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EAST NASHVILLE ARTS & EVENTS

 


About East Nashville

 

Historic East Nashville has been coined by Budget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village”. Always growing, thriving, eclectic, historic and hip, East Nashville has become one of the city’s most-desired areas to live and work.

Whether it’s for the amazing restaurants, the vintage and eclectic shopping, the vibrant and artistic culture, people are finding more and more reasons to come over to “this side of the river”.


Important Links:

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce - Chamber East

 


Historic East Nashville's Merchant Association

 

Intro and Advanced Improv Comedy Classes at Nashville Improv!

Presented by Nashville Improv Company at Eastwood Christian Church, Nashville

April 21 - May 26, 2015

Want to be a more confident public speaker? Be a more creative person? Be more fun at parties? Learn to do what we do? Meet some fun people? The Nashville Improv Company has 6-week improv comedy classes designed to take your sense of humor to a new level, or help you discover a new, spontaneous side of yourself. These 2-hour classes will be something you'll look forward to each week.

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Walk Bike University | Adult Learn to Ride

Presented by Walk/Bike Nashville at Cornelia Fort, Nashville

May 30, 2015

Adult Learn to Ride a Bike is a free, community course for who adults who are ready to learn to ride a bicycle. Whether you are 18 or 70, our certified instructors will help you get from zero to...more

Space Capone with Whitehorse

Presented by The Basement East at The Basement East, Nashville

May 30, 2015

Space Capone's influences thrive off early 80?s funk/soul/R&B with a fresh 2014 twist. Still riding high off their self-titled release (late 2012) they've already set an extremely strong...more

Ray Doe Me

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 1, 2015

Ray Doe Me reminds us that music is all around and in us all! Ray Doe Me helps children (and adults) make connections between simple notes of Do-Re-Mi and the building blocks of most popular...more

Super Insignias

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 2, 2015

Create your own Superhero Insignia and emblazon it on a stamp to take home.


Yum! East

Presented by Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Inc at Pavilion EAST, Nashville

June 4, 2015

Yum! East is a unique tasting event that features East Nashville restaurants, chefs, food artisans, and specialty purveyors all showcasing...more

Megamind (2010)

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 4, 2015

The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life. Rated PG. 95 min.


Magic! with Dr. Gary Flegal

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 6, 2015

See a table float like a scene right out of a Harry Potter movie! Whether you're 5 or 95, you'll laugh out loud as you experience the fun and excitement with family entertainment expert...more

Puppet Truck presents Puss in Boots

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 6, 2015

Wishing Chair Productions is proud to present a brand new, jazz-infused, marionette version of the classic Brother's Grimm story. With Nashville favorites Chris Walters' score and Connye...more

Cumberland River Compact WaterFest

Presented by Cumberland River Compact at Cumberland Park (East Bank Cumberland River), Nashville

June 6, 2015

A family festival all about connecting our children to our local waters. This free event is open to the public, including furry friends. You are invited to participate in...more

Preschool Story Time

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 8, 2015

Join us for stories, songs, and fun.


Mad Science Robot Makers

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 9, 2015

Discover the world of mechanics by creating your very own robot from household items and simple machines. (Attendance is limited.)


The Incredibles (2004)

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 11, 2015

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. Rated PG. 115 min.


De-Stress with Mindfulness Meditation

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 13, 2015

Lisa Ernst, mindfulness meditation teacher and founder of One Dharma Nashville, incorporates creativity into mindfulness practices in this class on meditation to help you reduce stress and...more

The Way We Worked Smithsonian Exhibition

Presented by Martha O'Bryan Center at Martha O'Bryan Center, Nashville

May 9 - June 13, 2015

The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Humanities Tennessee. Hosted...more

CMA Music Festival 2015

Presented by Country Music Association - CMA at LP Field, Nashville

June 11 - June 14, 2015

CMA Music Festival is the ultimate destination for Country Music fans from around the globe, featuring non-stop concerts, autograph signings, celebrity events, and more. The lineup for 2015 will...more

3D Printing Magic

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 16, 2015

Making your imagination come to life is easier than ever before throught the magic of 3D printing.


Rolling Stones with Special Guest Brad Paisley

Presented by LP Field at LP Field, Nashville

June 17, 2015

The Rolling Stones are coming to Nashville this summer and will headline a show at LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans.  It...more

The Giver (2014)

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 18, 2015

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real"...more

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Ben Nichols (Lucero), Ryan Culwell, Somebody's Darling

Presented by The Basement East at The Basement East, Nashville

June 18, 2015

Following the release of this first album in more that 8 years, Ryan Culwell remains singular in a crowded field of comparisons. Kelly McCartney of The Bluegrass Situation and Folk Alley said,...more

Music City Improv

Presented by Music City Improv at The Building (formerly Billups Art), Nashville

June 19, 2015

Our high octane shows feature a variety of short and long-form improv, as well as live and video sketch comedy. We typically perform twice a month on Friday nights in East Nashville. Be sure and...more

The Science Guys Spectacular Science Show

Presented by Mr. Bond and The Science Guys and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Inglewood Branch, Nashville

June 20, 2015

A Spectacular Science Show with Mr. Bond and the Science Guys.  Hands-on experiments that wow!  Fun for all ages.


He-Roes and She-Roes with Dee Kimbrell, Interactive Storyteller

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 20, 2015

Dee Kimbrell celebrates the hero residing in each child using a great story, the simplest costume and a child's imagination.


