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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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    Arts Over the River: An Evening of East Nashville Visual and Culinary Exploration

    Presented by Main Street Gallery and The Red Arrow Gallery at Main Street Gallery

    September 25, 2014

     Kick-off Artober Nashville with Arts Over the River! Join us for an evening highlighting all things good on the Eastside of the Cumberland, benefitting the art programs at Nashville Classical Charter School and Warner Enhanced Option ...more



    Read Banned Books!

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

    September 24, 2014

    Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Stop by the Bellevue Branch to check out a banned book...more

    Magmart's F.I.V.E. FEELINGS INTERNATIONAL VIDEOART EXPERIENCE

    Presented by Seed Space at Seed Space

    August 2 - September 24, 2014

    F.I.V.E. is the new international video art project created by Magmart. Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch. Through these five senses we interact with the world - and with other people. These...more

    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

    1st Annual Kick International/UMMAF Amateur Championship Tournament

    Presented by Kick International/UMMAF SouthEast at Global Mall at the Crossings

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    This Tournament Championship Series is a sequence of highly competitive elimination events highlighting multiple martial arts disciplines of MMA and Kickboxing.

    Don't miss this 2-day...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


    Snack Attack

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

    October 1, 2014

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


    Skrillex

    Presented by War Memorial Auditorium at War Memorial Auditorium

    September 30 - October 1, 2014

    Skrillex will perform on September 30 with Tokimonsta, Tchami, and Alesia.
    Skrillex will perform on October 1 with Kaytrandada, Branchez, and David Heartbreak.

    In a cluttered home...more

    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

    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.


    Art of Modern Collecting Panel

    Presented by Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    October 1, 2014

    Are you ready to take your art collection to the next level? Looking for contemporary art for your office walls? Thinking about buying art for the first time? Join Paul Gilbert...more

    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!


    Spoken Word Workshop

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

    October 2, 2014

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


    Karaoke Challenge

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

    October 2, 2014

    Step up to mic! Amateurs welcome.


    North Branch October Fall Book Sale

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

    October 2, 2014

    Bargains Galore, just in time for your Fall reading pleasure beside a nice cozy fire; come and get them!


    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

    Wii, Xbox Kinect, & Games

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

    October 3, 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

    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

    Nashville Flipside's Americana Pie South IV

    Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe and Nashville Flipside Presents at Douglas Corner Cafe

    October 3, 2014

    Douglas Corner is for songwriters and aspiring artists, what the world famous “Improv” is for comedians. Douglas Corner Cafe began in 1987 when Recording Engineer, Mervin Louque,...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

    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

    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

    Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose

    Presented by Renewal House, Inc. at Demonbreun Roundabout

    October 4, 2014

    Dust off your big wheels and princess jeeps and rev your creative engines. We're having a race!

    On October 4th, Nashville's most playful adventure racers and big kids alike (18+)...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

    Shakespeare Allowed!

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

    October 4, 2014

    The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Nashville Public Library invite you to read every play Shakespeare wrote, out loud, in a reading circle. This month we will read The Winter's Tale.


    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


    North Branch October Fall Book Sale

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

    October 4, 2014

    Bargains Galore, just in time for your Fall reading pleasure beside a nice cozy fire; come and get them!


    Puppet Truck presents Frog Prince

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

    October 4, 2014

    Enjoy this classic story of friendship retold in a fun musical production featuring the fabulous Tichenor marionettes. Run Time: 35 minutes.


    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

    Quest - Outsiders Style!

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

    October 4, 2014

    It's time to gather your team for Nashville Childen's Theatre's much anticipated annual scavenger hunt. Only 28 teams will be allowed to Quest! So, pick your smartest, quickest, and...more

    Jared Small Exhibition

    Presented by David Lusk Gallery - Nashville at David Lusk Gallery - Nashville

    September 6 - October 4, 2014

    This September, Memphis artist Jared Small embarks on his first solo exhibition at David Lusk Gallery. The new paintings on panel and mylar take inspiration from Nashville's...more

    Journeys in American Realism

    Presented by Haynes Galleries at Haynes Galleries

    September 5 - October 4, 2014

    To close the summer season Haynes Galleries presents “Journeys in American Realism,” a diverse exhibition consisting of nine vignette shows. Covering a range of styles...more

    SprocketImprov presents:

    Presented by SPROCKET Improv Comedy at East Side Performing Artist's Co-op

    October 4, 2014

    Ever sing out: "Hold Me Closer Tony Danza"? Or think that woman was waving at you instead of the dude behind you? Ever arrive at the right place, right time, wrong day? Well so have we!...more

    The Belmont Community Art Show and Sale

    Presented by Christ the King School at Christ the King School

    October 3 - October 4, 2014

    The Belmont Community Art Show & Sale returns this October, inviting over 30 local artists to showcase their recent work.

    Located in the spacious gymnasium at Christ the King School on...more

    The X Housewife Portraits by Kit Kite

    Presented by Julia Martin Gallery at Julia Martin Gallery

    October 4, 2014

    The X Housewife Portraits, by Kit Kite, is a self-portrait and installation series which has been a two year creative undertaking. The conceptual self-portrait series documents, through still...more

    Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

    Presented by Belmont University - College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University - Troutt Theater

    September 26 - October 4, 2014

    The Belmont Univerisity Department of Theatre and Dance presents Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman.

    Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, this adaption is both classical and...more

    Women Who Dare to Believe

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Shamblin Theatre

    October 3 - October 4, 2014

    Two veteran actresses bring to life 21 women from the Scriptures. Bonnie Keen, Dove Award-winner, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, Studio Tenn founding member, and Nan Gurley, acclaimed...more

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