251. Fourteen Things To Do This Week In Nashville (January 11-18)


Join Nashville in celebrating the legacy of a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr. See below for the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts below, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.

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MLK DAYS OF SERVICE
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by joining Hands on Nashville as they give back to the community through service during January. hon.org

NASHVILLE MLK DAY
On January 16, there will be a Youth Program at Jefferson Street Baptist Church at 8:30am, a Ceremonial March at 10am at the Jefferson Street Baptist Church, and a Convocation at 11am at TSU Gentry Complex. mlkdaynashville.com

5K4MLK RUN/WALK
The 5K4MLK unites the community to run for diversity in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will begin at East Park Community Center on January 16. 5k4mlk.com

LET FREEDOM SING
The Nashville Symphony will host their annual concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 22, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The orchestra will perform a mix of spirituals, popular songs, and classical music honoring the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement. nashvillesymphony.org

OZ ARTS NASHVILLE
Throughout the entire day of January 16, children can participate in engaging workshops led by Nashville based teaching artists at OZ Arts Nashville. ozartsnashville.org

BELMONT UNIVERSITY
From January 16th to the 27th, Belmont University will have various events including a film and discussion series, candlelight vigil, and lectures to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. belmont.edu

FISK UNIVERSITY
On January 12, Fisk University will have a special ceremony to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring speaker Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock at the Fisk Memorial Chapel. On January 14, they will host a day of volunteer service in remembrance of Dr. King. fisk.edu

VANDERBILT UNVERSITY
Commemorating Dr. King’s life and legacy, the Vanderbilt University community will gather together for a series of programs including participating in the city-wide march, community service, educational forums, and lectures from January 13th to the 16th. vanderbilt.edu

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Tenessee State University will have their annual Campus Wide Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21. tnstate.edu

MORE EVENTS

NASHVILLE ORIGINALS RESTAURANT WEEK
Nashville Originals Restaurant Week is happening January 16-22. As always, multiple restaurants will offer discounted menus and specials for guests to experience Nashville’s ever-expanding food scene. Some of the participating restaurants include 51st Kitchen & Bar, Pineapple Room Restaurant at Cheekwood, Watermark Restaurant, and more. visitmusiccity.com/restaurantweek

NXT LIVE
War Memorial Auditorium will host WWE’s NXT Live on January 14. wmarocks.com

HOLST’S THE PLANETS: AN HD ODYSSEY
Holst’s The Planets: An HD Odyssey will feature exclusive space footage from NASA while the Nashville Symphony performs. The show takes place at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center January 12-15. nashvillesymphony.org

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
The classic Harlem Globetrotters stop by Bridgestone Arena on January 15. bridgestonearena.com

GILBERT GOTTFRIED
Gilbert Gottfried will perform at Zanies Comedy Night Club January 12-14. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com

SWANK’S MARTINI & WINE BAR

Swank’s Martini & Wine Bar at the Doubletree Hotel Nashville has a stage that accommodates a variety of bands, from solos to trios, nightly. Featuring primarily jazz and rock & roll music, the bar is a great place to enjoy a happening happy hour or an evening on the town. With over 15 specialty martinis to choose from, ranging from a Wedding Cake martini to a Peppedew martini, Swank’s provides numerous options for an after-work drink or night cap.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

The Ones @ Mercy Lounge – January 11
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead @ Ryman Auditorium – January 12
The Voodoo Fix @ Mercy Lounge – January 13
Blaire Hanks @ 12th & Porter – January 13
The Big Baby D.R.A.M. @ Exit/In – January 13
Big Theif @ The High Watt – January 14
Greensky Bluegrass @ Marathon Music Works – January 14
Voodoo Prophet @ Exit/In – January 14
An Evening with Tom Chaplin of Keane @ City Winery Nashville – January 15
Magie Rogers @ The High Watt – January 16
Rhett Miller @ City Winery Nashville – January 17
Jason Aldean @ 3rd and Lindsley – January 17
Run the Jewels @ Marathon Music Works – January 17
Brothers Osborne @ Marathon Music Works – January 18
Ike Reilly @ The High Watt – January 18

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

2017 Nashville Boat & Sportshow @ Music City Center – January 19-22
Eclipse: The Sun Revealed “Red-Carpet” Premiere @ Adventure Science Center – January 20
PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue @ TPAC – January 21-22
HAuNTcon Tradshow, Tours, and Costume Ball @ Sheraton Music City – January 26-30

And so much more.

251. Fourteen Things To Do This Week In Nashville (January 11-18)

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