Reading with Snowbird

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 20, 2015

Come and enjoy the antics of the ever-popular and funny Snowbird, as he educates us with fun books about penguins. Don't forget to bring your camera for a candid shot of Snowbird during our...more

Dogfight

Presented by Street Theatre Company

June 5 - June 21, 2015

This hauntingly beautiful musical by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul with a book by Peter Duchan was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards and won the Lucille Lortel...more

Grassy Knoll Movie Nights

Presented by Grassy Knoll Movie Productions at Grassy Knoll, Nashville

June 21, 2015

The East Nashville Grassy Knoll Movie Night Series hopes to bring together a group of individuals who not only love community events, but have a collective inclination to support...more

Free Community Concerts: Shelby Park

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Shelby Park, Nashville

June 23, 2015

A Nashville tradition! As part of our mission to bring music to everyone in Middle Tennessee, your Nashville Symphony is proud to present free Community Concerts at parks across the mid-state...more

Superhero Stickers

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 23, 2015

Using specialized computer programs and technology, students will manipulate images of their favorite heroes and create their own vinyl stickers and decals.


Kevin Kinney (Drivin' N Cryin') and Peter Case

Presented by The Basement East at The Basement East, Nashville

June 23, 2015

Kevin Kinney is the frontman for the Atlanta rock band Drivin' N Cryin.' Peter Case is a masterful and multiple Grammy nominated singer-songwriter whose been plying his trade for over 25 years.

East Adult Book Club

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 25, 2015

Enjoy lively discussion on this month's book pick. Call (615) 862-5860 for titles


Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

June 25, 2015

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG. 101 min.


East Nashville Walking Food Tour

Presented by Walk Eat Nashville at Five Points in East Nashville, Nashville

January 22 - June 26, 2015

Join a Walk Eat Nashville food tour for a taste of the people, places and dishes making Nashville the new culinary capital of the South. Enjoy six tasting stops over three hours and the chance to...more

Ride2Thrive

Presented by Metro Social Services at Cumberland Park (East Bank Cumberland River), Nashville

June 27, 2015

The Ride 2 Thrive event  is a that day will be filled with information, services, resources and fun for the entire family that will help people thrive in their homes, communities, and in our...more

Little Huricane with Young Buffalo

Presented by The Basement East at The Basement East, Nashville

June 28, 2015

Little Hurricane is a dirty blues/rock band from San Diego, CA.

Music City Improv

Presented by Music City Improv at The Building (formerly Billups Art), Nashville

July 17, 2015

Our high octane shows feature a variety of short and long-form improv, as well as live and video sketch comedy. We typically perform twice a month on Friday nights in East Nashville. Be sure and...more

Grassy Knoll Movie Nights

Presented by Grassy Knoll Movie Productions at Grassy Knoll, Nashville

July 19, 2015

The East Nashville Grassy Knoll Movie Night Series hopes to bring together a group of individuals who not only love community events, but have a collective inclination to support...more

Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival

Presented by Chocolate Jazz Foundation at Cumberland Park (East Bank Cumberland River), Nashville

July 25, 2015

The Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival is an all day event that will be held on July 25th at the Cumberland Park 592 South 1st st. Nashville, Tn. Featuring the Top "Jazz &...more

Be A Hero in Your Kitchen

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Inglewood Branch, Nashville

July 25, 2015

Don't be overwhelmed by the torrent of latest diet crazes! We'll explore vaious types of diets and how you can determine which, if any, are best for you and your family. We'll also...more

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 6, 2015

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Rated PG-13. 102 min.


Tomato Art Fest

Presented by Tomato Art Fest at 5 Points East Nashville, East Nashville

August 7 - August 8, 2015

 The Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late...more

Watercolor Postcards

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 11, 2015

Capture the story of your summer in both image and language to share with your distant loved ones.


Studio NPL: Cypher

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 12, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

Summer Challenge Finale

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 13, 2015

Join us for the East Branch Library's Summer Challenge Wrap-up Party: log your points and claim your prizes!


Grassy Knoll Movie Nights

Presented by Grassy Knoll Movie Productions at Grassy Knoll, Nashville

August 16, 2015

The East Nashville Grassy Knoll Movie Night Series hopes to bring together a group of individuals who not only love community events, but have a collective inclination to support...more

T.O.T.A.L. - Tackling the Issue: Drugs and Alcohol

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 18, 2015

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage teens to stay away from illegal drugs and underage drinking. We educate them on the dangers of underage drinking and drug abuse and provide information...more

Studio NPL: Cypher

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 19, 2015

Teen poets, emcees, DJ's, spoken word artists, and producers meet to develop their work, share pieces, and collaborate on projects. Participating artists will have access to larger events and...more

The Dark Crystal (1982)

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 20, 2015

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. Rated PG. 93 min.


Music City Improv

Presented by Music City Improv at The Building (formerly Billups Art), Nashville

August 21, 2015

Our high octane shows feature a variety of short and long-form improv, as well as live and video sketch comedy. We typically perform twice a month on Friday nights in East Nashville. Be sure and...more

It's Just a 10K

Presented by What Do You Run For? Event Management at Shelby Bottoms Park, Riverview Shelter, Nashville

August 22, 2015

This is a Certified, Flat & Fast Course. Come Out and Get Your 2015 It’s Just a 10K PR (personal record)!!!

Every participant will receive a short sleeved tech shirt

And...more

De-Stress with Mindfulness Meditation

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

August 22, 2015

Lisa Ernst, mindfulness meditation teacher and founder of One Dharma Nashville, incorporates creativity into mindfulness practices in this class on meditation to help you reduce stress and...more

Preseason: Tennessee Titans vs. St. Louis Rams

Presented by Tennessee Titans at LP Field, Nashville

August 23, 2015

Come cheer on the Tennessee Titans as they take on the St. Louis Rams. The Tennessee Titans are a professional NFL team based in...more

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