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December Events in Nashville

Listing of December 2014 Events in Nashville


A Nashville Events Calender for the month of December that lists some of the current events and activities taking place in and around Nashville, Tennessee in December.

All Events are listed in the following order:
Annual Events-Holidays-Specials-Daily Events-Ongoing Events-Venues
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Calendar Last Updated - 7/19/2014

December Annual Event Guide

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Annual Events
Take a tour through our listing of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville every year in the month of December.

12/5-12/7 Romulus Hunt

Just say the name Carly Simon and beloved songs such as “That’s the way I’ve always heard it should be” and “You’re so vain” immediately spring to mind. In 1993, Carly Simon took her gift of melody and her fearless examination of love and relationships, and created this opera, Romulus Hunt. At the time of the opera’s premiere, it was heralded as “one of the most important American operas since Porgy and Bess”. We invite you to join Nashville Opera as Carly Simon takes us on the poignant and heartfelt journey of a loving, yet fractured family as they search for healing, reconciliation and redemption.

Father of the Bride

Ongoing Event
Mr. Banks has just learned that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. His daughter, Kay, announced the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. Buckly, the groom-to-be, and Kay don't want a "big" wedding, just a simple affair with a few friends. Soon, however, that idea is out. Then the trouble really begins. Directed by Michael Rex. December 5 - 21

Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible

Ongoing Event
Helen Pashgian explores the nature of perception by using natural and artificial light to illuminate reflective, translucent or transparent industrial materials such as fiberglass, polyester resin, plastic, glass and other substances. A pioneer of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s, Pashgian and others within this small group of Southern California artists sought to make the spectators' sensory experience the focus of their work. This exhibition presents a selection of her paired columns, luminous seven foot structures that refract light in surprising ways due to their internal copper rods, as well as other works.Sept. 26, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015 Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

James and the Giant Peach

Ongoing Event
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Regional Premiere Nov. 6 - Dec. 14, 2014 Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Book by Timothy Allen McDonald. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Appropriate for families with children old enough to appreciate Dahl's delightfully bizarre writing style. Young James (orphaned when his parents were killed in a tragic rhinoceros accident), longs to escape the custody of his hilariously horrible aunts. When the backyard peach tree magically yields a fantastical fruit of preposterous proportion, James and a group of colossal creepy crawlers roll off together on a series of amazing adventures!

Kandinsky: A Retrospective

Ongoing Event
Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Wassily Kandinsky is often credited with creating the first purely non-objective painting. Featuring over 80 paintings, watercolors, drawings and a reconstituted mural, this exhibition celebrates some of the most significant aspects of the artist's oeuvre. Beginning with his early paintings influenced by symbolists such as Edvard Munch, Russian folk painting and Fauvism, the exhibition also includes works Kandinsky created while part of the Munich-based group, der Blaue Reiter, which greatly influenced his stylistic shift toward pure abstraction. The exhibition also surveys the artist's work during his time in Russia through World War I and after the October Revolution, the time he spent at the Bauhaus in Germany, and concludes with late works he created in Paris. Drawing extensively from the collection of Kandinsky's works from Paris's Centre Pompidou, which were donated by Kandinsky's widow, the exhibition will also feature an additional selection of works by other der Blaue Reiter artists from the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, providing a context through which viewers can appreciate Kandinsky's significance. Sept. 26, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015 Ingram Gallery

Kenny Rogers: Through the Years

Ongoing Event
With driving artistic instinct, a trademark husky voice made for storytelling, polished showmanship and effortless charisma, Kenny Rogers conquered radio, television and film en route to becoming a beloved American icon. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to Rogers with the cameo exhibition Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, which opens in the museum's East Gallery on August 15, 2014, and runs through June 14, 2015.

Nashville's Nutcracker

Ongoing Event
Nashville's Nutcracker with the Nashville Symphony - Relive the wonder of a child's holiday dream and accompany Clara on a fantastic adventure through the Lands of Snow and Sweets. Enjoy the grandeur of yesteryear as we travel back to 1897 for what has become Nashville's own beloved holiday tradition. December 6-21, 2014 TPAC's Jackson Hall

Radio Romance

Ongoing Event
Radio Romance: Mainstream Country in the 1980s highlights a collection of artists that heavily incorporated pop influences into their country music. The exhibit features revolutionary pop-country artists Barbara Mandrell, Janie Fricke, Eddie Rabbitt, Steve Wariner and more. The exhibit is located on the 2nd floor inside the “Sing Me Back Home” exhibit and will run through April 2015.

Sanctity Pictured

Ongoing Event
Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy. The first exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance art in Nashville since 1934, Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy explores the role of the two major new religious orders in the revival of the arts in Italy during the period 1200 to 1550. The exhibition presents drawings, illuminated manuscripts, liturgical objects, paintings, prints, printed books and sculptures drawn from the collections of major American and European libraries and museums, including works of art from the Vatican Library and Vatican Museums that have never before been exhibited in the United States. Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Oct. 31, 2014-January 25, 2015 Upper-Level Galleries

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