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With ‘Love & Unity Under One Sun,’ Nashville Turns Eclipse Into Equality

As the moon passes between the sun and earth on Monday, those of us within the line of “totality,” the small segment of the country that will see the moon fully block our closest star, have a rare opportunity. Seizing the moment, the Tennessee Activist Coalition (TAC), the Nashville Peace and Justice Center, New Earth Matters TN, and other partners will be hosting “Love &... Read More

Nashvillians To Attempt World Record For Tomato Art Fest

This Friday evening, Nashvillians will gather in the Five Points area in an attempt to make history. They will come from all corners with a single goal in mind: breaking the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as fruits or vegetables. The attempt has been inspired by the annual Tomato Art Festival, which returns to East Nashville this weekend for its 14th year of art,... Read More

Tomato Art Show Expected To Be Best Yet

Many of those anticipating this weekend’s Tomato Art Festival, East Nashville’s 14th annual celebration of music, food, and community, may not realize that the event grew out of an art showcase put on by Art & Invention Gallery. The Tomato Art Show returns to the gallery this weekend as part of the festival and will remain on display until Sept. 10. “The Tomato Art Show... Read More

This Father’s Day, Celebrate With The American Artisan Festival

  The American Artisan Festival will return for its 43rd year, occupying Centennial Park from June 16-18. The event has become a veritable Music City institution every Father’s Day weekend, bringing together high-quality crafts and fine art and giving visitors a chance to interact with creators and take home something unique. It has been held at Centennial Park for the last 30... Read More

Charlie Bob’s Closes Doors With A Bang

A true East Nashville institution, Charlie Bob’s, which has served up comfort food for decades, is set to close its doors for good this week. The restaurant has been occupying its Dickerson Pike location since the 1950s and the father of current owner Michael Douglas purchased it in 1972. Since then, it has been satisfying the hunger pangs of locals and out-of-towners alike. After years... Read More

Drink And Be Merry At The Music City Spirits And Cocktail Festival

From April 27-30, East Nashville will host the Music City Spirits And Cocktail Festival, a long weekend celebrating boutique spirits, craft mixers, innovative bar programs, and artisan bartenders. The fourth iteration of the annual festival includes four events on consecutive days, each dedicated to a cocktail favorite. There’s the “Bourbon And Bluegrass” evening of classic... Read More

Local Techies Update Pigs In The Clover

A group of entrepreneurial and tech-savvy Nashvillians are reintroducing the world to one of the historic hallmarks of handheld gaming, updating a pioneering past time, Pigs In The Clover, into a mobile app to be available in the coming weeks. “Pigs In The Clover originally launched in 1889 and sold over one million units,” David Thek, a managing partner at Arkipolygon, the... Read More

Shakespeare Festival Brings Richard II To Modern Audiences

From Thursday, April 13 to Sunday, April 23, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Lipscomb University will present Richard II at the university's Shamblin Theatre. It is an opportunity for locals to see one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works, dealing with perennially-relevant themes like power, family, and loyalty. Focusing on a title character that must balance personal and... Read More

The Cleo Welcomes Residents

This month the first tenants will be moving into The Cleo, the latest development in East Nashville’s luxury apartment renaissance. The building, occupying 4.66 acres at 1034 W. Eastland Avenue, will house 291 units including one and two bedroom apartments and studios. Amenities include a pet spa, bocce court, soundproof music studio, and free bike share. The building also has... Read More

Transcending Labels With ‘This Shoe Doesn’t Fit’

Those with fashionable predilections know that the names stitched onto our clothes give the world clues about where we shop, how much we spend, and what we value. On Sunday, April 9, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Art & Invention Gallery will host an art project inspired by the idea that designer labels impart a weight worth exploring. “This Shoe Doesn’t Fit,” an exhibition of... Read More

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