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    Entering its fourth year, the annual Artober Nashville celebration will be better than ever! Along with daily events hosted by the many arts and cultural organizations in Nashville, signature and specialty events will be presented to inform and inspire participation in the arts throughout the city.

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    Artober Nashville is an annual month-long celebration of arts and culture hosted by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and NowPlayingNashville.com. Nearly 300 arts and cultural organizations will highlight the depth and breadth of arts activities during the month of October through official Artober Nashville events. Activities will include visual and performing arts, music, crafts, film and more. Check the listing below for a comprehensive list of events as more and more activities are added throughout the year.

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    20,000 Days on Earth

    Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

    October 10 - October 22, 2014

    Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

    ...more


    Happy Hoops

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Thompson Lane Branch, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Get moving with a fun workout using a typical hula hoop led by certified instructors that will leave adults and kids alike laughing, moving and asking for more. For all skill levels. Registration...more

    Preschool Story Time

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

    October 22, 2014

    Wednesdays at 10 AM. Mr. Andrew invites preschoolers and their caregivers to a fun-filled story time event designed for children ages 2-5. You never know what Mr. Andrew will do next? see for...more

    Water Color Painting with Patricia Verano

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Paint a landscape, lakescape or subject of your own choice subject in this workshop using watercolors, brush techniques and mixed medium on watercolor paper. Beginner to Intermediate. Registration...more

    Preschool Crafts

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

    October 22, 2014

    Every Wednesday in October enjoy making/coloring a simple artsy, Fall Craft with Ms. Cloreace after Story Hour.


    Snack Attack

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Free Cheez-its, fruit snacks, Slim Jims, and other tasty treats in the Teen Center.


    International Lens Film: Salaam Bombay!

    Presented by Vanderbilt University - International Lens at Vanderbilt University - Sarratt Cinema, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

     Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History, Asian Studies, and Islamic Studies
    UK, India, France (1988) Dir: Mira Nair. After the boy Krishna is kicked out of his home...more

    Lee Rascone's Writers Night

    Presented by Millennium Maxwell House Hotel at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Join us for live music with Lee Rascone's Writers Night with special guest!


    Mass in Blue

    Presented by Belmont University - College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University - McAfee Concert Hall, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    British Composer Will Todd will visit Belmont University for the performance of his jazz Mass in Blue featuring Oratorio Chorus and soloists Will Todd, piano, and Kelly Garner,...more

    In The Round with Jimmy Stanley and friends

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.


    In The Round with Irene Kelley, Carl Jackson, Claire Lynch and Jerry Salley

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    In The Round with Irene Kelley, Carl Jackson, Claire Lynch and Jerry Salley.


    TONY MACALPINE with special guests LoNero and Travis Larson Band

    Presented by The High Watt at The High Watt, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    The name Tony MacAlpine is synonymous with modern musical virtuosity. Whether performing as a solo artist, band member, session player, touring hired-gun, or as a producer, Tony MacAlpine...more

    Matt McAtee & The Eventuals

    Presented by Sambuca at Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Matt McAtee has worked with some of Nashville's finest up-and-comers like Danielle Peck, Blaine Larsen, and Jesse Lee. He has been on tour with some of country's biggest...more

    Hannah Baldwin

    Presented by Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Nashville at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant (Nashville), Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Hannah Baldwin grew up in  North Carolina but she recently listened to her heart and moved to Music City! She began singing with her Mother at the age of 6, studying the greats like Patsy and...more

    Alive Inside

    Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

    October 18 - October 22, 2014

    A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity, ALIVE INSIDE chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals...more

    Noe and Stanley

    Presented by The Rutledge at The Rutledge, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Join us for live music with Noe and Stanley


    Joseph Aaron, Nick Wayne & Friends and Lena Stein & Friends

    Presented by The Listening Room Cafe at The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    Join us for a great writers round featurng some of Nashville's best up and coming talent: Lena Stein and Friends perform at 6:00pm.

    Though based in Nashville, TN,...more

    Los Lobos performs La Pistola Y El Corazon

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

    October 22, 2014

    More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos...more

    Last Days in Vietnam

    Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

    October 20 - October 22, 2014

    In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their...more

    Songwriters Under the Stars

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    This fall event at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of art features the music of Music City hitmakers.


    Tim Burton Film Festival - Beetlejuice

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

    October 23, 2014

    A couple of likeable ghosts contact an afterlife bio-exorcist to rid their home of a family that moves in after their death. 92 min. Rated PG. 1988.


    Spoken Word Workshop

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Speak, share, and express yourself through poetry with Southern Word.


    Arts After Dark

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Old Hickory, Old Hickory

    October 23, 2014

    Crayons, and glue sticks, and glitter. Come and show off your inner Van Gogh and have some fun creating a work of art!


    Lee Rascone's Writers Night

    Presented by Millennium Maxwell House Hotel at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Join us for live music with Lee Rascone's Writers Night with special guest!


    Community Outreach: Musical Petting Zoo at Nashville Public Library, Madison Branch

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. The...more

    Of Eden

    Presented by The High Watt at The High Watt, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Of Eden is a new acoustic pop folk duo created by Air Supply's Graham Russell and singer-songwriter Katie McGhie. The two met at an awards gala in 2012 and their passion for music instantly...more

    RAW Nashville presents AXIS

    Presented by RAW: Natural Born Artists at Cannery Ballroom, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Join us as we host our SECOND TO LAST showcase the 2014 season with even more of the best underground artists in Nashville!

