RR Release Party
8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, Radio Cafe 
Every Friday the 13th since 1998, D. Striker has released a new issue of his handwritten zine, “RR.” In every edition, readers have come to expect a smattering of topics covering the city’s past and present, full of some NSFW stories. The ever-elusive, irregular publishing schedule calls for a night of raucous partying when the issues do come out. At the release, you can expect D. Striker and his band to take the stage along with these cats: Lew Card, Kristina Murray, and James Jewell. Turn up at the Radio. 
4150 Gallatin Pike 
Poets, Playwrights, and Players
9:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, The Family Wash
Words and music, music and words. The Wash has a phenomenal evening lined up for word and tunesmiths. Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen will be cranking out songs alongside some stellar poets and performers. Award-winning poet TJ Jarrett, Gregg Greene of Nashville’s Blackbird Theater Company, music and word artist Jas Taylor, Nine Lives of Catfire author Sally Harvey Anderson, and poet/songwriter and visual artist Cowboy Concept Y’all will perform some of their best-written wordspeak. It’s a free gig, but donations are accepted and the performers will have their books, recordings, and artwork available, so support ’em. 
626A Main St. 
5K 4 MLK
Monday, Jan. 16, East Park Community Center
“Join the cause. Stand for unity. Run for diversity.”That is the mantra of this 5K, and we couldn’t have said it better — so we didn’t try. Barefoot Republic is a nonprofit Christian summer camp that works to build cross-cultural relationships between kids of different colors and socioeconomic backgrounds, a mission that you might venture to say MLK would find worthy. This run is to promote and fund Barefoot Republic’s cause of finding unity among diversity. If you find this a worthy mission (who wouldn’t?), run along. 
700 Woodland St.
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, The Basement East
Come catch some of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters as they do Sir Elton John proud with performances of the legend’s top hits, and all for a worthy cause. They’ll be backed by some of Nashville’s top musicians on a night of Elton music benefiting the Tennessee Equality Project. So get on that Yellow Brick Road and head to The Basement East for a Saturday night of fun. Presented by The East Nashvillian and The Tennessee Help. See The Basement East Facebook page for ordering tickets.
917 Woodland St.
Amityville Records Launch
8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, The East Room 
Amityville Records is catapulting into the new year with a launch of its own. The fresh local label will be kicking things off at The East Room with a heavy local line up: Ian Taylor, Ladyshark, and Lauren Strange. Strange will be releasing the music video for her cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries. Five bucks at the door. Check out this new music-making addition to the East Side. 
2412 Gallatin Ave. 
Lockeland Table Presents: The Incredible Edible Egg and So Much More
10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 21,
Lockeland Table 
Lockeland Table has an egg-cellent class lined up. Chef Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table will lead the morning. You’ll see Hal whip up a savory quiche chockfull of local ham and cheese and a second course whammy of parmesan, arugula, Tuscan bread, and cauliflower cream gratiné. Lockeland’s pastry chef will also provide a dough demonstration, and you’ll be schooled on exactly how to prepare the perfect boiled egg. If you’re egg-specially interested, sign up online. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all. 
1520 Woodland St. 
Nashville Opera presents Three Way
Jan. 27-29, TPAC’s James K. Polk Theatre
Making its world premiere here in Nashville is Three Way, a frisky three-act performance that’s taking on the future of love and sex, complementing it with a dose of humor and drama. The vivacious production may be an apropos pick for first-time opera-goers or millennials (which are probably the same folks, right?). Three Way moves along with lyrical storytelling in the vernacular, creating a complex, but accessible opera for any newbies. “Sexy, funny, and a little bit naughty” may sound like an online dating profile bio, but it’ll double as a description for this musical romp, too. Keep your eyes peeled for our ticket giveaways for this one or grab your tickets on Nashville Opera’s website. Catch it here before it moves on to NYC this summer. 
505 Deaderick St.
Winter Tea at Historic Amqui Station
1-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28,
Historic Amqui Station
Enjoy a little warmth and Southern hospitality at the station for some teatime. Find your favorite crumpet or teacake and sip on some tasty tea blends while you enjoy a “special” program for your viewing pleasure. No pinkies out for this one, but do show up early for a free tour of the station museum. Snag your tickets for teatime in advance. 
