Hi y'all, and howdy do! I'll just jump right to the heart of the matter. You came here for events and things to do and see this week so that is exactly what I'll do right here.
Tonight, in a few hours and ticking, you can make it a habit to drop by Logue's Black Raven Emporium for another round of poetry, prose, rants, and manifestos from some of the most creative folks around. Hosted by the head scribe of Honest Lewis, the night is a spectrum mix of styles, subject matter, and realities. It's from 7-11pm, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month (in case you want to plan every Tuesday of the month around literature with East Side Storytellin' being the 1st and 3rd over at Mad donna's) and it goes down at 2915 Gallatin Pike. If you want to sign up to read your own stuff, I suggest you get there early. If you want a good seat, because it is always packed, then I suggest you get there early. Basically, I suggest you get there early.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11th, I suggest you hit up either one of two places with very cool people leading the creative charge. First, at the Gordon Jewish Community Center of Nashville (801 Percy Warner Blvd.), from 7-9pm, go out and support East Side Story artist Lisa Haddad with her opening reception of her paintings in mixed media called "One Thing Leads To Another." Accompanying that art show will be never before heard music by the always awesome Jim Hoke and Austin Jitterbug Hoke. There will be wine & food, of course. Second option or just after you leave the art opening, you can head over to the Loveless Cafe for a round of Music City Roots that will feature the talented East Side Storytellin' alum of Mr. Music City himself, Peter Cooper (for the East Side Storytellin' show that Peter played at with Eric Brace and the author Robert Hicks see here- http://eastsidestorytn.com/east-side-storytellin-12-where-writers-read-sing-and-eat-their-great-uncles-with-a-side-of-red-beets-for-dinner-outdoors/). Tickets ar $10, you get a slew of other great guests, and it starts after 7pm. Either way, you can't go wrong as long as you just get out of the house and go!
On Thursday evening, from 5-7pm, over at Belmont's Leu Art Gallery (1900 Belmont Boulevard), you can check out another spectacular art opening in that of an opening reception and talk with Mary Addison Hackett. In the show titled "Le Rayon Vert," Hackett's paintings explore art in the ever-shifting constructions of meaning, memory, and representation in day-to-day life. It, and the other creative people I know that are going to be there, will be quite fascinating.
And speaking of fascinating, a short note about Thursday on the side, local Palaver Records is presenting a special night at footer (2511 Gallatin Road). At 9pm, close to home, you can come out and hear the likes of Mark Fredson, Nick Woods & The Turkey Feathers, and then close your evening just right with the brilliant Allen Thompson (also an East Side Storytellin' alum … this group keeps on growing y'all!). But yeah, go check it out before you check out for the night.
I won't event touch Friday the 13th for reasons I prefer to leave in my childhood of the 80's memories, if you don't mind.
Skipping to Saturday, you really only need to go one place, but I'll share another on the side per usual. First, on the side, you should make it a point to drop by Sawtooth Printhouse at 5pm (2200 McGavock Pike) to help celebrate their 1 year anniversary. They are doing inspiring work with design and print and you should get to know them if you don't know them already. And talking about getting to know "them," you should plug your GPS into heading over to The Idea Hatchery and all of our amazing stores for the entire day of Saturday at 1108 Woodland Street. All day long, from 11am-9pm, it will be the central location for the 4th Annual Proto Pulp Book Show! Headed up by Julie Sola and Fat Crow Press, alongside the rest of the stores on that spot, Proto Pulp will give you some insight and readings and musical performances that will exhibit the local classic books of the future and more! There will be tons of art to see, books to read, clothes to buy, music to hear, food to eat, drinks to consume, and everything else you need for a fun, healthy, cultured Saturday evening. One specific reading I am excited about, other than Mark Sloniker's latest book coming out, is to hear the reading at East Side Story at 6:30pm by the epic poet of VeerajaR from her book titled "Joy of Being." Get excited because itcoincides with the 2nd Saturday Art Crawl in the area with Art & Invention Gallery, Bryant Gallery, and more. So make plans and come out already!
One last thing, for the week/weekend/Saturday before going to bed and resting on the 7th day for football's sake (or the river trip), you can make it a point to drop by Poetry in the Brew Open Mic Poetry Reading at Portland Brew East (1921 Eastland Avenue). It starts at 6pm, and will most likely have one of my favorite poets there in Jamie Zoe Givens. She was just recently featured as the 1st poet to be on East Side Storytellin' with Swan Dive beside her. You can read about it and listen to the show here- http://eastsidestorytn.com/east-side-storytellin-21-where-a-dancing-girl...). But yeah, check out more information about this monthly event here- www.poetryinthebrew.wordpress.com.
That is all for now. I am tired, and I hear the rain coming soon.
Thanks for reading and sharing with others as always!