Don’t you just hate when you spend money on fireworks that either don’t work at all or fizz out long before the price tag promises? I sure am glad I’ve decided to just make my own this year out on the farm (Burning Banjo shout out!). Well, speaking of things that won’t be a dud to your festive weekend, I have noticed a few things on my radart that are sure to brighten your blue skies for a few days to come.
First and foremost, my radart is forecasting that there will be a good amount of crazy rain surrounding the Nashville area this Friday, July 2nd. You can take cover (a $5 cover to be exact) at Avenue 9 (located at 312 9th Avenue South) as Raining Cats & Dogs: A Benefit for Nashville Flood Animals showers the area with loads of art all around to help raise funds and awareness to the many animals and pets that were displaced during the Nashville Flood. From 7pm-midnight, there will be live hip hop and house music combined with burlesque, cabaret, belly-dancing, body-painting, and a photo booth to accompany a silent auction featuring donations from local businesses and talented Nashville artists. How can you not get excited and make plans to attend such an event where all the proceeds benefit the Nashville Humane Association, New Leash on Life and SAAW? Need more to entice you? Try not to get psyched for the possibility of buying remarkable donated items from Manuel, Katy K’s Ranch Dressing, Michael Brown, McCormick Animal Clinic, Eryk Datura, Shannon Wages, Sephora, Ash Sivils, Blackbird Tattoo, Nashville Rollergirls, Be Simple, Anjeanette Illustration, Ken Walls, Pablo Scruggs, Jeff Bertrand, Dustin Dirt, Lalie Kavulich, Bodypainting by Alicia Schenk, and even a very special donation from Dolly Parton! Okay then; I’ll see you there!
And if you are not on a farm shooting fireworks from off your head, or on a lake somewhere spelling your name in the air with trusty sparklers (always a favorite), then you should spend Saturday, July 3rd, at Estel Gallery getting the chance to converse with Estel’s version of East meets West in an opening reception for Concept of Space: works by Moco Sasamoto & Dana Costello. Coinciding with the First Saturday Downtown Art Crawl, you and all your friends are officially invited to drop by all of the participating galleries to light the fuse for another successful weekend of local art.
Aside from the fabulous fun mentioned above, Art After Hours is also offering an artistic oasis of Nashville’s cool art to beat the summertime heat. Where the last mentioned shall be the first to happen, Art After Hours is hosting amazing art deals and spotlights on the local art scene as usual on the first Thursday of every month. Click this link to check out the specifics all over town this Thursday, July 1st, from 5-8pm.
That being written; whether you get out or not this weekend, be good and be safe. Light the fuse and run like the wind and hope that the wind doesn’t blow out your fun. Thanks for dropping by and please come again and tell a friend. As you were … busy but happy.