303 Madison St. 
Nasty Women Exhibit
Saturday, Jan. 31, The Basement East
Nasty women of all shapes, sizes, ages, gender-identifying classes (or non), races, religions, and backgrounds: This show is for you. In the wake of the election and the looming president-elect’s inauguration, Gallery Luperca is putting together an exhibit to raise the voice of Nasty Women in the city. Catch the opening at the end of January. This event is a fundraiser, so 100 percent of the proceeds from all pieces sold will be donated to the Tennessee Immigrants and Refugee Rights Coalition. If you’ve got some artistic persuasion, they will be accepting submissions for the show until Jan. 17. Stayed tuned to Gallery Luperca’s Facebook page for updates about the show. 
917 Woodland St.  
Valentine’s Day Dance Hosted by MOMS Club of East Nashville-Rosebank
3-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10,
South Inglewood Community Center
Mamas, papas, and kiddos — shake a leg. The Rosebank chapter of MOMS Club of East Nashville is hosting a V-Day soiree. There will be a bake sale, face painting, crafts, a raffle, and, of course, a dance. All proceeds will benefit South Inglewood Community Center and Give Me 10. Give Me 10 is a program dedicated to helping children and families who depend on school meals, facing hunger during school breaks. The program has already helped more than 300 East Nashville families, providing meals, clothing, and other daily needs to those who might need a leg up. Pretty good reason for a dance-off, right?
Cole Slivka’s Short Sets 
Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., The Family Wash 
Rotating Lineup
Tuesdays, 10:30 p.m. (after Short Sets),
The Family Wash
Jazz Dinner with
Stephen Davis & Bryan Clark 
Saturdays, 7 p.m., The Family Wash
$2 Tuesdays
hosted by Derek Hoke
9 p.m., Tuesdays, The 5 Spot
Tim Carroll’s
Rock & Roll Happy Hour
Fridays, 6-8:30 p.m., The 5 Spot
Art Exhibits
East Side Art Stumble
6-10 p.m., second Saturday of every month, multiple East Nashville galleries
We don’t art crawl on the East Side, we art stumble. Every month, local galleries and studios will open their doors after hours to showcase some of the fabulous work they have gracing their walls. You can expect to see a diverse, eclectic mix of art, affording the opportunity to meet local artists and support their work. Local retail stores are stumbling in as well, with some businesses participating in a “happy hour” from 5-7 p.m., offering discounted prices on their merchandise to fellow stumblers. Be sure to check out the happy hour deals in The Idea Hatchery.
Red Arrow Gallery
“Young Professionals”
by Daniel Holland
Opening Reception Jan. 14
Jan.12-Feb. 2
“Denied Realities”
by Mary Mooney
Opening Reception Feb. 11
Feb. 1-March 5
The Basement East
Nasty Women 
Jan. 31
Shelby Park
events & classes
“Old” Moon Night Hike
7-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12
All ages, registration required
Bird Friendly Coffee Social
All day, Saturday, Jan. 14
All ages
Where Did Our
Summer Birds Go?
10-11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14
All ages, registration required
Body Works
10-11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21
Ages 18 and up, registration required
Seeds, Seeds, & More Seeds
1-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21
All ages
Shelby Bottoms After Dark
4-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27
All ages
Make a Winter Bird Feeder
10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27
All ages
Bird Friendly Coffee Social
All day, Saturday, Jan. 28
All ages
Composting and Earthworms
1-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4
All ages
Full “Bone” Moon Hike
7-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10
All ages, registration required
Bird Friendly Coffee Social
8-10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11
All ages
Storytime and Snack!
2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15
All ages, registration required
Body Works
10-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18
Ages 18 and up, registration required
Woodcock Watch 
5-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23
All ages, registration required
Antler-Shed “Hunt”
2-3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24
Ages 5 and up, registration required
Winter Waterfowl
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25
Ages 8 and up, registration required
Bird Friendly Coffee Social
8-10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25
All ages
Winter is Weird
11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 25
All ages, registration required
Trivia Time!