    RAW:natural born artists (www.RAWartists.org) is an indie arts...more

    Sarah Allison Turner & Friends

    Presented by The Listening Room Cafe at The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    If you were to combine Loretta Lynn’s good ole country sound with a touch of Miranda Lambert’s daring attitude and a dash of both artist's "tell it like it is" lyrics...more

    Amy McCarley

    Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Amy McCarley in Nashville with Janet McLaughlin, Pat Alger

    Good things come to those who wait – and this summer, alt-country fans will be rewarded for their patience. On...more

    Poet's Corner Featuring Walker Bass

    Presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center at Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Poet’s Corner at Scarritt Bennett, a monthly poetry reading, will feature poet Walker Bass on Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in the Fondren Building at Scarritt Bennett Center.


    Opening reception for Watkins' Split & Twisted Juried Graphic Design Show

    Presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Split & Twisted, the school’s annual juried graphic design student exhibition, from October 23–November 14 in the Brownlee...more

    Josh Helms and more!

    Presented by Margaritaville Nashville at Margaritaville Nashville, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Head out to Margaritaville Nashville for live music!

    Josh Helms has spent years honing the craft of...more

    Billy Gray Terry

    Presented by Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Nashville at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant (Nashville), Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    Billy Gray Terry was born on the western side of the great state of Virginia, raised at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains & the Alleghany Highlands, Mountain Music Roots and Country Music...more

    Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum - a Digital Reconstruction

    Presented by The Parthenon and Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

    October 23, 2014

    During late antiquity, Mediterranean cities adorned public spaces with monuments honoring the proud individuals who shaped civic identity during late antiquity. Imperial portrait statues...more

    Vanderbilt String Orchestra and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    Robin Fountain, director of Vanderbilt String Orchestra

    Thomas Verrier, director of Vanderbilt Wind Symphony

    An evening of contemporary compositions from the Blair School's...more

    Great American Ideas

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    Each week we read a classic American text and discuss it together. This week we will discuss the Amendments to the Constitution. For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Wii, Xbox Kinect, & Games

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    There's always a lot going on the in Teen Center! Come dance, sing, battle, and exercise using the Wii. Use the Xbox Kinect or play board games such as Chess, Checkers, Mancala, cards, Guess...more

    Grin Like a Dog presents: In The Row with Danika Portz, Rich Karg, Steve Mitchell and Adam Doleac

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.


    An Evening with Don Schlitz

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

     An Evening with Don Schlitz


    F.I.V.E and F.E.A.R.S

    Presented by Seed Space at Seed Space, Nashville

    August 22 - October 24, 2014


    The F.I.V.E. Feelings International Videoart Festival, the new international video art project created by ...more

    Chris Weaver Band

    Presented by Sambuca at Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    Chris Weaver began to play guitar at an early age and after high school he moved to Nashville to pursue his dream...more

    Jay Nash with Josh Day

    Presented by The High Watt at The High Watt, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    "I remember when I was kid, being dumbfounded, paralyzed and terrified all at once, when the notion of infinity first dawned on me. I think that I was eleven years old and in the sixth grade...more

    Oktoberfest Comedy Improv

    Presented by LOL Nashville at The Rutledge, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    We're pumped about a brand-new venue for us! We'll be at The Rutledge in downtown Nashville! Just like our previous venue, you'll have a full bar and food menu awaiting you--so come...more

    Opry Shop In-Store Appearance: Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White will sign copies of their new duets CD, Hearts Like Ours, in the Opry Shop immediately following the Opry.

    Please Note: To participate in this...more

    Stephen Salyers and Friends

    Presented by The Listening Room Cafe at The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    From the moment you hear the voice, you know it: powerful and distinct, soulful and passionate, a voice that could belong to no one else.

    As a philanthropist, Salyers remains devoted to...more

    Dusty Hundley and more!

    Presented by Margaritaville Nashville at Margaritaville Nashville, Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    Head on out to Margaritaville Nashville for live music with Dusty Hundley. You can find Dusty most weekends...more

    Tim Buppert, Sherrie Austin & Steve Williams

    Presented by Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Nashville at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant (Nashville), Nashville

    October 24, 2014

    Since moving to Nashville in July of 91’ Tim Buppert has not only become a successful songwriter but he has become one of Nashville’s most sought after session...more

    Aegis Sciences Classical Series Orchestral Fireworks!

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

    Nashville Symphony
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
    Simone Porter, violin
     

    Tobias Picker - Old and Lost Rivers
    Paganini - Violin Concerto No. 1...more

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Presented by Nashville Repertory Theatre at TPAC - Andrew Johnson Theater, Nashville

    October 2 - October 25, 2014

    Back by Popular Demand! The rare instance of a musical thriller, this chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary...more

    Burning Blue

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

    October 25, 2014

    Blue Moves explores fire as theme and inspiration in this free contemporary dance production. In addition to four choreographic premieres, Burning Blue includes original narrative score written by...more

    Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Tucker Biddlecombe, director

    This joint choral concert will spotlight Blair’s brand-new Guitarri continuo organ with polychoral motets by Johann Sebastian Bach and Heinrich...more

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