Hello, hello, hello y’all! This week will contain temp highs and lows, and it will probably contain regular highs and lows per usual too. Leave it to this post to only provide the cultural highs for you all to enjoy though.
To go full circle on you, I’m gonna start with Honest Lewis and his wonderful , bimonthly (on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month) program called “A Night of Free Speech.” If you venture down to Logue’s Black Raven Emporium (2915 Gallatin Pike) at 7pm, you will witness some of the most daring writing and reading from local scribe anywhere to be found, honest injun! If you come earlier, you can sign up to read. If you simply want to enjoy some cheap snacks, spirits, and amazing reading in a warm environment that helps the creative folks in town more than you know, be Honest’s guest! Heck, invite a friend or two and join this scene already. It is well worth your time and efforts. Get out and experience something new!
Also this evening, March 11th, you can help support another local author in that of Craig Havighurst. He, alongside Radley Balko, Andrew Maraniss, and Tom Wood (author of Karski), will be sharing their works and insight at “Writing a book: An SPJ discussion.” It is from 6:30-7:30pm at WPLN (630 Mainstream Drive), and this panel of journalist authors will join reporter Blake Farmer in a frank discussion about a few dos and don’ts (lots of don’ts) of turning the daily beat into something more. It is a happy hour event. If you bring a small donation for SPJ you can enjoy a craft brew or glass of wine during the talks. You can show up or take the time to RSVP today with Blake Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get out and learn something new!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12th, if you aren’t at TPAC with Sister’s Act, you might find comfort at the release party for Kendra DeColo’s “Thieves in the Afterlife.” It is at Parnassus Books, at 6:30pm, and you will have the company of several fine local poets in the crowd that have already commented their intentions of showing up and support. And if you are on that side of the river for a bit, you might as well head to The Stone Fox and witness the “Night of the Silvermen” too. At 712 51st Avenue North, at 8pm, admission is FREE for you to see a solo electric violin set by Tracy Silverman that is going to be followed by a full on set by The Jack Silverman Ordeal (featuring Robert Crawford, Viktor Krauss, and Tyson Rogers). This grand ordeal will be presented by the wonderful folks at the Nashville Fringe Festival. Get out and visit somewhere you’ve never been before!
Skip on over to Friday, March 14th, from 6-9pm, and finally you’ll have some visual art to stimulate and blow your mind this week. At Main Street Gallery, 625 Main Street, Michael R. Grine is presenting his “Gleam: An Illuminated Art Show” to help benefit Nashville Classical Charter School. Also on Friday, at Cult Fiction Underground (2915 Gallatin Pike) will feature the feature “Bubba Ho-Tep”. To let the art and movies speak for itself, get out and see something you’ve never seen before!
Over the weekend, you should visit all of the art galleries to your North, South, West, and over the river to the East to support the visual arts scene. There are so many talented visual artists that call Nashville home right now who will be internationally known in the decades to come. Why not visit and see them before the entire world knows about them. Spoiler alert, they need your help to get started. Meaning, they would greatly appreciate YOU buying their artwork to help them continue to do the amazing work they are working on now for the future ahead. Get out and buy some new art that has never been created before!
Flip over to the other side of early next week, a week from today in fact, on Tuesday, March 18th, at 7pm sharp, with the man that started this week’s post in that of Honest Lewis. Honest Lewis will be accompanied by the musician Adam Hill in rounding out another rockin’ East Side Storytellin’ show at Mad Donna’s. It is FREE to attend, starts promptly at 7pm, is over by 8:30pm, and you can eat, drink, and be merry the entire time! Get out and have fun!
You can read the recap and recording of our show from last week that includes the information about next week’s stellar show here -
Or you can just listen to the recording of last week’s show here- https://soundcloud.com/eastsidestorytn/sets/east-side-storytellin-32
That about wraps it all up for this week’s post here, but remember to be nice to one another out there. Despite the heat today, it can be a cold city if you let it. So don’t let it!
Thanks and remember to come here often and share with all others that might want to read about the above.