YELP … I need somebody! YELP … not just anybody! YELP! That’s right; YELP is hosting YELP HELPS tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28th, at the Cannery Ballroom starting at 6pm. YELP has picked 20 local non-profit organizations to celebrate and raise money for during a FREE event where you can get FREE food and drink if you RSVP online (RSVP Online at www.transitnownashville.org/yelp and you’ll get free drink tickets and complimentary food by Nashville Originals). YELP is basically pooling donations during the night for anyone who wants to donate, every person will be given one voting ticket at the door that they can cast at a non-profit’s booth, and then there will be one lucky non-profit chosen at the end of the night with the most votes who takes home the cash. AND if you’d like to try your best at several Minute-to-Win-it challenges, you may win a chance for ten additional voting tickets. Did I mention that this is FREE to attend? It is. You also have to be at least 21 years of age too.
If I then skip ahead to the weekend, things always ramp up around the 1st of the month. This Saturday is no different. First, I highly suggest you hit up the Downtown area and the First Saturday Downtown Art Crawl to the fullest. You can drop by The Arts Company to experience the opening reception from 6-9pm of “From Nashville to Paris and Back: 1945-46 … Classic Photographs by Ed Clark, legendary LIFE Magazine photographer and Nashville native” or drop on over to Tinney Contemporary for their opening reception at the same time of “Blueprints: Cyanotypes by Susan Weil & Betancourt.” I will write more about both in the upcoming weeks after seeing it for myself, but I thought you’d like to know about the first chance for you to see it too.
But sticking Downtown, here are two other events that you definitely don’t need to miss out on. First, the always fun Blend Studio is presenting an exhibition of posters, prints, and artist books produced at the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection. Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection is a unique letterpress facility that includes thousands of hand-carved wood letters and antique printing presses. It is a fabulous working timepiece of a program that started smack dab on the campus of Austin Peay State University. Pretty fab stuff if I say so myself. Second, also from 6-9pm, you won’t want to miss the monumental opening of Open Gallery presenting “The Rehearsal: Selected Work from Joel Parsons’ Ballet Projects.” Located inside The Arcade, 244 5th Avenue North, Open Gallery is pleased to present this solo exhibition of new work by Parsons that features a performance in the first hour of the opening by the artist himself and then figurative sculpture and a small selection of photos. You can read more about the beginning of Open Gallery at http://www.opengallery.info/index.html.
Then, for the grand finale, finish off your Saturday night and week by visiting Brick Factory Nashville for the After Crawl sponsored by Native magazine from 8-midnight! Sponsored by Native, there will be beer by Jackalope Brewing Company, food by Pizza Buds, music by Marc Scibilia, Vitek, The Future, Eric Phillippi, The Maloneys, and The Dandy Lions, art by Greg Pond, Angela Burks, Mandy Rogers Horton, Nina Mayer, and Emily Clayton, treats by The Trycicle Sweets Co. and Honeybean Mobile Boutique, AND the SEPTEMBER ISSUE of Native. It will be a pretty amazing celebration for an issue you might recognize a few names inside of for writer’s sake. Take my word for it and do what you will with that word as always. It will be a grand finale for the week for sure.
As always, good things and better things to come. Thanks for your time now and always and I look forward to writing to you and your friends soon.
Have a great week and if you get bored … come visit me at East Side Story every afternoon for the rest of the week. I have books, artwork, t-shirts, and ideas to sell. Actually, everything at East Side Story is for sale except one gift on the wall and mE.
As you were, busy but happy,