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East Side Storytellin' 25 - Mad Donna's at 7pm, Tuesday, November 5th

Honestly, and you know it, I can't start this post any other way. In case you didn't already know or hear from me yet, East Side Storytellin’— a bi-monthly storytelling event hosted by East Side Story owner Chuck Beard (mE) the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Mad Donna's (1313 Woodland Street)—will be celebrating its one year anniversary show tonight, Tuesday, November 5, at 7pm. This evening, local author, Keel Hunt, will read from his original work, Coup, followed by the music of Park Chisolm. A casual conversation about the guests’ creative processes, artistic journeys, and special ties to the Nashville area will wrap up the program. East Side Storytellin' is open to the public and FREE to attend.

Time: 7 pm sharp (Central)
Location: Mad Donna’s (1313 Woodland Street)-

Need information or details about Mad donna’s, call 615-226-1617.

Author: Keel Hunt (
Musician: Park Chisolm ( parkchisolm).

Here is a link that shares more details so you won't get confused and can share and be there!

Now with that out of the way, you probably should know about the event that's happening on Thursday, November 7th, at 8pm at TPAC (505 Deaderick Street). It's Alton Brown Live! Doing his Edible Inevitable Tour, Brown brings his quirky brand of humor and culinary-science to the stage with a 90 minute show of comedy, lectures, live music, and everything that makes up the art of life in a fun way. It will be something cool to see, if anything else.

Move over to Friday and there's only one place you should be and that's at The 5 Spot (1006 Forrest Avenue). It will be there at 9pm where you can find the ultimate rock stars of The Coal Men (East Side Storytellin' alumni and awesome guys with a new album released last month). They are great guys and great musicians playing alongside other great people. It will be a great time.

Saturday, you have a choice for 4 amazing events. In fact, you can make time to attend and experience all 4 if you choose wisely. Here they are, in no order of rank:

1- Elves Faire = Starting at 9am, at Linden Waldorf School (3201 Hillsboro Pike), be a part of the 17th Annual Linden Waldorf School Elves' Faire. Check out more details here -

2- Save The Roxy Theatre (aka the Roxy Revival) = from 10am-10pm, there is an old theater called The Roxy in East Nashville (827 Meridian Street). It's been closed for years and on Saturday, November 9th, there will be an all day concert celebrating the Theater and the East-Side Community trying to revive it. There will be 2 stages (inside the theater and outdoors), beer, local venders, food trucks galore, a film viewing, and music all day. Wait, it's FREE to attend! For more information, click here -

3- State of the Word = At 7pm, at Vanderbilt University's Sarratt Cinema, Tennessee and Alabama's top college and high school poets, emcees, and spoken word artists will convene for the 6th year in a row to celebrate community and expression. Tickets can be purchased at or at the door (if still available). Tickets cost $10 general admission, $5 for students, and $3 if you are 17 or under. This year, organizers anticipate representatives from Stratford, Big Picture, MLK, Hume Fogg, Lead Academy, The Academy at Old Hickory, Oakland, Station Camp, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet, Vanderbilt, Belmont, TSU, MTSU, UTK, UT Martin, Fisk, and APSU. The State of the Word is funded in part by Vanderbilt University’s Commons, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Vanderbilt Writing Studio.

4- Last, but certainly not least, come over to 5 Points in East Nashville from 6-9pm to visit The Idea Hatchery and other art galleries for the 2nd Saturday art crawl at 5 Points. There will be art, live music, drinks, snacks, and great people to visit with while possibly picking up some great gifts for your friends and family!

So, there you have it. Another week in the books with events for the record books all around. Thanks for taking the time to read the above and share with others. YOU rock!

As you were, busy but happy,
much love,

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