8 p.m., each week,
3 Crow Bar, Edley’s East, Drifter’s,
Edgefield Sports Bar & Grill, Lipstick Lounge
East Siders, if you’re one of the sharper tools in the shed (or not, it’s no matter to us), stop by one of the East Side locales to test your wits at trivia. They play a few rounds, with different categories for each question. There might even be some prizes for top scoring teams, but remember: Nobody likes a sore loser.
Monday — Drifter’s
Tuesday — Edley’s BBQ East,
 Edgefield Sports Bar and Grill
 Lipstick Lounge (7:30 p.m.)
Thursday — 3 Crow Bar
Sundays at Porter East
12-4 p.m., First Sunday of every month,
Shops at Porter East
The shops in Porter East open their doors the first Sunday of every month for a special little parking lot party. You can expect to enjoy a selection of rotating food trucks (and flower truck), fixups from Ranger Stich, and occasionally catch some good tunes. Amelia’s Flower Truck will let you build your own bouquet while Ranger Stich weaves some amazing chain stich on your favorite denim. 700 Porter Road 
Spiffy Squirrel Sundays
6 p.m., Sundays, The East Room
The East Room is making a name for itself in Nashville’s comedy scene in part through Spiffy Squirrel Sundays, started up by The East Room head honcho Ben Jones through Hosted by local comedian Chad Riden, the shows bring in an array of national and local funny guys and gals, and it’s quickly become one of the best places in town for up-and-coming comics to flex their funny bones. If you’re looking for a laugh, check it out. Five bucks gets you in the door. They usually have some music planned for post-laughs, so stick around to see
the bands.
2412 Gallatin Ave.
Scott-Ellis School
of Irish Dance
Sundays at DancEast:
2-3 p.m., 7-12 years; 3-4 p.m., teen/adult
Mondays at Eastwood Christian Church:
5-6 p.m., all ages
You’re never too young — or too old — to kick out the Gaelic jams with some Irish Step dancing. No experience, or partner, required. Just you, some enthusiasm, and a heart of gold will have you dancing in the clover before you can say “leprechaun.”
DancEast, 805 Woodland St. Suite 315
Eastwood Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1601 Eastland Ave. 615.300.4388
Community Hour at
Lockeland Table
4-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Lockeland Table
Lockeland Table is cooking up family-friendly afternoons to help you break out of the house or away from that desk for a couple of hours. Throughout the week, they host a community happy hour that includes a special snack and drink menu, as well as a menu just for the kiddies. A portion of all proceeds benefits Lockeland Design Center PTO, so you can feel good about giving back to your neighborhood while schmoozing with your fellow East Nashvillians.
1520 Woodland St. 615.228.4864
Beast Bingo
7 p.m., Mondays, The Pub at The Basement East
We don’t have to explain Bingo, it’s simple enough. Beast Pub turns Bingo hall every Monday night, but it ain’t yer grandma’s game. Show up, eat, drink, and spell out the magic word. Drinks specials from local breweries, prizes, and show tix all at your fingertips … need we say more? Just G-O.
917 Woodland St. 615.645.9174
Freak Me
Mondays, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Basement East
The one and only Freak Me party leaves it all on the dance floor at The Beast. They tout themselves as the “freakiest dance party in Nashville.” This hip-hop and R&B jive gyrates every Monday for free, 21 and up. Shake your tail feathers on over.
917 Woodland St. 615.645.9174
Keep On Movin’
10 p.m. until close, Mondays, The 5 Spot
For those looking to hit the dance floor on Monday nights, The 5 Spot’s “Keep on Movin’” dance party is the place to be. This shindig keeps it real with old-school soul, funk, and R&B. Don’t worry, you won’t hear Ke$ha — although you might see her — and you can leave your Apple Bottom jeans at home. If you have two left feet, then snag a seat at the bar. They have two-for-one drink specials, so you can use the money you save on a cover to fill your cup.
1006 Forrest Ave., 615.650.9333
Hags’ Late Nite Moonglow LP Record Show
11 p.m.-1 a.m., Mondays, The Family Wash
East Nasty bon vivant James “Hags” Haggerty caps off Monday evenings at The Wash, spinning “whatever comes straight out of his head” — which could be anything from Iggy Pop to Andrew Gold to Dizzy Gillespie to The Bee Gees. Whatever is on Hags’ playlist, the vibe will be cool. $2 domestics, and it’s free. Be there or be square!
