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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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    Are you an individual or organization interested in participating? Submit your Artober Nashville 2014 events here by selecting ARTOBER as your primary category. Email arts@nashville.gov for participation information.

    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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    Cheekwood Harvest | Birds of Prey Shows

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

    September 27, 2014

    Our favorite birds, owls and raptors take flight at Cheekwood this fall! Join us for an educational and exciting fly-by in Massey Auditorium. First-come, first-seated.

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    Fall for Cheekwood: A Family Benefit

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

    September 28, 2014

    Take a hayride across Cheekwood’s gorgeous grounds, indulge in gourmet caramel apples, play in the pumpkin patch and so much more during FALL FOR CHEEKWOOD!

    FALL FOR CHEEKWOOD...more

    Yo-Yo Ma with the Nashville Symphony

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

    October 1, 2014

    Nashville Symphony
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

    Elgar - Cello Concerto
    Additional works to be announced


    Children's Story Time

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

    October 1, 2014

    Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Join us for reading, musical movement, singing, crafts, nursery rhymes, puppets and more. For Preschoolers and School Age children.


    Preschool Story Time

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

    October 1, 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

    Nashville Ballet presents Swan Lake

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

    October 1, 2014

    Learn the ballet language of pantomime, dance styles from countries around the world and how various styles of music can influence the story in this quintessential ballet, set to music composed by...more

    Preschool Crafts

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

    October 1, 2014

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


    Vanderbilt University Orchestra

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

    October 2, 2014

    Robin Fountain, director

    An orchestral evening with a Russian accent. The Vanderbilt Orchestra takes on three major Russian works: the overture from Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov’s...more

    Roy Overcast Opening Reception and Wine Tasting

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    October 2, 2014

    Each month The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation features works by a contemporary regional artist. This October The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation will feature the work of Middle Tennessee Potter Roy...more

    First Thursday Book Club

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Edmondson Pike Branch

    October 2, 2014

    Join the First Thursday Book Club as they alternate fiction and non-fiction titles and discuss in an informal manner. Call 880-3957, ext. 227 for information on each month's selection.


    Nashville Ballet presents Swan Lake

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bordeaux Branch Library

    October 2, 2014

    Learn the ballet language of pantomime, dance styles from countries around the world and how various styles of music can influence the story in this quintessential ballet, set to music composed by...more

    Big Kids' Club - Scott Tripp, The Balloon Guy

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch

    October 2, 2014

    Explore a world of balloons, magic, and juggling with Scott Tripp. After the performance, stick around to receive your very own balloon sculpture!


    Karaoke Challenge

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hadley Park Branch

    October 2, 2014

    Step up to mic! Amateurs welcome.


    Country Music Hall of Fame Musical Petting Zoo

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

    October 2, 2014

    Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo at this program where budding musicians of all ages will experience new and familiar instruments with instructors on hand.


    Get Cultured International Gallery Exhibition for Celebrate Nashville 2014

    Presented by Metro Parks Cultural Arts Department at Centennial Art Center

    October 3, 2014

    The Get Cultured exhibition is a great way to Celebrate Nashville 2014 and Artober. The Gallery Exhibition at...more

    Coffee & Classics - Rachmaninoff's Second

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

    October 3, 2014

    Join the Nashville Symphony for a Friday-morning concert featuring some of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire!

    • Nashville Symphony
    • Giancarlo...more

    Full Moon Pickin' Party

    Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Warner Parks Equestrian Center

    October 3, 2014

    Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2014. The October 3 lineup will feature Colin O’Brien, Ashleigh...more

    Wilson Phillips

    Presented by Wildhorse Saloon at Wildhorse Saloon

    October 3, 2014

    Join us for live music with Wilson Phillips with special guest Brynn Elliot.

    The 1990 release of the eponymous Wilson Phillips album heralded the...more

    First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - October

    Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville

    October 4, 2014

    Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 2,000 people attend this very popular monthly event....more

    Signature Series: Blair String Quartet

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

    October 4, 2014

    Stephen Miahky and Cornelia Heard, violins, John Kochanowski, viola, Felix Wang, cello

    The Blair School of Music is pleased to present the Blair String quartet’s inaugural...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck and Wishing Chair Productions present Aesop’s Fables

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and Nashville Public Library at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    October 4, 2014

    A bright new take on some old classic tales is presented by the Nashville Public Library Puppet truck. Complete with humor and wisdom, this adaptation of your favorite fables will delight young...more

    Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose

    Presented by Renewal House, Inc. at Demonbreun Roundabout

    October 4, 2014

    On October 4th, teams from across Middle Tennessee will gather on Demonbreun Hill in Nashville for the inaugural Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose, benefitting Renewal...more

    The Flauntleroys ft. Alejandro Escovedo, Nick Tremulis, Ivan Julian and Linda Pitmon

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville

    October 4, 2014

    “I can take a punch, I can take a swing,” sings Alejandro Escovedo on “Man of the World,” the opening salvo of Big Station, his new album on Fantasy...more

    Handmade & Bound Nashville

    Presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film and Watkins College Community Education Program at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

    October 3 - October 4, 2014

    The fourth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print,...more

    Musicians Corner with Melinda Doolittle, Fairfield Four, and Revolfusion

    Presented by Musicians Corner at Centennial Park

    October 4, 2014

    Musicians Corner returns for its fifth year of free weekly lawn parties in Centennial Park with a stellar line up presented by Celebrate Nashville featuring musical performances...more

