The free Big Band dances continue tonight in the event shelter at the back of Centennial Park. They are 7:30-10 p.m. and include dance lessons at 7 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. This Saturday (Aug. 5) the music is Debbie Bailes & her Band. Details: nashville.gov/parks. 615-862-8440. For cancellation info, see twitter.com/bigbandances.
If you are looking for eclipse preparation activities for the kiddos, this is a good bet: Vanderbilt Health is offering a free eclipse activity book for kids through My Southern Health this month. It’s a 6-page download that includes a word search, a “my 2017 total eclipse story” for kids to fill out, and more. It features Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt mascot Champ! Here’s the page for registration: http://www.mysouthernhealth.com/eclipse/
Cheap crawls = cheap culture!!! It is Art crawl weekend The festive First Saturday Downtown "crawl" is a chance to explore the Fifth Avenue galleries plus as many as 20 other downtown galleries. There is a free shuttle that will take you around. And most of the galleries have free snacks and wine, as well as great art on exhibit. An added attraction is that the Avant Garage Sale at The Arts Company is part of the crawl this time. Lots of affordable, unique art will be fore sale. 5thavenueofthearts.com. The downtown Franklin Tour of the Arts is 6-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month in and around downtown Franklin, with more than 30 galleries participating. franklinartscene.com. The Wedgewood-Houston first Saturday Art & Music event offers great art and receptions in several locations in this emerging neighborhood. 6 p.m. Am-wh.com. for more cheap and free fun this weekend, see tennessean.com/mscheap
Hope the rain goes away so Musicians Corner can hit the stage: Musicians Corner is back with family friendly Friday night and Saturday afternoon multi-genre music at Centennial Park. Friday (5-9 p.m.) is Kris Allen, Sugar & the Hi-Lows, Parker McKay, Laney Jones and Gabe Burdulis. On Saturday (noon - 6 p.m.), hear Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei, Matthew Perryman Jones, Jade Bird, Whiskey Wolves of the West. The lawn party format also includes food trucks, Musicians Corner Pub, local artisan vendors, and Kidsville activities. Details:http://musicianscornernashville.com. For more free and cheap things to do, see tennessean.com/mscheap
what is the most you have paid to park downtown lately? Let me know how much and where it was if you can.. I am just wondering since I am writing a story on best deals on downtown parking these days.....
Art sale at Ron York York & Friends Fine Art is having its annual summer sale with selected artworks 20- 60% off through Labor Day including works from Gay Petach, Polly Cook, Lauren Dunn, Lisa McReynolds and Ron York... to name a few! York & Friends Fine Art 107 Harding Place 615.352.3316 Tues.-Sat. 10-5
The This 'N That Thrift Shop has continued its half off sale storewide through this Saturday and more merchandise is being added to the floor through the week. The shop is at 51st and Georgia Avenue, and proceeds go to support St. LUke's Community House. Check it out..
As a proud Patron of Make-A-Wish Australia we need your help to make a little boy’s wish come true! Seven-year-old leukaemia fighter Eitan wishes “to make lots of new friends by becoming a star”, after spending lots of time in hospital isolation. He’ll be dancing his heart out at Federation Square (Melbourne) on Wednesday, so get involved and donate to his #WishForce now http://bit.ly/eitanswishforce #eitanswish
Good timing on I-80. William O'Briant says he (and his brand new truck) just happened to be at the right place at the right time Sunday morning. He offered up his ride to a UHP Trooper who found himself suddenly without a cruiser. He says, "bad guys are in jail and the truck still looks like new." More at 10 on KSL 5 TV