626 Main St. A
East Side Storytellin’
7 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays, The Post East
Looking for something to get your creative juices flowing? They’ve partnered with WAMB radio to present an all-out affair with book readings, musical performances, and author/musician interviews in just one evening. Look for this event twice each month. If you want some adult beverages, feel free to BYOB. Check the website to see who the guests of honor will be for each performance. The event is free, but you may want to reserve a spot by calling East Side Story ahead of time.
1701 Fatherland St. Suite A, 615.457.2920
615.915.1808 (East Side Story)
Ultimate Comedy Show by Corporate Juggernaut
8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, The East Room
Local jokesters have taken up residency in The East Room for Corporate Juggernaut, a weekly series of open-mic comedy shows put on by Gary Fletcher, Jane Borden, and Brandon Jazz. Brad Edwards is your host and his backing band is The Grey Grays. You can always expect to see fresh material and new talent. Doors and sign-up are at 8 p.m. Get out and help support Nashville’s growing comedy scene.
2412 Gallatin Ave.
Blues Power Happy Hour
5-7 p.m. Wednesdays,
The Pub at The Basement East
Beast Pub has a serious case of the blues on Wednesdays. Every week they’ll have local musician Patrick Sweany in the DJ booth. When Sweany is on the road, they’ll have guest DJs bringing you some deep cuts. And what better way to cure the blues than drink specials from Mississippi’s Cathead Vodka and East Tennessee’s Yee Haw Brewing? Beat the Blues at The Beast.
917 Woodland St., 615.645.9174
Free Conscious Transformation Groups
7-8:30 p.m., Second Wednesday of every month, The Post East
Looking for a supportive environment to focus on your professional and personal development? These monthly meetings foster a place to focus on conscious transformation teaching, tools, and meditation practices to promote and hone in on a plan of action to support your transformation. The meetings are led by Energy Healer Ben Dulaney. Think of it as Conscious coupling with other like-minded folks — with the opportunity to leave in a more perfect state than you
entered in.
1701 Fatherland St. Suite A, 615.457.2920
Fatherland Shoppe Crawl
5-8 p.m., last Wednesday of every month,
Shoppes on Fatherland
Crawl on over to the Shoppes on Fatherland for their monthly shopping free-for-all. Shops keep their doors open late for you twilight shoppers. Each month they will have special sales, food trucks, and, like any proper host, wine. The compact complex houses more than 20 shops now, so you have plenty of places to peruse and scale down that shopping list.
1006 Fatherland St.
John Cannon Fine Art classes
6-8 p.m., Wednesdays,
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., Saturdays,
The Idea Hatchery
If you’ve been filling in coloring-book pages for years, but you’re too intimidated to put actual paint to canvas, it might be time to give it a try. Local artist John Cannon teaches intimate art classes at The Idea Hatchery, and the small class size keeps the sessions low-pressure and allows for some one-on-one instruction. If you’re feeling like you could be the next Matisse with a little guidance, sign yourself up.
1108-C Woodland St., 615.496.1259
Walk Eat Nashville
1:30 p.m., Thursdays
11 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 5 Points
What better way to indulge in the plethora of East Nashville eateries than a walking tour through the tastiest stops? Walk Eat Nashville tours stroll through East Nashville, kicking off in 5 Points, with six tasting stops over three hours. You will walk about 1.5 miles, so you’ll burn some of those calories you’re consuming in the process. This tour offers the chance to interact with the people and places crafting Nashville’s culinary scene. You even get a little history lesson along the way, learning about landmarks and lore on the East Side. Sign up for your tour online.
Corner of 11th and Woodland Streets
Third Thursday at Porter East
Till 8:30 p.m., third Thursday of every month,
Shops at Porter East
The Shops at Porter East are extending their hours for you weekday warriors pushing that 9-5 job. The third Thursday of every month they’ll keep their doors open until 8:30 p.m. to give folks the option to shop at a later hour, for the peeps that can’t make it in during typical business hours. The shops will offer refreshments and treats, plus food trucks. Different vendors and music will also be on hand to keep things interesting.