    Cumberland Gallery presents Rock Paper, Scissors, and Wood

    Presented by Cumberland Gallery at Cumberland Gallery

    August 30 - October 4, 2014

    Cumberland Gallery presents artists Tom Pfannerstill, Johan Hagaman, Billy Renkl, and Kell Black in Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Wood. Works range from realist painting on sculpted wood to...more

    Global Education presents Global Dance Team

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hadley Park Branch

    October 4, 2014

    Experience dances from the Afro Latin Diaspora, such as flamenco, folkloric, Afro Brazilian, Afro Peruvian and Latin presented by dancers from the Global Education Center


    Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival 2014

    Presented by Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival at Centennial Park

    October 4, 2014

    In a city where one in six residents is foreign–born, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but...more

    Goddesses Against Cancer

    Presented by LaCresha Kolba Photography at Hotel Preston

    October 4, 2014

    Fashion Show Fundraiser supporting Women Survivor Alliance who supports cancer survivors and offers education to help cancer survivors adapt to life after cancer and chemo. Featuring designs by...more

    Jerry Lee Lewis

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium

    October 4, 2014

    In 1956, Lewis recorded his first single, a cover of Ray Price’s “Crazy Arms,” which did well locally.  Lewis also worked on some recording sessions with Carl Perkins. ...more

    3rd Annual Artisan Craft Fair

    Presented by Hermitage Presbyterian Church at Hermitage Presbyterian Church

    October 4, 2014

    The annual Artisan Craft Fair at Hermitage Presbyterian Church provides a venue for local entertainers, artists, artisans, and craft workers for the purpose of promoting artistry and handwork....more

    Fall Fest at the Hermitage 2014

    Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    This event will focus on a fantastic variety of artisans, live music acts that can only be found in Music City, as well as specialty foods and spirits. Fall Fest at The Hermitage is an excellent...more

    Disney on Ice: Frozen

    Presented by Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena

    October 1 - October 5, 2014

    Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and...more

    The Outsiders

    Presented by Nashville Children's Theatre at Nashville Children's Theatre

    September 18 - October 5, 2014

    The best selling young adult novel of all time comes to NCT's stage in a powerful, hard-edged production that has been three years in the making!  In this intense coming-of-age story set...more

    Screenwriter School

    Presented by Screenwriter School at Scarritt-Bennett Center

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    Michael Lucker has packed nearly every nut and bolt of the screenwriting craft into one wild and woolly two-day seminar that teaches you what you need to know to bring your story to life. ...more

    Ain't Misbehavin'

    Presented by Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre

    August 28 - October 5, 2014

    The inimitable “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and the...more

    A Day To Remember with Bring Me The Horizon & Chiodos

    Presented by Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena

    October 6, 2014

    Platinum selling rock act, A Day To Remember have announced dates for their 2014 PARKS & DEVASTATION North American fall tour with supporting acts Bring Me The Horizon and Chiodos. The...more

    Monster and Zombie Madness: Make-Up for Kids

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center

    October 6, 2014

    Learn the make-up tricks of the pros to transform yourself to a "Zombie" or a monster.

    Instructor: Hannah Johnston is a locally trained makeup effects artist with 4 years...more

    Monster and Zombie Madness: Make-Up for Adults

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center

    October 6, 2014

    Instructor Hannah Johnston is a locally trained make-up effects artist with 4 years experience instructing makeup at the Kids On Stage Summer Academy in Leiper's Fork and TPAC Adult Education...more

    Movie Madness

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

    October 6, 2014

    Come watch a movie with us!


    Leslie's Music Together

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Richland Park Branch

    October 6, 2014

    Share songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented environment through developmentally appropriate activities that support and...more

    Courtyard Concert: San Rafael Band

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

    October 7, 2014

    The San Rafael Band will perform Latin jazz and salsa for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    Sam Smith

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium

    October 7, 2014

    When he was 18 years old, Sam Smith wrote his first truthful song, a flashbulb moment for the brilliant blue-eyed soul singer. Three years later and the song has long since been discarded as a...more

    Lecture Series: Food for Thought

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    October 7, 2014

    In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, “Food for Thought: Kandinsky - Exploring Connections between Music and the...more

    Maker Tuesday

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

    October 7, 2014

    Construct, craft, and create in the Teen Center for an adventure in creativity.


    Great Books Reading & Discussion Program

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

    October 7, 2014

    Explore the classics. This week we will discuss Sophocles' Oedipus the KIng. For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Basic Drawing with Michael Mucker

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bordeaux Branch Library

    October 7, 2014

    Come and learn basic pencil drawing with local artist, Michael Mucker!


    Manga Drawing for Teens with Shirley Barker

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

    October 7, 2014

    Discover the world of Japanese manga-style comics and learn to create these wonderful illustrations. Participants will develop the basic drawing techniques and principles for creating the unique...more

    Preschool Story Time

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Pruitt Branch

    October 7, 2014

    Every Tuesday at 11:15 AM. For preschoolers age 3 - 4. Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and more!


    Erasure

    Presented by War Memorial Auditorium at War Memorial Auditorium

    October 8, 2014

    The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the world a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to...more

    Crafts in the Garden - Pumpkin Decorating

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

    October 8, 2014

    All ages are welcome to join us in decorating pumpkins in the Garrett Family Gardens. Call 862-5862 to register.


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