! (it is anything but sucky). Another thing that is going on beginning today and running through Sunday is Artclectic. As seen at http://artclectic.org/2012/, you are more than welcome to see the most eclectic art (get it!) show around found at the University School of Nashville located at 2000 Edgehill Avenue.
Fast forward to this coming Saturday, an epic Saturday indeed, to be had by one and all.
-You might find yourself heading over to Cheekwood to enjoy scarecrows, pumpkins, mums, and trains all in the same place. The are promoting art, fall festivities, and El Dia de los Muertos from 11-5pm for kids of all ages to experience.
-You might find yourself heading over to Cumberland Park to enjoy Nashville Sings from 10-4pm. There will be Nashville Food Trucks on site as well, and there will be FREE parking available in and around LP Field. The entire event is FREE and open to the public (a phrase I know many of you, myself included, love to hear and read). The headliner of the event at 3pm will be the Fisk Jubilee Singers, but they will be primed by MNPS Elementary Chorus, I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet Middle School, William Henry Oliver Middle School, MET Singers, Music City Chorus, Nashville Singers, and Nashville in Harmony. Just reading the names out loud is music to my eyes.
Now that your eyes are ready to read more, look no further on Saturday, October 27th, than (a wee bit of self promotion and shameless plug here) East Side Story (1108 Woodland Street, Unit B) and it's first big Halloween special event called "Nashville: A City of Ghosts Stories!!" Beginning at 7pm, author of A City of Ghosts, Betsy Phillips and spooky poet Elizabeth McClellan (spooky with her words only of course, and not by her demeanor) will be on site to help get you in the Halloween mood with their original tales of ghosts and monsters and spectacular spooktacular times with Nashville as the backdrop for it all. Sometimes the best stories to get your blood moving are right in your back yard. Don't miss out! There will be books, art, and lots of good people to surround yourself with as always at East Side Story. Check out the newly launched website at www.eastsidestorytn.com as well.
Finally, this Sunday, October 28th, from 3-5pm, you are invited to the Marnie Sheridan Gallery at The Harpeth Hall School (3801 Hobbs Road). There is an Opening Reception for Saints, Goddesses, & Godhisattvas: a national juried exhibition of the divine figure in art. The Exhibition dates are from October 22nd until December 14th, 2012, but there will be 42 works of art by 27 artists from 15 states. I only have to say three words … Jennifer Knowles-McQuistion! Yes, Jennifer will be showing there! That is all I need to say!
I will write again before Halloweeen for sure for next week! In the spooky time between, be well and nice to each other.