Spend an early Saturday afternoon listening to the Soulful and Joyful sounds of Carinne Carpenter, Brad Zelenak, and Travis Mitchell as they serenade you in the round. Music City Pizza Lounge at 12th & Porter, Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1-3pm, No Cover.
Sevier Park Fest will take place on Saturday May 3rd The event is a collaboration of the Belmont-Hillsboro and 12th South neighborhood associations and will benefit The Friends of Sevier Park. Admission to the event is free and runs from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and will feature live entertainment, local vendors, family friend activities, and more.
The Ben Folds Project will be at Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN - May 2 through May 4, 2014 Ben Folds performs his daring combination of new art live on stage along with two beloved 20th century ballets demonstrates the diverse talents of Music City's dance and musical communities.
Bass Pro Shops free Kids’ Outdoor Skills Challenge offers fun outdoor activities for kids. This special May 3 – 4 event will give kids the opportunity to learn skills such as knot tying, rod casting and archery, which will help them have fun outdoors. The event features free seminars, prizes and crafts at Bass Pro Shops locations The Outdoor Skills Challenge event offers kids the chance to improve casting techniques and accuracy by testing their skills using bass shaped casting buckets. They may also practice archery using soft foam bow and arrow combos; learn how to tie a proper knot; and go on a fun scavenger hunt to find conservation or wildlife items. The first 50 kids to complete the scavenger hunt will have the opportunity to spin a prize wheel. For each activity completed, kids can take a card to an associate to get it punched. Once the punch card is full, kids can turn it in to receive a free fishing tackle box. Kids can learn about fish and their habitats during the free “Think Like a Fish” seminar at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. In addition, crafts are offered from noon – 5 p.m. each day (while supplies last. Styles may vary).
The Father Ryan performance season will draw to a close with their Story Book Series featuring the Nashville premier of Alan Hineline's "Hansel and Gretel." The ballet follows the classic fairy tale and adventures of Hansel and Gretel. Hansel & Gretel is wholesome family entertainment filled with a multitude of choreographic twists and turns. Performances are on May 3 and 4, 2014 at Father Ryan Auditorium.
Studio Tenn's season finale production of the operatic epic "Les Miserables" will celebrate Claude-Michel Schönburg's stirring, masterful score: the core of this sweeping contemporary phenomenon. Made into a major Hollywood motion picture in 2012, "Les Mis" is the theatre title currently on everyone's lips. In Studio Tenn's production, the music, foremost, will triumph—its full majesty aptly showcased amid the grandeur of the Schermerhorn's acoustically unparalleled Laura Turner Hall. Featuring some of the finest vocal talent from Broadway and beyond, adorned with exquisite costuming and backed by a full symphony orchestra, this "Les Mis" bodes absolute magnificence: a revolutionary production in substance and splendor.
For its May Free Day event, Regions Bank is partnering with the popular Tennessee Renaissance Festival, an annual celebration that showcases the entertainment, food and artisan treasures of 16th Century England. Courtesy of Regions, 300 free tickets will be available on Saturday, May 3 as well as Sunday, May 4. Tickets will be provided at the Regions Free Day table at the Festival and are limited to two per party. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.tnrenfest.com/.
The Big Payback - coming Tue, 05/06 - is a community-wide online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. This 24-hour charitable event will help area nonprofits raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities. The goal is simple - inspire our community to come together and contribute to the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations. For twenty-four hours, this concentrated drive will raise money for any nonprofit organization that chooses to opt-in. Donors can make gifts to these participating nonprofits, which will then be amplified by incentives, bonuses, and additional prizes. Keep your eyes peeled for more information as we get closer to the "Big" date! Until then, www.TheBigPayback.org
Tuesday, May 6th, 6:30 p.m., Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215. Reading from their work will be three poets with deep ties to Nashville: Melissa Cannon, David D. Horowitz, and Donika D. Ross. This event is FREE and open to the public.
We're All For The Hall - A Benefit for The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return here to Bridgestone Arena.