700 Porter Road
East Nashville
Crime Prevention Meeting
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursdays, Turnip Truck
Join your neighbors to talk about crime stats, trends, and various other issues with East Precinct commander David Imhof and head of investigation Lt. Greg Blair. If you are new to the East Side, get up to speed on criminal activity in the area. If you are a recent victim of crime, they want to hear your story.
701 Woodland St., 615.650.3600
Family Wash Fridays 
Noon-2 p.m. every Friday, The Family Wash
Friday lunch never tasted so good with these weekly lineups of music featuring a “Secret Special Guest” at The Family Wash/Garage Coffee. This end-of-the-week event is presented by WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 and hosted by Roots Radio DJ, Your Witness. We can’t tell you who the guest each week is, but we promise you’ll be glad you stopped by.
626 Main St. A
Tim Carroll’s
Friday Night Happy Hour
6-8:30, Fridays, The 5 Spot
Your local watering hole has rocker Tim Carroll’s band playing their way through happy hour every Friday. It’s a great Spot to grab a beer and hear some tunes to kick off the weekend — drinks are discounted and the music is free.
1006 Forrest Ave., 615.650.9333
Queer Dance Party
9 p.m.-3 a.m., third Friday of every month,
The Basement East
On any given month, the QDP is a mixed bag of fashionably clad attendees (some in the occasional costume) dancing till they can’t dance no mo’. The dance party has migrated over to The Beast, which gives shakers and movers even more space to cut up. Shake a leg, slurp down some of the drink specials, and let your true rainbow colors show.
917 Woodland St., 615.645.9174
Poetry in the Brew
5:30 p.m. Second Saturday of every month,
Portland Brew
Wordsmiths out there: East Nashville’s own open mic poetry night goes down at Portland Brew once a month. A poet is featured every month, with a chance to promote their work and read for 15 minutes — all the other poets get five minutes live. Arrive early because this poetry powwow fills up fast and there is limited seating. Sign-up for the open mic begins at 5:30, with reading starting at 6 p.m.
1921 Eastland Ave. 615.732.2003
Meetings & Events
7 p.m., last Tuesday of odd numbered months 
East Park Community Center
Social gatherings held in even numbered months.
600 Woodland St.
6:30 p.m., second Monday of each month
Locations vary, visit for more information.
6:30 p.m., third Monday of every
odd numbered month
Shelby Community Center
401 S. 20th St.,
6 p.m., second Monday of every month
Metro Police East Precinct
936 E. Trinity Lane
6:30 p.m., second Tuesday of every month
Eastwood Christian Church
Odd Month Happy Hour:
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m., Eastland Cafe
1601 Eastland Ave.,
6 p.m., second Tuesday of every month
House on the Hill
909 Manila St.
6 p.m., third Thursday of every month
Kipp Academy
123 Douglas Ave.
6 p.m., quarterly meetings on first Wednesday
Jan. 4, April 5 
Metro Police East Precinct
The East Nashville Caucus provides a public forum for East Nashville community leaders, representatives, council members,  and neighbors.
936 E. Trinity Lane
6:30 p.m., second Wednesday of every month
Metro Police Precinct East
936 E. Trinity Lane
6:30 p.m., second Thursday of every month
Cleveland Park Community Center
610 N. Sixth St., Park
7 p.m., first Thursday of every month
Isaac Litton Alumni Center
4500 Gallatin Road,
6:30 p.m., first Thursday of every month
McFerrin Park Community Center
301 Berry St.
6:30 p.m., third Thursday of every month
Memorial Lutheran Church
1211 Riverside Drive
6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, location TBD
HENMA is a cooperative formed among East Nashville business owners to promote collaboration with neighborhood associations and city government. Check the association’s website to learn about the organization and where meetings will be held each quarter.
of East Nashville
10 a.m., first Friday of every month,
location varies by group
MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club is an international organization of mothers with four branches in the East Nashville area. It provides a support network for mothers to connect with other EN mothers. The meetings are open to all mothers in the designated area. Meetings host speakers, cover regular business items of the organization including upcoming service initiatives and activities, and also allow women to discuss the ins and outs, ups and downs of being a mother. Check their website for the MOMS group in your area.