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Start the Car and Get Moving!

Now that you have your 2014 moving in the right direction (and you are HERE reading this post), don’t stop there! In fact, keep moving in this direction. I’ll post information below about some amazing things to see and experience in the coming week that you don’t want to miss out on.

First, as opposed to doing what I normally do by writing about things in chronological order, I’m going to begin this post by letting you know about the most important thing you can do this week. Yeah, I’m saying it. YOU (and all your friends too) need to come to the Boheme Collectif (919 Gallatin Avenue) on Saturday, January 18th, before 7pm. Tickets are only $8 and the stories begin at 7pm sharp. What stories? Well, Start the Car is a rotating lineup of local storytellers that offer non-fiction and fictionalized stories based around a loose theme. The Brooklyn NY-based multimedia series, started by cousins Eric & Asa Gauen, is bringing their talents together with others special guests for their first official show in Nashville. The theme is Treasure, and you are just plain missing out all around if you miss out on this gem of a show. These guys are on the rise and totally original and AWEsome! So learn more about them and the show at www.startthecar.org, and come out to the show on Saturday already!

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Back to the daily grind of creativity, back to TODAY … Why not go to Sarratt Gallery any time from 9am today – Valentine’s Day at 9pm. If you do go, you’ll see new ceramic art by Claudia M. Overstreet and Roy Overcast. You might have already seen some of Overcast’s stellar work in the past because he is known for making clay works for Cracker Barrel and Opryland, and he has been a regular every spring at the TACA fair since 1972. Go see the work early and then you can come out prepared for the reception on Saturday, February 1st, from 4:30-7pm (all are invited).

Tuesday, giving you a few for Tuesday instead of just two, you have several options for great people and things to see. First, there will be another round of Free Night of Speech over at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium for a night of poetry, prose, rants, manifestos, and everything. As always, it will be hosted by the ever pervasive Honest Lewis, and there will be plenty of snacks to enjoy (including the verbal snacks for your creative brain). It will go down at 2915 Gallatin Road from 7-11pm, but come early if you want a good seat or to lock up a slot to speak. Second, at 7:30pm, over at TPAC, you can enjoy “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage (or not … just saying, it will be another cool show on stage in town). And last, but not least, for Tuesday, you can join me over at 3rd & Lindsley to watch, listen, and dance to a performance by Colour of London! It is at 9pm, and it will be a unique celebration as the local group showcases a full band for the first time in town this year. Don’t miss out on this one either.

Skip on over to Thursday, January 16th, and you can be a part of Unbound Arts Presents: Third Thursdays at The Building’s January Event. At 7pm, this will kick off the intro of this event’s Season 2! These events are always at The Building (1008 C. Woodland Street), and help promote the collaboration and intermingling of artistic disciplines to reach new goals creatively. From 7-8pm, there will be new work by the visual artist Johnny Lee Park. From 8-8:30, there will be slides and musical presentation by Kathleen Tirpak. And from 8:30-11pm, there will be live music by Stephen Simmons, Lynn Taylor & Graham Gray, Linnae Reeves Cappellino & Friends, and Zelda & Pal Sheldon. It’s only $5 at the door!!!!

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Friday, you can either stroll on over to St. George’s Episcopal Church (4715 Harding Pike) at 11:55am for the 12th Annual Benefit Concert (aka Mozart’s Birthday Concert)- where $5 at the door is split between the church and The Contributor, or you can double down on the Friday fun and head on over to Rocketown (601 4th Avenue South) at 7pm for a mere $10 to experience This Is A Lifetime, Buried Within, and Hour Hands. You can’t go wrong with either or both … your call.

But this brings me back to Saturday, January 18th. Before I come full circle on YOU, I need to let you know of a special grand opening for the East Nashville community. Specifically, the East Nashville Community Acupuncture will celebrate their grand opening of their new space and 4 years growing and thriving in the neighborhood. They all have a Dedication Ceremony from 5-5:30pm, and an Open House/Artist Reception for “Scrapings: art by Angel Rabus” from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome to join the fun. The art will show through March, and the new clinic home for the East Nashville Community Acupuncture clinic will be down the street from East Side Story at 805 Woodland Street, Suite 340. Don’t be a stranger to any and all of this.

But yeah, let me come back full circle to Saturday and the first MUST-SEE experience of 2014! Let me simply repeat myself here. YOU (and all your friends too) need to come to the Boheme Collectif (919 Gallatin Avenue) on Saturday, January 18th, before 7pm. Tickets are only $8 and the stories begin at 7pm sharp. What stories? Well, Start the Car is a rotating lineup of local storytellers that offer non-fiction and fictionalized stories based around a loose theme. The Brooklyn NY-based multimedia series, started by cousins Eric & Asa Gauen, is bringing their talents together with others special guests for their first official show in Nashville. The theme is Treasure, and you are just plain missing out all around if you miss out on this gem of a show. These guys are on the rise and totally original and AWEsome! So learn more about them and the show at www.startthecar.org, and come out to the show on Saturday already!

