You may have missed out on your chance to visit the Frist Center today on the last day of a few exhibitions before the new ones come in. You may even have missed out on visiting Cheekwood's Tree House exhibition since today was the final day for that too. Heck, you might even have missed a few other things today, but I hope you've had a great day and plan to have a good week ahead. Here are a few things that might help make that possible.
For starters, tomorrow night will allow you to pretend like it's the weekend by going to 12th & Porter to hear the amazing local band Eastern Block at 8pm playing some old and very very new songs about to be recorded for their latest record. They will be playing alongside The Rouge and Makeshift Prodigy starting at 8pm. I highly recommend you taking time to listen to Eastern Bock before they hit it really big … yes, it is going to happen … trust me.
Then, I skip a few hours and days to introduce you to the wonderment that is Thursday, September 6th. It is literally a "Trio" of fun. First, there is a FREE reception for Watkins College of Art, Design & Film's annual faculty show called "Trio"-with work by Cody Arnall, Adan De La Garza, and Alethea Norene from 5:30-8pm in the Brownlee O. Currey Jr., Gallery on Campus (2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd) Second, you should know about the 10th Avenue Toast Community Mixer going down at Brick Factory Nashville (209 10th Avenue South, Suite 126). From 4:30-7:30 pm, local authors Cary Graham (Remnant) and Jenny Hickman (The Mirrors at Barnard Hall) will be selling autographed copies of their tremendous debut novels- I should plug that I am happy to say both of them have their books for sale on the shelves at East Side Story as well. This event is FREE and open to the public as well. Lastly on Thursday, you are more than welcome to join and participate with local muralist Andee Rudloff over at the Hillsboro Village Community Mural at Kay Bob's (1602 21st Avenue South) from 5-8pm. By coming down to help at that time, you'll be taking having fun at the Hillsboro Art Crawl to another level altogether. On top of painting and the crawl all around, there will be live music by Frank Rische & The Family Band too! Did I mention this is the LAST Hillsboro Village Art Walk? Well, due to some construction changes on the horizon, there won't be any more big events in that area after Thursday until Christmas in the Village on December 6th … stay tuned.
Then, another beginning comes from some other beginning's end-or so I've heard. Friday, September 7th, from 6-9pm should solely be dedicated to the GRAND return of The Plowhaus Gallery GRAND OPENING (729 Porter Road, East Nashville). Eight O' Five Jive will be playing music and food will be provided by Pomodoro's East while some of the best local art will be showcased at the same location. Don't believe me? Well, let me name drop a few of them here: Andee Rudloff, AyJey Illustration, Ben Vitualla, Beth Seiters, Bethany Taylor, Buddy Jackson, Carrie Mills, Connie McGhee, David Wariner, Denny Adcock, Diane Stockard, Erika Wollam-Nichols, Franne Lee, Gina Anderson, HARRY, Jay Trimble, Jeff Frazier, Julie Sola, Keith Harmon, Landry Butler, Laurie Poole, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Marlynda Augelli, Martin Cadieux, Mary Sue Kern, Michael ClenDening, Nancy VanReece, Ned Evett, Paul Schneider, Raeanne Rubinstein, Rob Lindsay, Ron Coons, Sarah McTeer Ogburn, Susan Striepe, Susie Monick and more!
Which leads me to Saturday, September 8th and the return of 2nd Saturday @ 5 Points. You can come visit East Side Story and the rest of the creative family over at The Row (aka The Idea Hatchery beside Art & Invention) at 1108 Woodland Street if you want to have tons of fun and see the best of boutiques and books. You can then go across the street to Bryant Gallery to see the one and only Bill Brimm's Tide Pools at Halibut Point from 6-9:30pm. The exhibit features color photography from Brimm shot while vacationing this past summer on the Northeast shore. The prints are on canvas and were not photoshopped at all.
I'm guessing the above has given you enough to plan out a spectacular week so I won't give you any more to digest at the moment. I hope you have a wonderful day and week ahead. Thanks for taking the time to read the above and spread the good word around.
As you were, busy but happy,