This is another informal letter to creative people and fans of creativity around the area to take note of several fun people and events to be seen this week. I’ll get going right away.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 27th, at 7-10pm, at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium (2915 Gallatin Pike) for another round of poetry, prose, rants, and manifestos. Hosted by writer Honest Lewis, the night is a full spectrum mix of styles and subject matter. Everyone is welcome to get up and share their ideas. There are beers, snacks, and a lot of chances to be heard. It is another night of free speech, and you should get there early, around 6:30pm, to get your spot (on a couch, at the bar, and on the setlist).
Wednesday, oh Wednesday, is going to be a heck of a hump day. First , from 5-8pm, you can head over to the Nashville Public Library (615 Church Street) to join The Tennessean for a reception commemorating Nashville’s Civil Rights Movement with art and literature. The art will feature Larry McCormack’s photography, and the literature will be shared by Edwidge Danticat, with a book signing afterwards. Secondly, from 6-10pm, at the East-Centric Pavilion (1006 Fatherland Street), you can be a part of another great round of Native: Sunset Sessions. With great music, free bits, and cheap beer (for all legal attendees) without a cover, you can hear the likes of Pageant, Kiernan McMullan, and Waterfall Wash all at the same spot! Third, at 7:30pm, at Fido (1812 21st Avenue South), you can witness another fabulous round of the comedic storytelling show called Pictures of Fireworks. It is a monthly night of storytelling that showcases a combo of Nashville’s best comedians and authors, its most interesting residents and characters, and YOU. Half of the tales are told by performers and locals curated in advance and the other half comes from audience members who drop their names in a hat from the start o the show. It’s non-fiction and a blast to hear. It is hosted by Heather LeRoy on behalf of Corporate Juggernaut, and is not to be missed if you haven’t seen it before. If you have, don’t miss it then either!
Thursday, at Belcourt Theatre (2102 Belcourt Avenue), at 7pm, you too can witness the world premiere of “Hear Our Voices.” It is the inspiring stories of nine children and young adults who are fighting to overcome their mental health issues. It was made by David & Patricia Earnhardt, in association with Tennessee Voices for Children, and makes the case that all children need access to affordable treatments and supports to help them in their lives.
Friday, at 6pm, at Rocketown (601 4th Avenue South), you can buy an eight dollar ticket presage or $10 the day of the show to be a part of a wonderful event. With the likes of Poema & Bashly, Cardboard Kids, and THE Levi Weaver, it will be quite the gathering of talent and show. Side note, the next day, at 1pm, at the same bat location, there will be an awesome Anti-Bullying Rally going on in case you or anyone you know what to come out for that. See more about both events at Rocketown at www.rocketown.org.
On Saturday, you have two very cool things to choose from, if you don’t go to both. First, from 9:30 AM until 10pm, at Phat Bites Deli (940 Allen Road), there will be the 2nd and last Wash Yard Paint Jam of the year at the Wash Yard. The event is FREE and open to the public. If you are an artist and interested in getting a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org NOW while space is still available. Secondly, you can be there for the epic book release reading and party for Ben Burr’s latest work titled “jesus christ for now maybe satan later.” All you need to know is that it will be great, it will go down at 808 Fatherland Street, and it will start at 8pm. Be there!
And now that I’ve called you out for that event, I think I’m just about finished for this week. Oh, before I forget, I’m moving East Side Storytellin’ over to Mad donna’s next Tuesday, September 3rd, at 7pm. Be there too! See more info here- http://eastsidestorytn.com/east-side-storytellin-20-when-the-coal-men-didnt-miss-the-bus-people/
Now, have a great day and week ahead. Thanks for reading and sharing. Be nice to one another too.