East Nashville News: books, booze, Go Karts and Tiffany

This week's crop of East Nashville news is fittingly varied, from go karting to whiskey tasting to a pop star's new clothing store. On to it:

Celebrate your favorite East Nashvillians

Each and every year, the Historic East Nashville Merchants Association gives us an opportunity to shower the ol' love on our favorite East Nashville businesses and people, via the East Nashvillian of the Year Awards.

Nomination time for the 2013 honorees is winding down, so if you feel strongly about a neighborhood human or business, by all means, share your feels by emailing those names to shields(dot)johnny(at)gmail.com.

Check out the HENMA page for info on last year's winners (you might find one to be familiar -- wink).

'Terminator the Second,' from stage to screen

Remember when we told you about Terminator the Second, a Terminator 2 recast told entirely in Shakespeare's words, helmed by local talents Husky Jackal? The stage shows were silly yet seriously well-constructed fun, and if you missed them, you haven't totally missed out.

Husky Jackal filmed the productions for a DVD release, and The Belcourt will host a sneak preview of that film version on Oct. 22 at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available through the Belcourt website.

Watch the TT2 trailer below:

Support East Nashville Magnet at holiday market

Too early to talk about holiday shopping? Of course not! Holiday shopping season now starts immediately after the previous holiday season.

On that note: The East Nashville Magnet School is hosting its first holiday market on Nov. 2, with 70 vendors, live music, food, crafts and other tidings of comfort and joy, all to benefit the school PTSO. They're focusing on local, independent vendors and artisans, so if you like to keep your consumering out of the big boxes, here's a nice chance.

The East Magnet Holiday Market will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at East Magnet School, 110 Gallatin.

New East Nashville shops and restaurants

Something else to look forward to in November: the opening of Boone & Sons Market, including a bakery led by Cafe Fundamental chef Jamie Watson and offering various fresh, organic and specialty foods. It's part of what'll take over the building across Greenwood from Cafe Fundamental, and if you haven't eyed the progress in a while, swing by -- it's lookin' good.

They haven't announced an exact date yet, but November's the month, as of yet.

Come December, you can warm up your winter at the new Music City Indoor Karting near LP Field (400 Davidson St. Suite 403), which'll let you zoom around in electric carts that top out at 40MPH, on a quarter-mile track in a 77,000-square-foot space.

These things look pretty cool, too:

Music City Indoor Karting

 

Some pre-opening specials are up now at the Music City Indoor Karting website.

From the soon-opening to the just-opened: Pop singer Tiffany's new Tiffany's Boutique opened up at the Shoppes on Fatherland this week, sharing "vintage-inspired" clothing, accessories and shoes for men and women.

The Fatherland space is a second shop location from Tiffany (White House welcomed the first), and given all the time the singer/actress spent in malls during her "I Think We're Alone Now" dominance, trusting her when it comes to shopping seems natural enough.

Get more info at the Tiffany's Boutique Facebook page.

Local Bookworms and booze fans: Take note

Book releases/readings may be buttoned-up affairs in some places. Here, not so much. On that note, two fun hangs for East Nashvillian book fans:

On Oct. 25, Humanities Tennessee hosts a book release-slash-whiskey tasting party at Barista Parlor, celebrating former Nashvillian/author Clay Risen's American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit.

The guidebook, as you may have guessed, walks you through those U.S.-made spirits, and the party includes tastings of various whiskeys hailing from our fine state and Kentucky (Pritchard's, Corsair, Angel's Envy, Collier & McKeel) and a visit from the author himself.

A $35 ticket snags a copy of the book and admission; tasting only runs $15. Proceeds benefit Humanities Tennessee's work to support the humanities, in Tennessee.

More info and tickets through the Humanities Tennessee website.

Then there's a more regular book-related neighborhood happening: East Side Story's bi-monthly East Side Storytellin'.

If you haven't been yet, Storytellin' installments feature local writers reading their work, alongside local musicians sharing sounds, hosted by East Side Story's Chuck Beard and recorded as a radio show/podcast.

Mad Donna's hosts the events these days -- stay tuned to the East Side Story website for November details. (ESS also has a book club going.)

Date Night, courtesy of Kaleidoscope

Need a break from the small humans in your life this weekend? Kaleidoscope's Parents Night Out could free up your Saturday.

Basics: Drop the kids off at 7, and they'll play games, make Halloween crafts, have snacks and dinner and perhaps have their faces painted. You can use that time as you will -- have a fancy dinner, take in a movie, pass out on the couch in sweatpants (it's your night!) -- and pick 'em up at or before 11.

More info at the Kaleidoscope Parents Night Out Facebook event page, and tickets ($25 per family) via Eventbrite.

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