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Now that you have your 2014 moving in the right direction (and you are HERE reading this post), don’t stop there! In fact, keep moving in this direction. I’ll post information below about some amazing things to see and experience in the coming week that you don’t want to miss out on.

First, as opposed to doing what I normally do by writing about things in chronological order, I’m going to begin this post by letting you know about the most important thing you can do this week. Yeah, I’m saying it. YOU (and all your friends too) need to come to the Boheme Collectif (919 Gallatin Avenue) on Saturday, January 18th, before 7pm. Tickets are only $8 and the stories begin at 7pm sharp. What stories? Well, Start the Car is a rotating lineup of local storytellers that offer non-fiction and fictionalized stories based around a loose theme. The Brooklyn NY-based multimedia series, started by cousins Eric & Asa Gauen, is bringing their talents together with others special guests for their first official show in Nashville. The theme is Treasure, and you are just plain missing out all around if you miss out on this gem of a show. These guys are on the rise and totally original and AWEsome! So learn more about them and the show at www.startthecar.org, and come out to the show on Saturday already!

Back to the daily grind of creativity, back to TODAY … Why not go to Sarratt Gallery any time from 9am today - Valentine’s Day at 9pm. If you do go, you’ll see new ceramic art by Claudia M. Overstreet and Roy Overcast. You might have already seen some of Overcast’s stellar work in the past because he is known for making clay works for Cracker Barrel and Opryland, and he has been a regular every spring at the TACA fair since 1972. Go see the work early and then you can come out prepared for the reception on Saturday, February 1st, from 4:30-7pm (all are invited).

Tuesday, giving you a few for Tuesday instead of just two, you have several options for great people and things to see. First, there will be another round of Free Night of Speech over at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium for a night of poetry, prose, rants, manifestos, and everything. As always, it will be hosted by the ever pervasive Honest Lewis, and there will be plenty of snacks to enjoy (including the verbal snacks for your creative brain). It will go down at 2915 Gallatin Road from 7-11pm, but come early if you want a good seat or to lock up a slot to speak. Second, at 7:30pm, over at TPAC, you can enjoy “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage (or not … just saying, it will be another cool show on stage in town). And last, but not least, for Tuesday, you can join me over at 3rd & Lindsley to watch, listen, and dance to a performance by Colour of London! It is at 9pm, and it will be a unique celebration as the local group showcases a full band for the first time in town this year. Don’t miss out on this one either.

Skip on over to Thursday, January 16th, and you can be a part of Unbound Arts Presents: Third Thursdays at The Building’s January Event. At 7pm, this will kick off the intro of this event’s Season 2! These events are always at The Building (1008 C. Woodland Street), and help promote the collaboration and intermingling of artistic disciplines to reach new goals creatively. From 7-8pm, there will be new work by the visual artist Johnny Lee Park. From 8-8:30, there will be slides and musical presentation by Kathleen Tirpak. And from 8:30-11pm, there will be live music by Stephen Simmons, Lynn Taylor & Graham Gray, Linnae Reeves Cappellino & Friends, and Zelda & Pal Sheldon. It’s only $5 at the door!!!!

Friday, you can either stroll on over to St. George’s Episcopal Church (4715 Harding Pike) at 11:55am for the 12th Annual Benefit Concert (aka Mozart’s Birthday Concert)- where $5 at the door is split between the church and The Contributor, or you can double down on the Friday fun and head on over to Rocketown (601 4th Avenue South) at 7pm for a mere $10 to experience This Is A Lifetime, Buried Within, and Hour Hands. You can’t go wrong with either or both … your call.

But this brings me back to Saturday, January 18th. Before I come full circle on YOU, I need to let you know of a special grand opening for the East Nashville community. Specifically, the East Nashville Community Acupuncture will celebrate their grand opening of their new space and 4 years growing and thriving in the neighborhood. They all have a Dedication Ceremony from 5-5:30pm, and an Open House/Artist Reception for “Scrapings: art by Angel Rabus” from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome to join the fun. The art will show through March, and the new clinic home for the East Nashville Community Acupuncture clinic will be down the street from East Side Story at 805 Woodland Street, Suite 340. Don’t be a stranger to any and all of this.

But yeah, let me come back full circle to Saturday and the first MUST-SEE experience of 2014! Let me simply repeat myself here. YOU (and all your friends too) need to come to the Boheme Collectif (919 Gallatin Avenue) on Saturday, January 18th, before 7pm. Tickets are only $8 and the stories begin at 7pm sharp. What stories? Well, Start the Car is a rotating lineup of local storytellers that offer non-fiction and fictionalized stories based around a loose theme. The Brooklyn NY-based multimedia series, started by cousins Eric & Asa Gauen, is bringing their talents together with others special guests for their first official show in Nashville. The theme is Treasure, and you are just plain missing out all around if you miss out on this gem of a show. These guys are on the rise and totally original and AWEsome! So learn more about them and the show at www.startthecar.org, and come out to the show on Saturday already!

There you have it. Enjoy your day, week, and life. See you on the other side of Machu Picchu, amigos.

much love,
chUck

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