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There you have it. Enjoy your day, week, and life. See you on the other side of Machu Picchu, amigos.

much love,
chUck

www.eastsidestorytn.com
www.nashvillesheart.com
www.ironmanchuck.wordpress.com

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This Week in a Letter

Hello Nashville!

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).

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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.

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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.

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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 mag4ack@gmail.com 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.

much love,

chUck

www.eastsidestorytn.com

www.nashvillesheart.com

 

Long week = longer weekend of fun ahead

And that’s a good thing for all of us going forward … fact.  It all starts with mending your heart actually.  Mending Hearts, a non-profit community and treatment center that provides shelter, hope and healing to homeless women who suffer from substance abuse and/or mental/emotional disorders, is seeking donations to support the Moms and Kids programs.  They don’t want handouts for nothing.  Mending Hearts is having a banquet and auction TONIGHT at Rocketown!  Through story and song, you are invited to come out and support Mending Hearts tonight starting at 5pm.  From 5-6pmthere will be a silent auction and it will be followed at 6pm by the rest of the program and dinner.  Rocketown (located at 601 4th Avenue South) is honored to host such an event that will raise much needed money for the Moms and Kids program at Mending Hearts and to help Mending Hearts also properly rehab their newly acquired buildings purchased with the help from last year’s big event.  All donations and questions should be directed to Jennifer Hall:jenniferjessicahall@gmail.com.

With that said, I need to give a shout-out to the past and present at hand.  The past- last weekend I forgot to mention a nod to the 2nd annual “Salon des Refuses” at the Tennessee Art League that had a special pre-holiday art sale to benefit the Tennessee Art League.  Located at 808 Broadway, you might want to stop by and see the leftovers of their smaller and less formally finished artwork still available for purchase in the sale including works of canvas, paper, sculpture, jewelry, textiles and other stuff.  The present- alsoTONIGHT is another chance for you all to witness the rising local band Eastern Block at 12th & Porter (114 12th Avenue North) starting at 8:30pm sharp.  You won’t regret it!

Also going on right now something that you won’t regret being a part of is a one-of-a-kind kickstarter project that is made for kids and the kids inside all of us.  Local artist Lindsey Bailey has created a collaborative art project called Deliciously Happy.  It is a multi-faceted project that will culminate in a gallery installation at Belmont University with your help to complete.  It is a project about showing how important art is as a tool to spark people into sharing ideas and working together.  An offshoot of Bailey’s graduate research, the gallery show features partnerships with students from 3 Nashville-area schools: the University School of Nashville, Bordeaux Elementary, and Lead Academy and sculpture students from Belmont University.  Students of each school will construct social issue-based stories and create coordinating performance paraphernalia.  Each workshop session and the final performance will be documented in still images and video.  To this point, Bailey has completed 12 of the 24 workshops through self-financing it, but NOW help is needed to reach the finish line.  The project needs more supplies, an editor to pull all of the videos together, and transportation for the students to attend the gallery opening to see their work and talk about it to the public is also needed.  Take a look at the project and how your help will help it become realized and help make a difference for the future … the kids of today.  See that link HERE-www.kickstarter.com/projects/586300314/deliciously-happy.

All of the above brings me to this coming Saturday, November 12th, 2011.

First, if you are looking for unique, LOCAL, one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family, then yet again you should drop on by the next Porter Crossing Arts Market this Saturday afternoon from noon-9pm at the intersection surrounding The Family Wash.  It is FREE, INDOOR, and is a wonderful experience to be had by all every second Saturday of every month between September-December.

Second, The Arts Company is hosting the 2nd annual Ads2Art Charity Art Auction with the help of the Advertising Federation of Nashville.  The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for the Nashville Advertising and Arts Community and to also raise funds and awareness for the Nashville Downtown Partnership’s 5th Avenue of the Arts initiative.  The event will start with a Patrons Party and gallery tour at 6pm and the Ads2Art Event will go from 7-9pm.  It is $35 for admission at the door and $45 for the Patrons Party and event admission).  There will be food, beverages, jazz, and a chance to bid on some amazing works of art.  It is all sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine and its feature editor Paul Polycarpou will serve as the guest auctioneer for the art live auction.  You can RSVP by contacting Samantha Pyle at 615-305-3460 or Samantha@werkshopmarketing.com.

Third, you should definitely at some point this weekend or month stop by The Rymer Gallery to see the legendary local photographer John Guider and his new work called “View From A Small Boat.”  Here is a sneak peek of what you’ll see HERE.  Simply put, Guider sees and captures things that we feel.  He is that good.

I think I’ve given you plenty to think about and go out and see for a few days ahead.  There is always more out there beyond the above, but I hope that you find everything you are looking for.  Thank you for reading and sharing with others.

much love,

chUck