Soooooo, before I get into this week, let's take a trip down memory lane for one second about what I posted on other social media and East Side Story's website last week after I last wrote on here. See this link and enjoy the recap of the first East Side Storytellin' event that I hosted on election night. It was a big success and the first of many to come.
Side note, last minute change of line-up due to the flu ... tomorrow's featured musical act will be wonderful Levi Weaver instead of Jenny and Tyler (blame it on the flu and know they'll be at East Side Storytellin' on January 8th). Hope to see y'all there at both!
East Side Storytellin’ Schedule:
Author, River Jordan, will read from her book Praying for Strangers followed by a musical performance by Levi Weaver.
So yeah, that is the key event around and before your bed time in case you want to RSVP as one of the last few spots we have remaining. Did I mention attending is FREE but limited?
Speaking of the holiday season this week and shopping local, leave it to Metro Arts to help everyone and their mother find great deals and great events. I'll just give you their link and a blurb they just posted everywhere:
• The art of reading is a gift. East Side Story, our newest independent bookseller features a variety of books, handmade paper items and printed cards all by local authors and makers.
• LeQuire Gallery is featuring local handmade books Thanksgiving Weekend, November 23-24 from 10am-3pm daily.
• Cumberland Gallery has its annual “Small Packages” show through December 23
• PictureThis! Creative Framing & Gallery has limited edition Phil Ponder Prints and Holiday Ornaments that make great Chanukah gifts and stocking stuffers.
After you trot out your turkey or quail or whatever the heck you stuff yourself with on Thursday in good company day and night, you are more than welcome to bring everyone over to Black Friday at 5 Points. From 10am-10pm, there will be festivities gone wild at 1017 Fatherland Street in East Nashville. With a forecast of low 60's, clear skies, lots of local food, local beverages, local music, local art, local shops around the corner that will be open like no other in each direction you turn, I can't think of any other place I'd rather be come Friday … can you?
I know this is quick and not as informed about the weekend ahead, but I'm taking this time to let you just breathe instead of planning out every minute of the holiday season.
Relax, go where you want to be, spend your time the way you want to spend it and with who you want to be beside, and just enjoy the weekend all around. Be thankful for all you have and give to those who are in need. That is all. Be well.
ps- Quick fun fact- Meg has extended her hours at Art & Invention to her holiday hours and has the entire gallery jammed packed with more local folk art, holiday gifts, and cool things you've never even thought of yet in her store. You should...NEED to come visit!