185. Twenty-Five Things To Do In Music City This Week (November 2-9)


Time to plan out the perfect week in Nashville with our handy-dandy list of things to do. Check out the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, below and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.  

EVENTS

50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
TONIGHT, November 2, Brad Paisley and _L3A9377 2.JPGCarrie Underwood will host the annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena which will broadcast live on the ABC Network at 8/7c. This year will be extra special as the CMA Awards will celebrate 50 years. Guests to the show and those who watch on TV will see performances from Reba, Eric Church, Brooks & Dunn, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, George Strait, and more. visitmusiccity.com/cmaawards

CMA AWARDS WATCH PARTY
Acme Feed & Seed is hosting a viewing party for the CMA Awards. The second floor will be the location to view the show, and there will be live entertainment before and after the show on the first floor. theacmenashville.com

WAIT WAIT … DON’T TELL ME!
NPR’s popular show, Wait wait … Don’t Tell Me!, will take place at TPAC, on November 3, ft. special guest Wynonna Judd. tpac.org

BRIAN POSEHN
Comedian Brian Posehn will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club November 3-5. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com

MARATHON MUSIC WORKS’ 5TH ANNIVERSARY
Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Delta Saints, and Cody Higgins will perform Marathon Music Works’ 5th Anniversary show on November 4. The event is free. marathonmusicworks.com

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
The romantic comedy, Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, will occur at TPAC November 4-5. tpac.org

ALABAMA SPECIAL INTERVIEW
Alabama will participate in a special interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater on November 5. The program will be included with museum admission or museum membership. Read more from the press release.

WANDERLUST 108
On November 5, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will host Wanderlust 108 featuring a 5K, yoga, and meditation. wanderlust.com

SCHWARTZ SIDE OF THE MOON
You will sample craft beer from Blackstone Brewing Co. and Black Abbey Brewing Company while watching Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon laser show in the Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center during Schwartz Side of the Moon on November 5. adventuresci.org

TURNIP GREEN FESTIVAL
The Nashville Farmers’ Market will host the Turnip Green Festival, November 5, featuring free turnip greens and cornbread samples from the world’s largest pot of turnip greens prepared by Smiley’s Farm. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

BACON AND BEER CLASSIC
The Bacon and Beer Classic will have over 50 bacon-infused dishes and more than 100 craft beers for you to enjoy. The fun happens, November 5, at Nissan Stadium. baconandbeerclassic.com

TASTE
The LGBT Chamber is presenting TASTE at Nissan Stadium on November 6. The day will feature samples from some of Nashville’s best chefs, and beverages from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. nashvillelgbtchamber.org

OCTONAUTS LIVE!
Families will love to witness Octonauts Live! at TPAC on November 6. tpac.org

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
The taping of CMA Country Christmas will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House on November 8. Jennifer Nettles will return as host, and Amy Grant, Andra Day, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and more are set to perform. The show will air on ABC on November 28. opry.com

SAMURAI: THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ next exhibit featuring ninety objects, including armor & weapons, ranging in date from the 14th to the 19th centuries to illustrate the story of the Samurai, a warrior class from early Japanese history. The exhibit will open on November 4th and last until January 16th, 2017. Also, to celebrate the opening of the exhibit, they are hosting their annual Free Family Festival Day on November 6. fristcenter.org

BLAKE SHELTON: BASED ON A TRUE STORY
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibit Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story will end on November 6. This will be your last chance to see it. countrymusichalloffame.org

FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
Step inside Music City’s art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, 6-9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl

ARTS & MUSIC AT WEDGEWOOD/HOUSTON
Art enthusiasts will love to take part in Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston. The event takes place every first Saturday of every month featuring a ton of galleries that display new groundbreaking art plus live music. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl

JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
The Nashville Children’s Theatre’s current production is Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook which will last until December 4th. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

NASHVILLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). Educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films will be shown throughout Nashville during this unique Music City festival happening October 19-November 12. nashvillejff.net

NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS NOISES OFF
The Nashville Repertory Theatre’s current production is Noises Off and continues at TPAC until November 5th. nashvillerep.org

OLDE WORLDE THEATRE PRESENTS HUMPTY DUMPTY’S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE
The Belcourt Theatre is hosting Olde Worlde Theatre’s current show Humpty Dumpty’s Halloween Adventure each Saturday, until November 12th. belcourt.org

STUFF HAPPENS
Stuff Happens is the Circle Players’ next production and will take place at Z Alexander Looby Theater November 3rd through the 13th. circleplayers.net

ARTLIGHTENMENT ART AND FILM FESTIVAL
Artlightenment Art and Film Festival will occur on multiple dates from November 5th to the 12th. The events will feature art, film, celebrity guests, and more. artlightenment.com

FORT NEGLEY: A SYMBOL OF THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
History lovers may venture to Fort Negley, on November 5, for a day of discussion on Fort Negley’s role during the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Bobby Lovett will be the keynote speaker, and a group of scholars will offer a panel discussion. Find more information.

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

MLB, MLS, NFL, NHL, NBA, & SEC
We are in prime time for sports lovers. The NBA just started, MLB is wrapping up, MLS is in the playoffs, NHL has begun, and we’re halfway through the NFL and college football season. Wondering where you can watch your game in Music City? Check out: visitmusiccity.com/sportsbars.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Roots of a Rebellion @ 12th & Porter – November 4
Mozart & Tchaikovsky @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – November 4-5
The Soul Rebels @ 12th & Porter – November 5
The Music of Whitney Houston @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – November 6
Jackie Green @ 3rd and Lindsley – November 6
Connor Oberst @ Ryman Auditorium – November 6
Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman – An Evening of Yes Music and More @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – November 7
Stevie Nicks @ Bridgestone Arena – November 7
Opry at the Ryman ft. Craig Morgan, Tucker Beathard, and more @ Ryman Auditorium – November 8
JOHNNYSWIM @ Ryman Auditorium – November 9
Stryper @ Marathon Music Works – November 9

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

An Evening with Mr. Dickens @ Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President – November 10
Food for Strings Campaign @ The Guitar Workshop – November 11
Lightning 100’s Music City Salutes Our Veterans @ Marathon Music Works – November 11
Suzahn Fierring’s Birthday Bash @ Douglas Corner Cafe – November 11
Grand Ole Gameroom Expo @ Franklin Marriott Cool Springs – November 11-13
Field of Honor @ Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President – November 11-13
Project 615’s 3rd Annual Nashvember @ Track One Building – November 12
Making Berry in Berry Hill Street Festival @ Berry Hill District – November 12
Homegrown Beerthday Festival @ Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace – November 12
19th Annual Hats Off to High Hopes ft. Old Dominion and more @ Ryman Auditorium – November 13

And so much more.

185. Twenty-Five Things To Do In Music City This Week (November 2-9)

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